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Aleksandra Bikic
Interactive Designer
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Aleksandra Bikic
Interactive Designer
Aleksandra Bikic
Interactive Designer

What excites or inspires you about your work?
Dynamics of the change in technology and web/design trends. Never a bored moment.

Do you have a hidden talent?
DJ

 What do you want to be when you grow up?
Travelista – travel the world and get paid for it? Sign me up, please!

What’s your favorite memory?
Being around my family.  It doesn’t happen very often since they live overseas.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I went on a canoe trip survival program for two months while in Canada. Our survival group was not allowed to bring any electronics, personal hygiene items, or food. I also spent three months traveling China using their local subway and buses. I stopped by almost every city/village from Hong Kong to Beijing.

If you were lost in the wilderness…what is the one thing you would need to survive.
Positive attitude and an open mind.

Alex Funk
System Administrator
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Alex Funk
System Administrator
Alex Funk
System Administrator

What excites or inspires you about your work?
For having such a “behind the scenes” job, having tangible results for my work. “Hey bro, you bought a such and such, right? I fixed their website this morning.” *brushes shoulder*

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A cyborg Samurai with rocket boots. I would also settle for Director of IT.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I actually ENJOY parenting three kids. I may be deranged.

If you were lost in the wilderness…what is the one thing you would need to survive.
A knife and/or the Force.

Amy Perrill
Accounting
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Amy Perrill
Accounting
Amy Perrill
Accounting

What excites you or inspires you about your work?
Reconciling the books each month and paying off bills. 

Do you have a hidden talent?
I love re-purposing things! I’ve even tackled reupholstering a few pieces of furniture. 

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I would love to be a dentist or an orthodontist! 

Andrei Labai
Web Developer
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Andrei Labai
Web Developer
Andrei Labai
Web Developer

What excites you or inspires you about your work?
What most excites me about my work is the need to be able quickly identify and adapt to new trends in web technology. Each day brings me new challenges and problems to solve that require me to think outside the box and get creative. It's like solving a puzzle, which I find deeply satisfying.

What’s your favorite memory?
When I wrote my first "Hello, World!" program in Visual Basic, I felt like a new world had opened its doors to me.

What's something most people don't know about you?
Even though I am 6'7” feet tall, I am not a basketball player and I have never had any interest in becoming one! 

If you were lost in the wilderness...what is the one thing you would need to survive?
Mosquito repellent

Anthony Peruzzo
Web Developer
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Anthony Peruzzo
Web Developer
Anthony Peruzzo
Web Developer

What excites or inspires you about your work?
Every project is different and offers it’s own unique challenges. I like solving problems and fitting all of the pieces together in the large puzzle that web development creates.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I went to school for illustration and have had my work featured in several published comic books and graphic novels.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I love what I do now! Web Development.

What’s your favorite memory?
Any silly thing my daughter does.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I have the same birthday as my brother- 3 years apart.

If you were lost in the wilderness…what is the one thing you would need to survive.
Probably a box of matches.

Autumn Wall
Interactive Designer
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Autumn Wall
Interactive Designer
Autumn Wall
Interactive Designer

What excites you or inspires you about your work?
As a designer I am constantly learning something new! With every new project, I get to learn about different industries and new technologies, that I would other wise may not have had the opportunity to.

What's something most people don't know about you?
I am a die hard hip hop music fan.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
An Eagle Scout.

Brad Juaire
Client Engagement Director
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Brad Juaire
Client Engagement Director
Brad Juaire
Client Engagement Director

What excites you or inspires you about your work?
I get the unique opportunity to meet with so many wonderful business people. I get to feel their passion about their businesses, I get to hear about their digital ideas and then I get to help bring their visions to reality.

Do you have a hidden talent?
During the summer, I’m a Mille Lacs Fishing Guide on the weekends and I teach my clients how to catch trophy suspended walleyes in the open basin using deep diving crankbaits.

What’s your favorite memory?
Holding my daughter and my son in my arms for the very first time.

