Team

Meet the Team!

We are a dynamic team of talented marketing professionals, artists, analysts, writers, photographers and developers. From results-oriented videographers and graphic designers with years of experience to young social media managers and SEO strategists using the latest technology, we work together to guide you to the best possible solutions.

We take great pride in our staff here at WRL because we know that the right people make all the difference. Having positive and collaborative team members helps WRL continue to foster a creative environment where employees can Think. Create. Design. for many more years to come.

We work hard to meet every deadline. Meet some of our team that could be working on your next project.

Jeff LeBeauJeff LeBeau

Jeff LeBeau

Owner / President

Sales

Jon MolnarJon Molnar

Jon Molnar

Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Cindy BoydCindy Boyd

Cindy Boyd

Account Executive / Writer
Tanette KnowlesTanette Knowles

Tanette Knowles

Account Executive
Amanda HautAmanda Haut

Amanda Haut

Account Executive
Aron KitzmillerAron Kitzmiller

Aron Kitzmiller

Account Executive
Linda BeckLinda Beck

Linda Beck

Account Executive / Writer

Creative

Thomas BudinskyThomas Budinsky

Thomas Budinsky

Strategic Creative Director
Norio SaneshigeNorio Saneshige

Norio Saneshige

Creative Director
Tracy AlemanTracy Aleman

Tracy Aleman

Senior Art Director
Cheryl MolnarCheryl Molnar

Cheryl Molnar

Senior Art Director
Laura SpeakmanLaura Speakman

Laura Speakman

Senior Art Director
Kristen PastircakKristen Pastircak

Kristen Pastircak

Graphic Designer

Digital Marketing

Colin McDevittColin McDevitt

Colin McDevitt

Director of Digital Marketing

Cameron Wright

Digital Marketing Specialist

Digital Communications

Olivia HuntleyOlivia Huntley

Olivia Huntley

Director of Digital Communications
Jess TrambleyJess Trambley

Jess Trambley

Associate Director of Digital Communications
Tayler StraitTayler Strait

Tayler Strait

Communications Specialist
Kay GantzKay Gantz

Kay Gantz

Communications Specialist

Video Production

Jeremy FishJeremy Fish

Jeremy Fish

Director of Video & Motion Graphics
Mike GiguereMike Giguere

Mike Giguere

3D Modeler and Animator
Tyler UllmanTyler Ullman

Tyler Ullman

Videographer / Editor

Web Development

Brandon LivengoodBrandon Livengood

Brandon Livengood

Director of Web Development
David RussDavid Russ

David Russ

DevOps Engineer / Backend Programmer
Logan CoyLogan Coy

Logan Coy

Web Developer

Accounting

Arielle McGrathArielle McGrath

Arielle McGrath

Executive Accountant

Linda Beck

Account Executive / Writer
Linda Beck

Linda Beck

Account Executive / Writer

Linda is an account executive and writer with 20+ years in agency experience and more than 30 years in marketing communications. Her background includes working in marketing for health care, higher education and for a wide range of corporate and industrial clients. At WRL, she manages accounts and offers copywriting for all agency clients. She enjoys getting to know clients to build long-standing partnerships and help them tell their unique story through strategic marketing decisions.

Linda Beck

Aron Kitzmiller

Account Executive
Aron Kitzmiller

Aron Kitzmiller

Account Executive

Aron is an account executive with more than two decades of experience in marketing and communications across the health care, higher education and retail management fields. After earning his communications degree from the University of Cincinnati, Aron received his MBA from Walsh University. His experience in leading successful marketing projects and campaigns across various channels allows him to be a valued resource and partner for new and existing WRL clients.

Aron Kitzmiller

Logan Coy

Web Developer
Logan Coy

Logan Coy

Web Developer

Logan is a Front-End Developer who graduated from the University of Akron in 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. Logan joined the WRL team in 2023, bringing with him a wealth of experience gained from his previous role as a developer in the e-commerce industry. With his background in marketing, Logan brings a unique and creative perspective to technical problem-solving and digital solutions. Quick to adapt and stay on the tech forefront, he thrives on challenges and is ready to bring your digital vision to life.

