Meet Our Team

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Shawn Leamon

Chief Strategist

Outside of work, I have two loves: ultra-endurance events and travel.

Over ten years ago, I left the world of investment banking and wealth management in NYC to branch out on my own. I first combined my love of law with my desire to help people make smart financial decisions in a series of resources called “Divorce and Your Money.” Then I developed LaGrande Marketing to help law firms grow their practices.

For the full story, check it out in my book or reach out to me at shawn@lagrandemarketing.com.

I’ve been to over 30 countries, and my goal is to get to 100.

Teresa Tran

Chief Operating Officer

If you're not laughing, you're not living.

After working in a variety of roles for most of my life, I have realized that being resourceful is the key to supporting anyone in any industry. I like to work “behind the scenes” to bring things to life.

You can reach out to me at teresa@lagrandemarketing.com

Some of my favorite times are spent enjoying photography, scrapbooking, and—believe it or not--dog grooming.

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Camilo Ceballos

Director of Client Services & Operations

Taking risks, falling, learning, and getting up is part of the road to success.

I’m from Colombia, and I'm an international business administrator dedicated to marketing. I have worked in the financial, mass consumption, and real estate sectors. I love technology, challenges, innovating, and creating solutions that make customers happy. Touching hearts through marketing is my passion.

I love Hip Hop.

Noelia Peña

Project Manager

"If it makes you happy, then it's not a waste of time."

I'm Noelia Peña, originally from the vibrant Dominican Republic, but currently calling Berlin home as I embark on my master's degree journey and savor all that this remarkable city has to offer.

Throughout my life, I've been a bit of a risk-taker, always eager to embrace challenges and dive headfirst into the messiest of situations, both personally and professionally. I thrive in the role of the helper and problem-solver, constantly seeking ways to improve not only my own work but also to empower those around me.

I really enjoy spending time in the mountains, especially watching the sunset and taking in the fresh air. Nature is a great source of comfort for me.

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Nicole Olguín

Project Manager

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot."

Born and raised in Argentina, I was fortunate to receive a bilingual education. This foundation enriched my cultural understanding and opened many professional doors for me. I studied advertising at university and found my passion in digital marketing from day one. I'm very curious and have explored different digital fields during my career such as paid media, SEO, email marketing, and programmatic.

I'm a big fan of nature and my favorite place to go to is always the beach. I love doing CrossFit and taking long walks with my dog in my free time.

When I lived with my mother, we had 8 dogs, 3 cats, and 4 fish, so our house was like a zoo.

Nakibur Rahman

Virtual Assistant

“Take the Risk or Lose the Chance”

I’m from the beautiful riverine country of Bangladesh. Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, I’ve been working as a dedicated virtual assistant, helping businesses navigate the challenges of remote work easily and efficiently.

I absolutely love working with the LaGrande Marketing Team—it’s a delight!

Cat Person. I enjoy walking on the empty streets under the city lights.

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Lauren Stephenson

Video Strategist

“When you convert a good book to a film, stupid things happen.” – Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl

I worked in the creative industry for around eight years and served in various office roles for about four years. At LaGrande Marketing, I get to help channel creative talents to produce bottom line results.

One time I went with a friend just to “look” at dogs from a rescue center. Now I have a dog…

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Arianna Trabanino

Senior Marketing Strategist

“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll

Born in El Salvador I grew up bilingual and immersed in different cultures. With a diverse background in business from studying and working in both the United States and Europe, I have gained valuable experience and insights into the dynamic world of marketing.

My journey has been instrumental in shaping my expertise by exposing me to diverse cultures, consumer behaviors, and emerging trends, enabling me to develop comprehensive marketing strategies that resonate with audiences on a global scale.

I call my dog an “International puppy” since she has lived in Miami, Panama, Madrid, El Salvador and traveled all over the world. 

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Andrea Mossi

Senior Marketing Strategist

“When one door closes another door opens” – Alexander Graham Bell

The experience of being born in Honduras but also living in the United States and Europe has allowed me to navigate through the world of fashion, sales, and marketing. My passion remains unwavering: always a blend of creativity and strategic thinking in every venture.

I have watched 5 times the show "Friends" from start to finish.

