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We are creators, innovators, designers and leaders.
Meet the team that Sparks the Energy.

Our talented staff thrives on the opportunity to work with businesses who share the passion for growth and opportunity. Regardless of size or scope of your project, Prime's experienced staff is up for the challenge! 

PRESIDENT/CEO/FOUNDER

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MARK JAMES MURRAY

VICE PRESIDENT

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MARILYN J. BINA

DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING

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Greg Anzelc

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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ROCLYN BRADSHAW

DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

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Susan Arkell

WEB PRODUCTION MANAGER

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SHAUNA SMART

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

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PENNY MONSE

PUBLICATIONS PRODUCTION MANAGER

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JULIE SHAY

PRINT PRODUCTION MANAGER

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ADDY TRETTEL

ASSISTANT SALES MANAGER

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ALICIA SINCLAIR

MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER/IT

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ROB ETIENNE

DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR

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TERRI SHARP

MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER

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BEN REDPATH

SENIOR MARKETING CONSULTANT

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CHARMEIN GOSSEN

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

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LEX ZWACH

MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER

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Colette Koles

SOCIAL MEDIA & CONTENT SPECIALIST

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ALLISON BENSON

SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT

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Yan Golovatyy

MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION SPECIALIST

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Austin Peters

RECEPTIONIST/LOCAL SEARCH SPECIALIST

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Suzanne L. Budde

MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER

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Brian Lauer

MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER/WEB ASSISTANT

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Alaina Roth

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

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Hilary Jeon

COPYWRITER/SOCIAL MEDIA

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Sara Biren

ACCOUNT MANAGER

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Taylor Brown

SOCIAL MEDIA & CONTENT SPECIALIST

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MacKenzie Kush

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

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Krysta Mohs

SENIOR WEB & SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

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Aaron Marple

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

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Sam Ortiz

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

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Garrett Eichhorn

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MARK JAMES MURRAY

PRESIDENT/CEO/FOUNDER
favorite part of my job:
I have a passion for Business, Marketing and Technology. It's very rewarding hearing the amazing success stories for our clients and how we help revolutionize and grow their businesses. I love working with my staff as they are fun, creative and really care about making a positive impact for our clients!
favorite place traveled to:
Tuscany, ITALY, I try to get there as often as possible!
can't live without:
My Family, ROXIE my Yorkie, Pizza and my IPhone.
three words that describe me:
PASSIONATE - HARDWORKING - CARING - HIGH ENERGY
favorite quote:
The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time. - Thomas Jefferson
24
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
RIDING MY HARLEY, DOWNHILL SKIING, TRAVELING, BOATING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, BONFIRES, CAMPING
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marilyn

MARILYN J. BINA

VICE PRESIDENT
favorite part of my job:
I love meeting with clients to see what their marketing needs are. I also love the opportunities of volunteering my time with favorite nonprofit organizations such as Chambers, Rotary, Guardian Angels Foundation Board, and Church.
favorite place traveled to:
Paris. Had dinner at the Royal Bastille and dinner in a glass bottom boat going down the River Seine.
can't live without:
My Family, Wine and Chi Chi my Yorkie
three words that describe me:
Passionate - Caring - Spiritual
favorite quote:
If it is going to be --- it is up to me!!!
21
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
GARDENING, DECORATING, SHOPPING, READING, COOKING WHEN I HAVE LOTS OF TIME
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greg

Greg Anzelc

DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING
favorite part of my job:
Meeting people within the community who have poured their heart and soul into their business and work tirelessly to provide great products and excellent service.
favorite place traveled to:
A vacation to my family usually means a beach. Marco Island, Florida is a happy place to be.
can't live without:
Watching my daughters Julia and Lauren smile, laugh and have fun.
fun fact:
I’d eat macaroni and cheese everyday if I could.
2
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
DIVIDING DRIVING RESPONSIBILITIES WITH MY WIFE KRIS FOR GETTING OUR DAUGHTERS PLACES; FISHING, MOTORCYCLING AND BASICALLY ANYTHING OUTDOORS.
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ROCLYN BRADSHAW

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
favorite part of my job:
Being able to create something great for a client that you know will benefit them and move their business forward...it's very rewarding!
favorite place traveled to:
Key West
fun fact:
I bring my English Bulldog Tank to work with me everyday.
favorite quote:
There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.
8
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
DIY PROJECTS, HUNTING, FISHING, HIKING, CAMPING, GARDENING, HOT YOGA, WORKING OUT
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susan

