Meet our talented team.

Annie Al-Timimi
Director, Delivery & Resource Management
Annie Al-Timimi
Director, Delivery & Resource Management

IN ANOTHER LIFE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?
Bottle-feeding kittens at a cat sanctuary and watching the show “Broad City” on repeat.

MOST HATED WORD?
“Bandwidth” and unfortunately, I must use it all day long.

FAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB?
I know it’s superficial, but I love my commute. I live right across the street from Hothouse so I can walk to work. And it feels good to play a teeny, tiny role helping to combat global warming.

WHO’S YOUR BUSINESS HERO?
Rihanna. She’s an award winning and incredibly talented performer with highly successful lines of cosmetics, fragrances, lingerie and high-end clothing. With an estimated worth of $600 million, she’s the world’s richest female musician. Her music is my life’s soundtrack. And there may or may not be a Rihanna mural hanging on my bedroom wall.

Claire Taylor
Account Manager
Claire Taylor
Account Manager

BUCKET LIST VACATION DESTINATION?
Singapore! It’s where I was born, and I’ve always wanted to go back and visit.

JORTS—OK? NOT OK?
Unless you’re dressing up as a Florida Gators fan, NOPE

WHAT’S THE BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE YOU’VE TAKEN?
Once you get helped up the ladder, turn around and help the person up behind you.

FAVORITE APP?
Instagram… I’m always on the gram, either looking at pictures or pursuing targeted ads.

Dale Bump
EVP, Brand Strategy
Dale Bump
EVP, Brand Strategy

IN ANOTHER LIFE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?
Tough call. Earlier in life, I wanted to be an architect but aspirationally, I would be a Master Sommelier.

FAVORITE TV SHOW GROWING UP
The Wonder Years—I still have a crush on Winnie. Shhh.

#1 TRAIT NEEDED TO PERFORM YOUR JOB
“Pativerance”—the perfect combination of patience and perseverance

MOST INFLUENTIAL WORK-RELATED BOOK
Design Thinking by Tim Brown. It fundamentally changed the way we think about design experience and puts a human-centered approach into solving business problems.

Ginger Nance
Account Director
Ginger Nance
Account Director

WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING?
There are 197 countries in the world and I’ve only been to 51, so you’ll probably find me jetting off to one of the 146 remaining on the list. I love to travel and when I’m “home” I’m actually kind of boring because I am trying to save up the money to fund my next adventure.

BEST MOVIE QUOTE?
“This is too much madness to explain in one text!” It’s from a 2011 British movie, Attack the Block, about a South London teen gang trying to defend their apartment building against savage alien invaders. While I haven’t had to fight off aliens, I still use this quote often as I think it’s applicable in a more relatable variety of situations. (PS: It’s a great movie. You should watch it.)

NOTEBOOK, WHITEBOARD, OR POST-ITS?
All of the above! Whiteboard to plan ahead or for long-term reminders. Notebook for day-to-day notes and to do lists, and then add post-its for those last-minute additions or to flag things so they’re easier to find later. Oh and I can’t forget Evernote, too! (I might have a problem.)

WHO’S YOUR BUSINESS HERO?
I’m a huge fan of Ava DuVernay. She has a successful career in publicity/PR and then completely pivoted into directing and storytelling, and has been a total boss the entire way. I love that she uses her voice and influence as an advocate for women and people of color and to speak truth to power both in her industry and in the world at large.

Jamie Miles
Supervisor, Custom Partner Solutions
Jamie Miles
Supervisor, Custom Partner Solutions

LAST SHOW YOU BINGE-WATCHED
Anything on Bravo that has The Real Housewives in the title and Orange is the New Black on Netflix.

JORTS—OK? NOT OK?
Not ever OK unless we are using them for a Halloween prank.

FAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB
Working with Bravo-lebrities like the talent from Real Housewives and Top Chef.

FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE
Don’t go for the bait. You’re better than whatever is being dished out. Kill them all with kindness.

Jay Cronin
EVP, Managing Director
Jay Cronin
EVP, Managing Director

Jay was born just outside of Boston on his mother’s dairy farm and, yes, they still deliver milk in glass bottles. He has worked for and with a range of international brands and agencies including the Boy Scouts of America, NFL, J. Walter Thompson, where he ran the account for the United States Marine Corps, RMG Connect and Oglivy, where he was integrated Global Business Director for Intercontinental Hotels Group. When he arrived at Hothouse in 2016, Jay brought with him the philosophy that great marketing applies creativity to the right opportunity, in other words, a bottle of milk is worthless if you deliver it to the wrong house.

