Bluefire Interactive, LLC

Bluefire Interactive was founded in 2013 with a single goal, remove the middleman. Finding the right team of developers for the job can be a daunting task. Reaching out to staffing agency could mean wasting valuable time interviewing developers or worse putting the wrong developer on the project. Not to mention that most staffing agencies take upwards of 25 to 30 percent off the top.

We’ve taken a different approach. We only hire developers and work in a virtual office. This means that when you call us you will be talking directly to a developer. We’ve made sure that we have a wide variety of programming languages in our tool belt. This eliminates the interview process and allows us to keep our prices competitive. If you are a marketing or design agency looking for a digital partner, a business looking to take your web presence to the next level, or an individual with an idea we can help.

We make it easy for our clients to work with talented web, software, and app developers who can deliver a quality product without the hassle of the middleman.
We think of web, app, and software development as an investment and so should you. With the right solution your investment will flourish. A good solution should bring a healthy return on investment. Here’s how we do it:

  • Guidance – We don’t expect you to know what goes into building an app or web site. That is okay! Even if your idea is jotted on a napkin we are here to guide you through every step of the process from start to finish. By the time your project comes to an end you’ll be an expert.
  • Attention to Detail – We proof each other’s work in order to ensure we deliver a quality product. When we see an opportunity to improve your solution we will bring it to your attention.
  • Healthy Working Atmosphere – We keep a healthy balance of work and play. We do not overwork ourselves. We believe our product benefits from having well rested and happy developers. We come to work excited to do what we do.

Meet our team

Meet the brains behind the development process here at Bluefire Interactive.

  • Allen Rowland Owner/Founder/Lead Software Developer

    While Attending Eastern Washington University (EWU), Allen earned a B.A. in Computer Science with emphasis in 3D Animation and Game Development. He also received a minor in Visual Communications and Design. Allen has been studying Design and Development for nearly 18 years and is focused primarily in .Net and PHP. He also builds and deploys email campaigns using CRM tools such as Marketo, MailChimp, and Lyris. His software portfolio includes several projects, both large and small, spanning from email campaigns to full scale web sites and games, for companies such as Microsoft, Dell, and Indeed.
  • Marc Emerson Senior Software Developer

    Marc graduated from Eastern Washington University. He earned a B.A. in Computer Science with emphasis in 3D Animation and Game Development. He has 15 years of experience in web and software development, developing in PHP and .Net. His experience includes several CMSs such as Joomla, WordPress, and Magento. Marc specializes in WordPress development, creating websites that are intuitively built and responsive. Using Visual Composer and Advanced Custom Fields plugins, Marc empowers non-technical users to easily update and add content to their sites without needing a developer, while also adhering to brand guidelines. Several sites he built integrate with at least one external API or service, such as MailChimp, SharpSpring, Marketo, Google Analytics, Twilio, etc. He is a full stack developer with experience at the server level and front end, including CSS3, SASS, jQuery, Masonry/Isotope, Slick Slider, PDFjs, Select2, and other JavaScript frameworks and libraries.
  • Josh Chavez Software Developer

    Josh Chavez is a Software Developer from Spokane, Washington. He graduated With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Eastern Washington University. His main focus has been on .Net Development, but he has worked heavily with PHP frameworks and CMS platforms like WordPress and ExpressionEngine. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his friends and one could usually find him at the local gym.
  • Jake Flynn Software Developer

    Jake earned a B.A. in Computer Science with emphasis in 3D Animation and Game Development from Eastern Washington University. Jake is primarily focused on PHP based environments such as WordPress, Craft, and Drupal. He also has experience in Node.js and Express.js. When Jake is not in the office he’s most likely out playing hockey, golfing, or enjoying nature. Jake also volunteers at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane with his wife in the NICU. His responsibilities include helping with infants born under difficult circumstances that require extra attention and affection.