Planit

It's all about the people. Go figure.

Look, we can rattle off a ton of things we do and create. But in the end, our clients don’t hire our list of offerings.They hire our people. We’ve created an environment where the best and the brightest want to come to work every day. And, yes, sometimes well into the night.

Here we are in no particular order. Other than alphabetical. 

Adam Aud

Adam Aud

Adam Aud

Adam Aud

Minimalist

Folk singer. Pixel slinger.

Alex	Meyerson

Alex Meyerson

Alex	Meyerson

Alex Meyerson

Recent Transplant

I’m a coder who’s devoted to being meticulously detail oriented and going to bed less ignorant than I was when I woke up.

Amber	Valero

Amber Valero

Amber	Valero

Amber Valero

Media Maven

With a degree in journalism from the University of Texas, I’m basically Walter Cronkite. Storytelling is my trade, I just don’t get credit for it. I treat words like money and invest them wisely. 

Andy Abbott

Andy Abbott

Andy Abbott

Andy Abbott

Striker

Websites by day, sports by night. After a day of tech specs, project estimates, and timelines, you can find me playing for one of Baltimore’s social sports leagues followed by having a beer with the team. Like any successful team, we’re always planning our attack and strategizing our approach for a successful project at Planit. I’m a proud captain on the digital team. Launch day is like winning the game for our clients: We planned, we executed, and we scored.

Bill Lorimer

Bill Lorimer

Bill Lorimer

Bill Lorimer

Chief Time Travel Officer

Project timelines? Yeah, I’ve got ’em. I thrive on scoping projects and live for projects that come in under budget. I’m a digital producer by day and a craft beer connoisseur by night. I have a slight obsession with corgis and “Back to the Future.” Someday I will own a DeLorean that will be fully equipped with a flux capacitor.

Brenda Showell

Brenda Showell

Brenda Showell

Brenda Showell

Director of Mixing Business with Leather

I have been described as bright, ebullient and effervescent not only in personality but also in sartorial flare. I have a wonderful husband and two awesome children that complete my world outside of Planit.

Bryan Whigam

Bryan Whigam

Bryan Whigam

Bryan Whigam

Renaissance Man (In Progress)

What can I say? I’m a wanderer and collector of random things. I have wandered down many paths just to see what there was to see and collect the interesting ideas, concepts, and thoughts I found along the way. Now I lead Planit’s clients down new paths, helping them find their way and see everything there is to see.

Caitlin Mills

Caitlin Mills

Caitlin Mills

Caitlin Mills

Charmer O' the Public Eye

I’m a perfectionist. I love “Pitch Perfect.” And I love a good story—whether it makes me laugh, cry, or appreciate a new point of view. At Planit I invent new ways to share our clients’ stories with the world, and you better believe my pitch is perfect. Every time.

Carli	Cohen

Carli Cohen

Carli	Cohen

Carli Cohen

Aspiring Mermaid

When I’m not daydreaming about my next great adventure, I’m striving to achieve pixel perfection. I’m eerily enthralled by all things Edgar Allan Poe and my beloved pup, Annabel Lee.

Chris Finnegan

Chris Finnegan

Chris Finnegan

Chris Finnegan

Media Director

As Planit's Interactive Media Director, Chris Finnegan oversees the strategy, purchasing, implementation, and optimization of all paid search, e-mail marketing, and online advertising campaigns.

Chris began his online marketing career selling display advertising for Cygnus Business Media in 2003. As the National Sales Manager for their flagship online public safety portals, his client list included Shell Oil, Caterpillar, Underwater Kinetics, and Stinger. He also worked on the launch of the company’s first web portal targeted to the Construction Industry.

Chris then directed the online marketing department for Edison Worldwide, a venture capital company located in Baltimore. Here, Chris honed his skills in the world of direct response marketing and learned how to setup, strategize, monitor, and optimize online marketing campaigns to drive qualified traffic and maximize ROI for Edison's diverse brands.

