Shawn Patrick Butler
Cameron Dunn

Nick White

President

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Nick has spent his entire career in the sales arena where he has developed a deep understanding of human behavior. This perspective has helped him excel in communication and marketing. His talent is broad-reaching, which has enabled him to create an agency that is unique and highly sought after. As the CEO of Epic Marketing, Nick is the energy and driving force that gives the agency shape. His vision promotes confidence and attracts some of the best talent in the agency world. Nick understands every facet of marketing and works very closely with each department within Epic Marketing to ensure that the quality of work is exceptional.

Life
Nick grew up in California and eventually moved to Utah where he traded the beach for a snowboard and the amazing scenery that Utah has to offer. He is a family man and spends a lot of time with his amazing wife and 4 children. When he is not with his family, he is riding his motorcycle, playing basketball, golfing, reading or at the gym. It is safe to say that he enjoys doing just about everything.

Jeff Martin

Creative Director

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As Epic Marketing's Creative Director, Jeff leads all creative functions of the agency, including branding and identity, print, advertising, packaging, web/interactive, and environmental graphics. Jeff has nearly two decades of experience in graphic design and creative theory, and has worked for a wide variety of corporations including Zion's Bank, OC Tanner, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Utah Symphony, and the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau, among many others. He has also been the creative mind behind numerous large-scale public awareness campaigns for the State of Idaho, Nevada, and Utah, including the Clean Air and Slow the Flow campaigns. Jeff has received several awards and honors for his design expertise, including local and regional Addy Awards, Gold and Silver Telly Awards, Golden Spike Awards, and recognition in PRINT Magazine's Regional Design Annual. After receiving a BFA in Graphic Design from The University of Utah, Jeff worked as the creative director at a multi-regional advertising agency, later becoming a partner for six years, prior to joining the Epic Marketing team.

Life
Jeff enjoys everything about the outdoors, especially high adventure sports like climbing, mountain biking, skiing, and camping with his six kids.

Jared Cannon

Sales Manager

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Jared has spent the past several years guiding hundreds of marketing campaigns for dozens of Epic Marketing’s clients all across the country. He has been instrumental in helping businesses achieve new levels of success with their improved marketing. Prior to coming to Epic and after graduating from The University of Utah, Jared had experience in retail, sales, and internet marketing. For several years, he traveled the globe helping companies build, manage, and market their business online. Given that experience and his extensive client background, he knows virtually every major market and understands how to target marketing to the core demographic. A strong sense of organization and a drive to exceed expectations motivates Jared to a premier level of service.

Life
Jared was born in Northern California and lived in Venezuela for a few years, but has spent most of his life in Salt Lake City as he loves the outdoor lifestyle. His family loves to ski, hike, camp, and root for their favorite local sports teams. Travel continues to be a motivator for Jared, but on most days his idea of perfection is watching a sunset while playing with his family.

Shawn Butler

Director of Digital Marketing

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As the Digital Director for Epic Marketing, Shawn Butler helps clients navigate the changing tides of digital marketing with sound marketing strategy. Shawn has nearly a decade of ad agency experience creating profit-driven strategies and award-winning campaigns that deliver results for his clients. He leverages traditional marketing strategy with digital technology to achieve powerful results in audience engagement, sales, and new customer acquisition. Shawn has an MBA from Georgia State University, an MS in Marketing from the Sorbonne, and a Bachelor’s in Marketing from Brigham Young University. Shawn guest lectures at BYU, the University of Utah, Utah Valley University, and LDS Business College and sits on the board of directors for the Utah Chapter of the American Advertising Federation and the Social Media Club of Salt Lake City.

Life
Shawn is an optimist and a Mac enthusiast. He has been a computer nerd for far longer than it has been popular to admit it. A transplant with his family from Atlanta, Shawn has embraced Utah by becoming a hiker, runner, mountaineer, RSL fan, and downhill skier, and drags his less-outdoorsy wife and three children on many adventures around the state.

Tandy Lee

Office Manager

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Tandy Lee earned her Bachelor's degree from Utah State University, and has implemented her knowledge of professionalism and high standards in the workplace. As the Office Manager, Tandy ensures that clients of Epic Marketing are receiving the very best of our team on the back end. She ensures that our team runs efficiently, productively, and seamlessly. She believes that if you have a high work ethic, much can and will be achieved.

