MEET THE TEAM BEHIND IMAGINE MEDIA CONSULTING

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Shantel Khleif
CO-FOUNDER + CEO

Stemming from a deep love and respect for small businesses, Shantel built Imagine Media to give an online voice to companies who wouldn't otherwise have the time to do so. As the previous owner of a Wedding Planning company, and as the previous co-founder of an Non Profit aimed at assisting students in need, Shantel is a go-getter through and through with a huge heart. When she's not networking her way through Atlanta, selling our services to business owners in need, and motivating the team to be the best that they can be, you can find Shantel exploring Atlanta with her big and lovable pup, Gunnar. Read more about how she got started and the story of Imagine Media here.

MARGOT DUKES
CO-FOUNDER + COO

When we're stuck on a witty phrase or kick-butt caption, we go to Margot, and she always delivers. Margot constantly perfects the balance between business knowledge and non-stop creativity through Content Creation, which makes each clients' Social Media Strategy soar. She joined the team when it was only a few months old, and was the first employee to jump full steam ahead with passion for Imagine Media. Margot is an Atlanta native with a love for all things travel, and is probably in the running for most weekend trips to Charleston, SC (her alma-mater) this year. 

mARGARET CADY
CREATIVE MANAGER

Margaret is our Social Media Coordinator and unofficial office comedian. Born and raised two doors down in small town Mississippi, Margaret chose to move to Atlanta after graduating from Ole Miss in pursuit of a big city and big plans. She is currently pursuing a degree in Digital Publishing at SCAD part time, and spends the rest of her time at the Imagine Media office (lucky us!) When she is not in class or working, you will mostly find her exploring the best eats of Atlanta, daydreaming of traveling, or cheering for her alma mater, Hotty Toddy!

CAROLYN WHALEN
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Meet Carolyn, one of our Social Media Coordinators at Imagine Media. Carolyn is a University of South Carolina graduate (go gamecocks!) with a fresh perspective on all things social media and journalism. She received her degree in public relations and then gravitated back to her roots in Atlanta. Carolyn has a passion for story telling, traveling and event planning. When she’s not working you can find her with family in North Carolina, visiting friends in new cities, or taste testing wine & cheese across Atlanta's amazing restaurant scene!

Emily Armistead

EMILY ARMISTEAD
SUmmer graphic designer 

Emily Armistead is our awesome graphic designer. She is a Florida Native that has recently made the move to the Atlanta in hopes of new opportunity. She is soaking in the new lifestyle of the city, but will always be a beach bum who needs 5 layers of jackets to function in 50 degree weather. Emily is currently attending her dream school, SCAD and is a pursuing a degree in Branded Entertainment. She is a especially passionate about random acts of kindness and giving people a reason to smile. When she’s not in the midst of a hands on art project or in the office, she finds time to go on hiking adventures, or keep up with her snail mail and pen pals.

Kim McCafferty

KIM MCCAFFERTY
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Kim is a resident expert in all things fashion and food. She graduated from Penn State University with an advertising/marketing degree.  She has since gotten married and moved to Atlanta - and we're so glad she did!   Her experiences have developed a passion within her for building meaningful relationships and helping others discover it’s power and build them too.  She’s a foodie who loves to travel and is a total fashion victim (and product junkie).  When she’s not in the office or visiting her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa, you’ll find her exploring the best eats around the city with her husband and friends or snuggled up on the couch watching the newest hit TV series.

Colby Sycoff

COLBY SYCOFF
SOCIAL MEDIA SPRING INTERN

Meet Colby, a workout fanatic with a soft side for queso and guacamole. She is a University of Georgia Cheerleader finishing her last semester in Athens, and pursuing a degree in Sports Management. Originally from New Jersey, the South has stolen her heart. She swears Southern Hospitality is real. When she’s not working, in class, or at practice, you’ll find her trying the newest restaurants in Atlanta, running on the Beltline, or watching chick flicks with popcorn and m&ms.

Tori Moore

TORI MOORE
SOCIAL MEDIA SPRING INTERN

Meet Tori! A former journalism student and recent graduate of the University of South Carolina, Tori realized that a small news market wasn't the life for her and moved back to her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. She started looking for opportunities involving social media, creative content, and videography and found all three at Imagine! She is so excited go grow creatively and professionally with the team. When she's not working, you can find her daydreaming about her next big adventure or watching Jeopardy! on the couch with her dog.

MAIRE MCMAHON
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Maire (pronounced Mar-uh -- she knows, it's complicated!) comes to us after graduating from Clemson University with a degree in Communication Studies and a passion for fashion and culture. Her professional background has shaped her as a jack-of-all-trades in PR, Social Media, Fashion and Marketing, and we couldn't be happier to have her.  When she's not working or on the water visiting her hometown of Charleston, SC you can find her cheering on the Clemson Tigers or nose-deep in latest issue of ELLE.

Freddy

FREDDY CISNEROS
SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet Freddy, our Social Media Photographer and creative genius. Freddy graduated from SCAD with a degree in photography and has an eye for shooting fashion, lifestyle and food & beverage. With amazing opportunities shooting models in Mexico City and LA, his work has been published in The Atlantan, Jezebel and Simply Buckhead Magazine. Other than photography, Freddy enjoys swimming and spending time with his min pin and miniature schnauzer.

 

Barbara Rego

BARBARA REGO
FILM MAKER + COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIP COORDINATOR

Barbara (Barb for short) is our amazing Film Maker and Community Relationship Coordinator. She graduated from Georgia State University where she studied Film and Video Production. Barb comes from a huge military family but has always been considered the black sheep because of her passion for all things creative. Outside of art, she is a big fan of seeing the world, volunteering with Ryan Seacrest Foundation, singing her heart out at concerts and discovering Atlanta’s best restaurants. 

 

KELSEY THOMPSON
Digital media coordinator

Kelsey combines creativity and analytics as our Digital Media Coordinator. Kelsey graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and passion for working with people. She looks forward to showing clients the value of a strong social media strategy and compelling content. When not in the office or reading up on current media news and trends, you can find Kelsey cheering for Northwestern football, swimming in the nearest body of water, exploring Atlanta for the best (read: flattest) running trails or petting all the dogs in Piedmont Park.

                                                                                                                          

JESSE WILEY
SOCIAL MEDIA SPRING INTERN

Jesse is joining us during her last semester at Kennesaw State University. She is currently pursuing a Communication degree with a concentration in media studies. A Michigan native, she moved to the south for a change of scenery and fell in love with Atlanta and the people she’s encountered here. When she’s not in class or in the office, you can find her hanging out with her four-legged best friend, Maximus the German Shepherd mix, getting to know the city a little more intimately, or cheering on the Wolverines.  

Samuel Landis

SAMUEL LANDIS
SOCIAL MEDIA SPRING INTERN

Sam is a social butterfly, but not a fickle butterfly. He loves meeting and getting to know new people, and he places a lot of value in his relationships. Currently he is a senior at SCAD in Atlanta, studying Branded Entertainment, Advertising, and Television Production. He is passionate about storytelling and the interconnectivity of combined stories. He believes art has the ability to inspire and change the lives of those who encounter it. He volunteers as the President of the LGBT Student Organization at SCAD, and is passionate about creating spaces where inclusivity, respect, and dialogue are fostered. When he has free time, you may find him exploring a new coffee shop, chilling at Piedmont Park, or at his favorite piano bar. He’s always down for an adventure and trying something new, be it yoga, a symphony concert, painting a mural, or a spontaneous photoshoot in Little 5 Points.