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CEO & Founder
What do you get when you mix a Madison Avenue PR executive with a computer science-loving techie? One hell of a social media growth hacker.
Chris spent the first half of his career working his way up the corporate PR agency ladder, working at both world-class firms and tech-specific boutiques in New York City. As an early adopter, with a strong background in programming and Web development from high school and college, he had his eye on social media from the very beginning.
Chris was the first of his friends on the pioneer social network “friendster,” and one of the first to customize their MySpace profile with elaborate HTML. Already established as a successful account executive before Facebook took hold, he spent a great deal of time convincing senior management that social media was the future of PR, and he was right.
During 2008-2010 Chris was the social media director for a large NYC PR firm, flying around the world introducing social media communications services for the very first time as offered by a PR firm. Major brands were intrigued, signing up left and right, and he knew this was his calling. Chris had the chance to work with prolific brands such as American Express, Ford, Aruba Tourism, Hewlett Packard and many others on their trailblazing social media campaigns.
2010 brought the founding of his own agency, and he hasn’t looked back since. SilverSky Agency is the digital marketing and creative house, where we offer modern and effective Web development along with cutting-edge design work. 98 Buck Social is the social media powerhouse, with over 700 active clients and growing, our social media marketing agency specializes in custom, high-quality social media marketing services and audience growth at a price point any business can afford. We get results, and Chris’ team strives to be the very best in this price category.
Vice President of Business Development
Clint is a ginger, and a man of many talents. After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard he went on to receive degrees in Marketing, Business Management, and Digital Marketing from Florida Atlantic University. Right out of college he dedicated his life to the growth and development of businesses, which in turn sparked his obsession for sales and digital marketing.
Being a Florida boy, hunter, and an avid fisherman Clint started his sales and marketing career in the industry he was most passionate about, the marine industry. He started with smaller businesses and was eventually recruited to run the sales department for a multi-million-dollar internet startup. There, he created and implemented sales processes that were directly responsible for growing sales revenues almost 400% to over $200,000 monthly in a little over a year. Clint worked hand in hand with the marketing department during this growth to ensure the business’ success, which sparked an even deeper interest in digital marketing. After learning as much as possible in the startup world and investing in himself he branched out on his own and started an internet marketing company. Through his business he honed his SEO, web design, Facebook marketing, and SEM skills, effectively making him the nerdiest outdoorsman in all of Florida, and a perfect fit for 98 Buck Social!
Social Media Accounts Director
Emily Budrys is a creative mastermind and member of the good vibe tribe, using her gift of thinking outside of the box to make the world of marketing a little more funky. Her background in the arts bolsters her unique perspective; a lifelong modern dancer, she graduated with a degree in Dance Performance from Palm Beach Atlantic University, constantly pushing the boundaries of her craft with bold curiosity. While in school, she also pursued creative writing and exercise science, writing articles and poems for alternative health practitioners and other eccentric kindred-spirits.
As a self-made expert in Social Media Marketing, Emily started the Marketing plan for a variety of local businesses and friends, specializing in connecting them to their ultimate audience, stunning and personalized photo styling and uplifting content. Through a life spent obsessed with performance, visual and literary art, Emily has found that Social Media Marketing is the perfect arena to bring together her passions and help businesses flourish.
Her favorite things to do when she’s not Instagramming are traveling, free-diving, dancing, yoga, and getting lost in a good book.
Director of Operations / On-Boarding Director
Allie Summers is a relationship builder, creative thinker, and overall go-getter, and does it all with a positive attitude and smile on her face. She comes from Fayetteville, Arkansas, a hotbed for startups, where she got her start in digital marketing after getting her degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Arkansas (woo pig!).
After landing an internship her senior year with a digital marketing startup, she quickly learned the ins and the outs of running full scale digital marketing campaigns and went to work. The internship turned into a full time job, where she coordinated a complete marketing overhaul for her company.
