Peter Heppner, Senior Experience Designer
Peter has taught yoga to rock stars, can take apart and rebuild a VW engine, and put both feet behind his head and drink a beer. But he’d like to learn to surf.
Noah Deguzman, Systems Administrator
Hi, I’m Waffles. I want to be best friends with any person or dog that I meet! I love hiking around Chautauqua and Sanitas, going to dog parks, and walking by and swimming in Boulder Creek. And tennis balls… I LOVE tennis balls!
Cindy Judge, President and CEO
After an early start in broadcasting, Cindy moved to the agency world, working at J. Walter Thompson, Kraft Foods, and Decision Resources. She lived in Italy for 12 years before returning to the U.S., reentering the work force and taking it by storm. She also makes a pretty mean risotto.
Anna Hedlund, Media Planner
Anna makes a mean peanut butter granola and knows her way around an espresso machine. She’d like to adopt a dog and walk the El Camino de Santiago.
Jake Austin, Junior Art Director
Jake designed the packaging for the entire line of Kong products in Japan and helped redesign the packaging for Earthbound Farm greens and produce before coming to SRG.
Heather Smith, Managing Director + Partner
Heather worked client side at Kraft, ConAgra, and in global marketing in the PepsiCo Global Nutrition Group, where she was named 40 Under 40 from Chicago Crain’s Business before coming to SRG. A mother to three young kids, she attempts to grow her own vegetables and enjoys cooking for her family.
John Cooke, Innovation Director
John headed up innovation at Qdoba Mexican Eats before rejoining SRG for his second go-round here. A water polo player in high school and college, he enjoys hiking with his wife and twin teenage daughters. He still wants to perfect his surfing skills someday.
Rachael Harp, Creative Director
Rachael has been on the SRG design team for over 10 years, working with clients ranging from Pepsi to Eli Lilly and the Almond Board of California. She plays the cello, grows orchids, and she can fly a plane. But not all at once.
Ben Fraser, Associate Strategist
Brandon Reed, Associate Strategist
Before coming to SRG, Brandon taught English in North Carolina and in Indonesia through the Fulbright Program. He’s been to the Taj Mahal and is a savvy book club organizer.
Bret Berman, Senior Producer
Bret was an agent and manager for internationally touring musicians at Bleemusic and helped secure over 100,000 new voter registrations for the 2008 presidential election. He’s been to 267 Phish concerts and he has a black belt in tae kwon do.
Jessica Morrison, Associate Director, Production
Jessica worked at Rokkan & Leo Burnett before joining SRG. An art school graduate with two kids under two, she’s a rookie mom, but can open a bottle of wine in under 2.5 seconds.
Evan Cohen, Assistant Account Manager
Evan was an intern at LPK before joining SRG, where he works with Purina Beyond, Boulder Brands, and Thomas Farms. Expert at watching sports and eating pizza, he has been to seven of the last 10 men's B-ball Final Fours.
Kenton McRae, Copywriter
Kenton worked at mcgarrybowen and TBWA\Chiat\Day in NYC then McCann in Utah before coming to SRG. He’s famous for setting the top eating record at Del Taco in Utah, regularly finds lint in his belly button, and wants to build a flower farm on the big island of Hawaii.
Jen Sterling, Managing Director
Jennifer works with Purina Beyond and Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and has been at SRG since she was an intern in college. She makes great homemade carnitas, salsa, and tortillas, and her happy place is on the beach with her family. When she needs a break from people, she can be found on her bike somewhere near Boulder.
Huckleberry’s a hound dog who loves pizza crust and vanilla ice cream. When he’s not nosing around for food leftovers in SRG’s trash cans he enjoys long walks and naps in Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine.
Regan Payne, Associate Marketing Specialist
Regan worked at Merkley + Partner in NYC on Mercedes-Benz before joining SRG. An expert at binge-watching bad reality TV shows, Regan surfs, would love to visit all 50 states, and hopes to live abroad one day.
