meet your team

Our midwestern values mean a lot to us and the way we do business. We pride ourselves on being accountable and transparent in everything we do. Every individual on our team is not only prepared to go the extra mile to exceed your marketing needs, we’re excited to. Ke is comprised of talented individuals that shine in their area of expertise. Get to know the Ke team today!

Managing Partner, CMO

James Duran

James is a whole brainer, being able to help make sense of the business value of marketing decisions. Prior to Ke James was a director level in a fortune 500 leading multi-unit small box retail locations. After leaving the corporate world behind he joined a medical staffing company leading operations and helping to navigate through some tough storms leading to the sale of the company in early 2010. James took his corporate and small business experience and began consulting in operations and financial operations to many small businesses in the Omaha area. In 2012 the opportunity to takeover a struggling new media company presented it self, after a rebrand to KreativElement shortly after the company has continued to grow and in April of 2016 KreativElement acquired Social Media Contractors. James helps lead strategy for clients as well as general marketing consulting and business development for Ke while still consulting with companies in the area.

Manager, Copy & Social Media

Courtney McGann

Originally from North Dakota, Courtney grew up in Omaha and got her degree in General Studies from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She got her first experiences in marketing, social media management, content creation and event planning with Travel Blog Exchange. Courtney then moved on to Omaha-based marketing firm, Red Branch Media, as the Content Team Director. Her other interests include cross stitching inappropriate phrases, thrift store shopping, bike riding and telling people about how she collected records before it was cool.

Manager, Web & Design

Ashley Doherty

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska Ashley grew up in Missouri and relocated to Omaha in 2009 to study web design at Metropolitan Community College. As a recent graduate she aspires all things web and typography and plans to continue her education in a wide range of areas including web development, mobile app design and motion graphics. Ashley started out as a freelance web designer and landed her first web design job right here at KreativElement. You can usually find Ashley spending time outdoors riding her four-wheeler or camping along side a warm fire. She also enjoys spending time with her dogs Chez and Wrigley.

Lead, Social Media & Copy

Katie Tramdachs

Hailing from central Nebraska, Katie moved to Omaha to attend and graduate from Creighton University. Before coming to KE, she did marketing for two local startups. When she isn’t wowing people with her marketing skills, you can usually find Katie reading, at the gym, watching Netflix, or spending time with her beloved dogs, Charlie and Bruin, and cat, Kitten.

Digital Advertising & SEO Specialist

Logan Aurelia

Born and raised in Fremont, Logan received his B.A. in English from Nebraska Wesleyan University and moved to Omaha in 2014. He jumped headfirst into digital advertising and SEO after beginning a degree in web development. Logan is obsessed with his three dogs, Gimli, Finnegan, Sally, and cat, Myrtle. He enjoys binging old crime shows, baking sugary treats, and continuing to learn new skills that make your site work for you.


Maura Hanzek

Born and raised in Omaha, NE, Maura has rooted herself in the midwest. She holds a B.A. in Marketing and Supply Chain Management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Outside of showing off her marketing skills, Maura has branded herself by finding the best cabernets, spending quality time with her two cats, and searching for the best bargains around town. In a perfect world, Maura would wish for extra cheese, and daily karaoke sessions. 


Chase Couture

Chase was born and raised in south Florida, and received his degree in Digital Arts & Design from Full Sail University in Orlando, FL. After a few trips to Omaha he made the decision to call the city home. His focus is in video production, motion graphic design, and illustration, but regardless of the medium he loves telling a brand’s story. In his free time he likes to go to live shows, watch documentaries, and spend time with his family.

Social Media

Wendy Duran

Wendy was born in North Dakota, grew up in Montana and Oklahoma, and was transplanted via her husband’s job to Omaha, Nebraska in 2007. Wendy believes that excellent customer service and satisfaction should be the priority for businesses. Using that motto, she assists clients with social media planning, engagement, and implementation. When not working in the online world, she homeschools her children and manages a small acreage with her husband, kids, chickens, and dog. She loves to shop garage sales and thrift stores in order to repurpose items in her spare time.


Zechariah Blackburn

Zechariah has lived in Nebraska for over 17 years and received his degree in Journalism and Creative Media from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His degree helps to give him a keen eye for telling stories in many different ways. Zechariah’s primary focus is on quality video production and photography. In his free time, he likes to go play board games, watch streaming tv, and spend time with his 2 cats.