Our People

The many faces that make us Pace.

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
I can’t live without TV. I’m a total couch potato and reality TV junkie.
Lymari Miranda, Art Director
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
For the safety of those around me, it’s best that I don’t try living without coffee.
Larry Williams, Creative Director
I’m pretty talented at picking the perfect avocado. I guess you could say I’m a natural.
Roger Soles, Associate Art Director
If I could go anywhere in the world it would be Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Because why not?
Alexandra Pappas, Account Supervisor
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
The bigger you dream, the harder you have to work. My parents taught me that, and I apply it to my life every single day.
Jennie Ahlgren, Account Manager
Good design looks effortless. If your audience can see the hard work, you’re not done.
Michael Meder, Associate Creative Director
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
"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
“Conceived by genius, achieved by dauntless resolution and unconquerable faith.” –Wright Brothers Memorial
Molly McGinn, Senior Editor
If there were a zombie apocalypse, there’s no way I would survive it. Zombieland’s rule #1: CARDIO – definitely not my strongest area.
Chris Vernon, Designer
I get to come to work every day and collaborate with some of the most talented people I’ve ever met.
Josh Barrer, Associate Editor
The perfectionist in me always remembers, 'failure is not an option.' Wise words from Apollo 13.
Emily Howard, Associate Editor
I’m always trying to edit the world: That copy should be a little tighter, that menu item is misspelled, did anyone fact-check this movie, etc.
Alicia Miller Corbett, Creative Director
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 being given a deadline.
Austin Harris, Senior Art Director
Q: If there were a zombie apocalypse, how would you survive it? A: Right, like I’ll give up my survival secrets. NICE TRY.
Naomi Spicer, Associate Editor
I can't live without ice cream. Or TV. Eating ice cream + binge-watching something = my perfect night.
Liz Olech, Digital Editor
I love working alongside smart people who challenge me to stretch my capabilities every day.
Kim Martin, Account Director
I love animals and nature. I think going to the Galapagos would be the pinnacle of all viewing experiences.
Susan Saporito, Senior Editor
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’m great at cracking a joke at the worst (or best depending on your POV) possible moment.
Neil Marion, Creative Director
I love that I get paid to write all day!
Abrea Armstrong, Associate Editor
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
Q: Star Wars or Star Trek? A: Starbucks.
Bridget Landwehrmann, Associate Project Manager
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 get inspired by looking at what goes on in the world and thinking about what could be.
Brooke Wagner, Director, Social Media & Content Activation
I love working at Pace because there are so many talented people who are passionate about what they do.
Christie Hailey, Senior Art Director
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’m a husband, father, writer, musician, yogi, and a creative director at Pace. What could be better than that?
Todd Eckle, Associate Creative Director
There’s only one way to eat an elephant: one bite at a time.
Austin Morton, 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
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
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 love living in a world with fireflies, french roast coffee, my 6-minute commute, lily-of-the-valley perfume and dogs.
Karen Sommerfeld, Editor
I love working at Pace because of my coworkers. I’ve created some great friendships here.
Kevin Smithey, Senior Art 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
"Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got." - Janice Joplin
Margaret Gilmore, Associate Editor