• James Fitzgerald

    Managing Director

  • Michael Gee

    Client Services Director

  • Tony Carrier

    Operations Manager

  • Justine Butler

    Media Director

  • Karen Bruce

    Studio Manager

  • Andrew Catchlove

    Group Account Director

  • Thomas Quayle

    Head Of Digital

  • Jessie Taiapa

    Account Director

  • Gary Heard

    Account Director

  • Emilie Laugier

    Art Director

  • Prudence Greenwood

    Accounts Receivable/Payable

  • Jessica Day

    Account Director

  • Daniel Hillege

    Account Manager

  • Ashley Priest

    Account Manager

  • Caren Absolon

    Account Manager

  • Bec Russell

    Account Manager

  • Sumi Saini

    Senior Digital Producer

  • Krystal Antony

    Account Manager

  • Chloe Davies

    Media Planner / Buyer

  • Shaun Henderson

    Finished Artist

  • Sarah Simankowicz

    TV Producer

  • Anna Munoz-Diaz

    Finished Artist

  • Aidan Hirst

    TVC Producer

  • Christine Azzi

    Digital Projects Manager

  • Jana Shain

    Senior Graphic Designer

  • Danielle Desira

    Print and Digital Projects Manager

  • Nicola Pappadopoulos

    Media Coordinator

  • Emily Samuel

    Media Planner / Buyer

  • Cindy Dang

    Senior Graphic Designer

  • Alyssa Casamento

    Junior Graphic Designer

  • Tamzen Hunter

    Junior Graphic Designer

  • Mandy Tianudom

    Graphic Designer

  • Katie Schmid

    Graphic Designer

  • Kate Isbey

    Marketing Executive

  • Kristin Platten

    Graphic Designer

  • Heidi Dempsey

    Senior Account Coordinator

  • Liam Singh

    Media Coordinator

  • Danielle Henning

    Media Coordinator

  • Giulian Ferranti

    Account Manager

  • Indiana Haussegger

    Media Coordinator

  • Leah Niu

    Front End Developer

  • Joanna Mckinnie

    Receptionist

  • Rachel Dang

    Junior Graphic Designer

  • Anna Antoine

    Account Coordinator

  • Sam Dodson

    Advertising Coordinator

  • Amy Quach

    Mid-Weight Graphic Designer

  • Jim Carlton

    Senior Digital Producer

  • Mook Petrada

    Intern

  • Emma Davis

    Account Manager

  • Bree Ferrie

    Media Coordinator

  • Benjamin Neil Smith

    Meda Coordinator

  • Elle McMahon

    Account Coordinator

  • Ziggy Fitzgerald

    Doggy Admin

  • Flynn Laird

    Doggy Admin

  • Merv

    Doggy Admin

  • Sumo

    Doggy Admin

  • Bailey

    Doggy Admin

James has been a Merchant for

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James Fitzgerald

Managing Director

Jimmy lives and breathes Advertising. His first gig in media was a DJ at Radio 2NZ Inverell in 1984, soon after Marconi invented the wireless. Originally, being a Melbourne lad, he loves his AFL footy and his beloved Saints. He is growing olive trees at home, with the hope of one day making chilli olives to go with a nice glass or two of shiraz. To say he’s a creature of habit is an understatement, but we wouldn’t have our Boss any other way.

James also serves on the Board of the Hands Across the Water charity.

Favorite Destination
Home
Morning Beverage of Choice
Skinny Cap
Evening Beverage of Choice
Kay Brothers Shiraz
Recently Binge Watched
Designated Survivor
I know the most lines from this movie
Cool Hand Luke
Weekend Whereabouts
My local Indian restaurant with Family and friends

Michael has been a Merchant for

19
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2
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20
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Michael Gee

Client Services Director

Michael is part of the MM furniture. His extensive experience in retail advertising makes him well-equipped to offer clients a full service advertising solution, covering all areas of Strategy, Creative, Media and Digital. Backed by this wealth of knowledge — and coupled with the determination to deliver – he always brings the very best results for our clients.

Favorite Destination
New York
Morning Beverage of Choice
Piccolo
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Japanese
Dream Destination
Kakslauttanen glass igloos in Finland to see the Northern lights
Favourite concert
Fleetwood Mac
When I was young, I wanted to be
an All Black

Tony has been a Merchant for

8
Years
3
Months
5
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12
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Tony Carrier

Operations Manager

Tony has been working in the advertising and marketing industry for over 25 years. He has an extensive background in retail marketing and all things process and production. In his role as Operations Manager TC plans, directs and coordinates the day-to-day operations of the business. He’s responsible for ensuring and improving the performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability of all departments and organisational operations.

On weekends he enjoys quality time on the PS4.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Skinny Cap
Favourite concert
Dire Straits
Favourite quote or phrase
60% of the time it works every time
My spirit animal
Dolphin
If I could choose one superpower
Fly
When I was young, I wanted to be
Pilot

Justine has been a Merchant for

15
Years
8
Months
11
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Justine Butler

Media Director

Justine has been a Merchant for over 15 years working with some of Australia’s most well known and loved retail brands. Her passion is identifying new and innovative ways for clients to create insightful campaigns that leverage content to engage audiences whilst also driving retail sales.

When not at work, Justine is a busy and proud mother of two who loves being near the ocean, eating out with family and friends, shopping and a good audiobook.

