Meet our skilled team of fabulous assistants.
Our eclectic crew comes from all across the U.S. We've worked in agencies, sat across the table from powerful executives, and been in the trenches solving tough business problems. We're chefs, actors, parents, fitness enthusiasts, plant-lovers, and coffee aficionados. One thing we all have in common? Our dedication to doing great work that we can be proud of. We work hard, play hard, and know that when we give our best, everyone around us benefits.
Kimberly is a lover of all things adventurous who strongly believes in the human-first approach to work. She will quickly become an extension of your team and isn't afraid to pivot over and over again to get the job done! She will help to get your thoughts out of your brain and into an efficient process tailored to your needs. Organizational effectiveness makes her giddy, as she loves nothing more than watching a team of people achieve their goals. In her spare time, she can be found daydreaming about living in the country, chasing sunsets with her kids, and chatting about life with sweet friends over a large cup of coffee.
Work superpower: Pivot Master!
Favorite cheese: Baked Brie
Go-to karaoke song: Alicia Keys - Girl On Fire
Beverage of choice: Iced Caramel Macchiato
Molly is a professional chaos wrangler! She loves diving headfirst into a new client’s cluttered inbox and coming out with clear priorities, systems, and milestones. Molly takes care of day-to-day tasks for her clients as well as managing her client’s internal team. Preparing for big events and product launches are just a few of the projects Molly thrives on. When Molly’s not sitting in front of her computer, she can be found taking care of her jewelry line, rock climbing, discovering new cheeses, and playing with her two kids (plus their black lab, Eevee)!
Work superpower: Organizing like a ninja.
Favorite cheese: Bleu
Go-to karaoke song: Haha, no. No one wants to hear that.
Beverage of choice: Mt. Dew
Leslie has always had a keen eye for detail. When it comes to administrative management, she believes no job is too small. Leslie also has a passion for writing and believes a well-crafted story can make all the difference. She loves meeting new clients, learning their stories, and utilizing her skill set to help them achieve their goals. Outside of working hours, Leslie loves reading and traveling, although there’s not much time for either with two little ones at home!
Work superpower: Creating organization in chaos.
Favorite cheese: I'm not a huge cheese lover.
Go-to karaoke song: Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Beverage of choice: Dr. Pepper or Moscato
Adam loves a good to-do list and an organized spreadsheet. An actor, event producer, and former small business manager, Adam believes attention to detail and good communication guarantee the show will go on! When not completing task lists or entertaining audiences you can find Adam in his Brooklyn garden or brewing an award-winning beer.
Work superpower: Organization faster than a speeding train.
Favorite cheese: A good aged cheddar
Go-to karaoke song: Anything off Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf
Beverage of choice: Good beer
From an early age, Emilee loved puzzles and figuring things out. She lives by the mantra that there is a solution to every problem. This is essential when she is consistently juggling multiple clients, projects, and personalities. As a perpetual "YES" girl and (sometimes to her detriment) workaholic, you can usually find her multitasking on dual screens while wrangling a three-year-old and an extremely friendly Scottish fold cat. All challenges are accepted...as is happy hour! With a "work hard/play hard" approach to life, when Emilee isn't in the office she greatly enjoys dining at the new restaurants in town, planning her next vacation, and continually trying to improve her baking skills.
Work superpower: Systems creation.
Favorite cheese: Piave, Vintage Dubliner, Cave aged Gruyere.
Go-to karaoke song: Midnight train to Georgia.
Beverage of choice: Vodka Martini
The Oxford Comma, digging into statistical analyses, and keeping up with current digital media trends are a few of Laura's favorite things. She strives for organization and project management online and offline. Laura also happens to be our residential Crazy Plant Lady and if you have any plant conundrum, whether it be a houseplant or gardening hiccup, she can help with that.
Work superpower: The ability to Project Manage simple tasks and detailed projects.
Favorite cheese: Gruyere/aged cheddar combo.
Go-to karaoke song: Total Eclipse of the Heart
Beverage of choice: Hemingway Daiquiri
A lover of to-do lists and itineraries who sees every tightly-packed schedule as an exciting game of calendar Tetris, Shannon loves all things organizing. If it can be color-coded, alphabetized, or formatted in a pleasing design, all the better. With a background running the gamut from office management to marketing to media management and talent representation, she's not afraid of deadlines or seemingly impossible tasks. A self-confessed workaholic, Shannon thrives on learning new technology, programs, and skills. When not making her clients' lives more efficient, you can normally find her enjoying time with her son, buried in a book, writing her own, trying to keep up with crazy pets, baking, or dreaming of moving her home office to an ocean view.
