Our Team

A passionate team of innovative creatives.

Because ShareIdeas operates virtually, we hire and contract only experienced advertising and marketing professionals. We simply aren’t set up to train, monitor and nurture unproven talent. Our network of top-notch creative talent ensures we will hand select the best team to work on your projects.
Shari GannFounder and Creative Director

Shari Gann

Founder and Creative Director

Shari believes the best design calls attention not to itself but rather to the brand, the client’s identity, and ultimately to the message that’s being delivered to the audience. Her ability to design and think strategically is an unusual combination of characteristics in one creative professional. Although she credits successful marketing results to proper strategic thinking, her passion remains in the art of design and concepting the creative. With over 20 years of creative experience, Shari is comfortable with every facet of the business from initial strategy work to print design and website development. She is mindful of the “big picture” throughout the entire creative process.

Special Skills & Expertise:
Strategic creative strategies • Brand development • Publication design • Website design & development • Direct marketing strategy & design • Social media content development • Email marketing

Chris GannPartner and Business Development

Chris Gann

Partner and Business Development

Chris is a detailed and reliable professional that brings a collaborative approach to his clients. He has an intuitive sense for marketing and client relations. With over 10 years of experience in private school organizational leadership, Chris is very skilled at developing relationships. He believes that trust and integrity are at the core of any professional relationship. His diversified skill set allows him to eliminate complexity while keeping his focus on the client. He understands that knowing what is most important to the client is paramount and he is passionate about developing partnerships.

Special Skills & Expertise:
Organizational leadership • Team building • Client liaison • Project management

Ron ReidContent Development Director

Ron Reid

Content Development Director

Ron is passionate about creating an emotional experience for customers by telling a compelling story clearly, simply and persuasively—one that builds strong relationships with the clients’ brands. It’s fine to refer abstractly to “target audiences” in the marketing plan, but in the ad or the website or the brochure, you’re talking to one person at a time — engaging and persuading one person to buy your product, adopt your idea or join your cause. Ron’s dynamic sense of marketing intuition combined with over 30 years of expertise in marketing successful brands ensures that your project will run smoothly, on time and on budget with a successful outcome.

Special Skills & Expertise:
Marketing communication plan development • Print, broadcast and online advertising • Content marketing • Web content and SEO • Social media content management • Public relations & public affairs program development 

Jessica MorelosWeb Designer and Developer

Jessica Morelos

Web Designer and Developer

An experienced web developer for ShareIdeas, Jessica’s diverse background includes more than 10 years in non-profit communications, as well as award-winning graphic design and publication work. She earned her computer science degree from the University of Mary Washington, where she was also a two-time All-American field hockey player and held multiple school records for the sport, leading to her induction into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame. With a unique skill set that combines the logistics of technology with creativity and artistic design, Jessica is able to produce web communications that are effective on all fronts.

Special Skills & Expertise:
Web communications & design • Computer science • Coach and leader

Laura LaneCopywriter and Proofreader

Laura Lane

Copywriter and Proofreader

Laura is an experienced writer and editor with the ability to produce compelling marketing or journalistic copy for a wide range of media formats and audiences. Her 12 years of experience in marketing and public relations includes both corporate and non-profit work in varied industries. She believes effective professional writing ensures that both the content and its packaging are both delivered with excellence. When it comes to connecting with a reader, how you say something is just as important as what you say.

Special Skills & Expertise:
Marketing and public relations • Copywriting • Journalism • Proofreading • Extensive knowledge of grammar, vocabulary & AP Style

Jodi RussellMedia Planner and Production Manager

Jodi Russell

Media Planner and Production Manager

For 15 years, Jodi has been helping clients recognize that media planning is an instrumental component of marketing strategy. She has used innovative media solutions to meet the business goals for various clients. By choosing the most appropriate media outlets, whether print, social, digital, or broadcast, Jodi successfully connects marketing messages with target markets to achieve improved business performance. A detail-oriented, organized, and creative-thinking professional, Jodi is equipped to effectively recognize the media needs of businesses and implement effective media formats, time spans and locations.

Special Skills & Expertise:
Media planning & management • Media placement • Media evaluation • Product production

Eric LusherPhotographer and Videographer

Eric Lusher

Photographer and Videographer

Eric’s lifelong passion for photography began when he picked up his first camera at age 12, which led to his first job in a camera shop at 16 and later, a degree in photography. While honing his craft, Eric has had the opportunity to work for and learn from over sixty different photographers from across the world and across all areas of expertise. He has spent the past 15 years in Virginia as an advertising photographer. Eric specializes in people, products, places and everything in between.

Special Skills & Expertise:
Advertising Photography • Commercial Photography • Video • Editorial Photography • Portrait Photography