Prior to joining Planit, Chris worked at TruePresence, an Interactive ad agency that specialized in paid search, online media buying, affiliate marketing, landing page design, and e-mail marketing. His efforts improved the client workflow and streamlined processes across departments to maintain scalable solutions and happy clients. As the Sr. Director of Interactive Strategy, his interactive clients included BMW, Volkswagen, Medifast, Comcast, and The Baltimore Orioles.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Towson University, where he studied Public Relations, Advertising and Journalism.

Christian Childs

Christian Childs

Christian Childs

Christian Childs

Director of Digital

I’m here to help your company thrive in the post-digital word. Business objectives are not static. They don’t start or stop on a website, a print ad or a TV spot. They’re rapidly changing, evolving and growing. I understand this, and I’ll help you develop solutions to address strategic objectives through digital technology and innovation. Give me a call and let’s get started.

Cody Davidow

Cody Davidow

Cody Davidow

Cody Davidow

Wolf of Pratt Street

Armed with Chipotle and a fresh perspective, I catch mistakes and tortilla chip crumbs. $1.80 extra for guacamole doesn’t bother me; I don’t skimp on lunch—or clients.

Crystal Franz

Crystal Franz

Crystal Franz

Crystal Franz

Director of Decisiveness

With my MBA in hand, I consider myself an extension of my clients’ marketing teams. I am passionate about their industries and aim to drive results at every turn. In other words: I take my clients’ businesses seriously, and I inject as much passion into their line of work as I do my own.

Ed Callahan

Ed Callahan

Ed Callahan

Ed Callahan

Creative Director & Co-Founder

Edward Callahan is the creative leader and cofounder of Planit. He founded the agency with business partner Matt Doud in 1994, and oversees the agency’s team of graphic and interactive designers and animators. Ed’s vision for cutting-edge creative has shaped successful print, broadcast, and online programs for Planit’s clients. In 1996, Ed responded to the marketing industry’s changing landscape by launching and managing the agency’s interactive division. Together with Planit Interactive and the agency’s creative team, Ed works to translate client messaging into stimulating, meaningful imagery.

With more than 15 years of industry experience, Ed has worked with clients including CitiFinancial, Crayola, IAMS, Harley Davidson, Lexus, Nabisco, Ripken Baseball, Six Flags, Under Armour, XLHealth, Signs by Tomorrow, Remedi SeniorCare, National Geographic and a variety of other local, regional and national brands. His creative leadership at Planit has led to multiple awards, including American Corporate Identity awards, regional and national Addys, Communicator Awards of Excellence, Midas Awards, and Webbys.

Recognized by the Baltimore Business Journal as one of “40 Under 40” rising stars, Ed sits on the board of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Ed is a graduate of Towson University, where he earned a Bachelor of Art in Visual Communications.

Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson

Professional Fast Talker

I think my fast talking nature comes from an abundance of client-minded ideas that break the mold and set you up for success. I can take on the world with my to-do list and have realized that in this industry, the unexpected twists and turns are what keep it exciting.

Erica Malanga

Erica Malanga

Erica Malanga

Erica Malanga

Closet Dynamo

I thrive in front of an audience. Live, virtual—doesn’t matter. Your brand’s voice is the role I was born to play. 

Erin	Black

Erin Black

Erin	Black

Erin Black

Queen B

You can trust me with your life… or maybe just your wallet.

Erin	Foerster

Erin Foerster

Erin	Foerster

Erin Foerster

Hashtag Heroine

Pinot grigio, online shopping, and beauty products all inspire me to write better, design better, and apply my work better. I know the best way to connect with your consumers on a one-to-one basis every day so pour me a glass of wine and let’s chat!

Erinn Hesse

Erinn Hesse

Erinn Hesse

Erinn Hesse

Chief of Checklists

A stubborn millennial on a mission to shatter all the misconceptions.

