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TAMPA BAY’S LEADING DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST

Together we elevate business and deliver superior results through fusing technology, creativity, innovation, expertise and strategy, embracing Win-Win relationships.

our story

“While everyone else is fighting over the pie,

we bake more.”

meet our team

Bake More Pies has invested in the latest technology and innovative studio space, and most importantly, the expertise of its support team. Get to know the team and the decades of experience they bring to the Bake More Pies family of clients.

Executive Leadership

Cordes Owen

CEO & Founder

The Founder of BakeMorePies, Cordes brings his broad base of experience and proven track record of success to a select group of growing organizations who are looking for cutting-edge and innovative strategies to outpace their competition.

A native of Augusta, GA., Cordes began his career working within the Internet industry in the mid-1990’s while attending Georgia Tech in Atlanta. During this time he worked for a large solution provider as well as a consultant to small and medium-sized businesses. His internet acumen was observed by his professors who hired him to work on their research projects studying this exciting emerging marketplace. Before graduating, Cordes’ projects had earned awards from nationally recognized media outlets including placement in the Forbes “Best of the Web” issue and #3 spot in PC Week’s fast track 500.

After moving to Tampa in 2001 Cordes continued his work across several industries including medical, retail, sporting, travel, hospitality, construction, manufacturing, and education. During this time he worked to grow these businesses by developing web solutions coupled with results-driven online advertising campaigns. In 2006 he joined one of the nation’s largest agencies specializing in local advertising and co-op marketing as their Director of E-commerce and Internet Marketing. While working with the agency Cordes worked to develop and deploy innovative solutions that worked within each tier of the manufacturer, distributor, and dealer distribution model.

Prior to starting Bake More Pies, Cordes served in executive roles at two of the largest Tampa based agencies where he lead teams delivering custom digital and marketing solutions to a diverse set of clients that ranged from startups to fortune 100 companies and governments.

Mike C.

COO

With over a decade of digital marketing experience, Mike has helped hundreds of businesses, ranging from startups to Fortune 100's formulate effective digital strategies that help grow their business.

Mike is a WVU alumnus, holding both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in marketing from alma mater. In his spare time, you can find Mike traveling and enjoying the outdoors.

Fun Fact: Mike is a gummy bear aficionado.

Favorite Pie: Cheese Pizza

Strategic Consulting and Management

Heather McHugh

VP of Account Services

Upon graduating with a B.S. degree in Marketing & Business Administration from Northern Kentucky University, where she was an NCAA All-Academic soccer player, Heather chose to delay a career and instead traveled the world before moving to Los Angeles to try her luck in Hollywood. After many years and many memories, Heather moved to Florida, received her BFA in Studio Art (Painting and Photography) and decided to settle down. Her life experiences and education make her a well-rounded Account Manager capable of working with many types of clients and personalities to always achieve the best possible solutions.

Outside of work, Heather is a fitness fanatic, triathlete, animal lover and avid reader. A 2x Ironman, she has qualified for and competed in both the Ironman 70.3 World Championships as well as the USA Triathlon National Championships.

Fun Facts: Heather has traveled to nearly 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites across 25 countries. Her favorite activities include reading books, watching old movies, exercising, and spending time with her life partner and their rescue cats.

Favorite Pie: Vegan Pizza

Hailey Plunkett Owen

Senior Account Manager

Hailey’s 10+ years of agency experience crosses over a variety of industries. No matter what market you are in, she is focused on creating win-win solutions. Her education and skills are tailored to Digital Media and Marketing, and Account/Project Management. She is a proud alumnus of the University of South Florida and Duke University.

Hailey enjoys reading a good book, sipping iced coffee, watching sports, and being on the water.

Fun Fact: Hailey is a self-published author of IVF Journal.

Favorite Pie: Key Lime

Pauline Derosier

Senior Account Manager

Pauline comes to Bake More Pies with over 20 years’ experience in Integrated Advertising and Marketing. Born and raised in New York, Pauline started her career in production and content development within the Film and TV industries after graduating Penn State University. She then went on to work for Ubisoft, NBC Universal, Maxim and Playboy Publishing, Viacom and consulted for many other entertainment and media companies creating successful digital, traditional, and integrated marketing opportunities.