Favorite Destination
Noosa (local), New York (International)
Things that make me laugh
My kids
Favourite quote or phrase
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Albert Einstein
Favourite book
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, by Gail Honeyman
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
Beyonce
If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would be on
The Amazing Race

Karen has been a Merchant for

8
Years
9
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6
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12
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Karen Bruce

Studio Manager

Brisbane’s Studio Manager, Kazza, is a self-confessed outdoor and food junkie. She loves escaping to the golf course, enjoying a couple of wines on the 19th hole, and venturing up or down the coast to ride a wave or two.

When she’s not scooting around in the golf cart, she’s delegating and briefing her Creative crew on the day-to-day activities, plus making sure all deadlines are upheld, so we can keep delivering world-class service.

Favorite Destination
Switzerland Alps
Evening Beverage of Choice
Vodka, Lemonade & Lime and keep them coming
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
All seafood with skinny smoked paprika chippies
Dream Destination
Kakslauttanen Arctic Ice Igloos Resort, Iceland to watch the Northern Lights
If I could choose one superpower
Flying so I could travel anytime & anywhere I desired
Nicknames, Also Known As
Kaz, Kazzie, Kazza Mattaz, Kazza, KB, Brucey

Andrew has been a Merchant for

3
Years
10
Months
9
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Andrew Catchlove

Group Account Director

Andrew is an Account Director in Melbourne with 10 years’ experience in the Melbourne media industry. With a proven ability to match client business objectives with effective media strategy, his experiences across media buying, digital and production make him a valuable resource for our client partners.

As a serious sports enthusiast, you’ll probably find ‘Catch’ in his spare time watching either the AFL or NFL, playing a round of golf, or looking after his race horse. The only thing that might distract him from his sporting pursuits would be a good steak and glass of wine.

Favorite Destination
New York
Morning Beverage of Choice
Coffee
Evening Beverage of Choice
Red Wine
Recently Binge Watched
Wild Wild Country
Weekend Whereabouts
Fairhaven
Music currently on heavy rotation
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Thomas has been a Merchant for

3
Years
7
Months
14
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12
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Thomas Quayle

Head Of Digital

Thomas has been working in the digital media and online advertising space for over 6 years and has a strong passion for all things within the digital spectrum.

In his spare time, Thomas is an avid sports fan, rollercoaster junkie and an aspiring globetrotter. He has a strong love/hate relationship with food and has occasionally been known to overindulge in binge-watching TV shows.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Mocha
Weekend Whereabouts
Beach or hiking
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Tacos
Dream Destination
Italy
Something most people don't know about me
I do not have the sense of smell
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
James Tedesco and Zachary Quinto

Jessie has been a Merchant for

3
Years
6
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10
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Jessie Taiapa

Account Director

With over 7 years experience, Jessie’s an expert when it comes to all things Creative, Strategy, Digital, Media and Print. Her days revolve around ensuring our incredible clients are happy, achieving growth and increasing their ROI.

In her downtime Jessie enjoys being outdoors – from afternoons at the beach to camping, spending time with her fur children (Severus and Alfie) and catching up with friends over a cold glass of Rosé.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Coffee. Lots and lots of coffee
I know the most lines from this movie
Spice World
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Avocado on sourdough
Something most people don't know about me
I have about 7 different laughs - one for every day of the week
My spirit animal
A cat during it's 3am run around
When I was young, I wanted to be
A Forensic Scientist

Gary has been a Merchant for

11
Years
4
Months
19
Days
12
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Gary Heard

Account Director

Brisbane’s Account Director, Gary, joined MM in 2007, after 17 years in TV Land. He’s an old-fashioned type who prefers connecting over the phone, however has embraced the digital revolution with open arms. 
Gary likes Pina Coladas, getting caught in the rain, and negotiating white hot deals with our media partners.

Weekend Whereabouts
Rugby (Winter) & Volleyball (Summer) watching my 3 sons play
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Eye Fillet
Favourite concert
U2 - 360 Tour
Favourite book
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
Ziggy (James Fitzgerald's Dog)
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
Bambi Napier

Emilie has been a Merchant for

11
Years
3
Months
14
Days
12
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Emilie Laugier

Art Director

As an Art Director and dedicated Merchant, Emilie works hand-in-hand with our clients and the design team to bring concepts to life and deliver stand-out creative solutions that will ultimately lead the consumer to the store.

Apart from her love of design, photography and illustration, Emilie has a weakness for chocolate and cheese, a passion for travel, and has been known to devour a good book in one sitting.

Favorite Destination
Mountain-side
Evening Beverage of Choice
Gin & Tonic
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Cheese, followed closely by chocolate
Favourite quote or phrase
Less is More
When I was young, I wanted to be
A detective
If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would be on
The Amazing Race

Prudence has been a Merchant for

12
Years
0
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15
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Prudence Greenwood

Accounts Receivable/Payable

Pru is a favourite in the Brisbane MM office, not only because she handles all of the MM finances, but because her caring and problem-solving nature has earned her the affectionate title of “Mamma Pru”. She’s also been known to moonlight as a dancing extraordinaire at MM’s infamous Christmas parties.

