Meet The Team

We are a team of thinkers, artists
and technical creators

HOW WE GOT OUR NAME

Lost Tribe Media was founded in late 2005 when an economic downturn ousted us from our comfortable, corporate desk jobs. Hoping to avoid the layoff cycle that continually plagues creative workers of the corporate world, we decided to take matters into our own hands. Chris Smith, our President, sent an email out asking if we’d like to meet at a coffee shop, lick our collective paws and figure out where to go next. The tongue-in-cheek subject line of this now fateful email was "Meeting of the Lost Tribe". It doesn’t take a genius to work out what the plan was after that and just one month later (and after checking the domain name was available, of course), Lost Tribe Media was born. 

Freed from the confines of working for a single customer, we could diversify our client base and pool our collective experiences. The idea proved to be successful. Lost Tribe Media has grown to include new faces, divisions and services, but retained the same company values as when we started back in that coffee shop in Akron, Ohio.

MEET THE TEAM

Chris.Smith@LostTribeMedia.Com
(330) 376-7079 x 112
Christopher Smith
President
  • Company President; heads up the customer relations and business development
  • Has been working in video since the Dead Sea was just sick (and this joke was new!)
  • Social Media maven
  • Has been a Verizon customer for 19 years (doesn’t like change)
  • The slayer of many a technical script as the LTM voice over guy
  • A Civil War and WWII reenactor
  • Hardcore Star Wars and Star Trek fan (can’t we all just get along?)
  • His comic book collection needs its own bedroom
Dave.Edgar@LostTribeMedia.Com
(330) 376-7079 x 111
David Edgar
Business Manager
  • Wearer of many hats (or helmets)
  • Responsible for the day-to-day running of the company
  • Broken something? He'll probably be the one fixing it
  • Speaks fluent HTML
  • Favourite pasttime is opening boxes from Amazon
  • Owns the entire DeWalt catalogue
  • LTM's most accurate Nerf gun marksman
  • An uncanny inability to think of 8 witty bulletpoints
Adam.Remark@LostTribeMedia.Com
(330) 376-7079 x 151
Adam Remark
Graphic Design & Animation
  • Visual Wizard
  • Craft Beer Specialist
  • Resident Cleveland Sports Aficionado
  • Loves Mid Century Modern
  • Favorite Color is Red
  • 1965 Chevelle Owner…in Red of course
  • Puggle Proprietor
  • Probably lactose intolerant but will never give up cheese
Matthew Petrunak
Producer / Videographer / Editor
  • Creative mastermind
  • Connoisseur of cameras
  • Dave’s fixing something? He probably broke it!
  • Asian food enthusiast
  • Highly allergic cat lover
  • Lord of the Ring’s biggest fan
  • Tom Hanks = It’s a great movie
  • Traveler
Joe.Oberster@LostTribeMedia.Com
(330) 376-7079 x 113
Joe Oberster
Videographer / Editor / Lighting Expert
  • Can whistle and hum at the same time
  • Once scored 100% on Expert difficulty for Sweet Child of Mine on Guitar Hero 3
  • His cat could probably beat up your dog
  • Has the ability to relate any and all real-life situations to an episode of Seinfeld
  • Enjoys a well-made Old Fashioned, as well as a poorly-made Old Fashioned
  • LTM's official newbie
  • Has driven from Toledo to Akron in less than twelve parsecs
  • Went to BGSU (but we won't hold that against him)
Tracey Duncko
Project Coordinator
  • Chief organizer & scheduler
  • Somehow manages to work with a group of boys and not go insane
  • Can dead lift more than the rest of the tribe combined
  • Thinks cycling 100 miles in a day is a good idea
  • Has memorized the name of every host on QVC
  • Knows the exact date pumpkin spice lattes will go on sale at Dunkin Donuts
  • Her shoe collection HAS its own bedroom
  • “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar
John.Dannug@LostTribeMedia.Com
(330) 376-7079 x 118
John Dannug
Account Executive
  • Business development & marketing
  • Social media content creator
  • Unofficial set and event photographer
  • Technology lover
  • Enjoys both long and short walks on the beach
  • Favorite film genre: Action (but good action)
  • In favor of using Kevin Bacon as an accurate measure of Social Distance
  • Understands the versatility of Microsoft Paint
Paper Dave
Chief Filing Officer
  • Can recite the alphabet backwards
  • Hardest working employee at Lost Tribe Media for more than 10 years
  • Stays cool under pressure (thanks to over 1000 tiny air holes)
  • Has personally handled every piece of mail since 2006
  • Loves working nights and weekends
  • Originally of Swedish decent
  • Had a brief relationship with the stapler 
  • “When at last we are sure, You've been properly pilled, Then a few paper forms, Must be properly filled. So that you and your heirs, May be properly billed.” – Dr. Seuss
Felicitree
Branch Manager
  • A long-standing member of the team
  • The office wooden be the same without her
  • Has never taken her autumn leaves
  • Computer illiterate. Can never remember her log-in
  • Keeps watch over the office trunk line
  • Has never once gotten mad and barked
  • Her least favourite month is Septimberrrrrrr
  • "What goes up but doesn't come down? A kangaroo stuck in a tree!" - Author Unknown