Tons of Talent, Centuries of Experience

Telling Great Stories to Break Down Barriers

Shattered Media has built a team of storytellers. There are a lot of people who can write, but it is a special skill to be able to tell a story well. We go after the best writers, editors and stories to bring you the content that inspires us all.

We may have different educational and professional backgrounds, live in different places, and bring different strengths, talents and personalities to the Shattered Media team. Even so, all of our writers, editors, project managers and leaders share one mission: to break down barriers and build bridges between individuals and communities for the glory of God by leveraging the power of outstanding storytelling.

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RACHAEL JACKSON

Founder

My story has been a lot of valleys and some high mountaintops. Through it all, I have learned that the one thing that is always constant is Jesus. He has become my purpose and strength behind all I do, whether it is being a wife, a mom, an employee, a business owner, or friend — I do it all for Him and through Him.

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BART JUSTICE

President 

Bart is a recovering engineer turned business executive. His journey with Jesus led him into ministry and entrepreneurship. He loves his beautiful wife, Jenn, two boys, David and Jonathan, cockapoo, Judah, and everything Auburn. 

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EMILY GEHMAN

Storytelling Director and Content Editor

Storytelling director by day, student ministry leader by night, dog person at all hours. She holds degrees in counseling and English and has nine nieces and nephews. She lives in Michigan with Rockwell the golden retriever.

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ELIJAH ANDES

Storyteller

Elijah Andes's freelance writing career includes editing, consulting and ghostwriting for Fortune 500 businesses. When he's not writing, you can find him playing music, gaming, working out, or studying politics, business and finance. 
 
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KATIE BEGLEY

Storyteller

Katie Begley is a former US Naval officer and special education teacher. Now she is a freelance writer, mom to three, and wife to her fellow USNA alum husband; home is wherever he's stationed.

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TRACIE COLLIER

Project Manager

Tracie believes everyone has a story to tell and that every story matters. She enjoys reading, overusing Oxford commas, hoarding quilt fabric and spending time with her family.
 

 

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DENNIS FINOCCHIARO

Storyteller

Dennis Finocchiaro is a writer from the Philadelphia suburbs, and he lives with his awesome wife and amazing daughter. He enjoys writing, pop culture, people watching and building with LEGO.  
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BRAD HALL

Storyteller

After 28 years of courtship, Brad Hall wed pop-culture scholar, Deborah Miller. They live to service bird-dog mix, Scotty, Staffordshire-Jack Russel mix, Demitasse, and cats Quirkie and Brucie.

 

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JESSIE HARBIN

Storyteller / Journalist

Jessie lives and works in small-town Alabama with her husband, Ryan, infant, Charlie, and four dogs. She lives on coffee and thrives on chaos. 
 
 
 
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PATRICIA HARTLEY

Storyteller / Content Marketer

Patricia has a BS in professional writing, an MA in English and an MA in communications. She lives in Alabama with four rescue dogs, a firefighter husband, and occasional visits from two, grown kids.

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STEVEN JAMES

Storyteller

Steven James has experience in the US military, education, construction, manufacturing, retail, research and real estate. He holds degrees in biology and education, lives on 55 California acres near family and loves all things out of doors.

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SUE LYONS

Copy Editor

Sue is an educator to her core, having spent decades supporting teachers and students in and outside of the classroom. She is a writer, certain the next great, American novel is a keystroke away.  She and her husband live in Texas, having recently relocated from NYC.

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ALLISON MITCHELL

Project Manager

I’m an ordinary woman with an extraordinary love for the Word of God. Mom of two daughters and three dogs, we live simply and as close to the land as possible in this technological age. 


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JASON MORRISON

IT Consultant

I'm a husband, dad, IT guy, video game streamer, musician, and photographer. (We ADD folks have a lot of interests). I love helping people and fixing problems! If you learned something, then my job was a success.

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ANNELIESE RIDER

Storyteller

She likes donuts, reading, summer, family — but she really loves riding her bike and writing (not simultaneously). Anneliese lives with Curtis, her husband, in a gray house with a red door.

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EMILY SAXE

Content Editor

Emily Saxe is a full-time freelance writer and editor. She helps people share how God is working in their lives through editing Shattered stories and managing her devotional-based website, To Unearth. 

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SCOTT THEISEN

Media Consultant

Twenty years spent covering sports and news made Scott Theisen one of the most seasoned and awarded broadcasters in Alabama. Shattered Media is excited to have his contributions to our purpose.