MEET THE TEAM
Dara Welk, Chief Executive Officer
With nearly 20 years of experience in advertising and marketing, Dara fuels her passion by helping businesses take their brands to their next level. She has a keen ability for bringing ideas to your target audience that changes their behavior in a way that positively impacts your business.
As CEO, Dara oversees our team of strategists, creatives and marketers. She pushes them to develop advertising and marketing campaigns that work for your business. Her experience spans numerous industries and includes global brands like Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, GE, IBM, MasterCard and Nature Valley Granola Bars.
Prior to joining Media Made Fresh, Dara was Corporate Marketing Director at the PGA TOUR. For 10 years, she helped shape the way multi-million dollar golf sponsorships were sold to executives at Fortune 100 companies. She also heavily influenced the way businesses and brands used golf to reach their target audience.
Dara graduated with Honors from the University of North Florida in 2001 with two Bachelors, one in Advertising and one in Graphic Design. She began her advertising career working for Mayor John Delaney as a graphic designer, copywriter and television personality. She facilitates a 6-part series called Marketing Matters at the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center. She also works closely with the UNF Ogier Gardens and CathedralCare to help develop long-term strategic plans and fundraising goals.
Shawn Welk, Chief Technology Officer, Head Nerd in Charge (HNIC)
With more than 21 years of experience in the IT/web development industry and a proven internet marketing trendsetter, Shawn works with businesses to develop innovative strategies that put their businesses ahead of the competition. He has a knack for knowing how to help your brand resonate with you target audience.
As Chief Technology Officer, Shawn leads our team of content developers, programmers and designers. He challenges them to develop a visual user environment that is cutting edge for your industry. His experience includes web development, internet marketing and e-commerce business solutions.
Prior to joining Media Made Fresh, Shawn founded and sold several companies. He led content development teams that programmed, designed and implemented over 100 e-Commerce sites. He collaborated with Google’s Senior Marketing Strategist to create an effective and efficient pay per click ad words campaign that increased convertible traffic while utilizing analytics and appropriate adjustments to help minimize cost per click. In addition to being a major trendsetter in web development and internet marketing, he developed the compression software that allowed for the first two-way video chat on a mobile device.
A computer programmer since the age of 7, Shawn graduated from the American College of Computer and Information Sciences in 1998 with an Associate of Science. He is currently earning credits towards an Applied Science, Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services masters degree from Harvard extension school and is involved in the Harvard Computer Society.
Keval ShahLead Developer
Keval has worked as a Technical Developer for 3 years at Media Made Fresh.
Jordan Rae Media Specialist
As Media Specialist, Jordan’s work includes UI/UX design, videography, photo editing, logo design and much more. She helps oversee and assist the media team in creating and delivering content that exceeds clients’ expectations.
Jordan has worked as a graphic designer for 3 years and event planner for 1 year. In 2018, she helped lead a full team of coordinators in planning a music festival at the University of North Florida, and she has designed for/worked with musical artists including Juicy J, Tove Lo, DRAM and Desiigner.
Chaz Brooks Media Coordinator
With a passion for photography and videography, Chaz works with clients to help bring the visions of their business to life in a new, fresh and creative approach. As Media Coordinator, Chaz oversees the content and directs the media team on Photo/Video shoots while also operating the camera and drone. He also writes content for several industries including Cannabis and Automotive.
Prior to joining Media Made Fresh, Chaz was a freelance photographer and videographer specializing in the entertainment industry. He enjoys capturing amazing travel footage from around the world and sharing the adventures of his dog, Zeus.
AND MANY MORE…
Media Made Fresh works with contractors throughout the world on special projects. This includes influencers, photographers, writers, designers, etc. If you are interested in joining our family of contractors, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not outsource or white-label another company’s services, so DON’T ask!