Jack Sandeen has joined L&S as a Consumer Insights Specialist. Originally from Minot, ND, Jack brings nearly a decade of experience in market research to the team. He earned his undergrad and graduate degrees from the University of North Dakota and Mercyhurst University, respectively.
Ellie Murray has been hired as a Media Coordinator. With an eye for detail, she honed her marketing skills working for the Minnesota Twins and South Dakota Public Broadcasting. Originally from Lafayette, CO, Ellie graduated from the University of South Dakota.
Mark DiMaria has been hired as a Digital Coordinator. He joins L&S after gaining experience in marketing and more at Avera, Edward Jones and Wells Fargo. Mark is Google Analytics certified and a graduate of the University of South Dakota.
Scottie Lantgen has been hired as a Copywriter. After getting his BA from Minnesota State University Moorhead, Scottie spent time as a digital marketing copywriter in Phoenix and a contract copywriter in Minneapolis. He's also a graduate of Brainco portfolio school.
Alison Kerkvliet has been hired as a Digital Strategist. Alison utilizes her years of experience to execute the best strategies for L&S clients in the travel and tourism industry. A Dakota State University grad, Alison worked at Sanford Health prior to joining L&S.
Blair Gilkyson has joined L&S as a Copywriter. Originally from Vermillion, SD, Blair graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After spending time as a marketing outreach coordinator in New York, Blair brought her diverse skill set back to her home state.
Trevor Patch has been promoted to Senior Marketing Technologist. Trevor has spearheaded several digital initiatives both across the building and for clients, helping drive innovation and martech strategies. He's been with L&S since 2011.
Paige Schwitters has also been promoted to Senior Account Coordinator. After joining L&S as an intern in 2015, she's gained the trust of her clients and team by going 5280 on project after project. Paige graduated Magna Cum Laude from Augustana University.
Two interns have also joined the L&S team this spring. Kyrie Bussler is a Consumer Insights Intern, helping our team with research and audience initiatives. She's a graduate of the University of Missouri. Kenzie Lee also joins us as a Media Intern, assisting with strategies and placement for tourism industry clients. Kenzie is currently a junior at the University of South Dakota.