When you look at successful partnerships—Gates & Allen, Page & Brin, Jobs & Wozniak and Ben & Jerry—you see two common trends: a shared passion and a deep respect for what the other person brings to the table. Josh & Amiee are one of these types of partnerships.

After eight years of Josh being award-winning in sales, client retention, and repeat business and ten years of Amiee being highly successful in designing systems and team-building with thriving employee retention and productivity, and both of them being committed to speaking and training to help others, they decided to partner up.

Beyond the idea their individual areas of expertise work well together, they also share three important values—Fun, Family, and Freedom –which translate into everything Vast Action, Inc. does today.

Josh and Amiee believe Freedom is achieved through self-reliance and continual skill development, as well as living in authenticity—the freedom to be yourself and do what makes you happiest. They make sure to provide support and opportunities for their clients, employees and themselves to grow.

Valuing Fun means they foster a fun working environment and connection culture in their own company as well as creating fun, make-you-smile communications to their clients and for their client’s clients. That’s a mouthful! What is life if we can’t focus on always being friendly?

Last but not least is their value of Family and not just the kind you’re born into. Anyone who works with Josh and Amiee – on the team or as a client – knows they’re part of a family. Whether it’s small tokens of appreciation or a 3-day team weekend at the beach, they strive to make sure clients and employees know they’re not just a number. It has to be working, since they have team members who call the office their home away from home.  

Our Team

Josh Mueller- Chief Strategist

Can a successful business owner be goofy? Yes. Josh proves it. He loves to have fun and make people laugh. Whether he’s hiking, traveling, or working, the other backpackers, travelers, and team members have a great experience and remember he was there. While growing up in a small town in Michigan with loving parents and as the middle child of 5 boys, Josh was a rebel in his early years. He still is actually …only now he rebels against the mundane and the mediocre. Josh’s mission (for himself and others) is to Grow, Contribute and Appreciate. He’s passionate about the idea that we should all live our lives being fully present in everything we do—dreaming big and having as many first in a lifetime experiences as we possibly can. In his college years, he had to borrow $150 from mom to start a new job in sales. That's when his life began to change. He found something he was awesome at and went on to build a multi-million-dollar distributorship and win multiple national sales championships. As one of the founders of Vast Action, Josh has helped the company grow to great heights. He always has his eye on the future of the organization and the success of the team. He’s the one training our team and our clients on providing world class service, creating lifelong customer loyalty, mastering the sales process and achieving and sustaining high performance.

Amiee Mueller - Chief Engagement Engineer

In her free time (what?!? Free time??), Amiee loves adventure and travel, going to stand-up comedy shows, movies, and hosting epic parties, gatherings, and experiences. Though patient is not always a word used to describe Amiee, engaging, honest, hard-working, courteous, supportive, quick to respond and a systems genius often are. Amiee is from humble beginnings and is a first-generation college student who graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors and her Marketing degree. She opened her first business at 21-years-old and saw award winning success within a few years. She’s been speaking to and coaching entrepreneurs, small business owners and young people for more than 15 years and helping them achieve their personal and professional goals. As one of the founders of Vast Action, she’s been integral to the growth and success of the company. Her focuses are on systemizing your business, creative marketing that gets results, and encouraging and developing the Vast Action Team toward their personal goals and the organization’s objectives and mission.

Becky Fest - Ambassador of Awesome

Becky is our nature lover. When she’s not in the office, she is out hiking, camping, swimming, running—anything to get her outdoors. Her skills include being able to do several flips in a row on a trampoline, soccer, volleyball, basketball, learning things quickly, surviving a flood (worst in 100 years) that took away her entire home, and successfully managing relationships in a house full of women. She grew up with three older sisters and is now raising her own daughter and their goofy, fluffy dog Toby. She’s awesome at many things… just not receiving compliments. At Vast Action Becky is our team leader. She manages the office and makes sure all of our projects are completed with attention to detail and on time. We’d be a mess without her.

 

 

Robin Lively - The Data Doctor

Affectionately known as the Mom of the office, Robin helps keep our team happy, which in turn helps keep our clients happy too. She’s an Austin native and lives in the country on 42 acres that has been in her family for four generations. She's been married since 1983, has 4 children, all married, and grandkids on the way. Since age 14, she’s had a variety of jobs including school bus driver, day care owner and 16 years working at the IRS. Now we are lucky to have her at Vast Action. She’s our fastest 10-key typist, our office seamstress, baker (she even makes wedding cakes), she’s actually been part of a water ski pyramid and is a lifetime Girl Scout. At Vast Action, Inc. if the job involves data, the job involves Robin. She likes to analyze, research, do statistics and run reports. And we like to let her.