Jenn Lewow
VP of Design
Jenn Lewow
VP of Design

IN ANOTHER LIFE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?
A tattoo artist. I’d love to still be creative and see my work (permanently) out in the world. I’d have to draw the line at certain ink requests though and ask that there be no lower back tribal butterflies in my portfolio.

MOST HATED WORD?
Fusion. I dislike it when referring to food and combining different cuisines. I get it, but to me it sounds like some type of chemistry project is happening on my plate and things get overcomplicated. Keep the fusing in science, not the kitchen.

LIST 5 THINGS ON YOUR DESK RIGHT NOW. GO!
Post-its and sharpies (the universal combo), creative briefs, Cintiq, Aveda Stress Fix oil, tomatoes

FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE?
“Minimalism is not a lack of something. It’s simply the perfect amount of something.” -Nicholas Burroughs

Jennie Askew
Client Service Manager
Jennie Askew
Client Service Manager

HIGH FIVE. FIST BUMP. SIDE HUG. DISCUSS.
I’m more of a fist bump kinda gal—but the Friends Ross/Monica version of the fist bump. I think it speaks for itself.

SPIRIT ANIMAL
I want to pretend it’s something epic, like a unicorn or a liger. But having rescued a Chihuahua recently, I know I’m just a high-maintenance little lady dog, who’s always cold, with a penchant for sparkly accessories.

ARE YOU A PEGGY, DON, ROGER, OR PETE?
I’m actually Joan; same job, same lipstick, same philosophy. I’m still waiting for my pen-necklace, though.

WHAT’S YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION?
Instagram: there are too many people on Facebook I’m trying to ignore and I’m not interesting enough for Twitter.

Jay Cronin \ EVP, Managing Director

This is the ultimate people business… creativity, collaboration and focus.

Jon Katinsky
President
Jon Katinsky
President

After holding leadership roles at Turner Network Television, NIKE and American Express, Jon found himself frustrated with agencies that lacked industry insights, fresh ideas and flexibility. So, naturally, he started an agency of his own built around creativity, unlocking insights and going above and beyond for his clients. He loves talking marketing, soccer and paddle boarding, but not as much as he loves raising his two sons with his wife Sheri. You’ve got to draw the line somewhere.

Jordan Parnell
Senior Marketing Manager
Jordan Parnell
Senior Marketing Manager

SPIRIT ANIMAL?
Dolphin. They’re smart, they love people and they live in the ocean. What more could you ask for?

MOST INFLUENTIAL WORK-RELATED BOOK?
Easy. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. It provides great insight into how to balance your work, personal life, goals & aspirations. It touches on all aspects of being a woman in Corporate America. It also helps that Sheryl is the ultimate #GirlBoss.

FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE?
“Try to be a rainbow on someone’s cloudy day,” Maya Angelou. It sounds cheesy but if you put this into practice, you’d be surprised at how good you make yourself and others feel.

LIST 5 THINGS ON YOUR DESK RIGHT NOW. GO!
A cup with pens in it that says “#iwokeuplikethis”, a stack of sticky notes with my “ideas”, my desk plant from Trader Joe’s that’s going on two years (if that’s not impressive, I don’t know what is.), a cup of coffee because it’s not yet 3p.m. and an old school calendar, that I cross out the days on.

Kevin Fermini
Video Editor
Kevin Fermini
Video Editor

WHAT DOMINATES YOUR INSTAGRAM?
I follow a lot of visual artists and filmmakers. While I hear a lot of people say Instagram bums them out, for me it’s a place to retreat and get inspired by other people’s work!

BEST MOVIE QUOTE?
“Ah!! Bananas! Bananas everywhere!” – A quote from Hausu (1977), one of the most wonderfully weird and beautiful films of all time.

FAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB?
The work/life balance. I can come in and plug away at Hothouse projects, then head home and work on my passion projects.

WHO’S YOUR BUSINESS HERO?
Frank Zappa. That guy built a whole audiovisual empire around his own distinct style and passions, and made a huge culture imprint. And his music is wild!!

Mike Bayly
Senior Creative Producer & Account Director
Mike Bayly
Senior Creative Producer & Account Director

WHAT SONG DO YOU HAVE ON REPEAT?
BOSTON – The entire album

PREFERRED CATCH PHRASE?
It’s all good!

WHAT’S THE BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE YOU’VE TAKEN?
You don’t have to know it all! Leverage your resources and team experts. Your clients will value you and your agency more, thus building trust and a true client relationship.

FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE?
“Trust In The Work” – if you’ve done the work, the results will be there to win!

Mike Katinsky
UX Lead, Back-End Developer
Mike Katinsky
UX Lead, Back-End Developer

IN ANOTHER LIFE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?
Showrunner for a brilliant, but soon to be cancelled cult TV show.

MOST HATED WORD
Anything with Web or Cyber shoved in it—“Webinar,” “cewebrity,” “cyberpoet,” etc.

#1 TRAIT NEEDED TO PERFORM YOUR JOB
Empathy. The ability to see the needs of all stakeholders and make sure they are being prioritized and met with the user experience.

FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE
“Art is never finished, it’s abandoned.”—Albert Giacommetti

Molly O’Brien Rose
VP, Finance & Operations
Molly O’Brien Rose
VP, Finance & Operations

IN ANOTHER LIFE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?
I’d be a rock star with a voice like Lauryn Hill OR I’d be an animal trainer OR I’d be a Saturday Night Live cast member.

CELEBRITY DOPPELGÄNGER
Gwen Stefani, when I was younger. She doesn’t age. Or Kristen Wiig? I just love her, so I like to pretend that we’re similar. Is that weird?

WHAT’S YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION?
Tumblr, although more on reddit the last year or so. I love subs like Today I Learned and Whoa Dude.

BEST COMMERCIAL YOU’VE EVER SEEN
I love commercials!!! I like the Allstate campaign of being protected against “mayhem like me.” I also like the Geico “Words can really hurt you” spot.

Nick Schittone
Chief Growth Officer
Nick Schittone
Chief Growth Officer

Growing up in a family that moved to Brooklyn from Italy, Nick’s parents valued hard work and responsibility, while his friendships were based on a loyalty that ultimately resulted in an amazing 80’s hair band. A great mix for a marketing career that began with promotional work for Duran Duran and John Cougar Mellencamp. Taking a job as a program director, Nick created content for a college television network startup that soon became MTV-U, working with the likes of Radiohead, ColdPlay, and the Black Eyed Peas. This experience in entertainment was a natural fit when he came to Hothouse in 2004, and in the time since, he’s helped build an agency that not surprisingly celebrates hard work, creativity and building strong relationships with our clients.

Rachel Huley
Administrative Coordinator
Rachel Huley
Administrative Coordinator

WHAT DOMINATES YOUR INSTAGRAM?
My cat, memes, updates on my hair color.

HIGH FIVE. FIST BUMP. SIDE HUG. DISCUSS.
A Jonas Brothers lyric once said, “next time I see you I’m giving you a high five, hugs are overrated just FYI” and I don’t think I’ve gotten over it. Hugs are emotional protein shakes (and that does not include side hugs).

WHAT SHOULD YOUR SIGNATURE REALLY SAY?
“It took all I had to not put a fun photo here”

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THE NEWBIES IN THIS FIELD?
Stick around. There will probably be left-overs.

Jon Katinsky \ President

In our fast-changing world, the future belongs to the curious.

Rane Martin
Digital Project Manager
Rane Martin
Digital Project Manager

BUCKET LIST VACATION DESTINATION?
Kalokairi, the made-up Greek island where the 2008 film “Mamma Mia!” takes place. Fun fact: The island where is movie was filmed is called Skopelos.

FAVORITE TV SHOW GROWING UP?
Boy Meets World, hands down. All seven seasons. “Wandering down this road that we call lifeeeee”

#1 TRAIT NEEDED TO PERFORM YOUR JOB?
Flexibility, patience and love of spreadsheets.

FAVORITE APP?
According to my phone’s battery usage stats, I spend most of my time in my YouTube app – which feels accurate.

Roger Okamoto
Director of Production
Roger Okamoto
Director of Production

WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING?
At the cinema—an experience that’s being discouraged in today’s digitally dominated world. I love it because you’re connected not only to the film, but also with the other people in the same room. You’re immersed in different worlds with amazing characters and stories. It’s magical, like a dream.

BEST MOVIE QUOTE
“I drink your milkshake, I drink it up!” – Daniel in There Will Be Blood

#1 TRAIT NEEDED TO PERFORM YOUR JOB
Instinct—video editing is as close as you can get to pure storytelling. The way you reveal, withhold and embellish information elicits an emotional response from the viewer. There’s no formula to do this right. It’s based on feeling, which you derive from instinct.