Evalyse Limon

Evalyse Limon

Evalyse Limon

Evalyse Limon

Barback

To-do lists and day planners make my world go ’round. I proudly sweat the small stuff and keep this office full of geniuses in line.

Frank Hamilton

Frank Hamilton

Frank Hamilton

Frank Hamilton

Hometown Hero

And now we come to the bit where many lofty adjectives are used to describe my particular brand of genius. Feel free to fill in some of your favorites, but if I might humbly suggest a few to get you started: brilliant, courageous, magnificent... scrumptious? Really though, it’s totally up to you.

Galen Frazer

Galen Frazer

Galen Frazer

Galen Frazer

The AV Guy

Planit is the kind of agency where you can “choose your own adventure” as a creative, and I think this is why we are such a good match—I’m not very good at “routine.” Being able to jump around from web design, animation, video, and photography really helps me keep the work fresh and forces me to constantly evolve as a creative. Being surrounded by fun, talented people every day is just icing on the cake.

Hector Gonzalez

Hector Gonzalez

Hector Gonzalez

Hector Gonzalez

The Client Whisperer

I am driven by results. Therefore, understanding our clients’ businesses inside and out is my top priority. With a degree in advertising and an MBA in hand, I am able to provide creative business solutions that push our clients to break through the marketing clutter.

Holly Carter

Holly Carter

Holly Carter

Holly Carter

Lead Zombie Exterminator

I enjoy bad movies, rum and coke, and pretending to have a social life via the internet. I live with my fiancé and two cats in charming and beautiful Essex. I'm clumsy usually the reason why we can't have nice things. I've also been known to be sarcastic from time to time. But, you know, in an endearing way.

Jack Spaulding

Jack Spaulding

Jack Spaulding

Jack Spaulding

Executive Director of Strategic Planning

I apologize. I just ate your low-hanging fruit and drank your Kool-Aid. I leveraged your synergies and funded your crowds. I led your thoughts, adopted you early, and hung out in your cloud. My long tail was wrapped all the way around your disruptive, holistic approach. Oh, and I broke your clutter. Sorry.

Jason Drumheller

Jason Drumheller

Jason Drumheller

Jason Drumheller

Dream Catcher

If I had a nickel for every time I've heard, "Wow, you're so tall. You must play __________." C'mon guys, I'm deeper than that. I'm an art director, fer cryin' out loud. I save lives with my thoughts and my designs. Plus, I'm a good center if you need one for a pick-up game of roundball. I'm basketball. I'm advertising. I'm basketising.

Jason Losover

Jason Losover

Jason Losover

Jason Losover

Digital Marketing Ninja

I came here to chew bubblegum and kick some digital marketing ass. And I’m all out of bubblegum.

Jeannetta	 Gerrish

Jeannetta Gerrish

Jeannetta	 Gerrish

Jeannetta Gerrish

Passionista

Winning is my passion; Starbucks is my pill; being fashionable is my hobby. I have CDO: It's like OCD but the letters are in alphabetical order—LIKE THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO BE. Your success is my business and it’s going to be done ghirt!

Jeff	Long

Jeff Long

Jeff	Long

Jeff Long

Master of Business

Helping clients figure out what the heck they need to be doing and then measuring how well it works is what I love to do every day. I’m an MBA grad who applies statistical models to advertising and baseball; my goal is to make everyone work smarter, not harder. Hearing clients say, “Wow, I had no idea” is music to my ears.

Jennifer Ridgley

Jennifer Ridgley

Jennifer Ridgley

Jennifer Ridgley

VP of Clumsiness

My Grandmom nicknamed me Mighty Mouse as a little girl and it’s as true today as it was then. I can pitch a story faster than a speeding bullet, write bylines that are more powerful than a locomotive, and advert crises in a single bound. My X-ray vision unearths beautiful stories that I’m lucky enough to share with the world.

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown

Associate Creative Director, Digital

Although a Pennsylvania native, I’ve called Baltimore home for the past seven years. I find inspiration for my work in the hustle and bustle of the Inner Harbor and the juxtaposition between the city’s historic architecture and modern buildings. My claim to fame is being featured in an inflight magazine you probably have never heard of.

