Rick Arnemann - CEO
Our fearless leader, Rick started The Harmon Group in the late 1980’s, when people still walked to work, uphill, both ways, in the snow. As a result, we at the office like to end statements about Rick with, “like a boss.”
But don’t let his sweet disposition fool you. In every client situation, Rick is a driver that pushes everyone to excel and come up with better and more creative ideas . . . like a boss.
Always Has: Opini . . . unique perspectives
Ken Schulz - President of Harmon Catalog
“Whistle while you work” is always Ken’s motto! You can tell when he’s walking by because he’s usually humming or whistling some tune! As president of Harmon Catalog, his projects and designs sing too. He is always on top of the latest trends in industry designs and how to best help our clients.
Barry Jones - VP of Creative Services
Just call him the Oracle. Barry is a marketing guru our clients rely on for divine inspiration and seamless execution. Equal parts artist and strategic task-master, Barry is legendary for drawing a 60-second commercial storyboard with one hand while thumb wrestling an Excel spreadsheet to the ground with the other-all without breaking a sweat. Also legendary: Barry’s uncanny ability to remember faces, predict the future, and spot a troublemaker at 50 paces.
Book: The Stand, by Stephen King
Favorite Quote: “I smell creativity.” – Don Draper
Charles Priddy - Senior Account Executive
If you want to make sure your job is done right, Charles is the man to see. As a seasoned veteran of The Harmon Group, Charles led as a designer and art director for nine years before stepping into the role of senior account executive for Harmon Catalog in 2011. The transition was natural, considering his deep knowledge of the jewelry industry, meticulous attention to detail, and impeccable organizational skills. In his spare time, Charles enjoys traveling across the globe, a good meal with friends, and James Bond movies.
Hidden talent: Playing trumpet
A Total Snob About: Vodka
Kelly Cole - Senior Account Executive
Meet Kelly, a senior account executive and our resident rock star. No matter what project gets thrown her way, she pulls it off with the skill of Van Halen playing a guitar solo; seamless. She knows how to pal around with her clients while keeping it real.
Favorite Artist: Her 3-year-old son, Hudson
Five minutes of fame: “The Bozo Show”
Miranda Troup - Social Media Coordinator
Coming to us from the social startup space in Atlanta, our resident social media guru lives and breathes all things digital. When she’s not creating content or digital strategies for our awesome clients, she’s probably planning her next worldly adventure where the real Instagram magic happens.
Craziest adventure: When I traveled Iceland in a camper van in the dead of winter
Can’t live without: My Spotify “Discover Weekly” playlist
Amy Kinard - Art Director
The hardest working designer in show busine . . . err, the advertising business, Amy routinely goes above and beyond the call of duty-and always with a huge smile on her face. If she could choose one superpower, it would be a pair of Go-Go-Gadget-Arms so she could accomplish more tasks in less time. Amy is also a talented illustrator, gardener, and cook, whose handwriting is so cool (and legible) it could be a best selling typeface.
Craziest Pet: An iguana, “Larry the Lizard”
Once Aspired to be: An archeologist
Mike Stavinoga - Image Editor & Retoucher
Though he always dreamed of being a daredevil like Evel Knievel, Mike ultimately became a stunt man of a different kind-the kind who can turn sapphires into rubies, gold into platinum, and dingy diamonds into sparkling specimens of perfection-all with the click of a mouse. Want to know the real secret to rapid weight loss, fewer wrinkles, and a whiter smile? Give your picture to Mike. He keeps our clients-and their products-looking their absolute best.
Advice: “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
Craziest Pet: Moray eel
Daniel Morgan - Graphic Designer
When Daniel looks at a blank screen, he sees potential. He rolls up his sleeves, puts his first-rate design skills in gear, and gets down to the business of being awesome. By the time Daniel rolls his sleeves back down, he has designed a powerful and creative piece. He never really stops being awesome though.
Book: Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
Creative Inspiration: Long Walks, Deadlines, and Rock ‘n’ Roll
Nathan Skelton - Senior Web Developer
Nathan is our on-site techie. He is the wizard behind the scenes making sure your website or app has all the bells and whistles it needs. Stop by his office and you are likely to find him sitting behind multiple computer screens calmly working on a never-ending list of different projects. As he likes to say, “I can pick anything up and just roll with it.” Needless to say, he is in high demand around here.
