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About White Buffalo

Located in Hopkins, Minnesota, White Buffalo creates responsive websites and mobile apps. Our mobile products are available on the App Store for iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod Touch®, and Google Play for Android™. Our websites are designed to work on smarphones, tablets, laptops and desktops.

Susan Metoxen is the owner and lead developer of White Buffalo. She is a PHP/mySQL, iOS, and Android developer. In addition to her work at White Buffalo, Susan is a Chapter Leader for the Minneapolis Chapter of Girl Develop It and part of Buzztouch, a startup based in Monterey, CA. Susan also has extensive experience in health care administration, including Medicaid managed care, provider relations, and hospital accounts receivable. She has an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a B.A. from Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan. Susan's Portfolio.

Joe Sprott is the Business Manager for White Buffalo. He develops websites and apps for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Joe has extensively worked with major corporations and can help you choose the keywords and meta tags that will help your customers find you on the major search engines, like Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

Allyson Wehrs is a Front-End Developer for White Buffalo with experience in HTML, CSS, Sass, jQuery, and Git. She recently moved to the Twin Cities from Wisconsin and is active in the Girl Develop It organization. When not learning about code or working on a web project she enjoys photography, drawing, and reading. Allyson's Portfolio.

Bob Metoxen is responsible for communications, photography, and professional voice work. Bob has 25 years of experience radio broadcasting and 15 years experience in law enforcement. He has a bachelors degree from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Shane Smith assists in the more complex problems that arise in developing iOS and Android apps. He is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas with a major in Computer Science and is a .NET programmer.

The beautiful photograph in the website background is Box Canyon at the Colorado National Monument. The photo was taken by Izabela Korwel. Read more about the photograph here.

Why is the company named, "White Buffalo"?

white buffalo

The Lakota Indians believe that the birth of a white buffalo means that there will be a time of prosperity and peace. We think this is a wonderful omen. In honor of the Lakota belief our logo pictures the white buffalo as a young calf next to the larger adult buffalo. Learn more about white buffalo at White Buffalo Kids, our website especially for children.

White Buffalo Fun Facts:

  • Some native American religions consider the birth of a white buffalo to be a sacred sign.
  • Buffalos can breed with cattle. There is a buffalo-cattle crossbreed called a "beefalo".
  • Many white buffalos are actually part cattle, which is one possible cause of the white color.
  • The National Bison Association estimates that a white buffalo is born in only one out of every 10 million births.
  • A white buffalo named Miracle lived for many years in Janesville, Wisconsin. Many Sioux Indians came to see her.