Brian Larson
Interactive Designer
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Brian Larson
Interactive Designer
Brian Larson
Interactive Designer

What excites you or inspires you about your work?
Being able to work one on one with clients to find creative and unique design solutions that help inspire and engage the viewer. 

Do you have a hidden talent?
I play the hammered dulcimer.

What’s your favorite memory?
My son being born.

Carson Richmond
Digital Marketing Specialist
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Carson Richmond
Digital Marketing Specialist
Carson Richmond
Digital Marketing Specialist

What excites you or inspires you about your work?
Being able to work and grow with technology as it changes and utilize my knowledge to help people accomplish their website goals.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A Dragon, but the feasible goal would be a professional bed tester. 

What’s your favorite memory?
Going to China for my final choir tour with Augsburg College.

Dana Peterson
Digital Marketing Specialist
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Dana Peterson
Digital Marketing Specialist
Dana Peterson
Digital Marketing Specialist

What do you want to be when you grow up?
One day I will find the perfect balance between Anthony Bourdain, Elle Woods, and Dana Scully.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I am ordained in Minnesota and most of the United States, although still on the lookout for the perfect fancy pen to wield my almighty power with.

If you were lost in the wilderness…what is the one thing you would need to survive.
Amazon Prime – classic millennial with the anticipation & patience limit of 48 hours.

Darren Felton
Senior Developer
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Darren Felton
Senior Developer
Darren Felton
Senior Developer

What excites you or inspires you about your work?
Taking an idea or concept, and making it come alive by transforming it into a functional, interactive piece of software.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I was younger I wanted to be an astronaut. I hear they’re taking applications for a one way trip to Mars, so maybe there’s still a chance. However if growing up is a pre-requisite then I don’t know if I’ll ever qualify.

What’s your favorite memory?
When I was a sophomore in High School I took a two week trip to Spain with classmates from Spanish class. This was not the first time out of the country, however it was the first time while old enough to appreciate experiencing another culture from my own. It was this trip that inspired me to want to see the world, travel, and see all that there is out there to offer.

Deepta Holalkere
Digital Marketing Specialist
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Deepta Holalkere
Digital Marketing Specialist
Deepta Holalkere
Digital Marketing Specialist

What excites or inspires you about your work?
I love that I get to learn something new every day and work with smart people who are passionate about their work!

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
My first job was disc jockeying for a country music radio station while I was in high school.

If you were lost in the wilderness…what is the one thing you would need to survive.
Either a survival guidebook or jalapeno poppers. Given a choice, I might opt for the latter.

Dustin Deling
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist
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Dustin Deling
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist
Dustin Deling
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist

What excites or inspires you about your work?
I love being a creative problem solver and finding meaningful connections between brands, consumers and technology.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Batman.

If you were stuck in the wilderness… what is the one thing  you would need to survive?
Helicopter with the owner’s manual.

What is your favorite memory?
When the Minnesota Vikings win their first Super Bowl. 

Erik Schultz
Web Developer
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Erik Schultz
Web Developer
Erik Schultz
Web Developer

What excites or inspires you about your work?
Not knowing everything about web coding. It fascinates and frustrates me at the same time.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I can eat 6 Hotpockets in a row. I don’t know anyone else who wants to do that.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a Master Instructor in the martial arts who has respectful students throughout the country.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I secretly watch anime dramas

If you were lost in the wilderness…what is the one thing you would need to survive.
All you need is a knife.

Grace Gaslin
Digital Advertising Specialist
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Grace Gaslin
Digital Advertising Specialist
Grace Gaslin
Digital Advertising Specialist

What excites or inspires you about your work?
I love that digital advertising keeps me on my toes by constantly evolving. There’s always a new platform or tool to master and figuring out how we can utilize these resources to bring more value to our clients is both exciting and challenging.

What’s your favorite memory?
Spending a night in a questionable treehouse on an island in Thailand with my family. We laugh about it now, but we’re lucky to have made it out alive.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and a proud member of the Ravenclaw House.

