Our Team

Russ Edwards

President & Creative Director

Russ EdwardsRuss is an artist with an innate knack for web design, multimedia, and corporate branding. Building on a professional background that includes sales, marketing, and creative design, for the last 15 years he has manned the helm of his own design firm, creating advertising campaigns and delivering marketing materials to a diverse array of clients. Equally gifted when designing for either print or online media, he captures the essence of the product or service offered by the client in well planned and orchestrated phases, culminating in a coordinated approach that may encompass logo and letterhead design, magazine advertising, product brochures, packaging materials, web sites, tradeshow coordination, and much more. His 20 years of professional experience includes marketing graphics computer systems and software for Graphix Laser Systems, Inc. and SofTeam USA, sales, customer service, and graphic design for Teledyne Advanced Materials, marketing and creative design for Advanced Construction Technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of North Alabama with 2 years of additional coursework in graphic communications.

Kevin Deasy

Business Development & Program Manager

Kevin DeasyKevin, the founder of his own marketing support/consulting company, has previously held several key marketing positions for high-tech firms including Vice President of Corporate Communications for TxPort; Director of Marketing for VMIC; Director of Marketing for DiscoveryCom; and Director of Marketing Communications for Nokia, Broadband Division, Vice President of Marketing for SVSI, and Program Manager for Harman International – Professional Division. His expertise includes developing strategic marketing direction, positioning, branding, and corporate communications, as well as a hands-on creative flair in the design of marketing collateral. He has more than 26 years of experience and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and an Associate degree in Business Administration.

Stacie Turner

Senior Designer

Stacie TurnerStacie is a graphic and web designer with 8 years of experience collaborating with marketing specialists and designers for international enthusiast brands. She is a dedicated, creative thinker seeking constant improvement of typography and design trends. Her excellent time management skills, attention to detail and organization make her a valuable team member. Stacie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Amber Cornett

Graphic Designer

Amber Cornett
Amber is a graphic designer with experience in both print and digital media. While her main area of focus is Illustrating, she also has worked in Marketing and Social Media Management. In her free time she enjoys interior design, home decor, and water color. Amber holds a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from Troy University.

Jennifer Edwards

AR & Contracts Manager

Jennifer EdwardsJennifer is responsible for several functions at Active8. With 15 years of administrative, contract management and customer support experience, she is an integral part of the team. She has a degree in Elementary Education from Athens State University. When not in the office she spends her off-time raising four beautiful children.

Katey Deasy


Katey DeasyKatey began her career in Banking. She also spent several years working as an office manager for a local developer and investor. The last 20 + years she has been very involved in volunteer work while raising two boys. For the past 12 years Katey has been the bookkeeper for Active8, in addition to recently joining the Land Trust of North Alabama as their Financial Administrator.