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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.
Animal Avatar  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.

Kelly Hackett
Day Job Director of Account Service
Dream Job  Psychiatrist / Performance Coach (ala Wendy Rhoades from Billions)
Back Story  Raised at big, global ad agencies. Became a client at a Fortune 10 company. Landed at Tailfin for the people – the perfect mix of smart and fun!
I like my Coffee  Black, and only 1 cup a day
Nicknames  Hackett, KH, Kel
Guilty Pleasure  Silence
Out of Office  Pushing food and cocktails on a steady stream of family and friends that flow in and out of our house
Super Power  Optimism

Chuck Carrier
Day Job Executive Creative Director
Dream Job  Gameshow Host
Back Story  Former musician who, at long last, decided to become an adult.
Animal Avatar  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.
Animal Avatar  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
Animal Avatar  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
Animal Avatar  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 Sr. Digital Strategist
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.
Animal Avatar  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.
Animal Avatar  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.
Animal Avatar  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.

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.
Animal Avatar  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.
Animal Avatar  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.
Animal Avatar  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.

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!
Animal Avatar  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...

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!!!
Animal Avatar  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!!!

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
Animal Avatar  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

Sofia Iacono
Day Job Junior Designer
Dream Job  Paranormal investigator or cat cafe owner
Back Story  Semi recent SCAD grad trying their best
Animal Avatar  Opossum
I like my Coffee  Iced with oat milk and two brown sugars
Nicknames  Fia or Sof
Guilty Pleasure  Looking at houses on Zillow I know I’ll never be able to afford
Out of Office  Hanging out with my cats, reading, thrifting
Super Power  Being super adorable & cheering people up!

Christi Motlagh
Day Job Web Consultant, Project Manager
Dream Job  Personal shopper
Back Story  The beginnings of my digital career were a bust. A dot-com bust that is. I left my heart, pride, and empty bank account in San Francisco in 2004, and headed home to Atlanta where my real digital career began!
Animal Avatar  Mama Bear
I like my Coffee  Decaf (lame I know)
Nicknames  Mom, Mommy, Mother, MOMMMM!
Guilty Pleasure  White wine, chocolate
Out of Office  Hopefully someplace where no one knows my nickname
Super Power  I have an oddly strong sense of smell

Hannah Hayes
Day Job Assistant Account Executive
Dream Job  Miranda Priestly from the Devil Wears Prada
Back Story  Wanted to be a part of an advertising agency. After graduating from UGA, I found myself back in Atlanta and at Tailfin.
Animal Avatar  Dolphin
I like my Coffee  Cold and with so much creamer you can barely taste any coffee.
Nicknames  Han, H, Hanimal
Guilty Pleasure  Celebrity Gossip
Out of Office  The nearest coffee shop, on a walk with friends, or at a concert
Super Power  Remembering all the details

Tristan Otto
Day Job Account Manager
Dream Job  Stay-at-home amateur chef/furniture maker
Back Story  Grew up less than 2 miles from the office, and decided after college there’s no place like close to home! Started my ad career in media, but decided that spreadsheets and numbers weren’t quite all they’re cracked up to be.
Animal Avatar  Cheetah
I like my Coffee  In tiny little cups (espresso)
Nicknames  T, TO
Guilty Pleasure  Chocolate – I don’t buy it because I have zero self-control
Out of Office  Reliving my glory days playing lacrosse
Super Power  Mental math, but like fast

Ryan McGee
Day Job Account Supervisor
Dream Job  Either be a storm chaser or a famous reality star
Back Story  Born and raised in Georgia – went to UGA and love living in Atlanta. Also love to travel with friends and family as much as possible, concerts and festivals & fun restaurants/bars
Animal Avatar  Chicken
I like my Coffee  Black
Nicknames  McGee, Magizzle
Guilty Pleasure  Boxed wine
Out of Office  On an island with frozen margaritas
Super Power  Clap with one hand

Zakiiya Mackey
Day Job Account Manager
Dream Job  Running a Fashion/Art house of brands
Back Story  I did some work in radio, then started my media journey at a large agency…then to another. Six years after searching far and wide I became a Tail-finner!
Animal Avatar  Wolf, but definitely a koala by night
I like my Coffee  Iced
Nicknames  Zee, ZZ
Guilty Pleasure  Fresh baked cookies and any good mystery/drama series
Out of Office  Somewhere between building and creating events, laughing with family, or enjoying the outdoors - especially on a sunny day
Super Power  Spreading positivity