Steve Gasser, President
I am always looking for ways to inspire new ideas with others so that we can continue to help others achieve their business dreams. Even after 17 years in business, I continue to be as passionate about inspiring possibilities for those around me as the day Vivid Image first opened its doors. As President of Vivid Image and a certified Social Media Consultant, I can often be found strategizing with business colleagues, experimenting with new technologies, or assisting our team with initiatives that will have a profound impact on how we will provide value to our clients and community. More about Steve
Beth Gasser, Owner and Vice President
Anyone who has worked with me knows I am all about producing results and getting things done very quickly. While my title is Vice President, I can usually be found writing articles, inspiring new ways of using social media, working with small businesses to implement social networking, and teaching workshops and seminars. I love being the Vivid Image representative who is active in the Mom Blogger community, connecting, blogging, and putting into practice all the social networking tasks that I advise others to do. More about Beth
Sarah Skoog, Internet Marketing Strategist
Developing an Online Presence From the Ground Up.
Creating an online presence can be a groundbreaking task. Often, unsure of where to start, and already wearing various hats, businesses are looking for a reliable web foreman. Working with businesses to establish a sound foundation, I help them establish and define their unique goals. Together we develop the framework for what sets them apart from the competition, and showcases what market they are going after. The end result is a step by step online strategy constructed from achievable phases and measurable goals. Remember… developing strategies is the key step for producing winning results!
Kori Sanders, Operations Manager
When we talk about strategies here at VI, we typically mean the planning that goes into developing a new website. I think of a different strategy – the one that keeps your experience with VI a rewarding one. The process from initial meeting to a website “going live” needs to be linked together in one fluid motion. You deserve a seamless progression of your project and that’s why I’m here. I’ll be with you taking the first big step with your website and to keep making those future little steps that assure your site is doing everything it can for your business. Now and into the future, I’m that point-of-contact to assure you get what you need, when you need it.
Kristal Ehrke, Account Director
With my sales and marketing background, I know the importance of taking care of customers every step of the way. My passion for outstanding customer service and client retention carries over to helping our clients put an emphasis on the same things in their businesses. As partners in an ever-changing marketplace, it’s critical that we work together to make your daily business run smooth. I look forward to helping you identify what makes your business truly unique and creating a customized plan to achieve your growth goals.
Danielle Vander Ploeg
Your business needs a website and online strategy that works as hard as you do. My experience in marketing and ecommerce has taught me that a solid online presence is not only a powerful way to generate leads and get found, but can also help establish trust with potential customers and build stronger relationships with your existing base. Not sure where to start or where to go next? My goal is to provide exceptional service to our clients by partnering with them to help clearly define their goals, and then develop customized strategies and solutions to achieve them. I’ll work diligently to ensure your experience is insightful, enjoyable, manageable and successful!
Shannon Streich, Graphic Designer
Every business needs to reach people in order to succeed. With a background in newspaper and print, I understand the importance and the challenge of trying to make an immediate visual impact that will get your business noticed. Design and strong brand identity are especially important so people remember your business. I am a dedicated designer willing to work hard to achieve your design goals. It is exciting for me to be a part of the VI team where we are able to offer all of the marketing pieces needed to help you reach more people than you thought possible.
Margaret Diggins, Graphic Designer
Every business has goals and online expectations. I love to work with clients to design their web presence to reflect their brand and company culture. How I design a website will impact their target market and how they interact online. The design, layout and functionality of a website build the foundation for ongoing relationships with customers. I bring a sense of peace and passion to the design process and look forward to working with you.
Shayla Johnson, Graphic Designer
I love getting to work with various clients in different industries. The clients at Vivid Image make every day fun and exciting, with a vast variation of projects. Whether I’m creating a newsletter, designing a website or keeping up with coding and technology, I enjoy the change in tasks, creative design, and technical problem solving. I would love to work with you and make you visually standout above your competitors.
Karlie Mosher, Graphic Designer/Photographer
Having an online presence is pretty important in this day and age. Having a solid online presence that expresses your company, identity, and mission is even more important. In today’s world with so many companies and products, it can be hard to get yourself noticed. As a graphic designer it is my job to help better your company and attract customers via web and print design, whether that is by website or by brochure. I want to help you make your company a successful and a visually attractive one. I don’t think there is any company that is too small to have a great designed identity and website.
Jackie Kaufenberg, Social Media Marketing Manager
Social media has changed how people are doing business. Marketing is no longer a one-way conversation. The beauty of social media marketing is how it lets people engage with brands, and then share their passion for the brand with others online. I can help your company determine the best strategy for social media, from researching what your competitors are doing, to developing goals and strategies, and creating content that aligns with your brand messaging. From there, we will determine how to measure the success of your social media goals, and how to continue to engage with your customers online to reach your company’s core goals. More about Jackie
Deanna Schwint, Programmer
The possibilities are endless with online applications but without taking the time to define requirements and take small steps, the goals of an online application may not be achieved. I spend my time learning the in’s and out’s of how businesses work in order to move these processes online. This can range from a simple contact form to a complex ordering system. Either one produces results that make a difference for businesses and that is what makes my position rewarding.
Justin McGuire, Programmer
Technology is more than a job; it’s my passion. Few things get me more excited than seeing how new and emerging technologies are helping businesses to accomplish their goals and make a better and longer lasting connection with their customers. Living in both the worlds of today and tomorrow allows me to help clients get the most out of current technology for short term goals and to help clients develop long term strategies to grow their business in the future.
Steve Slater, SEO Specialist
Everyday people use the Internet to research companies, find information, and make transactions. Today’s consumers are savvy searchers online, expecting to find what they want using search features that deliver quality results. The growing use of search engines, tied with social media and mobile technology, makes it more important for people like me to dedicate time to understanding how search engines work. In order to effectively use them as a marketing tool, it’s my role to stay on top of the ever changing SEO trends, guidelines, and information. I’ll help make sure your customers can easily find and do business with you online. I will never settle for just achieving a high page rank in search engines; my #1 goal is to make sure that you are growing your business.
Tyler Steinhaus, Technical Specialist
While my official title is Information Technology Specialist, I make it my goal to stay on top of all those little, technical details that make things run smoothly. From domain names and emails, to website updates and programming, it’s my job to keeping projects flowing seamlessly. When I’m not at work or attending classes, I enjoy fishing and all kinds of sports.
Beth Holm, aka Administrative Super Hero
With a background in customer service and direct sales, I understand that without clients we are “out of business”. My goal is to put clients first, listen to their needs, follow through and communicate effectively. I am also ready at all times to assist the staff at Vivid Image to help serve clients and keep operations running smoothly. I am motivated to add to your overall experience at Vivid Image joining a team of top-notch professionals who work in a creative and encouraging environment. Ready, willing and able… How may I help you?