Natalia Melara

Senior Marketing Strategist

“The truth is – magic lives in all of us who choose to look for it.” – ATTICUS

Starting in the creative industry as an interior decorator, I translated clients’ visions into visual stories. Later, I founded The Bridal Home Edit, crafting personalized registries for brides that align with their individual styles. This experience showcased my knack for meeting client needs and the impact of design choices. I’m all about the wanderlust life – exploring new cultures and picking up languages.

My journey has led me to call many places home, including El Salvador (where I’m from), Brazil, Florence, Italy, and St. Augustine, Florida. Whether I’m jet-setting or indulging in my favorite activities like table scaping, playing padel, scuba diving, skiing, or hitting up a Pilates class, there’s always one constant in my life: Remy, my Maltipoo puppy, who takes the top spot in my heart.

I know the entire script of Titanic by heart – word for word!

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Katherine Alfaro

Senior Marketing Strategist

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." — Eleanor Roosevelt

I have a remarkable enthusiasm for my work, driven by a passion for building relationships. With over 10 years of experience in client-facing roles and marketing, I thrive in collaborative, fast-paced environments where creativity and critical thinking are highly valued. I firmly believe that empathy, respect, and loyalty are the most valuable traits anyone can possess.

I'm passionate about travel and fitness and a foodie at heart. I’m also the proud mom of Clementina, a chunky French bulldog.

My first summer job was at the age of 15 at a law firm in NJ, in the filing department.

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Kate Dolan

Legal Writer

Words are like pieces of broken glass. They can cut if you’re not careful. And if you just pile them up, they look like trash. But when you fit them together in a certain way, you can see art in the result.

I’ve been writing professionally since I graduated law school in 1992, but I detoured from legal writing and editing for several years to focus on fiction, journalism, and marketing copy. When I returned to writing about legal topics, I felt that the experience in other fields improved my ability to explain legal concepts.

My characters take over when I write fiction. I forget that I’m supposed to be in charge.

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Kathleen Affeldt

Legal Writer

"If you've got a frog to swallow, don't look at it too long."

I have been a nurse, a paralegal, an author, a grocery store cashier, a medical transcription editor, and a tax lien investigator. In short, I haven't decided what I want to be when I grow up.

I once "appeared" onstage with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - my seat was actually on the stage, behind the percussion section!

Luciana Trompa

Social Media Manager

"Live as if you were going to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were going to live forever."

My name is Luciana Trompa, and I live in Bogotá, Colombia. I live with my parents and my pet; I am an only child. Since I was very young, I have been passionate about dancing, reading, and writing, I enjoy dancing any music and am very good with choreographies. I am also very variable with literature and like to write about suspense.

Living in Bogota, I can have all the possible climates in a single day, but I also enjoy traveling and getting to know new places. I plan to learn about new countries now that I have 100% remote work.

I am a creative, friendly, fun person who likes to learn something new daily.

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Daniela Hernández Gutierrez

Social Media Content Creator

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"

My name is Daniela Hernández. I am a Mexican girl who is passionate about photography, art, crafts, and my morning coffee. 

I studied Marketing and Communication, and since then, I have been dedicated to marketing, including content creation and social media. I am creative, passionate about what I do, and very self-taught. I aspire to improve who I am and what I do constantly.

I am a huge fan of surreal art, and you will probably find me in a coffee shop. 

Gabriela Zuluaga

Content & Social Media Creator

“Creativity is intelligence having fun!” – Albert Einstein

I am Gabriela, and I have the pleasure of living in Santa Marta, Colombia, where I wake up looking at the sea every morning. I am a mother of 2, which has been the best thing that has happened to me; since I became a mother, I feel much more creative and alive than ever.

I studied architecture and design and started working in the social media world four years ago; I compare content creation with architectural design. I see the content I create as if it were a place that the reader would inhabit, and I provide all the necessary aspects to feel at home when they are reading it.

‎Running is my therapy and meditation.

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Melissa Oviedo

Content & Social Media Creator

Creativity is the dance of the soul inspired by the rhythm of dreams.

From the tropics, Colombia now living in Canada, I have been enthusiastic and passionate about storytelling and content creation for about six years now, three years in the marketing world. I have an international business background and have always loved traveling and discovering new places.

Outside the digital realm, you'll find me exploring art, music, and fashion, probably with a Matcha in hand. Whether designing or coolhunting new trends, I believe in turning every project into a unique expression.

I love Karaoke and I won't miss an opportunity to sing 'Como La Flor' by Selena Quintanilla!