Allie was given the green light to start managing all client relationships for her company, and then became the director of all digital communications, where her love of people, communication, and design came together. She oversaw the hiring process for the internship program, and led a team of three interns. After working at a summer camp for four summers in college, she realized she loved being able to guide people as they navigate different life situations, so being able to lead an internship team was very rewarding.
As one of Florida’s newest residents, Allie loves to explore her new town. Whether it’s going on a walk, swimming in the ocean, or trying a new restaurant, Allie loves learning about the area. In her spare time, she enjoys binging tv shows on Netflix, spending time with friends and family, and watching baseball games with her husband.
Social Media Account Supervisor
Katie Tress, our resident office mom, has been online before most people understood what the Internet was. Daughter to an aviation engineer, she spent time in the early 80’s writing her father at work when the internet was just a black screen for messaging purposes.
As AOL made it’s debut, so did Katie by jumping feet first into the world of social media, handwriting HTML code & designing graphics for various websites. While just a hobby, at first, she soon realized the power of social media and developed a true passion for it. Early on, several of her web site designs and skills were featured in numerous music magazines & on MTV.
Validating her love for social and her desire to always improve, she snagged herself an associates degree in Web Design & Development from New England Institute of Technology and ran several successful online design companies.
Over the years Katie has developed an invaluable ability to recognize and create effective social media experiences and platforms. Her cutting edge instincts and approach bridges the blend of Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials alike. She is a consummate professional and does all she can to keep everyone of her clients happy. No matter the size of the company or scope of work, Katie brings excellence every time.
In her spare time, you can find Katie either front row with her teen daughter at concerts, chasing her three younger kids around at the beach or advocating for the needs of people around the globe with World Help. World Help is a huge part of who Katie is. It speaks to her heart and it transfers over to her work for them. She has been their social media advocate for over 5 years running and through her efforts she has helped champion causes for clean water reaching thousands around the globe while managing to raise tens of thousands of dollars by applying her expertise through smart marketing techniques and channels.
A personal trainer, she also runs a fitstagram (@katietressfit) where she combines her love for family, fitness, and humanitarian work.
Vince brings high energy and a positive attitude to the workplace everyday which makes for exciting times for the team and the clients of 98 Buck Social. Born in the northeast and schooled at James Madison University, Vince was active in sports and academia. His thirst for knowledge awarded him multiple achievements in the fields of alternative energy and entrepreneurship. Fitness and sports have always been passions in Vince’s life and he brings that competitive edge and mindset to every task he handles. Outside of work, Vince plays in multiple yearly fantasy football leagues, is in the gym each day, and loves to go on adventures exploring new places.
With a background mostly in science and engineering, Vince began to reach out and see the importance of business and bringing scientific concepts to market. Therefore, he set out to add on Entrepreneurship to his major in college while bringing two athletic training products to market. After working two years traveling the country for a proprietary software engineer firm, Vince honed his sales and business prowess for Audi America followed by a personal training/director of sales position at a private fitness studio. Here he saw the value of personal connections and his clientele growth was regularly applauded. Coming full circle, Vince has met his goal of working for a rapidly growing business which is none other than 98 Buck Social in Florida.
Social Media Marketing Manager
I have always been in love with every creative detail that goes into a project. I like to think of myself as the person you come to for the perfect date night outfit, gift for your best friend, or how to make any space feel Zen. Studying abroad has given me exposure to lifestyles and cultures that I incorporate into all aspects of my life. There isn’t much I haven’t tried, from law school to lifestyle blogger and anything in between. Over the years I have always received questions about my personal style, makeup, and opinions on just about everything, so I turned them into a blog. So Fashie is a great outlet that my readers can find fashion tips, makeup how-to’s (from a non-artist), and interior design ideas. Every single part of So Fashie, from the photography to social media managing, was done by me and makes it super personal. I love being creative for not just myself but, everyone around me. I started out using the internet for myself and later took on accounts for everyone around me. Getting into social media was a natural fit for me and gave me the ability to help others strategically use social media to their benefit. From small agricultural businesses to makeup branding pages, I have taken on the task of giving the customer the exact statement they want their company to make. Initially the vastness of platforms can be overwhelming and that’s where I sought to make it easy. Social media and marketing doesn’t have to be hard and I’m the perfect example of taking your passion and turning it into a career that never feels like “work”.
