Grant B. Smith – Owner/Founder
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 consistently 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.
Michelle Mensinger – Marketing Director
Michelle Mensinger is a life-long proud resident of Port Huron. She graduated from Port Huron High School in 1988 and was fortunate to live in Germany and Colorado Springs before returning to her hometown of Port Huron. An eye for design and a talent for marketing, due to her inability to stop talking, presented a truly unique opportunity to start Buy Design. This leap of faith blessed her with the opportunity to serve as the PR Director for the St. Clair County Chapter of the American Red Cross and become a Board member with the National Association of Career Women and the Port Huron Business Association. She has been very active in non-profit organizations along with many community development projects throughout the years. Administrator of the “My Port Huron” page on social media showcases the beauty of the Blue Water Bridges and beyond. Her heart belongs to the Blue Water area and is extremely excited to be a part of Blue Water Healthy Living and GBS Media.
Kimberley Kaniut – Administration
Kimberley joined our team in the Spring of 2021. She is a graduate of Marian High School and has over 15 years of experience in accounting and Office Management. Having spent 20 years living in the heart of the Thumb raising her family, she also worked for Century 21 as a Realtor. As the Office Manager, she heads the Accounting Department and keeps everything running smoothly.
John Pidick – Sales Director
John Pidick is a life long resident of the Blue Water area. He worked retail management prior to his 35 years in advertising sales with local radio stations. He is involved in several local service clubs. He is a past president of the Marysville Chamber. He assisted in establishing the non-profit Marysville Friends of the Arts to sponsor scholarships for Marysville art students. He is also involved in Blue Water Kiwanis Club, Knights of Columbus, and Marysville Rotary. He was previously involved in the American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Committee. He is an avid golfer and bowler.
Gary Westrick – Sales Executive
Gary Westrick grew up along the shores of the St. Clair River in the Blue Water Area. After graduating from high school, he attended community college before attending the University of Michigan. He graduated from the Real Estate School of Business as a realtor and Alumni of Michigan. After 20 years, he continued his career as a mortgage loan officer for various lenders throughout our community. Along with this skill set, Gary also brings with him experience with sales and service, which is now the foundation of his expertise with Blue Water Healthy Living! You can look forward to Gary calling on you around the community.
Jessica Laffrey – Administration/Sales
Jessica has been a St. Clair County resident since 1999. Graduating high school in 2012, she went on to earn her Associates in Applied Science(Animation) and studied Graphic Design at St. Clair Community College. Her love for creating began at a very early age and her passion for reading and writing later. In 2018 launched her own blog as a book reviewer. Jessica is our advertising ad designer for BlueWaterHealthyLiving.com. Her creativity produces great quality ads for our customers. Visit her blog at magickalbookshelf.wordpress.com.
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 great group of video people over the years and to be involved in many award-winning projects. Karl is the Video Production Specialist for GBS Media.
Justin Jahn – Videographer
Justin Jahn is from Goodells, Michigan.
As a child, he grew a passion for cinema and in his teenage years he became interested in directing, screenwriting, and editing his own short projects.
After graduating Port Huron High School he attended St. Clair County Community College. Justin’s creative niche eventually lead him to attend and graduate from the Motion Picture Institute of Michigan to pursue filmmaking. He has since worked on large scale productions for major motion picture studios, commercials, and promotional videos. He has received numerous awards and recognitions in filmmaking for his written and directed projects.
Selena Senyk – Administration
Selena Senyk has been a Blue Water Area resident her whole life. Selena graduated from St. Clair County Community College. Selena has worked for GBSMedia for over 2 years. She started out as a Data Entry Assistant for Grant Smith Health Insurance Agency and has since taken on the responsibilities of updating on social media, the event calendar as well as many other positions for BlueWaterHealthyLiving.com. Her ability to help wherever needed has been a great trait.
Rachel Decker – Social Media Specialist
Rachel is a new resident of Port Huron, having just moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado. She attended Adams State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Photography. Rachel brings with her a wealth of knowledge in social media and graphic design, as well as a passion for writing. She handles social media, posts articles, and works with the writers for BlueWaterHealthyLiving.com.
Sharon Palmateer – Administration
Sharon Palmateer has been a resident of Port Huron since 1999. She taught Pre-Kindergarten for 31 years before retiring. She is our event calendar coordinator for BlueWaterHealthyLiving.com, and she also handles our reception area as well as other clerical duties.
Crystal Tibble – Receptionist
Crystal Tibble is a lifelong Blue Water Area resident. She comes from a strong Office Administration background. Her previous experience has played a key role in her ability to contribute to many different projects while also handling our reception area as well as other clerical duties.
Sandy Eveningred – Receptionist
Sandy Eveningred worked at a local Gas Company for over 30 years prior to retiring. She enjoys camping with her husband, Paul, and has been a part of the Blue Water Area her entire life. She is a welcomed addition to GBS Media and handles our reception area and many clerical tasks.
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2938 Pine Grove Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060
Saturday: By Appointment