About

We started out with the simple idea of building a new kind of marketing agency. An agency that finally makes the promise of true marketing integration a reality.

Today, that simple idea is delivered to businesses of all types and sizes, every day.

Don't let the conversation end. Welcome to eMarketingwerx.

Core Team


Christopher Barnes – Email Maven

Chris_Web_PhotoI love the email space -It is a key arrow in your marketing quiver that you or your company needs to master – amazing ROI when done right – one of the ultimate DM channels that can be extraordinarily relevant, timely and focused. Email is here to stay. Let’s face it – Email is the underpinning, the glue in the interactive marketing space!

These days I play a key role in guiding our company and helping our clients have success with their email marketing efforts. I provide expertise in crafting compelling strategies and tactics for successful email lifecycle programs. Plus, I am an expert user of multiple email marketing platforms – Exacttarget – Blue Hornet – Constant Contact – Message Focus

I “cut my teeth” at ExactTarget with roles in sales development for a couple of years as well as worked for Blue Hornet as an Agency Channel Director-Strategist.

Yes, I do have a “dot com” story. During the Dot com craze, I co-founded a successful Los Angeles interactive marketing agency, ComChoice, where our clients benefited from our integrated marketing strategies. I was instrumental in acquiring key accounts such as Nissan Motors, Lexus, and 20th Century Fox. Our team’s insights into new marketing solutions help lead this company’s drive into CD-ROM and web development.

I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota, happily married with three children and reside in sunny Southern California. I speak at trade shows and business schools by invitation on the subject of Interactive Marketing and Permission Email Strategies. Pro Photographer.


Joshua Barnes – Campaign Manager

Joshua_Web_PhotoJoshua Barnes has over 5 years experience helping companies manage their email marketing campaigns. He is an expert user of Blue Hornet, Exact Target, and Constant Contact email platforms.


Kristen Frank Renwand – Creative Director

A 3rd grade field trip to a billboard making company was the spark that lit the designer inside of Kristen. Amazed and inspired by the larger-than-life painted canvas -a grocery store ad of a prime rib and broccoli tree- she pursued her love of design and advertising through Catholic grade and high school as a member of the National Art Honor Society and received her BFA from the University of New Orleans.

Coming from a family of insurance agents, she worked her way through school at their insurance agencies, as a freelance designer and held a few bar tending positions here and there, all contributing to her design style, industry knowledge, work ethic and fun-loving personality.

Kristen was the Director of Graphic Design at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside for 5 years where she was awarded the Leadership and Commitment Title in 2004. It was an amazing position that offered design projects ranging from new business branding, re-branding, and advertising for multiple Hilton family hotels and for the local tourism board, corporate presentations and experience as a team leader of a small design firm. From designing wine menus to Power Point presentations to the ULTIMATE BACK-LIT BILLLBOARD, she was following her dreams!

After experiencing Hurricane Katrina’s wrath in 2005 and loosing her job, home, car, and much more, she took a temporary job in New Orleans with a company based in California. That is where she met Julian Aston who gave her an opportunity to get back on the design horse and pick up life’s pieces – and boy, that is what she did!!

Kristen now resides in Denver, CO and is the proud wife of husband Randy, proud Mom of daughter Morgan Lindsay, yellow lab Peyton and gray cat Gloria. And of course, very proud Creative Director of Dialog Interactive!


Grant England – Communication Design Technologist

Grant England brings a broad-based and hands-on knowledge of graphic design and IT skills to the DI team.

Grant is a graphic designer and developer specializing in branding, print, web, and email design. He was Lead Designer at Tonic, A 360-degree marketing and design consultancy located in Westlake Village, CA. where he lead branding and design projects and oversaw email marketing management for all clients.

Grant has had experience working within brand guides for national brands including Blue Shield of California, Anthem Blue Cross, and Sprint among others. He applies this experience to other clients with a central goal of increasing overall brand awareness through a unique take on user-centered design.

Grant graduated from California State University Channel Islands with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Design Technology.


Mark Wasyl – Web Designer / Developer

Mark Wasyl is a seasoned Web Developer and Graphic Designer with a passion for creating beautiful, useful, and impressive websites. His experienced and design sensibility allow him to create websites that provide a positive user experience while retaining the clients personal style and expression.

Mark brings with him over 10 years of professional experience as a designer and art director. He has worked on and been involved in projects for Fox, MySpace, Sony, Toyota, Photobucket, and Wired Magazine, just to name a few.

When not sitting in front of the computer, Mark loves spending his time with his family, annoying his neighbors with his electric guitar, and seeking thrills at Magic Mountain.


Yi Yuan – Senior Business Analyst

Yi Yuan is an expert in working with data to build executive level database analysis tools. He brings over 13 years of professional experience building mission-critical applications and delivering continuous and timely enhancements in extremely robust business environments.

As an expert in Business Process Analysis and requirement definitions with the ability to apply a long-term vision for future growth, Yi uses data modeling and integration, application architecture, hands-on development, statistical analysis and strong communication skills to coordinate large-scale projects. In addition, he applies a thorough understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Agile methodologies.

Yi graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science with a BSE, majoring in systems Science Engineering, Operations and Information Management. He also completed a MBA curriculum in Corporate Finance at the Wharton School.