Meet the team
When life gives us lemons, we make creative juices
Just like all of our favorite TV shows as a kid, we believe everything comes down to having a well-balanced team. Be it Rocket Power, Captain Planet, or any comic book squad — you have to know your strengths and play into them. Our team is made up of millennial media connoisseurs and we all work across mediums to make internal departments within our creative family.
Creative Director | Co-Founder
I am a musician, father, and light-hearted creative keeping the office spirit lively while overseeing every piece of art that is created behind these doors. I work day to day with our team of creatives to solve complex design challenges while holding our own work to the highest standard. On the off hours, you might find me biking on the trail with my family or jammin’ a show with the band.
chief strategy officer | Co-Founder
I am a multi-purpose media production addict who has specialized in copywriting, video production, audio production, front-end web development, digital advertising, media planning, and any other role you can think of in regards to making intangible things using software. I also like to be creative by writing songs with my band Integrow and making delectable craft homebrews in my free time.
executive producer | Partner
I am a young, positive professional, always seeking to expand my knowledge of every facet of the digital landscape. My desire for the creative was born on stage, so I am continually seeking to recognize audiences and deliver messages that will captivate and entertain. I also love the spotlight! My dog is my muse, my family is my motivation, and I prefer to walk through life barefoot.
I’m a designer, animator, and musician from Kansas City. Whether it’s through graphics, motion, or melodies, I’m always searching for the right balance of simplicity and novelty. Finding a creative solution that surprises and excites, while maintaining a clear and concise message is always a fun challenge! Outside of work, I love going for hikes and skating around town listening to podcasts.
I’m a cinematographer, filmmaker, photographer, and commercially licensed (Part 103) Aerial Pilotbased in Columbia Mo. My work and travel are my biggest passions while music gives meaning to it all. My credits include High-End Wedding Films, Travel Films and Commercial Work. I work with The Evoke Group primarily as an Aerial Cinematographer – including Missouri Life TV that took home an Emmy win in 2020! In addition to Aerial Cinematography, I’m an experienced Director of Photography and editor.
I am a starry-eyed animator and designer who’s taking in new pieces of inspiration from the world and integrating them into my projects. My entry to the creative field started young and my passions have only been growing stronger over the years. In my natural habitat, you can find me jamming on any instrument I find or in the digital backwoods of online gaming and virtual reality.
CO-FOUNDER | VEA TECHNOLOGIES
Clint Macklin, Founder and CEO at VEA Technologies, has over 20 years of experience in web development. Clint started Dilated Media in 2008 which morphed into a partnership with Jerid Schumacher. In September 2016, they founded VEA Technologies. Prior to co-founding VEA, Clint was the director of sales and marketing for multiple agencies in the Denver Metro area. He has BS in Computer Information Systems and a robust understanding of both programming and project management.
CO-FOUNDER | VEA TECHNOLOGIES
Jerid Schumacher co-founded VEA Technologies with Clint Macklin in 2017 but has a ton of experience in the digital marketing space across many different industries. Jerid has a knack for digital strategy stemming from his time as a digital marketing consultant and was recently nominated for the Gen XYZ award from Colorado Business Magazine. He excels in helping our clients put together a true digital road map while making it all fit into their current and future goals.
I have a true passion for typography, grids, illustration, and other tasty bits of graphic design. I’m a creative problem solver who carefully combines design and marketing ideas, resulting in well-formulated design solutions. If I’m not flexing my creative muscles, you can catch me on the soccer field coaching the world’s most awesome sport or at home having a movie night with my wife and son.
Born and raised in rural Missouri, Sean didn’t always get why so many people described writing code as “getting their hands dirty.” But after working five years as a specialist headhunter for high-frequency trading firms, machine learning startups, and real-time ad bidding platforms in New York, he understood. “Helping our clients connect the right digital marketing strategy and tactics, while providing transparency, accountability, and bankable results, is my job,” Sean says
I am the resident social media writer who keeps content on schedule. I have an eye for detail and ensure all content is implemented quickly and correctly. You can find me keeping content-related things running behind the scenes, I love a well-made spreadsheet and thrive with a thoughtful to-do list. Outside of the office, I am likely hiking along a creek somewhere, rocking out at a concert, or snuggling the nearest doggo.
I am a writer of words, a singer of songs, and a lover of dogs. Whether a client needs clever content for their social media pages, thoughtful copy for their website, or an information-packed blog, I love using my skills to help businesses tell their story. When I’m not typing away on my keyboard, I’m likely reading a good book, jamming to or playing live music, or watching documentaries about aliens.
CJ is a musician, husband, and cat dad with an inquisitive spirit. His ever-expanding interests and drive to chase his passions has led him to explore life on stage and in several marketing roles as a young professional. CJ’s love for video games throughout childhood (and beyond) instilled in him an appreciation for storytelling and strategic thinking. His favorite aspect of working in marketing is finding the sweet spot where strategy & content work together perfectly.
I’m a search engine expert with a passion for human-driven marketing and finding the right answers for the right questions. Balancing creativity and data-driven decisions is an ongoing contention that helps me do my best work. During the day you can find me strategizing, researching, and creating organic opportunities for sites of all sizes. After work, I try to take every opportunity to go fast and get the adrenaline pumping outdoors with plenty of rest in-between.
Who We Are:
• Team Players
• Old Souls
• Luke Skywalker
• Helvetica Bold
Who We Aren’t:
• Tech Support
• A House Divided
• A Bunch of Kids
• Darth Vader
• Comic Sans
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