Our Staff

Matt Chuah

Programmer

Matt Chuah came on board as a full-time programmer in the Berrien Springs office after several years as a contract worker. He previously worked as a web developer for four years doing primarily intranet web applications.

Prior to that, Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Florida, though he has spent the majority of his life in the Berrien Springs area.

Matt and his wife enjoy baking cakes and trying new restaurants together.

In his hypothetical free time, Matt also enjoys reading science fiction, playing video games and working on small programming projects.

To contact Matt, please send email correspondence to matt@ilsw.com.

Chris Freeman

Sales Manager

Chris Freeman, sales manager, comes to Interlink with more than 18 years of circulation software experience in technical sales and support. Having grown up in the newspaper business, Chris began his career working for USA Today and The Detroit News.  He brings to Interlink a vast knowledge of circulation software and an understanding of the demands facing the newspaper industry. When not at work, he enjoys playing the drums in a band. Chris can be reached at chris@ilsw.com.

William (Bill) E Garber

Founder / Chairman

In February 1980, Bill combined a keen interest in journalism, printing and technology by founding Interlink. Always an opportunist, he had earned his way through college as a printer, having previously learned composition at a California Job Case and pressmanship in front of a Chandler and Price “snapper” as a pre-OSHA child in his uncle’s job shop.

With an undergraduate degree in English and math from Andrews University in Michigan, an M.A. in Journalism from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in mass communication from the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, Bill founded Interlink after a 13-year teaching career in California, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan.

Bill left his Alma Mater, Andrews University, as chair of the communication department, and its teaching staff of eight, to found Interlink with his brother, Jim, and cousin, Ed.

Interlink began with a vision of leveraging consumer technology to create inexpensive, high-value solutions to community newspaper publishing needs. From its original digital writing and editing system linked to Compugraphic typesetters in 1980, to today’s newspaper circulation management and mailing system that leverages the Internet and virtual machines on high-powered commodity servers, Bill has kept Interlink true to his vision.

Today Bill’s interests also include skiing, a sport he took up in his mid-fifties, and SCUBA, a sport he took up in his mid-sixties, as well as reading and debating the issues of the day by email with nearby and distant friends.

To contact Bill directly, please send email correspondence to bill@ilsw.com.

Jim Garber

Programmer and Postal Specialist

Jim Garber of Ohio, helped form Interlink with his brother, Bill, in 1980.

He earned his bachelor of science degree in Physics, Business and Education with a minor in Math from Andrews University in Michigan.

Jim’s areas of expertise are Postal Presort, Earned Income and Close Issue. He also is responsible for the Ad Billing program.

Jim’s hobbies are bird watching, photography and travel. He is married to “a wonderful wife” and enjoys the antics of their two Maine Coon cats.

To contact Jim, please send email to jim@ilsw.com.

Brad Hill

CEO

As CEO of Interlink, Brad Hill is passionate about ensuring an exceptional experience across all touch points with Interlink. He began working with Interlink in 2001 as a technical contractor after leaving his previous position as Network Administrator for a private school system in Tennessee. Recognizing his ability to bridge the gap between technical issues and non-technical people, Interlink offered Brad a permanent position handling the integration of Interlink Circulation into new customers’ business systems. Brad moved into his current position to support a like-minded focus on shaping and meeting customer expectations and delivering an unprecedented quality of service in the industry.

While studying Computer Science at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, he honed his soft skills by working as a “Saloon Keeper” (glorified bartender) at a local fine-dining restaurant. Brad is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and works closely with Interlink’s development efforts to promote features and usability in line with customer needs.

As the father of three young children, Brad believes his work at Interlink complements his role as a parent increasing his effectiveness at both. When not working with Interlink, Brad’s interests include traveling to warm locations with his wife and dabbling in the world of amateur photography, with a primary interest in portraiture.

To contact Brad directly, please send email to brad@ilsw.com.

Larina Hollivay

Client Solutions Representative

Larina Hollivay joined Interlink the summer of 2013 as a member of the Client Solutions team in the Berrien Springs office, and became supervisor of the team as of June 2015. Her experiences include more than 10 years working in technical and customer support, as well as in sales and sales retention. Larina, in her roles as team manager, department supervisor and operations manager, provided technical and customer support for the Dell and Gateway call center in Mississippi. She is the mother of three adult children and is the proud grandmother of one amazing grandchild. In her free time, she enjoys singing, going to church and the peace and quiet of being an empty-nester! To contact Larina, please send email correspondence to larina@ilsw.com.

David Holm

Product Team Leader

David Holm worked for Interlink, Inc., in 2003 as a Contract Programmer before being hired in 2004 as a Senior Programmer. His current responsibilities at Interlink involve leading the Product Team, which includes David and two other programmers, writing portions of the Interlink Circulation software system, and writing software for in-house use at Interlink.

David graduated from Andrews University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree with an emphasis on Computer Technology. He worked for Digital Interface Systems, Inc., in positions ranging from intern to Senior Software Engineer from 1979 to 1989. David worked for Integrating Data Systems, Inc., as a Senior Software Engineer from 1989 to 1999. He has worked for Joint Software Development L.L.C. as co-owner, CFO, and programmer from 1999 to the present.

In addition to working at Interlink, David writes software for a company in California that provides computer-scoring systems for Jeopardy! and several other television game shows.

In his meager spare time, David plays the massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) EverQuest. David lives next door to Muhammad Ali’s estate in Berrien Springs, MI, and has a cat.

To contact Dave, please send email correspondence to dave@ilsw.com.

Kevin Parkins

Director, Finance Administration

Kevin brings 25 years of business experience, business consulting and community service to his position at Interlink.

Kevin began as a systems programmer doing financial market development for Electronic Data Systems/General Motors.

He moved to Grand Rapids to work in a development support role through the Old Kent Financial systems conversion. While working in a business support and consulting role, Kevin returned to school to study pastoral care and counseling. He served in various capacities in the United Methodist Church and continues in his 10th year as Senior Pastor for the Friends in Faith Community Church, Eau Claire.

In the Berrien Springs community, Kevin serves on the Lakeland Regional Hospital’s Institutional Review Board and as director of the Hartford Lifestyle Center.

Kevin lives with his wife, Sharon, in Berrien Center. They have six children and two grandchildren.

To contact Kevin, please send email to kevin@ilsw.com.

Laura Streelman

Product Manager

Laura Streelman serves as Product Manager after having been Executive Assistant at Interlink for several years prior. As Product Manager, Laura is responsible for ensuring the successful execution of one or more Interlink products in the market. 

Laura enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys relaxing with a good book or experimenting in the kitchen, and she is an avid fan of Notre Dame football. To contact Laura directly, please send email correspondence to laura@ilsw.com.

Kara Vogt

Client Solutions Representative

Kara Vogt joined Interlink’s Client Solutions Team in May of 2014 after many years of providing outstanding customer service in varying fields.  She has provided technical support for Macs and Windows in the past and is a self-taught web developer. Kara has also done professional work as a photographer. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her two children, Zachary and Alexis. Kara also enjoys dancing, roller-skating and the ever popular Hula Hooping…of which she makes her own! To contact Kara in Client Solutions, please email kara@ilsw.com.