We are a team of individuals...



We are storytellers, brand developers, and overall curious people. We believe in stories.
Stories that help you become more visible to your audiences. Stories that let you connect with the communities
and consumers you seek. And stories that entertain, inform and move. We’ve done it on TV and for
Fortune 500 companies, on the web and for the folks next door. Now let us do it for you.
Stephen began his career at PBS, working as a producer on documentary projects centering on people. His work culminated in being nominated for and winning an Emmy. Following his time in the broadcast world he joined a Nashville based marketing / advertising firm as the director of production working with such clients as DHL America and Dollar General. In 2008, he started Kertis Creative, an answer to our rapidly changing media world. Kertis lives, works and adventures in the south.
Twitter: @stephenkertis
Brett graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2004 with a degree in photojournalism. An award-winning photojournalist, Brett spent six years working in newspapers and independently as a photojournalist and multi-media producer before joining the Kertis Creative team. Brett served as an instructor for several documentary photography workshops in Eastern Kentucky as well as two years as an educator at Central Michigan University.
Twitter: @Brett_Marshall
Casey is a photographer and editor who has returned to Louisville to work with Kertis Creative. He hails from a small town in South Carolina, where his family and friends nurtured a lifelong love of art, music, and literature. He has studied, worked, and lived all over the South, most recently in Nashville, TN, and is excited to be back in Kentucky. His interests range from the political to the absurd, usually at the points where they intersect. He enjoys the unexplained and the unexplored, as well as the familiar and the profane.
Twitter: @peeky_zavotter
Amber holds a degree in visual art education from Indiana University. A skilled project manager, she has worked for museums, orchestrated major public events, and operated an independent music label. Her museum efforts won awards for public art commitment. Inherently curious, she enjoys producing with Kertis Creative, from farm fields, forests, airplanes, political rallies, and royal engagements. In her spare time she can be found around music, food, bikes, climbing gear, paper arts, or searching for a great street style photograph for her blog, The Pretty Gritty.
Twitter: @ambermgarvey
Hunter is a seasoned photojournalist, videographer and all-around tech guru. A Western Kentucky University graduate, he has worked on projects that have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. After graduation he worked for The Roanoke Times as a multimedia producer and then returned to Bowling Green as a Photojournalist for The Daily News. After a brief stint in Chicago coordinating social media efforts of large companies Hunter moved back south to Louisville to join forces with Kertis Creative.
Twitter: @hunterwilson
Alan Miller studied television production at Western Kentucky University, where he became an award-winning producer working at WKYU-PBS. After graduating in 2008, he returned to his hometown of Nashville, TN to freelance in TV, film and sports production as well as collaborating with Kertis Creative. Three years later, he made his way back North and settled in Louisville, joining forces with the rest of the team
Twitter: @bobert_Miller
Wesley Bacon joined the Kertis Creative team in 2013 as a videographer, still photographer, and editor. She holds degrees in both Photojournalism and Creative Writing from Western Kentucky University and is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. Her favorite things in life include puppies, dive bars, live music, natural bodies of water, sunglasses, mountains, functional footwear, soccer, and spontaneous adventures.
Twitter: @creativebacon
Tori is a talented and experienced Producer. She enjoys working with all types of clients from non-profits, corporate national campaigns all the way up to feature length independent films. After graduating from Milligan College, with a degree in Theology and Art, Tori returned from her stint in East Tennessee to Louisville, the hometown of her heart. Tori began working in the world of production and fell in love with story telling. Smiling is her favorite.
Justin is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in Photojournalism focusing on video storytelling. Before joining Kertis Creative, he contributed to visual productions at Interlochen School for the Arts, Teach for America and Talking Eyes Media. Justin is a native Tennessean, but is now proud to call Kentucky home. When he is not behind the camera, his interest include collecting random knick-knacks, hosting a mean brunch, and horror movies. 
Josh Mauser graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2013 with a degree in photojournalism. His work has taken him all over the world to cover important issues from Gypsy discrimination in Eastern Europe, to education accessibility in Ghana. He recently returned to his hometown of Louisville to join the Kertis Creative team after freelancing for the past year in Jacksonville, Fl. In his free time, Josh is an avid outdoorsman, snake wrangler, soccer player, and coffee drinker.
Hannah Jezreel graduated from Saint Louis University with a Public Policy Degree. After graduation, she spent her summer biking across the country to fundraise for affordable housing. She currently attends the University of Louisville where she is pursuing her Master's in Public Administration. Her passion for non-profit organizations and her artistic interests led her to Kertis Creative, where she enjoys the diverse and creative challenges that each project presents. She fills her free time with coffee, oil painting, live music, and breakfast burritos.