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Humble, collaborative, and inventive, our multi-disciplinary team specializes in crafting meaningful experiences of all types for other humans.

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I set up visual displays. I’m a huge movie buff, particularly Quentin Tarantino films. Also an avid gamer and caffeine enthusiast.

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Aarron Waychoff
Product Installation Specialist

Passionate about design, architecture, & the arts. A travel fanatic who enjoys a good story. Thrives on being active. Cherishes laughter; loves family & friends.

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Adam Carmichael
VP, Environmental Design

Dedicated to providing associates with the tools and support they need to succeed. Loves being outdoors, live events, and time with family.

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Alex Root
Director, Human Resources

Combining design & communications to create a clear brand. Avid reader, puzzler, & artist, owning her own paint studio.

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Alicia Madonna
Marketing Manager

Proud Syracuse grad. Question asker & problem solver. Loves dogs, coffee, food, the outdoors, and the occasional glass of red wine (or two).

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Ali Costikyan
Account Director

Passionate about making design concepts come to life with pencils, pixels, and old-fashioned hard work. Enjoys live music and spending time with her kids.

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Allie Poirier
VP, Creative Director

Ever curious and never complacent. Lover of fashion, good food, and exploring new places with her family.

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Alynn Underriner
VP, Business Leadership

Avid marketer, communicator, and organizer. Enjoys crafting, the great outdoors, yoga, and good food.

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Analiese Cohen
VP, Business Leadership

Self-proclaimed product nerd who loves seeing projects come to life. Enjoys family time, live music, college sports, and is a total beach bum!

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Andrea Rose
Sr. Project Manager

Always happy to talk business strategy, Survivor strategy, or Ticket to Ride strategy. Lover of music, books, cake baking, and hiking.

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Andrea Bomkamp
Sr. Strategist

Provides graphic/structural design for packages on retail shelves all over America. An Eagle Scout, now his son’s Den and Pack Leader. ADK 46er.

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Andy Schweitzer
VP, Creative Production

On a mission to provide creative solutions as easily as she does jigsaw puzzles. Loves plants, carbs and (above all) her dog, Henry.

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Anna Kremer
Sr. Account Manager

Ben sees to digital strategies and media analytics, and lives his work via immersion in video games, television, print, and Syracuse University sports.

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Ben Watkins
VP, Story

Problem solver, relationship builder, baker with my family, to-do list maker, (both at work and at home), and hater of pickles.

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Beth Robinson
Account Director

An IT Analyst who loves technology.; also enjoys summer and spending time with family and friends.

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Bob Frost
Sr. IT Analyst

Prepares work for print. Loves painting with watercolors, spending time with her family, her garden, her cat, and her camp in the Adirondacks.

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Bonny Dudden
Production Manager

Combines our insights and design with client objectives. Devoted to family, disruptive DIY projects, and his ‘64 Porsche.

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Brad Hall
Managing Partner

Passionate, collaborative, detail-oriented problem-solver. Proud mom & wife who loves to travel, laugh & enjoy family.

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Brittany Peterson
Project Manager

A 3D Environments Designer who loves to draw and jam out on the drums! Always down for a pickup game of basketball.

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Brock Luckette
Sr. Designer

Self-proclaimed jack of all trades who loves traveling and anything to do with the outdoors.

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Calvin Howard
Sr. Mechanical Designer

Cassie is all about on-target installations that exceed expectations. Also, friends, family, dramas on Netflix, Spanish reds, and her dog Scrappy.

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Cassie Buehler
Director, Operations

Manages retail projects; designs for print and video. Enjoys the Adirondacks, and has cycled in the Pyrenees, following the route of the Tour de France.

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Christopher Andrews
Master of Design

Builder of all things. A true detail person. Experienced craftsman and design engineer. Father of triplets.

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Chuck Pickering
Jr. Model Maker

An NKU alumni who loves creating illustrations and drawings. A purveyor of obscure movies and lover of cats.

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Claire Holten
Sr. Designer

Accounting is black and white, so it’s great to practice in a world of colorful people. Loves her dog. Knew Dave Chase. For every debit, there is a credit.

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Claire Wilkinson
Accounting Manager

Problem solver and good listener. Enjoys spending time with the family, beach vacations and a good glass of red wine.

