Meet Our Core Team

Deedra Hughes

President/CEO

Deedra Hughes

       Deedra Hughes founded Hughes Media in 2000 as a media buying and advertising agency. Her clients included both national and local companies like Pulte Homes and Budget Rental Car. After two years,…
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Angie Sawers

Art Director

Angie Sawers

     Angie is our Art Director, who joined the Hughes Media team in 2014. Angie works closely with clients, junior designers and Hughes Media team members to strategize, direct and create visually appealing and…
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Natalie Copeland

Senior Account Manager

Natalie Copeland

  Natalie is a Senior Account Manager with 11 years of digital and traditional marketing experience in-house before joining the Hughes Media team in 2020. She's an integrated marketing leader who enjoys helping clients navigate…
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Damie Lumsden

Senior Account Manager

Damie Lumsden

I've taken my years of experience and paired that with a constant desire to stay on top of current advertising trends. The result is my passion for creating content across a wide variety of mediums.…
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Shawn Mahoney

Technical Director

Shawn Mahoney

Shawn Mahoney provides Hughes Media with technology leadership from a wide range of disciplines, including information technology support, custom software development, and workflow automation. In 1989 he founded Rockhopper Tech, an IT support company which…
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Stephanie Braatz

Senior Graphic Designer

Stephanie Braatz

      Stephanie Braatz is the senior graphic designer at Hughes Media and she oversees our exceptional team of graphic designers and all of the visual materials produced for our clients. Stephanie began her career…
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Victoria Hollers

Visual Marketer

Victoria Hollers

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Crystal McCall

Paid Search Strategist

Crystal McCall

Beginning her career in digital marketing, Crystal immediately found her niche and has continued to excel in the constantly evolving paid search marketing channel. For Crystal, keywords are key and as a PPC specialist, she…
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Frank McKay

Staff Writer

Frank McKay

Frank McKay provides writing services and consultation for Hughes Media clients. With a double major in English and business administration, Frank spent 15 years in non-profit development with a primary focus in independent schools. His…
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Maria Higginbotham

Accounts Receivable

Maria Higginbotham

Maria's job as an Accounts Receivable is to ensure clients receive and pay invoices and that all transactions are properly recorded. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.…
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Wyatt Hughes

Intern - UGA Terry Business College

Wyatt Hughes

Wyatt is our intern from UGA Terry Business College.  In his free time he enjoys being a sushi chef.
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Steven Scarborough

Intern Graduate from Cumberland Academy of Georgia

Steven Scarborough

Steven Scarborough is a high school graduate from Cumberland Academy of Georgia. As an intern at Hughes Media, Steven works on speed testing for websites on multiple different platforms. In addition, Steven is involved with…
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Roy Rogers

Mascot

Roy Rogers

Roy is the furriest member of Hughes Media. His duties as Hughes Media's mascot include barking at the printer, warming laps, greeting guests and tirelessly tail wagging. When he's not working, Roy enjoys eating table…
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