The PISTn team

Kevin Steeland

Kevin is a hands-on leader and a visionary who observes the trends and translates new marketing developments into practical plans that keep his clients relevant in the marketplace. He has always had a passion for marketing and has spent the last 20 years assembling a team of professionals that, together, form the heart of PISTn. Read More…

His experience as an entrepreneur taught him creative problem solving and the importance of creating value for customers. Today, Pistn serves hundreds of small businesses across the country. Our offices in Michigan and South Carolina take pride in delivering personalized service and are powered by our technology headquarters in the Silicon Valley Bay Area of California. Kevin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Oakland University. He attended University Of Detroit R.O.T.C. and was a Commissioned Officer in the Michigan National Guard. Today Kevin can be seen, on special occasions, at the golf course in colorful knickers, argyle socks and a plaid golf cap. Read Less…

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Lauri Steeland

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Western Michigan University Lauri Steeland began her marketing career with a 16 year stint at USA TODAY. During her time there she learned all facets of marketing in a fast changing industry and her efforts resulted in many company awards. Recognizing that the industry was changing, and following her passion for the digital side of marketing, she decided to join the PISTn team in 2010. Read More…

Lauri’s “right brained” nature enjoys the continuously changing puzzle that the digital marketing landscape provides. She thrives in learning and uncovering ways to ensure her customers’ marketing budgets are spent wisely. When not managing her current work responsibilities, Lauri can be found on the tennis court serving up an ACE. Off the court, Lauri can be found on the phone speaking with the wizard behind the curtain: “Google”. Read Less…

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Sherrie Brindley

Sherrie believes every business has an interesting story to tell and she puts her 20 years’ experience to work helping our clients share their stories with the world. She approaches each new project with creativity and a genuine client-service focus. Her professional career includes both public sector and small business experience. Read More…

She earned her bachelor’s degree at Eastern Michigan University. In her spare time she helped found Wayne Main Street, a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing the downtown in her home town, Wayne, Michigan. She is also a self-proclaimed voting geek who serves as an election inspector every election day. Read Less…

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June Ku

June has a decade of experience in professional software engineering. Prior to joining Pistn, she had run all aspects of a web development company and worked with big data and machine learning. She holds a computer science degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Read More…

She has also done extensive research in academic philosophy and is programming a way for AI to understand and share our values. Read Less…

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Bob Roberts

Bob Roberts is a Senior Software Engineer with over a decade of hands-on experience. His technical knowledge is complemented with a deep-rooted understanding of the business value of features, and the ability to successfully deliver a product which exceeds client expectations. He approaches each new challenge with a “no task too small” attitude for problem solving. Read More…

During his service with the U.S. Army, Bob learned the skills to be both a humble follower and a great leader.In his spare time, he loves riding his motorcycle, spending time with his wife, daughter and grand-kitties or watching football. He also is a volunteer mentor for OperationCode which is a non-profit charity that helps veterans and their families learn programming, and he has managed several programming language meet-ups. Read Less…

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David Wanagat

A 1985 graduate of the Design Center at Western Michigan University, Dave has extensive experience in graphic, print and web design, brand identities, marketing and sales materials. No matter what type of company or business, Dave is committed to providing clients with fresh ideas and graphic visions that translate into a stronger bottom line. Read More…

An avid gardener and backyard birder, once he’s completed his projects for the day (amazingly, always on time), Dave heads out to the vegetable garden or his workshop to build one-of-a-kind bird houses and feeders. Read Less…

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Krista Smith

Krista earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Liberty University. After college, she taught at her former elementary school in Michigan, then traveled abroad to teach English to children in Russia for a year. Read More…

She joined PISTN in 2012 as their Social Media Director and now serves as the Client Outreach and Development Coordinator. She prides herself on being a detail-oriented, highly organized person. She enjoys working behind the scenes helping PISTN clients reach their potential and helping them maintain their customer relationships through a strong online presence. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching Hallmark movies and watching her kids in their various sports and activities. Read Less…

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Po Ku

As mentioned in her Twitter handle bio: Singer-songwriter, poet even though she doesn't know it, and punner because it's funner. Whether it's writing a song in 10 minutes or describing why you should visit the surrounding communities around our shops, Po looks on the bright side of life and hopefully makes it brighter for everyone in contact with her and her work. Read More…

She has a B.S. in Biology from Caltech, has finished the Competent Communicator manual in Toastmasters and has been with Pistn over 5 years now. She's tweeted at least 1500 puns in her tenure on Twitter and can be followed @PoKuPuns. Read Less…

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Scott Spielman

Scott Spielman is a former newspaper reporter and editor who has been honored by the Michigan Press Association for his work. He joins our team as a Content and Social Media writer, creating clever and engaging content for the web, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. He spends his off-hours writing fiction including a series of mysteries based loosely on his experiences in the newspaper industry and affectionately inspired by the people he met along the way. Read More…

He can be found kayaking northern Michigan when the weather cooperates. Read Less…

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Dan Smith

Dan has been in and around automotive and maintenance shops for over 17 years. He has experienced many aspects of the industry, but his work has always come back to helping clients better market their businesses. The thing that really sets Dan apart is the personal attention he gives to every client; he cares about the people he serves and it shows. The client’s success drives his whole process. Read More…

If you work with Dan for long, you’ll start to recognize his signature catch phrases like “rabbit trail”. He is a dedicated family man and spends much of his free time at the baseball diamond with his son. Read Less…