Jessica Dellen

Jessica Dellen

Jessica Dellen

Jessica Dellen

Professional Nitpicker

I’ve been helping my fellow Planiteers talk (and write) pretty since 2011.

Jessica Oring

Jessica Oring

Jessica Oring

Jessica Oring

Question Master

Some people are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations experts. As a self-proclaimed pitch engine, I've mastered the art of professional stalking. When I’m not making news, I’m consuming it—print, online, radio, or TV: I don’t discriminate.

Joe Glorioso

Joe Glorioso

Joe Glorioso

Joe Glorioso

Art Department Crew

I look at all my projects in every dimension.

John Friedman

John Friedman

John Friedman

John Friedman

Wannabe Jazz Musician

I love reaching for ideas that are bigger than I am. It’s why I carry an extension claw in my shirt. Additionally, I carry a fly swatter in my pants. 

Jon Pannoni

Jon Pannoni

Jon Pannoni

Jon Pannoni

Professor Inquisitive

I managed this website. Yeah. The one you’re looking at right now. It was finished on time AND on budget.

Justin Franklin

Justin Franklin

Justin Franklin

Justin Franklin

Yuppie Megaphone Holder

I was always the cool kid at the nerds’ table—or was it the other way around? I have a passion for fueling social strategy with analytics. Though honestly: It’s strong coffee and homemade baked goods that keep me typing as fast as I do.

Kacey Bidnick

Kacey Bidnick

Kacey Bidnick

Kacey Bidnick

Firecracker

“Made up of sugar, spice, and everything nice,” said no one ever about me. I’m witty, I make to-do lists, and I get the job done—no matter what it takes.

Karen Krupka Smith

Karen Krupka Smith

Karen Krupka Smith

Karen Krupka Smith

Director of Next Steps

I thrive on being the best at everything I do and will do anything to get it done for my clients…but it has to be perfect. As a D-1 athlete, I live and breathe hard work and competitiveness runs through me. I’m a go-getter and have the burning desire to keep growing, learning, climbing and breaking through the clutter. I’m wired this way not just for me but for my clients. It’s time to “Lean In”.

Kelly Brentzel

Kelly Brentzel

Kelly Brentzel

Kelly Brentzel

Executionist Extraordinaire

My powers of persuasion developed at a young age—I’ve been hustling my parents since birth. I further honed my business prowess at age 8 when I opened my first lemonade stand. I made $100 in one day; that’s a lot of lemonade. I dabble in mind reading and am also really great at spending money—just ask my husband, my closet, or my local watering hole.

Ken Peluso

Ken Peluso

Ken Peluso

Ken Peluso

Polymath

Protein. Coffee. Beats. They get me going in the morning. Making things perform is what keeps me going. Well-versed in the dark arts of digital marketing and binary linguistics, I translate clients’ goals into online strategies that are more efficient than German engineering. I’d tell you more, but I have to go make Planit more awesome now.

Kristin Schields

Kristin Schields

Kristin Schields

Kristin Schields

Master organizer of emails and checklists. Translator of weird advertising lingo. The person who will first tell you “no” when asked to make the logo bigger (with love and a smile). Gratuitous snack eater.

Lindsay Ercole

Lindsay Ercole

Lindsay Ercole

Lindsay Ercole

Carb Queen

I can’t get enough of Ravens football or Planit Advertising. Something about the teamwork, strategy, excitement, and big wins gets me pumped. 

Liz  Borcik

Liz Borcik

Liz  Borcik

Liz Borcik

No-No-Notorious L.I.Z.

I inhabit the space in the center of an Ad Age and ESPN Venn diagram, equally inspired by social media marketing, growing businesses, and my love affair with the world of sports. With a master’s from Georgetown University, I bring a perspective to social strategy that’s driven both by culture and my experience in the world of upstream online marketing.

