Our People

The many faces that make us Pace.

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
Things I love about my life: family, friends, fun, freedom, delicious food and beer.
Rick Kupselaitis, Account Director
Q: If there were a zombie apocalypse, how would you survive it? A: There’s no surviving the zombie apocalypse—only prolonging the inevitable. They're gonna get them brains.
Dexter Adams, Web Developer
I love living in a world with fireflies, french roast coffee, my 6-minute commute, lily-of-the-valley perfume and dogs.
Karen Sommerfeld, Senior Copy Editor
I get inspired by looking outside of my own creative space and working to learn something new.
Natalie Perez, Junior Designer
Try everything twice.
Sarita Dan, Associate Director of Strategy
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
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
If I were a Muppet I’d be Beaker. He’s awesome and survives all sorts of explosive situations.
Jennifer Cocks, HR Generalist
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, Group Creative Director
There are many ways to enter a pool. The stairs isn’t one of them.
Samantha Absher, Research Analyst
I can't live without ice cream. Or TV. Eating ice cream + binge-watching something = my perfect night.
Liz Olech, Associate Creative Director
Good design looks effortless. If your audience can see the hard work, you’re not done.
Michael Meder, Senior UX Designer
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’ve discovered that the key to happiness is following more dogs than people on Instagram.
Kari Smith, Editor
Things don’t happen to you; they happen for you.
Harold Syms, Senior Photo Retoucher
When I’m not at work, I like to think about all the paintings I should be making.
Darren Young, Production Artist
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
“Conceived by genius, achieved by dauntless resolution and unconquerable faith.” –Wright Brothers Memorial
Molly McGinn, Senior Editor
The perfectionist in me always remembers, 'failure is not an option.' Wise words from Apollo 13.
Emily Howard, Editor
I can’t live without TV. I’m a total couch potato and reality TV junkie.
Lymari Miranda, Art Director
I love working at Pace because there are so many talented people who are passionate about what they do.
Christie Hailey, Associate Creative Director
My best piece of advice for surviving agency life is this: have thick skin and don’t be afraid of change.
Candice Thomas, Marketing Manager
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, Planning
“Everything Matters. Nothing Matters.” It’s both empowering and freeing, which is the line I constantly walk in creative work.
Rudi Petry, Art Director
I get inspired by the greats! Anthony Bourdain, Kanye West, Isabel Allende, Louis C.K., James Baldwin.
Donovan McKnight, Editor
Great design inspires me. I crave it. I love it.
Keats Pierce, Associate Creative Director
Do the best you can and let the rough end drag.
Madeline Turpen, Paralegal
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
Find joy in the journey.
Emily Rhodes, Associate Editor and Community Manager
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, Account Manager
If I could go anywhere in the world, I’d build a travel itinerary based on my Ancestory.com DNA results.
Kaylan Hufham, Art Director
Stay focused and extra sparkly.
Morgan South, Associate Strategist
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, Group Creative Director
There’s only one way to eat an elephant: one bite at a time.
Austin Morton, Senior 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
Q: Harry Potter or The Hobbit? A: The Hobbit is good. Lord of the Rings is better.
Jim Casa, Interactive Designer