Who We Are - Access Marketing Company

Who We Are

We are marketing geeks, tech junkies, visual addicts, and artists of the written word. Most importantly, we’re the co-pilots on your marketing journey.

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Joy Milkowski

Founding Partner

Joy Milkowski

Founding Partner

With a background in sales, marketing and business communications, Joy built a thriving marketing consulting practice in 2005. As a result of clients needing resources to execute the programs she was designing, she founded Access Marketing Company in 2006. Prior to founding the company, Joy created innovative Google Ads and social demand generation programs for tech and telecom clients nationally (way before Google Ads was mainstream).

Joy runs our growth and strategy teams and is engaged with select clients as Chief Marketing Executive.

Fun fact: Joy played Division 1 softball at the University of Kansas…go Jayhawks!

Brandon Larocque

Managing Partner

Brandon Larocque

Managing Partner

Before leading our operations team, Brandon owned numerous roles in product development, operations, and marketing in startup to enterprise organizations across various industries. He combines those decades of business and marketing experience to help our clients. Away from the office, Brandon manages to ski, drum for a 90s rock band, camp and hike in the Rocky Mountains and spend time with his wife and 3 daughters (a.k.a. his “estrogen army”).

Bet you didn’t know… Brandon used to design robots.

He’s a thrill seeker too. Brandon has gone skydiving several times; once over Key West.

Beth Keserauskis

President & General Manager

Beth Keserauskis

President & General Manager

A seasoned strategist, leader and communicator, Beth’s goal is to keep a steady stream (ok, fire hose blast!) of new business and marketing challenges in front of her. Though the bulk of her experience is in higher education, she has worked with B2B and B2C companies in a wide variety of fields. She will lead the company on our continued growth trajectory.

Beth has been playing and coaching competitive indoor and beach volleyball for more years than she cares to admit. You’ll also find her and her husband hiking, canning and preserving their summer bounty, and volunteering their time at Camp Ondessonk, a Catholic youth camp nestled in the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois.

Amiro Brache

VP, Telecom Practice

Amiro Brache

VP, Telecom Practice

You would think after 3 decades, A.R. would give up his Don Quixote-esque pursuit of “doing great marketing.” Fortunately for our clients, he hasn’t.

Intrigued (read: obsessed) with both the science and art of B2B selling, A.R. works every day to help our clients from telecom to tech tell a better story, get more and better leads and close more deals.

When he’s not on a Zoom call, you’ll likely find A.R. explaining to his kids (yet again) all of the life lessons taught in the The Godfather, making irrational sports bets with his friends, or ranting to his lovely (and patient) wife about why Freaks and Geeks should never have been cancelled.

JP Gonzalez

VP, Telecom Marketing

JP Gonzalez

VP, Telecom Marketing

Resourceful marketer, product manager and strategist who’s been making waves in telecom and cybersecurity for over 25 years – and he writes great copy. With a Rice MBA and a DU Master of Telecom, he’s thoughtful and sees the world through a results prism.

A digital nomad, JP’s as likely to be found in his Denver base as his hometown of Cuenca, Ecuador. When he’s not tinkering with the next big idea, you might find him out running, playing his guitar or writing his next Friday donut blog post. [link to blog: http://donuts.gonzal3z.com/]

Danielle Unzicker

VP, Strategy

Danielle Unzicker

VP, Strategy

Danielle joined AMC following 12 years in higher ed marketing. As a CMO, she led marketing, advertising and media relations initiatives. However, her role at AMC lets her focus on what she loves most – growing outstanding creative teams, building marketing programs that align marketing and sales and feeding her competitive side by chasing new ways to win.

She earned a BS in public relations and an MBA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and she still calls the St. Louis metro east home. Outside of work, you’ll find her “adventuring” with her son, exploring art and restaurants with her partner and extolling the virtues of American craft gin.

 

Mike Bohner

VP, Design & Media

Mike Bohner

VP, Design & Media

Mike has worked in the creative industry for over 10 years and has worked in a wide breadth of creative endeavors including ecommerce and web development, marketing automation design and video production and editing. The most enjoyable part for him is leading creatives to refine their craft and expand their skills. A true believer of efficiency, his creative philosophy is built around keeping noise to a minimum and user objectives at the heart of everything he and his team implement.

Mike is a native Coloradan, but is well traveled, including a year he spent touring North America in his trusty ‘Sue’ the Subaru. These days he spends most of his free time competing in disc golf tournaments and debating ethical dilemmas on his deck with ska music in the background. Don’t ever talk bad about Nathan MacKinnon while Mike is around, unless you’re looking for a Donnybrook.

Ryan Johnson

Digital Ads Manager

Ryan Johnson

Digital Ads Manager

After graduating from Louisiana State University with a BA in Sociology in 2011, Ryan lucked into the media world and never looked back.  Starting his career in the broadcast television industry, he quickly found that his passion lay with digital media and advertising where he spent over 10 years before landing at Access Marketing Company. He uses his experience to craft data-driven digital advertising campaigns that get our clients the results they need.

