Estland Team Members
Vada Kelley founded Estland in 2004 to provide businesses with corporate branding, graphic and marketing solutions. Vada‘s marketing strategies have a proven track record of success at making businesses more profitable. Vada is an expert designer and she’s a number’s person. She specializes in building dynamic comprehensive marketing campaigns to increase your sales with analytic precision. Her award winning work has been featured internationally as she has expanded her services world wide. Vada looks forward to partnering with your company to take you to the next level.
Vada grew up in the Shenandoah Valley and received her BFA in studio art from JMU in 2002. Through her work with marketing she enjoys giving back to the community that she loves. Estland is a proud supporter of the Friendly City Food Co-op, Valley Aids Network, Sierra Club, UVA Children’s Hospital, The Community Foundation and the Great Community Give.
Dr. Kristen Shrewsbury
Kristen Shrewsbury joined the Estland team in 2011 as our Senior Editor. Her love for reading and excellent grammar led to her first editorial job at the age of 12 when a babysitting client offered her a proofreading gig for a medical journal. Since then, studying languages and traveling to over 25 countries has impressed upon her the importance of communicating clearly with varying audiences. Kristen has taught writing, grammar, language acquisition, and cross-cultural education at the University of Delaware and James Madison University. She holds a B.A. in Modern Foreign Language, an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and a Ph.D. in Transformative Studies.
Mary Snow joined the Estland team in 2016. Mary provides our clients with content writing and messaging strategy. With a passion working with local industry and organization Mary hails from 10 years as a project manager in the local building industry. Mary’s love for writing led her to completing a BA in English from James Madison University. Mary enjoys connecting your unique story with your target market and helping you meet your marketing goals. "I love learning about the heart of a business, why they do what they do and why they are different." When she’s not working at Estland, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking delicious things and getting in a good workout.
In his spare time John is the director of a Christian-based summer camp for kids and loves swimming, boating, and rock-climbing, but most of all John loves spending time with his family.
Kyle enjoys developing seamless responsive websites that provide excellence in user experience and interface. His passions don’t stop at website development as he has a love for marketing strategies that work to make our client’s businesses thrive.
Kyle graduated from James Madison University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport and Recreation Management with a minor in Business. Over the past few years, Kyle has honed his passion for developing clean, high converting websites and creating successful digital advertising campaigns.
His past work experience includes working for the Technology Innovation & Economic Development department at JMU where he designed and developed several sites for their associates and partners.
Johnathan enjoys writing content for clients and developing websites to present that content in the best way possible. He loves finding novel ways to use CSS, and solving problems with PHP.
An early interest in science led Johnathan to pursue a BS in Biology from James Madison University, after which he spent a few years running a quality assurance lab. His long-running passion for web development and design led him to switch careers in 2020.
When he isn’t writing content or tinkering with CSS for Estland, you can find him doing it at home for his many personal projects--or enjoying bad music with his partner and two cats.
Jon has been designing professionally since 1997. Specializing in icon graphics and branding, he has worked on projects ranging from small local businesses to large national corporations. Jon’s extensive design experience extends to corporate branding, print, web, and promotional products. Jon loves solving problems with innovative design strategies.
Jon has a BFA in Communication Design from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He loves to graphically communicate your brand to the world. In his free time you can find Jon spending quality time with his wife and kids.
Brian Johnson has over 18 years of experience as a digital designer and creative director. He is a problem solver at heart and provides strategic solutions to brand and market our clients in a way that resonates with their customers. He has an extensive background in corporate branding, web design, print design and typography. Brian has experience designing and directing marketing campaigns in a variety of industries including healthcare, gas and oil, agriculture, hospitality, financial services and more.
Brian graduated from the University of Nevada in 2003 with a major in Marketing. When he’s not busy working, he is an active father, leading his son’s Boy Cub Scout troop and spending time with friends and family at his home in Omaha, NE.
Hunter has extensive experience in marketing administration, data management, project management and customer service. Her minute by minute management of tasks, timeline and budget gives our clients peace of mind knowing that their project is handled in the most productive, efficient way possible.
"I love being able to help our team and our clients so that their focus can stay on the creative, innovative work that they do best. Making our clients happy is my number one priority."
When Hunter isn’t knee deep in all things Estland, she enjoys spending time with her family and gardening.