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

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Gary draws on 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 dog wrangling with Eloise and Izzy (who double as office mascots). Gary lives in Ballard with his wife Kelley and hails from Dublin, Ireland, but good luck discerning an accent!

Partner Bio – Jai Suh

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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 enthusiastic 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 being a new father to a beautiful girl named Poppy.

Partner Bio – Ryan Fansler

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Ryan brings over 17 years of experience in his 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 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.

Ahmed – Search Marketing Director

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Ahmed is CMA’s resident expert when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), keyword analysis, and pay-per-click (PPC) advertising. He understands search engine algorithms and how they can bring more traffic to your website. Ahmed is a self-proclaimed search marketing ninja! We’re not arguing.

August – Graphic Designer

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August has spent eight years creating engaging designs for local arts organizations, non-profits, and creative agencies. His passion for design includes branding, print layout, photo manipulation, and a love for the font Papyrus. August enjoys spending time with his wife and his 2 year old daughter.

Beth – Video Producer

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Beth is involved with each phase of CMA Seattle video production. Her background includes non-profit and arts management, as well as more than ten years in film and video. In her free time, Beth cooks for friends, enjoys Seattle art and music, and wonders what happened to Gary’s Irish accent.

Brett – Digital Media Specialist

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Brett is a fourth generation Seattle native that graduated from from Seattle University with a specialization in Marketing. While currently proficient in SEM, PPC, Digital Strategy, Analytics and Social Media Advertising, he is constantly training to keep up with the constantly changing paid media industry. In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends …

Brooke – Marketing Copywriter

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Brooke collaborates with our clients and CMA team on research, strategy and creation of content for blogs, email campaigns, websites, social media campaigns and more. Originally from Salt Lake City, Brooke relocated to Seattle in 2015 and enjoys live music, tasting her way through the local food scene and hiking with her husband and their …

Christy – Print/Digital Production Artist

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Christy has over ten years of experience in graphic design and project management working across the education, non-profit, tech, and public health industries. She excels in creating top-quality promotional collateral and has proven capabilities in the execution of successful marketing programs. When she’s not working, she’s eating something with hot sauce on it, hiking with …

Emily – Social Media Marketer

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Emily is all about putting the personality behind brands. She works with clients on social media strategy, content creation, research, and reputation management. Emily now calls Seattle home but has lived in California, Illinois, and Montana. In her free time, she enjoys playing the ukulele, hiking her way through the PNW, and seeing as much …

Erika – Media Support Specialist

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Erika dabbles in everything at CMA, assisting each department when duty calls. She recently relocated from Kalamazoo, Michigan, with a degree in communications and even a degree in cosmetology (that she has used on location at video shoots). Erika spends her free time hiking, snowboarding, and sipping wine any time.

Heidi – Sr. Copywriter & PR Strategist

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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 …

Jason – Web Developer

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Jason has built multiple online businesses from scratch. His 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, translating technology into client success.

Jim – Audio, Grip

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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

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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

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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, golf, skiing, and video games.

Kim – Video Producer

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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.

Mark – Packaging Design

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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

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Besides video editing, Mark operates the camera for various Seattle video production projects. He is also CMA’s staff photographer. Mark’s personal photography covers urban decay and exploration, cityscapes, landscapes, and a recent obsession with pay phones. His commercial work includes portraits, real estate, and food.

Michael – Senior Video Editor

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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 a new dad …

Mindy – Media Director

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Mindy specializes in purchasing advertising and marketing opportunities for CMA. 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

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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.

Peter – Senior Video Editor

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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

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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.