- Meet the Team
Meet the Management Team
An adept entrepreneur, Kevin Hourigan has led his web design and web development firm through the brink of the dot-com meltdown in early 2000’s to the high-energy, high-performance digital marketing agency known today as Bayshore Solutions.
By continually applying lessons and successes in Website Design, Web Development, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media and Digital Marketing to today’s dynamics, Kevin has piloted Bayshore Solutions to earn an impressive roster of customers and help those companies grow significantly through web technology and strategic online marketing.
Complementing the digital agency’s corporate growth and customer success, Kevin Hourigan and his team at Bayshore Solutions have earned significant national acclaim including:
- Bright House Networks Regional Business Awards Silver Winner – 2014
- Tampa Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year – 2012
- The American Advertising Federation (ADDY Awards) – 2012 Silver Medal Leader Award
- Tampa Bay Technology Forum – 2011 Outstanding Leadership Award
- Tampa Bay Business Journal Ultimate Management Team Top 5 2011
- Advertising Age Magazine’s only Florida firm named to their Top Interactive Agency list for the last 12 consecutive years
- B2B Magazine’s Top US Interactive Agency list for last 10 years
- 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Semi Finalist for the US Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year
- Tampa Bay Business Journal – 2008 Ultimate CEO Award
A sought-after technology and marketing advisor to organizations, Kevin Hourigan has shared case-stories and digital growth strategies for businesses at a variety of conferences sharing the stage with Google, General Motors, Nielsen Research, Facebook, Bing and many others.
In addition to his professional duties, Mr. Hourigan previously has or currently serves on the board or committees for The CEO Council of Tampa Bay, The Tampa Bay Partnership, The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, The Lowry Park Zoo, The Tampa Bay Technology Forum, Greater Tampa American Marketing Association, and Tampa Bay Professional Alliance.
- Hometown: Erie, PA
- Favorite Bayshore Value: Innovation, Teamwork, Quality, Integrity, Commitment to Win – All of Them!
- Favorite Quote: “Plan your work. Work your plan.”
- Favorite Book: Good to Great by Jim Collins
- Dying to travel to: An African Safari
As Executive Vice President and COO of Bayshore Solutions, Mr. Pace oversees all aspects of Bayshore Solutions’ client service delivery and operational functions. Mr. Pace has helped lead Bayshore Solutions to become one of a few nationally recognized technology consulting firms in Florida.
Under Mr. Pace’s guidance Bayshore Solutions has been ranked in the INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the United States, Advertising Age Magazine Top Marketing Agencies, and BtoB Magazine Top Interactive Agencies. The firm has been selected as the Greater Tampa Chamber Business of the Year, a finalist for the United States Chamber Business of the Year, and recognized by Microsoft as the Global Partner of the Year for Customer Excellence. The firm has also won multiple Addy, Web Marketing, Summit Marketing, Horizon Marketing, and Stevie awards. Prior to joining Bayshore Solutions, Mr. Pace was a Senior Consultant with Ernst & Young LLP. In his time with Ernst & Young, Mr. Pace worked with many Fortune 500 companies to define and implement technology solutions. Over the course of his career, Mr. Pace has been recognized by Consulting Magazine as Nominee for Consultant of the Year, included in the Gulf Coast Business Review’s 40 under 40 listing, included in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Up and Comer listing, and has been a guest lecturer on Internet Marketing at the University of South Florida. Mr. Pace holds leadership positions with The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce (Executive Committee), The Tampa Hillsborough County Economic Development Corporation (Board Member), The Town of Belleair (Infrastructure Committee Chair), and The University of Florida’s College of Engineering Advisory Board (Board Member). Mr. Pace graduated from the University of Florida, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. Furthermore, Mr. Pace completed an Executive Fellowship in Transformation and Innovation at the University of South Florida.
- Hometown: Shepard AFB, TX
- Favorite Bayshore Value: Creativity
- Favorite Quote: “Fun is Good”
- Favorite Band: Jimmy Buffet
- If You Could Meet Any Person Dead or Alive: Steve Jobs, John Lassiter, Walt Disney and Richard Branson
As Bayshore Solutions’ Chief Financial Officer, Michael Sapp oversees all financial operations of the firm, including financial reporting, planning and analysis, accounting services, treasury and risk management.
Michael brings a wealth of financial and operational experience to the team at Bayshore Solutions. His approach to bridging the informational gap between finance and operations, as well as delivering a “world-class” accounting experience for internal and external clients, aids in the creation of value throughout the firm. Prior to joining Bayshore Solutions, Michael was Chief Financial Officer of Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and held various finance and accounting roles with Bloomin’ Brands. Michael graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Accounting & Finance and is an active Certified Public Accountant and member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In a volunteer capacity, Michael serves as a youth soccer coach and as a mentor to students through FSU’s College of Business Professional Mentoring Program and the FICPA’s High School Speakers program.
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Favorite Bayshore Value: Creativity & Innovation
Pet Peeve: Grammar mistakes. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
Self-Descriptive Word: Rule Breaker
Best Advice Encountered: “It’s not what you know, it’s not who you know; it’s who knows you.”
