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Alex Pagliano
Paid Media Specialist
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Alex Pagliano
Paid Media Specialist
Alex Pagliano
Paid Media Specialist

What excites or inspires you about your work?
PPC marketing, naturally, is fun: the art of speculating consumer intent and delivering advertisements that are valuable, transparent and trusted to consumers. The targeting metrics to deliver the advertisements continue to vary, so continuous learning remains a key to future success.

What’s your favorite memory?
I traveled to Europe last summer and checked the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain and Italy from my bucket list.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I referee high school and college basketball.

 

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! 

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.

Ben Mahowald
Web Developer
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Ben Mahowald
Web Developer
Ben Mahowald
Web Developer

Do you have a hidden talent?
I can whistle like tweety-bird. The same whistle also doubles as a blaster pistol.

What’s your favorite memory?
I watched Italy win the 2006 World Cup in Rome. 700,000 people gathered past the Colosseum and the Roman Forums in a giant field tucked beneath Caesar’s Palace. I left the next day but no one had seemed to stop celebrating.

If you were lost in the wilderness… what is the one thing you would need to survive?
I would most definitely need my guitar.

Brian Hanson
DevOps
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Brian Hanson
DevOps
Brian Hanson
DevOps

What excites/inspires you about your work?
Backend software development is a lot like playing Dr. House every day. There is nothing more fun than getting important and difficult-to-solve logic problems, and figuring out solutions for them.  I’d say that’s my job in a nutshell at First Scribe.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I have the arcane power to summon Jimmy Johns sandwiches!  The cast time on that spell is usually about 10 minutes.  My mana for casting spells recharges every other Friday.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
Once upon a time, I wanted to be an EMT.  I landed on software development for a career instead because it’s much easier to recover from making mistakes fixing a website compared to making mistakes fixing people.  You can’t just restore a broken person from a backup.

If you were lost in the wilderness… what is the one thing you would need to survive?
The DVD box set of Star Trek: The Next Generation should keep me sane, and the discs for season 1 can be broken so their sharp edges can be used for tools!  All I would need is to rig up a coconut DVD player.

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.

Bridgette McGlynn
Digital Marketing Strategist
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Bridgette McGlynn
Digital Marketing Strategist
Bridgette McGlynn
Digital Marketing Strategist

What excites or inspires you about your work?
Seeing real results for client’s and helping them make their business goals become reality. This industry is always changing so it is exciting to get to constantly learn and evolve with emerging trends.

What’s your favorite memory?
I was lucky to have the opportunity to spend 3 days on a boat traveling around the Great Barrier Reef to scuba dive and snorkel. For as long as I can remember, scuba diving the GBR was my #1 bucket list item, and I was able to check that off!

If you were lost in the wilderness…what is the one thing you would need to survive? 
A flashlight. Nothing worse than hearing a creepy sound in pitch black darkness.

Do you have a hidden talent?
Not really, I am quite average at most of my hobbies. I do have a green thumb and am obsessed with my plant babies, but they aren’t hidden.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I wanted to be a Radio City Rockette. That dream did not come to fruition, but I still attend dance classes on occasion, hip-hop dance classes mostly.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I love to DIY and craft. Pinterest has fueled many successful and failed attempts to create more stuff to fill my home.

 

 

Carson Richmond
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist
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Carson Richmond
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist
Carson Richmond
Senior 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.

Clay Oglesby
Junior Web Designer
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Clay Oglesby
Junior Web Designer
Clay Oglesby
Junior Web Designer

What excites or inspires you about your work?
I love the opportunity to work with people that understand the value of design and the creative solutions I have to offer. Design excites me because it is a major influencer in society. It is my job to make that influence positive.

What’s your favorite memory?
My favorite memory is standing in the front of the church looking down the long aisle as my wife walked towards me on our wedding day.

If you were lost in the wilderness…what is the one thing you would need to survive?
I wouldn’t bring anything. I prefer a challenge.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I can construct a flamethrower in a relatively short amount of time out of ordinary house hold items if the situation calls for it.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
As a kid I always dreamed of being Spiderman when I grew up. I have yet to become Spiderman… Check back in 3 months.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I use to DJ electronic dance music as a teenager.

