About Maple Moon
Maple Moon is an experienced web consultancy, celebrating our 30th year in business in 2022. We are dedicated to helping your business grow online.
From a fully responsive website to a complete digital marketing plan (sales funnel, lead pages, email marketing campaigns, etc)– we will develop a strategy that gets trackable results for you!
We are certified in SEO, eCommerce, WordPress, Lead Generation and Google Analytics amongst other things!
Imagine if growing your business online was a painless, easy process for you, didn’t take up your valuable time and especially didn’t add to your general overwhelm.
Getting an effective website and associated marketing plan shouldn’t add to your business woes – it should alleviate them!
We’re about more than the pretty looking website!
We want you to have a professional website that works tirelessly for you as your online salesperson, grabbing leads, promoting your business, selling your products or services and integrating with all your business tools. We want it to work effectively for you on all desktops, phones and tablets and we want to make sure it’s safe and secure for you and your customers.
Let’s face it, anyone can chuck paint on a canvas but that doesn’t make them a Picasso!
Winners of the Readers’ Choice ‘Best Website Design Company’ Award for the last eighteen years.
We don’t just develop websites – we develop relationships – make us part of your team.
30+ years of experience helping businesses market themselves online. Constantly updating our skills.
Clients have access to our comprehensive tutorial library and dedicated support system.
About Maple Moon and its founder, Lorraine McNulty
Maple Moon Web Design Inc. is owned and run by me, Lorraine McNulty. I moved from England with my family to Port Perry, Ontario in July 2004. I’ve been developing websites since 1992, yes really that long!
I have a background in science with an Honours Degree in Applied Chemistry from the University of Portsmouth in the UK. So not your typical web design background, well let’s face it in 1992 the internet was a baby in diapers! My career started with R&D laboratory roles in the Pharmaceutical & Water Treatment industries. and then I moved into Technical Sales & Support for a major analytical instrument manufacturer. After that, I took on the role of Recruitment Consultant in the Scientific Industry prior to starting my own Web Design company in 1992. I’m a scientist at heart and science got me into web design and I’m happy that it did. My brain is wired to find solutions for problems and that’s a great skill to have when working with small businesses.
I’ve been told I have a knack for explaining things in non-geek talk. I’m not sure about that but we’ve all experienced that tech person that’s tried to waffle on in what seems like a foreign language and it only goes to make us feel overwhelmed and out of our depth. (There’s a reason the expression ‘mansplain’ came about – sorry gentlemen – I know you’re not all guilty! ) If needed, I’ll hold your hand as much as you need it through our process, but if you want to learn, I’ll teach you too! If you just want it done-for-you rather than done-with-you then we’ve got that covered too!
I’ve worked with many small businesses and entrepreneurs in the last 30 years and helped them grow their businesses as a result of having a great looking website that works for them and by ‘works’ I mean makes them money.
I’m proud to say as Maple Moon Web Design Inc we’ve won the Readers Choice Award for Best Web Design Company for the last 18 years here locally in Ontario but we work with companies all over the world as well as other Digital Agencies.
But more about us…
In my spare time, I play the saxophone and have recently hung up my skates from hockey in the local ladies’ league. I’m slightly better with the sax than I was with the hockey (I’m an ex-pat Brit remember, not born on skates like most of Canadians) I also compete in a Dragon Boat Festival every year, golf and love to try my hands at various crafts.
I’m married and have two sons who are both avid golfers and who attended school in the USA on NCAA Division 1 golf scholarships. My youngest son graduated in Economics and Finance and is working in the investment sector, whilst my eldest graduated with a Communications Major and is now a Professional Golfer. I couldn’t be prouder of them!
My husband has over 30 years experience as a software developer, consultant and business analyst. And yes I am the boss of him! He’d rather be golfing or playing pickleball!
We also recently added a Bernewfiedoodle puppy called Tank and even more recently another Bernewfiedoodle puppy called Ballantyne (aka Tyney) – they are the bosses of both of us!
Head Web Diva, The Boss,
Wine Connoisseur, Sax Player
Business Analyst, Project Manager, Sports Junkie
Office Draft Stop &
Catcher of Balls
Apprentice Draft Stop &
Sniffer of All Things
Why Maple Moon?
Living on the shores of Lake Scugog we get spectacular sunrises and moon rises. It just so happened that one night whilst trying to decide on a name for the new Canadian company the moon rose majestically over Lake Scugog. It had an eerie maple colour to it and the rest, as they say, is history!
“Maple Moon” is what the Ojibwa called the magic time in early spring from mid-March to mid-April when, depending on weather conditions, the mighty maple trees gave up their sweet elixir.
An Iroquois legend tells of piercing the bark of a maple tree and using the sweet water which emerged to cook venison. As a result, that accident is said to have established the culinary tradition of maple-cured meats. Natives passed on to the first settlers the skill of tapping trees to obtain sap, and of boiling it to reduce it to sweet syrup or sugar slabs, which could be stored for later use.
The settlers liked the tradition and results so much they passed it on down the line with the ultimate result that, with refinements, “sugaring off” remains an Eastern Ontario rural rite of passage from winter into spring.
Maple Moon would like to acknowledge the Treaty and traditional territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation on which we both live and work. As immigrants we think it’s important to acknowledge the land and traditional names of the territories and support indigenous rights wherever we can..