The Team



Amy Sharp
  • Occupation:
    Agency Mom
  • Preoccupation:
    Home Improvement

Amy Sharp

EVP / Marketing & Operations
  • Occupation: Agency Mom
  • Preoccupation: Home Improvement
Spend 30 seconds with Amy Sharp

30 seconds with Amy:

Where do you look to find inspiration?
Type. It never ceases to fascinate me.

If you could solve only one of the world’s problems, what would it be?
Rid the world of Crocs.

Name a concert you went to but are ashamed to admit you did.
Shaun Cassidy—so I might as well also admit my favorite part was when we saw his shadow singing behind a paper hoop and then he jumped through it…

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Amy Wolfe
  • Occupation:
    Kicking Butt
  • Preoccupation:
    Shoes

Amy Wolfe

Manager of Operations
  • Occupation: Kicking Butt
  • Preoccupation: Shoes
Spend 30 seconds with Amy Wolfe

30 seconds with Amy:

What’s your favorite thing about the work you do?
I never know what the day will bring. No matter what the situation is, it can always be better, and finding out or coming up with that solution is always a challenge.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you?  
I volunteered for the Israeli Army.

If you weren’t in this biz, what would you do?  
Forest Ranger.

Ashley Bowles
  • Occupation:
    Responding to Questions
  • Preoccupation:
    Asking Questions

Ashley Bowles

Senior Public Relations Account Executive
  • Occupation: Responding to Questions
  • Preoccupation: Asking Questions
Spend 30 seconds with Ashley Bowles

30 seconds with Ashley:

Where do you look to find inspiration?
I don’t really look for it–it seems to find me.

If you could solve only one of the world’s problems what would it be?
More access to education

Who would do the voice over for the epic movie about your life?   
Liz Lemon

Becky Hensley
  • Occupation:
    Strategizer
  • Preoccupation:
    Globe-Trotting Whenever Possible

Becky Hensley

VP / Director of Account Service
  • Occupation: Strategizer
  • Preoccupation: Globe-Trotting Whenever Possible
Spend 30 seconds with Becky Hensley

30 seconds with Becky:

Where do you look to find inspiration?  
I usually find inspiration when performing routine tasks; not usually when I’m looking for it.

What’s your favorite thing about the work you do? 
You get to solve at least one problem every day.

If you could solve only one of the world’s problems, what would it be? 
Find an efficient way to produce safe drinking water that can be rolled out globally. Too specific?

Learn more about Becky >

Brian Sullivan
  • Occupation:
    Fire Chief
  • Preoccupation:
    Sports Chief

Brian Sullivan

Principal / CEO
  • Occupation: Fire Chief
  • Preoccupation: Sports Chief
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30 seconds with Brian:

What’s your favorite thing about the work you do?  
The spark of a great idea. The structure of a brilliant thought on paper. Seeing results for our clients.

Where are you going?  
To hell in a bucket, but at least I’m enjoying the ride (for those who know).

Name a concert you went to but are ashamed to admit you did.   
Trick question, I almost admitted to going to a Neil Diamond show.

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Brian Williams
  • Occupation:
    Cat Herder
  • Preoccupation:
    Piracy

Brian Williams

Digital Production Director
  • Occupation: Cat Herder
  • Preoccupation: Piracy
Spend 30 seconds with Brian Williams

30 seconds with Brian:

What was your worst job ever? 
Cocktail waitress.

Who would do the voiceover for the epic movie about your life?
Mr. T.

What would be your last meal?  
Probably Morphine.

Cara McLane
  • Occupation:
    Digital Project Manager
  • Preoccupation:
    Digital Project Manager

Cara McLane

Digital Project Manager
  • Occupation: Digital Project Manager
  • Preoccupation: Digital Project Manager
Spend 30 seconds with Cara McLane

30 seconds with Cara:

What is your favorite book? 
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? 
I have classically trained on the cello.

