2002 Timberloch Place
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Rhonda is the daughter of a United States Marine (retired). She is honored to have been raised a “military brat” living all over the United States and Japan. As an account coordinator at Hallaron, she supports the Accounts team. Rhonda has worked professionally in media and advertising for more than 17 years.
She has two sons and seven grandchildren. Rhonda loves giving back to her community and is a huge supporter of Toys for Tots.
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.
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.
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.