RedPeg is a full service, award-winning independent experiential marketing agency that, thanks to its great people, continues to thrive after 25 years. Check out our eclectic squad!

Abby Walter

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Abby Walter

Experience Designer

For every ten ideas you have, our Sculptor of Stories has a hundred more. Creative at heart and cheeky in nature, Abby loves ideating the next cool and clever thing for our clients. Her true love, however, lies elsewhere with her soulmate, partner in crime and best friend for life-  Peach, her Atlanta-born cat.

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Adam Cohen

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Adam Cohen

Sr. Corporate Development Manager

As RedPeg’s unofficial “Chief of Stuff,” Adam has his finger on the RedPeg pulse and mysteriously seems to know all that happens internally. Not only does he manage all of RedPeg’s business development efforts, he’s also a whiz at 90s pop culture trivia.

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Alexis Buchanan

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Alexis Buchanan

Sr. Talent Manager

Alexis is our resident tequila connoisseur, pescatarian, and matchmaker all in one. Her fitness kick is here to stay, as the reigning champion of RedPeg’s health challenge. Alexis’s greatest strength, though, is working diligently with all the brand ambassadors on behalf of our clients. Is there anything this it-girl can’t do?

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Amira Ward

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Amira Ward

Director of Talent Management

Born and raised in Munich, Germany, Amira would trade anything for a pretzel. With her bilingual brain and den mother instincts, she has led experiential staffing teams since 2007. When not showing off her extensive shoe collection (100+ pairs strong), she’s building and motivating some pretty amazing teams.

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Ann Kuhns

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Ann Kuhns

Executive Assistant

Small but mighty, patient but insistent, Ann’s got the “right-hand (wo)man” role down pat. She may not roam the RedPeg halls quite often, but you can’t deny her presence alongside our CEO. Need to track down Brad? You’ve gotta get through Ann first.

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Anna Sanders

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Anna Sanders

Venues & Sponsorship Manager

From vintage shops to venues, Anna, also known as “the Thrifter”, knows a thing or two about stretching and saving a dollar. When she’s not negotiating stellar deals for our clients, she’s keeping up with the latest fashion trends, traveling around the world, or hiking with her dog, Maiya.

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ArinMichelle Weisner

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ArinMichelle Weisner

Director of Client Services

Sandra Bullock has nothing on our very own “Miss Congeniality”. ArinMichelle is friendly, welcoming. a rock star Client Services Director and a mean brownie baker, having won our annual holiday bakeoff after less than two months on the team.

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Averi Bellerose

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Averi Bellerose

Office Coordinator

From planning office events to manning the front desk, Averi is the first (and perhaps friendliest) face of RedPeg, and an integral part of our agency culture. When she’s not acting as our “Gatekeeper,” she’s probably reading up on Hollywood gossip or crossing another state off her travel bucket list.

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Billy Freeman

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Billy Freeman

Sr. Account Manager

Billy is as learned behind-the-scenes as he is in the field, now planning the tours he once executed. He’s traveled 1MM+ miles for events and knows how to get the job done. When he is not working, he’s successfully finishing marathons (11 and counting) and still looking for the elusive hole-in-one on the golf course.

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Brad Nierenberg

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Brad Nierenberg

CEO

Fondly known as “Miller Lite Brad” from his days in the field, Brad set out on a mission in 1995 to create a best-in-class creative agency that focused on the point of contact between brands and consumers. Today, RedPeg is a full service, award-winning brand engagement marketing agency. Although Brad’s original purpose has evolved, the beer stills flows freely.

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Catherine Powars

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Catherine Powars

Senior Talent Manager

As our “Top Talent Tyra,” Cat can scout your skills a mile away. She’s a Jane of all trades in the talent department, matched with her superior ninja interviewing skills and organizational prowess. So you wanna be a Brand Ambassador star? You have to first impress Cat.

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Daniel Judge

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Daniel Judge

Account Coordinator

Daniel hits the ground running with any task thrown his way – especially when it comes to bearing the torch to a successful client activation. When he’s off-the-clock, you’ll find this “Pathfinder” diving into the latest NBA headlines or talking optimistically about the South Carolina Gamecocks’ SEC hopes and dreams.

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Eric Hansen

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Eric Hansen

COO/CFO

What can we say about Eric? Well…he’s just that guy. Eric is part people-grower, happiness-finder, talent-recruiter, internal-operations-runner, and psychologist. Oh, and he’s good at that numbers thing too. He’s also a huge Yankees fan, but that’s neither here nor there.

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Harry Poole

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Harry Poole

VP of Client Services

Harry is our “Roadrunner,” always on the move finding ways for us to outrun the competition. When he’s not going the extra mile for our clients, this native New Englander can be found traveling with his wife, hiking with his dog, or cheering on his beloved New England Patriots (despite most of his colleague’s vocal displeasure).

