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WHO WE ARE
Scott Manthorne is a serial entrepreneur, having launched several successful businesses focused in the professional sports vertical. A sought after expert, he has over 25 years of experience in marketing, business development, strategic networking and philanthropic endeavors. His passion for helping others, impacting the world on a macro level, and collaborating to form highly impactful partnerships brought to fruition All Sports United. Prior to this, he co-founded Athletes and Executives, which was an industry leader strategically connecting business executives with athlete entrepreneurs nationally.
Derek Champagne is a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience developing effective marketing campaigns. He is the Founder & CEO of The Artist Evolution, A full service agency building memorable brands, marketing tools and campaigns for startups to household brands. Derek is also the author of the best-selling marketing book: Don’t Buy a Duck and the host of the Business Leadership Series podcast.
Jon Tegeler is TAE’s Director of Client Services. He is a California native, graduate of Arkansas State University and now lives in Fayetteville. Jon has 15 years of experience in business development, client management and operations. He has helped scale up three successful Arkansas tech startups. Jon implements marketing strategies to help businesses grow. His focus is on delivering measurable marketing success for TAE clients. In his free time he paints murals with his wife. He also likes to spend time bicycling, gardening and playing board games with his two daughters.
Rachel is a Fayetteville native and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BA in Communications. She joined The Artist Evolution team in September of 2019. If she isn’t spending time with her friends at various Mexican restaurants around town, snuggling her dog, Stella, or curled up on her couch, you can find her roaming the aisles of Target.
Sr. Graphic Designer
Logan Hocott is an Arkansas native. She grew up in Fort Smith and is a graduate from the UofA-Fayetteville with a BA degree in Visual Design. She began her career with TAE as in intern back in 2013 and has been a part of the team ever since. In her free time, she enjoys time with her husband Zach, daughter Daivee and 3 dogs. You might find her at a country music concert or watching Game of Thrones at home.
Co Founder/Brand Strategist
Valerie grew up on Long Island, but has been enjoying the Natural State for 15 years. She has been working in advertising for over a decade. During that time, she has developed an effective system for developing memorable brands, researching the competition, identifying target customers, developing unique messaging, and creating go-to-market campaigns. She has her BA in Psychology and enjoys uncovering the motivations behind consumer behavior as the first step in any marketing piece. She is married and a mother of two amazing kids. In her free time, she enjoys theater, listening to live music, and the beach.
Sr. Graphic Designer
Todd is a graduate of Ohio University (Athens) with a BFA in graphic design and illustration. He is an active volunteer with community organizations and serves as a health care board member. He enjoys large amounts of coffee, reading, movies, and hanging out with friends and family.
Meagan Raiford is an Austin, Texas native. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BA in Journalism with an emphasis in Advertising and Public Relations. She began her career with TAE as an intern in May 2019, and has been part of the team ever since. In her free time, she likes to explore Fayetteville with her dog, Duke, go to concerts, and travel.
Bryce Ward is originally from North Little Rock, AR. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BA in English in 2020. Bryce has been with TAE since 2018. He a passionate advocate for and member of the NWA cycling community.
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