Logan Coy

Cindy Boyd

Account Executive / Writer
Cindy Boyd

Cindy Boyd

Account Executive / Writer

Cindy joined WRL in 2018 as an account executive and copywriter. Her 30+ years of corporate communications management and writing experience includes stints in the finance, insurance and manufacturing industries. She has a passion for employee communications and developed and managed corporate intranets at Fannie Mae, Progressive Insurance and Materion. At WRL she writes copy for all media channels and manages a number of manufacturing and healthcare clients. She enjoys building client relationships and helping companies achieve their business goals through strategic marketing, branding and messaging.

Cindy Boyd

David Russ

DevOps Engineer / Back end Programmer
David Russ

David Russ

DevOps Engineer / Back end Programmer

Joining WRL in 2020, David Russ is our DevOps Engineer / Back End Programmer. Coding since he was 16, and previously at SmithFoods, David excels in Software Development, Web development, and IT infrastructure support and aims to provide code that is efficient and infrastructure that is highly available.

David Russ

Brandon Livengood

Director of Web Development
Brandon Livengood

Brandon Livengood

Director of Web Development

Brandon Livengood graduated from Stark State with a degree in Interactive Media. After his graduation, his career focused on e-commerce and web development. In 2007, Brandon took the entrepreneurial leap, establishing his own company. With over 21 years of seasoned expertise under his belt, Brandon now assumes the role of Director of Web Development at WRL. Within this pivotal position, he spearheads crucial web development projects, lending his wealth of experience to the WRL team's success.

Brandon Livengood

Tyler Ullman

Videographer / Editor
Tyler Ullman

Tyler Ullman

Videographer / Editor

Tyler Ullman joined WRL as a Videographer/Editor in 2022. He graduated from Malone University in 2020 where he majored in Communication Arts with an emphasis in Film/Media/Theater and a minor in Marketing. His intern experiences in video production include positions at Grace Church, Sylvart Studios, and RiverTree Lake (Church). Most recently, he was Marketing Director for The Amy Wengerd Group. He has experience in studio, on location, and interview documentary style filming and says creating content and storytelling are his passions. He is also a licensed FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot.

Tyler Ullman

Mike Giguere

3D Modeler and Animator
Mike Giguere

Mike Giguere

3D Modeler and Animator

Mike Giguere joined WRL Advertising in 2022 as a 3D Modeler and Animator. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Mike has many years of advertising agency experience creating industrial animations, interactive applications and product renders. Most recently he was at Infoscitex Corp. using 3D to create graphics for military contract proposals as well as creating models for Air Force simulation software. Mike’s passion and meticulous attention to detail are a great asset to WRL and our clients.

Mike Giguere

Jeremy Fish

Director of Video & Motion Graphics
Jeremy Fish

Jeremy Fish

Director of Video & Motion Graphics

Jeremy came to WRL Advertising as an intern after graduating from Stark State College with an Associates degree in 3D Graphics and Animation. With WRL for more than 6 years, Jeremy excels in 3D modeling, texturing and animation, as well as serving as our main videographer. He is skilled in video editing and production and enjoys learning something new everyday in a field that is constantly evolving and changing with new technology and techniques.

Jeremy Fish

Kay Gantz

Communications Specialist
Kay Gantz

Kay Gantz

Communications Specialist

Kay is very social media savvy and a highly motivated writer, planner and content specialist. Prior to WRL Advertising, she worked in social media for a variety of clients from the healthcare industry to motor vehicle manufacturing, where she built her skills in social media management. Kay joined WRL in 2023 as a Communications Specialist where she writes, develops content and manages various clients' social media accounts. She strives to build a strong digital presence for businesses who need guidance on how they can tap into the benefits of social media.

Kay Gantz

Jess Trambley

Associate Director of Digital Communications
Jess Trambley

Jess Trambley

Associate Director of Digital Communications

Jess is a strong leader who excels at social strategy, writing and digital communications. Prior to joining WRL in 2020, Jess spent eight years coaching collegiate basketball, where she crafted exceptional communication and team development skills. Jess works with the Director of Digital Communications to oversee all social activity and has experience developing and executing social strategies, content creation, digital marketing and more. She is also an excellent writer with a gift for distilling complex concepts into clear and concise language. Jess is a savvy businesswoman who has the experience and education to back up her skills. She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BBA in marketing and went on to get her MBA from Walsh University.

