Reclaim Hosting provides educators and institutions with an easy way to offer their students domains and web hosting that they own and control. Our goal is to make the process of offering a flexible web space and domain name to your students as easy as possible and giving you the support you need to make it all happen.

Tim Owens


Tim Owens worked in higher education for over 9 years before going full-time with Reclaim Hosting in 2015. In 2012 he launched Hippie Hosting, which empowered over 150 people across the globe to build a space of their own on the web. He worked at the University of Mary Washington for 3 years as a part of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies helping build the Domain of One’s Own project that provides domains and hosting to UMW students, faculty, and staff.

Jim Groom


Jim Groom, formerly Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at the University of Mary Washington, has been working towards the idea of Domain of One‘s Own as far back as 2008 and has been dreaming of this opportunity for years. In the Spring of 2011 he opened up a digital storytelling course called "ds106" for anyone to take openly online and hundreds of people participated and continue to give back to that community. In Spring of 2013 he joined a group of hackers and thinkers at MIT to think about how an online framework could allow people to seamlessly syndicate the work they do across the web in a space of their own both on an academic and personal level. In Fall of 2015 he went full time with Reclaim Hosting and has not looked back since. #4life

Lauren Brumfield

Operations Manager

Lauren Brumfield became Reclaim Hosting’s first hire in 2015 after graduating from the University of Mary Washington. While working towards her BA in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing, Lauren also worked closely members of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies team as Student Aide Supervisor. Over the last couple of years as Operations Manager, Lauren has strengthened her interest in Digital Literacy, SPLOTs, System Administration, PHP, and Web Design.

Meredith Fierro

Customer Support Specialist

Meredith Fierro graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2017, where she majored in Digital Media Studies through a program that allowed her to create her own course of study. While at UMW, she served as a tutor at the Digital Knowledge Center where she gained experience working with web hosting through the Domain of One’s Own program. Working closely with the Reclaim team as a Customer Support Specialist, she works on the front lines of support to tackle any problem that could come through the support channels.

Chris Ringham


Chris Ringham is a Junior undergraduate student enrolled at the University of Mary Washington where he studies Computer Science and Digital Studies. His position as a Digital Knowledge Center peer tutor and Reclaim Hosting intern allows him to work the front lines in supporting the Domain of One’s Own project, and provides avenues to expand his knowledge of web hosting and digital literacy.