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Our Team

Our team of talented storytellers make brands come to life through a variety of mediums. With a decade under our belts, our team has extensive relationships with media outlets across the nation. Whether a hyperlocal, timely campaign to drive traffic or an amplified, targeted, national awareness campaign, we can run it soup to nuts.

All of this fits seamlessly into a grander strategy of integrated communication—the strongest way of building a brand—from social media and influencer marketing to earned third-party endorsements and purchased media. Ultimately, we believe in relationships and results. In other words, we have fun doing work that matters with you, and we’re really good at it.

Meet Our Team

Abigail Curtis-Simpson

Email Marketing Specialist
Nashville, TN

Abigail Curtis-Simpson serves as See.Spark.Go’s Email Marketing Specialist with a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling. After joining the SSG team in 2021, she worked in organic content before specializing in email marketing in the spring of 2023. She combines her English Language & Literature background with her penchant for design to create beautiful, holistic email campaigns for her clients. Outside of work, you can find Gail and her husband rock climbing, making pottery, or fostering dogs through a local rescue.

Walk-Up Song: Another Day of Sun by the La La Land Cast

What is something you totally nerd-out over? Handmade pottery and specialty coffee

I’m an expert at/in: copyediting, and Harry Potter trivia!

Why SSG? Because prioritizing “Relationships and Results” means that we get to do incredible work for amazing clients alongside the best coworkers!

Amy Borders

Accounting Manager
Athens, GA

Amy rejoined the workforce as a part of the See.Spark.Go team in 2016 after an extended time away from work to be at home with her two young children. As a graduate of the University of Georgia’s J.M. Tull School of Accounting with her MAcc and a licensed CPA, she brings a great deal of financial knowhow to the team. She loves helping SSG stay on track in reaching its goals and adds structure to the business and organization as a whole. In her downtime you can find her reading, puzzling or working on her new sport of choice, golf.

Enneagram Number: 1 – The Perfectionist/The Reformer

Favorite word in the english language: Wonder

If I won the lottery tomorrow: I’d purchase and renovate the Seahorse Inn on Flagler Ave in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

Best advice I’ve ever received: “This too shall pass” from my mom. It’s always true.

On any given weekend, you’ll find me: Having an extended coffee and chat time with my hubby, Brian.

Why SSG? I asked. God answered.

Andy Thoms

Co-Founder + CEO
Athens, GA

A gifted networker and entrepreneur, Andy brings strategic leadership and business development to the team at See.Spark.Go. His entrepreneurial spirit has led him to establish several of his own businesses and assist in several startup nonprofits, laying the groundwork for organizational growth. Andy’s passion in life is seeing others reach their God-given potential. Andy started See.Spark.Go with his wife Brittany in July 2007. You can regularly find him in Athens coaching sports with their two sons, Carson and Callan.

I totally nerd-out over: UGA Football!

Walk-Up Song: Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi

Best advice I’ve ever received: Fear is normal, success is an option, courage is developed, trust is earned.

Favorite word(s) in the English language: Fired up!

On any given weekend, you’ll find me: Hanging out with my awesome family at the lake or any ballpark–we’ve seen a lot!

Why SSG? It’s a calling!

Ansley Hayman

Junior Account Lead, Digital Specialist
Athens, GA

Ansley is a digital specialist who has over 5 years of paid digital experience in both in-house and agency roles. With experience working on B2B, B2C, eCommerce and nonprofit clients, Ansley loves telling stories that help influence positive change in both her community and the world. With a focus on the nonprofit industry, she loves to work closely with her clients and bring their visions to life. When she’s not creating campaigns, Ansley can be found walking her dog Thor and reading one of the many books off her shelf.

I totally nerd-out over: Anything Marvel (hence my dog’s name), The Office, Brooklyn 99

Diet Coke or LaCroix: Diet Coke – is this even a question?

Walk-Up Song: “All Star” by Smash Mouth

What I’m Binge Watching: House, MD (for the 5th time)

Why SSG: Every story is important and deserves to be heard, I want to be a part of that.

Avery Carson

Account Lead, Content
Athens, GA

Avery came to See.Spark.Go in 2019 with a background in strategic communications and campaigns. As an Athens native with a passion for taking a people-centered approach to communications and design, Avery thrives within our owned media service offering. When she’s not writing innovative social strategies for clients, you can find her sipping local coffee and re-reading her favorite books.

Enneagram Number: The Caring, Interpersonal Type 2

When I was a kid, I swore I’d grow up to be:  An author. I guess the love for telling incredible stories has always been in my DNA.

I’m an expert at: Creating beautiful Instagram stories + taking over the AUX cord.

