Executive Leadership Team
Mary Shafer

PR & Creative Content Development Director

Mary has worked in marketing since performing her first freelance assignment for her dad's ad agency when she was 14. She's been researching and writing in the wastewater management industry since 2001, having had regular monthly columns for five years with Cole Publishing's magazine titles "Portable Restroom Operator," "Pumper" and "Cleaner," as well as contributing feature articles to these as well as to "Onsite Installer," "Treatment Plant Operator" and "Municipal Sewer and Water." These days, she still contributes occasional feature articles and profiles to Cole magazines, while serving as PR and Creative Content Development Director and senior copywriter for Creative Raven. Here, she works with Suzan Marie Chin to brainstorm approach concepts for the company's marketing clients, to implement marketing strategies, and to develop industry education presentations under their "Doo Doo Divas" division.

Suzan Marie Chin

President / CEO

Suzan founded Creative Raven in 2004 to offer firms in the water, wastewater and underground infrastructure industry a means to access all of the services of a marketing and business development firm that really understood their market and the unique challenges needed to succeed. With nearly two decades in the industry, she considers herself a "sewer rat" and feels incredibly blessed to have the privilege of working in an industry that is so vital to daily life and is filled with wonderful, generous un-sung heroes. In 2016 she was able to follow a long-held dream to bring her passion and love for the trenchless industry to parts of the world that need it, starting first with India, beginning with the opening of an office in Bangalore. When not being fascinated with all things wastewater, Suzan is an avid hiker in the Red Rock country of Northern Arizona, singer in her spiritual community choir and a supporter of organizations that support entrepreneurship, the protection of wildlife and the environment.

Vivek Chaturvedi

Global Business Development & Special Programs Director

Vivek can be best described as a unique, out of the box thinker, with a deeply intuitive understanding of technology and business and the ability to connect the dots in new and unique ways. His wide and varied work history encompasses stints in the Indian Navy (Electrical and Weapon Systems Officer), senior level corporate technology strategy in the US, full participation in the boom and bust of the Silicon Valley, heading up a mobile start-up in India and a whole lot more.

For 10 years he has created a body of radically innovative designs. A gifted self-taught multi-instrumentalist musician and a social commentator, vivek has a book on self-discovery currently doing the publisher's rounds and plays live music whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Janis Barker

Executive Administrator, Client Liaison Services Manager

Janis Barker has enjoyed a varied career – handling cargo for airlines, styling and accounts for the fashion industry and setting up retail outlets for niche businesses, she even spent a year in London setting up the administration office for a chain of vegetarian restaurants. Her last full time job she took care of HR, Accounts and Administration setting up the Swiss Consulate in Bangalore. She now loves to take care of the nitty-gritty for Creative Raven, India. When she’s not ‘working’ Janis loves to travel and is a part-time care giver for 3 senior citizens (more senior than her!). 

Achal Bedi

Executive Team Advisor, Global Business Development

Achal “Sam” Bedi has had a fascinating career as a marketing strategist, fine arts entrepreneur and global business development executive. His globe trekking experience and extensive international network of connections has long made him Creative Raven’s “go-to-guy” when the creation of a successful strategy, finding the right resource or building of strategic partnerships has been called for. In his role as Creative Raven’s Executive Team Advisor, Achal’s gift of communication, both spoken and by the pen, sense of humor and keen ability to see the big picture keeps the executive team focused, helping them to be the best at what they love doing and most of all, (as you can see from his photo) never forgetting to make time to just play. 

Our staff is comprised of knowledgeable, skilled “artists” who specialize in creative production and innovative marketing and we devote ourselves to continual improvement to maintain our leadership.

  • Brent Deal—Videographer, Editor, Sound Production
  • David Zlutnik—Videographer, Editor, Sound Production
  • Maji—Videographer, Photographer, Editor, Sound Production
  • Stephen Chin—Videographer, Music Composer, Editor, Key Grip, Sound Production
  • Alex Cherpnya—3D Graphics, Animation and Special Effects Video
  • Paul Kiler—Photographer, Digital Retouching
  • Tennousei Lilla Leslie—Photographer
  • Ron Wilson—Illustrator, Animator
  • Stephen Brodgon—Graphic Designer
  • Herbert Paul—Graphic Designer
  • AK Costeria—Website Development, Designer, SEO Specialist, Social Media
  • Anton Shtylman—Website Designer, SEO Specialist, Social Media
  • Manoj Jacob—Website Development, Special Applications Development, Programmer
  • Bob Bloom—E-Commerce Web Design Specialist, Web App Developer, Programmer, IT Manager
  • Ellen Kruger-Bloom—Web Design and Maintenance, Transcription Services