Meet Our Team

The Vexing Media team offers services that allow for a fresh website design, virtual event production, and also complete branding services, including print, digital media design, and graphic design.

Airam Gessner

Partner, Creative Director

Airam is a founding member of Vexing Media and its Creative Director. He has been designing web and print media for over twenty years since receiving his Associates in Graphic Design and is skilled in traditional design while also bringing a sense of freshness in type, color, illustration, and creativity.

Brandon Smith

Partner, Director of Digital Media

Brandon Smith is a founding member and co-owner of Vexing Media LLC. His focus is on project and marketing management.

As the project manager, Brandon oversees all contracts and projects held by Vexing Media. He directs the day-to-day activities (workflow, products and deliverables, quality management, and team effectiveness) of each Vexing Media contract; serves as the primary contact and maintains ongoing communication with the client; and practices earned value management to measure project performance and budget adherence.

Tom Dineen

Partner, Director of Event Production

Tom is a founding member of Vexing Media, with a majority of his background in the entertainment industry. While working both on the set of SyFy’s Z Nation and in the production office of HBO’s True Detective, he discovered a great interest in designing interactive experiences for gallery and festival-goers with his first curated project, Z Nation at the MAC museum.

Matt Slotemaker

Partner, Director of Video Production

Matt Slotemaker is the newest partner at Vexing Media. Originally the owner and founder of 12 Acre Films, he’s collaborated with the Vexing team over the years. Notably, the annual TEDx Spokane event has been ongoing since 2018, and they produced an award-winning vaccine campaign in 2022 for The Native Project.

Amanda Cantrell

Director of Communications

Dr. Amanda Cantrell brings over 20 years experience in communications for the nonprofit, government, and NGO sector, with a dabbling in the private sector. She is motivated by improving her community, increasing representation, and encouraging engagement for self-advocacy, thus a sector which gives back is really the only for her. She has been lucky to work with some amazing people, leveraging a visionary leadership style, and excited to join the very talented Vexing Media team.

Thomas J. Brown

Senior Web Developer

Thomas is the Senior Web Developer at Vexing Media and has professional web development experience ranging across various channels since 1995 when he taught himself to build basic websites. He is proficient in HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL as well as a number of other front and backend web technologies. While holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Electronic Media and Film, Thomas takes a user-centered, device-agnostic approach to building websites and is also an accomplished screenwriter, screen actor, and voice actor.

Isaiah Gessner

Digital Marketing Specialist

Isaiah Gessner is the Digital Marketing Specialist at Vexing Media and offers a level of analytic depth when seeing each client through their digital marketing journey.

Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, minoring in Communication and Journalism, and being the Editor in Chief at Eastern Washington University, Isaiah holds the tools to offer a collaborative, inventive, and open-minded approach when determining the needs of each client.