Name a concert you went to but are ashamed to admit you did.   
New Kids on the Block, I was 12.

Cathy Randle
  • Occupation:
    Putting the Pieces Together
  • Preoccupation:
    Wife & Mom

Cathy Randle

Production Director
  • Occupation: Putting the Pieces Together
  • Preoccupation: Wife & Mom
Spend 30 seconds with Cathy Randle

30 seconds with Cathy:

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
Past, present and future. My grandfather’s farm.

Which person, past or present, would you most like to have a cocktail with? 
Phoebe Ann Moses, a.k.a., Annie Oakley.

What was your worst job ever?  
The secretary for 11 University English Teachers…with only an electric typewriter and a ditto master duplicating machine. YIKES!!

Daniela Hobbs
  • Occupation:
    Excellerator
  • Preoccupation:
    Books

Daniela Hobbs

Interactive Media Manager
  • Occupation: Excellerator
  • Preoccupation: Books
Spend 30 seconds with Daniela Hobbs

30 seconds with Daniela:

Where do you come from? 
Germany.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you?  
I actually like going to the dentist.

What would be your last meal?  
French Onion Soup.

David Hardin
  • Occupation:
    Rockin’ the Photoshop
  • Preoccupation:
    Rockin’ the Air Guitar

David Hardin

Design Director
  • Occupation: Rockin’ the Photoshop
  • Preoccupation: Rockin’ the Air Guitar
Spend 30 seconds with David Hardin

30 seconds with David:

What’s your favorite thing about the work you do?
That my work is not a formula. Everything is different and constantly changing. It’s challenging, but that’s also what is rewarding about it.

If you weren’t in this biz, what would you do?
Singing for the fictional band The RN’s.

Who wins in a fight, James Dalton from Road House or John McClane from Die Hard?
Road House Killer.

Dianne Ungerecht
  • Occupation:
    Number Cruncher
  • Preoccupation:
    Baker

Dianne Ungerecht

Accounting Manager
  • Occupation: Number Cruncher
  • Preoccupation: Baker
Spend 30 seconds with Dianne Ungerecht

30 seconds with Dianne:

What’s your favorite thing about the work you do?  
I enjoy keeping track of numbers and seeing that all balances at month and year end.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you?  
It’s rumored that I may be a speed-demon!!!

Which person, past or present, would you most like to have a cocktail with?  
Tom Selleck…

Don MacDougall
  • Occupation:
    Word Slinger
  • Preoccupation:
    Boston Sports

Don MacDougall

Associate Creative Director
  • Occupation: Word Slinger
  • Preoccupation: Boston Sports
Spend 30 seconds with Don MacDougall

30 seconds with Don:

Where do you come from?  
Greatah Baaawstin.

Who’s your hero, super or otherwise?  
In all seriousness, the kids at St. Jude.

What is your favorite movie? TV show?  
Whatever my neighbors are watching.

Elise Dillingham
  • Occupation:
    Publicly Relating
  • Preoccupation:
    Brunch

Elise Dillingham

Jr. Copywriter
  • Occupation: Publicly Relating
  • Preoccupation: Brunch
Spend 30 seconds with Elise Dillingham

30 seconds with Elise:

Where are you going?
Probably Disney World. I always have a Disney trip planned.

Pandora or Spotify? 
Neither, because I subscribe to SiriusXM. I’ve got to be able to listen to Howard.

What’s your favorite thing to do with coworkers outside the office?  
Friday lunch at Felicia Suzanne’s.

Grace Raffensberger
  • Occupation:
    Cat Herder
  • Preoccupation:
    Netflix

Grace Raffensberger

Account Executive
  • Occupation: Cat Herder
  • Preoccupation: Netflix
Spend 30 seconds with Grace Raffensberger

30 seconds with Grace:

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
Cooking something super elaborate! It’s my go-to when I’m stuck because it relaxes me and challenges me in a new and different way.

What’s your favorite thing about the work you do?
Every day is different! It can be a challenge at times but it’s always fun.