Patrick Campbell, Creative Director
Nancy Hoenstein, Accounting/Payroll Manager
Nancy has been working her dream job for 27 years at SRG. An animal whisperer, she loves horses and dogs and once won a Chubby Bunny marshmallow game at an SRG company meeting. Her two happy places are Maine and Mexico.
Jenna Genter, Associate Strategist
Jenna is one of a select few Cleveland enthusiasts, an aspiring IPA specialist, and an unofficial amateur skeeball queen (Squeen if you will). Her happy place is anywhere with warm weather and puppies, and she dreams of opening a breakfast place one day.
Billy is NOT a pug.
Tyson Neilsen, IT Director
Tyson is a technophile who makes the best ginger beer around (if you like it spicy) and loves an East Coast beach with a strong ocean smell. He's been a gamer since before he could walk and plans to continue until the very end.
Ori-pei since 2010. Four-legged Queen of the West Village, NYC. I like snow in the winter, sand in the summer, and treats all the time. Follow me @luluthewonderdogg
Jen Jones, Managing Partner, Brand Design
Jennifer worked in Hong Kong, London, and at Landor in San Francisco before joining SRG in 2005. She loves to travel, paint, and has a black belt in shopping. She loves living in Boulder but still needs her big-city fix. Her happy place is anywhere with her boys or in her color-coded closet.
Rachael Thompson, Producer
Rachael worked as marketing coordinator at Einstein Noah Restaurant Group before coming to SRG where she works with the Almond Board of California. She knows just about every lyric to any song, can dance the tango, and learned how to eat fire at camp when she was a kid.
Amy Krill, Managing Director + Partner, Human Resources
A rainbow catcher, sunshine curator, and owner of an upland game preserve. One day, she plans to canoe the boundary waters, heli-ski, and live in a tent.
Eileen McCann, Innovation Team Coordinator
Eileen worked at Leo Burnett and Chicago Art Institute before joining SRG. She is passionate about being outside and most happy trail running countryside in Italy or skate skiing in Colorado. She has raced in the Boston, New York, and Chicago Marathons and Triathlon Age Group Nationals.
Jo Wozniak, Managing Director
Jo worked on the client side with Wrigley in Chicago and in the UK with the Babybel and Laughing Cow brands before coming to SRG. She can speak five languages, has a slight shoe obsession, and can fly a plane.
Hi, I’m Belle! I like sunbathing, ‘working’ at SRG, and swimming in kiddie pools.
Inke Borret, Creative Resource Manager
Inke worked in urban planning in the Netherlands before moving to Colorado and was a tour guide for Celestial Seasonings before joining SRG. She can dance flamenco and ride a motorcycle. Her happy place is outdoors in a beautiful setting.
Doug Zucker, Managing Director + Partner
Christie Wood, Senior Account Director
Before joining SRG Christie worked in NYC and Boston at Arnold Worldwide, CP+B, and Victors & Spoils, leading communications on everything from racecar tires to baby jeans. A marathon runner, certified nutrition and wellness consultant, coach, and amateur hip-hop talent scout, she’s also trained in wine.
Joan Bleacher, Chief Operating Officer
Joan worked in finance at Ohmeda and at public accounting firm KPMG before coming to SRG. An avid athlete, runner, and tennis player, she is a former champion of the egg toss at the SRG summer picnic. She would like to travel to all the major tennis tournaments around the world.
Sarah Denney, Media Supervisor
Sarah worked at the Richards Group and GSD&M before joining SRG. Expert at going to sleep early, she has a belly button phobia and likes Sour Patch Kids and a good book.
Pat Masker, Managing Director + Partner, Insights
Pat worked with PepsiCo in an international role before coming to SRG, consulting on growth strategies across 13 countries. She is happiest puttering around the garden, cooking for friends, and reading a good book. Travel is still on the bucket list between trips to Boulder.
A lap dog at heart, Copper loves all the attention he gets at SRG. And, if he isn’t getting quite enough, he relocates himself to the middle of the hallway so as not to be missed. Think you are done petting him? His “oven mit” size paw will be thrown upon you to try and convince you otherwise.
