Estipona Group - the Team

The Team

Edward Estipona - President, Brand Strategist

EDWARD ESTIPONA

President & CEO

With the heart of an art director and the head of an account planner, Edward is something of an advertising anomaly. For the many clients he has worked with over his 20+ year career, Edward provides keen marketing insight coupled with a singularly creative approach.

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Paige Galeoto - Vice President, Creative Director of Estipona Group

PAIGE GALEOTO

Vice President, Creative Director

Paige cut her advertising teeth in Boston’s competitive advertising scene in the early ‘90s. Fleeing the East coast winters, she worked as a freelance copywriter in San Diego before landing in Reno in 1994. She joined the Estipona Group in 2004 after serving as senior writer and co-creative director for TBC Advertising, Reno.

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JACKIE SHELTON, APR

Vice President, Public Relations

After a 25-year career in the communications industry, Jackie still has a hard time focusing on one particular aspect of it, so she’s stopped trying. As Vice President of Public Relations for the Estipona Group, she gets to handle media and community relations for clients ranging from governmental agencies to healthcare and higher education providers.

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Mikalee Byerman - Director of Public Engagement at Estipona Group

MIKALEE BYERMAN

VP of Strategy

Mikalee Byerman is a prolific writer, editor and communications strategist, with hundreds of published clips — both in print and in pixels — supporting her byline. She is highly skilled in numerous styles of writing: editorial to advertorial, factual to funny, case study to personality profile, web to B2B, blog to promotional and beyond.

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Terri Ogden - Director of Client Services

TERRI OGDEN

Director of Client Services

When things need to get done, see Terri. When deadlines are looming, see Terri. When there is a challenge that needs a creative solution, see Terri. With more than 18 years of experience in advertising, marketing and broadcast television, Terri is our clients’ go-to resource for, well, for just about anything.

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Brian Raszka - Senior Art Director

BRIAN RASZKA

Senior Art Director

Brian Raszka was born an artist in a rural Connecticut household. Curious by nature, young Raszka explored the natural world around him with an inescapable urge to examine, question, understand, and capture it all on canvas.

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BRUCE RUFF

Senior Art Director

How does a young boy growing up in Yankton, South Dakota – population 14,000 – get the idea he can make art for a living? For Bruce Ruff, it started with a book he received as a Christmas present – a step-by-step book on how to draw animals.

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NICOLE ROSE DION

Client Services Manager

When faced with a challenge, Nicole Dion has an unnatural reaction – she runs straight toward it. As Client Services Manager for the Estipona Group, this instinctive response serves her well. She is a natural problem solver who digs finding solutions – even when the problems are not hers to solve.

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Nice Price - Senior Art Director

NICKIE PRICE

Senior Art Director

Great design starts by understanding what your client’s goals are so that’s where Nickie starts. Every time. No short cuts. Getting to the heart of her client’s needs and representing their brand with integrity and clarity is what keeps Nickie passionate and motivated in her work. And it keeps her clients coming back.

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LUCAS PAKELE PR/Social Media Coordinator at Estipona Group

LUCAS PAKELE

PR/Social Media Coordinator

The fast-paced, ever-changing world of digital communications is not for everyone. It requires skill in a variety of fields — from data analysis to customer relations to social media research — and a passion for staying on top of the latest trends.

This world is perfectly suited to Lucas Pakele.

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Andrew Johnson - Video and Animation Producer

ANDREW JOHNSON

Video & Animation Producer

They say it takes passion to do a job well. Conveniently, Andrew has passion in spades – for the creative process, for the end product, and for his clients’ goals.

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