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Nick Kraus is the Founder & CEO of Kraus Marketing. Nick received his B.A. from the University of Tampa where he met his now wife Michelle.
For hobbies, Nick enjoys running, biking, carpentry and clearly starting business’. An avid fitness guy, it would be impossible for Nick to give up working out, coffee, his iPhone and his wife and kids.
Nick’s typical Friday night consists of a glass of Scotch and a movie with the wife.
Something you may not know about Nick is that he is a twin.
Michelle Kraus is Kraus Marketing’s Quality Control Specialist. She received her B.S. from the University of Tampa where she met her now husband, Nick.
Michelle’s hobbies include running, biking, hiking, volleyball and spending time with her family. As for something Michelle could never give up, it would be her mini van. How else would she get her kids to soccer?
A typical Friday night consists of play doh and Barbie’s. She has baby girls, what else would she be doing?
As for something you may not know about Michelle, she secretly loves the song “Selfie” by the Chainsmokers and forces her children to listen to it with sunglasses on and fist pump along side of her. She may not originally be from Jersey, but she sure is getting used to the customs!
Joel Kraus is Kraus Marketing’s VP of Business Development. Joel attended both Fairleigh Dickinson & Ramapo Colleges.
Joel’s hobbies consist of fishing, coin collecting, metal detecting and gardening. Martha Stewart’s got nothing on Joel’s gardening skills. The two things that would be impossible for Joel to give up would be his family and chocolate chip cookies.
On Friday’s, you can catch Joel at home relaxing with his family.
As something you may not about Joel, he has plans to buy and fly a powered parachute up and down the East Coast.
Katherine Falconieri holds the title of Art Director here at Kraus Marketing. A graduate of William Paterson University, Katherine was actually born in Poland.
Kat’s past jobs in Design Director at Allure Magazine and Art Director at Prevention/Rodale Corp.
On weekends, you can find Kat hanging with her baby, Jacob and according to Kat, there’s nothing that would be impossible for her to give up. A typical Friday night for Kat consists of going out to dinner and then putting her baby to bed.
As for Kat’s awards and accolades, Kat was Conde Nast Marketer of the Quarter and a 2016 NJ Ad Club MARCOM Professional 40 under 40!
Ian Leong is the Digital Marketing Director here at Kraus Marketing. A graduate of Rutgers University, Ian enjoys golf and jamming out to “sweet tunes” in his spare time. Some of Ian’s past jobs include Senior Director of Marketing at US Legal/Jacoby & Meyers, Director of Marketing & Analytics at LexisNexis and Senior Internet Marketing Manager at Weichert Relators.
If Ian could live anywhere right now, it would be exactly where he is now. As per a typical night for Ian, it would be taking a power nap and then meeting up with friends for a night of food and libation.
Something impossible for Ian to give up would be sunny days as he hates gloomy weather and something that people don’t know about him is that he grew up in Lawrence, Kansas.
Peggi Cheevers is the Controller at Kraus Marketing. Prior to working at Kraus Marketing, Peggi worked as a bookkeeper, accountant, administrative assistant, computer programmer, and case worker. She attended Saint Peter’s College and is a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor.
On the weekends, Peggi enjoys hiking and cheering on her high school boys’ sporting events. A typical Friday night consists of no utensils – appetizers for dinner, a board game or a game of cards with family and friends.
Something people don’t know about Peggi is that she knows more than necessary about J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, all the iterations of Star Wars, and Frank Herbert’s Dune. If she could live anywhere, it would be where she is now, on a lake in the mountains.
Nick Westcott is the Senior Web Developer here at Kraus Marketing. A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, he also studied abroad in England at Wroxton College.
As for hobbies, Nick enjoys painting (some say he’s the VanGogh of our time), drawing and fishing. Also, he’s a fan of his baby girl Charlotte and his wife Kristyn.
For Nick, a typical Friday night consists of him relaxing at home with his wife and daughter.
Something people don’t know about Nick is that he has a tattoo of Homer Simpson and as a developer, has developed over 100 websites.
Bohdana Komichak is the Junior Art Director here at Kraus Marketing. A graduate of Ohio University, Bohdana enjoys dance, Ukrainian culture, cheap wine and rooting for Cleveland sports – don’t judge.
Erik Nowicki is one of the Graphic Designers here at Kraus Marketing. Erik attended Montclair State University where he majored in graphic design. Erik’s hobbies consist of video games and going skiing. On a typical Friday night, you will find Erik hanging outdoors with his friends and relaxing with a cold beer. One of the things it would be impossible for Erik to give up is talking. If Erik could live anywhere, he would live on the moon. Something people may not know about Erik is that he loves TED talks.
