Our People.

Nice to Meet You.

Allow us to introduce our cast of visionaries, instigators, philosophers, and humble experts that make our agency an unstoppable force.

Left Brain

We’ve employed a team of deeply analytical thinkers who rely on insights and data to help make sure we can deliver the best results to our clients.

Right Brain

We look for people who understand the importance of creativity, both with how it can connect to consumers and lead to effective business solutions.

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Our Leadership.

The Leadership team at Anderson are some of the smartest people you’ll ever meet. Their collective vision, guidance, and commitment ensure our clients and employees are set up for success.

Ted Tietge

Chief Executive Officer

Our surfing CEO keeps us riding the wave of success. Ted's relentless drive to exceed every expectation has turned us into the marketing powerhouse we are today.

Fun Facts:
-Ted's ridden a camel and an elephant
-He spends his summers in Montana
-He trekked to Everest Base Camp

Adele Atchley

Director of Production Services

There's not a problem Adele can't solve. Our quick-thinking Director of Production Services makes her whole team better with her mentorship and leadership.

Fun Facts:
-Adele was born in England
-She's a nonfiction podcast junkie
-She lived in a haunted house

Alex Walsh

VP of Agency Services

As the head of Agency Services, clients love Alex for her uncanny ability to resource the appropriate individuals and talents for our client's needs. We love her for her incredible enthusiasm.

Fun Facts:
-Alex is obsessed with fast cars
-She loves action movies
-She tends to fall off stools a lot

Randy Dale


The boss of Sales, Marketing, Production, and Financials, Randy keeps pushing us all the way to the top of the industry. Now we can’t be stopped.

Fun Facts:
-Randy is a 5th-generation San Diegan
-He’s an expert dream interpreter
-He’s a huge James Bond fan

Stacy Denney

Senior VP, Strategy & Data Intelligence

Stacy knows how to help her clients win big because she used to be one. Ask about her lead gen, retention, and upsell strategies, and you’ll see what we mean.

Fun Facts:
-Stacy is a two-time book author
-She had a pet boa constrictor
-She was featured on Access Hollywood

Todd Stoker

VP of Operations

Todd strives to ensure all our deliverables exceed client expectations 100 percent of the time. We strive to help him deliver on that promise.

Scott Hopkins

Executive Vice President

The king of bankable ROI and a recognized leader in the industry, Scott has overseen hundreds of award-winning programs. When Scott’s on your side, so is success.

Fun Facts:
-Scott is a licensed pilot
-He can hold his breath for 4 minutes
-He’s named after an Apollo astronaut

Eliza Dougall

VP, Strategy & Client Relations

As smart as she is caring, Eliza makes sure every client’s engagement, acquisition, and retention strategy is on point. No wonder our clients love her.

Fun Facts:
-Eliza got her first tattoo at 53
-She reads 10 books a month
-She belongs to five wine clubs

Mike Campbell

VP, Client Strategy

It’s only right that our chief strategist has his own unique formula for success. Put Mike on a project and watch it equate to double-digit growth.

Fun Facts:
-Mike was a ticket stub collector
-He worked as a Costco sample person
-He had thick curly hair for 25 years

Brandon Stuart

Executive Creative Director

As our creative leader, Brandon makes sure we find thoughtful connections between our creative, insight, and strategy. He doesn’t just look for big ideas - he strives for smart ones.

Fun Facts:
-Brandon started a 501(c)3 charity in 2010
-He writes children’s books and produced a short documentary
-He’s toured as a guitarist with two punk rock bands

Leah Smith

VP, Strategy & Digital

With a BA in Theatre, Leah knows how to put on a show and wow our clients with her deep understanding of their customers’ journey. You’ll be begging for an encore.

Fun Facts:
-Leah’s obsessed with art
-She prefers dessert to dinner
-She helped rebuild houses in Thailand

Russell Machus

Director of Strategy & Client Relations

Russ’s recipe for success isn’t complicated. He makes sure to really listen to what each client wants. Then he makes sure we deliver on their ask.

