OUR
TEAM

Meet the People Who Make the Magic Happen.

JP Smith

Principal
Marketing Director

Eric Groves

Principal
Creative Director

Ryan Parlee

Principal
Digital Strategist

Scott Helms

Principal
Creative Director

Nancy Monteith

Agency Director & Vice President

Joel Barbosa

Creative Director & Vice President

Aaron Johnson

Director of Digital Marketing

Kristin Kerr

Account Services Director

Brian Fiser

Director of Photography

Saulo Zayas

Director of Multimedia & Video Production

Alex Schroeder

Creative Director

John Anderson

Creative Director

Jerry Stoner

Director of Brand Voice Development

Henry Perez

Art Director

Aaron Greenfield

Digital Marketing Manager

Sean Cox

SEO & Analytics Manager

Meagan Bonesteel

Email Marketing & Social Media Specialist

Ashley Edwards

Office Manager

Lis Thompson

Senior Graphic Designer

Kate Frana

Wicked Wizard of the Web

Brandy Stewart

Graphic Designer

Madeline Lickteig

Graphic Designer

Kait Zayas

Video Editor & Production Coordinator

Jesse Balmer

Videographer

Lynn Cutshall

Lead Developer

Justin Bell

Lead Developer

Megan Halsch

Senior Account Manager

Michele Bechtold

Project Manager & Account Executive

Denis Shchipov

Senior Account Executive

Santiago Quintero

Senior Account Executive

Nicola Foronda

Account Executive

Jessica Stout

Account Executive

Alex Boisjolie

Digital Content Strategist

Maria Cepero

Account Coordinator

Interested in Joining Our Team?

Ready to Work with Some Winners?

About JP Smith

JP Smith has more than 25 years of experience in marketing and advertising and is the President and founder of Celsius Marketing | Interactive. JP possesses a complete understanding of lead generation and solid marketing principles that have helped organizations of all sizes succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

About Eric Groves

Lately Eric has been morphing into a cowboy. Not sure why. Probably a mid-life crisis — he’s at that age when guys like to change things up. One day he comes to the office looking all designerly and the next day it looks like he’s fixin’ to do chores on the back forty. Lots of funky western shirts with pearl buttons, occasional cowboy boots— haven’t seen a cowboy hat yet (thank goodness!), but we wouldn’t be shocked if he walked in one day sporting one. If he does, we’ll know the transformation is complete.

About Ryan Parlee

Ryan has a brilliant mind…..most of the time. Yes, he’s as sharp as a tack when it comes to web architecture and he’s fluent in dozens of languages that only a computer chip could appreciate, but when it comes to every day, around-the-house smarts, well……not so much. You see, he once was teaching his young kids the intricacies of building smoke bombs and by the time he was done with his mini science experiment, half the kitchen was gone and six firetrucks came to visit the Parlee household. They did end up with a completely remodeled kitchen when all was said and done, and he claims it was all part of the plan.

About Scott Helms

You probably recognize Scott from his performance in the movie “Whiteboyz.” No?! You’re kidding! Okay, it had a total box office draw of $33… but man, Scott really let his acting chops loose in this flick. The way he molded perfectly into the two-second background scene along with 35 other extras was impressive stuff! If they ever give an Oscar for best performance for a non-speaking, barely visible, leaning-against-a-wall, most-likely-never-to-be-noticed person in a terribly awful movie, the vote would have to go to Scott.

About Nancy Monteith

Nancy’s role is focused primarily as the overseeing Agency Director of all client matters inside of Celsius Marketing | Interactive. Her principal priorities are to ensure clear and concise communication between firm and client, achieving milestones for project timelines and completion and overall coordination of all action items necessary to produce an impressive end-result.

About Joel Barbosa

As the Creative Director, Joel is heavily involved in the execution, management, and quality of the creative projects that we do for our clients. This also extends to client interaction and explaining the thought process behind our work. He oversees and works on the project, from the planning stages, all the way through to the design and programming, while ensuring the project ties in with the creative objectives and brand identity. Joel brings over 20 years of agency experience working with a variety of clients in both digital and traditional creative areas.

About Aaron Johnson

As the Director of Digital Marketing, Aaron brings 18+ years of experience in Digital Marketing on many of the most effective paid advertising platforms. He oversees the digital marketing efforts on Google, Facebook, Instagram, Bing, Snapchat, TikTok, LinkedIn, and Pinterest to name a few. With his experience on multiple paid platforms, he and his team can effectively achieve optimal results for current and prospective clients.

About Kristin Kerr

Favorite Things

Color

Animal

Giraffe

Superhero

Batman

Fun Facts

Favorite hobby?
Visiting Starbucks.

Any pets?
A beagle named Clark.

Most likely to be voted for?
Most likely to bug someone about their tardy timesheet.

