GOOD CREATIVE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE

Since 1987, Appleton has been a Woman Business Enterprise developing strategic communications that promote the goods and services of prestigious companies locally, nationally and internationally. Each division works in tandem with the other, offering a canopy of services from the same valued stock. The Appleton team is an eclectic collection of communications specialists, each well-versed in their areas of expertise and equally well aware of the bigger picture. This unique perspective offers clients an integrated, well-trained team that is innovative, clever, soulful and insightful, while always mindful of a client’s time and assets.

Apples

HEATHER LAYSON BROWN

Strategic Marketing & Client Relations
Practicing since 1994, Appletonian since 2017

“Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.”

KELLY BYRNE

Associate Videographer, Editor & Copywriter
Practicing since 2014, Appletonian since 2016

“We have to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles and work.”

TORI COLDITZ

Conceptual Copywriter & Community Relations
Practicing since 2013, Appletonian since 2015

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

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ERIC CZERWONKA

Art Director, Senior Designer & Animator
Practicing since 1998, Appletonian since 2011

“You do not need a therapist if you own a motorcycle.”

MICHELLE EDWARDS

Public Relations, Reputation Management & Media Buying
Practicing since 1993, Appletonian since 2017

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

KIMBERLY FORAN

Director of Finance & Operations
Practicing since 1990, Appletonian since 2010

“The best assets in life are family and friends!”

THEORY GEORGIOU

Web Developer & Database Administrator
Practicing since 2012, Appletonian since 2016

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

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JENNIFER GRAVEN

Senior Designer & Social Media Manager
Practicing since 2007, Appletonian since 2010

“You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do? You should go do them.”

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JAMIE KRUGER

Marketing Strategist & Lead Web Developer
Practicing since 1999, Appletonian since 2010

“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.”

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DIANA LaRUE

CEO, Creative Director & Principal
Practicing since 1981, Appletonian since 1987

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”

ASHLEY MONTGOMERY

Copywriter & Content Developer
Practicing since 2015, Appletonian since 2016

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

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DOLLY SANBORN

Senior Art Director & Web Designer
Practicing since 1999, Appletonian since 2005

“Every day, in many small ways, love guides the world forward.”

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MICHAEL SPELTZ

Vice President of Videography
Practicing since 1976, Appletonian since 1987

“Everyone has a story, let’s hear yours!”

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JACOB SPIKES

Digital Marketing Manager
Practicing since 2011, Appletonian since 2015

“Never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.”

DOUG STEWART

Strategic Communications Manager
Practicing since 2012, Appletonian since 2014

“The greatest things in the universe are born from the smallest beginnings.”

DERRICKA WHITE

Production Assistant
Practicing since 2011, Appletonian since 2011

“If it’s both amazing and terrifying, then you should definitely pursue it.”

CLARA WINBORN

Graphic Designer
Practicing since 2012, Appletonian since 2017

“Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.”

Branches

JOANN GANDHI

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Joann has a unique talent for identifying areas of improvement and facilitating the actions necessary to elevate an organization.

LON WINTER

With decades of advertising experience, Lon Winter has turned the art of effective communication into a science.

THERESA HELDT

Theresa’s knack for understanding the human capacity in business allows her to work with clients on an intimate level, increasing project success and consumer retention

Supporting Team

AARON JORDAN

Videographer & Editor

ERIC CLAY

Web Developer

MICHAEL O’LEARY

Videographer & Editor

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