we have three major beliefs…

Enjoy Your Work

Daily tasks are more than just a paycheck for us. We are passionate about every facet of what we do.

Enjoy Your Projects

We make connections with people and places we believe in. Being excited about our work is what drives us.

Enjoy Your Life

Our team is not all work and no play. We meet our deadlines but always make time for what fuels the soul.

WHO IS GASLIGHT MEDIA?
PRESIDENT

Charles Scott

I received an FCC First Class license and worked with various broadcast facilities and a broadcast engineering firms that designed, built, and maintained broadcast systems and installations. I was chief engineer of a 10KW FM station in Detroit, but left that career to be “Mr. Mom” for our two girls while they were growing up, before starting Freeway Internet Services, the predecessor to Gaslight Media. Proficient in network construction and routing, RF network engineering, Linux and PC based servers and systems, programming in C, C++, PHP, and SQL and a whole slew of other languages, my aspirations to develop user based applications has been the driving force at Gaslight Media.

Founder and vice president of CCECPSCO, a non-profit volunteer organization for communications support for emergency and disaster services throughout Northern Michigan, and Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Board of Director, Amateur Radio is a hobby I’ve enjoyed for more than 50 years.

My greatest quest is cooking the perfect prime rib roast, and I’m getting pretty close.

 

VP & GENERAL MANAGER

Jodie Bissonette

I’ve been in the Internet gig since ’97, venturing out of the hospitality industry, where I held positions as Director of Service and GM with private country clubs. Taking on the GM role at Gaslight Media since our inception in 1998, my prior career in hospitality and love of travel (former Air Force brat) set the path for focusing on tourism as our niche market. Self proclaimed ‘foodie’, I love finding local favorites spending ‘screen time’ on IGTV cooking channels. Married to my best friend for 33 years, my greatest accomplishment is our three offspring, that have given the ultimate gift – two amazing grandchildren, with another one on the way! When not conquering Internet challenges, you’ll find me enjoying the outdoors, puzzling or playing amateur photographer.

I currently serve as a board member for the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and Historical Society, on the Advisory Board for the West Michigan Tourism Association (past president), and previous board member of the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce.

  • Life’s short. Eat dessert first.
  • Victory for MSU 💚

  • I went to 4 high schools in 3 different states.
NETWORK ENGINEER

Brian Gabrick

Nerd, geek, or whatever, I’m always looking to sharpen my mad scientist skills! I live quietly with my wife of 8 years Kim, stepson Dalton and super dog Tucker. I have 2 adult children and one precious granddaughter. I love spaceflight, reading, music, good backups and I hate snow shovels, hard drive failure, and staring into the abyss.

  • The Beatles, Steely Dan, Cat Stevens, Alan Parsons Project, Led Zeppelin.

  • SpaceX and Spaceflight.

  • Born in Grand Rapids, MI.

LEAD SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Steve Sutton

I served in the U.S. Calvary during Desert Storm / Desert Shield. I’m a 5th Dan in Hap Ki Do. I enjoy hiking a lot around Petoskey. When I’m not busy learning more about programming I’ll like to watch crime documentaries and shows like “Homicide Hunter” and dabbling in Amateur Radio. The best things in life though have to be my wife, three children, three dogs and one cat.

  • Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.  -Abraham Lincoln
  • Georgia, Florida.

  • Hapkido & Programming.
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION SPECIALIST

Anthony Dwyer

Just a typical family man. Love spending time with my wife of 17 years while we raise our 3 cool boys …. which involves a lot of driving to different after-school activities. I graduated from Adrian College with a double major in Philosophy and Religious Studies but have been working in Search Engine Optimization for Gaslight Media since its inception. Things I enjoy include sports (mostly as a spectator these days), music and cultural activities, and good food.

  • Born in Bo, Sierra Leon & grew up in East Lansing, MI.

  • MSU Spartans

  • Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.

FULL STACK ENGINEER

Anthony Talarico

A self-proclaimed rockstar. I’m definitely on a list somewhere for the number times I’ve watched the Ted Bundy documentary. Aspiring cat condo carpenter. I spend most of my time exploring new tech, watching MMA fights, finding new music, giving my cats piggyback rides and gracing my girlfriend with humor of the utmost maturity.

My focus at Gaslight Media primarily involves building and maintaining plugins using PHP, javascript and popular tools like React and Redux.

  • You have two lives. The second one begins when you realize you only have one.  -Confucius
  • Game Development

  • David Bazan, Jedi Mind Tricks, The Shins, Conor Oberst, The Upwelling, Andrew Jackson Jihad.

WEB DEVELOPER

Laury Garcia van Rooijen

Resident of bustling Wolverine, MI, Laury was born in the Netherlands, and while his innate predisposition for creating polders and dikes may be ill-suited to the area, he contentedly enjoys the geeky side of life; from astronomy, to physics, to robotics, to game development, to fascination with cosmic horror, the darker pockets of the psyche, and the folly and potential of our kind and its works.

Laury engages mad skills as a front-end developer, incorporating solid CSS structure within GLM theme creations and is also responsible for tackling complex e-commerce website requests from clients that like to ‘think outside the box’.

  • Glitch Hop, Viking Metal, Electro House, Psychedelic Rock

  • Ori, Civilization, The Witcher, Final Fantasy

  • Drawing, game development, reading, writing, D&D

WEB DEVELOPER

Ian Weller

I’m a self published poet, writer, trading card/board gamer, volunteer, and role model. I have a form of Autism called Asperger’s Syndrome, which makes me a bit weird and awkward at times. Also because I’m on the Spectrum I strive to be a positive role model for the younger people on the spectrum and give parents hope that their children can be far more than what some experts say the can only be. 

The bulk of what I do at Gaslight Media is tests sites for issues before and after they are on display for the world to see and do miscellaneous web tasks.

  • Game Realm of Petoskey, MI

  • “God Only Knows” by for King and Country

  • Writing

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Alie Culver

I have always been completely right-brained, with a love for all things creative. I’m always the designated photographer for family events, I know way too many broadway songs, and I go thrift shopping at least once a week. My biggest flex is hiking to the very edge of Angel’s Landing.

Since being the editor of my yearbook in 2014, I have had a passion for creating cohesive, creative, and detail-oriented brands. At GLM I aid in website mock-ups, marketing materials, logo design, and branding. I love working with clients tirelessly to reach whatever goal they have in mind!

  • Tik Tok life hacks.
  • Rapping loudly in my car by myself.

  • Board games & wine.