Megan F. Salch has 20 years of marketing and communications experience. After working in the U.S. Senate as well as for a software company, Arthur Andersen and research firm APQC, Megan launched Tell Your Tale in 2005 to help organizations communicate regularly and deliberately. She works with medium and large organizations on messaging, branding and communicating with target audiences. Her out-of-the-box thinking and business savvy help organizations stand out from the crowd. Be sure to follow Megan on Twitter under the name “TellYourTale”. Megan is also a published author, writing the book 100+ Activities for Houston Kids.
In May 2016, Megan graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, Cohort 15 and she continues to serve as one of two Cohort 15 representatives. In 2015-2017, Megan served on The Leadership Council of Prevent Blindness Texas – Southeast Region with a true dedication to preserving Texans’ sight. Megan was also a board member of the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) and served as the Secretary from January 2014-December 2017. She is also a sustaining member of the Junior League of Houston, a nonprofit volunteer organization of women.
Megan is an active member of the Houston West Chamber of Commerce, and serves as chair of Women Driving Business. Megan is also a member of the Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce, where she served for eight years on the ambassadors committee to welcome newcomers and facilitate networking amongst members. She led the committee for seven of her eight years of service. Megan has also chaired the Chamber’s 2014 and 2015 Economic Forecast Luncheon with record attendance and sponsorship both years. Megan formerly served on the Board of Education at St. Rose of Lima in the Heights and served as President of the Board one year of her six years of service. She also volunteered on the parish’s marketing committee. Megan continues to lead St. Rose’s capital campaign, which is currently in its second phase.
Megan earned degrees in journalism and politics with an emphasis on PR from Southern Methodist University, where she graduated with honors. Megan has also taken graphic design courses at The Art Institute of Houston. A native Houstonian, Megan lives with her husband, daughter and son.
Trent Salch has more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience. After earning a degree in psychology from Southern Methodist University, Trent began working in computer software, hardware and supplies sales. He learned early to listen to his marketing team and align with their strategies to close deals quickly. In his career, he has worked with clients of all sizes from small organizations to Fortune 100 companies.
A native Houstonian, Trent returned to his hometown in 2002, and joined the Tell Your Tale team in 2009. He helps clients develop strategic marketing plans that utilize websites, social media, effective marketing collateral and targeted messaging to acquire new customers and develop stronger relationships with existing clients.
In May 2016, Trent was nominated onto the Total Board of Education for St. Rose Parish, where he previously served as President of the Pastoral Council. Trent is a strong advocate for the Greater Heights area. He has served as a Chairman of the Board of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce and has volunteered in numerous capacities.
Israel Isassi has been involved in the computer and electronics industry for over 30 years as a manager, consultant, website designer/developer and applications programmer, as well as having worked as a field support technician. Israel leads the web services team at Tell Your Tale Marketing & Design, where he specializes in sites using WordPress and Sitecore. Beyond designing and building websites, Israel studies clients’ website analytics and consults on needed changes to increase site traffic and enhance user interaction. He is also a professional member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). As a manager, Israel has served as the IT representative on merger and acquisition teams and technology committees. He has managed network engineers, desktop and server support teams, and software developers. Israel has also worked as a network and server systems engineer, and desktop administrator. Israel has extensive hands-on experience with various network hardware and software, server operating systems, desktop applications and operating systems, and email software.
Israel’s experience includes low-level programming to develop utility software used in conjunction with industrial controls, security systems, and language translation software. He has been developing solutions using Internet technology for over 15 years, which has included programming, systems design and analysis, and working closely with major software vendors exploring upcoming technologies.
His interest in computer and electronics technology began during high school, receiving education in consumer analog and digital electronics, and desktop computer systems. Following high school, Israel served in the United States Army, working with a variety of legacy and state-of-the-art computer systems, which involved working in very high security environments including the Pentagon. After leaving the military, Israel attended ITT Electronics Institute, which led to working with industrial control electronics, and corporate security and surveillance systems.
Irma is an active volunteer with the American Cancer Society (for the 2016 Fashion Show and Cattle Baron’s Gala), the Alzheimer’s Association, Habitat for Humanity and the local food bank. She is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin with a bachelor’s degree in studio art. Irma grew up in Central Texas in a one-blinking-light town. She later lived in Houston for 11 years and now resides in San Antonio with her husband and daughter. In her spare time, Irma loves to work with her hands—painting, crafting stained glass, printmaking, developing mosaics and restoring furniture.