AUSB Graduate Nels Henderson Masters the Art and Science of Web Design

Nels Henderson Nels Henderson knows how to blend the art of web design with the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of website technology.

Nels is known both online and offline for his charismatic spirit and eye for detail. 

The Antioch University Santa Barbara 1998 graduate received his Master's Degree in Organizational Management allowing Nels to better serve the community in both his consulting work and as an adjunct faculty member in AUSB's master's degree program where he taught management and communication related courses. Currently Nels is a Marketing Project Manager for Citrix Online and manages website optimization for GoToMyPC. Nels has been a freelance graphic designer and marketing consultant for over 18 years.

Mr. Henderson was an aide to the former Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum, former County Supervisor Gloria Ochoa, State Senator Gary K. Hart and the late Rep. Walter Capps. He has consulted with numerous local clients including Earl Warren Showgrounds, State Street Ballet, CALM, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, and the California Coast Venture Forum.

Part of Nels' professional successes has been his leadership positions for non-profit boards of directors and political organizations in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. In 1990, Nels was the youngest elected chair of a political party county central committee in the State of California. He has served as President of the Board of Directors for Sarah House, Citizens Planning Association and Citizens Planning Foundation.

Nels is married to Alexis Henderson and they are parents to five year old Hannah. In his spare time, Nels enjoys cooking, playing soccer and taking photographs.

When asked about his experience at Antioch University Santa Barbara, Nels Henderson said:

"I chose Antioch University because of the flexibility it gave me in terms of my schedule as a working student while still offering a challenging educational experience. I believed in the model so much that I jumped at the chance to become an adjunct faculty member and taught classes for over a decade following my degree."

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Nels shares this message for prospective students of Antioch University Santa Barbara:

"Central to the Antioch experience is "praxis" which is to be truly engaged in the idea, concept and meaning of what you are studying. This method of learning makes sure that what you are studying has a direct application to your daily life."

Nels Henderson is a SEO, Online Advertising and Social Media Consultant. He is a skilled freelance graphic designer and has been creating design and print work for over 18 years. For more information on Nels or to view his online portfolio, please visit

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