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 a 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

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 team member 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. 

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KRIS MARTINS
SOCIAL MEDIA COPYWRITER

Meet Kris, our Social Media Copywriter! She’s a proud Auburn University journalism grad (War Eagle!) with a passion for all forms of storytelling. She values imagination, positivity and hard work and fell in love with the Imagine Media team for their passion and caring culture. When she’s not copywriting in the office, she’s whipping up recipes and writing updates for her food blog. Always on the go, you can find Kris out jogging, scouting for the best tacos around or exploring a new place after hours — all while listening to her favorite music, of course.

Kim McCafferty

KIM MCCAFFERTY wILLIAMS
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

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.

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DEVYN LAMON
Social MEDIA COORDINATOR

Meet Devyn, one of our Social Media Coordinators. As someone who’s always loved finding ways to bring people together, she uses her marketing and communications background to help connect brands with users who share a common story, value or mission. She specifically works hand-in-hand with  fashion and lifestyle clients to help them share their stories across social platforms by creating custom marketing strategies and implementing and managing their social presence. When she’s not crafting Instagram Stories or studying Facebook analytics, Devyn’s out and about with her pug, Scooby, or cheering on whichever Boston sports team is playing!

Sophie

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office manager

Sophie is our Office Manager, supporting our founders with administrative tasks and assisting the team with productivity. She graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in journalism and a minor in marine science. Her previous roles have instilled in her a passion for content creation, and she helps contribute to our company culture by supporting the needs of the team. Sophie loves to be active outside of work, whether it’s walking with her dog along the Chattahoochie or urban hiking with her husband to the nearest restaurant patio!

Chris Vidal

CHRIS VIDAL
PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT

Meet Chris, our photography assistant! He has a passion for creativity and an eagerness to learn. He has been fortunate to live the best of both worlds so far by growing up by the beaches in Florida and later moving to mountain filled northern Virginia. Brand new to Atlanta, Chris currently attends SCAD as a dual major in advertising and film. When he’s not in the office helping with shoots and editing, he enjoys biking around the city and pursuing personal photography projects. An enthusiastic worker, Chris has big dreams and is always ready to take on any challenge that comes his way.

 

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EMILY ARMISTEAD
PHOTO STYLIST

Meet Emily, our Photo Stylist. She’s an idealist, doodler and designer. She believes in grand romantic gestures and writing feelings down in pen. She has a heart for finding beauty in the mundane and a passion to create stories visually. She first found her love for all things creative in high school sharpie doodles and yearbook indesign spreads. She graduated from SCAD with a degree in Branded Entertainment with a concentration in Film. Emily’s a Florida Orange turned Georgia Peach and the last 3 years she’s been learning how to adapt to Atlanta traffic and snow patterns. When she’s not in the office she’s capturing video of the things she loves, dreaming up a personal project or visiting her teenage angst through a throwback playlist.

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laura breslin
digital media coordinator

As our Digital Media Coordinator, Laura uses quantitative data to develop innovative advertising strategies for our partners. She graduated from Samford University with a degree in Communication Studies and a concentration in coffee. This social rockstar loves Spotify and creates a playlist every month with her new favorite tunes. As an aspiring Food Network Star - if she didn’t post a photo of her plant-based breakfast on Instagram, did she really eat it? When she’s not optimizing campaigns, Laura is walking the Beltline, taking the C2 class at CorePower Yoga, or hiking with her family in Highlands, North Carolina.

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gunnar
Office dog

Gunnar is our office dog and go-to Instagram model. He enjoys midday walks, attending meetings in the conference room, and relocating paper towels from the trashcan to much more important places. Gunnar will loyally keep you company under your desk while you eat lunch and is always ready to greet guests at the Imagine Media office. As Imagine Media's unofficial mascot since it's founding days,  he earns a comfortable salary of love and attention from the Imagineers.

 

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ASHLEY SPEARMAN
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Meet Ashley, one of our Social Media Coordinators. She graduated with a fashion merchandising and marketing degree from the illustrious Howard University (GO BISON!) Ashley was born and raised in the windy city of Chicago and moved to Atlanta five years ago. She considers herself a jack of all “creative” trades - sewing, design, graphics, visuals, art - she does it all. She values hard work, teamwork and out of the box ideas. Ashley loves to dance, drink wine, catch up on guilty pleasure television, and travel. When she is not at work, she is chasing her two-year-old daughter around Piedmont Park and continuously updating her top 5 favorite Disney movies with her fiancé.

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AMANDA CARNEGLIA
SUMMER 2018 AMBASSADOR

Meet Amanda – Mandy for short, our Summer Ambassador! She is studying Advertising with a Studio Art minor at The University of Georgia. Eager to tap into her creative side, she loves to learn about creating branded content and how to make engaging content for a brand’s success. She values those who are creative, supportive, and adventurous. When she’s not working, you can find her drawing, exploring new coffee shops, or at a music festival.

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KATHERINE RITTENHOUSE
SUMMER 2018 AMBASSADOR

Say hi to Katherine, our Social Media Ambassador! She is a senior Public Relations major with a minor in Fashion Merchandise at The University of Georgia (GO DAWGS). She has a passion for people and how they can use social media to connect to amazing businesses all around the world. She values those who are creative, passionate about life, and wanting to make the world a better place. She believes that those who smile the most will change the world! During Katherine’s free time you can find her at the lake, traveling, shopping, or enjoying her favorite Mexican food!

