I’m beyond thrilled to announce that Shamus Lahman is joining the ELEVATE team as our brand-new community cultivator. He’s a badass and we’re so excited to have him on board. Here’s a welcome note from Shamus, himself:
I’m proud to announce that I’ll be the newest member of this amazing team here at ELEVATE coSpace in Frisco. My expertise in digital marketing, content creation, and creativity will bring new energy and a new flavor to the coworking community. Ever since I was introduced to the tech community here in Summit County last year, I knew this was the place I wanted to be with fellow entrepreneurs, innovators and forward-thinking people.
I’ve been living in Summit County for the better part of four years now but originally from Atlantic City, New Jersey. Right out of high school, I pursued a career in golf course management and tournament operations. My first job out of college was as an Assistant Golf Professional doing everything needed to keep the daily golf course operations running smoothly. During this time I picked up my first DSLR camera and found out I had a knack for photography and videography.
At the golf course I took on various marketing responsibilities as time went on. After more than four years with the same umbrella company, I was promoted and gained responsibilities of running seven different social media accounts including weddings and events, involved with marketing activities, and still working the Assistant position.
Getting burnt out on the golf life, I began to pursue freelancing opportunities, gaining experience in all aspects of digital marketing and teaching myself to be knowledgable with design programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and Lightroom to name a few. I also taught myself HTML and CSS as well as WordPress for website development. Much of which I still use everyday for various projects.
In a short time I’ve had a client base of over a dozen companies ranging from night clubs, restaurants to lawyers and everything in between. Needing a change of pace from the flat landscapes of New Jersey, I decided to embark on a journey to wonderful Colorado, where I now call home.
When I’m not community cultivating here at Elevate or helping companies create their digital presence, I’m usually working on my mobile app, Fish Conserve which got 3rd place at the recent StartUp Weekend event here at ELEVATE. I’m also an avid snowboarder trying to find the freshest powder lines, or fly fishing on Colorado’s finest rivers trying to catch that state record fish.