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Mark has a diverse background. His meager beginnings working for his father’s family-based company and his experience working directly for some of the pioneers in the interactive/online world give him a unique ability to explain complex marketing campaigns in a way that is easy for people to understand. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.
As one of the founders of Look Locally, Mark is tasked with bringing customer’s vision of their business into reality. This allows the Look locally team to focus on the BEST and FUN parts of a company. The consultative approach at Look locally is based off the reverse of most marketing companies. You might hear other firms ask pointless questions. Example: “What keeps you up at night?” Mark’s team wants to know what the best part of your company so Look Locally helps people feel connected with your brand. Mark is a hands-on leader that can talk techy, write code and or help in the design process. “Superman” is his given nickname for a reason. This Man of Steel is tough in the board room and tougher when insuring that Truth, Justice and Liberty are delivered in every product delivered.
Lance showed an interest in art at a very young age. His mother was an artist and his parents nurtured his artistic ability and encouraged him throughout his childhood. He graduated from the Art Institute of Dallas with a degree in Visual Communications in 1999. His diverse work history has equipped him with skills in all areas of marketing and advertising; not to mention his knack for traditional art. In his spare time, he enjoys drawing and even does commissioned paintings.
As Creative Director for Look Locally, Lance is charged with effectively determining the best ways to visually represent the company’s identity, as well as its clients, in the marketplace through design, branding and marketing. The creative process at LOOK is very much a team effort with conceptualizing and brainstorming campaigns and promotions. Lance is hands-on with design, strategies, and supervision of client’s accounts. Nicknamed “The Flash” for good reason… when he gets crackin’ on a project, you can expect to see it come to life very quickly. LOOK out!
Filmmaker Chris Levario has always had a well-rounded arsenal which makes him a valuable asset to Look Locally. From National Dj and breakdance competitions at an early age , music production , rock bands, music videos with national acts, documentaries, filmmaking, to Google Display Advertising – Chris Levario has an incredible sense of pacing which makes him a phenomenal Filmmaker/ Editor.
As Director of Video Production for Look Locally, Chris is the Director of Photography/ Editor/ Sound Designer for any client adding video to their branding and marketing campaigns. From Pre to Post- Production, Chris consistently executes the clients story and vision. Nicknamed the “ Big Dogg” because of his stand-out work..... Chris will bring your story to life with one true goal in mind, engaging your audience and producing results.
Laura’s natural social and creative abilities showed at an early age. Throughout college her overly zealous social appetite showed through in her leadership roles in her sorority. This is when her skills of being a people person, organizing, creating concepts, and negotiating all came together. When Laura gets a few moments to spare, she enjoys reading a good book.
Laura has been in marketing and sales for thirteen years. She started her career in the yellow page industry, transitioned into mass media selling radio advertising along with integrated digital packages, and finally has settled here at Look Locally where she brings businesses and potential clients together through basic marketing principles that fit into today’s digital age. Laura’s nickname is Cat Woman based on her brother loving calling her “The Cat Lady”. Expect her to help your business grow with her quick reflexes and playful ideas.
Crystal has always had high aspirations. As a child she enjoyed playing banker which is similar to the degree she earned in college. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2000 with her Bachelors of Science in Economics and Finance. Experience in several Fortune 500 companies prior to starting Look Locally has been beneficial. Working in large corporations with set policies and procedures helped her created the necessary processes for the company. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dogs.
As Chief Operating Officer, Crystal is in charge of setting policies to help efficiency and effectiveness and to assess the overall condition of the company. Her ultimate goal is to offer customer satisfaction by ensuring the process runs as smoothly as possible. Nicknamed "Elastigirl" due to the fact she is always working to make sure everything is in proper order and keeping everything operating as necessary whether it is a current project, office computers or the coffee pot.
Lauren graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 2001 with Bachelors Degree in Biology and Minor in Biblical Studies. Her career started as a High School Physics teacher before moving on to Middle School Science. After several years of teaching she decided to take a break to raise her 3 beautiful children, Tyler, Avery & Emily.
When Look Locally expressed a need for a Project Manager, Lauren jumped at the opportunity to utilize her amazing organizational and management skills. She wear many hats and has been instrumental in improving work flows and client relations. She oversees all aspects of each project working closely with all team members to make sure that the scope and direction is on schedule. It’s no wonder they call her “Wonder Woman” around the office because it takes someone with super powers to do what she does!
Throughout undergraduate studies, Melissa was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa and the National Dean's List. She quickly became well loved on campus as she built relationships and fine tuned her networking skills. She is currently enrolled in Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and raising two beautiful daughters named Angelina and Bailey.
Melissa has always loved helping people and discovered a knack for identifying tools needed to help others achieve their aspirations. She consistently reaches out to build relationships within the local community and has a true love for the businesses that drive the local economy. We call her 'Xena' because she stands up for her people and fights for what she believes in. This is a Warrior Princess that you definitely want on your side!
James took a strong interest in computers and technology at a young age. It started when his dad brought home a comodore 64, and continues to this day with a variety of technical undertakings. James holds an Associate's Degree in Applied Computer Science from New Mexico State University. His experience in Information Technology and Web Systems Administration enables him to assemble disparate parts into functional, high-value solutions.
As Chief Technology Officer, James is charged with planning, building and supporting the systems that our products live and grow on. He strives to ensure that only the best and most effective technology solutions drive our products. The nickname "Professor X" was given to him ((because of his bald head)) due to his ability to "read minds" - computer minds that is.
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