Here at Tailfin, we’re helping our clients deal with the impact of COVID-19 in a variety of ways – from messaging development to new rapid-response campaigns, and much more.

If your company is looking for help as you navigate such unprecedented challenges, we’d love to chat. Get in touch

Greg Abel
Day Job Founder
Dream Job  Being Bill Murray
Back Story  Chapter One: media and account roots in the old-school advertising heyday at McCann-Erickson. Chapter Two: rocket-shot stint at global dot-bomb. Chapter Three: founder and master of simplifying the complex with seemingly obscure but shockingly effective analogies.
Spirit Animal  Jabberjaw
I like my Coffee  With whiskey. Hold the coffee (we call that “Irished up” where I come from).
Nicknames  As main Bestower of Nicknames, I’ve somehow grown a nick-proof Teflon coating. Or, maybe the team is protecting my fragile ego.
Guilty Pleasure  “Old” Bond movies (pre Dalton and Remington Steele) and the sweet sounds of Wham! (Wham!).
Out of Office  I putter around in a small plane, scream at football fields (or TV screens of football fields) and travel to places where I’m a bit out of place… at least for awhile.
Super Power  I’ve been told I can “talk a buzzard off a sh#twagon," I’m a master of crappy accent imitations and I can analogize and metaphoracate with the best of them.

Chuck Carrier
Day Job Executive Creative Director
Dream Job  Gameshow Host
Back Story  Former musician who, at long last, decided to become an adult.
Spirit Animal  Elephant
I like my Coffee  Twice daily.
Nicknames  "Chuck" lends itself to many many nicknames – some obscene.
Guilty Pleasure  Brown liquor (although, I don't feel that guilty about that).
Out of Office   Playing with my sons. Or running. Or running with my sons.
Super Power  When it's needed, you'll see.

Liz Nobles
Day Job Office DJ (and occasional designer)
Dream Job  Pet Influencer Creative Director for @meowmeowdali
Back Story  It all began at the end of a windy dirt road out in the country with an overactive imagination and a giant box of legos...and the rest is history.
Spirit Animal  Mermaid (according to a reputable online quiz)
I like my Coffee  Black as midnight on a moonless night
Nicknames  Noodle / Noodz
Guilty Pleasure  Reality TV to the likes of Mob Wives / Ja'mie Private School Girl / Jersey Shore, paired with double chocolate ice cream straight from the carton
Out of Office  Immersed in another art project, if not ferociously googling DIY tutorials
Super Power  Transforming coworkers' photos into magical visual creations (a.k.a. "photobombing" around the office)

José Estrada
Day Job Senior Art Director / pinch hitter Associate Creative Director
Dream Job  Stay-at-home-puppy-daddy / trophy-husband
Back Story  #3rdWorld meets #1stWorld. Stints @ #BigNetworks 4 #BigAClients. Freelanz #HereAndThere. Settlin' in #ATL living like #MadMen @theFin #FTW
Spirit Animal  Depends on the day, but swing between a Rainforest Jaguar and a Capuchin Monkey.
I like my Coffee  Medium to Dark Roast, usually black, but add coconut cream when feeling adventurous.
Nicknames  Hose, Josie, and the obvious Juan/Pedro (when in doubt). Clean shaven I become a whole new persona: Phil.
Guilty Pleasure  Brown liquor before noon.
Out of Office  Experiments in the kitchen, either cooking or baking.
Super Power  Dog whisperer.

Sana Advani
Day Job Account Supervisor
Dream Job   Nat Geo photographer or travel blogger
Back Story   Born & raised in India and China, came to the US for college and the rest is history
Spirit Animal  Panda
I like my Coffee  Cold with almond milk
Nicknames  None that I deem worthy, but submissions welcome
Guilty Pleasure  Watching cat and dog videos on Instagram
Out of Office  Hopefully traveling to a different country
Super Power  Playing catchphrase

Carolyn Donegan
Day Job Account Director
Dream Job  Hot Yoga Instructor
Back Story  Started in advertising before Al Gore invented the internet. Greg's first boss. Transitioned from advertising to digital in the early 2000s, focused on that ever since.
Spirit Animal  Barn Owl
I like my Coffee  Drunk by someone else.
Nicknames  CD
Guilty Pleasure  Red wine.
Out of Office  Knit, workout, ride my ebike, waste an incredible amount of time on Facebook.
Super Power  Calm in the face of any storm.

