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Strategists. Storytellers. Journalists. Loudmouths. We’re enthusiastic about what we do and unafraid of who we are. Get to know us.

Evan Urbania

Co-Founder & CEO

A visionary leader with strong expertise in digital marketing and business strategy, Evan supports his team by creating and designing the service models for ChatterBlast clients. As CEO, he builds client relationships and provides the strategic framework for the company to succeed each day. Before co-founding ChatterBlast, he co-founded The Schubert Group and worked as COO, managing operations, resources, and relationships with clients such as NYSE Euronext.

Evan is a graduate of Drexel University where he studied business administration, marketing, and photography while maintaining membership of the Pennoni Honors College. Civically minded, he co-founded The Memoria Project and The Independence Business Alliance. He now uses any extra free time to travel and to attempt to understand NFTs and digital art.

Matthew Ray

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Matthew Ray drives creativity and innovation across the company while supporting the creative, strategy, and account teams and directing ChatterBlast’s marketing and product efforts. He spends much of his time exploring and advancing new tactics and media for clients companywide. Prior to co-founding ChatterBlast, Matthew worked as Director of Media Relations for TLA Entertainment Group. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at Temple University and The University of the Arts. 

Matthew holds a degree in journalism and political science from Temple University and is currently completing a master’s degree in media studies from The New School. He serves as a board member of the Pennsylvania Prison Society and as a digital advisory council member for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and now resides in Philadelphia with thousands of comic books and several healthy succulents.

Jackie Kollar

VP of Strategy

In her role as Vice President of Strategy, Jackie leads and collaborates with the strategy and account teams to bring projects to life and develop compelling strategies and campaigns for social media channels and digital platforms. Prior to joining ChatterBlast, she worked with clients such as Hard Rock and Virgin Mobile USA as a senior account coordinator at 1 Trick Pony, a digital advertising agency.

Jackie is a graduate of Rowan University where she studied both advertising and graphic design. She has since returned to the classroom as a senior lecturer at the University of the Arts, where she teaches courses in digital marketing. She hails from South Jersey but now resides in Philadelphia with her fiancé and a turtle named Paulie.

Shivani Desai

Senior Account Manager

As a senior account manager, Shivani develops processes and procedures to keep projects and strategies moving forward while communicating effectively between her team and clients. She works closely with departments across the company to ensure all account needs are met quickly and efficiently. Before joining ChatterBlast, she worked with clients such as Skype and Cipriani at 1000heads, a New York City-based agency.

Shivani received a degree in psychology from the University of Kansas. She enjoys trying new types of wine in between binge reading fiction novels on her Kindle. As a fully remote Blaster, she and her husband reside in Dallas, Texas with their toddler, Liya.

Kyle Krajewski

Associate Creative Director

As an associate creative director, Kyle oversees ChatterBlast’s Dynamic Asset Team. He spends much of his time collaborating creatively with his teammates and leading video and design projects for a wide variety of clients. He began his career at ChatterBlast as an intern and eventually found his way back to join the team full-time after completing his degree.

Kyle is a graduate of West Chester University, where he studied English with a focus on business and organizational writing. He now spends most of his time taking photos and shooting videos with a variety of gadgets like drones, GoPros, and almost anything made by DJI. He lives with his wife Breezy, his dog Brenda, and his newborn son.

Valerie Hoke

Associate Creative Director

As an associate creative director, Valerie leads and manages projects primarily focused on editorial content and digital strategies. She began her ChatterBlast career as an intern and progressed through multiple roles in the creative department before growing into her current position. Prior to joining ChatterBlast, she worked as a copywriter in the marketing department of the University of Arizona Bookstore.

Valerie is a graduate of the University of Arizona, where she studied English and gender and women’s studies. She has written as a contributor for publications like Philly, Generocity, and the Phoenix New Times, and she has volunteered her writing and digital strategy skills to nonprofit organizations in both Philadelphia and Phoenix. Originally from the Arizona desert, she now resides in Philadelphia with a collection of Sonoran cacti-turned-houseplants.

