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BE OUT THERE.

You want to think out of the box, go out on a ledge, or maybe just get your message out there. Taking a risk can be difficult. That’s why you need a risk-taker in your corner. You might want an innovative product on the web—something that’s never been done before. Maybe you need a campaign to promote your company or announce a new endeavor. We can do that.

Our process is as unique as your problem. We don’t “save as.” We don’t use a formula. We draw from our canvas of experience—whether you need a website, graphic design, investor communications, public relations, an advertising campaign, videos, brand management or help in a crisis—we’ve got you covered. We’re nimble enough to respond to your needs and diligent enough to get the job done.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE. PICK ANY THREE.

For us, it’s personal. And personnel.

We believe that two heads are better than one. You’ll find us bouncing ideas off each other all day long to get to another right answer. Because one approach is not enough. We explore possibilities and options until you’re satisfied. You can’t learn what we do in a classroom (though our people *love* to get degrees), so it’s the experiences—all of them—that count. Our wide variety of backgrounds, past lives and time travel adventures drive our ability to innovate. And it doesn’t hurt that one of our founders used to be a social worker.

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Stafford Kendall

Principal

  • Thinks 19th century Russian literature is light reading.
  • Is Wikipedia incarnate.
  • Discusses proper punctuation in her teacher voice.

Stafford often jokes that, as a humanities major, she doesn’t run her business in search of profit – she runs it to receive good grades from her clients, who include publicly traded global companies, as well as locals like the Times Picayune, Our Lady of Mercy, Downtown Development District and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University.

In 2012, she was chosen as Junior Achievement and Business Report’s Young Businessperson of the Year. The U.S. Chamber also named Covalent Logic as one of 75 national Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners.

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Bryan Murphy

Principal

  • Refuses to make assumptions or use Comic Sans.
  • Visits art galleries during his lunch break.
  • Card-carrying member of the "Free Freehand" movement.

Trained as a designer and recipient of many ADDY™ Awards — including Best of Show Awards for Art Direction and Television Broadcast — Bryan lends his considerable expertise providing creative and strategic direction for Covalent Logic’s corporate marketing clients.

With over 20 years of experience, Bryan has been involved in virtually every aspect of design and marketing. In 1986, Bryan joined Design Services, Inc. (later known as DSI/LA) as a design assistant. In 1995, he was named company president with a staff of more than 20 designers, copywriters, account managers and support. During his 14 years at DSI/LA, he was the designer and/or creative project leader for numerous local, regional and national clients including Premier Bank, Bank One, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Downtown Development District and the State of Louisiana, among many more. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University.

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Margaret Abrahams
Stacey Vincent
Jennifer Fowler
Bess Rawl
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Brett Troxler

Director of Production

  • Believes no other invention was as groundbreaking as the shovel.
  • Keeps LEGOs on his desk because they build characters.
  • Got an astronomy minor at LSU but didn't planet.

Brett brings a calm presence both to the individuals he supervises and the clients he works with, such as the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and the 12 global brands whose news system of more than 30,000 subscribers he helped create and manage. His expertise lies in many areas, such as content management, writing, editing, production management, media planning and strategy, press releases and email distribution.

Brett joined Covalent Logic in 2010 after working as a Web producer at WBRZ-TV and editor of Louisiana Football Magazine. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism.

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Margaret Abrahams

Director of Accounts

  • Can pick up extraneous items like pencils, guitar picks and Mardi Gras beads with her toes.
  • Wrote a song called “The Truth” which Bonnie Raitt and Les McCann recorded.
  • Is an excellent impromptu interpretive dancer.

Margaret uses her creativity to solve problems. She’s a team player and looks at solutions from every possible angle, giving every idea a fair shot and a chance to flourish. Her experience allows her a 360-degree view of what goes into a project, and she knows what the Internet and its tools are capable of. She is resourceful, sometimes scrappy and likes saying “yes.”

