Natasha Paradeshi is a Co-founder of Solace Media. As a Certified StoryBrand Guide, she focuses on helping organizations clarify their messaging through effective and ethical storytelling. With over a decade of experience working with nonprofits, she is passionate about organizations getting the funding they need to fulfill their missions. She sees the power that marketing has in connecting the right donors to hard-working organizations. Her experience as a Co-founder, former Executive Director, and Board Chair of The Landing, an anti-human trafficking nonprofit which grew to over a $1 million budget in its first five years, gives her a unique perspective in helping nonprofits grow. She is currently producing a feature-length documentary about obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which shares the stories of two individuals who live with lesser-known types of OCD. Her heart longs for the most vulnerable to get the services they need to survive and then live purposeful lives.
Natasha graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master in Public Policy degree and graduated from the University of Texas with a double major in Marketing and Spanish. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Sunny, and their two children. She loves a good workout and one day hopes to complete an Ironman. Or at least a half. (She thinks if she puts it in writing here, it’ll actually happen!)
Sunny Paradeshi has 15 years of experience in the creative media industry. He was born in Secunderabad, India and moved to the U.S. at 18 years old. After graduating from Jackson State University with a Bachelor of Industrial Technology, he served with the North American Mission Board in Cleveland, Ohio for two years. He then worked for Host Gator for a year, after which he served as the Media Director at The Woodlands First Baptist Church. In 2013, he co-founded Solace Media along with his wife, Natasha. As the Creative Director, he is responsible for the development and execution of all creative content for the company. Sunny and his team design and develop customized website designs for businesses of all sizes. He has worked in a variety of roles across marketing, videography, branding and web development. Sunny’s creative work focuses on creating compelling marketing and branding solutions that help clients connect with their audience. He is a strategic thinker and has a keen eye for detail. He enjoys working with nonprofits and organizations that are making a difference in the world.
Sunny and Natasha have been married for 9 years and have two little ones. In his spare time, Sunny enjoys cooking/feeding people, listening to music and spending time with his wife and two young children!
Roberta Meggs is the Business Development Specialist for Solace Media. She has a passion for helping people achieve more, and is an experienced leader in helping with strategy development. She has served on the board for multiple nonprofits and also possesses a proven track record in the business world. Roberta believes in doing all things with excellence, no matter the size of the task or if anyone is looking. From leading inner-city ministry, to local church ministry or international missions, she believes as Proverbs 3 says "Do not withhold good to those from whom it is due, when it is in your power to act." We are all where we are for a reason, so it is no coincidence that Roberta met Natasha and joined Solace Media to help more organizations make a greater impact.
Roberta grew up one of 12 siblings in a first-generation immigrant family from Romania. She graduated with a degree in Business Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is a fitness enthusiast to the core - from running a marathon, completing a triathlon or teaching group fitness classes at the gym, she loves to inspire others to be active and healthy. Her husband, James, and their 3 children may be spotted at a local race with her - all of them wearing yellow capes and running together. As James says "then I'm not the slow guy, I'm the memorable one."
Meet Andre, your friendly neighborhood full-stack developer with a deep love for PHP!
But he's not just a tech whiz; Andre has a knack for making teamwork shine. He's a natural when it comes to working with Scrum and Agile methodologies and has even taken budding developers under his wing, sharing his wisdom as a mentor.
When it comes to code, Andre's creations are like works of art—clean, organized, and with a clear sense of purpose. He believes in the magic of clean architecture, where the code practically explains itself, each piece with its own responsibility.
And let's not forget those exceptional soft skills - communication is key in Andre's book.
When he's not busy coding, Andre has a soft spot for his furry friends. He shares his home with two adorable pups: Diva, the two-year-old golden retriever, and Ban, the seven-month-old Swiss shepherd. These furry companions add an extra dose of happiness to his life.
And speaking of companionship, Andre has been sharing his journey with Natalia for the past four wonderful years. Both hailing from Santa Catarina, they've been each other's rock and support.
Here's a fun tidbit: Despite their love for adventure, Andre and Natalia have never traveled to other countries together—yet. Who knows what exciting trips the future holds for this dynamic duo?
So, whether it's crafting elegant code, hanging out with his four-legged pals, or embarking on new adventures with Natalia, Andre is all about making the most of life's journey.
Christian Hinojosa is the Senior Copywriter for Solace Media. Like Natasha, he is a StoryBrand Certified Guide with a big heart for helping nonprofits and mission-driven businesses amplify their impact. He has been a copywriter and marketing strategist since 2020 when he dropped out of college to do marketing full-time.
When he’s not writing, Christian is traveling with his wife Sarah, taking photos, and making music.
Rebecca Paul is a marketing and analytics expert with a decade of experience in spearheading data-driven campaigns that have consistently increased efficiency and driven ROI for businesses. She brings a wealth of experience in leading marketing strategy for offline channels and digital channels including SEO, email, paid search, and social media. Her proven track record includes a substantial increase in organic search rankings and website traffic through the successful implementation of SEO strategies.
With a deep-rooted passion for data, Rebecca is dedicated to empowering companies to make informed, data-driven decisions. Recognizing that the true power of analytics lies in its ability to guide meaningful business decisions, she seamlessly merges her profound understanding of marketing principles with cutting-edge analytical techniques. Rebecca excels at extracting complex data into actionable insights, enabling organizations to navigate the competitive landscape strategically.
Rebecca holds a master's in business analytics from the University of Texas at Dallas, specializing in Marketing Analytics and Data Science. Her academic journey included impactful projects that showcased her prowess in leveraging data to drive marketing strategies.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Rebecca enjoys long drives and exploring nature trails. She sees parallels between her analytical skills and the art of navigating through data insights, much like navigating through the twists and turns of a scenic road.
Gowrish Rajagopal is currently a high school senior at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas. Originally from Canada, he loves the outdoors and all things Canadian (no, he does not drink maple syrup like water) and moved to the United States as a ninth grader.
Gowrish’s enthusiasm for the sciences, especially computer science is evident through his involvement in multiple coding projects. He is really dedicated to understanding the intricacies of computer science and artificial intelligence and wishes to make a difference in society through technological advancements.
Beyond his academic pursuits, Gowrish is an avid sports fan. Basketball is a favorite pastime, and he enjoys shooting hoops with friends. He holds a special places in his heart for his favorite teams: Manchester United in football, Toronto Raptors in basketball, and the Edmonton Oilers in hockey (the Canadian effect is undeniably real).
Looking ahead, Gowrish dreams of a career that intersects computer science and biomedical engineering, with a focus on nanotechnology and robotic surgery. He is very focused on contributing to global healthcare solutions and wants to make a meaningful impact on people’s lives.