Susan Arkell

DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
favorite part of my job:
My clients. They are awesome.
favorite place traveled to:
Newport Beach, CA and New York City
can't live without:
My craft room
fun fact:
I'm on the cover of an Amish Romance Novel. Yup. They exist.
2
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
BEING WITH MY FAMILY, OPEN WATER SWIMS, KNITTING, SEWING
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shauna

SHAUNA SMART

WEB PRODUCTION MANAGER
favorite part of my job:
No two days are the same so each day is interesting. Client projects and new technologies continually push us to grow and learn.
favorite place traveled to:
Turks & Caicos
can't live without:
Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
favorite quote:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain
8
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
LONG WEEKENDS AND SUMMER VACATIONS AT THE CABIN, BOATING & SWIMMING WITH MY HUSBAND & SONS, TIME WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS, TRAVELING, WWII HISTORY, READING
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PENNY MONSE

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
favorite part of my job:
The variety as I am constantly being exposed to new opportunities every day and of course the Prime Team!
favorite place traveled to:
My yard – it’s its own paradise – except maybe in the winter.
can't live without:
My iPhone/iPad/laptop – I can go anywhere and still get things done.
favorite quote:
Some people come in your life as blessings, others come in your life as lessons. - Mother Teresa
7
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
GARDENING, COOKING, READING
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Julie

JULIE SHAY

PUBLICATIONS PRODUCTION MANAGER
favorite part of my job:
Interacting with my co-workers.
favorite place traveled to:
So many! Anything tropical – we’ve been to both coasts in Mexico (actually prefer the West Coast!), Dominican Republic and Hawaii.
can't live without:
Dr. Pepper
fun fact:
A character in the award-winning book of Short Stories “The Bigness of the World” is based on me.
20
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
READING, TRAVELING TO NEW PLACES, PLAYING GAMES ON MY IPHONE
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addy

ADDY TRETTEL

PRINT PRODUCTION MANAGER
favorite part of my job:
Delivering the final printed product to a satisfied client.
favorite place traveled to:
Spain
fun fact:
I come from a family of 11 – father, mother and siblings – and we all have 8 letters in our names.
favorite quote:
Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” - Oprah Winfrey
15
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
GARDENING, TRAVELING, NATURE
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alicia

ALICIA SINCLAIR

ASSISTANT SALES MANAGER
favorite part of my job:
Coming into work and knowing that I can help someone in some way.
favorite place traveled to:
Dominican Republic
fun fact:
Ran the Twin Cities Marathon
favorite quote:
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. - Wayne Gretzky
11
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT THE CABIN, BOATING, FISHING, RUNNING
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rob

ROB ETIENNE

MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER/IT
favorite part of my job:
The collaborative atmosphere and the people I work with.
favorite place traveled to:
Paris and Venice
can't live without:
Books
favorite quote:
You create your own reality. THERE IS NO OTHER RULE. Knowing this is the secret of creativity.
13
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
READING, CONNECTING WITH FRIENDS, PAINTING
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terri

TERRI SHARP

DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR
favorite part of my job:
I enjoy the variety that enables me to work with all departments and get to know the clients.
three words that describe me:
friendly, funny, team player
fun fact:
I can do a cartwheel!
favorite quote:
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs
16
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
WATCHING VIKINGS/TWINS, READING, BONFIRES AT THE CABIN
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ben

BEN REDPATH

MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER
favorite part of my job:
Getting to work with many types of businesses on a variety of projects on a regular basis.
favorite place traveled to:
Backcountry of Glacier National Park
fun fact:
As a child model, I was on the back of Cheerios and Trix cereal boxes.
favorite quote:
A mind is like a parachute – it doesn’t work if it is not open.- Frank Zappa
7
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
BACKPACKING, TRAIL RUNNING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, WEEKEND ROAD TRIPS
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CHARMEIN GOSSEN

SENIOR MARKETING CONSULTANT
favorite part of my job:
Meeting clients and discovering how to grow their business with the top products we have to offer.
favorite place traveled to:
Paris
can't live without:
Laughter
favorite quote:
Imagination plus Innovation equals Realization
6
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
MOTORCYCLING, HUNTING, SNOWMOBILING, CAMPING
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lex