Margaret is a formidable creative resource with impeccable listening skills thanks to her undergraduate degree in music therapy from Florida State University. Before returning to her roots in Louisiana, Margaret spent 15 years in Los Angeles, where she did everything from teaching elementary school and being a voice and acting coach to running her own virtual systems and marketing business. She joined Covalent Logic in 2012.

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Stacey Vincent

Creative Director

  • Has never met a mixed metaphor she didn't like.
  • Believes in bold color choices or none at all.
  • Never succeeds in keeping her desk tidy for more than 5 minutes. Ever.

As one of the founding members, Stacey has been with Covalent since its inception in 2005. She is deeply committed to leading the creative team with passion and vision. Equally adept at both print and Web design, Stacey's diverse skill set and traditional design background enable her to develop quality solutions for both media. Her work has received multiple awards including the Business Report's Technology & Web Awards Website of the Year as well as regional and international awards of Excellence and Distinction from The Communicator Print Media Awards, Lantern Awards and Public Relations Society of America Awards.

Stacey has worked with a variety of clients across many industries including healthcare, athletics, hospitality, government and many more. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design and has more than 15 years of experience in the industry.

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Jennifer Fowler

Finance & Operations Manager

  • Loves personality tests and takes any and all that she can find.
  • Jumped out of a plane once and realized she hadn’t thought about how terrifying it would be.
  • Strongly dislikes talking about herself.

After several years of working with Fortune 100 clients at Lee Hecht Harrison, a global human capital consulting firm in New York, Jennifer returned to New Orleans to pursue her MBA. While in New Orleans, she helped found the small business advancement non-profit named Desire NOLA and worked at an interactive advertising agency developing expertise in marketing strategy and implementation. She holds a Master of Business Administration in strategy from Tulane University.

Jennifer designed, launched and managed the Louisiana State University Student Incubator, which assists Louisiana State University students with startup guidance. She is a Wendy Kennedy International Certified Coach and has completed the National Business Incubation Association’s Incubator Management Certificate Program along with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber Leadership Class. She is also the treasurer of the Louisiana Business Incubation Association (LBIA); is a current board member of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber; and is a founding board member of University Preparatory “UP” Elementary Charter School.

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Bess Rawl

Production Manager

  • Loves to bake croissants from scratch.
  • Has traveled with Bogey, her terrier mix, to 26 states and three Canadian provinces.
  • Current mission: listen to every “This American Life” episode ever produced.

As production manager, Bess works behind the scenes helping with the planning and coordination of design, programming, content assignments and processes at Covalent Logic. She is involved in the pre-production stage (planning and assignment), as well as the production stage (supervision of timelines and milestones) for all projects.

Bess graduated magna cum laude from Clemson University in 2009, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in packaging science, and went to work for Nestlé as an associate packaging scientist. That experience, in addition to her Master’s in Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland and superb analytical skills, positions her perfectly for the pivotal role she plays at Covalent.

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Poulin Wu, Ph.D.
Daniel Duvic
Monica King
Javier Alberty
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Sally Wood

Bookkeeper

  • This Wizard of Oz fan wants you to pay your bill in 30 days or she’ll visit you in her pink bubble.
  • Loves singing in a choir and playing handbells.
  • Don't ask to speak to her before 9:30 a.m. (Seriously, just don't do it).

Sally joined the Covalent Logic team in February 2011 after a long list of impressive adventures, including a B.A. in Math, a B.A. in Music and a B.M. in Harp.

Before she began at Covalent Logic, Sally kept the books for a number of other companies—such as Classical Recording Company and Oil and Gas Royalty. She was also a professional harpist for several symphonies where she played with the likes of Pavarotti, Moody Blues and Aretha Franklin.

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Poulin Wu, Ph.D.

Software Architect

  • Wanted to save the world with a combinatorics theorem.
  • Gets more pleasure from problem solving than a great meal.
  • Dreams in mathematical solutions.

Poulin holds a doctorate in mathematics and a master’s in computer science from Louisiana State University. He has more than 10 years of experience developing complex, Web-related applications and is a Certified Macromedia ColdFusion Developer. Poulin is proficient with ColdFusion, XML, Perl, C++, C, Visual Basic Java, JavaScript, HTML and is an expert in database development. As Covalent Logic’s senior Web developer, he applies his diverse skill sets to devise and implement clever solutions to the most challenging programming scenarios.

