Chris is the Founder. The heart of his belief is to form positive, online communities and take a new, positive approach to online publishing that creates new opportunities to spread good news about communities. We don’t create websites. We create online communities large enough to support major advertising, but small enough to remain hyper-local. He enjoys spending time with his four children, granddaughter and developing young journalists looking to launch their careers.
Natalie MahlmannFinancial Director
Natalie is the Financial Director. She knows what is happening across the company and works closely with accounts receivable and payable. Natalie enjoys spending time at the gym, with friends and family, including the recent addition of her granddaughter and a good glass of wine.
Jenny Craig-BrownExecutive Director
Jenny is the Executive Director. She manages the Life Team and works with partners and team members to create an incredible product and happy partners. She enjoys kayaking, running, time with her friends and family, camping and snuggling with her husband and cat.
Director of Operations & HR
Stephanie SwearingtonDirector of Operations & HR
Stephanie is the Director of Operations and Human Resources. Her area of focus are process improvement, recruiting and staff development. Her interests are women empowerment, developing her leadership skills and motivating her team. She loves being outside enjoying nature and reading, spending time with her family and listening to TED Talks in her free time.
Kami TupiakOffice Coordinator
Kami is the Office Coordinator, acting as the forward face of Ideas in Motion Media, she is often the first person you will encounter when you walk in the building or pick up the phone. Kami takes the lead on direct communication with clients and schools to highlight the original content that’s been created for them. When she’s not supporting the office team she enjoys spending time with her family, photography, and reading.
Partnership and Production Manager
Naphtalia RuthPartnership and Production Manager
Naphtalia is the Partnership and Production Manager. Her areas of focus are partnership development, content planning, and managerial support. Her interests are using her passion for education on tolerance and diversity to uplift her community and her team. She loves drawing, photography, volunteering, and filming music videos.
Full Stack Web Developer & IT Manager
Anthony KetchamFull Stack Web Developer & IT Manager
Publishing & Social Media Manager
Kelsea CostelloPublishing & Social Media Manager
Publishing & Social Media Assistant
Kayla HofferthPublishing & Social Media Assistant
IT & Systems Administrator
Michael RileyIT & Systems Administrator
Business Development Coordinator
Robby SchneiderBusiness Development Coordinator
Content Team Manager
Kayti GrableContent Team Manager
Aubrey ThomsonJunior Editor
New Media Journalist & Video Editor
Colin LenburgNew Media Journalist & Video Editor
Sergio Valdes Jr.
Sergio Valdes Jr.
New Media Journalist & Social Media Editor
Grace BentkowskiNew Media Journalist & Social Media Editor
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- Tyler Prendergast Highland High School
- Nicholas Fortin Online Student
- Aleena Mongerie Munster
- Ashley Wilson Valparaiso High School
- Brook Blanchard Hobart High School
- Quinlan Scott Washington Township
- Brenna Sealy Lake Central High School
- Tori Kegebein La Porte High School
- Sidney Moore Porter County Career Center
- Sergio Sanchez Crown Point High School
- Ellie Williams Marquette Catholic High School
- Jacob Griffin Westville
- Brielle Lobody Kouts
- Lauren Molenda Merrillville
- Maggie Andrews Boone Grove
- Grace Wothke Griffith Highschool
- Eleanor Nohos Andrean High School
- Ranya Kawamleh Wheeler High School
- Kyla Heard East Chicago High School
- Chelsea Lott East Chicago High School
- KwaTashea Marfo Portage High School