Our team is comprised of rare talent from previous agencies and brands from across the country who live digitally, plan fiercely, and think bravely.

Billy Mitchell

Founder / Principal

Billy brings a decade-and-a-half worth of energy and passion that has yet to be tamed. If it seems that he cares about your business as much as you do, it’s because he does. He delivers a combination of marketing experience and skills that makes him our starting QB at Team MP, and one of the most valuable players on your team.

Tom Donahoe

Principal / Executive CD

Tom’s creative philosophy has been greatly influenced by the “surprise me/reward me” school of communication. “If they know what you’re going to say, they don’t have to listen. The best messaging interrupts consumers’ expectations. They pay attention because they want to know what’s coming next.”

Dirk Robinson

CFO / COO

Dirk is an example of that all-too-common western prevalence of Oregon cattle rancher, medical school dropout and classically trained operatic tenor. In Dirk we found one of the first employees of the “Just do it” agency, Wieden+Kennedy. They liked Dirk, too. They sent him to work around the world for other W+K offices including London and The Netherlands. Today, you’ll find Dirk performing daily at MP and other regional companies who need the services of a tenor.

Joe Quatrone

Creative Director

Dad, drummer, writer, film buff, typophile, and U2 aficionado, Joe believes the best ideas come with time and tenacity. Joe has worked on brands and agencies both big and small and has collected awards both internationally-renowned and much-less-so — bringing with him an impressive assemblage of worthless rock n’ roll trivia. Joe has been in advertising since Tommy Lee’s upside down drum-cage concussion mishap in New Haven, Connecticut. Joe’s work has been recognized by Communication Arts, AdWeek, Print Magazine, D&AD, Luerzers Archive, and garnered national gold Addys and 8 Best of Show Addy/Rockie Awards.

Ken Erickson

Creative Operations Director

A design school grad who later discovered his real passion was applying his uncanny organizational and creative process mindset to serve those that he works with, to see them and their clients succeed. While working at an agency in Los Angeles, Ken even created project management software that was later marketed to other agencies.

John Brenner

Senior Art Director

Designer, wordsmith, and hopelessly gemini, John has a fierce passion for typography, and yet remarkably bad penmanship. The youngest son of an English professor and an editor, he’s quick witted and observant. He spends a good deal of time sketching, even though he can’t draw and he’s a terrible dancer despite being a good drummer. He will rake leaves in January just to be outside and makes a mean omelet.

Morgan Lord

Account Director / Media Director

Morgan has been in the advertising industry for over 10 years and seen many a media plan come and go. She’s a media warrior, focusing on efficiency and effectiveness for the client. When she’s not here at work, she’s kept busy by her husband (who lovingly does all the home cooking), two daughters, two dogs, and a cat (they’re not cat people, it just happened).

Andy Petersen

Account Executive / Producer

Grass fed on the plush pastures of Greenleaf, ID, Andy was tempered by the fire of three older brothers whose only wish was to see him cry. When not weeping on his mother’s shoulder, he learned to fight with words and wit. He promises to demonstrate both traits in the near future.

Tami Arlint

Financial Accountant

Tami is our other Wieden+Kennedy transplant at MP. She was skillfully recruited by Dirk Robinson, our singing CFO, after he threatened to leave if he didn’t get help. Once he realized Tami was back on the market and looking for diversions (other than her husband and three children), Dirk chased after her like dreadlocks on a bike messenger.

Barbara Flynn

HR Manager

Barbara will tell you she misses the evergreen trees back in Washington but not the rain! She is a HR professional by day and novice Tik Tokker by night. This is her first ad agency gig so she is trying to play it cool. On the inside, her Pisces soul is loving the creative environment! She is a mother of three energetic kids and partner to a very patient & supportive guy. Her hobby? Spoiling her 2 cats & 1 dog…all named after candy!

