Robby White

Founder
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Robby started The Nine in 2007 with a vision of becoming a leader in the digital landscape in The South.  His background in Architecture (bachelor Architecture, Auburn University 2003) has helped him with designing the user interface for Caboose (The Nine's custom Content Editing Framework) and overseeing the direction and future of The Nine.  As Chief Architect, he works closely with the lead designers and front end developers to help share his passion for great design.  It has always been his goal to provide a work environment that motivates and keeps his employees pushing to be the best in everything that is produced from The Nine.  He is active in the community and his church, Church of the Highlands.  His heart for the homeless is the driving force behind everything that he works to accomplish with Canvas a newly founded 501(c)(3) that is in the works.

Sam Morgan

Business Director
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Sam Morgan graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. He obtained his BS while competing on behalf of the University's Men's swimming program. Sam honed his marketing and sales skills as he grew multiple fitness enterprises in the Tuscaloosa area. He prides himself on being customer-focused and providing highly personalized services. Sam is actively involved with the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce through their Young Tuscaloosa program and when he isn't working with his clients or volunteering with the community, you can find him traveling the southeast exploring culture, food, and adventure.

Billy Swift

Development Director
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Billy graduated from the Computer Science program at The University of Alabama, where he fine-tuned his programming skills. His background in graphic design enables him to code websites that are both visually appealing and easy to use, while maintaining a high level of functionality. Billy has in-depth knowledge of HTML5, CSS, jQuery, and Ruby - and dabbles in other languages. When he's not coding, Billy enjoys bonfires, quoting The Office, reading books, and traveling to Colorado. He is also the proud owner of a Dalmatian that has become our office mascot. He grew up in Dallas and Birmingham, and now resides in Tuscaloosa after graduating from university.

James Bates

Creative Director
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James attended The University of Alabama where he received a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations as well as a master's degree in Advertising. He has worked in major U.S. markets and his work can be found locally and nationally. James brings years of creative direction along with years of professional photography and videography to our projects and extends his knowledge and expertise to client work. He believes every problem has a creative solution and loves pushing the envelope. He is highly involved with his local Tuscaloosa church and enjoys serving the community in any way he can. Originally from Fairhope, Alabama, James now lives in Tuscaloosa with his wife and teddy bear golden-doodle named Coast.

Jon Harris

Web Development Director
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Jon was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from The University of Alabama. He has worked on major software development for nationally-used software and continues to develop his app developing skill across multiple platforms. He specializes in iOS app development and device management, but is also proficient in back-end development on the Rails platform. When Jon is not spending time crafting software, he enjoys the great outdoors, traveling, and experimenting with new technology.

Tyler Chapin

Finance Director
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Tyler Chapin has been actively involved in small businesses for years and has a thorough knowledge of the ins-and-outs of everything financial. Outside of work, Tyler enjoys serving in his local church, playing golf and reading anything business or marketing related. Originally from Birmingham, he now lives in Northport with his wife and four kids.

Taylor Wilson

Developer
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Taylor Wilson, originally from Birmingham, is currently a senior studying Computer Science at The University of Alabama. One thing he is particularly proud of is starting the university's first organization centered around educating others about the technology behind cryptocurrency and blockchain development. He first started learning C# and Photoshop in middle school with the ambition to make computer games. When free time is available, Taylor enjoys reading, blogging, watching non-horror films, and attending hackathons.