When she’s not busy taking care of everyone else, Pru enjoys French phrases, Sunday drives with her beloved Richard, , and enjoying a glass of chardonnay

Favorite Destination
Stradbroke Island
Evening Beverage of Choice
Chardonnay
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Coconut rough
Dream Destination
Amalfi Coast
Favourite quote or phrase
One moment please
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
Ellen

Jessica has been a Merchant for

6
Years
5
Months
24
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12
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Jessica Day

Account Director

Jess joined the Media Merchants team fresh out of university and now manages key accounts in the Media Department. However, her expertise is definitely not limited to Media! She is very well equipped with knowledge about timber floors and stone bench tops thanks to her recent home renovation.

Morning Beverage of Choice
English Breakfast
Evening Beverage of Choice
Espresso Martini
Weekend Whereabouts
Cuddling Buddy on the couch
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
My dog
If I could choose one superpower
To have an amazing singing voice!
If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would be on
Gogglebox

Daniel has been a Merchant for

3
Years
3
Months
7
Days
12
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Daniel Hillege

Account Manager

A passionate football fanatic and avid sport nomad. Daniel is a member of our Account Services team in the Sydney office.

Daniel has been in Marketing and Account Management since 2008, working across Retail, Digital, Health and Education Service industries.

When he’s not working away at MM, you can catch him at the beach, with friends and family, or playing tennis, which helps him justify his Swiss watch collection.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Bloody Mary - lots of Tobasco by Jamie Terrell
Nicknames, Also Known As
D-Money, D-Man, Fed Express, Oi and Hey
Something most people don't know about me
My Grandfather created/ printed the first ever Heineken logo
Music currently on heavy rotation
East, West and the dirty South - Hip Hop
Favourite concert
Eminem and Queen
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
Roger Federer and some guy on a tram near the office

Ashley has been a Merchant for

2
Years
3
Months
13
Days
12
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Ashley Priest

Account Manager

Bringing sunshine from Queensland to the Sydney office, when Ash isn’t dreaming about National Product Review, checking her spelling on “Recipe” and “Receipt” or on set shooting, you’ll find her restaurant hopping, trying new foods or playing with people’s dogs at the dog park (no, she does not own a dog of her own, but is prepping for when she does!) She’s our resident weather forecaster and personal shopper and with a background in Marketing and PR, Ash proudly leads one of the biggest Accounts in MM.

Recently Binge Watched
GOT - yes, I'm a bit slow to the party here...
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Spag Bol!
Dream Destination
Safari in Africa
Things that make me laugh
Other people laughing
Favourite quote or phrase
If it's meant to be, it will be
On the first day of ruling the world, I would
Introduce compulsory Siesta's - let's be real, we all need a nap at some point!

Caren has been a Merchant for

5
Years
5
Months
4
Days
12
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Caren Absolon

Account Manager

After spending time in the Sydney Creative team, Caren made the transition to Account Manager, now working across the full spectrum of Client Services, from Creative to Digital to Media.

When she’s not at work, wandering the dark alleys of late night Tokyo or vacuuming pug hair off her couch, Caren loves watching B-Grade Horror films, eating club sandwiches and collecting obscure, vegetable shaped soft toys.

Recently Binge Watched
Wrong Turn Series
Dream Destination
Camp Crystal Lake
Things that make me laugh
Memes (specifically GIFs)
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
Pug
My spirit animal
Pug
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
Rafael Nadal

Bec has been a Merchant for

1
Years
4
Months
25
Days
12
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Bec Russell

Account Manager

Bec is a jack of all trades in the marcomms industry. Hailing from an advertising agency background before a stint client side, she joins media merchants with a passion for media strategy. With a degree in Marketing also under her belt, her focus is top-notch account service and getting the best value for her clients.

In her spare time, you’ll find her taking photos of her puppy, watching the odd NBA game or spending her house deposit on smashed avocado.

Evening Beverage of Choice
Stone and Wood Pacific Ale
Weekend Whereabouts
Byron Bay
Dream Destination
Iceland
Things that make me laugh
Videos of dogs wearing boots
Favourite quote or phrase
The world only exists in your eyes. You can make it as big or as small as you want. F. Scott Fitzgerald
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
A Dog

Sumi has been a Merchant for

2
Years
11
Months
13
Days
12
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Sumi Saini

Senior Digital Producer

Arriving from California, Sumi landed on Sydney’s sandy shores at the start of 2012 and can’t seem to get enough of the sweet Aussie life. You can often find her wandering amidst local design exhibits, catching a live gig, relaxing by the coast, or geeking out over the latest doco.

In the Digital space for over a decade, Sumi loves dotting i’s and crossing t’s. Though her chief ambition in life is to stop being such a klutz (yes, she recently dropped her house keys down an elevator shaft), she busies herself in the meantime ensuring the integrity of our projects and keeping all our ducks in a row.

Recently Binge Watched
Dirty Money
Things that make me laugh
Aussies imitating American accents
Music currently on heavy rotation
Kid Cudi - Surfin' ft. Pharrell Williams
Favourite concert
Local Natives
Favourite book
Pod Save America podcast
On the first day of ruling the world, I would
Send Donald Trump on a one-way ticket to Mars

Krystal has been a Merchant for

6
Years
1
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19
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12
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Krystal Antony

Account Manager

With a passion for media, Krystal joined Media Merchants after studying Public Relations at QUT. Her favourite things include beach camping, a large glass of Pinot Noir and of course, her loveable pooch, Merv. You will find her on the weekends either renovating her new home or relaxing at Peregian Beach.

