Meet The Team

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Christopher Suchánek

Chief Executive Officer

“Change always benefits someone. Step up and become that person.”

Christopher leads Firm Media’s client relationships and develops new business opportunities. As an experienced brand promoter, he has created some of the web’s most prominent sites in the medical and dental industries.

Before Firm Media, Christopher spent years marketing domains and web directories with a focus on health services and plastic surgery. He transitioned into promoting professional practices after recognizing the benefits internet marketing could provide to these businesses.

The beginning of Christopher’s career focused on industries that were early entrants into internet marketing, including the entertainment industry. Through this work, he contributed to projects for EMI Music Publishing, RCA Records, VH1, MTV, and Warner Brothers, and he served as director of marketing and publicity for Brainstorm Artists International (formerly Broken Records).

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Curt Sautter

Chief Financial Officer

“My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am.”

Curt keeps Firm Media financially sound and healthy. With years of experience managing businesses Curt also ensures that our creative team works effectively and efficiently.

Helping businesses succeed in the face of large competitive forces has been a hallmark of his career. Curt’s early professional experience focused on serving clients in the entertainment industry. He is the founder of IMC, a marketing and imaging consulting firm (now Delirium Records), and co-founder of Independents Anonymous, which provided marketing services to independent musicians. He also served as district manager for Prism Retail Services, managing client relations across six states.

Curt uses his background in working with national companies and small businesses alike to deliver value to professional practices. Through Firm Media, he partners with clients to identify business solutions and provides clarity, organization, and communication throughout the process.

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Alexander Valentine

Director of Analytics

“What We Dream Is All That Matters”

From providing prompt responsiveness to client requests to having the keen ability to communicate campaign results to each of our professional practices, Alex is dedicated to his role as Director of Analytics at Firm Media. With an MBA in Marketing Management from California State University, San Bernardino (2013), 9 years in the client services industry, and certification in Google AdWords and Google Analytics, Alex understands what the client wants, makes each partnership fun and exciting, and passionately contributes to the success of every client’s campaign.

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Amanda Mei

Creative Director

“T.E.A.M. Together everyone achieves more.”

Amanda prides herself in being a listener, taking the time to decipher what the client needs and then providing the best solution to help them reach their objectives. A graduate of California State Polytechnic University of Pomona with a BFA in Graphic Design, Amanda has been in the industry for 14 years, working with both in-house and freelance for agencies. Some of the companies Amanda has worked with include Google, QVC, and Victoria’s Secret. Amanda’s assertiveness, eye-for-detail, and design skill all contribute to creating works of art for our clients.

Brandi Trunick

Account Executive

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

Brandi’s biggest strength is being able to see the situation from all angles. With over 10 years in the customer service industry, she is able to communicate a mutually beneficial relationship between client and company. With a Master of Science degree from Full Sail University in Internet Marketing (2010), she is familiar with all aspects of digital marketing and the importance it holds in today’s business world.

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Jaycie Kim

Graphic Designer

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”

Jaycie received a Bachelors of Art from California State University San Bernardino in 2014 and used the knowledge she gained through schooling to approach real world design opportunities with creativity and innovation. She also received multiple silver and bronze American Advertising Awards as a student. Jaycie worked at the Coyote Advertising design agency within California State University San Bernardino while going to school and also some time after she graduated. She worked with the non-profit organization, Intelligent Entertainment, who are now in the process of setting up an entertainment facility in San Bernardino for the Inland Empire youth to learn and gain experience in the music industry including theatre arts, video/movie production, etc. Jaycie has also done freelance projects for the Arts Connection: The Arts Council of San Bernardino multiple times, learning how to communicate with clients and make them happy. Jaycie is constantly keeping up with current design trends as well as expanding her knowledge to the newest design programs and techniques to further her knowledge and always keep learning.

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Joshua Lott

Marketing & Sales Manager

“Success comes from standing out, not fitting in.” – Don Draper

Always active and creative, Joshua spent most of his childhood participating in musical theater and sports programs. While studying International Business and Marketing, he took his passion for athletics and entertainment to Fox Sports, where he worked as a production analyst for three years, tracking team and player statistics and cutting highlights for Fox NFL Sunday.

Joshua joined the Firm Media team in 2009 to head and pioneer the company’s Social Media Marketing Department. He was responsible for the strategic development and direction of all social media campaigns. While creating compelling marketing campaigns for his clients, he attended many workshops and symposiums to ensure that his team stayed well educated and on the cutting edge of the latest developments in social media marketing.

