About Us 2017-10-20T15:01:04+00:00

We Are StoryBuilders

Think. Believe. Dream. Dare. — Walt Disney

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Who We Are

We are StoryBuilders.

Our name tells WHAT we do. But more important to us is WHY we do it.

We’re on a mission to empower individuals and organizations tell their stories well—and share them with the world.

Our Values

Creativity

Because we value creativity, we intentionally think differently.

We always dare to ask what if before figuring out how to.

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” –Walt Disney

Excellence

Because we value excellence, we always go all out and never settle for good enough.

“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.” –Booker T. Washington

Authenticity

Because we value authenticity, we always stay true to who we are and do what we say we will do.

“Authenticity is a trust accelerant.” –Bill Blankschaen

Relationships

Because we value relationships, we always put people before profit and listening before action.

“First seek to understand, then to be understood.” –Stephen R. Covey

Balance

Because we value life balance, we always prioritize healthy, holistic living to achieve sustainable success for our team and their families.

For example, our team members are not expected to work on Sundays.

“A man should never neglect his family for business.”–Walt Disney

StoryBuilders Team

Bill Blankschaen
Founder & Chief Story Architect

Bill is a writer, author, entrepreneur, content creator and messaging strategist with a passion for helping people live a story worth telling. He founded StoryBuilders to help individuals and organizations tell their stories well and share them with the world.

An experienced author and collaborative author, Bill has written numerous books, developed brand strategy, and engaging online experiences and is passionate about helping others live stories worth telling.

Jason J. Fleagle
Digital Director & Story Architect

Jason is a consultant, entrepreneur, writer, and software developer. He is an authentic, trustworthy, and humble leader who seeks to learn in order to better serve other people and organizations.

As the Digital Director, Jason oversees the digital aspects of projects for all Story Partners.

As the Story Architect, Jason offers strategic principles, practices, and solutions to individuals and organizations for the holistic and reductionist approaches for the launch of a Story.

Jesse Barnett
Story Artisan & Lead Writer

As a writer, Jesse sculpts words on pages that inform, entertain, and inspire. His hope is that each word compels you to turn the page. He strives to convey your message in a tone that matches your story but with his own creative twist.

His top two values are integrity and family. He holds himself to the highest standards personally and professionally. He is passionate about building stronger marriages and families.

Cheryl Casey
Design Artisan

Cheryl is a highly skilled graphic designer and web designer. Her ability to take a Story Partner’s ideas and transform them quickly into visual designs help grasp the visual representation of a Story.

In addition, Cheryl also has knowledge and experience in human factors/HCI knowledge which help her in designing truly usable interfaces that exceed Story Partner expectations.

Sarah Weeks
Design Artisan & Event Ringmaster

Sarah desires to enhance value in others both personally and professionally, and help them become the best version of themselves. She is gifted in leadership development, personal growth, team building, project management, graphic design, brand oversight, event management, and more!

Katie Fleagle
Executive Assistant to Bill Blankschaen & Story Artisan

Katie serves as the Executive Assistant to Bill to help him stay focused, complete tasks, and serve with excellence. She keeps Story projects organized and on-track while managing communication within the team, as well as with Story Partners. She enjoys assisting in any way possible to support the StoryBuilders team while upholding the company mission. Katie also serves as Story Artisan to edit and proof story projects to ensure they are produced with authenticity and excellence.

Courtney Coiro
Writer & Editor

Courtney is a writer, researcher, and editor with a heart for people and an eye for detail.

Her experience includes crafting narratives, fundraising, crafting resumes and cover letters, ghostwriting, and social media. She is also gifted at offering detail-oriented editing and proofreading for voice and flow.

Perry Nix
Project Manager & Writer

Perry oversees the management of all Story projects. He ensures projects stay on schedule and makes sure all tasks are communicated effectively to the StoryBuilders team. Perry also serves as a gifted writer to produce articles, blog posts, and opt-in emails. He is also in the final stages of writing his first fiction book and is currently working on his master’s degree in Christian ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. With his wife and four boys, he is traveling the country full-time in an RV.

Faith Blankschaen
CFO

Our financial wizard and record-keeper, Faith loves numbers and making them work using her accounting background.  Faith is also a homeschooling mother of six and an and expert on all things related to trips to Walt Disney World.