Favorite Destination
Noosa, Sunshine Coast
Evening Beverage of Choice
Pinot Noir
Recently Binge Watched
MAFS
I know the most lines from this movie
Mean Girls
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Potato chips
Favourite quote or phrase
To succeed in life, you need three things: A wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone

Chloe has been a Merchant for

2
Years
6
Months
17
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12
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Chloe Davies

Media Planner / Buyer

Chloe is a member of the MM Brisbane Media team, who loves what she does and it shows. Another self-confessed cat lady – shout out to Muffin, who’s well known for making comments or jokes that result in people laughing ‘at’ her more often than ‘with’ her… but she’s ok with that.

Favorite Destination
Maasai Mara, Kenya
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Margherita pizza from Sugo Mi
Nicknames, Also Known As
Shmoey
Music currently on heavy rotation
Sam Smith
Favourite quote or phrase
Have you had your Inner Health Plus today
If I could choose one superpower
The ability to sing well

Shaun has been a Merchant for

8
Years
5
Months
14
Days
12
Minutes

Shaun Henderson

Finished Artist

Shaun is always endeavouring to improve his skills in the many aspects of design; from brainstorming new ideas, sketching them out and developing the final artwork. He’s always ready to solve any problem and face any challenge.

Evening Beverage of Choice
Coca-Cola
Recently Binge Watched
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Chicken Shop
Music currently on heavy rotation
System of a Down
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
Twin brother
On the first day of ruling the world, I would
Do nothing

Sarah has been a Merchant for

7
Years
5
Months
15
Days
12
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Sarah Simankowicz

TV Producer

Sarah has been a member of the Merchant family since 2011 and hasn’t looked back. While her job title has changed throughout the years, the one constant she’s been able to maintain is being the biggest pop culture nerd. She’s loves discussing all things sci-fi and fantasy, but she’s at her happiest with she can talk anything Disney or Harry Potter (#RavenclawPride).

Sarah’s brain is 90% creativity and 10% remembering to look after herself, so when she’s not designing, crafting, costuming, baking, painting, writing, or photographing something, you’ll find her getting her cardio on at the gym or binge watching the latest show with her loveable husband, Damian.

Favorite Destination
Any Disney Park
I know the most lines from this movie
Tangled
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
My husband Damian’s home-made nachos
My spirit animal
My patronus is a Tonkinese Cat
If I could choose one superpower
Electrified skin. Stranger grabs you? ZAP. Bug tries to bite you? ZAP. Annoying kids at the pool? BIG ZAP
The person who has influenced me the most
Jim Henson

Anna has been a Merchant for

8
Years
5
Months
0
Days
12
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Anna Munoz-Diaz

Finished Artist

This quiet individual is found in the suburban garden habitat. ‘The Anna’ is most comfortable blending into the fruit trees. Some say she has been sighted riding a bike or enjoying a brew in a coffee shop during her spare time.

Favorite Destination
A coffee shop
Morning Beverage of Choice
Coffee
Weekend Whereabouts
Garden
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Potatoes
Nicknames, Also Known As
Spanny
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
Giant

Aidan has been a Merchant for

4
Years
3
Months
6
Days
12
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Aidan Hirst

TVC Producer

Aidan brings a wealth of knowledge to MM’s TV Department, from editing and animation to Australian TV regulator negotiation tactics; there is very little he can’t do!

In his spare time he enjoys hitting the mountain bike trails, followed for a well earned ale and a game or two of Overwatch.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Coffee
Recently Binge Watched
Superstore
Dream Destination
Seattle with a leisurely drive up to Whistler BC
Things that make me laugh
Children falling over, Simpsons quotes
Music currently on heavy rotation
Alcest, Archspire, Opeth, Dream Theatre, ISIS
If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would be on
The Amazing Race

Christine has been a Merchant for

4
Years
2
Months
20
Days
12
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Christine Azzi

Digital Projects Manager

Obsessed with all things film and television, she’s the go to girl on celebrity gossip.

When she’s not sitting in front of a computer screen, shopping, or planning her next travel adventure, she can be found in the kitchen attempting recipes from her growing collection of cookbooks.

Favorite Destination
Italy
Recently Binge Watched
Chef's Table
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Burrito bowls
Dream Destination
Aruba to see the flamingos!
If I could choose one superpower
Teleportation
On the first day of ruling the world, I would
Save all the stray cats and dogs

Jana has been a Merchant for

4
Years
1
Months
29
Days
12
Minutes

Jana Shain

Senior Graphic Designer

A self confessed “closet nerd”, Jana has always been into art and technology. She has a particular fascination with Japanese culture; loving all things kitsch and unique. A keen illustrator and video gamer as a kid she was inspired to choose a career in graphic design. Her passion for geeky things is balanced out with her love of outdoor sports, so when she’s not behind the computer screen you can find her running around a tennis court or navigating the snowy slopes of a mountain on skis.