Jess Trambley

Olivia Huntley

Director of Digital Communications
Olivia Huntley

Olivia Huntley

Director of Digital Communications

Olivia is an exceptionally driven strategic writer, communicator, public relations, and social media expert. She has been with WRL since 2015 developing extensive experience in corporate, agency and non-profit work. She’s placed feature articles in major publications, delivered comprehensive social media marketing and advertising campaigns in the healthcare, recruiting, and education fields, just to name a few. Olivia takes a tactical approach to website and account management while fostering strong client relationships. She believes the key to success is not just to put clients and their needs first, but it’s also about building a lasting connection through a well-crafted message and an exceptional story. Currently, Olivia works with her team on more than 50 social media accounts.

Olivia Huntley

Cameron Wright

Digital Marketing Specialist

Cameron Wright

Digital Marketing Specialist

Cameron graduated from Kent State University with a B.B.A. in marketing with a focus on digital marketing in 2023. He joined the team at WRL in the spring of 2023. He specializes in strategic SEM ensuring optimal online visibility, while his SEO expertise fine-tunes content and elements for organic success. With a commitment to tailored solutions, he empowers clients to thrive in the dynamic digital landscape. He also thrives in assisting clients to organize and build out their HubSpot CRMs efficiently and effectively.

Colin McDevitt

Director of Digital Marketing
Colin McDevitt

Colin McDevitt

Director of Digital Marketing

Colin graduated from the University of Akron with a B.B.A. majoring in marketing management in 2019. He joined WRL in 2022 bringing several years of professional experience in the construction and business materials industries. He provides clients with expertise in managing and optimizing digital advertising, breaking down complex reporting and developing content with SEO best practices in mind. Thankful for the educational opportunities he has been afforded, he serves as a junior advisory board member for the University of Akron’s marketing department facilitating curriculum changes to better prepare students for current challenges in the field of marketing.

Colin McDevitt

Kristen Pastircak

Graphic Designer
Kristen Pastircak

Kristen Pastircak

Graphic Designer

Kristen is a Graphic Designer, specializing in print/web design, branding, illustration and social media with a unique blend of creativity and technical expertise. A 2020 graduate from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communications Design, she brings fresh perspectives and contemporary design skills to the team, since starting at WRL at the beginning of 2023. Prior to joining WRL, she gained valuable experience as a freelance graphic designer, developing diverse print and web materials. Kristen approaches each project with a genuine passion for visual storytelling, focusing on creating designs that are both meaningful and resonate with their intended audience.

Kristen Pastircak

Laura Speakman

Senior Art Director
Laura Speakman

Laura Speakman

Senior Art Director

Laura brings a mix of artistic, marketing and business expertise to WRL’s art department and assists in promoting our valued clients. She graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design and attended Miami University. She has worked in the advertising and marketing field for her entire career, working on both large, national projects and local campaigns. She has a passion for delivering dynamic ideas that connect with target audiences.

Laura Speakman

Cheryl Molnar

Senior Art Director
Cheryl Molnar

Cheryl Molnar

Senior Art Director

Cheryl is a Senior Art Director skilled in Print/Web Design, Branding, Marketing, Art Direction and Creative Collaboration with more than 23 years of agency experience helping clients achieve their vision. She has been with WRL Advertising for 10 years. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design with a focus on Visual Communications. Previously she was Art Director at Lehman’s in Dalton, Ohio and a Print and Web Designer at Moltivity Designs. In her early career, she was an Art Director at WRL and we are happy that she has returned and brought her extensive skill set back to work for our clients.

Cheryl Molnar

Tracy Aleman

Senior Art Director
Tracy Aleman

Tracy Aleman

Senior Art Director

Tracy is a WRL ‘lifer’ having been with the company for her entire career, now going on 14 years. She started as an intern and progressed from graphic designer to art director to her current role as senior art director. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University where she majored in Visual Communication Design and minored in Advertising. An active member of Women’s Impact, Inc., Tracy enjoys networking with like-minded professional women, as well as collaborating closely with all her clients as both a designer and an account executive. Tracy loves the variety of print and digital projects she is privileged to work on and thrives by staying busy.