Pauline is an avid gamer and was once considered one of the top female gamers in the country. She also enjoys scuba diving, is a seasoned foodie and traveler, devoted to her alma mater Penn State University, and loves dressing up with the 501st Star Wars group for charity.

Fun Fact: Pauline was one of the top 25 female fps gamers in the US in the early 2000’s. She studied classically on the upright bass. Currently an avid scuba diver. She also volunteers with the 501st Star Wars Group and dresses up as different characters to help cheer up the public.

Favorite Pie: Coconut Cream Pie and Chocolate Mousse Pie

Shelby Cline

Account Manager

Shelby is a lifelong Floridian that graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. She has a background in event coordinating for some of Tampa Bay’s top radio stations. More recently she was an Account Executive at a local full-service automotive advertising agency. When Shelby isn’t at work she enjoys kayaking, spending time with her cat Wolfgang, and watching true crime documentaries.

Favorite Pie: Chicken Pot Pie

Fun Fact: Shelby is scuba certified up to 60 ft, and loves to eat crab rangoon (not at the same time).

Christina Brown

Account Coordinator

Christina, being the youngest on the Account Management team, brings a different perspective to both the team and clients. With her exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, Christina is adept at building strong relationships with clients, understanding their unique needs, and providing top-notch customer and strategic services.
Christina graduated from Tampa Bay's own University of South Florida with a degree in Marketing and Public Relations. Christina's proficiency in digital marketing platforms and tools, such as Google Analytics, and social media management tools, enables her to implement data-driven strategies and measure performance accurately. She stays updated with the latest industry trends and best practices to continually refine and optimize client campaigns.
Outside of work, you are most likely to find Christina reading a book or watching live bands all over Tampa.

Fun Facts: Christina is a first-generation American as her Mother's family is originally from Canada. Naturally, being raised by Canadians, she is overly polite and is an enthusiastic hockey fan. Go BOLTS!

Favorite Pie: Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Shiloh Marinich

Senior Account Manager

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Automotive

Allyson Singer

Vice President of Automotive Marketing

Allyson, who goes by Ally, is originally from Long Island, New York and moved to Sarasota, Florida with her family when she was a teen. She graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising.
Since graduating, Ally has over a decade of experience working in digital and traditional advertising in Sarasota and Tampa in account management, strategy and media planning/buying, and has worked at agencies and media providers. This lead to her joining the squad at Bake More Pies as a Digital Account Manager. She now proudly serves as our Vice President of Automotive Marketing.
In her free time, Ally enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and husband (and their three adorable adopted cats: Boots, Fred and Chester). She also enjoys watching her favorite sports teams, including the New York Rangers, New York Mets, New York Jets and of course, the Florida Gators. She also spends her time working out, attending concerts, scuba diving, and occasionally a (tandem) skydive.

Fun Fact: Ally spent 20 years dancing competitively and recreationally and has performed at Disney's Magic Kingdom and in the Hollywood Christmas Parade in California

Favorite Pie: Cheesecake

Brooke Lowry

Automotive Director Of Client Success

Brooke is a native Floridian who was raised in South Florida and moved to the Tampa area to begin her career in advertising at a local agency. She has spent the last eighteen years in a full-service agency environment, encompassing both traditional and digital media.
Her philosophy of account service, imparted to her by the owner of the first agency she worked for, is simple: Get to know your clients. Get them to like you. Get them to trust you. Never let them down. This philosophy has served her well, and prior to joining the BMP team, she had worked with some of her clients for her entire career. She is looking forward to developing those same types of long-lasting relationships with her clients at BMP.
In her spare time, she is an avid reader and fierce armchair Jeopardy contestant who enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching cooking shows (although seldom actually cooking), and taking walks along Bayshore Boulevard with her two rescue dogs, Phoebe and Willie.

Fun Fact: Her favorite vacation was a two-week trip to Alaska where she got to go dogsledding, see the Northern Lights, and walk on a glacier.