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Daniel Duvic

Art Director

  • Obsessed with reading and critiquing billboards.
  • Loves to give advice he’d never actually take.
  • Not-so-secretly obsessed with Antiques Roadshow.

Daniel provides art direction and management to Covalent Logic’s team of designers, overseeing their concurrent projects across a variety of media. His creative knowledge combined with focused organizational skills allow him to simultaneously usher other designers’ projects along while also managing and creating his own. Daniel’s deep understanding of the problem solving nature inherent to design work makes him not only a valuable creative asset but also a relevant critical thinker.

Daniel has worked for several Baton Rouge-based companies, including serving as Art Director at Diane Allen and Associates from 2006 to 2013. He most recently served as Creative Director of Marucci Sports. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in graphic design.

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Monica King

Office Manager

  • Can write with both hands at the same time.
  • Considers herself to have "Jeopardy" genes because her mother was on the show.
  • Proud of her pure Irish ancestry, including Adam Tobin, who won a Gold Medal for playing the fiddle at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893.

Monica’s energetic and organized personality combined with her extensive and varied management experience make her the perfect person to supervise Covalent Logic’s busy office. With a Master of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University, she pulls from a wealth of knowledge on structured processes, organizational upkeep and data parsing skills to keep Covalent Logic’s office running smoothly.

Monica oversaw the construction of the $11 million Library and Education Center for the US Army while she was Director of the Allen Memorial Library in Fort Polk. She was also a technology consultant for close to 15 years assisting libraries and other non-profits in refining their information systems.

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Javier Alberty

Production Coordinator

  • Wishes "WYSIWYG" were a true statement.
  • Always finds a way to relate daily events to episodes of Seinfeld.
  • Striped shirts vs. plaid shirts is his constant dilemma.

Javier has worked at Covalent Logic since 2010, curating and managing Web content in various forms for multiple clients. He oversees hundreds of articles and web pages that need to be edited, moved or shaped in very specific ways and helps his fortune 500 clients better understand the statistical side of website analysis. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising from Louisiana State University.

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Ana Dima
Emily Dufrene
Claire Fahey
Carldeon Floyd
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Kon-Kon Chao

Junior Developer

  • Never buys a pizza without a coupon.
  • Spells “noobs” as n00bz.
  • Current mission: win or place in a cycling race.

As junior developer, Kon-Kon specializes in front end and back end web systems development. His ability to swiftly implement developer changes to various sites and softwares makes him a valuable asset for Covalent Logic’s clients.

Before beginning work for Covalent Logic in May 2013, Kon-Kon previously worked for Best Buy’s Geek Squad. He is currently earning his degree in software engineering from Louisiana State University.

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Ana Dima

Sr. Project Manager

  • Is a vegetarian of five years and running.
  • Claims to have zero artistic talents.
  • Transitions from speaking in English to Romanian with zero lag time.

Ana joined Covalent Logic in early 2013 to assist in the implementation of a major corporate initiative that continues to serve more than 30,000 subscribers. Her strengths include planning and budgeting, market analysis, process improvement, resource planning and allocation. Ana’s direct nature and focus have earned her clients’ confidence. Anna’s previous clients have included Porsche Inter Auto, Edenred Romania and Catalyst Solutions, along with many more.

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Emily Dufrene

Project Manager

  • Plays fantasy football like a pro.
  • Can have your skin looking fabulous in a week or two.
  • Could eat Izzo's for every meal, every day of the week.

As project manager, Emily devotes herself to her team and clients using her knowledge of Web and print production, interactive map development, national advertising campaign coordination and resource database builds. She excels in creating strategic outreach efforts required by her clients’ national and international audiences.

Emily graduated from Louisiana State University in 2012 with degrees in both public relations and Spanish. After spending a year abroad in Spain, Emily returned to Baton Rouge where she gained experience in sales, social media and developing marketing events prior to joining Covalent Logic in 2013.

