Aka “The Captain”
Lajuana has more than 30 years of experience in sales, advertising and marketing across Southeastern New Mexico and Texas. The Hobbs native holds a degree in business from Eastern New Mexico University and is the proud founder of Ad Venture Marketing, which was recently named as one of the “Top Five Advertising Agencies” in the state of New Mexico by the New Mexico Business Weekly.
Lajuana currently resides in Texas, but she spends a lot of time visiting the many beautiful Focus communities of Southeastern New Mexico. She has very much enjoyed seeing the Focus brand spread to several new locations and enjoys working with her enthusiastic marketing consultants and editorial directors.
Staci Guy, Associate Publisher
Editorial Director – Focus on Artesia
Staci is a proud Artesia native! After spending time in Albuquerque, Lubbock and San Antonio, TX, she returned to the City of Champions in 2005 after the birth of her first child. She is also a proud Red Raider, having graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in public relations with a minor in marketing. She started her post-college career in sales before segueing into journalism, public relations and marketing. She knew from an early age that she wanted to be a writer, so landing a gig as an editorial director and associate director for a high-quality print magazine was a dream come true for her!
When she’s not putting together magazines, Staci enjoys crafting, reading, gardening, and yelling from the stands of her children’s sporting events.
Director – Focus on Lea County
Hobbs native Adrian Martinez has been with Ad Venture Marketing since 2002, and she has seen all aspects of the business. She started in sales, then moved into business development before taking on the position of Business manager. Adrian has served on numerous boards over the years and currently is a member of the Salvation Army of Lea County board of directors.
In her free time, Adrian enjoys volunteering, travelling, cooking and spending time with her family.
Marketing Consultant/Photographer/Staff Writer
Jessica is a native Artesia girl. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern New Mexico University in 2011 and spent several years working in her family’s insurance and accounting business. She has a passion for photography and has been snapping photos of families, kiddos, weddings and other events for several years now.
Jesssica and her husband are proud parents to a family of girls. When she’s not working, she enjoys music, fashion, travel, cooking and writing. Writing and taking photos for a magazine has been a little dream of hers since she was in grade school and she is grateful to get to use her experience in photography to share stories of life, love and the exciting things happening in southeast NM.