Pat McGuinness

Founder / Executive Creative Director

  • Chief Executive Introvert
  • Featured in Communication Arts, The One Show & Ad Age
  • Avid indoorsman
  • Scotch. Dark chocolate. Oxygen. In that order.

Jude Chauvin

Partner / COO / CFO

  • 20+ years of finance experience
  • Advertising & entertainment industry vet
  • Excel wizard
  • Cave diver, snowboarder, parachutist and all-around cheater of death

Scott Couvillon

Partner / Director of Strategy

  • 20+ years agency experience in NOLA and San Fran
  • Believes most weak brands are simply stories waiting to be told
  • Fishes, hunts, camps and raises 3 boys. Sometimes simultaneously.

Malcolm Schwarzenbach

Partner / Director of Strategy

  • 25 years in the biz, on both agency and client sides
  • Offers brands strategic thinking & actionable strategy
  • Motto: Work smarter, not harder
  • Eternally curious. Avid sports fan. Space nut.

Jenny McGuinness

Partner / Director of Production

  • 17 years of experience
  • Project manager extraordinaire
  • Tourism, hospitality & restaurant industry pro
  • Known as "The Little General"
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Shannon Strange

Director of Technology

  • 15+ years in advertising & production
  • Benevolent digital overlord
  • Husband to Jess, Father to Chloe
  • Keep it simple, stupid!

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Matt Worden

VP / Client Development

  • 17+ years of market research in New York & Sydney
  • Helps companies understand their customers
  • Shreds in The Lexington Express

Jessie Magee

Associate Creative Director / Copywriter

  • 7 years as Anthropologie's brand writer
  • Loves a good UX (because, empathy)
  • Jersey born, Philly bred
  • Excellent researcher & sandwich maker


Steve Achord

Senior Developer

  • 2015 ADDY Interactive Developer of the Year
  • All about tech knowledge, fundamentals and work ethic
  • "Design Thinking" evangelist
  • Followed by 2 Live Crew on Twitter

Danielle Matherne

Art Director / Developer

  • Former Trumpet intern turned pro
  • 2016 ADDY Art Director of the Year
  • Known as "The Little Beast"
  • Jameson, neat.

Nathan Calhoun

Art Director

  • 8+ years experience
  • PRINT Mag 2012 selection
  • Digs Dieter Rams, Paul Rand, Saul Bass and the Eames's
  • Percussionist, photographer, hiker

Brandi Costello

Finance Manager / Assistant Controller

  • 10-year Trumpet veteran
  • Client billing & accounting sensei
  • M.A. in Arts Administration
  • Passport stamp from Australia

Michael Manning

Associate Director of Production

  • Formerly in Marketing with The Atlantic
  • Transplant to NOLA via Brooklyn and Philadelphia
  • Believes in the power of content marketing
  • Former Adult Contemporary radio station mascot

Emily Sampson


  • Excel spreadsheet guru and research pro
  • Manages Trumpet's research associate program
  • Half-marathon runner
  • Proud Texan

David Manders


  • Co-Founder + Manager of Research Associate Program
  • Google Docs pro
  • Mad kitchen skills
  • If it’s happening on a mountain or a body of water, he's there

Enid Fahrenholt

Finance Coordinator/Office Manager

  • Manages all Icehouse facilities
  • Coordinates Trumpet billing & finances
  • Plans staff activities and events
  • Has two tiny dogs & two tiny kids

Patrick Taylor

Digital Marketing and Production Coordinator

  • Project manager, metrics tracker & CMS trainer
  • Started career as Trumpet intern
  • Tulane University American Marketing Assoc. member
  • AZ state tennis champ / burrito enthusiast