our team


JAYME JOHNSON founder & ceo

As the leader of Worthy Marketing Group, Jayme brings over 15  years experience working with authors in a variety of functions. From her start as a founding team member of The Marcus Buckingham company, playing key roles in brand and product development, to work as an account manager for a famed graphic design firm, Jayme has also worked on the publishing side with literary agency Fletcher & Co. and then as a contractor for several years leading book launches for authors before officially founding Worthy Marketing Group in 2009.

Jayme has a passion for helping authors and entrepreneurs hone their messaging, connect with their audience in genuine and creative ways, and leverage their books and products to be all they can be.

Jayme lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Matt, son Ephram, and two cats: Finn and Fozzie. In her spare time she enjoys dance parties with her son and belting out show tunes.

executive director

With over 15 years of experience working with non-profits, authors, and digital marketing, Leslie leads the day to day operations at Worthy Marketing Group. 

Based in Atlanta, Leslie loves great food, checking out fun new happenings, and is a board game aficionado.

director of client services

With her calm approach and warm personality, Stephanie is the primary go-to for worthy marketing group clients. With over 15 years of experience running her own agency, she understands the complexities that each new project brings. As director of client services, she oversees our outreach and speaking programs and is the primary point of contact for our authors.

When not working, Stephanie spends time practicing her amateur cake decorator skills and educating her children Ella and Evan in good music and the need for spontaneous dance parties.

director of marketing

With 20 years of corporate marketing experience, Patty oversees all things marketing at worthy marketing group. Her primary focus is on overall campaign strategy  and development for our clients — she loves to dig into metrics and current trends!

Patty is a digital nomad, living full-time on the road with her husband and basset hound Peppermint. In her spare time she likes searching out obscure art festivals in teeny tiny towns and collecting just one more ball of cashmere sock yarn to knit ‘someday’.

JODY MATCHETT publicity & administration

An early entrepreneur, Jody began her own “virtual assistant” business in the late 80s before VAs were even a “thing.” Jody handles back-office administrative tasks for some of our clients, along with leading many of our publicity campaigns to bloggers, podcasters and speaking bureaus. Bonus fact – she’s also Jayme’s mom.

JULIA STRUVE graphic design & web development

Part 1 of the Struve team (see husband Dave, following), Julia dedicates herself to detailed and complex design projects.

DAVID STRUVE graphic design & web development

While David designs many of our client’s collateral pieces, he is also our in-house website developer, building both templated and custom wordpress websites.

REGINA BELLOWS digital ads manager

Regina is an expert in email marketing  with a focus on creating digital ad and email campaigns to get our clients’ worthy message out into the world.

wanna join WMG?

email leslie@worthymarketinggroup.com

Do you want to make the world a better place too?

intern with us
We have a floating internship each semester, where the only qualification is that you want to change the world. To apply, email transcripts and a cover letter that tells us what skills you bring to the table in regards to Worthy Marketing Group’s unique positioning platform (hint hint: no sleazy marketing gurus here!).

work with us
Sometimes we need all hands on deck (and sometimes we don’t). If you’re someone who understands the value of good design, targeted marketing, and clear copy, then we’d love to have your resume/portfolio on file. We are especially looking for video editors, graphic designers, and web developers/coders.

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