The Art Unlimited TeamAU Author2021-01-15T14:09:10-06:00
Thomas Chapman founded Art Unlimited in 1982 and has worked with large and small businesses, schools, municipalities, and international companies. Tom has the rare ability to straddle both the creative and the technical world and brings a flair to his design that is original as well as extraordinarily functional.
Tom now lends his expertise by giving advisory oversight on specific design projects. He continues in a role of leadership to guide the Art Unlimited Team as it evolves and grows. Tom’s ability is a big reason why Art Unlimited can provide exceptional solutions to a wide variety of clients. He is one of the founders of “Northwoods Friends of the Arts,” a Minnesota region-wide arts initiative.
Patsy Chapman, co-founder of Art Unlimited, uses her faith and creative background to help the Leadership Team meet and exceed our goals. She is the driving force behind connecting our resources with local nonprofits, youth organizations, and education in the form of community outreaches and charitable contributions. Pat is involved in leadership roles with a variety of community activities including 4-H Adult Club Leader. She enjoys being a member of the Iron Range Dog Training Club. Pat holds Associate’s Degrees in Education and Child Development.
Anna Chapman Anderson, CEO of Art Unlimited, has grown up working in the marketing industry. As a second generation owner, Anna is leading Art Unlimited within multiple industries and specialties.
She speaks on national stages across the United States and works alongside business owners helping them obtain success. With a keen digital marketing emphasis, Anna has the ability to stay one step ahead of the marketing landscape. She is a recipient of the Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Award.
Because relationships are a key component in the success on Art Unlimited, Anna is an active member in Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3), National Women in Roofing (NWiR), and Business Network International (BNI). In her downtime, you will find Anna enjoying time with her family and dogs. Her most recent hobbies have been experimenting more with cooking and photography.
Elizabeth Chapman is Art Unlimited’s Financial Manager and Business Analyst, along with overseeing the Paid Advertising. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Business Administration. Her background in business, both in operation and advising, allows personal insight to solve clients’ needs. She is also Tom and Pat’s daughter and Anna’s sister. She enjoys being outdoors, running sled dogs and training her border collies.
Mike brings 15+ years of experience in the web development and e-marketing fields to the Art Unlimited team. He graduated from Duluth Business University with a degree in Graphic Design Media; specializing in web design. He has a strong working knowledge of the various platforms, applications, and code needed to bring a site to the web. In his role as Operations Director, Mike works with our Art Unlimited team members and clients to help ensure that our proven process for marketing and development is implemented effectively. When not managing operations for Art Unlimited, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and children, is the pastor of his local church, and makes time to volunteer and connect in the local community.
Abby joined the AU team the Summer of 2017 with a background in construction. She is our PPC Analyst and is an expert at making our client’s clicks count. Abby has an in-depth knowledge of the trades and is always willing to help propel her clients to the next level of marketing. In her spare time, she likes hanging out with her husband, volunteering with the local YFC, playing sports, and traveling the world.
Amanda graduated with her AAS Degree in Graphic Design from Mesabi Range Community College in 2014, and just obtained her Bachelor’s in Interactive Web and Design in 2019. She joined Art Unlimited in June 2014 and found her place as the User Experience Manager. She works hard to make sure websites are user-friendly and ‘mobile ready’. Amanda also works with the team to develop resources to help users engage within the website. She works with many software tools to help nurture a lead into a potential customer. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys drawing, taking photos, going for walks, going for UTV rides with her Husband and son, and enjoy watching the different types of tropical fish aquariums she has throughout her home.
Anya joined the Art Unlimited team in July 2020 after graduating from South Dakota State University with degrees in Speech Communication and Public Relations. She is originally from the Southwest region of the state but moved North to find a new adventure. Anya enjoys being outdoors, working out, baking, playing board games with her friends and family, and spending as much time as possible with her two nieces and nephew.
Chloe joined Art Unlimited in March of 2020 as a social media manager. She is currently completing her AA degree at Mesabi Range College and is furthering her education in marketing. Chloe is skilled in blogging, and has written for her local newspaper, The Hometown Focus. She creates and oversees social campaigns and uses fresh ideas to increase social engagement through creative postings. In her spare time she loves writing, cooking, traveling, getting involved in volunteer opportunities, and spending time outdoors with her friends and family.
