The Wild Iris Marketing (formerly AlphaPixel Reach) team hail from diverse backgrounds and that is deliberate! We have expert writers, graphic creators, analytic experts and more! No two clients we serve are the same so why should our team be the same?
CTO Chris Hanson is a technophile with over 40 years of experience with computers. He specializes in graphics, photography and digital media. He has a knack for solving difficult problems effectively and efficiently.
Chris brings years of experience with the “back end” of websites including a thorough understanding and mastery of SSL certificates, DNS records, servers, web mapping and more!
When not in front of a keyboard he enjoys photography, skiing, bicycling, hiking, solving puzzles and searching for lost and hidden things using logic, science and technology. His goal is to someday ski all seven continents.
Digital Content Creator and organizational mastermind, Jennifer Parrish is originally from the great state of Colorado, but she has lived in Kansas, Nebraska, Mississippi and South Carolina. She currently lives in Illinois. She enjoys reading sci-fi, watching Star Trek and going to GenCon. She retired from the Air Force in 2015 after serving for 20+ years. She is now creating custom jewelry and learning more about social media and how it impacts our daily lives.
Kendra brings a youthful energy to AlphaPixel Reach and is a vibrant and creative digital content creator. She is a kennel manager and has been working with dogs professionally for eight years. She graduated from SIUE with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a specialization in Entrepreneurship. Since she was 13 it has been her goal to own a dog boarding and training facility, and she is bringing this even closer to reality by attending a dog training academy in early 2022. Kendra is an avid K-Pop fan and has even visited South Korea. When possible she enjoys traveling within the United States and abroad. Her hobbies include training her service dog Juno, napping with her cat Greyson, collecting cat-themed items, and creative writing.
Bay is a fun-loving, creative writer providing versatility and nuance as a digital content creator. She attended both SWIC and SIUE obtaining a degree in fine arts with an emphasis in creative writing. She has worked in the thriving art scene of St. Louis for most of her adult life, dabbling in administration and event coordinating along the way. She enjoys visiting galleries and attending musical and visual performances in her spare time.
Christine Hanson, is one of our Digital Content Creators. I enjoy what I like to call ‘the simpler side of life’. I enjoy reading books, listening to music, working on any of my many craft projects, working on puzzles (crossword or jigsaw) or even doing some relaxing coloring in a coloring book.
I am often asked ‘Why purple hair?’ My answer is simple – It all actually started with some random purple streaks in my hair many years ago, and it just grew from there. Purple is my favorite color, and more often than not my hair has been purple in one form or another for the last 12 years. No big significance other than it’s my favorite color and people have told me that it suits me, and I pull it off really well.
Fun fact, Mindy and I went to high school together! We lost contact for many years and reconnected when we accompanied our respective husbands to their high school reunion and realized thay had been good friends at their school and we had been friends at our school! Small world.
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