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Cynthia Bergman
Administrative Assistant

Designer in the product group. A devoted fisherman & hunter who loves camping and anything else he can do to be outdoors.

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Dave Hine
Design Director

A native of Seoul, birthplace of K-Pop and Gangnam style, Don brings unique perspective and energy to every retail, product, and package design project.

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Don Kang
Master of Design

Problem solver, relationship builder, and people person. Loves music, outdoor festivals, nature, dogs, and a great glass of red wine.

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Elisa Witkowski
Sr. Account Director

Ellie loves to help people, and that’s why she got into HR. She also loves to travel, spend time with family and friends and her dog, Benson.

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Ellie Kelley
Sr. HR Coordinator

3D and 2D animation, motion graphics, and audio design. Loves to play with his kids, fly radio-controlled helicopters, and play golf.

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Eric Meier
Design Director

Raises the bar at work, raises goats at home.

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Eric Smith
Managing Partner

A recent graduate from Syracuse University's Communications Design program, Erin has a passion for art direction, problem solving, sketching, and "Westworld."

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Erin Reeves
Sr. Designer

Detail-oriented thinker who constantly looks for new problems to solve. Proud dog mom, foodie, and dance lover.

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Felicia Orekomaiya
Strategist

Concept development, engineer, project management, construction, and installation. Hunter, fisherman, camper, gardener, and joyful father of two.

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Glenn Christoffel
VP, Design Implementation

Problem-solver sitting at the intersection of strategy, creative & technology. Music lover + hockey & gymnastics dad on the home front.

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Greg Hedges
Sr. Director, Digital Strategy

Zealous communicator, strategist, and problem solver with a passion for all things creative. Avid Peloton rider and plant mom.

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Hadley Savoldi
Account Director

I’m passionate about working in retail design. I also love spending time with my family and dogs, we’re usually all watching football or eating!

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Heather Steiner
Design Director

Passionate collaborator; solving client business problems through smart insights and design. A devoted mom. Loves tacos.

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Holly Meloy
Managing Partner

Jade is an RIT grad, kayaker, crafter, reader of the Game of Thrones novels, and a rescuer to Doxy, a foxy kitten found under a trailer.

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Jade Cole
Creative Director

Creative thinker who enjoys bringing new ideas to life. Sees every challenge as an opportunity for growth. Loves traveling, remodeling friends homes, and time with her family.

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Jamie Price
Project Manager

Loves to blend creative strategy and design. RIT grad, NASCAR, lacrosse and hockey fan. Collects vintage robots and vinyl. Enjoys adventures with his two young boys.

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Jason Capello
VP, Creative Director

3D modeler for virtual reality projects; finds time for house repair, child-chasing, and golf.

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Jason Farr
Sr. Designer

Expert in translating shopper-based insights, strategies, and design to activate SBD solutions at retail to drive profitable growth.

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Jeff Pirro
Managing Partner

Planner, doer, and maker at work. Mom, runner, and foodie at home. Excited to shape and build the PM team at ChaseDesign.

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Jennie Hammer
VP, Project Management

Former Designer. Found my passion in Creative Project Management. Natural problem solver. Devoted to family. I love cooking and the beach.

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Jenny Baum
Sr. Project Manager

Building relationships and meeting new people are a passion of mine. I love to be with my family, friends and my Goldendoodle, George.

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Jess Sciore
Recruiter

Former librarian turned strategist. A fan or Rush, she’s seen the band live 16 times, including front row.

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Jill Wilson
Sr. Strategist

Loves solving problems and being creative, at both work and home. Enjoys travel, good food, new experiences, and family time.

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Joe Brooks
Sr. Account Director

Joe is a very dynamic and seasoned CEO, steering us into our third 30-year run with a vivid vision as he leads our amazing and talented design firm!

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Joe Lampertius
CEO

Majors in IT with a minor in Farm Machinery. Has commuted to work via snowmobile.

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Joel Masters
IT Director

Designer of packaging, merchandising, retail & more. Advocate of manual transmissions, Adirondack 46er, cyclist & most fanatic Star Wars geek in the company.

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Jon Cammarata
Sr. Design Director

Graphic design for packaging and retail; art director for her church; mother of two young children; enjoys making family memories.

