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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

Director of Operations

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.

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 Photography

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 Vinyl’s marketing department.

Mitch Grandy

Video Specialist

Mitch grew up in Ashland and was drawn to all things video at a young age. He followed this passion to Athens after high school and earned a degree in integrated media from Ohio University.

During this time, he made featurettes, short films, and other pieces of audio-visual alchemy. Before joining the Vinyl team to breathe life into our clients’ visual stories, Mitch worked at a virtual reality laboratory, which, to be honest, is a fact that brings up more questions than answers.

You have our guarantee... His mustache will make yours want to hide in the darkest corner available.

Kaylin Henry

Graphic Designer

Kaylin escaped her small rust-belt hometown and traveled north to study at Ashland University.

After getting her degree in graphic design, she stayed in town, working for two international companies designing artwork for clients like Nickelodeon, Marvel, Disney, and Hasbro. We’re absolutely thrilled to have her design superpowers at our disposal.

When she’s not bending color, space, and time to her will, she collects hot sauces, listens to bands you’ve never heard of, and channels her inner David Lynch. She doesn’t say much, but when she does, it’s more than worth it to pay attention.

Holly Keyser

Lead Web Designer

Holly brings to Vinyl an assortment of skills and talents, the depth and breadth of which we haven’t yet fully measured.

With a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and a graduate degree from Ashland Theological Seminary, Holly is a gifted web designer with a background in both copywriting and SEO/marketing strategy.

She loves learning watercolor, reading, and spending time outdoors mountain biking, trail running, and backpacking. Along with their Australian cattle dog Bridger, Holly and her husband John currently live and work out of—no joke—a custom-built 2019 Ford Transit van parked somewhere among the moose outside Salt Lake City, Utah.

Courtney Klesta-Kinahan

Graphic Designer

Courtney was born and raised in Oberlin and has always had an interest in art. She spent the bulk of her youth doodling pictures for friends and being bad at sports.

Her love of illustration and desire for structure led her to Kent State University, where she graduated with a degree in visual communication design with a minor in marketing. After graduation, she worked for American Greetings and a small marketing agency in Cleveland. She’s also had her hand in work for clients like Disney, Nike, Marvel, DC, Patagonia, Fox Racing, and Carhartt.

She now splits time between Ohio and London, England, and we couldn’t be happier to have her on the team!

Jillian Henry

Account Strategist

Jillian grew up in Lexington, Ohio. After high school, she moved to Sydney, Australia to study Creative Arts at Hillsong International Leadership College, graduating in 2014.

Currently, she and her husband Jake own a print shop in Mansfield, Ohio called Henry Screen Printing. When she’s not managing projects and delighting clients at Vinyl, she loves going to concerts, skiing and camping with friends, collecting cassette tapes, and watching Law & Order: SVU with her two pitbulls Thor and Bonnie.

Megan Sherar

Account Strategist

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.

Currently, in her role as an Account Strategist at Vinyl, she brings new levels of possibility to our clients’ lives. 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!

Molly Priest

Digital Marketing Manager

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.

Maddie Rogowski

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.

When she’s not creating incredible websites for our clients, she enjoys shopping for antiques, playing a variety of musical instruments, and spending a perfectly good day next to a perfectly good lake.

Tyler Scott

Video specialist

Tyler Scott received both of his first names while growing up in Columbus, Ohio and teaching himself the intricacies of film production. After attending Bishop Watterson High School and Columbus State, Tyler worked as an Apple Technician at a Mac Store before joining Vinyl’s video team.

Outside of his current role at Vinyl bringing our clients’ stories to life on screens worldwide, he is a narrative filmmaker. A diehard Columbus Blue Jackets fan and avid rock climber, Tyler also loves video games, climbing rocks in various forms, and brainstorming concepts for his next short film with his kitten Tyson.

Nick Cosentino

video specialist

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.)

Sadie Vanderzyden

Account Strategist

Hailing from Avon, Ohio, Sadie graduated from Ashland University as a religion major. Before joining the Vinyl team as an Account Strategist, Sadie worked at Goldberry Roasting Company and served as Ashland University’s Assistant Director for the Office of Christian Ministry, where she organized short-term mission trips and headed up The Well ministry.

When she’s not partnering with our clients to help define their brand and create effective and elegant data-driven marketing strategies, Sadie is probably listening to classic rock and jam bands—her father was a legitimate hippie—or further perfecting her parallel parking craft.

After marrying a local, Sadie has fully solidified herself as a proud purple-and-gold-blooded Ashlander, through and through.

Liz Shannon

ACCOUNT STRATEGIST

Liz grew up in Somerville, Ohio, population 400, between an Angus beef farm and a deer hunting ranch. She received a BAS in Adolescent Ministry from Indiana Wesleyan University before earning her MBA at Ashland University. She’s worked in various fields across her career including retail, construction, banking, manufacturing, and higher education, including a position with Ashland University’s Career Center for Life Calling.

When she’s not creating and implementing targeted digital marketing strategies for our brand partners, she loves spending time with her husband and their adopted daughter Elena, volunteering through her church, and immersing herself in all things outdoors. In the winter months you’ll find her curled up with her three cats—Khan, Moriarty, and Nebula—reading books about witches, dragons, and/or witch-dragons.

Brandon Magers

Project Manager

Hailing from balmy Ashland, Ohio, Brandon Magers graduated from Malone University with a bachelors in communication and has worked in media, psychology, and sales.

After spending the prior half-decade living in Seattle with his wife Erin and their daughter, Brandon’s position as a Project Manager at Vinyl also coincides with a geographical return to his hometown. In his free time he enjoys hiking, climbing, kayaking, long boarding, and stomping fools into oblivion in Super Smash Bros. His primary superpower seems to pertain directly to fulfilling, even in the face of potentially fatal danger, the conditions necessary for continued oxygen intake: thus far in his history he’s survived meningitis, two staph infections, a pernicious bout of acute pancreatitis, and several particularly touch-and-go climbing and automobile accidents.

As a result, along with a set of skills tailor-made for ensuring projects move smoothly forward, Brandon brings a joyous approach to both life in general and our ongoing mission to help our clients live their best branding and marketing lives.

Nikki Lewis

Project 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 Project 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.

Ashley Young

Director of Finance and Analysis

Born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio, Ashley Young has spent all of her life in her hometown minus a three-year post-high school stint in Zephyrhills, FL that ended when she was chased back to the north by a confluence of unmitigated humidity, the ever-present threat of hurricanes, and plague-level armadas of giant bugs.

While earning her degree and raising her daughter Aeris (now 13), Ashley worked her way up through the ranks of both for- and non-profit organizations, most recently serving in a directorial role with the Renaissance Performing Arts Association. She brings to her Director of Finance & Analysis position at Vinyl a keen eye for detail and a superpower for proactive problem-solving.

Outside of work, she loves watching crime documentaries, spending time with friends and family, playing board games and Mario Kart with her daughter, and hanging out with their pony-sized mastiff named Sampson.

Jamie White

Project Manager

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 a project manager, 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.

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