We Are a Bunch of Creative Minds, Creating Our Dreams!

Here at Dogwood, it’s all about the journey. Yours. Your user’s. Ours.

Since inception, a few core principles have guided those journeys:

  • Be nice.
  • Stay accountable.
  • Amaze clients.
  • Get creative.
  • Embrace technology.
  • Have fun along the way.
Crew 1

Brian Harris

Partner | General Manager

Brian began Harris Media Solutions in 2010 in order to help clients with their social media and website development needs. Brian has also served with multiple organizations on the local, state and national level as communication director and marketing strategist. In 2019 Harris Media Solutions merged with Thomas Jones’ Dogwood Designs to form Dogwood Media Solutions. After doing everything from building websites, running social media campaigns, and more, Brian enjoys now being able to build relationships with the clients of Dogwood in order to help meet their marketing goals. Brian and his family are active members of Taylor Road Baptist Church.
Crew 2

Thomas Jones

Partner | Director of Technology

Thomas Jones is one of the co-owners of Dogwood Media Solutions. He began his design career at Troy University with a focus in Graphic Design. In 2015 he was afforded the opportunity to go to work for Alabama Interactive. Fast forward 3 years, working at AI and doing freelance work at nights, Thomas and Brian met through their church. The dynamic duo was formed and soon Dogwood Media Solutions began! Thomas is the Creative Director of Dogwood and handles all things design. He is always dreaming up something big and beautiful and bringing it to life whether it’s a logo, website design, or a piece of printed material. He and his wife, Jessica, are the proud parents of two precious kids, Judah and Grace!
Crew 3

Matt Wheeler

Partner | Director of Operations

Matt is our Project Manager. His job is to do exactly what his title says – manage our projects! As Thomas and Brian began to merge to form Dogwood, they knew that they needed someone to come on the team to help build websites and manage projects. Their need led them to Matt! At the time he was serving as the Print Lord for an Architecture & Engineering firm, but looking to advance in his career with the skills that he had learned from his previous jobs. Matt is quite the office jokester. He keeps things fun, lighthearted and everyone laughing. He and his wife, Madeline, recently welcomed their first baby girl, Evelyn!
Crew 4

Lauren Cumbie

Digital Media Manager

Lauren has always had a love for literature and writing, which led her to study English Language Arts in college at Troy University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She has worked in social media and digital marketing for more than three years and is always excited to expand her skill set. She joined the Dogwood team in April of 2019 and is now our Senior Digital Media Specialist. Her favorite part of her job is helping clients better tell their story! Lauren and her husband are members of Eastmont Baptist Church where they grew up, fell in love, and got married. When they’re not working, you’ll find them bowling, playing games with friends, or spending time with their doggos, Caspian and Lewis!
Crew 5

Kristen Wallace

Creative Director

As a kid, Kristen always wanted to become an artist. She once created a book titled “Kristen’s Famous Drawings.” It was mostly filled with yellow flowers, cats, and disproportional stick people. While 7 year-old Kristen’s early works of art may never see the light of day, she has found a similar passion in graphic design. After changing majors 3 times (third times the charm, right?), she received a degree in Advertising and Graphic Design from the University of Alabama. She joined the Dogwood team in January 2021 as a graphic designer. She’s always eager to learn new things in the world of art and design and is proud to announce that her skills have extended beyond stick people and cats. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, hiking, watching TV, and drinking way too much coffee.
Crew 6

Erin Roberts

Client Experience Specialist

It doesn’t matter what she is doing, if there is an opportunity to be with people, Erin is all about it! Building relationships and helping others promote themselves in a way that markets who they are and what they do are things Erin has always been passionate about. After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Communication and a minor in Non-profit and Philanthropy Studies, it was her relationship-building skills that helped Erin find her position at Dogwood. She now works as our Client Experience Specialist where she enjoys helping clients, big and small, show off what makes them unique and valuable to their audience. In her free time, Erin loves spending time with her church family of Southside Gospel Fellowship, trying new things, being outdoors, and eating lots of chips and queso. If you need her, she can likely be found at Prevail Union downtown.
Crew 7

Megan Chandler

Digital Media Specialist

Megan is one of our Digital Media Specialists and has a passion for helping others. She graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery in 2015 with a degree in Liberal Arts with a focus in Communications and a minor in Public Relations. Shortly after graduating, she worked at a local Montgomery news station as the Promotions Director. This is where she learned to hone in on her creative side! She enjoys getting to know others and forming relationships. She loves finding the best ways to show off each client’s unique qualities. She feels it is so rewarding when a client is happy and growth happens! When Megan isn’t at work, she is on the go with her 3.5 year old little boy and her soon to arrive newborn! She enjoys being out on the lake, spending time with family, and finding a good show to watch on Hulu after the little one goes to sleep!
Crew 8

