Makeshift Studios / Ten Thunder

I am proud to have helped start two companies, Makeshift Studios and Ten Thunder; both operate out of the Seattle area. Makeshift Studios is primarily a digital advertising firm and Ten Thunder, initially created for app development, now serves as an evolving video production house. Starting a business with employees is significantly more difficult than it seems. The nuts and bolts of a business are not glamourous and there is no perfect formula or plan. Needless to say, both these businesses are still evolving, but hopefully moving in the right direction. In starting these businesses I have established payrolls, healthcare plans, managed the bookkeeping, worked as a sales rep, marketing manager, project manager and contract manager, as well as a number of other positions. I have been a man “of many hats,” and learned a great deal from these experiences.