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Saralynn Dobler

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Except for the fact she loves dogs, like really loves dogs, what else is there to know about Saralynn? Well, for starters, she makes some pretty cool websites and you can usually find her doing this cuddled in a blanket in the office! (who cranked the A/C??) 

Whether Saralynn is taking her dogs for a walk, snacking on cream cheese wontons, or jamming to punk or classic rock, you can be sure that she will still be the kind Saralynn we know! 

Let’s dive a little into Saralynn’s favorite things and fun facts!!

  1. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Speak another language
  2. Tell us something that might surprise us about you? I have 3 large dogs that each weigh over 100 pounds and a 12 pound cat.
  3. Favorite Movie? Either the Martian or the Emperor’s New Groove
  4. When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grow up? Dalmatian Plantation Owner or a Ballerina
  5. Toilet paper, over or under? Doesn’t matter, my dog will chew it up anyway
  6. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Johnny Cash
  7. What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had? Planetarium Show Presenter
  8. What would you do for a living if you weren’t doing this? A wedding DJ might be kinda fun (ooh yes, we agree!)
  9. Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why? Ireland…it’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to!
  10. If you could have a superpower what would it be? Teleportation…obviously

What are three words you’d use to describe In-House Advertising? Imaginative, Fun, and Dedicated. 

Nate Ehlers (Nate E.)

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Let’s get to know Nate, our graphic and web design specialist! We all know he creates killer graphics and mind-blowing websites, but let’s learn a little more about what makes Nate, Nate! Well, with two little kiddos he sure is busy! But when he is free, you can count on seeing him longboarding down the street or creating a game for the Original Nintendo (ok Nate, show off more)!! You might even catch Nate secretly snacking on some Oreos or avoiding washing the dishes. Shhhh. We are lucky to have Nate around the office and don’t know what we would do without him!
Want to learn more about Nate? Read on to hear directly from Nate!

Where is the best place you have traveled to and why?
Alaska. Everything is so much more simple and exponentially more beautiful.

What’s the weirdest job you have ever had?
Wire Harness Engineer

Favorite food?

Toilet paper, over or under?
I don’t know why anyone would actively choose under.

What chore do you hate doing?
Handwashing dishes

What music is on your phone?
I have an old man phone that has no storage!!

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
After-School Care for Kindergartners (aww)

What’s one thing that terrifies you?
I really REALLY regret learning about what SIDS is.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Arcade Machine & CRT TV Repair

Favorite Movie?
Hot Fuzz


And that’s that Nate we know and love!

Kylie Vadnais

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You’ve seen this graphics guru through her amazing work, but we think it’s time you get to know THE Kylie “Freaky Fast” Vadnais! This girl loves french fries, football, and most importantly her fur baby, Denali. Can you blame her? She’s paw-dorable.

You must know that Jimmy Johns has nothing on this girl!! Kylie is known for slaying projects and handling buznasss. But wait! Her skills don’t just end in the graphic design department. She is also a KILLER photographer! Yep, she really does it all and we don’t know what we would do without her expertise and creative mind!

Interested in getting to know Kylie in deeper detail? Of course you are! Read on!

  1. Where is your favorite place to be? At home with my husband and dog.
  2. Favorite Word? Ope!
  3. Toilet paper, over or under? OVER! End of discussion.
  4. What is your greatest fear? Missing out on something big by not taking a chance.
  5. Any favorite line from a movie? “You’re killin’ me Smalls” (If you don’t know this movie then we can’t be friends.)
  6. If you could any superpower what would it be? Flying!
  7. How do you balance your career and family? I spend as much time as possible at home + prioritizing.
  8. What’s one thing that terrifies you? Needles!
  9. If you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time? Hang out with our pup.
  10. What are 3 words you’d use to describe In-House Advertising? Growing, Innovative, Family!

Justin Cubbage: “Justy” / “Justy Pants” / “Mr. Cubbage”

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Justin is our whiskey loving, fruit snack hoarding, video-guru god. And we feel it’s about time you get to know the visionary mind behind the camera, and the man that makes the magic happen.

If you know Justin, then it comes as no surprise that he is NOT a morning man/person/human and no amount of caffeine will ever change that. He’s known to keep the team on their toes with his quick sarcastic wit thrown in to almost any conversation – we like to refer to this as creative enthusiasm.

Justin’s eye for lighting, angles, composition, sound, storyboarding, technology … should we keep going or do you get the point? He’s basically the Stephen Hawking of Video and Animation, and we can only hope he never leaves us for Hollywood.

Enough from us, dive in below and find out for yourself why Justin is such a bad***.

