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Meet The Team

Marne Brobeck

Marne Brobeck

Co-Founder / Creative Director

Marne “Wolf” Brobeck is Co-Founder of Branding Iron and oversees all things creative. After a 16-year stint in Atlanta, Brobeck found his way back to East Tennessee where he continues to unveil unforgettable imagery. Ask Marne about his expansive collection of gold statues and advertising accolades, and he will shrug it off, inviting a more interesting discussion about flint knapping or winemaking. “After many years–and even more clients, you start to fill an eclectic bag of knowledge. Oh, I could go on-and-on discussing the finer points of microporosity, the down-blending of uranium, or the rigidity of copolymer polypropylene,” he says with a smile. “But I’ll spare you the pain.”

Scott Emerine

Scott Emerine

Co-Founder/Public Relations

Scott Emerine is Co-Founder of Branding Iron and heads up the account service team, along with the media and public relations department. Emerine has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Oral Roberts University and a Master of Science degree in Health Communications from Boston University. For more than a decade, this former editor and journalist has utilized his media contacts to help clients gain international media attention. Emerine enjoys helping clients make a “splash” in the media or “making noise” in the industry. When not working, he enjoys catching bass and playing by playing bass guitar. Scott likes to keep things simple, so his two hobbies are spelled the same to avoid potential confusion.

Sheila Reed

Sheila Reed

Director of Trade Shows & Events

By the time her bio posts, it could be outdated. That’s because Sheila Reed redefines her role with Branding Iron almost as often as she changes hair color. Currently, she devotes much of her efforts to helping clients attain desirable results through social media. Her “can do” attitude continues to delight clients and epitomize what sets Branding Iron apart from other marketing firms. When not in the office, her dog, Luna, takes her on long walks, exploring the many trails the region has to offer. You’re likely to see Sheila at the next trade show or social media event, representing clients, keeping projects in motion and makes sure things run smoothly.

Tim Rhea

Tim Rhea

Studio Artist

Tim Rhea tunneled out of East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and has been applying his skills since Thirtysomething was still on the air. Notorious for his patience and attention to detail, Tim is known to perform graphic design under a microscope, thus causing many a multi-page layout to tap-out in submission. He also holds the undocumented title of “Trivia Ninja” in the Guinness book of world records for knowing the B-side title from every 45-rpm phonograph record from 1951-1978. It’s likely you will find Tim in front of his Mac, applying the finishing touches to any number of design documents. Or maybe you’ll recognize him at Comic-Con 2019. Good luck with that.

Joy Emerine

Joy Emerine

Accountant

Maybe it’s her Midwest upbringing. Or, perhaps, it’s her devotion to all things good. Whatever the reason, people gravitate to Joy Emerine. A graduate from King University, Joy keeps Branding Iron’s financials spot-on accurate. She also keeps vendors singing her praises by keeping them paid in full within 30 days. Speaking of singing, Joy is on a worship team and is a blessing to the church with her vocals.

Hannah Sneed

Hannah Sneed

Marketing Coordinator

If ever it was said that a person performs better under pressure, they were describing Hannah Sneed. Her ability to juggle public relations and social media with precision and accuracy has brought about much ballyhoo from our clients. Like her co-workers, Hannah’s title is blurred from wearing multiple hats. What is clear, is her devotion to doing things right. When not in the office, Hannah enjoys taking day trips to fun and out of the way places with her husband and sons.

Brent Pirie

Brent Pirie

Videographer

Because he resides near the Magic Kingdom in Florida, Brent is known as Branding Iron South. Along with his sunny and whimsical disposition, Brent brings nearly 30 years of commercial and documentary video & multimedia production experience to Branding Iron’s creative arsenal. If you’re undecided as to what style of video best fits your needs, he can show you how ABC, CBS, ESPN, and Disney preferred to showcase their stories.