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Meet the Golden Shovel Agency Team

5 Jan 2021


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The Golden Shovel Agency is built of many unique, passionate, hard-working individuals. Whether you are a client or not, we're going to bet that you don't know everyone on our team personally. So it's time we introduced ourselves and tell you some fun facts about us.

Meet our team!

ron kreshaRon Kresha, CFO/COO

Favorite Podcasts & Books

  1. When, by Laura Jaffe
  2. Passion of the Western Mind, by Richard Tarnas
  3. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Favorite TV Shows

  1. Jesse Stone
  2. Yellowstone
  3. Mandalorian

Favorite Songs

  1. Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys, by William Nelson
  2. Pancho & Lefty, by Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson
  3. El Paso City, Marty Robbins

Hobbies

  1. Flying airplanes
  2. Fishing
  3. Hunting

john marshallJohn Marshall, President

Favorite Podcasts & Books

  1. Any book by Vince Flynn

Favorite TV Shows

  1. Walking Dead
  2. Hell on Wheels
  3. Breaking Bad

Favorite Songs

  1. Friends in Low Places, by Garth Brooks
  2. Shoulda Been a Cowboy, by Toby Keith
  3. Sweet Caroline, by Neil Diamond

Hobbies

  1. Hunting
  2. Fishing
  3. Traveling

aaron bAaron Brossoit, CEO

Favorite Podcasts & Books

  1. The Portal Podcast
  2. The Music Lesson, by Victor Wooten
  3. The Three-Body Problem, by Liu Cixin

Favorite TV Shows

  1. Firefly
  2. Game of Thrones
  3. Breaking Bad

Favorite Songs

  1. Istanbul, by They Might Be Giants
  2. Film, by Apex Twin
  3. The Middle, by Trampled by Turtles

Hobbies

  1. Playing board games
  2. Playing bass
  3. Hiking

darren varleyDarren Varley, VP of Client Retention & Creative Services

Favorite Podcasts & Books

  1. The Bill Simmons Podcast
  2. The Press Box Podcast
  3. In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt Podcast

Favorite TV Shows

  1. Better Call Saul
  2. What We Do in the Shadows
  3. Yellowstone

Favorite Songs

  1. Kyoto, by Pheobe Bridgers
  2. Ladies, by Fiona Apple
  3. The Adults Are Talking, by The Strokes

Hobbies

  1. Listening to podcasts
  2. Watching TV shows
  3. Listening to songs

bethany quinnBethany Quinn, VP of Strategy & Content Development

Favorite Podcasts & Books

  1. Philosophize Podcast
  2. The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
  3. Judgment in Managerial Decision Making, by Max H. Bazerman

Favorite TV Shows

  1. Schitt's Creek
  2. Madam Secretary
  3. Blacklist

Favorite Songs

  1. Crowded Table, by The Highwomen
  2. Mamacita, by Black Eyed Peas, Ozuna, J. Rey Soul
  3. Knockin' on Heaven's Door, by Guns N Roses

Hobbies

  1. Traveling
  2. Visiting museums & other cultural activities
  3. Being with family

amanda jenkinsAmanda Jenkins, Gatekeeper Client Manager

Favorite Podcasts & Books

  1. Brendon Burchard - Podcast "The Brendon Show" and Book, "High Performance Habits"
  2. The Nomadic Executive Podcast
  3. "How to Travel on $50 a Day" - Matt Kepnes aka "Nomadic Matt"

Favorite TV Shows

  1. New Girl
  2. Brooklyn 99

Favorite Songs

  1. Anything by Johnny Cash or George Strait
  2. No Woman, No Cry, by Bruddah Waltah & Island Afternoon
  3. Hey Jude by The Beatles

Hobbies

  1. Blogging about remote work and slow travel as a digital nomad
  2. Yoga
  3. Learning Spanish

laura christieLaura Christie, Director of Business Development

Favorite Podcasts & Books

  1. Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival, Resilience, & Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand
  2. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. Any cookbooks

Favorite TV Shows

  1. Dexter
  2. 90 Day Fiance
  3. Anything on Food Network

Favorite Songs

  1. Starting Over, by Chris Stapelton
  2. Billie Jean, by Michael Jackson
  3. All I Want for Christmas is You, by Miriah Carry