 

 

Dana Petersen
Digital Marketing Manager
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Dana Petersen
Digital Marketing Manager
Dana Petersen
Digital Marketing Manager

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.

Daniel Cole
Copywriter
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Daniel Cole
Copywriter
Daniel Cole
Copywriter

What excites or inspires you about your work?
The experience of writing good content is a legitimate high for me, on par with skydiving or eating two pink Starburst at the same time.

What’s your favorite memory?
A week spent in Charleston, SC, with family and friends for my brother’s wedding.

If you were lost in the wilderness…what is the one thing you would need to survive?
Cast Away on VHS.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I placed first in Acme Comedy Company’s “Funniest Person in the Twin Cities” contest in 2014.

Emily Gallagher
Digital Marketing Specialist
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Emily Gallagher
Digital Marketing Specialist
Emily Gallagher
Digital Marketing Specialist

What excites or inspires you about your work?
I love getting in the mindset of customers across all types of industries, and understanding the combination of psychology and data that drives the best marketing and design.

What’s your favorite memory?
A 13-mile hiking trip in Yosemite where I had to cross an extremely narrow section of trail with a 10,000 foot drop on either side. I was terrified, but the view was more than worth it.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I’d love to be a photographer for an outdoor blog – traveling and taking photos of new trails and places.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
When I was little, my parents purchased a book on how to raise wild children because I was so headstrong and stubborn.

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.

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 at 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.

Johanna Sawatske
Senior Digital Marketing Strategist
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Johanna Sawatske
Senior Digital Marketing Strategist
Johanna Sawatske
Senior Digital Marketing Strategist

What excites or inspires you about your work?
When development, design and strategy come together to create an experience that provides what the user wants, it’s kinda magic…ta-dah!

What’s your favorite memory?
Paddle boating with my Grandma

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

Do you have a hidden talent?
Nope. I make great guacamole, but I don’t hide it.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I think I’ll be a marine biologist, as soon as I get over my fear of being underwater…and sharks.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I’m afraid of being underwater…and sharks.

 

 

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.

Kate Gustafson
Office Coordinator
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Kate Gustafson
Office Coordinator
Kate Gustafson
Office Coordinator

What excites or inspires you about your work?
I enjoy being able to wear multiple hats, whether it’s helping clients with billing related questions or creating a positive, fun work environment through planning employee events or gatherings. Putting a smile on someone’s face is what makes my work meaningful.

What’s your favorite memory?
Hiking to the top of a volcano in Martinique.

If you were lost in the wilderness…what is the one thing you would need to survive?
My Camelbak hydration backpack, probably filled with moon juice super vitamins.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I am an excellent pet sitter. Over the years I have sat for cats, dogs, a turtle and now the office fish, whom I have named Doug.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
My childhood dream was to become an archeologist/anthropologist.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I specialize in taking dog portraits. I call myself a pho-dographer.

 

Kevin Ebben
VP of Sales & Marketing
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Kevin Ebben
VP of Sales & Marketing
Kevin Ebben
VP of Sales & Marketing

What excites or inspires you about your work?
Being around people that always find new ways to inspire and excite each other

What’s your favorite memory?
I have 3 – The smile on my wife’s face after each of my 3 children were born

If you were lost in the wilderness…what is the one thing you would need to survive?
Jeff Probst

Do you have a hidden talent?
My hidden talent is bringing out the hidden talent in others.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A road bike and product tester for Cycling Weekly

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I’d really like to get the Hillside Singers back together and teach the world to sing – again

 

 

 

Kevin Miles
Software Engineer
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Kevin Miles
Software Engineer
Kevin Miles
Software Engineer

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I always wanted to be a NASA engineer.

What excites/inspires you about your work?
I’ve always liked being able to make computers do what I want them to. I’ve been doing it for fun since I was 8. Being able to do it as a job is quite the dream.

