Meet The Team

Staff Profiles

Julie Busteed

Julie Busteed’s administrative and management skills have been used at senior leadership levels at ServiceMaster, Moody Memorial Church and The Christian Working Woman. She also assists in the management of Gap Digital, a recording studio specializing in the production of long-form audio drama. She is a graduate of Bethel University.

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Jennifer Funck

Jenni Funck is a freelance journalist and has written numerous columns and feature stories for the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times newspapers, and other publications. Jenni holds a masters degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Southern Methodist University, and is a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. She works extensively in social media and is a professional blogger.

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Chris Grant

Chris is a graduate of Wheaton College (Ill.) and earned a masters degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He served for more than 20 years in the corporate world as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications at The ServiceMaster Company, Vice President of Marketing at Harper Collins/ Zondervan, and Vice President at CTI. Chris has received numerous professional awards including American Marketing Association (W. Michigan) “Trailblazer Award” for Marketing Organization of the Year and American Marketing Association (Chicago) Gold Award for Market Research. He also teaches at Wheaton College (Ill.) as adjunct Marketing professor.

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Keri Wyatt Kent

Keri Wyatt Kent is the author of ten books and co-author or contributor to several others. A former business reporter for the Daily Herald, she’s worked for 18 years as a freelance copywriter and journalist. A social media champion and blogger, her writing experience includes marketing, public relations, magazines, newspapers, blogs, websites, and ghostwriting. She holds a bacherlor of arts degree in English Literature from Wheaton College (Ill.).

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Vicky Lynch

Vicky Lynch has previously held positions at Tyndale House, Sourcebooks Inc., and Barnes & Noble. She has worked with New York Times best-selling authors including Beth Moore, Karen Kingsbury, and Kurt and Brenda Warner, and has booked interviews and placed features with top national and regional media outlets including CNN Headline News, The 700 Club, The View, People magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, and others. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

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Mark Neal

Mark Neal is a social media professional residing in the Chicago area. He holds a literature degree from Wheaton College (Ill.) as well as a masters degree from National-Louis University. He has worked as a journalist for Suburban Life Publications, covering local news stories and events in the Western suburbs of Chicago. He has also published poetry, interviews and articles in a variety of print and online journals and websites. He is currently at work co-authoring a book on C.S. Lewis.

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Tiffany Self

Tiffany Self is a public relations professional with a media focus in both traditional—print and broadcast—and social media outlets. Before joining Handlebar, she was the media relations director at Wheaton College (Ill.), where she interfaced with Chicago media and national media, including the “Today Show,” Fox News Network, CNN, Chicago Tribune and The New York Times. Tiffany holds a bachelors degree in Behavioral Sciences from Northwest University (Wash.).