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
Where in the world he wants to travel to next: Ireland
How he likes his coffee: “I prefer to dump the coffee out and drink Red Bull instead!”
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
Where in the world he wants to travel to next: He can’t decide between retracing past footsteps in the UK or making new ones in Argentina.
How he likes his coffee: “Black Americano that’s a robust/Arabica blend.”
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.
Where in the world he wants to travel to next: Dominican Republic or rural Japan
How he likes his coffee: “3-6 times a day at rocket fuel strength.”
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
Where in the world he wants to travel to next: Italy
How he likes his coffee: “Black. Lattes are cool too.”
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
Where in the world he wants to travel to next: Probably somewhere in Europe. There’s just too many places for him to choose one!
How he likes his coffee: “With music.”
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
Where in the world he wants to travel to next: Portugal or Greece
How he likes his coffee: “No sugar, with a little bit of milk.”
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
Where in the world she wants to travel to next: Greece
How she likes her coffee: “Occasionally, but always a Mocha.”
Color used to describe herself: “Hot pink!!! I am passionate and driven, but I like to have fun.”
Organic Operations Manager/Account Manager
Olivia is our friendly and bubbly Organic Operations Manager/Account Manager. She originally joined Corkboard as a Campaign Specialist Intern and 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.
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, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying the occasional evening nap with her fat cat
Where in the world she wants to travel to next: Japan
How she likes her coffee: “With more cream and sugar than coffee! My go-to drink is a Chai Tea Latte though.”
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
Where in the world she wants to travel to next: New Zealand
How she likes her coffee: “Hot and with oat milk.”
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
Where in the world he wants to travel to next: The Grand Canyon
How he likes his coffee: “With cream and sugar.”
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.
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
Where in the world she wants to travel to next: Anywhere tropical with crystal clear waters
How she likes her coffee: “Sweet!”
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!
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
Where in the world she wants to travel to next: Sweden (Hawaii and Alaska would be nice too)
How she likes her coffee: “I like black coffee, but sometimes I like any type of milk in iced coffee.”
Color used to describe herself: “Purple because 1. it is my favorite color. 2. Purple is unique just like me.”
Leigh is our motivated Web Developer. 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 “…excited and grateful to be part of such a great team (here at Corkboard Concepts).”
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.)
Where in the world she wants to travel to next: Italy
How she likes her coffee: “I am not a coffee drinker.” 🙁
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.”
Ilaria is our friendly and enthusiastic Account Manager. She originally started at Corkboard as a Social Media / Creative Intern and studied Integrated Marketing Communication at Slippery Rock University! 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 is 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.”
His secret work skills: Coming up with targeting ideas and finding the right marketing medium to use to reach that audience
When the work’s done he enjoys: Poker, watching dumb comedies, and sports (he even coaches his son’s soccer team)
Where in the world he wants to travel to next: Fiji
How he likes his coffee: “Double Espresso with a lot of Baileys.”
Color used to describe himself: “Blue (and White) – huge Penn State Fan.”
Ryan is our confident and motivated Advertising Specialist. With experience working in the broadcast media industry for 15+ years, he brings a lot to the Corkboard table. Marketing classes were the only college classes he attended… enjoyed, but it all paid off in the long run! Ryan got his first Google certification back in 2009 and excels in digital strategy, SEO, SEM, sales, management, and advertising. He says he is excited to get to work alongside such a smart team here at CBC.
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
Where in the world she wants to travel to next: Italy, specifically the Amalfi Coast or Cinque Terre
How she likes her coffee: “Iced with a sweet flavor like mocha/vanilla swirl and cream.”
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!”
Anna is our cheerful and ambitious Content Specialist. She fell in love with the way marketing combines creativity and design with a driven strategy to help businesses thrive. Anna originally joined Corkboard Concepts as a Social Media Intern and studied Design and Innovation with minors in Marketing and Digital Entrepreneurship at Grove City College. She 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)”
Self-Proclaimed Pro Packer
Her secret work skills: Being creative for hours and messing around with designs, whether that be for websites, account backgrounds, or for content posts.
When the work’s done she enjoys: Paddle boarding on Lake Erie, watching YouTube videos, and listening to music ranging from country to rock.
Where in the world she wants to travel to next: She would love to go to Australia, since she has family friends that are from there. She would also love to live out her Cheetah Girls’ dream by going to Barcelona.
How she likes her coffee: “I am more of a tea gal. I like tea with vanilla creamer.”
Color used to describe herself: “I think I would be a lavender purple, because it is a bit more subtle and it is such a cute color.”
Callie is our amiable and driven Content Specialist. After taking a social media class in college, she fell in love with the industry and hit the ground running. She has just recently graduated from Westminster College, majoring in Strategic Communications and Social Media. She originally joined Corkboard Concepts as an Organic Content Creation Intern. Callie brings her creative passion and knowledge to the Corkboard team and is excited to continue building up her experience while in a fun and relaxed environment.
Self-Proclaimed Funniest In The Group
Her secret work skills: Writing copy for emails/texts and proofreading for any mistakes
When the work’s done she enjoys: Watching movies and/or tv, hanging out with her sister and niece, and going to dinner/drinks
Where in the world she wants to travel to next: Italy
How she likes her coffee: “Typically a Vanilla Latte… hot in the morning, iced in the afternoons.”
Color used to describe herself: “Light blue because it is not too flashy and in your face, plus it is a calming color.”
Kara is our adept and friendly Account Manager. Before joining Corkboard, she gained experience in the sports-related industry, initially with a brief part-time role in a communications department before transitioning to a full-time position as a Digital Marketing/Social Media Manager at another company. In the dynamic realm of marketing, Kara finds joy in the intricate interplay of diverse elements, seamlessly converging to create a comprehensive impact, and she contributes seamlessly to the dynamic Corkboard team with her passion for the ever-evolving landscape of digital marketing, bringing creativity and a strategic mindset.
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
Where in the world she wants to travel to next: Scotland
How she likes her coffee: “With room for cream and one packet of Sweet and Low.”
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!
Her secret work skills: Being creative and detail-oriented
When the work’s done she enjoys: Spending time with my kitten, going on hikes, and trying new coffee shops
Where in the world she wants to travel to next: Switzerland
How she likes her coffee: “Iced vanilla latte with almond milk.”
Color used to describe herself: “Green, I love nature and anything outdoors. I think the color green looks good with my red hair, so I have always found myself buying green clothing.”
Organic Content Creation Intern
Anna is our innovative and proactive Organic Content Creation Intern. Anna is going into her senior year at Ohio University studying Journalism with a focus in strategic communication and a minor in graphic design. She has experience working in web design, social media content, and content writing on current trends and local topics. Anna decided to get into marketing because of all the different aspects and components you can utilize in the field, along with the collaborative atmosphere it creates where everyone can work together.
Perfect Pupper Parent
Her secret work skills: Public speaking and presenting
When the work’s done she enjoys: Playing/training my dog – Henry, reading, and working out
Where in the world she wants to travel to next: Greece
How she likes her coffee: “Water.”
Color used to describe herself: “Light blue, because it is a calm and happy color.”
Campaign Management Intern
Lauren is our bright and attentive Campaign Management Intern and is going into her senior year at Bloomsburg University. She has been in various positions, such as a clothing store manager, bank teller, and promotions coordinator, but always wanted to go into something business related. When she learned more about marketing, it seemed like the perfect blend of strategy and creativity. “I like working with Corkboard Concepts because the people are very kind, encouraging, and truly want the best for you. They will do anything they can to help you grow.”