Drew Hudgins

Drew Hudgins

media producer / team captain / solution finder

Drew Hudgins, Director of Marketing and Creative and team captain of Hudge Creative, is a multi-disciplined artist with a passion for producing meaningful and effective projects and campaigns. Drew, with a deep history in education, has come from a position of a band director, then a college instructor, and now, an entrepreneur. His philosophy is that education is an integral part of communication through marketing. Drew was a finalist in the international Photoshop Evangelist Contest – a challenge where his teaching skills were demonstrated in a 2-minute video. A trained percussionist, Drew plays several instruments, and has composed original music for many of Hudge Media’s projects. Since 2007, Drew has created video projects that continue to air on KET (Kentucky Educational Television) and his production and post-production work can be seen across the state of Kentucky and even the nation. His original compositions can be heard on the multi-award-winning documentary, Welcome to Macintosh (as seen on CNBC and available on Amazon, iTunes and Netflix). One of Drew’s favorite components of leading Hudge Creative (formerly known as Hudge Media) is building relationships with people, helping them and their organizations build and achieve goals. Drew finds it easy to build enthusiasm about all the many projects that come onto Hudge Creative’s plate; each one is unique and provides an open canvas – a truly enjoyable challenge.

Jimmey LeBlanc

Jimmey LeBlanc

senior designer / developer

Jimmey is one of those buddies you enjoy having around the campfire on a cool evening, engaging in discussions that challenge you to think of things differently. He bring his profound insight into his work. Other than the cliche walks on the beach with his wife and dog, Jimmey always enjoys a rigorous hike through the Appalachian Mountains and a rousing game of disc golf to invigorate the body after hours upon hours of intricate design work on the computer. With a background in designing for the web built from a lifetime of love for the arts, diligent personal study and years as an integral member of the Trader Publishing core design team in Norfolk, VA; Jimmey is excited to leave the corporate world behind him so that he can build relationships with clients to ensure the highest quality product.

Robin Stevens

Robin Stevens

Copywriter / Chauffeur

Robin Stevens, holds a Bachelor of Science in Print Journalism from Murray State University. Robin is involved with media creation in a variety of ways - from writing marketing copy for traditional printed materials to the development of web page content and video editing. In addition to her work with Hudge Creative, the former newspaper editor writes feature stories in a freelance capacity for print media and radio. Her work in journalism and graphic design has received award-winning recognition by the Kentucky Press Association. When she’s not writing or chauffeuring her three children to various after-school practices, Robin paints murals, plays keyboard in her church’s praise band, coaches high school wrestling, volunteers with a veterinary team in the Andes Mountains of Peru (she plans to take her oldest son on her next trip), and expresses gratitude that her husband doesn’t complain about her lack of traditional, homemaking skills.

Caleb Brown

Caleb Brown

Intern / Photojournalism Student

Caleb Brown is a student at Western Kentucky University majoring in both photojournalism and agribusiness. He has several interests including photography and videography, copywriting and editing, and playing keys and synthesizers in various music groups and a hardcore gravitation toward all things tech. He’s always in pursuit of freezing that perfect moment in time with one of his DSLRs. Caleb holds a deep love in his heart for all things Apple that he clearly must have been born with, but his heart is in Kentucky, out back on his family farm.

Chris Reed

Chris Reed

identity design & tech specialist / consultant

A graphic designer with the Hudge Creative Creative Network, Chris Reed discovered his passion for design during his first project involving the redesign of his church’s logo. As director of media and technology at Lancaster Community Church in Lancaster, Ohio, Chris has been one of the organization’s video pioneers. He has been an integral component of a renovation and tech revamp of the church during which he integrated multiple media technologies into the consistent branding of each message series. As a media-team strategist, Chris has led the department from its birth to the glory in which it basks today! Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology from Malone College, now Malone University, and loves spending time with his wife and two children reading, hiking and cycling.

Jason Frye

Jason Frye

writer / content creator / cliffhanger

Jason Frye writes everything from feature magazine stories to marketing copy to educational materials for clients across the southeast. He holds his Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he studied poetry and screenwriting. In addition to writing, Jason and his wife are co-owners of Teakettle Junction Productions. Through TKJ Productions Jason draws upon his vast experience in a variety of genres to help his clients reach their full potential. He works with authors to develop manuscripts, screenplays, stage plays, novels, cookbooks.... the list is limited only by the imaginations of those who seek out his services. In addition to manuscript development, he offers editing services, as well. Jason runs Explore Creative Writing, a community-based creative writing workshop. At least two of Jason’s clients are now published authors, one of whom has signed a four-book contract with a leading publisher. In only their second year of operations, TKJ Productions has doubled both their client base and earnings. In his personal endeavors, Jason has gone up against NBC heavy-hitters with his screenplays for ABC’s LOST as part of their Artist in Residence fellowship. He has written two feature-length screenplays. As a writer, editor, teacher and marketing professional, he’s determined to help his clients shout their messages from the mountain tops.

Nealle Dipaolo

Nealle Dipaolo

composer / audio specialist

With his combined professional experience in both marketing and music, Nealle brings a unique skill set to Hudge Creative’s talent pool. Nealle’s impressive marketing experience includes executing a consumer marketing promotion for Philip Morris USA and Team Penske at all Indy Race League events as well as the management of Philip Morris USA’s direct mail consumer marketing program. Nealle’s passion for music led him to earn a degree in Music Production from Ohio’s Hocking College. As a musician, he enjoys writing, producing and performing. Nealle has participated in both the production and post-production aspects of projects ranging from sound design for full-length features to composing original works for commercial projects.

Assessment of individual client needs often necessitates additional consultations with other experts.

Hudge Creative regularly reaches outside its Creative Network to draw from the expertise of other individuals, including photographers, marketing entrepreneur, a SEO pioneer, a curriculum developer, and even a couple of legal experts in media licensing and copyright law. Collaboration with these individuals results in an effective, and sometimes unconventional, approach to creating the best-possible product for Hudge Creative clients.