Favorite Destination
Japan
Evening Beverage of Choice
A lovely pinot noir
Nicknames, Also Known As
Jana banana
Something most people don't know about me
I use to paint warhammer figurines
My spirit animal
Cat
On the first day of ruling the world, I would
Save all the homeless animals

Danielle has been a Merchant for

3
Years
11
Months
25
Days
12
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Danielle Desira

Print and Digital Projects Manager

Starting from an obsession of collecting 90s pop magazines (Smash Hits anyone?) for its A1 boy band posters, to then being drawn to artsy paper textures and all things CMYK, Danielle knew anything creative and print was the way to go. Not too long ago she also had rekindle her interest in digital and web realising that maybe her phase during early high school producing websites on notepad/geocities for fun may have been a sign for great things to come

In her free time, she adds to her never ending list of brunch and restaurant spots to visit over the weekend, travel destinations to visit or hanging out with her fur babies.

Evening Beverage of Choice
Tempranillo
Recently Binge Watched
Ugly Delicious
Dream Destination
Cappadocia
Something most people don't know about me
My parents named me after Dani Minogue. True Story.
Music currently on heavy rotation
Maxwell - Accension, D'Angelo - Brown Sugar & Common's Album Like water for Chocolate. You know, the feel good stuff.
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
Christine Diane Teigen. The truest Trump supporter.

Nicola has been a Merchant for

3
Years
6
Months
24
Days
12
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Nicola Pappadopoulos

Media Coordinator

With a Business and Communications degree behind her, you’ll find Nicola working amongst the media department. When she’s not at Media Merchants, you’ll find her indulging in snacks, searching for new weekend adventures, or bingeing the latest Netflix show. Her recent European adventure has her planning where she will go next.

Favorite Destination
Greece
Morning Beverage of Choice
Soy cap
Recently Binge Watched
Friends
Favourite concert
Splendour!
If I could choose one superpower
Teleportation
If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would be on
The Amazing Race

Emily has been a Merchant for

2
Years
8
Months
14
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12
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Emily Samuel

Media Planner / Buyer

As someone who studied a Marketing and Entertainment double degree at university, Emily loves all things Media and some could say it’s in her blood.

She can rarely go a day without chocolate and admits her guilty pleasure is binging on the latest reality TV show. On the weekends, she spends a lot of her time with her adorable pooch Spencer and loves nothing more than putting her feet up with a glass of Pinot Grigio and a good cheese platter.

Favorite Destination
Paros, Greece
Morning Beverage of Choice
Flat White
Recently Binge Watched
Madmen
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Mango
Nicknames, Also Known As
Em, Emilia
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
Danielle Henning - see her profile

Cindy has been a Merchant for

2
Years
7
Months
16
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12
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Cindy Dang

Senior Graphic Designer

Bona fide geek and creative genius, Cindy isn’t afraid to let her artistic streak run wild in all avenues of her life. With a colourful background ranging from magazine publishing to retail design, and diverse studio work for various organisations – Cindy has experienced it all in every medium. She’s an avid lover of comics, all things sci-fi, wormholes, Bigfoot and video games. And in her free time can be found drawing, gaming, rockclimbing or running wild with all the doggos.

Evening Beverage of Choice
Fireball Whiskey
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Pad See Ew
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
A Killer Whale
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
The Rock
If I could choose one superpower
Master of all the Elements (The Avatar, bro)
When I was young, I wanted to be
A Baseball

Alyssa has been a Merchant for

2
Years
5
Months
22
Days
12
Minutes

Alyssa Casamento

Junior Graphic Designer

Alyssa is a bubbly graphic designer with a passion for creating.

She likes toasted cream cheese with bagels, lazy Sundays and caffeinated beverages. She really enjoys being a graphic designer right now but has an Oscar speech prepared just in case.

Weekend Whereabouts
Dee Why Sushi Train
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Hot Chips
Music currently on heavy rotation
Ed Sheeran, Always, Only
My spirit animal
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would be on
Hoarders, For Hoarding
The person who has influenced me the most
My Mum

Tamzen has been a Merchant for

2
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Tamzen Hunter

Junior Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer, T-Shirt Wearer, Four eyes, Mexican food lover, Pop Culture Nerd, Horror Movie Enthusiast, Crafter, Camera Collector, Podcast Binger

Favorite Destination
Japan
Morning Beverage of Choice
Benchmark Cold Press Coffee
Evening Beverage of Choice
The Squid's Fist Sangiovese Shiraz, Some Young Punks
Recently Binge Watched
Neon Genesis Evangelion
I know the most lines from this movie
Ace Ventura
Weekend Whereabouts
You'll find me Playing DND, Watching Movies with friends or Eating breakfast at Eagle Farm Markets

Mandy has been a Merchant for

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Mandy Tianudom

Graphic Designer

Mandy has the required paperwork to prove her worthy of a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interactive and Visual Design from QUT. Not only does she hold a piece of paper that says she’s a qualified Graphic Designer, she has over 3 years experience in the industry and takes pride in pushing the envelope.

A self-confessed Hello Kitty and Corgi lover, Mandy also enjoys photography and snaps photos during her free time — so if you pass her in the office, say “cheese”!

Favorite Destination
Japan
Morning Beverage of Choice
Tea or Coffee
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Pizza
My spirit animal
Corgi
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
My other Asian brothers and sisters
If I could choose one superpower
Omnilinguilism - able to understand any form of language.

Katie has been a Merchant for

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Katie Schmid

Graphic Designer

A graphic designer with a growing interest in photography and web development, Katie loves to explore the creative world. Last year, she made the leap into the TV department, and is keen to master the magic of editing.

