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Who is iThemes?

cory millerIt occurred to me that aside from our About page, we don’t have much information about who we are – iThemes — so I’d thought I’d take a moment and introduce you to the PEOPLE behind iThemes — the actual human beings that keep it all going … who are producing the premium WordPress themes for freelancers, small businesses and bloggers you see here!

I’ll introduce myself first … I’m Cory Miller.

I’m the main monkey pushing all the buttons and pulling all the levels at iThemes. I reside in Oklahoma City (yes, the international headquarters for iThemes), am married to my beautiful bride Lindsey, and have been using WordPress since November 2006 … and have been developing WordPress themes since March 2007.

I love WP because it’s so incredibly easy to use … it’s amazing for helping people find you on the search engines … and it just continues to get better.

I’ll be at the Dallas WordCamp March 29-30 …. would love to meet up with you if you’ll be there!


Right now, there are two main developers of the WordPress themes we have rolled out at iThemes: Brian Gardner and Nathan Rice.

I count Brian (Chicago) and Nathan (one of the Carolinas) as two of my very best friends online. They are outstanding WP developers and continue to amaze me as they produce more and more features that show the WordPress CMS muscle.

Brian is now more of a consultant to iThemes, but helped us launch our first series — Essence — for our Grand Opening in January 2008.

Nathan, who is getting married this summer, is now one of the primary iThemes developers here, helping us roll out Deep Order, Grunge, Business Card and there’s more on the way!


We have two primary designers at iThemes: Kyle Stauffer (Tulsa, Okla.) and Brian White (Lawrence, Kan.).

Both these guys are Photoshop gurus! I continue to be amazed when I get a new mockup for an upcoming theme series.

I’ve known Kyle (Tulsa, Okla.) for a couple of years, having droolled on his shoulder as we produced an interactive CD project together. And I’m getting to know Brian more and more each phone call and my respect continues to grow for his creative genius! (Thanks Von for the referral! Oh, by the way, Von designed the iThemes logo.)


Jesse Petersen serves as our current user-to-user support forum moderator, helping out with theme questions. I’m so thankful to have Jesse swarming the boards to help out those with questions and encourage user to help users with their questions.


Because iThemes is really a one-man show (full-time, that is), we’ve established a great relationship with Terrell Sanders of Main Street Enterprises (Oklahoma City, with me). Terrell and Main Street provide all the Add-On Services we offer. The influx of custom requests and modifications was too much to handle. With Main Street, we’re able to help more people. They’ve been doing this for a number of years and I’m pumped to be able to offer our customers quality and professional WP custom services.


You might have questions about iThemes and the people who run it. If so, send us an email and we’d be glad to answer it!



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