Mark Levy

Mark Levy

Mark Levy

Mark Levy

Outdoorsman

Working to build a better Internet, one custom taxonomy at a time.

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

I know five languages and can’t speak a single one.

Mary Anderson

Mary Anderson

Mary Anderson

Mary Anderson

Keeper of Post-it Notes

I think more about paid search marketing in my sleep than most will in their lifetime. When I’m not creating and cultivating paid search campaigns, I’m looking for the next best way to outsmart the competition with the latest and greatest marketing techniques. In the wise words of Ricky Bobby, “If you ain’t first, you’re last.”

Matt Doud

Matt Doud

Matt Doud

Matt Doud

President and Co-Founder

I am the rudder and Ed is the sail. I love the speed. I enjoy the adventure. I like the rough waters as much as the calm seas. Ultimately my job is to keep an eye on the horizon and keep the agency on course. I focus all my energies on Planit so my team can focus on you.

Maura Mirarchi

Maura Mirarchi

Maura Mirarchi

Maura Mirarchi

Pixel Pusher

Designing for the web one day at a time… with a freshly baked cookie. And a coffee. And maybe some Swedish Fish.

Meagan Petri

Meagan Petri

Meagan Petri

Meagan Petri

LOLercoaster Operator

Pronounced MEE-gan, not MEG-an. I'm a straight shooter who loves to cook and watch Masterpiece Theatre. I’m always pushing myself to find kick-ass web design solutions… and the best photos on the Internet to Photoshop my coworkers’ faces into.

Megan English

Megan English

Megan English

Megan English

Karma Chameleon

I am one soldier in an army of awesome—a decision maker, feedback taker, and faithful Planit wit purveyor. I’ve yet to determine if the key to success is to keep learning or to keep smiling, so I continue to do both. Enough about me… it’s your turn.

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Supreme Allied Commander

I am the creator of Worlds!

Mike Unruh

Mike Unruh

Mike Unruh

Mike Unruh

Conocedor de Burritos

Frank Gehry said it best: "For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did, and I get the sweats. I go in and start working; I'm not sure where I'm going. If I knew where I was going, I wouldn't do it." I hope to never stop learning.

Nevin Laughlin

Nevin Laughlin

Nevin Laughlin

Nevin Laughlin

Web Developer

I'm the rebel who develops on a mac.

Paul Mulgrew

Paul Mulgrew

Paul Mulgrew

Paul Mulgrew

The Irishman

01001001 00100000 01110111 01110010 01101001 01110100 01100101 00100000 01100011 01101111 01100100 01100101 – I write code.

Peter Deluca

Peter Deluca

Peter Deluca

Peter Deluca

To-Do Guru

Planit’s unofficial mascot, I’m constantly searching for ways to increase efficiency. I make sure your projects are done right and on time. I bring a Boston accent, Polo shirt, and a Lean Cuisine to work every day.

Phil Reisinger

Phil Reisinger

Phil Reisinger

Phil Reisinger

Associate Creative Director

Unexpected ideas. Strong executions. Even stronger coffee. They’re how and why I get up in the morning.

Rich Fulks

Rich Fulks

Rich Fulks

Rich Fulks

VP of Operations

I’m optimistic in thinking that the Redskins might get their act together one day. I have the coolest dog in the world, and I love to be outside whether it’s on a boat or on top of a mountain.

Rich Reiter

Rich Reiter

Rich Reiter

Rich Reiter

Creative Director

I’m an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless ping pong player. I direct and feed off of Planit’s energy and relentless drive to make the advertising world a better, more kick-ass place for all.

Ron Rider

Ron Rider

Ron Rider

Ron Rider

I take the creativity of our designers and turn it into live, functioning webpages for our clients to be proud of. I joined Planit to create web products for the world to use, and that’s what I do (or try to do). I take casual workwear a bit too seriously, preferring shorts and T-shirts to suits and ties. Side note: LET’S GO O’S!

