About Us

Intentionality starts with relationship

Meet Wakeen

We are a team of strategists, dreamers, curators, facilitators, negotiators, coaches, marketers, visionaries, partners, videographers, writers, artists and storytellers who believe anything is possible.

Because we value relationship, we find ourselves taking your business as seriously as we do ours.  This means presenting ideas and strategies that challenge you to think differently and push us make a personal investment in your success.  

People are our greatest asset – both inside the organization and the clients, agencies, partners and publishers that we get to work with outside these walls!


Your Team


Jeff Wakeen


Visionary. Grandpa. Small Business Advocate.


Joanna Drexel-Blevins

Chief Strategy Officer/Partner

Innovator. Dog lover. Trivia Buff.


Kevin Wert

Chief Engagment Officer/Partner

Activator. Communicator. DIY Junkie.

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Jonathan Berger

VP/Executive Producer

Collaborator. Culture Connoisseur. Foodie.

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Chris McConnell

VP, Operations

Deliberative. Cubs Fan. Volleyball Referee.

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Wes Snider

VP, Engagement

Relationship builder. Fast-paced. Family Man.

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Lindsey Artz

Sr. Marketing & Media Manager

Negotiator. Multi-tasker. Authentic.

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Elyssa Drexel

Marketing & Media Manager

Competitor. Drummer. Life-long Learner.


Sarah Schrank

Marketing & Media Strategist

Relator. Facilitator. Pilates Instructor.

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Nick Corchado

Account Coordinator

Creative Thinker. Organizational Blackbelt. Artist.

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Davis Holliday

Creative Director

Storyteller. Lego Master. Mission Driven.

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Areli Brandenburg

Production Assistant

Responsible. Book Worm. Administrative Mastermind.

Our Story

What We Stand For

01 Anything is Possible

The belief that anything is truly possible fuels our creativity and approach to every aspect of what we do at Wakeen & Company. No idea is too crazy ... okay, some are ... but there is also a nugget of a possibility in them too. Bring on the impossible and let's make a plan to bring it to reality!

02 Unlocking True Potential

Finding the value in each person, story, opportunity, concept and then moving the "tumblers" of strategy to release it is what drives us. If you feel stuck, then maybe we can help find the right combo to unlock your organization's potential.

03 Truth, Humility, Grace

If it's not true, doesn't allow others to grow and doesn't create a space for someone to be heard and/or seen, then it has no place at Wakeen. Period.

04 Helping People Be Intentional

Someone once defined intentionality as doing the next right thing ... but what if you don't know what that thing is? We wake up everyday excited to help our clients and our team define how to move forward with intention. Action steps to unlock true potential and make it all possible!