Our TeamWhere strategic planning and data-centricity come together to support calculated growth.
Guitar Hero “Hero”
His secret work skills: Being a part of creating new processes to increase efficiency.
When the work’s done he enjoys: Sports, golfing, and spending time with friends and family
The country he wants to travel to next: Ireland
Color used to describe himself: “Black and Gold, I can be a huge yinzer at times.”
CEO / Business Development
Zack is our champion CEO and business development manager who has a lot of experience working for different media companies across print, tv and now digital. Starting Corkboard Concepts meant that he’ll get to work with diverse minds to create something special for all clients.
Self-Proclaimed Coffee Aficionado
His secret work skill: He works a lot! He doesn’t really sleep much and has never known what a ‘9-5 job’ was.
When the work’s done he enjoys: Researching the effects of coffee and caffeine, gardening, and traveling
The country he wants to travel to next: He can’t decide between retracing past footsteps in the UK or making new ones in Argentina.
Color used to describe himself: “Green, the standard 24-pack Crayola color. It’s original, in a not too flashy way.”
Jordan is the dedicated CMO for Corkboard Concepts. His career in marketing and media has gone through various twists. Spending the first couple years as a digital nomad, Jordan took his “marketing wits” on a tour of the globe starting online businesses in the US, United Kingdom and Asia. From eCommerce to digital publications, freelance marketing to local media, variety and change have been constants in Jordan’s marketing world.
Professional At Nailing Tasks Under Pressure
His secret work skills: Organizing everything! He’s also great with numbers.
When the work’s done he enjoys: Laying back with a homemade pizza and watching a good movie. He also enjoys gaming.
The country he wants to travel to next: Dominican Republic or rural Japan
Color used to describe himself: “Golden Yellow, I find myself enthusiastic and optimistic even in the darkest moments.”
Director of Operations and Development
Vlad is our superhero Director of Operations and Development! He joined Corkboard after working on various projects. His love for marketing came out of being good with numbers and wanting to follow a more entrepreneurial path.
His secret work skills: Public speaking!
When the work’s done he enjoys: Sports, music, and staying active
The country he wants to travel to next: Italy
Color used to describe himself: “Green, it seems like a fresh, friendly, and natural color. It also seems well-balanced, not too loud, and boisterous; but also not too quiet and reserved. (It’s also the color of my favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles – Go Birds!)”
Ad Operations Manager
Tom is our capable Campaign Specialist. He came to Corkboard after being a supervisor working advertising operations and campaign management at Effectv. He really enjoys being a part of the team because of the opportunities to collaborate and solve problems.
Advertising Specialist / Photographer
Matt is our creative Photographer and Advertising Specialist. He has accomplished a lot over the course of his career including landscape design, photography for a few magazines, and running his own photography business. He enjoys being part of the Corkboard team because of the variety of industries we work in. Helping businesses succeed is something he finds rewarding.
Vintage Car Enthusiast
His secret work skills: Well…that’s a secret!
When the work’s done he enjoys: Spending time with his family, photography, and working on vintage vehicles
The country he wants to travel to next: Probably somewhere in Europe. There’s just too many places for him to choose one!
Color used to describe himself: “Azure, I am always blue…”
Expert At Forgetting People’s Names 0.5 Seconds After Meeting Them
His secret work skills: Photo editing and manipulation (He also tells us that he’s a licensed massage therapist.)
When the work’s done he enjoys: Working out, traveling, and watching good movies
The country he wants to travel to next: Portugal or Greece
Color used to describe himself: “Orange, it symbolizes excitement, energy, and warmth, not from the sun, but from one heart to another.”
Florin is our talented Creative Specialist who came to us with a background in advertising and photo editing. He enjoys the satisfaction of contributing towards a client’s success. Florin likes working for Corkboard because it’s made up of a great team that works together to get things done.
Certified Cake Boss
Her secret work skills: Thinking outside of the box and public speaking
When the work’s done she enjoys: Baking, shopping, and spending time with friends and family
The country she wants to travel to next: Greece
Color used to describe herself: “Hot pink!!! I am passionate, driven, and a little sassy.”