Best advice I’ve ever received: Don’t adapt to the energy in the room, influence the energy in the room.

What I’m binge-watching: I’ll be re-watching New Girl for the rest of my life + giggling the entire time.

Why SSG? A group full of people who value creativity, relationships + celebrating BIG?! I’m in!

Blake Schenerlein

Senior Account Lead, Social
Athens, GA

Blake is a multifaceted communications professional who blends instinctive storytelling with a human perspective. A strategist at heart, her experience spans industries from tech to trend-spotting, fueled by finding solutions and connecting dots along the way. After earning her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University, Blake kick started her career in New York City working with the biggest social media company in the world – crafting dynamic campaigns and building relationships with media, brands and creators. After 5 o’clock, you can find her testing out a new recipe, playing with her cat, Althea, or planning a weekend adventure with her husband, Jackson.

What is something you totally nerd-out over? Thrifted finds and pop culture moments.

Best advice I’ve ever received: Trust that the answer will find you.

What I’m binge-watching: Gilmore Girls, always.

Walk-Up Song: Space Age Love Song by A Flock of Seagulls

When I was a kid, I swore I’d grow up to be:  a Broadway star!

Why SSG?  The focus on people, relationships and results. Finding SSG was fate!

Brittany Thoms

Co-Founder + President
Athens, GA

See.Spark.Go co-founder, president and publicity maven, Brittany began her career in fast-paced agencies promoting national accounts through entertainment and sports-related events. With a desire to return to the city that captured their hearts— Athens, Georgia—Brittany and her husband Andy founded See.Spark.Go in 2007. Her strategic thinking and creative enthusiasm influence all of See.Spark.Go’s clients. She enjoys advising nonprofits, leading client strategy meetings, internal “spark” sessions and watching her two boys, Carson and Callan, play all.the.sports.
I totally nerd-out over: All things PR, business, interior design, fitness & parenting!

Walk-Up Song: GLAMOROUS by Fergie

I’m an expert at: Ideating! (Is that even a thing?)

Enneagram Number: 7 – The Enthusiast

On any given weekend, you’ll find me: Hanging with friends and family, at a baseball field or an antique market

Why SSG? Because we tell the best stories alongside the best people!

Cara Lacey

Content Strategist
Athens, GA

A true believer that the best ideas come from collaborative energy, diverse experience and a whole that is wiser than the sum of its parts, Cara was ready to jump back onto a winning team when she joined See Spark Go in 2018. With a professional career working for large brands, boutique agencies and awareness seeking non-profits, Cara’s experience brings an understanding and enthusiasm for building followers and loyalty among a brand’s on and off-line communities. When not building relationships and creating engagement strategies for SSG clients, Cara can be found playing tennis, cooking, or exploring new destinations with her husband Todd and their two daughters, Camryn and Madelyn.

When I was a kid, I swore I’d grow up to be: A cake decorator!

Favorite word in the english language: Serendipity

If I were a social media platform, I’d be: Instagram! Dreamy photos are my fav.

I’m an expert at: Negotiating with children. 🙂

Best advice I’ve ever received: Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions and bring out the best in you.

Why SSG? The best, most supportive, hard-working, positive people I could ever imagine working with!

Carly Levine

Account Lead, Content Specialist
Nashville, TN

Carly graduated from the University of Missouri (M-I-Z) with a degree in Mass Media Communication. A Midwestern native with a passion for all things social media, she brings her creativity, writing skills, and strategic savviness to the SSG team. With professional experience across a variety of industries, including insurance and logistics, Carly’s enthusiasm fuels her desire to share her clients’ missions on social media in the most engaging ways possible. On any given weekend, you can find Carly engrossed in the latest mystery novel or exploring all Nashville has to offer!

When I was a kid, I swore I’d grow up to be: A historian

What’s your enneagram number? Type 6: The Loyalist

I’m an expert at/in: Spotting a spelling mistake a mile away and delivering witty one-liners.

If I won the lottery tomorrow: I’d travel the world and give back to others.

Why SSG? I get to tell stories that matter with people who support me each step along the way!

Cassidy Thomas

Account Lead, Digital
Atlanta, GA

Cassidy is an Account Lead at See.Spark.Go specializing in digital strategy.
With a degree in Advertising, Cassidy is well-equipped to deliver exceptional results in the digital marketing world. Her expertise in leveraging the latest marketing tools and trends is coupled with an unwavering commitment to creativity and innovation. Cassidy is dedicated to designing, implementing, and managing cutting-edge online marketing campaigns that deliver exceptional results for her clients. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for excellence, Cassidy is always on the lookout for new opportunities to enhance campaign media performance. She takes pride in providing her clients with a strategic digital blueprint that drives their digital narratives and propels their businesses forward.

