Our People

The many faces that make us Pace.

If I were a Muppet I’d be Beaker. He’s awesome and survives all sorts of explosive situations.
Jennifer Cocks, HR Generalist
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
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
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
Q: Star Wars or Star Trek? A: Starbucks.
Bridget Landwehrmann, Project Manager
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
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: There’s no surviving the zombie apocalypse—only prolonging the inevitable. They're gonna get them brains.
Dexter Adams, Web Developer
I’m great at cracking a joke at the worst (or best depending on your POV) possible moment.
Neil Marion, Creative Director
“Everything Matters. Nothing Matters.” It’s both empowering and freeing, which is the line I constantly walk in creative work.
Rudi Petry, Art Director
Great design inspires me. I crave it. I love it.
Keats Pierce, Associate Creative Director
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
Stay focused and extra sparkly.
Morgan South, Associate Strategist
Q: If you could be any animal, what would you be? A: Peregrine falcon.
William Eav, Project Manager
I can't live without ice cream. Or TV. Eating ice cream + binge-watching something = my perfect night.
Liz Olech, Associate Creative 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
“Conceived by genius, achieved by dauntless resolution and unconquerable faith.” –Wright Brothers Memorial
Molly McGinn, Senior Editor
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
Do the best you can and let the rough end drag.
Madeline Turpen, Paralegal
The perfectionist in me always remembers, 'failure is not an option.' Wise words from Apollo 13.
Emily Howard, 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, Account Manager
Find joy in the journey.
Emily Rhodes, Associate Editor and Community Manager
I’ve discovered that the key to happiness is following more dogs than people on Instagram.
Kari Smith, Editor
“There are three responses to a piece of design—yes, no and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” – Milton Glaser
Mike Herman, Design Director
Music gives me life. And Queso. Cheese also gives me life.
Chelsea Campbell, Strategist
I love working at Pace because there are so many talented people who are passionate about what they do.
Christie Hailey, Associate Creative Director
Q: Harry Potter or The Hobbit? A: The Hobbit is good. Lord of the Rings is better.
Jim Casa, Interactive Designer
When I’m not at work, I like to think about all the paintings I should be making.
Darren Young, Production Artist
Try everything twice.
Sarita Dan, Associate Director of Strategy
There are many ways to enter a pool. The stairs isn’t one of them.
Samantha Absher, Research Analyst
Q: What is something you can’t live without? A: Coffee. and sunshine.
Danielle Roach, Senior Project Manager
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 love listening to stories about underdogs and how they took success into their own hands.
Nefertete King, Associate Editor
Things don’t happen to you; they happen for you.
Harold Syms, Senior Photo Retoucher
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’s only one way to eat an elephant: one bite at a time.
Austin Morton, Senior Editor
Things I love about my life: family, friends, fun, freedom, delicious food and beer.
Rick Kupselaitis, Account Director