Which person past or present would you most like to have a cocktail with?  
Shaq. I think we would be best friends if we ever got to meet and I have a ton of questions for him about his Instagram account.

Helena Kooi
  • Occupation
    Client Cheerleader
  • Preoccupation
    Mizzou Enthusiast

Helena Kooi

Account Coordinator
  • Occupation Client Cheerleader
  • Preoccupation Mizzou Enthusiast
Spend 30 seconds with Helena Kooi

30 seconds with Helena:

Where do you look to find inspiration?
I feel most inspired when I’m outside and being active. I tend to have my best ideas when I’m trying to relax or exercise.

How many kids/pets/etc?
I have a cat named Atticus Finch. I spend a lot of time trying to convince people that I’m not a crazy cat lady.

Name a concert you went to but are ashamed to admit you did.   
I celebrated my last birthday at an Usher concert and it was the greatest thing ever.

Ian Lemmonds
  • Occupation:
    Maker of Things. Designer of Experiences. Team Player.
  • Preoccupation:
    Simplification.

Ian Lemmonds

Design Director
  • Occupation: Maker of Things. Designer of Experiences. Team Player.
  • Preoccupation: Simplification.
Spend 30 seconds with Ian Lemmonds

30 seconds with Ian:

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
Creative people find it everywhere. It’s how they are ‘wired.’ But the internet helps a lot.

If you could solve only one of the world’s problems what would it be? 
How to explore the universe without dealing with the unfortunate universal speed limit of 299,792,458 meters per second. If the speed of light remains the fastest speed that anything can move, we’ll never be able to traverse the vast distances between ourselves and whatever else may be out there.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? 
My last name is actually pronounced “Lamonds” or “LeMondes” rather than “Lemons.” Don’t ask me why. It’s just one of those things.

Jason Lee
  • Occupation:
    Staring at Monitors
  • Preoccupation:
    Arts, Memphis, Food

Jason Lee

Art Director
  • Occupation: Staring at Monitors
  • Preoccupation: Arts, Memphis, Food
Spend 30 seconds with Jason Lee

30 seconds with Jason:

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
Dark nights, through the lens, internet, movie screens, unique places, exploration.

What’s your guilty pleasure? 
Reading peoples’ text conversations when I’m standing behind them.

Who would do the voiceover for the epic movie about your life?  
Steve Buscemi

Jen Clarke
  • Occupation:
    Social Medium
  • Preoccupation:
    Grizzlies, Tigers, Saints, Barre Class, Subscription Boxes and Fancy Cheeses

Jen Clarke

Digital Strategist
  • Occupation: Social Medium
  • Preoccupation: Grizzlies, Tigers, Saints, Barre Class, Subscription Boxes and Fancy Cheeses
Spend 30 seconds with Jen Clarke

30 seconds with Jen:

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
I like to drive around Memphis and explore. I’ve been here 20+ years and am still discovering new places. This city is so quirky, even the ugly parts have an amazing story.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? 
I was on TRL my senior year in high school. Our drama club was in NYC for spring break. I got to request “Forgot About Dre.” It’s on VHS somewhere.

What should have been your college nickname?  
Daria. I was so snarky. (Was?)

Jordan Neri
  • Occupation:
    Marketplace Disrupter
  • Preoccupation:
    Adventurer Seeker

Jordan Neri

Account Manager
  • Occupation: Marketplace Disrupter
  • Preoccupation: Adventurer Seeker
Spend 30 seconds with Jordan Neri

30 seconds with Jordan:

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
Farmer’s Markets, music and food festivals, conversations with children/older folks/interesting people from different cultures, magazines, and beach days

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? 
I physically cannot sneeze just one time like normal people. I literally sneeze 16 times in a row. My friends and family sometimes take bets when I start sneezing to guess how many I’ll have. It gets super awkward if I’m around someone who doesn’t know that about me and they politely try to say “bless you” each time.

