About The Company
Sanctuary Media Group is just as our name suggests – a “refuge” where you’ll find experienced, dedicated professionals to help guide you through the world of internet marketing and provide you with the products and solutions that you need to succeed.
About The Sanctuary Team
Sanctuary Media Group, Inc. consists of a wide variety of individuals that have decades of experience that extend back to the early years of the internet. Through our talents, diverse experience, partnerships and passion we currently support over 100 clients worldwide. Everyone from individuals to large corporations, online merchants, brick and mortar stores and everyone in-between.
Chris Auman is a veteran Internet marketer, website developer, and designer with over 20 years of experience in the trenches. As President and Senior Strategist at Sanctuary, Chris has successfully guided the online marketing efforts for companies large and small. Chris’ clients range from family owned & operated retail operations with a local footprint of 1-10 stores to multinational Fortune 500 companies. Through his extensive and wide-ranging experience with design, development, and Internet marketing, Chris is able to come to the table and solve problems from all angles and continually deliver profitable results for his clients. When asked by his mother ‘What do you do, again?’ Chris takes a deep breath and says, “We make our clients’ websites a productive, revenue generating part of their business.”
Chris Auman is the President and Senior Strategist at Sanctuary, an Internet marketing agency in North Canton, Ohio. Chris has been working professionally as a Internet marketer, website developer, designer, and starving artist since 1989. Over the years he’s built a diversified portfolio of experiences to say the least. Chris started his professional “online” career in 1994 by diving head first into the role of Creative Director for an advertising agency in Fairlawn, Ohio. That same year he built his first web site and he’s been immersed in Internet marketing and everything “web” related ever since.
After a 10 year stint at Knight Ridder Digital where he was instrumental in developing one of the first large scale news websites (Ohio.com) as well as guiding website development and marketing for hundreds of small businesses, Chris joined 168 Media Group, Inc. As a managing partner he helped double the size of the company in just under a year. Now, as President and Senior Strategist of Sanctuary, he continues to deliver the effective solutions and high client satisfaction that has become his hallmark.
Chris has a degree in graphic design and illustration which makes him a unique animal in the world of Internet marketing. He’s got a designer’s eye, but he comes armed with a love of the technical side of Internet marketing as well. Unlike a traditional “designer”, Chris sees design as another effective tool in his arsenal that’s available to meet the goals of the engagement. His magic formula is to combine his extensive and wide-ranging skills and experience with an unrelenting devotion to effective Internet marketing strategy. The result is successful clients and profitable results.
To round it all out, Chris is an accomplished photographer and artist, music nut, husband, and father of two wild boys and one amazing daughter. He lives in North Canton Ohio with his wife, kids, and dog Cole (A black Cocker Spaniel).
Connect with Chris:
Google+: Will be more here soon!.
Local Search: Chris’s new blog on local search marketing.
You can also find him playing around on Pinterest and Instagram.
Also… follow his attempts at being artsy at www.chrisauman.com.
Kelly Brown, has 20+ years of experience leading entrepreneurial organizations. Kelly joined Sanctuary Media Group after serving 10 years as the Chief Operating Officer and Marketing Director of Communication Resources, Inc., a Canton, Ohio-based publisher serving the church market for over 38 years. With nationally recognized titles including Homiletics Online, Children’s Worship Bulletins, MyChurchEvents, Newsletter Newsletter and ChurchArt Online – The Largest Library of Church Art on the Web, there’s a good chance a church in your community is already a loyal customer.
Kelly brings with him a unique blend of expertise in the planning and execution of both traditional and emerging direct marketing media channels. As COO, Kelly has had the opportunity to serve a leadership role in every functional division of the organization spanning marketing, finance, human resources, customer service, fulfillment, information technology and publishing production.
Before coming to Communication Resources, Kelly worked at EYEMG – Interactive Media Group in Akron, Ohio, with responsibilities for business development, project management, and financial reporting to then-owner A.B. Dick Company out of Chicago, IL.
While still at Communication Resources, Kelly founded Office Space Coworking in Akron, Ohio. Having noticed the national growth in the ‘coworking movement’ Kelly launched Northeast Ohio’s first coworking facility in August of 2008. He soon followed by adding a second facility in Cuyahoga Falls and then a third facility in Canton. Kelly sold the business in 2011.