Favorite Pie: Pumpkin Pie

Kyle Janice

Automotive Account Executive

Kyle graduated from the University of South Florida and received his bachelor’s degree in Advertising. While in school, he had an internship as the Director of Account Management at a student-run PR firm servicing real clients in the community. Since graduating, he has worked in various advertising positions specializing in automotive dealerships.

His first job was for a small email marketing firm, where he learned about HTML coding and email marketing. From there, he moved to a full-service Automotive advertising agency working in radio, tv, print, direct mail, and digital as an Account Executive. All of this has led to his current position as an Automotive Account Manager at Bake More Pies!

While in college at USF, Kyle had the opportunity to work on an entire advertising campaign for the local Busch Gardens and present the campaign to the VP of the Park and all other VPs of Busch Gardens. They liked the campaign so much that they have actually started using it.

Fun Facts:Kyle has lived in Florida his entire life and has never once seen snow.

Favorite Pie: Key Lime Pie

Candace Bayer

Automotive Account Coordinator

Candace is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and made the switch to Florida to be closer to family. Since moving to Florida, Candace has been working in digital and traditional advertising and marketing, leading to her joining the team at Bake More Pies as an Automotive Account Coordinator.

In her free time, Candace enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and dogs (Cali and Halen). She also enjoys working out, going to the beach, exploring new parks and reserves, and watching her favorite hockey team (Capitals).

Fun Fact: Candace has had a passion for automotive since getting her first car, a V8 Mustang, which she used to race, but has since traded in for something more “practical.”

Favorite Pie: Blueberry Pie

Jack Sheppard

Automotive Account Coordinator

Born in Maryland and raised in Delaware and North Carolina, Jack came to Tampa when he attended school at USF where he graduated in May of 2023 with a bachelor's degree in Integrated PR and Advertising (Go Bulls!). He started at Bake More Pies as an intern and ended up fitting right in with the team here! He's continually driven by his desire to learn as much as he can about anything and everything and that drive is what makes him love the world of Automotive Advertising.

As an avid sports fan, Jack loves watching Orioles baseball, USF Athletics, and Hurricanes hockey, and spends most of his free time playing golf, lifting weights, and finding new music.

Fun Fact: Jack was a Tuba player in the USF Herd of Thunder Marching Band and keeps music in his life by learning how to play guitar

Favorite Pie: Key Lime Pie and Cherry Pie

Content & Creative

Erica Abrams

Art Director

Once Erica decided Graphic Design was her passion, she didn't let anything stop her from rising to the top. After graduating from Savannah College of Art in Design, she moved to Atlanta and quickly got her first job as a designer. From there, the sky was the limit, moving into Art Director roles within a couple years and continuing her passion for creating amazing designs.

After 20 years in the advertising & marketing field, her love of helping businesses with their marketing efforts has brought Erica to Bake More Pies as the Art Director. She uses her vast knowledge and expertise to go above and beyond on every project with a positive attitude and a smile on her face.

In her free time, Erica enjoys spending time with her family, decorating her home, and riding ATVs in the North Georgia Mountains (where she hopes to retire some day).

Fun Fact: Not only is she great at design, but Erica won a Senior math excellence award alongside a Senior art excellence award in high school...must be one of those people who is left and right brained!

Favorite Pie: A classic apple pie a la mode

Rachel Chiang

Social & Content Manager

Rachel attended Florida State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Advertising. Wanting to explore beyond her small-town home, she relocated to Tampa after graduation. It’s here that Rachel came onto the Bake More Pies team as an Account Coordinator and has since transitioned to the Social & Content department. She uses her passion for people and creative to further drive BMP’s history of strong client relationships, ensuring that goals and standards on both ends are exceeded. In her free time, you’ll find Rachel checking out local taco and hot dog joints, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and spending time with friends and family!

Fun Fact: Rachel grew up in the Caladium Capital of the World & is doing her best to learn Mandarin!