When she’s not working, Cassidy loves to explore all that Atlanta has to offer. You can find her trying out new places, restaurants, and local coffee shops on the weekends. With a thirst for adventure and a love for learning, Cassidy is always looking for new experiences and opportunities to grow both personally and professionally.

What I’m Binge-Watching: New Girl…for the 5th time.

I’m an expert at:  Making spreadsheets for just about anything!

Favorite word in the English language: Grace

If I were a social media platform I’d be: Pinterest! Organized chaos that’s full of fun ideas.

Why SSG? SSG has the absolute best people, clients and culture that can’t be beat!

Clay Cribbs

Account Lead, Content
Atlanta, GA

Clay is an accomplished account lead who leverages his innate curiosity and exceptional storytelling skills to create lasting relationships with both brands and the individuals behind them. With a wealth of expertise in social media management, content creation, video production, copywriting, and analytics, he brings a multi-faceted approach to his work at See.Spark.Go.

Before joining the team in 2022, Clay spent over five years in the sports industry, with stints at renowned organizations such as Turner Broadcasting, the LPGA Tour, U.S. Kids Golf, and the United States Golf Association. A proud graduate of the University of Georgia and a fervent fan of the 2021 and 2022 National Champions, Clay brings the same level of enthusiasm and passion to his work that he does to his beloved team.

Whether he’s crafting compelling social strategies, shooting stunning content, or extracting valuable insights from data, Clay is always focused on delivering exceptional results for his clients in the sports and education industries. Beyond work, you’ll find him on the golf course, cheering on the Atlanta Braves and Hawks, or hunting down the latest must-have sneakers.

What is something you totally nerd-out over? John Mulaney standup specials, sports statistics, and abolishing the kickoff in football

Favorite word in the english language: Lavender

Best advice I’ve ever received: If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.

If I were a social media platform I’d be:  Twitter… I strive to be funny, timely, and authentic. No one is trying too hard to impress anyone on Twitter.

Why SSG? The people drew me to SSG. Authentic, kind, and well-meaning people who are fantastic at what they do. I want to have fun, contribute, and learn. What is better than that?

Connor Hudgins

Video Account Lead
Athens, GA

As the Video Account Lead at See.Spark.Go, Connor brings relevant experience and a business management degree from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. His video career began when he first picked up a camera ten years ago, and he never looked back. From pioneering a non-profit organization’s video platform to leading and executing live events with over 2,500 attendees, Connor specializes in creating unique, tailored content for clients of all kinds. At See.Spark.Go, Connor serves as the Director of Photography on set, responsible for all lighting and camera framing to ensure each shot looks great for the client. When he’s not behind the camera, you can find Connor working out, hanging with friends, or working on his dream car.

When I was a kid I swore I would be: An electrician! I found flipping light switches and figuring out what they do so fascinating

I totally nerd out over: So many things… but mainly anything tech or car related

Best advice I’ve ever received: Give me the wisdom to know what to do and the courage to go and do it

I’m an expert at: Fixing things! I love troubleshooting and problem solving just about anything

Enneagram: 1w9

Why SSG? It just feels right and is where I’m supposed to be!

Dave Burns

Project Manager
Nashville, TN

As a Project Manager, Dave serves his clients and rallies his teammates using a combination of attention to detail and a genuine love for people. Before joining Team SSG in 2021, he managed behind-the-scenes event logistics for musical artists across the country. Now as an account lead of six franchising clients, he keeps an eye on the bigger strategy and wears any hat necessary to turn everyday tasks into future case studies! On the weekends, you’ll find him writing and recording songs, walking his dog around Nashville and watching football with his wife Maggie.

When I was a kid, I swore I’d grow up to be: An entertainer

What I’m binge-watching: Ted Lasso

Best advice I’ve ever received: Only you know what’s on your heart

I’m an expert at: Being a human jukebox

Walk-Up Song: Uptown Funk

Why SSG? I love how our team values one another and our clients!

Erica Cates

Director of Human Resources
Athens, GA - Home of Beans!

Erica came to the See.Spark.Go team with a background in Human Resources and Business Development. With a degree from North Georgia, and a Certificate of HR from Emory University, she has excelled in multiple sectors of for-profit and non-profit organizations. Serving and caring for others are the cornerstones of Erica’s purpose, and that has pushed her to create and develop opportunities for others to succeed around her. After 5 o’clock, Erica looks forward to walks with her pup Beans and husband Peter, cooking meals inspired by Molly Baz and Claire Saffitz, walking or running through a summer garden, and planning a dinner party with friends.