When she’s not at work, you can find her sifting through old records or having a drink with friends. Goal orientated, Katie’s five year plan includes indulging in her Wanderlust, having a beer with Dave Grohl, and finding the perfect shade of green.

Favorite Destination
The happiest place on Earth - Disneyland, Anaheim
I know the most lines from this movie
Independence Day
Dream Destination
Prague
Music currently on heavy rotation
Cat Stevens
Favourite concert
The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour
If I could choose one superpower
The ability to fly!

Kate has been a Merchant for

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Kate Isbey

Marketing Executive

Hailing from the land of the long white cloud, Kate has relocated to Sydney to escape the sheep and satisfy her craving for new adventures.

After having completed a double degree in Marketing and Media from Victoria University in Wellington, Kate is looking forward to developing her career and maybe learning a thing or two from her neighbouring Wallabies.

When she isn’t busy working on her tan at the beach, torturing herself at a boxing class or supporting the almighty All Blacks, you’ll find Kate in the company of her friends with good food and a bottle of rosé.

Favorite Destination
Omaha Beach, NZ
Morning Beverage of Choice
Skinny Flat White (You Are What You Drink Right?)
Evening Beverage of Choice
Rosé Please!
Dream Destination
The Maldives
Music currently on heavy rotation
Ocean Alley
Favourite book
Marching Powder - By Rusty Young

Kristin has been a Merchant for

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Kristin Platten

Graphic Designer

Kristin is one Graphic Designer with many adrenaline packed hobbies. She rides motocross bikes, wakeboards and trains in Jiu Jitsu. On top of that, her ideal holiday is going snowboarding. She’s also a regular at the gym and when it’s time to unwind and relax, she’ll jump right into some PC gaming.

Recently Binge Watched
Black Mirror
Weekend Whereabouts
At the motocross track, wake park, dojo, out on the bay fishing or at home gaming
Things that make me laugh
Fail Army videos on YouTube
Something most people don't know about me
I trained consistently in Muay Thai for 4 years
Favourite concert
Korn
If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would be on
Jersey Shore

Heidi has been a Merchant for

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Heidi Dempsey

Senior Account Coordinator

A media enthusiast, Heidi is currently finishing a Bachelor of Communications whilst working full time in the Melbourne office.

On the weekends Heidi enjoys Melbourne’s parks and gardens walking with her dogs, Opi and Dot. Heidi is also a part-time gamer, an avid reader and winds down with a glass of wine and some classic 80s tunes.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Large Soy Latte
I know the most lines from this movie
Step Brothers
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Falafels
Nicknames, Also Known As
H, HD, H-Dog
Favourite concert
The Flaming Lips
If I could choose one superpower
Teleportation

Liam has been a Merchant for

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Liam Singh

Media Coordinator

Having studied Marketing and Management at university, Liam has been working in Media industry since 2014, and has a passion and real interest in all things related to marketing and advertising.

On the weekends, Liam tries to spend as much time outdoors in the sunshine as possible. He is mad sports fan and is a keen supporter of the Brisbane Roar. When he’s not working, he’s constantly daydreaming about travel!

Favorite Destination
Zermatt - Switzerland
I know the most lines from this movie
Wedding Crashers
Nicknames, Also Known As
Leeroy Jenkins
Favourite quote or phrase
Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream - Hugh Hefner
If I could choose one superpower
Freeze Time!
On the first day of ruling the world, I would
Arrange to have a beer with Frank Walker from National Tiles!

Danielle has been a Merchant for

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Danielle Henning

Media Coordinator

Graduating from university with a Degree in Marketing and PR and Masters in Marketing, Danielle spent a few years in the IT industry, before realising her true calling in Media.

When she’s not in the office you can find her trying to master the Spanish language, searching for the best brunch spot or kicking back with a glass of vino planning her next holiday.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Soy Latte
Weekend Whereabouts
Climbing a mountain
Things that make me laugh
Anything involving a roomba and an animal
Something most people don't know about me
I went to primary school in America
Favourite quote or phrase
When nothing goes right, go left
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
Emily Samuel - see her profile

Giulian has been a Merchant for

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Giulian Ferranti

Account Manager

Many people grow up wondering what they’ll be when they’re older, but not Giuls. He always knew: “Whatever Gotham needs him to be … ”

If you couldn’t already tell, Giulian is our resident fanboy. He’s the kind of guy that can recite the entire filmic canon of everything from Game of Thrones to The Dark Knight, but still has to sing his ABCs to know what letter comes next.

With a strong passion for Advertising and a hugely creative brain, he is an expert in all things Marketing and spends every waking moment discussing it – this and his love for all things Italian!

He’s full of flair, enthusiasm and probably pasta, so expect his youthful exuberance to make him shine a bright light over Gotham’s skies!

Recently Binge Watched
Game Of Thrones, Criminal Minds and Stranger Things
I know the most lines from this movie
Obviously, it's the Dark Knight
Weekend Whereabouts
Playing, watching or talking about the beautiful game (soccer)
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
One of the Queen's Corgi's
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
Dave Franco or 'that guy' from Gossip Girl
If I could choose one superpower
Flying would be great. I wouldn’t have to pay for transport anymore to go home or even to go overseas! You could visit anyone, go anywhere and pretty much do anything

Indiana has been a Merchant for

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Indiana Haussegger

Media Coordinator

Indiana loves creating and is passionate about media – and so – loves her job. She has a background in graphic design but has found a new love for the media side. When not working on clients at Media Merchants, she’s spending her time either singing her heart out (in the kitchen or on stage), shooting goals in netball, going to music festivals, traveling the globe or barracking for the best team of all in AFL – that’s the mighty Cats…. Geelong of course.

