Your Strategic Partner
Meet the Team
Beth Ditman, Principal Partner of Custom Media Options, LLC has more than 23 years experience as a leader in Sales, Marketing, Editorial, Design and New Business Development. Beth enjoys being a creative problem solver, committed to profits and new business and has developed hundreds of award-winning publications over the years. Her intellect and vision contributed greatly to many companies’ financial success.
Beth earned her Bachelor of Science Marketing Major/Mass Communications Minor from Towson University. Over the years she has served on several local committees. Beth lives in Howard County with her husband, two boys and her Goldendoodle Sadie. Beth enjoys cooking, traveling, kickboxing and watching her boys play travel soccer.
Dotty Doub, Principal Partner of Custom Media Options, LLC has 25 plus years of marketing, brand management, new business development, and creating niche publications. Dotty’s greatest strengths are her creativity, partnership development, and project management. Dotty holds a BS and MBA from the University of Baltimore. She lives in Columbia, Maryland which has been her hometown since 1969. As an active member in the community, Dotty has served on numerous boards and committees – including the Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Committee, Red Branch Theatre, Community Foundation of Howard County, Humanim Inc. In her free time, Dotty likes traveling, reading a good book, exercising and spending time with friends and family.
With over twenty years of sales and management experience, Jackie is a proven sales professional. After receiving a Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles degree from the University of Kentucky, she relocated to Maryland to manage a local department store. Her retail experience has translated to her advertising career and gives her a unique insight into her clients’ businesses and goals. She has lived in Harford County for 18 years with her husband. She loves to travel (especially cruises!), read a good book and follow her favorite sports teams.
Melissa Stein is an administrative professional with over ten years of experience in marketing, sales, event planning, graphic design, and project management. Melissa’s key skills include being detail oriented, interpersonal communications, balancing priorities, and multi-tasking. Melissa obtained her undergraduate degree in Business Communications from Stevenson University and a Master’s of Science in Management with an emphasis in public relations from University of Maryland University College. For fun, Melissa enjoys going to the movies and cheering on her favorite local sports teams, the Baltimore Raven’s and Washington Capitals. Melissa also likes to venture out to local concert venues with friends to catch her favorite rock bands and take her mutt, M.J., to the dog park.
With two decades of operational and project management experience including directories, resource guides, magazines and event publications, Bethanne Smith, Operations Manager for Custom Media Options, has developed the knowledge and strategies needed for ensuring a top quality product. Born in Gambrills, MD and residing in Eldersburg, MD, Bethanne lives with her husband, daughter, son and menagerie of animals which includes horses, goats, dogs, cats and even a miniature pig. Bethanne has a BS in Business Administration from Towson University with a concentration in Marketing. Bethanne enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding, running and volunteering with her dogs as a certified pet therapy team.
With several years of Marketing and Social Media experience at a government contracted event planning firm, Katie has enjoyed finding her “voice” and learning as much as she can in her field. Now as Her Mind magazine’s Social Media and Marketing Specialist, she could not be more thrilled to be a part of such a great publication. Katie’s positive attitude and bubbly personality makes her an ideal fit. Katie resides in New Market and in her free time she enjoys working on her art, chatting on the phone with her mom, and spending time with her husband and 4 pound pup, Gus.
Emiko has spent her over sixteen year professional career as a graphic and advertising designer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She has extensive experience in all phases of the design cycle, from client consultation through to publication. Her level of attention to detail and critical eye are integral to creating value for our customers. Emiko lives in Montgomery County with her husband, daughter, and cat. She enjoys traveling, yoga and playing tennis.