Tracy Aleman

Norio Saneshige

Creative Director
Norio Saneshige

Norio Saneshige

Creative Director

Norio is a Creative Director that joined WRL in 1998. Norio graduated from the Tokyo Designer Gakuin College and worked as a freelance graphic designer, and as an art director for Media Network, Inc. (Shimane, Japan), and Samushingu Inc. (Tokyo, Japan). Norio didn’t speak English when he and his wife Cindy came to the USA in 1994 to work and raise a family. At WRL, Norio is an award-winning designer that is responsible for planning and executing marketing strategies, branding processes, and creative output in traditional and digital media. He is grateful for his client partnerships over the years that have helped him grow personally and professionally.

Norio Saneshige

Amanda Haut

Account Executive
Amanda Haut

Amanda Haut

Account Executive

Amanda joined WRL Advertising in 2023. She graduated from the University of Akron in 2020 with two Bachelor's Degrees, one in Marketing Management and the other in Sales Management. Previously, she worked at an agency specializing in manufacturing, agriculture, and aggregate industries. She also has multiple certifications in Google Analytics and Google Ads. Amanda partners with clients to create, execute and manage marketing and advertising strategies that generate results.

Amanda Haut

Tayler Strait

Communications Specialist
Tayler Strait

Tayler Strait

Communications Specialist

Tayler Strait joined WRL as an Account Executive in 2022. She graduated from The University of Akron with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management. Tayler has been in sales for the past 2 years and this experience has been an asset for her career at WRL Advertising. She is also a graduate from Leadership Stark County’s Fall class of 2022.

Tayler Strait

Tanette Preas

Account Executive
Tanette Knowles

Tanette Knowles

Account Executive

Tanette joined WRL Advertising in 2020. She is from Alliance, Ohio and has over 26 years of experience in all aspects of business marketing and development. Tanette helps firms of all sizes achieve their desired results by executing strategies for marketing, branding and advertising through a variety of channels. She is a member of Maranatha Ministries, Alliance Republican Club and Alliance Area Rotary.

Tanette Knowles

Arielle Gardner

Executive Accountant
Arielle McGrath

Arielle McGrath

Executive Accountant

Arielle joined WRL Advertising in 2018 after spending 10 years in the landscaping industry in executive administration. She graduated from Kent State University with an Associate of Arts degree in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration. Arielle keeps WRL running smoothly, managing all aspects of the office, Human Resources duties, as well as accounts payable and accounts receivable. Arielle belongs to the National Leadership Association.

Arielle McGrath

Jon Molnar

Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Jon Molnar

Jon Molnar

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Jon joined WRL as an account executive in 2017 and quickly became the Director of New Business Development in 2019 and assumed his current role in December of 2021. Jon decided to focus on sales and marketing and has spent the last 20 years helping clients increase their brand awareness and product sales through comprehensive advertising and marketing efforts. Jon specializes in B2B and B2C marketing strategies, branding and media buying for his clients. He also leads the WRL team of Account Executives in supporting and serving our customers to help them achieve their business goals.

Jon Molnar

Jeff LeBeau

Owner / President
Jeff LeBeau

Jeff LeBeau

Owner / President

Upon graduating from The University of Akron with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Management, Jeff officially joined the WRL team in 2006. Holding various positions including Director of Business Development and Vice President, he ultimately took over the reins of ownership when he purchased the company in 2015. He currently oversees a staff of 23 people and continues daily account management, including strategic planning, budget analysis management, new business development and media planning and buying. His account list includes clients in manufacturing, construction, food, education, healthcare, insurance and logistics, plus nonprofit organizations and political campaigns. Jeff has been a board member for Beacon Charitable Pharmacy, Child & Adolescent Behavior and is a graduate of Leadership Stark County’s 22nd Class, as well as an active community member.

Jeff LeBeau

Thomas Budinsky

Strategic Creative Director
Thomas Budinsky

Thomas Budinsky

Strategic Creative Director

Thomas graduated from The University of Akron in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and a minor in Illustration. Since joining WRL in 1994 he has broadened his experience in the art of visual and verbal communication. From writing and messaging, to design, illustration and account management, Thomas works hard to earn and build trust with clients, while helping them promote their brand, products, and services to their target audiences, both internally and externally. He believes that critical thinking and design is not strictly limited to visuals, but every aspect of communication.

Thomas Budinsky