Heather Ottem, Senior HR Manager
Heather worked at Accenture and Epic Systems before coming to SRG. She acted in community theater as a teenager, and her spirit animal is a cat lounging in a sunbeam. She's a soccer mom and travel seeker; 26 countries down, 169 more to go.
Adam Max, Innovation Director
Adam worked at General Mills on the domestic, international, and Walmart businesses before coming to SRG. When he is not shuttling his kids to baseball and gymnastics events, you'll find him listening to or playing music.
Taylor Cunningham, Insights Manager
Taylor worked at Room 214, Egg Strategy, and Celestial Seasonings before joining SRG. An expert lasagna baker, violinist, and outragously brave DIYer, Taylor dreams of selling everything to go live in a cliff-top cottage in Ireland.
Lance Reed, Creative Director, Partner
Lance spent much of his career defining global brands in Dubai, Africa, and Asia before migrating to Colorado. He joined SRG nine years ago and has been focused on brand identity, brand environment, and innovation. As an avid photographer, he loves to travel and interact with people from different cultures.
Amy Shipley, Managing Director + Partner
Amy is a global food and beverage expert who hails from San Francisco, where she served as senior vice president for Ketchum's Food Practice for over 23 years before coming to SRG. She’d love to take the summer off with her two girls and husband and travel to Africa on safari.
Lillian Robinson, Marketing Specialist
Before joining SRG and claiming the title of Coloradan, Lillian drove the Planter's NUTmobile (it's worth a google) through 27 states as a brand ambassador for Kraft Heinz. Aside from her unique ability identify LaCroix flavors in a blind taste test, she loves getting outside to soak up the Denver sunshine.
Trevor Harkema, Associate Creative Director
Having grown up as a small-town Iowa boy, Trevor headed to Rome to study graphic design. He has a giant collection of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is an expert at Mario Kart, and has recently become a tequila and mezcal enthusiast.
Steve Clouthier, Managing Director + Partner
Steve worked with Johnson & Johnson and the Integer Group before coming to SRG. Jack of all trades but master of none, he enjoys running, biking, golf, photography, writing, and cooking. Always interested in the next new thing, he thrives on discovery. A Colorado native, he loves the mountains and the sun.
Liz Fliegelman, Controller
Liz worked with Wild Oats Markets and Xcel Energy before coming to SRG. An athlete and mother, she was a stunt double in the movie Ladybugs, has been skydiving and bungee jumping, and hopes to visit every continent and all 50 states.
Copper Jean is the sweetest girl in world, yes sheeee is! Copper loves people, long walks in the (dog) park, and socks. Her favorite movie is “The Lion King”, as she’s trying to grow her mane like Simba!
Constance Roark, Account Director, Registered Dietitian
Constance writes the monthly nutrition column for the Daily Camera, loves to cook healthy food and feed people, and is an expert pug owner. She finally ran the Bolder Boulder and would love to travel more through Europe.
Tony Tumminello, Front End Developer
Tony is a photographer and an avid board game and Magic: The Gathering player. He fancies himself a pretty good proofreader. He’s been to 49 states and wants to get a tattoo.
Layna Melvin, Senior Production Designer
Layna has seen pods of orcas in the wild and camped with wild mustangs. She’d like to experience seeing the Northern Lights and paddling the northern boundary waters.
Newman is a potcake hailing from Grand Bahama, but he prefers lounging in the snowbanks of Colorado. Newman’s dream day involves eating hot dogs for every meal, hiking, swimming in the lake, and snuggles by the fireplace.
Liz Moskow, Culinary Director
Lindsey Ketterer, Culinary Specialist
Lindsey traveled the world working for a culinary travel company, blogging and cooking—and eating!—before coming to SRG. She is a professional herder of cats, is terrified of eels, and has a perfectly alphabetized spice rack.
