Founded in 2013, Barrelhouse Media is a full-service marketing, public relations and special events agency dedicated to building brands and creating awareness for a variety of clients in the arts, entertainment, fashion, lifestyle and hospitality industries.
We are also a collaborative, working alongside Ringside Design – one of Houston’s premier graphic design and web development firms. Take a look at who will be serving you.
BEHIND THE BAR
Jonathan Beitler has made a career out of helping corporations, non-profits and individuals find their brand, connect with their audiences and successfully promote their product or service. He has executed marketing and public relations plans for a variety of different companies and organizations, large and small, including Waste Management, University of Houston, Moody Rambin Interests, Capital One Bank, Wham Mobile, Save-A-Lot, The Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Assistance Ministries, and Kanaly Trust Company.
Always keeping up-to-date with the newest in marketing and advertising trends, Jonathan has a passion for social media applications, their adaptation into a communications plan, their ability to promote a community-wide event, and their role as an emerging mainstream form of media. He has a keen eye for the style and functionality of a website, having produced complete sites for a number of different clients, and his expert writing skills, both technical and creative, have been the basis for bylined articles featured in many national publications.
As a self-proclaimed “native Houstonian”, Jonathan’s unparalleled knowledge of the greater Houston business, ethnic, artistic and social communities has played a major role in his desire to be a part of watching Houston grow into a world-class city. He is deeply involved with and a champion of Houston arts, serving on the board of local non-profit Fresh Arts, an organization that provides artists and non-profits access to economic development, continuing education and networking opportunities to support their professional growth.
You can find him most days enjoying a cup of coffee at Inversion, catching a show at Fitzgeralds, or taking his dogs Bowie and Gus to the Buffalo Bayou dog park.
Favorite bar: A tie between Scofflaw in Chicago and Anvil Bar & Refuge in Houston
Favorite drink: Negroni
A native Houstonian, Meghan Lopez brings 12 plus years of experience in the arts, local culture, and community to her position. A musician and writer with the passion for innovative public relations, insightful event planning along with strategic marketing, Lopez prides herself on championing the inspired city of Houston and beyond. An accomplished wordsmith who is strategy savvy, Meghan draws upon her experiences in the music industry, journalism, radio, arts administration, event planning, artist management, branding, and PR crafting the ideal brew of insight and innovation needed in the media industry.
Over the years, Meghan has made her mark in the community while enhancing the cultural landscape that has rewarded her with amazing opportunities. Studies at the Moores School of Music and The Honors College at the University of Houston formed her foundation, enhanced with a six year stint as a reporter for ‘The Front Row’ arts magazine show for then Houston Public Radio. As a print journalist, she has presented informative articles in local and national publications such as Free Press Houston, Arts + Culture, Houston Press, along with Architecture News.
In the midst of these multiple opportunities, Meghan found her true niche in event planning and public relations. The act of prominently promoting, revealing the hidden story, and boldly presenting naturally came for Lopez as she assisted with such events as Red Bull Illume National Touring Photography Exhibition, Texas Village Fair and Music Festival, Houston Arts Resource Fair with Houston Arts Alliance, and more. Drawing upon her experience on the other side of the coin as a journalist, audience member, and consumer, Meghan thinks from both sides of PR. Work with Individuals, businesses, organizations, exhibitions, performances, events, and conferences in an engaging and creative way are all a part of Meghan’s collective PR and Marketing experience, making her a well rounded professional.
Today, Meghan Lopez seeks to bring the arts along with hometown happenings to the forefront locally and nationally through new opportunities with Barrelhouse Media, cultivating new strategies and stellar branding with an artistic informative twist. In her off time, Meghan enjoys spending time and collaborating with her husband, a visual artist and sound engineer. This year, they are thrilled to have the addition of their best collaboration to date: their little girl. In addition, she performs regularly in various bands in the city and can often be found searching for the best tacos in the Houston food scene or playing at the park with her family, throwing tennis balls for their black lab Roscoe.
Favorite Bar: Rose Garden (tucked away in the Heights) or MKT Bar in Downtown Houston
Favorite Drink: A Margarita or Hoegaarden, depending on the day
Trey Tomjanovich – Ringside Design
Trey Tomjanovich has been a “technology geek” for as long as he can remember. As a prepubescent he spent his days hacking away on his Linux box. After graduating from St. Edwards University with a degree in Computer Science, Trey sold his statistical analysis software to the Los Angeles Lakers and has held them as a client ever since. While in Los Angeles he also designed and built numerous websites for local companies. After his impatience with L.A. traffic and his longing for Tex-Mex food both reached the bursting point, Trey also decided it was time to get back to Texas. Now in Houston, he and Amelia have combined their talents and formed Ringside.
Amelia Tomjanovich – Ringside Design
Amelia Luton has always had a knack for creating. After graduating with a Communications degree in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, she headed to Los Angeles and spent four years assisting a costume designer, helping to create designs for the likes of Courtney Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow and Marissa Tomei. From there Amelia went on to work for a Los Angeles magazine before deciding it was time to head back to her beloved state of Texas. Now in Houston, she has combined her love of design and the written word and created Ringside Design with partner Trey Tomjanovich.