Prior to working with I Am Second, John built a career developing and producing media projects, many of which involved telling the personal faith stories of high-profile athletes. In 2008, John joined I Am Second as Vice President to manage the initial development and launch of the brand. Now in his tenth year with I Am Second, John continues to provide strategic, operational and tactical direction to our organization, bringing to bear his wealth of experience in media production, distribution, communications and marketing.John has been married for 34 years to his wife, Kathleen and has two grown daughters.
Melanie worked at a salon in Atlanta, taught English to refugees in Greece,mentored inner-city teens in Nashville, and traveled to Switzerland, Israel, and Jordan with Youth With a Mission before joining I Am Second. As Program Manager, Melanie oversees the Second Helping initiative, which provides aid and support to veterans, single parent families, seniors, those in financial need, and those affected by natural disasters.
In 2005, Angie Clawson left her teaching career and West Texas roots for Nashville’s music publishing industry, but found I Am Second instead. As a volunteer, she helped launch the I Am Second brand in both Dallas and Nashville. In 2012, she officially joined the staff as Executive Director of I Am Second Nashville, and was later promoted to Director of Strategic Relationships in 2016. Angie and her husband now live in downtown Franklin, Tennessee and love spending time with their four grown children, grandson, and friends.
Shelby was raised in Denver, Colorado by a single mom who taught her to value gratitude, independence and strong personal agency. She owned a digital marketing company for ten years while raising her own daughter, but found herself looking for a new direction and passionate about facilitating powerful life change, when she discovered I Am Second. As Director of Marketing, Shelby is committed to rising above the frenzied race for clicks by marrying bold, efficient communication strategies with thoughtful and compassionate consideration.
Derek is a Texan who got his tractor/heavy equipment license when he was 14. He began his career working with acclaimed ad agency TracyLocke before finding a home with e3 Partners and I Am Second. As the Creative Manager, he oversees the I Am Second Creative Team and generally makes dreams come true on the regular. Outside of the office, Derek enjoys being a husband and father to his twins Tristan and Gracie and his youngest Peyton.
Traci grew up along the coast by the Texas/Louisiana border and is a huge advocate for bringing awareness to the beauty of adoption. She started her career in 2000 editing sports packages on Fox Sports and had her own sports show at 21. In 2010, after years of editing and co-producing local and national tv shows, she found a greater calling and became a Video Editor & Media Asset Manager for I Am Second and e3 Partners. She now spends her days taking footage of people’s stories and creating positive, purposeful content that comes to life on screen.
Stephanie grew up in Dallas, but has lived around the world in Africa, Asia, Haiti and Spain. Stephanie balances her roles as a single mom and a full-time Art Director for the I Am Second Creative Team with strength and grace (and a lot of coffee).
Lucy serves as Community Relations Coordinator for I Am Second, engaging and supporting I Am Second’s virtual community through online correspondence and social media. She also supports I Am Second’s participation in live events such as Warped Tour. When she’s not serving the I Am Second community, you’ll probably find her acting and singing on stage.
Michal grew up in Warsaw, Poland. In early 2005 he moved to New York City where he started work as a graphic designer and illustrator for Nike and Levi Strauss & Co. He was introduced to I Am Second films in 2011 and a seed was planted. Six years later, he joined the team as Art Director to oversee illustration and art direction for I Am Second.
Tyler grew up outside Chicago. After graduating from Ole Miss and spending time working in ministry and startups, Tyler made the move to finally call Nashville and I Am Second home. As Chief of Staff Tyler works to strategically support the I Am Second Staff, so they may continue to create the powerful and impactful media in the life changing stories of faith that I Am Second tells.
Court currently serves as the Director of Development for I Am Second.
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