Our team is at the heart of everything we do.


Our team is at the heart of everything we do.

our values

Keep it simple.
Live by the golden rule.
Work together.
Give back.
Hate drama.
Love what we do.

our people

Lera Germaine

Account Director

Lera has visited five of the seven Wonders of the World. Maybe this is why she’s so wonderful?
Alexa Tesoriero

Senior New Business Manager

Alexa is a wish granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Nikki Steeprock

Senior Designer

Nikki wants a pet alpaca. But she will settle for petting an alpaca.
Jay Keim

Associate Director of Project Management

Jay loves to ride his bike, grill out, and drink good beer – but not all at the same time.
Ainslie Perlmutt


Ainslie is making Teddy Roosevelt proud. She has visited 22 U.S. national parks and hopes to see them all someday.
Julianne Smith

Associate Creative Director

At 27, Julianne quit her job, sold her house and belongings, and moved to Boulder, CO, to be a hippie for a couple of years.
Steve Kelly

Senior Media Strategist

Steve practices Jiu-Jitsu in his free time. He’s never had to use his skills in real life, though, so we’re happy about that.
Kari Scharf

Media Planner

“Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou
Elizabeth Paschal

Account Manager

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land amongst the stars.”
Jackie McBride

Senior Designer

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” – Winnie the Pooh
Beth Walters

Senior Brand Stategist

“You can observe a lot by just watching.” – Yogi Berra
James Hamblin

Digital Campaign Manager

“I have no idea what I’m doing, but I know I’m doing it really, really well.” – Andy Dwyer
Nickie Nielsen

Project Manager

Nickie likes to say she speaks Canadian. Given her husband is from Canada and their kids have dual citizenship, we think she’s fluent.
Colleen Carroll

Front End Developer

Colleen is our token stand-up comedian. One-liners, two-liners, puns, and stories — she’s got jokes!
Leia Trotter

Account Manager

One day, Leia hopes to spice up her life by hosting her own cooking show.
Mary Arnold

Assistant Controller

“Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” – Dale Carnegie
Debbie Vandiford

Account Manager

Duunnn dunnn ... duuuunnnn duun … Debbie has always wanted to go diving with sharks in South Africa.
Lindsay Hamilton

Public Relations Manager

Lindsay serves on committees for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Read + Feed, and Greater Raleigh Chamber Young Professionals Network.
Kate Benson

Account Manager

Kate has been dog sledding in Alberta, Canada.
Stacy Plotts

Senior Account Manager

Stacy grew up in Spam Town, USA. She says they have a “pretty killer” museum dedicated to the history of SPAM.
Stephanie Livesay

Production Artist

Stephanie shares a birthday with her twin sister and her grandfather. Three’s a party!
Ben Quirk

Front End Developer

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” – Carl Sagan
Amanda Marinelli

Account Manager

Wheels up! Amanda has studied in Chile, England, Ireland, Germany, and Spain. We’re glad this travel bird has her roots in NC.
Jenny Storey

Social Media Manager

Jenny is allergic to Oreos. This isn’t all bad; she’ll never have to watch one sink to the bottom of a glass of milk.
Alyson Stanley

Public Relations Manager

Alyson has traveled to half of the U.S. states. She hopes to cross off the other half one day. Only 25 to go!
LeeAnna Wiggs

Receptionist / Social Media Assistant

LeeAnna is a waffle fry. No, really. She took a BuzzFeed quiz to find out.
Diane Manoukian

Account Coordinator

We’ve got the luck of the Irish! Diane is a dual citizen in both the U.S. and Ireland.
Natalie Hamilton

Account Coordinator

Natalie’s bucket list is not for the faint of heart. She wants to bungee jump off Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa someday.
Elise Karsten


From acrylics to oils, Elise loves experimenting with painting. Might we have the next Matisse or Van Gogh in the making?
Laura Craig

Associate Designer

Laura’s two cents? She collects souvenir pennies from her travels across the country.
Hannah Freyaldenhoven


Fact: Reading about yawning makes you yawn. Read All the Light We Cannot See instead. It’s Hannah’s favorite book.
Sally Barbano

Office Manager / Executive Assistant

Sally has never broken a bone or had a cavity. Now those are some strong genes.
Jenna Bolognini

Account Coordinator

C’est genial! Jenna is a descendant of French royalty.
Kadyrose Quigley

Account Coordinator

Kadyrose makes handmade greeting cards and stationery. Rumor has it she can even make them sing when they open.
Zak Thompson

Brand Strategist

Zak loves turtles. You’ll rarely catch him around the office without his trusty turtle mug.
Katie Daugherty

Production Artist

Katie lived in Brisbane, Australia, for 10 months working as an au pair. She had the necessary koala-fications for the job.
Kayce Lomas


“If every pork chop were perfect, we wouldn’t have hot dogs.”
Maren Neale

Digital Project Manager

Sie ist sehr talentiert! Maren can speak German.
Seth Johnson

Project Manager

Fun fact: Seth is the only redhead on either side of his family.
Teri Boggess

Proofreader/Copy Editor

Someday Teri hopes to ride a mule along the Grand Canyon’s Bright Angel Trail.
Elizabeth Shealy

Front End Developer

She’s going to make her cake and eat it too. Elizabeth wants to start her own bakery some day.
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