Do you have a hidden Talent?
Ever since I was 15, kids have always liked me, even kids that don’t seem to like anyone but their parents. I seem to have a talent relating to kids. Hopefully that serves me well now that I have two kids of my own.

What’s your favorite memory?
The extended family camping trip at Camp Vanasek back when I was 12, and again when I was 19.

Kyle Enfield
Digital Marketing Specialist
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Kyle Enfield
Digital Marketing Specialist
Kyle Enfield
Digital Marketing Specialist

What excites or inspires you about your work?
I really enjoy that every day is different and there isn’t necessarily one single formula for solving a problem. I love getting to experiment with new techniques.

What’s your favorite memory?
My honeymoon to Orlando – Disney, Universal Studios, etc. 

If you were lost in the wilderness…what is the one thing you would need to survive?
All 9 seasons of The Office.  

Do you have a hidden talent?
More of a useless talent. I am unnecessarily good at Guitar Hero.  

What do you want to be when you grow up?
An Oscar-winning director/producer.

 What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I am the co-creator and co-host of a weekly Metal & Punk show on Alt 93.3!

 

 

Maria Anderson
Digital Project Manager
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Maria Anderson
Digital Project Manager
Maria Anderson
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.

Max Baker
Digital Marketing Specialist
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Max Baker
Digital Marketing Specialist
Max Baker
Digital Marketing Specialist

What inspires you about your work?
I really enjoy working in the digital marketing world because it only continues to become more important to everyday life.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I don’t want to grow up, but if I have to choose something I’d say to become the First Scribe Fantasy Football Champion and to claim the prestigious trophy.

What's something most people don't know about you?
In 2005 Sports Illustrated named me to the “Athletes of the Future” Watchlist after capturing the PPPT (Putt-Putt Pro Tour) championship at the age of 14, but my career was derailed after suffering a severe left pinky injury during off-season workouts.

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

Mike Delsing
Interactive Designer
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Mike Delsing
Interactive Designer
Mike Delsing
Interactive Designer

What excites/inspires you about your work?
There’s so many different industries and companies that I get to design for. I love starting a new project and learning as much as I can about the client and field they are in.

Do you have a hidden talent?
DIY projects!

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A house flipper / real estate tycoon

What’s your favorite memory?
Spur of the moment weekend vacation to Key West.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I’m a Disney nerd.

If you were lost in the wilderness… what is the one thing you would need to survive?
Bear Grylls will show me the way.

Nathaniel Tower
Content and Strategy Manager
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Nathaniel Tower
Content and Strategy Manager
Nathaniel Tower
Content and Strategy Manager

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 Raymond
Digital Marketing Specialist
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Sarah Raymond
Digital Marketing Specialist
Sarah Raymond
Digital Marketing Specialist

What excites or inspires you about your work?
I like that digital marketing is a constantly changing industry and I’m always learning new strategies and tactics.

What’s your favorite memory?
When I was 8 and my family got our first dog Dusty. I didn’t sleep for about a week…from both excitement and because he whined throughout the night.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Owner of a doggy day care so I could just play with dogs all day.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I have an identical twin sister.

 

 

Scott Duncan
Web Developer
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Scott Duncan
Web Developer
Scott Duncan
Web Developer

What excites/inspires you about your work?
Solving problems using technology. There is always something new to learn and different ways to approach everything. I really enjoy rolling up my sleeves and jumping in to help everyone succeed. 

What’s your favorite memory?
Definitely ROM. It’s non-volatile and super fast.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I’ve had some crazy jobs. From selling porcelain dolls to working with a traveling Antiques Roadshow.

Tom Hoang
Web Developer
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Tom Hoang
Web Developer
Tom Hoang
Web Developer

What excites or inspires you about your work?
I love creating and fixing things. It could be websites, computers, applications… anything but printers.

If you were lost in the wilderness…what is the one thing you would need to survive?
Crisco shortening. It’s a practical survival item.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I have a Shar-Pei dog and a Manx cat. Both partners in crime.

 

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