About Brian Fiser

Brian, aka Mr. Flip-The-Switch, graces us everyday with the biggest of smiles and most friendliest of demeanors. There’s just something about his aura when he walks in that makes you want to give him a big hug. For fear of litigation, I’ll stop there… do NOT hug this man. The only hug you’ll get from this collegiate wrestler is the air-stopping grizzly bear variety. But, if you do say “Uncle” quick enough, be sure to ask him about his multiple Emmy awards and his biggest passion outside of family, the wrestling team he coaches. You should also ask to see a picture of him in his wrestling singlet. Talk about a pin-up!

About Saulo Zayas

Saulo has directed and produced many campaigns and media content since 2010 for brands and businesses. He has won Celsius Marketing | Interactive multiple Telly and Addy awards for multimedia content as Director, Producer, and Editor. His latest contributions, the RMCAD Creative Vision and Explore Creatively multimedia campaigns, have won the 2021 Addy Best in Show: Best of Digital in the Southwest Florida region.

About Alex Schroeder

Favorite Things

Color

Team

Iowa State Cyclones and Minnesota Vikings

Animal

Dog

Superhero

Fun Facts

Favorite hobby?
Playing guitar and spending time on my sailboat.

Random fun fact?
I brew my own beer…but I don’t drink very often. So my fridge is always stocked if you want to stop by.

If you could have any superpower?
The ability to eat spicy food without getting indigestion.

About John Anderson

Despite having a name that Tom Cruise might use to check into a hotel–John Anderson as a person contradicts his generic moniker. John is an accomplished musician who writes and composes ditties that sound like they’re right out of the 80’s…on purpose. He also has serious acting chops and was awarded the Iowa High School All-State Actor of the Year in 2004! With those sort of accolades, John is almost famous! Come to think of it, maybe John Anderson isn’t his real name after all.

About Jerry Stoner

Weed be remiss if we didn’t mention Jerry Stoner’s stellar resume over his illustrious 20-plus year career. He’s written national ad campaigns for some heavy hitters such as McDonald’s, Chevrolet, Napa Auto Parts and Domino’s Pizza. On top of that, he acts, sings and plays guitar! What can’t he do? He truly smokes everyone when it comes to cranking out creative ideas that create buzz. But to be blunt, what Stoner wouldn’t appreciate that?

About Henry Perez

Henry Perez has been working in the graphic and web design industry for over 11 years. At Celsius Marketing | Interactive, he is known for his decisive leadership on web design projects, and his keen insight guides the work of the designers on his team. When not at Celsius Marketing | Interactive, he loves to cook, because he loves to eat. He also secretly wishes he was in a jazz band, but has yet to learn how to play an instrument.

About Sean Cox

Favorite Things

Color

Animals

Superhero

Thor

Fun Facts

Random fun fact?
I’ve peeled more bananas than most people will eat in their lifetime.
(My parents owned a smoothie company when I was younger.)

Something funny about yourself?
I am good at fishing and know how to fillet freshly caught fish. But I don’t like seafood.

Favorite hobbies?
Hiking and playing the piano.

About Meagan Bonesteel

Favorite Things

Colors

Team

Whoever is winning.

Animals

Cats and Dogs

Fun Facts

Something funny about yourself?
My dad still fixes my flat tires. Thanks dad! Haven’t changed one yet, lol.

Random fun fact?
My clothes take up 2 closets (not proud of this though).

Most likely to be voted for?
Most likely to come to a function overdressed.

About Ashley Edwards

Favorite Things

Colors

Team

Savannah Bananas

Animal

turtle

Fun Facts

Something funny about yourself?
I LOVE baking, but more often than not I end up throwing my baked goods away because I forget about them and they go bad by the time I remember.

Random fun fact?
Sadly, allergic to avocado.

Most likely to be voted for?
Most likely to find the best bargain.

About Lis Thompson

Favorite Things

Color

You can’t ask a designer that!

Team

Chicago Bears

Fun Facts

Random fun fact?
I was an operating nurse in what seems like another life.

If you could have any superpower?
Tough one. Perhaps adoptive muscle memory or aquatic breathing.

Most likely to be voted for?
Most likely to get you to share things about yourself you had never shared with others.

About Kate Frana

Favorite Things

Color

Team

Minnesota Vikings

Animal

Superhero

Beast Boy

Fun Facts

Three adjectives to describe your personality?
Clever, thoughtful, and passionate.

Random fun fact?
One time my dad picked me up from school in an airplane.

Most likely to be voted for?
Most likely to become a starving artist. Thanks Cassville High School, class of 2009.

About Brandy Stewart

Favorite Things

Color

Team

Philadelphia Flyers

Animal

Platypus

Superhero

Batman

Fun Facts

Something funny about yourself?
I’m cross-dominant. I do certain things left-handed and certain things right-handed.

Random fun fact?
I was on an episode of Slime Time Live when I was 10.

If you could have any superpower?
The ability to conjure cheese fries out of thin air.

