CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Joe Tran has been involved with computers and web design since 1999 when he was a freshman in high school. He has spent countless hours creating art of all kinds from paintings to music. He started Joe Tran Media Group, LLC due to the demand for his creative yet business-oriented digital services. With skills in photography, music, audio and video production (studio and live), as well as web design, he developed quite a list of diverse clients.
His experience in social-media marketing was developed after ten years of marketing his own music on sites like Myspace and Facebook. Eventually, expanding to sites like YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Snapchat, and Instagram. The traffic received on his social media pages grew exponentially, pushing his Klout Score to peak so far at 65. Meaning, out of all social-media users on the internet, he ranked in the top 10%.
Passions he is involved in is following Jesus, helping others in outrageous ways, and spending time traveling with his family.
Awards: 2020 Most Influential CEO - Indiana | CEO Monthly Magazine
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CLIENT RELATIONSHIP SPECIALIST
Libby joins our team from Northern Indiana with a combination of experience in marketing, sales, and communications. She is passionate about taking care of others and believes that honesty and integrity are the key to success in life. Libby is currently working towards her degree in Marketing Management with a focus in Digital Marketing from Bethel University in Mishawaka, IN.
As a wife and mother of two, she spends most of her free time caring for her family. Together, they enjoy spending time exploring the outdoors and taking walks with their two golden retrievers. In the moments that she finds some alone time, she enjoys creating content for her hobby blog, listening to audio books, playing the piano, and dabbling in photography.
Having held positions in varying industries in both client relations and sales, Libby is excited to join the Joe Tran Media Group team and looks forward to building strong and lasting relationships with our clients.
Cassie Wentela is a native to Michigan and a recent graduate from Central Michigan University. She recently received her Bachelor's degree with a major in Fashion Merchandise and Design and a minor in Media Design as well as her Master's Program in Apparel Product Development and Merchandise Technology through an accelerated program.
Her undergraduate minor introduced her to a world of photography and media design which has now become a passion alongside apparel designing. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family (especially the furry four legged ones), reading books, going to hot yoga classes, and naming her plants.
Clearly, she is just your average 23 year old.
Sam Jeet is a web designer, front-end developer, and internet maven based out of Southern California. A native of The Pacific, Sam spent much of her childhood on islands such as Japan, The Philippines, and Hawai’i.
This has led to a laid-back demeanor which has spread to many of her clients and projects. Her experience in both the public and private sectors and educational background has granted Sam with knowledge, skills, and adaptability which has benefited many organizations throughout San Diego County.
Sam is passionate about improving technology and application accessibility and spends a lot of her time creating technology that benefits marginalized and underprivileged populations.
In her spare time, she enjoys backpacking across countries, spending time with her family, and photography.
Rachael Thomas is a Michigan native and recent college graduate of Central Michigan University. She received her Bachelor of Applied Arts in fashion merchandising and design and a minor in journalism.
Rachael enjoys writing stories on individuals doing good things for her community in a variety of industries. Her writing portfolio includes Q&A's with local art and entertainment insiders; features on non-profit organizations and events; and student and faculty news at her alma mater. She served as editor-in-chief for Central Michigan’s first fashion publication, RAW Magazine. Rachael
also has experience in copywriting for social media, newsletters and websites.
In her free time, Rachael enjoys watching horror movies, exploring new food spots with friends, reading historical fiction novels and hanging out with her mom.
Anna Earl is a digital manager who specializes in web design and social media marketing. She graduated from Indiana University of South Bend and received her Bachelor of Science in small business and entrepreneurship with a minor in marketing.
While growing up in the biggest communication shift in history, Anna fell in love with the digital world of marketing. She is passionate about blending traditional marketing with modern, innovative solutions.
Outside of work, Anna is a musician and plant mom originally from Indiana. She enjoys volunteering at her church and pouring into the next generation.
Christina Cuevas is a Florida transplant from the Chicagoland area. She recently graduated from Liberty University’s online program with a Master’s degree in Strategic Communication. Here she was able to channel her passion for social media and customer success through the lens of today’s digital and traditional marketing strategies to better understand and utilize media outreach tools and effective messaging.
In her spare time, she enjoys writing for her lifestyle blog, reading (mostly historical fiction and suspense novels), exploring Florida’s beaches and wildlife preserves, and traveling.
Doug is first and foremost a minister of Jesus Christ. He is also a husband of fifteen years and a father of four young, energetic boys. Photography, which started off as a hobby, turned into a passion and talent he didn't realize he had.
The reason why he is highly-skilled in photography and videography is simply because he is passionate about capturing life's priceless moments. He has worked with numerous models, families, children as well as capturing video of various subjects and settings.
He has trained under world-renowned photographer Sue Bryce which has brought him into the same creative arena as some of the best photographers in the mid-west. His passion to capture the world in action has lead him into becoming a valuable asset to Joe Tran Media Group.
Ben is currently a student at Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend, Indiana on his way to earn an Associate's Degree in Design Technology. His skills so far specialize in 2D and 3D design and has recently started working with commercial-grade programs like Adobe Illustrator.
He graduated high school from Elkhart Christian Academy in 2018 and has been spending a lot of his time discovering his true passions. Digital design turns out to be one of them. He is one of five children in his family and he enjoys playing video games and watching sci-fi movies along with superhero films.
He joins Joe Tran Media Group as the team's first graphic designer. He hopes his passion for digital design will help improve clients' online presence as well as provide a professional experience for their clients and customers.