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About MDSC

Mission Statement:

To design and produce high-quality custom signage that enhances the mission of our clients, while exceeding their expectations for customer service.

Colonel Steve & Marshon Kempf - Owners

MDSC is owned by Colonel Steve and Marshon Kempf. Steve is a retired Air Force F-16 pilot with over 27 years of military service, including combat service in both Gulf Wars. Marshon is a registered nurse. When not creating custom signs and artwork, the Kempfs can be found with their family hitting the slopes at Silver Mountain, attending soccer games with their high school-age daughters, or spending time at the family ranch in Oroville.

Jason - Production Manager

Jason has been in the sign industry since 1997. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in Design from New Mexico State University. Taking difficult projects and seeing them through to successful completion are what Jason enjoys most about working in the field. He prides himself on always keeping current with the fast-changing technology in the sign industry. A resident of the Inland Northwest since 1998, Jason enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with his wife and two school-age children.

Aaron - Production

Aaron was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, ID. With his almost seven years of experience in the large format printing industry, Aaron adds a great deal to the Mountain Dog team. When asked what he loves most about working for Mountain Dog, he replied by saying that, “Everyday is something new and we are never stuck doing the same thing day in and day out.” He also loves being able to see Mountain Dog Signage in the community everyday. In his off time, Aaron enjoys biking, camping, hiking, shooting and fishing. Aaron hopes to purchase a home soon!

Glen - Production

Glen was born in Nevada and has lived all over the West Coast; but he says that he has decided to make the Inland Northwest his home. Glen is relatively new to the sign industry, but says he has always enjoyed working with his hands. He continues to be an incredible asset to Mountain Dog’s production unit. Glen says his favorite part about working at Mountain Dog is the atmosphere of trust and assurance created by the owners, Marshon and Steve Kempf. Some of Glen’s hobbies include being outdoors, riding horses, riding four wheelers, and handgun marksmanship. When asked about his dreams and aspirations, Glen said he hopes to have the chance to raise a family, own a farm, and swim with great white sharks off the coast of South Africa someday.

John - Manufacturing Engineer

John was born and raised in Spokane where he earned an AAS Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology @ SCC. He has 34 year experience in a variety of manufacturing discipline's with a passion for improving processes, building the better widget and delivering awesome customer service. John has had the privilege of traveling across the US, Mexico, China and loves living in the inland northwest where he enjoys time with his wife Nancy golfing, cribbage, wine tasting and family time.

Meagan - Graphic Design

Meagan was born and raised in Helena, Montana. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Arts from the University of Montana. Her favorite part about working at Mountain Dog is having the opportunity to utilize her art background in a professional setting and working with great people in an exceptional work environment. Her hobbies include playing music, spending time with loved ones, backpacking and drinking good coffee. She hopes to one day have a family of her own and visit Oxford, England, at Christmas time.

Lisa - Dir. of Sales & Marketing

Lisa has previous sign industry experience as well as a familiarity with commercial building due to her experience with a family owned business (EM Construction Company). She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from San Diego Christian College. She has followed a career path primarily in marketing and website design whereby she has focused on assisting small businesses in achieving their goals through marketing while developing a strong online presence. Her favorite things are spending time with her two teenage children in the great outdoors, training in both armed and unarmed self defense tactics and giving of herself and her time to her local church.

Jack Frost - Mascot

Jack is our 1 1/2 year old purebred Bernese Mountain Dog and follows in the footsteps of his predecessor and Mountain Dog Sign Company icon, Ella. Jack is a svelte 115 lbs, and has a perosnality to match his size. He comes to work with us everyday, and loves to go when we visit clients. His favorite things are 1)Mom (Marshon), and 2) food, although the order changes for a short time when anything remotely edible is in his presence.

Ella was our purebred Bernese Mountain Dog and the original "Mountain Dog." She was the inspiration for the company name, and our logo was based on a photo of Ella. She was born in Des Moines, IA, and was a part of the family for 10 1/2 years. She lived all over the world with us, including Colorado Springs, CO, Washington DC, South Korea and Washington state. She was a calm, friendly girl that always barked a welcome when someone came to visit. She loved taking walks around Liberty Lake, and running at the family ranch.

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