Meet Your Team

James Duran

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.

Marguax Towne

Director Video|Photography and Partner

Marguax Towne

Margaux grew up in the sunshine state and still gets excited the first time it snows every winter… but only the first time. She worked as an actress for Universal Studios, then for the Orlando Magic the year they played for in the finals, and as a reporter and producer for CFN13 back in Florida. She loves tennis, kayaking and nature, but most of all her sweet handsome son, Grayson.

Courtney McGann

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.

Ashley Doherty

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.

Dylan Thaemert

Copy & Social Media

Dylan Thaemert

Dylan is an Omaha native who’s spent time living in Chicago and Rome. He holds a BA in English from Loyola University Chicago. When not producing content for KE, you can find him in the trees and bunkers of local golf courses or making art on his dining room table.

Katie Tramdachs

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.

James Dalton

Copy & Social Media

James Dalton

Earlier in life James studied to be a minister, so we brought him in to help tell our story. James has lived in the south, the UK, the Windy City, and now Omaha. James is also our cleaner; we don’t mean that in the janitorial sense (though he will proudly tell you that he took out the trash once), but in the “Pulp Fiction” sense: James helps us tie up all the loose ends.

Chase Couture

Animator/Editor

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.

Cam McClarty

Cinematographer

Cam McClarty

Born and raised in Omaha, Cam has received his degree in Audio-Video Communications Art. He has traveled and worked in Canada, Denver, Houston, and Los Angeles. He decided to begin his career in Omaha as this city provide opportunities to learn and grow. His focus is photography, videography, and editing. In his downtime he enjoys attending concerts, traveling and eating sushi with his family. 

Zack Salem

Copy & Social Media

Zack Salem