DaShanda joined KMK in 2017 as a Communications Specialist and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Columbia College Chicago. Passionate about the art of storytelling, she employs brand journalism to creatively and effectively communicate on behalf of KMK clients. She also contributes to the development of marketing and media buying plans. DaShanda brings content management, marketing and public relations experience from working on regional publications, as well as for a medical software company and a local non-profit organization.
Since joining KMK Media Group in 2006, Lori has proven herself to be multi-faceted, handling a variety of marketing tasks. She is currently responsible for the firm’s social media implementation and strategy, as well as event planning and media buying. Lori is on the board of the Rock River Valley Food Pantry, has chaired the Northern Illinois Advertising Federation ADDY awards, served on the March of Dimes Chef's Auction committee, volunteers with the Salvation Army and is a volunteer cheerleading coach for Harlem Community Center.
Sarah joined KMK as a Communications Specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Loyola University Chicago with focuses on creative writing and fine arts. She has worked in the Advertising and Marketing industry for many years and has held diverse roles including Project and Production Manager. Sarah helps to develop content and create copy for a variety of mediums and is able to adapt roles as necessary to help meet clients’ needs.
Doug Burton joined KMK in 2004. Doug combines his many years of technical training with an educational background in marketing to provide clients with a holistic business approach to their online presence, overseeing KMK's website projects and social media marketing. Doug holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing, both from Rockford University.
Pam oversees projects from business development through implementation and beyond. She coordinates public relations work, assists with media placement and spearheads the firm’s advertising strategy, radio and TV scripting. Pam serves on several boards and committees including GiGi’s Playhouse, Illinois Bank & Trust, Kids’ Place and Rock Valley College “RAISE” program for those with disabilities. Prior to that, she worked as a TV reporter and anchor in Rockford, Milwaukee and Minnesota and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Chris joined KMK Media as a graduate of Northern Illinois University. With a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and a minor in Communications, Chris assists with a variety of projects at KMK including writing, editing and overseeing both print and online materials such as brochures, newsletters and content for websites. He is also responsible for providing assistance with social media. Chris brings with him experience in public relations and marketing from working with the Rock River Raptors of the United Indoor Football League.
Stephanie works with a diverse range of clients to coordinate creative and communication projects including marketing plans, print and radio advertising, public relations, social media, and corporate collateral such as brochures and annual reports. Prior to joining the KMK crew, Stephanie held the role of Communications Manager for an association of healthcare professionals, and also spent two years in the management consulting industry. Stephanie graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication and minors in Marketing and Sociology.