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Team


While most firms hide behind branding, LongerDays is only as good as every person on our team. We're real people, and we unabashedly put out best collective feet forward.

Every member of the LongerDays team:

  • Has unconditional positive regard for coworkers and clients
  • Communicates honestly & directly
  • Does what they say they’ll do
  • Learns relentlessly
  • Takes measured risks in service of clients
  • Makes Muskegon better
Kyle “Spat” Van Dam
  • Business Assistance 96%
  • Spreadsheets 89%
  • Goofball 62%

Kyle “Spat” Van Dam

Fast Learner, Faster Eater

Digging into systems is his forte, and helping others warms his heart (even if he’s listening to scary music). Find him up front at shows, or making friends from behind the merch table. 

Laney Forester
  • Creative Solutions 94%
  • Black Clothing 98%
  • Inappropriate Comments 34%

Laney Forester

Organizer, Comedienne

Imagine a Venn diagram of jokes, tattoos, motorcycles, and classic horror movies. Right in that sweet center spot, you’ll find a picture of Laney with a giant smile on her face, eyeliner on point.

Emmy Way
  • Wordcraft 92%
  • Positive Attitude 94%
  • Ruining Loads of Laundry 67%

Emmy Way

Business Support, Bookstuff

Music lover, avid reader/writer, hates wet socks. If she’s not petting a cat, she’s probably playing a video game you’ve never heard of. Okay, she’s doing both.

Brandi Tucker
  • Research 93%
  • Problem Solving 97%
  • Morning Person 1%

Brandi Tucker

Business Support, Problem Solving

A customer service whiz with a love for all things animated. She’s got a house full of pets and a fascination with psychology. Give her a hint of info, and she’ll figure it out.

Maggie Kelly
  • Client Management 92%
  • Multitasking 93%
  • Ginger 100%

Maggie Kelly

Team Lead, Cool Kid

Multi-talented music lover with an affinity for the great outdoors (except for the bugs). You may have met her at a festival…

Alex Frasier
  • Custom Graphics 97%
  • Product Knowledge 92%
  • Vegetarianism 0%

Alex Frasier

Graphic Design, One-Liners

Design ninja, proud parent, consummate outdoorsman. When he isn’t doing something creative, you can find him indulging in the worst reality TV available.

Charlie Carpenter
  • Customer Service 94%
  • Shipping Labels 92%
  • Wearing Glasses 100%

Charlie Carpenter

Fulfillment, Team Lead

The longest standing LD employee, master of the shipping scale, customer service champ, and genius-level LEGO builder.

Mike Olsen
  • New Hire Training 93%
  • Process Definition 94%
  • Animal Whispering 99%

Mike Olsen

Team Lead, Cat T-Shirts

The voice of LD, long-hair-don’t-care attitude, paintball tinkerer, ivory tickler, and new hire handler. He doesn’t wear shoes very often. Can he pet your dog?

Jen McNabney
  • Team Player 94%
  • Problem Solving 91%
  • Potato Addiction 100%

Jen McNabney

Customer Service Master

A customer service master who spends most of her money on her dog. She might steal your fries, especially if she has leftover gravy.

Emily Niemiec
  • Refining Policy 90%
  • Feely Stuff 96%
  • Highway Confidence 31%

Emily Niemiec

Client Relations, Human Coordinator

Half of our management team and designated “office mom” – she’s got the biggest heart of us all, even though she’s the shortest.

Mike Schertenlieb
  • Writing 92%
  • Editing 96%
  • Cymbalism 94%

Mike Schertenlieb

Wordsmith, Percussionaut

Resident writer/editor. He spends his time in the office typing, and his other waking hours drumming in as many gigs as possible.

Andrew Zahrt
  • Invoicing 94%
  • Guiding Others 96%
  • Jar Jar Binks Fan 6%

Andrew Zahrt

Operations Manager

Often called “Z,” he’s running the show day to day as half of our management team, and directing theater productions by night – all while rocking a tie-dye shirt.

Lizze Mundt
  • CS Voice 97%
  • Focus 94%
  • Cool Tats 100%

Lizze Mundt

Customer Support, Good Vibes

With a masterful phone voice and a love for all things arts and crafts, her personality is almost as colorful as her hair!

Megan Bate
  • Multitasking 96%
  • Kindness 94%
  • Honorary Brit 71%

Megan Bate

Admin Extraordinaire

Scheduling wizard and little old lady at heart. Loves travel, financial math, writing, and all things crafting.

Jason Pliml
  • Intuition 91%
  • Business Acumen 94%
  • Dad Jokes 64%

Jason Pliml

Owner, Proud Geek

Infuses LongerDays with culture, passion, and big-picture direction. Serial entrepreneur, business consultant, hockey player, and heirloom garlic grower.