Who would do the voiceover for the epic movie about your life? 
The Steel Magnolias version of Julia Roberts.

Justin Achelpohl
  • Occupation:
    Collector of Unnecessary Things
  • Preoccupation:
    Kid

Justin Achelpohl

Art Director
  • Occupation: Collector of Unnecessary Things
  • Preoccupation: Kid
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30 seconds with Justin:

How did you end up here? 
Started from the bottom.

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
Most of the time, my own brain and creativity. Iʼm influenced by the outer world, but my creativity and individuality is rooted in entertaining my own ideas.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you?  
I didn’t eat a Whopper until I was 22 years old.

Karen McKenzie
  • Occupation:
    Client Caretaker
  • Preoccupation:
    Animal Rescuer

Karen McKenzie

Director of Culture and Employee Relations
  • Occupation: Client Caretaker
  • Preoccupation: Animal Rescuer
Spend 30 seconds with Karen McKenzie

30 seconds with Karen:

What’s your favorite thing about the work you do?
It’s always about the people! I love being in a room with hard working, smart, creative people who have ideas and want to act on them.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you?
Going into college I had to choose whether to pursue music or soccer. I ended up on a soccer scholarship as a goalkeeper, and I still hold records!

If you weren’t in this biz, what would you do?  
I would have my own animal rescue / rehab organization.

Kate Metcalf
  • Occupation:
    Talking to People
  • Preoccupation:
    Not Talking to People

Kate Metcalf

Director of Strategy and Planning
  • Occupation: Talking to People
  • Preoccupation: Not Talking to People
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30 seconds with Kate:

If you could solve only one of the world’s, problems what would it be?  
Giving every child access to educational opportunities.

What’s your guilty pleasure? 
Law & Order SVU marathons.

Which person, past or present, would you most like to have a cocktail with?  
Mark Twain.

Learn more about Kate >

Kayla Earwood
  • Occupation:
    Website Critiquer
  • Preoccupation:
    Chocolate Consumer

Kayla Earwood

Associate Digital Director
  • Occupation: Website Critiquer
  • Preoccupation: Chocolate Consumer
Spend 30 seconds with Kayla Earwood

30 seconds with Kayla:

What is your favorite book?  Heart of Darkness. Had you asked me that 20 years ago, it would have been the Sesame Street book Don’t Forget the Oatmeal. Spoiler Alert: Grover forgets the oatmeal.

What’s your guilty pleasure?   Playing Super Mario World while watching old episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Who would do the voiceover for the epic movie about your life? The robot voice of Steven Hawking.

Kelsey Mason
  • Occupation:
    Sassy Juggler
  • Preoccupation:
    Personal Advertiser for Dunkin’ Donuts and LOFT

Kelsey Mason

Account Executive
  • Occupation: Sassy Juggler
  • Preoccupation: Personal Advertiser for Dunkin’ Donuts and LOFT
Spend 30 seconds with Kelsey Mason

30 seconds with Kelsey:

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? 
When I was 10 years old, I was featured on the internet and in the center spread of U.S. News and other national magazines for attending a women’s World Cup soccer game. My 15 minutes of fame!

Who’s your hero, super or otherwise? 
My mom. She’s a courageous, intelligent, selfless, beautiful and energetic woman who continues to show me each day what it means to live with passion.

What should have been your college nickname?  
Double D, because I always had a large Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee in hand.

Kendall Jones
  • Occupation:
    Client Whisperer
  • Preoccupation:
    Martha Stewart

Kendall Jones

Account Director
  • Occupation: Client Whisperer
  • Preoccupation: Martha Stewart
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30 seconds with Kendall:

Where do you look to find inspiration?
I am inspired by lots of things, but it’s my faith that keeps me going.

If you weren’t in this biz, what would you do? 
Professionally plan elaborate, over-the-top parties for kids’ birthdays, showers, special occasions, etc. I love a good party theme.

