Matt MolinaDirector of Business Development
Director of Business Development
Matt is the owner and founder of Mantera. He has consistently emphasized what makes Mantera great, energy, optimism and passion. Matt has been instrumental in establishing Mantera's voice over the years as he is a common face among our clients and the community. With his astute business acumen and excellent knowledge of both digital and marketing landscapes, he is an instrumental force in leading the direction of the company. Matt is also responsible for the development of each individual staff member within the agency, striving to provide everybody with a resourceful environment to flourish and grow.
Toni ForsytheSocial Media Manager
Social Media Manager
Shelly SwansonAdministration + Billing
Administration + Billing
With a masters in brand development, Shelly has substantial experience in helping clients realize their brand ambitions. She’s a true all-in-one girl, creating new innovative concepts and ideas for clients at Mantera. She leads the teams to pitch and win new business and is also the key link within Mantera.
Shelly has helped clients communicate their brands for 20 years, starting out in corporate sponsorship and then moving into branding.
Diego has helped lead numerous new clients through the onboarding process. He has a love for partnering with businesses and strategically solving real business problems. As a self-driven graduate in Business Management & Marketing, Diego’s strength in implementing advanced techniques in marketing, management, and sales are demonstrated throughout his career working for multiple Fortune-500 organizations. His passion for conducting market research elevates businesses by optimizing their strategies to dominate their markets. His entrepreneurial spirit resonates with everyone he works with because they share the same vision, to build successful businesses.
Cassie BryanDirector of Creative
Director of Creative
With a masters degree in Brand Communication and over 12 years experience in the fashion-market industry, Cassie lives and breathes innovation. She’s worked in various projects inhabiting sponsorships, events, digital communication, social media and public relations. Cassie works in beautiful San Diego with her dog Maggie and ferret Lea. When she’s not working you can usually find her walking the beach, shopping or taking on the waves.
Neil JudgesSenior Lead Developer
Senior Lead Developer
British born, the accents not only makes you want to love him, it sure brings a good feeling to every conversation. Neil has the answer to every digital development obstacle. With over 22 years of hard-core coding and development skills, he's definitely over qualified for the position he holds here at Mantera. We love his positive attitude, quick whit and most of all - that talent for building beautiful websites.
Melanie CurrinSenior Digital Strategist
Senior Digital Strategist
Melanie is responsible for developing and executing content strategy, with an emphasis on SEO that drives organic search and revenue. She handles all SEO initiatives within Mantera and if responsible the overall growth of client brands. With a strong technical background, Melanie has extensive knowledge of the ever increasing importance of technical SEO and PPC. Melanie now heads up the SEO department at Mantera, where her comprehensive industry knowledge allows her to create profitable and award nominated strategies.
Mason BledsoeSenior Ad Manager
Senior Ad Manage
Mason graduated with a bachelor's degree in business from Brigham Young University. Before attending college he served a two-year volunteer mission in the Philippines. He has several years of marketing experience, specializing in Facebook advertising. He has done marketing in a variety of industries including SaaS, real estate, restaurants, law, and e-commerce to name a few.
Charles SearsIT and Project Management
IT and Project Management
Charles is our go-to for all things IT and Project Management. He has worked with us since late 2019, and has been a great help in overseeing website development projects. His military background in IT has made him a great asset in handling the technology side of the house, and his experience as a Sergeant (supervisor) has proven to be handy in making sure things get done. We’re glad to have him on board!
Kyle ChidgeyLead Content Creator
Lead Content Creator
First picking up a camera in 2014, Kyle has quickly become a player in the motion-video atmosphere. His love for the art of storytelling stems from his long passion of cinematography. His other love affairs include producing music and song writing. From capturing California’s most dramatic landscapes, to providing fashion, product, corporate, and event photo/videography, Kyle has elevated Mantera to on providing quality and professional photo and video content for our wide array of clientele.