Our Philosophy

Presentations matter. In the right hands, they can be amazing platforms for sharing dreams and spreading ideas. Ethos3 knows just how powerful presentations can be, which is why we've spent the last decade helping some of America's most admired brands tell their stories.

What do you envision for your own presentation? Helping professionals and thought leaders take their concepts visual is our passion. We would be honored to collaborate with you in creating something unforgettable. It's what we do.

We are literally presentation champions… and we've got the hardware to prove it.

World's Best Presentation Contest 2008 - 1st Place Guy Kawasaki's Pick 2013 World's Best Presentation Contest 2007 - 2nd Place Nashville Business Journal Small Business Award 2013 Nashville Business Journal Small Business Award 2014 Nashville Business Journal Best in Business 2013 Nashville Business Journal Best in Business 2014

Core Values

Our team is comprised of thoughtful, hard-working individuals, but we know we're not perfect.
Here's what we're working on everyday to deliver a better experience to our clients.

Focus on yourself first

We must be self-aware

Pursue Growth & Learning

We will never stop improving our work or ourselves
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Do more

We don't believe any mile is 'extra'

Develop a Magnificent Obsession
for Everything & Everyone

Without passion, we wouldn't be here

Do the Ordinary Extraordinarily Well

We want to exceed expectations

Be Humble

We have confidence about what we do well, and
humility about what we don't

Live Uniquely

We are who we are


We don't wish; we do

Embrace & Drive Change

We will never get complacent when it
comes to our clients

Empower Others

We share in all our successes

We're Ethos3.

Nice to meet you.

Scott Schwertly View Bio

Scott Schwertly

Managing Partner

Scott Schwertly is the Founder of Ethos3 and the author of How to Be a Presentation God. If Scott isn’t building presentations with his team of experts, you’ll find him in the pool, on the bike, or on a long run like the 2x Ironman, 7x marathoner, and competitive triathlete that he is. At night, he dreams of being Jimmy Page. Scott lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, son, and three dogs. He has a B.A. and M.B.A. from Harding University.

Cara Schwertly View Bio

Cara Schwertly

Managing Partner

Cara is a Managing Partner at Ethos3, which is a succinct way of saying that she wears a different hat at any given moment of the day. Outside of managing sales and general operations, you can find her repurposing vintage furniture, baking intricate cakes, or reading up on gardening techniques. Cara lives in Nashville, TN and enjoys spending much of her free time with her husband, son and dogs.

Amara Ordonez View Bio

Amara Ordonez

Account Manager

Amara brings over 10 years of experience in sales and client services to the Ethos3 team. As Account Manager, Amara helps to lead, guide, and direct our content and design projects from humble start to mind-blowing finish. She builds strong relationships with our clients through great communication and service, be they startups or Fortune 500 companies. When she's not working, you can find her hiking, kayaking, or hanging out at a craft beer festival. You may also find her with her nose buried in a book. Amara lives in Nashville, TN and is the proud mama of a couple of cool kiddos and two goofy pugs.

Ali Kimbrell View Bio

Ali Kimbrell

Account Manager

As an Account Manager at Ethos3, Ali has the pleasure of representing and participating on our innovative team of presentation experts. When she is not helping our clients communicate influential ideas and inspire meaningful action, she enjoys traveling, practicing yoga, and living vicariously through Pinterest. She lives in Nashville, TN with her two cats, Soma and Max.

Parissa Gharavi View Bio

Parissa Gharavi

Traffic Manager

Parissa stays active in her Nashville community through dog rescue, leading the singing at church, and various volunteer efforts. When not mastering the production schedule and coordinating projects, she also enjoys spending time outside, especially in the water or hiking. She lives with her 2 personal dogs and any random foster dogs that happen to be there. She plans to have traveled to all 50 states in the next 5 years and is currently learning Byzantine chant and Greek.

Lauren Paxton View Bio

Lauren Paxton

Assistant Operations Manager

Lauren keeps the wheels of Ethos3 turning as the Assistant Operations Manager, handling a myriad of tasks including general accounting, human resources initiatives, and implementing new internal processes. Outside of the Presentation Revolution, Lauren enjoys seeking new adventures, participating in nerd culture, finding things that make her laugh, and playing with animals, especially her cats, Lola and Maxwell. She moved from the hills of East Tennessee to attend Belmont University in Nashville, where she received a Bachelor of Arts.

Leslie Belknap View Bio

Leslie Belknap

Sr. Content Strategist

Leslie is the Sr. Content Strategist for Ethos3 as well as a board member and committee chair for TEDxNashville. When Leslie is not crafting content for the Ethos3 blog or spreading the word about Ethos3 with exciting marketing campaigns, you will find her in her garden, on her yoga mat, or reading a book. Leslie lives in Nashville, TN and has a B.A. in Media Arts from Prescott College.

Sunday Avery View Bio

Sunday Avery

Content Manager

Sunday is an English and Creative Writing graduate from the University of Redlands in California. She has over six years of professional writing experience for different outlets such as Zocalo Public Square, Debacle Magazine, Ultimate Game Database, and various startups in Silicon Valley. Her personal work also reflects a wide range of nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. She currently lives in Nashville, TN and spends her free time running an enormous book club, hugging her two fluffy orange cats, reading, and camping.

Kyle Scudder View Bio

Kyle Scudder

Senior Graphic Designer

Kyle has been doing graphic design professionally since graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a BFA in Graphic Design and minor in Printmaking in 2010. His design experience includes presentation design, information design, print graphics, motion graphics, identity/branding, packaging, screenprinting, and illustration. As a self-proclaimed film buff and music history aficionado, when not designing, Kyle can typically be found in the pitch black of an independent theater or perusing through the bins of record stores. He currently lives in East Nashville with his wife, Heather, and cat, Jude.

Valerie Gepner View Bio

Valerie Gepner

Graphic Designer

Valerie is a Graphic Designer at Ethos3. When Valerie is not designing beautiful presentations, you can find her at home pretending to be an Iron Chef, watching canceled TV shows on Netflix, or doing fun crafts with the children she babysits. Valerie lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and her curious cats, Bruce and Barbara. She has a B.F.A in Graphic Design from Middle Tennessee State University.

Jenna Russell View Bio

Jenna Russell

Graphic Designer

Jenna is Ethos3’s Graphic Designer, a veggie-eater, and proud parent of a gray bundle of cuteness that is her cat. When she isn’t on the drawing board or pushing pixels on a slide deck, she is either watching Netflix shows, geeking out with friends, or breaking a sweat from a vigorous walk outdoors. On occasion, she likes to sharpen up her creative skills through internet tutorials while throwing a cat video or two in the mix. She has a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Middle Tennessee State University.

Alexa Games View Bio

Alexa Games

Graphic Designer

Alexa spends her days flexing her creative muscles as a Graphic Designer here at Ethos3. Alexa is at her best when she's crafting or creating, but in her spare time she enjoys a good flea market, long bike rides into the sunset, talking to her house plants, and drinking way too much coffee.

Stephanie Hamilton View Bio

Stephanie Hamilton

Studio 3F Designer

Stephanie is the Studio 3F Designer at Ethos3. When she's not crafting brilliant presentations, she can be found throwing punches in a boxing class or sipping wine with friends. She enjoys illustrating cute creatures, going on adventures, and playing board games. Stephanie lives in Nashville with her sweet pup, Cooper, and has a B.F.A in Graphic Design from Middle Tennessee State University.

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