Fun Facts:
-Russ was a professional drummer
-His band opened for Jimi Hendrix
-He got a hole in one and won a car

Featured Staffers.

The lifeblood of this agency. Without their expertise, dedication, hard work, and spirit, we’d never experience the kind of success we have today.

Lila Swedarsky

Senior Account Director

Lila never stops learning and we never stop being amazed by her vast knowledge of the marketing industry. The only thing that can match her expertise is her energy.

Fun Facts:
-Lila’s visited 24 countries
-She picked up motorcycling in celebration of her 50th birthday
-Her favorite meal is anything that includes martinis

Devi Kirn

Data Intelligence Senior Project Manager

DK can somehow see the big picture and every small detail at the same time. Whether it’s a third eye or a sixth sense, it’s led to countless successful campaigns.

Fun Facts:
-Devi’s a SCUBA dive master
-She went to high school in India
-She loves being out in nature

Jason Hien

Senior Account Director

Adept at everything from client service to strategy and execution, Jason makes sure each campaign unfolds exactly according to plan. All with a smile on his face.

Fun Facts:
-Jason's a world traveler
-He loves being in the great outdoors
-He was raised in Rhode Island

Deb Morel

Data Intelligence Manager

Deb is as intelligent as her title suggests. Her ability to put herself in the customer’s shoes continually leads to insights never uncovered before.

Fun Facts:
-Deb reads about three books a week
-She started a Brownie Troop
-She’s a self-described power baker

Gary Hancock

Print Production Specialist

Pour some coffee. Start the presses. Then sit back and relax. Gary is here to handle all the moving parts and make sure every printing project arrives on time.

Fun Facts:
-Gary despises traffic (who doesn’t)
-He loves a good steak
-His favorite movie is Caddy Shack

Danielle Bourque

Production - Senior Project Manager

Analytical yet creative, organized yet wild. Danielle is a walking contradiction who uses her unique combination of talents to facilitate successful campaigns.

Fun Facts:
-Danielle loves road trips
-She’s been in countless mosh pits
-She was almost an Olympic gymnast

Larry Baker

Data Quality Assurance Manager

Good isn’t good enough for Larry. His superpower is improving and restructuring workflow to make sure we get the best possible outcome. And he’s great at it.

Christi Watson

Senior Account Director

“On strategy. On budget. On time.” That’s the mantra of this amazing Senior Account Director. Christi’s portfolio is filled with wins in almost every area of marketing.

Fun Facts:
-Christi believes happiness starts with a wet nose and ends with a tail
-She’s a tennis superfan
-The ocean or a lake is her happy place

Chelsea Valencia

Account Director

From start to finish, strategy to production, Chelsea will be sitting in the driver’s seat, making sure your campaign is nothing short of show-stopping.

Fun Facts:
-Chelsea doesn’t like chocolate
-She’s from Connecticut
-Italy is her preferred destination

Steve Sallis

Print Production Specialist

Steve makes sure our print department is always running smoothly. He sees to it that everything we print is consistent, highly effective, and visually stunning

Fun Facts:
-Steve is an avid cyclist
-He’s a Navy veteran
-He loves reading, nature, and cooking

Allison Whitmer

Senior Account Supervisor

Hailing from the Lone Star state, Allison is a star in her own right. Especially when it comes to multi-tasking and handling complex digital marketing projects.

Fun Facts:
-Allison doesn’t like coffee or pizza
-She got married in cowboy boots
-She was born in Germany

Lynnea Schnelle

Senior Account Executive

Straight from South Carolina, Lynnea’s a Southern Belle at heart. You’ll love her eye for detail, knack for problem solving, and, of course, her southern hospitality.

