TEAM

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Jeff Hunt
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Jeff Hunt

CEO & Founder
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Jeff's passion for imagery and visualization began early in his career at Eastman Kodak, McDonnell Douglas Unigraphics and PTC. From there, he veered down the Internet start up path, helping take Object Design and Cysive to public offerings pre-bubble burst. Joining Scene7 in 2002 (which was acquired by Adobe in 2007) imaging and Internet start-up were finally united. It was here that Jeff listened to his customers and recognized an underserved market in the 360° and 3D photography space...and voilà, Snap36 was born!

A graduate of The Ohio State University, Jeff's love of his Buckeyes and his summers in Michigan provide an interesting dichotomy. Traveling with his family, weekends at the lake, snow skiing, paddle tennis and golf fill out the rest of the docket. With a half full Bucket List, learning to kite surf, Spanish and guitar still remain.
Steve Embree
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Steve Embree

President
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Steve spent 30+ years in retail merchandising, primarily in the Office Products Superstore industry. During the last 15 years, he was the key influencer of the executive committee developing and executing multi-channel go-to-market strategies for both Office Depot and OfficeMax. Through his decorated career in retail, Steve learned that PEOPLE and CULTURE are everything! Without these two components, work is just work!

Steve has many loves and passions. Aside from spending time with his 3 children and 3 year old Golden Retriever, Ellie, you will find Steve playing golf on the weekends—believing he can compete with anybody. His bravado seems to diminish completely by the end of the each round. Why? Not sure!
Christine Hunt
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Christine Hunt

Principal
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Christine Hunt helped start Snap36 in 2008 as principal, sales person, and creator of our trademarked tagline, “We Get Around.” She now is responsible for all things HR related, some things office manager related and all company-sponsored social events. She grew up in Indianapolis and attended St. Mary’s College.

Christine likes anything that keeps you moving: paddle tennis, golf, and biking, as well as, reading and spending time with her husband and two adult children.
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Michael Dreas

Director of Photography & Technology
Michael Dreas
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Michael Dreas has worked in commercial photography for over 20 years, in over 40 states and a dozen countries. As the first employee of Snap36, Michael has installed hundreds of robot systems and spent many years developing the spin photography techniques commonly used today. He has a highly technical, in-depth knowledge of studio automotive and spin workflows.

Michael is your standard Jack-of-all-trades. He can drive a truck, build a deck, or repair a computer. Whatever is needed.
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Colleen Ehrhardt

Director of Global Strategic Accounts
Colleen Ehrhardt
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As the Director of Global Strategic Accounts, Colleen’s innovative sales strategies have made her a major contributor to the year over year growth of Snap36. Her experience, passion for developing relationships, and dedication to service have greatly benefitted Snap36 clients, and in turn, positively impacted their strategic business results.

As a seasoned sales executive and marketing professional for over 20 years, Colleen has achieved tremendous success in both the Information Management and Ecommerce industries. Combining her expertise as a collaborator and a marketer, several Fortune 500 companies have relied on her industry knowledge to provide valuable sales solutions and develop strategic marketing campaigns.
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Jim Badger

Director of Operations
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Operational responsibility for implementation and growth of Snap36’s on-site service division, while ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction. Jim has focused on the implementation of lean manufacturing principles in an environment that traditionally has not used these principles. This philosophy allows market-leading efficiency and cost effectiveness, which is helping to drive the growth of 360° & 3D content for e-commerce.

When Jim needs to scale back and take it easy, he'll spend time fishing, preferably out of the country AND cell phone range! Jim doesn't feel a bit gill-ty as the time aweigh helps him look forward to being onboard to tackle the next project.
Matt Fowler
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Matt Fowler

Director of Sales
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As Director of Sales at Snap36, Matt runs a team working with various companies to help bridge the gap between in person and online sales. Through his passion for understanding how businesses work and excel, he has developed a dedication to taking eCommerce to the next level.

In his spare time you can find Matt killing it on the volleyball court, lounging at the beach or preparing for his next career as a TV Chef!
Brittany Tarpey
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Brittany Tarpey

Studio Project Manager
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Brittany has a background in photography and graphic design from Illinois State. Brittany has been a member of the Snap36 team for three years, where she began as a photographer and now manages the Chicago studio.

