OUR MISSION IS TO BE THE INDEPENDENT VOICE OF DES MOINES, IA. PROVIDING A PLATFORM FOR THOUGHT-PROVOKING CONVERSATIONS THAT STIMULATE CRITICAL THINKING AND CREATIVITY. WE VALUE LOCAL PERSPECTIVES AND SEEK TO ELEVATE THE VOICES OF OUR COMMUNITY BY FOSTERING A CULTURE OF INCLUSIVITY AND RESPECT FOR DIVERSE OPINIONS. WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING AN ENGAGING AND ENTERTAINING LISTENING EXPERIENCE, WHILE REMAINING TRUE TO OUR VALUES OF INDEPENDENCE AND INTEGRITY. THROUGH OUR PLATFORM, WE AIM TO CREATE A MORE CONNECTED AND INFORMED COMMUNITY, ONE CONVERSATION AT A TIME.
Get to know the Production Team
Social Media Manager
Hola! I'm Isabella Martinez, the Social Media Manager for Amplified. I started in June 2022, managing all of Amplified's social media accounts. Thanks to the Amplified team, I have gained immense knowledge and skills in the social media world. I encourage others in the community to take risks that could change their lives, like starting a podcast!
I am the young woman to reach out to regarding all things: content, pictures, videos, stories and posts. I love meeting and communicating with people around me. I love to be challenged with new and different tasks to share.
Digital Media Producer
I am extremely grateful to be on a team and movement that appreciates cultural involvement. Amplified has so much in the works regarding local artists and has also established an awesome platform for community leaders and compelling topics to be discussed. I love Des Moines and everything it has to offer. I have always loved the diverse presence in Des Moines and how it has grown immensely over the years.
Abraham was born in Mexico, but grew up as an Iowa Native in Des Moines. Abraham journeyed his college career at Iowa State University, where he graduated in 2019 with two degrees in Journalism & Mass Communication and International Studies. Abraham, has gained his journalistic and producer background by working locally in the metro area for KCCI News Channel 8. As well as Estuary Motion studios, which is a collective of award-winning filmmakers and storytellers in Des Moines. Aside from working in the media-related field, Abraham joined the U.S. Army Reserves in May of 2020 and currently serves as an Army Signal Support Specialist.