Our success is directly tied to the success of our clients. We pride ourselves on helping local businesses grow. Epic Nine was founded in 2014 in Maryville, TN by Jeremy LaDuke as a one-person marketing operation and has since grown to be a 9-person team of creative and analytical experts who are passionate about results. While each member of the Epic Nine team has their area of expertise, we also place a high priority on being generalists and knowing enough about each area of marketing so that we can more effectively create comprehensive marketing solutions that fit the needs and budgets of organizations of all sizes. We are also invested in our communities through our Marketing Mountains Courses, United Way givebacks, Impact Partnerships, serving on various non-profit boards of directors, and involvement in our local chambers of commerce.
Founder, Creative Director, Lead Developer
Jeremy founded Epic Nine in 2014 to help great businesses grow. He has designed and developed websites for over 20 years and loves creative problem solving. Jeremy has also worked with local and national campaigns to get sites to page 1 in Google and is passionate about producing measurable results for Epic Nine clients.
Erin joined the Epic Nine team in 2019 as a web designer and developer. With over a decade of experience in design, development, and photography, it is no surprise that her motivation has always been to tell stories. Her passion is to create functional sites that are pretty and awesome… and pretty awesome!
Marketing Trail Guide and Social Media Expert
Tonia joined the Epic Nine team in 2019 as our marketing specialist and social media extraordinaire. With decades of communications and marketing experience in for-profit and non-profit organizations in East Tennessee, she understands what local businesses need to market successfully in a continually changing digital landscape. Tonia's passion is to see her clients and our community succeed!
Web Designer/Branding Specialist
Will graduated in 2005 with a BFA in graphic design from the University of Tennessee and has spent nearly two decades working with clients to build brands and create designs that reflect the essence of their business. From an early age, he has cultivated a passion for art and enjoys spending his time drawing, screen printing, painting murals, and generally making an artistic mess. He and his wife Mindy have two children, Oliver and Lydia, who provide an endless source of laughter and inspiration.
Caroline joined Epic Nine in 2021 as a business development specialist. She has a background in non-profit work and is deeply invested in our community.
Nicole joined our team in 2020 and serves as one of our web designers. She is a North Carolina native, but has grown to love Blount County!
Marketing Trail Guide
Brandon joined the Epic Nine team in 2020 as a Marketing Trail Guide/Account Exectutive. He and his wife Amber recently moved to Knoxville from Cincinnati, OH, and are excited to finally call Tennessee their home. With a background in the consumer services industry, Brandon is eager to draw on his own experiences to guide clients to the marketing summit.
Zoe interned with us in 2020 and joined our team as our graphic designer in 2021 as a graduate of the University of Tennessee's Graphic Design program. She is a talented illustrator and branding expert.
Social Media Expert
Chris Mills graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2017 with a BA in Communication Studies. Since graduating, Chris has worked for the past 4 years as a professional in the marketing industry, with experience in social media management, design, copywriting & more. He is passionate about music, art, and making the world more connected through communication.