When Ryan isn’t nerding out about marketing, you’ll find him reading a book or traveling around the country to attend different concerts (he’s been to over 300).

Bailee Davis

Marketing Program Manager

Bailee Davis

Marketing Program Manager

When you need a mountain moved – and you need it on time and on budget – ask Bailee. Throughout her career, she’s helped clients bring great ideas into the world using her gift for driving marketing programs to launch and an unmatched eye for detail.

Bailee has managed complex projects ranging from large-scale website redevelopments to traditional and digital advertising to print collateral. She has even run point on exterior signage and wayfinding production and installation.

With  a B.S. in Public Health and Master of Public Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Bailee currently lives in the St. Louis area. Outside of work, she enjoys cheering on the Michigan football team (Go Blue!) and finding new golf courses to play with her husband.

Alaina Peterson

Marketing Analytics

Alaina Peterson

Marketing Analytics

Alaina’s mantra is marketing doesn’t need to be hard, it just needs to be real and relatable. Sure, she’s a big-picture thinker with over a decade of experience in sales and marketing for a variety of industries (including technology and healthcare), but this what she’s really after: she wants to speak your language; she wants to create brands your clients can relate to.

By day she’s a seasoned marketer, business developer and public speaker with an overwhelming network. But by night she’s a live music lover, Kansas City sports fanatic, world-traveler, co-parent, dance-party initiator and indulgent reality TV watcher. Her significant other says, “I spend most of my time around her just trying to be smarter.” Alaina is a dreamer who works hard to bring dreams to life.

Chris Lamorte

Marketing Content Creator

Chris Lamorte

Marketing Content Creator

Chris started his writing career in the glamorous world of CD-ROM publishing, contributing to the Jones Telecommunications & Multimedia Encyclopedia. He spent the next 20 years as a food, travel, and features writer for publications like the Chicago Tribune, Westword and Crain’s. After earning a certificate in integrated marketing communication from the University of Chicago’s Graham School, he has worked with a variety of B2B and B2C brands to develop attention-grabbing campaigns that allow them to better connect with their audiences.

Based in Chicago, Chris is an avid traveler and the proud human companion of a bossy French bulldog named Tex.

Kelly Moore

Marketing Program Manager

Kelly Moore

Marketing Program Manager

Kelly has over 20 years of marketing experience in a variety of B2B and B2C industries that include real estate, mortgage, insurance and SaaS for human resources. She excels at keeping track of the finer details and orchestrating teams to provide clients with marketing results that help their companies grow.

Outside of work, Kelly is often with her spouse and two sons at events in downtown Augusta, GA, on road trips to Savannah or Charleston, hiking, or playing games at home together.

Kate Stake

Content Developer

Kate Stake

Content Developer

With an extensive collegiate coaching career and a thoughtful mindset from her experiences as a mental health counselor, Kate Stake brings an unconventional perspective to Access Marketing. Her ability to strategize, adapt, and empathize – honed on the softball field and in therapy sessions – translates into powerful, customer-centric content that resonates.

Outside of work, Kate likes to get out in nature – be it hiking the nearby Dunes, fishing, or spending time with her dogs, Henry and Belle. She’s currently training Belle to be a certified therapy dog to provide comfort in clinical settings like hospitals and mental health institutions.

Toni Thomas

Marketing Program Manager

Toni Thomas

Marketing Program Manager

Known for her attention to detail and drive toward efficiency, Toni is a seasoned project manager with more than a decade of higher education marketing experience. Her skills are best presented when collaborating with creative teams to see a project through to completion. Toni holds a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication and Marketing from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Public Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Outside of work, Toni enjoys traveling to Disney World with her husband and son, reading good books and sipping iced coffee, and she loves all things Christmas (the carols begin in July!). She currently resides in central Arkansas.

Kelsie Milkowski

Operations Specialist

Kelsie Milkowski

Operations Specialist

When people need anything done quickly – they come to Kelsie. She’s been around the block at AMC, starting as an intern in 2017. She knows a thing or two because she’s seen a thing or two (wait…you’ve heard that before, right?). She has trained as a program manager, worked on the copy writing team, been an assistant to the CEO, worked in the billing department, and just recently started with the operations team. Kelsie is AMC’s Swiss Army Knife, jumping in wherever she can be helpful and whenever someone needs something done.

Kelsie earned a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Northern Colorado where she also played volleyball (she’s #15 in the photo). She and her fiancé, Andrew, recently moved to South Carolina. Outside of work she enjoys reading, crocheting, hot yoga, cheering on the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!) and teaching everyone at AMC Gen-Z slang.

