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Erick GossCo-CEO

Erick Goss has more than 15 years experience in marketing, retail, interactive and media management. Erick leads CT’s efforts in audience and customer development.

Kathryn HelmersManaging Partner, Literary Group

Kathy Helmers, leads CT’s Literary Group, drawing on thirty-five years of experience as editor, writer, publisher, and literary agent. Focusing primarily on nonfiction, she specializes in clients who invest skill, creativity, and hard work in making key contributions in their areas of expertise while nurturing communities of loyal fans.

Jim HouserManaging Partner, Music Group

Jim Houser is a Managing Partner at Creative Trust and oversees all day-to-day operations of the music division. He has over 20 years experience in artist development, marketing and national radio promotions. He and his team are passionate about serving those who create redemptive art.

Jeanie KasermanPartner, Finance & Business Affairs

With more than 20 years of experience in business affairs and finance in the entertainment industry, Jeanie Kaserman leads CT’s finance and accounting and business affairs efforts.

Dan RainesCo-CEO

Dan Raines has 34 years of experience developing sustainable entertainment brands with core competency in talent management, music publishing and marketing. Dan leads CT’s efforts in managing a diversified base of clients and partners across music, literary and the visual arts.

Clark FeusierProduct Manager

Before joining Creative Trust, Clark Feusier was the Web Analytics and Marketing Manager at where he specialized in SEO, digital analytics, and product management. Clark leads CT’s interactive product development efforts across multiple properties and clients.

Denise GeorgeVP, Customer and Content Development

Denise joins the Creative Trust Media team with  a 16 year career in the music industry – focusing on artist development, strategic marketing, catalog development, TV Film licensing as well as leading efforts around  the best-selling WOW CD series for a number of years.  Denise leads CT’s efforts in content and customer development.

Darren HouckDirector of Accounting

After 14 years of accounting in the healthcare industry, Darren joined CT in 2010. He leads our accounting efforts across all our entities. Darren obtained his CPA license in 2007.

Susan ManesSenior Manager, Community Engagement

Susan has been working in social media and audience engagement for ten years…yes, before Facebook and Twitter even existed. Susan oversees all of our social media efforts, customer service, affiliate marketing and influencer outreach.

Mark MattinglyLive Events Manager

Mark Mattingly is the Live Events manager at Creative Trust, responsible for logistics, promotions, and marketing of Creative Trust’s clients’ touring. He has worked in the music business for eight years; involved in multiple aspects of the industry from record label operations to booking to road management.

Nicole OwensSr. Brand Manager

Nicole has over two decades of music and entertainment industry experience in radio, live events, inside record labels, and then in artist management for the last 14 years. Able to handle the crush of overnight success and just as comfortable with the long term grass roots building of a brand, she has a passion for serving her client’s day to day needs, while remaining laser focused on their long term ministry goals.

Melanie RainerContent Manager

Melanie manages content development for our family and church markets and oversees the production process for Buck Denver Asks…What’s in the Bible? and JellyTelly.

Meredith SmithLiterary Agent

Meredith Smith serves as a literary agent representing fiction in the suspense, literary, historical and romance categories. She works with several New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed authors including clients Brenda Novak, Tosca Lee, Deborah Bedford and celebrity clients like CeeLo Green.

Tara SteppPromotions & Partnerships Manager

With a passion for the music and film industries since childhood, Tara got her start marketing Christian music as the National Promotions Marketing Manager for Provident Label Group / Sony Music. She leads Creative Trust’s partner development and promotions efforts.

Jamie YoungSenior Manager, Interactive Content

After 7 years of wearing multiple hats at, Jamie joined the Creative Trust team in Fall of 2012. She manages CT’s content marketing efforts, including developing email, landing page promotions and content development.

Jessica WolstenholmAssistant to Kathryn Helmers

Jessica assists daily communications and operations for Literary Partner Kathryn Helmers.