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MEET SOSU TV
DANA HATJAKES - CO-FOUNDER
Dana Hatjakes began her career as a performer, touring internationally in critically-acclaimed stage shows as a classically-trained dancer. She brought that quality in front of the camera as a host on several television shows and film. This passion for performance has enabled Dana to have keen insight on both viewer trends and viewer engagement.
Dana Hatjakes has over 15 years of experience in marketing brands both offline and online. Serving as the Internet Sales Director of FOX11, Hatjakes was able to hone this online skill in building online brands and increasing engagement using social media. Hatjakes adds to this skillset a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Marketing and is a Certified Facilitator in Idea Generation from the Center for Sales Strategy.
Dana is the co-founder and President of SoSu.TV, a video production and marketing firm based in Reno, NV. Her drive and passion as an entrepreneur is fueled by the desire to make a difference. This desire has led her to be active in the entrepreneurial network in northern Nevada and has served as a commissioner on the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission for 8 years. She also sits on the Sierra Arts and Sierra Nevada Ballet boards. She spends as much time as possible with her two amazing kids, David and Anna and you can find her performing in multiple productions.
MARK HATJAKES - CO-FOUNDER
Mark Hatjakes is co-founder of SoSu.TV, a full service broadcast, advertising and citizen relations agency headquartered in northern Nevada. The firm is focused on live meeting broadcast, video production and emotional branding with an emphasis on social media distribution and streaming. Mark began his career in web design and development during the dotcom era and shifted gears into television and film production for major players in network broadcast.
In combining these various areas of expertise, Mark honed the ability to elicit key value propositions and communicate them into an engaging storyline for small and large organizations alike. Earning degrees in graphic/digital communications and television, film and new media from San Diego State University, Hatjakes has both the formal and ground-level experience to navigate the ever-changing waters of brand storytelling. Mark has donated time with local non-profits including AAF, NCET and Artown. In 2021, Mark was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Mark is a 4th-generation Nevadan and lives in Reno with his wonderful wife and partner Dana and his two children, David and Anna. He is an outdoor enthusiast and loves the natural beauty and terrain of Northern Nevada.
MATTHEW HATJAKES - PRODUCTION MANAGER AND REMOTE TECHNICAL NINJA
Matthew, our content production manager has 5 years in government production with SoSu.TV and many more in IT technologies.
In more than 5 years with SoSu.TV, Matthew leads the charge in managing SoSu.TV's high energy workflow with a proven capability to execute creative campaigns on time and on budget. He has the rare and unique ability to edit long-form video projects while directing efforts on numerous projects.
Matthew has been instrumental in building the A/V integration department at SoSu.TV and handles technical and creative challenges with effectiveness and ease.
Matthew is an outdoorsman and spends time offroading and camping in the Nevada outback and across the west coast with his girlfriend Meaghan. Matthew plays several instruments and writes and produces music with his brother and bandmates, Werewolf Club.
JONATHAN HATJAKES - BROADCAST ENGINEER & MOTION GRAPHICS WIZARD
Jonathan,designed and programmed his first video game at the age of 12. Since then, he has developed a comprehensive skillset from fine arts to music recording.
With more than 5 years at SoSu.TV, Jonathan's thoughtful designs and whimsical animations garnered praise and engagement from clients and citizens across the region. He has designed graphics for all media, including print, social and video and can communicate several ideas in a single frame.
In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys painting in acrylic and watercolor, multi-player gaming and recently produced an album with his bandmates and brother, Werewolf Club. Jonathan can also be found enjoying the Northern Nevada outdoors with his faithful sidekick, Scout.
CASEY KASTEN - ACCOUNT MANAGER
After graduating from the Reynolds School of Journalism at UNR with a B.A. in Integrated Marketing Communications, Casey started his career in Master Control with KRXI/KAME in Reno, NV. He would go on from there to the Traffic Department, eventually becoming Traffic Manager for the Shamrock Communications radio cluster in Reno.
Not stopping there Casey transitioned into sales, specifically in the Hospitality Industry. He served as Sales Manager for hotel properties in both Carson City and Reno. My next stop was as Director of Sales and Events with ASM Global, a worldwide leader in venue management, working onsite for local landmarks such as the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center.
In 2021, Casey joined the SoSu.TV team as Account Manager and has since helped forge relationships with new clients and enhancing service with SoSu.TV's long-term partnerships. .
SAMANTHA DE LA HERRAN - BROADCAST PRODUCER AND EDITING AUTEUR
Samantha De La Herran’s love for film drove her to pursue a career in the film industry. After high school, she attended Full Sail University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Cinematography and graduated in August of 2020. In June of 2021, she joined the SoSu.TV team as a Broadcast Producer, fueling her fondness for film and igniting a fire for broadcast as well. Along with producing live broadcasts, she supports SoSu.TV with video editing, camera operation, script writing, as well as other skills.
On a personal note, Samantha loves photography, camping, and video games. Samantha isn’t a born and raised Nevadan but loves the Biggest Little City nonetheless.
MYLES DELAURENTIS - BROADCAST ENGINEER AND TAHOE LOCAL
Myles is an avid adventurer who loves nothing more than exploring the natural wonders that surround him. He is a passionate hiker, camper, and mountain biker, and can often be found exploring the backcountry trails that crisscross the area.
Myles is an accomplished videographer. He has a keen eye for capturing the stunning beauty of Lake Tahoe and beyond, and his work often showcases the breathtaking scenery and adventures that he experiences. His videos are a perfect mix of action, adventure, and natural beauty that leave viewers inspired and amazed.
At SoSu.TV, Myles broadcasts multi-camera live meetings and shoots and produces video creative for several clients.
Overall, Myles is an adventurous, skilled, and creative individual with a passion for the outdoors, action sports, and videography are a true inspiration to those around him, and his dedication to preserving the natural beauty of the region is a testament to his love for his community.
DAVID WILDING - ASSOCIATE BROADCAST PRODUCER
David has developed skills in every aspect of video production while working at SoSu.TV and is currently attending college at Colorado Mesa University to further his passion for audio engineering.
The Line Television Series
Lux Dynamics Video Campaign
Love, Chantal Documentary
Silver Spike Award
Strategies and Tactics: Audio, Video, Webcasts, etc.
2015 State of the County Video Release
Award of Excellence
Campaigns, Programs & Plans - Public Service
Washoe County Fast Facts
Award of Excellence
One Time Special Event
The Spectacular Sprint in Sparks
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