Work superpower: Proofreading. If there's a typo or formatting error to be found, I'll find it.
Favorite cheese: Smoked cheddar
Go-to karaoke song: I don't do karaoke, and the world thanks me.
Beverage of choice: Fiji water or Caffeine-free diet Dr. Pepper - which I haven't been able to get for the past year thanks to COVID.
Deb enjoys all things admin and she spent many years working in fundraising and operations for several awesome non-profits. When she is not dividing her time between work and mom life, she loves watching movies with her family or binge watching almost anything on HGTV.
Work superpower: Research - I believe in the power Google.
Favorite cheese: Goat cheese
Go-to karaoke song: Singing in the car - yes, karaoke - no, lol
Beverage of choice: Herbal Tea
A textbook Capricorn and a daughter of the Deep South, Erin honed her instinctual love of organization and high-level strategy by watching and dissecting SEC football every autumn Saturday since birth. She thrives on finding the perfect balance between artistry and efficiency to deliver a copy that is both compelling and tight. Her writing and editorial experience span fields ranging from marketing to arts & entertainment, and from animal rescue to fashion design. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, volunteering with animal advocacy organizations, and spending time with her husband John, their two sons Emmett and Vincent, and their faithful hound, Lyra.
Work superpower: I'm a chameleon with a pen. If I get to know someone well enough, I can write fluently in their voice!
Favorite cheese: Cave-Aged Gruyere
Go-to karaoke song: Jolene by Dolly Parton
Beverage of choice: Iced Coffee.
Amanda began her career as an actor and now uses that experience to inform her work as a content creator. Years of analyzing text and building characters mean that adapting to a client's voice, tone, and unique needs comes as second nature. When she's not behind the keyboard blogging, podcasting, or social media managing for clients, you can still find her onstage hosting live corporate events. A proud graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, Amanda lives in New York City.
Work superpower: Finding the perfect synonym in Power Thesaurus.
Favorite cheese: Brie
Go-to karaoke song: Man! I Feel Like a Woman!
Beverage of choice: Blackberry Spindrift.
Lee is a Brooklyn-based multi-hyphenate with a background in writing, design, media production, and the arts. Since 2014, he's been helping Don't Panic's clients launch books, start podcasts, design beautiful publications, and polish up their writing. Talk to him about Star Trek any time.
Work superpower: Finding the perfect word.
Favorite cheese: Aged Gouda
Go-to karaoke song: "Faith" by George Michael
Beverage of choice: Ginger Beer
Dan is a podcast editor (and fan!), video editor, and copywriter. He believes that good audio editing is 99% invisible, preserving a speaker's unique thought and speech patterns while helping things flow just a little more naturally. When he's not in the studio, he can be found directing or sound designing for theater, opera, and new media, or rock climbing all across New England.
Work superpower: Edits so smooth you don't know they're there.
Favorite cheese: As the guy behind the counter at Murray's cheese shop said, "a well-aged Gouda is like a perfectly played game of baseball."
Go-to karaoke song: "Semi-Charmed Life"
Beverage of choice: Old Fashioned with 2 oz Rittenhouse rye, 1/4 Demerara, 2 dashes orange bitter, 2 dashes Angostura.
Amanda has been working with DPM for a couple of years now and holds a People Operations position at a tech company in Atlanta. She is well organized, detail-oriented, and loves crossing things off a to-do list. Amanda hopes to take the day-day tasks off your plate so you can focus on your business and achieve all your goals. When not responding to clients, you can find her taking one of Cody's Peloton cycling classes, reading a book, and finding a new place to hike or enjoy a glass of wine around Georgia & the Carolinas.
Work superpower: Empathy!
Favorite cheese: Goat cheese with honey
Go-to karaoke song: Don't Stop Believin' by Journey
Beverage of choice: Always trying to drink 3 liters of water... but if it's after 6 PM, a margarita on the rocks, no salt, please!
Jenn’s background ranges from IT to creative writing, making her a natural curious doer. Over the last decade, she's developed her professional writing, communication, and marketing skills because she's not afraid to ask questions, click around, and find the answer. Jenn is fixated on developing processes, creating templates, and designing workflows that help bring order and ease to everyday tasks. Outside of being a professional renaissance woman, Jenn enjoys a good cup of earl grey, dabbling in poetry, and working on her next book one word at a time.
Work superpower: Master Planner.
Favorite cheese: Blueberry, lemon, and thyme goat cheese.
Go-to karaoke song: Fancy by Reba McEntire.
Beverage of choice: Extra, extra, extra dirty Grey Goose martini.
