Driven by curiosity.

We can’t help it, we ask questions. That innate curiosity is a part of every one of the 70+ people here at Prairie Dog. And with a passion for health care challenges, we’re able to use that spirit of discovery to help our clients find solutions to their real business problems. After all, we wouldn’t be very good Prairie Dogs if we didn’t love digging.


As the President and co-founder of Prairie Dog, Jerry Hobbs brings more than 30 years of health care leadership and experience to the table. Jerry is a nationally recognized strategist, and clients have relied on his guidance to help shape everything from brand positioning to service line growth to strategic planning support and everything in between. Before founding Prairie Dog, he led marketing, planning and product development at a large Midwestern health system. He is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences, including 15 SHSMD Annual Conferences. When he’s not working or traveling (or working while traveling), Jerry enjoys coaching his showcase baseball team and spending time with his grandson, Jackson, and new granddaughter, Josie.

Tina Wheeler

Account Director

Kate Mensendiek

Account Supervisor

Shelley Porter

Media Director

Lisa Phillips

Professional Practices Manager

Brian Reck

Vice President

Grayson Dunst

Account Coordinator

Jayne Doyle

Project Manager

Johanna Carttar

Director of Human Resources

Rachel Lupardus


Kris Schiller


Stephanie Roesler

Senior Media Planner/Buyer

Lindsy Dugan

Production Design Manager

Ross Wuetherich

Group Creative Director

Kim Steger

Accounting Specialist

Chris Flowers

Account Director

Tricia Cunard

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Ginny Burke

Project Manager

Kristin Phillips

Office Administrator

Emily Falke


Amy McNeall

Senior Media Planner/Buyer

Marie Baldwin

Social Media Manager

Anna Evans

Associate Creative Director

Sara Smith

Senior Copywriter

Jamie Keith

Associate Design Director

Josh Brewster

Vice President Public Relations

Matt Blume

Video Production Manager

Brad Hamilton

Group Creative Director

Josh McCoy

Director of Integrated Channel Delivery

Jason Patchett-Gillis

Art Director

David Hejduk

Digital Analyst

Maria Johnson

Digital Marketing Manager

Jenny Stasi

Senior Public Relations Strategist

Kathy Davis

Senior Media Buyer/Planner

Corey Shulda

Senior Creative Artist

Jenna Smith

Senior Public Relations Strategist

Ericka Cherry


Conner Bjornness

Senior Media Planner

Mark Sandy

Associate Creative Director

Katie (Office Dog)

Chief Barketing Strategist