In 2015 Joshua was appointed the Marketing & Sales Manager of Firm Media. His focus is on cultivating long-lasting relationships with clients both nationally and internationally. He is also primarily responsible for collaborating with our Creative Department to develop Inbound and Outbound Marketing materials for our trade shows, e-mail campaigns, and social media campaigns.

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Joshua James

Lead Developer

“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.”
– Lloyd Alexander

Joshua is renowned for putting his best foot forward regarding the technical details involved in building and maintaining a secure, modern website. A self-proclaimed “tech nerd” with a passion for the next big thing in programming, Joshua believes in taking a personalized and realistic approach to every client’s particular needs in order to meet real, tangible goals. Our self-taught programmer has 5 years of experience in building and maintaining websites, marketing/landing pages and social media assets. Having designed, built and maintained digital marketing campaigns for large corporate entities, including: Disney, Charles Schwab, Ringling Brothers, webMD, and Phillips Dental. Joshua ensures that the client’s voice is safely and effectively communicated through the interface of the Internet.

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Nancy Martinez

Search Engine Strategist

“Man is only great when he acts from passion.” – Benjamin Disraeli

Nancy Martinez currently serves as an SEO Specialist at Firm Media in which she oversees all SEO projects. She is also involved in optimizing websites and its pages as well as developing new creative SEO strategies on behalf of partners. Prior to joining Firm Media, she was an SEO optimization analyst for various Award-Winning internet marketing firms. Nancy likes to keep abreast of new emerging trends in the search marketing industry and believes that the best way to grow is to constantly be learning.

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Paul Cezanne

Developer

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Siddhartha Gautama

A multidisciplinary web developer with a gift of being resourceful and systematic. Paul is experienced in developing websites that uses the most modern techniques in achieving accessibility, usability, and sophisticated design. Over the years, he constantly reinvents himself to learn, adapt and specialize in different kinds of design and code practices. Equipped with degrees in Computer Science and Information Technology, Paul joins Firm Media to develop contemporary and modern websites to achieve a client’s needs.

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Social Media Coordinator

“Your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have.” – Paul Arden

In 2015, Yentl joined Firm Media as the Social Media Coordinator. Armed with a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Davis, she specializes in translating the graphs and numbers from social media metrics into real, meaningful relationships between our clients and the people they want to reach. To become the voice of every social media campaign, Yentl adapts herself to each client’s likes, dislikes, and personality by communicating openly with them. There is nothing more important to Yentl than building a relationship of trust with our clients so each one feels comfortable with her representing their professional practice on social media. Yentl has survived three major hurricanes and cites these experiences as contributing factors to her strength and ability to work through any situation.

Lisa Flores

Account Executive

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Lisa Flores joined the Firm Media in 2016 as a Client Service Representative. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Television and absolutely loves creating close and trusting relationships with all of our clients. Lisa prides herself on motivating others and creating a happy and positive work environment. Having over 7 years in the client service industry, Lisa knows what it takes to create meaningful partnerships that each member is proud to be a part of. Not only does she do excellent work in our Client Service Department, but Lisa is also an expert kickboxing instructor. Lisa’s favorite movies range from Dumb & Dumber to Legends of the Fall.

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Nohemi Arias

SEO Technician

“Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

Nohemi Arias joined the Firm Media team as an SEO Assistant. She graduated from California State University San Bernardino with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 2014. After graduating, Nohemi began working in the marketing field and eventually became Marketing Coordinator for one of Firm Media’s partners in our community, IEShineOn.com. Nohemi lives by the idea that by giving 100% of your effort, you can achieve anything. She is an avid reader and her favorite book is Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende.

Adrie Ruiz

Account Executive

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan

Adrie Ruiz joined Firm Media as a part of the Account Executive team. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor in Marketing and a passion for outstanding customer service. Adrie has worked in dynamic marketing environments, gaining experience in everything from PPC campaigns to email marketing. She considers herself to be an ice cream connoisseur and expert ice cream mixer. If she isn’t out eating ice cream, you will find her by the sunny beaches of Southern California.

Karla Duarte

Administrative Assistant

“You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.” – Christopher Nolan (Inception)

Karla joined the Firm Media team in 2016 as an Administrative Assistant. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an emphasis in Computer Information Systems. As a former IT Project Manager, Karla understands what it takes to help run a successful business, streamline processes, and organize tasks effectively. In her free time, Karla enjoys hiking, reading, yoga and essential oils.