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Meet Zachary Willis

Meet Our Newest Sales Rep:

Where are you from?

I’m from Fargo, ND

Tell us a little bit about you.

I live with my fiance Julia and my French Bulldog Frankie – I just graduated with a marketing degree from NDSU where I played football as well.

If there was a movie about your life, who would play you and why?

I think Jack Black would play me because we have similar energies and senses of humor and I moderately resemble him!

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

I love to golf and barbecue in my free time. 

What’s a ridiculous fact about yourself?

A ridiculous fact about myself is that I once ate 80 wings in one sitting at Buffalo Wild Wings.

What part of your position provides the most value?

The part of my position that provides the most value is my flexibility – I can help with a little bit of everything!

Tell us about your experience.

I’ve interned previously at Radio FM Media and Northwestern Mutual. I also started my own business last May! I’ve always enjoyed interacting with clients and developing solutions for the problems they encounter.

What part of your job do you believe makes the most impact?

I think the the most impactful part of my job will be being able to fit into any role in the company and add value no matter where that may be.

Why does our community matter to you?

The community matters so much to me because I was born and raised here – what I have and the way I am are all tied directly to the FM area. I love this area and I want to do my part in growing and bettering it.

What are some of your goals at Spotlight?

Some of my goals at Spotlight include finding and expanding my role, getting in front of community members and contributing to make Spotlight and the FM area better!
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Welcome Cora Sather

Where are you from?

I’m from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 

Tell us a little bit about you.

I’m a goofball who likes to watch movies, go for long walks with my dog Ian, and spend time with the people that I love. 

If there was a movie about your life, who would play you and why?

Christina Hendricks. We’re both redheads and total bosses! 

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

I love playing Dungeons and Dragons, petting any dog I can find, and drinking every cup of coffee I can get my hands on. 

What’s a ridiculous fact about yourself?

I set a triathlon record when I was 8 years old!

What part of your position provides the most value?

Maximizing my people skills. I’m a “wooer”, so I love winning people over and making lasting connections!

Tell us about your experience.

I got my first job at 14 as a pizza artist, and never looked back! I have experience in project management, marketing, leadership, operations management, and customer service.

What part of your job do you believe makes the most impact?

Making people feel heard and understood. It’s as simple as that!

Why does our community matter to you?

When I moved to the FM area in 2015, I was welcomed with open arms. That experience has inspired me to help foster a community that makes others feel the same way.

What are some of your goals at Spotlight?

I plan on boosting efficiency, driving sustainable change, and completing projects on time and within scope. Let’s do this!
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Welcome Ben Buchanan

Meet Our Newest Designer:
Ben Buchanan

Where are you from?

Fargo, ND

Tell us a little bit about you.

I studied graphic design at MSUM where I found a love for the creative and visual side of marketing. 

If there was a movie about your life, who would play you and why?

Simon Pegg. I feel confident that he can accurately portray my distaste for Jar Jar Binks from the Star Wars franchise. I’m still upset about Jar Jar.

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

If I’m not glued to a screen rewatching Frasier for the 12th time, you can catch me tearing up the streets on my bicycle.

What’s a ridiculous fact about yourself?

When the weather is cooperating, I drive a big old mustard yellow boat of a car named Loretta. 

What part of your position provides the most value?

Visual insight on the design side of our client work.

Tell us about your experience.

I started interning with a local agency while finishing up some college courses. After receiving my degree I was hired full-time and learned a lot about juggling unique client needs in a fast-paced setting. I started receiving more and more motion graphic projects which propelled my love for animating designs. 

What part of your job do you believe makes the most impact?

Getting to collaborate with the interactive team and coming up with creative ideas for clients.

Why does our community matter to you?

Being a born & raised Fargo boy, I’ve watched it grow and thrive. The passion people have for this city is something special to be a part of.

What are some of your goals at Spotlight?

To support my team and grow as a designer.
Matt Becker Spotlight 2019

Welcome Matt Becker

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Where are you from?

I was born in Lynchburg, VA but have lived in Fargo for pretty much my whole life.

Tell us a little bit about you.

I love live music so I started a concert promotion company here in Fargo. We do mostly electronic concerts and some hip-hop. When I have free time, I try and go out to as many shows as I can or drive to Minneapolis to catch one there. I love to travel and see new places. 

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Go to concerts or music festivals.

What’s a ridiculous fact about yourself?

I don’t know if it’s ridiculous but I can play the piano.

What part of your position provides the most value?

Working with a solid team and doing something that leaves me feeling accomplished.

What are some of your goals at Spotlight?

Working with a solid team and doing something that leaves me feeling accomplished.

How do you hope to bring value to the businesses you work with?

I want to help our clients grow their business with the help of our services. When they succeed it helps our community to grow and thrive.