We Love Coming
Into the Office

We're a team of optimists who work together like a well-oiled machine.
Hang out with us for a while and you'll see why we can't imagine doing anything else.

It’s real talk time.

Most of our team walks around with small, semi-permanent contusions on our left biceps from pinching ourselves so often to make sure we aren’t actually dreaming... we truly have the best jobs in the world.

Why?

Because we get to work with incredible people and brands, every day, and help them tell their stories in ways that resonate like some sort of giant cosmic tuning fork with their audiences. It’s never easy, but it’s incredibly fulfilling, and we’re blessed to be able to do it. Humans were designed to work, and it almost seems unfair that we get to enjoy what we do every day as much as we do.

And it all starts with our core values.

We value some essential things.

Great People We value every person on our team and place a huge amount of autonomy, responsibility, respect, and trust in them to deliver amazing results for our clients. And we love working with great brands who are doing great things for their customers, making a real difference in the world, and who view us as a trusted partner.

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Great People

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Great Processes We believe the best results and most fantastic creativity flow from tried and true processes. That’s why we are process-driven to the core. And only the best, most effective, most productive processes survive.

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Great Processes

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Great Craftsmanship

Great Craftsmanship

Actually, scratch that: Great Craftspersonship. We take a breath before we deliver anything and ask “Is this the best we can do? Are we proud of this?” If the answer isn’t a resounding affirmation, we go back to the drawing board. We don’t ship work we aren’t proud of, even if it means having an uncomfortable conversation.

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Great Experiences We are passionate about creating great experiences at every level of engagement. Both inside and outside the company. Internally, we value, recognize, and support each other, every day. For our clients—and their clients too!– this means we do great work, communicate well, take responsibility for our mistakes, use good judgement, and do what we say we’re going to do. This also means that we don’t put up with jerks—both in terms of employees as well as clients. Positivity wins, and we like to win.

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Great Results You can build the prettiest boat in history, but if it doesn’t float, it’s nothing more than a waste of perfectly good tree. Everything we do is in an effort to produce clear, measurable results for our clients. They profit and we profit. Which means we can continue to produce beautiful, brilliant things that have strategy spun through every strand of DNA.

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Scott Williams

CEO

As the CEO and Founder of Vinyl Marketing, Scott believes that story is a powerful tool to help brands better understand themselves and their customers.

From this foundational narrative approach, his vision for the company continues to be developing and executing sophisticated marketing strategies for businesses, organizations, and higher education institutions looking to refine their brand, clarify their messaging, and get better results.

He has an awesome wife, three incredible kids, and can levitate. (Two of the three prior things are true. Choose your own adventure for once in your life.)

Colleen Cook

President

Colleen brings years of marketing experience and deep local connections to her role at Vinyl. A true rockstar at keeping the rest of the team on track, her incredible talents are on display every day—from directing operations to client relations, she brings an incredible work ethic and level of intelligence to every challenge that arises.

As a client, you can rest assured that she cares as much about your brand’s marketing and strategic success as you do. She’s been a guest speaker at the National Arts Marketing Project and Arts Midwest conferences.

When she’s not at work, she loves spending time with her husband and three daughters and writes a weekly lifestyle and advice column for a local online newspaper. Send her bourbon through the appropriate channels. Especially if it has a pink-ish label. She loves that.

Megan Sherar

Director of Operations

Born in Mansfield, Ohio, Megan’s educational and professional background included an undergrad degree in education with an emphasis in social studies (Ashland University), an MAEd (Baldwin Wallace University) focused on leadership in higher education, and a role as a K-12 Educational Learning Consultant before returning to the world of higher ed where she served, most recently, as the Director of Academic Support for her (prima) alma mater.

In her role as Director of Operations, Megan ensures that Vinyl continues to be one of the best places–on this or any planet–to ply our trade. Outside of work, she and her husband are raising two beautiful daughters and, when she’s not baking delicious treats, living out her personal “foodie” dreams, and obsessing about shoes, Megan is pairing any and all daily narrative moments with tunes of her own devising and turning them, alchemy-like, into impromptu solos.