Rosie Riashy

Rosie Riashy

Rosie Riashy

Rosie Riashy

Blanche Neige

When I’m not out indulging in crab cakes and crushes, you can find me here, tending to all your digital needs. Service with a smile—and the occasional show tune.

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Director of Digital Strategy

I think it was Dumbledore who first spoke of me. He wrote, “a pseudo-man would be delivered to this Planit to practice the dark arts of consumer persuasion and shape shift user behaviors garnering for his contemporaries the stacks of cheddar they seek. You’re a wizard, Ryan.”

Ryan Stinnett

Ryan Stinnett

Ryan Stinnett

Ryan Stinnett

Interstellar Produce Destroyer

I complement the design, development, print, and social media teams by producing content for websites, making design edits, creating eye-catching motion graphics, re-purposing designs for the digital realm, developing HTML emails, assisting with web development, lending a hand on large-scale print projects, editing video, creating social assets, and more. I’m always discovering and implementing new ways to streamline production in order to effectively and efficiently crank things out. Planit allows me to learn and grow while working with a diverse range of clients on a wide variety of projects!

Sarah Cannon

Sarah Cannon

Sarah Cannon

Sarah Cannon

Brownie

You may be picked last in gym class, but you’re still on a team. Don’t they call that saving the best for last? I’m all about making the best of situations. I have a game plan, but I stay nimble because life (and marketing) is full of surprises.

Sarah Quackenbush

Sarah Quackenbush

Sarah Quackenbush

Sarah Quackenbush

Chief Cat Herder

When you grow up with a last name like mine, you don't get to take yourself too seriously. You also don't eat duck. I ask a lot of questions, but I have a lot to do and a short attention span, so you'd better answer fast. I spend a lot of money on tickets: concert… airplane… speeding… gotta go!

Scott Shulim

Scott Shulim

Scott Shulim

Scott Shulim

Word Energy Balancer

At least 51 percent of my thoughts come out in word form; 75 percent of those words fly to Bermuda, never to be heard from again. Of the 25 percent that remain, approximately 10 percent fiercely attach themselves to the hearts and minds of my target humans. I boo heartless minds and meaningless statistics.

Shannon Griffin

Shannon Griffin

Shannon Griffin

Shannon Griffin

Human Resources Manager

“You and tequila make me crazy.” —Kenny Chesney

Stephen Graham

Stephen Graham

Stephen Graham

Stephen Graham

Discriminating Palette

I’m the designer’s advocate—traversing the creative landscape between pixel and press, converting visions into reality. Managing the client and vendor symbiosis, I’m an estimate-requesting, schedule-coordinating, quality-assuring print producer. And Planit gives me autonomy to get crazy with the Cheez Whiz!

Tace Samet

Tace Samet

Tace Samet

Tace Samet

Chief Astrologer

Politics. Fashion. Beauty. Real estate. Fitness. Furniture. Law. Hospitality. Pets. You name it, and it’s an industry in which I’ve been part of a team. At Planit, I am ready to take on anything and help our clients win—no matter what field they’re on (in).

Tim Dix

Tim Dix

Tim Dix

Tim Dix

Mad Scientist
Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Accounting Manager

Accountant by day, race-aholic on nights and weekends—nitro, dirt, and asphalt are part of my DNA.

I make the “cash in, cash out” go smoother here at Planit so I can relax poolside with my awesome wife and newborn son. Billings and checks flow through my desk like the sweet sounds of the live music I need regular doses of. I’m part of the operations machine that guides Planit’s way, taking it to the next level of awesome!

Trevor Villet

Trevor Villet

Trevor Villet

Trevor Villet

Associate Creative Director/Group Copy Director

Every single day I try to look as handsome as I can. In addition to that: I learned a lot in high school, but the one class that taught me something I use every single day was typing. Thanks Ms. Estill. I use my fingers to tell stories that are as interesting as possible. Planit lets me do that. Our clients let me do the same. Aces.