Our Team & Network
Our strength and most valuable asset are our people. We are keen on attracting the brightest and most competent minds to form our unique approach toward marketing & media consulting. From our growing in-house team to external partners we have what we believe to be the best in the diversity of skills, backgrounds, personalities, experiences, and technology. This unique mix is what makes us a leader in digital marketing services.
Chelsea A. Valainis
Vice President, Creative Director
Chelsea is the Vice President and Creative Director at STORY. She leads our creative efforts under the belief that “creativity cuts through the noise, it doesn't just yell louder.” Before coming to STORY, Chelsea worked as a marketing manager in the enterprise software industry. She is a Greenville native and Clemson University graduate, in communications, who loves college football and red wine.
Director of Marketing Services
Jonathan Tribble is the Director of Marketing Services at STORY, overseeing the creation, implementation, and execution of digital marketing strategies. He has extensive experience specializing in SEO, SEM, graphic design, and account service. He holds a BA in Graphic Design from Anderson University. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two kids, playing video games, watching movies, and eating at new restaurants.
Caroline, an Anderson University graduate, holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations with a Minor in Marketing. Currently, she assists with shaping captivating campaigns and engaging social media content. When not at work, Caroline enjoys spending time outdoors and experimenting with new recipes.
Olivia, a Greenville native, completed her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Communication, French Language Studies, and Strategic Design at Furman University and Miami Ad School of Atlanta. Olivia creates engaging graphics and social media content for clients. Outside of work, she explores Greenville events, listens to true crime podcasts, and spends time with loved ones.
Jodi Ann Martin
Jodi Ann holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of Montevallo and an MBA from Anderson University. Her has experience in marketing coordination, social media marketing, SEO, and content creation and she is passionate about relationship building. Her enthusiasm extends beyond work, as she enjoys running on the Swamp Rabbit Trail and experimenting with recipes.
Mary has developed and executed numerous impactful marketing campaigns for a diverse range of clients. Currently, she leverages her expertise and strategic insights to spearhead special projects for STORY. In her free time, she loves to garden, cook, and travel the world.
President & CEO
Meet Ben Pettit, the hands-on Founder and CEO of STORY. With a wealth of experience in digital marketing, Ben has a knack for crafting strategies that drive growth. He's worked with a diverse range of companies, both nationally and internationally, and is known for his personal approach to client work.
Ben is more than just a CEO. He's a thought leader in his field, often sharing his insights on local television and in articles. At STORY, he's on the front lines, working directly with clients to ensure their success. Under Ben's leadership, STORY is a place where businesses come to grow and succeed.
We are a marketing agency that emphasizes lasting relationships with great companies and their customers. Our mission is to provide the highest quality marketing services possible. By starting with your story, we believe every company is unique, and our goal is simply to listen and suggest a strategic change for growth. We grow stories.
Our slogan: Do Great Work. With Great People. For Great People.
We desire to work with exceptional companies that go the extra mile for their customers. There are three greats in our slogan, and the first is about STORY. Our mission is to offer the highest level of marketing services possible through professionalism and communication. Whether the engagement is big or small, our goal is always to be excellent. The second is our clients. We focus on working with customers who positively impact the world, their community, and their internal company culture. The last part is our client's customers. We understand that our marketing and communications touch our client's network. We don't take that responsibility lightly.
01. Growth Culture
We foster an environment that promotes professional growth and honors servant leadership, through the understanding that feedback is a gift.
02. The Best 40
We strive for a work-life balance. Our philosophy is to give the best 40 hours each week, working from rest to live vibrant lives.
Our creativity is fueled through collaboration by thinking outside the box and stretching the limits of what is possible and expected.
We aspire to be the masters of our craft pursuing meaningful relationships with a spirit of curiosity and respect.