Weekend Whereabouts
Either a rooftop bar or I'm in the middle of the dance floor
Nicknames, Also Known As
Indiana Jones
Things that make me laugh
When someone else has a ridiculous laugh
Music currently on heavy rotation
Various festival playlists
If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would be on
Catfish
On the first day of ruling the world, I would
Give a puppy to every. single. household.

Leah has been a Merchant for

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Leah Niu

Front End Developer

As a Front End Developer, Leah is always eager to learn and excited about the next challenge that comes her way. She enjoys problem solving and getting all the pieces of a puzzle to fit just right – and is especially happy when the end result of her work matches her vision.

In her spare time, Leah loves searching for new and underground local food – sushi anyone? Only to soon be followed by hitting the gym to work off all her indulgences… Her motto – train hard but play harder!

Favorite Destination
Mars
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Mushrooms
Music currently on heavy rotation
Bad - Michael Jackson
Favourite book
The Three Kingdoms
My spirit animal
Minions
On the first day of ruling the world, I would
Read through those X files to figure out if aliens exist

Joanna has been a Merchant for

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Joanna Mckinnie

Receptionist

After a trip of a lifetime, Joanna has returned to Media Merchants to be the first friendly face you see in the Brisbane office. Living in Chicago the ‘Windy City’ for 3 years and visiting 44 States of America she definitely caught the travel bug. She’s always good for a beer or two and enjoys venturing out to find new restaurants with good company.

Favorite Destination
Chicago
Recently Binge Watched
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Chick-fil-A burger, side of waffle fries and Chick-fil-A Sauce.
Dream Destination
Disney World
Nicknames, Also Known As
Jo-Jo / Johannes / Josephine
If I could choose one superpower
Teleportation

Rachel has been a Merchant for

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Rachel Dang

Junior Graphic Designer

Rachel studied her Bachelor of Design at RMIT University in Melbourne and has now set out to experience what the design world is like in Sydney.

She is a self confessed cinephile and especially loves Asian cinema. So you can probably catch her watching films over the weekend or reading books or swooning over other people’s dogs.

Nicknames, Also Known As
Dango or Dangos
Things that make me laugh
People laughing
Favourite quote or phrase
I dream of lost vocabularies that might express some of what we no longer can.
Favourite book
Kafka On The Shore
My spirit animal
Naruto
If I could choose one superpower
The power to heal

Anna has been a Merchant for

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Anna Antoine

Account Coordinator

An avid traveller, Anna has been wandering the globe, visiting exotic cities before finally settling down in Sydney at the beginning of 2016.

On the weekend, you can find her discovering the latest cuisines in Sydney, sipping a glass (or two) of red wine, or having a nap by the beach.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Mocha
Evening Beverage of Choice
Wine
Recently Binge Watched
The Crown
Dream Destination
Tahiti
Things that make me laugh
Satire
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
Saoirse Ronan

Sam has been a Merchant for

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Sam Dodson

Advertising Coordinator

After 5 years of serving with a smile at Woolworths, 24 year old Sam Dodson is ready to explore the multi-faceted advertising industry with the help of MM. The Macquarie University Bachelor of Media graduate, proud ex-woolies checkout chick and father of puppy pug Archer enjoys his creative outlets. These include, but aren’t limited to photography, writing (mainly poetry), or simply singing in the shower.

Nothing makes him happier than going on random adventures with his trusty side-kick Archer the pug and friends, or just going for a cruise in his car with anyone else who wants to tag along, the more the merrier, always.

Favorite Destination
Travel the globe in a variety of supercars.
Things that make me laugh
My dog discovering and/or reacting to new things.
Something most people don't know about me
I love turning poetry I've written into rap lyrics.
Music currently on heavy rotation
Fleetwood Mac & Bowie
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
Elon Musks great grandchild.
If I could choose one superpower
I would communicate with animals

Amy has been a Merchant for

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Amy Quach

Mid-Weight Graphic Designer

Amy has been in the graphic design industry for over 5 years and she’s always looking for ways to challenge her creativity.

In her spare time, you will always find Amy binging TV shows, gaming or patting someone else’s dogs.

Having a huge sweet tooth, she can easily be bribed with some Krispy Kreme donuts, lollies or even a simple Maccas soft serve cone too.

I know the most lines from this movie
The Greatest Showman (do lyrics count?)
Things that make me laugh
Cute dog and panda videos
Favourite quote or phrase
"Hakuna Matata - it means no worries for the rest of your days"
My spirit animal
Panda (Eat, sleep, repeat)
If I could choose one superpower
Ability to eat as much as I want without gaining weight.
The person who has influenced me the most
My parents. Somehow managed to raise 3 girls...

Jim has been a Merchant for

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Jim Carlton

Senior Digital Producer

Jim has been tinkering on all things digital since he can remember and has a seriously strong passion for creating seamless, moving experiences that exist but also extend beyond the world of web.

An extremely passionate pork roll, BL Burger (Blame Canada of course), bae roll and beer consumer, Jim finds the purest of joys within blending the synthesis of available waveforms utilising a myriad of otherworldly generators and manipulators of sound and also spending time in and by the ocean.

