Zane Kolnik

WordPress Technical Lead

Zane builds engaging and user-centered websites, delighting clients in the process, as a WordPress Engineer at Kanopi Studios. He enjoys tackling client challenges and finding simple ways to handle complex content, always leading with understanding and empathy. Zane thrives in a collaborative environment, working with his fellow developers and designers to create manageable code and WordPress sites that perfectly meet client and site visitor’s needs. 

He has worked in web development for over 13 years as a freelancer and in agency settings. Zane’s experience and skills are broad, and he’s built several websites for civic, non-profit, and for-profit organizations and businesses. Zane’s is also an official WordPress plugin and theme author, WordCamp speaker, and WordPress core contributor.

Zane believes volunteering isn't about job growth; it’s about community growth within a community you’re passionate about. That’s why he volunteers at Chesapeake BMX, teaching kids about bike maintenance and safety.

When he’s not creating websites that convert customers and that are a joy to visit, he’s kept busy as a devoted father. Zane also loves to propagate plants, and he’s a keen journaler. 


PHP, WordPress, Drupal, JavaScript, Docker, Laravel, VueJS, Vuex


BMX, Track Cycling, Propagating Plants, Coffee.

Favorite Places

The Walters, The Frick, 3 Bean (local coffee shop), Chesapeake BMX track, Bellemore.