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 5-person team of creative and analytical experts, in both Maryville and the Tri-Cities, who are passionate about results. While each member of the E9 team has his or her 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 small and medium-sized businesses. We are also invested in our communities through DIY workshops, United Way givebacks, Impact Partnerships, and involvement in our local chambers of commerce.
Owner, Creative Director, Lead Developer
Jeremy started Epic Nine to help great businesses grow. He has designed and developed websites for nearly 20 years and loves to work in video and immerse himself in the creative process. 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.
Kristien joined Epic Nine in 2015. She came to the team with a degree and accolades from Maryville College's design program and the talent to help build any brand through great design.
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 Consultant 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!
Meet Paula Valbuena, the newest dragon on our team! A Venezuelan-American web designer, Paula is an avid doodler and overall fabulous person. An expert dog petter and lover of cats, she declares she still loves them all even after they scratch her. Her passions run to hosting gaming events and being heavily involved in the Esports scene. And while she swears she'll share her candy on her desk with you, just remember - don't take the last piece of chocolate, m'kay!!!