Team

We’ve assembled a group of experienced and accomplished talents with specialties that span all the core components of marketing communications. Accordingly, all our work for you is shaped by professionals with distinct personalities and perspectives—but all with a solid marketing orientation geared toward meeting clients’ specific needs. While each person brings qualities that equip them to be effective and successful individually, roll them all up into one team, and you definitely have a resource that is even greater than the sum of its parts.

Kip Smith

President

Kip oversees the development and implementation of project content. With more than 20 years of agency experience as writer, account executive, and creative director, Kip’s insightful creativity and extensive knowledge of communication technologies includes virtually all media formats. His television productions have earned national recognition, including a nomination for the coveted Ace Award.

Kip studied at Richmond College in Surrey, England, Central Virginia Community College, and Lynchburg College. He brings his conceptual, copywriting, and presentation skills into play for a full range of projects.

Josh Quintero

VP, Designer & Developer

An award-winning designer, Josh has created many effective designs for a variety of marketing communications tools. Josh is equally proficient at back-end web development tasks, including programming and database operations…as well as the rapidly evolving field of social media. With more than 20 years of experience in both new media and collateral design projects, Josh can knowledgeably guide clients through both the visual and the technical aspects of communications and marketing.

Just as importantly, Josh is also a strategic thinker who can help your business be confident that all materials are working in concert to accomplish the overall communications, branding, and marketing goals.

Jennifer Markham

Office Manager

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Management from Longwood, and brings skills in resource planning and financial administration.

Kyle Krisko

Art Director

Kyle joined the Blair staff after relocating to Lynchburg from the Columbus metro area — and brought with him more than five years of experience in graphic design for such major accounts as J.P. Morgan Chase, Red Lobster, and Nestle Brands (including Butterfinger, Crunch, Stouffer’s, Toll House and Lean Cuisine).

Samantha Hess

Graphic Designer

Sam joined Blair in 2016 and is a recent graduate of Liberty University earning a BS in Communications. She is a talented graphic designer and applies her skills in both print and online media.

Danielle Verderame

Content Developer

A remarkably versatile member of our team, Danielle is a tremendous asset on our web design and development team and uses her versatility on graphic design, branding, and copywriting projects. Danielle holds an M.A. in Strategic Communication from Liberty University and worked in Florida before bringing her marketing experience back home to Virginia.

Alissa Diaz

Producer

Alissa graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Cinematic Arts department of Liberty University — making her well equipped to serve as our primary videographer and editor. Alissa also brings skills in graphic design, with proficiencies across the full Adobe Creative Suite, and supports Blair's social media efforts, as well.

Lauren Spencer

Account Executive

Lauren is our Account Executive overseeing our strategic marketing and messaging efforts. Lauren's background in full-service marketing and higher education serves her in nurturing relationships with our internal and external clients. Lauren has a B.S. in Psychology/Business and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Liberty University. She has led teams in traditional project management settings and is also a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) fostering agile principles on software development teams.