Olivia is our friendly and bubbly Account Manager. She originally joined Corkboard as a Campaign Specialist Intern but found a passion for digital marketing while doing so. Olivia likes being a part of the Corkboard team because she gets to learn new skills and ideas while learning how it all ties together.
Self-Proclaimed “Mom” Of The Group
Her secret work skills: Easy to talk to and organized (She has everything you could need, and I mean EVERYTHING.)
When the work’s done she enjoys: Gaming, playing the ukulele, and spending time with family and friends
The country she wants to travel to next: Japan
Color used to describe herself: “Orange! Not only is it my favorite color, but I think it matches my personality too. I’m more on the creative, energetic, and quirky side.”
Web Design Lead
Anna is our energetic and friendly Web Design Lead. She originally joined Corkboard as a Creative Specialist. Anna found her passion for design back in high school and never looked back! She is experienced in print production, digital designs, and website layouts, and is constantly improving her skillset!
Master List Maker
Her secret work skills: Brainstorming personalized and creative strategies
When the work’s done she enjoys: Exercising and going to concerts
The country she wants to travel to next: New Zealand
Color used to describe herself: “Dark green, because it feels like growth and wisdom.”
Madison is our hardworking Campaign Specialist. She’s worked in a few different marketing positions in several industries, including digital marketing, print media, music, and fashion, making her a well-rounded addition to the team! She is always excited to explore her passion for creativity while helping businesses succeed.
Master Chef Of Recipes
His secret work skills: A strong attention to detail
When the work’s done he enjoys: Video games, going out to eat, and spending time with friends
The country he wants to travel to next: Rather than a country, the next place he would like to visit is the Grand Canyon.
Color used to describe himself: “Green because it is a calming color, and I remain calm regardless of the situation.”
Trevor is our ambitious Campaign Specialist. Since graduating from the University of Akron and joining our team, Trevor has been an asset in both his strong attention to detail and ingenious campaign ideas. He likes working for Corkboard Concepts because everyone is friendly and approachable. He has already found his stride in the campaign specialist role and is eager to help our clients tell their stories.
Professional Camera Man
His secret work skills: Storytelling
When the work’s done he enjoys: Hanging with his family, CrossFit workouts, and resting on his back porch
The country he wants to travel to next: Ireland
Color used to describe himself: “Blue, it’s the fastest wavelength and can’t leave the atmosphere.”
Advertising Specialist / Videographer
Al is our man behind the camera. At Corkboard, Al is our in-house Video Producer and Advertising Specialist. Al started his career working in TV broadcast and went on to be a self-employed video producer for 25 years. Not only is Al invested in giving his audience a rich form of content, but allowing clients to convey their stories to their customers. If you ever have a video production question, he’s your guy!
The Ultimate Dog Mom
Her secret work skills: Organization, relationship building/management, and sales
When the work’s done she enjoys: Spending quality time with her dogs, Coby & Cooper, crafting with her Cricut machine, and cooking
The country she wants to travel to next: Anywhere tropical with crystal clear waters
Color used to describe herself: “I’d have to say green because I am full of life and down to earth.”
Nicole is our relational and supportive Advertising Specialist. Nicole soars in the marketing industry because of her young introduction as it runs in the family, but also because she has a wide array of roles she has had over the last 6 years. Nicole kicked her career off with a mixture of digital, newspaper, and magazine advertising sales, and most recently has focused on creative design and marketing strategy within the brand. Nicole is an experienced advocate for our clients and works hard to make sure their needs are met!
Self-Proclaimed Plant Mom
Her secret work skills: Time management and making people smile
When the work’s done she enjoys: Trying new foods, cuddling up on the couch watching TV, and anything creative
The country she wants to travel to next: Spain
Color used to describe herself: “Maybe a pastel pink or yellow… both are gentle but inviting.”
Julianna is our friendly and cheerful Content Specialist. She had originally joined Corkboard as a Campaign and Creative Specialist Intern. Marketing was not her original career choice, but once she stepped into it, she fell in love with it! With a background as a social media coordinator for her college club, Julianna has experience doing social media, branding, and communications. “I like Corkboard Concepts because I have never walked into a work environment that was so friendly, flexible, and get projects done!”
