Planit

It's all about the people. Go figure.

Look, we can rattle off a ton of things we do and create. But in the end, our clients don’t hire our list of offerings. They hire our people. We’ve created an environment where the best and the brightest want to come to work every day. And, yes, sometimes well into the night.

Here we are in no particular order. Other than alphabetical.

Adam Aud

Adam Aud

Adam Aud

Adam Aud

Minimalist

Folk singer. Pixel slinger.

Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown

Excel Wiz

Pivoting tables and graphing data are how I spend my days. Social sports are how I spend my nights.

Amanda Robertson

Amanda Robertson

Amanda Robertson

Amanda Robertson

Checklist Enthusiast

When I am not busy hitting client deadlines, you can find me running, going to concerts, and aspiring to be as optimistic as Olaf from Frozen.

Amy Basta

Amy Basta

Amy Basta

Amy Basta

All a Basta Bass

The late Gordon Tootoosis said in his famed role as One Stab that “some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness, and they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy, or they become legends.” I agree, but it's my opinion that it takes equal parts crazy and legend to deliver inspiring content to the web. I grab at what I want, and I take it. I have to have the big salad.

Andy Abbott

Andy Abbott

Andy Abbott

Andy Abbott

Andyman

My projects move pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss them.

Ashlene Larson

Ashlene Larson

Ashlene Larson

Ashlene Larson

Media Relations Maven

As the Public Relations Director at Planit, I have my ear to the ground on what's trending in the news. I have a passion for crafting irresistible story angles, pitching media and earning great coverage for clients.

Ashton Menefee

Ashton Menefee

Ashton Menefee

Ashton Menefee

Former Difficult Client

Raise the bar high enough that you can go under it.

Becca Riley

Becca Riley

Becca Riley

Becca Riley

Shutterbug

Leslie Knope once said to me, "Becca, you beautiful tropical fish. You’re smart as a whip and you’re cool under pressure." It was the greatest compliment I've ever received. Aside from that moment, I'm also inspired by shutter speeds, great editing transitions, and iced coffee. I'm here to tell your story as beautifully as possible, and boy is that fun.

Brenda Showell

Brenda Showell

Brenda Showell

Brenda Showell

Coco Chanel

From New York to Paris, São Paulo to Sydney… the WORLD is my oyster. My clients are the pearls, and I treat them like the priceless gems they are. I fashion marketing plans that devour the competition with a slurp and a little mignonette. Bon appétit!

Casey Engel

Casey Engel

Casey Engel

Casey Engel

Blues Brother

For me, nothing beats a collaborative creative process where team members riff off of each other’s big ideas, fine-tuning right through to beautiful execution. That’s what I dig about Planit. Everyone brings so much style and expertise to the table; we can all learn from one another and drum up some pretty exceptional work.

Cassie Fick

Cassie Fick

Cassie Fick

Cassie Fick

Queen of the Castle

Planit’s gatekeeper, organizer, and office Mom. My passion is making things fun and pretty. At my core - I am a people pleaser. Nothing makes me happier than putting a smile on someone’s face. Former Florida Keys island girl who couldn’t hack being on island time. I love Halloween. My favorite color is Hot Pink. I have a crush on Kylo Ren. I read spoilers - it’s an addiction. Carolina beach music speaks to my soul. Bravo TV junkie. I could eat bread, wine and cheese everyday for the rest of my life.

Christina Perry

Christina Perry

Christina Perry

Christina Perry

News Junkie

I’m completely addicted to the news – national, local, trade, celebrity gossip, you name it, and I have a million news apps, notifications, and email subscriptions to prove it. I wake up checking headlines, watch the morning shows while getting ready, and listen to NPR on my way in to work. I can talk your ear off about any topic, ranging from political elections to scientific breakthroughs, to the Brangelina breakup. I like to think this helps me stay on trend, and it definitely helps me get headlines (OR make news) for my clients.

Dan Pardue

Dan Pardue

Dan Pardue

Dan Pardue

Agency Producer

On my second day at Planit, I found a My Little Pony coffee mug in the break room. I drank from it for a week and then it vanished. Any time spent not growing Planit’s video production unit to meet demand in markets both traditional and digital will be spent in search of this mug, I assure you.

