Curiously Loyal

Baggers are talented. Hardworking. And seriously curious. Get to know us.

Mark Pugh

Chief of Staff

What's in my bag?

“You won’t have to look very far into my bag to find a plan and maybe a process or two. Besides having a plan for most everything, I enjoy competition, and my blood bleeds a nice shade of orange.”

During the past nine years, Mark has become a Bagger legend of sorts. Not just an all-around nice dude, he is also a logistical genius. He has conquered roles in technology consulting, logistics, project management and operations for several Fortune 500 companies, such as Kimberly-Clark, BellSouth and Macy’s, during the last 25 years—which is great for us since he coaches Brown Bag’s leaders and supports our strategic plans and programs. Mark graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science, Logistics and Transportation from the University of Tennessee and received a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

Outside of Brown Bag, Mark can be found dating his wife, hanging out with his daughters and working with church leaders. He is also an avid sports enthusiast and loves any game that involves strategy.

Lindsey Lynes

VP, Operations

What's in my bag?

“All the (cool) mom things, a quick laugh, an old school calculator, a professional book or two, and a stubborn refusal to fail.”

The only thing larger than Lindsey’s role at Brown Bag is the size of her heart. Coupling her enthusiasm with her deep concern for the people around her, she is a driving force that keeps Brown Bag moving forward on the winding road of success. As our VP of Operations, Lindsey provides operational leadership, strategy and vision to ensure Brown Bag is not only a top-notch place to work, but that it also runs at optimal efficiency. She’s behind the scenes, ensuring our people have what they need to bring their A game every day, and she’s out front, leading the charge to take our business to the next level. With Brown Bag since the beginning, Lindsey is responsible for all financial and office operations, professional development, talent acquisition strategy, project management, the pursuit of unbridled fun around the office, and most importantly, taking care of our greatest asset—our people.

Lindsey was also instrumental in getting Vetlocity, a sister company of Brown Bag, up and running. A graduate from the University of Georgia, Lindsey enjoys college football, brunch, Netflix marathons, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two little men.

Billy Derby

VP, Client Services

What's in my bag?

“I travel light with just a toothbrush and Tums, so I can take advantage of any opportunity that arises, and have the medicine to recover from the ride."

Hailing from the great state of Texas, Billy’s contribution to clients is as outsized as his native state. Whether it’s strategy or creative problem solving, we can always count on Billy. He fearlessly leads our Client Services team, making sure we exceed expectations in every way. He’s the guy everybody wants on their side. Before Brown Bag, Billy worked in sales and marketing at Pfizer, Inc., and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Chemistry.

Outside of work, Billy enjoys live music, hiking, driving fast cars, and being silly with his kids.

Sela Missirian

VP, Marketing and Business Development

What's in my bag?

"I have a fantastic social network and loads of curiosity and creativity to help people solve their marketing problems!"

Sela Missirian describes her role at Brown Bag in three words: sales and strategy. Anyone else would tell you she’s a quick-thinking, problem-solving, semi-omnipotent master strategist. Sadly, that title doesn’t fit on normal-sized business cards so her working title is VP, Marketing & Business Development. Before Brown Bag, Sela worked for several dynamic companies including S1 Technologies, Autodesk (formerly 3D/EYE), Moxie (formerly Engauge Digital) and Brown Bag. Yes, we said Brown Bag. After several years apart, Sela is back home and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Now, who’s crazy for not touching anything in her office since she left?

Sela graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Design from Cornell University. Her list of achievements include the pioneering of social media with big name-brands like AT&T and Food Lion, lecturing on digital marketing at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, working in Europe and Asia, earning a Certificate of Wines from the French Culinary Institute and a flair for Armenian cooking handed down from her mother. She also enjoys traveling and blogging about the good life.

 

Jerry Lewis

VP, Creative

What's in my bag?

"A competitive nature is in my bag. I'm a very involved, hands-on kind of guy who would rather be an active participant than sit on the sidelines and watch. This is evident at my job. And it's the experience I've gained by working with great people for many years."

Working on multiple projects while being in several places at once may seem impossible, but not for Jerry Lewis. Although he’s never admitted to having been cloned, how else do you explain his ability to successfully lead a creative department, attend countless meetings, field thousands of emails, teach design classes and coach about a dozen different sports? Okay, we’re not sure how he does it either, we’re just glad he does. During his tenure as a Creative Director, Jerry has worked on big name clients like Pfizer, Allergan, Bridgestone Sports, Precept, Carvel Ice Cream, E-Z-GO, and Piccadilly Cafeteria to name a few. He has also received ShowSouth, Addys, CTAM Awards and has had his work featured in Communication Arts and PRINT.

