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Born and raised in North Omaha, CharDale has deep roots in the community. He grew up the middle child of three where his mom raised him in a fatherless home. Despite the odds of being surrounded by gang activity in the 1990's, he managed to graduate from Belvedere, McMillan, and Omaha North High School.
CharDale developed his creative skills early on. He learned his work ethic through the influence of his grandmother, the late Marie Barnes. She was a teacher at the College of Saint Mary and taught him how to write and express himself with the pen. He got his first taste of being a creative around the age of 5, when his grandmother asked him (alongside siblings and cousins) to record a song. This—including a live performance—was her last request from her grandkids while fighting breast cancer. It proved to be a blessing in disguise because CharDale never let go of storytelling, arts, and creative writing.
Since then, his skills have expanded to include not only the arts and writing, but finance and technology as well. He's used his gifts to help many companies develop and thrive. In the arts, he ran a recording studio full-time in the Benson district of Omaha. In finance, he worked as an analyst for Mutual of Omaha. In tech, he wrote custom code for Methodist Hospital and Hayneedle (respectively). Hayneedle was acquired by Walmart.
CharDale has his Associates Degree in Business, and completed full-stack software developer training at Omaha Code School. He studied finance and banking at UNO and also obtained his FAA Certified Part 107 drone pilot license through Eppley Airfield. If you ever meet CharDale you'll notice he loves dry humor. He may not get you to laugh, but that won't stop him from trying to make you smile.
He's full of youthful wonder and fascination, which aids his unique ability to solve problems with innovation. His fearless pursuit of better communities and a positive narrative for the underrepresented makes him the perfect leader for the team at Stable Gray.
Growing up in North Omaha, Nebraska, Teddy began creating at a young age through music and dance, and loved expressing himself through his personal style. Since then, he has taken his creativity to new heights by becoming self-taught in graphic design, photo and video editing, social media management, and content creation.
Teddy has his Bachelor's in Sports Management with a minor in Business and Computer Information Systems, as well as his Master's in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Teddy also holds certifications through the Start Center of Entrepreneurship and StoryBrand Training Course. In his free time, you can find him exploring new things to do in Omaha with his wife and daughter, or working out while listening to podcasts and audio books.
We lacked a communication strategy and focus as well as the manpower to drive
Our messaging wasn't clear and consistent. We were doing really cool things and
hosting great events but we weren't reaching nearly the audience that we needed to."
We needed a firm that understood this community and could speak in the voice we
wanted to communicate in."
The responsiveness of Stable Gray and the creativity in which they share information
via social media serves exactly the purpose we need it to."
Information about what we do is being more broadly disseminated and understood by our
I would tell them that Stable Gray allows an organization to function as if they have
a dedicated, full time marketing and communications professional on their staff."
It was difficult trying to do everything (branding) on my own."
Marketing, website and photography."
One stop shop, I can have many things done by one place which saves me time and
You're good at what you do and you make me look good."
Because my ads, website and pictures are professionally done I get noticed more,
which means more people are visiting my website, Facebook page and/or calling for services. More traffic
(equals) more money."
Give them a try you will not be disappointed!"
Working at a small non-profit, you have to wear many hats. Branding and social media marketing are valuable for every organization, but without a dedicated staff person sharing our story, it would sit on a back burner for more immediate items."
Storytelling. We knew our organization had an incredible story to share and needed a firm that understood our audience and our community."
The compassion of the Stable Gray team was our deciding factor. They took the time to understand where we wanted our brand to be and became colleagues who worked at an off-site marketing department (their office)."
Simplicity. Stable Gray proposed new ideas and took charge to make them happen. We love to try new things."
Quality content. Between photography, videography, and graphic design, everything was beautifully made and our brand was able to stand out."
If you are struggling to share your story, there is help. Stable Gray understands our community and produces quality work to share with every audience."
Jordan Young is a recent graduate from the School of Journalism at the University Nebraska-Lincoln. She studied Advertising Public/Relations and Broadcast Production, and developed a specific interest in storytelling with video and other forms of digital media.