Debbie Lesser

Debbie Lesser

Debbie Lesser

Debbie Lesser

Ambassador of Buzz

Account guru who's inspired by all things creative. Digital enthusiast with an obsession for new local finds, funky music, hot yoga and chopped salad.

Ed Callahan

Ed Callahan

Ed Callahan

Ed Callahan

Creative Strategist and Co-Founder

Are you tired of the typical agency process? My vision for changing the way clients see agencies has resulted in unprecedented new business and growth for Planit. I am a master of disruption and I aim to pull you out of your comfort zone. Brand pillars are a joke. Let me scare you—respectfully—and show you what an emotional connection to your audience is all about.

Erika Hagen

Erika Hagen

Erika Hagen

Erika Hagen

I once ate 3 medium pizzas to impress a guy. We are dating now.

Galen Frazer

Galen Frazer

Galen Frazer

Galen Frazer

The AV Guy

Planit is the kind of agency where you can “choose your own adventure” as a creative, and I think this is why we are such a good match—I’m not very good at “routine.” Being able to jump around from web design, animation, video, and photography really helps me keep the work fresh and forces me to constantly evolve as a creative. Being surrounded by fun, talented people every day is just icing on the cake.

George Nichols

George Nichols

George Nichols

George Nichols

Creative Catalyst

Your friendly neighborhood designer.

Harry Hammel

Harry Hammel

Harry Hammel

Harry Hammel

Big Tuna

My mission is to promote our client’s stories and obtain placements for them that target appropriate audiences. I once dreamed of being a professional athlete or a member of a boy band...then reality hit.

Holly Schmittle

Holly Schmittle

Holly Schmittle

Holly Schmittle

Holly from HR

Cheerleader of internal relationships and team success. Spread your wings and fly like a nimble, swift eagle! But not literally, because I’ll have to file an incident report.

Jack Spaulding

Jack Spaulding

Jack Spaulding

Jack Spaulding

Executive Director of Strategic Planning

I apologize. I just ate your low-hanging fruit and drank your Kool-Aid. I leveraged your synergies and funded your crowds. I led your thoughts, adopted you early, and hung out in your cloud. My long tail was wrapped all the way around your disruptive, holistic approach. Oh, and I broke your clutter. Sorry.

Jennifer Donahoe

Jennifer Donahoe

Jennifer Donahoe

Jennifer Donahoe

The Queen of Bylines

Uncovering stories is my talent, telling them is my passion. Who you are, what you do, what you stand for, where you came from, where you’re going, or the road that got you there – you have endless stories waiting to be told. Let me dig them up. Oh and, I have a Diet Coke addiction.

Joe Creamer

Joe Creamer

Joe Creamer

Joe Creamer

=IFNA(VLOOKUP(“Accounting Manager”,A3:AM4932,31,FALSE),”Walking Spreadsheet Factory”)

Thanks for swiping right! My ideal partner - Knows how to VLOOKUP Turn On’s – International adventuring, battling ninjas, I used to have a keyboard with a button which did nothing except open the Windows calculator Turn Off’s – People who are discourteous, expense reports with no receipts attached, Flat-Earthers Favorite Movie - I don’t know if it’s my favorite, but “The Untouchables” because, when you really break it down, the accountant is the bad-ass hero who brings down Capone My Ideal Date - I like to crunch numbers on the beach, at the club, or at home in some sweatpants

John Gamble

John Gamble

John Gamble

John Gamble

Bourbon Enthusiast

I work like I play music – at 200 beats per minute. I spend most my weekends playing guitar in basements and dive bars. And yes, it’s as glamorous as it sounds.

Jolie Kumin

Jolie Kumin

Jolie Kumin

Jolie Kumin

Account Executive

With a background in creative and operations, I strive to create balance in, well, the chaos. I approach every challenge with an open mind, enthusiasm to learn, and would rather ask for forgiveness than permission. I'm a homebody at heart who loves all things Bravo, Bachelor, and the Great British Baking Show.

Jon Gregory

Jon Gregory

Jon Gregory

Jon Gregory

Client Whisperer

Coming soon...

Justin Armstrong

Justin Armstrong

Justin Armstrong

Justin Armstrong

Jack of Some Trades

I kick ass on and off the Internet.

Kacey Grogan

Kacey Grogan

Kacey Grogan

Kacey Grogan

Firecracker

“Made up of sugar, spice, and everything nice,” said no one ever about me. I’m witty, I make to-do lists, and I get the job done—no matter what it takes.

