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What do we do?

AbleSpark provides cloud, mobile, and web development services to both businesses and marketing agencies in the Greater Annapolis area.  Founded by Michael Carico in 2002, our core principle is that each client has a unique set of needs that should be met to ensure that what we build is working for customer and not the other way around.  Our company slogan, “Personalizing Technology®”, exemplifies this and everything that we do.

How did we get our name?

able (adj) –  having the power, skill, means, or opportunity to do something.
spark (noun)a small fiery particle thrown off produced by striking together two hard surfaces such as stone or metal.  Often used to start fires.  Also anything that activates or stimulates; inspiration or catalyst.

The first step in starting a fire is often creating a spark.
But not all sparks are created equal.  Not every spark is
capable of starting a fire.  It’s only the “able” spark that
can get the job done.

Core Team

Michael Carico

President | Senior Developer | CTO

AbleSpark’s founder, Michael Carico, holds a Master of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.   Michael has over 20 years of professional experience in systems architecture, programming, and database design as well as over 14 years of professional experience with web design and development.  Michael serves as AbleSpark’s Project Manager and Senior Developer as well as outsourcing his knowledge and experience to several local companies through consulting and outsourced Chief Technology Officer services.

Curt Jackson

Support | Training | Development

Curt is our Lead Support Specialist and also works as a member of our development team.  Curt joined AbleSpark in 2010 and provides most of our client support and training.  He holds a Web Development Certification from Anne Arundel Community College and has over 7 years of professional experience.