John Nee

Advisor

John Nee

Advisor

For over 20 years, John has led corporate marketing, product management, and business development teams for innovative, high-growth companies. He has a proven track record of generating record revenue growth and profitability through his collaborative style and data-driven decision making. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Pepperdine University where he ran Division I cross-country. He also holds an MBA from Portland State University where periodically serves as an adjunct professor of marketing and entrepreneurship. He spends his free time flyfishing, running and playing tennis. 

Ryan Milkowski

Marketing Research & Implementation Specialist

Ryan Milkowski

Marketing Research & Implementation Specialist

Ryan’s background in Division I softball, coupled with a solid foundation in Biology and Chemistry, gave her a keen sense of discipline and analytical precision. Now, her dedication (read: stubbornness) to solve problems and ensure accuracy makes her a linchpin in account-based marketing research and in the implementation of tech-heavy marketing programs. Ryan’s steady ascent over three years at AMC is a testament to her diligence and sharp problem-solving skills.

But it isn’t all data and analytics with her. Outside of work, you’re likely to find her deeply engrossed in a book – perhaps revisiting Middle-Earth with Frodo and Sam for the umpteenth time – or eagerly planning her next trip to visit her two sisters.

Amy Fisher

Client Marketing Director

Amy Fisher

Client Marketing Director

Amy has helped develop and market businesses in a variety of industries, including health care, consumer goods, event planning and telecommunications. She finds a geeky joy in keeping all the marketing “plates” spinning, coordinating the various pieces of a marketing program to help companies grow.

A hardworking farm girl and Colorado native, Amy loves Malbec and Sinatra, horseback riding, glamping, hacking up golf courses with her husband and girls and growing yummy things in the garden. The more spinning plates the better.

Barb Finch

Employee Engagement

Barb Finch

Employee Engagement

Barb brought a unique “non-marketing” perspective when she joined Access Marketing – she’d previously done things like trail maintenance, law enforcement, education, construction … you get the picture. Beyond trying to keep everyone rowing in the same direction and handling the niggly details of running a smooth operation, she loves proofreading – so make sure you dot that “i”, cross every “t”, and use proper grammar and punctuation!

For fun, Barb reads, enjoys action movies and puts up darned good jam. She’s especially proud of her Young Marine niece, who’s 11!

John Curry

Art Director

John Curry

Art Director

John is endlessly fascinated at the ways in which words, images, music and motion combine to communicate more profoundly together than separately. His passion for art and design has powered a 10-year design and videography career, with expertise in a variety of industries, including retail, wholesale, news media and the association world. John genuinely loves producing eye-catching content and helping companies communicate with their customers and clients more authentically.

John has lived and worked all over America and considers Colorado the best state in the U.S. (seriously, don’t bother with anywhere else).  His three goals in life are to read all the books, see all the art and pet all the animals. So far, he is nowhere close.

Rachel Girard

Senior Designer

Rachel Girard

Senior Designer

Hailing from the land of 10,000 lakes, Rachel started her career where all great designers do: car wash manufacturing. It’s only been up from there. With over 10 years’ experience in a variety of different industries, she excels at taking designs to the next level and creating seamless layouts that resonate with the audience.

When not pushing pixels, Rachel can be found exploring Colorado or going on adventures with her family, friends and three dogs.

Megan Wolan

Jr. Graphic Designer

Megan Wolan

Jr. Graphic Designer

Right out of the gate of Grand Valley State University in Michigan, Megan is eager to roll up her sleeves and get involved in all things design. Megan has done graphic design for organizations ranging from non-profits to a scooter manufacturer before graduating in May of 2023. Now, she can hone in her skills for clients at AMC.  

When away from her computer and sketch book, Megan spends time enjoying the beautiful Michigan landscapes. Nothing refreshes a creative brain like fresh air, crystal blue waters, and quiet beach towns… even in April when it is STILL snowing.  When the weather is nice, you might find Megan at the tennis courts, or somewhere with some good live music.  

Andrew Davis

Digital Analysis Consultant

Andrew Davis

Digital Analysis Consultant

Andrew is a techhungry Gen Z-er who is actively mastering marketing technology and AI. He started Instagram marketing as a teenager and amassed over 150K followers using intuitive branding and sales tactics. Graduated with an engineering and computer science degree from the Colorado School of Mines, which honed the problemsolving and technical skills digital marketing demands. 

When he’s away from his desk, he’s either playing golf (he was a USGA scratch golfer by age 18), growing his Instagram following and eCommerce business or aiding the department of defense in saving the world.  

Victoria Hollers

Graphic Designer

Victoria Hollers

Graphic Designer

You could call Victoria a Georgia Peach, but that’s only mostly true (she was born in Tennessee). Regardless, she spent most of her life in Hot ‘Lanta, where she received a B.F.A. in Fine Arts from Kennesaw State University. Now her professional graphic designs strive toward creative, purposeful, fun concepts that leave a lasting impact. When she’s not designing, you can find her at the gym, playing volleyball, crafting, baking or out exploring new territory.

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