ABOUT D2

Sparking Growth for Brands, Businesses, & Individuals

D2 Branding ignites brands, corporations, start-ups, and personal brands through digital marketing and business consulting to increase their profits. This includes strategic marketing campaigns incorporating online sales funnels, search engine optimization, Google Ad Words, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube advertising campaigns. D2 Branding also offers business consulting, video production, website design, graphic design, social media content management, media coaching, media buying, and public relations.

Our Team

Deedra Determan of D2 Branding

Deedra Determan, Founder

Deedra Determan started her career working in television for one of the top media companies in the country and later became a marketing consultant in the television industry.

Determan went on to launch a niche website for moms in her local market with over 100,000 moms visiting the website each month using the power of Facebook. After one year from launching, Determan sold the website to Oklahoma Media Company, Griffin Communications. Determan went on to launch a digital marketing agency, D2 Branding that was recently recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur  Magazine’s Entrepreneur360.

Determan is the host of the Do It My Way Podcast Show, empowering women business owners and CEO’s to do business on their terms with no regrets, hesitation or fear. Determan coaches these women on how to create a personal brand so they can live a life of financial freedom, working when they want to work and making the money they want to make!

Deedra Determan is proud to serve on the OSU Alumni Association Board as well as Chair the Marketing Committee. The OSU Alumni Association Board oversees some amazing events like America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration and the OSU Hall of Fame Awards.

Coach JC, COO

Coach JC is an Entrepreneur, Author, Motivational Speaker, Business and Life Coach. He is the author of 4 books and has motivated audiences of all sizes through his professional speaking, including opening up for President Donald J. Trump during his presidential campaign and being coined, “Trumps Hype Man”.

Coach JC has empowered thousands of people to WIN in life through his books, speaking, podcasts, coaching, and social media presence. He has coached and consulted professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, WNBA, and Olympians, CEO and Pastors.

As an entrepreneur, Coach JC has launched 4 companies within the personal development and fitness arena. He has been recognized as a 30 under 30, 40 under 40, The Best of The Best, and The Young Entrepreneur of the year. Coach JC started the Non-Profit, Fit First Responders now serving over 55 first responding agencies.

Coach JC went from down and out, over $400k in debt to discover how to experience true health, wealth and happiness and now shares that message world-wide. After using Social Media to grow his personal and business brands he teamed up with Deedra Determan to create the D2 Branding digital agency, one of the fastest growing agencies in the nation.

Chandler Lyster

Director of Client Services | Digital Marketing Specialist

A native-Tulsan-turned-beach-lover, joined the D2 team in 2020. After graduating from the University of Arkansas with a degree in advertising and public relations with a minor in marketing, Chandler moved to LA where she started her career in experiential marketing as an Account Manager. With seven years of experience in client services, she is the go-to for our clients’ needs and keeps the team on track! Chandler is also our Digital Marketing Specialist who creates and manages all digital campaigns. When she’s not working, Chandler enjoys spending time at the beach with her two dogs. Her favorite part of her job is connecting with clients and helping businesses succeed through digital marketing.

Aspen Svec

Web Director | Social Media Content Director | Branding

Aspen graduated with a BFA in Visual Communications from the University of Oklahoma in 2003. After working in the Art Department for Hobby Lobby’s Corporate Office, she helped co-create a web design business with a group of local artists and later joined D2 Branding as our graphics and web designer. Now as our Web Director, she specializes in creating memorable brand identities that represent your business. Aspen sets high standards for branding and design for both paper and digital formats. Working with a wide range of clients all across the U.S., she loves to help small businesses stand out with stunning, professional branding that gives a company its unique character and personality.

In addition to creating stellar designs, Aspen’s technical abilities allow her to build well-designed and highly functional websites with e-commerce, social media connectivity, click funnels, and web forms that are designed to generate leads and revenue.

Makayla Jungo

Executive Assistant | Social Media Specialist

Makayla is the Executive Assistant/Social Media Specialist for D2 Branding and has had the opportunity to work with clients who have been seen on Entrepreneur.com, Business Insider, Forbes, Success Magazine, PandoDaily, and much more! A graduate of Tulsa Community College, Makayla has been chasing her dreams in the Marketing field ever since she graduated. She is truly a professional when it comes to organization and keeping projects moving forward.

