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Coles After Hours with Kevin

Creativity is key to our work here at Coles Marketing. But we take that creativity home with us too. In this entry, we’re taking a dive into Multimedia Designer Kevin Moore’s musical background and the ways in which he rocks out after office hours.

When he’s not designing websites and cooking up graphics, Kevin expresses himself through shredding guitar. Every other weekend, he hits the stage at his local church, bringing his own style to popular Christian rock songs.

Kevin has been rocking and rolling since high school. You can see him leading his first band, Feedbak, in the photo gallery below.

“We called ourselves Feedbak because we sounded about as good as screeching audio feedback,” Kevin said with his hearty laugh that always keeps spirits high in the office.

In the 1980s, he toured the country, performing in a band called Runner and another called Steel Rose. Members of both bands sported the iconic heavy metal hairdos of the era. He looks back on the time fondly.

Kevin’s days of entertaining audiences are far from over. Every once in a while, he breaks out his guitar for everyone here, exciting us as much with his musical skills as the wonders he works on websites. He stands as proof that our team members are rock stars in and out of the office.

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Coles After Hours with Tim

Creativity is key to our work here at Coles Marketing. On a regular basis, we’d like to give you a peek inside the mind of a team member and show what’s inspiring them lately. What are we watching, reading, playing or making that’s fueling our creative energy?

For this entry, we’re checking in with Vice President Creative Tim Coulon.

When COVID hit, our homes turned into offices. Tim went one step further, transforming his basement into a music studio.

When Tim’s 14-year-old son, Josh, showed an interest in percussion last year, their neighbor gave them his old drum kit. Josh played a little bit, but Tim really “caught the bug” for drumming, eventually trading the kit in for a larger set and “hammering away” on it every chance he could.

Tim played the drums when he was Josh’s age, but he quickly lost interest. However, he is now fully dedicated to honing his craft, spending hours listening to his favorite music and teaching himself how to play along. His current repertoire includes classic tunes from Genesis, Phish and the Rolling Stones.

Now, part of Tim’s basement is walled off with sheets and soundproof padding, allowing him space to rock out.

“I can go down there for hours,” he said. “It’s a great release of energy. I’ll get blisters, I’ll start sweating, and I’ll come back up feeling refreshed. It’s like how you feel when you go for a workout at lunch.”

Sometimes, Tim’s friends will come over and jam with him. One of them has a jazz drum kit, and they’ll join forces to imitate the dual drummers from the Grateful Dead.

Tim’s not sure if he’ll start a band, but one thing’s for certain — he’s feeling more creative than ever.

Check back soon for an after-hours visit with another member of the Coles team!

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Coles After Hours with Teresa

Creativity is key to our work here at Coles Marketing. On a regular basis, we’d like to give you a peek inside the mind of a team member and show what’s inspiring them lately. What are we watching, reading, playing or making that’s fueling our creative energy?

For this entry, we’re checking in with Financial Manager Teresa Christ.

When Teresa’s not crunching the numbers at the office, you can find her studying and experimenting within the world of glass art. She recently binge-watched the Netflix reality series, Blown Away, which follows 10 artists as they compete in glassblowing sculpture challenges.

“It’s exciting to see all of the different things people can create on that show,” Teresa said. “It’s also nerve-racking because their creations are so fragile.”

Teresa’s fascination with glass art predates Blown Away. A trip to Rossi Glass in Niagara Falls first sparked her interest.

“Seeing the artisans make pieces there was so cool and inspiring,” she said.

Teresa has now tried her own hand at this artform. She has taken classes at GRT Hot Glass Studios and made her own glass art.


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