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Scott Ellenbecker - President
Scott Ellenbecker
President
Scott Ellenbecker / President

Scott hasn’t met a person he doesn’t like, and there’s not a scene he wouldn’t like to photograph. He developed a love for photography when he was still in high school, working at a local photo lab and camera store. His love of travel might have started when he studied a year abroad in Japan with his wife, Jenny. Never one to turn down a chance to tell a story, he got a degree in speech communication and marketing and worked for various agencies before branching out on his own. His interest in geology, history and big-boy toys drew him to specialize in the mining, drilling and construction industries. When he’s not traveling the globe digging up news and marketing opportunities for his clients, Scott is home with Jenny and their two teenagers expanding the family’s vineyard with plans to build a winery.

e-mail: Scott@ellcom.us
Diane Larson - VP of Operations
Diane Larson
VP of Operations
Diane Larson / VP of Operations

Before joining Ellcom Diane spent many years with a corporate conglomerate in the hectic high-paced IT world managing the network. She has come a long way from her days as a computer expert and corporate big shot. Now she works in the hectic high paced agency world…for a small company with corporate clients. Her work ethic and organization skills make her a great leader, while her infectious laugh and sense of humor brings a lot of fun and energy to the office atmosphere. When she is not making customers happy she dons leather and rides motorcycle with her husband and enjoys her friends, children and grandchildren.

e-mail: Diane@ellcom.us
Matt Fueston - Account Manager / New Business Development
Matt Fueston
Account Manager / New Business Development
Matt Fueston / Account Manager / New Business Development

Matt provides professional counsel and account service to a number of client accounts and is responsible for developing new clients. He is a sales and marketing pro with 20 years’ experience in national accounts, channel management, and new business development. His hobbies include history, the English language and literature. Please do not ask him which historical periods are his favorites to study, due to the extremely high risk that he will answer. Matt’s wife is an artist, and they plan to retire somewhere in South America, where they will be able to indulge their love of the Spanish language and warm weather.

e-mail: Matt@ellcom.us
Sara Schmuck - Account Manager / Managing Editor
Sara Schmuck
Account Manager / Managing Editor
Sara Schmuck / Account Manager / Managing Editor

Sara’s background is in news, where she won numerous awards for news and column writing. She enjoys all aspects of putting together publications, brochures and any communication material—whether it is talking with clients about their goals, editing photos, or fine-tuning technical specs. A side perk of her role is that she still gets to work with the media as she gets her clients publicity. In her time away from work she can be found trying new recipes to feed her husband and four girls, chasing children to various extra-curricular activities … or attempting to escape it all with some wine and light reading. 

e-mail: Sara@ellcom.us
Joe Bradfield - Senior Writer/Editor
Joe Bradfield
Senior Writer/Editor
Joe Bradfield / Senior Writer/Editor

Award-winning poet and freelancing ghost-writer of several books, the goal of this decorated search-and-rescue pilot, former teacher, railroader and CNC operator-trainer is to know the secret of everything. Father of his own two girls and a boy, he is Brady-Bunching it with the mother of his three step-children and two grandchildren, Addi and Kendrik. He makes it a point to annoy his vivacious, red-headed wife at least once a day, saying, “What’s the point of having firecrackers if you’re not going to light one off now and then?”

e-mail: Joe@ellcom.us
Laura Stender - Graphic Artist
Laura Stender
Graphic Artist
Laura Stender / Graphic Artist

Laura has been a practicing artist since she was a toddler. Now a married mother of a toddler, she spends her work days designing print and web projects for our clients. She can make anything beautiful and tell a story through visuals, whether her orders come from vague ideas or detailed instructions.  Laura enjoys getting creative but strictly follows brand guidelines and is an expert at getting things done to spec and on deadline. She enjoys reading but also includes art in her leisure time, everything from decorating her son’s room to painting murals for others. 

e-mail: Laura@ellcom.us
Linda Haefner - Graphic Artist
Linda Haefner
Graphic Artist
Linda Haefner / Graphic Artist

Graphic designer Linda Haefner has the sweetest skill set of just about any artist you’ll meet. That’s because Linda’s 20-year career as a graphic designer includes working on the graphics team of an international firm representing a host of candy brands. But she’s also developed a clientele as a freelance artist. Linda and her husband Paul reside on an acreage by Jackson, MN. Linda’s two boys are full grown now, blessing her with three grandchildren, ages 3, 4 and 8, whom she just can’t get enough of. 

e-mail: Linda@ellcom.us
Michael Harberts - Tradeshow Warehouse Support
Michael Harberts
Tradeshow Warehouse Support
Michael Harberts / Tradeshow Warehouse Support

Always smiling with a contagious positive outlook, Michael works in the warehouse filling orders for clients. Michael picks, pallets, balances, wraps, weighs and labels your displays and products for shipping. Upon their return, he spruces them up and puts them back in inventory to keep them good as new for the next venue. Michael and his wife live on a rural homestead, perfectly suited to enjoying quiet time on the prairie, in the woods and along any of the numerous lakeshores of southwest Minnesota.

e-mail: Michael@ellcom.us