If you were lost in the wilderness…what is the one thing you would need to survive.
My iPhone. I wouldn’t survive in the wilderness so I’d need my phone to order an Uber.

Jason Barney
Vice President of Technology
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Jason Barney
Vice President of Technology
Jason Barney
Vice President of Technology

What excites you or inspires you about your work?
I enjoy helping our clients find technology-based solutions to their complex business problems.  When a business owner no longer has to spend time on mundane tasks that can be automated or drastically simplified by technology it’s a big win for us.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I’m a really good cook! 

If you were lost in the wilderness...what is the one thing you would need to survive?
I would not survive, I’m allergic to everything.

Jason Douglas
Digital Advertising Manager
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Jason Douglas
Digital Advertising Manager
Jason Douglas
Digital Advertising Manager

What excites/inspires you about your work?
Getting to know so many different industries and helping companies of all sizes achieve their goals. I enjoy learning from the data gained to make educated decisions for our clients. We really are their partners versus “the agency”.

Do you have a hidden talent?
Yes, I cannot find it.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
PGA golfer.

What’s your favorite memory?
Finishing Grandma’s Marathon in 2009 and biting the medal. Reaching that goal, something only less than one-half of one percent of people do, is an exclusive club to be a part of.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I once had hair past my shoulders. Yes, at one point, I was able to grow a voluptuous head of hair.

If you were lost in the wilderness… what is the one thing you would need to survive?
I always have my phone on me, so as long as the wifi signal was strong, I’d be set! Hope Amazon Prime delivers there!

Jay Perrill
President
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Jay Perrill
President
Jay Perrill
President

In the beginning
I completed my MBA in Finance & MIS and the Carlson School of Management at the U of M. While attending, I had a part time job as a graduate assistant in the IT department when the web layer of the internet was first rolled out! I rapidly saw its potential and started hand coding HTML with a 14.4 kbit/second modem. The year was 1993!

Do you have a hidden talent?
I can ride a bicycle sitting backwards (180 degrees).

What's something most people don't know about you?
My real name is James Wendell Perrill. I was named after my uncle with the exact same name. We both were called “Jay” from birth. Some of my closest friends call me Wendell however.

If you were lost in the wilderness...what is the one thing you would need to survive?
A rescue helicopter stocked with ice-cold beer.

John Kreuch
Development Manager
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John Kreuch
Development Manager
John Kreuch
Development Manager

What excites you or inspires you about your work?
I enjoy problem solving and figuring out the best way to accomplish or optimize a project. I love that “ah-ha” moment when everything clicks.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Back-up quarterback to the best, most durable quarterback in the NFL.

What’s your favorite memory?
A tie. When I proposed and the first time I had chipotle.

Kelley Burfeind
Senior Digital Marketing Strategist
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Kelley Burfeind
Senior Digital Marketing Strategist
Kelley Burfeind
Senior Digital Marketing Strategist

What excites or inspires you about your work?
Working with and learning about different types of companies.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A storm chaser.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I’m a horrible singer so I never, ever sing Happy Birthday to people – I either lip synch or pretend to be too busy smiling or laughing.

Maeghen Gosmire
Senior Digital Marketing Strategist
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Maeghen Gosmire
Senior Digital Marketing Strategist
Maeghen Gosmire
Senior Digital Marketing Strategist

What excites or inspires you about your work?
The evolution of internet technology is fascinating. Updates and improvements are always being made to enhance our online experience, and I love sorting through that to create a meaningful and unique presence.

What’s your favorite memory?
I was on a boat in the Gulf of Nicoya off Costa Rica when suddenly, about 100 feet away, a giant Manta Ray jumped out of the water. Twice. It was positively ethereal.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I'm a huge Futurama fan!

