Brooke ThaxtonAccount Executive
Brooke Thaxton /Account Executive
Originally a TKA intern, Brooke spread her wings working in sales and start-up marketing. But you know what they say – once a TKA-er, always a TKA-er. So Brooke couldn’t help but return in 2017, this time as a member of our Account team. Brooke generates great ideas, fosters client happiness and basically keeps the chaos under control. Her love for people and all things social media runs deep. But not as deep as her desire to have a drink named after her.
Dave KingPresident/Creative Director
Dave King /President/Creative Director
Dave is the founder and creative spirit of the agency. Having worked at some of the hottest small shops in the country, he transferred that love for the agile and responsive firms to create his own. He’s won countless awards for his clients over the last 29 years. He loves his job. He loves cars. And he loves dogs because he can’t have bears in his neighborhood.
Brenda Hayes /Accounting
Creativity in marketing is a huge asset. Creativity in accounting can get you in trouble. Brenda keeps us in-line and makes us check our math… twice. She’s a veteran CPA and we hear pretty good at those word games.
Nan JohnsonDirector of Public Relations
Nan Johnson /Director of Public Relations
Quite possibly, Nan’s career in PR began in high school when she won the State of Virginia Forensics Championship in the category of “after dinner speaking.” Needless to say, Nan is still quite the talker. But she also knows what she’s talking about, too. Nan has handled everything from bomb threats to actual bombings, hazmat spills to bovine TB, and local, state, regional and international media relations. We’re glad to have her as our expert PR counsel, and we hope we don’t need her services for any incidents after holiday parties. If we do, we’re in good hands.
MaryJo SteinmetzSenior Media Strategist
MaryJo Steinmetz /Senior Media Strategist
With 14 years of industry experience, MaryJo is our senior media strategist. Whether managing a multimillion dollar media budget for a large auto group or creating workable strategies for small businesses, she brings the same insight and attention to detail to all of her media plans. Having held positions at Elephant Auto Insurance, MetLife and S&K Men’s Wear, she brings a well-rounded approach that gives her an edge in effective planning and placement.
Laura HuntVP, Digital Accounts Director
Laura Hunt /VP, Digital Accounts Director
As our resident office prankster (who doesn’t love a random confetti bomb or Nicholas Cage screensaver every now and then?), Laura is all fun and games. But as our digital accounts director, she means business. Like dead serious, furrowed-brow business. Okay, so she’s actually totally fun all around, and our clients love working with her because she’s been overseeing accounts and producing incredible results since 2008.