MEET THE TEAM

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George Lee

CEO & Accelerator George has over 13 years experience in building, managing and optimizing multi-channel ecommerce businesses. He built his first Probus eCommerce store in 2003. Since then, he has launched 15 online stores across three different channels. He is a graduate of Pacific Western University and has been at Datacard Group & MasterCard. He also serves as Chairman of the non-profit organization Jobs Foundation. George has been CEO of Snap Agency since 2011.

What do you enjoy most about working at Snap? The very cool people that work here.

How would you describe the culture of Snap? Work hard, but make time for family and friends.

I am inspired by hanging out with people that are smarter than me

What is your favorite vacation spot? Sunset on a beach with a bottle of Tequila

My favorite book is anything in the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child

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Spenser Baldwin

VP & General Manager Spenser has over 7 years experience in web development, project management and IT. He has 4 years experience in ecommerce operations and marketing with Probus. Spenser holds a B.S. in Psychology from Abilene Christian University and has been a Google Analytics Certified Individual since 2012.

What do you enjoy most about working at Snap? There are three things that I enjoy most about working at Snap. First, I get to see my folks learn, grow and become better people and professionals. Second, our team has the privilege of helping create solutions for our clients. There’s something really special about partnering with clients to assist in the growth of their business and being a part of it. Finally, learning and coaching are my great passions and both happen every single day.

What inspires you? I am inspired by watching the Snap team grow and become better. Perfection is to constantly change and our group wants to change often and for the right reasons.

An item on my bucket list is to grow a company to bigger than any of the individuals. I’m checking off an item every day I come into work.

My favorite animated movie is Wall-E. Not because of the political/health undertones but because my impersonation of Wall-E makes my wife and kid smile every time.

      

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John Ostman

Creative Director John has 10 years experience in building, managing and optimizing multi-channel ecommerce businesses. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Bethel University and also has a certificate in Finance and Accounting from the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. John has been our Creative Director since 2011.

What is your role at Snap?  My title is Creative Director, but I am really the Disruptor. I want to know how we can continue to improve what we are doing for ourselves and our clients.

How would you describe the culture of Snap? Young at heart, old in spirit, and full of ideas.

My favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities is La Belle Vie.

My favorite book is Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.

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Jake Butzer

Director of Business Development Jake has over 6 years experience in online marketing. He joined Snap Agency after managing a real estate office of 65 agents where he consulted on agents’ marketing strategies. He also established a moving supply business where he developed and executed the marketing strategy. He is a graduate of the University of South Dakota with a B.A. in PR & Advertising. He has been the Director of Business Development since 2011.

What is your role at Snap? I’m the Director of Business Development.

What do you enjoy most about working at Snap? I enjoy working with a talented and passionate people who are dedicated to exceeding expectations. Also, ping-pong.

What is your favorite vacation spot?  Spring snowboarding in Vail Co.

My favorite restaurant in the Twin Cites is Amore Victoria

      

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Griffin Roer

Director of Strategy Griffin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a degree in Economics. He is  Google Analytics Certified and an excellent Ping-Pong player. He joined the Business Development team in January 2013 after spending over 2 years in the finance industry, then he took on the role of Director of Strategy in early 2014.

What is your role at Snap? I’m the Director of Strategy. I’m tasked with keeping Snap on the leading edge of online marketing by testing and validating the latest innovations in our industry.

What do you enjoy most about working at Snap? Hump Day Wednesdays when we break out the beer and wine for a mid-week social.

My favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities is Republic at 7 Corners

Favorite animated movie is Land Before Time, but only on VHS

      

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Morgan Molitor

Account Manager Morgan is a graduate of Concordia University in St. Paul with a degree in Marketing. She also has a degree in Fashion Merchandising from Brooks College in Long Beach, CA. Morgan has over 10 years of experience in Customer Service, 10 + years experience in Operations, and 6 + years in Marketing. Morgan co-owns alongside with her husband the blog, construction2style, where they blog all about their home renovations. She has been an Account Manager since early 2014.

How would you describe the culture of Snap? Happy!

I am inspired by lots of things…People who smile at strangers, my faith, Joy in others, my hubs, but mostly…my parents. Their hard work, sacrifice, love, and support are commendable.

My favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities is the Townhall Brewery.

My favorite book is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.

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Tim Brown

Interaction Designer | UX Designer Creating websites that convey companies unique awesomeness drives Tim to design, develop, and test websites with (non-designing) people. Besides being a web designer he fancies himself a bit of a rock musician, painter, nature and fitness lover and culture vulture.

My role at Snap is to help people get the word out about their remarkable products and services. I happen to do that with code and visual design, but it’s always with the mind that we want to help connect people, and empower business owners and marketing professionals.

I like working at Snap because of the emphasis on work and life balance. To me this is very important, and we do better work when we have time to relax as well.

One thing on the bucket list is to backpack Europe.

Favorite vacation spot would be Paris… or Italy, I don’t really know yet.

   

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Steve Charbonneau

Web Developer | IT Manager Bringing over a decade of proven results delivering interactive media, Steve has marketed and produced hunrdreds of entertainment brands for GT Interactive, Atari, Infogrames and MacSoft like: Harley-Davidson, Deer Hunter, Survivor, Dragonball Z, and Dungeons & Dragons across global channels. He holds degrees in Computer Programming, Organizational Administration, and Economics.

What is your role at Snap? I’m the swiss cheese guy, or jack-of-all-trades. I fill the holes and solve the problems.

