We’ve spent years developing social media expertise,
and now we’re ready to get your business off the runway and into the air.
So, who’s flying this plane?
Your Take Flight Media Team:
Not only do Tonya and Nichole both love social media, they have been friends for over a decade. They first “met” each other over the Internet, while reading each other’s blogs and found they had more in common than most. They finally met in person in 2011 and have been collaborating in one way or another ever since.
Take Flight was born out of their aspiration to build something together and help start-ups and small businesses thrive in social media. Their strong work ethic, integrity and incredible desire to problem solve make this business soar!
Tonya D. Wertman
branding expert | marketing professional | social media manager | writer
With over seven years of experience in online content creation and social media management, Tonya has capitalized on her marketing, publishing, and business background to develop a savvy social presence and understanding of brand building. She has a knack for analyzing her own extensive social media reach and understanding of social media platforms to translate her online knowledge into building strategies that help her clients soar toward their own social media goals. In addition to her personal blog, Tonya has provided freelance writing for a variety of online sites and can tailor her writing voice to meet the needs of any client.
Specialties: Blogging, Branding, Content Curation, Event Planning, Marketing, Social Media, Writing, and Editing.
Favorite social media platform: Facebook. Because it is a great (and easy) way to stay in touch with family and friends near and far, has become a source of fun entertainment in the form of BuzzFeed lists and Tasty videos, and I love how it makes everyone feel like a celebrity on their birthday!
Nichole J. Beaudry
editor | entrepreneur | photographer | SEO expert | Strategist
With a Masters degree in English and a strong business background, Nichole brings a unique perspective to social media and brand building. A true entrepreneur with a knack for seeing what’s ready to take off, she co-founded a thriving blogging group, Sacramento Bloggers; co-produced and co-directed Listen to Your Mother: Sacramento. As the owner of a photography business, eye for visual aesthetics is key to creating a cohesive and memorable brand image. Nichole understands the often-short runway new businesses face, and she’s ready to help get their wheels off the ground and their dreams into the air.
Specialties: Social Media, SEO, Marketing Research, Marketing, Business, Branding, Blogging, Writing, and Editing.
Favorite social media platform: Instagram. Glorious photographers who subtly offer the opportunity for brands to make real connections with their followers.
COMMUNITY MANAGER / STAFF WRITER
Angela Amman is an editor and short story and essay writer who collects her family’s stories at Playing with Words and whose personal essays and short stories have appeared in her collection, Nothing Goes Away, and various anthologies. A former English teacher, Angela thrives when she's curating content and finding the perfect angle for a brand to find its niche and tell its unique story. As a part of Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit, Angela is thrilled to bring others' stories to the stage and to celebrate the magic of words, storytelling and the courage to share that magic with an audience.
Specialties: Blogging, Content Curation, Editing, SEO, Social Media Management, and Writing.
Favorite social media platform: It depends on my mood! Instagram inspires me, and I appreciate the elements involved in creating authentic connections through visual storytelling. Facebook doesn't have the some sense of immediate connection but offers the opportunity for thought-provoking conversation.
SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT
Elaine has always loved to write and create. For the last ten years she has shared her life through storytelling, on her personal blog, The Miss Elaine-ous Life. She has also worked with many different brands on sponsored campaigns and built a robust social media following. As co-producer of the Listen To Your Mother show in Beaumont, TX for two seasons, she enjoyed watching stories come to life though spoken word. She believes words + pictures = life and that images are the essence of every story told. She also dabbles in photography, and enjoys taking photos for family and friends. Elaine continues to write for other publications online and has been published in three anthologies. In her spare time she likes to correct her kids’ grammar and shop at Home Goods.
Specialties: Blogging, Social Media Management, Networking, and Photography.
Favorite social media platform: Instagram, by far. I adore how Instagram creates a quick pictorial story. Anyone can write as much or as little as they want, or simply choose to tell the story with an image alone. Plus, I am a fan of instant gratification.
SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT / STAFF WRITER
Monica Beyer is the author of two books on baby sign language and has been writing professionally for the better part of a decade. Her journalistic work has appeared a wide variety of websites, and she's been providing online content for several different brands for a few years. She has experience with social media and editing, and she's a versatile writer who can easily adapt to different voices and styles, and she looks forward to new ways she can help a brand reach new audiences. She lives in Missouri with her husband, kids and a couple canine pals.
Specialties: Blogging, Content Curation, Reporting, Social Media
Favorite Social Media Platform: Facebook. It's my go-to place to get my daily news (yes, really!) thanks to the wide variety of news agencies and public figures I follow, as well as a super easy way to keep in touch with all of my family, friends and professional connections.
SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT
Natalie is a mom, avid reader, writer, and lover of all things social media. With a strong business background, Natalie has managed social media accounts since 2012, and has been blogging and creating content online for more than eight years. She thrives working behind-the-scenes and is a pro at curating relevant content and creating balanced content calendars to help brands build their online presence and followings. In addition to her personal blog, Natalie has provided freelance and ghost writing services to several online sites and clients. In her free time, you'll find her chasing three kids in three different directions, tweeting, Facebooking, and pinning more recipes than she can ever possibly try.
Specialties: Blogging, Content Curation, SEO, Social Media/Community Management, and Writing.
Favorite social media platform: Facebook is my go-to! It's easy and fun to connect with family and friends on a daily basis. You can find anything and everything on Facebook from recipes to funny memes and great, shareable content (which is important to those of us working in social media!)