Our Organization Is Driven by Service. Everyone Rolls up Their Sleeves, Digs in and Works to Meet the Needs of Our Clients.
No matter the size of the project, we strive to ensure that our commitment to quality service on ALL projects is never compromised. We approach each meeting, each phone call, every facet of every project on which we work, as if the account's future relationship with VIA Marketing hinges solely on that particular assignment...because it does.
Our organization is driven by service. Everyone rolls up their sleeves, digs in and works to meet the needs of our clients. The lines between owners, managers and staff are very gray. Every attempt is made to treat each person as an equal and respected member of the team and to give people responsibilities instead of tasks. This philosophy allows VIA to be very different and more importantly, it allows all employees to grow.
"Meet our dedicated leader. Julie has the creativity and knowledge, which is apparent from the 30 years that VIA has been in business, to continuously build award-winning concepts and strong, successful marketing campaigns.
Using her "doing it better" attitude, Julie always supports her clients and staff and finds the best ways to make the most out of everything. We all agree that she’s one of the best bosses we’ve ever worked for. (I hope the boss likes not-so-subtle flattery.) Everyone will tell you that Julie is warm, friendly, honest and loyal, but it is her dynamic energy, tenacity and that sly sense of humor that always keeps her one-step ahead. Just ask her about her fervor to win board games - by the way, don't play Monopoly with Julie.
Julie also has some major accomplishments outside of running a successful full-service marketing agency. She worked her way through college as a cake decorator and more recently, served on 8 missions trips to Argentina and Brazil. She served her community as an Indiana State Representative from 2014 - 2018.
Julie has been married for over 30 years to the man she loves and has had to take to countless emergency room visits in five different states and even on a cruise. How does that happen?! He's just fine now. For fun, Julie still likes to bake, paint her house and as an avid potter, host pottery nights in her home."
"Leslie is the Genius Digital Specialist. When it comes to anything tech-related, she’s able to give the office valuable insight like no other. Above and beyond knowing everything about the latest and most effective SEO and digital marketing platforms, she brings depth to the VIA team by being the Spanish Translation Specialist. She also has the cleanest and most organized office at VIA.
As the reigning Queen of Stylish Scarves, Leslie is a lot of fun to work with. She is a great teacher and is thoughtful and helpful, working hard to keep VIA's clients amazed with outstanding digital marketing. Super-talented and always with a smile, Leslie comes up with ways to make your online marketing campaigns run faster, smoother and smarter, making each of them a success.
As cool as Leslie is at work, she has even more achievements outside of the digital marketing world. Leslie became a U.S. citizen in June 2016 and back in high school, she graduated in the top ten. Her knack for trends comes from her love of pop culture, social media and memes. When she's not spending time with family or friends, she's enjoying the latest in movies, TV shows and music. "
"It's SpongeBob, it's Nixon, no – it’s Carlo in the back of the office making us laugh with one of his impersonations. "Good morning, Chief" is how Carlo (literally) greets each day before creating designs for both digital and print media that are imaginative, modern and cool. Through his innovation and creativity that is always shining through, you can see that Carlo truly loves what he does.
Between random quips and banter...and making sure he has the best shoes in the office, he is VIA's Graphic Designer Super Hero who works diligently to come up with fascinating concepts. These exciting concepts have made for award-winning designs and memorable branding. He can imagine 20 versions of a logo that would make any business envious to have and never burn out of new ideas.
At home, Carlo is the sleep-deprived dad of twin girls. (This makes Carlo a coffee aficionado). He loves spending quality time with his beautiful wife, the girls and their beagle Lucy. He already has his countdown set for his family's next trip to Disney World. Carlo appreciates anything and everything Star Wars, super heroes and sports. As a result, he has the best bobble-head desk collection you've ever seen."
"Good-natured and always thinking ahead, Michelle actually likes event planning. List making is a hobby of hers. She’s fun AND organized, what?! A creative thinker and talented writer, Michelle will go the extra 100 miles to make sure VIA’s clients are happy. As hard as she works, her office plants usually look very sad because they are often neglected.
Michelle's colleagues say she has a great sense of humor and never says anything negative. She is going to let them keep on believing that (it’s kinda true actually). When Michelle isn’t making your next campaign succeed or killing her plants, she loves to bust a move and has a minor in dance. A Professional Tutu Maker, everything she touches glitters, literally.
Michelle’s middle name is Fun. She loves road trips, Disney World, Olympic badminton, and the Oxford Comma. Michelle also volunteers for some amazing non-profits and serves as a committee member for many local fundraisers. Her husband and children are her joy and the twinkle in her eye… or is that glitter from the tutus? It’s definitely a twinkle."
This is Joe, VIA's freshly minted web developer. He’ll take the design you’ve produced with us and paint it on the world wide web for all to see, and then some. When he’s not constructing your site or maintaining the scripts that manage your important correspondence and data, he’s looking for ways to make your user experience as polished and modern as possible.
If Joe isn't working on developing new sites or decorating his desk with something other than work orders, you can find him reading, writing, or maybe even assembling & painting models. As a side-gig, Joe could probably turn into a movie reviewer—he's always willing to discuss movies with deeper comments than most people give!
You can count on Joe as he tackles the wide and ever-changing landscape of the internet, always self-educating on the newest development trends & changes. With a bachelor of science in computer graphics technology from Purdue University, Joe is able to meet each challenge with tenacity and patience, always solving the problem at hand.
Lily is VIA's guru of bookkeeping and finance. Managing all things money and more, Lily's employment at VIA started with a chance encounter—an encounter that she says made her very happy—she LOVES working at VIA...and we love those compliments. Lily is thorough and dedicated, instantaneously finding better ways to do projects and to be more organized. Her friends even invite her to their homes for this reason—organization—she just can't sit there while something is out of place.
Having the privilege to be involved with the Hammond Lions Club for over 10 years, Lily loves helping people in our community and working alongside those who have a passion for others. She's been the club president for four years and served two years as vice-president and two years as secretary.
Lily was born 'n raised in Chicago, until she moved right next door to the beautiful state of Indiana after marrying her best friend in 1990. Lily loved the tranquility here so much, she stayed in Northwest Indiana to have her three babies and now enjoys a special bundle of joy received this year, a precious granddaughter. In her spare time, Lily enjoys crocheting, scrapbooking, decorating, and making cards.
Favorite Quote: "Indiana, where we don’t just grow corn."
Childhood Nickname: Chilly. Why you ask? She was always cold.