One glance into Jerry’s office is all it takes to realize he’s a huge Gator fan, which makes sense considering he graduated from the University of Florida (which also helps explain his love of jean shorts and tank tops. Just kidding, he would never wear a tank top.) Jerry is also an esteemed graduate of the Portfolio Center where, as mentioned before, he teaches design. Outside of work, he is a devoted husband and dad as well as an amazing golfer.

Doug Brown

President, Founder

What's in my bag?

Doug Brown? He’s not some faceless figurehead hiding in an office or out on a golf course. He’s always here and he’d love to talk your head off about what Brown Bag Marketing can do for your company’s growth. Or point out an article he just read about your industry. Or gab about marketing in general. Better grab a chair.

Doug comes from a business background. This is one of the many reasons he can relate to you and your company’s needs so well. He sets strategy and combines it with his extensive sales and marketing skills as well as an entrepreneurial spirit. The result? Effective marketing strategies that help build your business. Imagine that.

His track record of building and leading successful marketing teams (from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies) speaks for itself. And when Doug started Brown Bag in 2002, he had clients already lined up to jump on board with his new venture.

Lisa Durrett

Account Director

What's in my bag?

“A little bit of everything and probably some things unexpected. You never know when and where creativity may strike … or when that idea light bulb will go off!”

An artist at heart, Lisa thrives in a creative, collaborative environment. That’s probably why she’s such a powerhouse when it comes to client relationships, strategy and mentoring her team here at Brown Bag. Lisa brings a rare breadth and depth of experience to her role, with past work in TV news, PR and corporate marketing – as well as a BA in broadcast journalism from Florida International University. And the results speak for themselves. Her past chops include building a premier SMB influencer content program for AT&T and working with Philips Electronics on the branding and opening of Philips Arena in Atlanta. But her greatest creation yet? Her amazing twins.

When she’s not directing brilliant marketing programs at the office, you can find Lisa hanging out with her kids and cooking up a new dish in the kitchen. Just don’t ask her for a recipe – it’s all about winging it!

Randall Wunder-Smith

Copywriter

What's in my bag?

“Empathy, honesty, a yearning for transformative truth and a sense of humor. Also: a terawatt-powered BS detector, which I self-apply regularly. Every creative needs one.”

Does Randall work at Brown Bag? Well, yes. But it’s more than that. Randall writes at Brown Bag. There’s a big difference – as big as the ideas he uses to propel our clients into brighter, more compelling stories for their businesses. And don’t let his penchant for wit and deadpan fool you. Randall’s a deep guy, ready to pour himself into understanding a client’s industry and build authentic connections with their customers, all with the right selection of the right words. It all started when he completed his BA and MA in English from Auburn University. He’s also got years under his belt as a retail grocery worker, even more time spent in college-level faculty development and a fair amount of freelance canoodling in web design.

When Randall’s not translating great ideas into impeccable copy, he’s got no shortage of hobbies and interests, including, but not limited to: tabletop gaming, speculative fiction, miniature painting, miscellaneous nerd culture, beer, etymology, Icelandic sagas, the intersection of secular humanism and mystical thinking, and relationships worth investing in. And cats. Lots of cats.

Kristen Cooper

Content Marketing Manager

What's in my bag?

“My phone so I can Google on demand, a novel to keep the creativity flowing and a game to have fun and connect!”

When it comes to marketing, they say content is king. Here at Brown Bag, we say Kristen is queen of content marketing. She wears the crown with pride, making sure campaign content deliverables are on strategy, on brand and of the highest quality—every time. She’s practically a mind reader, anticipating our clients’ every content need with keen listening skills and a thoughtful approach. Prior to her coronation, Kristen spent over eight years marketing for technology startups and mentoring engineering and technology students at Southern Polytechnic State University. Before that, she earned a bachelor’s in science, communications and media studies from Kennesaw State University.

When she’s not perfecting content here at Brown Bag, you can find Kristen running a business that she started from scratch with her husband. She also loves spending time with her dog, going on hikes, floating down the Chattahoochee River and going to the gym.

Elizabeth Roos

Account Coordinator

What's in my bag?

“My bag is filled with a pen of every of color, three different snack options, a small multi-use tool kit, a game of travel Yahtzee, and … oh wait … I had to take that out because my bag was over the weight limit! Needless to say, I'm ready for anything life throws at me.”

