John Pidick – Sales
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.
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.
David W. Everitt – Business Development Director
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.
Karrie Beck – Administrator / Writer Liaison
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. 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.
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.
Joseph Hayes – Sports Editor
GBS Media is delighted to have Mr. Joseph Hayes as part of our business development team. Joseph also hosts a sport show for our online magazine called Blue Water Healthy Living. Joseph has an extensive media background, he was previously at the Port Huron Times Herald and hosted a show on Power 88.3. He has additional experience at The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and Jackson Citizen Patriot and WDFN 1130. You can contact Mr. Hayes at Joseph@GBSMediaPro.com.
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.
Adam Senyk – Administration
Adam Senyk is a lifelong Blue Water Area resident. He is currently working on completing his Associates in Business at Saint Clair County Community College.Upon graduation, he plans on transferring to a University to pursue a degree in Advertising and Public Relations.
Adam enjoys the theatre, hiking, and most of all, reading a good book. He has previously worked in the pool industry, as well as snow-removal and as a cashier.
He is grateful to be given the opportunity to aid and expand GBS Media.
Selena Senyk – Administration
Selena Senyk has been a Blue Water Area resident her whole life. A recent Port Huron High School graduate, Selena is currently taking classes at St. Clair County Community College. She enjoys driving around town and spending time with her family. She is a welcomed addition to GBS Media and handles various administration tasks around the office.
Jessica Laffrey – Administration
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 as long as she remembers, began her passion for reading and writing that later, in 2018, helped set afloat her own website/blog to share with others. As of last year she was recently married and hired on as part-time for Open Enrollment as Administration. After six months off for Maternity leave with her first child, she has been promoted to a full-time position with the Blue Water Healthy Living Magazine and Administrator. Visit her blog at magickalbookshelf.wordpress.com.
Sandy Eveningred – Receptionist
Sandy Eveningred worked at Southeastern Michigan 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.
Crystal Tibble – Receptionist
Crystal Tibble is a lifelong Blue Water Area resident. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is a welcomed addition to GBS Media and handles our reception area and many clerical tasks.
Grant B. Smith – Owner / Managing Editor
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.
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2938 Pine Grove Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060
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