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Julie Zajac
Sr. Designer

Designs for retail and research. Enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, yoga, travel, painting, jewelry making, and riding her Peloton.

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Kara Gjersvig
Sr. Design Director

Coordinator of people and projects. Enjoys painting and drinking wine, preferably at the same time.

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Kara Russell
Sr. Coordinator, Scheduling

“I pay the bills.” Thirty years ago, went from high school graduation to ChaseDesign; loves her Pekingese (“T-Bone”); given the nickname "Mad Dog" by Mr. Chase.

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Karen Wicks
Sr. Accounts Payable Coordinator

Always a storyteller, sometimes a story reader. Loves going camping, mixing cocktails, writing fiction, and any combination of the three.

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Katy Costikyan
Sr. Copywriter

Strong problem solver who finds opportunities are often wrapped inside the problem. Loves fashion, visiting new places and hiking with her children and dog.

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Kelly Higgins
Sr. Project Manager

Kendall is innately curious about human behavior, evidenced by her passion for uncovering insights and binge-watching obscure documentaries (with her rescue dog and red wine).

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Kendall Baird
Strategy Director

Designs for retail spaces, brand identity, presentations, packaging. Enjoys playing with her children, soccer, and boating on Skaneateles Lake.

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Kerry Coyne
VP, Master of Design

Organized troubleshooter that enjoys digging into the details. Loves cooking, music and a good game of Euchre.

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Kristen Mattingly
Project Manager

Shepherds print from design to production, and her daughter from horse show to horse show; enjoys live music, printmaking, and writing.

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Kristina Henson
Sr. Production Specialist

A SCAD grad, chai lover and visual storyteller. Enjoys good food, hiking, and aspires to be a dog mom someday.

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Kruti Kadkol
Graphic Designer

Kyle is a CPA in NY and has his Bachelor's in Accounting and MBA from SUNY Oswego. Enjoys time with family and friends, playing basketball, and watching sports.

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Kyle Pienkowski
Director of Finance

Copywriter and recreational writer of fiction and bad poetry. Advocate of children's literature, Finger Lakes wine, and the Oxford comma.

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Laura Ferrel
Sr. Director, Story

Designs retail spaces. Interned at Hatch Show Print. Enjoys volleyball, drawing, and excels at salsa dancing. Has a deep love for things that crawl, swim, fly.

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Laura Woodruff
Sr. Design Director

Excellent listener and organizer. Loves to hike, ski, cook, go to breweries, and explore new places with her dog, Mazie.

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Lauren Morelli
Account Manager

A dedicated problem solver who loves a good spreadsheet to stay organized at work. Loves food, travel/vacations on the beach with family and friends, and of course anything that involves her dog.

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Lauren Rispoli
Director, Project Management

An RIT grad, INFP, and passionate designer. Enjoys herbal tea, 80s and 90s music, and having fun with friends and family.

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Leah Kotas
Sr. Designer

A passionate designer who loves coffee, lists, decorating her house and spending quality time with her family.

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Lindsay Moore
Sr. Graphic Designer

A recent RIT grad with a love for design, illustration, organization, cooking, and British dramas.

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Maggie Blaisdell
Graphic Designer

Rochester native, SU grad, and visual storyteller; loves cats, cooking, and live music; tagged in crowd at Lollapolooza 2013.

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Marlena Leonardi
Creative Director

Typically heard asking, “why?” Often found baking a loaf or pie. Likely felt as a social connector. An empathy-driven story collector.

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MaryGrace Sillies
Sr. Strategist

Concept development for retail environments; brings things to life in 3D; enjoys volleyball, camping, family time, and classic cars, especially his ’68 Camaro.

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Matt Farrell
Sr. Design Director

“Jack of all trades" with a degree in Accounting and MBA from LeMoyne College; loves fishing, camping, the beach, and the Yankees.

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Matt LaManna
Finance Manager

Makes concepts and images come to life with 3D visualization; also writes and records original music, collects guitars.

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Matt Steele
Design Director

Researcher interested in human behavior. Megan has an MA in Cognitive Science, loves cheering on the San Diego Padres, adventuring with family, and dancing with friends.

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Megan Laufer
Researcher

Eager problem solver who seeks to find creative solutions through understanding human behavior. Loves March Madness, Skaneateles Lake, and her puppy, Winnie.