Life
Tandy grew up in Southern California. Though the beach will always be home, there is many joys to be had in a place like Utah. Some of those things include hiking, biking, and snowshoeing. It's hard to stay away from those beautiful Rocky Mountains! When she is not enjoying the outdoors while in town, Tandy travels as much as she can and enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Dave Ostler

Business Development Manager

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Dave is a visionary sales leader and a tenacious sales marketer motivated by internal standards of excellence. He has a 29-year documented track record of success in multiple industries from start-up companies to Fortune 500 businesses. Dave is proficient in a variety of sales and sales management programs and skill sets and is experienced in handling general sales to the most complex sales management duties. As Vice President of Business Development, Dave has a key role in the development and growth of the company's business; execute sales strategies against corporate goals and objectives and develop and scale up new business and customer bases.

Life
Dave was raised in Utah and has lived in Las Vegas, San Diego, St. Louis, Nashville and England. He is a family man with an inspirational wife, 4 children and four amazing grandchildren. Dave enjoys going on weekly dates with his wife, Melanie, and doing anything outdoors, including skiing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, and riding off-road motorcycles and UTV’s. His passion is boating with the family, and he's happiest when water is added to any activity.

David Ludwig

Production Manager

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David Ludwig has extensive Production Management experience dating back more than 25 years in the Advertising, Print, and Newspaper industries. Dave's attention to detail in scheduling and purchasing, and his broad experience prove to be a great asset when brought to bear on behalf of Epic Marketing's clients. Although his formal education is in Computer Technologies, Dave has a rare insight into the "sometimes lost" art of fine Typography, having participated in a two-year Typographical Union apprenticeship program early in his career.

Life
Dave grew up in the coastal suburbs southeast of Boston, and with the wonderful influence of his dad, developed a love of the great outdoors which continues to this day. In fact, it is a keen interest in snowboarding, backpacking, camping, and rafting that attracted Dave to our beautiful Utah as a vacation destination some 15 years ago. After spending much of his vacation time in Utah, Dave finally made the move here in 2003 and has never looked back.

Doug Roper

Account Manager

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Doug is a marketing and advertising expert with years of experience helping clients identify needs and build solutions that get results. He earned a BA in Corporate Advertising from Brigham Young University followed by a Post-Graduate Internship in New York City. Prior to joining Epic, Doug worked for a nationally recognized marketing and lead generation firm as an Advertising Consultant and District Manager. He’s helped businesses thrive everywhere from Steamboat Springs and Seattle to Moab and Minneapolis.

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Raised in beautiful Colorado, Doug and his adorable wife Becky are parents to three children and six grandchildren. Doug enjoys racquetball, mountain biking, and golf. He isn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and use his diverse handyman skills to serve others – especially the elderly. He loves helping others because it’s the right thing to do, and because they usually offer him cookies when he’s done.

Stacie Saltzgiver

Account Manager

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Stacie graduated from Westminster College and earned a BS degree in Marketing and Psychology. In her career, she has worked with many Businesses, helping them to see the value in service and efficiency. With her love of assisting others, she decided to pursue the mortgage world and helped hundreds of families achieve the dream of homeownership. She likes the challenge of making any situation into a potentially better one with sensible improvements. Her favorite words of wisdom are “Keep it Real”. She believes in setting the right expectations and to never over-promise.

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In her spare time, Stacie LOVES to dance Zumba; or really to anything when the music is just right! She also enjoys interior design, camping, fishing, snowboarding, and vacationing. On any given day, she finds serenity in reading a book in her hammock. She has been married for 15 years and has the pleasure of raising two kids; now 14 and 8.

Scott Hendrix

Account Manager

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Scott has graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in strategic communication and has worked in account management for nine years. He specializes in launching new brands and has a long track record of taking existing brands to the next level. Growing up, Scott worked for his family’s fishing/outdoors business. For years he learned about hard work and ethics straight from one of his idols- his father.

Life
Scott grew up in Fallon Nevada and spent his childhood doing anything and everything outdoors. He moved to Utah to attend college and met his wife Heather during their first week at UVU. They have a vibrant young daughter who has Scott’s sense of humor and Heather’s eyes.