Fun Facts:
-Lynnea is a proud pescatarian
-She has season tickets to Disneyland
-She’s been to 17 baseball stadiums

Mike Mills

Production - Senior Project Manager

He’s seen it all and done it all. Mike’s worked his way up the ranks, picking up invaluable experience along the way. Now there’s not a project he can’t handle.

Fun Facts:
-Mike’s broken 15 different bones
-He attends Comic-Con every year
-His dad was a printer for NASA

Tina Duong

Account Supervisor

Tina makes everybody around her better. Her infectious collaborative spirit gets everyone on the same page with one common goal: producing incredible work.

Fun Facts:
-Tina is terrified of the dark
-Her family nickname is Tuna
-She loves hiking with her two dogs

Vanessa Zacarias

Account Executive

When Vanessa’s leading a project, you already know the outcome. Her work ethic, reliability, and management skills consistently lead to win after impressive win.

Fun Facts:
-Vanessa is a rare San Diego native
-She’s always up for an adventure
-She loves to kickbox

Vianae Jarrell

Production - Project Manager

The sense of accomplishment and the smile on a client’s face are what drive Vianae to produce the best work possible. Work with her, and you’ll be grinning too.

Fun Facts:
-Vianae is a rockstar drummer
-She’s slightly addicted to coffee
-She played lacrosse in high school

Alicia Paleno


Down to the letter, Alicia makes sure everything we do is of the highest quality. This proofreader continues to prove just how invaluable she is to our team.

Fun Facts:
-Alicia doesn’t own a smartphone
-She’s a certified lifeguard
-She eats the crust on pizza first

Andrew Speakman

Creative Director

Some learn to be creative; others are just born with it. Andrew is the latter. From digital to direct mail, Andrew’s talent will wow you with every amazing design.

Fun Facts:
-Andrew runs 20 miles a week
-He traveled to Europe to play soccer
-He’s crashed multiple motorbikes

Andie Whisler

Account Executive

Andie’s love for helping brands tell their stories led her straight to us. And we’re glad it did because her creative approach helps bring every campaign to life.

Fun Facts:
-Andie is a huge gamer
-She has a horse who has an Instagram
-She toured Germany with her choir

Cecilia Lindsay

Account Supervisor

Cecilia can ebb and flow with any project she’s managing. That’s probably why every project she’s on runs smoothly. It’s also why her team and her clients love her.

Fun Facts:
-Cecilia is fluent in Spanish
-She took piano lessons for 10 years
-She lived in Mexico for three years

Daniel Rakers

Digital Manager

This digital guru is obsessed with helping clients create compelling stories and digital marketing initiatives. Given all his success, he’s doing a pretty good job.

Fun Facts:
-Daniel’s been on TV over 10 times
-He’s a classically trained pianist
-He designed his own tattoos

Jenna Marienau

Marketing Coordinator

Jenna’s impeccable organizational skills keep every project on time and on point. Her self-starter attitude and hunger to grow make her more valuable by the minute.

Fun Facts:
-Jenna is not a fan of coffee
-She swore like a sailor as a toddler
-She has a severe sweet tooth

John Michael Cox

Creative Operations Director

Behind every great creative team, there’s an operations director keeping them in line. JM makes sure every project is done and every client need is taken care of.

Fun Facts:
-JM drinks a cup of coffee before bed
-He grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas
-He’s always at LA comedy clubs

Juliana Gonzalez

Senior Account Executive

This problem solving, creative thinking, multi-tasking Senior Account Exec always finds new way to keep every client happy by delivering great work time and again.

Fun Facts:
-Juliana was born and raised in Miami
-She moved across the country by herself
-She was high school class president

John Gamiao

Production - Senior Project Manager

Cool, calm, and collected, John never folds under pressure. No matter how challenging things get, every project John manages is as buttoned-up as he is.

Fun Facts:
-John has lived in England and Italy
-He’ll always say yes to happy hour
-He loves traveling on his own

Katy Wilson

Account Supervisor

Katy’s goal is to make her clients’ and coworkers’ jobs easier. She’s always one step ahead of every task which makes us 10 steps ahead of our competitors.