LEX ZWACH

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
favorite part of my job:
Working with clients.
favorite place traveled to:
Turks & Caicos - most beautiful beaches and water anywhere!
can't live without:
My husband and kids! Also, my venti non-fat chai from Starbucks and Jolly Ranchers! Oh, and Pinterest!
favorite quote:
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. - Dr. Suess
5
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
WATCHING MY KIDS' ACTIVITIES, READING, WALKING, GOLF
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Colette

Colette Koles

MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER
favorite part of my job:
The people I work with along with the variety of projects I have the opportunity to do. . Whether it is a head shot, product shot, or traveling to their location and capturing the overall sense of what their company is about, there is no photography job too big or small.
three words that describe me:
focused, easy-going, witty
fun fact:
I had a very eclectic schooling experience; I was in public schools, private schools, home-schooled, and did PSEO during my primary academic career.
favorite quote:
When something goes wrong in your life just yell “PLOT TWIST” and move on.
5
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
Photography, bowling, golf, cooking
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allison

ALLISON BENSON

SOCIAL MEDIA & CONTENT SPECIALIST
favorite part of my job:
I love learning! My work at Prime allows me many opportunities to expand my knowledge. Prime helps a diverse set of clients and each has their own story to tell. Getting to know a businesses is one of the most interesting things about my job. Also I love researching about social media, including new trends and up and coming sites. Social Media is always changing, which keeps it interesting.
favorite place traveled to:
Daytona Beach, FL
can't live without:
Social Media – I just don’t know what I would do in my free time then.
fun fact:
Although I had two bikes when I was younger, my parents or I never bought a bike. I won my first bike at an event for North Dakota Farmers Union when I was 7. When I was 16, I won a bike again at that same event.
favorite quote:
But all the magic I have known I’ve had to make myself. - Shel Silverstein
5
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
COOKING, PLAYING WITH MY DOG THEO, FISHING, AND CAMPING
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yan

Yan Golovatyy

SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT
favorite part of my job:
The opportunity to learn many new things! I love learning, and I can definitely learn a lot while doing my job.
favorite place traveled to:
The best place I have ever visited in my life was Jerusalem, Israel. It was just amazing to see so much history in one place!
can't live without:
I cannot live without my family. They complete my personality, and every minute I get to spend with them is a blessing!
fun fact:
I am secretly a spy…just kidding! Many people don’t know that I actually enjoy to cook, even though I am not too good at it!
favorite quote:
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. - Albert Einstein
2
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
PLAYING THE SAXOPHONE, HELPING OUT WITH MY CHURCH, GOING FISHING ON THE WEEKENDS WITH MY DAD!
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austin

Austin Peters

MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION SPECIALIST
favorite part of my job:
Working in a fast-paced and challenging environment alongside such a variety of creative individuals. It creates an incredible work atmosphere.
favorite place traveled to:
Crested Butte, Colorado - America's #1 Ski town.
can't live without:
Snow, I love winter.
three words that describe me:
Audacious, Dynamic, Innovative
fun fact:
During college, I paid for books by being part of an Off-Road Rescue Team. We'd recover vehicles and passengers, when drivers got into trouble in the Rocky Mountains.
2
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
ADVENTURES! USUALLY SKIING, DOWNHILL SKATEBOARDING OR MOUNTAIN BIKING. I ALSO ENJOY GETTING LOST ON MY MOTORCYCLE OR JEEP.
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Suzanne

Suzanne L. Budde

RECEPTIONIST/LOCAL SEARCH SPECIALIST
favorite place traveled to:
Chinese Taipei
three words that describe me:
Open, Friendly, and Caring
favorite quote:
“It’s not what you’ve done, but what you are willing to do”-ZLB
2
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
TRAVELING AND MY FAMILY! HAVING AN ACTIVE AND HAPPY FAMILY IS LIKE HAVING 100 HOBBIES WITH EXCITEMENT AROUND EVERY CORNER.
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Brian

Brian Lauer

MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER
three words that describe me:
Innovative, Resilient, Dependable
fun fact:
I once saved a dying newborn calf, that was non-responsive, by administering CPR. The calf made a full recovery.
favorite quote:
Be Hungry, Be Humble, and always be the hardest worker in the room.
1
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
PHEASANT HUNTING, SNOWMOBILING, WORKING OUT, AND WORKING ON THE FAMILY FARM.
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alaina