What do you enjoy most about working at Snap? The comfort, and people, and the technical challenges. There is always a new problem to solve, and fresh coffee in the morning. It keeps both sides of the brain running.

What was the first concert you went to? Iron Maiden. It was a crazy show, luckily I wasn’t in the outhouses when they were tipped over. Back in the days when metal mattered. I got to wear a muscle shirt in the middle of winter.

What’s your favorite Rock n’ roll moment? Buying Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden a shepard’s pie, and then getting invited to go back to bus, and hanging out with them on the bus. (This was at a later show than my first show.) It was interesting getting to see the backside of rock n’ roll, and how cramped they could become. You kind of feel for the band, you could tell they just wanted to get back on the road.

   

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Mike Frahm

Copywriter Mike received his B.A. in Creative Advertising and Art History from Drake University in Iowa. With more than 4 years of online and traditional copywriting experience, he has worked with Web-development companies, music theatres, mobile tech startups and even Congress. Mike started his tenure with Snap Agency in November, 2013.

What is your role at Snap? Lead Copywriter, Content Manager, Chief Flow Officer, Executive Puppy Enthusiast.

What do you enjoy most about working at Snap? Coming up with my own job titles.

If you could have dinner with 1 person dead or alive who would it be and why? Anyone with a British accent. I just find it classy. I’m not used to being the classy one at a dining establishment.

My Favorite (comic) book is Calvin & Hobbes.

   

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Abby Olson

SEO Copywriter Abby graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Marketing and is a certified Community Manager. She joined Snap’s social media team in February 2014. Following a bout of blogging with her sister, Abby learned her passion for sharing her words with the masses. She began content writing for Snap in May 2014.

My favorite book is Jane Eyre.

I love wasting time with loved ones.

I’m a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers.

I never leave home without my day planner.

What do you enjoy most about working at Snap? The daily shared laughter.

   

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Emily Rommel

User Experience & Information Architect Emily is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University with a degree in PR & Advertising. She has over 2 years experience in both online and traditional marketing with previous internships at the Uptown Association and the Apple Auto Group. She has been with Snap since April 2013.

My role is User Experience & Information Architect. I provide positive user experience by planning and designing the information structure for websites. My daily tasks include creating user personas, user scenarios, wireframes, and sitemaps.

I enjoy working at Snap because of the office culture and the creative environment of the team.

My favorite vacation spot is Key West, FL

My bucket list includes a trip to Paris

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Chaney McCullough

Designer Chaney graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul in May of 2013. Whether it’s branding, promotional print, UI app design, or WordPress web design, Chaney loves being a part of it all. She has been designing websites with Snap as an independent contractor for about 2 years. Recently, Chaney moved out to Seattle, Washington and is captivated by all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

My favorite summer activity is fishing

I love wasting time researching places to travel and explore.

I’m a huge fan of trying new things.

I never leave home without a plan.

Meaningful relationships and great coffee makes me happy.

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Brendon Noerenberg

Lead Web Developer Brendon has worked at Snap Agency since late 2011. He also works for our parent company, Probus doing everything from fixing desktop computers to website development. His focus in web development is with PHP, MySQL, and JQuery. He launched his first website for a local business when he was in High School and has experience using Magento and WordPress.

What do you enjoy most about working at Snap? I enjoy the opportunity it presents to learn about new techniques and skills and apply them to the projects I am working on.

What is your role at Snap? I am primarily a web developer, but also do some server management, help desk, and other general IT tasks.

My favorite book is Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

Favorite animated movie is Cowboy Bebop the Movie: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door directed by Shinichirō Watanabe.

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MaryEllen Jessup

JT (Jack of all Trades) & Utility Player MaryEllen has over 7 years experience in operations and management of the Probus warehouse, shipping and global logistics. She is a natural leader and and educator with experience as a Special Education teacher, a homeschool mom and a horseback riding instructor and trainer. She has been the JT (Jack of all Trades) and Utility Player since September 2012.

What do you enjoy most about working at Snap? I really enjoy the enthusiasm of the team.

I am inspired by the beauty and complexity of nature.

My bucket list includes going hang gliding.

My favorite book is the Bible.

I prefer the original social media approach—face to face over a cup of tea is best! So if you are planning to follow me, get on a horse and let’s ride!

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Monika Hubka

 Photographer Monika graduated from Crown College with a B.A. in English and has a wide range of experience in marketing, higher education and office administration – a sure sign that she loves variety and collaboration! She has operated her own business as a life photographer and creative freelancer for the last seven years and enjoys helping individuals and businesses alike tell their stories.

What do you enjoy most about working at Snap?  The collaboration among other creatives.

I am inspired by walks in the woods

If you could have dinner with 1 person dead or alive who would it be and why? Jimmy Fallon… because we would do impressions throughout the entire meal. Or have a Funny Face-Off.

My favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities is Pizzeria Lola

At Snap, marketing is what we make it.

And we make it fun.

Our employees are an eclectic mix of global citizens with one commonality: Be the best we can at what we love to do.

Internet marketing isn’t just about sharing photos on Facebook. (Although, yes we encourage our employees to “waste time” on social media.) It’s about setting goals, making progress and seeing lives change in the process. For example,

  • A once fledgling mom and pop store looks to Snap to bring their local SEO efforts into the year 2014.

  • A medical patient seeking the best treatment online can now find it through a website designed by Snap, which easily informs them of crucial information.

  • A big business is having trouble communicating to their consumer base on Facebook. Snap’s ability to harness the power of the community through social media marketing helps both parties get the most from the relationship.

Who wouldn’t want to do what we do? Find out more about our team by clicking through the items below.

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