The Main Crew

About 8 Waves Creative

Our research and data-based methodology combined with precise execution puts companies of all sizes on a path to measurable and sustainable growth. We envision, define, architect, build, and deliver tailored marketing solutions that separate you from the crowd. We are able to manage your company’s entire marketing operation, or simply just assist in the areas where you need it most.


• Creative Brand Marketing
• Web Design & Marketing
• Social Media Management
• SEO and SEM
• Reputation Branding/Monitoring
• Direct Marketing
• Promotional Materials
• PPC, Ad serving campaigns
• Graphic Design & Print
• Video Production
• Sales Collateral Development
• Television, Radio & Media Purchasing
• Call Center Services
(Inbound, Outbound and Telemarketing)
• Ad Serving Campaigns

Management Team

  • Michelle Miakos

    President & CEO

Michelle Miakos
President & CEO

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 978-517-8001

Prior to founding 8 Waves Creative, Michelle spent 29 years managing business and technical professions in commercial, private, government, and international sectors. As Senior Vice President for global business development at MEGA International, she was responsible for the strategic development of North and Latin American operations, fostering contract acquisitions with companies such as Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, Direct TV, and Morgan Stanley. Michelle’s favorite quote aptly describes her: “Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth.”

  • Joseph Poirier


Joseph Poirier
Chief Operating Officer

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 978-378-3548

Joe’s entrepreneurial spirit and marketing skills fueled a prosperous Real Estate career in the Baltimore/Washington DC corridor. He’s a digital marketing geek whose forward thinking moved his offices into the digital age well ahead of others. With a multichannel background, Joe oversaw marketing operations for Web Health and Info TV studios successfully integrating wildly successful web/TV/direct marketing campaigns. Joe energizes the workplace spawning a fun and creative team atmosphere that feels like family. He is adamant about a healthy work life balance for everyone at 8 Waves Creative. His love of sports is second only to his family.

  • Sharon Maxwell

    Senior Project Manager

Sharon Maxwell
Senior Project Manager

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 978-517-8002

As our Senior Project Manager, Sharon becomes the “Skipper” for initiatives that require multiple ‘hands on deck’. She has a great eye for each marketing channel – so our clients benefit from one person leading the charge and keeping all of our teams moving in the same direction. Details never fall overboard with Sharon, she’s an organizational ninja. Having worked in the corporate world for many years, Sharon has had her hands in a variety of marketing channels that have fueled her knowledge and understanding of how the pieces fit together for the best possible outcome.
Like seemingly everyone here at 8 Waves, Sharon has an affinity for the beach. And when not at the beach, she's patrolling the sidelines at her children's sporting events.

  • Mike Shawki

    B2B Representative

Mike Shawki

In 2003 Mike began his career as an outbound B2B Representative and as a result of his diligence and passion he soon was leading a team of 150 reps, teaching them the ropes of the systemized process of B2B lead generation. Today, Mike is a lead generation expert who trained hundreds of lead generation reps globally and locally on how to generate convertible leads that helps increase sales conversion ratios and overall profitability of the business. Mike has a very unique hobby. He builds and creates beautiful topiary - living plant sculptures - and nurtures them to keep their forms for many years.

  • Nicole Morgan

    Office Manager

Nicole Morgan
Office Manager

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 978-518-9013

As our Office Manager, Nicole provides administrative and accounting support including budgeting, reporting and bookkeeping. With a Graphic Design Degree, a Certificate in Computer Desktop Publishing and 25 years of experience working as an Internal Sales Representative and Customer Care Service, she is able to multitask, time manage, organize and she strives towards her goals to help 8 Waves Creative grow to be the best at what they do. Growing up on the East Coast she enjoys the beautiful seasons and being outdoors. She loves the beach, riding her Harley and spending time with her children, family and friends.

  • Matt Albren


Matt Albren

Having recently joined the team as an intern, Matt is always eager to lend a hand so that he can learn more about the world of digital marketing. He is currently studying Communication, Psychology, and Sociology at Wake Forest University in North Carolina—but Matt grew up in northern Massachusetts and will always consider it home. While he now tends to an ever-growing passion for storytelling through a variety of mediums, creative writing was where Matt first discovered how much he enjoyed it. Applying that love for creative writing, Matt uses a trained eye to revise, edit, proof, and even develop (soon!) our written content. If Matt’s not exploring downtown Newburyport or spending time with his cats, he’s probably caught up in a good book or television show.

  • Alexandra Zabroksi


Alexandra Zabroksi

Alexandra is one of our interns. She has lived locally in Newburyport her whole life and attended Triton Regional High School. She is currently a student at the University of Delaware and is studying math, communications, and advertising. She is creative and hard working and there to help with anything and everything around the office. Outside of working she enjoys skiing and music.

Established in 2008 – 8 Waves Creative is a multi-faceted business development, marketing, and sales company. Marketing is about influencing behavior by creating presence and awareness for your services. Our goal is to develop and deliver a uniquely tailored marketing plan for you - A succinct plan that will successfully brand your company by communicating your message in a way that defines your services and drives potential and existing clients toward a desired result. Our innovative Marketing Team will guide you through the process of uncovering your business objectives and generate ideas to help accomplish them.

Solutions are specifically designed and tailored for each client. We conduct a thorough research process, allowing us to create a marketing strategy and implementation process that fits within your budget and delivers consistent and professional messaging congruent with your business goals.

Developing a solid strategy and execution plan for your company takes talent, imagination, and knowledge. It also takes a full understanding of your business model, processes, and customer's needs. At 8 Waves Creative International we have a unique approach to doing business. We Envision, Define, Architect, Build and Deliver. We create the right message for the right target markets. It’s through this methodology that we can properly recommend a short- and long-term strategy, branding message, marketing direction and the appropriate media outlets to get messages communicated and heard.