Our Team

Kayla Christianson, M.A.

Owner, CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer)

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, her church and through her work on various boards. She is the Past-President of the Abilene Rotary Club and is a board member for the Noah Project and Cancer Services Network. Kayla is married to her biggest supporter, David. Together, they have enjoyed living and working in downtown Abilene for the last eleven years.

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

Videographer, Editor, COO (Chief Optimism Officer)

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.

Hasina Randriasandratriniony, B.S.

Graphic Designer, Website Designer

Hasina was born and raised in the capital city of Madagascar, Antananarivo. It is located in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa. She speaks Malagasy, English, and French. She received an Associate degree in Advertising Management at Varsity College in South Africa. After interning at an advertising company in South Africa, she knew she wanted to become a graphic designer.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Graphic Design and Management, May 2010. She joined the IN-Focus team as a graphic design "IN-Tern" in June 2011.

She loves and appreciates all aspects of art surrounding her and uses them as inspiration for creative works. She has experience with a variety of styles to meet client’s need. She loves taking challenges. She mentions: “The most important thing is to make the most out of your day and take everything as a learning experience.“

Outside of professional interests, she enjoys cooking and baking, helping others, traveling, learning different cultures and spending quality time with her beloved husband and son.

Nellie Doneva, M.A.

Multimedia Specialist

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.

Benjamin Earl Brown, B.S.

Media Conversion Specialist

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. He spent his last four years in Austin as a Technical Director at the local NBC affiliate. Most recently, he worked at KTXS as a News Producer for KTXS This Morning.   

Ben is happy to be back in west Texas with his beautiful wife and son. During his free time you can find him riding his BMX bike.