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Kansas City's Digital Marketing Team

We're strategists, marketers, designers, developers, and visionaries who love working with one another—and would love to work with you, too.

Together we MAKE creative and intriguing campaigns for brands that want to MAKE a difference. We serve as an extension to your marketing team, plugged in as a source of knowledge because of proven methods that translate into results. We work across traditional and digital channels to help you exceed expectations way beyond the barriers you're faced with inside your organization every day.

Because we treat you like you're part of OUR organization. We're your marketing team—you just may not know it yet.

Co-Founder & CEO
Evan.
Kirsch

Evan is the key to every project, defining the company’s commitment to client service, execution and experience. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer specializing in driving MAKE forward to ensure what we say, what we do and what we commit to always stay in alignment.

His background spans across multiple industries and sectors which includes some of the largest retailers in the world. A few notable relationships include Dollar General, McDonald’s, Gold’s Gym, Black & Veatch, Massage Heights and Sprint Corporation.

When you need a blend of marketing + data + web + creative, Evan has a unique ability to mix and match to produce innovative and award-winning solutions.

Co-Founder & President
Andrea.
Kirsch

Andrea is the Co-Founder & President of MAKE Digital Group. From branding strategies and content marketing, search engine optimization, customer acquisition and social media marketing, Andrea’s ability to build brands and drive sales with a digital-led approach is impeccable. She has worked on national brands in a variety of industries and has managed and seen to fruition hundreds of website builds. Andrea works with organizations and business owners to solve business challenges through leadership and strategic planning.

In 2013, she helped found an organization called Kansas City Women in Technology focused on providing young girls and business professionals with access to online programming, design, coding, and development skills. She serves on the Marketing Advisory Council for University of Missouri – Kansas City and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Gala Committee, and has served as a speaker at WordPress Camp, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Kansas City International Association of Business Communicators (KCIABC), and enjoys working with non-profits that support STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), children, and women in technology.

Director of Operations
Kevin.
Awe

Kevin has been working with and leading marketing teams for the past decade. From partnering with industry leading brands in high-volume verticals to launching (and selling) his own agency, Kevin’s inherent marketing skills and passion for data-driven performance serve him well when helping lead the MAKE team.

Since graduating with a creative advertising degree from Kansas State University, Kevin has been heavily involved in the agency world, spearheading client-centric initiatives focused on marketing strategy, SEO, PPC, email marketing, SMM, conversion optimization and data analytics (a personal favorite). The only thing Kevin might love more than digital marketing is Kansas State athletics and the show Seinfeld – not that there’s anything wrong with that…

Creative Director
Ryan.
Hannebaum

When Ryan isn’t designing something, he gets pretty sad. So we keep Ryan happy by keeping him very hands-on with the design of your project. While his title tells you he’s our creative director, and while he does actually direct the designy, artsy stuff we make, he still can’t help but dabble in the work himself. And by “can’t help himself” we mean “won’t help himself.” Motion graphics, animation, web design—he even does some front-end development for us, because he feels like he has to put his computer science degree to good use once in awhile.

Senior Account Manager
Coleen.
Case

If you see Coleen first thing in the morning, she probably has coffee and a protein bar in hand – if you don’t, you should be concerned. Coleen serves as our Senior Account Manager, and our favorite pop-culture enthusiast.  She comes to us from San Diego, where she specialized in SEO, mobile advertising, and inbound marketing. When Coleen isn’t building unique and real relationships with our clients, she’s probably buying candles and watching The Wendy Williams Show.

Project Manager
Brie.
Stiens

We’re all a little afraid of Brie. If we let projects slip behind schedule, she will—well, that’s why we don’t let your project slip behind schedule. Because Brie is here, slicing and dicing timelines to fit our work into insanely well-orchestrated harmony.

Brie is an M-I-Z-Z-O-U product, where her journalism degree baked an innate sense of deadlines and time management into her core, and her love and instinct for digital marketing brought her here, to us. Which is awesome for us—and you.

…But we’re still a little afraid of her.