As a Senior Vice President of Bayshore Solutions in Denver, Keith Neubert is directly responsible for his delivery team’s operations, performance, superior execution of client services, and serves as Bayshore Solutions’s chief liaison to software integration partners. Keith Neubert’s area of expertise includes solution development, project management and digital strategy, eCommerce, PCI compliance, custom application development and service-oriented architecture.
Prior to joining Bayshore Solutions, Mr. Neubert was a Consultant with Accenture, LLC. In his time with Accenture, Mr. Neubert worked within the Resource and Utilities Consulting practice to deliver integrated work management and data conversion solutions for large publicly traded utility companies. As a lead consultant, Mr. Neubert managed client functional teams, internal technical teams and onshore/offshore development teams. Mr. Neubert graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Computer Information Science. Additional activities.
- Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida
- Favorite Bayshore Value: Integrity
- Favorite Movie: Top Gun
- Favorite Quote: “Beat FSU!”
- Dying to travel to: Patagonia, Fiji, or both!
As Vice President for Bayshore Solutions, Erin Gray is responsible for the overall management of her team, including operations and client services, as well as new business development. Erin’s career spans more than 20 years in integrated marketing, including brand development, storytelling, creative development, traditional and digital marketing and media, and audience engagement. She has a passion for research, new business development and strategic planning.
Prior to joining Bayshore Solutions, Ms. Gray was Principal for Account Services and Media Services at ChappellRoberts in Ybor City. At her prior agency, she worked to develop integrated marketing strategies for national, regional and local companies in a variety of industries including healthcare, tourism/hospitality, telecommunications, financial services, real estate, education and retail. She has held board positions with the Tampa Downtown Partnership, Feeding America Tampa Bay, and Leadership Pasco. In 2013, Ms. Gray won an international Stevie Award for management team of the year. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in English.
- Hometown: Kingston, New York
- Favorite Bayshore Value: Integrity
- Go-To Karaoke Song: Carly Simon, “You’re so Vain”
- Dying to travel to: Florence, Italy
As Vice President of Corporate Marketing, it is Jay Donaldson’s mission to ensure that our passion for driving outstanding results for our clients continues to be recognized on a national level.
In other words, Jay is responsible for raising brand awareness, growing adoption in new markets, and driving brand positioning for Bayshore Solutions. This includes all corporate marketing communication initiatives – strategy, branding, positioning, channel marketing, social media, corporate events, press releases, collateral materials, and (of course) company website.
Prior to joining Bayshore Solutions, Jay was a principal partner at Site Dynamics Interactive Marketing; consistently growing the company for ten years until it was acquired and became the interactive arm of FKQ Advertising and Marketing. Jay then successfully led the FKQ Digital initiatives for two years before “going corporate” and working as a Senior Director for five years at the publically traded, 2,000+ employee company affectionately called Nelnet, Inc. (NNI).
While at Site Dynamics and FKQ, Jay enjoyed producing award-winning work with the great people at Dollar Rent A Car, Thrifty Car Rental, Hooters Restaurants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Super Kmart, Melitta North America, Marriott, Davidoff, and many, many other remarkable entities.
When not at the office, Jay enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, incredible daughter, equally incredible son, two attention-craving dogs, and one obligatory cat.
Hometown: Parma, OH
Favorite Bayshore Value: Innovation
What is your favorite quote or the best advice you have heard? Skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it’s at.
What is your favorite book? Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration (by Ed Catmull)
If you could meet anyone living or dead who would it be? Banksy… or the inventor of Bitcoin
Meet the Team
Bridget is the resident Denver musicophile and lover of Mac & Cheese. When it comes to living life, she prefers to focus on the 90%, not the 10%
Patrick is a big fan of Steve Jobs, “He was a great visionary that ended up changing our world as we know it.” His favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because there are no gifts, just family and friends with a lot to reflect on and be thankful for… His favorite quote, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around you could miss it.”
Aaron is not ashamed to admit that his favorite album is “Homebelly Groove” by the Spin Doctors. His favorite food is his grandmother’s spaghetti, “Darcy Spaghetti! Every time I have it, the smell takes me straight back to my childhood.” If he won the lottery he would book a flight to Annapolis Maryland, buy a very large, luxurious, wooden sailboat, name it “Legacy,” “Happenstance,” or “Serendipity,” and hit replay on the “Homebelly Groove” album.
BJ regularly pushes the boundaries, boldly going where he has never gone before, “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Picasso. Which is why, if he could have any job, he’d like to be the Captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise. BJ is very devoted to his family, so it would likely be a Star Trek meets Lost in Space mashup.
The one thing that Tammie cannot live without? “Pizza! Hands down!”
Chris is a rare native Floridian that could no longer stand the heat and humidity – so he moved to beautiful Denver, Colorado. He loves to travel and has visited all 50 United States, all 12 Canadian provinces, and Mexico. In 2006, Chris was Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. It’s true. Google it.
