Our Team.Mike Hallaron Principal and Account DirectorMike 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.CloseMike HallaronKelley Cain Creative DirectorKelley 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.CloseKelley CainMelissa Hallaron CFO / Director of OperationsMelissa 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.CloseMelissa HallaronAnica Arena Senior Account ExecutiveAnica 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.CloseAnica ArenaDoug Duff Business Development DirectorAn experienced sales and service professional with a demonstrated history of performance in the marketing and advertising industries. Doug worked in TV and digital media sales at Comcast Spotlight for 13+ years. He is skilled in strategy, media buying, account management, digital marketing, sports sponsorships and social media. Doug has managed partnerships with client brands such as Miller Brewing, Pepsi, Budweiser, United Airlines, Caesars Entertainment, and Spec’s Liquor.CloseDoug DuffCarla Garza Sr. Web DeveloperCarla 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.CloseCarla GarzaJuan Nino Art DirectorFascinated 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!CloseJuan NinoWayne Lynn Senior StrategistA Dow Chemical Company veteran with 24 years of hands-on experience in global sales management, marketing strategy, and product launches, Wayne has led research projects, sales teams, and product development with both large and mid-size companies. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University, a Master of Science in Management (MSM) from Purdue University, and an MBA from Tillburg University in The Netherlands.CloseWayne LynnKenzie Wilkins Jr. Art DirectorKenzie is a detail-oriented Junior Art Director with a background in illustration. She combines this talent, her passion for branding, and strategic creative thinking to come up with fresh designs and solutions. Kenzie graduated from Michigan State University in 2020 with a Bachelors degree in Creative Advertising and a minor in Graphic Design.As an upstate New Yorker and an MSU Spartan, Kenzie loves the season of fall, exercising, Harry Potter, and a good creative brainstorming session.CloseKenzie WilkinsKurt Kalousek Content WriterWith 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.CloseKurt KalousekSonya Fields Media CoordinatorSonya Fields is an experienced manager specializing in client relations, sales, marketing, and account management. She manages digital advertising and other media campaign planning for the agency. In her career, Sonya has worked in the dentistry, event planning, and commercial property management/security sectors.In her free time, Sonya likes food and wine and travels far and wide with her husband Michael.CloseSonya FieldsEmily Seddon CopywriterEmily is an enthusiastic content writer, with a love for writing and creativity. She finds ways to share the client’s personality in business writing whether for social media, websites, or a press release. Emily graduated Magna Cum Laude from Sam Houston State University with a BA in English and a minor in Creative Writing.Emily, a native Texan, loves to spend her free time with her cat Obi and watch movies, or find new bars/restaurants to visit.CloseEmily SeddonCourtney Topini Social Media ManagerWith 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.CloseCourtney TopiniHolly Arbuckle Public Relations ManagerA fearless, entrepreneurial communicator who is passionate about building relationships between clients and their audience. Utilizing her experience in political consulting, campaign management, public relations and business development, Holly quickly develops rapport and relationships with all valuable stakeholders. Having marketed everything from baby politicians to US Congressmen, from health care services to big yellow backhoes, she is able to forge clear paths to success, victory and profitability.News junky, movie addict, obsessed with a ribeye medium rare.CloseHolly ArbuckleMichael Fields Programmer / Web DeveloperCloseMichael FieldsCourtney Brown Accounting ManagerCourtney 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.CloseCourtney BrownNikki Farese Branding SpecialistCloseNikki FareseWen He Intern / Marketing Research AnalystWen 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.CloseWen HeSchedule a no-cost 20-minute introduction now.Schedule a ChatCloseGreat! 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. You may also reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (281) 299-0538.11https://hallaron.com/wp-content/plugins/nex-formsfalsemessagehttps://hallaron.com/wp-admin/admin-ajax.phphttps://hallaron.com/our-beliefs/our-teamyes1fadeInfadeOut Request a video chat with usNOTE: Please elect a date no sooner that two days from today's date.Send Request Please allow up to 48 hours for an email confirmation. We will also send a link to the scheduled chat. Thank you!