Brittany, more commonly referred to as Britt, loves laughing, doing yoga, and Jimmy Butler three-pointers.
Kevin Lustig
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Kevin Lustig

Manager of Support & Technology
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Kevin Lustig is the Snap36 implementation engineer. He is responsible for consulting on the deployment of 360° spin photography onto our clients’ websites. Kevin originally started in the financial industry where he received his Series 6 and Series 7 financial licenses before attending Dev BootCamp Chicago to secure his footing into the web development world.

Kevin is an avid sports fan with a major bias toward Chicago sports teams. His goal is to one day own an NBA or NFL sports franchise, but will settle for an NHL team if need be.
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Caitlin Andrews

Project Manager
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Caitlin Andrews works at Snap36 as an On-Site Services Project Manager, an equipment installer and a consultant. She has managed multiple high-volume studios around the U.S. Caitlin has spent the last 7 years in the industry—photographing products, consulting production, and perfecting the art of lighting.

Her hobbies include traveling), drawing illustrations, and spending quality time with her crazy puppy, Jack.
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John Smith

Project Manager
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John is a Project Manager at snap36. He has been a photographer and studio manager for 11 years with a degree in business and photography technology.

He enjoys spending his time pouring money into his project car, woodworking and pretending to be an amazing guitarist. All hobbies aside nothing compares to late nights with his wife and daughter.
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Sean Embree

Account Executive
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Sean is a Sales Consultant at Snap36. During his undergraduate at the University of Iowa, Sean participated in the Snap36 summer internship program. After graduation, he ventured off into the real world, working at a software company before making his return to Snap36.

In his free time, Sean enjoys playing golf, paddle tennis, and spending time with his friends. On most days, you’ll find Sean complaining about the Chicago Bears and believing he can manage the team better. In a future life, he’d like to open a food truck.
JB Blanchard
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JB Blanchard

Digital Marketing Manager
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JB is the Digital Marketing Manager at Snap36. He has a background in sports journalism, which eventually led to a career in marketing. As a former editor, JB loves to write and is passionate about creating both written and visually compelling content.

Falling short of his dream to become a professional baseball player, JB spends his time playing in several rec. sports leagues and watching his two favorite teams: the Chicago Cubs and Kansas Jayhawks basketball team. 
Claire McCracken
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Claire McCracken

Digital Marketing Coordinator
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Claire is a Marketing Coordinator at Snap36. She recently graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor's degree in Communications and Marketing. Before working at Snap36, Claire had a marketing internship with a construction company in Chicago. 

In her spare time, Claire enjoys hanging out with friends and family, exploring new spots in Chicago and traveling as much as possible. She hopes to get back to Europe in the future and travel to the places she did not have the chance to visit while she studied abroad in college.
Peter Marshall
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Peter Marshall

Sales Consultant
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Peter is a Sales Consultant at Snap36. He transitioned into sales after being the Snap36 Marketing Intern during the Summer of 2016. Peter’s passion for sales comes from his desire to meet new people and build his network.

When Peter is not at work you can find him hanging out with his friends trying new restaurants around the city. Peter also enjoys playing golf and one day hopes to be a single digit handicap (unlikely).
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Ben Goworowski

Sales Consultant
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Ben is a Sales Consultant at Snap36. He recently graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in marketing management and is beginning his journey into the business world.

When Ben is out of the office he enjoys being around his friends and family, trying to improve his golf game, and exploring new activities. In the future, he hopes to travel back to Barcelona, where he spent a semester studying abroad. Until then he will be enjoying everything that the city of Chicago has to offer and looks forward to all of the adventures ahead.
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Robbie Johnson

Merchandise Coordinator
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Liz Muskopf

Photographer
Liz Muskopf
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Liz Muskopf works at Snap36 as an in-house Photographer. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Commercial Photography from Harrington College of Design in Chicago, IL. With her acute attention to detail and ability to see the “big” picture, she finds collaborating with clients to be rewarding and successful.