Who would do the voiceover for the epic movie about your life?
Epic movie? Why not a drama? I’m liking the idea of Amy Adams.

Kenny Patrick
  • Occupation:
    Pixel Pilot
  • Preoccupation:
    Coach

Kenny Patrick

Associate Creative Director
  • Occupation: Pixel Pilot
  • Preoccupation: Coach
Spend 30 seconds with Kenny Patrick

30 seconds with Kenny:

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
I can spend hours in a bookstore.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? 
My family moved a lot growing up; I attended seven different schools, and we weren’t in the military.

Who would do the voiceover for the epic movie about your life?
Mark Hamill, with lots of Joker laughs.

Laura Ladd Poff
  • Occupation:
    Go-Getter
  • Preoccupation:
    Paint Covered Designer

Laura Ladd Poff

Account Executive
  • Occupation: Go-Getter
  • Preoccupation: Paint Covered Designer
Spend 30 seconds with Laura Ladd Poff

30 seconds with Laura:

Where do you look to find inspiration?    
I typically don’t actively look for inspiration, as I am most inspired when I am not looking for it at all. I love it when something reaches out and smacks me in the face!

If you could solve only one of the world’s problems what would it be? 
Self-doubt — imagine what we could accomplish if we just believed in ourselves.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you?  
I played Dolly Parton in an elementary holiday musical, totaled a car when I was 14 and my karaoke go to is Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You.”

Lauren Harvill
  • Occupation:
    Sweating the details.
  • Preoccupation:
    Having faith.

Lauren Harvill

Senior Art Director
  • Occupation: Sweating the details.
  • Preoccupation: Having faith.
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30 seconds with Lauren:

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
Where do you not look? Great design is so accessible nowadays—you go just shopping and see really interesting stuff. You just have to keep your eyes open. But I still love fine art. Send me to the museum any day, and I could spend hours.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? 
My brothers are both proud comic and movie nerds, and I have been to both Comic-Con and Godzilla Fest with them.

If you weren’t in this biz, what would you do?  
I almost went into engineering—and I still think that would be an interesting career. Yes, I was a math nerd, and I loved chemistry.

Leslie Skelton
  • Occupation:
    Clutter Cutter
  • Preoccupation:
    Tom Brady

Leslie Skelton

Director of Digital and Interactive Services
  • Occupation: Clutter Cutter
  • Preoccupation: Tom Brady
Spend 30 seconds with Leslie Skelton

30 seconds with Leslie:

Where do you look to find inspiration?  
Travel. New sights, surroundings and experiences inspire me. Also, the Olympics. I am so inspired by hard work and dedication to be the very best, I tear up and love the patriotism.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? 
I am a HUGE sports fan. Memphis Tiger Basketball, Memphis Grizzlies, New England Patriots. I own a T-shirt company as a result of my passion for Memphis Basketball.

Classic Bond preference, Sean Connery or Roger Moore?   
Not really a James Bond fan. I would like to see Tom Brady take over the role when he retires from the NFL.

Learn more about Leslie >

Lori Allen
  • Occupation:
    Fixer Upper
  • Preoccupation:
    Family

Lori Allen

Digital Production Director
  • Occupation: Fixer Upper
  • Preoccupation: Family
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30 seconds with Lori:

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
My surroundings (the sky, the lake and even interesting buildings) and my family.

If you could solve only one of the world’s problems, what would it be? 
Malnutrition, because most of the world’s population suffers from a nutrient-deficient diet, even when food is so abundant.

Classic Bond preference, Sean Connery or Roger Moore?  
Is this really a question? Really? Sean Connery, hands down!

Luke Cravens
  • Occupation:
    Expense Detector
  • Preoccupation:
    Refurbishing

Luke Cravens

Production Coordinator
  • Occupation: Expense Detector
  • Preoccupation: Refurbishing
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30 seconds with Luke:

Where do you look to find inspiration?
The past.

