Meet the Tell Your Tale Team.

Megan F. Salch has more than 25 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.

Dark_10K_SB_ALUMNI-300x142In 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,  joined the Houston West Chamber board of directors in 2021 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 led St. Rose’s capital campaign.

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-SalchTrent Salch has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience. Since 2013, he has written source messaging for HP, Inc. In this role, he writes concise, market-facing messages about the client’s business computers. The writing is translated and used worldwide. Additionally, Trent manages operations for Tell Your Tale Marketing and serves as a writer and editor on other client projects.

After working in Dallas for six years, Trent returned to his hometown in 2002, and joined the Tell Your Tale Marketing 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.

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.

Trent currently volunteers on the school advisory committee of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. He previously served on the Total Board of Education for St. Rose Parish, where he earlier served as President of the Pastoral Council. Trent is a strong advocate for the Greater Heights area. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce and has volunteered in numerous capacities.

Irma-BurnsIrma Burns has worked as a talented graphic designer for more than 20 years. Her creativity has been showcased in package designs, logo development, ads, billboards, brand standards, annual reports, event invitations/programs/signage, templates for company-wide usage, illustrations and photo retouching. Her design skills in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator regularly blow clients (and us) away.

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.

Nihar B. Vaidya has more than 16 years of website design, website development and digital marketing experience. After completing his education, Nihar worked in a software company. A few years later, he started working as a freelancer.

He joined the Tell Your Tale Marketing team in 2019 and manages a team of web designers on the company’s various web-related projects. He helps design websites, complete website maintenance work as well as perform custom web application development.

Nihar earned his ME degree in Industrial Engineering from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He lives with his wife, daughter and son.