OUR
TEAM

Meet the People Who Make the Magic Happen.

JP Smith

Principal
Chief Marketing Officer

Eric Groves

Principal
Chief Creative Officer

Ryan Parlee

Principal
Chief Operations & Technology Officer

Scott Helms

Principal
Chief Branding Officer

Nancy Monteith

Vice President
Marketing & Operations

Joel Barbosa

Vice President & Creative Director

Aaron Johnson

Director of Digital Marketing

Kristin Kerr

Director of Branding Account Services

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

Jesse Balmer

Videographer

Kate Frana

Wicked Wizard of the Web

Madeline Lickteig

Graphic Designer

Lynn Cutshall

Lead Developer

Jeremy Downes

Lead Developer

Justin Bell

Lead Developer

Megan Halsch

Senior Account Manager

Santiago Quintero

Senior Marketing Strategist/Account Executive

Michele Bechtold

Project/Account Manager

Leslie Prudhomme

Marketing Strategist/Account Executive

Paulina Sarao

Marketing Account Coordinator

Patti Bond

Office Manager

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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 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 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 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 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 Jeremy Downes

Favorite Things

Color

Team

Miami Heat

Animal

Dog

Superhero

Batman

Fun Facts

Favorite hobby?
Making games in my spare time. 

Random fun fact?
Buttermilk does not contain any butter.

If you could have any superpower?
The power to wish for more superpowers.

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 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 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 Leslie Prudhomme

Favorite Things

Color

Animal

Elephant

Superhero

Wonder Woman

Fun Facts

Favorite hobby?
Crafting. I can make anything out of everything just like MacGyver. 

Something funny about yourself?
Door frames are my mortal enemies. 

Most likely to be voted for?
Most likely to be a mad scientist.

About Paulina Sarao

Favorite Things

Color

Team

New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, and Boston Red Sox logos

Animal

Elephant

Superhero

Batman and Catwoman logos

Fun Facts

Something funny about yourself?
As a child, I got my finger stuck in a gumball machine and they had to call the fire department. 

Random fun fact?
I went to school with a bunch of witches (Salem State University). 

Favorite hobby?
Antiquing. 

About Patti Bond

Favorite Things

Color

Team

Chicago Bears

Animal

penguin

Superhero

Jesus Christ

Fun Facts

Something funny about yourself?
I love to travel and take pictures mimicking statues. 

If you could have any superpower?
Being able to see someone’s deepest need and be able to fulfill it. 

Most likely to be voted for?
Having more people laughing than crying at my funeral. 

About Ashleigh Koza

Favorite Things

Color

Team

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Animal

Capybara icon

Superhero

Spider-Man

Fun Facts

Favorite hobby?
I love doing word crosses. 

Random fun fact?
I danced for 8 years. 

Most likely to be voted for?
Most likely to know every Disney song. 

About Sommer Senne

Favorite Things

Color

Team

Minnesota Vikings

Animal

Dolphin

Superhero

Spider-Man

Fun Facts

Where are you from?
Bismarck, North Dakota (yes, people do live here, I promise).

Random fun fact?
I sang at Carnegie Hall in NYC twice in high school. 

Most likely to be voted for?
Most likely to win American Idol.

About Shantae Clarke

Favorite Things

Color

Team

Miami Heat

Animal

Tiger

Superhero

Storm and Ironheart logos

Fun Facts

Where are you from?
Portland, Jamaica.

If you could have any superpower?
Manifestation.

Most likely to be voted for?
Most likely to have a fairytale ending.
(I actually got voted for this in my high school yearbook.)

About Denise Cabrera

Favorite Things

Color

I like all the colors!

Team

Miami Heat

Animal

Hammerhead shark

Superhero

Harry Potter

Fun Facts

Favorite hobbies?
Gardening, cooking, and baking.

Any pets?
A Betta fish named Buddy.

If you could have any superpower?
Teleportation.

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 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.