As a Project Manager at Bayshore Solutions, Cory manages projects. Cory likes projects. In fact, he likes them so much that he said, “I want to manage those, one day.” And one day, he did.
Cory’s next life goal is, “forcing my two young daughters into rooting for the same sports teams I do.”
Aside from Nate’s love of digital marketing, he is also a certified personal trainer and former collegiate Track and Field athlete. If there’s a new training method, he jumps right into it. Nate founded an e-Commerce fitness apparel website while he was attending the University of Tampa. He is a diehard Philadelphia sports fan – Go Eagles!
When Rachel is not at work you can find her in a ballet class (or outdoors by the sea). She keeps a bucket list box at her desk because, “life’s too short to be anything but inspired by the possibilities of tomorrow.” There is a map of the world on her cubicle wall because looking forward to new travels keeps her going. She enjoys long plane rides, good food, strong drinks, and sweet souls.
Michael’s first career aspiration was Jedi Master. After coming to terms with the reality of that job market, Michael turned to front end development. He still has his lightsaber. Just in case.
The youngest in a family of four, Wesley grew up with a passion for art and soon discovered his creative outlet using PaintShop Pro. Wanting to easily show his classmates his creations, he discovered the wonderful world of Geocities and learned how to write HTML using Notepad – unlocking his passion for web design and development. Today, Wesley loves working with the design team to help solve the creative challenges they often present; walking the fine line between design and functionality while bringing their vision to life.
Wesley currently resides in Washington State and when he is not jumping from rooftop to rooftop fighting crime as Captain Bayshore, rescuing puppies and kittens from trees and cliffs, he can often be found hiking one of the many trails in the shadows of Mount Rainier. When Wesley is not hard at work, he enjoys being sarcastic, making his wife roll her eyes at him and expressing himself with animated gifs.
Johnny wrote his first voice simulation program using an IBM XT personal computer – making him the only 10-year-old in the neighborhood with a talking computer. To this day, he still loves the creative problem solving aspect of his job, but in his spare time he does a lot of cooking for the family, gardening, and speaking Italian. As Johnny puts it, “Only the creativity of true artisans can tame the seemingly endless software layers of logic and bring forth the quality software they produce.”
Outside of work, Johnny is devoted to his wife and two children and loves taking them on weekend and summer vacations. His extended family has a standing invitation to come share a home-cooked meal, cards, and perhaps a game of bocce.
For some reason, Tavares thinks dinosaurs still exist. He even goes by the name Tavaresaures Rex.
David Roberts… Programmer by day, beekeeper by night.
Marisa is a fan of good movies – “Orange County” is her favorite because, as she puts it, “everyone’s family is a little crazy and when it comes to mine, I’m the only normal one, too…” However, Marisa prefers to turn to books for stories that are too scary for the big screen or .television. A traveler at heart, if Marisa won the lottery, the first thing she would do is take the ultimate trip to South Africa.
Favorite Things: Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles, and warm woolen mittens.
Things that Make Stephen Sad: When the dog bites, when the bee stings…
Valerie can be best described as “concise.” Some may say that she looks a little bit like her favorite fictional character – Luna Lovegood. Technically, making her an Evanna Lynch-alike. Her favorite holiday? VALentine’s Day (of course).
Fred began his digital career as a designer, but quickly found a more comfortable seat as a programmer, “I’ve always enjoyed puzzles and problem solving. Programming is a perfect fit for me.” Fred has been with us for over 18 years and has seen both technology and our company grow and change over that time. Fred’s interests include reading and going to the beach. With a long prior career in restaurant management, Fred still enjoys entertaining, cooking, and of course eating great food!
Mary is a senior project manager at Bayshore Solutions who enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and football season – “Go Noles! Go Pats!” Mary lives in Saint Petersburg, FL with her husband Kirk and crazy cat Mittins (an adopted cat with an adopted name).
Derek loves vacation so much, as a young man, he used to summer in Iraq.
In her role at Bayshore, Libby gets to spend a lot of time talking with leads and customers, which is one of her favorite things to do. Libby is a rare breed in Florida, she was actually born in Florida! Key West, to be exact (Military brat). Which flies in the face of an old saying in Florida, “If you’re in Florida, you’re not from Florida.” In her spare time, you will find Libby at the dog park enjoying her Labradoodle and Goldendoodle dogs.
Rich enjoys tech gadgets, cars, and Amazon. He also likes to promote the use of sustainable energy wherever he can. Which is why he encourages everyone reading this to leave the planet a better place for our children.
On 2 separate occasions, Scott traveled 140.6 miles without the use of an automobile. He was also in a band that opened for Kiss at the Amalie Arena. And if he had been born one day earlier, his birthday would be August 16th instead of August 17th.
There are 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don’t.
When Eric is not working he enjoys hunting for gems and minerals, cooking for guests, and traveling to out-of-the way locations.
Fun Fact: Eric once used “Meat Glue” (Google it) to mold together two different species of sushi grade fish into a checkerboard pattern. His guests were impressed…we think.
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