Sara Kate Taylor

Digital Media Specialist

Sara Kate works alongside our social media team as a Digital Media Specialist. She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia but now calls Opelika home. As a recent graduate of the University of Alabama, she is one of 3 Dogwood employees that yell “Roll Tide!” Sara Kate has a degree in Public Relations with a specialization in Nonprofit Communication Management. She has a heart for service, and is ready to serve her Dogwood clients. She loves discovering the unique perspective of each of her clients and hopes to make their job easier and more enjoyable. In her free time Sara Kate loves traveling, reading the next book on her list, and going on an occasional afternoon run.
Crew 9

Nick Wells

Audio/Video Strategist

Nick got his start in media at 12 years old running sound for his church as a media intern. Always curious to learn and grow he began learning music recording which led to recording friend’s music which led to freelance recording and mixing through college while simultaneously doing A/V consultations and installations. Eventually, he graduated Summa Cum Laude earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Audio Production. As he worked in Georgia as a Sound Designer in video games his curiosity in audio naturally led to video production and he began taking on freelance work in videography and video editing. His work brought him to Alabama into the loving arms of Dogwood where he is able to bring client’s visions to life. He and his wife enjoy spoiling their two dogs, playing tabletop games, and taking it easy watching movies and TV shows.
Crew 10

Jesse Jones

Content Specialist

Since he was a child, a big passion of Jesse’s has been video games, and not just playing, but building them as well. He would love to spend quiet summer days plugging away on game makers to create the best-looking “sprites” and game mechanics that he could. However, he came to find that playing games solo was only so much fun, so he decided he wanted to get them out to his friends and family. This led to him tinkering around with different web creators like Wix, Weebly, WordPress, and Squarespace to find all the best features for his game portals. Unwittingly, he learned a good bit of web design skills over time that has now allowed him the opportunity to come on with Dogwood as a Content Specialist. His other passions and hobbies include spending time with family, investing, and March Madness bracketology (Go Wahoos!)
Crew 11

Slayton Edwards

Website Developer

Slayton is a Montgomery native and has always had a passion for technology. As a kid he was hooked from the very first time he used a computer. He was amazed at the limitless possibilities that came with technology. He’s got a passion and an eye for design and loves to create things. He finds it to be so satisfying seeing the finished product of work he’s put in. He is an active member of Gateway Baptist Church and in his free time he likes to to hike, hangout with friends, watch movies and check out local coffee shops.
Crew 12

Seth Vance

Website Developer

Seth Vance is a Virginia native, and one of our web developers here at Dogwood Media Solutions. With a background in sales and the service industry, Seth has always been a natural problem solver. Prior to moving to Alabama, Seth took on the challenge of a 6-month coding boot camp at the University of Richmond with the intention to learn various different programming languages and transition into a new career. From there, Seth kept honing his skills through personal projects and assignments until he joined the Dogwood team in November of 2021! In his personal life, Seth enjoys being outdoors, hiking, flying his drone, long-boarding, playing video games, and developing new projects recreationally with friends.
Crew 13

Beth Gillem

SEO Specialist

Beth is a native of Montgomery and is a true “people person.” After graduating from college with a science degree she pursued photography and had a successful photography business for 10 years. She married a golf pro from Nebraska and together they have two kids. Once her youngest started kindergarten she began work with Dogwood and has never looked back. She loves writing and researching for blogs and helping customers. Beth and her family recently moved up to the Shoals and she is happy to be working remotely for Dogwood and meeting new people there. Beth and her family were members of Eastmont Baptist Church in Montgomery and have recently joined Woodmont Baptist in Florence. Hubspot SEO Certified  
New staff member Alex

Alex Beeman

Graphic Designer

From a young age, Alex has had a passion for the visual arts. She has always been intrigued with creating projects related to design. From creating her own architectural designs at home to drawing and painting at school, Alex eventually found her true purpose in life at the age of 19. She discovered that she could create both art/design on paper and canvas as well as digitally. Alexandria Beeman studied and graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery in 2021 with a degree in Fine Arts, and a concentration in Graphic Design. When Alex is not designing or drawing in her sketchbook, she loves spending time with her dog, “Lucy,” friends, and family. She also loves to cook, bike ride, travel, and read.