About Shortgrass Web Development

Since 2001 Shortgrass Web Development has been proudly serving the website development needs of not only the communities of Northeastern Montana, but dozens of clients, both small businesses and large corporate entities, throughout the United States.


Our Staff

Doug Ormseth – Founder and CEO

A Great Falls, Montana native, Doug spent the first ten years of his career in New York City working as a marketing representative for media software companies. He has additional experience at a Montana-based ad agency, in downtown development, and in internet project management. He directs sales, marketing and general management at Shortgrass Web Development.

Teresa Ormseth – Project Manager and Consultant

Teresa has a Computer Information Systems/Accounting degree from Manhattan College, New York City. She also holds a Masters Degree in Counseling. With this combination of skills, Teresa has chosen to apply her database design expertise in the case management software arena. She acts as a project manager/consultant on all healthcare-related web database applications. She also lends her expertise in other Shortgrass projects that involve integrated database applications, especially those that require secure programming features.

Mike Lefebre – Senior Programmer and Database Specialist

Mike is a Great Falls native who received his BS degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry Institute of Technology in Phoenix AZ in 1994. He has 10+ years programming experience in a multitude of languages, from Synergy DBL, Cobol, Visual Basic, HTML, ASP, PHP, MSSQL, MySQL and a host of others. Mike is responsible for all the behind the scenes programming and database work that goes on at Shortgrass Web Development. During his “free” time, you can find him at the baseball, basketball, or football fields coaching kids in the various sporting activities.

Matt Colyer – Web Developer and Search Engine Optimization Specialist

Born and raised west of Missoula, Montana, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry Institute of Technology in 2005. Realizing that entry-level job security would be difficult to achieve, he returned to Montana and joined Shortgrass Web Development. Matt is a trained programmer in HTML, PHP, ASP, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and SQL, and is our resident WordPress guru.

Charles Snyder – Programmer and Database Specialist

Charles has lived in Great Falls for as long as he can remember. He began teaching himself HTML and CSS in 2004, and soon after began experimenting with PHP and MySQL. Since, he has explored other languages, but favors PHP and JavaScript. He earned a computer information technology degree from MSU Great Falls in 2008. Charles is our resident web security expert at Shortgrass.

Justin Porter – Lead Graphic Designer

Born and raised in Montana, Justin has always had a passion for art and a love of the great outdoors.  Justin studied for two degrees within a three-year timeframe and graduated from Great Falls College – MSU with an Associate’s degree in Graphic Design and a second Associate’s degree in Web Design / Computer Information Technology. Upon attending college, he was also a Student of the Year and graduated with Honor Roll status.  Justin can design the perfect logo that goes with your perfect website design.