Our Philosophy.

Be Creative with a Purpose.
Design with a Mission.
Focus on Execution.

Meet the Team.

Mark Kern

President CEO

Trenton Bush

Vice President

Joaquin Miles

Art Director

Scott Stewart

Lead Web Developer

Katie Uresti 

Marketing Intern

About Mark:

Mark has more than 28 years’ experience in brand development, strategic marketing, advertising and media planning. Working at all levels of media, he honed his skills beginning in 1992 with radio management, television, print, Internet, multi-media marketing campaigns and media placement.

Throughout his career, Mark has worked with national, regional and local clients. His experience has provided him the insight to create a plan that addresses the client’s marketing needs externally for the consumer, and internally with staff and shareholders to achieve the company’s goals.

Marks experience in corporate, real estate development and property management has provided him strong insight to all industries. Mark has also successfully launched the Lawrence Business Magazine in 2011 and sold in 2015, Local News Source – Douglas County, a business relations website, Kern Real Estate Investments and L – A Women’s Lifestyle Magazine. As a Kansas native and graduate of Kansas State University, Mark has found Lawrence to be a great place to live, work, play, and successfully start and grow businesses and family.

Beyond Work:

I have coached my oldest daughter, Emilee’s, softball team “The Amps,” my middle daughter’s softball team, “The Raiders” and my son’s baseball and basketball teams “The Rebels” and “The Bulldogs” respectively. My family attends Morningstar Church and belongs to the Lawrence Country Club.

About Trent:

A Kansas City native, Trent is a graduate from Kansas State University with a Major in Marketing. Trent is in charge of planning, creating and executing all client’s online advertisements as well as social media management. In addition, he is a professional photographer, videographer, and certified commercial drone pilot. Trent is actively involved in the Lawrence community as he is a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce member, an Envoy Committee member, and attends 1,000,000 Cups at the cider gallery.

Beyond Work:

Outside of work, Trent enjoys traveling to National Parks to pursue his passion in landscape/adventure photography, cheering on the K-State Wildcats Football and Basketball teams, and meeting new people, and seeing new places.

About Joaquin:

An Art Director at Kern Marketing Group with 5 years of experience. Born with an old soul and passion for design, Joaquin is ready to tackle any creative problem head on. Originally from the city of Asuncion, this South American born designer has been living in Kansas City for over 15 years. His passions include illustration, music, UI/UX, and voice acting. He is excited for the coming years of creating.

Beyond Work:

Outside of work, Joaquin enjoys playing guitar, illustration, and dancing.

About Scott:

While attending The University of Kansas, Scott created marketing materials for academic journals. Coded, copyedited, and oversaw the conversion of scientific tables and equations for printing preparation in academic journals. Since graduating with an BFA in Design from KU in 2002, Scott has worked as a full-stack website designer on a large variety of local, national, and government projects.

Scott specializes in problem solving and working with businesses to help with the management of their online presence. Scott is experienced with online marketing, web application creation, application maintenance, visual design, user experience, web frameworks, and third-party applications. Scott’s work covers graphic design, back-end coding, custom application design, data systems, and the coordination between other graphic designers, marketing firms, coders, and content creators. Scott’s best skill is bridging creative and practical needs to achieve the business goals of the client.

Beyond Work:

Scott is a member and leader for charity organizations and business groups including the Kaw Valley Kickball League where he was a board member from 2012 to 2017 and the commissioner of the league in 2014.

About Linda:

Linda is responsible for all financial services, from bookkeeping to payroll to tax preparation. Linda received her Master of Professional Accountancy from Wichita State University and worked in public accounting for two years before focusing her attention on accounting for small businesses. Her background includes accounting in varied industries such as advertising, manufacturing, trucking/transportation and software development.

Linda enjoys accounting because it is logical, and finds a good balance at KERN Marketing Group between her left-brain accounting side and right-brain creative, people side. She also thinks “Mark has created a professional, yet fun, atmosphere.”

Linda is an active community volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, the City of Lawrence, American Heart Association Go Red for Women and Lawrence Children’s Choir.

Beyond Work:

Family: My husband, Jerry, and 16 year-old daughter, Elisa.

Personal goal: To be happy every day and to be content with what I have.

Hobbies: Reading and riding my bike.

About Katie:

Katie is a marketing intern here at Kern Marketing Group. She is a junior at the University of Kansas studying strategic communications with a minor in business. Katie manages the social media pages for KMG clients. She is learning more about how to create the best engagement on all social media platforms as well as working with and creating graphics. In the future, Katie hopes to begin her career working at a marketing and or advertising firm creating content and coming up with brand identities.

Beyond Work:

Outside of work, Katie loves to read mystery/thriller novels, hang with friends, listen to podcasts and create graphics in illustrator.

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