Our Team. Mike Hallaron Principal and Account Director Mike Hallaron provides executive leadership and client services support to the accounts and creative teams. As leader of a small agency since 2003 he is directly involved with client strategy and helps craft many aspects of creative work. With a long sales background that includes financial services, print advertising and telecom Mike is a member of Second Wind Advertising Agency consultancy, the American Marketing Association, American Advertising Federation and local community organizations. 25+ years in advertising, marketing, publishing and web design. Entrepreneur, networker, strategic thinker and writer. Lover of Scotch, jazz, and cigars. Close Kelley Cain Creative Director Kelley Cain manages the creative team in developing all client branding and advertising. With over 25 years in advertising, was previously the Creative Director of Santo Spirits and Principal / Creative Director of PB&J Advertising. Has extensive experience in product branding, collateral and package design, complete ad campaign concept and development, video production, website design, copy writing and trade show & event development. Also loves scotch and jazz. Close Melissa Hallaron CFO / Director of Operations Melissa Hallaron has more than 30 years of hands-on experience in accounting and finance roles with both large and mid-size organizations like Aggreko, Compaq/Hewlett-Packard, Westinghouse Electric, and Goodman Manufacturing. She has a MBA in Finance and BS in Economics and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. Melissa’s specialization is in internal controls and operational process efficiencies within our company as well as consulting with our clients to meet their goals. Close Anica Arena Senior Account Executive Anica Arena manages client accounts and acquisitions and is involved in the planning and coordination of production processes. She brings 20 years’ of experience working in various marketing roles in New York and Texas. Most recently, Anica was the Operations Manager and Brand Manager with Newton Design and Marketing. She has experience managing advertising needs for brands such as Dress Barn, J. Crew Group, Inc. and Gucci. Close Doug Duff Business Development Director Close Carla Garza Sr. Web Developer Carla manages web site development / design and client service support. She possesses over 25 years experience in web design, systems analysis, graphic design and instructional design, including 10+ years with Hewlett-Packard designing and implementing intranet websites and business systems. Pianist, painter, and SciFi fanatic. Close Juan Nino Art Director Fascinated by creative ideas and concepts, Juan has built a successful career among world class advertising agencies, including: Leo Burnett, Wikot and ARS DDB Venezuela. He has worked on many of the biggest brands and global accounts, such as Heinz, Johnnie Walker, McDonald’s and Nestlé among others. Juan is a huge fan of film, soccer and Formula 1 racing. He has been an avid photographer since his youth. He is known to spend hours drawing illustrations and random doodlings on almost any paper at hand. Crazy fact: Juan does not like chocolate! Close Ashley Beck Graphic Designer With her love for art and design, Ashley brings new ideas to life and creates eye-catching artwork for clients. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Communication Design and a Master of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Texas Tech University. Before Hallaron, she designed retail ads, promotions, and in-store display graphics for a big box retailer. In her free time, Ashley loves making shirts, crocheting, and changing her hair color. Close Courtney Brown Accounting Manager Courtney Brown is an accountant specializing in process improvement. She graduated from Sam Houston cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in 2011. At Hallaron she has implemented several process improvements to the vendor procurement and client invoicing processes. Bringing her diverse history and working with the agency team to provide ongoing enhancements to make it even easier to do business with Hallaron Advertising. Prior to working for Hallaron Advertising she was an accountant for a temporary power generation company where she cleaned up years of unmonitored data and transactions. She has also worked as an inventory accountant for a cutting edge machine shop and a bookkeeper for a general contractor. Close Kurt Kalousek Content Writer With a love for words and for writing, Kurt Kalousek ensures that our clients’ passion is reflected in their message. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Minor in Technical Writing from Sam Houston State University. Kurt is responsible for writing and managing website copy, press releases, technical articles, marketing collateral, advertising, and landing pages. He also writes social media content and makes sure that our clients’ values are faithfully communicated. In his free time, Kurt enjoys smoking a cigar, drinking bourbon, and writing high fantasy. Close Yvette Infante Account Executive Yvette Infante manages client accounts and acquisitions and is involved in the planning and coordination of production processes. Yvette graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in marketing and mass communications. Close Courtney Topini Social Media Manager With an extensive background in graphic design and social media marketing, Courtney has a unique sense of what captures the attention of users on the major social media platforms. Informed on the latest trends and social channels, she mixes sound communications strategy and advertising acumen to push our clients forward. Through creative hashtags, photos, infographics, video, engaging industry articles, and related content, Courtney connects with the target audience and enhances the client’s brand across a variety of social media platforms. A resident of The Woodlands, Texas, Courtney is a graduate of Louisiana State University. Close Emily Henson Public Relations Manager Driven and accomplished public relations and strategic communications professional with 12+ years of experience creating and executing innovative and measurable programs and campaigns for a variety of corporations, consumer brands and philanthropic organizations. Skilled in public and media / influencer relations, media spokesperson and interview training, corporate social responsibility efforts, messaging and storytelling, social media and digital campaigns, content marketing, community relations and partnerships, crisis communications, account management, and budgeting and forecasting. Close Michael Fields Programmer / Web Developer Close Wen He Intern / Marketing Research Analyst Wen graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020 with a degree in Advertising and a minor in Business. Wen completed a 2018 internship with the Glade Arts Foundation in The Woodlands. While there, she led the social media and marketing efforts for the local Arts venue. Wen manages research and analysis projects for Hallaron including brand, advertising, and SWOT analyses. Originally from Chong Qing, China, Wen moved to the United States in 2011. Close Nikki Farese Branding Specialist Close Schedule a no-cost 20-minute introduction now. Schedule a Chat Close Great! We look forward to a video chat with you. We will respond to you shortly confirming the requested date and time, or to schedule an alternative date. 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