Danielle joined the Art Unlimited team in June of 2020 as an Account Manager Assistant. With 7 years in the Non-Profit sector, her strengths are organizing projects and engaging customers with minimal resources available. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and received her Human Resources Management Certification from the University of Wisconsin Superior in 2018. She currently resides in Colorado Springs with her husband, son, and 2 daughters. As though that isn’t busy enough, they also have 3 dogs! Her hobbies include traveling, hiking, photography, and fitness.
David started with Art Unlimited full time in 2010. David has over 25 years of experience in the technical and computer field. Before joining Art Unlimited, David lived in the Twin Cities area and worked in the electrical and pneumatic automation field. Then he and his family moved back to the Iron Range where he worked in the Process Engineering and Quality Control field. David graduated from Hibbing Community College with an AAS degree in the CAD program in 1992 and then returned in 2008 to obtain a Microcomputer Technology, Networking, and Web Design degree. Prior to that, David graduated from Eveleth Technical Institute with a degree in Automation in 1989. David heads up our programming department. He is a committed team player who brings in new ideas and exciting designs for Art Unlimited’s clients. David enjoys spending time with his family, loves to travel and when not working, he always has a tool in his hand tinkering on cars or odd jobs around the house.
Ervin joined the Art Unlimited team in September 2020 as a PPC Analyst. He is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona in California. Ervin is excited to expand his professional skill set as he pursues his passion in PPC and all things digital marketing. Outside of work, he enjoys working out, photography, traveling, and watching horror movies.
Fred joined the Art Unlimited Team in 2019, the beginning of our 37th year. He is a 100% Iron Ranger as he grew up in Kinney (Republic of, for those who remember) Minnesota. He is also a proud veteran of the U.S. Air force. An avid learner, Fred graduated from Mesabi Range College for Automated Control Technologies and Hibbing Community College for IT Networking and Securities. Fred enjoys being outdoors with his two adorable kiddos and cooking. He is in pursuit of his B.S. under Project Management from Bemidji State University.
Haley joined the Art Unlimited Team in October 2019. She is a graduate of Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has strong communication skills and loves to help others. In her free time, you’ll find Haley spending time with her husband and two children, watching Marvel movies, reading, and hanging out at the barn with their horse.
Jana joined the SEO team at Art Unlimited in October of 2019. She attended St. Catherine University in St. Paul and, after homeschooling her children, she worked in a number of positions which strengthened her communication and computer skills. Jana loves learning new things and in her spare time enjoys reading and spending time with her children and grandson.
Kandi joined the Art Unlimited Team in September 2018. With years of varied office experience, she’s a self-starting pro, bringing a fresh perspective to the Content Editor role at Art Unlimited. In her free time, you’ll find Kandi hanging with her niblings (niece and nephews), reading, making music mixes for her friends, or meandering through forests, scoping for scenes and woodland creatures to shoot with her beloved camera.
Katie joined the Art Unlimited team in March of 2020 as an Account Management Assistant, and has since transitioned to the role of Operations Assistant. She graduated in 2003 with an A.A.S. degree from the Informational Management Specialist Program at Mesabi Range Community and Technical College. She was born and raised in Virginia, Minnesota, she still currently resides with her Husband Jeremy, and daughter Kaylynn. They have two dogs Sadie and Angus. In her free time she loves watching movies, reading books, crafting, spending time outdoors, and spending time with her family.
Kraig joined the Art Unlimited team in December 2019. He graduated from Full Sail University with a degree in Creative Writing. He is excited to venture forth into his degree field and keep expanding his knowledge while helping his clients recieve great content. During his free time, Kraig enjoys riding his motorcycle on a nice day, playing video games, cooking, and reading or writing a good story.
Matt recently graduated from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, with a BA in political science and a minor in business administration. He is excited to further his professional skills in the digital marketing field with Art Unlimited. Matt strongly believes in giving the best results and strategies that support the growth of clients’ brands. Outside of 9-5, he enjoys playing basketball and disc golfing. He is also an avid outdoorsman who enjoys various outdoor activities such as camping and fishing.
Rylea joined our team in July 2020. She comes to us with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. She grew up on a family beef cattle farm in southern Minnesota and moved to the Iron Range in December 2019. In her spare time Rylea enjoys hanging out with friends and family, playing piano, traveling, and exploring the Iron Range.