Sheila Rosen, Managing Director + Partner
Sheila’s a 25-year agency veteran who worked at Euro RSCG, TBWA/Chiat Day and DDB in Chicago where she won 3 Effie Awards for Marketing Effectiveness before coming to SRG. She currently brings her CPG brand strategy and communications expertise to natural food companies.
Rob Murillo, Financial Analyst
Rob feels happiest in the mountains where he loves to climb. He has lived in Colombia, camped in the Sahara Desert, and has been paragliding. He’d still like to go base jumping and climb in the Himalayas. His spirit animal is the eagle.
Joe Kelly, Insights Manager
Joe worked in market research in NYC before coming to SRG. A strong hiker, mountain biker, and skier, he loves the outdoors and has the spirit of an adventurer. He’s fascinated by the idea of being transported a few centuries back where he would be able to explore new frontiers.
Jacob Heleckson, Digital Media Assistant
Jacob helped his parents build their vineyard and winery business in western Colorado while growing up. At SRG, he works with the Almond Board of California, Boulder Brands, Potatoes USA, National Honey Board. A skier, photographer, rock climber, and cello player, he’d like to climb Denali, jump out of an airplane, and brew his own IPA.
Hi, I’m Littlefoot! I like hiking Sanitas and listening to Whitney Houston. My favorite meal is brunch and I was selected as Camper of the Month at Camp Bow Wow Boulder.
Kay Borleis, Art Director
Kay works on Brewers Association, Almond Board of California, and Potatoes USA at SRG. A one-time chalkboard artist and a sports team mascot, she’s an ultra-marathoner, a craft beer lover, and looks forward to traveling and winning a 100-mile race one day soon.
Emma Drury, Innovation Intern
Emma is a southern California native and grew up floating around in the ocean. She lived in Sweden for a year, mastering her fourth language before moving to Colorado for university. She would love to be a translator and travel all over the world.
John Connelly, Managing Director + Partner
John led marketing at Ruby Tuesday, LongHorn Steakhouse and the Kashi Company before coming to SRG. He also held global marketing and sales leadership roles at SC Johnson and HJ Heinz. He plays the clarinet and was a rank leader in the University of Michigan Marching Band. He’s performed in front of 100,000 people and is on his way to visiting all 50 U.S. states (40 so far!).
Kristen Melick, Paid Social Media Manager
Kristen was social media manager for Quiznos before coming to SRG. She is an expert at making pasta and at n64 Mario Kart. She's happiest when ice fishing in northern Wisconsin.
Laurel Muir, Managing Director + Partner
Justin Badger, Executive Assistant
Fran Parker, Senior Production Designer
Frances has 15 years of experience as a designer and print producer. She originally joined SRG in 2004 and rejoined again in 2017.
Lauren Trojan, Senior Business Development Manager
Lauren worked at Vladimir Jones, CP+B, and McKinney before joining SRG. An avid mountain climber, she’s been rafting in the Grand Canyon and has climbed 2,300 vertical feet in one day. Last summer, she and her boyfriend built the coolest campervan that ever was.
Olivia Kostigen, Copywriter
Olivia worked at Sapient Razorfish before joining SRG. A beach and nature lover, she’s hiked mountains in Hong Kong and been skydiving and wants to sail around the world and backpack through Australia.
Taylor Viggiano, Associate Marketing Strategist
Taylor is a transplant to Boulder, hailing from Arizona before moving to Boulder for the food, nature, and, of course, SRG. Taylor is a lover of travel, nut butters, and skydiving, and wants to learn a new language, visit Australia, and learn to scuba dive.
Collin Jostes, Associate Marketing Specialist
Collin loves building box forts, thinks it would be fun to ride a luggage carousel through an airport, and likes to create new words and slang phrases. He’s currently taking credit for swag and lmao.
Billy Otteman, Strategist
Billy worked at Innovation Protocol in L.A. before joining SRG. Prior to that, he taught English in South Korea where he got to sample some amazing (and amazingly weird) food and ski Pyeongchang. A parallel parking expert and triathlon runner, he’d like to learn to play piano and hike the Inca trail.