Scott enjoys spending time with family, golfing, snowboarding, reading (aka listening to books on Audible), and watching movies- especially ones based on true stories. He enjoys watching sports but these days finds himself rooting for ‘big games’ more than specific teams. Over the last three years he has taken a great interest in learning ornamental penmanship and calligraphy.

Cameron Dunn

Paid Search Manager

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Cameron graduated with a BS degree in Marketing and Business management from Brigham Young University. He has worked with four different marketing agencies in a variety of functions. After dabbling in many aspects of digital marketing he discovered his passion in the form of paid search and social advertising. He loves the thrill of analyzing accounts and determining what the next steps should be. The thought that campaigns can continually be optimized and improved upon fills him with glee.

Life
Cameron has an appetite for the extreme which is shown most clearly in his love of ultra-hot hot sauce and peppers. He gladly sacrifices flavor for heat because “it makes food more exciting.” He is constantly seeking out the next sauce, powder, or pepper to test himself against. He also loves racquetball, hiking and camping with his wife, and reading self-improvement books.

Maxwell Pond

SEO Manager

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As a young professional, Max has found a home in agency life. After studying public relations at Brigham Young University Max came to Epic with ambition and a wealth of digital and SEO expertise. Max’s search optimization background consists mostly of helping enterprise level clients and tech startups. While Max may specialize in SEO, he’s definitely no one trick pony. The end result of Max’s work is a custom digital strategy unique to needs of the industry's digital landscape. Then comes the execution and increased bottom-line results.

Life
Max is a Utah transplant, from Palos Verdes California and will most likely live here forever because of how amazing the traffic is here (compared to LA). Besides implicitly mentioning that he hates traffic, Max can be found playing and practicing the drums. Max also thinks you should know that he really is grateful for cars. He is so glad he does not have to walk to all the places he drives, it’s just that traffic in LA is really bad. Max does have other things about him that are interesting however he’d like to dedicate the rest of this space to talking about how awesome it is that we don’t have to run to work or bike like 400 miles if we want to visit a relative that’s in Colorado… Man, that would be awful. Thank heavens for cars. Can Max get an amen!?

Sammy Smith

Content Specialist

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Sammy graduated from The University of Utah with a Bachelor's Degree in English and an emphasis in Creative Writing. Before joining the Epic team, she was a copywriter at an e-commerce company in the Salt Lake valley, where she made amazing friends and gained experience writing professionally for a brand with a strong voice. She has a passion for writing that is always evident in her work.

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Sammy was born and raised in Cottonwood Heights, Utah and loves being close to her family. As you'd expect, Sammy loves to write and read in her spare time. A frequent flier, Sammy is always planning her next globetrotting adventure. Her favorite vacations have been: London, England, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Vancouver, Canada, and a road trip across Zimbabwe. Sammy loves to try new foods and has a major sweet tooth. She loves to go shopping, attend movies and plays, soak up sunshine, and watch Real Salt Lake games.

Jarom Higley

Web Developer

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Jarom graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University in Information System and has traveled the world dedicating his skills to building custom websites. With just over 10 years of experience, Jarom is proficient both as a front end and back end developer, knowledgeable in CSS3, HTML, PHP, AJAX, JavaScript, Git, SASS, Bootstrap, MySQL and more.

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Jarom loves spending time with his wife and five kids. They play the Xbox, fly kites in the park, have nerf wars and more as a family. He reads the news every day for about an hour, and then calms back down with a good fantasy novel, preferably by his favorite author, Brandon Sanderson. He collect board games (he has more than a hundred in his collection), and often invites family and friends over for a game night. He's working on manufacturing his own card game on Kickstarter with a few friends. He can also tell a few funny jokes that he's learned over the years.

Meng Tian

Web Developer

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Meng graduated from The University of Utah with a degree in Information Systems. With the passion of building websites, she has been working at digital marketing companies since she was in college. Programming is a lot of fun to her and her career goal is to build beautiful and functional websites. She enjoys to learn new technologies and she believes there is always something new for her to learn.