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Claire Fahey

Account Coordinator

  • Strong aversion to chocolate.
  • Wishes she had the closet of Emma Stone.
  • Learning the game of cricket and loves that they have a tea break.

After starting at Covalent Logic as an intern, Claire quickly moved into the role of account coordinator, showcasing her organized nature and go-getter attitude on the Louisiana Job Connection project. She channels her energy into focused work effort for all of her clients, giving detailed attention to each project she receives.

Claire graduated from Louisiana State University with Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations and is a member of the Kappa Delta alumni association. She also volunteers for Kids Hope Ministries.

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Carldeon Floyd

Production Coordinator

  • Eyeglass connoisseur who collects fine spectacles.
  • Reese’s peanut butter cups are the way to her heart.
  • Has loved to sing ever since she can first remember.

Carldeon, who started at Covalent Logic as an intern, now assists the account management team with various clients’ projects as production coordinator. Using her extensive knowledge of public relations and strategic communication, Carldeon creates proposals and helps to ensure that client problems are solved promptly.

She graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication and is currently pursuing her master’s degree specializing in strategic communication, brand management and crisis communication. She was named an Emerging Leader by the LSU chapter of the NAACP in 2011.

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Taylor Gair
Kishia Grayson
Emma Howland
Rebecca Lang
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Lauren Fournerat

Administrative Coordinator

  • Has a sweet baby girl that has changed her world.
  • Would love to go to Bora Bora.
  • Wishes she could speak Portuguese.

After working as an event planner for a private club, Lauren brought her expertise in client services to Covalent Logic in 2014. She assists with marketing resources, updating mailing lists and scheduling and coordinating meetings and events.

Lauren graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in merchandising and consumer studies.

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Taylor Gair

Graphic Designer

  • Does the best Forrest Gump impression in the office.
  • Played drums in a band with a former physics professor, whose class he failed.
  • Owns a 36.5-foot-long school bus that runs on vegetable oil.

Taylor joined Covalent Logic’s design crew after graduating from Mississippi State University in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in graphic design. He uses his patient nature to bring out the best in his designs, applying the principles of growth and minimization along with other problem-solving initiatives to create the perfect results for clients.

During his time as a student, Taylor played an integral role in Students for a Sustainable Campus, an environmental club at MSU. While a member, he took the helm of a project that resulted in the successful creation of the Green Fund, a fund specifically created for sustainability projects on the university's campus.

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Kishia Grayson

Sr. Account Manager

  • Won a first place award in fencing.
  • Loves cake and must have a piece at least five out of seven days.
  • Current goal: read two biographies for every book of fiction.

With extensive experience in account planning, advertising, event management, marketing and public relations, Kishia provides Covalent Logic’s clients with quality account management. Her detailed planning techniques and practiced management strategy make her a valuable addition to the team.

Kishia holds both a Master of Arts in mass communications from Southern University and a Bachelor of Arts in mass media arts from Clark Atlanta University. For more than seven years, she worked as an account executive for various Chicago-based communications firms, where she supported national brands like Walmart, McDonald’s and Tyson Foods as an ethnic marketing specialist. She most recently served as Public Relations Manager for AlwaysCare Benefits/Starmount Life Insurance in Baton Rouge.

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Emma Howland

Marketing Coordinator

  • Listens to everything from Taylor Swift to Bach on her Pandora station.
  • Has helped in delivering a baby cow and 8 puppies.
  • Reads the Merck Veterinary Manual like an exciting novel.

This Baton Rouge native became an integral part of the staff in March 2011 when she signed on as office coordinator. Emma now works as Covalent Logic’s marketing coordinator, representing our brand with the highest esteem. As the resident office chameleon, Emma is capable of everything from managing office meetings to writing marketing reports, but her main responsibilities include social media management and sponsorship efforts. She is currently earning her degree in veterinary technology, further emphasizing her wide array of knowledge.

