Meet our talented team.

Adé Olaibi
Account Director
Adé Olaibi
Account Director

WHAT SONG DO YOU HAVE ON REPEAT?

Cavalier by James Vincent McMorrow. It’s a very soothing song

WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU’VE DONE THAT YOU’LL NEVER DO AGAIN?

Parasailing. I was over it after the first few minutes.

FAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB?

There’s never a dull moment. There’s always a new challenge and I’m always learning something new.

WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST JOB?

I started my career as a copywriter.

Ann-Marie Nwokoro
Account Coordinator
Ann-Marie Nwokoro
Account Coordinator

IF YOU COULD SNAP YOUR FINGERS AND BECOME AN EXPERT AT SOMETHING WHAT WOULD IT BE?

It would be learning new languages. I would love to be an expert in multiple languages so I could communicate with people all over the world in their native languages.

WHAT’S ONE THING THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULDN’T GUESS ABOUT YOU?

My favorite animal is the Crocodile. Not only have they survived extinction, but their blood is also being used for testing to see whether blood samples can be used to create powerful antibodies for humans since their immune system is so effective. Love that for us!

WHAT’S THE BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE YOU’VE TAKEN?

The best professional advice I’ve taken is don’t ever say no to yourself, let other people say no for you. You may think you’re underqualified for something but the one thing you can guarantee yourself is an automatic rejection to something you never sought after in the first place. Don’t ever tell yourself you can’t do something because anything is achievable with hard work and dedication.

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.

Charae Warner
Senior Director, People + Culture
Charae Warner
Senior Director, People + Culture

IF YOU COULD SNAP YOUR FINGERS AND BECOME AN EXPERT IN SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Deep-sea diving!

MOST INFLUENTIAL WORK-RELATED BOOK?

There are two that are closely tied to me. “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office” was a great gift from a fellow intern and I revisit it every few years. Never gets old. Radical Candor is a recent addition that has also made the rotation list. 

WHAT SONGS DO YOU HAVE ON REPEAT?

Speak to Me, Koryn Hawthorne and Not Another Love Song, Ella Mai

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE?

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou

Claire Taylor
Senior Account Manager
Claire Taylor
Senior 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.

Jamie Miles
Head of Affiliate Relations & Partner Marketing
Jamie Miles
Head of Affiliate Relations & Partner Marketing

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.

Jay Cronin \ EVP, Managing Director

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

Jenn Roberts
VP of Design
Jenn Roberts
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

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.

Karen Maximos
Graphic Designer
Karen Maximos
Graphic Designer

WHAT’S THE LAST SHOW(S) THAT YOU BINGE-WATCHED?

Casa de Papel and Lupin

WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?

I blow bubbles. Yea, I said it. Always have some in my car and/or desk. They make me smile and keep me stress-free. I dare you to try it.

NOTEBOOK, WHITEBOARD OR POST-ITS?

I like to think that I’m a notebook gal but honestly, I’m a post-it junky. Something about the impermanence makes me scribble and note more confidently.

WHAT BEHAVIOR OR PERSONALITY TRAIT DO YOU MOST ATTRIBUTE TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Passion and wholeheartedness are my greatest behavior traits that feed my success. When it’s time to work, I work with all that I have to give. When I’m given a challenge, it has my undivided attention. When it’s time for rest, fun, friends, food, travel, laughter, love—you better believe that I’m doing so with every fiber of my being. There’s a time for everything. When that time comes, I fully embrace that moment. 

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!!

Marta Prus
Studio Manager
Marta Prus
Studio Manager

WHAT DOMINATES YOUR INSTAGRAM?
Food! I’m an avid cook and baker, constantly trying new recipes and perfecting techniques. Also, I like to eat.

CELEBRITY DOPPLEGANGER?
I’ve been told both Shirley Manson or Milla Jovovich. I don’t see it, but I’ll take it.

ONE THING YOU LEARNED IN COLLEGE?
People always remember your character over your work.

FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE?
“So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality.” –Jim Carrey It’s an odd one for motivation but it has helped me reassess situations and be more willing to take risks.

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

Miquela Redwood
Finance Manager
Miquela Redwood
Finance Manager

BUCKET LIST VACATION DESTINATION?
Thailand

BEST MOVIE QUOTE
“You can’t handle the truth.” – A Few Good Men

LIST 5 THINGS ON YOUR DESK RIGHT NOW. GO!
Calculator, Bluetooth speaker, pictures of my nieces, water and cell phone

MOST VISITED WEBSITE?
Amazon

Jon Katinsky \ President

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

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.

Patrick Kirkland
Associate Creative Director, Copywriter
Patrick Kirkland
Associate Creative Director, Copywriter

WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING?

A coffee shop or the movie theater!

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE ABOUT YOUR LIFE?

Tom Hanks

WHAT ISONE THING THAT YOU LEARNED IN COLLEGE?

Ask before you drink!

WHAT’S YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION?

Twitter – specifically, screenwriter Twitter.

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
Account Supervisor
Sarah Long
Account Supervisor

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, Group Creative Director
Sarah O’Bryan
VP, Group 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.)

Shanice Cowan
Marketing Program Coordinator
Shanice Cowan
Marketing Program Coordinator

IN ANOTHER LIFE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?
On tour dancing backup for Beyoncé

SONG YOU’D LIKE TO REMOVE FROM EXISTENCE?
Despacito

WHAT’S THE BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE YOU’VE EVER TAKEN?
Do everything in your power to see your dreams through; you owe it to yourself!

WHO’S YOUR BUSINESS HERO?
Jay-Z

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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