Natalie Ekelund


Marketing Director / Development

Natalie is a Project Manager by day and Student/Intern by night.

With her experience in Marketing and studies in Graphic Design, she brings many skills to the table and hopes to improve upon and learn even more.

Interests include: Comics, Movies, Conventions, Cosplay, Steampunk, Crafting, Baking and organizing events.

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Matt Horstmann

MattDigital Publishing Director

Based out of the Baltimore area, Matt Horstmann has been working in IT as a Systems Administrator for over 6 years and also comes from a strong sales background with over 15 years of experience in retail, digital and convention environments.

He brings these skills to Visionary as the Digital Publishing Director to further extend our reach into the digital market across multiple platforms while searching for new partnerships. Coming from a long history of conventions, festivals and cosplay, he also brings his insight and knowledge to our convention presence, where you can find us throughout the year at shows all around the country.

When he’s not busy repairing networks or working on digital content, he can be found hiking with his dog, Freyja, strumming his guitar, laying down beats with his drum or driving himself to madness as he chases new skills sketching, drawing and coloring in hopes of creating his own works one day.

Chrissie Nelson


Social Media Team / Project Manager / Events

Having been raised on a nutritious diet of Tim Burton, Jim Henson, painting/crafts, Goosebumps, Sandman comics, music, art, and the Whedonverse, it was just a matter of time before Chrissie found herself as a minion in the Visionary crew. She brings a wide variety of experience, including: photography, photo manipulation/digital restoration, data management, puns, volunteer/guest handling at conventions, customer service, love of Starman comics, and incorrect punctuation usage. Chrissie is an administrative assistant and lives in Glen Burnie, MD with her better half, Mike, and her dog, Navi.

Robert Wells

RobertSocial Media Team / PA to the CCO

A college student at The Pennsylvania State University – Abington, he is currently majoring in Integrative Arts with concentrations in English and Film. Robert has a passion, some say addiction, for comic books that’s been growing since childhood. That passion has led to him contributing to a number of comic book related media. He is a regular contributor to websites/blogs such as ‘Funk’s House of Geekery’ and ‘’.  He hopes his involvement with Visionary will lead to him learning more about the inner workings of the comics industry.

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