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Rebecca Lang

Research Manager

  • Avid gamer — was a guild and raid leader in World of Warcraft for several years.
  • Alleged closet steampunk fanatic, especially in combination with fantasy or sci-fi.
  • Plans to kayak in every state park in Louisiana.

Rebecca Lang is all about the research and putting pen to paper. She joined Covalent Logic in 2013 after completing her Master’s in mass communication at Louisiana State University. Her carefully thought-out approaches to her clients’ projects ensure that no detail is overlooked or stone unturned. These attributes, combined with her previous business situation analysis experience, provide our clients with astute research management.

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Emily Mistrzak
Ginny G. Mumphrey
Suzette Murphy
Jamie Nakamoto
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Lori Lensing

Account Manager

  • Grill and porch master.
  • Tore her ACL in a collision with her boss, but they've remained cordial because he bought her a beer after.
  • Started teaching Goose, her dog, how to speak German, until she realized that might make it challenging for the rest of America to communicate with Goose.

Lori joined Covalent Logic as an intern in 2012 and quickly moved into a full-time position as project manager after her graduation from Louisiana State University. Driven toward excellence, she uses her attention to detail to give her clients a great experience while providing quality work.

Prior to working for Covalent Logic, Lori interned in the Governor's Office of Boards and Commissions coordinating and drafting appointments to state boards. She also acted as account manager for LSU’s student-run public relations agency, PRestige. Lori has two Bachelor of Arts degrees — one in mass communication and another in German.

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Emily Mistrzak

Content Manager

  • Fearless baker — usually successful.
  • Celebrated her 25th birthday by tilting out of the Hancock Tower at a height of 1,000 feet.
  • Passionately loves the Tigers, Saints, Indians and Blackhawks.

Emily’s diverse background in performance and communication studies, along with her experience as a playwright and director, blend into the perfect mix of diligence, focus and creativity that allow her to optimally manage a wide range information for Covalent Logic’s clients. As content manager, Emily focuses primarily on distributing content internally for a global client with services in over 90 countries.

Emily previously worked for a global brokerage firm in Chicago, where she lived for several years prior to moving back to Louisiana.  She holds a master’s in communication studies from Louisiana State University and taught public speaking at LSU while completing her degree.

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Ginny G. Mumphrey

Sr. Account Manager

  • Can recite all 50 states in alphabetical order in less than 30 seconds.
  • Has a weakness for McDonald's cheeseburgers.
  • Is often told she has, hands down, the worst taste in movies.

Detail-oriented and highly organized are two of the skills senior account manager Ginny has in her award-winning wheelhouse. Commonly known as GG, she joined Covalent Logic in 2012 and immediately began expertly assessing the strategic risks and rewards for her international roster of Fortune 500 clients. Her consistent, proactive demeanor fits the needs of our clients in project management, brand development, event planning and focus group planning and fulfillment. From conception to implementation and management, her organized competency is vital to the entire website building process. GG makes sure to meet every deadline, foresee any possible concerns and provide solutions to any challenge that arises.

GG graduated from Louisiana State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications. She spent 10 years in Atlanta working for Brown Bag Marketing as the director of operations.

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Suzette Murphy

Content Editor

  • Named after the dessert “crepes suzette.”
  • Hates grits despite having lived in the South since seventh grade.
  • Has a touch of wanderlust and wants to live in a foreign country. Tu hablas español?

As content editor, Suzette’s detail-oriented and task-driven personality helps her to plan, create, edit and publish content for clients’ websites. She ensures that all content contains accurate information and complies with current copyright and privacy regulations.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Louisiana State University in 2008 and worked as a librarian for Our Lady of the Lake College, both of which served to sharpen her editing skills before coming to Covalent Logic in 2014.

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Jamie Nakamoto

Sr. Account Manager

  • Increases her daily commute time by 25% just to avoid the interstate.
  • Sometimes asks herself, "What would Olivia Pope do in this situation?”
  • Loves Christmas and starts decorating her two Christmas trees immediately after clearing the Thanksgiving table.