Rachel Leona

Art Director

The main thing you need to know about Rachel is that she loves to create—making stuff is her DNA. She combines that creative energy with a heavy dose of ambition making a dynamic individual who has succeeded in a wide range of creative fields. She is not all work and no play though – being a proud dog mama to her yellow lab Tortuga Severus, an intense DIY-er (having renovated her 1980s home from top to bottom), a summer evening enthusiast, a lake and ocean lover, and thinks weekends are best spent hiking, biking and playing card games. Oh, and she’s from California

Carolina Longo

Strategic Planner

As our Strategic Planner, Carolina brings a wealth of international experience and a charming Brazilian accent to our office. She began her career at Ogilvy & Mather in the early 2000’s and since then has worked in major advertising and branded content agencies in Brazil, where she has helped create powerful solutions for clients like P&G, HBO, HSBC, SAP, Microsoft, Kimberly-Clark, and Crayola, winning 2 Effie Awards. In 2017 she moved to Florida, where she specialized in multicultural audiences for VMLY&R as their Integrated Strategic Planning Director on the regional team for DELL LATAM.

Outside the agency she manages a busy life of having twins and is passionate about scuba diving, cooking and bulldogs – not necessarily in that order.

Haley Caldwell

Project Manager

After graduating from Gonzaga University (go zags!), Haley started her career in project management in non-profit with the Peace Corps, living and working in a small town in Costa Rica. Learning Spanish and crafting the ability to explain a word without actually knowing the word, Haley developed the artful skill of creative problem solving– a proficiency that has served her well throughout her career in fundraising, large agencies and small. She loves adventure from mountain biking to camping to traveling. Her most recent adventure brought her from San Francisco to Austin, TX where she has lived since 2019.

Lindsey Raaker

Media Buyer

Born and raised in Northern California, Lindsey came to Boise to pursue her undergraduate from Boise State. Like most Californians she fell in love with the state of Idaho so decided to stay. (But don’t worry she’s one of the good ones) She is a big fan of baseball, tacos, and traveling. Lindsey is a major dog lover. Since she doesn’t have a dog, her favorite days at work are when she gets to pet and play with all of the other pups in the office. It’s a ruff life!

Steve Veals

Cinematographer

As a boy, Steve was fascinated with shooting on the family camcorder and he never thought it would lead to a career working around the world for brands such as OtterBox, LifeProof, the X-Games, and Verizon Wireless. When Steve isn’t in the edit bay, he’s busy trying to set obscure personal records like the longest continuous freight train ride or fly fishing for 365 consecutive days. Steve likes to live by an old saying which goes something like, “You don’t want the most exciting story at your funeral to start with how you never missed buffet night at Village Inn.” His incredibly patient wife, Laura, usually has her hands full dealing with a lively schedule of never sitting still.

Jessi Tran

Designer

A native Chicagoan, Jessi traded the wind and hot dogs for mountains and potatoes (which she thinks is a fair trade). She’s an unapologetic cat person — some might say she loves her cat more than her boyfriend. She’s a perfectionist with an eye for design. In her free time you can find her climbing, backpacking, skiing, trail running or beepin’ around town on her scooter.

Meredith Carsley

Art Director

A fascination for design sprouted at a young age when Meredith found herself creating in the iconic Paint application on her 90’s era computer. Fast forward a few decades and she has found a deep-rooted passion for design and the design processes and has become an integral part of the MP team creating better processes that allow our designers to create more efficiently in fast-paced environments.

Beyond the computer (and if there’s snow on the ground) she’s completely obsessed with skiing - whether it’s at a resort, in the back country, cross-country with her toddler on her back.

Dan O’Donnel

SEO Strategist

From Boston to Boise and with thick East Coast blood, Dan can be found pining over search engine data and Google-ranking research. As a highly caffeinated SEO rockstar he provides clients with website traffic, lead generation and can make you internet famous overnight. For 5 years he held the #1 spot for “Smartest Guy in America” on Google… the Einstein Wikipedia page was #2. If you buy the coffee, he will talk your ear off with anything Google, Triathlon or Boston sports related.