What’s your favorite thing about the work you do?
Watching a project grow from an idea to actuality.

If you could solve only one of the world’s problems what would it be?   
I believe the root of the world’s problems start with hunger. There would be no problems if everyone were fat and happy!

Maggie Lee
  • Occupation:
    Red Pen Wielder
  • Preoccupation:
    My Kids, Tennis, Great Movies, Great Literature, Great Theater, Great Music.

Maggie Lee

Proofreader
  • Occupation: Red Pen Wielder
  • Preoccupation: My Kids, Tennis, Great Movies, Great Literature, Great Theater, Great Music.
Spend 30 seconds with Maggie Lee

30 seconds with Maggie:

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
Family, spirituality, the arts: music that is so beautiful your heart nearly bursts; literature/theater/cinema that moves you so deeply you can’t put the experience into words, but your soul understands….

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you? 
I’m a Star Trek: The Next Generation super fan (I don’t attend conventions…nothing like that, but I do own the series on DVD and am compelled to watch it all the way through every other year or so…brilliant writing, acting, character development…love it!)

What’s your guilty pleasure?  
Watching the last 20 minutes of Pitch Perfect over and over again.

Marc Holder
  • Occupation:
    Concierge
  • Preoccupation:
    Four Other Jobs

Marc Holder

Administrative Coordinator
  • Occupation: Concierge
  • Preoccupation: Four Other Jobs
Spend 30 seconds with Marc Holder

30 seconds with Marc:

Who’s your hero, super or otherwise? 
Spartacus.

Name a concert you went to but are ashamed to admit you did.  
No shame in my concert game.

Which person, past or present, would you most like to have a cocktail with?  
None…I don’t drink…maybe share some Kool-Aid with Thomas Jefferson.

Margaret Watford
  • Occupation:
    Team Player
  • Preoccupation:
    Delta Blues music festivals

Margaret Watford

Account Coordinator
  • Occupation: Team Player
  • Preoccupation: Delta Blues music festivals
Spend 30 seconds with Margaret Watford

30 seconds with Margaret:

Where do you look to find inspiration?
I find inspiration from books, TED talks, the radio and articles. People who fully embrace and nurture their talents and use them to better the world inspire me.

If you could solve only one of the world’s problems what would it be?
Every child in America, regardless of his or her zip code, should have access to a world-class education.

What should have been your college nickname?  
Friends have known me as my sassy alter ego Maggie, Marge in Charge, and—of course—my rapper name Lil’ Grit.

Mary Adams
  • Occupation:
    Client Billing Specialist
  • Preoccupation:
    Mimi Specialist

Mary Adams

Accounting Manager
  • Occupation: Client Billing Specialist
  • Preoccupation: Mimi Specialist
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30 seconds with Mary:

Where do you look to find inspiration?  
In the everyday occurrences of life. There are always people with stories and amazing sites of nature that inspire me to new highs.

What is your favorite book? 
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, read to me by a six-year-old.

If you weren’t in this biz, what would you do?  
Teach preschoolers. It’s amazing, their desire to learn.

Mary Johnston
  • Occupation:
    Cookie Monster
  • Preoccupation:
    Traveling the World

Mary Johnston

Traffic Coordinator
  • Occupation: Cookie Monster
  • Preoccupation: Traveling the World
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30 seconds with Mary:

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
In films, authors, outdoors and the people around me.

What’s your favorite thing about the work you do? 
People I work with, who are non-stop on-the-go and incredibly busy, yet at the same time staying positive, light-hearted, and always motivated to make something even better than before.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you?  
I’ve been cage diving with great white sharks in South Africa, and I am a lose-control, can’t-say-no cookie monster.

