MEET THE TEAM BEHIND IMAGINE MEDIA CONSULTING
CO-FOUNDER + CEO
As someone who has always had 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 the previous co-founder of a nonprofit that assisted students in need, Shantel is a go-getter with a passion for bringing people together. When she’s not networking her way through Atlanta, serving on the board of EO Atlanta and Flux Projects or motivating the team, Shantel’s traveling or exploring Atlanta with her lovable pup, Gunnar, and her husband. Read more about how she got started and the story of Imagine Media here.
CO-FOUNDER + COO
Influenced throughout her upbringing by both artistic and business-minded parents, Margot carries an innate understanding of the creative side of business with her in all of her ventures. She graduated from the College of Charleston with an Arts Management degree, and joined the team just months after its start. Since then, Margot has become our Co-Founder + COO. When she’s not striving to perfect the Imagine process, mentoring and coaching all current employees, or overseeing all of our partner relationships, you can find Margot at a yoga class, enjoying a walk with her husband around her neighborhood of Virginia Highland, or trying the newest restaurant in town. Learn more about Margot here.
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. Get to know Kris here.
KIM MCCAFFERTY wILLIAMS
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
Kim is one of our senior account managers and has been with the team since January of 2017. She is from Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from Penn State University with a marketing degree. After spending three years working in Philadelphia after college, she moved down to Atlanta with her husband - and we’re so glad she did! She has recently welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Annie, into the world and we’re already so in love with our littlest Imagineer.
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! Learn more about Devyn here.
MARKETING AND EVENTS COORDINATOR
Sophie is our Marketing and Events Coordinator, supporting our founders with as the front window to Imagine Media. 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! Learn more about working with Sophie here.
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.
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 its founding days, he earns a comfortable salary of love and attention from the Imagineers.
creative PROJECT COORDINATOR
Becca is our Creative Admin! She joins the team with a wide range of corporate and small business experience, including everything from sourcing to watercolor illustration. Equal parts New Yorker and Floridan, Becca has found a happy balance here in Atlanta. Obsessed with living and working in Old Fourth Ward, you can usually spot her around PCM walking her French bulldog Louise, adopting a new plant, or teaching a painting workshop. Learn more about Becca here.
PAID SOCIAL SPECIALIST
As our Paid Social Specialist, Abbey stays updated on the current social media trends in order to build brand awareness, follower growth and gain conversions for our partners. Abbey graduated from Georgia College with a degree in Marketing. When she’s not in the office, you can find her jamming out to some of her favorite artists (Mumford and Sons or Matt Kearny), reading the newest romantic novel or outside hiking some of Georgia’s mountains! With a huge sweet tooth she is also constantly trying to perfect her dessert recipes!
Sarah is our Creative Ambassador, coming to Atlanta straight after she graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design where she majored in Illustration. Diving into school thinking she knew exactly what she wanted in a career, she quickly learned that Illustration and design are immensely broad. After traveling to Asia and SCAD’s Hong Kong campus for study abroad, she returned inspired to connect with people from all over the world through art and design. She loves language, drawing, coffee, and playing with her cat Bailey when she’s not exploring the city.
SENIOR ACCOUNT 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.
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. Learn more about Freddy here.
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.
PARTNER RELATIONSHIP SPECIALIST
Starting with Imagine Media as the first Sales Ambassador, Kasey has grown with the company and is now our Partner Relationship Specialist. With a strong passion for meeting new people and creative problem solving, Kasey supports business development efforts. Graduating from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Marketing and minor in Accounting, Kasey is able to blend these skills to bring results-oriented solutions to clients. Now living in the Virginia-Highlands neighborhood, she discovers new reasons to fall in love with ATL each day, while still being a Midwestern gal at heart. When Kasey isn’t connecting with prospects, you can find her cheering on Kansas City sports teams (through the good and bad!!), on the hunt for the best burger, or attempting to rollerblade on the Beltline.
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. Learn more about working with Jessie here.
Meet Rachel, one of our Social Media Ambassadors! Rachel graduated from Auburn University (War Eagle!) where she studied marketing. She is passionate about relationships and all things creative, which is what brought her to Imagine Media! She loves meeting new people and is incapable of walking past a dog without petting it. When she’s not working, you can find her having a game night with her friends, buying yet another book she probably won’t finish or practicing calligraphy. Learn how you’ll be working with Rachel here.
As an Account Coordinator, Katherine supports our food and beverage pod with social strategy and campaign execution. Katherine is an Atlanta native who recently moved back to the city after spending 4 years in Asheville, NC. She studied Art History and Economics in college and is currently working towards her Master’s in Digital Communication. Katherine loves figuring out what motivates people and analyzing pain points and data to develop valuable content. When she isn’t working or studying, Katherine is in the kitchen perfecting her homemade dumplings, tackling DIY projects around the house, or hiking with her husband, Andy, and their rescue pup, George. Get to know Kat here.
Meet Krista, our Account Apprentice! A recent UGA grad, Krista is thrilled to be back in Atlanta to grow in her new role. With a background in Communications and Entrepreneurship, Imagine has become the perfect place for her to utilize her skills. Besides her role as an Imagineer, she’s also a dancer, traveler, and dessert enthusiast! When she’s not in the office, you can find her cheering on the Dawgs or exploring new recipes with her friends & family.
DIGITAL media ambassador
Meet Keagan, our Digital Ambassador! Keagan is a junior at the University of Georgia, where she studies digital marketing, statistics, and new media. Keagan has found her passion for marketing analytics and strategy because she loves being able to combine her creative and analytic skills. She is excited to help our partners with advertising efforts and reporting on different valuable metrics. Outside of the office, Keagan loves trying new restaurants around Atlanta, curling up with a good book, or attending concerts with friends.