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Drew Matthews


PRESIDENT/CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Drew Matthews


PRESIDENT/CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Drew was born in St. Louis and raised at the geographic (and psychographic) confluence of America's cultural melting pot where the Mississippi meets the Ohio in Smalltown, Missouri, USA.  His family has lived and prospered in the area as successful business entrepreneurs in an unbroken line for over 260 years. 

A midwestern upbringing was fortuitous, giving Drew a unique perspective on how to communicate and market to the many people, cultures, accents. values, traditions and history that all mushed together into the area.

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BOYHOOD WAS NORMAN ROCKWELL IDYLLIC and filled with Schwinn Stingrays, Man From Uncle TV, go-carts, Mercury Hurricane Super 10's, boats, canoes, planes (both balsa and real), motorcycles and assorted racing green British Leyland products in need of constant repair.  A Fender Mustang, Wah-Wah pedal, Bandmaster amp and a couple truckloads of Tri-X coursing through a Pentax rounded out the inventory. A garage band that was best left in the garage occupied time. A black and tan hound dog of provided companionship and one bazillion cousins provided a built in compound of friends.  Family farmland had three large ancient native American mounds for creative adventures, camp outs, arrowhead hunting, discharging firearms, horseback riding, blowing up Vienna Sausage, tooling around on a vintage Massey-Furgeson and other mischievous endeavors lying outside the boundaries of parental oversight.

UNIVERSITY TRAINED UNDER THE TUTELAGE OF DR. FRANK PAONI University was a fortuitous time that provided the truly privileged opportunity to learn from the acknowledged master of marketing and marketing psychology in the world at the time, Dr. Frank Paoni whose PhD in psychology and marketing genius propelled Anheiser-Bush and others to stardom worldwide.  Drew left with a degrees in psychology and marketing.

TEXAS BOUND  Drew decamped to College Station, Texas to marry his college sweetheart who had taken up post -graduate residence doing biochemical genetic research at the local university.  He married up.

THE MATTHEWS GROUP OPENED on January 5th, 1987 with no clients, no equipment, no employees and no money.  The family handbook on how to be a successful entrepreneur was lost for the first few years until things got dialed in. In addition to The Matthews Group, Drew has had the pleasure of working for and starting the first in house agency at  Hart Hanks Corporation, teaching at Texas A&M University and one agency gig .

LIFE REVOLVES around his undying passion for the agency business, two daughters, assorted cats, a French sailboat with a smoky Swedish engine, Instagram and his ever patient and equally creative wife.


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Yvonne Moll


DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIST/PROGRAMMER

DATA ANALYST

Yvonne Moll


DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIST/PROGRAMMER

DATA ANALYST

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THINK CSI CRIME LAB SCIENTIST, MEETS RESEARCH GENETICIST, MEETS ARTIST.  YVONNE MOLL BRINGS NEW LIFE TO THE DEPTH OF BIG DATA AND THE POSSIBILITIES OF DIGITAL MARKETING SCIENCE FOR CLIENTS OF TMG.

Yvonne Moll is one of those quiet, enigmatic individuals that harbors a truly great scientific mind coupled with the exploratory freedom of an artist.  Digital marketing for TMG clients has advanced exponentially under Yvonne's creative and scientifically disciplined eye.  Clients love her approachable style and ability to evaluate extremely complicated data to create powerful digital marketing campaigns based in science and math.  Yvonne's unique combination of science and math research training and experience brings to the table skills unlike any other digital marketer.

CRIME LAB SCIENTIST Yvonne started her science career working in the Missouri State Crime Laboratory doing cutting edge genetic research that could be applied to rape crime cases.  She developed the ability to bring science, intuition, math and technology together to solve vastly intricate problems.  She was the woman in the white lab coat on the cutting edge of the gene mapping research that was later widely adopted into the paternity testing used in crime cases today.

TEXAS A&M RESEARCH GENETICIST  Yvonne's genetic research skills made her a prime recruit for Texas A&M where she spent 17 years as a biochemical geneticist doing gene mapping research.

DIGITAL MARKETING EXPERT / DATA SCIENTIST  In an unusual twist of fate, Yvonne's opinion was sought out on structuring some complicated A/B testing for digital marketing platforms for TMG, she liked the work so much that she began taking advanced training and certification in digital marketing.  Today, she works for TMG as the Director of Digital Marketing as a strategist, programmer and analyst.

