Meet the Team
Meet the Team
Jared's a man full of stories... but contrary to first impressions, he either has the pictures or the scars to back them up. Family man to the core, serial world traveler, race car driver, and prankster, he's consulted with the US Department of Energy, NFL players, and nearly all kinds of small businesses in between. To read more of Jared's story, click here. He has his own page.
Tonya moved to Redding, California in 2011, but she will always be a Texas girl at heart! No doubt, a "y’all" or two definitely makes it’s way into many conversations. She has a unique background that has built her current strategic skill set. She worked as an architect for 7 years, served as a missionary for 1 year, and worked as a strategic consultant for 3 years. She has her Bachelors Degree in Architecture from Texas A-M University and her Masters in Entrepreneurship from Oklahoma State. Tonya is passionate about discovering and meeting the strategic needs of our clients. When she’s not working, she’s traveling, playing tennis, and hanging out with her hubs!
Born and raised in the Netherlands, Steven moved to Redding in 2014 with his wife Loryn, an Italian superstar actress. He has a Bachelor degree in Business Economics and 6+ years experience in corporate finance and process improvement. He has also been active as a DISC trainer and has given social media workshops. Steven is a communicator, interested in what drives people, motivated by curiosity and always looking for creative ways to get things done better and quicker. He spends his free time in the gym, traveling, improving his bread baking and BBQ-ing skills or going on adventures with Loryn. Being from Europe he hopes to one day own a ‘real’ truck.
Now residing in California, Shannon grew up in the great American Midwest. She loves all things "media," including music, film, photography, web & graphic design.
Having a passion to travel and impact peoples lives, she sees herself one day traveling the world as a "visual storyteller" - making short films, documentaries and the world a better place through her all-around awesomeness.
Jessi brings the excited pep to the office. She also brings in more sass than anyone else. Not unlike other members of the JCI team, Jessi is not originally from California but moved here from Nebraska in 2008. She also has quickly picked up her role as the office little sister taking jokes from her bigger brothers. She's known to call you out for random disney songs, listen to loud music, and help pick up the slack in anyway she can. In her off time, she's spending time with her hubby Eli, kills it being a mom to her 3-year old daughter Gracelyn, loves to cook, and plans to travel the world hiking to beautiful new areas.
Originally from Indiana, Vanessa found her new home in Northern California in the summer of 2017. She and her husband Tyler sold everything they owned, taking only what fit in their SUV, and headed West. Her career experience includes commercial video, editing, photography, design and other collateral materials for marketing agencies. She enjoys exploring the beauty of California, meeting new people, and new challenges. Creativity has been her atmosphere from the start and her passionate pursuit.
Abram grew up in rural West Virginia so he knows the sweet southern ways of life. He has caught a greater vision of his life than one place can hold. Full of pictures, video ideas, and concepts that will change the world, he got his bachelors in Advertising/Graphic Design. To expand his vision and put those into practice, he lived in and taught English in Changchun, China for two years. Now he's back in the States still learning, creating, and chasing the impossible. Abram has 9 years of graphic design mixed with web experience and loves serving people and taking their dreams to a level beyond what they can image.
The answer to where she’s “from” is a little difficult to nail down, but it’s probably somewhere between Texas, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. She moved to Redding in 2016, just for the fun of it.
Katie spends her time traveling, volunteering with an orphan care ministry, and cooking for her friends. Fun fact: she just published her first cookbook!
Blake started growing up in rural North Carolina, and continued it in Florida and California. He has not finished, but when he does he hopes to be a little taller and with a slightly deeper voice.
Blake enjoys writing poetry, reading fiction, and positive self-talk. He lists his heroes as God, Walt Disney, and Gandalf. Blake has made Redding his home because he likes the name.
Max hails from Texas and moved to Redding in 2016. He has had a little trouble adjusting to the Redding heat, but definitely enjoys cooling off in the Sacramento River when his people will take him there.
Max has lots of experience greeting clients as he used to work regularly at his dad’s construction company. He can often be found lounging around the office, chewing on a bone, following Tonya around like a shadow, or chasing a tennis ball down the stairs. He’s excited to meet you when you come in for a visit.