I’m an expert at/in: Cooking

Walk-Up Song: Hollaback Girl – Gwen Steffani

Best advice I’ve ever received: Leave it better than you found it.

Why SSG? Positivity. Ideas to Action. People. Culture.

Halleigh Woods

Public Relations Specialist
Athens, GA

As a public relations specialist, Halleigh combines her knack for writing and connecting with others to cultivate the stories behind each of her clients in a meaningful and impactful way. A University of Georgia alumna, she holds a deep passion for storytelling and brings enthusiastic energy to any project she works on whether that be content creation, copywriting, event management, influencer outreach or email marketing. Throughout her career, Halleigh has worked across a variety of industries including but not limited to food and beverage, entertainment and sports. On any given weekend, you can find her watching a baseball game, taste-testing local restaurants or reading the latest trending novel.

What’s your enneagram number? Type 2, The Helper

What I’m binge-watching: Ted Lasso

Walk-Up Song: Golden by Harry Styles

Best advice I’ve ever received: We can do hard things

Why SSG: The company’s culture and values are right up my alley and inspire me to work hard daily and produce meaningful results for my clients.

Isaac Pagan

Account Coordinator, Video
Athens, GA

Isaac is a graduate from the University of Georgia with a degree in Social Entrepreneurship with a focus in photo & video production. You can find him traveling alongside our amazing creative team as our Video Coordinator. He brings his passion for storytelling, content creation, and an exceptional work ethic to everything he does. Isaac’s positive attitude is infectious, and he consistently elevates our clients’ creative content to the next level. When he’s not running around creating the next visual masterpiece; he embraces an active lifestyle, often found training for upcoming ultra-marathons in the mountains, pursuing his next Ironman triathlon on his road bike, or indulging in rock climbing at the local climbing gym.

Favorite Quote: “We’ll never know our full potential unless we push ourselves to find it” -Travis Rice

Enneagram number: Type 3w2 — The Achiever

What is something you totally nerd-out over? Coffee, Running, Climbing, Cycling & Random Facts

Favorite movie: “The Gentlemen” directed by Guy Richie

Why SSG? Culture. I wanted to be somewhere where everyone is excited to grow, create, and learn together. See.Spark.Go has the perfect balance of workplace culture, love of people, and enthusiasm for life itself.

Jake Bell

Account Lead, Social
Alpharetta, GA

Jake is joining the See.Spark.Go team with a background in Kids and Family Ministry. He is passionate about storytelling and bringing enthusiasm and efficiency to his work — whether it be project brainstorming or day-to-day client care, he values creativity and relationships and strives for excellence in the areas he is a part of.

Outside of SSG, you’ll find Jake spending time with his wife, Gracie, and daughter, Milo. It doesn’t take much to convince him to join you for a latte run and he’s always down to chat about the latest in pop culture.

When I was a kid, I swore I’d grow up to be: Roller Coaster Engineer

What I’m binge-watching: Holiday Baking Championship

Favorite word in the english language: Grace

I’m an expert at/in:  Ideating/ Brainstorming and Pop Culture

What’s your enneagram number? 2W3

Why SSG? It provides the opportunity to learn and grow in a new career that is focused on something I am passionate about and have always been interested in pursuing. I never knew that there was an agency that existed that was in the world but not of the world. For this reason, I am excited to work with great people, grow in my craft, connect with clients, and do good work.

Janay Boyer

Director of Team Flash
Account Lead, Content
Atlanta, GA

Janay serves See.Spark.Go as an account team director, overseeing strategy for some of our most impactful non-profit and faith-based accounts. She has spent more than a decade honing her marketing and storytelling skills working within homeless service charities and now in a client service capacity with ministries across North America. In addition to content development, she brings specialized skills in direct response, fundraising strategy and non-profit organization management. She loves volunteering at church and with Atlanta’s homeless community—and relishes her most important role as Aunt Nay. When she’s not thinking about campaign development and brand building, you can find her hosting friends in her house and perfecting recipes on Instagram.

I totally nerd-out over: True crime, politics, history and Hallmark movies

I’m an expert at: Storytelling — in my work AND in my life. Everything life throws at us, good or bad, that has the potential to make a great story.

Diet Coke or LaCroix: Diet Coke in the styrofoam cup from Chick-fil-A

Enneagram number: 7w8 (enthusiastic and opinionated!)

Why SSG? Because I get to help the very best people tell the very best stories!

