Associate Directors

East Coast Region: Joseph D. Elie

Joe Elie is a professional speechwriter. Joe has worked in public relations for a state attorney general and is a veteran of campaigns for city council, mayor, state legislature, governor, US senate, and president. Joe graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and was a Marine infantryman in the first Gulf War. He currently resides in Massachusetts with his wife and children.

West Coast Region: Amber Pinon

Amber Pinon is a communications and outreach professional based in California. She specializes in small business development and entrepreneurial endeavors. As an inventor and business owner herself, she understands what it takes to bring an idea from concept to market. Amber also enjoys community fundraising for compassion projects and non-profits. She is an active member of her local church and the mother of three beautiful girls.

Web Designer Team Director: Eric Hopkins

Eric Hopkins is a graphic designer, web developer, video producer, programmer, and all-around media expert. His degree background is in Broadcast Communications, with experience directing a local television program, development and design for websites, brochures, and marketing videos with both internet and commercial capabilities.

Eric and his team work with many technologies, including:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • Flash
  • Encore
  • Motion Graphic Design
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Java
  • 3D StudioMax
  • PHP
  • C++
  • Visual Basic
  • AutoCAD
  • SketchUp