Team

JAKE ADAMS

As our digital marketing guru, Jake often juggles Social with…social. He hasn’t missed a University of Kentucky home football game since 2002, which is pretty impressive if you ask us. Speaking of sports, Jake coached Little League until he retired at the ripe old age of 22.

SARA AHLGRIM

Known around the office as a food snob (she calls it having “high standards”), Sara oversees all aspects of our marketing, but is also an award-winning producer. She often competes with co-worker Chad for the title of Bourbon Connoisseur. Oh, and she likes Guardians of the Galaxy more than you do.

CASEY COOLEY

By day, Casey wrangles our production team and helps to keep our editors on schedule for deadlines. By night, he co-hosts a Star Wars podcast with Chief Operating Officer, Dave Cottingham, called Inside the Force. With a background in film and a major love for movies, Casey fits right in with the team.

KATIE COOLEY

Katie spends her days balancing the books and keeping the team on track, but there’s more to her than just numbers. In fact, Katie designed and supervised the decorating of our office space! Another fun fact about Katie? She has never been stung by a bee (knock on wood).

DAVID COTTINGHAM

Yet another Wrigley Media team member who is obsessed with Star Wars, David has seen the movies collectively over 1,200 times. He has been with Wrigley Media for over 15 years, starting in production and moving to editor, then to GM. Now, as Chief Operating Officer, he helps to lead our team & guide our creativity.

MANDY DAUGHERTY

Mandy is a firm believer in being prepared for anything, so she always keeps ice cream in the freezer and a valid passport on hand. A born traveler, the world is hers to wander but not get lost in, thanks to uncanny navigation skills and Uber. Which might explain her ease working in tandem with clients, the Business Development team, and the production crew.

KIM DIXON

Kim’s is the first face you see when you arrive at Wrigley Media. She keeps the office in order and also helps out with different departmental needs. Did we mention she’s a pretty darn good VO artist as well? Outside of Wrigley Media, Kim has also been performing in regional theatre for over 20 years.

ELAYNE FOWLER

Consistently imagining new solutions and applications for clients, Elayne also has a passion for sustainability. In fact, she is Harvard Sustainability certified! As a triathlete and international traveler, she’s always pushing us to go further and explore the possibilities.

MIKE FRIEDMAN

Better known as “Doctor Mike”, our Executive Producer/Writer spent 2 years in the Michigan prison system…teaching! Mike has over 30 years of industry experience, and has written Emmy-nominated programming for A&E’s Biography as well as award-winning documentaries for PBS.

JIM GREEN

With 27 years of experience in financial management, Jim helps to guide our business as we continue to grow. An animal lover at heart, Jim assists dog rescues with transports & fostering in his free time. If the weather permits, you’ll likely find him on the golf course fine tuning his short game.

ANTHONY GUGLIELMI

Anthony is recognized as being the most committed team member to his Halloween costume each year. He’s always out to get a laugh out of the team. Anthony came to Wrigley Media with a background in production, having worked on the Kentucky National Parks Documentary and independent short films.

CODY GUILER

Don’t let this picture fool you; Cody is an experienced “jack-of-all-trades”. He works as a producer and client coordinator, but he’s also a member of the production crew and he regularly jumps in as an editor. When he’s free, Cody can also be found frequenting our ping pong table.

JAYNE HANCOCK

Jayne comes to us from San Diego, CA where she founded her own group, JHG Digital Marketing. Prior to that she was the Head of Consumer Marketing for DIRECTV and was instrumental in developing NFL Sunday Ticket. She was a student-athlete at University of Arizona and received her Masters from USC.

RUSSELL JOHNSON

Before joining our team, Russell managed content production for Blood-Horse Publications & won several awards from American Horse Racing Publications for excellence for both video & print. His portfolio also includes projects for HRTV & ESPN. He also has one of the best senses of humor around.

DEREK KIRK

Peek into Derek’s office and you’ll regularly see him wearing his VR headset, exploring applications for animation. If he could wear a cozy crewneck sweater every day, he would. Other loves include his Corgi, (Lava), pizza, video games, and his wife (Editor Kaitlyn).

KAITLYN KIRK

An all around talented editor, Kaitlyn’s favorite area of focus is motion graphics and she’s always discovering new and fun ways to exercise her creativity. Kaitlyn also has a crafty side; she designs hand-lettered art in her free time and enjoys sewing at home with her pup, Lava.

ALBERT MASON

Albert has a love of art and animation that can be seen through his previous work, which includes an eclectic mix of projects like feature films Spiderman 3 and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He also has a background in TV production for MTV Networks, including work on MTV Sports and The Denis Rodman World Tour.

MISDEE WRIGLEY MILLER

Misdee is a talented equestrian athlete who competes internationally in Combined Driving Events. She is also the owner of Hillcroft Farms in Kentucky. If her name rings a bell, that’s probably because she’s the granddaughter of Philip Wrigley (Go Cubs!).

JAMES OCHSENBEIN

At 23 years, James is Wrigley Media’s longest standing team member. When he first started, he was one of two employees, and he has now seen us grow to a staff of over 25. James also has a background in sports video, consistently shooting football and basketball games for University of Kentucky sports.

SCOTT PEACE

Our newest Editor, Scott, has worked for production companies in Austin, Dallas, and Nashville before returning home to the Bluegrass state. Scott enjoys keeping up with the Wildcats and the Mets in his spare time, along with hanging out with this family.

CHAD PERKINS

Chad is our in-house bourbon connoisseur & collector. When he’s not serving as our go-to for whiskey knowledge and industry info, he writes and produces original concepts and works closely with our edit team. As if that wasn’t enough, he also plays 3 instruments: Guitar, bass, and drums!

DARREN PLATT

Darren is 2nd biggest Disney expert (next to Walt, of course). As a kid, he was always fascinated with the classroom TV & VCR; he wanted to take them apart & see how they worked. It’s no wonder he ended up at Wrigley Media helping to troubleshoot issues & questions within his edit team on a daily basis!

DAVID SILVERNELL

Dave has 15+ years of experience in 3D modeling & animation, specializing in architectural models. He co-created a software plugin related to rendering organic objects in 3D & is the founder of Filmburn Animation Studios. Dave also loves art & painting, which he practices in his free time.

WOOD SIMPSON

Legend has it that Wood founded Wrigley Media back in 1992 with only a 2 man team. Since then, he’s helped grow the company to a team of over 25. If there’s ever a casting for the role of Henry Clay, look no further than Wood, as he is a direct descendant of The Great Negotiator!

JEB SMITH

Keeper & operator of our drone fleet, Jeb is also a National Guard Veteran. When he’s not flying, Jeb can regularly be found tinkering with gadgets & toys, making “improvements”. Example: He adjusted a Nerf gun to shoot 2X faster. Now it makes a revving sound and, trust us, it’s terrifying.

DANNY TEPPER
CHARLES THOMPSON

Charles has a reputation of being a major math whiz, earning him the nickname “Rain Man” in the office. One part ping pong enthusiast, one part KY Film Incentive expert, he specializes in client relationships. Some Charles trivia – he once interviewed who is: Alex Trebek on the set of Jeopardy!

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