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Leadership
Image of Lessing-Flynn President and Principal Tom Flynn
Truth 1
I youthfully represent the fourth generation of Flynns in the family business.
Truth 2
I once wrote a radio spot for an ag commodity group that drew calls complaining it was too risqué.
Oh My!
I was twice awarded the Most Courteous Student Award at my middle school.
Tom Flynn
President & CEO
Image of Lessing-Flynn Vice President and Principal Jess Held
Truth 1
I worked for Vermeer, a Lessing-Flynn client, before joining the agency in 2008.
Truth 2
I am a passionate marketer who will jump into ANY project brainstorm.
Oh My!
I once had more than 50 types of hostas in my garden.
Jess Held
Executive Vice President & COO
Image of Lessing-Flynn Director of Business Amy Johnson
Truth 1
I have over 30 years of administrative experience.
Truth 2
I get excited about developing workflows and documenting processes.
Oh My!
I’ve been a Chicago Bears season ticket holder since 2003.
Amy Johnson
Director of Business Operations
Image of Lessing-Flynn Creative Director Chris Hanson
Truth 1
I am a firm practitioner of gestalt design principles.
Truth 2
I have 23 years of design experience and creative prowess.
Oh My!
In elementary school, I shared a driveway with my neighbor (Christopher) Ashton Kutcher.
Chris Hanson
Vice President of Creative Services
Image of Lessing-Flynn Creative Director Joe Winn
Truth 1
I joined Lessing-Flynn as a copywriter in 2011.
Truth 2
I founded the LF video department in 2016.
Oh My!
I’ve watched Back to the Future over 100 times.
Joe Winn
Vice President of Brand Strategy
Image of Lessing-Flynn Vice President of Strategy Jordan Beynon
Truth 1
I joined Lessing-Flynn in 2008 in a hybrid role combining graphic design and account service.
Truth 2
I thrive on solving a brand’s biggest business challenges.
Oh My!
I married a Welshman for unlimited European vacations.
Jordan Beynon
Vice President of Strategy
Truth 1
I’ve been buying media for over 10 years.
Truth 2
I founded our media team, which evolved into the digital and media communications team.
Oh My!
Growing up, I rode dirt bikes in the sand dunes of Arizona.
Shannon Hughes
Director of Digital & Media Strategy
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The Lessing-Flynn Marketing and Advertising Experts
Image of Lessing-Flynn Video Editor Josh Comer
Truth 1
I started at Lessing-Flynn as a video intern in 2018.
Truth 2
I was promoted to motion graphics specialist in 2021.
Oh My!
I have saved every movie ticket purchased since my senior year of high school.
Josh Comer
Motion Graphics Specialist
Truth 1
I joined Lessing-Flynn as a graphic designer in 2021.
Truth 2
I graduated from Iowa State University in 2019.
Oh My!
I love mission trips, but often lose things on them. I lost my wedding ring in the Adriatic Sea!
Rachel Baker
Graphic Designer
Emilie VanDis
Truth 1
I joined Lessing-Flynn in 2022.
Truth 2
I am passionate about helping our leadership team succeed!
Oh My!
I was a DJ for my college radio station. (Sorry, no longer taking requests!)
Emilie VanDis
Executive Assistant
Image of Lessing-Flynn Senior Account Manager Kali Andersen
Truth 1
I joined Lessing-Flynn in 2017.
Truth 2
I am originally from a suburb of Minneapolis, but now consider myself a small-town girl.
Oh My!
I was a diver on the Iowa State swimming and diving team from 2004 to 2009.
Kali Andersen
Account Strategy Director
Image of Lessing-Flynn Senior Digital Marketing Strategist Laura Baumhover
Truth 1
I have all the digital certifications a girl could want.
Truth 2
I started at Lessing-Flynn as an intern in 2013.
Oh My!
I love cheese so much that I named my cat Mozzarella.
Laura Baumhover
Senior Digital Experience Strategist
Truth 1
If there’s a problem, I’ll solve it. I love organizing the complex so great ideas can come to life.
Truth 2
I love flexing the creative part of my brain during concepting.
Oh My!
I love a good book and challenge myself each year to read the equivalent of my age each year.
Sarah Stewart
Account Strategist
Image of Lessing-Flynn Project Manager Ian Anderson
Truth 1
I started as a project manager at Lessing-Flynn in 2017.
Truth 2
I’m passionate about storytelling and developing a brand’s personality.
Oh My!
I have season tickets behind the plate for the Chicago Cubs.
Ian Anderson
Account Strategist
Truth 1
I started at Lessing-Flynn in 2022.
Truth 2
I love helping brands — and the people behind the brands — identify and share their stories.
Oh My!
I won Punt, Pass and Kick in fourth grade.