Jennifer Mbala-Nkanga

VP, Content + Creative
Director of Dynamite
Atlanta, GA

Jennifer brought seven years of journalism, media, travel and events experience to her role at See.Spark.Go in 2014. With a deep understanding of content and a natural editor, she elevates overall strategy while leading SSG’s Content and Creative divisions and training the team to have a holistic view of client service. She emphasizes high accountability and high-growth mindsets while training our team to have a more holistic view of our services and connection to a client’s business objectives. She is on the board of Refuge Coffee Co., enjoys coaching soccer, playing with their rescue pup, Turner, and gathering friends in her Atlanta home with her husband Daniel and son Caleb.

Jennifer Mbala-Nkanga has been at See.Spark.Go since January 2014

What I’m binge-watching: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

I’m an expert at: The correct use of that and which.

If I were a social media platform, I’d be: YouTube – You might laugh, you might cry, you might learn something new, but no matter what, you’ll want to watch it again with a friend.

Best advice I’ve ever received: Choose joy.

On any given weekend, you’ll find me: Playing soccer, supporting endeavors in Clarkston, Ga., playing with my rescue pup Turner and gathering friends at my house.

Why SSG? All heart — we do excellent work, build authentic relationships and are passionate about sparking new ideas that show how much we care.

Jennifer Scholle

Alpharetta, GA

As Director of Accounts, Jennifer brings two decades of PR, content marketing and experiential marketing experience to inform and shape communications strategy for our clients. Having worked across a full spectrum of brands — from B2B automotive to large regional and global non-profits to B2C service products — Jennifer loves to tell stories that compel people to take action. When she’s not pouring her heart into the teammates and clients she loves to serve, you’ll find her volunteering in kids ministry, exploring the communities in greater Nashville, attending sporting events and loving on her amazing family.

What is something you totally nerd-out over? Motown, the Battle of Gettysburg and seeking out the best GF baked goods!

When I was a kid, I swore I’d grow up to be:  A sports reporter or a travel agent — I sure saw suitcases in my future!

Walk-Up Song: “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake

If I won the lottery tomorrow: I’d start a foundation and get to helping people!

On any given weekend, you’ll find me: Hanging with my amazing husband Brad, serving the community and watching sports — because there is no off-season for Team Scholle!

Why SSG? I’ve been around long enough to know that when you get to experience excellence, intention, incredible people and passion in one place…you’ve struck GOLD!

Josh Deyton

VP, Digital Strategy
Director of Inferno + Flash
Atlanta, GA

Josh brings 17 years of marketing experience to the See.Spark.Go team. A two-time client and long-time friend of the organization Josh loves telling great stories and helping people achieve their goals and objectives. His experience creating marketing strategy with global and national brands such as Marriott and the Atlanta Braves combined with nearly 7 years of non-profit leadership will be leveraged to expand See.Spark.Go’s service offering to include PPC, SEM, Paid Social Media, Systems Architecture, and Strategic Campaign Development.

When I was a kid, I swore I’d grow up to be: An astronaut

Favorite word in the english language: Generosity

I totally nerd-out over: Data for our clients…and Star Wars.

Best advice I’ve ever received: Proverbs 3:5-6

If I were a social media platform, I’d be: AOL Instant Messenger.

Why SSG? Who wouldn’t want to work for the best company on the planet?!

Julia Thomas

Account Coordinator, Public Relations
Athens, GA

Julia is an Athens native and a proud graduate of the University of Georgia where she majored in Marketing. She has a strong desire to share stories of people and companies that are having a positive impact on their industries and communities. It is her joy to connect with clients and media in an intentional manner in order to make an impact on the world. On any given weekend, you can find her watching any Georgia sports team that may be in town with her husband or going on long walks around Athens with coffee and friends.

What is something you totally nerd-out over? The Royal Family

Walk-Up Song: Your Crowing Glory

When I was a kid, I swore I’d grow up to be: a Pharmacist

Favorite word in the english language: Serendipity

On any given weekend, you’ll find me: Walking on Milledge, coffee in hand

Why SSG? I love being surrounded by learners. Everyone at SSG is eager to learn and grow in their specific disciple, and their passion to become experts inspires me to do the same!

Kaci Pollack

Account Lead, PR
Athens, GA

Kaci has been a part of team SSG since 2018, when she graduated from the SSG intern program and the University of Georgia’s Grady College with a degree in public relations and a minor in spanish. Her niche is traditional public relations, which allows her to champion the best clients in the world by sharing their stories with the media. In her role, Kaci also supports Team Thoms, works on internal SSG initiatives and leads the intern and apprentice programs at SSG. She is a big believer in the idea that enthusiasm always, always wins, and she can often be found laughing loudly with a coffee or Diet Coke in hand.

Enneagram Number: I’m the very textbook definition of a 2 – The Helper.

