The road that led Jeff Henry to found BIGSHOT Interactive™ was a little bumpy and paved with some colorful bricks, including a mid-80s bowling career, a DJ gig hosting the “Midnight Snack” college radio show, a stint as rave disc jockey "DJ Velveeta" (because he was the cheesiest), ownership in three dance clubs, and a little time on stage as a stand-up comic. Jeff credits his time in the entertainment and service industries for his deep understanding of exceptional client service. "Entertainment isn't like going shopping. When you go shopping at Target you plunk down $50 and you leave with a bag full of goodies. When you purchase entertainment, you plop down your $50 and there is no bag of goodies to take home, so you absolutely must find a way to ensure that every person has a exciting and memorable experience. That's what they are taking home and the thing that will bring them back."
Paula is the proud daughter of a lifetime salesman, so the ability to talk to anyone runs in her blood. She claims to have been shy in elementary school but gained her confidence in her later years. Her first love is art and design. She studied Art at William Woods College, but ultimately changed her major to interior design, concluding she wasn't avant garde enough for the art department. Graduating with a BFA in interior design, she started her career as an interior design for a development company in Kansas city.
Karen started writing at the age of seven with a book aptly titled The I'm Seven Years Old Book. She went on to receive a degree in Creative Writing and French from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where she was known to liven up term papers by writing them in iambic pentameter. Karen began her career in marketing with copywriting and print production, and in 2006 turned her focus to Internet marketing as she began learning web development and search engine optimization.
Alison can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to have a career in advertising. Ever since a family friend explained a campaign he was working on for Budweiser, it became a life long dream. Whenever people asked her, ”What do you want to do when you grow up?” her answer was always … advertising!
Jeremy discovered SEO by accident in 2003 while working as a web developer for a nonprofit organization. Little did he realize until nearly half a year later that his website tweaking corresponded to what was referred as search engine optimization, a subset of search engine marketing that focuses on organic placement. From thereon, he was introduced to sponsored search and was pleased to find that there existed a thriving industry dedicated to optimizing search engine visibility and an agora of professionals actively exchanging knowledge.
Pamela received her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic design from Park University in 2008. She has always been passionate about design, illustration, and technology. Pamela’s mom still remembers how she would draw her family with funny faces all over the walls of her house when she was a kid. Her career experience and educational journey has given her the opportunity to be exposed to different areas of design and arts, including print, mural painting, and web design. Pamela particularly enjoys digital design, because as technology is continuously evolving, there are always new opportunities to explore different things everyday. She stays on top on new web and visual trends.
Steve started programming in MS DOS during an enhanced learning class in the 5th grade. He immediately fell in love with the ability to create and control computer games. In college at Pittsburg State University, Steve took on the task of editing and building the weekly online paper. In 2003, Steve started programming for Virtumundo and was with them for 5 years.
Emilee is a solutions-oriented Web Manager & Developer who has an array of capabilities with strong technical and team-management skills. She effectively manages projects from start to launch within the timeline and budget. She is involved in project planning, project documentation and is responsible for overseeing and collaborating on the maintenance and project level workflow. Emilee has background in graphic design and she adds a creative flair to every project.