Our Team

Prideful Hearts is transgender led and owned . We strive to bring diverse voices, experiences, and perspectives to the forefront and center this value in all that we create.

You may be wondering, why the labels? 
At Prideful Hearts we believe in putting our whole selves into our work. Each team member brings a unique perspective and viewpoint of the world that we carry into our projects. The labels help us to connect with those like us, while also quickly letting you know a bit more about who we are. Our hope is that by using labels we create the opportunity to build meaningful connections with our clients in showing up as our whole selves.

Devin Brinkley

Social Media Manager (she/her)

Building Raving Fans & Loyal Communities

Devin is an entrepreneur, civil rights and mental health advocate, and LGBTQIA+ ally. Devin has over 13 years of business administration, communications and marketing experience. She is the Founder of Creative Gravity Consulting, LLC a social media agency. She prides herself on helping businesses of all sizes organically promote and grow their brands online and convert their followers to clients. She has supported multiple industries including healthcare, dining, retail, and podcasts. Devin loves binging on true crime podcasts, horseback riding, and spending time with her two sons, husband and dogs Lincoln & Ivy. Black Woman, Straight, ADHD + Anxiety, Parent of 2, Chronic Migraines + Fibromyalgia
Black Woman, Straight, ADHD + Anxiety, Parent of 2, Chronic Migraines + Fibromyalgia

Myka Martinez

Web Developer (she/her)

Making Tech Do Work for Good

Myka is a web developer and anthropologist who specializes in ethnographic engineering. In addition to her day job, she is conducting the first primary research into the state of pipelines, work culture, equity, support, and retention in the workforce for trans, non-binary, and other gender diverse folk. She will be using the data from this research to create educational materials and interventions to improve access to, and life in, the workplace for other trans folks. In Myka’s spare time she is an avid cine- and bibilophile, as well as being an accomplished vegan chef.
Latinx+Russian Jew, Trans+Lesbian+RA, Pacifist+Vegan, CPTSD+ADHD+Depression

James Mellinger

Content Creation (they/them)

Capturing Photos That Inspire & Motivate

James is a graphic designer, motorcycle enthusiast, bike mechanic, and photographer. They enjoy a good challenge be it climbing up a mountain in Washington on two wheels or remodeling their home. James has a knack for being able to capture beauty behind the camera lens or pushing pixels on the screen. As they like to say, "Motorcyles, dogs and queers. Really what else do you need?"
Queer, Non-binary, Feminist, Dog Parent, Motorcycle Maven

Danielle Zarcaro

Web Developer (she/her)

Get Your Website Done Overnight!

Danielle has been developing and caring for custom WordPress websites for almost a decade, providing services that amplify voices that need to be heard. A builder that helps storytellers. She'll get excited any time there's a gadget to tinker with or a puzzle to put together. She loves snuggling cats and putting hot chocolate in her coffee. You'll often find her awake past sunrise and up in time for the sunset.
Lesbian, OCD + Anxiety, Cat & Husky Parent

Elizabeth Anne Hamilton

Brand Strategist & Editor (he/him)

Crafting Campaigns that Enact Change

Elizabeth Anne Hamilton is an author, a marketing strategist and a creative. He has worked in almost all aspects of the book world, including libraries, bookstore management, publishing, marketing and writing. His favorite accomplishment? Kicking Harry Potter off the number one spot on Barnes and Noble with a marketing book. In 2020, he received a later in life diagnosis of autism, ADHD, PTSD, depression and anxiety and is using that information to make his life, and the world, better. Elizabeth enjoys art, horror movies, books and David Bowie. Recently, he came in second place in a Weird Al lip-sync contest.
Non-binary, Autistic, ADHD + PTSD + Depression Anxiety

Abe Dickison

Co-Founder & Creative Director (he/they)

Elevating Businesses Centered on the Heart

Abe is a serial entrepreneur, designer, and a seahorse dad. He has 12 years of experience as a designer and marketing strategist. He was inspired to co-found Prideful Hearts with a mission to create a work culture for the LGBTQ+ community that centers around compassion and understanding for their unique experiences in society. He is also the founder of Brave Bear, an organization that seeks to create opportunities to inspire moments of kindness and connection to strengthen the support circles of LGBTQ+ folks.
Queer, Genderfluid Transman, Epilepsy, Seahorse Dad

Kayden Taylor

Project Manager & Podcasts (he/him)

Building Community & Connection Through Podcasts

Kayden is a trans activist, podcaster, entrepreneur and husband. Kayden has 15 years of project management experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors, is the founder of KJST Media a Trans Founded Podcast Production company and the host of podcast Transcaster Radio. Kayden loves watching baseball, spending time with his 5 furry kids, wife and loves to read in his spare time.
Queer, Transman, Bipolar Disorder, Animal Dad, Trans Activist