Maria Louwagie
Digital Project Manager
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Maria Louwagie
Digital Project Manager
Maria Louwagie
Digital Project Manager

What excites you or inspires you about your work?
I enjoy finding new ways to improve myself through working with people from various backgrounds to come together to reach a common goal. I am inspired by the people I work with and that we can motivate each other to achieve things we otherwise would not have expected ourselves to do. 

What’s your favorite memory?
Fishing with my Dad.

What's something most people don't know about you?
I am the youngest of 13, plus an aunt to 32 nieces and nephews.

Marshall Foster
Design Director
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Marshall Foster
Design Director
Marshall Foster
Design Director

What excites you or inspires you about your work?
The digital landscape is constantly changing. Just when you think you have it figured out, everything gets turned upside down.

What’s your favorite memory?
Skydiving in New Zealand. Need I say more?

If you were lost in the wilderness...what is the one thing you would need to survive?
Master outdoorsman and personal life coach, John Stamos.

Michael Hunter
Digital Project Manager
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Michael Hunter
Digital Project Manager
Michael Hunter
Digital Project Manager

What excites or inspires you about your work?
I live to help the team achieve success. We have a great team of talented people, and I am honored to be a part of this team.

What’s your favorite memory?
Being "BOOED" during a game on the road. Everyone cheers the home team because that's who they came to see. However, you are doing something right when an entire stadium is booing you on the road. That means they took time to figure out who you are and what you are doing to boo you specifically over others. You're having a great game, bro.  Standing in the end zone soaking up the road game boos is downright delicious.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
The movie "300" defines me as a man.

If you were lost in the wilderness…what is the one thing you would need to survive.
My wife ... then I wouldn't be lost, because I'd be right where I wanted to be.

Michael Zenner
Senior Web Developer
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Michael Zenner
Senior Web Developer
Michael Zenner
Senior Web Developer

What excites you or inspires you about your work?
I strive to outdo myself with every new project.  Even if it’s a simple website, I’ll try and streamline something I had previously written.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I can pick up a tennis ball with my toes.

What’s your favorite memory?
Getting my Nintendo 64 back in 1996 for Christmas and playing Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire on it.

What's something most people don't know about you?
That I’m very secretive.

If you were lost in the wilderness...what is the one thing you would need to survive?
A replicator

Nathaniel Tower
Senior Content Strategist
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Nathaniel Tower
Senior Content Strategist
Nathaniel Tower
Senior Content Strategist

What excites you or inspires you about your work?
Being constantly immersed in the technology that currently runs the world. 

Do you have a hidden talent?
Fitness juggling. I am the former world record holder for running a mile backwards while juggling. Someday I will reclaim my record. 

What's something most people don't know about you?
When I'm not solving internet marketing mysteries, I write surreal and absurd fiction.

Rob Wagner
Executive Creative Director
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Rob Wagner
Executive Creative Director
Rob Wagner
Executive Creative Director

What excites you about your work?
There’s a lot of variety in our projects. We get to design for, and learn about a lot of things you normally wouldn’t cross paths with in your everyday life.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I have an irrational fear of June Bugs…and it’s my nickname.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A little bit taller than I am now…that would be great.

Sarah Klosterbuer
Digital Marketing Director
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Sarah Klosterbuer
Digital Marketing Director
Sarah Klosterbuer
Digital Marketing Director

Do you have a hidden talent?
I can recite The Princess Bride word for word.

What's something most people don't know about you?
I figure skate competitively and am a three-time Minnesota State Champion.

If you were lost in the wilderness...what is the one thing you would need to survive?
Another person who actually knew the first thing about survival.  Or spider repellent.  Yeah, if I had to choose, I’d go with the spider repellent.

Sombath Tran
Interactive Designer
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Sombath Tran
Interactive Designer
Sombath Tran
Interactive Designer

What excites you or inspires you about your work?
Every project is different. I love given the challenge to create something stylistically different from the last. The idea that my work can be accessible to anyone, anywhere around the world is mind-boggling. 

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Working in the film industry - getting hands on designing sets and props. 

If you were lost in the wilderness...what is the one thing you would need to survive?
Sunscreen

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