Favorite Pie: Her Mom's homemade Pumpkin Pie

Emily Rodriguez

Social Media and Content Specialist

Emily is originally from North Carolina and attended Appalachian State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. After graduating, she relocated to Colorado for an internship and spent the next 4 years working at a non-profit, beginning her career in Digital Marketing. Emily moved back to the east coast in 2020 and joined Bake More Pies just a few years later. Her love of writing and story-telling drives her to develop high-quality content for clients, amplifying their online presence.

In her spare time, you’ll find Emily cheering on her favorite sports teams with her husband, living off a diet of strictly queso, or frequenting ZooZampa.

Fun Fact: Emily taught 5th grade students in South Africa adn has hiked to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town.

Favorite Pie: Pepperoni, extra saucy.

Web Development

Taylor Parady

Project Manager

Born in Pennsylvania, specifically the Pocono Mountains, Taylor has always loved the cold weather and snowboarding. After graduating college, she was inspired to live a nice beach life and moved to her family’s favorite vacation spot, Florida.

Taylor graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a minor in cybersecurity. She has always loved learning about how technology works and working with people. She especially loves the show “How It’s Made”.

Fun Fact: Taylor loves volunteering at the Tampa Humane Society to help animals.

Favorite Pie: Shoofly Pie

Tarq Muhanna

Software Developer

I grew up in Montreal, Canada for 18 years where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. I then moved to Tampa, Florida where I began my career in software development at Bake More Pies, the best marketing agency in Tampa. I love dogs & cryptocurrency (I’m a dog whisperer).

Fun Fact: There is 10 people in my family (8 boys, 2 girls & my parents).

Favorite Pie: Salted Caramel Pie

Jonathan Aller

Full-Stack Developer

Jonathan (J.) Aller grew up in Mechanicsburg, PA (near Harrisburg, the capital). In High School he was the stereotypical Library Aide and A.V. Club nerd. He developed his first website for the township he lived in as an independent study program in 1996. The website and an article about him was published in the capital’s newspaper. It was the first of its kind for any Township in Pennsylvania.

Aside from A.V. Club and web design, he also had a passion for teaching. He attended Clearwater Christian College, in the Tampa Bay region, dual majoring in Elementary Education/Special Education. The original plan was to become a teacher, although his dislike for the public school system in Florida pushed him away from that career path and back into the tech industry.

With over 25 years of experience at various companies as in-house developer, Jonathan joined the Bake More Pies Web Development team in August of 2023 as the Full-Stack Developer. In this role, he is able to jump into any aspect of a development project to lend a hand.

In his spare time he enjoys tinking with 3D Printing, and playing with his short haired red dachshound, ‘Cooper.’ 🐾

Favorite Pie: Pineapple and Jalapeño

Fun Fact: Earned the rank of Eagle Scout at age 15.

Video Production

Steve McClure

VP of Video Production

With extensive experience in video production, digital marketing, documentary filmmaking, project management and creative execution at both the network and agency levels, Steve's credits include MediaLab 3D Solutions, The Integer Group, Starz Entertainment, E! Entertainment Television & Game Show Network.

After obtaining numerous industry awards for cable television promotion, Steve was a director for his first feature-length documentary, "Rain Falls from Earth: Surviving Cambodia's Darkest Hour", which was narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Sam Waterston and has played in festivals worldwide. Steve also was a producer, director, and editor of his follow-up film, "Hair I Go Again", a heavy metal documentary and Amazon #1 best-seller.

Born in Clearwater, Florida, Steve graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications. Steve enjoys (losing at) pub trivia and has finally fulfilled his life-long dream of working with a monkey in a television commercial.

Fun Fact: Steve proposed to his wife while hiking the Inca Trail in Peru

Favorite Pie: Cherry Pie

Nev Markitan

Video Production

Nev has maneuvered through the photo and video world from a young age. He spent years being his own teacher and learning through failure. Throughout high school and college, he worked as a freelancer doing everything photo and video.

He graduated from Ball State University, where he studied Video Production and Digital Media. Shortly after graduation, he moved to Florida where he began helping social media influencers and multi-million dollar businesses, grow their brands.