Karen Verrett

Karen Verrett

Karen Verrett

Karen Verrett

Director of Finance

Not all accountants wear pocket protectors and carry calculators. I love an opportunity to bring the numbers to life to tell a story. The numbers are the numbers and they have a lot to say sometimes.

Katie Siemianowski

Katie Siemianowski

Katie Siemianowski

Katie Siemianowski

Cheeseburger Connoisseur

I once got my arm stuck in a mailbox - nothing to do with my design skills but just thought you should know I survived and am thriving. When I'm not working and when I am, you can find me thinking hard about my next meal. Frequently annoyed that the Spotify logo is slightly tilted. Sorry, you'll never unsee that now.

Kelly Welsh

Kelly Welsh

Kelly Welsh

Kelly Welsh

Professional Plate Spinner

With a creative background and a love for multitasking, I efficiently help carry great projects to the finish line. In my free time, I drink coffee, watch the latest shows, draw portraits, and eat too much ice cream. I use the rest of my free time telling my son to take a break from electronics.

Kendall Dougherty

Kendall Dougherty

Kendall Dougherty

Kendall Dougherty

Professional Overcommunicator

I'll spread your good news and battle your bad news. But first I'll talk your ear off.

Kyle O'Rourke

Kyle O'Rourke

Kyle O'Rourke

Kyle O'Rourke

“Amateur” Catan Expert

Although originally from New York, I am soaking up all that Smaltimore has to offer. I offer the flexibility, solutions, and endless possibilities to clients' needs as Spongebob has provided for meme needs. I am eager to chat about a company’s vision, doing good for the community, or any topic that you’re passionate about because I love to learn about new things. Have I mentioned I’m from New York? Go Yanks!

Lauren Barnaba

Lauren Barnaba

Lauren Barnaba

Lauren Barnaba

Hangry Digital Betch

Digital Media Planner by day, @OneHangryBetch by night.

Liz Borcik

Liz Borcik

Liz Borcik

Liz Borcik

Notorious L.I.Z.

I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100%...that girl with multiple lists, highlighters, Excel spreadsheets, and coffee. Lots of coffee. I’m committed to helping our clients meet their business objectives with authentic, creative, and smart strategies. Fun fact: I once tore the ligaments in my ankle breakdancing to Jock Jams.

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

I know five languages and can’t speak a single one.

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Word Herder

“I’ve seen a lot of great things come out of St. Louis. Toasted ravioli, pork steaks, Provel® cheese. But aside from me and Nelly, the hardest working, smartest, nicest, most innovative person to come out of St. Louis is Matt Ryan. Baltimore, you’re lucky to have him. I know because I’m Jon Hamm.” - Jon Hamm

Matthew Doud

Matthew Doud

Matthew Doud

Matthew Doud

President and Co-Founder

I am the rudder and Ed is the sail. I love the speed. I enjoy the adventure. I like the rough waters as much as the calm seas. Ultimately my job is to keep an eye on the horizon and keep the agency on course. I focus all my energies on Planit so my team can focus on you.

Melissa Demyan

Melissa Demyan

Melissa Demyan

Melissa Demyan

The Gatekeeper

Master organizer, keeper of facts, and wizard of all things detailed. And yes, these are my sassy pants!

Michael Mockoviak

Michael Mockoviak

Michael Mockoviak

Michael Mockoviak

Director of Technology

I love efficiency and constantly challenge all to think big picture while acing the details. A process redesign is never complete since change is the only constant. I work with the best and brightest so I am excited to see how we can solve your business needs and be that spark you are looking for.

Michael Scherr

Michael Scherr

Michael Scherr

Michael Scherr

International 4-8818

Logical code, correctly indented hierarchical files (two tabs, please), and making sure my iMac application windows are perfectly aligned are what I’m all about. My specialties include pixel-perfect cutups, beautifully responsive websites, and obsessive code commenting. I strive to be uncomfortable, to learn and evolve, to be challenged every day. The struggle is real. Oh well, who is John Galt?

Michael Unruh

Michael Unruh

Michael Unruh

Michael Unruh

Conocedor de Burritos

Frank Gehry said it best: "For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did, and I get the sweats. I go in and start working; I'm not sure where I'm going. If I knew where I was going, I wouldn't do it." I hope to never stop learning.

