Meet the Shop Marketing Pros:

Meet the Pros:

Operations team

J.R.
Portman

Operations Director

Digital ads team

Danni
Marks

Advertising Director

Web Design team

Tony
Romain

Art Director

Web Design team

Amanda
Pfiel

Graphic Designer

About Our Company:

Shop Marketing Founded by Automotive Industry Veterans

Shop Marketing Pros blends the experience of a full-service marketing agency with the expertise of former shop owners, Kim and Brian Walker.

At Shop Marketing Pros, we know what it takes to tell your unique story because we’ve done it for ourselves. We know that copy/paste marketing doesn’t work, and that you deserve a team who will actually listen to and advise you.

We use the factors that differentiate your shop to set you apart from your competition and build a base of customers who know, like and trust your business.

Are you ready to make a change so your business can finally thrive? Schedule a discovery call today.

Web Design team

Peyton
Tillotson

Developer

SEO Team

Jane
Lee

SEO Specialist

SEO Team

Michelle
Travis

Website Administrator

Messaging team

Hallie
Dauterive

Messaging Specialist

Messaging team

Caroline
Legrand

Messaging Specialist

Messaging team

Meet The Pros: Shop Marketing Pros owner and Queen of Connections Kim Walker

Kim
Walker

Co-Owner, Messaging Director

Operations Team

Brian
Walker

Owner, CEO

About Our Company:

Shop Marketing Founded by Automotive Industry Veterans

Shop Marketing Pros owners, Kim and Brian Walker, are previous shop owners and automotive industry veterans. Brian began his career as a Mercedes Benz dealer tech and worked his way up to Master Diagnostic Technician. In 2002, Brian left the dealership and opened his first Mercedes-Benz specialty shop, Behind the Star, Inc. In 2004, a move to a larger location prompted a name change to Peak Automotive, LLC.

Kim joined Brian in the business where her role was to market the shop and to become involved in the community. During this time, Brian built the shop’s website in his “spare time”. Building out the website and getting it found in the search engines became a passion and hobby for Brian. Kim became an early adopter of email marketing, eventually becoming a Constant Contact Business Partner.

“Leaving my career of being an educator to join a male-dominated industry was very intimidating to me. However, I quickly learned that the industry is full of people just like me – women and men who own shops and want to make a great living doing the things they love and helping others. It was not long before I found my place. Now, today we are enjoying the opportunity to get involved again!”

– Kim Walker

In 2007, an extended road construction project forced the couple to shut down Peak Automotive. Peak Automotive won numerous awards including Motor Age Magazine’s Top Ten Shops in both 2006 and 2007. The shop was profiled in Motor Age Magazine, Auto Inc, Parts and People, Cary Magazine, The News and Observer, and many other publications. In 2009, Kim and Brian moved back to Louisiana. Brian went to work for Wedge Kyes Import Specialties and Kim became the associate director of the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center.

In 2011, Brian opened a web design shop, 5 Stones Media, LLC. Once again, Kim joined him in the business. As the business grew, people were added and additional services were offered. Before long, that web design shop was a full-service marketing agency. In 2019, Shop Marketing Pros was created as a division of 5 Stones Media. This brings Kim and Brian full-circle back to the automotive industry that they love.

“I’m a mechanic at heart. I love fixing things that are broken. I think that’s why I love marketing so much. Digging in and figuring out why a business’ marketing isn’t working is a lot like it was when I got to go elbows deep into a car that no one else could fix. When you figure it out, there’s nothing else like it. To get to do this for auto repair shop owners combines my passions, and I couldn’t be more excited about where we are going.”

– Brian Walker