Our Team

Steve Atkins

President, Partner, Brand Strategist

Steve Atkins
President, Partner, Brand Strategist
Steve started this thing with his father, Chip Atkins, in 1974 and today he still leads the way with passion, imagination and lots of hard work. He’s relentless.

Jayme LeGros

Partner, Managing Director

Jayme LeGros
Partner, Managing Director
Jayme helps run the agency. Oversees Account Service. Keeps things running smoothly. And has a passion for tourism. And Tuesday movie nights.

Bill West

Business Development

Bill West
Business Development
Bill’s 30 years in the biz partnered with his passion to foster connections make him the perfect man to spearhead business development. His high energy makes us all very, very tired.

Toni Ellard

Media Director

Toni Ellard
Media Director
Toni oversees the strategic direction of all the agency’s planning and buying functions for traditional and non-traditional media. She’s all-knowing and all planning.

Dirk Mitchell

Partner, Director of Creative Services

Dirk Mitchell
Partner, Director of Creative Services
Dirk leads and directs the creative process from concept to completion. Minus proofreading. He knows his limits.

Carlos Casas De La Garza

Digital Strategist & Data Science

Carlos Casas De La Garza
Digital Strategist & Data Science
Carlos ensures all aspects of our digital strategy, execution and optimization are carefully aligned with our client’s KPIs. He also has the longest name and job title. Well played Carlos.

Erik Arredondo

Partner, Digital Director

Erik Arredondo
Partner, Digital Director
Erik is our Digital Director, he ensures a smooth operation for all digital tools and applications. He’s also the third funniest person at the agency.

James Howe

Partner, Creative Director

James Howe
Partner, Creative Director
If a clean desk is the sign of an empty mind, its obvious James’ brain is working overtime. At least that’s what he tells people. The over 350 awards say a lot too.

Winter Prosapio

Communications Director

Winter Prosapio
Communications Director
Winter has been telling stories about great companies for 30 years. At this point she's got a pretty thick flak jacket, and has helped dozens of companies (and individuals) manage their message through both great and harrowing times.

Chris Bodmann

Account Director

Chris Bodmann
Account Director
Chris’ true passion is in strategic planning and brand identity work. He also has the agency's best beard.

Gabriella Flores

Operations Director

Gabriella Flores
Operations Director
Gabriella’s top priorities include delivering quality results and keeping clients, both internal and external, happy. She does both exceptionally well.

Demica Lopez

Account Director

Demica Lopez
Account Director
Demica, spinner of many plates, is the strategic brain and problem solver of the bunch. Her love of dance ensures her campaigns are in rhythm with client goals.

Maren Minchew

Communication Strategist

Maren Minchew
Communication Strategist
Maren is a communication junkie who specializes in media relations, communication strategy and content development. Her scrappy drive and grit make her quite the force despite her small stature.

Amanda Lundblade

Senior Account Supervisor

Amanda Lundblade
Senior Account Supervisor
Amanda helps lead the frontline while overseeing projects, armed with an upbeat disposition that puts clients at ease. It’s the rare good cop good cop approach.

Callie Kelley

Account Supervisor

Callie Kelley
Account Supervisor
Callie helps lead projects and aligns campaigns with overall marketing strategies. She rarely slows down which is both inspiring and slightly overwhelming.

Veronica Ynclan

Senior Account Executive

Veronica Ynclan
Senior Account Executive
Veronica has worked in broadcasting and for national brands you’d recognize. She’s also that person you invite in the room because she’ll get everyone talking and working together. It’s her superpower. She’s also 5 feet tall but everyone thinks she’s much, much taller. Like 5’ 4” at a minimum.

Steve Young

Production Artist

Steve Young
Production Artist
Steve has 25 years’ experience in pre-press print production, layout, design, illustration and digital photo manipulation. And you should see his perfectly cut lawn.

Jayne Bodmann

Account Services

Jayne Bodmann
Account Services
Jayne assists the Account Service team with the day-to-day administration of marketing and advertising initiatives. She's pretty good at juggling more than a few things at a time. We think she gets a lot of practice at home, being a mom to 5 boys.

Margaret DiStefano Mitchell

Senior Art Director/Designer

Margaret DiStefano Mitchell
Senior Art Director/Designer
Margaret is an experienced and award-winning Art Director and Designer who has seen it all and done it all and still gets excited by it all.

Cristina Davis

Digital Production Artist

Cristina Davis
Digital Production Artist
Cristina knows all about building eblasts, designing cool animations, and creating effective interactive work. She’s also really, really into being in the know.

Cory Matthews

Creative Services

Cory Matthews
Creative Services
Cory is the guy who takes client strategy and brings it to life across multiple mediums. His ability to balance creativity and results was honed during his time as a nationally recognized roller skater.

Chance Poe

Art Director

Chance Poe
Art Director
Chance’s passion for design is right up there with his passion for backpacking. In fact, he’s got more national park stickers and colorful button downs than anyone in the agency. He’s also run 2 startups, so he’s used to the fast pace of agency life.

Melina Dina

Junior Web Developer

Melina Dina
Junior Web Developer
Melina helps the team craft images, and she updates information that best fits the narrative of a client’s website. She’ll tell you she loves what she does in our digital design department because it's where coding and design shake hands.

Kim Underwood

Accounting Coordinator

Kim Underwood
Accounting Coordinator
Kim’s tenacity in developing relationships with vendors and organizing complex data helps our agency run smoothly. Plus she owns 122 pairs of shoes. Yep.

Jill Dolde

Media Channels Supervisor

Jill Dolde
Media Channels Supervisor
Jill knows how to get the word out. To all the right people. Through all the right channels. And at exactly the right time. When Jill talks, a lot of people listen.

Jessie Atkins

Social Media & Creative Intern

Jessie Atkins
Social Media & Creative Intern
As a Creative Intern Jessie is the agency's Social Outreach Blogging for Lifestyle brands & Travel-related experiences. She’s also a Content Creator/Streamer for Twitch, an Uber/Lyft Driver, and a seriously serious snow skier.

Liz Moran-Degen

Production/Traffic Manager

Liz Moran-Degen
Production/Traffic Manager
Liz’s oversees projects through final completion and delivery to our clients, and she never skips a beat. No she’s not a robot.

Guille Hernandez

Media Billing Specialist

Guille Hernandez
Media Billing Specialist
Guille works with the Media Team to reconcile buys ensuring that client has been properly billed and vendors paid. Clients and vendors really like Guille.

Jessica Hernandez

Senior Media Planner/Buyer

Jessica Hernandez
Senior Media Planner/Buyer
Jessica is a passionate storyteller with a storied history in the marketing industry. For years, she has worked on high-profile government campaigns and city initiatives, as well as innovative marketing campaigns for some of the nation’s most recognizable brands. This Texas A&M grad is multi-talented and multilingual. She has a way with words and with people, and she’s skilled at maintaining a strong connection with clients.

Ashlee Le

Billing Coordinator

Ashlee Le
Billing Coordinator
Ashlee graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor's in Accounting. She has a knack for mathematics, and she’s always eager to learn new things. When she’s not happily crunching numbers, you can find her at the beach or watching her favorite Korean Dramas. She brings the same level of enthusiasm to the workplace as she does to the kitchen. She’s an excellent cook with a passion for Vietnamese cuisine.