Team

Seattle-based Creative Media Alliance is a full-service advertising and marketing agency. We pride ourselves on technological savvy and exceptional results in today’s market, but we know that our business is a human process at heart and we think you’ll enjoy working with us. We believe in communication. After all, the better we communicate, the more we understand, the better our relationship will be, and the better your results will be.

Our credo reflects our belief that every client should be treated with respect, no matter the size of the project or budget. We embrace open communication and commit ourselves to the highest levels of customer service. The keystone of our business is people, from our core CMA team, to our extended alliance of business partners, to all of our valued clients.

This isn’t just marketing speak. Ask any of our happy clients and they’ll tell you… when we say we’re all about building relationships in the process of doing great work, we mean it.

Partner Bio – Gary Hurley

Gary draws on over two decades of communications and technology experience to oversee marketing and communications initiatives for a wide variety of clients. Prior to co-founding CMA, Gary held IT management positions at Immunex Corporation and Delrina Corporation, with responsibilities for communications and technology. Like Jai and Ryan, Gary wears many hats at CMA. Although he has a very strong IT background and loves finding great technology solutions for clients, he’s also passionate about great design—whether it’s websites, logos… or chicken coops.

Outside of CMA, Gary enjoys his summer cycling commute, winter snowboarding and year-round toddler wrangling with his wife Kelley. Gary lives in Ballard with his family and hails from Dublin, Ireland, but good luck discerning an accent!

Partner Bio – Jai Suh

As a Creative Director for brand marketing and advertising strategies, Jai’s expertise is brand storytelling through engaging video production, social media campaigns and viral video channels. His clients have raved about his talent for taking their creative aspirations and turning them into innovative, yet affordable realities. He knows how to bring options to the table that make an art director relax, rather than sweat about complexity and cost. Jai’s knowledge and technical savvy allows clients to focus on achieving their strategic, timeline and financial goals, rather than being distracted by technical details.

When he’s not at CMA, Jai Suh enjoys snowboarding, traveling and spending time with his wife and their beautiful daughter, Poppy.

Partner Bio – Ryan Fansler

Ryan brings decades of experience and a hands-on approach to design, development and branding projects. He has always chosen to lead his teams by example, blending the roles of principal, designer and client advocate.

As a principal and co-founder of Creative Media Alliance, the past 15 years have allowed Ryan to develop a strong approach to design and brand storytelling through digital marketing experiences, print collateral materials and advertisements.

Ryan strives to work with clients on integrated marketing solutions that evolve their brand messaging, vision and identity. This spans across internal work with groups of writers, designers and search and media experts to develop a one-team approach to design processes and concepts.

As a third-generation Seattle native, Ryan enjoys all two of our seasons and makes the most of each one, whether it be snowboarding in the Cascades or swimming in the Puget Sound.

Alycia – Jr. Web Developer

Alycia’s unique expertise in both design and development make her the perfect fit as our Jr. Web Developer (and technically, a unicorn). Before joining CMA, Alycia obtained her BA in Communications from Sonoma State University, a Web Development Certificate from Palomar College and a Web Design Certificate from Seattle Central College. Utilizing her dynamic skillset, Alycia ensures we employ the best development and design practices when creating websites for our clients. 

August – Graphic Designer

August is master in digital art, creating engaging designs for local arts organizations, non-profits, ad agencies and more. His passion for clever and engaging design is evident in everything he produces, from branding to typography (his favorite font being Papyrus, of course). When he’s not breaking the mold of traditional design, you can find August behind a guitar learning songs by Journey or spending time with his wife and their two spunky daughters.

Brooke – Copywriter

As our resident word whiz, Brooke collaborates with our clients on research, strategy, and creation of content for blogs, email campaigns, websites, tv scripts, brand messaging, and more. Originally from Salt Lake City, Brooke relocated to Seattle in 2015 and enjoys live music, traveling, tasting her way through the local food scene, and hiking with her husband, their son Henry, and their Goldendoodle, Griffey (go Mariners!).

Dallas – Digital Marketing Strategist

Before joining CMA, Dallas served as a marketing expert with 7+ years of digital marketing experience. Dallas brings comprehensive knowledge of strategy, social media marketing, analytics, creative and visual campaign strategy, and more. She now works as our in-house certified, Programmatic Media Strategist. When she’s not working, you can find her either cheering on the WSU Cougs, cooking, hanging out with her rescued Airedoodle named Ms. Eleanor Roosevelt, or vacationing in Eastern Washington.

Heidi – Sr. Copywriter & Content Strategist

Wherever people dine, shop, drink and overnight in the Seattle area, odds are that Heidi has touched it. She served as Communications Director for a top US wine producer from 2011-2016 and has written copy for more than 20 years, serving advertising agencies, news outlets and public relations firms. When she’s not playing with words, crafting sticky content, or targeting media, you’ll find her in a neoprene wetsuit, swimming in Puget Sound year-round or in sanctioned races “escaping” from Alcatraz and Vashon Island.

Jason – Web Developer

Having built multiple online businesses from scratch, Jason’s widespread expertise includes Intranets, Information Architecture, Database Design, MySQL, PostgreSQL, PHP, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Interface Usability, payment processors and shopping carts. Jason is an invaluable resource to our team, translating technology into client success. Into movie trivia? You’ll want Jason in your corner. If you can name a flick he hasn’t seen, we’ll pay you a dollar.

