Our storytelling defines us

Words and design intentionally paired to win hearts and hook minds

We believe stories

Belong to the listener

Get stronger through prodding

Take our breath away

Our approach sets us apart

Strategy and creativity at the backbone of everything we build

Let’s make progress together

Brand foundation

the who you are and what you do

  • Audience research
  • Naming
  • Messaging and positioning
  • Branding and identity design

Brand experience

the way we spread your story

  • Animations and videos
  • Case studies and ebooks
  • Web design and development
  • Presentations and keynotes

Embedded project management

the on-site team to plot, cultivate, and deliver success

Meet some of our masterminds

Abby Breckenridge (She/Her)

Consulting Director, Partner

Marketer by trade and manager by passion, Abby has made it her mission to empower her team so they can deliver their best work to clients. She prefers working with whole people who aren’t afraid to bring their creativity to the table.

Abby Breckenridge

Daniel Schmeichler (He/Him)

Creative Director, Partner

Daniel still reaches for his camera when a scene unfolds. As creative director, his photographer’s eye enables him to see both small details and the big picture. With enough room to explore, he and his team can make anything come into focus.

Daniel Schmeichler

Evan Aeschlimann (He/Him)

Senior Designer

Evan splits time between his desk and his shop. Whether he’s using power tools or PowerPoint Evan shines his special brand of light on all things design.

Evan Aeschlimann

Forsyth Alexander (She/Her)

Senior Storyteller

Writer to the tech stars, Forsyth rolls out the red carpet through glamourous case studies, swoon-worthy ebooks, and tell-all whitepapers. Her fan club—a gaggle of cats, dogs, and chickens—make it all worthwhile.

Forsyth Alexander

Thad Allen (He/Him)

Designer

Thad is the sought-after corner piece in all PowerPoint puzzles. His fine tuning reveals a full-picture design that frames the content just right. Final level of a video game, or final round of tweaks, he’s game to take it to the finish line.

Thad Allen

BB Bickel (She/Her)

Storyteller

You’ve got to get up early in the morning to beat BB at her game. This 3 a.m. riser is unstoppable despite 30 surgeries. Running? Swimming? PR spin? Incisive writing? “Never give up” defines her.

BB Bickel

Nora Bright (She/Her)

Embedded Consulting Practice Lead

A self-professed wearer of many hats, Nora balances a love of art and books with business savvy. Formerly a business co-owner and marketing manager, she’s got the know-how to wow our clients.

Nora Bright

Brandon Conboy (He/Him)

Designer

With ties to Hawaii, Brandon brings an adaptability to design like the go-with-the-flow attitude of the islands. On Aloha Saturdays, you’ll find him surfing the airwaves as a broadcaster or cruising the sidewalks with his camera

Brandon Conboy

Jane Dornemann (She/Her)

Storyteller

An avid explorer of both continents and consonants, Jane matches her passion for travel with her enthusiasm for words. A former journalist and PR pro, she brings the one-two punch of a well-written story and solid strategy.

Jane Dornemann

Richa Dubey (She/Her)

Storyteller

Under water adventure? Cooking experiment? Hard-hitting TV script? Richa has no fear. A lifetime of social justice work and communications has prepared her to roll up her sleeves and dig in.

Richa Dubey

Melanie Hodgman (She/Her)

People & Culture Manager

Mel was made for the mountains. With a lifetime of outdoor education under her belt, she’s keen on scaling operational challenges and bringing the whole team along with her. Her commitment to inclusivity means we’ll all reach the top.

Melanie Hodgman

Laurie Krisman (She/Her)

Managing Consultant

Inspired by technology that makes life easier, Laurie loves helping clients captivate their audience with the next big idea. She homes in on key benefits, adds eye-catching design, and delivers marketing that sparkles through the clutter.

Laurie Krisman

Mike Lahoda (He/Him)

Consultant

With a keen sense of the wilderness and experience in homebuilding, Mike may one day escape to the Olympics and build himself a cabin. Until then, he’ll summit projects and construct inviting marketing assets.

Mike Lahoda

Guangyi Li (He/Him)

Senior Designer

Li has a sixth sense—he can detect the feeling of brands. Some are cheeky, others are warm and fuzzy. This talent makes him such an exceptional designer and enables him to construct brands that truly connect on a deeper level.

Guangyi Li

Liz Mangini (She/Her)

Consultant

When Liz isn’t riding a Harley, she’s thinking about connecting with people and telling great stories. With her eye for design and mad writing skills, she delivers marketing materials that grab attention and inspire action.

Liz Mangini

Kimberly Mass (She/Her)

Senior Storyteller

When she’s not watching sports on her terrace to emulate the arena experience, Kimberly Mass uses her finely honed writing skills to create winning content for 2A clients.

