Dana Kerigan, C.P.M.

March 16, 2020

Dana, serves as President and Agency Principal, and is a skilled negotiator that has saved companies over $25 million throughout her 20-year purchasing career. She is a Florida native, pursuing a Master’s Degree from the University of Florida in Digital Strategy and Web Design. In addition, she holds a Graduate Certificate in Digital Analytics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Bachelor’s Degree from the Florida State University School of Business. She is also a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.).

Dana came to KMA from Atlanta where she served as VP Purchasing for Keyston Bros., the nation’s largest distributor of wholesale fabrics for the automotive and marine markets. Prior to that, she held the position of Director, Supply Chain–US at Stanley Black & Decker, (formerly Niscayah), where she spent much of her time in Europe as lead negotiator for numerous multi-million dollar global contracts.

Finding deals and saving money is Dana’s passion where she oversees all media partnerships including digital advertising services though Google Adwords, Pandora & Spotify radio, and all HULU, cable and broadcast TV.

Dana was a recipient of Florida State University’s 100More Award– awarded to the top 100 students in the last 100 years. Nominated and selected by faculty and alumni for academic achievement, volunteer services, and professional accomplishments. Outside the office, she volunteers as a certified literacy trainer for Adult Reading & Writing and GED prep and has also worked with organizations including Habitat for Humanity and Women’s Domestic Violence Shelter.

Dana is married to Jack Kerigan, enjoys time with family, boating and travel. She is active in the community and in her church.

Jack Kerigan

March 16, 2020

Jack is an experienced, multi-channel marketer with a digital core.

He got his start on the client side with 12 years in the brand management group of RJR Nabisco and as Director of Marketing leading Community Coffee’s nationwide expansion. He launched KMA, in 2001, to use big brand principals and help small businesses grow to the next level.

Jack holds a B.S. in Marketing from Florida State University and an MBA. He was recognized as a Notable Nole, “Top 40 Under 40” by the Business Report, one of Gambit Magazine’s “20 People to Watch” and has led KMA to hundreds of ADDY Awards across channels including website design, digital campaigns, video and logo design.

He has a special interest in helping clients harness the current opportunities within digital marketing to increase their sales from engaging ad design and website experience to product purchase and measurement. Jack is married to Dana, has two children and enjoys boating and travel.

Stephen Schmidt

February 15, 2022

Stephen is a public relations and marketing professional with a diverse background in print advertising, web design, branding, photography, graphic design, and social media management.

His experience began at an advertising agency serving as Graphic Designer. He then served as Creative Director for his hometown newspaper of Troy, AL. For 7 years he served as a Webmaster & Director of Marketing at Troy University, and for the past 5 years as PR & Marketing Director for Enterprise State Community College. He has successfully led branding initiatives and his work has been recognized with numerous industry awards.

Stephen is a proud graduate of Troy University, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in graphic design/marketing and an MBA from Faulkner University. Stephen has a strong belief in brand building and good design. Stephen is married to Tiffani, has two children, and enjoys golf and fishing.

Bryan Baird

March 16, 2020

Bryan is a skilled full-stack web developer that has over 12 years of experience in web development. His in-depth understanding of front-end frameworks and content management systems enables him to provide web-based solutions that provide functionality for the client and end-user whether that be buying something online, saving and distributing leads or scheduling an appointment. As a developer, he enjoys implementing cutting-edge technologies into projects to provide feature-rich functionality.

Bryan has been with KMA since 2009 after graduating from the University of South Florida. He has built hundreds of websites for clients using different frameworks and server stacks.

In his free time, he enjoys tinkering with bleeding edge frameworks, learning new things, building computers, playing games, and playing bass at church. He’s also really handy and is usually in the middle of a home construction project.

Darlena Humble

March 16, 2020

Originally from Indiana, Darlena moved to the Florida gulf coast in 2014 and joined the Kerigan Team in 2016 as Office Manager. She brings with her a background of over two decades in administrative support including over 15 years of QuickBooks experience. Darlena is a member of the National Bookkeepers Association and is a State of Florida Notary. 

Darlena is married and has 6 children. Outside of work she enjoys family time on the beach, traveling and most weekends can be found exploring restaurants along the coast. 

