Our Team

TDC is a band of experts in branding, marketing communications, content development, advertising, and design. Together, our decades of experience and award-winning creativity have helped clients re-energize their brand, sharpen their messaging, strengthen audience engagement, and reach marketing goals time and time again.

We employ designers, writers, account managers, programmers, and other communications specialists who are unrelenting in purpose—to provide our clients with unmatched care, smart strategies, and communications assets that get results.

David Franek

President and Chief Creative Officer

David is one of the leading branding and design authorities in the Washington, DC area, with decades of experience in identity development, marketing strategy, and brand communications for clients in every major industry. He has served as president of the Washington, DC Chapter of American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), and has also served on the Board of Directors of the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. He has judged national design competitions and served as a part-time faculty member at several colleges.

David has received numerous awards for design and art direction and has been featured in Communication Arts annuals, Print magazine, AIGA publications, Graphis magazine, and others. He holds a BFA in communications design from Pennsylvania State University.

David has also received the Alumni Achievement Award from the university’s College of Arts and Architecture as well as the AIGA DC Fellow Award for his many contributions to the Washington, DC design community.

In his spare time, David is an avid golfer. He’s as fluent as anyone in birdies, bogeys, and backswings.

Cory Farrugia

Director of Account Services

An account management professional for over 25 years, Cory has directed marketing communications programs for enterprises and organizations in a wide range of fields, including Fortune 500 companies, federal and state government agencies, major healthcare companies, top education institutions, and many others. He has considerable expertise in direct response marketing, honed at top multinational agencies.

In addition to managing TDC’s account services, Cory oversees media strategy and research programs. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in advertising and has been with TDC since its founding.

While not managing client programs, Cory likes spending time with family, an occasional round of golf, movies, Thanksgiving, and anything that keeps him near the ocean.

Rachel Deutsch

Creative Director

Another longtime member of TDC since its founding, Rachel has been shaking up the status quo in marketing communications field her entire career. From owning and operating her own agency to developing eye-opening strategies as TDC creative director, she has been responsible for award-winning regional and national campaigns for education, technology, healthcare, and government organizations.

Rachel graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in graphic design and communication arts. Since 2002, she has served as a head juror for the Stevie Awards and for the American and International Business Awards.

Mike Yue

Senior Writer and Brand Strategist

For over 20 years, Mike has been creating successful concepts and campaigns for regional, national, and international clients. At TDC he is involved in copy development, branding strategy, positioning, and deep-dive research. He’s won Addy, Telly, Vox, and other awards throughout his career.

Mike holds a degree in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University. He enjoys making his wife and son laugh, travel, audiobooks, and rooting for sports teams from flat, agricultural parts of the country.

Jonathan Bruns

Senior Art Director

Jonathan brings a wealth of design knowledge and conceptual virtuosity to TDC. His work has been published in numerous design publications and garnered a multitude of awards. That’s why he’s responsible for overall design and art direction, hiring and directing photographers and illustrators, as well as directing and managing designers for TDC.

Jonathan received his degree in graphic design from the University of Maryland. When not chasing design nirvana, he can usually be found serenading his wife and weekend club audiences with his guitar.

Rick Grant

Account Supervisor

Rick is our resident jack-of-all-trades, with 20-plus years experience in account services, media, traffic, and production. As account supervisor, Rick oversees several of our largest and longest-standing clients—who became that way in no small part to his stewardship. And he had an impressive record of managing household-name national accounts at his previous agency gigs.

He received his degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Northern Colorado. At home, Rick enjoys spending time with his wife and family, tinkering in the garage, and puttering in the yard.

Jeff Goelz

Director of Business Development

Jeff has been in the branding business for over 20 years, working in account management, media management, finance, human resources, and agency management. In other words, when we need something to be well managed, we know who to turn to.

Jeff received his degree from Southern Illinois University and directs our new business development program. He is instrumental in building, sustaining, and expanding our client relationships.

Brigitte Baker


Brigitte is another multitalented member of our team, helping to bring ideas and concepts to life and providing yet another reason our clients are glad they hired us. She is a master of the Adobe Creative Suite and other creative and production software applications.

Brigitte received her degree in graphic design from the University of Hawaii, where she was also a member of the university golf team. She has been with TDC since 2017 and spends much of her free time hiking, camping, rock climbing, biking, hunting mushrooms, and enjoying the great outdoors.

Dan Coury

Senior Account Executive

Dan oversees day-to-day account management services for many of our clients. He coordinates all social media marketing programs and oversees marketing metrics, analytics, and reporting for Channel. Dan spends much of his time digging through Google Analytics, managing Google Ad campaigns as well as building and monitoring client ads on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat.

Dan received his degree in sports marketing & media from Full Sail University. Away from the office, Dan loves spending time with his friends and family, taking on DIY projects, and daydreaming of off-road adventures in his 4Runner.

Paul Hrusa

Senior Interactive Developer

Paul works with the creative and account teams, and directly with clients, to program and develop websites and interactive executions. He holds a degree from Syracuse University and has extensive experience as a WordPress developer and in HTML5, CSS#, JQuery, and PHP. In addition, he is well versed in SEO and has a deep understanding of Google Analytics. 

And if that isn’t impressive enough, Paul is also a highly accomplished fine art painter. 

Tim Coury

Account Executive

Tim works alongside the account management team to manage our new business efforts and produce quality content for blogs and eBooks. In addition, he also assists in database management and in-depth research for many clients. With an eye for detail and a love of organization, Tim has the skills to manage complex data sets, create reports, and perform research that informs strategic decision-making.

Tim graduated from Full Sail University with a degree in music business. In his free time, he can be found building PC rigs and fiddling with new hardware while listening to music.