The key developers of LocalLink are :
Keith Pitcher has been involved with Internet based businesses for a decade. In early 1998 he founded
LocalLink, an Internet Service Provider. Soon afterwards he, along with Keith Kelley and David Olsen, co-founded
ComAuction, a business to business auction site. ComAuction had a diverse range of clients ranging from
large multi nationals such as GM and Whirlpool to small local shops. Their efforts lead to ComAuction being a
PC Computing Best of the Best in 2000. Due to his work at ComAuction, Keith was an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2000 Finalist for Michigan. After he sold the LocalLink.net ISP division in 2007,
Keith has focused on community oriented Internet projects.
David Olsen is a veteran of several startups including ComAuction a business to business auction site which
won PC Computing Best of the Best in 2000. As chief technology officer, he was the chief architect of
ComAuction as well as being in charge of all other technical aspects. In addition he was invaluable part of the
management team lending his ideas and direction to the company. He has a bachelors degree in computer
science from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. He is currently working on his PhD in
computer science at UC Santa Cruz.
Keith Kelley has been managing technology projects since the time he started college. In 1994 he was instrumental in
starting fishnet Internet, a very early Internet provider. He continued on with consulting at many
large manufacturers, locally and as a specialist called in abroad. Along with Keith Pitcher and David Olsen he co-founded
the PC Computing Best of the Best E-business company ComAuction, where he served as VP. Keith acted as Chief Technologist at LocalLink, establishing
the direction of new technology in the company. Keith has served as director of Library Systems at Western Michigan University, and is currently working on his PhD in computer Science at Western Michigan University.