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Heather Tweedie

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Heather Tweedie

Controller

From handling account reconciliations to employee payroll, Heather is our “Money Maven” who keeps the financial wheels turning. And frankly, we’d be lost without her. When she’s not chasing us to do our expenses, she’s probably chasing her kids to do their homework, or coaching single moms with their personal finances.

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Jason Colvin

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Jason Colvin

Sr. Director of Gaming and Esports

Know someone who is good at just about everything? Well, that’s Jason — the “All Rounder.” He’s a rare breed of agency person who has had his hands in just about everything — from sponsorships and partnerships to gaming and esports. He’s a team player who can plug in just about anywhere. Just don’t ask him to draw anything…

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John Millward

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John Millward

Chief Innovation Officer

One of the most commanding orators you’ll ever have the pleasure of listening to, John’s background in creative, production and strategy aptly lends itself to his role as curator of game-changing ideas. When not inspiring the team to dream bigger, John can be found coasting on his Indian motorcycle or spending time at home in Utah with his family.

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John Piester

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John Piester

President

John is fondly known as The Voice of Reason. His calm, cool and collected demeanor is what keeps us out of sticky situations and ensures our team culture is enforced, both in and out of the office. When not sprinkling the team with sage pixie dust, he’s rooting for the NY Giants (despite his relocation to Redskins Country).

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Keisha Perkins

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Keisha Perkins

Accounts Payable Accountant

At Redpeg Marketing, monetary based offenses are considered especially heinous. In Alexandria, VA, the dedicated accountant who investigates these vicious PO’s is a member of an elite squad known as the Accounting team. That’s just part of Keisha Perkins’ story…

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Kelly Padgett

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Kelly Padgett

Sr. Experience Designer

A traveler since birth, an explorer by cosmic design, Kelly has always sought out the unknown, the what’s next and the yet-to-be-discovered. A Notorious Badass in Design (or Disguise), her bag of tricks always seems to contain the necessary solutions, even if they’re not the most conventional.

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Kohei Ito

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Kohei Ito

Account Coordinator

With a personal bowling record of 299, Kohei is almost perfect. It’s no surprise that when it comes to hitting client needs, “the Anchor” always strikes. Outside of the office, Kohei is busy cheering on the Yankees or finding the hottest new ramen spot.

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Kristin Kidman

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Kristin Kidman

VP of Client Services

Kristin is our “Passionate Persuader” who brings 15+ years of experience across music and sports to RedPeg, including bringing the Sugar Bowl Halftime Show to life and working alongside The Lumineers. When she’s not carrying her pup Chipper around in a sling, she’s probably cheering on the New York Yankees.

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Mac Johnson

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Mac Johnson

Senior Graphic Designer

In a world of Calibri, one man will dare to be Neue Haas Grotesk. When his last project was killed by Comic Sans, Mac Johnson swore he’d never design again. But he’s about to learn that you can’t Cmd-W your destiny. This season the paths are clipped, the characters are kerned, and the DESIGN. IS. GRAPHIC.

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Maria Booker

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Maria Booker

Executive Director, Chance for Life

Never fear, “The Giver” is here! Maria is our non-profit savant who helps bring cause to the forefront of all our client projects, including leading Chance for Life, our non-profit passion project. She’s a proud Virginian and was named Northern Virginian of the Year in 2019. We suppose that makes us pretty proud, too.

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Martin Codd

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Martin Codd

VP of Operations

Martin’s our resident Brit and Experiential Architect. From overseeing operational logistics to leading venue sponsorship and talent, Martin is the producer that brings a creative edge to our clients. When he’s not overseeing production logistics and helping clients shine, Martin is tuning into the Premier League cheering on London’s finest: Chelsea F.C.

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Matt Sincaglia

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Matt Sincaglia

VP of Strategy & Analytics

The main goals that matter to this soccer player are those set by brands. When it comes to delivering on business objectives, Matt is there for the assist. He utilizes data to develop strategy and analyzes program results to optimize performance and maximize returns for clients.

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Michael Nelson

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Michael Nelson

Account Manager

Account Manager by day, soccer star by night, Michael is our “Playmaker” with a vision. He ensures client work gets passed efficiently through the agency, and that the end product is always a goal. When he’s not cheering on Arsenal, he’s likely listening to his extensive vinyl collection.

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Mike McCanna

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Mike McCanna

Sr. Art Director

Creator of almost all things RedPeg, our 20+ year veteran is the heart and soul of our creative team. Born and bred in Baltimore, Mike brings an appreciation for art, his three children, anything O’s and all things Ravens.