Strike up the band!

Jon Hunn

Creative Director

Jon is living his best life. He works with a team of creative rockstars by day and plays Call of Duty by night. As Creative Director, Jon is responsible for setting the creative direction for projects and ensuring that everything on the production side of things meets the high-quality standards for which Vinyl has come to be known.

Along with his directorial role, he also creates stunning designs, films and edits crazy-great videos, and makes sure we hit the target for our clients each and every time. Versatile and adaptive, whatever role he has in your brand’s project, you can bet your bottom dollar that it’s being handled like a true bawse. He’s married to a brilliant teacher, has two awesome boys, and a golden retriever, Teddy.

Christian Motter

Director of Web Design

Christian brings an absurdist sense of humor, an enthusiasm for life, and true web design chops to his role at Vinyl. After years spent in e-commerce, he’s glad to be back on the digital 1’s and 0’s, building big, beautiful websites that earn as many conversions as they do rounds of applause.

He’s the type of dude who will say nice things to your face and then, when you turn your back, say even nicer, more heartfelt things to other people about you.

He and his wife have successfully, via both the birds and the bees, produced the cutest little girl in the world. They’re also foster parents. Which makes most of the rest of us look pretty weaksauce.

Jared Crooks

Director of Story

Jared has—and he challenges you to provide compelling evidence to the contrary—the best job in the world.

Most English/Creative Writing/Philosophy majors end up living like trolls under bridges, looking warily at approaching goats (billy or otherwise) and waiting for people to walk past and answer their riddles in triplicate. Instead, at Vinyl, Jared gets to inhabit the role he was born to fill: telling stories.

As a national-award winning writer who’s ghostwritten for business leaders you’ve surely heard of, he spends his day writing words, translating your brand’s ethos into a compelling, clear message that dazzles and delights your target audience… and leaves them wanting more of what you have to offer.

Greg Brainard

Director of Photo & Video

Born and raised in the spooky pine barrens of New Jersey until the age of seven, Greg currently resides in Spencer, Ohio and ascribes to all things minimalist.

After beginning to teach himself photography and filmmaking from a young age, he worked as a freelancer creating product spotlights for a Fortune 50 company. His love for all things video makes him an asset here at Vinyl as we bring our brand partner’s stories to screens of all sizes.

He’ll make your brand look like whatever happens to be—within the not-quite-broad-enough umbrella of the English language—a slightly more concise synonym of “turbo rad.” He’s also maybe the nicest dude we know.

Amy Miley

Director of Accounts

Amy grew up in a super small town in western Ohio with her parents and five siblings.

After getting a degree in “talking to and about cows” from The Ohio State University, she worked in various marketing and communications roles in the agriculture industry. She values people and loves spending time with friends and family, going out to restaurants, hosting game nights, and eating cheese curds.

Amy now lives on a dairy farm (obviously) with her husband and daughter, Samantha, and is killing it with fire as the Director of Accounts.

Molly Priest

Director of Marketing

Molly hails from Wadsworth, Ohio, growing up as the third of four siblings. At Ohio Dominican University she majored in English and public relations and ran cross country and track.

While earning her MBA in project management from Ashland University, she worked at the school as an academic advisor for graduate, online, and adult students. And now… we got her!

When she’s not partnering with our clients to make their brands shine like beacons in the night, she loves running long distances, being outdoorsy, exploring big cities, and spending time with friends and family, including three dogs, one cat, and her nephew Callan. We’re stoked to have her on the team and, frankly, if you’re lucky enough to have her helming your project, so are you.

Nick Cosentino

Post Production Lead

Nicholas Cosentino grew up in Wooster, Ohio and attended the University of Akron. He brings over ten years of video production experience to Vinyl after working at LeafFilter and Techtronic Industries (Hoover, Dirt Devil, Oreck, and Royal Appliance).

