How many years have you been in marketing (or doing what you’re doing)?
I’ve been in communications of some sort since 1995, and started BizzyWeb just over 24 years ago
What industries have you worked in?
Marketing (duh!), professional speaker, financial services, legal, public relations, state of MN, home remodeling
What talents do you have?
I love public speaking, I like to sing, I can ride a unicycle, and I’m pretty good at most things mechanical
What outside interests do you have?
Relaxing with family. Hanging out at the cabin, on a boat. Bar trivia. Tinkering with old cars. Traveling. Being on stage. Working with my team.
What is your favorite movie line?
“I’m looking for a ‘dare to be great’ situation”
– Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything
What is the Buzz about you (accolades or certifications)?
Education: B.A. Print Journalism and PR Journalism (University of St. Thomas), M.B.A. Venture Management/Entrepreneurship (University of St. Thomas)
Google Certifications: Certified Trainer, Grow With Google; Google Analytics Individual Qualification, Google Ads Search, Google Analytics, Google My Business
HubSpot Certifications: Contextual Marketing, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Email Marketing, Frictionless Sales, Growth Driven Design, Certified HubSpot Trainer, Inbound, Inbound Marketing, Inbound Sales, Marketing Hub Software, Revenue Operations, Sales Enablement, Sales Hub Software, Sales Management Training
Accolades: Entrepreneur of the Year, TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, 2016; Small Business of the Year, TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, 2019; Eagle Scout; Gold Quill Chair, IABC, 2011; Sigma Chi Fraternity Consul (President - 2 years) at Univ. of St. Thomas; Yearbook Editor (2 years), University Relations Staff Writer (University of St. Thomas)
Why do you like working here?
The people! Every person I work with is a can-do professional who makes every day at work a joy. And our customers are go-getters who are as excited about growing their businesses as we are. I feel like I have an amazing extended family that I also get to work with.
What gets you up in the morning?
Work is fun if you do it right. We play, and work, hard. Who wouldn’t want to get up to go play? That, and Coffee.
What is your BuzzWord?
Generate Buzz Without Getting Stung.
Favorite candy bar
Not a bar, but I love nerds.