Dani Rivera - Builder of Buzz

“I'm rarely late to work, but I'm usually late to everything else,” Dani says. “Is that common for people who are the oldest child in the family?” Speaking of family, it’s one of the most important things in Dani’s life. She’s super close with her parents and siblings. And aunts, uncles, cousins and their family dog—a Great Pyrenees named Charmin. She loves helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses, the adrenaline rush from roller coasters, hanging out with her little brother, and Captain Crunch, which she didn’t try until she was 23. What she doesn't love is that she still gets carded for R rated movies. At Vast Action, Dani is our get-it-done girl. Whether it's an admin project or scheduling a marketing campaign for a client, she can be counted on to finish a project and do it faster than anyone else. She wins almost all of our office races!

Alicia Thomsen - Customer Service Connoisseur

If you love animals, you and Alicia are kindred spirits. She has two cats and a pug at home (Max, Leo and Noodle) and an unrequited love for sea otters (who doesn't love those cute little cuddlies!). When she came to the U.S. from Australia, after competing in figure skating, she worked on losing her accent because kids made fun of her. Now, we give her a hard time, because she doesn’t have that accent we’d love to hear. She’s a college senior studying Psychology and plans to continue on for her Masters. Outside of her work at Vast Action, she runs her YouTube channel, avoids sharks and her phobia of them, speaks in sign language when needed, and competes in Lip Sync Battles. And wins. On our team, she leads our customer service team and spends most of her time on the phone with clients making them laugh, scheduling appointments, and helping them place orders.

Max Schreiner - Facilitator of Fulfillment

When not working with us or rescuing babies from teetering cars (true story), Max’s time is filled with many other things. He’s a DJ who drove his mom nuts blasting music in her garage which led to his first DJ gig at age 15. For years, clubs had to sneak him in to play where he wasn’t old enough to patron. He spent a month in Greece, spent 10 years in the Virgin Islands where he helped develop and run a bar on a golf course and worked in beverage sales. He has visited Napa and Tequila, Mexico several times and stood in a wedding wearing a toga (that was Josh & Amiee's wedding). He has a niece, two nephews, two god-daughters and doesn’t believe a person can have ONLY one best friend. Max is the go to guy for anyone interested in learning more about our services and he spends most of his time understanding our clients' needs and helping us build the perfect plan that gets them where they want to go.

Katie Martinez – Customer Experience Champion

A San Antonio native, Katie is a people person and another one of our student workers. Her priorities: family, friends, and food (in that order) and she prefers hot over cold any day. She takes great care of her fur child—a Husky named Bailey. She is also a student at Texas State U majoring in Communications, is a Diamond Sweetheart supporting the athletic programs, and loves the outdoors as long as there’s bug spray. She’s a "live in the moment girl" who loves adventure and can’t believe it herself that she hasn’t yet been skydiving or bungee jumping. Katie loves to laugh and be in positive environments which is part of what she loves about Vast Action. She is one of our main phone support specialists—a champion at helping serve our clients at the highest level.

Cat Franklin - Client Caretaker

When Cat isn’t busy cuddling her springer spaniel puppy, Goose, or reading Sci-Fi novels, she is a person that loves to create. Whether it be looking for fun and new ways to experiment in the kitchen or painting on an easel with watercolors, she is always looking to create something beautiful. Cat is a giver and loves to make people happy. She feeds people, teaches adults and kids how to swim, and helps find solutions in a professional environment. She is a perfect fit for Vast Action because she helps our clients experience our best-in-class service.

Alan Ballard - Technology Therapist

Alan is probably the quietest person on our team, but don’t let that fool you. If you are feeling down and having a bad day, you can count on him for joking around. He loves to make other smile and wants everyone to have a good time. He is a tech wiz, and in his free time, he enjoys building and troubleshooting computers, which is why he is currently working toward his degree in computer science. Alan also loves to swim, hike, build miniatures and relax with his girlfriend and Noodle (his pug). He is an analytic and helps our team find solutions and work with data, which doesn't sound exciting to most people, but is integral to our success.

Gloria Otto - Support Specialist

She is the mom of 3 super busy kids, 3 cats, 1 dog, and a bunch of fish. She spends a lot of time shuttling her teens to sports competitions and choir performances, chaperoning Girl Scout campouts, and growing a side business refinishing furniture. A native of the Hill Country, she spends her free time (when she has any) hiking through state parks, two-stepping with her husband, Evan, and enjoying Texas BBQ. Gloria enjoys the way quiet, focused, detail-oriented work brings balance to her otherwise chaotic life, and is a strong believer in doing even small things in a great way.

 

 

Cori Gutierrez - Support Specialist

"Why fight being weird; embrace it," Cori says. An introverted homebody with an addiction to coffee and raising dogs, Cori thinks she's "boring", but we disagree. She is a dog mom (of Jasper - her Border Collie mix) - and she loves Netflix, reading, writing, sci-fi, anything supernatural, and spending time with her family. She brings up the intelligence average in our office—she's published, mildly fluent in French, and wants to also learn Russian and Dothraki. After growing up in Prescott, AZ and developing an appreciation for good books and hot tea, she moved to Texas and we are so glad she did. She supports our clients in many ways including administratively, helping with CRM support, direct-mail projects, and proofreading nearly everything we send out.