Stephen Tornetta

Director of Operations

In his role as director of operations, Stephen wears many different hats throughout the day, all of which contribute to the overall success of the company. He works closely with ChatterBlast’s CEO to ensure the team is well-supported and that the agency as a whole is properly functioning. Prior to joining ChatterBlast, Stephen worked at Citizens Bank before moving into commercial banking as a credit analyst in the middle market and mid-corporate spaces.

Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with a focus in international business from Penn State University as well as a master’s degree in theater from Villanova University. He has since worked professionally as an actor, singer, and dancer and currently serves as the treasurer on the board of the Philadelphia Independence Awards. He resides in South Philadelphia with his husband and dogs.

Kierstyn Schneck

Account Manager

As an account manager, Kierstyn oversees client communications, manages project deadlines and budgets, and works with cross-departmental teams to develop and implement creative strategies and campaigns. In addition to managing client social media accounts and programs, she consults clients about trending media and tactics. Before joining ChatterBlast, Kierstyn worked as a marketing assistant for Silver Marketing in Bethesda, Maryland.

Kierstyn studied journalism and marketing at American University, where she created an online media package for NBC4 and worked in marketing while studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. She spends much of her time now sketching and reading in her Roxborough apartment with her two cats.

Stephanie Muczyk

Account Manager

As an account manager at ChatterBlast, Stephanie manages multiple constituent-focused entities, helping them to maximize their time, talent and treasure. She builds, and carefully maintains, authentic and productive relationships, blending reliable data with captivating narratives that tell change-making stories. Prior to joining ChatterBlast, Stephanie spent the majority of her career fundraising for Pittsburgh-area nonprofits. Most recently, she served as Interim Vice President for the Office of Alumni Engagement & Giving at Point Park University. She has proudly raised funds and friends for Chatham University and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.
Stephanie received a B.A. in Theatre and Stage Management from Point Park University and her M.B.A. from Chatham University. She married her beautiful wife in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France and now they happily reside in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with their daughter. They love to dance, sing and play in their garden.

Jeta Stephens

Account Manager

As an account manager at ChatterBlast, Jeta is the dot connector for clients, swiveling through the strategy, creative, and analytics teams to help amplify each brand’s voice. Before joining CBM, Jeta served as a cultural ambassador in Spain, then transitioned into visual storytelling. She’s managed many innovative projects—from Liberia to Abu Dhabi to Puerto Rico—and has plenty more creative gold to sprinkle.

Jeta graduated cum laude from Temple University with degrees in Public Relations and Spanish. When she’s not delivering CBM clients’ needs, she’s writing dramedy scripts and championing economic empowerment for people of color. Jeta is ChatterBlast’s first bi-coastal employee, splitting her time between the Philadelphia area and Los Angeles, CA. She loves hoop earrings, traveling, and her very spunky grandmother.

Joe Mineo

Associate Director, Ads & Analytics

In his role as associate director, ads & analytics, Joe oversees the management of paid campaigns, optimizations, reporting, and analysis across all accounts. He works to ensure all accounts maintain strong digital marketing measurement capabilities, develops and implements ad strategies, and identifies efficient ways to reach new consumers with the data and in-depth business analytics to back it all up. Prior to joining ChatterBlast, he worked in commercial traffic and digital sales at CBS Radio/Entercom Philadelphia.

Joe received his bachelor’s degree in radio, television, and film with a minor in communications from Rowan University, where he was also a two-time scholar-athlete competing in cross country and track and field. He now spends his free time toying with data projects, building apps, and running races. He and his wife reside just outside of Philadelphia with their dog Penny.

Katie Hagar

Digital Strategist

As a digital strategist, Katie translates clients’ digital marketing goals into customized social and digital media strategies. She also works closely with team members across departments to construct, implement, and measure creative campaigns with an eye for client services. Prior to joining ChatterBlast, Katie gained experience via a variety of marketing and media-focused internships.

