Our Team

We are a group of creative freelancers working together to build amazing things.

Stu Finn

Owner & Freelance Developer

Stu is a developer based in the scenic (and often very cold) town of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada. Before to getting into tech, Stu received his BSc. in Biology and a masters degree in Environmental Studies. He’s been an environmental scientist, a museum curator, a project manager, and a stay-at-home-dad along with many other roles in between. When he’s not busy coding or running Borealis, he generally can be found playing at the lake with his three kids.

Beth McKinlay

Freelance Copywriter

A 2020 graduate of Simon Fraser University's editing program, Beth McKinlay also holds a BAH in English from the University of Guelph, and a certificate in Creative Writing from Humber University. Beth has extensive experience editing and writing copy for numerous online and print publications, as well as working one-on-one with authors to refine their pieces. Let her whip you up a press release, write you some solid advertising copy, or list your accomplishments in a tight little bio. Stop staring at that blank page. Beth can help.

Andy Pickle

Freelance Developer

A Web Developer from Little Rock, Arkansas. Andy loves building sites and web apps that help people, particularly with React, Gatsby, and Tailwind. Currently he’s working on Protege.dev to help junior developers find remote jobs. When Andy isn’t coding he loves making coffee and cocktails, playing guitar, and watching soccer!

Brandon Priebe

Freelance Designer

Brandon takes a visual approach to web design by understanding the clients brand and where they want to take it. He also puts a focus on the flow and website experience to ensure that users get to the information they need. To him it’s important that the client’s website follows suit with their competitors but that it also sets a new, higher bar. Brandon enjoys being part of the Borealis team seeing his imagination come alive on the screen!

Jonathan Sexton

Freelance Developer

Jonathan is a self-taught developer based in Texas who enjoys helping customers establish and/or extend their online presence by building responsive, beautiful websites. He enjoys learning about web technologies, animals, and reading. When he's not working you'll find him going on outdoor adventures with his wife and children or playing the occasional video game :)