MOTHER, SAILOR, GARDNER, YOGA, RUNNER, PAINTER, ENVIRONMENTALIST  Yvonne, is the mother of two children Aynsley and Taryne who both revel in their mother's accomplishments as she does in theirs.  To say they are bonded at the hip in all things is an understatement.  Yvonne's weekends finds her in Kemah at the helm of her unique French made, Kirie Feeling sailboat charting a course across Galveston bay.  Raised on a classic midwest picture perfect dairy farm, Yvonne has a strong connection to the land and wildlife.  She is an avid gardener and is well versed in environmental issues and the science of raising her own organic food.  The winter months find her sequestered away in her art studio doing water color and oil paintings while listening to her ever expanding collection of contemporary international techno/dance music, Nordic bands and a peppering of 80's and Motown favorites.

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Debbie Brown


OFFICE MANAGER

Debbie Brown


OFFICE MANAGER

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Born in Odessa, Texas. 

Worked various jobs. Worked at Southwest State Bank 8 years

Worked as Office Manager 8 years for J R Beadel Transfer and Storage Co.

Worked as Office Clerk @ Nathan's Jewelers 2 years. 

Worked for Brownwood Janitorial & Fire Extinguisher Co., as Office Manager 17 1/2 Years

Married Tony Brown then moved to College Station, Texas

Join the team of The Matthews Group, Inc., in 2014.

I enjoy dancing, Classic Country Western Music and Classic 50,60 and 70's Rock and Roll.

Enjoy spending time with my family, I am a huge fan of my grandson. He plays Soccer and Baseball and enjoy going to watch him play! 

My favorite is Cruising! I go on a cruise every year with 13 of my lady friends from Brownwood. I enjoy being on the ocean, touring different places each year.  My favorite place to cruise is Cozumel! 

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Zach Ryan


EDITOR / VIDEOGRAPHER

Zach Ryan


EDITOR / VIDEOGRAPHER

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Zach is one of those impossibly gifted individuals whose talents and interests know no boundaries.  Music, photography, video, design, editing and a host of personal hobbies keep his creative mind flowing and client's happy.

Zach is unfazed by the difficult or near impossible shot. Rain, sleet, snow, searing heat, are mere inconveniences to this lens wizard. And, shooting is just the beginning, Zach’s gift as an editor is truly unlike any other. His ability to sift through hours of raw footage and find just the right segments to compose into storytelling perfection make him a priceless addition to creating the perfect video. Finding the right music score is also easy for him since he is a musician with experience playing in many local bands.

Clients love Zach’s easy demeanor and comfortable working style. He listens, understands and implements with ease. We love Zach and you will love working with him, too.

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Greta Emily Chang


GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Greta Emily Chang


GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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Greta is one of those endlessly fascinating people whose varied interests, international travel, unique perspectives and diversity of talents fuse together into a creative viewpoint destined to produce great graphic design.

A native of Taiwan, Greta was heavily influenced by growing up in Taipei, surrounded by the rhythms of the ocean.  The city outside her door was a melting pot of different cultures and the profusion of art galleries beckoned her regularly.  Her childhood was filled with family nature hikes, prolific international travel, a love of basketball and flowers.

Greta earned a bachelors degree in Economics and worked as a stockbroker for two years before heading the call of her true passion, graphic design.  In addition to working at The Matthews Group, she is pursuing a Graphic Design degree at Blinn College.


BLINN COLLEGE • GRAPHIC DESIGN  Currently enrolled.


 

 

Dave Skinner


DAVE SKINNER - MUSICIAN
RESIDENT MOVIE AND SOUND DESIGN COMPOSER
SONIC LOGO DESIGNER and AUDIO ENGINEER

Dave Skinner


DAVE SKINNER - MUSICIAN
RESIDENT MOVIE AND SOUND DESIGN COMPOSER
SONIC LOGO DESIGNER and AUDIO ENGINEER

Dave Skinner

DAVE SKINNER - MUSICIAN
RESIDENT MOVIE AND SOUND DESIGN COMPOSER
SONIC LOGO DESIGNER and AUDIO ENGINEER

Dave Skinner is an extraordinary polymath with many talents, not the least of which is his fast growing second career as a songwriter, movie music composer, professional live and studio session musician and sonic logo designer.

Dave and our Creative Director, Drew Matthews re-connected a few years back when Dave came in to talk about launching his music career. It was a beautifully fortuitous event as a friendship was formed and several projects later, Dave is The Matthews Group’s Musician and Composer in Residence. We couldn’t be happier as he is an exceptional talent.

When Dave is not writing for his clients, performing or flying around the country on the film festival and conference circuit, he is busy writing sonic logos for The Matthews Group, creating original music and audio sound tracks for videos.

Client’s love Dave’s affable, upbeat style and ability to take the complication out of sound design and bring it into approachable reach in building audio brand experiences.