Digital Team

Javier Badell

Creative Director

Originally from Venezuela, Javier moved to the U.S. in 2000 and received his B.F.A. with a concentration in graphic design at Colorado State University. With over 10 years of experience in marketing (including owning his own shop), he has worked with brands like CDOT, NREL, Babolat, and Navajo. Javier’s specialty is web design and he is incredibly passionate about his work. He believes in seeking new and better answers to our clients’ marketing problems, and won’t stop until he’s found the best solution.

Buzz Banda

Director of Digital Sales

Buzz Banda is responsible for digital and yellow page consulting new business development efforts and managing pay-per-click (PPC) operations. With an extensive background in the yellow pages industry (nearly 25 years in both the traditional and digital side), he offers a unique perspective when consulting legal firms across the country. He knows the strategies used by phone book publishers and puts his years of experience on your side of the table. In his relatively short tenure at Network Affiliates, Buzz has been successful making our clients’ yellow page advertising budgets work harder and produce meaningful ROI. In his free time, Buzz enjoys spending time with his wife Teresa doing home improvement projects and coaching his daughter, Genevieve’s competitive softball team.

Whitney Butler


Whitney is the newest member to the digital team but she’s been publishing for more than 10 years. Whitney is a San Diego native and Colorado transplant with a B.A. in Mass Media from California State University. She specializes in content development, brand messaging, and digital storytelling. Before moving to Colorado, Whitney was the managing editor of a lifestyle magazine in San Diego, where she wrote editorial on food & wine, travel, and technology. Her published work has appeared in reputable publications including The San Diego Reader, Pacific, and the Union Tribune. When she’s not playing with words, Whitney enjoys hiking with her dog, baking sourdough bread, and traveling.

Mike Hart

Director of SEO

Mike moved to Denver from Tennessee in 2011 and started working for Network Affiliates in 2013. He holds a bachelors degree from The University of Tennessee in Journalism and Electronic Media.

Steve Lysaker

SEO Specialist

Steve is an award-winning writer and editor who led multiple newspapers and magazines before turning his focus to digital media and marketing. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Eastern Illinois University and engaged in postgraduate studies in film and video production at Montana State University.

As a journalist, Steve has received honors from Columbia University, the Illinois Press Association, the Montana Newspaper Association and the Colorado Press Association. He has also generated APEX Award-winning educational content and MarCom Award-winning web copy.

An advocate for animal welfare and the outdoors, Steve has volunteered for numerous animal shelters and is a regular participant in hiking trail restoration efforts. He enjoys exploring Colorado with his partner and their dogs, and in his free time he blogs for the canine-focused Outward Hounds and the cinema-centric The Passion of Joan Jett of Arc.

Matt Renstrom

Senior Developer

With a BS degree in Interactive Multimedia Development, Matt began his career in broadcast television as a graphic designer with WLFI-TV in Lafayette, IN. In this fast paced environment, Matt learned the skills necessary to deliver meaningful graphics and design projects on extremely tight timelines.

Matt’s experience parlayed perfectly into the interactive world where he currently contributes his design prowess to all web projects – large and small. Matt stays current on all of the emerging web technologies keeping pace with an ever-evolving industry.

Matt loves the outdoors and the open road. He also aspires to get his pilot’s license.