Nick Bleil

Nick Bleil

Nick Bleil

Nick Bleil

Production Manager

I'm a pressure pen pushing pixel perfectionist. Paid per pleasantly presenting pretty pictures, probably pondering pepperoni pizza.

Nicole DeMarco

Nicole DeMarco

Nicole DeMarco

Nicole DeMarco

Cunning Linguist

Grammatical pedant and Oxford comma enthusiast. When not wordsmithing, I’m probably either hanging out with my cat, Special Agent Jack Bauer, performing stand-up comedy, or watching the Philadelphia Eagles choke.

Nikki Bracy

Nikki Bracy

Nikki Bracy

Nikki Bracy

Social Media Songstress

If I'm not busy singing my clients' praises, crafting and executing social media strategies, or brainstorming the next big campaign idea, you can probably find me somewhere double tapping, swiping and eating Chipotle.

Paul Shiah

Paul Shiah

Paul Shiah

Paul Shiah

Assistant to the Regional Manager

D.W.I.G.H.T Determined, Worker, Intense, Good worker, Hard worker, Terrific.

Phil Reisinger

Phil Reisinger

Phil Reisinger

Phil Reisinger

Associate Creative Director

Unexpected ideas. Strong executions. Even stronger coffee. They’re how and why I get up in the morning.

Phren Soh

Phren Soh

Phren Soh

Phren Soh

I am your Ph-riend

As a data matchmaker, I enjoy organizing date night for Mr. Data and Ms. Visualization. When they start dating happily, that's when I get paid, with insights.

Rebecca Pollack

Rebecca Pollack

Rebecca Pollack

Rebecca Pollack

Gantt Chart Enthusiast

Lover of all things organization and efficiency. When I’m not running around managing projects you can find me at the Food Market, Union Brewery, or at home watching Seinfeld.

Rich Fulks

Rich Fulks

Rich Fulks

Rich Fulks

Director of Operations

I’m optimistic in thinking that the Redskins might get their act together one day. I have the coolest dog in the world, and I love to be outside whether it’s on a boat or on top of a mountain.

Rita Anand

Rita Anand

Rita Anand

Rita Anand

It's pronounced 'um·rith·uh'

You may call me a nerd but life is a numbers game and the nerds are winning. Marketing isn't just about pretty pictures and well-formed sentences, it's also about using data to take a business to the next level. Creating a campaign is just the first step; following it through strategy and optimization is how you break the mold. I say bring on the numbers.

Rob Kirkner

Rob Kirkner

Rob Kirkner

Rob Kirkner

Bug Catcher

Find me polishing interfaces, fixing all the things, and landing new tricks on the cutting edge of the web!

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Group Strategy Director

I think it was Dumbledore who first spoke of me. He wrote, “a pseudo-man would be delivered to this Planit to practice the dark arts of consumer persuasion and shape shift user behaviors garnering for his contemporaries the stacks of cheddar they seek. You’re a wizard, Ryan.”

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson

A Real Crowd Pleaser

Putting your (media) dollars where it makes cents.

Scott Shulim

Scott Shulim

Scott Shulim

Scott Shulim

Obsessive Word Arranger

I’m rewriting this.

Stephanie Kupka

Stephanie Kupka

Stephanie Kupka

Stephanie Kupka

The Color Coordinator

"Knowing is better than wondering. Waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure, even the worst, beats the hell out of never trying." -Dr. Meredith Grey

Stephanie Morris

Stephanie Morris

Stephanie Morris

Stephanie Morris

Secret Agent

Subtly collecting your data. Stealthily pinpointing your target. Skillfully negotiating, calculator in hand. Out to prove that TV, print and radio aren't dead.

Tim Dix

Tim Dix

Tim Dix

Tim Dix

Mad Scientist

Muhahahahaha...

TJ Sanders

TJ Sanders

TJ Sanders

TJ Sanders

Internet Explorer

“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die”—so I decided to take a slightly less fatal route and go with content strategy instead.

Trevor Villet

Trevor Villet

Trevor Villet

Trevor Villet

Creative Director

Every single day I try to look as handsome as I can. When I'm not doing that, I use my fingers to tell stories that are as interesting as possible. Planit lets me do that. Our clients do, too. Aces.