About Us

Our Team

About Word & Web

History

Julia Wilk first studied web development and computer programming way back in 2006. After a long detour into professional French Translation and hardware repair, she eventually came back to put her entrepreneurial skills to work as a full-time web developer and digital marketer. Throughout the years, she made many connections with other professionals and eventually settled in scenic rural Vermont.

In 2020 amid the global pandemic, Julia joined forces with the creative forces at carolinemattevt.com and thewritestuffvt.net to form Trifecta Web. With all-in-one web design packages including top-notch graphic design, content writing and functionality, Trifecta Web serves small businesses throughout Vermont and beyond.

While Trifecta Web is the go-to for website builds and redesigns, Word & Web offers a range of digital marketing and technical services for websites. We have welcomed Sara Merrick-Albano as our newest team member with a focus on Google Ads, technical writing, and WordPress development.

Media and Professional Organizations

Julia has been a guest on the Social Media Download podcast with Molly Goodyear of 802 Social. 

Word & Web is a proud member of Heart of Vermont BNI, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation, and Montpelier Alive.

Founder

Julia Wilk

Julia has been designing websites since 2017. With a background in languages and a comfort with all things technical, web design and content coordination is an obvious fit for her skills. She works primarily with WordPress, particularly Divi and Elementor. She recommends Cloudways as her host of choice. Click here to open a Cloudways account with her affiliate link.

Education

McGill University
B.A. Lettres et littérature françaises: Lettres et Traduction 2011

Additional Relevant Courses
Google Ads Certified
Building Web Applications in PHP via Coursera
Introduction to MySQL via Coursera
W3C HTML5 Introduction course via edX.org
Data Structures & Algorithms at Salem State College
Programming I & II, Robotics at Philips Exeter Academy

Areas of Expertise

  • Search engine optimized and UX-friendly web design and support

  • Facebook ads and Google Ads

  • Squarespace and WordPress

  • Divi Theme for WordPress

  • Ecommerce with Woocommerce, Shopify, and Squarespace

  • English editing, proofreading

  • Tech tutoring/User education

  • Business technology systems (labelmaking, barcodes, bookeeping, shipping, order fulfillment)

DEVELOPER

Sara Merrick-Albano

Sara has been working at Word & Web since 2020 after changing careers as a process engineer in the chemical metal finishing and manufacturing industry. Her background in engineering and math makes her a perfect fit for the analytical side of digital marketing. Her skills in project management and team coordination are assets for any technical project.

Education

Southern Connecticut State University
B.S. Geology, Mathematics minor, 2014

Additional Relevant Courses
Google Ads Certified
Computer Science I & II at The Taft School

Areas of Expertise

  • Google Ads
  • Squarespace and WordPress
  • Divi Theme for WordPress
  • Social media management
  • Database management
  • KPI tracking

    Communications & Marketing Specialist

    Siena Facciolo

    Siena is an experienced social media and marketing manager, small business consultant, and communications specialist. She has over five years experience managing social media profiles and written communication for small businesses and community organizations, as well as over ten years experience teaching music. Her expertise in writing, communication, and education make her a strong addition to any project. She takes pride in helping people grow their business and hone in on their professional mission. 

    Education

    University of Rochester
    B.A. Music 2019

    Additional Relevant Courses
    Javascript Computer Programming, McGill University, 2015
    Accounting, Vermont Community College, 2014

    Areas of Expertise

    • Instagram, Facebook, TikTok content and analysis

    • Website and social media copy writing and editing

    • WordPress

    • Social media strategy and management

    • Email newsletter marketing

    • Facebook and Instagram ads

    • Consulting and education

    My nonprofit organization searched for a web designer, and sought recommendations from other local organizations. We have been 110% happy with our decision to hire and work with Julia. We specifically needed help with our WordPress editor and migration. Julia has been very responsive, and attentive to our needs. Julia is a pleasure to work with! Would highly recommend.

    -Ashley Roy
    Central Vermont Good Beginnings
    Montpelier, VT