Meet the Peppers

Joaquin Valdez

Account Manager

Don't be fooled by Joaquin’s expert account planning; he’s an artist at heart. If you don’t believe us, check out his notepad doodles or his feet (he hardly ever wears socks, which is a sure sign of an artist). At home, you might find him sketching super heroes or painting animal figures, and Joaquin brings that same creativity to Pepper Group. His imagination shines in everything from brainstorming sessions to masterful marketing strategies, bringing an always positive and refreshing perspective to projects.

Tim Padgett

Founder & CEO

Todd Underwood

Interactive Director

Kim Gallo

PR Specialist

Lynn Ankele

Production Artist/Coordinator

George Couris


Dee Lee


Melissa Troha

Account Director

Denise O'Neill

Co-Founder, Vice President & Finance Director

Joe Whittington

Designer/Interactive Developer

Brian Erickson

Design Director

Joaquin Valdez

Account Manager

Denise Guevarra

Account Manager

Allan Woodrow

Copy Director

Heather Austin

Account Director

Cindy Wojdyla

Vice President & Creative Director