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

Andy Petersen

Agency 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.
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Anne McNeal

Graphic Designer

Anne is a landscape architect turned kick-ass designer. Her creativity and design skills are matched only by her comedic prowess (and an insatiable love for animals and the great outdoors). With humor as her superpower, she can make anyone laugh. But not that “haha, that’s funny” laugh. We’re talking that “Oh $#!+, this is it, I’m going to die because I can’t breathe” laugh. But don’t worry, you won’t die. Unless you do, and wouldn’t that be a hell of a way to go? As an apology, Anne will make sure your gravesite looks amazing.

Beck Mulkey

Graphic Designer

Raised in the land of beer and heavy accents, Beck is a certified cheesehead from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With a virtuosic design eye and rapid-fire clicky fingers, she’s also a certifiable force of creativity. When she’s not knee-deep in designing and creating, she’s outside hiking and camping, seeking-out live music, crafting stained glass, concocting new cuisine, and looking for new adventures. Beck will say 'Oh you betcha' when presented a twelver of PBR.

Billy Mitchell

CEO / Partner

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.
Caitlin

Caitlin Lomen

Graphic Designer

It’s hard to know what Caitlin loves more — graphic design or kittens. A perpetual learner, Caitlin gets hyped for fall even though she hasn't been in true school for a decade. She stumbled upon her design career when the recession of 2008 hit. Her love for learning kicked in, leading to a second bachelor's degree — and the sleeping design genius awoke. When Caitlin’s not happily puttering at her computer, she’s hitting the streets of Portland with her partner and daughter, looking for cats to pet and fueling her days with Americanos and chocolate chip cookies.

Carolina Longo

Director of Strategy + Client Services

As our Head of Strategy + Client Services, 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.

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.

Dirk Robinson

CFO

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.
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Hoku Watanabe

Graphic Designer

After working in a daycare and a funeral home, nothing phases Hoku. Whatever challenge you throw at her can’t be worse than changing someone else’s diaper — or
moving a body — or doing both at the same time. She inherited a passion for design from her dad and a love of travel (and off-beat jokes) from her mom. A recent graduate, Hoku’s excited to officially start her design career, even if she misses the bodies sometimes. Not so much the babies.
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Jamie Drake

Account Executive

The perfect blend of sassy and organized, Jamie is a whiskey-loving force of nature. As a former personal trainer, she sets goals, tracks progress, and celebrates small victories along the way. Jamie is as dedicated to her clients as she is to her health — which is pretty damn dedicated! She tackles the most challenging problems like they’re the WOD (that’s work out of the day for you CrossFit newbies) — which means she can kick your ass! This also means she can keep her husband and three children in line. With experience in health and fitness, hospitality and healthcare, real estate, and commercial interiors industries, she’s got you covered.

Jessi Tran

Sr. Graphic 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.

Joe Quatrone

ECD / Partner

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.

John Brenner

Sr. 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.

Ken Erickson

COO

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.

Lindsey Vella

Media Planner + 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 Idaho and decided to stay — but don’t worry, she’s one of the good ones. Lindsey’s passion for baseball, tacos, and traveling is only overshadowed by her love of dogs (and her fiancé, Andrew — but don’t tell him that). Lindsey’s favorite days at work are when she gets to pet and play with all the pups in the office. So she has to pamper her Golden Retriever, Lionel, to convince him there is no other dog for her.

Lindsey Waller

Project Manager

Lindsey is a marketing Swiss army knife. She moves with meticulous ease when employing her advertising multi-tool — trimming away those annoying problems you don’t realize are there. Her borderline unhealthy relationship with spreadsheets is a little concerning — especially since she has all 70 Excel default colors represented in her closet. Lindsey’s former agency experience, work with Proctor & Gamble brands, and time in the international tech sector make her a vital addition to the MP team.

When she’s not masterminding client projects, Lindsey is organizing the $#!+ out of family vacations (yes, with spreadsheets) or perfecting recipes with a glass of good Italian wine — most likely opened with a corkscrew from her Swiss army knife.

Patrick Gray

Sr. Copywriter

When he’s not making legendary old fashions or exercising his demons (you read that right), Patrick throws words on a page and makes them sound pretty… eloquent… or snarky… and sometimes they even sound intelligent. Since childhood, he’s been writing poetry, songs, and short stories to cope with the never-ending thoughts rattling around in his head. A multitude of careers, adventures, and authored books later, Patrick is obsessed with telling a good story.

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.”

Tami Arlint

Benefits + Finance Manager

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.

Tom Donahoe

CCO / Partner

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.”