Katie Colasano, Data Analyst
Before joining SRG, Katie was a data analyst at Entelligent. A hiker at heart, she plays piano, spent 2¼ months backpacking through Europe, and summited two 14-ers in one day.
A loyal protector, Leo guards those he loves with a gentle paw. He is committed to interviewing all the strangers that his sister, Frankie, lets into their kingdom. You’ll know your interview is over when he drops a ball in your lap.
Susan Peck, Group Media Director, Partner
Susan worked at Barnhart Advertising, McCann-Erickson, and BBDO Detroit before coming to SRG. A Detroit native, mother, and dog whisperer, she’s run a marathon, would love to bungee jump off something insane, and go on an African Safari.
JC Longbottom, Innovation Director
JC worked for Performics, a digital agency in Chicago, before coming to SRG. He likes to read, makes a superb steak, qualified for Sprint Distance World Championships in Triathlon, and published a poem. Happiest in the mountains, he’d still like to do the Iditarod.
Matt Bromley, Managing Director + Partner
Matt worked for a Brand Apart and Chick-fil-A’s nonprofit brand before coming to SRG. A singer, a bungee jumper, and a runner, he’d like to start a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in crisis and run a full marathon.
Stower Beals, Senior Data Analyst
Stower was a researcher at CU Boulder before joining SRG, where he works across most communications clients in the magical world of data. He’s a PhD, a dad, and hates smartphones. He professes to have encyclopedic knowledge of Saved by the Bell, would like to bike the triple bypass, and travel to Patagonia.
Justin Jones, Presentation Designer
Justin worked with the Integer Group and as a freelance art director, designer, and photographer before coming to SRG. Inspired by nature and happiest in the woods, he would like to stay in a glass igloo in Iceland and see the Northern Lights.
On a typical day Riley be found lounging on the office couch in his hooman’s office, impatiently demanding belly rubs from anyone who walks by. His areas of expertise include extreme napping and competitive treat eating.
Ginny Kirsch, Staff Accountant
Ginny is a seamstress and cleaning and organizing expert. She has lived in Athens, Greece; Chicago; and Philadelphia. And while happy to be in Colorado, she would love to continue travelling the world.
Chad Walker, Creative Director
Chad worked and lived in NYC for 20 years before moving to Boulder and SRG. Chad is slightly obsessive about CrossFit. But just slightly. He enjoys reading, has a decent mid-range jump shot, and drives a needlessly large pickup truck.
Kathy Kattar, Billing Coordinator
Kathy dreams of spending three to six months in Europe to really experience it. A caretaker at heart, she’s happiest at the beach and would love to go to Hawaii with her children and grandchildren.
Mackenzie Anderson, Associate Marketing Specialist
Mackenzie has lived in five states, worked abroad in the Czech Republic, and skydived in Switzerland before making her way to Colorado. A yogi and taco enthusiast, she’d like to continue traveling the world, ride in a hot air balloon, and own a dog one day.
Alexandra Brusovanik, Copywriter
Alexandra is a person.
Hayley Blair, Marketing Specialist
Hayley moved to Colorado from the East Coast for her love of skiing and being in the mountains. She loves to travel and her favorite trip was hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Val Poulin, Team Coordinator
Valerie worked in visual merchandising before coming to SRG. She loves the outdoors and doing Ironman triathlons. She’d love to Nordic ski all around Norway and travel through Thailand.
Phil Henderson, Senior Social Strategist
Phil worked at 360i in New York before coming to SRG. A snowboarder, golfer, and Eagle Scout, he’d like to snowboard Corbet's Couloir and road trip up the Pacific coast one day.
Jamie Caruso, Human Resources Business Partner
Jamie worked at AIG and Girl Scout Council of NY before coming to SRG. She competed in twirling competitions in grade school and is an expert whistler and baker. She cruised the California coast in a convertible and wants to drive across the U.S. in a Westfalia
The goodest of the good boys, Mason is known for sleeping through important meetings, charming the office with his goofy underbite, and providing endless snuggles with his velvet ears.
