Meet the Leadership Team

Get To Know the Marketing Experts at Hemon Media Group
Ashton Shanks - CEO

Ashton Shanks


After managing over $100M in advertising spend for companies like Google, Dell,, Jay Shetty, Traffic & Funnels, Redline Steel, Tanner Chidester, Dan Henry, and many more, Ashton developed the nickname, “The Paid Traffic Savage.”
Isaac Tobelen

Isaac Tobelen


After surviving the crucible with Ashton as an intern at Traffic & Funnels, Isaac has worked alongside Ashton since day one at Hemon Media Group. Isaac oversees and manages over $1M per month in advertising spend. He’s our COO at Hemon Media.

Lee Thompson

Copy Chief

After quitting his job as a mechanical engineer three years ago, Leel transitioned into freelance copywriting while working a day job. Within just a few months, he landed an internship at Hemon, which ultimately led to their current role as copy chief, coach, and CRO expert. Their dedication and hard work have allowed them to thrive in this position and continue to make an impact on the company.

Cory Jackson

Sales Director

Cory Jackson is a successful entrepreneur and sales professional with a diverse background in engineering, finance, and real estate. After starting his career as an engineer, Cory discovered a passion for sales and has been working in the industry for 12 years. For the past 10 years, he has focused on high ticket sales, helping clients achieve their business goals and maximize their profits.

Cory holds an MBA with an emphasis in finance, which has equipped him with the knowledge and skills to excel in his field. He has used his expertise to build two successful businesses and invest in a third. He also has a background in finance and hedge funds, making him a savvy investor.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Cory is an avid baseball fan and enjoys watching games in his free time. He also loves cars, anything outdoors, and is an adrenaline junkie, always seeking out new challenges and experiences. Despite his busy schedule, Cory also finds time to coach high performance sales professionals, sharing his expertise and helping others succeed.

Joshua Alger

Senior Strategist

Joshua is a media buying expert with a passion for helping businesses succeed through effective advertising strategies. Starting with a dropshipping store and Google search ads, Joshua quickly discovered the challenges of online advertising and began to explore social media advertising. With experience in Facebook ads, messenger bots, sales funnels, and copywriting, Joshua became a media buyer and creative strategist for an ad agency serving local chiropractors throughout the US.

After managing 25 accounts and $15,000 in monthly spend, Joshua joined Ashton and Hemon Media, where he managed paid advertising strategy across dozens of businesses in the e-commerce and B2B industries, spending upwards of $500k per month during his peak. As a Sr. Media Buyer and then Sr. Strategist, Joshua has overseen advertising strategy for 25-30 clients and managed over $7 million in advertising spend across various platforms, helping businesses achieve their goals through effective media buying and strategic planning.

Rob Perry

Rob Perry

Director of Client Operations

Rob is a self-taught advertising expert with a passion for creating effective ad campaigns. With over 80 million dollars in ad spend managed and 100 brands served, he has built a successful career from scratch.

Before entering the advertising industry, he had a law enforcement background which gives him the unique advantage of street smarts and practical experience. His expertise, combined with a natural talent for advertising, has made him a sought-after professional.

Stephanie MacDonald

Stephanie MacDonald

Director of Talent Acquisition

Stephanie is an experienced marketing professional with over a decade spent in the industry. With her expertise in building and managing successful media buying and creative teams, Stephanie has led numerous marketing campaigns to success. Her experience in the agency space, where she has worked with some of the world’s leading brands, has given her a unique perspective on what it takes to deliver results.

Through working closely with 100+ brands, and through her experience directing and deploying more than 20,000 pieces of creative content, Stephanie has gained valuable insights into the marketing industry and has developed a keen eye for identifying top marketing talent.

Craig Myers

Senior Strategist

Craig is a skilled and experienced digital marketer who has made a name for himself in the industry. With a background as a shoe store employee, he has transformed into a savage marketer, utilizing his expertise to drive results for his clients. Having spent over 10 million dollars on paid ads, Craig has a deep understanding of the intricacies of digital marketing and how to maximize ROI.

With over 3+ years of experience in the field, Craig has honed his skills and worked with some of the largest coaches, consultants, and service providers out there. He is always on the cutting edge of the latest trends and technologies, and is constantly seeking to improve his craft. With his passion and dedication to his work, Craig is a force to be reckoned with in the digital marketing space.

Allen Mowers

Creative Director

Allen is a creative professional with 10+ years of experience in creative production ranging from commercial photography, print magazines, cinematography, graphic design, video production, digital & traditional marketing, motion graphics, team development, production workflows, and project management. He has driven over $34 Million in revenue in the last 3 years.

Carly Drury

Account Manager

Carly is an accomplished young professional with a Master of Business Administration and is a Bachelor of Business Administration honors graduate from Belmont University. 

During her MBA program, Carly worked with five top students to create a profitable and successful International Wine Club with an Argentinian winery made available to US customers.

Previously, Carly served as a Community and Events Retail Manager for Kendra Scott, where she raised over $100,000 with national and local Nashville nonprofit partners. The organizations that made the most significant impact, both at the national and local levels year over year; The American Cancer Society, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network, and Love One International.She also served as a territory manager over the Southeast District leading philanthropic efforts to make an impact in 13 markets. Carly aided in the location choice, development, and design of the company’s third custom flagship store location at Fifth+Broadway downtown Nashville.

Carly thrives on building professional and personal relationships and is an achiever who says, “It’s always a competition.”


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