About Us
Blissfield Community Schools "We have used Foxbright for almost 9 years now and have had a great working relationship with them. Responses are always quick and courteous."

About Us

Foxbright provides website design and hosting for K-12 schools, districts, and the educational organizations that support them.

Our primary mission is to help school websites communicate better. To accomplish this, we combine a process-driven approach with our proprietary, education-focused content management solution and a highly skilled staff. The result is a dramatic improvement in the form and function of school websites.

With Foxbright your website can look better, communicate more successfully, and be put to its best use, quickly and cost effectively.

Let us help You Leverage the Web.

Company Information

Foxbright has been in business for over 12 years and has been providing web design and hosting services for the last 10 years to school organizations.  Our company has 6 full time highly qualified programmers, project managers and support staff. Currently, we service over 150 school districts and educational organizations.

Our Team

Catherine Ettinger, Partner / President

Catherine Ettinger joined Foxbright as a Partner in 2002. She was instrumental in the growth of the company and the merger with H2ML in 2005.

Prior to joining CordesTech,  LLC, Catherine spent six years with BDO Seidman in a variety of technical and business line roles. These included overall responsibility for an internet software company and management of BDO's communication systems including intranet, internet, extranet, e-mail, video-conferencing and web applications.

Catherine has a bachelor's degree in economics and geography from Northwestern University. Catherine has served on a variety of community boards including, Right Place Inc.'s Technology Council, the Grand Rapids Smart Zone Local Finance Authority, the Association for Corporate Growth and the Better Business Bureau of West Michigan.

Paula Whisman, Partner / Customer Services / Technology

Paula Whisman co-founded CordesTech, LLC in 2000 and has been the guiding force behind the technical solutions deployed. Paula works directly with our clients and integrates cost effective technology solutions to increase business productivity and competitiveness.

Paula has been a part of software development for 20 years. She began her career at GE and was selected to participate in Advanced Course in Computers (a 3 year program) where she received intense training in technical problem solving skills working in a team environment.

After moving back to Michigan, Paula worked for a firm that developed an Electronic Parts Catalog for Fortune 500 Clients. Over a 10 year period, Paula was responsible for the technical product development, managing the software development team, eliciting and documenting specifications for new product features, and customer support. As the Product Manager of this product, Paula migrated and adapted the product as new technologies emerged to meet client needs.

Paula has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Michigan Technological University and a master's degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University.


Contact Us

John Egyed
Director Marketing & Sales
(616) 988-2400 x211
Catherine Ettinger
Partner / President
616-988-2400 x209
Paula Whisman
Partner / Technology
616-988-2400 x208
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