Anna Freeman
Day Job Account Director
Dream Job  Hippy nutritionist
Back Story  The Golf Channel; needed a real job so found my first agency. Next 8 years doing events, product dev and sponsorships with Arby’s; Turner Broadcasting and then Tailfin.
Spirit Animal  Bear
I like my Coffee  Embarrassingly weak.
Nicknames  Still waiting on one of those...
Guilty Pleasure  Napping.
Out of Office  Hanging out with my family and drinking outdoors as much as possible.
Super Power   Creating a good time.

Ashley McAlpin
Day Job ACD / Art Director
Dream Job  Travel Blogger
Back Story  My High School career aptitude test revealed I was perfect for either a career in advertising or a funeral director. I picked advertising.
Spirit Animal  The Kraken
I like my Coffee   Caffè Americano
Nicknames  Ash
Guilty Pleasure  kayak.com/explore (You’re welcome.)
Out of Office  Wandering.
Super Power  Using charades to explain maladies in foreign pharmacies.

Michael Weil
Day Job Developer
Dream Job  Stand-up Philosopher
Back Story  I’m an Atlantan. GSU. Then designer with a heavy production slant; then prettier ad art with some big agencies and more and more web and programming projects. Now it’s mostly code and functions.
Spirit Animal  Opossum
I like my Coffee  Ice cold, looking and tasting exactly like Mountain Dew.
Nicknames  Mike (aside - nobody since HS has called me “Mike”).
Guilty Pleasure  Burger Win.
Out of Office   Fixing old trucks and old bikes. Audibly self-narrating daily tasks and occasionally bringing in a second character for color.
Super Power  Untangling knots.

Camille Wolf
Day Job Administrative Assistant / Office Manager (aka Mom)
Dream Job  Nat Geo Photog
Back Story  Mom and now Grandmom. Production background in printing with various printing companies and newspapers before joining this growing team of energy.
Spirit Animal  Turtle
I like my Coffee  Blonde and slightly sweet.
Nicknames  Camillard (yes, there's a story...)
Guilty Pleasure  Oreos
Out of Office  Playing with my grandson or heading out for a canoe/camping trip.
Super Power  Grandmother.

Lynn Strickland
Day Job Financial Manager – who came up with that title?
Dream Job  Singing and dancing on the Broadway stage
Back Story  I have 2 daughters: one a student at & the other a graduate of Ga Tech – where I met my husband. We cheer for the Jackets, regardless of their record.
Spirit Animal  Octopus
I like my Coffee  Hot. Became a coffee drinker to stay warm in the Tailfin office.
Nicknames  Lynndala
Guilty Pleasure  Hollandaise sauce.
Out of Office  In limbo – we’re recent empty-nesters.
Super Power  Grammar.

Andy Anderson
Day Job Designer/Art Director
Dream Job  Professional Snack Taster
Back Story  Bounced around ATL trying the agency life, realized huge faceless companies are not worth the line or two it gets on your resume. Finally found a home at the 'Fin, where they keep my candy supply full and let me bring my dogs.
Spirit Animal  Anglerfish
I like my Coffee  Made of tea.
Nicknames  I don't think it's possible to make my name more ridiculous.
Guilty Pleasure  Most of the internet.
Out of Office  Dressed up in homemade videogame armor running around downtown Atlanta, sweating buckets and probably full of drinks.
Super Power  Got a totally normal story to tell? I can probably derail it with a related "interesting" fact.

Dan McGuire
Day Job Account Director
Dream Job  Mustard Sommelier
Back Story  Hoosier born, Florida raised, proud Atlantan. I love using creativity to solve problems and drive results. Art, meet Science.
Spirit Animal  Tiger by day, Sloth by night
I like my Coffee  Good
Nicknames  Danimal
Guilty Pleasure  Professional wrestling and Big Bang Theory reruns
Out of Office  Craft breweries, softball fields, and Puma stores
Super Power  Googling

Kati Phillips
Day Job Account Director
Dream Job  Instacart shopper. I love grocery shopping and would love it even more with someone else's money!
Back Story  Explored Ad Agency life after college and then went in-house with a consumer goods company for 9 years. After two kids and too many miles on my car commuting, I moved back to my Agency roots and started my second tour with Tailfin - 12 years apart and right down the street!
Spirit Animal  Cat. Specifically an orange Tabby. Specifically one named Bodhi.
I like my Coffee  To not taste like coffee. The more creamer the better!
Nicknames  Nothing has stuck yet, and I'm OK with that.
Guilty Pleasure  TV medical dramas & romantic comedies
Out of Office  With my kids - restaurants, breweries, home, Dave & Busters, Beltline. As long as it's kid friendly and sort of fun - we're there!
Super Power  Super sonic ninja hearing - or so I've been told...

