Erik R. MacPherson
Founder & CEO
Erik MacPherson is the founder and CEO of TMC Digital Media, a full go-to-market agency. He dedicates his business life to helping foodservice companies better aligning sales & marketing to drive revenue.
Erik has over 20 years of B2B sales & marketing experience and a passion for lead generation. He enjoys empowering sales people with the intel and tools they need to be über successful.
What really gets Erik excited is helping companies create their eco-system of marketing & sales processes, setting them up for long-term growth.
HubSpot Certifications: Inbound, HubSpot
Chad A. STAMM
Partner & Chief Content Officer
Chad Stamm, partner and Chief Content Officer at TMC Digital Media, employs results-driven content marketing strategies that attract and nurture leads through the buyer’s journey.
A veteran of the foodservice industry, Chad has created and managed content for hundreds of manufacturers, reps, dealers, suppliers, distributors, vendors, brokers, and end-users. To each project, he brings a combination of agency experience, a strategic and tactical marketing background, and an editorial familiarity that is unique in a marketer.
Chad is also a dedicated member of Rotary International. He serves on the board of trustees for the Boulder Rotary Club Foundation and is the outbound chair for the district’s youth exchange program, his volunteering passion. Also, Go Gators!!!
HubSpot Certifications: Inbound, HubSpot, Content Marketing
INBOUND MARKETING & SALES CONSULTANT
Brian Shearer, Inbound Marketing & Sales Consultant at TMC Digital Media, brings with him six years of experience in digital production and media content creation. Brian’s background working in athletics fuels his desire to produce the very best results for his team. With his past work in video operations, Brian possesses the technical tools to tackle inbound marketing.
HubSpot Certifications: Inbound, HubSpot, Content Marketing
Inbound Marketing Coordinator
Heather comes to us with a wide range of expertise and over 15 years of marketing experience. She has a background spanning direct marketing via print, web, and email, product management, global brand marketing and strategy, social media management, and writing for an online magazine. Heather is results-driven, passionate, enthusiastic, and well-equipped to dive into the world of foodservice and inbound marketing.
Food: I have never met a cookie that I didn’t like.
Beverage: I’m a sucker for seasonal cocktails. Mojitos and margs in the summer, spiced drinks in the fall – basically whatever is on a restaurant or bar’s daily “specials” list is fair game for my enjoyment. Wine and beer have their place, but the real way to my heart is through a fun cocktail.
Equipment: My 10-year-old KitchenAid blender gets the most love in the house. I use it for my daily smoothie, but have my sights set on a sweet upgrade (a.k.a. Vitamix!) in the near future.
Client Success Manager
Gabrielle (Gabby) is the Client Success Manager at TMC Digital Media. Her previous role as a Communications Director and Corporate Event Planner is instrumental to our team. She works closely with clients and her attention to detail really stands out as the perfect fit for working closely with TMC clients, as well as the team. Gabby is driven, passionate, and motivated, and is excited to work with you and get to know you.
Food: New Orleans Beignets and Chicory Coffee. I’m obsessed with NOLA’s authentic food and crawfish, but that dessert and drink combo is my utmost favorite. If you are ever visiting New Orleans, I highly recommend a trip to Cafe Du Monde to get some beignets and chicory coffee, then go over to Jackson Square to watch the street performers and enjoy this tasty treat.
Interesting Facts: When I’m not busy working during the day on various projects for our wonderful TMC clients, I’m playing bluegrass and mountain music with my band, The Wandering Hours. We are blessed to be tied into the close-knit community of the bluegrass world, and it is absolutely so much fun and I’ve learned so much! I play guitar, my husband plays mandolin, our friend plays banjo and we all sing as well. We collectively write most of our own songs and our sets comprise about 80% of original material.
Beverages: Kombucha is my utmost favorite beverage. All my friends know that I have an obsession with this ancient drink and they frequently bring me a kombucha when we hang out. I brew my own from time to time and it’s a fascinating process to encounter.
Client Success Manager
Megan joined us in late 2019 and is excited to join the TMC family as a Client Success Manager. She recently held the title as Editor in Chief for an online publication, and has embraced the inbound methodology by earning HubSpot certifications, and is excited to learn more about the foodservice industry. She has an expansive background in copy editing, writing, social media management, and photography. Megan is also a co-owner/founder of a Michigan wedding photography business called Mulberry & Sage.
Food: I could live my life on donuts and breakfast cereal. I never said it would be a healthy life.
Beverage: I love champagne. It’s one of the only beverages that’s socially acceptable to drink all day long, starting with a mimosa for breakfast, and ending with a fancy night-time toast. It’s bubbly and delicious.
Equipment: When I was a newlywed, I bought a vintage KitchenAid stand mixer (in the color “harvest gold”) off eBay for $50. The shipping cost me an additional $23. My apartment kitchen at the time was tiny, and I had to promise to use it often, or else it wouldn’t merit the cherished and limited counter space. I have used it (at least) weekly every single week since then, and it’s still going strong and works like it isn’t 50 years old. I can’t upgrade it based on principle, alone. Me and Old Yeller’ are in it together for life.
Digital Marketing Creator
Mike is the newest addition to the TMC team, joining us as a Digital Marketing Creator. Before joining TMC, Mike was the director of graphic design and customer relations for a screen printing company, and is fully invested in delivering content that matches with the inbound philosophy of being both human and helpful for your audience. He brings years of experience developing creative pieces, dating back to his days working for a Division I athletics program where he shot and edited video, wrote feature articles, and produced website and social media content for the university’s 21 sports teams.
Food: For me, nothing beats taking that first bite of a mouth-watering slice of pizza fresh out of the oven. It is my personal opinion that Nick’s Pizza in Endicott, NY has the best pizza I have truly ever tasted. Whenever I am back home, stopping at Nick’s at least once is an absolute must.
Beverage: I’m a huge fan of IPAs and can honestly say that there are only a few that I’ve tried that I didn’t like. My absolute favorite IPA is the Voodoo Ranger IPA by New Belgium. They have a brewery in Ashville, NC that is about 2 hours northwest of us here in Charlotte that I can’t wait to visit!
Equipment: The piece of equipment that gets the most use out of me in our kitchen is the SodaStream. Over the last couple of years, I’ve been trying to limit the amount of soda I drink, so seltzer water has been a great replacement to give me that carbonation fix I need. What an exciting life I lead…
Marcea joined the TMC team in 2021 as a Digital Marketer. She has over 20 years of marketing experience that includes web copy, community partnerships, branding, social media, media/influencer relations and eCommerce. Once called a ‘cornucopia of information’ by a former co-worker, Marcea has a passion for learning, reading and pop culture.
Food: I don’t have a favorite food because I love so many types. At the top would be NY style pizza, pho, Jamaican beef patties and seafood.
Beverage: Local craft beers. I’m lucky to live where there’s a lot of great local breweries in a wide variety of styles.
Interesting Fact: I’m also a freelance travel writer and have a travel blog. I love going to new places to explore, eat and meet locals. My best travel year, so far, was 2017; I visited Cuba twice, saw Hamilton on Broadway and visited the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.
Equipment: I love my Vitamix! How can you not like a machine that makes smoothies, hot soup, ice cream and even nut butter?