Kimberly Mass

Erin McCaul (She/Her)

Managing Program Manager

Erin is the nexus between devs and marketers, fluent in both, and at home in the middle. With a goal in life to strike balance, she believes in equal ratios of work and play, beer and coffee, mountains and sunshine, and consulting and sprints.

Erin McCaul

Tammy Monson (She/Her)

Senior Program Manager

After leaving first-and third-grade teaching, Tammy found joy in project management. At 2A, she manages projects as passionately as she cheers for her daughters’ soccer teams.

Tammy Monson

Katy Nally (She/Her)

Managing Storyteller

Katy is a digger, of information and earth. It just depends if her clients want an eBook or some endive. She helps companies across industries find their voices and speak the language of their audience. She’s also fluent in tomatoes.

Katy Nally

Rachel Adams (She/Her)

Managing Designer

Rachel would prefer to spotlight her dog, Baker, but then we wouldn’t know about her amazing design skills. Unlike Baker, Rachel’s talents go far beyond sit and stay. Her portfolio includes packaging, branding, and fine art. How bow-wow that!

Rachel Adams

Kelly Schermer (She/Her)

Senior Consultant

Just because it’s tech talk, doesn’t mean it should be boring. Kelly taps her eclectic background—from biochemistry to children’s books—to infuse the unexpected into otherwise dry stories. Her ideas are proven to lengthen attention spans. 

Kelly Schermer

Guy Schoonmaker (He/Him)

Senior Consultant

Once upon a time Guy developed fundraising campaigns for universities. In a plot twist, he now applies that expertise in working with 2A’s higher ed and B2B tech clients. He’s helped schools and companies alike find their happily ever after.

Guy Schoonmaker

Mai Sennaar (She/Her)

Storyteller

An accomplished playwright, filmmaker, and writer, Mai loves telling stories. She brings this love and an adventurous spirit—she's trekked through Malaysia—to 2A as a storyteller.

Mai Sennaar

JB Simpkins (He/Him)

Consultant

JB spent 15 years in the education field before getting his MBA and making the switch to the world of consulting. He loves languages, is fluent in Spanish, and once taught himself Latin just for fun.

JB Simpkins

Alyson Stoner-Rhoades (She/Her)

Operations Manager

Alyson is the wizard behind the 2A curtain, bringing her passion for well-run businesses. When she isn’t being the glue that holds our agency parts together, this native Seattleite is venturing outdoors with her toddler and pup, Boris.

Alyson Stoner-Rhoades

Madeline Sy (They/Them)

Consultant

When not immersed in the intricacies of opera or joyfully exploring a new-found love of jazz, Madeline helps 2A clients hit all the right notes. Dj-ing on vinyl and marketing consulting have more in common than you’d think!

Madeline Sy

Laura Templeton (She/Her)

Consultant

Laura keeps partners moving. Whether they’re selling cloud products or do-si-do-ing on the dancefloor, she calls the shots to keep everyone in sync. Grab Laura to make your next partner marketing hootenanny a success.

Laura Templeton

Mitchell Thompson (He/Him)

Developer

Mitch can talk the computer talk. He enjoys chatting in code to make websites shine and connect to users. Faced with a web design curveball, he’ll catch it with his sharp know-how and strong Google fu.

Mitchell Thompson

Sarah Silva (She/Her)

Managing Consultant

Sarah’s superpower is bringing people together. By email, conference room, or phone, she fights B2B tech challenges by uniting her clients with her team of creatives. Her only kryptonite is any reality TV on Bravo.

Sarah Silva

Annie Wegrich (She/Her)

Managing Consultant

Through many late nights with her nose in a novel, Annie cultivated her way with words. At her day job you’ll find her putting her word-wise noggin to use—whether she’s reviving listless marketing jargon or landing the perfect header in a datasheet.

Annie Wegrich

Aaron Wendel (He/Him)

Motion Practice Lead

It all starts with a sketchy scribble in his notebook. From there, Aaron commands animations into being with the force of 1,000 suns. His commitment to artistry and attention to detail shine through in unexpected designs that tell a story.

Aaron Wendel

Tracey Whitten (She/Her)

Program Manager

A writer at heart, Tracey's pen has spilled ink across blogs, messaging, and marketing strategies. Proven mighty, her work has enabled the large and small, from mission-driven nonprofits to tech-led startups.

Tracey Whitten

Diversity, equity and inclusion at work

We believe a diverse team is stronger, more creative, and more effective. And our commitment to diversity and antiracism starts at the top—2A is a Latinx- and woman-founded business. We're strengthening our anti-racism practice and building a stronger team by hiring individuals who bring different perspectives, but we still have a lot of work to do.

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