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meet the team

At Corner Booth Media, we are professional storytellers, helping organizations develop and share their authentic stories, and placing them to ensure the right people see it. We believe that whoever tells the best story, wins. Since 2001, Corner Booth Media has built brands, markets, and customers by developing strategies, creating content, targeting digital advertising, and ultimately helping organizations reach their business and financial goals. 

Corner Booth Media clients include financial services, healthcare, non-profits, community organizations, higher and private education, real estate/land use, retail/grocery, government, life science, manufacturing, travel, engineering, construction, and more.

Stories are an organization’s most valuable asset, and we’re ready to help you tell yours.

Frank Swoboda

Founder & Creative Director, Corner Booth Media, Inc.

Frank Swoboda is a writer, director, producer and media consultant, from feature films, television commercials and on-line videos to digital media strategies. Frank is the founder and creative director of Corner Booth Media, an online video advertising agency and professional story-telling company that elevates brands and products with creative solutions using integrated digital media and online advertising campaigns. Corner Booth Media serves clients throughout the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, Montana, Alaska and California.


Frank also wrote and produced The Basket, Movie Guide’s 2000 Family Film of the Year. With over 30 years of experience in marketing, advertising, communications and entertainment, Frank is also an accomplished commercial video director, and his on-set direction and interviewing skills are second to none. Frank’s award shelf includes a Signal Award for his podcast The Most Interesting Person You’ve Never Heard Of, National Addy, Show West Best of Show and Inc. Magazine’s 2016 Best Local & Regional Advertising Campaign in America.


Frank collaborates with mid and enterprise-level marketing teams in every industry to facilitate and create strategic brand story plans for their organizations, and recently wrote, produced and directed Housing and Help, America’s definitive homeless solution web series. He is also a member of Internet for Growth’s National Advisory Council, helping small businesses communicate the importance of digital advertising to congressional lawmakers. Additionally, he is a member of the National Small Business Association, the nation’s first small-business advocacy organization.


Frank is a native of Spokane, WA, a graduate of Gonzaga University, proud Dad of four and married to the most beautiful redhead in the world. He has filmed in over 12 countries, in over 40 U.S. states and his all-time favorite locations are the Parthenon in Greece, the Great Wall of China, Southeast Alaska and Venice, Italy. He also secretly thinks he’s Frank Sinatra…and sings like him, too.

Deb Jones

Business Strategist and Communications Director

Deb Jones was born and raised in Spokane, attending and graduating from both Gonzaga Prep and Eastern Washington University (EWU). She majored in marketing, business management, and human resource management. 

Deb worked in corporate marketing in Seattle after college, then moved to Missoula, where she has spent the last 13 years directing non-profits. She oversaw finances, boards, events, public relations, and large fundraising campaigns. Storytelling is the cornerstone of a successful organization and she has loved sharing these nonprofits’ stories, allowing them to make deeper connections within their communities, grow in mission, and better serve. Deb enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, two children, and three dogs.  She’s an avid supporter of the arts and nonprofits, and is a huge sports fan.

Nick Swoboda

Digital Media Director

Nick Swoboda is a producer, digital media coordinator, software developer, video editor and audio engineer from Spokane, WA. After graduating Gonzaga Prep and The Blackbird Academy in Nashville, TN- Nick has been working in professional video, audio, and media industries for almost a decade. From producing and editing dozens of video campaigns for local
and regional businesses, non-profits, and enterprises- managing many successful digital advertising campaigns and social media series to recording artists and bands in some of the worlds most renown recording studios: Nick describes his greatest strengths as his passion for creativity, optimization, and people; allowing for unique perspective and foresight on
projects and with clients. He also records/ produces music and enjoys coding innovative digital tools and AI technologies (which of course everyone loves to do).

Rae Sauer

Project Coordinator, Videographer, Sill Photographer, Editor

She graduated in 2019 from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor’s in Film. Afterwards, she spent two years in Los Angeles working for start-ups and one public figure as a videographer, photographer, editor, and social media manager –– which included publishing photos in the Los Angeles Business Journal. Originally self-taught, Rae has been a photographer for over ten years. During COVID, she moved to Arizona, where she continued working as a photographer for TheSpruce.com before, finally, moving back to Spokane. In her free time, you can find her outside, traveling, doing anything artsy, or hanging out with her little corn snake, Nuri.

Kevin Jung

Editor, Videographer

Hi Im Kevin! I’m a recent Gonzaga University graduate, with a Bachelors in Broadcast and Electronic Media studies as well as a minor in Theatre Arts. I enjoy video production, photography, hiking/camping and anything relating to the ocean. Fun facts – I grew coral in high school and studied classical voice in college! 

