Our People

The many faces that make us Pace.
Q: Harry Potter or The Hobbit? A: Well I happen to have a Harry Potter themed tattoo, so I think that answers that.
Jillian Smith, Associate Editor & Communications Manager
When I’m caught off guard and begin to laugh, my mind and heart reset, and I can face the world.
Nicole Martin, Director of Strategy
I feel energized when I hear about new discoveries, twists on conventional thinking or solutions that make a difference in people’s lives.
Katie Riddle, Director of Content Strategy
I love working alongside smart people who challenge me to stretch my capabilities every day.
Kim Martin, Account Director
I love working at Pace because of my coworkers. I’ve created some great friendships here.
Kevin Smithey, Senior Art Director
I’m wanderlusting hard for the Amalfi Coast right now. It caters to all of my weaknesses: Sunshine, pasta, beaches and charming Italians.
Elyse Bradley, Content Director
If I were a type of candy, I'd be a dark chocolate bar with almonds. It’s elegant, and has a hint of irony because nuts are good source of protein.
Britta Waller Melton, Creative Director
I knew I was going to be an artist when I was 5. My dad got colored pencils and sat me next to him. I’d draw the stories he’d tell me.
Camilo Perdomo, Senior Art Director
"Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got." - Janice Joplin
Margaret Gilmore, Associate Editor
I have a board in my home office of what I call “BARS” – bad ass rock stars – women who do amazing things and have overcome great odds. They inspire me.
Tracy Clark, Creative Director
I develop a twitch if I don’t have a trip planned.
Kari Fellers, Lead Interactive Designer
Q: What is your favorite memory? A: My memory is terrible, so I always use my wife’s. Let me check with her.
Kevin de Miranda, Creative Director
Things I love about my life: family, friends, fun, freedom, delicious food and beer.
Rick Kupselaitis, Account Director
I can’t live without TV. I’m a total couch potato and reality TV junkie.
Lymari Miranda, Art Director
If I were the last human on Earth, I’d still travel everywhere and see everything.
Brian Bowen, Executive Producer
Being a non-creative, it’s very refreshing to work among these brilliant minds and be in awe of the work they create.
Melissa Tierney, Director of Finance
I get inspired by looking at what goes on in the world and thinking about what could be.
Brooke Wagner, Director, Social Media & Content Activation
If I were the last human on Earth, I’d keep exercising. I’d need to be able to outmaneuver whatever killed everyone else.
Courtney Baker, Media Analyst
I get inspired by being given a deadline.
Austin Harris, Senior Art Director
The perfectionist in me always remembers, 'failure is not an option.' Wise words from Apollo 13.
Emily Howard, Associate Editor
I often find that it’s only through writing that I understand how I’m feeling or what I think about certain topics.
Alex Herring, Web Video Writer
[Inspiration] can happen anywhere. From overhearing a coffee shop conversation to reading an article or traveling.
Anna Sullivan, Associate Social Media Strategist
I create content that helps people connect with a brand that they love and get the most of their relationship with that brand.
Erin Perkins, Editor
I get inspired by the greats! Anthony Bourdain, Kanye West, Isabel Allende, Louis C.K., James Baldwin.
Donovan McKnight, Editor
Good design looks effortless. If your audience can see the hard work, you’re not done.
Michael Meder, Associate Creative Director
If I were a Muppet I’d be Beaker. He’s awesome and survives all sorts of explosive situations.
Jennifer Cocks, Human Resources Coordinator
Q: Star Wars or Star Trek? A: Starbucks.
Bridget Landwehrmann, Associate Project Manager
There’s only one way to eat an elephant: one bite at a time.
Austin Morton, Editor
If I could be any animal I’d be a unicorn, obviously, because I’d want to be the first and only one. I like to be the first and only one.
Darren Frei, Creative Director
I’m a true optimist and lover of life as a whole. I think everything is 'the best ever.'
Lauren Brady, HR Talent Coordinator
I’m pretty talented at picking the perfect avocado. I guess you could say I’m a natural.
Roger Soles, Associate Art Director
Q: What’s something you can’t live without? A: The basic side of me says "concealer"; the not-so-basic side says "books.”
Jen Hasty, Associate Editor
I need music. It gets the creative juices flowing, relaxes me when I’m anxious and keeps me focused when I have a lot going on.
Jeanne King, Art Director
I love working at Pace because there are so many talented people who are passionate about what they do.
Christie Hailey, Senior Art Director
“Conceived by genius, achieved by dauntless resolution and unconquerable faith.” –Wright Brothers Memorial
Molly McGinn, Senior Editor
"Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work," Chuck Close once said. Sometimes you’ve got to jump in and get going.
Ann Harvey, Senior Art Director
I’ve always thought I’d be a great judge on the Food Network – I’m the world’s least picky eater.
Nicole Esplin, Digital Associate Editor
At Pace you can have the same conversation with the president as you can with the girl sitting next to you. I love that.
Shaunna Campbell, Assistant Account Executive
I can't live without ice cream. Or TV. Eating ice cream + binge-watching something = my perfect night.
Liz Olech, Digital Editor
I’m great at cracking a joke at the worst (or best depending on your POV) possible moment.
Neil Marion, Creative Director