Our Story .
Pardon our dust, as this page is still a work in progress! You know what they say about the cobbler’s kids.
Evelyn soldered her first Heathkit H89 PC together back in the days of disco. While enrolled in the University of South Florida’s computer engineering program, she was a campus representative for Commodore Computers U.S.A. Evelyn founded The Logical Alternative in 1992 with her wife, Melissa, and began her career as a consultant, network engineer and developer. Areas of expertise include the Microsoft .NET and Linux LAMP development environments, high availability secure network design, business process analysis, and ERP systems. As the former Chief Information and Security Officer of billion-dollar retailer Lazydays RV, she also has considerable experience in professional IT project management. For the past four years, she and Melissa have chosen to leverage their combined knowledge and expertise to help nonprofits and socially-conscious small businesses to better effect change, extend their reach, and impact the world. Evelyn’s hobbies include vegan cooking, travel, yoga, and following her mother-in-law's advice: wake up, kick ass, be kind, repeat. She’s available in select stores wherever fine wines and rare birds are sold.
Melissa has worked in the graphic design and user experience field for 27 years. She has strong roots in print and environmental design, but for the last 20 years, most of her creative work has focused on interactive design. Since 1992, she and her wife have owned and operated a boutique consulting company providing outsourced IT, branding, and communications services for countless small, medium, and large businesses. This has given her the opportunity to design unique complex visual and interactive solutions. Some of these include: a series of learning kiosks and websites for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, a personalized interactive Diabetes Advisor app developed for GlaxoSmithKline, a membership-based video and discussion support group site for the parents of transgender kids, a remote learning system for Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, as well as numerous mobile and desktop websites and apps. She is particularly invested in designing systems of communication for non-profits and socially-conscious small business owners. When not managing a housing co-op in Seattle or spending time with her family, Melissa loves reading about history, writing, hiking in the woods, spending time with animals of all kinds, and making remix music videos.
Complete IT Consulting
With experience in all the latest technologies and solutions, from CRMs to VOIP phone service, from file sharing to PCs to infrastructure, we take the burden off of you and make everything work.
We can build you a beautiful, secure, responsive WordPress site customized to your brand and business that you can edit yourself, including all the features and integrations you need.
Print Design and Branding
We can handle all your design needs. Our favorite projects always come back to branding and message, and we love exploring creative visual solutions to meet any challenge.
We specialize in helping non-profits leverage their 501c status for free and low-cost IT solutions. We're here to walk you through everything you need to get your organization running smoothly.