Ultimate Thrift Flipper
Her secret work skills: Multi-tasking between very creative and data-heavy workloads
When the work’s done she enjoys: Spending time in the garden, hiking, or playing the sax
The country she wants to travel to next: Botswana (She’s ticked South Africa off the list and wants to continue throughout Africa.)
Color used to describe herself: “I would be purple. I feel that it’s quite a creative color with a touch of mystery!”
Emily is our switched-on Search and Social Specialist. She came to Corkboard after managing the digital marketing for nationwide franchises and starting her own marketing consultancy. She loves being a part of the team because everyone works together, and because of the variety in clients, no one day is the same!
Polished Nail Artist
Her secret work skills: Time management, overly thorough in research
When the work’s done she enjoys: Traveling, spending time with family, painting nails, and eating out
The country she wants to travel to next: Scotland
Color used to describe herself: “Yellow, because it’s cheerful, friendly, and rational.”
Lauren is our organized and eager Office Manager. With a 10 year background in teaching, she found the importance of a good administrative assistant in a workplace essential! She now strives to be one herself, while taking responsibility of a broad range of services that allow Corkboard’s business to operate more efficiently including overseeing and maintaining accounts payable, receivables, and monthly billing. If you have a “money question” she’s your gal!
Ice Cream Devotee
Her secret work skills: List-making and always bringing a positive attitude
When the work’s done she enjoys: Eating ice cream (She has a HUGE sweet tooth), cuddling with her miniature dachshund, Zoey, and painting
The country she wants to travel to next: Italy, specifically the Amalfi Coast or Cinque Terre
Color used to describe herself: “A light Pinkish-Peach because it combines the passion of red, the softness of pink, and the optimism of yellow, all-in-one!”
Social Media Intern
Anna is our cheerful and ambitious Social Media Intern. She fell in love with the way marketing combines creativity and design with a driven strategy to help businesses thrive. As she is heading into her senior year at Grove City College studying Design and Innovation with minors in Marketing and Digital Entrepreneurship, Anna will be bringing her knowledge of planning out content, writing copy, and creating graphics to the Corkboard table. “I love how open and friendly everyone is. I already feel like a part of the team and am excited to begin collaborating together! (3 words to describe CBC: friendly, collaborative, fun)”
The Book Worm
Her secret work skills: Designing and creating fun powerpoint presentations
When the work’s done she enjoys: Spending time with friends and family, reading, and spending time outside (hiking, kayaking, etc.)
The country she wants to travel to next: Italy
Color used to describe herself: “I would say light green because green is a positive and calm color and I would like to present myself that way as well. I also love nature and spending time outdoors and green reminds me of a warm summer day.”
Social Media / Creative Intern
Ilaria is our friendly and enthusiastic Social Media / Creative Intern. She is a senior at Slippery Rock University studying Integrated Marketing Communication and will be graduating this winter! Ilaria liked the design and writing elements of the marketing field, along with the endless career possibilities. Utilizing her creative mind and exceptional communication skills, she will be a great addition to the Corkboard team. “I love how welcoming everyone has been, the whole Corkboard team is so friendly and makes the work environment so fun.”
Leigh Ann French
Roller-Skate Derby Queen
Her secret work skills: Never being late (sometimes even a half an hour early)
When the work’s done she enjoys: Going on adventures with her husband and daughter, roller skating, grilling food, and anything to do with her 3 German Shepards
The country she wants to travel to next: Sweden (Hawaii and Alaska would be nice too)
Color used to describe herself: “Purple because 1. it is my favorite color. 2. Purple is unique just like me.”
Web Development Intern
Leigh is is our motivated Web Development Intern. Previously working as a Physical Therapist Assistant for almost ten years, Leigh wanted to learn more in the marketing field and after gaining the opportunity to take on web development, ran with it. She is currently wrapping up her final quarter at Pittsburgh Technical College and is “…excited and grateful to be part of such a great team (here at Corkboard Concepts).”