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Jason Colvin

Marketing leader with 14+ years experience centered in experiential marketing, brand experiences, partnership strategy, and sponsorship activation for global and Fortune 500 companies. Focused on the development of client programs that are strategically sound, creatively impactful, and operationally efficient. 

Currently leading the growth of RedPeg Marketing's Gaming & Esports division to create memorable brand experiences for gaming and esports publishers, developers, and brands, as well as define and execute activation strategy for non-endemic brands seeking to engage with the gaming and esports space.

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Myrna Plaisir Daramy

Myrna Plaisir Daramy is a tech savvy creative powerhouse who is Co-Founder / CEO of Mezzohead Media Corporation and the mind behind Newlybride.com, the first rich content marketing platform and network for bridal.  Myrna has spent her career deep in the world of digital analytics, strategic branding, Technology Management, and SEO with over 13 years of experience working with luxury brands like Mark Ingram Atelier, Grace Ormond Wedding Style, Randy Fenoli of Say Yes to the Dress, Christian Oth Studio, and Anne Barge.  Her natural ability to clarify the blurred lines between technology application and spontaneous creativity is what makes her one of the most insightful digital marketing strategists today.  

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Andrew Roby

Andrew Roby was born in Miami, Florida, and understands the glitz and glam that events bring and most importantly how to party. As an Army Veteran who has held such titles as Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, Andrew knows just how critical each mission and in this case events, can be. With 13 years of experience, working with companies such as The CW, Ritz Carlton, Honest Tea, and Simon Malls he come with a keen ability to capture a client’s ideas and effectively create them into an event of one’s dreams. Attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and eye-catching designs ensures a well-managed and perfectly curated event.

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Rhea Whitney

Connecting with people through photography is one of the most rewards parts of Rhea’s job. She believes that beauty is all about small details coming together to create a big picture! Born in North Carolina and growing up in multiple states, Rhea has learned the value and balance in making new friends and cherishing the old. Capturing the true essence and story of her clients while creating images that her clients will love and cherish for years to come is what keeps her going. A proud HBCU/Howard grad, she walked away from her corporate job in accounting to pursue her passion of photography full time in April 2015. Faith and passion are what drives her to build her business daily and strive to perfect her craft and accomplish major goals she sets for herself. 

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Tiffany Rivera

Tiffany Rivera is the owner of Simply Breathe Events, a Wedding & Event Planning company in Washington DC, specializing in taking the stress out of life's greatest moments. With five years in the industry Tiffany has planned, designed, and executed weddings and events in DC, Virginia, Maryland, and the Dominican Republic. As featured in the Washingtonian, Capitol File Magazine, Style Me Pretty, and the Knot Tiffany prides herself on accepting clients that aren't afraid to push boundaries, take risks, and throw an awesome party. As a resident of DC's Brookland neighborhood, she loves exploring new eateries and taking long walks with her yorkie-poo Bentley.

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Shauné Hayes

Washington DC based makeup artist Shauné Hayes has been working in the beauty industry for 17 years. What started as a hobby and part-time job, became a full-time business 6 years ago. After 15 years as a journalist and systems consultant for The Washington Post, she left to pursue her passion. Shauné is now the owner and principal makeup artist of Shauné Hayes Makeup + Hair Artists, a team of professional makeup artists and hairstylists providing on-location service for red carpet, celebrity, bridal, commercial, personal services and men's grooming in Washington DC, throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region and beyond.

Never one to name drop, Shauné is grateful for opportunities to have worked with some of Hollywood’s top actors and actresses, singers and musicians. She has also worked with dignitaries, politicians, Fortune 500 executives and more. Her work has been published in many top publications and she has worked with a number of television networks and media companies.

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Quinton Law

Cinematographer, Creative Consultant, Photographer. Many of my clients like to refer to me as a Master Media Specialist. I like to think of my work as extraordinary, significant, and  extremely beneficial. I love the opportunity to tell stories through my work while allowing me to make my client’s dreams come true.