He is married with two children and one on the way. In his spare time he loves to cook and play guitar. (Note: In writing his bio, the copy team at Vinyl was instructed to include neither a meditation on or expository interlude about Nick's incredible good looks and manliness. But, alas, his incomparable masculine aesthetic has, undaunted, overwhelmed any editorial edicts and forced its way in as an end note.)

Maddie Rogowski

Lead Web Designer

After growing up in Streetsboro, Ohio, Maddie graduated from Ashland University with a degree in marketing and graphic design. She got her start in web development as a Product Marketing Analyst for a fastener manufacturer. During the years she’s been at Vinyl, she’s continuously brought a discerning eye and unique perspective to bringing our partner brands’ digital presence to vividly digital life.

When she’s not creating incredible websites for our clients, she enjoys shopping for antiques, playing a variety of musical instruments, fighting injustice wherever it rears its ugly head, hanging out with her royally-cute cat Queenie, and spending a perfectly good day next to a perfectly good lake.

Also, she can sing. Ask her about that particular skill the next time you have the distinct pleasure of connecting with her.

Nikki Lewis

Senior Account Manager

After a military-brat childhood roaming between locales as disparate as England and the American Southwest, when it came time to settle down, Nikki Lewis Goldilocks'd it to Ohio (California is too "beachy", Arizona too on fire) to earn her bachelor's in Business Administration at Mount Vernon Nazarene.

She remained to live near her parents, sister, and (recently) her nephew Myles and comes to Vinyl after five years as the Foundation Manager at the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development where she helmed the Community Leadership Program (LU) and the Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEA!). Her stated goal in life is to leave no stranger unmet and she brings to her Senior Account Manager role a deep love of relationship building.

In her off-hours, Nikki is a dog-mom to a rescue deaf Jack Russel terrier named Bertie, goes for a run with a friend not for the exercise but instead for the fellowship, and drink so deeply and so consistently from the true-crime media well that she's made available to friends and colleagues a regularly-updated "if-I-go-missing" file stored in a shared G-drive.

If you don't know her yet, just wait. She'll make sure you connect in one way or another.

Jamie White

Business Development & Event Coordinator

Jamie White's early years were marked by struggle as she wrestled with whether to pursue a career as an astronaut or work at McDonald's-both options being equal in her eyes. Despite neither prospect working out (so far), her infatuation with paradoxical careers lives on.

With degrees in English and Theology, Jamie has lived many lives working in quite literally everything from pastoring and church planting to bartending, higher education and graphic design. Jamie is a natural in her role as Business Development and Event Coordinator, where she keeps a cool head and friendly demeanor while handling the weird, the unexpected and the surprising.

Jamie and her husband, Dustin, a pastor-turned fly fishing guide, live part-time in Wyoming, where Jamie loves bingeing on books and the great outdoors. They are the proud caretakers of a free-range house rabbit who boasts the apt moniker Bradley Pooper.

Josh Agee

Strategist

The role of Strategist at Vinyl Marketing is not for the faint of heart. Each day the job requires a brave soul to dig deep—past the crust, through the mantle, down beneath the geologic layers to plumb the molten core—of who our brand partners are, what they do, why they do it, and who they do it for. But that’s only half the job, because upon reemerging into the sunlight, the real prize must be in hand: a comprehensive way forward that brings every element together into an elegant, effective strategy for clearly defining the brand and inviting a sizable chunk of the known sentient universe to experience what they are all about. And, among all his myriad talents, Josh Agee excels at doing exactly that.

When he’s not hauling strategic gems into the light to create dead-simple star-maps for client success, Josh is applying his “moderate” guitar chops to playing music, stoking an unremitting nerd-level interest in history and mythology, making our team a delicious breakfast most Friday mornings, and, in tandem with his lovely wife Emma, raising their three young sons—and fellow assonance aficionados—Erza, Arlo, and Everett.

