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

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

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

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

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.

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 “Karlstrum King” - Creative Designer

Design | New Technology

As a young man living in rural Wyoming, Matt had a tremendous desire to become a great designer. He was instructed to take his pencil to a crossroad near the Laramie Walmart at midnight. There he was met by a dark figure who took the pencil and sharpened it. The dark figure sketched a few logos and then returned the pencil to Matt, giving him mastery of the instrument.
Matt puts his skills to good use at Tenth Muse and denies all dealings with dark figures claiming his creative genius is a result of years of practice and education, but who would believe that?

Matt doesn't have a LinkedIn, so here's his favorite song.

Sharon Rosenbaum

AKA “Captain Sunshine” - Connector | Public Speaker | Role Model

Social Media Manager | Client Relations Lead

Sharon is a determined, trustworthy, and ambitious individual. She is passionate about her job because she gets to share her passion for marketing growth to the community. Sharon moved from Wyoming to the St. George area to help take care of her grandparents. Sharon attended Western Wyoming Community College where she graduated with two Associate’s degrees in Science and English. She also graduated Dixie State University with her Bachelor’s degree; minoring in business and majoring in communications. She is the second child of three, with two wonderful and incredibly overprotective brothers. Sharon’s motto in life is to always stay positive, smile and put her family first.

You can see more of her accomplishments here.

Rich Edmunds

AKA “Let's Go Live” - Web Developer | Jedi Master | Paragon of the Lightside


Rich is a Jedi Master who was vital in the fate of the galaxy during both the Clone Wars and the duration of the rein of the Empire. He was the mentor of both Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker. Rich was known as 'Sandy Rich' during his time on Tatooine after the events of Order 66. With the fall of The Emperor, Rich could pursue his love for website development.

Rich doesn't have a LinkedIn profile so here's a link to him flying a spaceship.

Shara Dursteler

Sharadee | Fist of the North Star

Master Designer

Shara, a practitioner of the deadly martial art "Hokuto Shinken" allies with Tenth Muse Designers and our expert team of "Nanto Suicho-Ken" developers to fight against the rivals who kidnapped her ketchup and threaten the prosperity of businesses.

Anna Williams

"Anna In Charge" Project Manager | Grand High Poobah

Project Manager

Before she was The Grand High Poobah, she was Anna, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Anna met an American pilot, Jason Williams, who told her about the massive conflict that's raging in the business world. Businesses were striving capture sales with ugly or old branding and terrible websites. Convinced that she could stop the threat, Anna left her home for the first time. Now fighting alongside Tenth Muse in a war to end all wars, she finally unlocked her full powers and true destiny, Supreme Project Manager.

Morgan Espitia

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

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 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 exploits here.

Jennifer Reid

AKA “Swiss-army Knife” - SEO, Online Marketing

Marketing Person | Oddjobs | Analytics Demystifyer

Jennifer is an online marketer who helps businesses grow by developing and implementing digital marketing strategies for any budget. Along with offering digital marketing and Pay-per-click services, she also offers content writing services that attract organic traffic, boosts audience engagement, and increases brand awareness. It's some of the most creative, thought-provoking, and humble bit of writing you will ever come across.
She's also an artist if you are interested in looking at her work. She specializes in making people who are not elves look like elves.

Maggie the mega dog


AKA “Mighty Mags” - HR Manager

ROLES: Team Psychologist | Treat-begger | Food-tester | Stranger-barker

Maggie holds the world record as the first to circumnavigate the globe in a single dog dingey. She has since retired from her oceanic adventures to St. George, where she never has to see a large body of water again. She now relaxes at the office and spends her hefty trust fund on treats and high fashion.

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