President & CEO
After working in the advertising industry for most of his professional life, Chris Michael opened the doors at Bulldog Creative Services in 1999. Chris began as a one-man team and has successfully grown the company into what it is today. He continues to wear many hats at Bulldog, remaining just as involved with clients as he was when the doors opened, serving as an account executive, designer, producer and more. A graduate of Ball State University, Chris is married with two boys and enjoys keeping up with them on the ski slopes and greens and trying to bluff his opponents in a friendly game of poker!
Vice President - Creative Services
An accomplished and award-winning designer, Christine has been with Bulldog since 2004. Her design contributions to clients have been featured in local, regional and national publications. She’s not only an integral part of team Bulldog, but a great asset to the Huntington community, playing a tremendous role in the design and painting of two viaduct murals and Huntington in Bloom. A graduate of Marshall University, Christine enjoys spending time with her family, painting and going all HGTV on her Huntington abode.
Kay joined team Bulldog in 2019 after moving around the United States while working for the federal government. Originally from Utah, she loves being a part of this community and is excited about the opportunity Huntington and West Virginia provide. She brings skills to help clients reach creative goals with copywriting, social media management, and problem-solving. When she isn’t buried in a book, you can find her cooking up a new recipe or relaxing with her yarn and crochet hook.
Ericka joined the Bulldog team in 2021 and brings a vast wealth of project management experience in marketing and public affairs management from the last decade with her. Her skills in leadership, social media, event planning, and public relations make her a perfect addition to our team to get all the different things we do every day done. She is a West Virginia native, and if she isn’t cheering for her kids’ softball teams, she’s rocking out to the hard classics and playing the ultimate practical jokes on her family (and coworkers).
Megan is a truly unique individual that has the 'mad skilz' that many of our clients appreciate. An award-winning designer, Megan works directly with many clients and their teams to produce incredible outcomes. Megan joined the Bulldog team in 2007 and has made positive contributions in many areas ever since. Another graduate of Marshall University, Megan came to Bulldog after working within the advertising industry since leaving school. Our resident 'Craft Queen', Megan can turn another man's trash into treasures and knit you a whole new wardrobe in no time flat.
Senior Graphic Designer
Coming to us all the way from South Charleston, WV, team Bulldog has recruited yet another Marshall University grad – Go Herd! Tom is a multi-talented graphic designer and animator, bringing a unique perspective and new set of talents to our award-winning creative team. In his spare time, you can find him playing the guitar, drinking protein shakes, or pumping iron. Check out those guns!
John, otherwise known as Pip, has a knack and passion for web development. After learning how to code from his former roommate, John graduated from Mountwest Community & Technical College and grew his skills to land a web developer position with the Bulldog team. He hopes to use his knowledge to better the Huntington community and when he isn’t coding awesome sites he’s probably playing guitar, eating No.1 Kitchen, or enjoying live music at the V-Club.
After attending a government-sponsored coding bootcamp in Paintsville, Kentucky, Aaron enrolled in a web developer degree program at the University of Maryland, and the rest was history. He joined the web team in 2021, and is thrilled to be working in a position that allows him to learn and implement new technology every day. He knew Bulldog was the place for him when he read the job requirements included, “Must love dogs”-- and he does, sometimes more than people.
Brendon grew up just up the river from us in Lesage, and is another Marshall University alumni with a B.A. in Computer Information Technology & Application Development. He joined the web team at Bulldog in 2021, and was excited for the opportunity to gain more hands-on experience creating new website builds, performing network and security tasks to keep us running, and use all the different tools and tech that our web developers utilize daily.
Coming all the way from Washington, DC, Keith Hutson joined Bulldog in 2020. A multi-talented producer, Keith has extensive experience in videography and editing, photography, and graphic design. A graduate of Full Sail University and Ringling College of Art and Design, Keith enjoys listening to podcasts, watching informative YouTube videos and attempting to incorporate the Wim Hof Method into his daily regimen.
Media & Operations Lead
Molly joined the team in the spring of 2016, and we are more than happy to have her on board! She is the first one people talk to when they call or visit Bulldog, but this Star Wars fanatic does so much more that makes her an integral part of our team. She moved to Huntington from Logan, WV in 2008 and graduated from Mountwest with an associate degree in allied health. In her spare time, Molly enjoys playing the latest video games and challenging opponents from all over the world.
Emily joined Team Bulldog after six years at Marshall University where she worked as an accountant in the Bursar’s Office. A local equestrian who has competed in the World’s Championship Horse Show at the Kentucky State Fair, she adores her horse, Aries, her Australian Shepherd, Teddy, and cat, Nyx. When she isn’t busy tending to her animals or helping clients at Bulldog, Emily enjoys needlepoint including designing her own patterns.