Alexa Thomas, Junior Copywriter
Alexa works with Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and Purina Beyond at SRG. A beach lover with a knack for getting front row at any concert ever, she aspires to write an ad that will make someone cry, make a Super Bowl ad, and chill with a koala in Australia.
Mollie Starr, Designer
Mollie is an expert at planning and making props for Harry Potter parties made with supplies exclusively from the dollar store and keeping a number of houseplants alive.
Ed Rzasa, Chief Client Service Officer
Ed worked at Leo Burnett, Bayer Bess Vanderwarker, and Boston Market before coming to SRG. He has worked with iconic brands like Gatorade, Verizon, Guinness, and Home Instead. Passionate about the NY Times crossword, he’s a master with details and travel itineraries, who loves finding off-the-beaten-path adventures.
I’m Scout! I love fetching balls, but don’t like bringing them back. Peanut butter is my kryptonite.
Adam Wohl, Executive Creative Director + Partner
Adam started his career as an executive and writer in Hollywood before opening his own advertising agency in NYC and working at Wieden + Kennedy and TBWA Chiat\Day. An architecture and design lover, he’ll beat anyone playing Six Degrees of Separation.
Paige Davis, Insights Analyst
Paige is a mountain and ocean lover. She’s gone skydiving, running with the bulls in Spain, and loves people watching. She’d like to do an Ironman triathlon and visit all seven continents.
Sally Rosen, Senior Account Manager
Sally did international marketing work across South America, Asia, and the Middle East for Quiznos before coming to SRG. She can wiggle both of her ears at once and is expert at taking care of long, curly hair and wedding planning.
Dave Barber, Senior Production Design Manager
Dave was a graphic designer, production artist, and copywriter for many years before joining SRG. A writer of epic fantasy, he has written two books and is working on the third in a series of nine. He’s inspired by vintage comics and is collaborating with an artist on a new series of comic books.
Liz Seelye, Managing Director + Partner
David Aragon, Designer
Dan Burak, Managing Director + Partner
Dan worked as a horse wrangler, a retail buyer, in tech at U.S. Robotics/3Com, and with Greenhouse Partners before coming to SRG. He is happiest on horseback, skiing with his family, or cooking on a Sunday with music cranking and a glass of wine in hand.
Brad Derthick, Managing Director + Partner
Brad worked with US West/Qwest and Leo Burnett Advertising in Chicago before joining SRG. Passionate about training for and racing in triathlons, participating in races gives him a purpose to get out of bed well before the sun rises every day to run, bike, and swim. He’s done the Boston Marathon twice and finished three Ironman 70.3 races.
Marius Biesterfeld, Strategist
Marius worked in operational hospitality with Ritz-Carlton before joining SRG. He grew up abroad, plays guitar, and has a passion for expensive shoes. His happy place is at the airport.
Christian Paffett, Digital Media Planner/Buyer
Christian worked with Disney Parks and Resorts, PepsiCo, and Frito-Lay before joining SRG where he works with Almond Board of California. He loves basset hounds because everything about them is awesome. He knows his way around a George Foreman grill and fancies himself a pretty mean cook.
Yes, I know I look buff and intimidating, but I promise I’ll make your day 10x better if you hang out with me. And, if I reallyyy like you, I’ll get so excited to see you, I might just pee on the floor… Oops, puppy thangs. In my free time, I like to chase reflections, go for runs, eat Puppuccino’s, and hog toys from my friends. Follow me and my cute ears @zamnzoey
Shannon Koski, Account Director
Shannon was a food scientist at Dairy Management before coming to SRG. She attended culinary school and loves to cook and bake. She loves relaxing in the mountains and doing anything outdoors with her family.
Shawna Kinkead, Senior Project Manager
Shawna has worked at SRG for 14 years, following 25 years in the printing industry. A fencing champ in high school, she has also climbed Kilimanjaro and run the Boston Marathon. Her happy place is a tranquil meadow with a burbling stream, surrounded by flowers and hummingbirds.
