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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.

Director of Marketing
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 Account Manager
Denise.
Dibben

Denise is a Northwest Missouri State grad who double-majored in business administration and marketing, and accidentally minored in art. How do you accidentally minor in something? You’d have to ask her. A KCMO native, Denise has experience in spades when it comes to helping clients navigate the work—and the purpose of the work—we do for them, and helping us truly get what clients need from MAKE. In fact, that’s Denise’s passion: creating genuine, productive connections between both her clients and her colleagues. Well, that, and watching Arsenal soc—er, football—at dawn on Saturdays.

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.

 

Senior 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.

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.

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.

Account Coordinator
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.

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.

PPC Specialist
Chelsey.
Giambrone

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

Marketing Intern
Madison.
Bischler

Madison lives to learn about digital marketing—email campaigns, social media ninjutsu, content wizardry, you name it. That’s why she joined us at MAKE. But we’ll tell you a secret: we get at least as many great ideas from her as she gets from us, and her energy and enthusiasm for our client work is contagious as heck. Madison also has enthusiasm for KU, the Royals, the Chiefs, sports marketing in general…the list goes on and on. She’s also been liberally employing Netflix, cooking, and painting to help get her through these COVID-y times.

Corporate Security
Kita.

Kita is a dog.

Morale Officer
Brutus.

Brutus is a dog.

Intern
Benji.

Benji is a dog.