THE HISTORY OF PERCEPTABLE
The founders of Perceptable are Ron & Michelle Manke
Ron & Michelle started Perceptable as an avenue for their technical expertise in software development and the arts.
They continue to try and balance the science and the arts to create functional and beautiful products for our clients, and for the future of our planet and well-being.
Perceptable recently moved to Vancouver Island, in the beautiful region of Oceanside (Parksville, and Qualicum Beach) and they look forward to helping local companies with world class websites, online stores, and marketing initiatives.
Ron has been working in the computer industry for over 30 years, getting his start out of high school working at the University of Alberta maintaining and operating the mainframes.
Since then, Ron has started the Macintosh Owners and Users Society of Edmonton (M.O.U.S.E.) and the first Macintosh Software department at Softwarehouse (and Compusmart).
In his past, he also started one of the first desktop publishing companies in Canada (Sprint Lasergraphics) and one of the groundbreaking new “multimedia” companies in Canada (Blackstone Multimedia), doing work for companies such as Apple, the Professional Golfers Association (PGA), Telus, and the federal government. He has over 300 major software development initiatives under his belt, including having his work for Microsoft included in the Educational Version of Microsoft Office.
As the Lead Project Manager at the University, he worked with his team to build an Information Technology (I.T.) Plan for the Edmonton Clinic, a $1 Billion + project at the University of Alberta. He was then tasked with leading the Identity Management overhaul project at the U of A to allow for all of the university departments to use Single Sign-On throughout the world.
Michelle enjoys being involved in the arts community and has creates in a variety of mediums.
Michelle has an Education Degree from the University of Alberta, and has more recently worked in the Public Library System for the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) and Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL).
Besides being a creative, Michelle also enjoys inspiring others in their creativity through teaching and workshops on Vancouver Island.
DESIGNERS & DEVELOPERS
Perceptable employs a variety of designers and developers to build our products and solutions. Depending on the requirements of each project, we will pull in resources to meet the needs of our customers that fits within their budget and timely goals.