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Meet Our Team

We are a small, woman-owned team of neurodiverse creatives who want to make a positive impact in our community. We have over a decade of experience in brand strategy, content creation, web design, video production, audio production and engineering, internal communications, and content strategy. We’ve worked with a variety of industries, including nonprofit, healthcare, tech, veterinary, recruiting, and arts and entertainment. We want to inspire and be inspired! 

Tara Kelly

Tara Kelly

Partner | Director of Storytelling & Strategy

Storytelling is my life, and I’m always working to get to the next level. With over a decade of professional experience working as a creative strategist and manager, designer, web developer, video and music producer, photographer and writer, I love identifying and creating content that will speak to your audience. I’ve worked for clients and businesses in a variety of fields, including nonprofit services, tech, healthcare, cybersecurity, recruiting, publishing, and arts and entertainment. Whether you need external content for a social media campaign or help with your internal communications strategy, I’m your person. I’m also a multi-published, award-winning author with Macmillan who is obsessed with avocados, hiking, and chasing storms. 

Jesse McCune

Jesse McCune

Partner | Director of Operations & Audio Services

After managing business and facility operations for 15 years, it was time to pursue a career in audio.  As a lifelong lover of music, I’ve always gotten lost in the music and heard details many people never paid attention to.  This led to passions for guitar, sound design and audio engineering.  I’ve spent the last 20 years honing my audio engineering and mixing skills.  At Tansy Aster Creative, I’m responsible for podcast production, engineering and editing, running audio on shoots and audio post production, video production assistance and the management of our business and daily operations. I love hiking, mountain biking, geeking out on music trivia, and–like my wife and business partner–avocados and storm chasing.

Who We Are and How We Can Help

Our Creative Community Partners

Sometimes a project needs a specialist. We work with talented creatives and specialists in our community and across the country when we need their expertise or skill on a client project. 

Amanda McCune – Production Manager & Business Coach

Amanda is an experienced production manager who has worked on everything from a U2 documentary to corporate videos and commericials. She manages schedules and budgets, hires the crew and talent, coordinates the logistics of a shoot, and secures locations, permits, and insurance. She is also passionate about helping business owners, freelancers, and other self-employed individuals maneuver the business world and find the fun in it. 

Monci Hoadrea – Voiceover Artist (English & Spanish)

Monci is a bilingual voice over artist with an extensive background in hospitality.  She values creating meaningful relationships, and brings exceptional customer service to each project she voices.  When she’s not playing and creating behind the mic, you can find her hiking the trails in and around Las Vegas, chasing her two rambunctious toddlers, or planning her next road trip adventure with her husband.
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Bob Beresh – Videographer & Photographer

Based in Colorado Springs and Los Angeles, Bob Beresh is a commercial photographer and director specializing in communicating your message through incredible still images and impactful brand video. His commercial work includes automotive, aviation, executive and business portraiture, architecture, and product. Bob’s photos are influenced by his interest in nature, travel and sports to deliver memorable images.

Jeff Walker – Web Development, Security, and Hosting

When we need to tackle a thorny backend issue on a website, a client needs a security fix, or we need to refer a client to a dependable host, Jeff and the CyberBasement team are the first folks we call. 

Drew Ordway – Illustrator and Graphic Designer

Drew Ordway is a graphic designer residing in Colorado Springs. He runs Impossibly Awesome Design Co. and specializes in illustration, as well as silently analyzing every billboard and sign he comes across (whether he wants to or not). He is originally from New Jersey, went to college in Maryland, got lost in Arizona for a few years, and eventually stumbled into Colorado; the graph of ‘time vs. pizza quality’ is trending heavily downwards.

Rae Owens – Squarespace Developer & Designer

Rae is a full stack web developer who develops and designs custom Squarespace sites for established businesses. She also has fantastic taste in music. Since we focus on WordPress sites, she’s the gal we call when a client is looking for a Squarespace site and expert.

Angelina Pecoraro – Web Development and Design

Angelina of Mint & Porter is a talented web developer and designer who focuses on small businesses across the country. Her background is in marketing with the federal government and startups. If we’re booked and need help with a website, we trust Angelina to do an amazing job. 

Cameron Butterfield – Motion Designer & 3D Artist

Cameron is always looking for new opportunities to grow as an artist. He has been working professionally for almost 10 years. He’s created everything from automotive commercials to DJ visual packages. His passion is motion design and his creative fire is ready to ignite your ideas. 
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Sterling McMannis – Owner of Modernize My Site

Sterling McMannis earned his chops as an award winning door-to-door sales manager and transitioned to integrated marketing services. After having been through multiple startup failures, Sterling had the brilliant idea of starting his own company. He figured he could run a business better and started Modernize My Site to help business owners fix websites that suck. The business specializes in building and managing WordPress websites and relies on Tansy Aster Creative for their web design expertise.