  • Favorite place you’ve traveled and why? VEGAS BABY!!   (But he didn’t tell us why — I guess that’s why they say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas …)
  • If you could meet anyone living or dead who would it be? The coolest dude that ever lived, Prince. (He didn’t even think twice! And then broke out in song. Ha!)
  • Pet Peeve? If you chew with your mouth open, we cannot be friends.
  • Celebrity Crush? As a man of more refined taste, I’d definitely have to say Aubrey Plaza.
  • Favorite Music? I am a man with many tastes, from Garth Brooks to Tupac, Frank Sinatra to Frank Ocean, and Billie Eilish to Green Day. I honestly listen to it all, minus that pop-country junk that gets played on the radio.
  • If video wasn’t your obvious calling, what would you want to be? An Architect!

** Fun Fact: He earned an early acceptance into Tulane University’s architecture program! He changed his career path when his high school lost their drafting and design teacher before the start of school and forced him to take a different class. That class was a photography and photoshop class and he ventured in a different direction with his creativity.

  • Favorite Beverage? Irish Whiskey.
  • Favorite Person? My dog.
  • Do you prefer Handshake or Hug? Can I say neither? If you hug me… just don’t.
  • Favorite Quote? “All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.” -Blade Runner

Next time you’re in the office or see the In-House video van in the area – make sure you tell Justin hi … and give him a hug. **insert wink**

Kendal Christenson

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Designing and developing websites for most people would be equivalent speaking a foreign language, backwards; but, lucky for us, that’s where this gem comes in to play.   Let us introduce you to Kendal ‘everything revolves around my dog and you better like it’ Christenson.

From exceptional, innovative design and layout, to functionality and user experience, Kendal is the wiz of all-things web related. Kendal’s been a part of our In-House Advertising team for almost 2 years now! And man does it show! With 5 years of experience dabbling in all things web and design – she’s lightyears ahead of her time!!

If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting Kendal, then you already know she’s a super chill, matter of fact, and brutally honest woman (so be careful what you ask her, ha!). If you haven’t met Kendal yet, we’re sorry, but you’re missing out and we highly suggest checking out her blog post … (and even if you do know her …. You definitely haven’t heard it all) — She’s hilarious! So read on!

  1. What is the one thing you cannot resist? Bar food. Wings, French fries, cheese curds, pizza, nachos… the works.
  2. What is your greatest fear? For my dog, Mila, to realize she’s too talented for her current lifestyle and hitch-hike to Vegas. 
  3. Where’s your favorite place to be? Anywhere that isn’t in front of a computer screen
  4. Favorite Movie? Step Brothers
  5. What’s one thing that terrifies you? My co-workers would eat worms for money.
  6. Tell us something that might surprise us about you? I hate sitting still for extended periods of time.
  7. What is something you learned in the last week? That we typically only think of our pets contracting Lyme Disease, but humans can also contract the disease. (can you tell I love my dog?)
  8. Celebrity crush? Gordon Ramsey. I like a man who can cook!
  9. Favorite word? Actually.
  10. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? It would be pretty cool to fluently speak more than one language.

What are 3 words you’d use to describe In-House Advertising? Up-and-coming, research driven, exploratory.

Nathan Stang: Creative Hero by Day – Rockstar by Night

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Have you ever wondered who’s the guy behind the computer screen making all the magic happen? Let us introduce you to Nathan – or as we like to call him “Mr. Fix-it”.

Nathan has been with In-House Advertising for 8 years now! Wow, time flies!! With over 20 years of experience in graphic design, web design, video/audio production, and IT maintenance (this last specialty may not have been his choice… but as you may know – “majority rules”. Ha!)

As the Creative Director he wears pretty much every hat on the market – and looks good doing it. If you’re struggling with an idea or need a boost of creative inspiration, Nathan is your man. With that being said, he’s basically never allowed to leave us.

If you feel you want to know even more about Nathan … check out some of the “must-know” interview questions we asked him.

  1. What is the one thing you cannot resist? Cheesecake
  2. Where is the best place you’ve traveled and why? Hawaii!! I went with my wife’s family to see all of the islands for a once in a lifetime trip.
  3. What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had? Worked at Pet Smart for a bit after moving to Nashville.  I got the job because I was raised on a farm and not afraid to touch poop.
  4. Favorite Movie? Super Troopers
  5. If you could have any superpower what would it be? To be invisible
  6. When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? An animator for Disney
  7. What is something you learned in the last week? Kirk Cousins is not worth 84 million dollars
  8. What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? Playing or creating music
  9. What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Cleaning up after my wife. She’s a walking tornado when she gets home.
  10. Toilet paper: over or under? Over! Are you some kind of animal??

What are 3 words you’d use to describe In-House Advertising? Fun, Creative, Family