Chris Olsen spent more than a decade in the television news business, working for both ABC and NBC affiliates in Kansas, Texas and West Virginia. Chris has been a Sports Anchor, Morning News Anchor, Weekend News Anchor, Reporter, Photographer and Producer. With experience at KSNT-TV, KVII-TV, WSAZ-TV, there isn’t a job in TV he can’t do! Besides hosting public events and TV shows, Chris has done freelance work for national networks covering violent crimes, forces of nature, and numerous elections. His reports have been seen by a global audience by way of TMZ, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC and many other global news outlets and as an individual broadcaster Chris has won dozens of state, regional and national awards.
With storytelling experience and an ability to connect a community using video, Chris is the spokesperson capable of marketing your business. Olsen’s newsroom experience puts him in the position to help your business grow by effectively communicating your message. He can shoot, produce, report, and send a message in very few words. No one knows the way a newsroom works better than a TV News Anchor who has been there, and that makes Chris the perfect person to help you get your message across.
In 2012 Chris was able to add a few startup accolades to the list, helping him build some street cred in the entrepreneurial community as FINDitKC was named one of Kansas City’s Hottest Startups by Tech Cocktail (Tech.co), he was named one of the Top Young Entrepreneurs to Watch in the United States by Under30CEO, and FINDitKC was also nominated as one of the KC Chamber’s Small Businesses of the year.
Outside of business Chris enjoys spending time with his family including his wife, Kristy, and daughters, Elizabeth Capri and Heidi Lee. He also enjoys a good hunt with his English Pointer Dixie (especially the Clark Family’s Annual South Dakota Pheasant Hunt in Aberdeen, South Dakota).
Client Relations Team
Miles Combs – Manager
Miles Combs grew up in Wichita, KS, and attended Kansas State University. He graduated with a BS in Hotel & Restaurant Management and a minor in Business Administration. Miles spent many years in college working at Colbert Hills Golf Course and loved it. After graduating from Miles spent 4 years working at a country club in Chicago, IL. (Even though he has 7+ years working at a golf course, Miles claims he is still horrible at the sport.)
Sarah Rucker – Manager
Steve Biegun works in the Production department as the Motion Graphics Artist. Basically, he handles the things that you see in a video that aren’t recorded with a camera. Steve recently moved to Kansas City from Detroit, where he studied Digital Video Production and Motion Design.
When he isn’t creating graphics for FINDitKC, Steve spends his time recording music, studying 3D animation, and relaxing with his wife. His goal is to continue working at FINDitKC, and to see Motion Design become an even more integral part of video production as a whole.
Nichole Schafer – Intern
Nichole Schafer is originally from Cleveland, OH and graduated from Ohio University in 2010 with a Bachelors of Communications for Video Production. After leaving Ohio Nichole went to Hawaii for an underwater video production internship where she spent her time scuba diving and shooting underwater video of dolphins, manta rays and turtles. Since then she has moved to the Kansas City area and currently works as a Producer for JCAV-TV at Johnson County Community College while also interning with FINDitKC. Nichole enjoys watching movies, singing karaoke and attending Michigan football games with her family every fall. One of her goals in life is to go cage diving with great white sharks and to capture it all on video.
Digital Media Consultants
Brendan Scarffe – Business Development Manager
Brendan Scarffe grew up in Lawrence, KS where he attended the University of Kansas after high school. Over the last 14 years Brendan developed a successful track record of sales and management, specifically in the media and advertising industry. Just prior to helping launch FINDit he had been running 3 small local magazines for 4 years. Brendan sold his company to help launch FINDit, because he saw the trends of effective marketing moving online. His passion for helping other companies grow is what drives him to share the FINDit difference. In his spare time Brendan spends time with his wife, two boys and daughter.
After graduating from the University of Kansas, Amy ventured to Florida, worked in the hospitality industry, and spent some time sailing around the Bahamas and Virgin Islands. Returning to Kansas, (but not all the way back to her hometown, Larned) she discovered that she has a knack for building friendships, introducing people to the people they need to meet, and promoting businesses through the Chamber of Commerce.
FINDitKC is the perfect arena for her to use her talents to help businesses grow by joining the FINDitKC family. As an entrepreneur, she is passionate about the Kansas City Startup Village and Startup Community initiatives, and is involved in such non-profits as The Johnson County Christmas Bureau and Old Shawnee Days. When she isn’t out meeting people, you might spot her jogging by or working in her yard.