Favorite Word in the English Language: Celebrate!

If I won the lottery tomorrow: I’d buy front row tickets to the next Jonas Brothers concert, then jump on a plane with my people to travel the world. I’d come back home and buy a beach house, which I would never leave. Oh, and I’d pay off my student loans.

I’m an expert at: Being a professional hype girl for my people.
On any given weekend, you’ll find me: Laughing really loudly, drinking coffee, cheering on the Dawgs, going to the movies and spending time with my people

What I’m binge-watching: KUWTK to see Kanye’s ever evolving transformation 🙂

Why SSG? Because this is a place where people matter, stories are celebrated, enthusiasm and joy are contagious and Jesus is present. There’s no place I’d rather be, and no people I’d rather work alongside.

Kayla Phillips

Account Lead, PR
Atlanta, GA

Securing press coverage and leading clients in new strategies is something Kayla does on the daily. As a graduate of the University of Georgia (go dawgs!) with a degree in public relations and a certificate in personal and organizational leadership, Kayla has always enjoyed sharing stories–especially the best ones–making See.Spark.Go a perfect fit since her days as an intern. Kayla brings years of experience in PR and media relations to the table spanning across industries including nonprofit, education, legal, events and more. When she’s not pitching media or developing new story angles for her clients, you can find her meeting up with friends at a local coffee shop, going on a run or playing sand volleyball.

What I’m Binge-Watching: Friends (always)

What is something you totally nerd-out over? Cooking videos, Taylor Swift, a good aesthetic, Georgia sports
Favorite hobbies: Running + playing volleyball

I’m an expert at: Event planning

Why SSG? The people – from clients to coworkers, SSG truly has the best of the best!

Kellie Merritt

Senior Account Lead, PR Strategist
Alpharetta, GA

Kellie is a Senior Account Lead and PR Strategist at See.Spark.Go with a specialty in serving SSG’s franchise clients. She is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia and has more than 10 years of experience in public relations, marketing and communications. After interning with SSG during the summer of 2014, she boomeranged back in late 2020 and has since focused on providing her clients with strategic vision, impactful results and relational service, whether it’s through the lens of public relations, copywriting, content creation or anything needing a little wordsmithing — a.k.a. a little umph. Outside of the office, you can find Kellie with her husband, furbaby, Rye, and actual baby girl, Lenny.

I totally nerd out over: finding a cool coffee mug to commemorate every experience

Best advice I’ve ever received: Be kind, always, to yourself and others.

I’m an expert at: cooking for 20, although we’re “Merritt, party of three”

Walk-Up Song: “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf. Growing up, my dad and I would always jam out to this song in the car on high volume. When I got married, we got on stage and rocked out to it together – it was a little too untraditional for the daddy/daughter dance, though 🙂

Why SSG? The leadership, culture and opportunities that allow me to be my most creative self and to grow both personally and professionally.

Kendall Worman

Account Lead, Content
Athens, GA

It’s all about the ‘Why’ (and fabulous design) when it comes to Kendall’s approach to her craft. Kendall uses her intuitive nature to forge genuine connections through brand storytelling on social media, in conjunction with her ‘journalist brain’ that is always seeking more knowledge to make campaigns successful. Kendall joined See.Spark.Go in 2022 and brings with her a decade of experience in agency settings, newsrooms and nonprofit organizations. And while it might be sacra religious to say as a proud Athenian, Kendall likes to tell people that she has ‘dual citizenship’ when it comes to SEC school dedication status. Kendall holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from the University of Georgia, as well as a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Alabama (‘Roll Tide till I die, y’all,’ she says). Whether it’s curating an aesthetically pleasing Instagram feed or crafting unique brand messaging for relatable copy, Kendall is passionate about developing social strategies that are both beautiful and effective. When she’s not heads down in strategy development, you’ll find her playing in her closet, scouring Pinterest for style inspo or hanging out at a brewery with her husband, Brandon. Oh, and she has three angel cats that make her world go round!

Walk-Up Song: She Works Hard For The Money by Donna Summer

Favorite word in the english language: Connection

I’m an expert at/in: Hosting quaint dinner parties

What I’m binge-watching: Mad Men. It’s always Mad Men, y’all.

If I were a social media platform I’d be:  Instagram, baby! Aesthetics, substance, AND storytelling, all in one place.

