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Years of expertise, applied tactics, and creative brainstorming.
Each freelance professional is at the top of their industry and ready to become an hourly member of your team! Check out their specialities by clicking on the bios below.
At The Freelance Pro, we understand that change is not always easy. Since 2020, we’ve been helping companies of all sizes respond to industry transitions in order to stay competitive. Our years of experience have taught us to always make your business success our priority.
The Freelance Pro
is proud to have some of the industry’s best consultants on our team. The experience, capability and passion of our staff is the foundation for our success in serving our clients. That’s why we invest heavily in recruitment, skills development and forming a work environment that fosters individual growth and productivity.
Meet The Pros
Joe Bommarito started his career in the law enforcement field, following the footsteps of his grandfather, father and cousins. He began as a corrections deputy and then joined the Detroit Police Department, where he graduated as President and Highest Scholastic achiever of his Police Academy class. Here he served the citizens of Michigan for a total of eight years and then moved to Arizona, where he attended a second police academy. Joe served the citizens of Arizona for 7 years as a patrol officer, undercover officer and last but surely not least a K9 Officer.
During his tenure as a police officer, Joe was always an entrepreneur at heart, as he would do security consulting on the side for residents and businesses. After leaving Law Enforcement he worked as a Commercial Security Consultant and then decided to go into business for himself, where he owned and operated three (3) Verizon retail stores and an Anytime Fitness Health Club for 12 years.
Joe learned the art of grassroots marketing, relationship based sales and customer service during his time both as a police officer and a business owner. He believes in building relationships first so that these valued relationships will want to do business with him. Joe and his fiancé have 6 adult children together and 1 granddaughter. In their free time they like to spend weekends on their boat, and spending time with their family.
Joe created The Freelance Pro for one purpose ; to serve small and medium size businesses so they can compete with their larger competitors at an amazingly affordable rate.
Founder & CEO, Business Development, Recruiting, Training
Suzie is sick and tired of outdated and hard to navigate websites. She demands change. Her battle armor: outrageously good Adobe Photoshop skills and constantly staying up to date with the latest UI/UX trends . Her clients are continuously raving on that she goes above and beyond; detail is everything. A vote for Suzie is a vote for better, sexier, content and user friendly, mobile friendly websites.
Shawn Swaim is an SEO Professional with 14 years of experience in various industries. Shawn has worked with 500+ clients over the years and has worked with companies ranging from fortune 100 brands to small local businesses.
When not optimizing the websites of the world, Shawn can be found lifting weights or running through mud at a Spartan Race. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for 11 years and they have one son.
SEO, Marketing Consultation, Strategic Business Planning
Vanessa Beard is a virtual bookkeeper that helps give back business owners their valuable time and money while she tackles their finances. She gives clients accurate financial statements to enable them to make better money making decisions for higher profit returns. Vanessa is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor that graduated with her degree in business management and marketing from Florida Gulf University.
Vanessa has two amazing boys, Austin and Zander, who she loves to spend time with teaching and watching them grow.
Deep in the recess of one’s mind lies the incomparable desire to express – and continue to express thoughts, emotions, and dreams of what the future might hold. But what can one man do? What can he use to alter his destiny, and affect the whole world in the process? Can a simple captured moment in song, artwork, or even feats of strength stand to change anything?
One man dares to answer just that. That man, Mike Hayden, is the IT professional who can save your computer!
Mike’s technological history goes back to his young years, while messing around with his parents computer and broke it, in a fit to not get blamed he attempted to cover up the damage done, only to end up fully repairing it, and lasting for many years to come. The computer thought to be a dead piece of equipment, its destiny had seemed to end in its destruction. But hark! Mike found his inner talent able to bring the forsaken computer to life again! From there, Mike has traveled long and far from the northern reaches of Thompson Rd., down to the farthest valleys south of Owen Rd. to garner a knowledge base capable of saving nearly every computer he comes in contact with! Test him of his knowledge. Challenge his tinkering abilities. We assure you that Mike is the man that can find an answer, and bring your computer back to life.
Technology, IT Services
Amye has been in the graphic design industry for 15 years. She has always had a natural flair for the creative and received her BFA from the University of Michigan.
In 2013 Amye launched her own freelance design company. Since then, she’s expanded her title to include brand strategist, web designer, and social media marketing. Her mission in business is to help others set the groundwork for a well established online presence, from creating unique and eye catching brand aesthetics, to building communities within their social media outlets that showcase industry expertise and bring new customers to the forefront.
