Meet the Team. We Call Ourselves "Grovers"


You won't find an agency team to match Idea Grove's. Grovers share a chemistry that is unshakable precisely because it has been hard-won. We're far from perfect as individuals, but we've learned to achieve great things as a team. We have the scars, and the results, to show for it. Those with experience in corporate life know how difficult it is to bridge the natural silos that develop within organizations. Sales and marketing. R&D and operations. Overcoming silos means having tough conversations and challenging strategy sessions.

It means taking care to hire team members who are hungry, humble and smart. At Idea Grove, we put in the work because we know it's worth it. Our achievements show our approach is successful. We boast unified engagements — incorporating PR, web design, content marketing, social media and more — across many of our accounts. This integration ensures brand consistency while greatly improving our efficiency for clients. That is how teamwork makes Idea Grove a better partner for our clients, and a better place to work.

My first work of nonfiction was a recipe for a liver loaf sandwich, written on an index card. 

Meet Scott Baradell ›

I can parallel park a large sailboat.

Meet John Lacy ›

I love architecture and plan vacations around visiting interesting structures.

Meet Liz Cies ›

I've hiked on a glacier and gone to the Olympics.

Meet Katie Long ›

I used to be a competitive ice skater and could do a double salchow.

Meet Megan Chesterton ›

I was a Little League all-star at third base and catcher.

Meet Jarrett Rush ›

I've performed on stage with Josh Groban.

Meet Brittany McLaughlin ›

I make a delicious cocktail.

Meet Talissa Beall ›

I was a competitive salsa dancer.

Meet Alexis Diehl ›

I’m currently a crazy dog mom with four rescue pups (Obie, Ollie, Tucker & Otto)

Meet Ashley Rea ›

My husband and I were set up as blind dates to a wedding.

Meet Laurie Lane ›

My eclectic hobbies are homemade cheese- and winemaking.

Meet Les Worley ›

I was captain of my high school drill team.

Meet Madison Herubin ›

I started drawing when I was 5 years old.

Meet Cecil Cross ›

I've been bungee jumping in New Zealand.

Meet Madison McDaniel ›

When I was little, I was Cinderella for Halloween 5 years in a row.

Meet Madison DeWinne ›

I did ballet for 13 years.

Meet Taylor Hering ›

I was an extra in Pitch Perfect 2!

Meet Christina Davies ›

If I could turn into salsa... I would. I eat it every day (sometimes multiple times a day).

Meet Carlee Ortiz ›

I lived in Budapest, Hungary on a study abroad trip.

Meet Stephanie Jatnieks ›

I’m a superfan of the Office and Parks and Rec.

Meet Sydney Poteet ›

I've visited every MLB stadium in the country. 

Meet Nick Wilson ›

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