Meet the Team!
The Earnest Images team is ready to help you take your brand to a new level. Contact us today to arrange for a tradeshow display consultation!
Al Smith Owner
Al Smith purchased Earnest Images in 2006. Prior to purchasing the company, Al worked in the newspaper and commercial printing industries in a variety of positions from pressroom and general management to account executive. The good business practices accumulated by working with many good managers over the years have been applied at Earnest Images and have led to the formation of a successful company. Al and his wife Chris have two children and two grandchildren. When he’s not devoted to his primary enjoyment of traveling and golfing with Chris, Al enjoys fishing.
Mike Sheakley President
Mike Sheakley joined us in 2013 as Account Executive in charge of new business development for the Greater Portland area. He has over 20 years of experience in print sales, publishing, advertising/marketing, promotions and management. Prior to joining Earnest Images, Mike was the president of Myrtlewood Publishing which produced a luxury real estate magazine in the Reno and Tahoe area. Mike and his wife Rachel, both Oregon State alumni have 3 children; twins Mya & Cooper 10, Spencer 3 and a 5 year old German Shepard named Sophie. Besides finding solutions for his customers based on their needs and his knowledge, Mike enjoys playing/coaching soccer, golf, running and spending time with family & friends.
Vince Young General Manager
Vince Young joined us in 2006 as Production Manager in charge of vendor relations and now acts as General Manager. Vince had 30 years prior experience in the printing industry from press operator in commercial print to general manager for a major business forms and bank document company. Vince enjoys travel, books and movies; The Oregon Ducks, Portland Timbers and Portland Trailblazers. Concerts and theater are also passions. Vince and his life partner have two grown daughters and four grandsons. “Family time is precious and being a good father and grandfather are my proudest accomplishments.”
Chris Okerman Production Assistant
Chris Okerman joined us in 2013 as Production Assistant. Prior to Joining Earnest Images, Chris was a sales manager for Portland’s Western Hockey League franchise, the Winterhawks. His event management background in sports marketing provides a common perspective with our customers who are planning and managing events of their own, utilizing Earnest Images portable display products and services. Chris and his wife Molly, both University of Oregon alumni, have a 2 year old son named Nolan and a 12 year old border collie named Juneau. Chris enjoys spending time with his family and friends, snowboarding, hiking, camping, fishing and golfing.