Grant B. Smith – Owner
Grant B. Smith is a lifelong resident of Port Huron and earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University. In 1978 Grant began building a very successful health insurance business through very hard work and consistent targeted advertising. Decades of media experience have allowed Grant to assemble a talented and creative marketing staff. The staff has been so successful that GBS Media was created as a secondary business to help accomplish marketing goals for other business owners and professionals.
Edward Senyk – Director of Video Production
Edward Senyk is a long time resident of Port Huron. He was bit by the film bug at a very young age and decided to turn his passion into his career. Edward graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts from Central Michigan University. He now has over 35 years in award winning video production experience. Edward is the Director of Video Production at GBS Media.
Karl J. Staffhorst – Video Production Specialist
Karl J. Staffhorst was born in Marine City, Michigan. A graduate of Marine City High School, he then went on to get an Associates Degree in General Education from SC4, before transferring to Ball State to get his Bachelors Degree in Telecommunication Production. Karl has always had a strong passion for TV, film, and music and has been working in TV stations since he was just 16 years old. He has been very fortunate to work with a super fun and creative group of video people over the years, and lucky enough to be involved in many award winning projects. Karl is the Video Production Specialist for GBS Media.
John W. Houser – Business Development Director
A native Buckeye from Wooster, John Houser is a graduate of the College of Wooster where he played 4 years of baseball and worked his way through school writing sports for the Wooster Daily Record. He began a career in management with Allstate Insurance that spanned 30 years and involved 6 moves. He landed in Port Huron where he retired. John later was an Executive with the Blue Water Council of the Boy Scouts where he spent 4 years before retiring again. He heard Grant Smith’s call in 2016 and began work with the Grant Smith Insurance Agency and GBS Media. He has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Port Huron for 18 years where he is a Paul Harris recipient and a member of the board. John is also active with the Blue Water Chamber of Commerce where he also serves on the board. He is married to Joy, a Grant Smith Insurance Agency employee. They enjoy travel, friends and their home. Between them they have 4 adult children, 3 grandchildren and two rescue Yorkie pups. Life is good. Working for GBS Media, John is the Business Development Director.
Karrie Beck – Administration
Karrie Beck lives in Port Huron with her husband and teenage son. She earned her Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University and went to work as an educator for Port Huron Schools in 2002. She enjoyed a teaching journey which included assignments in grades K-8 as well as her time spent as an adjunct instructor for St. Clair County Community College. Currently a ‘Kimball Kub’, she teaches Health and P.E. to the wonderful families of Kimball Elementary School. Blessed is how she refers to the opportunity to work for GBS Media as an administrator for their online magazine, Blue Water Healthy Living. Organizing volunteer writers allows her the opportunity to meet the many inspiring people who positively impact the local area she loves.
GBS Media is proud to have Karrie as a key member of our team.
David W. Everitt – Sales
GBS Media is proud to include David W. Everitt as part of its sales and marketing team. David has over 27 years of experience in sales, I.T. and business consulting in high-level positions. Companies that David was employed by include Falcon Network Services LLC, ThunderCurrent LLC, and Nerds on Site.
David also successfully operated his own I.T. consulting company for over 14 years called Micro-Tech Computer Inc. David has lived his entire life in Port Huron, Michigan and loves music and the outdoors.
GBS Media is proud to have David Everitt as part of our sales team.
Benjamin Shinavier – Marketing & Admin Specialist
Benjamin Shinavier was born in Port Huron, Michigan and has lived there his entire life. After graduating from Port Huron High School, he went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Marketing from Ferris State University. Ben initially worked as an intern for GBS Media while in college. A lover of sports and music, Ben can be found attending local sporting events or going to concerts with friends. Ben is a Marketing Specialist for GBS Media and his education and background is invaluable for the growth and administration of its online magazine BlueWaterHealthyLiving.com.
Lyn Baxter – Creative Director
Lyn has over 38 years of experience in advertising, marketing and design specializing in creative conceptualization and project management.
Lyn gained more digital experience in the last 18 years by leading and coordinating web and e-commerce design and development projects with system integration, implementation, maintenance and enhancements for companies including Mary Maxim, Olympia Entertainment and the Detroit Red Wings.
GBS Media is pleased to have Lyn Baxter join our production team.
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2938 Pine Grove Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060
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