Katie Moran, Associate Marketing Specialist
Katie is an expert at trying new restaurants around Denver and Boulder. Chef Anthony Bourdain is her spirit animal. She’s been hot air ballooning and traveled to Asia and would like to live in a different country.
Patty Whittemore, Ad Operations Manager
Patty has completed a marathon and a triathlon, is an expert ideator, and is 50% Swiss and 50% German-speaking. She wants to visit all 50 states and ride in a hot air balloon.
Alexia Sites, Senior Animation Designer
Alexia finds her Zen while downhill mountain biking and dreams of playing guitar at venues like Planet Bluegrass. She did a front flip on her snowboard (on purpose) and raced the Megavalanche in Europe.
Liz Skretkowicz, Marketing Specialist
Before coming to SRG, Liz worked as Hotdogger, driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile around the country for a year, visiting 28 states. She is a self-proclaimed expert at party themes and dreams of going skydiving and hiking all of the Colorado 14-ers.
Royer Lopez, Assistant Account Manager
Royer worked with Wells Fargo Bank before joining SRG, where he works with Almond Board of California and Avocados From Mexico. A Star Wars guru and aspiring Jedi, he is a proud Colorado native and would love to travel through Europe.
Harry Laplanche, Insights Analyst
Sheldon is a red standard poodle and lives by the motto, “Play hard, nap hard.” He believes in savoring the finer things in life like squirrel-watching, rolling in the grass, and ear-scratches.
Laura Morin, Group Account Director
Laura worked at Avocados From Mexico before joining SRG. An expert traveler, she’s been to five of the seven continents and loves practicing yoga. Her spirit animal is the butterfly.
Francesca Lamberti, Account Manager
Francesca worked in Chicago before moving west and coming to SRG where she works with Potatoes USA and Avocados From Mexico. An expert at snagging open tables in crowded restaurants, she loves trying out the hottest restaurants in town.
Eric Friedman, Group Account Director
Eric works with Potatoes USA and Brewers Association. An expert in dad jokes, his happy place is at Wrigley Field. If you need a beer recommendation, he's your guy.
Cooper is a free spirit who doesn’t let any leash hold her back. She has a part time gig as a paper girl but enjoys long walks at the park and eating sticks in her free time. She is a connoisseur of snuggles and lives her life by the motto Work Hard, Bark Hard.
Rose Stein, Account Manager
Rose helped build the largest yoga center in the Caribbean before coming to SRG where she works on Potatoes USA, National Honey Board, and SO Delicious Dairy Free. When not at work, you can find her doing yoga or off adventuring in the mountains.
Rob Renegar, Associate Insights Director
McKay Robertson, Art Director
Mckay worked at TBWA\Chiat Day and mcgarrybowen before joining SRG. Happiest on his surfboard at sunset, he made a pair of jeans, and is ashamed of a secret modeling career that lasted one day. He would like to sail around the world and moto the continent of Africa.
Virginia Green, Senior Designer
Virginia is an expert at naming the next generation. She drives an electric car, has chickens, dreams of becoming a yak farmer, and dabbles in the dark arts.
Kelly Yach, Account Director
Kelly worked with Old Navy, Motive, and CP+B before coming to SRG, where she works with Purina Beyond, Brewers Association, and Bar-S. She loves DYI home projects and baking or cooking up fun new recipes. A Colorado native, Kelly takes full advantage of the active lifestyle and mountains.
Alayna Zidek, Junior Art Director
Alayna works on Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and Purina Beyond at SRG. A native Coloradan, she’s a California girl at heart, hates peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and hopes to create a Super Bowl ad one day.
Marissa Spainhour, Digital Associate Media Director
Marissa worked at GSD&M before moving to Colorado to work for SRG, where she has worked with several CPG brands and commodity boards. A self-taught paleo and gluten-free cook, she’s been on an African safari and has a sweet pup named Newman.