Emma Hurley

October 9, 2020

Born in Russia, and raised in West Virginia, she followed her family to the Florida coast where she enjoys surfing, duck hunting on early winter mornings, sight-fishing for redfish and obsessing over her pet rabbit, Willow.

Emma holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Graphic Design from West Virginia University. Her experience includes brand design, including logo and print collateral, but she has also found a passion for web application where she’s proficient in website design, front-end programming and digital advertising.

Fun Fact: On Emma’s 24th birthday, she was in the middle of CAT 5 Hurricane Michael –
A birthday to never forget!

Toni Hernandez

March 16, 2020

A graduate of Gulf Coast State College, Toni received an Associate’s in Cyber Security before finding a calling in web design during his Bachelor of Science in Technology Management studies. After realizing how much he enjoyed creating “something from nothing” by way of web coding, Toni immediately transferred to the Bachelor of Science in Digital Media program specializing in Web Development and completed his degree Cum Laude in 2020.

Toni also found a love for graphic design, video production, and social media marketing. Toni strives to stay abreast of current trends by volunteering with Commodore Productions (at Gulf Coast State College) and following the latest tech news. Being goal oriented, Toni hopes to write new WordPress themes in the future.

“I firmly believe that in order for a business to be successful, their online presence must grow, and I want to help make that happen.”

Toni has many fur babies and can be found handing out treats in his spare time. Outside of work, Toni loves gaming, geocaching, fishing, and kayaking.

Bekah Edwards

May 16, 2022

Bekah is a President’s List Junior majoring in Interactive Digital Design at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee. Although at first, she was more interested in the more artistic majors, she recently discovered that she enjoys the technical side and coding websites from the ground up using HTML and CSS. As a result, she decided to choose a field that incorporates graphic design and computer science. 

Bekah enjoys dancing, creating multimedia art, and modeling for her sister’s photography business in her free time. She has lived in Florida for most of her life and enjoys going to the beach and volunteering at youth camps during the summers. Fun Fact: one thing Bekah can’t live without is her planner. She can be found decorating it and writing endless to-do lists so that she can make sure everything gets done. Bekah is experienced in web design and graphic design and is looking forward to learning from the pros at KMA.

Tabitha Edwards

May 16, 2022

Tabitha is currently a Junior at Freed-Hardeman University (Henderson, TN) pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Photography. Her analytical and creative personality led to a passion for branding and photography. She is experienced in portrait, fashion, and dance photography, and previously completed an internship in commercial photography at Bramblett Group, in Henderson. She currently serves as the vice president of the FHU F/21 photography, assists in photography classes, and regularly works as a supervisor in the campus photography studio.

Tabitha also has a special interest in helping create and shape brands for businesses. In her Social Media Strategist internship at KMA, she is seeking experience in social media marketing and management. In her free time, you’ll find Tabitha shopping, reading, taking photos, or hammocking.


March 16, 2020

Milo, the Chief Barketing Officer

Rescued from an animal shelter in 2014, Milo shares his happiness and love of life with everyone around him. Milo is supremely qualified for his position and works very hard to make sure that everyone in the office has a smile on their face. He greets anyone who walks through the door with a wagging tail and happy face, so if you ever stop by, he will be thrilled to say hi (and hopefully get a belly rub). Milo is an excellent team member but he tends to get distracted by birds and tennis balls, nap-time, comfortable rugs, and hoping that someone will share their lunch with him.

When he’s not hard at work in the office, Milo can be found swimming in the Gulf, chasing birds, and being a very good boy.


March 16, 2020

Tupelo, Head of Cat-vertising and our daily dose of comedy, is the resident office cat and full of mischief. She absolutely loves attention (and sleeping on our keyboards). When she isn’t impeding work, Tupelo loves to pester her big brother, Milo. The two are quite the duo in our pet-friendly office. She was rescued in Franklin, NC in 2019, and we can’t remember what we did all day without her. 

Tupelo is named after our favorite local honey; she is every bit as sweet, although her kitten claws do pack a sting! With her as our sounding board, you know our work is going to be purr-fect.

Toni Hernandez

March 2, 2021

Toni was a top recommendation by the GCSC Digital Media Department and did not disappoint. Toni completed a B.S. in Digital Media and was hired full-time at KMA!

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3706 Hwy 98 Ste. 102
Mexico Beach, Florida 32456

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