Jamie approaches each task with optimism and an intense desire to exceed the expectations of her clients while attending to every detail with bold acumen. Her skillset includes account and project management, event and outreach planning and competitive analysis.

Prior to joining Covalent Logic in 2014, she worked as the national accounts representative for an immersive training software firm, NexLearn. Her additional work and internship experience includes assisting with talent management at Amedysis and the Louisiana State University Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute. Jamie graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in management and a Master in Business Administration in human resources and marketing.

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Andrea Pillaro
Danielle  Russo
Katie Shingleton
Christina Stephens
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Caroline Ourso

Content Producer

  • Plans to travel the world — 183 countries (out of 196) left to see.
  • Continually obsesses over clothing, photography and the two combined.
  • Spends downtime watching campy movies and attempting to find her way out of the rabbit hole that is Wikipedia.

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Louisiana State University, Caroline uses her knowledge of writing techniques, photography and web design to generate content both internally and for clients. As content producer, she ensures that clients’ needs are met to their satisfaction and within a timely manner. Caroline studied contemporary art and photography at New York University and has previously worked as a photographer’s assistant and writer for local news outlets.

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Andrea Pillaro

Content Coordinator

  • Regularly attends bluegrass concerts with her father.
  • Almost had the initials of “APE” before her parents decided better.
  • Never had her wisdom teeth removed because they were never there in the first place.

Andrea’s creative flair and talent for writing merge with her knowledge of public relations in a unique combination that allows her to efficiently coordinate and manage content for clients. As content coordinator, she collaborates with account executives to ensure proper content handling and updates.

Andrea graduated from Louisiana State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in fashion merchandising and a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with a concentration in public relations. She previously worked for the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) where she utilized her writing skills in various ways, including creating press releases, white papers and talking points for LABI’s president.

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Danielle Russo

Graphic Designer

  • Convinced she can survive on crawfish, snowballs and gummie vitamins.
  • Obsessed with the color green, black and white patterns and all things creative.
  • Would be perfectly content wearing a different wig every day and traveling the world to site see, people watch and visit art galleries.

Danielle embraces challenging and rewarding work that utilizes her creativity and varied skills. She gives her clients the best of both worlds as an imaginative and business-oriented designer.

Danielle received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Louisiana State University and has worked for clients such as the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Mignon Faget, New Orleans Tourism, The Roosevelt Hotel and Tabasco. She also has experience in the interactive design world thanks to a graphic/Web design position with ShoppersChoice.com, LLC, where she helped develop, market, advertise and design over 30 e-commerce websites withholding over 10 million products.

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Katie Shingleton

Production Artist

  • Very interested in mathematics and astronomy.
  • Collects snapple caps, milk mustache ads (since age 9), acorn hats and various rocks.
  • Enjoys painting as a creative escape.

After starting as a design intern in 2013, Katie quickly displayed her determination and vivid potential, which led to her promotion to production artist. She creates the visuals her clients desire in ways that are both aesthetically pleasing and proactive.

Katie earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Louisiana State University and studied sculpture and painting at the Burren College of Art in County Clare, Ireland.

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Christina Stephens

Sr. Public Relations Manager

  • Bakes award-winning cupcakes.
  • Is a die-hard LSU fan who usually paces during games.
  • Can provide an excellent restaurant recommendation in less than five seconds.

Christina Stephens is a seasoned crisis communicator who brings nearly a decade of experience in media relations and government communications to Covalent Logic. She served as both the Press Secretary and Communications Director for the Louisiana Recovery Authority and Office of Community Development, which coordinated the state's long-term recovery from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. She also previously served as the Communications Director for both the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals. As Director of the state's Joint Information Center, Stephens oversaw and coordinated all state agency public and media relations during hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008, the BP oil spill in 2010, the Mississippi River high water event in 2011 and Hurricane Isaac in 2012.

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Carli Thibodeaux
Rachel Totaro
Michele Troxler
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Megan Then

Content Coordinator

  • Considers football season her favorite time of the year.
  • Held a koala, fed a kangaroo and snorkeled in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.
  • Current Goal: learn how to do a cartwheel.