No two days look alike for Elizabeth. She wears many hats to support the client services team, and rumor has it, she can switch them out using only her mind, just like Eleven from Stranger Things. She honed her mental powers at Washington and Lee University with a bachelor’s in art history. Prior to Brown Bag, she worked as an intern for Camp Twin Lakes, a local non-profit, and Tribe Inc., an internal communications agency.

When Elizabeth’s not running around our Buckhead office, you can find her hitting the pavement for half marathons, hiking, hanging out with friends and family, or checking out the latest exhibit at the High Museum.

Mary Graddy

Project Manager

What's in my bag?

“Multiple shades of lipstick, colored pens, peanut butter and a bottle opener, because I'm all about style and efficiency.” 

Calm, cool and collected, it’s safe to say Mary knows a thing or two about staying on track. Case in point—she once hiked eight national parks in 14 days. At Brown Bag, she forges a path for her teammates amidst the ever-changing, exciting chaos of projects and assists with the day-to-day management of accounts. She first honed her powers of concentration at Georgia State University, where she completed a degree in Business Marketing. Prior to Brown Bag, Mary kept things running at our sister company, Vetlocity, as Manager of Business Operations.

When she’s not making sure we meet our deadlines, you can find Mary conquering more of the great outdoors. Or, if it’s raining, she’ll be channeling her inner artist by coloring, or hitting up the latest new restaurant around town. 

Heather Mansfield

Senior Project Manager

What's in my bag?

"Only the necessities … Chapstick, hand sanitizer and a koozie."

Grace under fire and crazy organized are just the start of what make Heather Mansfield an awesome Senior Project Manager. She has the skills to ensure projects get done on time, under budget and beyond expectations. Before joining Brown Bag, Heather worked for Hodes, Huge, VML and … Brown Bag. Yep, she is an official Boomeranger. Heather holds degrees in English and Communications from Florida State University.

When she isn’t keeping us in line at the office, Heather enjoys playing tennis, spending time with her husband and daughter, sipping great wine, drinking hoppy beers and dreaming of her next beach trip.

Cassidy Stallings German

Manager, People and Culture

What's in my bag?

“A big heart for loving, two large ears for listening, running shoes for taking action and just a little bit of pixie dust.”

Lovingly known around the office as the helper of the people, Cassidy is always willing to put on whatever hat is needed to ensure that everyone has everything they need to do their best work. As the Manager of People and Culture, she uses her eye for amazing talent to spot, court and acclimate new Baggers, as well as keeps her ears and heart open for anything required at the office, and for her current coworkers. And she does it all with grace, poise and a bottomless well of enthusiasm. Before joining Brown Bag, Cassidy worked at our sister company, Vetlocity, managing and mentoring the operations team. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia State University.

Outside of work, you can find Cass working out at the gym, curled up with a fantasy novel or hanging with her husband, fur-babies and girl squad.

Kirsten Humphreys

Software Developer

What's in my bag?

"A hard working, positive attitude with the uncanny ability to take whatever is thrown my way."

A resourceful and astute problem solver, Kirsten has never met a challenge she couldn’t handle. As our Software Developer, Kirsten is responsible for front-end development and QA testing. No matter the task, if Kirsten’s on the job, it’s as good as done. Kirsten previously worked at Marc Jacobs and graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Outside of work, Kirsten enjoys searching for her next favorite restaurant, exploring new cities and spending time with her niece and nephews.

Nicole Baird

Senior Project Manager

What's in my bag?

“Coffee, and lots of it. A pack of gum for when I finish my coffee, Life Savers Gummies because everyone needs a sweet treat once in awhile, and a great ready-for-whatever-comes-my-way attitude!”

As a project lead, Nicole is the definition of grace under pressure, making sure projects remain in-scope, on-time and on-budget. With her trusted Starbucks always by her side, she helps develop and define project approach with ease, all the while facilitating constant communication between all departments and clients. Before Brown Bag, Nicole worked for Otis Elevator and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a degree in Marketing.
Outside of work, Nicole loves traveling, exploring Atlanta, checking out new restaurants, concerts, and, of course, UGA football!

Kate Ray

Art Director

What's in my bag?

"I have an assortment of cameras to document everything around me, a library of resources to keep me up to date, a sketchbook to communicate ideas, and a bag of treats for the adorable paws that walk around the office."