Michelle Simkin
  • Occupation:
    Making Ads Sparkle
  • Preoccupation:
    Shiny Objects

Michelle Simkin

Senior Art Director
  • Occupation: Making Ads Sparkle
  • Preoccupation: Shiny Objects
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30 seconds with Michelle:

How did you end up here?  
A veteran starlet of hit exploitation films, such as Prison Babes 6 and Beach Bodies, I gave up Hollywood to become a scientist. After winning the Nobel Prize for inventing the lowercase “j”, I moved on to a career in kickboxing. Representing my country in the 2004 Olympics, I got kicked off the team for failing both a drug test and gender test. Down, out and desperate to do anything, I decided to become a graphic artist.

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
Is it bad that I want to use Google to find answers to these questions?

Who’s your hero, super or otherwise?   
Super Grover.

Mikel Howard
  • Occupation:
    Project Artist
  • Preoccupation:
    Starbucks

Mikel Howard

Account Executive
  • Occupation: Project Artist
  • Preoccupation: Starbucks
Spend 30 seconds with Mikel Howard

30 seconds with Mikel:

Where do you look to find inspiration?  Shoes, Fedoras, Starbucks, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Hans Zimmer.

If you could solve only one of the world’s problems, what would it be?  The expensive cost of travel. People deserve to be able to see all of the world, but it is way too expensive.

If you weren’t in this biz, what would you do?   Professional chef. I would want to be in a 5-star restaurant though, so I can tell people what they will eat, rather than let them make changes to my food.

Nicole Hanni
  • Occupation:
    Cat Lover
  • Preoccupation:
    Lunching

Nicole Hanni

Media Director
  • Occupation: Cat Lover
  • Preoccupation: Lunching
Spend 30 seconds with Nicole Hanni

30 seconds with Nicole:

Where do you look to find inspiration?
Impersonations and yoga

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Wine and chocolate

What is your favorite movie? TV show?   
Anything with vampires

Paula Temes
  • Occupation:
    Secret Shopper
  • Preoccupation:
    Event Planner

Paula Temes

Accounting Clerk
  • Occupation: Secret Shopper
  • Preoccupation: Event Planner
Spend 30 seconds with Paula Temes

30 seconds with Paula:

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
My husband, parents and children.

What’s your guilty pleasure? 
Watching hours of HGTV.

Which person past or present would you most like to have a cocktail with?  
Luther Vandross / Oprah Winfrey.

Rachel Adams
  • Occupation:
    Task Master
  • Preoccupation:
    DIY'er

Rachel Adams

Account Executive
  • Occupation: Task Master
  • Preoccupation: DIY'er
Spend 30 seconds with Rachel Adams

30 seconds with Rachel:

How did you end up here? 
Followed the yellow brick road.

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
Love looking at art and design

If you could solve only one of the world’s problems, what would it be?  
We live in such a digital world that I would urge everyone to start looking up and living in the physical world around them.

But honestly, I would ban all wraps and juice diet promotions from social media.

Ralph Berry
  • Occupation:
    Business Storyteller
  • Preoccupation:
    Language Sheriff

Ralph Berry

EVP / Public Relations
  • Occupation: Business Storyteller
  • Preoccupation: Language Sheriff
Spend 30 seconds with Ralph Berry

30 seconds with Ralph:

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
In words, ideas and concepts. In a well-turned phrase or a catchy musical hook. In those who are brave enough to follow their dreams. At the thought that every day the curtain opens to a whole new experience and opportunity.

If you could solve only one of the world’s problems, what would it be? 
Education and lack of enlightenment. The root cause, I believe, is inherited social ignorance.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you?  
Entered college as a theater performance major (maybe not a complete surprise). Have sung with the Beach Boys.

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Ross McDaniel
  • Occupation:
    Connecting the Dots
  • Preoccupation:
    Clearing My Netflix Queue

Ross McDaniel

Digital Content Manager
  • Occupation: Connecting the Dots
  • Preoccupation: Clearing My Netflix Queue
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30 seconds with Ross:

Where do you look to find inspiration?  The blank page.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you?  I’m the only person in recorded history whose mom made them wear a helmet when they played golf. I get knocked out a lot.

