James McWhorter



James McWhorter lives in Newburgh, Indiana, and is the owner of SpiderSavvy. He has 20 years of experience in Web design & development and is an avid Ham Radio Operator.




High School & Military

In high school, he taught himself HTML and began coding Web pages for his High School’s Web site.

During this time, James obtained his Amateur Radio License and later made contact with the former MIR space station. He also saved up $200 for his first GPS (a lot for a 15-year-old!).

After graduating high school, James joined the United States Marine Corps. He attended the Communications & Electronics School in 29 Palms, California, where he built on his knowledge of radio and antenna systems.

He was assigned to a communications platoon in North Carolina, where he fulfilled his duties as a Field Radio Operator, Encryption NCO, and Air Operator for the regiment. During his time in the Marine Corps, he received advanced training in NBC Warfare, Cold Weather Survival, and advanced weapons training.

Berea College

Upon leaving the military, James was awarded a full scholarship at Berea College, where he managed the college’s Web Team

After re-designing the college’s Web site, James and his team were awarded the 2006 CASE Award in recognition of a well-done site. While working on the Web team developed advanced proficiency in user-centric Web design, usability, and experience using industry-standard tools such as Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Flash.

During the summer of his Junior year, he set off on an independent study that would take him along Kentucky’s Cumberland Plateau, following the Sheltowee Trace. Three weeks and 276 miles later, James had collected a significant amount of GPS/GIS and photographic information with which he could create a interactive map of his experience.

Miami University

After graduating from Berea College, James moved to Oxford, Ohio where we worked as a Webmaster for Miami University‘s College of Arts and Science, where he developed and maintained several Websites.


If you don’t use it, You will loose it.


Running, Backpacking, Photography, Web Development, Amateur Radio, Geocaching, GPS/GIS, Environmental issues, Web usability, International travel, Jaw Harp, Marksmanship, Open Source Applications


Web design, Web development, WordPress, Search Engine Optimization, Photography, GIS/GPS, VHF/UHF & Satellite Communications.



Starr's Align Yoga

Starr’s Align Yoga

“James is a very kind, helpful and knowledgeable person to work with. He was able to translate what I wanted/needed for my webpage. I enjoyed our work sessions. It was time well spent learning the process of web design and increasing my business traffic. I highly recommend this company without any doubt!”

Radon Delete

Radon Delete

“Great communication and follow through. SpiderSavvy has worked with two of my businesses and done a great job for each. James especially is very accommodating when it comes to explaining the technical side of things to someone like me who is less technically oriented. Great to work with all the way around!”



“We could not be more satisfied with our new site! And the SEO services and support SpiderSavvy provide our company are unparalelled. They’re responsive to our requests, give excellent advice based on current trends and technology, and most importantly, you can feel their dedication to making our business stand out on the web. I highly recommend SpiderSavvy!”


“There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.”
~ Victor Hugo