Hobbies

  1. Cooking
  2. Sewing
  3. Traveling

warren westcottWarren Westcott, National Sales Manager

Favorite Podcasts & Books

  1. This American Life Podcast
  2. How I Built This Podcast
  3. Ted Talks Daily Podcast
  4. Traction: Get a Grip of Your Business, by Gino Wickman
  5. Show Dog, by Phil Knight
  6. An American Life, by Ben Franklin

Favorite TV Shows

  1. Designated Survivor
  2. The Blacklist
  3. Preferably shows without "Bachelor" or "Bachelorette" in the title :-)

Favorite Songs

  1. Semi-Crazy, by Junior Brown & Dave Dudley
  2. Act Naturally, by Buck Owens
  3. I've Been Everywhere, Hank Show

Hobbies

  1. Family road trips
  2. Collecting Country music albums & memorabilia
  3. Watching Documentary films

chris vChris Vogesser, Terriroty Sales Manager

Favorite Podcasts & Books

  1. The Outsider, by Stephen King
  2. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
  3. Lucky Man: A Memoir, by Michael J. Fox

Favorite TV Shows

  1. The Ranch
  2. Seal Team 6
  3. Bull

Favorite Songs

  1. One Margarita, by Luke Bryan
  2. Sugar Coat, by Little Big Town
  3. Tennessee Whiskey, by Chris Stapleton

Hobbies

  1. Hiking
  2. Golfing
  3. Fishing/hunting

kris hassettKris Hasset, Territory Sales Manager

Favorite Podcasts & Books

  1. Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bourdain
  2. The Book of Five Rings, by Miyamoto Musashi
  3. This American Life Podcast

Favorite TV Shows

  1. Seinfeld
  2. The Morning Show
  3. Temple

Favorite Songs

  1. It's Good to Be King, by Tom Petty
  2. Buttercup, Jack Stauber
  3. C.R.E.A.M, by Wu-Tang Clan

Hobbies

  1. Hiking (working to complete Catskill 3500 Club)
  2. Sporting Clays
  3. Cooking (in another life he was Chef in NYC 3 & 4-star restaurants)

greg kGreg Kolbjorsen, PlaceVR Executive Producer

Favorite Podcasts & Books

  1. Shovel Talk Podcast (of course!)
  2. Shovel Talk Podcast (again, of course!)
  3. The Shining, by Stephen King

Favorite TV Shows

  1. Breaking Bad
  2. Frontline
  3. Full Custom Garage

Favorite Songs

  1. Goodnight Song, by Tears for Fears
  2. Satellite, by Guster
  3. Economic Development is the CAt's Meow, GSA Players

Hobbies

  1. Water sports
  2. Being outdoors
  3. Pretending to play guitar

matt lambMatt Lamb, Territory Sales Manager

Favorite Podcasts & Books

  1. Fantasy Football Weekly Podcast
  2. Game Used, by Dick Bremer
  3. Life Stories, by Willy Hayes

Favorite TV Shows

  1. Game of Thrones
  2. The Sopranos
  3. Pawn Stars

Favorite Songs

  1. Anything by the Grateful Dead
  2. Anything by North Mississippi All-Stars
  3. Anything by String Cheese Incident

Hobbies

  1. Golfing
  2. Mountain biking
  3. Fishing

audrey andersonAudrey Anderson, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Favorite Podcasts & Books

  1. Inbound Success Podcast
  2. Building a Storybrand Podcast
  3. Never Lose a Customer Again, by Joey Coleman

Favorite TV Shows

  1. Grey's Anatomy
  2. Friends
  3. New Girl

Favorite Songs

  1. Bang!, by AJR
  2. Unforgettable, by Thomas Rhett
  3. Ice Ice Baby, by Vanilla Ice

Hobbies

  1. Play with black lab and kitten
  2. Being crafty
  3. Binging Netflix shows with husband

victor perezVictor Perez, Director of Communications

Favorite Podcasts & Books

  1. Stuff You Should Know Podcast
  2. Shovel Talk
  3. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, by Robin Sharma
  4. Art of War, by Sun Tzu

Favorite TV Shows

  1. Black Mirror
  2. Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
  3. Saturday Night Live

Favorite Songs

  1. Every Breath You Take, by The Police
  2. The Girl from Ipanema, by Antonio Carlos Jobim
  3. Proud Mary, by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  4. Heart of Glass, by Blondie
  5. Imperial March, by John Williams
  6. Te Quiero, by Rio Roma

Hobbies

  1. Watching movies
  2. Listening to music
  3. Doing jigsaw puzzles

 

 

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