Sam joined the Art Unlimited Team in October of 2020. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in English and went on to complete a nanodegree from Udacity, where she found her passion for all things digital marketing. Outside of work, Sam enjoys immersing herself in creative endeavors and spending time with friends, family, and her two dogs Elvis and Memphis.
Tayler joined the Art Unlimited team in September 2020. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where she completed her degree in Writing and Rhetoric. Tayler is excited to expand her professional skill set as she pursues her passions in SEO, Digital Marketing, and User Experience. Outside of work, she loves traveling, hiking, drinking boba tea, hanging out with friends, and trying new things.
Taylor joined the Art Unlimited team in July 2020. Taylor had a passion for art and design long before discovering the effects it could have on people. After learning how continuity is key and a well designed business could make or break a company, she was hooked. She went on to graduate from Full Sail University as Salutatorian with her Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, has worked multiple jobs and internships in her field, and most importantly never give up on her passion. While she’ll tell you graphic design gives her a zest for life, she also enjoys knitting, puppies, food, saving the planet, and the occasional binge watch.
Tyler joined the Art Unlimited team in June 2019. He graduated from Full Sail University with a degree in Media Communications. With his desire to learn new things, Tyler is excited to be jumping into the world of SEO management. Outside of work, Tyler enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing games, participating in sports, and reading a good book.
Would you like to join the Art Unlimited Team? We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking individuals who are willing to be versatile and are ready to learn. We are a diverse, dynamic team with a passion for marketing innovation and success. When you work at Art Unlimited, you know that the people you work with care about you. We have core values that we actively try to live as a company culture every day.
Donovan is our Executive Assistant here at Art Unlimited. He is a motivated, personable business professional with a successful 24-year track record of public and community advocacy. He possesses a talent for creating social capital, working well with others, and has demonstrated the ability to easily transcend cultural & political differences. Donovan is accustomed to handling time-sensitive, confidential information with time management and logistical support experience which supports our CEO, CFO, and the leadership team. He has the ability to adapt to immediate changes and thrives well in our fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Donovan is a lifelong resident of Lake Vermilion Reservation and an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Donovan has a family of 5 grown adult children, 1 grandson, and 2 granddaughters. During Donovan’s time away from Art Unlimited, he is a Firefighter with Greenwood Township Fire Dept, serves on several boards at the Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources and the University of Minnesota. He serves in Native American Ministry Missions and outreach and shares the Gospel, “Minwaajimowin” (Ojibwe – The Good News) with the lost and unreached First Nations People.
Jeremy rejoined the Art Unlimited Team in October 2018 after interning during the summer of 2017. He was raised here on the Iron Range and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, he obtained knowledge of Windows Server and Unix Server systems while obtaining a CompTIA S+ certificate. Afterward, he moved back to Side Lake, MN where he got married and started a family. He graduated from Hibbing Community College from the Network and IT Security course in addition to earning a Microsoft MTA Certification. During this time Jeremy learned valuable skills in server management, Active Directory, Cisco Routing, and so much more. During his free time, Jeremy spends time with his family and plays sports and video games.
Katie joined the Art Unlimited Team in October of 2017 to help manage accounts payable and receivable. She specializes in QuickBooks operations. Katie is passionate about bringing straightforward, efficient, and helpful information to all she serves. In her free time she enjoys cooking new recipes and hanging out with her husband and daughter.
I was raised on the Iron Range Minnesota. I spent several Years in college in St. Cloud studying Biology and Computers. I have over 10 years IT experience as both support technician and Administrator as well. I am currently living in Buhl, MN and have plans to build a ranch over the next few years in Angora, MN with the love of my life, Cassie. Last October I asked her to marry me on the land we bought together. In my spare time I enjoy raising Geckos and dart frogs. I also enjoy hiking, fishing, and hunting. Maybe a few couch video games every once in a while.
Megan has worked at Art Unlimited since May 2020. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in Interpersonal Communication and joined the AU Human Resources Team. Originally from Bloomer, WI, she relocated to the Iron Range to explore and become part of a new community. In her free time Megan likes to bike, hike, travel, experiment with cooking, and spend time with family and friends.
Michelle joined the Art Unlimited Team in early 2017 and has filled many roles, including SEO Manager and Project Manager. As our Inside Sales Manager, she is our very favorite Happiness Officer. Michelle is our resident fashionista and has a Retail Merchandising degree from U-W Stout. She enjoys using her gift of winning others over daily in connecting with clients. Michelle’s marketing experience comes from her entrepreneurial businesses including handcrafted glass jewelry and epoxy projects. In her spare time, Michelle likes to run and do craft projects.