Whether she’s diving into a project or searching for the best tacos in Atlanta, Kate doesn’t hold back in her daily pursuit of perfection. A team player with a positive attitude, Kate is great to work with and highly supportive of everyone around her. Before Brown Bag, Kate worked for an Atlanta healthcare marketing agency and graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in Advertising.

Outside of work, Kate enjoys photography, printmaking, hiking, playing with her Aussie-Doodle (we are all obsessed with him), HGTV, and she is a taco and margarita connoisseur.

Annie Brown

Welcoming Committee/Motivator

What's in my bag?

"Treats, my fashionable purple leash, an antler to chew on, a gentle disposition … and always hoping for more treats."

Dedicated, passionate, and always willing to lend a helpful paw, Annie is a vital part of the Team. She’s always been best-of-breed (or breeds, in Annie’s case) when it comes to her job, whether it be sitting, staying, or greeting visitors. She takes great pride in being a champion catnapper and Brown Bag’s go-to motivator. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon pick-me-up or a mid-meeting break, a snuggle with Annie is just what the doctor ordered.

Outside of work, Annie enjoys elevator rides, chasing squirrels, long walks on the leash, sleeping, and hanging with her lab brother, Earl.

Lisa Long

Account Director

What's in my bag?

“In my bag you will find laugher, kindness, a good sense of humor and an ‘always can do better’ attitude.”

Whether she’s running a marathon or providing stellar account management service, Lisa knows a thing or two about going the extra mile. A problem solver with a positive attitude, Lisa helps her clients meet their business goals while continuously providing opportunities for growth. Before Brown Bag, Lisa worked for Team One and Grey Worldwide Atlanta, and she graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Communications.

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys tennis, running, boot camp, gardening, concerts, traveling and time with her family.

Robert Mashburn

Director, Business Operations

What's in my bag?

“A chill pill. A big bottle of chill pills (enough to share). Life can be stressful, but only if you let it. The same goes for work. Bobby McFerrin had it right.”

Quiet yet engaging, precise but laid-back, Robert may seem like an enigma wrapped in a riddle but his mission is simple: help clients succeed and do it in a way that makes it enjoyable for everyone involved. We’re happy to report, he excels at doing exactly that. Prior to taking on digital marketing here at Brown Bag, Robert had a career in journalism, managing newspaper sports departments from Atlanta to Abu Dhabi, and a successful tour running the project management group for another local interactive firm.

Outside of work, Robert enjoys food, wine, books, music and travel.

Kelly Campbell

Business Development Manager

What's in my bag?

"My journal of quotes and ideas, a book, a snack, and some lip gloss because I like to do everything with an extra bit of style and sass."

Witty, intelligent, and up for any challenge, Kelly brings her enthusiasm to everything she does. Whether she’s planning her next trip or preparing for a new business pitch, she keeps her passion for helping people at the top of her list. Prior to business development, Kelly lead talent acquisition and still drops in the talent office from time to time. Before Brown Bag, Kelly was an Executive Recruiter for The Intersect Group. She graduated with a degree in Intercultural Studies of Business and French from Wofford College where she was also a member of the women’s soccer team.

Outside of work, Kelly enjoys spending time outdoors, adding stamps to her passport, reading, writing, and dancing—and she’s always up for a new adventure!

Kristin Gisi

Manager, People Operations

What's in my bag?

“Endless thoughts and countless alternatives to any problem that comes my way.”

Like the Great and Powerful Oz, Kristin busily works behind the curtain to ensure Brown Bag runs like a well-oiled machine. Unlike the Great Oz, Kristin is great with people, has a constant smile, a sunny disposition and is always eager to help in any way possible. Kristin graduated from Georgia College & State University where she majored in Marketing and minored in Management.

When she isn’t in the office, Kristin enjoys exercising, shopping, going to the beach and anything that involves the outdoors.

Rob Williams

Senior Application Developer

What's in my bag?

'Everything . . . it's a big bag!'

Although he describes his role as that of an Interactive Henchman, Rob is an affable curmudgeon whose role at Brown Bag is continuously expanding because he not only meets every challenge, he crushes them like an SEC team playing in the national championship. Before Brown Bag, Rob worked for Internet Gaming Inc., where he did UI design for online gaming. He also worked for Virtual Magic where he specialized in Web and Flash development. Rob has a degree from AIA in 3D Modeling and Animation and a degree from SPSU in Game Design and Development.

Outside of Brown Bag, Rob is into volleyball, old cars, and collecting lawn trolls.

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