Holding The Pen To His Story


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Life for Jacob, Senior Account Manager at DMC Atlanta, has always been a story. Whether he was exploring the outdoors with his younger 5 siblings, building a lending library in Nicaragua, or starting an orphanage with his aunt uncle in the Philippines, his life has been a visual collection of what a good person working hard looks like. This is his story.

Born in Kansas City and raised in Atlanta, Jacob grew up in a very busy household with 6 children, the youngest who was born when he was 15! As an active, outgoing child, he grew up with a soccer ball at his feet and younger brother or sister at his side. From 4-19, being an athlete and a great role model consumed in.

After graduating from high school with a dream of seeing the world, Jacob moved to Nicaragua for a year and traveled across the entire country. Working in medical and dental clinics exposed him to the blessings we have in a first world country and humbled him to the things we take for granted having in America. When he found out the village he was staying didn't have a library, Jacob and the team he was with, Project Hope, took it among themselves to start one. Jacob learned to speak Spanish fluently and grew to love the country and it's people dearly.

Upon returning home, Jacob started at the Univesity of North Georgia and naturally chose his studies in International Business and Spanish. To support himself, he worked as a Team Leader in a call center, and successfully put himself through school for the next 3 years!

After his time at North Georgia, Jacob desired to travel and serve others again, so he left his job and spend the next year traveling to 14 different countries, 23 states, and 11 different national parks. Needless to say, it was a life-changing experience that inadvertently led Jacob to our team here at DMC Atlanta.

After his world travels, Jacobs pursued his love for photography by working at a portrait studio. He spent the next years as a studio manager, traveling from store to store and helping the lowest performing boost operations. When he had finally reached the furthest he could go in his company in 4 years, he knew it was time to find an organization with more growth potential.

Queue DMC Atlanta's entrance back in November 2017 and now 9 months down the road, we think it's safe to say that Jacob's story with us is now just getting started. Moving from Tulsa to Atlanta for our company's Management Training Program, Jacob's commitment to his professional growth is next to none. With goals of helping our company expand westward later this summer and himself moving into a management position by the end of 2018, Jacob has the pen to write his own story....and we can't wait to read it.

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Our TEAM

Leon Butts

Account Manager

Leon was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and raised by a single mother with 17 siblings. Leon has always had a competitive spirit and a natural when it came to athletics, especially wrestling.

Mike Figueroa

Manager

Mike was born in New York, NY but raised in Atlanta, GA and attended the State University of West Georgia.

Chris Auwarter

Manager

Chris grew up in a small town in NY and runs an office in Dallas, TX.  He is a proud Cleveland Browns Fan.  Seriously.  He is.

Ganessa Pickens

Assistant Manager

Ganessa is from Riverside, CA, but we are slowly converting her to sweet tea.  She has mastered the non-duckface selfie.


Kenneth Burke

Account Manager

Ken was born and raised in upstate New York, and his true personality is just as colorful and awesome as part of his upbringing, where he worked with traveling carnivals!

Chad Harpole

Manager

Chad Harpole started in the company in Austin, TX.

Julia Ling

Human Resources Recruiter

Julia was born in Iowa, but her dad's job moved her family out to the suburbs of north Atlanta. From there, her love for lemonade and the word "Y'all" grew.

Austin Owen

Manager

Austin was born and raised in Atlanta. He has traveled the US in search of the perfect protein shake.

Adam Dorfman

President & CEO

Adam founded DMC Atlanta in 2003. He is a bourbon and food snob who loves his family and live music. He is also a proud "Headblade" proponent.

Jennifer Hemelgarn

Manager

Jen is originally from West Palm Beach, Florida and has a degree from UCF in Early Childhood Education.  Her dog is smarter than your honor student.

Alethea Burke

Manager

Alethea was born in Alaska, spent most of her childhood in Florida, but claims Atlanta as her home. Occasionally Adam hides in her hair when Jenna is being really loud.

Michael Cosper

Manager

Michael was raised south of Atlanta. He is a rabid UGA fan who runs our team in Nashville with his wife, Vianca. Go Dawgs!

Dan Bazuin

Manager

Dan was raised in a northern Michigan, runs an office in Detroit, and has the nickname "Bear Claw." Dan joined our team after a couple of years in the NFL. 

Daniel Uzamere

Account Manager

Originally from Nigeria, Daniel is a rising star in on the DMC Atlanta team who can occasionally be spotted dancing in the office.

Tia Maiello

Human Resources Recruiter

Tia grew up in a tiny town in Upstate New York and loves being a part of DMC Atlanta's growth. We love it when she says "calendar."  

Rae Stafford

Human Resources Manager

Rae has been a part of the DMC Atlanta team since 2012. She is head of HR and has an unnatural love of queso.

Jenna Huss

VP of Development

Jenna is DMC Atlanta's VP of development. She is one of the smartest people we know, but she has no idea how loud she is.

Andres Campanucci

Manager

"The Nucci" is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. If you don't like him, it's you, not him.  He's awesome.

Sofin Rajwani

Account Manager

Sofin was born and raised in India, then made his way to the States to further his education. He loves to dance and is often seen busting a move around the office here at DMC Atlanta! 

Adam McNally

Manager

Adam  was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in a small town in southern Maryland. He loves this business because it's purely based on performance.

Savanah Hart

Human Resources Recruiter

Savanah is an Atlanta native who graduated from Valdosta State.  If you thank her for something, you will immediately know she worked at Chick-Fil-A

Shilan Parham

Manager

Shilan was born and raised in Iran, moved to China, and lived there for 8 years. She always had a dream to move to the United States, as it is the land of opportunity.

Nicole Borden

Manager

Nicole is one of the most competitive people we know, and we never have any clue what might come out of her mouth!