Megan uses her knowledge of public relations and communications to better assist clients in maintaining their websites’ content. With a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University and previous experience as a communications specialist, she is able to coordinate content effectively and proactively, utilizing our online content management systems with ease.

She also specializes in social media releases on various platforms and will soon be a registered Google Analytics Qualified Individual.

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Carli Thibodeaux

Content Coordinator

  • Passion for interior design and decorating.
  • Was the mascot for her high school. Go Pioneers!
  • Loves learning random facts and is always up for a game of trivia.

Carli uses her quick thinking and knowledge of different content types to keep information flowing smoothly and swiftly through detailed implementation processes. Carli began working for Covalent Logic in September 2014 as a content coordinator, where she ensures the accuracy and quality of content for a global brand with services in over 90 countries. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations from Louisiana State University and has previous experience as a project manager at FUSE Entertainment.

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Rachel Totaro

Sr. Content Manager

  • Will never eat a PB&J sandwich, no matter how much you offer to pay her.
  • Is still convinced that her Hogwarts letter is in the mail.
  • Wants to go on Family Wheel of Fortune with her dad more than any other TV/quiz show.

As our senior content manager, Rachel diligently explores and negotiates client needs while managing and curating online content for globally renowned companies. Her previous experience and amiable attitude allow her to efficiently split her time between content and client services projects.

Rachel received her B.A. in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University in 2011 and spent much of that year working as a legislative and communications intern at AARP. She gained valuable experience from other nonprofit organizations as a lobbyist, program developer and fundraiser director, all of which helps her to better understand client goals and requests.

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Michele Troxler

Sr. Designer/Web Developer

  • St. Francis Incarnate and successful squirrel bearer.
  • Obsessed with Hayao Miyazaki's work and owns all the English versions of his animations.
  • Go-to person when you have a problem.

Michele has won multiple awards in Web design and development along with traditional media collateral. She meets the interactive needs of Covalent Logic’s clients, creating digital collateral for hospitality and state government clients via Web design, email campaigns, social media marketing, coding and animation. She helps guide the design and development team with confidence from start to finish. She is not only highly attentive but also well qualified to troubleshoot any issue — and to do it creatively.

Michelle graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts in advertising and graphic design and joined Covalent Logic in August 2011.

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Darren Vincent

Sr. Graphic Designer

  • Honorary Autobot - don't ask.
  • Believes in doing it right or not at all.
  • Thinks hard work should be rewarded with a game of disc golf.

Darren brings more than 14 years of experience in brand cultivation and illustration to Covalent Logic. His architectural sensibility helps him to see beyond the aesthetic and into the practical, making Darren particularly invaluable to his clients.

Darren’s design work has included graphics and illustration for signage, packaging, magazine layout, illustration, digital (photo manipulation), identity, corporate communication, tradeshow materials and informational design. His skills have been utilized in everything from logos, stationery and brochures to magazines, banners and billboards. Darren’s clients include Genesis Energy, Our Lady of Mercy and the Downtown Development District. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design.

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Mollie Williams

Production Artist

  • Never believed in Santa Claus because she was a logical thinking child... but Big Foot is definitely roaming the streets somewhere out there.
  • Quoted Anchorman in her high school graduation speech.
  • Was named after a dog.

Mollie’s vivid imagination and colorful style combined with her knowledge of public relations make her the perfect combination of art and business for Covalent Logic. As production artist, she works with designers and Covalent Logic’s art director to help create and implement clients’ visions.

After starting as an intern, Mollie became a full-time member of the team following her graduation from Louisiana State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. Her eclectic work background includes marketing intern for The NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge and director of promotions and DJ at 91.1 FM KLSU. She also spent time studying abroad at the University of Urbino in Italy.

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We’ll hold your hand.

We’re full service, full time.

That means we work nights and weekends. We take your calls and respond to your emails. We build the timeline with you to meet your goals. We work with your budget to make sure we’re making our efforts where you see value. Need a place to sit, think and write… come to our office, have coffee and work uninterrupted. You’re invited. We collaborate. Really. If you come up with a brilliant idea, we’ll execute it. If you need the ideas, but have other resources to execute it, we aren’t offended. Let’s just get it done.