Makayla specializes in social media marketing, event coordinating and branding for companies and start-ups. Her straight forward attitude and candor allow her to keeps things in the D2 office organized and making sure that everyone has what they need at all times.

Dante Schmitz

Video Production – Creative Director

Dante’s venture into video production began as a way to satisfy his passion for film and find new outlets for his creativity. It didn’t take long, however, for his hobby to turn into a full-fledged business. Dante spent over a decade as a professional musician, writing, recording, touring, and releasing multiple albums prior to his career in video production. While he enjoyed his time as a musician, he found it especially rewarding to discover a new medium to channel his creative energy. Dante takes great pride in seeing the look of excitement and satisfaction on his clients’ faces when they see their company or organization represented in a high-quality production as a video producer. Dante has a background in music as well as a degree in public relations from the University of Oklahoma. His skill and commitment to his craft have been recognized both locally and internationally.

Nick Whitaker

Video Production | Photography

Nick is an award-winning videographer with a diverse skill set that includes marketing, graphic design, and music. With a passion for visual storytelling and a keen eye for detail, Nick creates visually stunning and impactful content that resonates with audiences. His diverse background and unique perspective have earned him recognition both locally and internationally. Whether it’s a corporate video, music video, or promotional piece, Nick’s experience in marketing and graphic design allows him to bring a holistic approach to every project and deliver exceptional results for clients. In his free time, Nick can be found exploring new creative techniques, staying up-to-date with the latest video production trends, and playing guitar.

Christopher Bailey

Search Engine Optimization | Google Marketing | Web Design

With over 14 years experience in website development, search engine optimization and internet marketing, Christopher is highly dedicated to the success of our clients. He approaches each project with great care and a finely tuned strategy customized to meet your specific goals. He has worked coast to coast serving clients in almost every industry of business and non-profits both nationally and internationally with great success.

Christopher was born and raised in Oklahoma and has family in Tulsa, Seminole and Norman.

Becky English

Social Media Specialist | Graphic Design

With over a decade of experience in design and marketing, Becky loves helping brands thrive in the digital marketplace by creating engaging, on brand content. Outside of work, Becky is an avid outdoorswoman, an advocate for women’s self defense, and a mom of two very active boys.

Grace Wood

Copywriting | Social Media Content Creation

After graduating from Pepperdine University in 2021, Grace, a native Tulsan, moved home and worked for the Tulsa World as a journalist for two years. Grace joined the D2 team to lend her writing skills to our clients, writing copy for their websites and social media pages as well as blog posts. She also handles TikTok content creation for several clients, using her creative mind to make videos that both educate and entertain our clients’ online audiences. Additionally, Grace draws on her journalism background to research guests for the Do It My Podcast.

When not working for D2, she works as a freelance feature writer for several small publications.

Brianna Langlois

Account Executive | Content Creator

Brianna is an alumn of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University having graduated in 2021. She earned a degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism with minors in Spanish and Psychology. She joined the D2 team in 2023 as a content creator, working with clients to improve and grow their TikTok presence. She started her professional career with a local TV news station in Tulsa, OK where she was a producer for the station’s highest rated newscast and she worked on special events broadcasts as well. Brianna is a native New Englander, having grown up in New Hampshire. She misses the four seasons and her family but loves living in Tulsa now! When not working she loves to travel, spend time with her friends and family, cook, explore Oklahoma and surrounding areas, and hang out with her cat, Nova. Brianna has a passion for trying new foods, restaurants, and bars with friends. She blogs about these experiences and you can follow her adventures on TikTok and Instagram @favesofBri

Avery Determan

Marketing Assistant

Avery is enjoying college life at the University of Oklahoma but in her free time likes to do all things social media at D2 as a part time Social Media Specialist! Avery is either making Tik Tok’s, taking behind the scenes photos and videos or creating compelling email marketing campaigns for our clients. If she’s not making our client’s social pages look fabulous, she is working out or hanging out with her friends.