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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 companies and campaigns from scratch, 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 integrated marketing strategy, SEO, conversion rate 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…

Director of Client Strategy
Lisa.
Frey

Lisa was born and raised in Minocqua, WI. Yes, that’s spelled right, and yes, it’s practically Canada. Way the hell up there. But she’s here now, which is all that matters! A graduate of the University of Wisconsin with an MBA from Rockhurst University here in KC, Lisa has a ton of tools and experience geared toward helping businesses get noticed and recognized for all the amazing things they do. She’ll ask you, “What’s your end goal with this message? We’ll get you there, and here’s how”—and she’ll actually mean it. Revolutionary, right?

In true made-to-be-at-MAKE fashion, Lisa is also a dog mom. Her dog’s name is Madison, and she was 100% named for the town Lisa’s alma mater is in. No regrets.

Senior Art Director
Travis.
Rudd

Travis is the lead for all things creative at MAKE. Coming from a wide background, including fine art, print design, digital advertising, motion graphics and video editing – Travis maintains a constant yearning to grow his skillset, and is always on the lookout for the rising design trends and tool, to help bring Client’s visions to life. Outside of work, he enjoys Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, hanging out with his two sons, dog and wife, and all kinds of personal creative projects!

Content Strategist
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.

Senior Account Manager
Ginny.
Brown

Ginny is the heart and soul of our day-to-day success at MAKE. Her enthusiasm for the creative process is evident through every meeting, email, or phone call (seriously, she’s been compared to Elle Woods). She loves collaboration and always finds a way to advocate what’s best for the client. It’s her mission to learn and grow every day and is open to constant feedback because she takes incredible pride in the collective impact we make for our clients.

Senior Account Manager
Faryle.
Barthuly

As senior account manager, Faryle (like Will Ferrel, she says) is one of our go-to gals on some of our biggest clients. With an extremely diverse career background, she helps our team uncover the things clients’ often leave unsaid. When not making an impact at MAKE, you’ll likely find her spoiling her pups Poppy and Riley or dreaming of her next big vacation.

SEO Manager
Austin.
Montgomery

When asked to describe himself, Austin uses the phrase, “intensely research driven.” Who says that? A rockstar SEO specialist, that’s who. Drawn to MAKE for our ability—and thus, his ability—to directly impact clients’ bottom lines, Austin’s been in the business of improving technical performance and discoverability since 2014-ish. A Kansas City area native, he spends his leisure time showing off his Sporting KC and Chelsea supporter scarves and demolishing boxes of Mike & Ike’s.

Email & Marketing Manager
Brandon.
Alejo-Morgan

Brandon’s only flaw we’ve found so far is that he’s an Eagles fan. Like, the Philadelphia Eagles, not the band. But we get over that by giving him partial credit for bringing Andy Reid to the Chiefs, so it’s all good. Besides, his finely tuned skills in managing clients and their needs, honed from years in advertising and sales, more than make up for his questionable NFL franchise choices. Beyond marketing and football, Brandon’s also a basketball and video game enthusiast when he can find the time. He graduated with a degree in marketing and a minor in psychology—so we choose our words carefully around him—from Missouri State.

Project Manager
Autumn.
Reynolds

Autumn is in charge of ensuring every little thing stays on time, budget and target—meaning she’s everyone’s best friend and worst enemy wrapped into one delightful human. When not being the boss of, well, everything, Autumn is truly the life of the party. She’s an avid golfer, an adventurous cook, and a massive Harry Potter nerd (like, dress-up-for-every-premiere nerd.) It’s OK, we still love her anyway and know you will too.

PPC Specialist
Chelsey.
Giambrone

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

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.

Corporate Security
Kita.

Kita is a dog.

Morale Officer
Brutus.

Brutus is a dog.