Lived on the Cape courtesy of a ’67 Triumph (and residuals from a commercial he created in college that went national). Helped build a school for handicapped children – and then stayed to work there afterward. Played guitar (in the mountains of New Hampshire) and harmonica (in a country-rock band). Owned the Mt. Adams Pavilion, till a girl named Lori and a dog named Dixie changed everything. Studied city planning, but work in advertising always somehow seemed to find him first. He’s been racecar driving, mountain climbing, cave exploring, repelling and zip-lining. Loves wine – loves sharing it (that’s what it’s for) – and one day may finish the last bottle in his cellar.
Thought, as a kid, that Darren Stevens from Bewitched had the coolest job in the world. So naturally, she grew up wanting to be just like him (minus the witches). If not for graphic design, she could’ve easily chosen instead to run her own pottery studio, working on ceramics all day with one of her many beloved dogs at her side (which to some extent, has already happened – albeit in her basement-turned-clay-making-and-baking mecca). Adores gardening and dogs (or gardening with dogs). Is blessed to be married to her best friend (still, always). Is lovingly, abundantly happy taking on the next big adventure in her life, this time as “grandma.”
Will admit to his greatest weakness being Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip ice cream. And really good bourbon. (Not necessarily together.)(Not necessarily in that order.) Would’ve loved to been a master bourbon distiller or an archeologist – uncovering elements of age and history, blending and elevating both to an art form (think Charles L. Beam meets Indiana Jones). Loves the History Channel. And Aston Martins (specifically the Bond DB5). His first job post-college was with a media marketing firm – a place he found both his career calling and his wife. Grew up with only brothers, so as a dad now with two little girls, is learning all about teatime and dolls.
Has a habit of stumbling into careers that he didn’t know existed. Went to college for theatre and wound up swordfighting in Hawaii and then sailing the Caribbean. Decided to hang up the pirate life, only to discover there were people who actually wrote ads for a living. Got his first interview in advertising by writing a dirty poem about a banana. Relaxes by watching and practicing combat sports (his best friends are the ones who routinely try to choke him or break his limbs). Or by trying to live out a Viking fantasy by learning to blacksmith. Has a wife who miraculously tolerates his weirdness, and two young barbarians… err, sons.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
A serious history buff and pseudo-special agent – invited to study, shoot and train for real-world scenarios (with real tactical gear) at the FBI Citizens’ Academy. Once spent a month in China, sans itinerary, flying by the seat of his pants (including foolishly hiking the Great Wall in flip-flops) – an all-expenses-paid reward for game-changing work in his fraternity. Likes to watch people argue, ahem, debate – a symptom of graduating a psych major. May have an addiction to good food. And bourbon (cue the Doberman named Bulleit). Grew up working in his family’s business, and now owns three of his own. Loves adventure, especially if it’s with his college-sweetheart wife and two rambunctious boys.
Once walked 60 miles for breast cancer, her biggest, most difficult and rewarding accomplishment. At 16, met Sean Penn and Tom Cruise – then celebrated Tom’s 21st birthday with them (true story). Her bucket list includes a trek to Lisbon to walk part of the Portuguese Way (a 350-mile pilgrimage from Portugal to Spain), and learning to speak Spanish fluently (two goals that go hand-in-hand). Gives her heart and time to the City Gospel Mission – fundraising, volunteering, mentoring and more for those in need. A whiz at organization and the crazy details of this biz (but not in an arrogant way). In truth, likes to keep things simple – especially her life.
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR
Considers himself the ultimate homebody. And Jedi Master. Prefers staying at home with his family and dogs rather than going away for vacation. Could, in fact, become a hermit (complete with a bunker) if time and resources permitted. Has always loved creating, drawing and design. Would’ve been an architect if the math part hadn’t gotten in the way. Comes by his interest in photography honestly (with both a grandfather and father in the business). Is fascinated by the power of a still shot to perfectly capture a moment. Builds LEGO models as more meditative exercise than hobby, and splurges on them accordingly.
VP, DIGITAL STRATEGY
Her greatest wish is that carbs were calorie-free and sugars were protein (especially when it comes to Cookies & Cream ice cream). Digital marketing nerd, fitness addict and aspiring IFBB Pro (International Federation of Body Builders). Enjoys the work-life challenges that push her to constantly study in order to stay ahead of her field’s ever-changing trends and innovations. Loves being a homebody with the family – watching Marvel movies and, of course, getting a great training session in with her hubby-slash-coach. Raced motorcycles back in the day (specifically a Kawasaki ZX9). Would totally move to an island and then travel the world if her family ever won the lottery.
MEDIA PLANNER & BUYER
Is named after the actress Rhonda Fleming (and following that lead, doesn’t use her real name either). Dreamer, Pisces and Elvis fanatic. Wanted to be an actress or a singer (dual influences from her namesake and the King). Was actually a singer in a girl garage band. No, literally. Think 10-year-olds playing records in the garage, using a plastic hairbrush for a mic (she was the star). Interestingly enough, ended up working at a recording studio. Since then has experienced the media biz from all sides – production, sales, creative and back. Loves wine, music and traveling – all with her high-school-buddy-turned-husband, Jeff… plus decorating the new home they built together.