Autism and the community surrounding it has become a great passion of mine. In recent years I have had the pleasure of working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in gaining employment and life skills with local community businesses. When I’m not busy running a lifestyle blog or being a mom, I love to box and research runway shows. I stay ahead of every new fashion season trend and am a regular at my local boxing club. I also love food, and take my passion for a good foodie experience to the next level. As a Florida native I pretty much know all the best recommendations. Running around Disney with my daughter and watching some terrible reality TV for blog ideas are my idea of a perfect day.
Social Media Marketing Manager
I’m the variety-seeking type, spontaneous, versatile and free spirited. I’m a growth-oriented right brain learning to balance the weight of my own ambitions. I’m driven by my intense curiosity and zest for life. I’m a mountain dreaming, coffee drinking, indie-rock junkie on the pursuit to do more things in life than humanly possible.
I’m also a throbbing, passionate creative with more ideas than I know what to do with. When I’m not shooting digital and film photography I’m building my portfolio in modeling, vintage styling or creative directing. I also draw, paint, and do storyboard art.
Growing up a millennial I got my first phone when I was only 9 years old. (yep.) I watched the age of social media blossom right before my eyes. From the beginning stages of myspace, to the first youtube sensations and even the OG reddit platform I’ve seen it all. At first these were just another creative outlet for me to express myself. I quickly fell in love with social media and all it had to offer. It has now become my visual journal along with my personal brand.
Which led me here, 98 Buck Social. Where I can utilize my brainstorming abilities to maximize message impact for creative and promotional purposes. It is the perfect place for me to merge all of my talents into one. It gives me the opportunity to use my rapidly moving creative mind to generate one idea to the next, while still being able to hit every stage of the creative process.
Operations Manager & Social Growth Guru
Florida native and recent graduate of Florida State University, Lauren enjoys being outdoors soaking up the sun every chance she gets. She is an adventure seeker who loves new experiences and challenges that come her way. During her free time you can find her hiking a mountain, paddleboarding, scuba diving or even zip lining through the smoky mountains. Lauren has been an athlete most of her life focusing mainly on soccer and running over the years. Her life as an athlete has shown that she is a true team player, is disciplined and extremely dedicated. Looking for a new way to test her competitive nature, she has developed her strengths and determination to succeed through CrossFit. With her healthy lifestyle as an athlete and interest in anything fitness she obtained a degree in Exercise Physiology expanding her knowledge and expertise in that area.
Early on Lauren learned to express her creative visual passion through photography. Capturing art through a lens enabled her to show the world how using different angles and perspectives could provide a visually artistic view on life. Her creative eye along with an incredible visual memory has provided success in many different avenues of life. Lauren’s calm, cool personality and attention to detail allows her to work with many different personalities, environments and products. Although somewhat of a minimalist, with a simplistic take on life, Lauren is able to focus on important facts creating a positive result in her work and adapting easily to new situations.
Combining her passion of social media and love for animals, Lauren has designed an Instagram page dedicated entirely to finding homes for rescue puppies. Here she is able to highlight the incredible need for fostering and seeking permanent homes for these animals. Lauren is so passionate about promoting the adoption of rescue dogs that she has fostered several puppies over the past year determined to find them loving homes and families. This is just one of the many positive ways she lives her life by example.
Social Media Marketing Manager
I’m a creative, open-minded girl who’s always looking for the next adventure. Traveling, writing and reading are a few of my favorite things. I’m a born and raised Florida girl, although I’m drawn to the mountains.
