About Us

Brick River was founded in 2001. We’re headquartered in a 19th century brick building overlooking the Squamscott River in historic Exeter, New Hampshire. (We came up with the name Brick River because it sounded more lyrical than Cement Creek.)

We’re web designers, developers, and marketing professionals passionate about helping your organization or company use technology more productively. 

We believe in working hard, listening deeply, and having fun along the way. We reject fads and gimmicks in favor of building long-term value for our clients and employees.

Whether you’re a nonprofit dedicated to a cause or a business focused on growth, our software and service gets you out of the tech weeds so you can keep your focus on your mission or business (or both).

Who we are

Paul Schneider

It all started  in a garage in Cupertino, California. Sorry, wrong origin story. It started in New Hampshire in the late nineties, far removed from Silicon Valley and black turtlenecks worn year round. Paul Schneider was an unlikely person to launch a long-running software company. An English and Theater major from University of New Hampshire, he’s a self-taught programmer who conceived of and built the core framework of the Brick River system.

Software Developer Ben Abbett

graduated from Gordon College with a degree in mathematics and computer science

Master Web Developer Steve Brunton

has been with Brick River since 2007 helping to build, expand, and refine the platform. Before joining the company in 2007, Steve set up digital workflows at Boston Children's Hospital, Inacom, and Disney.

Project Manager Barbara Eastman

has specialized in web marketing, training, and online content development for more than two decades, including senior positions at The Timberland Company and MicroArts Corporation. She has deep experience in both the nonprofit and for profit sectors.

Web Designer Barbara Gomes

has designed websites for a variety of clients in the US and Brazil, including newspapers and government agencies.

Software Engineer Daren Sanborn

first joined Brick River in 2005. He has worked with a wide variety of clients using a range of technologies including ASP.NET, SQL Server, php, and Wordpress.


John Gilbert Strategic Advisor

runs a strategic operations consulting firm and an electrical contracting company. He has led numerous nonprofit boards and government bodies, including his current role as chair of the New Hampshire Water Council.

Deb Park Bookkeeper

does just that: keeps our books in order, accounts settled, and taxes paid. She comes by her financial wizardry from years spent as an office manager and realtor, and from her degree in accounting.

Gene Schneider Board Member

worked at IBM for 35 years, including 10 years as Director of Software Business Planning. Later, he served as Chief Information Officer of the State of New Hampshire.

Tim Schneider Board Member

is CEO and founder of 660 Capital Group, a booming venture-capital concern, as well as cofounder of Uptime Esports, New England's premier esports tournament and training center.