Brianna is a tech-savvy human with a passion for productivity. Since moving to New York City, the concrete jungle has stolen this native Texan’s heart. Editing copy makes her weirdly jolly, doing research for clients fuels her curiosity, and creating content in a brand-aligned voice warms her soul. Because Brianna performs efficiently while balancing multiple priorities, you can rest assured knowing she's got your back. In her spare time, you can find Brianna watching HGTV’s House Hunters, brushing up on her acting skills, searching for palatable Tex-Mex (update: it’s not going well), or reading a sci-fi novel in Central Park.
Work superpower: I can create a system and process for any mess.
Favorite cheese: Pepperjack
Go-to karaoke song: Without You by Usher
Beverage of choice: Water... womp haha.
Andrea is an expert at multi-tasking - she loves a good checklist and always has a keen eye for detail, even in stressful situations. She loves organizing, scheduling, and providing an outside perspective on even the trickiest of problems - coming up with ideas and solutions is definitely her strong suit! When not multi-tasking for work, Andrea is multi-tasking at home. She has two young sons, is involved in her town, and also runs a children and family photography business.
Work superpower: Juggling all the things!
Favorite cheese: Havarti Dill
Go-to karaoke song: Anything by a 00's boy band will do!
Beverage of choice: A bold red wine
Alejandra has a habit of keeping multiple plates spinning and she handles various audio-based (sometimes video) and social media needs here at DPM! Alejandra is a Stanford University graduate with a degree in Communication (conferred with Departmental Honors) and a minor in Japanese Language and Culture. She is also a passionate tea enthusiast, Netflix binge-watcher, and aspiring world traveler who looks forward to the day humans can travel again and frequently reads past her bedtime. She looks forward to collaborating with you!
Work superpower: Detailed and results-oriented!
Favorite cheese: Gouda
Go-to karaoke song: Wagon Wheel (The Darius Rucker Version)
Beverage of choice: Rose Milk Tea
Louisa has an extensive background in non-profit management and corporate relations. She's managed over 2 million dollars in grant funds and raised over $500,000 corporate contributions in support for several non-profits in Philadelphia. Louisa currently works as the Special Aide to the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia (also known as the "body woman") -- responsible for maintaining the Mayor's schedule and talking points.
Work superpower: Logistics
Favourite cheese: Parmesan
Go-to karaoke song: Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Beverage of choice: Bourbon, neat
I'm a wordsmith, an excellent listener, and a doer. I know a thing or two about getting stuff done! I spent decades in the corporate world as a training & development specialist and project manager. I'm organized, detail-oriented, and always appropriate with my opinions. More than anything, I love to help people. No task is too big or small if it helps make someone else's journey a bit easier.
Work superpower: Calm in the face of chaos
Favourite cheese: Swiss
Go-to karaoke song: The Rewrite (Mike Ryan)
Beverage of choice: Skye Vodka
Ethan is a librarian by trade and an artist by choice. Outside of his work with Don't Panic, he produces and directs live events, finding ways to bring creative life into more traditional spaces. After crafting his undergraduate to encompass a wide variety of interests, he received his master's in information sciences to better connect the realms of the creative and the logician. Ethan prides himself on adapting to novel situations quickly and being a self starter.
Work superpower: Iteration + Efficiency
Favourite cheese: Gouda
Go-to karaoke song: I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Beverage of choice: Black coffee / Espresso tonic.
"The Don't Panic team has made my life easier as they've adopted our extremely specialized subject matter and excelled at producing high-quality, thoughtful content that is often a struggle for many freelance writers. The best part about working with DPM is not having to worry for a second about the quality of the work. Time and time again, it's so top-notch, it exceeds my expectations."
Meredith Wood, Fundera
"I didn't realize how many more hours I had in a day for strategy and business development, until I started working with Don't Panic Management. With Jess and the Don't Panic team, I can concentrate on growing my business and making my clients happy. At the same time, they keep me organized and focused on what I do best. Thank you for making my work days much more productive!"
Deirdre Breakenridge, Pure Performance Communications
"More than a few times, I've found myself thanking my DPMer for saving the day! Working with Don't Panic Mgmt has allowed me to spend more time focusing on business development and client services, instead of being distracted by administrative tasks. Their organization, attention to detail and uncanny ability to know what I need (even before I ask!) has made them an invaluable extension of our team for the past few years."
Heather Whaling, Geben Communication
"I often say that today's marketer must be more than just a good marketer—they must also be a good writer, publisher, their own PR department, influencer, analyst, graphic artist, presenter and more. The great thing about working with Don't Panic Mgmt has been that Jess and the team are willing to wear any one of these hats if and when needed. Thankful to have the opportunity to work with you."
Martin Jones, Cox Communications