Kelly also is responsible for organizing & hosting Akron’s first ‘BizCamp’ in 2010 & 2011. BizCamp, hosted by local entrepreneurs, is a series of presentations and group round tables on all issues surrounding the challenges and opportunities for local entrepreneurs. Held in conjunction with the University of Akron’s Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing, BizCamp speakers included Michael Feuer, founder of OfficeMax, Anita Campbell founder of Small BusinessTrends, and Jim Kukral, to name(drop) but a few.
Kelly was co-founder of Neon Cactus, Inc. one of the early providers of digital streaming content which provided content creation, encoding & hosting services nationally to the real estate industry with their largest customer being RE/MAX.
Kelly is also a CPA. While he no longer practices public accounting and feigns ignorance when asked for tax advice, he does know his debits from his credits and is a whiz when it comes to P&Ls and spread sheet analysis.
While not boring readers to tears with his self aggrandizing anecdotes of past accomplishments, Kelly loves to read, hang with his dogs, Chip & Bubba, play with his many cliche’d Star Wars ‘collectibles’ and ‘run’ half-marathons at an embarrassingly slow rate of 11-12 min miles. Kelly’s married to a wonderful woman, Heidi, who puts up with all this and is the proud step-father of Morgan who attends the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC.
Tom Murphy is an Online Marketing Strategist at Sanctuary and resident style guru. Tom holds a Bachelor’s degree in public communication and marketing from Kent State University. Besides work, he actually does have a life at home. Tom is currently engaged to be married and has two rambunctious cats. He loves to watch and play sports and enjoys a wide variety of movies.
Kevin Stalder is an Online Marketing Specialist and Project Manager at Sanctuary as well as an accomplished graphic designer. Kevin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Computer Science/Computer Imaging from the University of Akron. On a daily basis Kevin can be seen acting as the Swiss Army Knife of Sanctuary Media Group where he’s acting as designer, project manager, programmer, technical support and the guy that simply “gets things done”. When he’s not at work Kevin enjoys working through programming puzzles, creating games, playing games, watching movies, photography and spending time with family. He’s also an avid Bocce player.
Adam Morgan is an Online Propagation Aficionado here at Sanctuary. Well actually, his real title is Internet Marketing Specialist, but he likes to embellish things. Which is exactly what makes him good at what he does. Adam’s background lies in Graphic Design, with a BFA from The University of Akron. While he was learning and growing in the field of design, Adam stumbled upon a new passion in online marketing. Always hungry for knowledge, Adam was taken under the wings of online marketing gurus Chris and Kelly, where he learned the ways of the force (well….the force of online marketing, that is.) No longer a padawan, (alright, I’ll stop with the Star Wars references) Adam is in pursuit of saving the world… wide web.
When he’s not being an internet hero, Adam enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Kristin, designing, playing video games, reading graphic novels, and being a film connoisseur…as if any of these were real shockers, right?
Our Support Staff: (The people that really run the company)
|Gaurav Agarwal is our lead programmer and the guy with the magic wand. If we need programming magic, Gaurav is our guy to get the job done. Gaurav is an extremely talented and experienced programmer and has managed and developed solutions for our clients since 2004. Outside of work, Gaurav enjoys his wife and son as well as airplanes of any type – even the small remote control kind.|
|Claudiu Danila is a programmer for Sanctuary Media Group. Claudiu handles a lot of our HTML/CSS work as well as programming for a wide variety of projects ranging from complex e-commerce solutions to little programming bugs that nobody else can figure out. He really is an amazing talent and we’re lucky to work with him. Claudiu is from Romania and enjoys traveling, working out and everything “web”.|
|Pam Auman is the co-founder of the company but beyond that she doubles as the office mom. Pam takes care of everything from medical advice (She has a nursing degree) to accounting and billing. Pam enjoys her family, traveling, she loves the beach and a good book.|
Frank Leopold is a business advisor and accountant for Sanctuary Media Group. If you need a great accountant you should look no further than Frank. Frank can be found in his North Canton offices or on the golf course.
Advisors & Partners Chris Auman and Sanctuary Media Group are extremely lucky to also have several additional partners and advisors available that help us guide our company and our client’s strategy. We also work with a wide variety of world-class service providers that help us provide the best services possible.
To learn more about our services please click here or feel free to contact us anytime for a free consultation or estimate. We’ll be glad to discuss your needs and recommend a solution that fits your budget.
In summary, here are just a few bullet points that we guarantee you’ll enjoy as an SMG client:
- Superior product performance & consistency
- Knowledgeable & efficient staff
- Ease of doing business
- Timely technical support
- Affordable development quotes
- Increased profit potential
- Increased operational efficiency
- Our warranty guarantees that you’ll get what you need or your money back