Shannon Self is a founding partner at ToldYaa!. Prior to co-founding TY!, Mr. Self served as CEO at Inspire 2 Connect, a social media firm with a focus on athletes and celebrities.
Before jumping into the social media industry, Mr. Self was a student pastor for over 10 years at some of the largest churches in the country, including Second Baptist Church in Houston, TX and Long Hollow Baptist in Nashville, TN.
His passion for social media came from the strategies used during his time as a student pastor to reach students in a relational way that wasn’t annoying. There he spent hundreds of hours testing social media platforms to continually build an audience at the churches.
Mr. Self attended A&M University in Texas and currently resides between Dallas and Los Angeles. Outside of work, you will find Mr. Self traveling around the country, spending time with friends and family, and dabbling with the latest social media platforms.
Susan McWilliams, Managing Partner
Susan McWilliams is a founding partner at ToldYaa!, LLC (formerly Maguire Media Partners). Prior to co-founding TY, Ms. McWilliams co-founded Cultivate Media, a Media Relations firm focused on design and corporate brand development.
Prior to co-founding ToldYaa!, LLC and Cultivate Media, Ms. McWilliams worked in finance at Morgan Stanley.
Ms. McWilliams is a graduate from the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. She received her B.B.A. in Finance with an additional focus in marketing and art.
You will find Ms. McWilliams traveling between New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas - spending free time with her family, creating large-scale abstract paintings, and raising funds for homeless families with children. She has a passion for technology, design, and art.
Richard Miyake, CFO
Richard Miyake serves as Chief Financial Officer and principal at ToldYaa! and is responsible for all financial aspects of the firm and its affiliates. Prior to joining TY, Mr. Miyake was the CFO at First Capital, a mortgage company based in Santa Monica, for over 17 years. With over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, Mr. Miyake brings a wealth of knowledge to the TY team.
Mr. Miyake received a B.B.A. in Finance with a minor in Accounting from the University of Southern California.
Outside of work, you will find him on the golf course, enjoying a nice meal with family and friends, or sipping a glass of his favorite wine as he is a true wine enthusiast (really – just check out his instagram). Mr. Miyake lives with his wife and kids in Los Angeles.
Kenny Jackson, Director of Brand Development
Kenny Jackson serves as Director of Brand Management of ToldYaa. Mr. Jackson has a proven track record in the Entertainment Industry working with award-winning actors, musicians, producers, executives, and all-star athletes.
Throughout his career, Mr. Jackson has learned the commitment it takes to build a promising brand and is focused on creating meaningful connections between businesses, individuals, and consumers.
Mr. Jackson is a SAG-AFTRA Union Member, noted for his acting and modeling for some of the most recognizable brands including The Jordan Brand, NCAA, NBA, Champion, NIKE, Adidas, O Magazine, FOX, ABC, Paramount, VH1 and more.
Mr. Jackson resides in Los Angeles with his wife Sada K., a world-renowned Christian singer. Outside of ToldYaa!, you will find him in the recording studio with Sada or other musicians, making appearances on various tv shows, and spending time with family and friends.
Alyssa Schoenberg, VP of Business Development
Alyssa Schoenberg is Vice President of Business Development for ToldYaa!. Originally from Minnesota and growing up with four brothers, Ms. Schoenberg moved out to North Carolina to play college soccer on scholarship and was a 2-time MVP, captain and All-Region player. Graduating from Catawba College, she received her BS in Recreation Therapy with a Business Minor.
Her love for sports inspired Ms. Schoenberg to start her own successful fitness and nutrition business in Houston, TX. Running the business opened other doors and Alyssa was a featured fitness coach on MTV’s Made as well as a chosen fitness blogger for The DailyHiit, one of the top training sites in the world.
Beyond work, you will find find Ms. Schoenberg outdoors partaking in anything active. Her favorites include: running sprints, sand volleyball and hiking. Furthermore, being the daughter of a former college boxer, Alyssa loves jumping rope and putting on her gloves and sparring. Currently residing in Dallas, Ms. Schoenberg loves spending time with friends and her large and crazy family.
Jordan McCune, VP of Operations
Jordan McCune is on the Executive Team at ToldYaa! and serves as the VP of Operations.
Prior to joining the ToldYaa! team, Jordan worked in business development at Diageo. Combining Ms. McCune’s professional background in account management, client relations, and passion for digital media make Jordan a dynamic resource for our team.
She is an ambitious, goal-oriented professional with a BA in Communication from The University of Missouri.
When she’s not spending time with friends and family, you’re most likely to find Jordan on the Katy Trail walking her 150lb Great Dane, Charlie.
Rachel is passionate about using social media to create innovative, effective campaigns to create true engagement. Her creative energy paired with her results oriented perspective achieve measurable business success.
She started her career in a sales role at a NASDAQ firm in Virginia and has been a key contributor to Sidelines Magazine, the "People Magazine" of the equestrian world. She is also an experienced blogger and freelance photographer.
After spending her high school years in Northern Virginia Rachel headed to Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she was on the equestrian team and studied history as well as psychology and sports management. She spends her free time volunteering with the Best Buddies Program, with her family and friends, and riding every chance that she gets.
Hunter Fitzgerald, Social Media Manager
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Nick Beach, Account Manager
Nick Beach is an Account Manager at ToldYaa! and is a man of few words.
Hannah Lacamp, Account Manager
Hannah Lacamp grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and is currently attending Baylor University. Aspiring to graduate in the spring of 2016, Hannah is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism-Public Relations and a minor in Film and Digital Media. Along with her knowledge of the public relations industry, Hannah continues to pursue a creative passion for photography and design. With this passion, she has developed skills in Adobe Photoshop, Light Room and InDesign. Upon graduation, Hannah aspires to continue her work in the public relations industry and is eager to explore a career on the forefront of media and technology.