For 12 years and counting, we have helped clients succeed on the web.

Smart Solutions builds websites that promote your services and products, serve the needs of your audience members, and are super easy to maintain.





We are a full service web company that specializes in all aspects of web design and development including search engine optimization and Google Analytics. Smart Solutions has a team of project managers, designers, developers, strategists and partners who can support you through all phases of your website including ongoing maintenance.

We don’t use pre-made templates. Why buy a pre-built site designed by someone who hasn’t taken the time to learn about your business? Smart Solutions custom builds websites based on your unique goals with content and site architecture specifically tailored to meet your business needs and attract target customers.

Our clients see measurable results. We ask and this is what we hear: “Increased sales and online contact requests” “improved search engine results resulting in more traffic and phone calls,” “positive customer feedback.” Quantifiable website statistics show increased visitors, lengthier stays and more page views.

We customize your administrator interface to provide a superior content management experience. Basic WordPress supplies standard WYSIWYG editors for content administration and common areas like the header and footer are often buried in PHP. Custom fields and our own custom framework enable you to make content changes without having to write or edit code.

We deliver custom, interactive websites that engage your target customers, promote your unique differentiators and reflect your company brand. Our user interfaces are clean and intuitive with engaging, relevant content. Our customers appreciate the time we put into the meticulous details.

Our managed solutions plans extend the life of your website and help you remain proactive to ensure your site remains effective, is optimized and performs well. We implement backup recovery strategies, upgrade your software regularly including important security updates and provide monthly educational webinars.

Our Team

Sharon Manderson, Principal

Sharon Manderson



Sharon has been designing and developing custom software solutions, database applications, and websites for mid – to large-size corporations, non-profits and associations, and the government for over 25 years. She partners with clients to strategize, design, and develop web solutions that meet each client’s individual requirements and budget. Sharon stays connected by actively participating in professional groups such as the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council, presenting at industry events and publishing articles in professional publications and blogs. She spends most of her day speaking with people who are interested in working with Smart Solutions and making sure clients and everyone on the Smart Solutions team stays productive, motivated and enjoys the project experience.


Lisa Alexander



Lisa has over 25 years’ experience developing custom software, business applications, database applications and websites for commercial clients, government clients and the intelligence community. She manages new website projects, upgrades and support for Smart Solutions clients and provides strategic expertise in the areas of requirements analysis, design, architecture, prototyping, development and testing. Lisa guides clients through the web process from kickoff to launch facilitating communications and ensuring all project deliverables meet or exceed expectations. Clients benefit from her hands-on approach and meticulous expectations. She holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and a B.A. in Sociology.

Dennis Carey, Software Engineer and WordPress Developer Extraordinaire

Dennis Carey

Software Engineer


Dennis is a database and custom web application specialist with more than nine years of development experience. As both a front-end and back-end developer, Dennis brings a wide variety of skills including PHP, Java, Jersey REST, Spring, HTML, CSS, JSON, JavaScript, JQuery, MySQL and Oracle. Dennis plays a key role in defining and driving Smart Solution’s development methodologies and leading our development team to strengthen its technology and development expertise, fine tune processes and improve quality of execution. Dennis holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Jen Downs, Web Developer

Jen Downs

Software Engineer

Jen Downs LinkedIn

Jennifer Downs has over 18 years of experience designing and developing custom software and web applications. She leads the technical design and implementation of WordPress and eCommerce web-based applications for Smart Solutions. She is both a front-end and back-end developer. Her development skills include C++, C#, VB, Java, Jersey REST, Spring, Hadoop, Accumulo, HTML, CSS, JSON, and Javascript. Jen also has database experience in PL/SQL and Oracle, T-SQL and SQL Server, and MySQL. She also has 5 years of agile development and team lead experience and helps contribute to the development of high-quality web applications at Smart Solutions. Jen holds an M.B.A. in Information Systems from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Kristen Ennis, Web Developer

Kristen Ennis

Web Developer


Kristen recently graduated from American University with both a History and Studio Art Multimedia degree. Kristen created the multimedia degree to synthesize digital outputs with art. In her senior year she received the highest honor, the Elizabeth Van Swinderen Award for her excellence in sculpture art. Currently, she is enrolled at UMBC to earn a B.S. in Computer Science. Kristen is experienced in HTML,CSS, PHP, Android development, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.


Amy Wood

Web Designer


Amy is a digital designer and visual problem solver. She started her career as a political news producer in DC and moved on to produce award-winning educational programming for PBS. Around the turn of the century, Amy moved into graphic design, primarily focused on web. She has served in the roles of art director and senior web designer working with clients from small business and nonprofit, to larger companies, associations and government agencies. In all capacities, her true passion is interpreting the client’s vision while creating a solution that engages the audience. She holds a B.A. in Mass Communication from Towson University and a M.A. in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

Current Clients