Our Culture

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What do you get when you mix a group of talented marketers, creatives, and web developers, put them in a bright (orange) modern office space, and give them the freedom and tools to design, build, write, analyze, and optimize to their heart’s content? Magic, people, that’s what you get - MAGIC. This is The Digital Ring - we’re a small crew doing big things. We prioritize getting sh*t done and doing it well, and we pride ourselves on being some of the best in our industry. We love each other, we love what we do, and we’d love to get to know you. Learn a little more about our culture below.

OUR CORE VALUES

PASSION. WE’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR WORK AND WE'RE FULLY COMMITTED TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR CLIENTS.

LEARNING. WE ABIDE BY AN “ALWAYS LEARNING” MENTALITY. WE CONSTANTLY CHALLENGE OURSELVES TO IMPROVE AND GROW.

INNOVATION. WE EMBRACE NEW IDEAS AND WE PUSH THE ENVELOPE. WE'RE ALWAYS SEEKING BETTER, MORE EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS.

TRANSPARENCY. WE'RE OPEN AND HONEST WITH EVERYONE WHO STEPS THROUGH OUR DOOR.

OWNERSHIP. WE OWN OUR WORK AND WE OWN OUR MISTAKES. WE HOLD OURSELVES ACCOUNTABLE.

FUN. WE STRIVE TO MAKE OUR WORKPLACE ENGAGING AND ENJOYABLE.

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Dan Podell
Dan Podell |
Technical Strategist

Favorite place to eat?

"To eat drink? Funk Factory Guezeria, Karben 4, and Ale Asylum."

Nick Ring
Nick Ring |
Partner

If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you be and why?

"You realize this is a really hard question for me, right? So many to choose from! I'd probably say a butterfly. Typically in this world you only get one life. Wouldn't it be fun to have two?"

Mason Kemp
Mason Kemp |
Partner

If you could be born into history as any famous person who would it be and why?

"Nikola Tesla: He had the power (get it) to change the entire world as we know it by using his brain rather than money."

Jared Staege
Jared Staege |
Senior Project Manager

Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin?

"I would say Hufflepuff, since my top values match the house values: dedication, patience, and loyalty — just like my guy Cedric Diggory (RIP)."

Liz Beardmore
Liz Beardmore |
Account Coordinator

What is your favorite quote?

"There are several quotes that come to mind, but one that has always resonated with me is "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Michael Scott"

Molly Coplan
Molly Coplan |
Account Executive

Top three items on your bucket list. Go!

"1) Go to a taping of the Ellen DeGeneres show. 2) Be a seat filler at a major awards show. 3) Take a cooking class in Italy."

Kayla Brooks
Kayla Brooks |
Manager, Paid Digital

If you were a city, which city would you be and why?

"New Orleans! "Because it's crazy, borderline dysfunctional, permissive, shabby — because it looks like nowhere else." -Anthony Bourdain "

Kathryn Wundrow
Kathryn Wundrow |
Account Executive

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

"Vegetarian poke bowls!"

Catherine Goslin
Catherine Goslin |
Account Executive

Who would be the star in your autobiographical movie?

"I'd go with Sandra Bullock, but only if it's Miss Congeniality Sandra... Or Cardi B."

Matt Kemp
Matt Kemp |
Partner

What magical power would you want to have?

"Bring back the dead."

Karen Koeble
Karen Koeble |
Account Executive

What is your favorite office supply?

"Dongles!"

Mark Tolsted
Mark Tolsted |
Art Director

What did you want to be when you grew up?

"The first thing I can recall wanting to be was a cowboy. I would ride my bouncy horse and sing John Denver’s Thank God I’m a Country Boy."

Emily McGuire
Emily McGuire |
Senior Account Coordinator

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

"I would be Jazzberry Jam because it has an awesome name, and pink is such a happy color!"

Bri Ugalde
Bri Ugalde |
Account Coordinator

You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?

"Hmm, I'd say Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis, because it's almost impossible to not belt out every line as dramatically as possible (ask 11-year-old me for reference)."

Josh Jurrens
Josh Jurrens |
Vice President of Paid Digital

What’s the best type of cheese?

"Cheese is like whiskey or wine — the best cheese is the one that's in front of you. I'm from Wisconsin, so there is no such thing as a bad cheese."

Jimmy Penlesky
Jimmy Penlesky |
Developer

Do you believe in aliens?

"If aliens believe in us, then yes."

Jack Morrison
Jack Morrison |
Project Manager

What was the funniest moment in your life?

"Once upon a time, I hit myself in the face while playing tetherball. I guess I didn't keep my eye on the ball. Dumb, I know."

Haley Young
Haley Young |
Content Specialist

Where’s your favorite place in the world?

"Anywhere with my dog — especially in the middle of a fun training session or game of tug."

Nate Finch
Nate Finch |
Vice President of Development

Are you spring, summer, fall, or winter? Why?

"Fall, for sure! Finally — I’m not sweating all over the place, can comfortably wear shorts and sandals with a hoodie, and can really enjoy the outdoors in all its glory!"

Belinda Yunek
Belinda Yunek |
Art Director

Any secret talents?

"I can pick things up with my toes — my daughter thinks it's hilarious!"

Kathleen Peckham
Kathleen Peckham |
Paid Digital Intern

If you could time travel, what would you tell your 13-year-old self?

"If I could time travel, I would tell my 13-year-old self to not post pictures on Facebook."

Caitlin Reiff
Caitlin Reiff |
Content Strategist

Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?

"She's stuck in the 90's like the hopes and dreams of millennials immobilized by crippling student loan debt."

Alex David
Alex David |
Senior Project Manager

What fictional place would you like to visit?

"Dunder Mifflin Scranton, with the caveat that Michael Scott is the Regional Manager."

Chris Meinholz
Chris Meinholz |
Lead Developer

What's your spirit animal?

"A squirrel eating an egg roll. "

Mikaela Gardner
Mikaela Gardner |
Paid Digital Coordinator

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

"Definitely pizza — it’s the only food you can have both hot or cold and for any meal (pizza for breakfast = the best!)"

Andrew Ayetey
Andrew Ayetey |
Development Intern

If you could host a talk show, who would be your first guest?

"If I could get him, Cormac McCarthy. If not then Denzel Washington. If I can't get either of them, a grizzly bear."