Hi. Meet Sungem.

Our job is making it easy for you to use the team and resources you already have to make more money or traction toward strategic goals. We specialize in Manufacturing, Licensing, Higher Education, and Local Government.

We want to deliver your message. Customers, voters, and students can't hear you anymore. The endless internet noise has forced all of us to change the way we operate.

Client often ask us for these services:

  • Introduce new marketing opportunities
  • Increase sales in specific markets
  • Improve data captured about customers and visitors with tools like NetSuite, Salesforce Pardot, Hubspot, Wistia and Google.
  • Update my brand
  • Create a new app or custom software

Meet some people who can help you.

Dylan Valade

President

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When he is not training companies or designing websites, Dylan loves spending time with his daughters Ava and Chloe and wife Meghann. You'll find Dylan active year round. During the winter he's on the slopes skiing, snowboarding and playing hockey. When the ice melts it's time for waterskiing, surfing, soccer, biking and fishing. If the weather won't behave it's nice to be inside playing bluegrass music or oil painting.

Dylan specializes in Digital Strategy and Online Marketing Training. He spends most of his coding time in JavaScript.

A graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science & Systems Analysis. Dylan also minored in Fine Art, specializing in drawing and painting. Dylan began developing Web sites professionally in 2000 for the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati. He then moved from Brighton, Michigan to Glenwood Springs, CO to work as a Web Designer. In 2004, Dylan left the Western Slope to start Sungem in Breckenridge, CO. After four years in Breck, Dylan relocated to northern Michigan.

Call Dylan at (231) 753-8746 or write dylan@sngm.me

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Matt Borgman

Lead Developer, Partner

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Matt enjoys skiing, running (he finished a marathon), the outdoors, reading, trying new restaurants and traveling.

Matt's expertise is in Web platform strategy and execution. He is an expert in front-end, server and database development. Due in part to his experience at Citigroup, Matt is responsible for overseeing the development of custom database applications created by Sungem. His latest research has been focused on Angular JS, Node.js and JavaScript templating. When he's not programming at Sungem, you will find Matt at UnitOneNine in downtown Chicago building custom sites and apps for top consumer brands.

Matt graduated from Miami University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science & Systems Analysis with an emphasis on interactive media. Matt moved to Cincinnati, OH after graduation to continue Web design and development with his own firm, Twentyfourseven Studios.

In 2004, Matt moved to New York City where he worked for Citigroup in its Private Bank and Global Wealth Management divisions. While at Citigroup, Matt was responsible for developing the business' strategy for some of its public-facing, client, and internal Web sites and applications. He focused on integrating with an enterprise content management system. Matt left Citigroup in 2007 to join Sungem.

Call Matt at (312) 646-0747 or write matt@sngm.me


Molly Hauxwell-Currier

Photographer / Videographer

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Molly has over a decade of professional experience in photography and videography with a background in both photojournalism and corporate photography. She worked at newspapers in Michigan, Kansas, Colorado and California before transitioning into the multimedia department at Lockheed Martin Inc. in southern California. Molly moved from the sun-scorched Mojave Desert to the Great White North and resides in the village of Walloon Lake.

Education

  • Schall Elementary School, Caro Michigan
  • Graduated from Caro High School class of 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Michigan State University, 2001
  • Associate of Arts in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute of Photography 2007

Call Molly at (719) 271-2036 or write molly@sngm.me


Lauren Fortinberry

Account Manager

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Outside of the office, Lauren is a wannabe foodie who loves dogs (the bigger, the better!) and traveling. Her summers are spent boating with her husband, and in the winter they enjoy downhill skiing. She is a college football fanatic (Go Spartans!) and is not afraid to admit she cheers for the Detroit Lions.

Lauren's passion for photography lead her into a Studio Art major with a minor in Art History at Albion College. After graduation, she attended the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI for Digital Design.

Professionally, Lauren has work experience as a Graphic Designer and an Account Manager for Digital and Tech projects that have included Volkswagen, Audi, Nike and Pepsi.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Albion College
  • College for Creative Studies

Call Lauren at (313) 418-7974 or write lauren@sngm.me

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Sonny Jenema

Junior Developer

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Sonny grew up in Harbor Springs, MI where he has been exposed to an array of opportunities. One of his favorite opportunities involved a 300 mile sailboat race from Chicago to Mackinac Island. He presented a new bill to Michigan mandating drone restrictions over private property through Michigan Youth In Government. Sonny follows a strict code of academic excellence that he learned growing up in a economically tough environment. Sonny attends the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with plans to earn a double major Aerospace Engineering and Business.

Education

  • Harbor Springs High School class of 2015
  • University of Michigan - current undergraduate student

Write to sonny@sngm.me

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Paul Esch-Laurent

Web Developer

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Paul has lived in Northern Michigan since 2002 where he loves all things computers. During high school Paul built his first computer & website and has been hooked ever since. Paul’s skills are largely focused in front-end development with a touch of back-end magic to connect it all together. In his free time, Paul can be found browsing the Internet, programming, and reading about the bleeding edge of technology. Paul attends Michigan Technological University in Houghton where he is working on a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering.

Education

  • Boyne City High School class of 2014
  • Michigan Technological University - current undergraduate

Write to paul@sngm.me

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