When she’s not working, Amye loves to hang out with her family and friends. She and her husband enjoy taking their two kids camping in the summer and fall months, taking trips around the beautiful state of Michigan. They also have four fur babies, three of which are pitbulls and are proud to be a positive voice in a world where pitbulls are so harshly discriminated against.
Graphic Design, Marketing Consultation, Social Media, Digital Marketing, Web design
Melissa is a storyteller who enjoys the entire process, from strategizing to execution. With over a decade of copywriting and content marketing experience, Melissa has successfully developed startup and small businesses' voice and tone across the digital landscape. Her specialties include web content, social media, blogs, emails, and video scripts. Her words compel the user to perform that call-to-action, no matter where in the funnel the customer is. Melissa has worked across many different verticals, from education to trucking to SaaS to health and wellness and beyond.
In her free time, Melissa is an Indie Author. She has written a contemporary romance novel released in January 2021, and her second one will be available in early March 2021. Melissa has five children and far too many furry creatures. She enjoys swimming, hiking, and yoga.
Copywriting, Content Marketing
As a coach, professional speaker, trainer, and founder of Roar Consulting, Jason Tracey empowers the American dream by building confidence in communication, process and embracing challenges. His system of sales & leadership has led hundreds of entrepreneurs, organizations, and sales professionals to shatter stigmas for massive results.
In a quest to become a top producing sales person Jason became a student of sales tactics over two decades ago, by developing his system of utilizing real life application, observations, and investing in his own personal growth through seeking mentors. Through reading books, attending seminars & trainings, and investing in personal coaches he continued to see measurable growth. Along the way he discovered his true passion & purpose of “paying it forward” by empowering the people he served in roles of both sales & leadership throughout his career.
In 2018 Jason left his Director role of a company that he had led from bankruptcy to a thriving award winning business to begin his dream of Roar Consulting. Outside of empowering small business owners and their teams Jason is passionate about spending time with his wife Gracie and 12 year old son Jaxson, as well as playing & coaching basketball, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and enjoying a cup of coffee in the beautiful downtown Brighton, Michigan.
Strategic Business Planning, Training, Business Development
Attorney Baldwin is one of Detroit’s most prized consultants because of her unique skill set at the intersection of law, business and government. For the better part of a decade, Attorney Baldwin was an executive at PepsiCo, overseeing supply chain and intermodal/trucking management for signature brands such as Gatorade, Tropicana and Propel. As an appointee of the Mayor of Detroit and Governor of Michigan, to positions such as the current Chair of the Detroit Elected Officials Compensation Commission, and a board member of the State Hispanic Latino Commission, Attorney Baldwin interfaces regularly with elected and appointed government regulators. And as a seasoned complex commercial litigator and specialist in administrative and election law, she has represented publicly traded and privately held businesses, national nonprofit foundations, and developers throughout Michigan and Canada.
She earned her Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law where she competed nationally for MSU’s National Moot Court Team. She earned her undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University where she double majored in marketing and logistics and minored in legal studies and provided logistic consulting services.
Angela is an active member of the Detroit Athletic Club where she plays squash. She has traveled widely throughout the world and lives in Downtown Detroit. She is highly sought after for her ability to issue-spot in business transactions and government relations, and to provide counsel and advice on heading off potential threats before they arise as well as advising on opportunities to give companies a strategic advantage in the marketplace.
Legal Advising, Strategic Business Planning
Tia provides full service media production that specializes in product photography and produces commercials for small businesses and start up companies. She also records and edits grand openings, podcasts, fitness training sessions and more.
Tia offers voiceover services for audio work that doesn't require a talent in front of the camera. She takes great pride in the work she conducts for her clients.
Her experience in the industry spans 2 and half years as an Alumni of Specs Howard School of Media Arts in the Broadcast Media Arts program.
Katie Curtis bought herself her first digital camera at age 12. The device took 1.1 megapixel photos (think, modern day phones take 12 megapixel photos) and the video didn’t even capture sound. But she used it and she photographed and filmed everything.
Flash forward 16 years, Katie enjoys sharing the stories of others through the visual mediums of photo and videography. She’s worked freelance for 6 years after studying the arts in college and her favorite projects to create are warm, real, inspiring and quirky.
Inspired Video Marketing, Photography