Pepper is a super athletic labradoodle who was born with a strong sense of adventure and an appetite for fun in the Colorado mountains! He loves to bound in the snow all winter and tall grass all summer, and has never met a body of water that didn't look inviting. Go Pepper Go!!
Tracy Behrens, Office Manager
Tracy has worked at SRG for 30 years. Rick Sterling “gave her away” at her wedding. She recently bought an RV and is excited to discover new places with her husband and two dogs. Her happy place is at her cabin.
Sally Van Denover, Marketing Coordinator
Before joining SRG, Sally worked at French/West/Vaughan in Raleigh, North Carolina. An avid baker, Sally is working to open a hobby business selling baked goods made with fair-trade ingredients at music festivals, farmers’ markets, and community events.
Jill Holstrom, Innovation Director
Jill was a founding partner at Element 79 and worked at FCB in Chicago before joining SRG. She’s a mother to two amazing girls, has lived in Europe, and likes to waterski. She loves the mountains for sure, but is happiest on the lake at her cottage in northern Michigan. Hands down.
Chelsea Carron, Designer
Eliza Hammond, Insights Manager
Eliza has worked with Beam Suntory and her ultimate career goal is to see one of her ideas for new product innovation executed and end up on shelf. She’s an amazing closet organizer, rescued a sweet dog named Huckleberry, and plans to hike all of Colorado’s 58 14-ers.
Kevin Appel, Culinary Director + Partner
Kevin worked as a chef in various roles, developing plant-based yogurts, craveable food for chain restaurants like Burger King and Sonic, and inside-out grilled cheese sandwiches and stuffed french toasts before coming to SRG. He has been brewing beer and stomping grapes in his garage for 20 years and he married the most beautiful girl in school.
Christine Klatman, Accounting Manager
Christine interned for the NY Islanders while in school and is a CPA. She played on the golf team in college and would love to go to the UK to attend the British Open. Her happy place is on the golf course with a cold beer.
Ellen Copaken, Managing Director + Partner
Ellen worked for PepsiCo, Hostess Brands, and FutureBrand before joining SRG. A lifelong thespian, she has traded in her musical theater chops for home renovation, collecting contemporary art, and raising three busy boys.
Brian O'Connell, Associate Director, Strategic Planning
Brian worked for Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Hill Holliday, and Arnold Worldwide before coming to SRG. He makes music and indulges in ice cream cookie sundaes from Boulder Baked. Keith Richards is his spirit animal.
Paris Hogan, Marketing Specialist
Paris worked at the CU Humor Research Lab before coming to SRG. She is a movie connoisseur with a passion for punny jokes and cooking.
There are no strangers in Frankie’s world, everyone is a friend! A sun catcher and flower child at heart, she lives for love, attention, and world peace. She has a special relationship with Christie Wood and when asked why, Frankie responded with “she just gets me”.
Mickey Citarella, Account Director
Mickey works with Almond Board of California at SRG. He can coordinate outfits like a boss, give a best man speech that makes you feel all the emotions in less than 10 minutes, and is a super dad. His happy place is in Maui with his family.
Kendall Saunders, Account Intern
Kendall bakes a mean chocolate chip cookie, has hiked between cities in Cinque Terre, and gone to Springfest in Munich, but she’s never seen the Lion King.
Celine Nakpil, IT Intern
Mindy Jaouen, Managing Director + Partner, Innovation
Mindy got the innovation bug helping Billy Mays hawk OxiClean at home shows and on infomercials. She went on to help P&G, Clorox, and General Mills build new products before joining SRG, where she leads the innovation group. Hooked on home improvement projects, she loves to demo, build things, and see her vision come to life.
Emme Gagnard, Senior Product Designer
Kiley Hagerty, Culinary Strategist
Kiley is a good old New England girl who loves all things food: cooking it, eating it, writing about it, then eating more of it. She has written a cookbook, hiked through Tibet, and was a ball girl for Venus and Serena Williams.
His mom finally decided to start charging him rent, now he has to earn his keep by cameoing in Brewers Association skits and making sure no one enters the office without treats.
Aly Holmes, Associate Strategist