Fun Facts:
-Katy competed in Division 1 Rowing
-She loves boating and off-roading
-She’s a cookie connoisseur

Thomas Cabrera

Junior Staff Accountant

Thomas joined our team and immediately made an impact, helping to improve, automate, and digitize our processes. You can’t put a price on a great accountant.

Fun Facts:
-Thomas grows his own “salsa garden”
-He donated his kidney to his grandma
-He prefers podcasts over music

Margot Boorman

Senior Project Analyst

Some see numbers. Margot sees a story. Margot’s analytical mind helps us and our clients use data to continually improve every campaign we touch.

Fun Facts:
-Margot loves to hike, ski, and cook
-She was ranked nationally for chess
-Italy is next on her bucket list

Ryan McDermott

Account Executive

Ryan’s marketing know-how runs deep. This savvy account exec uses his expertise in digital and DM to help our clients improve their strategy and get results.

Fun Facts:
-Ryan grew up in New Hampshire
-He’s been to 34 states
-Darius Rucker follows him on Twitter

Shane Duggins


This creative perfectionist isn’t willing to settle with a job being half-done. With an amazing proofreader like Shane, our clients will never have to settle either.

Fun Facts:
-Shane’s currently writing a novel
-He used to work for a movie studio
-He spends hours studying history

Natasha Oraha

Client Strategist

The queen of research, Natasha keeps us and our clients up-to-date on the latest and greatest. She always has her finger on the pulse and her eye on the target.

Fun Facts:
-Natasha loves running 5Ks
-She’s been a vegetarian since birth
-A cup of tea is her cup of tea

Adriana Gonzalez

Production - Senior Project Coordinator

From temp, to receptionist, to account services, Adriana is truly a rising star. With her collaboration and multi-tasking skills, she’s going to keep on shining.

Fun Facts:
-Adriana is a Disney fanatic
-Her favorite meal is french fries
-She’s terrified of flying

Amanda Walenta

Account Director

An account director with a strategist’s mindset, Amanda loves diving into the data analytics to create impactful campaigns. You want results? Talk to Amanda.

Fun Facts:
-Amanda is a holistic health advocate
-The beach is her happy place
-She loves cooking vegan dishes but hates doing the dishes

Edel Dayshawn Somerby

Production - Project Manager

Starting as a temp and working his way up, Edel coordinates projects with boundless energy and enthusiasm. Working with Edel will lift your mood and your IQ.

Fun Facts:
-Edel was born in Cuba
-He loves track and field sports
-He plans on visiting every continent

Tony Vercelli

Associate Director, Content Production

Tony was born with a camera in his hand. Watch this guy create, lead, and direct our video and digital content, and you’ll know why it looks so unbelievably good.

Fun Facts:
-Tony competed in wakeboarding
-His dream is to see Earth from space
-Give Tony pasta and he’s a happy man

Kelsey Dale

Accounting Manager

The ultimate problem solver, Kelsey puts all the puzzle pieces together with our accounting. There’s no project too complex for this accounting genius.

Fun Facts:
-Kelsey’s been chased by a bison
-She’s hiked the Swiss Alps
-She loves listening to podcasts

Robert Johnson

Proofreading Manager

Robert loves a good composition—whether it's a fine orchestral piece or a well-written DM mailer. Smart, hard-working, and client-focused, Robert is always in tune.

Fun Facts:
-Robert can survive off Mexican food
-He consumes way too much coffee
-He’s performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Linda Harloff

Account Supervisor

A self-admitted perfectionist, Linda has high expectations for herself and her team. From account management to strategy to team training, she raises the bar.

Fun Facts:
-Linda has an identical twin sister
-She worked on a Nirvana music video
-She’s obsessed with plants and books

We think our people are the best in the biz and we’re pretty sure you will too. Feel free to contact us if you’d like to learn more about any of our amazing team members.

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