Meet the Peppers

George Couris


Out of the office, George is an expert on Fox River boating and Greek olive oil. During business hours, he uses his 20 years of marketing and business planning experience to deliver strategic, effective, results-driven programs for Pepper Group clients. He is also President of the DePaul University Marketing Advisory Council, a mentor to high-growth startups and a Past President of the Chicago AMA. George’s scribbles are legendary, on whiteboards and paper. They’re always genius marketing ideas—the trick is deciphering them!

Tim Padgett

Founder & CEO

Todd Underwood

Interactive Director

Lynn Ankele

Production Artist/Coordinator

Jessie Atchison

VP, Director of Client Services

Sofia Park


George Couris


Cindy Wojdyla

Vice President & Creative Director

Melissa Troha

Account Director

Denise O'Neill

Vice President & Finance Director

Joe Whittington

Designer/Interactive Developer

Brian Erickson

Design Director

Allan Woodrow

Copy Director