I’ve loved writing since I learned how to read, and made short stories when I was younger. Throughout my high school years, I kept up with writing, and wrote tons of poetry. That led me to creating my blog, Weekends and Wellness. I’ve always looked for a creative outlet where I could help people along the way, and that’s what Weekends and Wellness brought me. Wellness and health tips, travel stories and my poetry are posted there. Eventually, I’m going to release a poetry book and I’ll be the next big author in Barnes and Noble (just kidding!)
I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and would love to be a travel writer in the future. Being on social media constantly brought me to 98 Buck Social. I’ve loved every aspect of social media since I was on MySpace in middle school (and wasn’t allowed to be). Growing up in this generation, I’ve seen every platform grow and have gotten to love all the different things about each.
98 Buck Social lets me utilize all of my creative skills. Every day is different and it’s so exciting to be able to throw all of my talents into every person and company. I’m excited to see where this journey takes me!
Cassandra Van Walleghem
Social Media Marketing Manager
Cassandra is a Florida native who loves spending her time outdoors exploring nature trails for inspiration. She has a burning passion for writing and literature that blossomed the moment she discovered the power of words. In fact, she loves to read so much that, when she was little, her parents had to take her books away at bedtime so she wouldn’t stay up all night reading.
Cassandra graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English from Florida Atlantic University. She hopes to one day pursue a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing and become a university professor. Cassandra loves sharing her love of words with others every chance she gets, often writing down quotes or phrases that speak to her in a profound way.
Currently, Cassandra is working on honing her craft as a writer, filling her room with as many succulents as she can, and enjoying life in the Florida sunshine. Her love of creative writing brought her to 98 Buck Social, where she enjoys putting her creativity to the test and writing killer content for her clients.
Social Media Marketing Manager
Madelynn Drumm grew up in Elkhart, Indiana (where she didn’t quite like the cold), and decided to move to sunny Florida to graduate from the University of Florida (where she didn’t quite like her dorm) and then she moved to Stuart (where she finally felt comfortable).
She spent years working (slaving away) to start a career in photography where she was travelling all over the world to get the perfect shot.
Although, after travelling (and not quite having a place to call home) she finally decided it was time to settle-down (her family convinced her) and returned to Stuart, Florida where she now resides. After all this time marketing her own business she decided to pursue a career in social media (who doesn’t love Instagram), and she (finally) found her niche here at 98 Buck Social.
She currently spends her days learning more about the world in a single office than she did actually travelling it and letting her roots finally grow in one spot (the travel bug still comes around sometimes though) with her long-time partner and two dogs
Social Media Marketing Manager
A notorious bookworm, car fanatic, tomboy, and tattoo lover, Jade Thai was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. She became fascinated with the internet at a young age, and when she moved to Florida at 12 years old, she mastered the art of social media in order to stay connected with friends and family. Jade is currently finishing up her bachelor’s degree in Fashion Marketing and Business at Lynn University, while minoring in Media Marketing. Her hobbies include longboarding down steep terrain, riding on motorcycles, and Harry Potter trivia (quiz her, I dare you!).
Social Media Marketing Manager
Born in Boston, but raised in South Florida, Andrew is proud of his New England roots. Although he pronounces his ‘R’s, Andrew is a true Boston sports fan, especially for the Patriots and the Celtics. In addition to being a sports fanatic, he is also an animal lover, a music aficionado, and an amateur historian. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, and he currently resides in Stuart, FL with his fiance and their dog. With a background in both the private and public sectors, Andrew’s wealth of knowledge and experience makes him a valuable asset to 98 Buck Social. In his free time, Andrew enjoys live music, spending time with family and friends, and watching and playing sports.
Social Media Marketing Manager
Dyani is a creative, motivated born and raised Floridian girl! True believer your vibe attracts your tribe! I have a true passion for clothing and make up! I’ve worked in retail for five years. Working as Assistant Manager at a consignment store to Boutique Assistant Manager with setting up visuals. Being able to make someone not only look good but feel good makes me one happy gal!