Jim – Audio, Grip

A fourth-generation Seattle native, Jim has worked in video production since 1985. His responsibilities range from grip to editor to director, but his current work is primarily in location audio and gaffer services for corporate and commercial video production. In his spare time, Jim is a painter. Jim has no superpowers.

John – Director of Photography, Audio

John’s many talents include fine arts photography, radio and audio production, video production and visual art design and installation. Entrenched in both the art and commercial worlds, John’s Seattle video production encompasses non-profits, community organizations, theaters, galleries and museums.

Katie – Web Development Manager

Katie leads CMA’s web development team, creating eye-catching website designs, as well as CMS, e-commerce, email marketing, custom Facebook pages, graphic design and branding. Katie manages all conceptual and technical aspects of CMA web marketing programs. Katie has a degree in fashion design and enjoys camping, golfing, skiing, baking killer pies and playing video games.

Kim – Video Producer

Kim has 15 years of film and video experience, along with being the Co-Founder of Usnaps.com. She is committed to preserving the integrity, voice and vision of projects, especially those that build a better community. An avid snowboarder, Kim enjoys shredding the local mountains with her two sons.

Madisyn – Social Media Marketer

When it comes to visual storytelling, Madisyn is your gal. She improves our clients’ brand reputations and social media initiatives through content creation, research and collaboration. Maddi’s a Washingtonian at heart who has welcomed Seattle as her new home. Aside from indulging in social media, she loves to make music, explore outside, and binge-watch Netflix documentaries.

Mark – Packaging Design

Mark’s experience with consumer packaged goods includes developing brand identities and marketing materials for such recognizable companies as Oberto, Frito Lay, Tyson, AllRecipes.com, and many more. Originally from Pittsburgh, Mark has lived in Seattle for almost two decades.

Mark – Video Editor

Between video editing, operating the camera for various Seattle video production projects and serving as our staff photographer, Mark is a visual genius on and off the job. Mark’s commercial work includes portraits, real estate and food, while his personal photography covers urban decay and exploration, cityscapes, landscapes and a recent obsession with pay phones. Think you know all there is to know about Northwest beer? Think again. Mark is our local brew aficionado, especially when it comes to sour beer.

Michael – Senior Video Editor

Michael creates and edits video that engages, informs and promotes. His passion for storytelling and attention to detail is evident in each project. When he’s not editing video, he’s continually honing his skills in After Effects. He is an avid gamer, the AV director for his church’s high school youth group and father to his sons, Asher and Arrow and their dog, Boomer.

Michael – Sr. Digital Marketing Specialist

Our search marketing guru, Michael, brings over a decade of experience to the table having worked for such notable companies as Microsoft (Bing), Amazon, REI, and Getty Images. Michael earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington’s College of Engineering. Now a deep-diving strategist focused on driving high-caliber leads to clients’ websites, Michael has many other interests including songwriting, exploring history, and getting out to the great outdoors. 

Mindy – Media Director

Mindy is CMA’s media maven, specializing in purchasing advertising and marketing opportunities for our clients. A Washington native, she has developed media campaigns for clients ranging from small retail marketing to national branding. Her unique and successful campaigns stand out among the top Seattle marketing agencies.

Nacime – Camera Operator

Nacime is a wonderfully efficient b-roll shooter for CMA Video Production. He captures interview subjects interacting in their professional environments. A Seattle native, Nacime enjoys good food, traveling and gaming. A self-proclaimed board game geek, he continues to add to his ever-growing collection of games.

Nikhil – Copywriter

A Seattle native, Nikhil earned a degree in Information Systems and Marketing from the University of Washington and brings copywriting experience to CMA from two local startups. Whether it’s working with words or crafting visual content, he’s here to add even more copy and creativity to our agency. When he isn’t writing, Nikhil loves to draw and paint, play basketball, and spend time with his mischievous golden retriever – Ludoo.

Peter – Senior Video Editor

As the senior member of CMA Seattle Video Production, Peter sees video marketing projects from start to finish, telling each story with seamless video editing, color-correct footage and balanced audio. In his free time, Peter enjoys the gym, tanning and laundry (aka “The GTL”). “The more laundry the better!”

Ray – Director of Photography

Ray directs diverse projects, including corporate, industrial, non-profit and online video production. He also shoots large art installations and documentary films. He is a confident international traveler with a ready passport, a flexible nature and a love of new experiences. At home, Ray spends time with his wife and daughter.

Talia – Account Director

Talia’s official title is Account Director, but we like to call her our client advocate. With a degree in Marketing Management and over 10 years experience working for Holland America Line, Talia keeps projects moving forward and our clients happy. She works closely on a number of accounts in different verticals including education, medical, hospitality, financial, and more, while simultaneously providing guidance and counsel within CMA.  A longtime West Seattle resident, Talia stays involved in her local community by volunteering at nonprofits, enjoys spending time with her two daughters, and loves going on cruises.

Versaviya – Media Support Specialist

Versaviya is an artist at her core, providing creativity wherever possible at our agency through photography, video storytelling, Photoshop, and design expertise. As a media support specialist, she handles crucial behind the scenes work to help our internal creative teams meet the goals of our clients. When she isn’t at the office, V can be found speaking fluent Russian, painting, playing volleyball, getting involved at church, and hanging out with her cat – Stella.”