Danee’s personal geography stretches from California to Indiana by way of Austin, Texas. She is an artist and a rhetorician, a free spirit and an academic. Her varied experience means she is as comfortable working with her hands as she is behind a desk. After working for other agencies on both local and national projects, she knows what works (and what doesn’t), so she decided to roll up her proverbial sleeves and get down in the business-owner dirt.
Shana likes the contradiction of a serious day job and a love of Tool and tattoos. Her accounting career is well-established, and her life is well-rounded. She knows you don’t have to live in the Heartland to live in the heartland, as evidenced by her relationship with her husband and son and the simple pleasure she takes in gardening, cooking, and watching Star Wars at their home in Seattle, Washington.
Corn and basketball run through Katie's veins, and for years, she taught composition and women's studies at various colleges in northeast Indiana. Recently kicked out of the Midwest, she now writes from the Bay Area where she lives with her husband, their cats, and more than one IU basketball t-shirt.
Alex Jonathan Brown has spent his career helping companies tell their stories. With a background in TV and Film Production, he believes that the best place to spread your message is wherever your audience is going to find it.
He once won a poetry contest for haikus about Helvetica, and he has only ever lost in pinball tournaments.
Variety is the spice of Kezia's life, and CPU is pleased to be the beneficiary of her array of skills. Her professional experience includes human resources, office management, organizational development, and design (both interior and graphic). She also loves making friends and foods from all over the world.
Christi honed her skills working in coffee shops, movie theaters, and marketing departments, and those customer service chops made her transition to account executive inevitable. Digital marketing is also a natural next step for her, as she holds degrees in English and communication. Coffee and pop culture are her twin true loves, and in her downtime, Christi can be found reading sci fi novels, binge-watching TV, and listening to podcasts.
Jafet (pronounced: juh-FET) knows there’s nothing better than bringing concepts to life with your own hands, even if your hands are on a computer trackpad. His goal with every project has been to do just that: create to the best of his ability, and then some. He looks for projects that challenge him and thinks learning is the ultimate rush. He’s a native Spanish and English speaker who has been learning French on his own since BlackBerrys were cool.
Oscar comes from a long line of temple dogs, bred with a small body to destroy the tiniest demons that might infest the office and a heart big enough to take on the largest and fiercest. (He’s also been bred to eat pepperoni and hold baby carrots in his mouth like a cool kid.)
Dating back to the heady days of Web 1.0, Fred’s work swings the natural trajectory between journalism and content strategy, making him an ideal researcher, strategist, and storyteller. He has somehow survived a lifetime of questionable moves that includes a 1984 appearance on the TV show Putting on the Hits, riding in the 2016 Melting Mann gravel grovel, and a recent return to playing Dungeons and Dragons to find himself living contentedly in Fort Wayne’s Southwood Park neighborhood with Lisa, a college instructor, and their son, Mark.
Ina is an English & Art teacher turned web and graphic designer. Proudly South African, and currently living in beautiful Georgia, she loves details and new tricks for old dogs. Her ninja skills include Squarespace, Apple Keynote and utility closet decluttering. Check out her portfolio at monkeydogdesign.com.
A non-profit rock star, Joan has spent thirty years working for non-profit organizations all over the world. Whether in the arts or social services, for a small or large business, her passion for development and fundraising remains strong. A native Midwesterner, she raised two creative sons in Indiana, and they are all three still there, putting in the hours and making the Hoosier state more awesome every day.
Mary Anne’s verbal communication comes out in a Southern drawl and a tendency to holler “Roll Tide,” and she has made a career of studying the broad strokes and nuances of the complicated business that is communication. Armed with her PhD in political rhetoric, she has her hands in everything from government, business, and career management to higher education policy. She resides in Austin, Texas where she teaches, consults, and communicates in between Alabama football games.