In her spare time, she is usually hosting cozy dinner parties for her friends or going on spontaneous road trips to explore the great outdoors. You can sometimes find her leaving Chicago just to escape the city life for some horseback riding. Her cheerful attitude can be contagious, and she’ll do anything for a good laugh.
Caitlyn Eby
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Caitlyn Eby

Photographer
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Caitlyn Eby works at Snap36 as an in-house photographer, but has traveled to work on location. She has a bachelor's in Commercial Photography; with the education and experience working in the studio at Snap36, she is able to photograph any type of products that is throws at her.

Caitlyn goes by her last name “Eby” at work. Too many Caitlyn's around! Caitlyn loves all walks of life, she’s a mom to two cats Tuvan and Finnegan. She has about 20 plants in her apartment, you can say she has a green thumb as well. A camera is always by her side; she loves capturing beautiful raw moments that surround her life.
Meghan Carpenter
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Meghan Carpenter

Quality Control
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Meghan sees every image that leaves the Snap36 Chicago studio. A lot of people ask if her job is boring, but she is a bit of a perfectionist--go figure--and enjoys keeping the studio to a high standard. She does her best job when she prevents quality problems before they even happen.

Meghan comes from a background of both creative project management and retouching, including highly complex composited imagery. Reserved, but not shy, she enjoys cooking, playing with her cat, and going on spontaneous adventures around Chicago
Neal O'Bryan
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Neal O'Bryan

Photographer
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Neal O’Bryan works at Snap36 as an in-house Photographer. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Film/Video from Columbia College Chicago, but after many years of finding work in photography, he finds this to be the medium he enjoys most. His main goal is making sure that his clients are completely satisfied with not just the work he is producing, but also the overall experience.

Neal spends a lot of his free time shooting live music for publications such as Time Out Chicago. When he is not running around a photo pit at Lollapalooza, he is working on various movie projects (including a recent stop motion animation) and seeking out films that will give him inspiration. He also enjoys reading and traveling as much as possible.
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Kim Vlach

Photographer
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Kim works as a Photographer at Snap36. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Photography. She has over ten years experience working behind the lens, shooting everything from portraits to products. Her passion lies in creating successful imagery whether that means working as a stylist, photo assistant, photographer, or retouching artist. Attention to detail, styling and lighting has always been her focus.

In her free time you will find her practicing yoga in extremely hot rooms, going on any and all adventures, and watching her favorite show: Game of Thrones. Valar Morghulis!
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Jessica Morton

Project Manager
Jessica Morton
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Jessica is a graduate of the Art Institute of Charlotte where she received her degree in commercial photography. She started as an assistant for Snap36 on their Lowe's Hardware project where she was quickly promoted to digital tech. From there she moved on to become the Studio Lead for the Lowe's spin360 studio when brought the project in house and she stayed there until permanently joining the Snap36 team.

When Jessica isn't working, she loves to use the skills she gained from culinary school to whip up new meals for herself and friends any chance she gets. If she isn't in the kitchen, she can be found with her camera in hand, traveling new places and documenting everything around her. She also loves going to any live sporting events, hiking, camping, and beating anyone she can at bowling.
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Sue Gurgone

Controller
Sue Gurgone
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Sue Gurgone became the Controller of Snap36 in March of 2013. As Controller, she handles all billing & collections, vendor payments, accounting & reporting, and banking matters. Sue has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from John Carroll University, as well as, a Masters in Management from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

In her free time, Sue enjoys reading (just about anything written by Jodi Picoult), volunteering in the community, and chauffeuring her daughter around to her numerous activities.
Roscoe
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Roscoe

Dog
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Roscoe was one of the earliest employees of Snap36. As the Sanitation Director, he specializes in cleaning up employee lunches. In his free time, Roscoe likes jumping, playing games, and keeping up with the latest trends in fashion and hairstyles.
Zoey
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Zoey

Dog
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Zoey manages the Snap36 security team. At an impressive 12lbs, Zoey is known for her ability to guard the office and treasured Snap36 staff. Favorite activities include sleeping, trips to the lake, and spending time with her most prized companion, a stuffed buffalo.
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