If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Spag bol
Nicknames, Also Known As
Keke aka Keefy aka Jimboss aka J Dog aka J Dizzle aka Jeff
Favourite concert
Aphex Twin, Enmore Theatre, 2012
Music currently on heavy rotation
King Krule, BoC and AFX 🙂
Evening Beverage of Choice
BEER
Something most people don't know about me
My Great Uncle caught Ned Kelly

Mook has been a Merchant for

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Mook Petrada

Intern

Mook studied her Bachelor of Business at Bangkok university in Thailand. Now she’s studying diploma Graphic Design at TAFE in Sydney and works as a part time with MM.

In her spare time, Mook loves spending her time in the sunshine reading or watching YouTube, and swimming in the summer season.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Black tea
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Ice Cream
Dream Destination
Petra, Jordan
Something most people don't know about me
My full name
My spirit animal
Cat
When I was young, I wanted to be
I wanted to be older

Emma has been a Merchant for

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Emma Davis

Account Manager

Emma has spent the last decade at Media Merchants, as part of the bustling media department. She has worked on a variety of major retailers in her time, and loves nothing more than ticking off a project plan at the end of a busy week.

In her spare time, she wears many hats, including mother of two pocket-rocket boys, wife and some-time milliner. She is currently putting her project management skills to good use, in assisting her husband to build their second house in the space of two years, proving that, “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”. And yes, she does love a good inspirational quote!

Evening Beverage of Choice
Bubbles
Recently Binge Watched
The Defiant Ones
I know the most lines from this movie
Dirty Dancing
Something most people don't know about me
I am a 90's R&B tragic
Favourite concert
Beyoncé
Favourite quote or phrase
You've got to risk it, to get the biscuit!

Bree has been a Merchant for

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Bree Ferrie

Media Coordinator

Having recently completed her Media & Communications degree at QUT, Bree has joined the Media Merchants team pursuing her passion for advertising. When not typing away at her desk, you can find her chasing the sunshine, making an endless list of her next travel adventures and overindulging in cheese platters & chocolate.

Favorite Destination
Marrakech, Morocco
Evening Beverage of Choice
A bottle of Pinot
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Fruit & Nut Cadbury Chocolate
Dream Destination
Havana, Cuba
Nicknames, Also Known As
Breezy
Something most people don't know about me
I competed in Irish Dancing

Ben has been a Merchant for

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Benjamin Neil Smith

Meda Coordinator

Hi I’m Ben! Originally from the NSW Central Coast, now settled in Brisbane. I’ll never take myself seriously however I will always be 100% committed to my work. I love the snow, soccer and exploring new places!

Favorite Destination
Canada (but anywhere with snow really!)
Dream Destination
Antarctica!
Favourite concert
Florence and the Machine at Splendour in 2015
If I could choose one superpower
The ability to fly!
If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would be on
Masterchef
Evening Beverage of Choice
Beer

Elle has been a Merchant for

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Elle McMahon

Account Coordinator

Elle is a firm believer in all things caffeine (long black in the morning, espresso martini in the evening). She loves discussing films, music and anything to do with Seinfeld. On the weekends you will find her at her local markets, trying out new café’s or going to the movies with her partner.

Favorite Destination
My mother's property in Maleny
Recently Binge Watched
The Haunting of Hill House
Favourite concert
Pond 2013
Music currently on heavy rotation
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Tyler the Creator and King Gizzard.
I know the most lines from this movie
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Dream Destination
Spain

Ziggy has been a Merchant for

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Ziggy Fitzgerald

Doggy Admin

Ziggy joined Media Merchants in 2014 as an Intern after graduating from Puppy School. She currently works in all departments and is famous for generating a lot of energy, particularly when Billie is in the office. On weekends, Ziggy enjoys going for drives down to the beach and playing ball. Her big party trick is putting two tennis balls in her mouth at once and running around the yard.

Flynn has been a Merchant for

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Flynn Laird

Doggy Admin

Flynn is a true working dog at heart and loves being on building sites and around people. He is a ball of energy and his favourite thing is to go to the beach and play ball in the ocean whilst duck diving in waves. He has no fear & can go all day everyday !! His focus and determination is next level and doesn’t give up. He loves cuddles, sleeping, frisbees, balls and a good stick never goes unwanted.

Merv has been a Merchant for

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Merv

Doggy Admin

Merv is a loveable pooch who loves nothing more than chasing sticks and playing hide & seek.

Sumo has been a Merchant for

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Sumo

Doggy Admin

Sumo has been a Merchant since 2015, but based on his perpetually confused facial expression, he does not appear to know what department he is in exactly. Or if he’s even in the right office. Or the right building. Or the right city. But his confidence takes him places. He doesn’t work very hard, but he plays hard, and sleeps harder. He gets life. His flatulence may not be the best office team motivator, yet the determination he shows when inexplicably chewing the floor makes him an invaluable part of the company.

Bailey has been a Merchant for

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Bailey

Doggy Admin

He is a Jack Russell cross Poodle, aka a nightmare, but we love him to pieces. He carries that rope toy around with him everywhere so he’s always ready for a game of fetch, no matter what time of day or night. He also loves to jump up onto your lap without being invited and he can stand on his hind legs better than most toddlers I know.