Bonfire

igniting collective action

Lucia Becerra

Controller

Role

I ensure we have the financial, operations and HR processes in place that we need to support a growing and vibrant agency.

Inspiration

I just love solving problems and getting things done.

making plans for a family trip to Hawaii.

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Lucia Becerra, Controller
Lucia Becerra Controller

Mary Beth Belka

Strategy Director

Role

I see my role as being a hub of the Bonfire wheel, the focal point for all of our strategic, creative and operational spokes. I’m responsible for understanding the needs of our clients and bringing the right resources to bear to solve their problems. I love being a part of every step of an engagement, from driving initial strategy to ensuring flawless execution of the final products.

Inspiration

I’m inspired by the smart and talented Bonfire team that surrounds me. We each have different skills and perspectives that make us bigger than the sum of our parts. I have total faith that together we can tackle anything.

an inspirational talk I just saw about finding my purpose. Now I just have to figure it out.

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Mary Beth Belka, Strategy Director
Mary Beth Belka Strategy Director

Larissa Conte

Strategy Director

Role

I partner with clients to ensure that our strategies and programs drive internal clarity and behavioral alignment.

Inspiration

I want to create conditions in which people can activate individual and collective potential. I love fueling greatness through heart, intellect, and commitment to positive change.

Joining this amazing, fun team!

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Larissa Conte, Strategy Director
Larissa Conte Strategy Director

Vanessa Corey

Assistant to the CEO

Role

In addition to making sure Gordon and the rest of the executive team are where they need to be, I monitor the pulse of the office and try to create an environment in which everyone around me is able to do their best work.

Inspiration

Bonfire is the most ego-free environment I’ve ever worked in, a place where I can bring my whole self to work. To watch how my fellow colleagues lean on, trust and believe in each other is a true gift.

slowing down enough to savor the simple things.

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Vanessa Corey, Assistant to the CEO
Vanessa Corey Assistant to the CEO

Thom Finn

Senior Graphic Designer

Role

I’m responsible for bringing communications strategies to life and telling stories through informative and memorable print, branding and interactive design.

Inspiration

I’m kind of a perfectionist, and I love solving a creative challenge. From finding the perfect visual metaphor to unlocking a design system for a 100-page book, I can’t rest until I’ve found a clean and elegant answer.

being back where I belong.

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Thom Finn, Senior Graphic Designer
Thom Finn Senior Graphic Designer

Joey Hayes

Director of Creative Services

Role

As head of Creative Services my first job is to challenge our team to think in strategic and novel ways about every client assignment.

Inspiration

On a daily basis I get to collaborate with intelligent, creative, fun individuals who can’t believe they get paid to do what they love.

how the spinner is taking over the world.

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Joey Hayes, Director of Creative Services
Joey Hayes Director of Creative Services

Layla Kajer

Strategy Director

Role

It’s my responsibility to gain a deep understanding of a client’s business goals and to fully unleash the collective wisdom of Bonfire.

Inspiration

The energy of the team — working with a group of intellectually curious, overtly enthusiastic, and endlessly supportive people — makes each day interesting and exciting.

vast runways of possibility.

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Layla Kajer, Strategy Director
Layla Kajer Strategy Director

Brian Kenney

Graphic Designer

Role

I provide versatile support across our Creative Services team for client projects including branding work, workshops, events and creative campaigns.

Inspiration

Being around so many creative thinkers challenges me to look beyond the simple answer and inspires me to give my best.

all that changes that come with a new season.

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Brian Kenney, Graphic Designer
Brian Kenney Graphic Designer

Kelly Kramer

Project Manager

Role

I design and maintain the systems, processes and teamwork we need to sustain a vibrant and growing client base.

Inspiration

I get a kick out of talking to people who might be meeting Bonfire for the first time about the amazing work we’ve done in the past for some of the world’s best-known companies.

feeling inspired and informed after participating in a client's global conference.

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Kelly Kramer, Project Manager
Kelly Kramer Project Manager

Christine Lim

Project Manager

Role

I support my Bonfire family to make sure that everyone is best prepared to succeed. This can can range from taking care of tactical items so others can focus on the big picture, to providing input on client deliverables.

