Our People

We succeed through the efforts and talents of our people, who bring a wealth of experience and skill from a variety of backgrounds; digital, design, media, public relations, and more. Whether it's helping to reach new audiences, increase sales, or change behaviors, our team does whatever it takes to deliver integrated marketing solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations. Contact us today to get started on your next project!

Meet the Team

Danny Mager Danny Mager Fun

Danny Mager

Principal - President

Danny Mager

President

What I like most about my job

I like collaborating with clients to help them achieve their goals and overcome challenges they face.

When I'm not at work

I love doing stuff with my family. I still play ultimate Frisbee and love going to see live music.

To Me, Positively Engaging Marketing Means:

Working closely with clients to come up with solutions that will benefit them, their customers or whoever is going to be using their product or service. Everybody wins; the customer and the client.

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Laura Monagle Laura Monagle Fun

Laura Monagle

Vice President
Client Services & Public Relations

Laura Monagle

Vice President - Client Services & Public Relations

What I like most about my job

I really enjoy helping people open up and engage in two-way conversation. Truly listening and communicating is extremely important to get the message out and is my favorite thing to do.

When I'm not at work

I am making sure my whole family is together, having fun and staying busy. If I have just a little time for myself, you’ll find me in one of the theatre companies in town – on stage.

To Me, Positively Engaging Marketing Means:

Building and growing a relationship between the messenger and the target audience that is mutually beneficial.

Ryan Quade Ryan Quade Fun

Ryan Quade

Creative Director

Ryan Quade

Creative Director

What I like most about my job

Creatively solving problems with a like-minded team and in turn successfully building trust with clients and stakeholders alike. To me it’s all about the people!

When I'm not at work

I’m a new experience junky. Whether it's tasting a new beer, trying a new restaurant, traveling to a new part of the world, or doing something I’ve never done before.

To Me, Positively Engaging Marketing Means:

Creating work that one can be proud of and communicating a message that helps improve the well-being of others.

Cathy Looze Cathy Looze Fun

Cathy Looze

Media Director

Cathy Looze

Media Director

What I like most about my job

There is always something new. One day you’re buying print, the next day broadcast, and then all of a sudden, you’re buying online display and social. You have to keep learning.

When I'm not at work

I’m in my kitchen making something. I like to bake; I like to cook. I just like to experiment in the kitchen.

To Me, Positively Engaging Marketing Means:

We want people to connect and for our advertising messages to resonate with our customers, so we work with our clients to help find ways to better the lives of their audiences.

Amy Opad Amy Opad Fun

Amy Opad

Senior Account Executive

Amy Opad

Senior Account Executive

What I like most about my job

I like working with diverse clients. That plays a big role in what I like. It’s rewarding to work on so many accounts with different people.

When I'm not at work

I’m shopping and going out to eat. I also love, love, love sports. I’m a big college basketball and football fan.’

To Me, Positively Engaging Marketing Means:

It means working with clients to find creative answers and solutions to successfully communicate their message.

Mark Skowron Mark Skowron Fun

Mark Skowron

Senior Digital Designer

Mark Skowron

Senior Digital Designer

What I like most about my job

Every day there’s something new to learn or something that I can help our clients with to achieve the most user-friendly digital solution.

When I'm not at work

I’m spending time with my wife and two boys, boating, fishing, golfing, downhill skiing or anything outdoors. I also love projects where I’m building things with my hands.

To Me, Positively Engaging Marketing Means:

You’re getting our best, most upbeat, fun, and creative work. When we deliver the final product to our customers, we go out of our way to make sure our clients are happy.

Meghan Walters

Meghan Walters

Assistant Account Executive

Meghan Walters

Assistant Account Executive

What I like most about my job

Every day I get to work with clients and teammates who are creative, passionate and intelligent people.

When I'm not at work

Find me messing around in the kitchen, traveling (18 countries and counting) or out on a hike with my dog. I’m always looking for a new restaurant, book or live music recommendation!

To Me, Positively Engaging Marketing Means:

From the first client interaction to the final campaign, we’re embracing fun, working collaboratively and ultimately producing an exceptional product, service or idea.

Paula Strandberg Paula Strandberg Fun

Paula Strandberg

Accounting Manager

Paula Strandberg

Accounting Manager

What I like most about my job

I like the opportunity to support my coworkers in serving our clients in a timely and cost-effective way.

When I'm not at work

I find myself in the kitchen making my family’s favorite meals. I also enjoy doing anything outdoors- gardening, hiking, bicycling or playing a competitive game of pickleball!

To Me, Positively Engaging Marketing Means:

Listening to our clients’ needs and exceeding their expectations.

