When choosing an agency partner, it's critical that you work well with the team. After all, our work comes directly from the talents of the staff. Our connections are not only to our clients, but to our community and each other. We're big enough to bring the skills you need, small enough to maintain nimble response times and that personal connection. We like it that way. And we think you will too.
Meet The Team
Director of Accounts
Detroit, MI. Charlotte, NC. Atlanta, GA. Charleston, WV. Ann Arbor, MI. Jackson, MI.
These are the places that Mike honed his skills. He learns by doing, and he’s done a lot. Getting in there to figure out how something works. Throwing out ideas and seeing what sticks. Every place gave Mike more experience that can’t be replicated by a “normal” career path. Booking a custom designed Mustang for a photo shoot? He’s done that. Creating a wireframe for a website? He’s done that. Filming a TV commercial in the middle of a national forest? Done that too. There are countless other experiences that Mike has managed in his career, and it all comes with him to our clients each day. He is a fan of big ideas. If something seems out of the realm of possibility, well, that just means we can be innovators. Mike is an optimistic instigator, always looking to push an idea to see where it might go. ‘Let’s see what happens’ is a motto that he embraces.
Kathryn (sometimes known as Kitty) has been crafting her design skills at RJM for the past five years. Having an analytic mind, she was initially an accounting major, but after taking a few classes, Kathryn realized her true passion for design. Now, she brings the best of both worlds to each project to create a piece that’s well thought out, yet captivating for the audience. Kathryn has taken the lead on many rebrand and full-scope campaigns for clients like Broadmead, Experience Jackson, da Vinci, and County National Bank. Originally from the area where Christmas dreams are made of – Frankenmuth – she instantly fell in love with the small town feel Jackson offers. If you stop by the office, the odds are in your favor of meeting her lovable and fluffy dog, Gus, who is an office staple.
As the next President to take over the helm at RJM, Donovan is looking towards the next 40 years. With a background that blends both the strategic and the creative, he continues to oversee the work within the agency. Starting his career at RJM, he’s been involved in award winning campaigns for clients such as the Michigan Department of Corrections, County National Bank, Great Lakes Caring, and Broadmead, among many. A Jackson native and father of two, Donovan gives back to his community by serving on a variety of boards over the years such as Junior Achievement of the Michigan Edge, MCAN, and MIS Cares. Even with a background in web design and development, Donovan maintains an undying love for manual transmissions.
Having worked at RJM since 2008, Andrea serves as our Marketing Specialist – our jack of all trades – thanks to her extensive background and experience in the advertising industry. Andrea spends the majority of her time handling Google Analytics, managing digital advertising across multiple media channels, and curating content for clients like Broadmead, Krupa’s Boat Mart, Jackson Oven Supply, and TAC Manufacturing. Her analytical skills come into play when she creates monthly reports gauging the effectiveness of digital campaigns and providing strategies for improvement. When not working, this long-time resident of Jackson’s countryside enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband, daughter, and four “fur babies” – all of which are rescues.
Rebecca is the Financial Controller at RJM. She has a background in business management and accounting, with a concentration on finance. She began her career in the field of manufacturing and process control, and made the switch into advertising in 2017. Rebecca has worked with the Michigan Department of Transportation and has done volunteer work at Cascades Humane Society and the Jackson Interfaith Shelter, as well as serving as Treasurer for the Grass Lake Sportsman’s Club. The mom of three German Shepherds and a tortoiseshell cat, she practices throwing frisbees and tennis balls on a daily basis. In her free time, you can find her cooking, working on her fitness, or practicing her aim with her Glock.
As the copywriter for RJM, Katelyn has a knack with words that has brought many gold awards home to RJM. Her previous experience at Heart of America Group in Moline, IL prepared her well for the transition she made into the advertising field with RJM. With Heart of America, she managed social media campaigns and organic social content, as well as developed print and radio campaigns for a number of in-house restaurants and hotels. A Michigan transplant, Katelyn has quickly grown an appreciation for the Jackson community, so much so she adopted the highway that runs along her family farm.
With a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kendall College of Art & Design, Audrey’s artistic abilities know no limits. Starting as an intern at Chrysler creating in the Product Design Office, then working as an Art Director at Güd Marketing in Lansing, Audrey brings to RJM vast experience and talent as a graphic designer, illustrator, and photographer. A true Jackson native, she enjoys doing what she loves, while helping local businesses with their marketing efforts. She has been involved in projects for Experience Jackson, County National Bank, and Jackson Magazine. Invested in enriching and growing the community, Audrey is an active member of the Jackson YMCA where she serves on the Capital Campaign Marketing Committee. Audrey lives life to the fullest, pushing the limits and leaving her mark wherever she goes. If you see her around town, you won’t be able to miss her fiery red hair that perfectly complements her bright orange muscle car.
Corporate Sales Associate
A New Jersey native and Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania graduate, Ryan may not be from Jackson, but it has become his new home. After stints at Dover International Speedway and the Delmarva Shorebirds, he served as a Group Sales Executive and then Corporate Partnerships Executive at Michigan International Speedway before joining the RJM team. He sits on the advisory board of the Broad College of Business Sport Business Management. When not working the avid sports fan can be found tearing up the area’s beautiful golf courses, drinking coffee or cheering loudly at the television.