Meet The Team

2014-2015 Team!


Darren W. Martin, Jr. – Editor-in-Chief 

Darren W. Martin, Jr. is a senior, English major from Columbia, SC. Darren serves as Editor-in-Chief for The Maroon Tiger Student Media Group directing all long-term projects of the organization and overseeing all senior managers of the 3 branches of MTSMG. Prior to serving as Editor-in-Cheif,  Darren served as an Associate Opinions Editor and Staff Writer. Darren is the Founder and CEO of Streamlined Communications, a digital marketing and PR firm focused on providing industry-level marketing and social strategy to small businesses and startup companies. Darren is also a 2014 International Radio and Television Society Fellow, the Public Relations Director for Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, certified in New Media Technology by the Poynter Institute and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He brings a breadth of communications experience to the team and hopes to continue to immerse The Maroon Tiger into the new “news culture” among college publications.

Twitter: @DarrenMartinII



Jared A. Loggins – Managing Editor

Jared Loggins is a senior, Political Science major from Memphis, TN. Jared Loggins is Managing Editor at MT and oversees the organizations print media, editorial process, and associated writers and reporters. Jared has written for a number of outlets including CNN, Mused Magazine, and The Byline. He is currently an Investigative Reporter with Georgia News Lab, a collaborative between the Atlanta Journal Constitution and WSBTV. After graduation, Jared will pursue a PhD in Political Science. His long-term goal is to invest in investigative projects at the intersection of race and politics.

Twitter: @notsubwayjared_



Michael Martin – Editor-at-Large/New Media Director 

Michael Martin is a senior Cinema, Television, & Media Studies major, Journalism minor from Columbia, SC. He currently serves as both Editor-at-Large and New Media Director. As Editor-at-Large, he brings his creative visions to life as he is in charge of the aesthetics of magazine editions and special projects, while he oversees all of the social media happenings as New Media Director. Michael sees no limits for his future career, planning to delve into both broadcast journalism as well as the film & television arts.

Twitter: @hshtgmike



Will Shelton- Chief Copy Editor

Will Shelton is a Junior, English major, Sports Journalism minor at Morehouse. His experience with journalism and the copy-edit process stems from his stint with his high school publication. Will plans to expand the copy-edit process in an effort to increase the level of quality of The Maroon Tiger publication.  Will wants to to ensure that each copy is as anticipated as the Man of the Year Issue. He also intends to have more student input in each issue, from student interviews to an all inclusive miscellaneous section.

Twitter: @shelton_will



Matthew Guthrie – Business Manager 

Matthew Guthrie is a Senior Business Administration Major at Morehouse College. Originally from Charlotte, NC, Matthew has made Atlanta home. Matthew serves as the Business Manager, where he oversees all marketing, advertising, and financial endeavors. Matthew Guthrie loves what MT has become and he hopes to see it grow in the future. 

Twitter: @MisterGuthrie



Kristen C. Harris – Internal Relations Director 

Kristen Harris is a senior, Psychology major attending Spelman College from Baltimore, MD. Kristen plans innovative internal events and initiatives for the members of the organization to foster team-building. She creates master calendars for the three-branches of MT to be distributed to all members. She also creates market research with the Editor-in Chief to assess the needs of MT Team Members for training and organizational development purposes. Kristen effortlessly ensures seamless communication throughout the entire Media Group. After graduation, Kristen plans to intern with a PR Firm in Atlanta, Ga, although, she is not limited to Atlanta. Her long-term goal is to own her own PR Firm in which her and her team will represent various prominent organizations and celebrities.

Twitter: @MsKriss_10



Amber G. Johnson – Public Relations Director

Amber G. Johnson is a First Year, Anthropology & Sociology major from Ellenwood, GA. She aims to use her position to advocate on behalf of the MTSMG brand with external stakeholders and the media across all communications channels and vehicles. Amber aspires to enhance readership and staff through the planning and implementing of MT events and social media platforms. Before MT she served as the Marketing Coordinator for AllState Insurance and an intern for the Georgia House Democratic Caucus. Overall, Amber is highly motivated, hard working and versatile young adult with a track record of strong leadership and a talent for leading and inspiring others toward building successful alliances. 



Updated 2014-2014 Staff List Coming Soon!

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