Editor in Chief
One could say that Gary is the
mastermind behind A.Refuge. About four years ago, he decided he wanted to
start a magazine and community to help expose and promote other artists as
well as give him a safe avenue to pursue his own photographer dreams.
He spent three years planning what A.Refuge should be and filled up five
spiral notebooks with sketches and ideas. Once he was on the verge of
graduating college, he decided it was time to find a talented team of web
designers and programmers to help him make A.Refuge a reality. It was then
he enlisted two of his trusted and badass friends, Mikey and Zach.
For the past year and a half, he has acted as Publisher to make sure the magazine happens,
Editor In Chief coordinating photographers and writers to
stories, and photographer on a few choice assignments.
Slap gary some digital skin at email@example.com or maybe even his A.Refuge profile - its all up to you.
Chief Revenue Officer
Mr. Beck was named Chief Revenue Officer of Aesthetic Refuge, Inc in October of 2006.
John has over 12 years of experience in the interactive advertising and media industries and joins A.Refuge from Experclick, Inc. where he held the position of Vice President of Sales.
Prior to Experclick, Mr. Beck held the position of Vice President of Sales Development for Intermix Network, LLC/Fox Interactive Media from 2003 to 2006, and Senior Vice President and
Director level positions in sales management and business development with Buzztone, Inc., a viral marketing company based in Los Angeles; Dedication Channel, iMALL.com and R & R Advertising.
Mr. Beck has developed long standing relationships with hundreds of industry media buyers, networks and marketing executives and has a strong track record in online and traditional advertising,
viral applications, entertainment marketing, and subscription based solutions.
John can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any and all advertising, business development and strategic partnership opportunities.
Chief Development Officer
Mike, or Mikey as we all know him, has been working on this bad boy since Day 1. A graduate of Indiana University, he joined A.Refuge as Chief Development Officer in pursuit of a career that would bring him passion
along with perpetual inspiration.
Mike started his professional career at Palintir Inc. based in Evanston, IL in the fall of 2006. Shortly after realizing that developing web applications for real-world clients was not as fun as he thought,
the opportunity to head up site development for A.Refuge arose and there was much rejoicing. As a life-long resident of the Chicago area, Mike has fallen in love with the warmer climate of Los Angeles although he does
seem to miss being surrounded by 'Da Bears' faithful.
Mike is responsible for all visual site design as well as sharing programming duties with Zach. He is obsessed with fine details and smooth interfaces, and hey, that's ok with us!
Mike is a talker, so be sure to shoot him a message on his profile, or email him at email@example.com.
Chief Applications Engineer
Zach's job at Arefuge consists of staying up all hours trying to make the site have some rediculous functionality to keep members coming back.
Lately he has learned Ajax and has been trying to re-program interfaces to include this wonderful functionality.
He hopes people become addicted to Arefuge.com and provide feedback as to what they like and don't like about the site.
When Zach is not working on Arefuge.com, he likes to play soccer, go to the movies, watch Alias, and drink the jagermeister.
Overall he is happy with what has become of the site and hopes that it will catch on to the majority the people that use it.
If you would like to contact Zach about anything, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or message him on his arefuge profile.