Meet The Clever Catalyst
It is has been said a company is only as good as its employees. And we absolutely believe that.
We'd like to say that we only work with the best. But that's nonsense. Everyone says that but there is only one best of anything. So statistically it's not likely our team is the best, individually or together.
What we can say is our team is skilled. Having a small team means having a well-rounded and capable team. Every member of our team has mastered not one but often times dozens of skills. They are all highly adaptable, cooperative, and able to wear multiple hats within our micro-business.
Warning: This is NOT the cool kid's table. We are all nerds here.
(and we wouldn't have it any other way!)
Each and every member of the team is also an honest, hard-working, and compassionate individual. With a real-life goal, ambitions, strengths, and weaknesses. We are not all about the numbers here; but rather more about the stories.
We find the business is best when it's treated less like a transaction and more like a collaboration.
Christi is the owner, CEO, entrepreneur and whatever other buzzword works in this context.
Christi has a Bachelor's Degree in Business with a concentration in finance.
She started freelancing in 2017 and by 2019 she launched her LLC, The Clever Catalyst.
She is the single point of contact for every client at The Clever Catalyst. She is the final set of eyes on every deliverable and she is the chaos coordinator for both this small business and her small family.
Christi enjoys writing and does most of the writing projects for the business. She is a vegetarian, a DC superhero nerd, an Ohio State Football fan, a novice crocheter, and a homeschooling mom.
Bryan is the artist in the family. He is also team member number prime.
He is the Graphic Design at The Clever Catalyst. He creates amazing illustrations, graphics, and a bunch of other things I don't know the technical name for. If it requires color, shapes, imagery, or an artist's brain he's your guy. So naturally, he handles all the graphic and design work here at The Clever Catalyst.
Bryan lives in North Carolina with his - too kind to him - wife, Vanessa, and his three offspring. In his off time he enjoys the simple things in life; hanging out with his family, cooking things from scratch that no one cooks from scratch anymore, doing art things, and driving.
It's unclear if he likes driving, but he does it a lot. Like a comical amount.
Bryan K. Reed
If The Clever Catalyst were an art project, Jesse would be the glue that held this beautiful monstrosity together.
Jesse handles a lot of the adminstrative work here at The Clever Catalyst, but that's far from the only thing she does here. She is also a skilled writer, social media strategist, email marketer, researcher and now an ecommerce expert!
When she is not saving the day with us (and sometimes during), she's is spending time with her two littles; Veda and Jedison. She lives in Florida, so she is all about that beach life and enjoys Subba diving.
That adorable pup in the photo is Lando.
Matt Wagner is a fellow Ohioan like Christi. (Not why we hired him.)
Not a fan of consuming animal flesh, also like Christi. (Not why we hired him)
And a badass graphic designer. (100% why we hired him.)
Matt graduated with his freaking Master's Degree in 2019 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Officially making him the smartest person on the team. By like a mile. (or 10!)
When he isn't working up crowd-pleasing designs for us or his other freelance clients he spends his time doing yoga, exploring the city with his wife, or just playing with design. All while probably consuming more coffee than any human person should consume in a day.
He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and two dogs. Oh and we know what you're going to ask. He is, in fact, a Star Wars fan. Apparently our hiring department has a type.
Lauren (Lo) Harris was is the newest member of The Clever Crew! And she's by far the best cook!
Lo handles many of the web design projects here at The Clever Catalyst and even though we're just learning what she's capable of we have HIGH HOPES for the future!
When she isn't busting out showstopping websites and landing pages for us she is usually found working on her Instagram cooking show @Lo_Eats_World or spending some time with her adorable little man!
If you're within 50 miles of Marrietta, Georgia you better go wash your mouth out because you're probably already eating her dust! This woman is going places and we are honored that one of those places was here!
We believe all businesses should make it a point to leave their communities in better shape than they found them. And we practice what we preach!
We've made it a priority to give back to our communities and support social change.
Every new team member is asked to choose an organization that means something to THEM, specifically. The Clever Catalyst then makes a monthly contribute to said organization.
We aren't a multi-million dollar company so our contributions are modest. But it is our hope that as we grow and prosper as a business we can help to create powerful and necessary change.