Hidden Talent: Hidden
Jessica Lindner - Writer
Jess is our writer in residence. If you need a character brief, feature article, or Hallmark-worthy greeting card copy, she’s your go-to scribe. When she’s not penning the next great press release, you can find Jess exploring Nashville, or browsing the shelves at Parnassus Books.
Passionate about: The Oxford Comma
Creative Inspiration: Iced black coffee
Matt Ullman - Vice President of Business Development
A native Chicagoan at heart, Matt now calls Nashville home where he is in charge of all things new business at Harmon. His eagle eye for good proposal writing comes from his former life as a high school English teacher. Don’t get on his bad side, or it’ll be detention for you.
Where to find me around the office: On the phone
What would I save first in a house fire: My bulldog, Max (sorry, honey)
Chris Gentry - Production Artist
Chris brings fresh designs and witty word-smithing to all of his accounts. He has been known to come up with ingenious campaign slogans and designs to go with them that are anything but boring.
In the Morning I: Would rather be sleeping
Managerial Experience: 75 gallon salt-water reef tank
Skip Armstrong - Photographer
A master of angles, light, composition, and humor, Skip brings second-to-none photography skills and personality to The Harmon Group. Known to blast musical genres ranging from classical to Michael Jackson to polka in the photography studio, you never know what you’ll hear next. You do, however, always know that the final product of his photography will make your products sing!
Favorite Cuisine: Mexican food
Music Setting: Shuffle
Pam O’Grady - Photo Stylist
Always looking for the next and best way to prop a shot, Pam is our master photo stylist. Her hawk-eye vision can can spot a wrinkled blanket or fingerprinted gem a mile away. When she’s not prepping fabulous shots at Harmon, Pam can be seen with her nose in a good book or checking out the newest movies!
Wanted to be: A movie star
Able to: Tap dance
Stephanie Arnemann - Fashionista and Writer
Stephanie is our resident fashion magazine RSS feed. If you tell her about a recent article you read on clothing or jewelry design, she’s likely to interrupt and quote it for you.
Fortunately, this makes her a perfect fit to write our monthly E-style newsletter where she shares fashion trends, research, predictions, and what she really thinks about your outfit.
Won’t Touch: Oysters
If You See a Cheetah and Zebra Pattern Outfit You Will: Scream
Katrine Brunsman - Graphic Designer
Soft-spoken and sassy don’t normally go together, but if you know Katrine, you understand completely. Quiet she may seem, but don’t be fooled. She’s as passionate about her work as she is about her basset hounds. Her passion and team spirit come out as she unleashes her graphic wizardry on all of her work.
TV: Modern Family
Quote: “Be careful of the words that come out of your mouth; you may have to eat them later.”
Joska Borbely - Videographer & Photographer
If you look in the dictionary at the word “cool” you’ll likely find a picture of Joska and his beard beside it. He is an ace behind the camera, and fuses lighting, angles, and folk background music to create a cinematic masterpiece from whatever products and people he shoots. When he’s not composing visionary and award-worthy videos, Joska flexes his creative muscles shooting innovative photography.
Pronounces his name: Yo-shka
Takes his coffee with: Cream and sugar in a camera lens travel mug
Margo Noelting - Office Administrator
Margo is our master multi-tasker and COA (Chief of Administration). A money whiz and bookkeeping extraordinaire, Margo knows the ins and outs of the business like, well, nobody’s business. She keeps Harmon running with her biz expertise, get-it-done mantra, and of course, her lemon squares!
Feline Friend: Lucy
Skill: Basket weaving
Zeke - CEO on Fridays
One of the few Harmonites with a truly near-death experience, Zeke was rescued from the pound the day before he was to be put down. Now he lives the charmed life with a diet of cookies and food that employees are dumb enough to leave out during his Friday visits.
When Friday morning comes around, Zeke always know it’s time to go to work. To prepare, Zeke throws on his signature chocolate Axe® cologne which his owner, Mike, received from his daughter during an apparent mid-life crisis.
Marital status: Single
Breed: Can I ask you the same question?