Alison West


  • Acting Director of Web Communications and Development
Alison West, a woman with short curly gray and black hair, wearing a red jacket, blue sweater and white scarf.

Alison West is a designer and developer who enjoys the process of creating websites. Always eager to improve accessibility, West has a keen eye and desire to keep up with best practices. She loves all aspects of the web, from design and content through to development. Often called a creative firecracker, West adores solving problems and aims to make the web a little better each day.

West started her career designing brochures and templates for South Hadley High School. She moved on to design websites at Tortus Technologies. She worked closely with local clients such as Table & Vine, Flag Fables and the Log Cabin. Her favorite moment by far is seeing faces light up when editors realize they can do what they want with their websites.

West was once called “a quiet but efficient ball of fire,” her favorite appraisal thus far. She spends evenings with her son and husband, usually on the front porch with a sketchbook in hand, a big pile of pens and markers next to her.


  • B.S., Westfield State College
  • A.S., Springfield Technical Community College
  • A.A., Holyoke Community College