Haylee Lynch

Communications Coordinator

 Haylee, a Spokane native, has proudly called this vibrant city her home since birth. Currently in her senior year at Gonzaga University, she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism, with a leadership studies minor. Outside the classroom, Haylee enjoys exploring new places, embracing the great outdoors and spending time with her loved ones. Go Zags!

Emma Parsons

Social Media and Communications Coordinator

Emma Parsons is a senior at Stanford University, majoring in American Studies with a minor in Creative Writing, and unofficially majoring in comedy. During her time at Stanford, she has performed and written for Stanford’s only sketch-comedy group, the Robber Baron; co-created/co-written/starred in a web series (Petition to Withdraw – Available on YouTube); worked as an Oral Communications Tutor; staff-written for every comedy publication on campus; and been the only person to twice serve as a Co-Head-Writer of Stanford’s biggest yearly theatrical production (Ram’s Head’s ‘Gaieties) –– which, together, sold out Stanford’s largest indoor venue (with 1,700 seats) on six different nights.

In 2022, she was the recipient of the Louis Sudler Prize in the Performing and Creative Arts –– a prize given to the two creative-writing seniors whom a faculty-committee have decided show the most promise. In the award, Emma was described as “one of the most talented and hard-working undergraduate writers at Stanford.” She spent the summer of 2022 studying at The Second City and The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago, where she interned for the long-running iO Harold team, Devil’s Daughter. Emma is fluent in Spanish and can ‘get by’ in French and Russian –– whatever that means.

Emma Swoboda

Associate Producer

Emma’s association with Corner Booth Media goes back to her earliest memories; unofficially starting at age 3. At 15 Emma formally stepped into the realm of media, initially assisting with office tasks and video shoots, and even championing the expansion and optimization of Corner Booth’s social media footprint across all social platforms. 

A proud Husky in her fifth year at the University of Washington (Go Dawgs!), Emma is pursuing an ‘Anthropology of Globalization’ major, a new program that delves into the multifaceted dynamics of our interconnected world, spanning economic exchanges and new media. Emma plays a pivotal role in management and production as a brilliant problem solver. Fueled by her love for media and the transformative power of storytelling, Emma is on a mission to craft narratives that bridge cultures, businesses, and communities.”

Taylor Wordell

Videographer, Digital Effects, Editor

Taylor is a seasoned professional with a diverse background in creative direction, cinematography, and entrepreneurship. Through over eight years of experience in the culinary field, he honed his leadership and management skills serving as a Sous Chef and Kitchen Manager in some of the largest restaurants on the West Coast. In 2018, Taylor graduated with honors, receiving his AAS in Music Performance & Technology. It was during his college years that he discovered a profound passion for creative filmmaking and the art of storytelling. Continuously driven by this passion and inspired by the stories of others, Taylor consistently strives for excellence, dedicating himself to delivering compelling narratives through his pursued mastery of visual media.

Tyler Templeton

Videographer, Editor

Tyler Richard Templeton was born in 1991 to Margaret and Harold Templeton, in a small town west of the Appalachian mountains called Paris, Kentucky. Despite poor grades and an inauspicious youth, Tyler exhibited a proclivity toward filmmaking in his junior high photography class. Notable among his early efforts was an amateur period piece about Appalachian corn farmers in the early 20th century, which he debuted at a middle school talent show to lukewarm reception.

Zach Melton

Podcast Director, Videographer, Editor

Zach grew up in Chicago, where he spent his teenage years working at a string of hot dog carts his father owned. Many many hot dogs later, Zach’s father gave him the opportunity to be the first person in his family to attend college. In 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelors in Music Composition. He supported his career as a musician by making videos for friends and local businesses –– which ignited in him an undiscovered passion for video production. In 2020, Zach moved to Spokane as a freelance videographer and, soon after, was connected with the teams at Bottega.Create and Corner Booth Media –– catalyzing his evolution as a filmographer.

Zach works part time as a podcast director, videographer, and editor at Corner Booth Media and is the Chief Financial Assistant at Bottega.Create.

Charles

Facilities Manager

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Thelma Vanden Berg

Business Manager, Number Lover

What is a business without a strong financial manager? Thelma has 25 years in accounting, quietly keeping us impeccable in all matters financial. She is absolutely perfect in our eyes. Thelma happily spends time with her husband, three daughters, two adorable granddaughters, and mentors young girls as well.

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