BEST COMMERCIAL YOU’VE EVER SEEN
Does a film trailer count as a commercial? The teaser trailer for Inception is amazing. I love the way it gives nothing away, but still manages to hook you in with compelling images, edited so perfectly. I’ve probably watched it a thousand times.

Sarah Long
Senior Account Manager
Sarah Long
Senior Account Manager

WHAT SONG DO YOU HAVE ON REPEAT?
“Eyes of the World” by Grateful Dead. Well, any song by the Grateful Dead, really. But this one stands out because “sometimes we live no particular way but our own,” which is a great reminder to always stay true to oneself.

SPIRIT ANIMAL?
Without a doubt my dog, Winston. He’s an extrovert. Hates the rain. Mornings definitely aren’t his thing. And at a party, you’ll probably find him by the hors d’oeuvres.

#1 TRAIT NEEDED TO PERFORM YOUR JOB?
Empathy – for the client, your team, for the consumer. Great marketing is about developing an emotional connection, and having a deep understanding to engage with people in an authentic way.

FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE?
“If it’s worth playing, it’s worth playing loud.” – Mickey Hart

Sarah O’Bryan
VP/Creative Director
Sarah O’Bryan
VP/Creative Director

DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY IN A 6-WORD SENTENCE
Introverted extrovert searching for karaoke night.

CELEBRITY DOPPELGÄNGER
I have been told I look like Annette Benning, but I got it more when I had short hair. The other option is Chelsea Clinton. Neither answer is appealing to me.

WHAT SHOULD YOUR SIGNATURE REALLY SAY?
If you misuse they’re, their or there, I will cut you.

WHO’S YOUR BUSINESS HERO?
My dad—he taught himself computer programming and eventually worked his way up to owning his own business. He taught me everything I know. (But I still won’t wear suits to the office, Dad. Let it go.)

Shawn Clark
VP, Production
Shawn Clark
VP, Production

IN ANOTHER LIFE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?
I’d be a teacher and high school coach, because I love mentoring kids. On any given weekend, you can find me out on the lacrosse field with my boys.

WHAT SONG DO YOU HAVE ON REPEAT?
Two of them: Release by Pearl Jam and Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.

WHAT’S THE BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE YOU’VE TAKEN?
Don’t be afraid to take chances.

MOST INFLUENTIAL WORK-RELATED BOOK
Legacy by James Kerr. He delves into the story of New Zealand’s All Blacks to illustrate 15 vital business lessons, and I think any leader should read this book.

Stephen Weinstein
SVP, Account Management
Stephen Weinstein
SVP, Account Management

IN ANOTHER LIFE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?
No question, I’d be the general manager of the Buffalo Bills. I’m a huge football nut and growing up in western New York, the Bills have been my team (unfortunately) since I was a little kid. I think I’d make a damn good GM. I can’t be any worse than what they’ve got in there now! But since that is pretty much out of the question, I’ll have to get my thrills playing fantasy football.

SONG YOU’D LIKE TO REMOVE FROM EXISTENCE
Anything written or performed by Jake Paul. I mean seriously, how does this guy have a following of 10-year old girls?

WHAT’S THE BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE YOU’VE TAKEN?
One of my first bosses always told me to “show, don’t tell.” It is much more powerful when you find a way to connect with someone through action, thoughts, senses or feelings.


Ted Harbourt
Creative Director
Ted Harbourt
Creative Director

WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING?
Flea markets, airshows, car shows, museums, working on my house, Whole Foods and chasing my daughter across the entire city.

MOST HATED WORD
“NO”—and the worst part is, I have to say it all the time because I’m a Dad.

#1 TRAIT NEEDED TO PERFORM YOUR JOB
You must be flexible. Not the physical kind. I can’t even touch my toes.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THE NEWBIES IN THIS FIELD?
Be interesting and interested.

Winona Cobb
Director of Operations
Winona Cobb
Director of Operations

DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY IN A 6-WORD SENTENCE
It’s gonna be a wild ride.

MOST HATED WORD
“Literally”—mostly because of the wide spread improper use.

BEST COMMERCIAL YOU’VE EVER SEEN
“Cowboys Herding Cats”—I loved the juxtaposition of gritty cowboys with cat scratches from kitty cats. Plus, I can relate to the parallel of herding cats as a professional skill.

FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” — Albert Einstein. It’s my belief that success is the ability to make a difference and add value in all the things in your life.

Nick Schittone \ Chief Growth Officer

It’s in the human spirit where we find the spark to give brands a voice to connect with people and make their lives better.

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