About Madeline Lickteig

Favorite Things

Color

Team

Iowa State Cyclones

Animal

red panda

Superhero

Spider-Man

Fun Facts

Something funny about yourself?
My name is technically spelled wrong on my birth certificate.

Random fun fact?
“Dinner Party” (season 4, episode 9) is my favorite episode of The Office, followed closely by “Stress Relief.”

Most likely to be voted for?
Most likely to have a staycation where I binge watch movies all day, every day.

About Kait Zayas

Favorite Things

Color

Team

Tampa Bay Lightning

Animals

Superhero

Kim Possible

Fun Facts

Favorite hobby?
Crafting. I can craft anything. I’m a huge DIY’er; you name it I can craft it. Crafting is my therapy.

Something funny about yourself?
I can’t resist show tunes and I really can’t resist anything Disney.

If you could have any superpower?
Healing.

About Jesse Balmer

Favorite Things

Color

Team

Whoever is winning.

Animal

Highland Cow

Superhero

Batman

Fun Facts

Three adjectives to describe your personality?
Creative, personal, and laid-back.

Favorite hobbies?
Playing piano and disc golf.

Random fun fact?
I started dating my (now) wife in 9th grade.

About Lynn Cutshall

Favorite Things

Color

Team

Iowa State Cyclones

Animal

polar bear

Superhero

Adam West's Batman

Fun Facts

Favorite hobby?
Playing the trombone.

Random fun fact?
I actually met Dr. Atanasoff in college.

If you could have any superpower?
Invisibility.

About Justin Bell

Favorite Things

Color

Great for testing CSS!

Superhero

LEGO Batman

Animal

spider

Fun Facts

Where are you from?
Nowhere in particular (Air Force brat)

Random fun fact?
Vitamin B12 is important for myelin synthesis.

What is your favorite hobby?
Starting new projects.

About Megan Halsch

Favorite Things

Color

Team

Green Bay Packers

Animal

Dolphin

Superhero

Wonder Woman

Fun Facts

Something funny about yourself?
On a girlfriend’s trip to Vegas, we debated missing our flight on purpose so we could stay another day. We decided we shouldn’t, so we went to the airport to watch Sunday football and ended up missing our flight anyways because we went to the wrong terminal.

Most likely to be voted for?
Most likely to fall through a street grate (in high school, I was nominated as the class clown).

Random fun fact?
A nurse helped my parents pick out my name.

About Michele Bechtold

Favorite Things

Color

Team

Minnesota Vikings

Animal

Dog

Superhero

Fun Facts

Favorite hobby?
Boating and being on the water.

Random fun fact?
I am a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Northern Minnesota.

Most likely to be voted for?
Most likely to need a snack during a conference call.

About Denis Shchipov

Favorite Things

Colors

Teams

Miami Hurricanes and Miami Dolphins

Animal

Dog

Fun Facts

Where are you from?
Togliatti, Russia.

Random fun fact?
Male ducks and female ducks have different quacks.

Favorite superhero?
Superheroes are lame. My momma is a better example than a superhero.

About Santiago Quintero

Favorite Things

Color

Team

Miami Heat

Animal

Dog

Superhero

Iron Man

Fun Facts

Favorite hobby?
Working out or working on my car.

Something funny about yourself?
Sometimes my accent takes over and my pronunciation goes out the window.

If you could have any superpower?
Infinite money powers.

About Nicola Foronda

Favorite Things

Colors

Teams

Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, and Tom Brady

Animal

Tiger

Superhero

X-Men's Storm

Fun Facts

Any pets?
No, but fingers crossed for my future pet to be a French Bulldog or a Maltipoo.

Random fun fact?
I took training workshops from a NY Rockette and a member from the Joffrey Ballet company in New York.

Most likely to be voted for?
Most likely to earn a 5th degree black belt in martial arts.

About Jessica Stout

Favorite Things

Color

Animal

Tiger

Superhero

Wonder Woman

Fun Facts

Favorite hobby?
Boating.

Random fun fact?
I love frozen margaritas.

Most likely to be voted for?
Most likely to never win the lottery.

About Alex Boisjolie

Favorite Things

Color

Team

Indianapolis Colts

Animal

Orca

Superhero

Homelander

Fun Facts

Favorite hobby?
Smoking meats, watching YouTube videos about smoking meats, and talking to my friends about smoking meats.

Three adjectives to describe your personality?
Hilarious, brilliant, and humble.

Random fun fact?
I was internationally ranked in Tetris when I was 15 years old.

About Maria Cepero

Favorite Things

Color

Teams

Miami Heat and New York Yankees

Animal

Dolphin

Superhero

Captain America

Fun Facts

Favorite hobbies?
Fishing, hiking, binge-watching Netflix, and playing softball.

If you could have any superpower?
To teleport so I can travel for free.

Most likely to be voted for?
Saying yes to everything until she’s overwhelmed.