Matt Froelich Matt Fun

Matt Froelich

Copywriter

Matt Froelich

Copywriter

What I like most about my job

I enjoy learning about clients and using my knowledge to create content that is engaging for their audiences. It’s a fun challenge that keeps me on my toes!

When I'm not at work

I’m spending time with my friends and family, playing electric guitar, exercising, and collecting vinyl.

To Me, Positively Engaging Marketing Means:

Taking the best attributes of a product or service and embedding them in content tailored to the people you’re trying to reach. It’s important to always consider who the audience is and what they care about when you’re writing.

Lynnea Markovich

Lynnea Markovich

Senior Graphic Designer

Lynnea Markovich

Senior Graphic Designer

What I like most about my job

The variety of work and the collaboration with my peers.

When I'm not at work

You can find me near the water. Boating, swimming, or scuba diving are some of my favorite activities.

To Me, Positively Engaging Marketing Means:

That we are providing the best solutions to our clients.

Morgan Sumter

Morgan Sumter

Graphic Designer

Morgan Sumter

Graphic Designer

What I like most about my job

I love helping our clients visualize ideas. Being able to create the ‘Wow’ factor that ties their vision together with a neat bow is one of the best feelings!

When I'm not at work

In the summer, you can find me chilling by the pool or by the campfire! In the fall and winter, though, I reserve Sundays for Packers games and homemade hors d'oeuvres.

To Me, Positively Engaging Marketing Means:

Encompassing constructive collaboration when it comes to us, our clients, and the relationships our clients want to share with the community—we as AFFIRM need to continue being trailblazers, paving the way for creative and impactful projects!

Jacob Szaniawski

Jacob Szaniawski

Digital Marketing Strategist

Jacob Szaniawski

Digital Marketing Strategist

What I like most about my job

I get the opportunity to increase exposure for a variety of clients. Seeing results puts a smile on my face, and I love knowing a client is getting the help they deserve!

When I'm not at work

Sports and music. Whether I’m on the golf course, or at home playing my vinyl’s, I just can’t get enough! I would consider myself a Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Bucks super fan, mixed martial arts enthusiast, and lover of all music.

To Me, Positively Engaging Marketing Means:

It is the idea of delivering the right advertisement to the right person at the right time. That advertisement is tailor made for the consumer and knowing that it has the potential to resonate in a way that leads to a conversion is what I consider positively engaging marketing.

Molly Barnes Molly Fun

Molly Barnes

RFP Manager / Proposal Writer

Molly Barnes

RFP Manager / Proposal Manager

What I like most about my job

I enjoy writing, compelling storytelling, connecting people to the services they need to thrive, and solving puzzles, so proposal writing is a natural fit for my career and interests.

When I'm not at work

I love spending time with my family, reading, going to the theatre, watching Packers games, and traveling to new places.

To Me, Positively Engaging Marketing Means:

Telling the stories of brands is a compelling way that positively impacts people’s lives.

Karen Vande Zande

Karen Vande Zande

Associate Media Director

Karen Vande Zande

Associate Media Director

What I like most about my job

It is like a puzzle. My job is to find the right pieces to fit into the puzzle. When the puzzle is done, we have run a successful campaign for the client.

When I'm not at work

I am with my family, my husband and two sons. We like to play board games and cards, watch football, and walk our dog Coco.

To Me, Positively Engaging Marketing Means:

It means great results for our clients’ campaigns. Knowing we reached the right audience at the right time with a great message.

Steve Stocker Steve Stocker Fun

Steve Stocker

Creative Project Manager

Steve Stocker

Creative Project Manager

What I like most about my job

There are a lot of things I like but the most satisfying thing is to see how our people grow in their careers as well as see how our client relationships evolve over time.

When I'm not at work

I enjoy spending a lot of time with family and staying active by working out, kayaking, dancing, playing golf or going to Badgers, Packers, Brewers, and Bucks games.

To Me, Positively Engaging Marketing Means:

That everything we do as a company involves engaging people in ways that are going to make them, their products, their services, and their organizations, better.

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Traci Brice Traci Brice Fun

Traci Brice

Art Director

Traci Brice

Art Director

What I like most about my job

Every day is completely different. I have the privilege of designing for a variety of different clients and project types from logo design to sending out email blasts.

When I'm not at work

It’s all about quality family time with my husband Tim and our two kids, Aiden and Kaylee. We love spending time outdoors and going to parks.

To Me, Positively Engaging Marketing Means:

First, looking at a product, service, or idea in its most positive light. Then, explaining that vision to everyone else in a way that makes their lives better.