Serena joined Art Unlimited in November 2020. She was raised in Orr, Minnesota and recently moved back to Orr after living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for 30 years. She received her Legal Assistant Certificate in 1993, her Associates Degree in 1996, and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 2004. In her free time, Serena enjoys traveling, fishing, boating, being outdoors, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
April joined the Art Unlimited team in May of 2017. She loved working at Art Unlimited so much she asked to stay. April just finished taking online classes through Rasmussen College and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in March 2020. Her main tasks revolve around graphic design and user experience. In her spare time, April loves to help animals find their forever homes. She enjoys reading, drawing, and taking nature walks. She especially loves spending time with her cats, Angel, Cobalt, and Keanu.
Bailey joined the Art Unlimited team in November 2020 as a Project Manager Assistant looking to venture into the digital marketing industry and gain hands-on experience. In May 2020, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of South Dakota with a B.B.A. in Marketing and now resides in Sioux Falls, SD. When Bailey isn’t busy making visions become a reality for clients, you can spot her jamming out to music and enjoying a good cup of joe with friends and family.
I grew up in Slovakia and came to the USA in 2013 for 2 years of high school in New Hampshire. The town is called Andover and the name of the school is Proctor Academy. After that, I decided to stay in the USA and prolong my studies and decided (in 2015) to go to Scholastica in Duluth, MN, to major in exercise Physiology and play hockey. During my fall semester of senior year, I decided to add my second major which was computer information systems. I added it because I have always been interested in computers and I wanted to learn more about it. I graduated from Scholastica in May of 2020 with two majors: Exercise Physiology and Computer Information Systems (it took me 5 years to complete both majors). I joined Art Unlimited in May 2020 as an intern and became a full-time employee in September 2020. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, hiking, reading, eating, working out, and traveling.
Heather joined the Art Unlimited Team in January 2021. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communication and has worked in marketing since 2015. As a content editor, Heather loves to create interesting and engaging online content for her clients. When she is not researching and writing, Heather cares for a colony of stray cats and spends time with her husband, two dogs, and seven talking parrots.
Jake started as an intern with Art Unlimited in September 2018 and became an official Team Member in December 2018. Jake graduated with a B.A. degree in Psychology from Bethel University in 2014. A few years later, he decided to change career paths to study web development when he enrolled in an online web development program at Lake Superior College (LSC). Jake officially graduated from LSC with a Computer and Web Programming A.A.S. degree in January 2019. He is a dedicated problem-solver and is committed to helping our clients in any way possible. In his free time, Jake enjoys going to concerts, traveling, playing video games, working on personal projects, spending time with friends/family, and hanging out with his dogs (Oliver and Teddy).
Originally from Nebraska, Kristi joined the Art Unlimited team in early October 2019. She comes with a Bachelors’s degree in Graphic Design from the Creative Center located in Omaha, NE. Kristi has a background in graphic design, fine art, and web development. When she isn’t designing, Kristi is writing stories, reading, painting, making jewelry, or enjoying the outdoors.
Mike joined the Art Unlimited team in November 2019. Born and raised on the Iron Range, he joined the Army after high school. He graduated with a Computer Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and later graduated from the Army’s prestigious Command General Staff College receiving his Master’s Degree. Mike retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers after 28 years, achieving the rank of Major serving in both plans and operations at the strategic level. Mike has over 20 years of project management, managing projects in both IT and Civil Engineering. When not working, Mike loves to fish chasing the elusive Musky as well as Walleye, Bass, and Crappie. When he’s not at work he’s usually on Lake Vermilion.
Steve joined the Art Unlimited team in August 2020. His family originated in the Iron Range from the late 1800’s. Steve grew up in Central Minnesota where he met and married his wife in 2016. They have a daughter who was born in February 2020. Steve has multiple degrees including Business Admin Communications and IT. When Steve is not working he enjoys spending time in the outdoors, playing board games with friends, and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Trevor joined Art Unlimited in July 2020. He graduated from the University of Minnesota – Duluth with degrees in computer science, linguistics, cognitive science and philosophy. Trevor is currently attending the University of Minnesota to attain a masters degree in computer science. Trevor is passionate about computation and enjoys learning and implementing new technology stacks.