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Nicole Brown

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Nicole Brown

Talent & Client Services Manager

They don’t call Nicole Brown “The Veteran” for nothing. Along with serving her country, Nicole has decades of experience in staffing, building client relations, and choosing top talent. When she’s not searching for expert talent, you can catch Nicole jet-setting to foreign countries or dabbling in a bit of photography.

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Nicole Kaufman

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Nicole Kaufman

Producer

Nicole prides herself on creating a lasting impression. From conception to execution, she’s the piece of the puzzle that ensures your event, experience, or epic moment runs seamlessly. Not all events are created equal and Nicole is the reason why. With Nicole by your side, it’s always an EVENT-ure.

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Nicole O’Haver

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Nicole O’Haver

Account Manager

East Coast by nature, SoCal by spirit, Nicole O’Haver puts her fun-loving personality into her work as a member of the Client Service Team. When she’s not chatting about the latest Meghan Markle news, Nicole can be found with her Starbucks iced coffee in-hand, organizing client programs and itineraries.

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Olivia Boudreau

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Olivia Boudreau

Account Manager

Olivia is the spark that ignites magic in our clients. Known around the office as the “corporate matchmaker,” her smooth operating skills are what transform conference room meetings into venued memories. What can we say? She’s got the eye and their ear.

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Orion Taylor

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Orion Taylor

Producer

Orion is the queen of quick turnaround, with a creative spin. This crafty little superstar takes a hands-on approach, whether it’s drawing personalized name tags for her fellow Pegsters or creating a killer costume concept from scratch. But if you need to find her, get ready for a workout. Speed-walking behind her is no easy feat.

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Pearlie Oni

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Pearlie Oni

Director, Employee Experience

Equal parts recruiter, mentor, and therapist, Pearlie is our head of HR and all-around people-person. Her super power? Making every employee experience mean more. And also karaoke. She dominates karaoke.

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Rasheed Cole

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Rasheed Cole

IT Manager

NY-borough-bred, Rasheed is our “Mr. Fix It” of all things tech. In his matrix, there is no red or blue pill. If he isn’t tinkering with his motorcycle or playing with his daughter, he’s most likely on the internet learning how to make things work in his (and RedPeg’s) favor.

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Robert Fairfax

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Robert Fairfax

Financial Analyst

Robert’s quiet and stealth-like approach to finance belies the fact that this half marathon runner is always looking for his next big personal challenge, in this case the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon. Speaking of wine, this Virginia wine connoisseur has 100 bottles and counting.

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Sarah Perkins

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Sarah Perkins

Director of Client Services

A natural-born redhead (and feisty in nature), Sarah is loud and proud to be our resident “client whisperer.” Post college, she bought a one-way ticket to the Big Apple to kick-start her career in traditional advertising before diving into all things experiential. And the rest is history. When Sarah’s not busy saving the day, you can assume she’s off traveling the world, knocking a country a year off her bucket list.

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Shane Acuff

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Shane Acuff

Warehouse Manager

With hundreds of activations a year, it can be hard to keep track of all our props and equipment. But Shane’s up for the task, assisting Carlton in managing our warehouse. Outside of work, you can hear Shane whistling just about anything. This East Tennessee country boy is what we’d like to call, “a man of few words.”

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Taheera Tim Kee

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Taheera Tim Kee

Account Manager

Taheera is our resident “Pundit” who brings her impeccable grammar, sense of humor, and ability to meet seemingly impossible deadlines to our agency. In her quiet moments, Taheera can be found agonizing over the plot progression on Game of Thrones or scrutinizing the improper use of “then” vs. “than” on social media.

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Taren Tennessee

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Taren Tennessee

Venues and Sponsorship Senior Manager

Meet Taren, our venues guru and negotiating ninja. But don’t let her title fool you. She’s also a whiz at marketing strategy and social media. And she does it all while maintaining her zen, with a little help from her sage and favorite crystals.

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Taylor Ayre

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Taylor Ayre

Account Manager

Taylor’s contagious smile, big ideas, unbelievable organization skills and collaborative nature truly helps keep her team on track. During her down time, Taylor can be found perusing chardonnays at a local winery or planning her next vacay.

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Tim Yowpa

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Tim Yowpa

Sr. Director of Client Services

Jersey-strong Tim is our friendly, neighborhood problem solver. He’s got a “fix” for everything. Though his background lies in PR & Sports, it didn’t take long for Tim to realize experiences were his passion. When Tim isn’t saving the world, he’s probably traveling the globe looking for a beer he hasn’t tried (2,000 and counting).

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Travis Laukhuf

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Travis Laukhuf

Senior Producer

Hailing from Ohio, Travis (aka “Flex,” aka “Flexenheim”) is our resident production chameleon. If he’s not in the office knocking things out, he’s probably out building things with his bare hands, inspecting our vehicle fleet or feeding his cat. If you have an issue with your Ford, call Travis.

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