Stephanie Beaver
Web Creation & Design

Stephanie provides design support and makes all sorts of cool stuff happen online. As part of the web development team, Stephanie unites creativity and technology to bring ideas to life.

Matt Stephenson
Digital Strategist

Matt manages the strategy and execution of the different website and marketing projects.

Matt is highly skilled at developing and implementing comprehensive marketing, SEO, and brand development plans for Story Partners.

Calvin Leggett
Web & Mobile Developer

Calvin is a web programming guru who works magic in the digital world, turning captivating design into friction-free functionality. If he can’t do it, it probably can’t be done…yet.

Strategic Partners

 
Kenny Jahng
Digital Marketing Guru

Kendrick Jahng has significant experience in digital marketing & communications. Currently specializing in strategic positioning, content marketing, online donor development, and digital community engagement. Current and previous clients include: California Baptist University, Connecticut Innovations, The Greater Newark Holiday Fund, Portable Church Industries, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, The United Methodist Church, & Wesleyan Investment Foundation.

Kerri Neil Storm
Marketing & Strategy

Kerri is a dedicated and organized marketing professional with extensive experience in all aspects of new business development and account management. Kerri is hard-working and detail-oriented with expertise in understanding and delivering against client expectations, managing coordination of responsibilities, and developing marketing plans. She is committed to meeting demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment and building and cultivating profitable client relationships.

Since 2006, she has worked at top creative agencies, leading Fortune 1000 accounts such as Under Armour, Legg Mason, PwC, and Navy Federal.

James Daniel
Web Apps, Mobile Apps, & Technology

James received his computer science degree from the University of North Georgia along with passing the tests for the CompTIA A+ and Microsoft Network Engineer certifications.

During and after college, James worked as a team leader for Hewlett Packard (then Compaq) and was responsible managing teams of up to 50 people that replaced all the computers at the Georgia Department of Public Safety and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. Next, he worked as a consultant for several Fortune 500 companies until deciding that his passion was entrepreneurship. James has helped hundreds of startups and organizations succeed by giving them access to great and affordable technology.

 
Rick Borman
Events & Promotions

With more than a decade in talent representation and high-profile event production, Rick has worked closely with presidents, princes, heads of state, international thought leaders, and celebrities ranging from Condoleezza Rice to Tim Tebow, David Blaine, Bret Baier, and Mia Farrow. Rick consulted on Glenn Beck’s Restoring Love in Dallas and Walk for Hope in Salt Lake City.

Rick understands the nuances of hard to land media opportunities for pundits, authors, and media personalities, demonstrating time after time a powerful ability to connect clients with markets.

Kelly Monroe Kullberg
Social Media Promotion & Outreach

Kelly Monroe Kullberg is the founder of The Veritas Forum, which explores the world’s hardest questions in relation to biblical truth and Jesus Christ. Kullberg also edited the award-winning Finding God at Harvard: Spiritual Journeys of Christian Thinkers, and wrote its sequel Finding God Beyond Harvard: The Quest for Veritas. Kelly is also the founder of AmericaConservancy.org for leaders in every sphere to contend for biblical truth as highest love necessary for cultural renewal.

Tyler Hacker
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) & Lead Generation

Tyler is the Founder of Hacker Hero SEO. With a lifelong interest in computers and programming, he took things to the next level and wanted to serve other individuals and organizations by helping them with SEO and Lead Generation.

Tyler holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Masters’ degree in Chemical Engineering. His scientific training and attention to detail has given him great success in serving other people and organizations and helping them share their story with the rest of the world.

Testimonials

“Bill and StoryBuilders were able to help me capture my voice and write with my voice, but their experience at putting books together made the process so less intimidating. They understood the big picture and ideas I wanted to capture, made the process painless, and helped me meet all deadlines. Then Bill and his team went beyond that and helped market and promote the book with efforts that rivaled those of the publisher.”

  —Erick Erickson

Former Editor-in-Chief of RedState.com, Author of You Will Be Made to Care, Host of “The Erick Erickson Show,” Fox News contributor, and founder of TheResurgent.com

“I worked with Bill and his team as they developed a new workshop for The John Maxwell Company. I found him and StoryBuilders to be highly professional with very high standards of excellence and exceptionally easy to work with. The resource they developed was outstanding. I highly recommend Bill.”

—Charlie Wetzel

Writing Partner with John C. Maxwell

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