What is the Tenth Muse?

In classic Greek mythology there were nine muses that inspired poets, musicians, scientists, artists, etc.

Shakespeare introduced the Tenth Muse to the world when he said: “Be thou the Tenth Muse, ten times in worth than those old nine which rhymers invocate”.

The Tenth Muse unites those nine muses into one focused source of inspiration. We are the 21’st century Tenth Muse - the fusion of creativity into a digital world.

Bios & Partners

The management team at Tenth Muse is comprised of highly talented individuals working in our passion that bring a unique skill set to the table. Together, we embody all of the services of a complete marketing agency and are able to provide our customers top tier service and gorgeous results! Each of us strive to achieve that perfect fusion of logic and creativity to implement your brand across traditional and digital advertising channels.

Kelly Lust

AKA “Batgirl - Fighting the Injustice of Bad Design” - Creative Storyteller

ROLES:
Creative Director | Client Manager | Print Manager | Campaign Manager

With more than 15 years of graphic design and marketing experience, Kelly has created a multitude of successful branding campaigns and websites for hundreds of clients in diverse industries. She has worked as the Creative Director for 6 years for a web-focused marketing agency in Northern Colorado. She also has experience working in a large format print shop and has experience working with physical collateral. She split off from her agency and started Tenth Muse Design 5 years ago. She offers effective designs that accomplish client goals efficiently, within budget and has a track record of overly satisfying her customers’ expectations.

You can see more of her accomplishments here.

Jason Williams

AKA “Code Slinger” - Digital Engineer

ROLES:
Director of Development and UI/UX Design

Jason has been developing websites for over 8 years and has a B.S. in Information Technology. In addition, he is A+ certified in project management, database administration, security, networking and web development. He has coded hundreds of websites and has been involved in many other roles including sales, design, project management, quality assurance and network administration. Most recently, he has fulfilled on contract work with a well-known company called Modern Tribe and worked on projects for clients such as Forbes, Eventbrite, Stanford University and Columbia Law Review. Before his career in IT and web development, he owned and operated a restaurant for over 10 years, and has been a business entrepreneur for 25 years.

You can see more of his accomplishments here.

Zach Lust

AKA “Catalyst” - The Putty that Fills in the Gaps

ROLES:
Manager of Operations | Project Manager | Client Manager | Copywriting

With a strong financial, operational and technical background and direct experience developing software, managing projects and spoiling customers, Zach has the niche experience to ensure the project exceeds your expectations, finishes on time and is within budget. Prior to joining Tenth Muse Design, Zach held roles like operations manager over production and logistics, Corporate Senior Accountant, and a CPA. He has a B.A. in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting. During this time, he always had website and design side projects and now does it every day!

You can see more of his accomplishments here.

Paul Allen

AKA “Task It To Paul” - Order of Merlin - First Class, Grand Sorcerer, Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards, Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot.

ROLES:
Web Developer

In what proved to be a vain attempt to circumvent a prophecy, Lord Voldemort tried to murder Paul when he was a year and three months old. This early unsuccessful attempt to vanquish Paul led to Voldemort's first downfall, marking the end of the First Wizarding War and to Paul henceforth being known as the "Boy Who Lived to Code." Paul defeated Lord Voldemort, but that's a long story. Paul continues to use his magic on our custom websites.

You can see more of his accomplishments here.

Matt Karlstrum

AKA “The Favorite Twin” - Creative Designer

ROLES:
Design | New Technology

"As a young man living in rural Wyoming, Matt had a tremendous desire to become a great designer. As a communicator, collector, connector, and creator Matt operates at the intersection of aesthetics and programing to craft delightful brand experiences. He lives to craft meaningful ideas that endure. His skills are put to good use at Tenth Muse."

so here's his favorite song

Jesse Carrigan

AKA “The Gamer” - Renaissance man

ROLES:
Getting stuff done | Administrative Assistant

Goofy, Enigmatic, Ambitious. These three things encompass only a fraction of the individual currently known as Jesse. In 1988 he burst onto the scene in the New California Republic at a whopping 10 pounds 13.5 ounces, setting a record for the largest newborn at Riverside General Hospital that year. When Jesse is not vanquishing foes with a well-placed spell, he enjoys getting lost in a good book while listening to music, playing video games with his amazing wife, hiking, and barbecuing. He foresees a great war on the horizon fought between our secret Alien overlords and mankind. He strives to unite the humans and lead them to victory!

Jesse’ fav quotes:

“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.” ~Winston Churchhill

“Be normal, and the crowd will accept you. Be deranged, and they will make you their leader.” ~Christopher Titus

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” ~Abraham Lincoln

You can see more of his accomplishments here.

Morgan Espitia

AKA “Hop-along Mo” - Code Slinger | Fastest Delete In The West

ROLES:
Web Developer

He rolled into town one day, wearing his deadly gun, and his Mexican spurs jingled along in the heat of the mid-day sun. He dresses differently and moves differently. Morgan is loyal to the very end, never compromising any website code or load-time. He is quick to deal with debugging and updating, which can be dangerous. He can handle himself in a scrum or gunfight, but he has taught us all that a real man avoids starting a fight.

You can see more of his accomplishments here.

Giovann Purcell

AKA “The Keeper” - Budget Setter, Master of Numbers

ROLES:
BookKeeper | Accounting

Giovann, better known by her stage name Gio-Dragon made a big bang in the music industry first as a member if G-Girls, when she was only twenty one. She successfully auditioned for Tenth Muse Entertainment in 2018, winning first place at the open audition from her red velvet vocal tones. In January 2018, Gio-Dragon was cast in the role of Lady of War in the television drama Bookkeeping Over Flowers, a popular character iconicized by her black/pink outfits. The drama began airing on January 30, 2018 on TMD for 16 episodes. In February 2018, Gio-Dragon debuted with the single album =SUM. Her official music video for title track "=SUM" was released on Feb 19. On March 11, she got 7th on the 2018 Billboard Watch list.

You can see more of her accomplishments here.

Brien Sonzogni

AKA "Ivory Gorilla" - Account Wrangler Extraordinaire. Able to solve tall problems in a single phone call.

ROLES:
Creative Account Manager

With an MBA and a background in multiple different industries, Brien has been in the marketing and project management field for over 8 years. Whether it be playing division 1 football in college, being able to quote just about any movie at the drop of a hat, or most recently becoming a Sommelier via the Court of Master Sommeliers, you can be sure that Brien will always put his best foot forward, even if that “foot” does wear size 16 shoes. Dubbed the Ivory Gorilla, Brien brings a playful professionalism to the team. He is the client manager and liaison with all the tools needed to help customers thrive. Creativity, innovation, efficiency, and customer satisfaction are sure to be available in full when you are working with Brien.

Michael Rough

AKA "Forrest McGuyver" - Accidental Adventurer in the Land of Odd.

ROLES:
Marketing SEO Specialist

Michael has led an interesting life full of storybook adventures. An active problem solver there is no escape room that can hold him. The challenge of competing with Google for top ranking spots has engaged him for 20 years. He looks forward to helping solve your business marketing challenges and unleashing it's growth potential.

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