Welcome to Wellspring. We are a boutique advertising agency specializing in identifying and executing strategic marketing programs that will get results for your business, in your category, across your market. Our customers expect upper-deck strategy, world-class creative and the ability to scale management from targeted initiatives to complex campaigns on multiple platforms.
We are Wellspring. And we take your message to the next level.
Founder and Principal
I’m Stephan. Following a successful career in ad writing, creative management and media production, I founded Wellspring Creative Communications in 2001 in response to a demand for my consulting services. After several years as a consultant, I decided to build my brand into a full-service agency — one that works with some of the best artists, designers, multimedia specialists and strategists you’ll ever find in marketing both as staff members and contract partners. Wellspring is successful because we bring together a collective of extremely passionate people who are committed to achieving our clients’ goals. While we sometimes use our expertise in unconventional ways, we always work hard for the benefit of our clients. And their results speak for us.
Valerie brings a homegrown, jack-of-all-trades marketing/communications background that includes media and public relations, advertising, strategy, creative and content updates, sponsorships, and event marketing. She’s worked with healthcare, non-profit, and tourism/membership organizations and brings a big picture, business development focus to Wellspring. She loves working with the “kids” at Wellspring – they inspire her! After hours, you can find Valerie riding her horse, training horses, teaching riding, at horse shows…you get the picture . She’s also involved in local politics and advocacy.
I’m Kim. I enjoy working with people to accomplish their goals. That attribute alone is why my transition from an English teacher to an account manager has been a tremendous experience with Wellspring. Attention to detail and striving for excellence are essential for me when working with any client. As a team, we at Wellspring tailor marketing strategies to clients’ needs and are always solution-focused. Being part of the outstanding members of Wellspring leads to invaluable experiences and opportunities – for us and our clients!
Sr. Graphic Designer
I’m Kelly. I love using my skills as a designer to be a creative problem solver. Every day I get the chance to make something better or to embody new creative expressions of our clients’ brands, and to develop visual solutions that tell the stories our clients have to share. I love what I do – from the digital world of websites to the physical world of print and all the elements in-between.
After working nearly a decade in online education, Lyneè Urban developed a passion for helping small business owners connect with their customers by telling their brand story. A self-prescribed ambivert, Lyneè loves working alongside the Wellspring team just as much as working independently. When she is not lending a helping hand to small businesses, you can find Lyneè snuggled under a blanket with a hot cup of tea watching Disney movies with her husband, three girls, and two cats.
Social Media Manager
Since starting as an intern in 2019, Jennifer’s role at Wellspring has evolved to overseeing and planning social media for all clients – and making sure you engage in their posts! Her love for pop culture (and being involved with social media since the mid-2000s) led to her desire to work in media. After hours, she enjoys live music, seeing a movie on opening night and, recently, getting back into playing her violin!
Social Media Specialist
Sarah’s role includes working closely with her coworkers to plan, implement, and monitor social media platforms for Wellspring and our clients. Her goal is to create content to attract new customers and keep existing customers engaged on various platforms. Sarah enjoys being creative when it comes to increasing brand awareness and is excited to learn and improve her skills.
At Wellspring, we love the chance to work with new students every semester who are as excited about marketing as we are.
Please contact us if you’re interested in being considered for an internship here!