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HANNAH LAGOD
SUMMER 2018 AMBASSADOR

Meet Hannah, one of our Social Media Ambassadors! She is a rising junior at James Madison University studying Communication Studies with a concentration in Public Relations. Eager to expand her knowledge in social media, building relationships with partners, and creativity, she knew Imagine Media was the perfect place. Living in the suburbs outside of Atlanta, she couldn’t resist spending more time in the heart of the city. When she is not working, you can find her swimming in a pool, eating at her favorite Mexican restaurant, or cheering on her favorite sports teams.

Maire McMahon

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
LEAD 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.

 

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BARBARA REGO
 LEAD VIDEOGRAPHER

Barbara (Barb for short) is our super talented Lead Videographer. She graduated from Georgia State University where she studied Film and Video Production while also working alongside big names like Ryan Seacrest, Chris Pratt, and The Weeknd to name a few. Barb is a firm believer in collective creativity and has joined Imagine Media to collaborate with amazing people who share the same passion. Outside of the art scene, she is a big fan of volunteering at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, spontaneous travel adventures, and singing her heart out to her favorite bands.

 

Kelsey Thompson

KELSEY THOMPSON
Digital media SPECIALIST

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.                                                                                                                     

Kasey Kiser

KASEY KISER
SALES ADMINISTRATOR

Meet Kasey, our Sales Administrator! She recently finished up her last semester at Kennesaw State University studying Marketing and Accounting. Kasey has been following the growth of Imagine Media for that past few years, so she knew this would be a great place to gain real-life marketing experience with social media experts. She has a passion for meeting new people and celebrating diversity. When she’s not working, you can find her exploring the best burger joints across Atlanta, hiking Kennesaw Mountain, or jamming out at concerts with friends.

 

 

Jessie

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creative manager

From fashion to food, our Creative Manager, Jessie is drawn to visually compelling content. With a background in styling and production, along with client relations, she has made the seamless transition to our Creative Manager role. When she isn’t in the office, she can be found trying and failing to be a vegan, binging a new Netflix series with her one eyed Chihuahua Blinky, or exploring a local art museum or show... in that order.

 

 

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ADAIR KUCERA
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Meet Adair, one of our Social Media Coordinators! Adair is a graduate from the University of North Georgia, where she studied Graphic Design and Marketing. Her passions arose from her love of personal relationships and all things creative. If you can’t find her photographing weddings on the weekends, you can find her riding a bike on the Atlanta Beltline or hiking in the North Georgia mountains. She has an undeniable sweet tooth and isn’t ashamed of it- a “standard” cookies and cream ice cream from Jeni's Ice Cream is the way to her heart.

 

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AMANDA WEAVER
COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Meet Amanda, our Community Management Coordinator! Throughout the other 10 months of the year, Amanda spends her time back in the good-ole halls of high school teaching math, coaching cheerleading, and leading a community service club. Amanda is excited to dip her toes in the social media + marketing world this summer while helping us expand our Community Management program. When she’s not at work you can find Amanda with her husband at Piedmont Park (frisbee in hand), in Athens cheering on the DAWGS, or driving around ATL to check out the latest restaurants + coffee shops.

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ANNA KATE NEWALL
SUMMER 2018 AMBASSADOR

Meet Anna Kate (AK for short), our social media intern! She’s a junior at the University of Georgia. She is excited to combine her knack for social media with advertising. She aims to please others by always putting her best foot forward and appreciates that trait in others. When Anna Kate's not at the office, you can find her leisurely reading, traveling, or spending time with family.

 

 

 

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KRISTA SMITH
SUMMER 2018 AMBASSADOR

Meet Krista, one of our Social Media Summer Ambassadors! Krista is a senior (time slow down!) at the University of Georgia studying Communication Studies and Entrepreneurship, and is enthusiastic to get her hands into all things social media! She values community, intentionality and creativity, and is most excited to learn from each expert on the team of Imagineers, as well as getting out of her comfort zone and into completely new territory! When she’s not in the office, Krista enjoys volunteering with dogs, jogging on the Greenway, and eating sweets!!

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CORINNE ORR
SUMMER 2018 AMBASSADOR

Corinne is a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and majoring in Advertising. This is Corinne’s second summer as an Imagine Media Ambassador, and she can’t wait to further develop both her creative and analytical skills with the help of Imagine Media’s team. When she’s not at school or work, Corinne can be found eating anything involving bread or cheese, reading a new psychological thriller, or planning her next trip! Corinne is so excited to work with this talented team again and can’t wait to see what this summer holds!

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hAMILTON HAYes
SUMMER 2018 AMBASSADOR

Say hey to Hamilton, our Creative Ambassador! Hamilton graduated from Georgia Southern University in May 2017 with a major in Multimedia Communications and Film Production and a minor in Business Management. Hamilton is passionate about everything that is video and photography. He loves creating content for brands all around Atlanta. Hamilton is a Virgo who loves yoga, long walks on the beach and the occasional mimosa. When Hamilton is not strolling across the sand, you can find him listening to his favorite early 2000's angsty playlist on Spotify, remembering how much simpler life was back in 2006.