Kary Wilson Aldridge is the Creative Director at WAG Media Group. Kary came to WAG from the Yuba-Sutter United Way, where she served as Executive Director. Kary has a passion for marketing and public relations and cultivated those skills through nearly two decades of community service. She was the Parade Chairperson for the 131st Annual Bok Kai Parade and sat on their Executive Committee for their last two years. Kary graduated the LEAD Yuba^Sutter Leadership Academy in June, 2007 and is now the President of the LEAD Yuba^Sutter Steering Committee. She feels strongly about community engagement and is a member of the Marysville Exchange Club and the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce's Tourism Committee.
Kary has been involved with countless community events including: CA Peach Festival (Marysville), Marysville Christmas Parade Chairperson, Spring Get-Together Car Show, Midnight Gala-New Year's Eve Celebration (Chairperson), An Elegant Soiree Wine Auction & Culinary Extravaganza, LEAD Boss of the Moss Fundraiser Committee, Soroptimist's S-Club Advisor, Make A Difference Day Coordinator, Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk for Hands of Hope, Encinal School Parent's Club Officer & Fundraising Chair as well as a multitude of others.
Kary has an accomplished and diverse background with large and small media campaigns. She easily overcomes hurdles that may halt other marketing firms. Kary constantly works to develop collaborations to increase WAG Media Group's reach in the California market.
Kary's greatest love in life is her family. Kyra, 11 and Drew, 8 "keep me busy, make me laugh and enrich my life; I'm proud of the people they are becoming".
About Wag Media Group, Kary is ecstatic to be part of this award-winning team. "We have the best creative team in the industry with a full realm of capabilities," she said. "Who wouldn't be excited? The possibilities are truly endless!"
Art & Technical Director
Mark Bradley has more than thirty years of experience in the production and direction of graphics, advertising, and web applications.
In the late seventies, Mark was extensively involved in the development of pre-press services for a small printing company, including graphics and design-quality typography. Design projects were undertaken both for in-house production and for production at larger facilities. Typography clients included design studios involved in the production of advertising and promotional materials for major corporations.
Mark spent a number of years serving corporate and small business clients in the Yuba-Sutter area, first as a freelance graphic designer, and then as a principal of a public relations and marketing firm. Mark was employed for seven years as Art Director and Principal Designer for a small, full-service advertising agency specializing in Special Events Promotion. His duties included: graphic design and illustration; hiring and supervision of freelance illustrators, designers, production artists and photographers; purchase and art direction of typography, color separations and other graphic production services; budgeting graphic arts projects; scheduling and purchasing media space/time; and writing copy and proposals.
In his current position as Art & Technical Director at WAG Media Group, Mark is responsible for the direction of internet projects, and is the principal designer of print publications. Mark's other responsibilities include quality control for all design and internet projects, frequent copywriting duties, and photography.
Mark's true passion is photography. He is a world-class photographer and often spends his spare time behind the camera.
Randy Johnson is an enthusiastic, focused and detail oriented designer with over nine years experience.
He has acquired notable knowledge in the trades of branding, graphic design, illustration, photography, promotional and event management. Randy has effectively learned how to manage all types of projects both large and small.
In his career he has grown a passion for working with people, creating, directing, and bringing ideas to life. Randy prides himself on trying new concepts, thinking outside the box and pushing the boundaries. Simply said, he enjoys a good challenge.
An infatuation with success has fueled his motivation to build invaluable project management and communications skills. By keeping operations running smoothly Randy has been able to constantly produce a superior end service and product.
Randy's design style is a mash of various trends that have inspired him. Clean, minimalist, retro, and grunge. He finds himself designing in an array of different looks, giving each piece its own personality. Through design, he communicates feeling, emotion, and a statement. "I make a point to watch and study trends so to keep myself fresh and on top of the game." he said.
Randy likes to jump in and get his hands dirty.
Randy's interests are wrenching his 1970 Chevy truck and 1996 Harley. He enjoys cooking, camping and shooting clays. Friends and family are a big part of his life and he is fond of hanging out and having a good time with them.
Jonathan Trujillo is a Graphic & Web Designer for WAG Media Group. With over 10 years of experience as a graphic and print designer, Jon brings traditional print design experience to the web. Jon's career as a designer started at a small T-Shirt shop in Yuba City. He designed custom tee shirts for clients but also managed the screen-printing. Doing so gave Jon an amazing opportunity to learn basics of printing like color separations and film output. Real world experience in the production end of design gave him an unusual opportunity to understand pre-production, production and post-production of the projects he would manage.
When he's not banging out code or designing projects at the office he passes the time by sketching and painting on the computer, various art projects, homework, exploring the net (not with Internet Explorer), and loves shooting clays. Jon lives with his beautiful wife Erin and two children Piper(5) and Xander (8 months). Jon finds a lot of inspiration in his family. Piper, like her Daddy, is very creative. "She really pushes me to think a little more outside the norm. She is a constant inspiration." said Jon. "She is her Dad's little muse."
After working for a few years at WAG, Jon is constantly looking for opportunities to push the limits of his creativity.