Our Team

Kayla Christianson, M.A.

Owner, CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer)
kayla@infocusdigital.com

Kayla, a Virginia native, came to Texas in order to study at Abilene Christian University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication as well as a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Communication. Kayla has seven years experience teaching at the university level covering such areas as multi-media, communication, and graphic design. In 2001, she founded IN-Focus Digital as a video production company. Utilizing her experience and forward thinking abilities, she quickly expanded the company's services to incorporate strategic marketing, graphic design, and website construction. She saw her clients' need for promotional consistency across multiple-media outlets, and met the challenge. Kayla is the backbone of IN-Focus Digital, constantly looking ahead of the current trends to help her clients stay competitive in an ever-changing new media climate, and continually giving back to the community from which those clients have come.

Kayla has served the community through various roles with local non-profits and through her work on various boards, including Past-Chair of Noah Project, Inc. She is very active in her Rotary Club and currently is Assistant Governor for 10 clubs in the region. She will be District Governor for 5790 in 2021-2022. Kayla is married to her biggest supporter, David. Together, they have enjoyed living and working in downtown Abilene since 2004. They have added a fur baby to their family named Brielle, who is half French Bulldog and half Pug.

David Christianson, M.A., M.Ed.

Videographer, Editor, COO (Chief Optimism Officer)
david@infocusdigital.com

David is married to Kayla, and thus is married to IN-Focus. David received his Bachelor's degree from Oklahoma Christian University in Communication followed by both a Master of Arts in Communication and a Master of Education from Abilene Christian University.

David worked for 16 years in Education for public schools as a teacher and for Region 14 ESC and ACU in faculty development. Along the way, he also worked nights and weekends with IN-Focus. Thus, as he improved his skills and knowledge base of active learning, online education, training and development, and face-to-face teaching, he also honed his videography and edting skills.

In 2017, he left Academia to work full time with IN-Focus as COO, which he prefers to say stands for Chief Optimism Officer.


Nellie Doneva, M.A.

Multimedia Specialist
nellie@infocusdigital.com

Nellie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Bulgaria, where she began her formal photo and video training. After a summer job as a photographer for the Bulgarian Time magazine, she moved to Montana, for a master’s degree in Journalism, in the photojournalism sequence. She taught the Photojournalism class while she was a Teaching Assistant at the University of Montana.

Nellie moved to Abilene for a job as a photojournalist at the Abilene Reporter-News, where she worked for over 16 years. In addition to taking breaking and general news, sports, portrait and feature photos, she also wrote short feature stories, and contributed to the paper’s branded social media accounts. She pioneered news video on the Reporter-News website in 2005, with an 8-minute documentary on the last months of life of a woman dying from ovarian cancer. Nellie has filmed and edited news videos for over ten years, and has been recognized for her video work by Gannett/USA Today, the parent company of the ARN.



She has won more than 70 photography awards, including 43 in the National Press Photographers Association Monthly Clip Contest, for Region 8, comprising of all size newspapers from Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Mexico. She has won awards in the Feature Multiple, Feature, General News, Spot News, Pictorial and Sports categories. She has been a judge for several local and national photography contests.

Caleb Martin, B.S.

Graphic & Website Designer
caleb@infocusdigital.com

Caleb is a graphic designer and illustrator with a degree in Digital Entertainment Technology from Abilene Christian University. When he is not working on a project, he is actively studying and learning new ideas and techniques related to the industry. While he enjoys all avenues of learning, he has a special interest in creative digital expression.

Caleb spent 3 years working for ACU’s creative services department, filming and editing sports and events. In between shoots, Caleb worked on web design and UI/UX projects for USAA’s banking department in the summer of 2017. His time at ACU and USAA allowed him to gain extensive experience working on graphic design, web design, and videography projects.

Like many creators, Caleb holds an abundance of optimism, and he applies it to everything he does. He has a passion for learning and sees the work he does as a way to share his knowledge. In short, Caleb uses his creative nature to drive him to do the absolute best he can do.

Benjamin Earl Brown, B.S.

Media Conversion Specialist
ben@infocusdigital.com

Benjamin Earl Brown is originally from Snyder, TX. He received his BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin and worked in live television for over ten years. Before moving to Abilene, Ben was the Technical Director at the local NBC affiliate KXAN in Austin. Upon arriving in Abilene, he worked at KTXS as a News Producer for KTXS This Morning. 

Ben loves any and all media formats, and he has a strong passion for digitizing people’s precious memories. He treats customer’s old media as if it were his own. He also enjoys talking with the customers and hearing their stories behind the media they hope to preserve.

Ben is happy to be back in west Texas with his beautiful wife, daughter, and son. During Ben’s free time, you can find him being a loving and devoted husband and father to his amazing family.


Brielle “the Frug” Christianson

Pro Bone-O Office Manager

Brielle “the Frug” Christianson joined IN-Focus in November 2018, just 2 months after being born to a French Bulldog father and Pug mother. She has shown achievement in the areas of Sit, Stay, Leave It, and Shake, but her greatest area of expertise is convincing people to tell her she’s cute.

When Brielle’s not at work, she enjoys taking walks in Downtown Abilene, chasing a pink ball, and watching the K-9 Units on Live PD.