Crew

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

Owner | 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 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.
Crew 2

Matt Wheeler

Director of Operations

Matt is our Project Manager. His job is to do exactly what his title says – manage our projects! As Dogwood began, we knew that we needed someone to come on the team to help build websites and manage projects. That need led us 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 are the parents of the cutest little redhead, Evelyn!
Crew 3

Lauren Cumbie

Account 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 four years and is always excited to expand her skill set. She joined the Dogwood team in April of 2019 and is now our Account Manager. 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 4

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.
Emily Jones marketing strategist for Dogwood Media Solutions

Emily Jones

Marketing Strategist

Emily is one of our Digital Media Specialists working alongside our Social Media Team. She joined the Dogwood crew in October of 2019 after graduating from Troy University with a degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. Emily is passionate about walking alongside her clients, helping them see their social media goals come to life. Emily has also spent some time in the hospitality industry and loves planning events! She processes things best through words, so you can often find her journaling or blogging her thoughts and lessons she’s learning. She and her husband, Brannon, are active members of Gateway Baptist Church. Together they enjoy traveling to see friends and family, playing with their dog, Cayman, and working out in their home gym!
Crew 5

Sara Kate Taylor

Marketing Strategist

Sara Kate works alongside our social media team as a Marketing Strategist. She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia but now calls Montgomery 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 getting outside.
Bekah Gordon, Media Strategists for Dogwood Media Solutions

Bekah Gordon

Marketing Strategist

Bekah visited our office so often that we decided to give her a desk! Though her career path has been an unconventional one that has brought her opportunities locally and abroad, she has always called Montgomery home. Bekah graduated from Troy University with a Health and Physical Education degree and has experience working in education, non-profits, and churches. Bekah is a self-proclaimed sports geek who loves playing, watching, and talking about even the most obscure sports. She is an active member at Dalraida Baptist where she can be found at the drumkit most Sundays. Above all, Bekah’s favorite role in life is being an aunt to her two nephews.
Crew 6

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 with her Hubspot SEO certification, she now helps customers optimize their websites for search engines. 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.
Mark Denham, Video Production Specialist for Dogwood Media Solutions

Mark Denman

Video Production Specialist

Mark hails from Huntsville, the technology capital of Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Creative Media in May of 2022. Mark works on our design team as the video production specialist. When he’s not behind the camera, you can find him watching or playing tennis and basketball. He’s a big fan of movies as well!
Nalin Crocker graphic designer for Dogwood Media Solutions

Nalin Crocker

Graphic Designer

Nalin is a Montgomery native and has always had a love for the arts. From colorful creations in elementary school, studying photography in high school, and then running a side gig for hand drawn greeting cards in college — the arts have always played a large role in her life. She received a degree in Graphic Design from Auburn University of Montgomery. Nalin joined the Dogwood team in April 2022 as a graphic designer. She and her husband, Ben, are active members at Eastern Hills Baptist Church. In her free time, you can find her perfecting her chocolate chip cookie recipe, perusing an antique store, or chasing her kiddos around.
Seth Vance website Developer for Dogwood Media Solutions

Seth Vance

Senior 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 7

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 8

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.
John Furr website developer for Dogwood Media Solutions

John Furr

Website Developer

A Montgomery native, John has always found himself between his two passions: art and technology. With an innate curiosity to discover how things work, he would disassemble things to see how they work, and sometimes put them back together. With computers in the home since day one it was inevitable he would become enamored with them, especially once he got a copy of photoshop and a pen tablet to make art. Culminating in the merger of his interests, John graduated from the Memphis College of Art with a BFA in Design Arts with a concentration in Digital Media and a Minor in Art History. Before joining the Dogwood team, John worked for 5 years at an advertising agency and 3 years doing freelance IT, design, and development. In his free time you can find John working on cars, playing paintball, shooting with cameras, and gaming.