I became a huge make up freak and I’m never looking back! Eyelashes is the true way to my heart. I love the way you can truly express yourself with make up, never forget your face is like a canvas! From beauty tips, to clothing advice and latest trends I’m your girl. Working in retail was a great experience for me until I realized I wanted to be more involved in something bigger! I’ve always had a huge love for social media and now I get to be apart of it!
Working at 98 Buck Social l get to pour my creativity into and share my passion for social media. I’m excited to see where this journey takes me, this is only the beginning!
Social Media Marketing Manager
My name is Sarah Pinder and I have been passionate about photography since 2007. In 2008 I decided to turn that passion into a business. I have lived in Florida my whole life and have actually been in the same bedroom since I was 2 years old. When I’m not posting to social media you can find me outside. I love going to the beach, going camping with my family, and playing with my pets. I have 5 dogs, 2 goats, 2 bunnies, 2 birds, reptiles, fish, and the list keeps going. Everyone says I could charge admission to visit my house because it is pretty much a zoo.
I graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a graphic design degree. If you ask anyone who knows me to describe me in one word, most people would say happy! I am usually happy and smiling all day long. My main goal in life is to make people smile! Smiling is my favorite and I believe that if you can make someone smile then you have successfully brightened someone’s day. And there is nothing better than that!
Social Media Marketing Manager
Marissa is a lover of all things beautiful and a creative spirit who is always looking to learn something new. She was born and raised in southern Maine and has only been a Florida resident since 2015. Although currently in school for graphic design at Indian River State College, she graduated from the University of New England in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. This degree was a great milestone, but it didn’t satisfy the artistic side of her that she had always known would become the driving force behind her dream career choice.
While still living in Maine, Marissa spent much of her time as a member of the Maine State Ballet Company. There, performance makeup sparked her interest in cosmetics, which later led her to working with Sephora. Now, after four years of working with the makeup retailer, she joins us here at 98 Buck Social to pursue the creative world in a marketing setting.
When she isn’t working, Marissa enjoys spending time with her family, which includes their thirteen pets. Fashion, interior design, Instagramming, and taking day trips are among other hobbies she enjoys. Her ultimate life goal is to buy a lot of land, build her dream home, and fill the yard with every kind of rescue animal you can imagine.
Social Media Marketing Manager
Born and raised in Jupiter, Florida, Samantha is a local with a passion for salt water and food. Graduating from Jupiter High in 2015 she has gone on to pursue an undergraduate degree at Florida State University. She will be senior this year and has aspirations to go on and get a masters in business administration. Currently she is a major in Professional Sales and had started her time here at 98 Buck Social as an intern later became a part time employee exploring her creative side in content management. When Samantha is not in the office you will find her enjoying her time with family and relaxing on the boat. You can also catch her at Lynora’s Jupiter a couple days a week hosting local customers to fabulous Italian cuisine. There is also a chance to catch her studying for her summer course, Intro to Business analytics. The only time Samantha leaves Jupiter is for school and Disney adventures. The summer has flown by since she her start here and we will miss her in the fall.
Customer Service & Website Chat Manager
98 Buck Social manages the marketing for my massage business in Miami. We do Facebook advertising, Instagram, Instagram Growth, and boosting my Google Places. Great quality service for a price appropriate for my business! Enjoy working with the team.
98 buck social is by far the best in social media services. I've looked everywhere and no one can compare to their prices and what they offer you. From the 24/7 super fast and friendly customer service to the very fast interaction we create into building the brand; we could not be happier. Working with them was definitely the right choice! Thank you 98 buck social!
Chris is on point! Attentive, great attitude and great results!
98 Bucks have managed our social media channels for the last two years with impeccable consistency and on topic content every time. Their posts have garnered interest for our offerings. I would recommend them to any firm looking for hassle free & dependable social media management service.
Stumbled across 98 Buck Social while looking for assistance with our social media marketing. 98 dollars a month base package sounded almost too good to be true but turned out it was indeed very real. What we needed was to have consistent social media posting related to photography, videography, and specifically to our company. We were matched with Kat, who is a photographer herself, and she has seriously done an incredible job. It's impressive really. Now we can focus our attention doing the stuff that only we can do to get this business rolling! Thank you Kat and 98 Buck Social!
