Born on an American naval base in Rota, Spain, Stephen has lived in 3 countries and 4 U.S. states. He attended Judson University in Elgin, Illinois where he studied Communications/Media Studies and Graphic Design. Stephen worked as a desktop publisher and database programmer for a division of Mitsubishi in the Chicago area before moving to Chillicothe in 2002 to start Westside Media.
If this design career doesn't work out, Stephen plans on picking up where he left off in the 1990s as the greatest rapper east of Dayton.
The Westside Media Office Mom is proud to have been born and raised in small town Chillicothe. Melissa pursued her education at Judson University and graduated with a BA in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Psychology. After many years teaching in private schools, Stephen thought that wife Melissa's "gift of gab" could be put to greater use by joining the Westside Media team in Sales and Project Management. She has been with the company since 2008.
Together with her husband, the couple has 3 children. 11-year-old Dawson is an intellect and skilled musician. 7-year-old daughter, Rylan, is a gifted painter and playdough sculptor and can be seen daily making some sort of project... and a big mess. Baby Carly joined the family in July of 2010 and is proving herself to her older siblings by trying to out yell them at any given time.
Born and raised in Indiana, Johnny is no stranger to the Midwest. He got his book smarts from Illinois and began honing his craft while studying in Rhode Island. He eventually found his way to the humble city of Chillicothe where he has been designing furiously ever since.
In his spare time you can find Johnny laughing at silly things with his wife, watching some Hulu or Netflix, surfing the internet, or staying up way past his bedtime.