Meet Our Leaders

Cassie Smith

We’re certain that one of the reasons we do such great work (and get along so well) around here is because of our fantastic leadership. We’re led by two passionate partners, of course, but our agency wouldn’t be what it is without our department leaders.

Not only are our department heads people you’d love to have a beer with, they’re talented leaders and damn good at their jobs. They consistently inspire us to do better work, be better people, and make every day a little more fun.

If you aren’t already acquainted with them, allow us to make the introduction.

Mel Mansfield, Executive Creative Director

Mel is in charge of our creative department. She has over 20 years of experience in the design world, which means she is an invaluable asset to our team. She has an incredible eye, is great at giving helpful feedback, and is one of the best storytellers in the world.

“Mel is extremely supportive, both professionally and personally. The team really trusts her to have their back in all aspects of their job, including when life comes in conflict with work obligations. Her empathetic management is inspiring.”

Dustin Cook, Director of Client Services 

Dustin came to us in the summer of 2019. We’re so glad he did. Along with dapper good looks, Dustin brought a wealth of experience with some of the biggest clients in the country. His recent promotion to Director of Client Services demonstrates just how good he is at his job.

“Dustin has brought a new sense of energy to the agency. He knows how to get people excited, knows how to praise them but also knows how to provide helpful feedback. He has been such a huge asset to the team.”

Julie Bixler, Director of Integrated Media 

Julie rose to the challenge of Director of Integrated Media in the spring of 2020. Since then, she’s done an exceptional job leading the media team as she continues to be at the forefront of buying media for our clients.

“Julie does a great job of being understanding and patient with explaining all things media, which allows for seamless collaboration. She is all about the grind and does a great job of grinding through projects with the team to produce the best results for our clients.”

Angie Lloyd, Director of Operations

We call Angie our angel because of her sweet thoughtfulness, but Angie is also wicked smart and has vast experience in HR, Operations, and Administration. Angie always leads by example, and, honestly, if everyone were more like her, the world would be a better place.

“I believe we will look back at Angie joining our company as a game changer in some of the more subtle ways that are the difference between a good company and a great company.”

Curious about the rest of the team? Meet the rest of us here.