People

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.

MEET OUR LEADER.

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 grandkids: Jackson, Josie, and his newest granddaughter, Addy.

Tina Wheeler

Account Director

Chris Flowers

Agency Production Director

April DeGraff

Account Director

Grayson Dunst

Account Executive

Brian Maldonado

Account Coordinator

Ross Wuetherich

Vice President, Managing Creative Director

Brad Hamilton

Group Creative Director

Shelley Porter

Media Director

Josh McCoy

Director of Integrated Channel Delivery

Josh Brewster

Chief Marketing Officer

Matt Blume

Video Production Director

Jason Patchett-Gillis

Senior Art Director

Jamie Keith

Associate Design Director

Corey Shulda

Senior Creative Artist

Jon Bransky

Production Artist

JoAnn Arello

Senior Art Director

Emily Falke

Designer

Rick Hecke

Senior Copywriter

Reese Bentzinger

Copywriter

Kris Schiller

Producer

Taylor Hoos

Video Production Specialist

David Hejduk

Digital Analyst

Maria Johnson

Digital Marketing Manager

Marie Baldwin

Digital Art + Social Media Director

Taylor Smith

Digital Project Manager

Chris Grice

Digital Marketing Specialist

Kathy Davis

Media Supervisor

Amy McNeall

Media Supervisor

Stephanie Roesler

Senior Media Planner/Buyer

Lisa Phillips

Professional Practices Manager

Jenny Stasi

Senior Director, Public Relations

Jenna Smith

Public Relations Director

Jayne Doyle

Project Manager

Rhonda Kakie

Media Accounting Specialist

Ginny Burke

Creative Project Manager

Rachel Lupardus

COO/CFO

Shannon Sewell

Human Resources Generalist

Kim Steger

Accounting Specialist

Kristin Phillips

Office Manager