New Staff Roundup

Sep 2, 2022

Through truth-finding instinct, we’ve made connections, collaborated to solve business problems, and continued to improve our clients’ brands. Trozzolo embraces growth, more than just as a company but as a family.

“Now that the candidate pool for new hires is as rich as it’s ever been, it can be tempting to hire the first person to fill a particular position, but Trozzolo focuses on hiring the right person for our clients and our culture,” says Joshua Brewster, chief marketing officer. Here at Trozzolo, family means more.

The right people are:

Taylor Hoos, a video production specialist with a spoof of ‘The Office’ hidden somewhere. It was in that creation that he discovered his love for video production and passion to create, which led him to study film and television production at Missouri State University. His goal is to write a TV show of his own.

Deric Liddell, a production animator from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. He earned a graphic design degree from Florissant Community College and an animation degree from Kansas City Art Institute. One of four boys, he has a passion for creativity that extends beyond Trozzolo’s walls.

Taylor Smith, a digital project manager with a taste for trying new coffee and craft beer spots. Taylor joins us all the way from Texas with an A&M degree in communications. When she’s not engaged in a Bikram yoga class, she’s reading with her dog, Pickle, and cat, 50 Shades of Orange.

JoAnn Arello, a senior art director with expertise in art direction and graphic design. She studied at the University of Texas and Johnson County Community College. A deforestation ad was her inspiration to pursue a creative life in advertising. Now, she loves to make connections between things that at first glance don’t fit together.

Jon Bransky, a production artist with a love for immersive art, digital exhibits and architecture. Before he dedicated his time to the ins and outs of graphic design and desktop publishing, he spent fourteen years in the food service and hospitality industry. So, he knows how to make things dazzle, delight and inspire.

Alyssa Hopkins, a public relations account coordinator who carries over the skills she acquired as a flutist into her current position. From New York to Kansas City, she spends time improving her culinary skills in the kitchen, reading a good book or exploring everything KC.

Tami Jennings, a senior group account director with a passion for a good challenge. Outside of work, she’s a marathon runner and a two-time Iron Man triathlon competitor. The planning and preparation of events are the perfect way to stay on top of her game.

Dillion Wallace, a senior copywriter and a creative through and through. Apart from making words look good, he writes music and plays the guitar and drums. He uses his woodworking skills to create furniture and décor. He has even written a 300-page fiction novel.

David Robbins, a public relations account executive and a huge people person. Naturally, he decided to study radio broadcast and multimedia journalism at Middle Tennessee State University. At iHeartRadio, he got to interview Garth Brooks. He even played on the same baseball team as Mike Moustakas, aka Moose, in high school.

Mara Kubicki, an account executive who loves to travel and explore new countries and continents. One of her favorite places is Lake of the Ozarks. As a graduate of the University of Kansas, she’s a proud Jayhawks fan.

Brooke Croucher, a group account director who encourages everyone to be brave and kind. She lives by this. She was the co-captain of the Washburn Dancing Blues team for four years. Now, she would love to join a dance troupe or church choir.

Shannon Sewell, a human resources generalist and University of Kansas graduate. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is currently getting her master’s degree in adult learning and leadership. When she isn’t at work, she’s coaching gymnastics and listening to crime podcasts.

Adam Burns, a public relations strategist and graduate of Benedictine College with a bachelor’s in journalism. His passion for playing sports has earned him multiple trophies, from state champ titles to all-state accolades, all from high school to college.

Alex Larson, an account executive who found her love for advertising through babysitting for a woman who owned a videography company. She enjoys the outdoors with her friends and is adventurous in the kitchen. Her favorite dessert and specialty is oatmeal raisin cookies.

Kyla Cherry, a senior account executive who joins us after spending over five years working as a creative director for a local Kansas City apparel brand and freelance wardrobe stylist. Her hobbies include shopping, bowling and scrapbooking.

Chris Grice, a digital marketing specialist from Mount Vernon, Iowa, who spent two weeks walking on a broken leg without realizing it. He loves traveling, spending time with family and friends and listening to music, especially hip-hop.

Stephanie Ramirez, a public relations strategist with over eight years of marketing and event production experience in nonprofit and government sectors. She’s the first Trozzolo employee in Texas. She is a travel junkie, having visited over 15 countries. Her favorite place is a tie between Switzerland and Formentera, Spain.

Reese Bentzinger, a copywriter with a background in SEO. She pursued journalism during her time as a student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Now she’s using her sleuth skills to chase down live music at The Pairing or Starlight Theatre.

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