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About Us

CREATIVE, MARKETING & TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

We are a seasoned team of creative marketers, multimedia storytellers, software developers and business strategists passionate about building brands. Our deep prior experience in operating roles translates into meaningful impact for clients across many industry sectors, from energy to the arts.

We nurture long-term relationships with our clients by partnering with them to achieve their business objectives. We’re fun to work with, bringing creative insights, fresh perspectives and a healthy dose of humor to everything we do.

We may win awards for our work, but what matters even more is that we consistently win respect and repeat business from satisfied clients.

The Leadership Team

Matthew Williams
For over 24 years Matthew has led the creation of communication and technology solutions for business, consumers and government. Prior to founding MWM, Matthew designed, developed and deployed digital platforms for clients in the environmental, financial, industrial and healthcare sectors. (MBA, University of Chicago – Booth Graduate School of Business; BS Engineering, University of Florida)

Matthew Williams

Partner, President

Douglas Newman
Douglas brings more than 18 years experience in media production and programming across the web, television, radio, film, and print. As a producer for ABC News Productions and MWM Digital he has produced numerous shorts and over 20 long form documentaries for PBS, Discovery Channel, A&E, The History Channel and The New York Times. (MPA, New York University; BA, Brandeis University)

Douglas Newman

Partner, Executive Creative Director

Edwin Grubbs
Edwin is an architect of agile, data driven, large-scale web-applications using multiple open source platforms. Prior to MWM, Edwin developed enterprise web applications for Canonical and Rackspace. (BS, Computer Science, Trinity University)

Edwin Grubbs

Partner, VP of Software Engineering

Marco Ricci
Marco has over 20 years of experience as an award-winning director writer and editor. He’s worked on a variety of documentary films that have aired regionally nationally and internationally
as well as served critical roles on MWM’s team in the production of feature films branded content and virtual reality experiences. His short films have played at New York Film Festival the San Francisco International Film Festival the Seattle International Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival among others. (BA, Film, Northwestern University)

Marco Ricci

Senior Producer/Director

Joe Ross
Joe is a design strategist and graphic and user interface/experience designer with a background in video production and cinema history. His approach to design is rooted in historical styles and conventions but with an eye to the future of a brand and its place in contemporary culture. He currently serves as President of the Houston Chapter of AIGA the professional association for design. (BA, Media Production, University of Houston)

Joe Ross

Creative Director

Christine Forbes

Christine is responsible for overseeing all project operations at MWM. An experienced project manager, she ensures our project teams are running smoothly and everything is delivered on time with no surprises. She has a diverse background with experience in managing advertising, public relations, events, and digital platforms with local and national clients. Prior to joining MWM, Christine worked in client service as Associate Project Director at MMI Agency, where she helped implement a new project management department. (BA, Speech Communication, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi)

Christine Forbes

Director of Operations

Jim Hoppin

Jim is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has appeared at film festivals around the world and aired on regional and national channels, including the Brain Fitness Program, which became one of the most successful fundraising series in the history of public television. He has more than eight years of experience in pledge programming for PBS, as well as producing, editing and creating branded content for major public organizations. (BS, Radio/TV/Film, Northwestern University; MS, Education, Brooklyn College)

Jim Hoppin

Producer

Rachel Outlaw Rothberg
Rachel is an art director and graphic designer with extensive experience in brand systems and brand strategy. After earning her BA from University of Houston’s Graphic Communications BLOCK program, she began her career in-house for Transwestern. Rachel then spent several years honing her skills at PH Design and Principle where she became proficient in typography, identity design, brand systems, environmental design and experimentation with production in both the digital and physical environment.
(BFA, Graphic Communications, University of Houston)

Rachel Outlaw Rothberg

Art Director

Lauren Kuca
Lauren is MWM’s go-to for getting things done and keeping everyone “in the know.” When it comes to MWM’s pre-production, production, and post-production work, she keeps everything running smoothly, on schedule and within budget. While a native of Houston, we were lucky to have Lauren join MWM after returning home from a stellar five-year run as Studio Manager at NYC’s well-known Brand New School. (BA, Advertising, University of Houston)

Lauren Kuca

Production Manager

Robert Wolf
Robert is a highly talented front end developer and UX/UI designer. He is most adept and creative when he’s developing experiences for his true passion and sweet spot: mobile optimized workflows and interactivity. Robert is a terrific listener and loves to analyze user behaviors and design on just about any website anytime with anyone. He is also our gamer-in-the-know on the latest and greatest experiences hitting the street.

Robert Wolf

Front-end Developer

Veronica Mullin
Veronica is a gifted writer from the University of Missouri’s acclaimed Missouri School of Journalism. She brings a fresh and well-educated perspective to copywriting, social media, editorial operations, content strategy, messaging, and overall engagement for MWM’s digital experiences. We believe Veronica will introduce content and concepts that will help bring each page of your new site to life. (BJ, Strategic Communication, University of Missouri)

Veronica Mullin

Content Manager

Tas Drake

Tas is a passionate developer who enjoys collaborating with clients to build innovative platforms that expand their online presence, creating pixel-perfect and intelligent designs. Recently, he has developed mobile and mixed reality applications including an augmented reality app for Houston First and a virtual reality video composer. (Certificate, Web Development, Galvanize; BA, Environmental Studies, University of Colorado)

Tas Drake

Web Developer

Gabrielle Greiner

Gabrielle is a writer and multimedia storyteller. Prior to joining MWM, she began her career working for an award-winning documentary filmmaker and assisting with media relations and marketing efforts for the highly rated Houston Airport System. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, a true liberal arts institution where her screenwriting, storytelling and communications skills were honed. (BA, Sarah Lawrence College)

Gabrielle Greiner

Creative Associate

Madeleine Sanchez

Madeleine is a graphic designer with interests in multidisciplinary design for digital platforms as well as tactile experiences. After graduating from the University of Houston’s Graphic Communications BLOCK program, Madeleine traveled the Netherlands studying Dutch design, scheming ways to bring its attitude back to the states. She remains involved with her alma mater as the programming officer of the UH Graphics Alumni Partnership. (BFA, Graphic Communications, University of Houston)

Madeleine Sanchez

Designer