Our Team

TRACI DEFORGE

Founder and CEO

The most important thing you need to know about Traci is she grew up sleeping with a radio under her pillow. Her love affair with Broadcasting has continued ever since. She is a nationally recognized business development strategist, has a proven track record of success in launching new businesses and directing operations for successful businesses throughout North America. Her consulting expertise generates National awards for her clients. She works with leaders and intact teams at companies such as Hilton, Marriott, British Airways and Google. Clients include Microsoft and Weight Watchers International.

Traci recently expanded her entrepreneurial portfolio with the launch of Produce Your Podcast, a full service company which produces broadcast quality podcasts and her passion for creativity by producing and hosting the Journey to There podcast. The show provides inspiration and tactile tips on how to navigate the intersection between personal and business growth.

Traci facilitates workshops and classes in cities all across the country including Stanford University, has been featured on CNN and is a contributor for Inc.com.

RUSS RIBA

Director of Studio Operations

Russ and Traci have worked together in the Broadcast Media business for over 25 years. He is a 30 year Radio veteran is the founder of AudioMenu Creative Group, a unique marketing company that features a complete menu of audio, video, and voice over solutions as well as a host of related services. Russ manages international voice talent and consults aspiring talent regarding the build-out of digital home studios. He is also the proud recipient of multiple radio advertising awards. You can hear him “on the air” co-hosting the Journey To There Podcast and when he is not behind the mic or running the operations of the business, Russ is on the baseball fields coaching his 2 boys.

BRENT CAREY

Owner, EmpowerRadio.com

Brent Carey is a 30-year broadcast veteran who started in radio at the age of 14 in his hometown of Gaylord Michigan. Brent’s career includes two years as the top-rated afternoon host in San Francisco at 96.5 KOIT, on-air stops at WDVD, WDRQ, and WMGC in Detroit, as well as programming WIOG in Saginaw, WTWR in Toledo and KCIX/KXLT in Boise, Idaho. Brent also is the Founder and CEO of Empower Radio, an online radio network and podcast platform. The network features hosts from across the US and Canada focused on personal development and empowerment with an audience over 750,000 listeners spanning 175 countries.

ANGEE ROBERTSON

Director of Administrative Operations

Traci and Angee have worked together for over a decade supporting growth in each other’s businesses. Angee is a graduate of AssistU virtual assistance training program and president of Freedom2Focus Inc, supporting entrepreneurs to become business owners who delegate wisely, market effectively and increase revenues year after year. She recently expanded her business by completing coach training certification with Coach Training Alliance so she can serve her clients at an even deeper level.

PATRICK COOPER

Digital Technology Solutions 

Patrick started his own Digital Creative Services business after a successful IT career with Mercer University. He has worked with Traci on multiple client projects since he started his business in 2014. His global client base includes customers from Australia, Bermuda, Canada Dubai and the US. He is a Georgia native and a stay at home dad to Addy Kate and Lucy!