Taylor Vavra has been hired as a Digital Coordinator. A member of the 2017 Ad Camp class, Taylor spent the summer assisting with a variety of web and email projects for travel and tourism clients. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Master's in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota. Taylor is originally from Yankton, SD.
Stacy Schluttner has been hired as a Media Coordinator. A native of Tea, she joins L&S after graduating from South Dakota State University with a degree in Consumer Affairs with a financial specialization and minors in Marketing, Advertising and Management. While studying in Brookings, she served as marketing chair for the Consumer Affairs department.
Ryan Budmayr has been hired as an Account Executive and New Business Development Manager. Originally from Belle Fourche, SD, Ryan previously worked for Governor Dennis Daugaard, in the Office of Economic Development and on numerous political campaigns. He studied Political Science at USD.
Derek Christians has joined L&S as a Digital Intern. Currently studying Business Economics, Marketing and Entrepreneurial Studies at SDSU, Derek brings some solid social media experience to the agency – he manages a network of outdoor sports Instagram pages with 50,000+ followers. He is a native of Westbrook, MN.
Dan Dismounts has been promoted to Art Director. A member of Ad Camp's 2014 class, Dan started at L&S as a Production Artist and has shown his skills on branding projects as well as traditional and digital campaigns for clients in retail, travel and public safety. He graduated from SDSU and is originally from Huron, SD.
Kristy Laue has been promoted to Senior Creative Director. For over 10 years, she has led creative strategy and copy for award-winning campaigns across a wide variety of industries. Originally from Jamestown, ND, Kristy is a graduate of SDSU.
Chelsea Redinger has been promoted to Senior Media Strategist. Since joining L&S in 2013, Chelsea has coordinated campaign reporting and managed day-to-day contracts for several key clients. She returned home to Sioux Falls after earning her Business and Public Relations degree from Concordia College, then working as an event coordinator in Fargo, ND.
Brittany Bunkers has joined the Account Service discipline as an Associate Account Executive. After joining L&S in 2016, she became a key asset to our media team while also applying her business consulting skills to several clients. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master's from South Dakota State University.
Mark Jacobsen has been promoted to Media Strategist. Since April 2014, he's been going the Extra Mile when it comes to coordinating and managing media contracts, campaign reporting and more. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Consumer Affairs from South Dakota State University.
Kristin Duesterhoeft has been promoted to Consumer Insights Strategist. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Luther College in Decorah, IA, and a Master's in Applied Anthropology from the University of North Texas. Originally from Hutchinson, MN, Kristin has been conducting client research and applying insights to campaign concepts at L&S since 2015.