Kasey Riebel
Senior Project Manager
Image of Lessing-Flynn Art Director Adam Hoffman
Truth 1
I ran a design studio for 11 years before joining Lessing-Flynn in 2020.
Truth 2
I taught graphic design at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.
Oh My!
I peaked in high school when I won a barrel of cheese balls in a video game tournament.
Adam Hoffman
Associate Creative Director
Truth 1
I started my career as a graphic designer.
Truth 2
I have been in project management for over 20 years.
Oh My!
I was a bridesmaid in a wedding in a hot air balloon.
Stacey Williams
Senior Project Manager
Truth 1
I love a good creative brainstorm or strategic planning session.
Truth 2
I have more than 10 years of marketing experience in heavy equipment.
Oh My!
I used to run Spartan races competitively.
Jamie Pfeiffer
Account Strategy Director
Truth 1
I live and breathe agricultural public relations.
Truth 2
I joined Lessing-Flynn in 2021.
Oh My!
I run on optimism instead of coffee.
Katie James
Public Relations Strategist
Anna VanWaardhuizen
Truth 1
I have exclusively worked at advertising agencies.
Truth 2
I have a passion for writing and grammar.
Oh My!
I once earned my scuba diving certification, but I haven’t had a chance to use it since.
Anna VanWaardhuizen
Copywriter
Truth 1
I started at Lessing-Flynn right after graduating from Drake University in 2018.
Truth 2
I am passionate about leading strategic, data-driven media efforts across the agency’s clients.
Oh My!
I lived in Europe with my husband for a year, traveling to 15 cities in just three months.
Summer Enna
Media Specialist
Truth 1
I am a passionate agriculture advocate for udders, snouts, soybeans and corn, among others.
Truth 2
Are you launching a first-of-its-kind product? I’m your gal.
Oh My!
Motorhead? Me too. I’m a retired demolition derby driver and a race-engine builder’s wife.
Jenna Hasara
Account Strategy Director
Image of Lessing-Flynn Account Manager Kelsey Probasco
Truth 1
I have a passion for advertising, bringing 13 years of experience to the team.
Truth 2
I started at Lessing-Flynn in 2020 as the first digitally-onboarded LF employee.
Oh My!
I learned how to water ski when I was four years old.
Kelsey Probasco
Senior Account Strategist
Truth 1
I was a Lessing-Flynn intern before I worked for Vermeer, an LF client. I rejoined LF in 2021.
Truth 2
I connect my passion for agriculture and a strong work ethic to help clients reach their goals.
Oh My!
I started showing cattle in preschool. Now, I live on our century farm and show-cattle operation.
Bailey Boyert
Account Strategist
Truth 1
In 2020, I started at Lessing-Flynn as a media specialist. I joined the account team in 2022.
Truth 2
I love the ag industry, working weekdays with clients and weekends on my family’s cattle operation.
Oh My!
I threw out the first pitch at an Iowa Cubs game in a full mascot costume.
Sydney Zehnder
Project Manager
Image of Lessing-Flynn Art Director Jeremy Jones
Truth 1
I joined LF as an art director in 2017.
Truth 2
I have designed creative for construction clients for more than half of my career.
Oh My!
I was an all-conference defensive end in college.
Jeremy Jones
Associate Creative Director
Truth 1
I started at Lessing-Flynn as an account strategist in 2021.
Truth 2
I have 10 years of construction equipment marketing experience.
Oh My!
Despite being voted “most likely to live in Iowa” in school, I lived in Hong Kong for two years.
Kendra Vorbrich
Senior Account Strategist
Truth 1
I joined Lessing-Flynn as a part-time accountant in 2020.
Truth 2
I am a CPA with a long career in the windows and door industry and with a technology startup.
Oh My!
Back in high school, I once played 113 holes of golf in one day — a record in Le Mars, Iowa.
Bruce Grenier
Accountant
Truth 1
I grew up operating heavy equipment before spending 25 years+ writing about it.
Truth 2
I love working with trade editors at trade shows.
Oh My!
I point out and name every piece of construction equipment on family road trips.
Todd Versteeg
Public Relations Consultant
Jessie Lee
Truth 1
My apparel merchandising degree from ISU inspired my passion for fashion, process and organization.
Truth 2
I started my project management career in the IT industry before switching to agency life.
Oh My!
I have more than 40 first cousins on just one side of my family.
Jessie Lee
Senior Project Manager
Truth 1
I’ve been a professional writer for almost 30 years.
Truth 2
I’m obsessed with quality control.
Oh My!
I’m not sure which is bigger: my shoe collection or my nail polish collection.
Kristy Hoelscher
Senior Copywriter
Truth 1
I am bilingual, speaking both Spanish and English.