Katie is a graduate of Penn State University, where she studied communications, sociology, digital media trends and analytics, and international studies. She still contributes to Penn State’s annual THON fundraiser and enjoys horseback riding in her free time. When she’s not at the barn, she’s getting away to her family home in the Adirondack Mountains.

Colin Pawlowski

Creative Producer & Editor

In his role as videographer and editor, Colin writes, shoots, produces, and edits multimedia video content for a wide array of clients. He works closely with his team to conceptualize creative ideas, coordinate video shoots, and make magic happen with a green screen. Before joining ChatterBlast, Colin worked as a studio coordinator at QVC, where he helped run live shows featuring celebrities like Martha Stewart, Katy Perry, and Lisa Rinna.

Colin holds a degree in media studies and production from Temple University, where he wrote an award-winning script and directed a short film called The Art of Being Izzy. He has since worked on a variety of independent short films and collaborated with other creatives in the Philadelphia region. He resides in Brewerytown with his dog Meatball and enjoys shooting and producing short-form comedy videos.

Cailin Giles

Graphic and Motion Designer

As a graphic and motion designer, Cailin conceptualizes and creates multimedia graphics, animations, and illustrations to tell stories on behalf of an eclectic list of clients. She collaborates with the creative team to bring projects to life with a variety of typographic, illustrative, and dynamic visual elements. Prior to joining ChatterBlast, Cailin interned at NFL Films before working as an animator in the Interactive Learning Lab at Jefferson University.

Cailin is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, where she studied animation and digital media. She operates her own Etsy shop where she sells digital prints and has donated a portion of the proceeds to the Actors Fund’s COVID-19 emergency relief fund. When she’s not at home keeping her fiddle leaf fig tree alive, she spends time walking around the city and photographing random things for inspiration.

Gordon Wallace, Jr.

Creative Coordinator

As a creative coordinator, Gordon provides support to the creative team and manages projects. He works closely with the creative team to coordinate shoots and assist with strategies. Prior to joining the ChatterBlast team, he worked at Sumner Hall as the Media and Communications Coordinator, where he was involved in the Chesapeake Heartland Project from its inception and handled all graphic and technical needs for programs and events.

Gordon is a graduate of Stevenson University, where he studied digital marketing. Since then, he has co-curated oral history and photo exhibits in Chestertown, MD. He once went viral for saying “Old Bay goes on everything” while showing a grad cap with the words “Shore Boy” spelled out in old bay seasoning.

Olivia O’Neill

Account Coordinator

As an account coordinator at ChatterBlast, Olivia assists the account team in managing clients’ social media accounts, communicates with other teams to organize and implement strategies for clients, and works on live event coverage. She interned at ChatterBlast for two semesters during her senior year of college and found her way back after some time spent working at Beasley Media Group.

Olivia is a graduate of Temple University, where she studied advertising and communications and is attending LIM College in Manhattan to obtain a masters degree in fashion marketing. She resides in South Jersey and spends most of her free time going to spin classes, binging Netflix reality TV shows, and visiting New York City on weekends.

Anabela Parientes

Strategy and Project Coordinator

In her role as strategy and project coordinator, Anabela supports the strategy team in researching digital channels and trends to develop digital and social strategies. Prior to joining ChatterBlast, she gained experience through internships and ambassadorships focused on social media.

Anabela is a graduate of Temple University, where she studied marketing and Spanish. She currently resides right outside of Philly and likes to explore the city on the weekends. In her free time, she likes to spend time out in nature, whether it’s hiking trails or walking around the neighborhood.

Coel Caramanica

Ads & Analytics Coordinator

In his role as advertising & analytics coordinator, Coel monitors and optimizes ads, gathers data, and supports the ads & analytics team. Before joining ChatterBlast, he worked with startup companies, interned at advertising firms, and co-founded his own mobile application passion project.

Coel graduated from Temple University with a degree in marketing. He has helped donate thousands of items ranging from furniture to clothing for people in need. He spends most of his free time trying new restaurants and surfing and snowboarding when he gets the chance.