Meet Our Core Team

Featuring a Team with Decades of Experience

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The Brand It Advertising core team represents decades of cumulative experience with a broad range of clients and industries, from local businesses to national brands. Our promise to each client is simple: you'll have our full attention, our best ideas, and our commitment to delivering effective and measurable results. Period.

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Dan Mathews

Principal

Dan has worked in advertising for more that 25 years and has owned advertising agencies for more than 18 of those years. Dan’s expertise spans every industry and business category. He has worked with hundreds of clients, from non-profits, manufacturers and health care providers, to tribal enterprises, financial institutions, and many more.

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Michelle Dennison-Bunch

Art Director

Michelle is deeply passionate about art and design and is involved in nearly every phase of project development for Brand It’s clients. With more than 19 years of advertising and design experience, Michelle’s expertise spans a range of executions from logo and brand development, to environmental graphics, print collateral, and web design and development.

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Lisa Mathews

Sales Manager

Lisa Mathews has been in sales and customer service all of her career. Lisa's focus is, and has always been, on stellar customer service with every customer interaction. She holds degrees in Marketing and Communications from Eastern Washington University. Lisa is also a diehard New England Patriots fan. Go Pats!

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Tyler Gates

Digital Director

Tyler graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BFA in Visual Communication Design and has more than 12 years of experience as a graphic designer and web developer. His main focus is in the code – the nitty gritty areas that make web designs come to life. Tyler enjoys spending time with his family, attending hockey games, and being outdoors. When not with his family or at work, you’ll probably catch Tyler exploring new and upcoming areas of web development and digital technologies.

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Steve Miller

Creative / Video

Steve has an associates degree in Advertising and Graphic Design and more than 18 years of experience as a graphic designer. He specializes in audio/video production, web and print design, photography and illustration. Steve enjoys finding new ways to expand his creativity, including 3D design and animation.

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Darcy Gross

Creative

Darcy Gross is a 2014 North Idaho College graduate with an A.A.S. in Graphic Design. She has previously worked as a production designer and is a recent addition to the Brand It Advertising Team.

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Forrest Kuharski

Digital Specialist

Forrest has worked in advertising since 2016. As a young professional, he has developed a great passion for digital marketing. Forrest enjoys the ever-changing platforms of digital marketing and developing the best strategies to put the right content in front of the right people for each client.

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David Kitzig

Creative

David has a Bachelor’s in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Phoenix. In the last 20 years, he has worked as a Column Cartoonist, 3D Artist, Digitizer, Screen Print Artist and Print Shop Manager. David rocks an artboard and is a key member of the Brand It crew.

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Leah Lundberg

Office Manager / Accounting

Leah has more than 30 years of office administration experience, as well as experience in marketing and purchasing. She thinks outside the box and is committed to finding solutions that support Brand It's staff and clients. She believes you never stop learning and there is always another way to achieve a goal.

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Kaci Medlock

Customer Service Lead

Kaci has joined Brand It as a Customer Service Lead. She will be responsible for promotional products sales support and order fulfillment. She has 20 years’ experience in office administration and design support and most recently worked as an Office Manager for a North Idaho portrait studio.

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Natalie Giesa

Customer Service Specialist

Natalie joined Brand It as a Customer Service Specialist and brings over a decade of experience to the team. She enjoys working hard behind the scenes to ensure clients have a smooth and effortless experience. She holds a B.A. in History from the University of Arkansas and is an accomplished photographer. When she isn’t working, Natalie and her family can be found enjoying all the amazing outdoor adventures the beautiful Inland Northwest has to offer.

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Ali Buckallew

Customer Service Specialist

Ali joined Brand It as a Customer Service Specialist and has more than 15 years of professional experience. She enjoys working as a team and delivering quality service. When she isn’t working, Ali and her family can be found exploring their new home in the Inland Northwest.

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Katelyn Hougen

Customer Service Specialist

Katelyn joined Brand It as a Customer Service Specialist after earning a BA in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University. She has more than five years of customer service experience and previously specialized in print marketing. Outside of work, Katelyn enjoys spending time with family and exploring the beautiful Inland Northwest trails on horseback.

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