We strive to create educational and marketing materials that reach the audience in a way that inspires action, dependability, and trust.
Sarah Probst Miller, DVM
Creative Director and President
What she does:
Dr. Sarah, our fearless leader, doesn’t see the world in black and white, she sees it in shades of turquoise and chartreuse. Her vision inspires and motivates us to think outside the box to create truly engaging and immersive products. It’s hard to meet Dr. Sarah and not be enthralled by her excitement about our company’s work. Watch one lesson on Pork Avenue Training Portal and you will feel the care Dr. Sarah has about the subject matter and the learner and the wellbeing of the animals. Besides online video appearances, Dr. Sarah lectures frequently in person on teamwork, leadership, communication, engagement, and motivation. One recent learner describes Dr. Sarah’s speaking style, “You drew us in and captivated us. We will be better facilitators because of you.”Dr. Sarah has over 15 years of veterinary, production, and human development consulting experience. Her educational portfolio ranges from multimedia lessons and videos to a virtual gaming simulation to an on-farm course that teaches a task and gives learners the opportunity to teach the task to a variety of human behavioral styles. Dr. Sarah grew up on a pork and grain farm in Sigel, IL.
Random facts about Sarah:
“I love to can tomatoes. I feel like I’m channeling Great Grandma Mary.”
Sarah’s favorite form of relaxation is to organize people to play music. She runs two choirs for St. Philomena Church, the Folk Group and the Kid’s Choir.
Sarah met her future husband when she was 14 years old.
Sarah is now over 40 but she likes to mention this award on the website so people think she is under 40. Recent awards: 10 under 40 Zoetis’ “10 under 40″ award program is designed to recognize 10 veterinarians under the age of 40 who are making significant contributions to swine medicine.
Sarah loves to canoe, run with dogs, hang out with her kids and have at least one date with her husband a year.
Brent is responsible for administrative, financial, and operations management. He oversees strategic planning in addition to budgeting, financial management, contracts, human resources, procurement, compliance, real estate, facilities, information technology and risk management. In short, Brent Reese is the glue that holds everything together at AgCreate. He helps to keep everyone on schedule and on time, while throwing in a little humor at the same time. If you’re looking for Brent, he most likely is on excel at his computer or checking the mail for the tenth time that day.
Random facts about Brent:
If he was a superhero, he’d want to be Dr. Strange. Brent says, “I can identify with Dr. Strange’s journey from total arrogance to a place of coming to know what he didn’t know.”
In his spare time, Brent likes to spend time with my four children and five grand-children. He enjoys cooking and eating!
If Brent were a cartoon character, he would most likely be Taz the Tasmanian Devil, largely because of his enormous appetite.
Director of Marketing and Sales
What he does:
Matt is our Director of Marketing and Sales. Most often you will find him on the phone with a customer or in a sales meeting. He works hard so we all can create worry free.
Random facts about Matt:
He owns Monarch Brewery in Monticello, IL which is located in an old church.
His ringtone for his phone is Chewbacca from Star Wars.
He is Sarah’s husband.
Instructional Technologist and Photographer
What she does:
Carrie gets a special glint in her eye when she comes up with a new approach to learning. As a problem solver and “can do” person, she has a way of showing scientific material in a way that is visual, practical and smart. Carrie understands our software and our learners and always finds a way to exceed the learners’ expectations. As a specialist in the human-animal relationship, Carrie’s photography has been spotted in marketing materials as far away as Canada, Australia and China and as nearby as the local creamery!
Random facts about Carrie:
Carrie is inspired by fresh ideas and perspectives, her children, a good book, fall weather, people with talents that she does not possess, a new coat of paint, those who give when they are in need.
If Carrie were a cartoon character, she would be Tinkerbell. “She is curious, adventurous and she takes risks. She fixes things and is an inventor. She has a male assistant. (I am woman, hear me roar!)”
“I dislike doing all things domestic…cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc…but I do them anyway. Every. Day. At least two times.”
Running, boating, camping, having a drink in a fancy glass, watching rehab addict.
When your boss says: “Can you make that pig talk?” your go-to guy is always Tim. Tim’s graphic design skills turn art into life and make things jump off the screen at you. Tim can take a pencil sketch, weave his magic and turn into an animated cartoon that is exactly how you envisioned it….only better. It might be easier to make a list of what Tim can’t do. With 15 years of design experience, Tim’s resume includes expertise in web design, e-learning, logos, print and packaging design, booth design, videography, photoshop, interactive advertising, animation, 3-D modeling and more! We love Tim. Don’t try to take him. He is not for sale!
Random facts about Tim:
“My tongue is only 3/8 of an inch shy of tying the world record for width according to the 2011 Genesis Book of World Records the kids got at the library last week.”
If Tim were a superhero, he would be HeMan. “He and his batch of misfit friends gave me confidence that I would fit into the world.”
Tim is saddened when children are not loved . . . and when he runs out of beer.
What he does:
Zach is gifted at telling the stories our clients want to tell the world. He is an award-winning filmmaker whose skills range from documentaries to web content. Stories come to life when told by him in his media: videography, video editing, and professional video effects.
Random facts about Zach:
Zach wears sandals in the winter.
If he were a cartoon character, he would be Don Quixote de la Mancha, because from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.
Zach is inspired by Hallmark.
Videography, videography and videography. “And if you must know, I am thinking about possibly getting a bonsai tree.”
What he does:
Clark has a natural eye for producing gorgeous videos in a way that will knock the socks that Danielle knitted off and change the way you thought the world looked. Clark is well aware that animals and sometimes people don’t always follow directions very well, but you would never know that when you see the story put together. Clark’s background in agriculture and farming gives him the experience to understand the biological clock of farming and capture the beauty of the associated hard work. Clark moved to Illinois from South Dakota to follow his dreams of being a videographer and producing videos that engage the viewer and tell a story. Ok, maybe that’s not why he moved to Illinois but the rest of that is true!
Random facts about Clark:
“I am fairly ordinary but I think I might be able to talk about cameras and science fiction more than the ordinary person.”
“I would like to meet Bilbo Baggins from the Hobbit, but I wouldn’t want to BE him. His adventure was a huge inspiration to me as a young human. Also the cartoon version of The Hobbit is a lot of fun.”
Clark is red/green color blind so he thinks his favorite color is blue.
Soccer, watching movies, being human and making films
Writer and Marketing Strategist
What she does:
If you are lucky Danielle will knit you a beautiful pair of socks for your birthday while helping you market your product and design your website. Danielle, having a pink aura and being effervescent, loves all things bright and pretty and professional. Her goal is to make others shine or minimally warm their feet. Danielle bridges the gap between our creative team and our customers and builds relationships along the way while writing and publishing press releases! Danielle heads up transforming e-learning lessons into multiple foreign languages, which pretty much makes her a rock star.
Random facts about Danielle:
She calls her two sons, “The Chums.” Danielle says, “I want them to be better people than I am so I have to try to be my best all the time.”
I am inspired by my 95-year-old neighbor, Monk, who lives alone, still mows his own yard, and snow blows his and OUR driveway every winter.
Danielle has the crunchiest knees on the planet. She can gross anybody out from across the room.
She aspires to be as smart and quick witted as Word Girl on PBS Kids.
Telling tales about the adventures of The Chums and knitting socks! “I can’t get enough good yarn.”