Read between the lines.

We don’t always get the credit, and we’re okay with that.

We take satisfaction in being a part of your success and watching you get the credit. In this news stream, we’ve included articles about our staff members and coverage of projects we’ve worked on, but there’s plenty missing. Sometimes we have a confidentiality agreement, sometimes our work is peripheral to a larger campaign. And then some of the stuff we do is really routine and not worthy of a big article. But, we execute it with precision anyhow.

You’ll have to trust us—we’ve done IPOs, multi-national campaigns in other languages, internal newsletters for hundreds of thousands employees. And last week we designed an ad for a start-up that had almost no budget, but we believed in it.

  • Stafford Kendall Featured in LSU Video Series

    Covalent CEO Stafford Wood was recently selected to appear in a video for the LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Each video will feature a Humanities graduate to be posted on the college’s new website.

  • Louisiana Job Connection Now Open To Job Seekers

    Designed by Covalent Logic, LouisianaJobConnection.com launched its innovative matching system for job seekers Monday, helping them connect to hundreds of employers who are offering thousands of jobs in Louisiana.

  • Jamie Nakamoto joins Covalent Logic as senior account manager

    Covalent Logic LLC recently bolstered its staff by adding MBA Jamie Nakamoto as a Senior Account Manager.

    Nakamoto has served as the National Accounts Representative for NexLearn, an educational software development company, for nearly four years. She has experience in account management and a unique understanding of the intersection of business needs and technical solutions.

  • Our Lady of Mercy Reveals Unified Logo

    Today, Our Lady of Mercy Church and School parish unveiled its updated visual identity for the church and school. The logo was created following a standard brand development process including research, analysis and survey of stakeholders. It reflects the organization's commitment to its longstanding, traditional values and faithful allegiance to spiritual and academic excellence.

Ooooh shiny!

We win awards, just like all agencies win awards.

But, we don’t rest on our laurels. Accolades and recognition may come, but we expect to get better with every project we do. When we finish a project, we don’t focus on the shiny objects—we keep thinking about how we can do even better next time. Meeting your strategic goals matters more to us than awards. But just in case you need to know we’re winners, here’s a short list:

  • ADDYs for advertising
  • Tellys for video
  • Lanterns for Public Relations
  • Communicator Awards for corporate communications
  • Golden Bridge award for product development
  • Bulldog award given by journalists to agencies and companies they cover
  • Vema award for multi-media arts
  • Numerous awards for sales and marketing in the various industries we work for

But, really… we prefer if *you* win awards.

Addy's Award
Bulldog Award
Communicator Award
Golden Bridge Award
Lantern Award
Stevie Award
Tellys Award

Audacious.

If you want to work here, we get it.

We run together, read together, play kickball and disc golf together. We speak different languages (and yes HTML and Javascript count). We’re jetsetters and trendsetters. We laugh, we cry, we share—and not just on social media channels. There’s no shame in saying we form an amazing group of smart, talented, fun people. If you want in, we want to know.

We built a tool for the Louisiana Department of Economic Development called Louisiana Job Connection and we use it, too. Put your resume there. If you match with us, the site will tell you. It’s that smart.

Take me to Louisiana Job Connection

Of course, it’s possible that you aren’t actively looking for a job right this red hot minute, but you’re interested in discussing business opportunities, or you see yourself merging with, consulting for, or building the Covalent team. Feel free to send a completely confidential proposal, resume, idea or other message to Stafford Wood at stafford@covalentlogic.com.

3… 2… 1… Contact.

If your company is ready to make a bold statement with graphic design, communications, public relations or web development—or anything really—get in touch with us. We don’t scare easily.

Stafford Wood

If you aren’t quite there yet, but you’re intrigued, get on our list and we’ll let you know more about who we are, what we do and share a little knowledge with you, too. (Promise we won’t mail you too often, and it’ll be worth it.)

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