Nev is a huge mental health advocate. He also works with a local non-profit that helps people with anxiety, ADD, depression, etc. On a typical Saturday, you’ll find him driving Zoey (his car) to the causeway and setting up a hammock between some palm trees to enjoy the Florida sun.

Fun Facts: Nev's spent an unnecessary amount of money to make his apartment a “smart home.” Next up is a smart trash can.

Favorite Pie: Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Pizza

Cody Peterson

Video Production

Born and raised in Clearwater, FL, Cody Peterson’s journey into the world of visual storytelling began at the age of 14 with a $60 point-and-shoot camera. His passion for capturing moments led him to dive into freelance video work at 18, starting with a Nikon D3200. As his expertise and client base grew, Cody upgraded his gear to a GH5, building a comprehensive mobile setup with lights and microphones to enhance his productions.

Cody co-founded Cloud Faction Creative, where he quickly rose from lead photographer and cinematographer to Director, driving the creative vision of the group. His talent and dedication caught the attention of prominent clients, leading to his hiring by Ketogenic.com in 2020 for promotional and social media videos. In 2022, he joined BMP Studio as an associate producer, further solidifying his reputation in the industry.
Throughout his career, Cody has collaborated with esteemed clients such as Florida State University, St. Petersburg College, Denison Yachts, Bang Energy, Solar Source, and numerous other businesses, delivering exceptional visual content that resonates.

Fun Fact: Cody is a national-level volleyball player and actively participates in running his family business, Kona West, which produces eco-friendly beachwear. His multifaceted talents and unwavering dedication continue to drive his success and impact in the media world.

Favorite Pie: Hobbit’s Pie

Adam Nimblett

Video Production

Adam comes all the way from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. At the University of Tampa he was exposed to many fields including 3D Modeling, Animation, Motion Capture, Visual Effects and Virtual Production, all of which he brings to the table at BMP Studio. Through a university partner program with a local Tampa Bay studio he was able to quickly gain a lot of knowledge and experience about LED Panel technology and Virtual Production, which he now utilizes to oversee the use and continued development of the BMP Virtual Production Studio.

Fun Facts: He is a big fan of motor racing, Formula 1, Nascar, Indycar, GT3 series. He also is most likely at Chick-fil-a for lunch everyday.

Favorite Pie: Key Lime, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato

Media Buying

Tim Edwards

Senior Digital Media Manager

Tim was born and raised in Iowa, and moved to Tampa in 2001. He worked in the food service industry as a bartender and manager before returning to school at USF to complete his bachelor’s degree in marketing. The fast-paced, dynamic world of digital marketing was a natural fit for Tim, since these were the same characteristics that he loved about the restaurant business. He was the first employee at Bake More Pies, and started working from Cordes and Hailey's couch in 2015. Tim is a cycling fanatic who likes to build and tinker with bikes as much as he likes to ride them. He also enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with his family.

Favorite Pie: Tim enjoys growing gourmet mushrooms.

Favorite Pie: Pumpkin Pie

Courtney Bubb

Digital Media Buyer & Analyst

Courtney was born and raised in Pennsylvania where she completed her BS in Marketing at Penn State University (WE ARE!). After working at a marketing agency in PA for 3 years, she gained experience in digital media buying, data analysis, graphic design, and social media, working with clients from all industries. Wanting to take her career and life to the next level, she landed the job here at Bake More Pies, packed her things and drove over 1,000 miles to St. Pete. It is the expertise she gained and constant want to learn new things and grow that she has placed herself within roles in Digital Media Buying, Data Analysis, and Web Analytics.
Outside of work, you will find Courtney at the beach, exploring Florida with friends, or at a local dive bar playing darts and pool.

In my free time you’ll most likely find me either at a beach with my paddleboard, at a craft brewery, or schooling people at cornhole and darts.

Fun Fact: Courtney is a self-taught tattooer and has drawn all of her designs.

Favorite Pie: Coconut Cream Pie

our philosophy

Bake More Pies was born from the belief that if we provide a great value and great results, we create a Win-Win world where we can scale and grow together with our clients. We structure these relationships by pairing innovation, custom services, and teams around the exact needs of our clients, fulfilling the promise of our name – Bake More Pies.

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