Senior Web Developer
Patrick.
McEldowney

Patrick comes to us from Kansas State, but don’t worry, cats aren’t the only animal he likes. When Patrick isn’t building beautiful websites, he’s taking his dog Benji to the park and playing the sweet sounds of blues and jazz guitar – but not at the same time. While Patrick may be serenading us with his chord progressions, he’ll link your users to a wonderful web experience.

 

Account Manager
Rylie.
Koetting

This is Rylie. She’s one of our awesome account managers for all of our awesome accounts. The first thing you need to know about Rylie is that she’s part Canadian. So she’s, like, the nicest person ever. The second thing you should know is that she’s from Texas, which means she gets down to business. The third thing about Rylie is that she graduated from Kansas State with a degree in marketing, so she’s got all the skills and tools to orchestrate your account and communications.

Because Canada and Texas weren’t diverse enough, Rylie studied in England for a semester as well, which fed her unending love of traveling. And when she’s not on a flight to somewhere cool, she’s probably training for her next half-marathon. You know, because she’s already got one of those in the bag.

Web Designer
Corey.
Ellbogen

Corey is a rare combination of designer and developer with a passion for envisioning innovative ideas, incubating them, and seeing them come to life. She creates brands, campaigns, websites, and media. She also creates jewelry—as in, she’s a metalsmith in her free time. Think about how cool that is. And then consider that that’s not the coolest thing about her: she’s also a world class (yeah, Corey, we said world class) snowboarder.

Digital Strategist
Gaby.
Riggs

We’re so blessed here at MAKE, we even get the best digital strategists. Gaby comes to us from Kansas State, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing while crushing life as a member of the Panhellenic Council and K-State Proud. She’s all about asking questions to get the answers that fuel her strategies—which is done at a pace bordering on unbelievable. She’s got an awesome dog, she’s not above sarcasm, and she’s got skills and smarts for days…so, yeah, Gaby fits right in here at MAKE.

Copywriter
Taylor.
Shuck

Taylor is a yogi—as in, a yoga teacher, not a pic-a-nic basket-thieving bear—so she’s already cooler than most. She has a degree in journalism and a master’s in history, and she’s a self-professed grammar nerd. In terms of describing the quintessential copywriter, what else do you need to know? More? OK. She’s a diehard Jayhawk fan, as any good Lawrence native would be, and back in school, everyone always copied her writing assignments because, as we already told you, she’s an unrepentant grammar nerd.

Web Developer
Seth.
Wills

A former barista in a past life, Seth knows all about customer service and user experience. Not bad things to know for someone who puts his programming training to use building user-centric, client-satisfying websites, eh? He loves coffee. Like, to an alarming degree. He’s borderline snobbish about it, really…but we don’t mind, because he knows his coffee, and he helps us know it too. Just like he’ll help you connect to your users with awesome web experiences.

Digital Marketing Coordinator
Ana.
Landsverk

When Ana was four years old in Wichita, KS, she began to play the piano. She hasn’t yet stopped, but what she has done since—after her time at Kansas State, where she was the vice president for the Public Relations Student Society of America—is add the skill of playing just the right keys of a well-tuned digital marketing strategy. While Ana’s piano-playing may be music to our ears, her comprehensive marketing plans and execution will be music to yours.

Graphic Designer
Gabbi.
Southard

Gabbi brings her soul’s values into her work here at MAKE. Those values include minimalism, sustainability—and beautiful design. She’s inspired by these things, and inspired to apply them to your brand, your project, your very life.

PPC Specialist
Chelsey.
Giambrone

Chelsey currently serves as our PPC Specialist, handling all of our Paid Ads accounts.

Marketing Intern
Lexi.
Tarter

Lexi comes to us by way of the University of Kansas, where she’s on pace to earn a bachelor’s in strategic communications. Hmm. Strategic communications. That sounds an awful lot like what we do here at MAKE, doesn’t it? (It does.)

Corporate Security
Kita.

Kita is a dog.

Morale Officer
Brutus.

Brutus is a dog.