Kamrin Knowlton Goings

Project Manager

Kamrin Knowlton Goings grew up in Ashland, Ohio with his parents and four siblings. He played college football for the University of Findlay while earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing.

When he’s not helping our clients reach their full marketing potential as a member of our Project Management crew, he spends his time hanging out with friends and family, being super tall, stunting on fools across a wide swathe of athletic contexts, and waxing poetic about the narrative implications of his beloved Dragon Ball Z.

Bryan Warman

Video Producer

Video production has changed a lot over the last quarter century. And Bryan Warman has been right there working in the trenches for every iteration of its evolution.

Bringing the full force of his extensive experience with high-profile brands like Owens Corning, Target Stores, Rolls-Royce Energy, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and Mettler Toledo (to mention just a few), Bryan’s role as Video Producer at Vinyl adds even more momentum behind our ongoing mission to bring the essence of each client’s brand to vivid cinematic life.

Outside the office, Bryan loves spending time with his wife Megan and their eight-year-old son Keaton, trekking through a wide range of outdoorsy-type activities, enhancing his programming chops, automating everything he can in his home, and—don’t you know it—collecting belly-button lint.

Tim Joyce

Director of Technology & Development

Tim Joyce is more than just a boy’s name preceding that of your favorite aunt’s. Entrepreneur, developer, professional problem solver, amateur pizza maker—these are just the start of a long list of descriptors that only begin to detail a lengthy and successful career that now includes his role as Director of Technology & Development at Vinyl.

From websites to IOS apps, and everything in between, Tim’s development expertise grows directly out of a passion for finding solutions to clients’ most intractable challenges. He thrives under pressure and truly relishes the prospect of building businesses from the ground up.

In his spare hours, he loves spending time with his amazing wife and his—and I quote—“many” kids; playing golf, softball, and board games with friends; and dreaming about what’s next in his ongoing mission to wrestle order from every metric ton of chaos the future can bring his way.

Halee Michel

Graphic Designer

Halee Michel was born and raised in metro Detroit, Michigan, a geographical detail of her personal history that resonates throughout her work as a skilled designer.

With a degree in design from Michigan State University and a long list of satisfied clients on the role, she specializes in building unique, cohesive visual branding—think vintage muscle car chic with an emotional core—that speaks volumes without saying a word.

Along with her affinity for design and film photography, in her spare time she loves spooky movies, a killer cup of pour-over coffee, spending time with Boca, her very good dog, and caring for her overabundance of house plants.

Kane Small

Senior Software Engineer

Hailing from Reading, England—a Dayton-sized municipality located 30 minutes west of London and known historically for its biscuit manufacturing, beer brewing, and flower bulb cultivation—Kane Small has been building websites since his early teens and loves all things UX/UI.

With an undergrad degree in computer science from Reading University, his extensive industry experience and technological chops give Vinyl one more arrow in our software architecture quiver.

When he’s not rocking the 1’s and 0’s, Kane enjoys making special globe-trotting trips to cities known for their pizza, visiting theme parks, collecting boardgames, and stoking his affinity for all things Marvel & DC. Kane also loves something called “bouldering,” which we’re told is like indoor rock climbing but way more British.

Rachel Evans

Digital Marketing Manager

Rachel Evans brings enthusiasm, a deep-seated need to help others, and extensive non-profit experience to her role as Vinyl’s Digital Marketing Manager.

Having graduated with a communications degree from Michigan State University and marrying her husband Eric, a University of Michigan graduate, the pair own two incredibly good doggos named Milo and Merritt, both of whom are alumni of The Ohio State University. (Almost everything in that sentence is true. You figure out what’s not.)

In her free time she loves running, planning trips to new and exciting places, and hanging out with those she’s thankful to do life with. Also, while she has never turned down anything sweet, ice cream might be her spirit animal.

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