Meet the Team
Matt Browning is the CEO of Surge Promotions. Matt consults with small businesses and organizations in regards to their marketing and social media aspects. Matt has been in the decorated apparel and promotional products industry for nearly 9 years. He is also an Ambassador for the Richmond Chamber of Commerce.Matt is husband to Courtney Browning, clinical faculty in the Nursing Department at Eastern Kentucky University, and father to two beautiful daughters, Abigail and Madelyn. Matt enjoys playing many sports such as softball, golf, basketball and soccer. He is also the CEO of Wildcat Locker, a UK Apparel retail store and website.
Devon Price is the COO of Surge Promotions. Devon has served in many different positions in his 18 years in the decorated apparel industry. These positions include Printer, Art Director, Office Manager and General Manager. He has worked for small, medium and large companies, from a 2 man organizations to the 38th largest screen printing company in the U.S. (Impressions magazine, July 2005). This experience has contributed to his in-depth knowledge of the industry. He has a B.A. in Art Education from Eastern Kentucky University and is a MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) an MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator). Devon has been married to his wife, Rita since 1992 and they have 2 beautiful children, Abigail and Alex. Devon enjoys playing guitar and is addicted to Ghost Hunters, Top Gear and Tabatha’s Salon Takeover. He is also the COO of Wildcat Locker, a UK Apparel retail store and website.
VP of Production
Shaun is Surge’s VP of Production. This isn’t his first time around the block either. He is a former production manager and has 25 years retail management experience. An interesting fact about Shaun is that he once spent 2 days in the hospital when a toilet fell on his back. That’s some serious bad luck. Shaun enjoys playing the Dulcimer (which is a Greek guitar), eating at Jay’s Famous Hot Dogs in Youngstown, Ohio, listening to Nine Inch Nails, and watching his favorite movie, The Breakfast Club. Shaun has two daughters—Madison (10) and Lindsey (4) who he works so hard for! Awww.
Shipping & Receiving Manager
Cindy is Surge’s Shipping and Receiving Manager. What we have here, she gets it there. What you have there, she’s orders it here. She’s pretty bossy in that way. Cindy also doubles as a Production Assistant. You can thank her every time you open up a T-shirt order from us and find your garments neatly folded and accounted for. Cindy is a graduate of Estill County High School where apparently they never taught her to whistle… which is why she still doesn’t know how to whistle. Cindy’s favorites include Olive Garden (nice choice!), the band Tool, Mocha Chip Blizzards, the movie Avatar, and reading and taking pictures.
Besides being a huge fan of Christmas time and corny jokes, Emily is Surge’s newest Sales Executive. Formerly our Finance Manager, she is a 2008 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Business. If you want to poke fun of the person that manages your projects, you can make fun of her short legs. She can touch her toes without bending her back—do what?! Emily’s favorites include Sonny’s Restaurant, the TV show The Big Bang Theory, and the movie Life is Beautiful. She would also like to add that she is from Ohio (O-H… I-O!) and loves the Bengals and Reds. Oh, and most importantly, she drives “awesomely!” At least she hasn’t caused an auto accident while she wasn’t in the vehicle. That was another Surgenite!
Jered is known mostly for his amazing artistic skills, but right up there is his use of gnarly adjectives. “Rad. Sick. Sicnasty. Dope. Fresh. Swell. Splendid. Fantabulous.” Okay, the last few were a bit of a stretch. Still, his vocabulary is certainly worth the price of admission. Jered comes to us via Pittsburgh. That makes the second Surgenite to come from the glorious state of Pennsylvania. I guess there are good people up there…. as long as they aren’t Steelers fans!