Life
Meng was raised in the countryside of Yueyang, Hunan, China. She lived with her grandparents and three cousins for ten years. Even though there was no cars, no toys, and no air conditioner, Meng had her greatest time at Yueyang. Life was hard but happy. When she was twelve, she moved to a big city, Changsha, to live with her mother. Everything was new and different than the small village. The biggest challenge was riding a bus because in the countryside of Yueyang they didn’t have this type of transportation. Meng came to Utah when she was Eighteen. She has met many great people here and she consider Utah as her second hometown. Meng likes to play badminton, ski, and spend time with family and friends.

Josh Yamamoto

Art Director

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Josh Yamamoto graduated from The University of Utah with a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration. Currently serving as Art Director, he brings his skills and talents to problem solve the clients' needs in a uniquely refreshing fashion. With his sketchbook permanently attached to his side, he is constantly taking notes in visual form and pushes the design envelope with fierce attention to detail bordering on clinical OCD. Josh has also served on the board of the Salt Lake chapter of the AIGA.

Life
Having been born in Toronto, Canada, Josh fulfills the diversity quota required here at Epic. Weaving his way down to Salt Lake, Josh has made the Wasatch Mountain Range his home for the past 20 years where he avidly boards and skis during the winter and takes advantage of the close proximity of the Red Rocks during the summer. Josh’s latest addition to his household is a rescued Shepherd/American Boxer mix by the name of Keita.

Alexander Hofstetter

Art Director

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A non-traditional learner, Alexander brings with him a lifetime of art appreciation and several years of graphic design experience to the Epic Marketing team. As a passionate and enthusiastic advocate of an architectural approach to UX, he creates clean user interfaces that are devoid of unnecessary functionalities and information. Through his minimalistic approach to design and illustration, he provides elegant designs that employ adequate white space and bold geometric forms.

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In his personal life, Alexander retains a deep admiration for art and mountains. When he is not designing, he can be found drawing, painting, watching Jeopardy, or wandering alone in the wilderness.

Dianna Totland

Graphic Designer

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Dianna graduated from Salt Lake Community College with a degree in graphic design and brings with her over 5 years experience. Before joining the Epic Marketing team, she worked for a design agency, digital advertising agency, and also as a freelancer for a local magazine. She believes in exploring all areas of design with a creative mind and welcomes new challenges.

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Dianna was raised in the heart of Salt Lake City and loves supporting her local community by volunteering for art festivals and farmers markets. She loves fine art, museums, yoga, and sharing that with her daughter and husband. If she isn’t knee-deep in a design challenge, she's baking something delicious.

Melody Campbell

Graphic Designer

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Melody graduated magna cum laude from Utah State University with a BFA in graphic design and a minor in computer science. Before bringing her skills to Epic Marketing, she cut her teeth at various other agencies in northern Utah. She loves analyzing and solving problems in creative ways. She brings a fresh point of view and an eye for detail to our team. She values delivering on the promises she makes and holds her work to the highest possible standards.

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A Utah native, Melody comes from a large family. She loves sewing her own clothing and inventing new patterns. She believes cooking is a recreational activity and loves to find new and interesting recipes. She loves the outdoors and is always ready for the next adventure, from rock climbing to mountain biking. She loves learning new things and isn’t afraid to fail miserably. When she’s feeling less adventurous she enjoys curling up with a book in her favorite place—her bed.

Emily Hanks

Office Assistant

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Emily graduated from Southern Utah University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Before joining Epic’s team, Emily worked at Great Clips as a hairstylist where she met many wonderful people. She also completed an internship at Enterprise Rent-A-Car where she learned a little bit about running a successful business, speaking with and caring for customers, and developing marketing strategies. This internship gave Emily the insight she needed to excel in her office assistant position. Being a part of Epic, Emily continues to learn and observe the skill sets of what are needed to advance in the marketing industry.

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Emily was born and raised in Utah. She enjoys the outdoors and scenery that Utah has to offer. She likes to work with her hands and create crafts of all kinds, letting her creativity show. Emily has come to appreciate the art of sewing and likes making blankets and quilts. Although, Emily did not play sports growing up she has a love for them. Her favorite sport is football and you will catch her wearing the colors orange and blue for her favorite team, the Denver Broncos. One of Emily’s favorite things to do is travel, and she has quite the ‘Travel Bug.’ Emily loves traveling because she gets to learn more about the different cultures and living lifestyles outside of Utah. Emily has not traveled out of the United States yet, but her goal is to travel the world.