Arrivals and departures

What can I say, I’ve seen way too many planes overhead the last few months.

There’s been a lot of movement at shops in the past several months. Here’s an undoubtedly incomplete snapshot of things we’ve seen.

At 116 & West:

In: Creative Director Kelly Knopp (who returns to the shop after a period of freelance work that included the launch of Boise OG).

Out: Adam Rosenlund, to a new role outside the agency.


At CLM:

In: Copywriter Cameron Stewart, Account Coordinator Antonio Gallegos, Video Producer Laura Munsil, Digital Media Coordinator Vanessa Almaraz, and Media Planner & Buyer Oscar Mariscal (who returns for a second stint with the agency).

Out: Joelle Alexander (to the Navy), per CLM’s Instagram post.


At Duft Watterson:

In: Account Manager Alyssa Mayer, Account Manager Mckenzie Halling, Content and Digital Manager Cody Howard, Full-Stack Developer and Software Engineer Isaac Borup, Videographer and Photographer Michael Bonocore, and Growth Strategist Jack Loop.


At Foerstel:

In: Junior Web Developer Nathan Montgomery, and Art Director Ricci Gertz, according to recent updates to Foerstel’s website.

Out: Janell Count (Happy Retirement!) and Kaylee Wells (to relocation), per Foerstel’s Instagram post.


At Reynolds + Myers:

In: Director of Partnerships Chris Blanchard.


At Stoltz Marketing Group:

In: Senior Account Manager Kirstin Delp, Senior Account Manager Genny Heikka, Account Coordinator Paige Johndrow, Senior Digital Producer Jeff Mensch, Graphic Designer Deanna Scherrer, and Graphic Designer Clara Thamke.

Out: Katherine Johnson, Jake Smith, and Kyle Fountain, to new roles outside the agency.


Again, this is certain to be an incomplete list of comings and goings. There’s always more happening just under the surface…

Hoopes, there he is

Yeah, I went there

Drake Cooper recently announced that Patrick Hoopes has joined the team as their newest Creative Director.

Hoopes began his career as a copywriter at Sponge in Chicago, and rose through the ranks to become Associate Creative Director before jumping to GTB, formerly Team Detroit. He then ventured client-side for a stint before returning to the agency world, as a Creative Director at 90Octane in Denver.

Read more about Patrick on Drake Cooper’s Reverb.

SMG has a new SAM

Be gone, acronym soup!

Stoltz Marketing Group recently announced that they’ve added Kirstin Delp to their team as a Senior Account Manager.

Before joining Stoltz in March, Delp was most recently a Senior Strategic Account Manager with Boulder, Colorado-based Ascent360, and held a similar role with Leisure Trends Group prior to that. She is originally from Vancouver, B.C., and is a graduate of the University of British Columbia.

New faces on the Oliver Russell team

Oliver Russell recently added a few new team members. In addition to Sienna George, who we previously covered, the announcement in the Idaho Business Review puts the spotlight on Dave McKay and Alyssa Stephens.

Dave McKay now serves as Oliver Russell’s Design Director. Based in Bozeman, Montana, he brings branding, strategy, and inclusive design experience from the likes of Hypermatter, PartnersCreative, SAP, Oracle, PayPal, saltStudio, J. Walter Thompson Worldwide and JWT INSIDE.

Alyssa Stephens has taken the role of Junior Graphic Designer. She is a recent MFA graduate of Montana State University at Bozeman.

New hire at Senestre Creative

Senestre Creative recently announced that they’ve added Amanda Lubbers to their team as an Art Director.

Prior to joining Senestre, Amanda spent the past five years with the Idaho Lottery–most recently as Web and Digital Design Specialist.