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: "Girl On Fire" - Alicia Keys
Beverage of choice: Iced caramel macchiato
Sofia is a 4th year student studying kinesiology at Texas Woman’s University. While she has experience working with school organizations, planning and marketing for events, and leading a research team, she also works as a math tutor and has a passion for teaching. Outside of work and school, Sofia enjoys arts and crafts such as sewing or painting.
Work superpower: Empathy
Favorite cheese: Brie or Havarti
Go-to karaoke song: "Love Galore" - SZA
Beverage of choice: Lemonade
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" - Gladys Knight & The Pips
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" - Bonnie Tyler
Beverage of choice: Hemingway daiquiri
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.
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" - Dolly Parton
Beverage of choice: Iced coffee
Amanda attended King University in Bristol, Tennessee, where she earned majors in English Literature and Technical Communications (as well as an honorary and unintended education in NASCAR). She now lives in Knoxville with her fiance, Shawn, and two pugs. She loves working closely with her clients to find the best organizational flow for them. Amanda is always looking for new ways to make her clients' lives easier and works hard to preserve their sanity with a good dose of support, encouragement, and humor. She loves To-Do lists, em dashes, sports of all kinds, and anything Jodi Picoult has ever written. When Amanda isn't working, she and Shawn enjoy walking from their downtown apartment to various poker, trivia, and singo nights throughout Knoxville as well as cheering on their hometown Volunteers!
Work superpower: Building rapport! I pride myself on having close working relationships with my clients. I consider myself their right hand woman, so trust and respect are paramount!
Favorite cheese: Merlot Bellavitano
Go-to karaoke song: My Own Worst Enemy (Lit) or ANYTHING LIZZO!
Beverage of choice: Coffee of all varieties, a very gingery Moscow Mule, or a Key Lime La Croix!
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 said, "a well-aged Gouda is like a perfectly played game of baseball."
Go-to karaoke song: "Semi-Charmed Life" - Third Eye Blind
Beverage of choice: Old Fashioned with 2 oz Rittenhouse rye, 1/4 Demerara, 2 dashes orange bitter, 2 dashes Angostura
When you’re looking for someone with a can-do mindset, Leanna is your gal. Her drive and productivity enabled her to kick-start her career and achieve many things at a young age. Leanna has held internships in multiple industries – ranging from startups, media & technology, food & beverage, e-commerce, and athletics. It gained her experience and an impressive list of client work with Netflix, TripAdvisor, P&G, NASCAR, and Fox Sports.
Professionally she has worked with world-renowned digital consultancy, Convince & Convert and produces their Social Pros Podcast, which won Best Podcast/Audio Series at the Content Marketing Awards. Her strong background working in social media and marketing operations allows her to see both sides of the business seamlessly.
When Leanna’s not at work, she’s either traveling with her close friends or whipping up a new coffee concoction with her dog by her side.
Work superpower: Being able to work on 3 monitors for separate assignments.
Favorite cheese: Sharp Cheddar
Go-to karaoke song: "Need You Now" - Lady A
Beverage of choice: Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee with Caramel Swirl
With a marketing background, Maryana has worked with dozens of clients to build customized social media strategies. Her curiosity and can-do attitude have added podcast editing, graphic design, and blog writing to her suite of skills. Maryana loves to work behind the scenes and aims to seamlessly become an extension of her clients. Outside of work, you can find Maryana reading, running, practicing French, or exploring museums and galleries in NYC.
Work superpower: Keeping her cool, being adaptable and open-minded
Favorite cheese: Halloumi
Go-to karaoke song: "Fix You" - Coldplay
Beverage of choice: Water or Yuzu Tea
Sarah is currently a working actress who travels all over the US to pursue her career in theatre. Being an actress requires a ton of time management and organization: including organizing auditions, rehearsals, audition material, theatres to audition for, and more. She decided to put all of those skills to work outside of the theatre world. Sarah believes that she is very good at looking at tasks from a creative point of view and loves to help get the tasks done that might not be fun for others. When Sarah is not behind the computer completing tasks for clients, answering emails, or sending in auditions, you can find her performing or making TikToks with her younger brother. A proud graduate of Viterbo University, Sarah lives in Chicago when not on contract.
Work superpower: Prioritizing the tasks that often get put on the back burner, organizing the chaos, and putting a creative twist on projects.
Favorite cheese: Smoked Gouda
Go-to karaoke song: "Hopelessly Devoted to You" - Grease/Olivia Newton John
Beverage of choice: Water during the day and wine at night
Meet Jen D.
Work superpower: Grit - the ability to stick with a task until it's completed correctly.
Favorite cheese: Gouda
Go-to karaoke song: "Paul Revere" - Beatie Boys (all 3 parts!)
Beverage of choice: Cherry Pepsi
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'" - 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" - Reba McEntire
Beverage of choice: Extra, extra, extra dirty Grey Goose martini
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" - Darius Rucker version
Beverage of choice: Rose milk tea
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
Favorite cheese: Swiss
Go-to karaoke song: "The Rewrite" - Mike Ryan
Beverage of choice: Skye Vodka
Whitney wants to live in a world where winters are short, there are no leaf blowers on city streets, and South Carolina peaches are in season all year. She's passionate about liberal arts education, communication, creativity in all forms, and our lives within the built environment.
She believes in processes and experience has taught her that there is no one perfect path, only a cornucopia of choices, all of which can lead to a joyful result. When she is not artfully living, planning for better communities, or guiding the spiritual lives of youth, you can find her lost in the woods somewhere on a leisurely walk treasuring all the sites along the way, or curing her anxiety with math problems.
Work superpower: Breaking down complex issues into incremental steps.
Favorite cheese: Trader Joe's Cinnamon Toscana
Go-to karaoke song: "Tainted Love" - Soft Cell
Beverage of choice: Red Wine
Devin is a focused and detailed professional with versatile experience in various fields. Copywriter, expert editor, and social media manager with proven success in helping brands build consistent and compelling messaging. Personable and open communication style, with solid public speaking and writing skills. Excellent capacity to retain new things and be a self-starter.
Work superpower: Creativity
Favorite cheese: Cheddar
Go-to karaoke song: "Lucky" - Britney Spears
Beverage of choice: Raspberry Spindrift seltzer
Megan is a morning person and lover of horses.
Work superpower: Punctuality
Favorite cheese: Manchego
Go-to karaoke song: "Heart Like a Truck"- Lainey Wilson
Beverage of choice: Diet Coke or Red Wine
"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
"The best part about working with Don’t Panic Management is the level of professionalism, structure, and they keep me on point. Sure they save me loads of time by tackling some of the tasks I wouldn’t have time for otherwise, but they also hold me accountable."
Beth Cochran, Wired PR
"For me, Don't Panic Management is always the calm, clear voice in the midst of the storm; that's when they weren't keeping the storm at bay, which was most of the time. They helped make the launch of my podcast epic. Thank you!"
Park Howell, Business of Story
"I can't say enough how amazing my assistant and all of the DPM employees are. Their service has helped us in so many ways, I can't begin to count. Consider us a success story for sure!"
Nick Cicero, Delmondo