Why SSG? Human connection is the catalyst for progress. SSG’s magnetic culture and genuine commitment to their people made the decision to join this team of storytellers a no brainer. Good things are happening at this company, and I’m stoked to be apart of it all

Lauryn Russell

Account Coordinator, Social
Athens, GA

Lauryn serves the See.Spark.Go team as an account coordinator, where she is able to combine her passion for creativity and fascination with reporting-based analytics to share a brand’s story with the world, while also delivering numerical results. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in Public Relations, Lauryn decided to continue her education by obtaining her master’s degree in Integrated Advertising and Public Relations. With a detailed-ortiented aptness and a dedication for bringing words to life, she has been able to work with clients in various industries, ranging from non-profits to sports and RVs. In her free time, Lauryn enjoys listening to her favorite band, Fleetwood Mac, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.

What’s your enneagram number? Type 3: The Achiever

I totally nerd out over: Family Feud, college football and Spotify playlists

Walk-up song: “Age of Man” by Greta Van Fleet

What I’m binge-watching: Abbott Elementary

Best advice I’ve ever received: “Act happy, feel happy, be happy without a reason in the world. Then you can love and do what you will.”

Why SSG? The uplifting people and the positive atmosphere that radiates off of everyone here is why I love See.Spark.Go. It is truly special to work alongside such amazing individuals who encourage you to be the best YOU! Words cannot express the amount of gratitude I feel to wake up and work at a place that emphasizes real-time professional development, provides countless learning opportunities and cheers you on in and outside of the workplace.

Lindsay Craig

Digital Specialist
Atlanta, GA

Lindsay brings a heart for meaningful communication, digital learning, and critical thinking to the See.Spark.Go team. For the past several years, Lindsay has worked on a variety of brands from Chrisitan nonprofits to furniture to food, travel & leisure and loves to tell stories that change people and the planet for the better. When she’s not in the ATL office in Buckhead, you can find her running on trails, volunteering with local ministries, and eating her way through the local cuisine. As a Northeastern and Vassar alumna with a passion for health and food, Lindsay loves to bring her enthusiasm for learning and living well to all contexts.

What is something you totally nerd-out over? Food & Farming

When I was a kid, I swore I’d grow up to be:  A Marine Biologist/Journalist/Vet—all at the same time ;)!

On any given weekend, you’ll find me:  Long distance running, hanging out at Anglican church events, and eating through Atlanta’s Asian cuisine on Buford Highway.

Why SSG? The people & our passion for telling stories that make an impact!

Natalie Chapo

Account Lead, PR
Athens, GA

Natalie came to See.Spark.Go with a background in Digital Marketing and PR in the retail industry. With a major in Mass Communications and a minor in Community Health, her passion for community and digital media grows more every day. As a PR and Social Media Account Lead, she spends her time creating content and executing strategy to help tell her client’s stories. When she is not actively seeking connection with clients and researching social media trends, you can find her at your local coffee shop, hanging out with friends and family or outside enjoying nature with her husband, Sam.

What’s your enneagram number? 2 – The Helper

When I was a kid, I swore I’d grow up to be:  A professional surfer in Hawaii

Diet Coke or LeCroix? La Croix, always!

Favorite word in the english language: Whimsical

Best advice I’ve ever received:  We can’t cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in JOY!

Why SSG? Relationships are a key component to the mission at SSG. We get to tell cool stories alongside the coolest people and who wouldn’t want to be part of something like that?

Natalie Matthews

Director of PR
Oxford, MS

Natalie graduated from The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media in 2014 with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and specialization in Public Relations. Upon graduation, she sharpened her skills in the industry at Nashville-based agency Sheridan Public Relations, serving as a publicist for non-profit, entertainment and hospitality brands. In 2018, she joined See.Spark.Go as a PR specialist and account lead with a focus on media relations and brand awareness. Natalie now serves as Director of Public Relations at See.Spark.Go where she oversees the PR team, brand strategy and success across all clients.

Walk-Up Song: The Power of Love by Huey Lewis & The News

Best advice I’ve ever received: The grass is greener where you water it.

What I’m binge-watching: Barefoot Contessa — I’m trying to master a few signature dishes and desserts, plus Ina Garten is queen.

I’m an expert at: Spelling and all things Ole Miss

Why SSG? Have you met my coworkers?

Nico Meija

Graphic Design Lead
Athens, GA

After graduating from UGA’s Grady College with a degree in Public Relations, Nico joined See.Spark.Go with a passion for creativity and art, which immediately elevated our clients’ visual presence across social, print, billboards, websites and more. His expansive work ranges from leading the design team in supporting our social media clients with graphics, Reels and Stories to designing billboards, print collateral and event materials. He brings a fresh eye with an intentional nature to his identity work, which includes refreshing brandmarks, fonts and colors. When he is not designing you can either find him behind a camera or at your nearest climbing gym.