Lucia Apaza

Newsletter Strategist

Where there’s a will, there’s a way!

Hola! I’m Lucia, born and raised in the wonderful city of Lima, Perú. Fueled by curiosity, I discovered my passion in the dynamic world of marketing—an industry in constant evolution, and I am dedicated to growing alongside it.

My love for exploring the world and embracing new cultures has taken me to many countries, including living for 18 months in the heart of Texas (Yee-haw!) and 13 months in the vibrant city of Barcelona (Olé!).

I find joy in helping others and practicing yoga. My dream is to publish a book someday.

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Davi Lima

Paid Ads Manager

“Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

I was born in São Paulo, and my educational journey took me through both Brazil and Europe. I had impactful exchange experiences in Malta and Turkey, which significantly enriched my life.

As a Marketer, I thrive on analyzing situations and uncovering new opportunities. Like Davi, I enjoy pushing my physical limits through exercise. Additionally, I have a passion for traveling and exploring new cultures.

I’m a father of 2 dogs.

Laura Cadena

Video Editor

“Searching for a new way of being in the world”

I’m a visual artist from Bogotá, I have worked in different creative areas in the past few years and I realised that editing videos and all kind of audiovisual pieces is what I love to do the most. I tend to embark in challenging roles and always give the best of me. I enjoy turning videos into magical pieces that help people, brands or businesses stand out and meet their goals!

I love films and I try to go the theatre at least once a week.

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Sofía Robles

Video Editor

“Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.” - Salvador Dalí.

I am Sofía Robles, a passionate video editor from Bogotá, Colombia. With a background in Audiovisual Communication and Multimedia, I stand out for my creativity, attention to detail, and ability to work in a team.

I am also an active content creator on social media, with a YouTube channel and a TikTok account where I share mystery and crime content. I love researching and writing scripts for these videos, although I prefer to avoid paranormal investigations in real life.

When I'm not editing videos, I dedicate myself to my other passions: video games, drawing, baking cupcakes and brownies, and crafts. I love staying at home and creating in my own space, which makes my career as a video editor perfect for me.

Although I spend a lot of time editing horror videos, my cupcakes and brownies are the sweetest things around!

Boris Predic

Video Editor

Chase the Dream, Not the Competition.

I have been working as a video editor for over 15 years. I love how much this profession evolves with every year, pushing us to be more creative and inspired. Combining this with special effects, Photoshop, and sound design, the sky’s the limit!

I personally see LaGrande Marketing as the dream team!

I enjoy photography, making funny vacation videos, and walking one awesome golden retriever.

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Djordje Bijelic

Video Editor

"For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories." – Plato

I come from the beautiful country of Serbia. Growing up, I was always interested in marketing. As time passed, I was introduced to content marketing, which later led me to an opportunity to work at LaGrande Marketing.

I'm on a mission to become the best possible version of myself!

Hafiz Tayyab Alvi

Video Editor

“Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

With over five years of honing my skills in the ever-evolving world of video production, I've developed a keen eye for detail and a knack for transforming raw footage into cinematic marvels. From commercials to documentaries and everything in between, I've left my creative imprint on a diverse array of projects.

My journey as a video editor is not just a job, but a passion. It's a relentless pursuit of storytelling excellence, where each frame serves as a brushstroke on the canvas of emotion. I thrive in environments where ideas flow freely and innovation knows no bounds. Beyond the screen, you'll find me seeking to grow in the world around me, always looking for new stories to tell and new ways to tell them.

My memory is like Mr. Bean’s.

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Web Development Team

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Sandhrasen Subbaramoney

WordPress Developer

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." – Albus Dumbledore

As a WordPress developer with over five years of experience building WordPress themes, plugins, and widgets. I also work with REST APIs, PHP, JavaScript, and XML imports. I have managed projects and developed websites for clients including professional baseball leagues.

I'm definitely a Cat Person, and enjoy building Gaming computers in my free time.

Mehdi Derrar

Graphic Designer

A human is not a being, he is a becoming, he is an ongoing process, nothing is fixed. You can be whichever way you want to be.”  Sadhguru

I graduated as an automatic engineer while being passionate about Design & Programming and Creativity. I followed my passion over more than 10 years during which I honed some skills and learned some new talents. I'm always flexible with life and still open to learning new things.

Some of my best moments of the day are when I am with people I like.

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