Kristen Begley is Kraus Marketing’s Web Developer. Kristen received her Bachelor’s degree from TCNJ and her Master’s degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey.
Kristen’s hobbies include jewelry design, photography, and art. You can also find her enjoying a good book, although, for the most part, she only reads nonfiction.
On weekends, you can find Kristen working on her jewelry line, spending time with family and friends, and hiking with her husband and her dog.
Sam Codd is the Project Manager here at Kraus Marketing. Sam is a graduate of Rutgers University.
Sam’s hobbies include hiking and rock climbing. Her Friday night consists of going to any concert that she can get her hands on tickets to or watching trashy TV with her roommate.
Sam could never give up Sour Patch Watermelons or her dogs Cooper and Finn. Something you may not know about Sam is that she broke her ankle in two places while playing Scrabble and she is absolutely terrified of jellyfish.
If Sam could live anywhere in the world, she would want to live somewhere foreign like Portugal or Thailand.
Angie is Kraus Marketing’s Senior Social Media Manager. A graduate of Montclair State University, she found a perfect mix of her Psychology degree with a Fine Arts focus in marketing.
In her spare time, Angie enjoys cross stitching, fishing, obstacle course racing, & spending time with her fur-babies (2 dogs, 1 cat, & 1 thickly-bearded fiancé).
A typical Friday night for Angie consists of relaxing at home with her fiancé, hunting for horror movies they haven’t seen yet. A couple of things people may not know about Angie are that she has lived in Michigan, Maryland, California, England, & New Jersey, & that her parents had her convinced that spaghetti grew on spaghetti-trees until an age that she would prefer not to disclose…
Nick Powell is an Account Executive here at Kraus Marketing. He attended Middlesex College.
Nick enjoys watching and playing sports, playing cards and board games, skiing, and whitewater rafting. Something that Nick could not give up is spending time with his family and friends. A typical Friday night for Nick would be relaxing with his family or playing cards with his buddies.
Something you may not know about Nick is that he’s the original cookie monster and a not so secret Batman Fan.
Katy Balog is the Junior Web Developer at Kraus Marketing. She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2011 with a degree in studio arts. Prior to her position at Kraus Marketing, Katy worked at Hull’s Art Supply & Framing in New Haven, CT as an office assistant.
Katy joined the team in September of 2016 and assists with web maintenance of client sites. She enjoys working in the friendly environment and learning something new about web development every day. Outside of work, Katy enjoys reading, playing games, spending time with family, and going to museums, shows, and anime/comics conventions.
Alison Burnett joined the Kraus Marketing team in March 2017! She graduated from LIM College where she majored in marketing with a concentration in event production. Prior to working at Kraus Marketing, Alison worked as a Global Licensing Coordinator for Michael Kors.
In her role as Account Executive, Alison’s main job is to support the sales team, while helping to bring in new business. Her favorite part about Kraus Marketing is the professional, fun, and casual environment. Everyone knows how to work hard and have a laugh or two while doing it. Outside of work, Alison loves cooking and trying new recipes. She also enjoys hanging out with her family and Football Sundays.
Kelsea is the Digital Marketing Coordinator here at Kraus Marketing and is a graduate from The College of New Jersey.
In her free time, Kelsea enjoys hiking, kayaking and trying new restaurants. It would be impossible for her to give up chapstick and margaritas.
Something you did not know about Kelsea is that she went to high school a block away from the beach and loves to crowd surf at concerts. If she could live anywhere in the world, it would probably be an island somewhere tropical or maybe even Paris.
Gerard Rice is Kraus Marketing’s SEO/PPC Specialist. He began his work in digital marketing while attending Pace University, has previously interned at Atlantic Records, and worked as an independent digital marketing consultant.
He’s a big fan of music and media, as well as an admitted cinephile. Gerard enjoys playing video games, watching movies, and learning new things on the internet. On a typical Friday night you can catch him on his Xbox until it’s time to head out with friends.
If Gerard could live anywhere in the world it would be in bicoastal penthouses.
Jennifer Drury is a second-year Digital Marketing Intern. She currently attends Fairleigh Dickinson University to get her degree in Communications with a minor in Business Administration. In addition to working at Kraus Marketing, she also works at a local radio station in the promotions department. On her days off, she enjoys writing poetry, doing yoga and updating her life-style blog.