Meet The Team

Kurt Filla

Kurt Filla

Managing Director

Over the past 20 years, Kurt has had a successful track record of managing multi-million dollar budgets in a multitude of channels and verticals at an executive level: As a former Chief Strategy Officer his work has resulted in thousands of successful digital media buys that outperformed the most optimistic of expectations. Now as Managing Director of Filla Life Media, Kurt is applying his executive experience as a digital media buyer, seller, strategist, and optimization expert to help support local nonprofit organizations, pro-life ministries, churches, schools, and other small businesses that are making a real difference. There is a time in life to give back and for Kurt, that time is now.

Sheri Hinken

Director of Digital Strategy

Sheri has spent her entire life living in West Michigan with her immediate and extended family all in the same area. Sheri studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Grand Rapids Community College and in 2000 she began her Digital Marketing Career at a Local Advertising Agency here in Grand Rapids.

Over the past 23 years of her Digital Marketing Career Sheri has developed a passion for online advertising. Now at Filla Life Media Sheri puts her skills to work with her attention to detail and unique ability to see patterns in data and reporting. This ability allows her to consistently make small and frequent changes to campaigns, improving performance month over month.. In fact, She spends most of her days deep diving into data in order to optimize search, social, and display campaigns. She is a master in creating successful client campaigns from launch to completion and loves keeping everyone up-to-date with reports and calls. And if that wasn’t enough, Sheri is also the team’s leading expert in Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics (also the new GA4), making sure every important action can be measured for a client’s campaigns.

Dylan Skutt

Dylan Skutt

Digital Media Designer & Strategist

Dylan was born here in Grand Rapids, MI but raised mostly in Pensacola, FL. Being raised in Fl, It is not surprising that Dylan picked up a liking for fresh seafood and landscape photography.

Dylan learned valuable digital design skills throughout his high school and college studies where he developed skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, InDesign, WordPress, Squarespace, and more. These skills were then strengthened through the competitive online marketplace where he started to apply them early in his career. After completing multiple programs and boot camps, while simultaneously running advertising campaigns utilizing his own funds, Dylan truly understands the importance of a well-running campaign and what every dollar means for a business.

Today, his education and experience have allowed him to handle many successful campaigns and with the support of an amazing team at Filla Life Media his Clients’ campaigns are outperforming goggles benchmarks by 3:1 . Dylan is passionate about raising awareness for important issues and helping local businesses improve their marketing strategies. His web design skills and analytical approach to marketing campaigns are a perfect match for his role as a Digital Media Designer & Strategist

Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright

Client Service Specialist

Andrew was born in Arkadelphia, AR and spent his early childhood there. At eight years old, his family moved to Grand Rapids, MI where he lives now with his wife, toddler and cavapoo. After High School, Andrew attended Grand Valley State University where he received a B.A. in Film/Video Production. Andrew’s creative skills and attention to detail are great assets in role as a Client Service Specialist at Filla Life Media.

Andrew enjoys spending time with his family, play board games, and running. In fact, Andrew ran his first marathon in the fall of 2022. He feels fortunate to work for a company that offers the reliability he needs, while also allowing enough flexibility for him to spend time doing the things he loves with his family.

Michael Flickinger

Michael Flickinger

Data Analyst

Michael Flickinger is a Data Analyst here at Filla Life Media. He grew up in Grand Rapids, MI, as the middle child of 5. He has been a very analytical thinker from the time he was young and growing up he loved using strategy and technique to compete with older siblings and friends who were bigger. Now, some of his favorite activities are Disc Golf, going for hikes, swimming, playing board games, or enjoying some of the local activities here in Grand Rapids such as walking through Meijer Gardens, going downtown, or trying local restaurants.

Last year, in 2022, he got married and graduated from Grand Valley State University with a major in Mathematics with an application emphasis and a minor in Engineering Science on the same exact day. This was a big day because he got to start his own family with his wife, and he got to start his professional career which led him to Filla Life Media. His role here at Filla Life Media ties in his analytical thinking skills and his major in Applied Mathematics perfectly. Some of his technical skills involve programming in Python and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel. He loves the marketing industry because it is constantly changing, so every day you get to learn something new and exciting.

Support Staff

Alec Wasinski

Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Yazir Batliwala

Support Team

Colleen Billing

Part-Time Blogger