|24 Dec 1987
|United States of America
|Executive Director & CEO
|Entrepreneur & Philanthropist
|Donald ‘Tim’ and Jeanette Lemacks
|Nóna Phelps (m. 2022)
|Indiana University South Bend (IUSB)
|Lemacks Media / Veteran Wiki
Andrew ‘Drew’ Lemacks is the Owner & Founder of Lemacks Media, LLC, and is based near Wilmington, NC. He is a Web Developer, Programmer, and Marketer currently by trade. His agency, Lemacks Media, specializes in providing affordable and transparent web development services and hosting on Google Cloud Platform Compute Engine.
Andrew Lemacks has a background in web development, programming, and marketing. His expertise lies in creating tailored web solutions for businesses of all sizes. He is also a Google Cloud Partner, which adds a layer of technical proficiency to his services.
Andrew Lemacks is the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit organization Veteran Wiki.
Andrew was born in Elkhart, Indiana on Christmas Eve in 1987 to parents Donald Timothy Lemacks and Jeanette Lemacks. Andrew attended Penn High School, graduating with the class of 2006 before working for his father’s company Lemacks Construction Inc. (dissolved 9 March 2010 ) before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force Reserves in late 2006.
In early 2007, Andrew withdrew from the Air Force Reserve Delayed Entry Program (DEP) and enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Combat Medic. Andrew entered the U.S. Army at Ft. Knox, Kentucky on 20 February 2007 where he attended Basic Combat Training (BCT) before attending the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence (formerly Army Medical Department Center & School) for Advanced Individual Training (AIT) as a Combat Medic (68W).
Upon his Expiration Term of Service (ETS) Andrew attended Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend to pursue his ASN-Paramedic Science before then transferring to Indiana University South Bend to pursue his BSN-Nursing. Andrew minored in Business Management and Philosophy while attending IUSB.
Andrew is entirely self taught in IT and Web Development, he holds various industry certifications, and continues his education to this day.
Andrew has pursued many ventures both professionally and as a volunteer.
After a spine injury in South Korea in 2007, it was discovered he also had a Left Inguinal Hernia. The surgeon performing the operations recommended performing the surgeries within weeks to ensure he would be back to work as soon as physically possible.
During his recovery time, Andrew was mentored by Sean Davis who founded and was actively growing Armed Forces Car Club, where Andrew began to learn some web development fundamentals from bed. After several years working on the project in various roles under Sean, Andrew was given the keys to the entire operation in 2009 before closing it and reopening it several times over the years to varying success.
In 2010 while serving as Medical Cadre with 4th RTB at Ft. Benning, GA, Andrew started creating handmade paracord (550-cord) dogs leashes using a braided technique. Andrew primarily did this as a hobby and for a side income while in college before fulfilling orders years later for a local Wilmington, NC client of Lemacks Media, Best Day Ever Dog Boutique.
In 2011 Andrew and high school friend Ross Bauman founded Form and Fitness, LLC (dissolved 2013) as a way to engage with their growing Fitness Influencer audience. Form and Fitness created custom workout and meal plans, as well as a daily workouts for those uninterested in those created for Crossfit. They had a brief line of merchandise printed and fulfilled by Ranger Up.
After his final semester at IUSB in 2016 Andrew moved from Indiana to North Carolina where he worked in various IT and Development roles before founding Lemacks Media in January 2017.
In February 2022 Andrew joined the team at Diesel Jack Media as an Account Manager while still operating Lemacks Media, servicing Veteran Marketing clients like Warrior Rising, Field Craft Survival, Freedom Wind Tunnel, Western Fire Supply, and more before leaving in April 2023.
Andrew has and continues to provide varying levels of support, consulting, and paid services to these organizations:
Organizations no longer directly involved with:
Andrew met Nóna Phelps 4th of July 2020 at a friends neighborhood event. Eventually Andrew went on to date Nóna the following month, and marrying her 11 November 2022.
Andrew and Nóna live with Nóna’s 4 biological children, and their 3 dogs in Leland, NC.
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