What’s your guilty pleasure?   Silently judging people while they parallel park.

Sam Tweddell
  • Occupation:
    Instant Messenger
  • Preoccupation:
    Talking too much

Sam Tweddell

Art Director
  • Occupation: Instant Messenger
  • Preoccupation: Talking too much
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30 seconds with Sam:

Where do you look to find inspiration?   
People, places, things, etc.

What is your favorite book? 
Emily Post’s “Etiquette” 

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you?  
I say I hate surprises—I’m a planner—but I actually love them. Also, I have a dog named Moose, after the great Daryl Johnston of the Dallas Cowboys. That seems to always surprise people.

Sarah Etter
  • Occupation:
    Account Manager & Bootcamp Coach
  • Preoccupation:
    Runner, Auburn Superfan, World's Proudest Aunt

Sarah Etter

Account Director
  • Occupation: Account Manager & Bootcamp Coach
  • Preoccupation: Runner, Auburn Superfan, World's Proudest Aunt
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30 seconds with Sarah:

Where do you look to find inspiration? 
I’m blessed with the most incredible friends and family—they inspire me to live better, love stronger and work harder.

If you weren’t in this biz, what would you do? 
I’d be a backup dancer for Justin Timberlake, or Janet Jackson, if she were still touring.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you?  
I could whistle before I could talk.

Suzanne Hamm
  • Occupation:
    Activation & Amplification
  • Preoccupation:
    Vintage Jewelry & European Monarchies

Suzanne Hamm

VP / Director of Sponsorships & Brand Strategy
  • Occupation: Activation & Amplification
  • Preoccupation: Vintage Jewelry & European Monarchies
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30 seconds with Suzanne:

Where do you look to find inspiration?
In the details. Zooming in on and magnifying the smallest details can create monumental results. More often than not it is the little things that make the most impact. So yes, I sweat the small stuff.

What’s your guilty pleasure?
A French 75

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you?
I once had to help Stevie Nicks find her own dressing room. Due to the enormous rollers in her hair – we’re talking the size of orange juice cans – she couldn’t look down to see the bright green tape marking the way. I took the Welsh Witch by the elbow and guided her safely to a candle and incense filled dressing room.

Sylvia Banks
  • Occupation:
    Grammar Police
  • Preoccupation:
    Avid Reader

Sylvia Banks

Proofreader
  • Occupation: Grammar Police
  • Preoccupation: Avid Reader
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30 seconds with Sylvia:

Where do you look to find inspiration?   
In books and music.

What’s your favorite thing about the work you do? 
Making someone else’s writing sound better. I’m all about the betterment of others. 

If you could solve only one of the world’s problems what would it be?
Prepositions at the end of sentences. I know, world hunger is a huge issue, but people using prepositions at the end of their sentences is a HUGE pet peeve of mine.

Tim Laughlin
  • Occupation:
    Wearing Hats
  • Preoccupation:
    Efficiency and Speed

Tim Laughlin

Digital Delivery Manager
  • Occupation: Wearing Hats
  • Preoccupation: Efficiency and Speed
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30 seconds with Tim:

Where do you look to find inspiration?  
All over! Especially stuff that makes you turn your head often in the most unexpected places.

If you could solve only one of the world’s problems, what would it be?
Simplifying how dang complicated life can be. With all the great technology that has come about in the last few years, I’d love to show people that the push of a button is all you need.

Which person, past or present, would you most like to have a cocktail with?  
Steve Jobs. 

Whitney Faust
  • Occupation:
    Master Email Composer
  • Preoccupation:
    Running and Blogging

Whitney Faust

Account Executive
  • Occupation: Master Email Composer
  • Preoccupation: Running and Blogging
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30 seconds with Whitney:

Where do you look to find inspiration?   
My daily run always serves as a good time for reflection.

What’s something that people might be surprised to know about you?
I’m addicted to NPR. I think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.

What’s your guilty pleasure?  
Ordering guacamole as a meal.