Meet the diverse talents behind Castle Media:
Our team is made up of designer/account manager hybrids with a variety of backgrounds and skills. What unites us is our creativity, intelligence, and passion for launching enterprises into the digital sphere. Our vision is to develop a comprehensive web platform for individuals and groups that are changing the world through faith, love and truth.
Castle Media was founded by Thomas Umstattd Jr. in an apartment in Austin, TX in 2008. Since then we have grown to a full-scale web marketing company serving authors, small businesses and politicians, both nationally and internationally.
Thomas Umstattd Jr., CEO
Thomas built his first website at the age of 13 and has been helping people with the web ever since. Thomas is an award-winning speaker on the subject of marketing and technology.
Hannah Hill, Account Manager
Unlike Thomas and Sam, Hannah’s geek-streak lay dormant until the worlds of politics and blogging united to call it out. After volunteering for a political campaign for Rick Green, an Umstattd Media client, she came on board Umstattd Media and has never looked back.
Hannah works from her home in the hills of South Carolina, where you can usually find her customizing a WordPress theme, coaching a client, or – you guessed it - blogging about politics at InHenrysWake.com. You can follow her on Twitter @HannahHill_SC.
Hilary Combs, Designer
If you call in or come by and see us at Castle Media Group, chances are you’ll be greeted by Hilary, eager to assist you and set you at ease. One of the more recent additions to the team, Hilary brings her design skills to the mix. A previous freelance graphic designer, she enjoys making your site visually engaging and professional. You can see her personal portfolio at HilaryCombsDesign.com. A part from design, Hilary loves being outdoors, singing, and being involved with her church.
Katherine Suess, Website Support
Despite her last name, Katherine Suess is of no relation to Dr. Seuss (note the spelling difference), though she doesn’t mind the perennial question when it gets asked. To make things even more confusing, she decided to become an author herself!
Katherine joined the team in 2011. She heads up website support for our clients and is proud to be the only female member of the Development Team.
Jim Camomile, Lead Developer
When Jim came to Castle Media Group, he came with a successful website design company and years of experience in the industry.
In 2004, Jim founded Blue Dove Website Design. When the company was acquired by Castle Media Group in 2011, Jim joined the team as the Developer Lead. Jim is an expert in web design, search engine optimization, video production, web marketing, and podcast production/syndication.
Caitlin Muir, Social Media Manager
Caitlin is a believer in the power of Story to change lives. After getting her degree in Journalism, she learned that there was more to Story than words. She’s added photography and video producing to her arsenal, using Social Media to connect with others and share stories. She joined Author Media as a Social Media manager and coach.
Caitlin is an aspiring novelist, single’s columnist, and full-time social media junkie. She writes about her adventures in life, love, and faith on CaitlinMuir.com. You can connect with her on Twitter @ScribblingHappy.
Leah Ledbetter, Account Manager
Leah is no stranger to the world of electronics. While she wouldn’t call herself a “technophile”, she has a healthy appreciation for technology. Leah is an Account Manager at Author Media. She talks to authors to find out what they want and what they need in their new author website. Once she has that question answered, she works on building their new website.
When she’s not working, Leah is pursuing degrees in Spanish and Linguistics from the University of Texas. You can connect with her on Twitter: @Ledbetter2000.
Tim Zook, Developer
Tim is an enthusiastic programmer and web developer. He is fluent in multiple programming languages and works around the clock to learn more. He’s an example of loving what you do and doing what you love.
When he’s not working, Tim is studying at Austin Community College. His dream is to be a game programmer. Our dream is to keep him on board forever so he can help us design web pages that will delight millions.