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.

Devyn Lamon

DEVYN LAMON
Social MEDIA COORDINATOR

Meet Devyn, one of our Digital Media Coordinators. Devyn graduated from Samford University with a degree in journalism mass communication and a passion for digital marketing and advertising. Determined to surround herself with collaborative creatives in a workplace that would accept her love of digital media marketing, authentic relationships and a good happy hour, she knew Imagine was the place for her.
When she's not researching the latest advertising trends or coming up with marketing strategies, Devyn can be found exploring the Atlanta food scene, attending a local concert or traveling to new cities to visit friends.

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.

Laura

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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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bailey thompson
spring 2018 ambassador

Say hi to Bailey, our Social Media Ambassador! She is a senior marketing major at Kennesaw State University. She has a passion for the psychology of marketing and how social media can help connect consumers to businesses that fit their exact needs. She values dedication, creativity, passion, and proactivity. After class or work, you can find Bailey exploring Atlanta’s best restaurants, reading poetry, or listening to new music.

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Kelly baker
spring 2018 ambassador

Kelly is a senior marketing major at Kennesaw State University, graduating this spring! With a love for analytics and creativity, she took full advantage at the opportunity to join Imagine Media. She has a passion for storytelling through content creation and inspiring others. When she’s not studying for exams, you can find her lost on an adventure in nature or at a cozy coffee shop. She’s excited and eager to learn all she can from Imagine Media, and have this lead to the next step on her career path!

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.

 

Barbara Rego

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 Kevin Spacey, 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 and singing her heart out at concerts.

 

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.

 

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OLIVIA BALL
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Meet Olivia, one of our Social Media Coordinators. Olivia graduated with a marketing and international business degree from the University of Georgia (go dawgs!) and is eager to tap into her creative side here at Imagine Media. After spending two years in Chicago post-graduation, she relocated to Atlanta (hello, sunshine) and we’re thrilled to welcome her back to the South and into the Imagine Media family. When she’s not in the office, you can find her biking the Beltline, eating her way through Ponce City Market, or trying to convince her fiancé that they need a puppy.

 

 

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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tabita strimbu
Spring 2018 ambassador

Tabita (pronounced tah-bih-tha — super simple, right!) is a recent graduate of Mercer University where she studied English Literature, Journalism and Graphic Design. Creativity, experimentation and learning are at the core of who she is! Tabita is always ready to jump in and try something new. When she’s not in the office, you can find Tabita lost in a book, listening to her favorite podcast, or figuring out what she wants to try out next!

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DAIJA MCELWEE
SPRING 2018 ambassador

Meet Daija, a recent graduate from the University of West Georgia, with a dual degree in Marketing and Management and a concentration in Advertising. She maintains her creativity by practicing her newfound DJ skills when she can. As a blossoming millennial, Daija is always up for a challenge, especially if she is learning something new. When she isn’t at our lovely Somerset office, you can find her listening to new music, keeping up with the latest trends and looking for new places to travel.