Alaina Roth

MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER/WEB ASSISTANT
favorite place traveled to:
The Caribbean Island of St Maarten
three words that describe me:
Quirky, Creative, Stubborn
fun fact:
I’m 5’0” tall and played hockey for most of my life.
favorite quote:
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes, art is knowing which ones to keep.
1
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
ALL THINGS CREATIVE INCLUDING PAINTING AND MIXED MEDIA. I ALSO LOVE ADVENTURING, TRAVELING AND NEW EXPERIENCES.
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hilary

Hilary Jeon

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
favorite place traveled to:
Paris. Versailles, Louvre and Musée d’Orsay
three words that describe me:
Determined, Versatile and Sociable
fun fact:
I’m (slowly) learning Korean to be able to speak to my in-laws and travel to Korea to finally meet my husband’s extended family after being married for 10 years.
favorite quote:
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. - Dr. Seuss
1
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
CRAFTING, COOKING, BAKING (PINTEREST IS AN ADDICTION!), RUNNING AROUND AFTER MY TWO SMALL KIDS, SUPPORTING MN LAW ENFORCEMENT THROUGH BACKING THE BLUE LINE.
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sara

Sara Biren

COPYWRITER/SOCIAL MEDIA
favorite part of my job:
Variety! I love writing new and different things each day, and because I’m naturally curious, I enjoy learning about a wide range of industries.
favorite place traveled to:
London and the North Shore of Lake Superior
fun fact:
My debut young adult novel, The Last Thing You Said, was published by Amulet Books on April 4, 2017.
favorite quote:
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default. - JK Rowling
1
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
READING, WRITING, TRAVEL, AND EXPLORING MINNESOTA. I AM ACTIVE IN BOY SCOUTS AND AM A GIRL SCOUT TROOP LEADER.
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taylor

Taylor Brown

ACCOUNT MANAGER
favorite place traveled to:
Either Negril, Jamaica or Oahu Island in Hawaii
three words that describe me:
Cheerful, Neat, Jocular
fun fact:
I've gone skydiving! And I write my own style, beauty & lifestyle blog in my spare time.
favorite quote:
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia
1
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
BEING ON THE LAKE, SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS, SOCIAL MEDIA (ESPECIALLY INSTAGRAM & PINTEREST), FASHION, BLOGGING, INTERIOR DECORATING AND WORKING OUT.
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mackenzie

MacKenzie Kush

SOCIAL MEDIA & CONTENT SPECIALIST
favorite place traveled to:
Anywhere with mountains!
three words that describe me:
Genuine, Organized, Joyful
fun fact:
I can juggle!
favorite quote:
Life is better when you’re laughing.
1
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, YOUNG LIFE, HIKING, BEING ON THE LAKE AND WORKING OUT.
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krysta

Krysta Mohs

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER
favorite place traveled to:
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!
three words that describe me:
Adventurous, Compassionate, Quirky
fun fact:
I used to go to McDonald’s so much they could recognize my voice through the drive through and had my order memorized.
favorite quote:
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. - Dr. Seuss
1
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
SPENDING TIME WITH MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS, TRAVELING, HIKING, READING (ESPECIALLY HARRY POTTER), AND SHOPPING
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aaron

Aaron Marple

SENIOR WEB & SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
favorite part of my job:
I really enjoy the variety and challenges that Prime brings me. I love problem solving!
favorite place traveled to:
Alaska
three words that describe me:
Fun, Personable, Creative
fun fact:
I invented and hand built the first indoor Digital Advertising screens in MN.
favorite quote:
Wherever we go, there we are! - Austin Powers
1
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
FISHING, GOLFING, ASTRONOMY
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sam

Sam Ortiz

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER
favorite place traveled to:
Salamanca, Spain or Venice, Italy
three words that describe me:
Vivacious, Quirky, Persistent
fun fact:
I love McDonald’s Big Macs so much that for a graduation present, I received imported Big Mac sauce from Canada.
favorite quote:
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – Maya Angelou
1
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
READING, TRAVELING, SPENDING TIME WITH MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS, SOCIAL MEDIA, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS
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garrett

Garrett Eichhorn

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
favorite part of my job:
Contributing to an environment that cultivates success and values reciprocity.
three words that describe me:
Conscientious, Dedicated, Perceptive
favorite quote:
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. - Henry David Thoreau
1
years with Prime
other than work, i enjoy:
COOKING, READING, CAMPING, AND STAYING ACTIVE

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