We’re Innovative! We’re a tight-knit team of publishing professionals from all walks of life, and we’re excited to share our expertise with you whether you’re an existing client or just browsing our blog. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what makes our team Innovative.
“I can play a ton of instruments at a very mediocre level, listed from most to least proficient: piano, bass, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and fiddle.” — Samantha Brown, Copy Editor and Writer
“My hidden talent is the ability to clean my whole house in one hour before guests arrive.” — Hayley Maciel, Administrative Assistant
“My hidden talent is being a wedding photographer on the side. I do wedding and portrait photography with my free weekends!” — Jaira Honeycutt, Sales/Marketing Consultant
“I was in a competition show choir in high school (à la Glee), and I took a decade of dance instruction. With a music teacher for a husband and two high-energy kids, our family often performs private concerts in our kitchen.” — Shannon Patterson, Vice President of Publishing Services
“I’m preternaturally good at Tetris.” — Molly Dixon, Graphic Designer
We have lots of hobbies.
“I love to read and learn and learn and read. I also enjoy community service and working out. And golf. Except when I’m struggling … but if I have to work, I would much rather be working on my game.” — Aran Jackson, Owner and CEO
“I’m a competitive powerlifter. I also enjoy illustrating, writing, playing a variety of instruments and traveling.” — Adrienne Manlove, Editor
“I’m an involved father who enjoys teaching, building and crafting things with my son, Dylan.” — Andrew Pulliam, Business Development
“I’m very active so anytime I can be outside is a blessing. I enjoy hiking, swimming, fishing, playing volleyball, playing golf, coaching basketball and spending time with family and friends.” — Samantha Rubsam, Sales/Marketing Consultant
“Crafting (woodburning, embroidery, bookbinding and printmaking). I’m a huge cinephile and keep very detailed, categorized lists of films I’ve seen. I love to cook and grill out, and I’m writing a novel. I’m also collecting hobbies, apparently.” — Lora Thompson, Editor
“Traveling the world and eating good food are my hobbies!” — Hayley Maciel, Administrative Assistant
“My hobbies include books, making art, anything related to superheroes, and trying offbeat fitness classes like aerial yoga.” — Liz Herrera Lauer, Senior Editor
“I love to read and reflect.” — Chuck Hicks, Sales/Marketing Consultant
“I love golf because it can teach us life lessons. I once had a hole in one and to this day on every par 3 I think it’s going to happen again! Life lesson: Success no matter how small contributes to our optimism and allows us the joy of trying again and again.” — Jim Honeycutt, Business Development
“In my free time I love to travel, play volleyball, hate-watch reality TV shows, and nap with my dog.” — Molly Dixon, Graphic Designer
We can’t agree on whether dogs or cats are better.
“I’m a dog whisperer.” — Theresa Jackson, Owner and President
“I can befriend any dog. I’ve never met a dog that didn’t like me.” — Lora Thompson, Editor
“I enjoy hanging out with my cat.” — Adrienne Manlove, Editor
“I enjoy playing Frisbee with my dog, Molly.” — Samantha Rubsam, Sales/Marketing Consultant
“My dog, Lola, is the weirdest, sweetest, most gorgeous dog I know.” — Liz Herrera Lauer, Senior Editor
“I love to explore the outdoors with my two rescue dogs.” — Samantha Brown, Copy Editor and Writer
“I fall asleep with my kitten curled around my neck when I’m in Louisville and wake up next to my dog when I’m home in Tennessee.” — Kymberly Krogh, Sales/Marketing Consultant
“I have two cats, one is named Ellie and the other (in true design-nerd fashion) is named Adobe.” — Catherine Pomiecko-Meany, Graphic Designer
If you ask us to describe ourselves in a TV or movie quote, here’s what we’d say.
“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your life extraordinary.” Dead Poet’s Society
— Theresa Jackson, Owner and President
“If there’s no food, I’m going home.” Grey’s Anatomy — Riley Honeycutt, Sales/Marketing Consultant
“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it.” Rafiki, from The Lion King — Andrew Pulliam, Business Development
“I feel the need … the need for speed.” Goose and Maverick, Top Gun — Aran Jackson, Owner and CEO (Whether it’s work or just life, sometimes you just feel it. Do you feel it? Enjoy the moment. Have fun!)
“Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’. – Yoda, from Stars Wars — Aran Jackson, Owner and CEO (Instead of intending to just try, have some determination and do it. Educate yourself, research it, read about it, take lessons. Whatever it takes. Then do it.)
We’re great at what we do.
“Persistence and follow-through are my main strengths that can hide below the surface at times but are always there.” — Richard Ochsner, Business Development
“I’m a fast worker who can solve graphic and layout problems quickly.” — Daniel Owsley, Senior Graphic Designer
“In every conversation and business relationship I want to be honest. I want to leave each conversation with an honest solution that works for you.” — Riley Honeycutt, Sales and Marketing Consultant
“I try to always do the right thing, even when the cost is high. I truly believe that at the core of every successful business relationship is two parties that trust and respect each other. Because if it’s not a win-win for both parties, then it’s not a true partnership.” — Aran Jackson, Owner and CEO
Now that you know a little about us, tell us about you! Advancing your life’s work is what we do. If you’re interested in partnering or advertising with us, send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. And watch this blog for client resources, professional development tips and behind-the-scenes content from the Innovative Publishing offices.
Liz Herrera Lauer is senior editor at Innovative Publishing. Reach her at email@example.com.