I was directed to 98 Buck through a friend from college, and the experience has been absolutely incredible. When you consider "Price vs. Value," their services are a no-brainer. Add to that the terrific team Chris has built, especially Katie and Allie, and you know that your own business will be well cared for. If you more interested in B2B services, they can handle that as well, giving you a real advantage in the marketplace. Look forward to working with them for many years to come!
Sierra has been fantastic to work with and has quickly understood the needs of our company. Her response time is fast and her post are always on message. I would highly recommend 98 buck social.
98 Buck Social's work and creativity has been simply amazing. We highly recommend their services to all business owners large and small! Thanks for being a great partner.
98BuckSocial has been an awesome partner for our social media needs. Sierra has been excellent to work with, and has been a true partner in helping us work our social media plan. I would highly recommend 98BuckSocial to anyone who is looking for a resource to be more consistent in their social media posting!
98 Buck has been a great asset to our business and our social media platform. I highly recommend their services.
Very happy with the team and the results. Highly recommend working with them.
98 Buck Social is very easy to work with. They are passionate about what they do and representing your brand.
If your looking to increase your business and your social media marketing you have to use 98 Buck Social! The content they have created for my company can't be matched. True professionals! The Real Deal!
An amazing team doing amazing things. You want them on your team.
Excellent service for my real estate business! They pull listings and put together high-quality postings for my social media pages.
98 Buck has helped provide quality content for our clients. I've tried other companies, only to be disappointed. Can't beat 98 Buck!
Love 98 Buck Social, and Katie is amazing! They do it the best, and my social media has improved significantly. Thanks guys!
Great company, and Chris Heuwetter is great. I was really impressed with everything that they did for us. You should check them out.
I personally used 98 buck social for 2 of my 3 businesses. The 2 that I used it for produced more social media growth in the first 2 months than my 3rd has in 4 years. I would highly recommend this service to anyone, especially if you're skilled in the field of your individual business, but learning your way through social media marketing.
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The 98 Buck Social team is consistent in their delivery all the way through the process. Not only are they friendly, and quick, they have been amazingly responsive to specific requests I had. Adjustments I needed to keep my own social network highly personalized and beautiful were handled professionally and with visual finesse. I just love them!
If your looking for an awesome partner to add to your social media team. Look for Kat, she always is there for us. No matter the time or date, she responds, gives input and produces results!!!
I love us! You'll love us too. Buck your competition, start today.
As a business owner there never is enough time in the day to manage all aspects of your business. I've been looking to increase my exposure and web presence but not my forte nor do I have the time. 98 Buck Social is just what I needed to help take a load off and still have peace of mind. Well worth the $$.
Chris and his team are wonderful and I highly recommend them!
98 Buck Social is the real deal! Thought is may be "too good to be true" for the price. I used them for 2 of our business and they are very consistent and do exactly what they say they will do. The best thing I can say is that they are very responsive and the posts are done very professional. We have seen a large increase in engagement on our social platforms since we signed up with 98 Buck Social. I would highly recommend them.
Love these guys - simply the best: creative, smart, fast, efficient, responsive, and best of all, super affordable. Great for brands and even better, agencies like mine who want to outsource their social media marketing.
Came across 98 Buck Social when searching for social media marketing assistance. The customer service and care that is provided is superb! Every person I have interacted with in the company is professional, knowledgable and makes each contact personal making me feel that am a valued customer. You can actually speak to someone unlike other services where it's an email or chat bot! Kat is my content creator for my social media platforms and her attention to detail and care with my brand are above and beyond. Working with Kat I have gained a level of trust that allows me to focus on other details of the business. Looking forward to the continued partnership!
These guys are amazing and all for only 98 bucks, say what 😱 😱
I love this company so much! The owner is A1!!!! and his team is the best in the world!!! I can rest easy knowing that they are handling ALL of my clients needs. They have me for life!