Truth 2
I love to be behind the scenes, organizing meetings and events.
Oh My!
I was once bit by a monkey.
Carrie Trujillo
Administrative Assistant
Image of Lessing-Flynn Project Manager Maggie Lynch
Truth 1
I started at LF in 2017 as a project manager.
Truth 2
I am passionate about media and finding the right content for the right placements.
Oh my!
I spend half of the year coaching our local high school dance team.
Maggie Lynch
Senior Project Manager
Image of Lessing-Flynn Senior Art Director Joel Clifton
Truth 1
I joined Lessing-Flynn as a graphic artist in 1991.
Truth 2
Started at LF with an art table and a nine-inch black and white Mac computer.
Oh My!
I once painted a 50-foot by 20-foot New York City backdrop with a four-inch brush.
Joel Clifton
Senior Art Director
Truth 1
I’ve worked in media for over four years.
Truth 2
I geek out over a campaign’s data and analytics.
Oh My!
Not only does Harry Styles know my name, but he’s also hugged me.
Lindsey Rupiper
Media Specialist
Image of Lessing-Flynn Senior Account Manager Cassandra Pudenz
Truth 1
I moved from corporate marketing to agency life at Lessing-Flynn in 2017.
Truth 2
I love crafting strategic proposals and collaborating on campaigns.
Oh My!
One month a year, I pretend to be a professional baker and make my kids elaborate birthday cakes.
Cassandra Pudenz
Marketing Director
Truth 1
I wore many hats while working at a small nonprofit prior to starting at LF.
Truth 2
I’m always eager to tackle new social media trends.
Oh My!
I usually read 150+ books per year!
Jori Jones
Social Media Specialist
Jon Pauss
Truth 1
I spent the majority of my career working with larger grocers and retailers at a media agency.
Truth 2
I started at Lessing-Flynn in 2022.
Oh My!
I proposed to my wife in Tokyo with a ring I bought after we arrived in the city.
Jon Pauss
Senior Project Manager
Truth 1
My inbox receives a minimum of 11 digital trend newsletters daily.
Truth 2
I interned my way into a full-time gig at Lessing-Flynn. 
Oh My!
Depending on who you ask, I’m really good at accents.
Liza Vinyon
Digital Marketing Specialist
Truth 1
I started writing about the construction equipment industry in the early 1990s.
Truth 2
I worked for the same company for 25 years before landing my dream job at Lessing-Flynn in 2022.
Oh My!
I have memorized almost every line in the original Top Gun movie.
Curt Bennink
Senior Editor, PR
Truth 1
I completed my Master of Science in agricultural communications from Oklahoma State University.
Truth 2
I am a quick and detailed learner.
Oh My!
I shared M&Ms with all-American Bob Burrow at University of Kentucky basketball games growing up.
Callie Hicks
Project Manager
Image of Lessing-Flynn Senior Video Producer Jonathan Quinn
Truth 1
In just 12 months, I traveled more than 35,000 miles for client work.
Truth 2
I am a licensed FAA 107 drone pilot.
Oh My!
I once gate-crashed the World Pizza Expo.
Jonathan Quinn
Director of Video
Truth 1
After internships that focused on agriculture and manufacturing, Lessing-Flynn feels like home.
Truth 2
I geek out at my personal project tracker and all things organization.
Oh My!
I recently became an ordained minister. Hit me up for all your wedding needs!
Maggie Mathiasen
Project Manager
Image of Lessing-Flynn Accounting Specialist Denise Decker
Truth 1
Before working at Lessing-Flynn, I worked for a small-scale farming company in Asia and Africa.
Truth 2
I started my career in customer service for a paging company.
Oh My!
I eat Chex Mix with a spoon.
Denise Decker
Accounting Specialist
Image of Lessing-Flynn Account Manager Jordan Anderson
Truth 1
My deep ag roots drive my passion for serving the agriculture and animal science industries.
Truth 2
Molecules, microbiota, leaky gut? No problem! I have a mind for scientific and technical marketing.
Oh My!
I became a National Champion Sheep Showman at just five years old.
Jordan Anderson
Account Strategy Director
Matt Blake
Truth 1
I graduated from Drake University in 2022.
Truth 2
I am a passionate creative eager to learn from all departments at Lessing-Flynn.
Oh My!
I’ve never seen a mountain.
Matt Blake
Video Editor
Image of Lessing-Flynn Account Manager Ellie Wyatt
Truth 1
I didn’t grow up in agriculture, but I’ve been digging in since 2009.
Truth 2
I have a passion for aligning sales and marketing teams, empowering dealer marketing efforts.
Oh My!
I’ve owned my horse Peppy since I was nine years old.
Ellie Weiss
Senior Account Strategist
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