Meet Team Smirk
FOUNDER & CHIEF STRATEGIST
How did you get to where you are today?
PRESIDENT & MANAGING PARTNER
What’s your best shortcut or life hack?
SPECIALTIES: Marketing Strategy, Digital Ads, Project Management, Running the Biz
HOMETOWN: Des Moines, IA
COMPUTER: iMac and MacBook Pro
WHAT APPS, GADGETS OR TOOLS CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT? Grammarly is a timesaver. Receipt Bank keeps me from carrying folders of business receipts around.
WHAT’S YOUR BEST SHORTCUT OR LIFE HACK? If I’m working at odd times, rather than sending emails out at Zero Dark Thirty, I use Boomerang to schedule emails.
BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? An exhausted person can’t operate at their highest level. Take time to recharge to be the best for your family and team.
WHAT’S YOUR HIDDEN TALENT? Random trivia and facts.
WHERE’S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO WORK REMOTELY? At home in comfy pants or in a booth at All About Cha.
WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING RIGHT NOW? I’m learning about new conversion optimization strategies.
HOW DO YOU RECHARGE OR TAKE A BREAK? Going to the movies or a day with no set schedule.
HOW DID YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY? While normal kids were playing tag, I had a very elaborate pretend business with my cousin out of our grandparents’ basement. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit and a big imagination. When I joined Mike on the Smirk journey in 2011, I was ready to grind to grow this new start-up. More than a decade later, Smirk is a dream realized and I’m grateful.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT WORKING AT SMIRK? Our people make Smirk special. We have some of the most talented, thoughtful and compassionate pros in the business. They don’t just do great work, but they care — about their clients and teammates.
CLIENT SERVICE DIRECTOR
What do you love about working at Smirk?
Best advice you’ve ever received?
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What are you learning right now?
JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Where's your favorite place to work remotely?
CULTURE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR