The group

We are innately collaborative individualists. Many of us have been client-side, brand executives at some of the country's best-known companies, others came to us from big agencies and consulting icons. We recruit for exceptional talent and pedigree, but we're infatuated with unique skills on the periphery. When chefs, beekeepers, welders and graphic novelists collide, unconventional thinking results. It's not just one or two individuals, it's all of us working together in radically different ways to build brands and a work experience that's our own.

Nicole Alexander

Nicole Alexander

Marketing Specialist

Cautiously Adventurous

Kevin Appel

Kevin Appel

Culinary Director

Culinary Ninja

David Aragon

David Aragon

Presentation Designer

Dave Barber

Dave Barber

Senior Production Design Manager

Writer. Artist. Vagabond.

Stower Beals

Stower Beals

Data Analyst

Biking Beer Fan

Tracy Behrens

Tracy Behrens

Office Manager

Flower Epicure

Bret Berman

Bret Berman

Senior Producer

Live for Live Music

Mandy Best

Mandy Best

Controller

Explorer of Red Rock Country

Marius Biesterfeld

Marius Biesterfeld

Associate Strategist

World Cup Champion

Hayley Blair

Hayley Blair

Associate Marketing Specialist

Joan Bleacher

Joan Bleacher

Chief Operating Officer

Serial Learner

Natalie Bogard

Natalie Bogard

Marketing Specialist

Green Thumb

Kay Borleis

Kay Borleis

Production Designer

Ultrarunner

Inke Borret

Inke Borret

Creative Resource Manager

Renaissance Woman

Matt Bromley

Matt Bromley

Managing Director, Partner

Gummy Bear Enthusiast

Dan Burak

Dan Burak

Managing Director, Partner

Avowed Skeptic

Patrick Campbell

Patrick Campbell

Associate Creative Director

Mountain and Music Man

Chelsea Carron

Chelsea Carron

Jr. Designer

Hike-a-holic

Jamie Caruso

Jamie Caruso

HR Generalist

Cookie Connoisseur

Mickey Citarella

Mickey Citarella

Account Director

Fake Newscasting

Steve Clouthier

Steve Clouthier

Managing Director, Partner

Donut Connoisseur

John Connelly

John Connelly

Managing Director, Partner

Perpetual Student

John Cooke

John Cooke

Innovation Director

Lauren Cudney

Lauren Cudney

Marketing Specialist

Chocolate Chip Cookie Connoisseur

Taylor Cunningham

Taylor Cunningham

Senior Insights Analyst

People Watcher

Sarah Denney

Sarah Denney

Senior Digital Media Planner

Tejana

Brad Derthick

Brad Derthick

Managing Director, Partner

Triathlon Geek

Michael Filippi

Michael Filippi

Senior Strategist

Ben Fraser

Ben Fraser

Associate Strategist

Notorious Photobomber

Eric Friedman

Eric Friedman

Group Account Director

Hophead

Emme Gagnard

Emme Gagnard

Industrial Designer

Color Coordinator Extraordinaire

Adam Garrett

Adam Garrett

Senior Account Manager

Jenna Gentner

Jenna Gentner

Marketing Specialist

Kelli Goodwin

Kelli Goodwin

Senior Account Director

Master Mixologist

Virginia Green

Virginia Green

Senior Designer

Hot Cheese Junkie

Jessica Greer

Jessica Greer

Media Analyst

Classical Violinist

John Grubb

John Grubb

Managing Partner

Strategy Geek

Kiley Hagerty

Kiley Hagerty

Culinary Strategist

Beagles and Bagels

Eliza Hammond

Eliza Hammond

Insights Manager

Midwest Hunter Turned Mountain Woman

Trevor Harkema

Trevor Harkema

Senior Designer

Nintendo Ninja

Rachael Harp

Rachael Harp

Creative Director

Lego Expert

Anna Hedlund

Anna Hedlund

Media Planner

Coffee Chemist

Phil Henderson

Phil Henderson

Senior Account Manager

Golfer, Snowboarder, Human Golden Retriever

Peter Heppner

Peter Heppner

Senior Experience Designer

Yogi

Miguel Hernandez

Miguel Hernandez

Associate Creative Director

VP of Misc.

Diana Hodges

Diana Hodges

Production Coordinator/Copy Editor

Karate Artist

Paris Hogan

Paris Hogan

Associate Marketing Specialist

Humor Enthusiast

Nancy Hohenstein

Nancy Hohenstein

Accounting/Payroll Manager

All Things Equestrian

Aly Holmes

Aly Holmes

Associate Strategist

Professional Enthusiast

Jill Holmstrom

Jill Holmstrom

Innovation Director

Shore Start Waterskier

Emily Hopper

Emily Hopper

Media Assistant

Kendall Jacobs

Kendall Jacobs

Senior Account Manager

Polyhistor

Mindy Jaouen

Mindy Jaouen

Managing Director, Partner

Aspiring LPGA Tour Member

Jen Jones

Jen Jones

Design Strategy Director, Partner

Past-life Egyptian Princess

Cindy Judge

Cindy Judge

President

Committed Aesthete

Kathy Kattar

Kathy Kattar

Accounting Assistant

Sassy Gram

Shawna Kinkead

Shawna Kinkead

Senior Project Manager

Smiling Enthusiast

Kris Kinney

Kris Kinney

Associate Media Director

The Life & Times of Grizzly Adams

Christine Klatman

Christine Klatman

Accounting Supervisor

Pursuer of Birdies

Amy Krill

Amy Krill

Managing Director, Human Resources

Certified Sunbeam

JC Longbottom

JC Longbottom

Senior Strategist

Disney Renaissance

Robyn Zimmer

Robyn Zimmer

Media Director

Avid Puppy Snuggler

Adam Max

Adam Max

Senior Strategist

Rock Opera Originator

Eileen McCann

Eileen McCann

Media Billing Coordinator

Food Explorer

Laura Morin

Laura Morin

Group Account Director

Hip Hop Hooligan

Elizabeth Moskow

Elizabeth Moskow

Creative Culinary Director

Laurel Muir

Laurel Muir

Managing Director, Partner

Food Lover

Rob Murillo

Rob Murillo

Financial Analyst

Tyson Nielsen

Tyson Nielsen

IT Director

Robot Whisperer

Heather Ottem

Heather Ottem

Senior HR Manager

Travel Planning Connoisseur

Billy Otteman

Billy Otteman

Associate Strategist

Easily Excitable

Kyle Parr

Kyle Parr

Senior Copywriter

King of the Night

Susan Peck

Susan Peck

Group Media Director, Partner

Oreo Maven

Valerie Poulin

Valerie Poulin

Innovation Team Coordinator

Extreme Adventurist

Lori Reber

Lori Reber

Senior Strategist

Kentucky Bourbon Enthusiast

Brandon Reed

Brandon Reed

Associate Strategist

Shampoo Conservationist

Lance Reed

Lance Reed

Creative Director

Fantasy Football Guru

Rob Renegar

Rob Renegar

Senior Insights Manager

Ron Burgundy Fan Club Chairman

Lillian Robinson

Lillian Robinson

Marketing Specialist

Former Peanut Pusher

Sally Rosen

Sally Rosen

Senior Account Manager

CO Native Born in VA

Sheila Rosen

Sheila Rosen

Managing Director, Partner

Passionista

Ed Rzasa

Ed Rzasa

Managing Partner

Rule Breaker

Liz Seelye

Liz Seelye

Managing Director, Partner

Go-For-Broke Globetrotter

Amy Shipley

Amy Shipley

Managing Director, Partner

Hunter for New Food Experiences

Alexia Sites

Alexia Sites

Front End Developer

Tracker

Liz Skretkowicz

Liz Skretkowicz

Associate Marketing Specialist

Kristen Slater

Kristen Slater

Insights Analyst

Live Music Junkie

Mollie Starr

Mollie Starr

Production Designer

Collector of Mini Things

Rose Stein

Rose Stein

Associate Marketing Specialist

Dog Whisperer

Jen Sterling

Jen Sterling

Managing Director, Partner

Cycling Mama

Rick Sterling

Rick Sterling

Executive Chairman

Social Cause Activist

Tim Streeb

Tim Streeb

Managing Director, Marketing & PR

Marissa Strobel

Marissa Strobel

Digital Supervisor

Cupcake Whisperer

Rachael Thompson

Rachael Thompson

Assistant Account Manager & Jr. Producer

Tony Tumminello

Tony Tumminello

Front-End Developer

Beer Snob

Sally Van Denover

Sally Van Denover

Marketing Coordinator

Pastry Pro

Megan Whelan

Megan Whelan

Account Director

Dance Party of One

Patty Whittemore

Patty Whittemore

Ad Operations Manager

Outdoor Enthusiast

Christie Wood

Christie Wood

Account Director

Endurance Junkie

Doug Zucker

Doug Zucker

Managing Director, Partner

Funk Nut

Our beliefs

Before we had our first client, our founders Rick and Michael wrote down their beliefs, which are still at the core of our everyday:

  • Excellence
  • Creativity
  • Education
  • Honesty
  • Fun
  • Respect
  • Social Value
  • Responsibility
  • Have the grit to strive a little bit more
  • Put your imagination to work
  • Stay curious and learn to explore
  • Do the right thing
  • It makes everything better
  • Appreciate one another; achieve together
  • Engage your compassion
  • Do your part and own it

We are committed to cultivating an environment where people thrive. In addition to our beloved beliefs, we focus on collaboration, design thinking, and empathy skills to build powerful internal teams and create great work for our clients. Our wellness program addresses the whole person by focusing on physical, social, emotional, and financial wellbeing. We are very proud to have been recognized by Outside magazine as one of the "Best Places to Work" for the last six years, as well as a "Best Place To Work" by Ad Age in 2016.

Our mission is to "create ideas that drive meaningful change and make life better." And perhaps our greatest pride is our commitment to social value. Each year we support over 35 non-profits by donating 10% of our income.

Ad Age Best Places to Work 2016 Outside Magazine Best Places to Work 2016

Our space

Located in downtown Boulder, at the foot of the majestic Flatirons, our home is distinctly us. It reflects our Boulder lifestyle, but also our maker-mentality and need for connecting. Full of tools for building, with a dedicated Experience Design Center and commercial kitchen, everything about our space serves the mission of creative collaboration.

Boulder

We chose Boulder as our base of operations and spiritual home in 1984. We've enjoyed building and witnessing the development of the town's reputation ever since. Boulder has been touted as the most creative, most innovative, most entrepreneurial, foodiest town in the country. It's the epicenter for the Natural Foods Movement and magnet for high-tech startups. Beyond the open-mindedness that prevails, there's an open-door inclusiveness and a dedicated sense of community that inspire us on a daily basis.