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Meghan Collins
Sr. Account Manager

Coordinates designers, fabricators, retailers, and clients so “everyone is happy” at completion. Enjoys her family, friends, art, fashion, and fantastic food.

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Melissa Chapman
Managing Partner

Researcher, insights specialist, team player – and long overdue for his next family game night victory.

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Michael Butler
Research Director

Drives growth opportunities via business development and collaboration across IPG agencies. Loves music, kayaking, family, and his dog Wiatt.

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Peter Cloutier
Growth & Strategic Partnerships Lead

Air Traffic Controller for people and projects; enjoys hiking and travel; notes that due to Witness Protection constraints, this is not his real picture.

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Peter Quintana
Sr. Director, Planning

Strategist driven by curiosity and adventure, Pilar has a PhD in social research methodology, opened a brewery, and celebrated New Years on Zanzibar.

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Pilar McKay
Sr. Strategist

A Syracuse native and a RIT graduate. Loves a good chai latte, her dog, and snowboarding in the winter.

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Rachel Pachilis
Graphic Designer

Came from West Palm to learn to snowboard. Also enjoys surfing the Web with frequent visits to Vimeo and Motionographer.

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Randy Johnson
Design Director

Remi is a driven problem solver fueled by an insatiable curiosity, an empathetic approach, and copious amounts of cold brew.

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Remi Walz
Sr. Strategist

A second-generation designer, Riva appreciates the visual but relishes designing the entire experience, perhaps to the tune of AFI or the Ronettes.

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Riva Powers
Sr. Design Director

“Part stylist, part engineer.” All aspects of product design. Loves his grandchildren, his TR-6, watching his daughter play soccer.

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Ron Kingston
Sr. Design Director

Coordinates everything and everyone who travels. Makes the best peanut brittle in the world.

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Roxanne Harvard
Sr. Administrative Assistant

Loves going on new adventures with her family and is excited to help take merchandising strategies to new heights.

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Sarah DeNardo
Planogram and Shelf Analyst Specialist

Sarah crossed the country four times in her career, most recently in from Oregon. When not in the car, she bakes, crafts, and attends to her terrier Sammy.

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Sarah Watkins
VP, Technology Ops

Leads product design strategy and helps clients grow businesses through innovation. At his Adirondack camp, he draws, and sits on the porch.

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Scott Osiecki
Managing Partner

Retail installer and product shopper; among his records: a 13-foot receipt at a grocery store. Bowled first 300 game at 16. Youth Leader at his church.

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Scott Zajac
Sr. Retail Installation Specialist

Visual storyteller and unabashed data & science nerd. Loves having kids, which gives him the excuse to do things he’d rather do anyway.

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Sean McNaughton
Sr. Director, Story

A passionate communicator who loves to read, write, garden and collect house plants.

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Shaquanna Metcalf
Sr. Project Manager

Preps files for printer, builds mockups. Father, fan of RIT hockey; racing fan, owns world’s largest collection of Super Dirt Week t-shirts.

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Steve Mac
Sr. Production Specialist

Chinese-born, Kiwi-raised creative seeking to invigorate human idiosyncrasies through design. Purveyor of neckties. The “u” is silent.

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Steven Ou
Designer

Graphic Designer at heart. Installer by nature. Avid gamer when time permits and is a bit of a Marvel Comics geek.

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Steven Peters
Retail Installation Specialist

Grew up in Texas and took up an interest in rodeo to impress girls by bull & bareback bronc riding. Enjoys fly fishing, hunting, kayaking, and hiking.

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Stuart Scarr
Managing Partner

Works as model maker and travels for retail installations. Enjoys hockey, soccer, cycling, the company of his wife and dog.

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Tanner Gjersvig
Director, Design Implementation

Ushers print pieces from layout to mechanical. Patriots and Red Sox loyalist. Lives in the country with her daughters and fishes on Otisco Lake.

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Trina Willardson
Sr. Production Specialist

Tyler likes people, nature, art, books, empathy, music, travel, and Wes Anderson films, and tries to never suppress a generous impulse.

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Tyler Springer
Director, Design Implementation

Product Installation Specialist. I collect vinyl. I've also spent a lot of time playing Souls games the past few years.

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Zane Byars
Product Installation Specialist