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About American Spirit Technology Group

Company History

The company was incorporated in 2003 as Smart Site Inc. and later changed its name to American Spirit Technology Group. The founding goal was and remains simple: to provide an affordable, unified digital marketing platform that eliminates technical barriers and makes it easy for you to access, manage, update and publish your online marketing content.

With the LiveEdit platform, small and mid-sized organizations, associations, and nonprofits can connect and engage with customers, clients, members, and new prospects using an array of browser-based online tools. The LiveEdit cloud-based platform enables users to access their content from any Internet-connected device, at any time, from anywhere in the world.

Users can manage full websites, instant-on mobile sites, blogs, a compact email marketing program, an e-commerce store and catalog offering, and software-to-site integration achieved through the development of custom application programming interface (API) solutions with our growing base of business partners.

American Spirit Technology Group is now proud to offer a solution to our customer's data needs with Market Insights.  Customers can easily compare their market penetration against the largest database of consumer data in North America.

Our Management Team

Eric Brown

Eric Brown first introduced a cutting-edge content management system to the website development industry in 2003 when he started Smart Site Inc. The company later changed its name to American Spirit Technology Group, Provider of the LiveEdit Platform.

As Vice President, Brown leads the development of the latest American Spirit Technology Group solution, the LiveEdit Platform, a comprehensive digital marketing platform that uses cloud-based computing technology to give users anywhere, anytime access to their content. Aurora users can manage all of their digital marketing – full websites, mobile websites, blogs, email marketing solutions, an e-commerce store and catalog offering, and software-to-site custom programming – from a simple and intuitive Aurora dashboard.  

Brown's website experience began in college when he founded Ready Net Go, a website development company. Before selling Ready Net Go, Brown created high-end custom websites for national and international business clients. He also started and led Virtual Strategies, an information technology consulting company that catered to small and medium-sized businesses.

Brown has the honor and distinction of being named one of "5 under 40," an award given to young entrepreneurs. He has leadership experience in sales and marketing, general management and operations, product development, information technology and maintenance.


Jason Carlson

In addition to his oversight of the company and its strategies, Jason works on new business development initiatives. Prior to joining ASTG, Jason was CFO of LiveEdit and chief executive officer of, an online solution for teams, clubs, and associations to streamline the creation, procurement and display of branded materials. 

Jason’s extensive global experience includes negotiations and deal management within the software development and manufacturing industries. He has held leadership positions in manufacturing and investment banking, including a term as chief operating officer of TMX Inc., a leading custom manufacturer with a global customer base in the gaming industry. He also served as vice president and chief technology officer of American Spirit Graphics and a successful entrepreneur as well - as one of the founders of Carlson Print Group.

Early in his career, Jason was a corporate representative to the NATO Conference in Riga, Latvia, which focused on the role of private enterprise in peacekeeping and development of war-torn nations.

Jason holds a bachelor’s of arts degree from Carleton College and a master’s degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.