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.

Two things on my bucket list are to visit all seven continents and to publish a book. I am slowly working towards visiting all 50 states – only 15 more to go!

Meet Abby Wager ›

I walked The Camino Primativo, a 300-mile ancient route through the Spanish countryside, over the course of three weeks during the summer of 2015.

Meet Alanna Boudreau ›

I'm absolutely addicted to true crime podcasts/docuseries.

Meet Alydia Stark ›

My favorite seasons are the cozy ones - autumn and winter.

Meet Amanda Augustine ›

Along with being a new mom to my daughter (Scarlett James Rea), I’m also a dog mom to four active rescue pups (Obie, Ollie, Tucker & Otto).

Meet Ashley Rea ›

I love collecting things! My biggest collections include enamel pins, vinyl records and photocards.

Meet Breanne Ngo ›

I've performed on stage with Josh Groban.

Meet Brittany McLaughlin ›

My comfort binge show is Grey’s Anatomy. I watch it at least once a year.

Meet Carlee Ortiz ›

I started drawing when I was 5 years old.

Meet Cecil Cross ›

I was an extra in Pitch Perfect 2!

Meet Christina Davies ›

I've jumped in a hole in a frozen lake in the Arctic Circle.

Meet Hannah Charles ›

I have been described as a "ray of sunshine" because my middle name is Sunshine.

Meet Heather Smyth ›

I grew up on a horse ranch competing in show jumping and won the Swedish Championships.

Meet Jackie Georgsson ›

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

Meet Jarrett Rush ›

I can parallel park a large sailboat.

Meet John Lacy ›

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

Meet Katie Long ›

In 2016, I traveled to Fiji and taught photography at an elementary school. We used film cameras and created a makeshift darkroom to develop our photos. It was a summer filled with adventure, learning, and the joy of seeing the world through a new lens.

Meet Kenzie Morgenlaender ›

I LOVE to cook and bake. I love hosting and sharing new recipes with others!

Meet Lauren Roblyer ›

My more eclectic hobbies are homemade cheese and winemaking.

Meet Les Worley ›

My hobby is taking up hobbies. I love mastering a new skill and then moving onto something new.

Meet Liz Cies ›

I’m an Enneagram Type 3 (The Achiever).

Meet Madison Herubin ›

My favorite season is football season. From September to February, I have standing Monday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday plans.

Meet Mikayla Singleton ›

Poetry was my gateway into loving the world of art.

Meet Nekwan Luke ›

My favorite college subject was (wait for it)… the history of clothing! 

Meet Rose Jun ›

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

Meet Scott Baradell ›

I started drinking coffee in 4th grade because I thought (hoped, really) that it would stunt my growth. I was a competitive gymnast at the time, and you do not need to be tall in that sport.

Meet Stephanie Jatnieks ›

I was born on my due date (only 4% of people can say this).

Meet Sydney Poteet ›

One of my hobbies is making cold-pressed juice at home.

Meet Sydney Thacker ›

I did ballet for 13 years.

Meet Taylor Hering ›

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