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New Year, New Faces


WRL Adds Two New Faces to The Team 

 

We are pleased to announce the hiring of two new team members, Grant Katanick and Shana Shultz. Grant joins us as a front-end web developer and Shana as a social media marketing and SEO intern. 

Grant, an Ohio native, recently graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Digital Sciences with a concentration in Digital Systems Management. His responsibilities will include building and maintaining client websites and assisting the web department in a variety of tasks. His experience includes website development – especially for The Wick Poetry Center and Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North Americans – as well as management and other IT services. 

“Grant has already been an asset to our team,” said Bobby Lipps, Director of Web Development. “He is eager to learn and takes pride in bringing uniquely catered experiences to all of our clients.”

Outside of the office, you can find Grant playing board games, pickleball, watching soccer, and spending time with his girlfriend and their sugar gliders. 

Shana, a Jackson Township resident, came to us from Kent State University. She is entering her final semester of undergrad and will graduate in May with a degree in Communication and a minor in Public Relations. Shana will assist the digital communication team with social media content creation, market research & strategic writing.

“We are thrilled to have Shana join our team,” said Olivia Huntley, WRL Director of Digital Communications. “Both her work and life experience will be a huge asset to our digital communications team.”

In her free time, Shultz enjoys reading, working out and spending time with her boyfriend and 12-year-old daughter, Peyton.

We asked our newbies a few questions to get to know them better. Check out their answers below:

Q: Why did you get into this field? 

G: I have always been very creative and interested in working with the latest technology. These two passions collided when I began working with front-end development.

S: Social media marketing is a growing field, and I am excited to expand my knowledge within the industry while at WRL. 

Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be? 

G: The ability to manipulate time. Life has many moments where I wish we could just stay for a little longer.

S: To have the ability to read minds 

If you could have dinner with anyone present or past, who would it be? 

G: Steve Jobs

S:  I’d have to say my great-grandma, Thelma. She was a huge inspiration in my life, and I would love for her to see the accomplishments I’ve made since she passed and to have the chance to meet my daughter, Peyton. 

Q: Do you have any pets? 

G: Yes, I have three sugar gliders – Belle, Sundae, and Olimar.

S:  An Australian Labradoodle – Duke 

Q: What are some of your favorite TV shows? 

G: The Sopranos, Entourage, South Park, Firefly, and The Mandalorian

S: Million Dollar Listing LA & New York, Sons of Anarchy, and A Million Little Things

Q: What is an interesting fact about yourself? 

G: I love to travel. I’ve been to Cuba, Germany, Hawaii, and most of the continental US.

S: I am an avid sports fan – I love watching sports, especially the Buckeyes, Browns & Cavs. 

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