Amanda R. Allen - Founder & CEO
With a two-decade career in finance and office management, Amanda began Quindar Media to bring communication and creative media services to organizations that have innovative stories they need the world to hear. Former president of Nikadio Productions, Amanda has spent her career working with some of the largest and most prestigious organizations in the financial, medical, aerospace and media industries. Her vision and organizational skills are key to Quindar Media’s success.
A proud mother of three, she spends her free time enjoying the Tennessee outdoors and reading (often at the same time).
Specialties: Leadership, Day-to-Day Management, Contracts, Project Consulting, Project Management, Marketing, Publicity and Media Relations, Finance, Records Compliance, Quality Control
TimotHy "Seph" Allen - Director of Strategic Communications
Seph’s specialty is helping organizations tell their “stories of innovation” to the world. A multiple Emmy award-winner and member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), his 20+ year career in communications includes projects for dozens of Fortune 500 clients as well as every major broadcast television network.
The majority of Seph’s career has been with NASA, where he served on the “Creativity & Innovation” team within the Strategic Relationships Office at Langley Research Center and was Lead for Video Production in the Public Affairs Office at Johnson Space Center during the first years of International Space Station missions and the last years of the space shuttle program. Seph’s accomplishments at NASA include creating and managing some of the the agency’s most successful media campaigns including television, radio, podcasts, social media and events. He has a talent for translating "government-speak" into concepts people can understand and support.
In between his time at NASA and founding Quindar Media, Seph served as the Director of Communications and Public Involvement for the City of Fort Collins, Colorado. Fort Collins was recognized as “America’s Most Satisfied City” by Time magazine and featured to represent the "2010's" in the Smithsonian's "Places of Innovation" exhibit during his tenure. As Director, he led a department of nearly 20 in-house creative staff responsible for the City’s Public Relations, Marketing, Media Relations, Websites, Social Media, Video Production & Broadcast, Print Graphics and Internal Communication.
Seph enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, but sometimes has an “it’s complicated” relationship with the latest edition AP Stylebook. He’s also an accomplished studio musician and enjoys filling his spare time playing and teaching drums. You can find him on Twitter @playdrums.
Specialties: Strategic Communications, Branding, Public Affairs Campaign Development, Developing Creative Teams, Media Relations, Video Scriptwriting and Production Management, Social Media Strategy and Implementation, Crisis Communications, Press Releases, Communication Resources Management