David found his calling in front of a television. Commercials captured his attention as a child; so, he decided early on that he wanted to write commercials for a living. That early captivation with advertising might explain why he unwinds by watching cartoons at home with his two sons (though it’s equally possible that he simply hopes they’ll learn to appreciate The Smurfs more than SpongeBob SquarePants).
After building a portfolio of B2B experience at advertising agencies throughout Jacksonville, David founded Wingard Creative to utilize his expertise for that market while also serving consumer and nonprofit organizations in his hometown. As the agency’s chief creative officer, every project must meet his strict standards before it goes to the client.
Christopher’s curiosity often guides him to new destinations, both in business and in life. His international business experience, including a business venture in Argentina and an international furniture importing company, contribute to the global mindset that Christopher brings to his role as CEO of Wingard Creative. In addition to managing the agency and seeking out new business opportunities, Christopher provides a valuable perspective to the creative side of the operation. Outside the office, Christopher enjoys hunting, fishing and traveling. But these days, spending time with his wife and two daughters is the most reliable way for him to stay sharp. For both his business and personal travels, he enjoys flying himself to new horizons.
Russell delivers marketing strategy and brand development solutions to our clients, leveraging his 15+ years of experience across multiple marketing roles at The Coca-Cola Company. In partnering with our clients, he focuses on helping them develop a compelling brand identity through consumer insights, market segmentation, consumer targeting and competitive positioning. Russell earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from The University of Georgia as well as an M.B.A. in Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Away from the office, Russell enjoys cycling, cheering on the University of Georgia Bulldogs, and spending time with family and friends over a great meal.
Kyle, a computer analyst by trade, made the switch to accounting when he moved from Illinois to Florida in 2004. He’s used numbers to fuel business growth ever since. As the firm’s accounting and operations manager, Kyle works behind the scenes to turn financial data into actionable insights that maximize efficiency and streamline billing processes. He also oversees agency operations related to employee benefits. In short, his mathematical mind creates order in a chaotic industry.
When Kyle needs a break from number crunching, he turns to team sports like kickball and softball. During football and baseball season, you can also find him cheering on his favorite hometown teams: the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs. While he would never joke about finances, Kyle is known for his wry sense of humor; for more than a decade, he penned wildly inauthentic horoscopes for a local entertainment magazine. He apologizes in advance to any Virgos who were offended by his predictions.
We plucked Hannah straight from the Peach State — if you ask us, though, this Georgia native was destined to be a Floridian all along. As a member of our account service team, Hannah alternates between providing clients with project updates, conducting market research for major campaigns and ensuring that client deadlines are met with time to spare; all while making it look effortless and graceful. Hannah is as nimble and resourceful as she is focused and tenacious. We might be biased, but we think that’s a winning combination for both our agency and our clients.
Like many advertising professionals, Camille cites the industry’s creative and ever-changing nature as the root of her professional passion. Over the past 16 years, Camille has developed and managed strategic campaigns for defense products, recycling and waste management programs, medical services and retail initiatives. Regardless of the client, scope or deadline, Camille keeps her signature cool while providing everyone on her team with the information they need to succeed.
Camille, a lifelong Jaxson, unwinds from a busy week by expanding her culinary repertoire with new recipes and seeking out opportunities to see her favorite bands in concert. She’s also an active boater who can’t resist the lure of a day on the water with her husband John, and young son, Henry.
With a degree in advertising and experience in buying media for a large Atlanta firm, Jaimie Goss moved to the Bold City eager to continue growing her career with a top local agency. Her friendly demeanor makes her the perfect fit for putting clients at ease, and her ability to organize projects effectively benefits everyone in the office. She is excited to work closely with our veteran account executives and some of the most exciting businesses and nonprofit organizations in Jacksonville. When she isn’t in the office, she is out pursuing her passion for photography and getting to know the city she now calls home.
Like a skilled maestro, Paige keeps the entire agency working in harmony (though instead of a conductor’s wand, she uses Basecamp to keep things humming along). Paige’s desk is the center of operations for our entire creative department, serving as a checkpoint for each phase as projects move from one set of hands to the next. When Friday afternoon rolls around, Paige sets her sights on outdoor pursuits like kayaking, hiking and camping. Her ability to soak up sunshine on the weekend and spread it to the team on Monday morning is one of her best qualities.
As a former editor at Jacksonville Magazine and Forbes Travel Guide, Natalie spent years sifting through press releases and pitches to find the best stories to share with readers. In between assigning and editing stories, she often pitched in to write ads and custom copy; today, her passion for storytelling is utilized to serve our clients’ needs. In addition to crafting copy and triple-checking the agency’s materials for accuracy, Natalie specializes in developing social media and PR strategies for several clients.
Lena leverages her extensive media relations experience to create opportunities for Wingard Creative’s clients to earn valuable exposure in print, digital, and broadcast media outlets. As a self-described “professional pitcher,” her primary responsibilities include building and maintaining media lists across a variety of regions and industries, monitoring news outlets for client coverage, preparing media releases and updates, and working with our clients to ensure every interview goes smoothly. After hours, this Orlando native enjoys watching sports (Go Cubs! Go Gators!), walking her dog Toby, and exploring Jacksonville’s thriving craft brewery scene.