Inspiration

I want to learn something new every day, and give as much back to the inspirational people I work with as they’ve given to me.

opportunities to learn from other top PMers and transatlantic travel.

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Christine Lim, Project Manager
Christine Lim Project Manager

Jeff Mackewicz

Director of Digital

Role

I help the team craft audience-centric online and mobile experiences that are compelling, easy-to-use and cost-effective.

Inspiration

I love layering my technology perspective over insightful strategies and great creativity.

about the rain. My garden is green again!

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Jeff Mackewicz, Director of Digital
Jeff Mackewicz Director of Digital

Bria Martin

Strategy Director

Role

I partner with clients to develop strategies, internal brands and designs that will help them engage their employees. Together we uncover the insights that we can use to foster fundamental mindset shifts and behavior change.

Inspiration

I love helping people find fulfillment and purpose at work. It extends beyond their day-to-day jobs and office walls and has a positive impact on their families, friends, communities, as well as their personal health and well-being.

my first month as a married woman!

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Bria Martin, Strategy Director
Bria Martin Strategy Director

Jeremy Morgan

Lead Director of Strategy & Content

Role

It’s my job to make sure that every piece of content that leaves our shop serves its strategic purpose, reflects the client’s voice, and resonates with its intended audience.

Inspiration

It’s fascinating to follow the journey of an idea through the agency — seeing a concept emerge from a client team’s collective intelligence, solidify and evolve as we run it through our creative process, then come to life on the screen or page.

the work we're doing to bring internal clarity and authenticity to some beautiful external brands.

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Jeremy Morgan, Lead Director of Strategy & Content
Jeremy Morgan Lead Director of Strategy & Content

Karman Ng

Director, Creative Strategist

Role

It’s my role to be the agency’s creative engine, from ideation through execution, translating our strategies into the most effective, elegant and beautiful creative work product possible.

Inspiration

I love that every day I get to use my creativity to push the envelope and explore new techniques, technologies and talent to see how we can produce communications that make a difference.

playing volleyball again.

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Karman Ng, Director, Creative Strategist
Karman Ng Director, Creative Strategist

Leanne Olwin

Project Coordinator

Role

My goal is to facilitate the smooth running of accounts: to be first to see potential roadblocks, to get the right people in team conversations, and to free people to focus on what they do best.

Inspiration

Originality. Bonfire isn’t tied to convention or the old way of doing things. I love it.

the unseasonably warm weather!

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Leanne Olwin, Project Coordinator
Leanne Olwin Project Coordinator

Brian Randle

Graphic Designer

Role

I provide graphic design support on a wide range of projects, exploring creative design solutions while always keeping an eye on our clients’ objectives.

Inspiration

I draw my inspiration from being surrounded by creative people, in a creative environment. San Francisco is a Mecca of art, expression, and exploration. I just love soaking it all in.

making plans to go to the Caribbean later this year.

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Brian Randle, Graphic Designer
Brian Randle Graphic Designer

Gordon Rudow

Chief Executive Officer

Role

I create experiences and craft narratives that help our clients generate new insights and fulfill their potential. As CEO, my role is to set a vision for this company, hire amazing people and foster an environment in which they bring their best.

Inspiration

I’m inspired by the opportunity to deepen empathy between people while helping organizations succeed.

 

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experiencing the joy of collaboration with the Stefan Harris Quartet.

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Gordon Rudow, Chief Executive Officer
Gordon Rudow Chief Executive Officer

Adam Smith

Chief Operating Officer

Role

I develop and implement initiatives that ensure the operational success of client projects, our internal systems and Bonfire as a whole.

Inspiration

Every day we have the privilege of working with some of the world’s most respected companies on their most complex communication and branding problems.

the azaleas blooming in Augusta and that I am about to hear "play ball" from the open-air strucutrue down the block!

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Adam Smith, Chief Operating Officer
Adam Smith Chief Operating Officer

Heather Wihl

Art Director

Role

My job is to ensure that a brand’s essence shines through in a way that truly resonates with its target audiences.

Inspiration

I love the challenge of making complex ideas easy to digest and understand.

EPIC MOUNTAINS OF INSPIRATION!

i'm happy about…
Heather Wihl, Art Director
Heather Wihl Art Director