Liza Wooten
Day Job Senior Account Manager
Dream Job  Getting paid to eat and drink at restaurants with no expectation of writing a review
Back Story  I live around the corner and drove by this place so much I figured I might as well work here too! No complaints!
Spirit Animal  Steamed dumpling
I like my Coffee  I'm the person who waits for their coffee to cool off enough to drink it, but then waits too long and then it's cold. So, somehow I would like my coffee served at the precise temperature that I can begin drinking immediately.
Nicknames  Wutang, Woot, Woo, Li
Guilty Pleasure  Watching YouTube videos of the world's best fireworks displays.
Out of Office  Beebopping about the Beltline ogling other people's dogs
Super Power  Making unexpectedly delicious meals out of odd, "what's left in the fridge and pantry" ingredients

Kerri Loudis
Day Job Director, Creative Services
Dream Job  Britney Spears backup dancer
Back Story  Spent 13+ years in NYC working with a mix of College Sports production, digital project management, and then digital advertising. I got tired of living in a place where the wind hurt my face, so I moved back to Atlanta. After a stint at Turner, ended up at Tailfin because I love the vibe!!!
Spirit Animal  My Spirit Guide
I like my Coffee  With Laird coffee creamer (Seriously, try it. It will change your life.)
Nicknames  Savage, Kerr, my kids call me Mom.
Guilty Pleasure  Wine. Though, to be clear, there is no guilt...just pleasure.
Out of Office  Highland Yoga, anywhere there is sunshine, my friend's 'FroPo' (Front Porch)
Super Power  Creating processes!!!

Lena Kotler
Day Job Senior Social Media Manager
Dream Job  Essayist & Podcast Host
Back Story  Lena has lived many lives. Daycare Teacher, Tarot Reader, Baker, but never a Candlestick Maker. Lena has coalesced all of this into a career making those ads you get served in the middle of your Instagram Story binges. She worked with everyone from small local Atlanta mom & pop shops to big national brands. Crafting social strategies that tell stories worth caring about.
Spirit Animal  My patronus is a Sphynx
I like my Coffee  With all the creamer. Before you judge I once got a job as a celebrity assistant because I knew how to make their candy coffee.
Nicknames  Rootabegga
Guilty Pleasure  The things is...I never feel guilty about pleasure.
Out of Office  Trying to keep the House of Chaos Functional
Super Power  Building Holistic Digital Labyrinths

Julia Battinelli
Day Job Account Manager
Dream Job  World traveling food blogger
Back Story  Raised in Athens, GA and graduated from the University of Georgia. Experience at some big agencies in Atlanta and was ready for a new challenge *Enter Tailfin*
Spirit Animal  Butterfly
I like my Coffee  Everyday. Hot with with coconut/oat milk. Yes, I've embraced the #alternativemilk trend
Nicknames  Jules, JB, Froster (Tailfin specific)
Guilty Pleasure  Ice cream. I see the contradiction with my coffee creamer.
Out of Office  Eating my way though the ATL restaurant scene. Practicing at the yoga studio. Exploring outdoors – on the Beltline, riding my bike, hiking. Traveling to new places with my friends. Listening to live music.
Super Power  Fitting a ridiculous amount of clothes into a carry-on suitcase

Will Turner
Day Job Senior Account Manager
Dream Job  Avocado Farmer
Back Story  Texas to Athens back to Texas then to Atlanta then again to Texas for some time and now back to Atlanta
Spirit Animal  Hedgehog
I like my Coffee  Via a Chemex
Nicknames  Bootstrap (Guess I look like Orlando Bloom or something - definitely nothing to do with my name...)
Guilty Pleasure  Chocolate Chip Cookies
Out of Office  Biking around ATL, going on a north GA hike, or fly fishing. Football in the fall.
Super Power  Drinking copious amounts of coffee