In August 2012, Chowning moved back to Nashville, TN to take over ownership and day-to-day operation of ROOTS Worship Arts Academy in Franklin, TN.
Chowning began his career with Vox Publishing in Nashville, where he managed distribution and new media for five magazines, and a series of special publications. He also launched and developed six different websites. He then founded Extream Media, a successful web and print design services company. His impressive work at Extream caught the attention of Relevant Media Group (a publishing company targeting Gen X and Y, in Orlando, Florida) who brought Chowning on as their Sales and Marketing Director. As part of the launch team, he grew RELEVANT’s subscriber base considerably, using grassroots marketing, online campaigns and social media— doing so without spending any money on traditional direct mail acquisition. While at Relevant, Chowning developed and implemented sales and marketing strategies for four divisions and more than 70 products while managing and initiating new vendors and partnerships.
In 2006, he left Relevant Media Group to establish Motiveight Marketing Group in Nashville. At Motiveight, Chowning provided marketing and business development strategies for companies looking for an additional edge. Some of his clients included: State Farm, CompuPay, Willow Creek Association, Relevant Media Group, and Halogen TV. While consulting for Halogen TV, he was instrumental in helping to conceptualize the branding for the network.
In 2010, he closed his marketing agency to take a full-time position as the Vice President of Marketing for Halogen TV. In March 2012, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing for The Inspiration Networks; overseeing award winning campaigns in affiliate, digital and consumer marketing for INSP, Halogen TV and La Familia Cosmovision.
Kyle graduated with a degree in Business Management from George Fox University.
Kyle now lives in the Nashville, Tennessee, area with his wife and three children, where he is passionate about his vintage 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback and blogging at kylechowning.com about small business marketing.