Meet Our Team


Conner O'Rourke

Founder & CEO

Conner began his career in film & television at Warner Bros and NBC Universal. When he’s not working you can usually find him rock climbing, golfing or on the couch watching a movie.


Brett Chikowski

Founder & COO

A California native, Brett has lived all over the world. With his work he prides himself on open and honest communication. At home he prides himself on his eggplant parmesan.


Axel Alarcón

Creative Director

Videographer, editor, designer, camera operator, painter, musician, dog father, born in Monterrey, raised in Houston, man, myth, and legend. Oh yeah, and head of Middle Way’s creative efforts.


Stephanie Cohen

Director of Digital Marketing

Known for both her creative and analytical brain, Stephanie is fueled by her passion for digital marketing and advertising. Outside of work, you can usually find her at a local restaurant or a coffee shop in town.


Michael Jimenez

Post Production Supervisor

Born and raised in Odessa, TX, Michael grew up with aspirations of one day joining the film and media industry. He understands the true value of hard work and is happy to be the official Hype Man for Middle Way Marketing.


Tara Dickerson

Video Editor

A walking pop-culture reference machine, Tara is obsessed with storytelling. A nerd? Yes. A geek? Maybe. David Bowie karaoke royalty? Definitely.


Maya Dandashi

Digital Marketing Specialist

Maya (aka Ms. Worldwide) is a Texas native, Dubai raised, Lebanese Syrian creative who loves two things: bread and coffee. When she isn’t creating content or writing copy, she spends her time going to live shows, playing Smash Bros with her friends, and laying on the grass of Zilker Park. 


Nicole Ballard

Marketing Operations Manager

With a background in Psychology and Digital Marketing, Nicole enjoys analyzing data and research. She also LOVES to laugh!! In her free time, you can find her with her family, making snarky jokes, and bingeing The Real Housewives.

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Ajilé Weldon-Lively

Digital Content Producer

Ajilé is a small town Southern Jersey girl who loves beach days & vegan dishes. With an extensive background in TV/Film Production, she keeps busy producing video content. In her spare time, Ajilé enjoys the study of conscious living, spirituality & new age beliefs. 


Jeremy Lohr

Digital Content Producer

A certified roller coaster enthusiast, Jeremy is a Texas native who loves his cameras, camping, and tending his garden. You can find him at Barton Springs Pool in the morning and at home watching Jeopardy in the evening.

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Cierra Freitas

Paid Advertising Specialist 

Cierra is a proud Bostonian with a passion for art & design. She is a self-proclaimed ramen connoisseur & can always be spotted holding an iced coffee or boba!

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Nina Volostnova

Account Manager

Nina is a nerd at heart with a passion for health & wellness. She always starts her day with an early workout followed by a cup of coffee. Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her family & island hop!



Barketing Manager

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