Walk-Up Song: R.I.C.O. – Meek Mill ft. drake (YOU MIGHT JUST GET HIT WITH THE NICO)

I’m binge watching: Succession

When I was a kid I swore I would be: A Professional Basketball Player. I grew to be 5’7 with shoes on. Dreams crushed.

If I were a social media platform I’d be: Twitter – I feel like I’m able to get a point across in limited characters

Why SSG? I am so beyond thankful to be in an environment that promotes creativity as a core value. It means every idea is treated with care. We are not satisfied with delivering ideas that are within any creative limitations.

Robyn Carter

Director of Digital Strategy
Alpharetta, GA

Robyn Carter is an Alpharettian leading digital marketing strategy for our clients as our Director of Digital Strategy. An Auburn grad with 10+ years of advertising agency experience, Robyn has been serving our digital clients since 2017. Before joining us, she kicked off her career at GS&F serving several national entertainment, b2b and b2c accounts with paid, owned and earned media strategy. She leads digital marketing strategy and execution for our clients across paid social media advertising, Google Ads, programmatic advertising, Spotify advertising and emerging ad platforms. Outside of work, you can find Robyn eating at Superica with her husband Brandon and leading communications for a non-profit in honor of her late cousin called The Rachel Gamble Memorial Fund.

Walk-Up Song: Rockin’ Robin. My dad and I even did a choreographed dance to it at my wedding!

I’m an expert at: Meeting your audience where they’re at.

If I won the lottery tomorrow: I would move to Hawaii and invest in a lot of sunscreen.

On any given weekend, you’ll find me: Going on walks with friends.

Why SSG? The people.

Savanna Gasway

Assistant Director
Atlanta, GA

Savanna serves See.Spark.Go as an account team assistant director, managing client relationships and overseeing strategy for a variety of clients in industries ranging from franchising and medical devices, to RVs and investment tools. An Auburn grad with 7+ years of agency experience, Savanna has been on the See.Spark.Go team since 2020 and brought with her an unending desire to learn, a posture of resourcefulness and a passion for providing clients with the best tools and strategies to tell their stories and capture audiences. She leads clients in digital advertising strategy across paid social media, Google Ads and programmatic platforms, specializing in the B2B sector. When she’s not researching the latest in digital marketing tools, you can find her at the dog park with her Aussie, Dax Shepherd, cooking up some fire in the kitchen, or being Neena to the most perfect niece and nephew!

I totally nerd out over: Cooking, politics, DIY beauty trends & tacos

When I was a kid I swore I would be: A news anchor!! I loved being a news anchor for my high school and always had a desire to deliver today’s top stories to the people! Still telling stories today, just differently.

Favorite word in the english language: Grace

On any given weekend you’ll find me: At the dog park, eating breakfast tacos, reading on my patio and grabbing margs with my people

I’m an expert at: Cracking myself up and DJing the party

Why SSG? The people & the culture <3

Suzanne Rutledge

Public Relations Strategist
Athens, GA

Suzanne Rutledge brings more than 25 years of corporate and agency public relations experience to See.Spark.Go. Earning her PR chops at world-renowned brands including Coca-Cola and Jackson Spalding, her expertise in media relations strategy quickly elevates brand reputations at a national scale. When she isn’t landing hits in Forbes, she is traveling abroad with her husband and teenage son whenever they get the chance.

I totally nerd out over: Traveling to places that are totally out of my comfort zone

When I was a kid, I swore I’d grow up to be: a TV anchorwoman

Diet Coke of LaCroix? Why do you even ask? Team Diet Coke forever!

If I won the lottery tomorrow: We’d be on the next flight to travel around the world (again).

Best advice I’ve ever received: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.

I’m an expert in: Getting stuff done.

Why SSG? Because relationships matter as much as results

Sydney Parrish

Community Engagement Specialist
Nashville, TN

Sydney is a graduate from the University of Georgia with a degree in Marketing and a certificate of Entrepreneurship from the Terry College of Business. She is passionate about brand voice and engaging with the community through the power of social media. She has a knack for any and all things creative and is often in the midst of creating the next trending reel for our clients. When she isn’t researching and brainstorming the latest trends, you can find her at a concert, spending time on the lake with friends, or traveling!
What is something you totally nerd-out over? Cowboy boots

On any given weekend, you’ll find me: In the airport

If I won the lottery tomorrow:  I’d take my brother and sister to Australia

Best advice I’ve ever received:  Life is so much shorter than we think. Make your art. Take care of each other. Risk everything for joy

Why SSG? From the second I met the SSG team, I knew these were the people I wanted to communicate with every day. The company culture here at SSG is unmatched and everything we do is so intentional. The positive energy is contagious!

Interested in a career with See Spark Go?