Jared Cullop, JCI Marketing Owner/President

Jared Cullop
Creative Director & CEO

Entrepreneur, business advisor, race car driver... Jared's 39 years have been rather eventful. He and his wife Erin have four kids. Elias is seven and is the "spittin' image" of Jared. Jojo (Joseph) is four and is Jared's secret savings plan, whether NFL player or Calvin Klein model. He's gorgeous. Madeline is extremely clever and inventive, already at just three years old, and the poor thing looks just like Jared too. Scarlet was born in 2015, and is a strawberry blonde with deep blue eyes. Jared and Erin have their hands full! To read more of Jared's story, click here. He has his own page.

JCI Marketing, Project Management

Tonya Sanders
Strategy Director

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.

JCI Marketing, Web Design, Photography

Shannon Selim
Lead Designer/Photography

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.

JCI Marketing, Web Design, Client Services

Abram Goff
Designer/Client Delight Expert

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.


Benji Bateman
Inbound Mktg Strategist

Originally from South Carolina, Benji studied marketing for four years at Clemson University. Go tigers.
But after landing a sales position for a Fortune 500 company, he realized he would have to choose between a cubicle and his dreams. So, he quit. That started the journey of moving across the country to California and soon joining the team at JCI. Since then he’s been our go-to guy for inbound marketing, content strategy, and all things writing. He’s a simple man, carrying peace and integrity–an asset to any team.

Katie Fisher

Katie Fisher
Executive Assistant

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!

Peter Rodgers

Peter Rodgers
Management Trainee

Peter was born and raised in Olympia WA. He attended University of Hawaii at Hilo, where he played baseball and surfed while earning his bachelors degree in business administration. Peter grew up in what he thought was a big family (of seven) until he met his beautiful wife, Mollie who is the oldest in a family of nine. Peter and Mollie have been married for almost four years and have spent the last two years in Redding where they own a small business in real estate staging. They love to travel, host, and spend time with their friends and family. Peter also enjoys playing soccer, tennis, and ping pong - basically anything that involves competition.

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Chris Trauter
Management Trainee

At first, Chris comes across as a man of few words. But get to know the guy and you will be glad you did. In 2015, on a Canadian summer morning in Vancouver, Chris was sipping his coffee whilst enjoying the sunrise.. (read more below)
As he marveled the sunrise, he flipped through his journal filled with dreams and desires–then on a whim, he decided his need for adventure and pursuit of a full life was taking him south. He packed up his van, along with his motorcycle, and drove 11 hours south to Redding, California. Chris has a passion for anything and everything people–his love and excitement in life is contagious and he finds so much value in helping people recognize their full potential. While still in Canada, Chris graduated in 2010 with a BBA in Entrepreneurship, then started his first Social Enterprise with a friend. Chris is an aspiring entrepreneur and decided to invest this year as a trainee at JCI to move forward with that goal and desire.


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