Got married in St. Thomas (despite the hurricane that hit the Virgin Islands two weeks before her wedding). Dreamed of being a flight attendant but was daunted by the below-average salary part (not to mention the possible crashing-and-burning part). Landed a radio station internship doing sales and promotions – and never looked back. Is a Food Network junkie who never has time to cook. Could eat steak or Italian (both!) every day. Dreams of Napa, and is currently committed to experiencing its many wines. Could’ve been a travel agent, always planning her next great vacation. Proof? She’s never without her passport and a complete itinerary for a Mediterranean cruise to Santorini.
MEDIA PLANNER & BUYER
Traveler, explorer and journey-taker. World-seer and big-trip-planner (and man, have there been some big ones: Alaska. Banff. Patagonia…). Always planning his next great adventure and hellbent on following his mother’s advice to see the world before life – with its careers, commitments and kids – makes it too hard to just pick up… and go. Favorite word? Booked. Least favorite? Potential… because being someone and doing something are so much more important than just their possibility. Sports fanatic and all-around Xavier guy, graduating from both Saint and U. Proudly bleeds blue. Loves watching athletes perform at the very top of their game, and will someday catch a pro event in every sport. Including darts.
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
An almost-classic Air Force brat without the advantage (or curse) of moving all the time. Is organized, tidy and meticulous to a fault (courtesy of that military upbringing). Can repair or build just about anything (courtesy of his fighter-jet-fixing dad). Grew up drawing all the time, and knew he wanted to work in design. For a while thought about becoming an architect – but that was more calculating than creating. Would’ve loved to become a pro golfer (who wouldn't?). Is dad to three, all with “J” names. Not a serious cook, but has mastered his mom’s complicated, time-consuming (totally amazing) recipe for homemade eggrolls (straight from Japan, of course).
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
An Italian who loves to cook, married to a man who hates garlic. A photographer at heart, influenced first by her roots in directing… from a young age, she directed (and fully designed) elaborate family “shows” – home versions of Annie, Sound of Music, Aladdin and more. Got her first camera in high school (a floppy-disk-loaded digital Sony Mavica) and again directed her sisters (and occasionally the dog) this time during dress-up sessions for Glamour-Shots-style photo shoots. Still has hundreds (hundreds) of those floppy disks. Still loves taking pics (and once won a Gordon Parks contest). Now focuses her camera lens and well-honed skills on both of her sweet, beautiful girls.
EDITOR / MOTION GRAPHICS
Has always had a thing for DeLoreans. And punk rock. Once considered himself more vagabond than planner, content to go where life led him – including two Iraq tours as infantry combat medic or 14-city tour as bass-player in a friend’s band. Rocked the band’s the album art (and stickers and posters and shirts), and discovered design had been his thing all along (thanks to an uber-cool high school art teacher). Turned to motion graphics – design-driven animation – and now gets to make things look “pro.” Vagabond no more, he’s fully domesticated with wife, kid, cat and bulldog. Self-proclaimed YouTube superstar. Digs: Mountain Dew, Red Bull, PBR (the gentleman’s drink), button-down shirts, sweet kicks.
In her next life, she’ll be a chef. Or a baker. Or a yoga instructor (or all three). Wanted to be an Olympic skier. Has always been a writer. Considers herself a master of grammar (and loves red pens and Chicago style above all). Edited and indexed two roller-coaster-of-a-ride high-end cookbooks (and scored a credit on Amazon for one). Loves hockey. Is a voracious reader, music lover and concert-goer. Would’ve loved to have seen the Dead when Jerry was still alive. Will someday write her version of the great American novel. Has a husband who is the center of her universe and a little boy who is her whole life.
Volunteered for years at a no-kill animal shelter and developed a weakness for old and “unadoptable” dogs, several of which have become spoiled members of her household. Found a satisfying outlet for her anthropology degree in copywriting, where success is measured by her ability to empathize with and persuade people of all backgrounds. Speaks enough Lakhota to become insufferable whenever Dances with Wolves is on TV. Judges people based on their sense of humor. A voracious reader of the dark and dystopian, but overall possesses a pretty sunny outlook. Lucky mom of two brilliant, funny daughters. Believes a messy desk is a sign of a creative mind.
1949 – 2016
Marty Bauer was present at the founding of St. Gregory Group and spent 31 years with us, traveling coast to coast and from Mexico to Canada – all in the service of marketing, a passion eclipsed only by his dream of one day becoming a cowboy. He unabashedly loved reading, The Godfather, baseball and UK basketball. He helped promote Grand Prix races in California and Florida, and managed untold millions for some of the greatest clients in America. Marty’s skill with a pen, his innate knowledge of marketing, and his ability to forge strong relationships will forever define him as a truly great adman. Marty rode off into the sunset in 2016. We miss him.