ABZ Creative Partners

Meet the zealots

“Nothing great was ever
achieved without enthusiasm.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Libby Rose, President
Libby Rose, President

“Meeting adjourned! Back to work!”

  • She keeps the pulse of the biz – keeping everyone in line and business booming.
  • She has a fairy wand; she’s not afraid to use it.
  • When not cracking the whip, she’s chasing after her grandkids and wandering the globe sharing her adventures via Wandering Rose Travels.
Martin Rose, Client service director

“If you want pretty, we can do pretty. But we’re so much more than pretty.”

  • Nothing gets him more excited than solving client marketing challenges with long-term, strategic solutions.
  • Rumor has it he was once a pirate. We still call him “Cap’n” just in case.
  • He’s a man of many talents and many pairs of yoga leggings.
  • He’s figured how to combine his passions of travel, writing and photography as seen on Wandering Rose Travels.
Martin Rose, Client service director
Regan White, Account lead | Senior writer, ABZ Creative Partners, headshot
Regan White, Creative director

“Can we rework this copy?”

  • She’s a zealot for knockout copy and second-to-none customer service.
  • Nothing makes her swoon more than a beautiful turn of phrase.
  • She’s a founding member of Yale University’s first, all-female sketch comedy group, The Sphincter Troupe. (She had no hand in the name. She promises.)
Elizabeth Engle, Strategist | Senior writer

“Let’s outline the big picture, then nail down the details.”

  • She captures clients’ unique messages in a voice that commands attention.
  • A lifelong passion for the written word, plus promotion and photography dabblings, sparked her love of creative marketing.
  • She travels the world in search of inspiration, fueled by local libations and a sailing addiction.
Elizabeth Engle, Strategist | Senior writer, ABZ Creative Partners, headshot
Carrie Snyder, Account lead and production manager, ABZ Creative Partners, headshot
Carrie Lock, Account lead | Production manager

“The paper samples are in my office next to the zombie flamingo.”

  • She brings order to chaos, morphing communication messes into masterpieces.
  • A free-spirited detail freak, she’s been sighted perusing spreadsheets in a tutu.
  • She’ll get to the bottom of any project, but her free time is spent reaching new heights as a rock climber.
Erica Harouff, Account lead | Media planner

“I’ll make a spreadsheet for this.”

  • Managing massive media buys and complex account details is her forte.
  • She launched our one-woman Chicago office and clocks in at 7 a.m. to work Eastern time with us.
  • She cut her marketing teeth managing Anheuser-Busch brewery tours and can still spout fun facts about your favorite brews.
Erica Harouff, Account service and Media planner, ABZ Creative Partners, headshot
Katie Oliver, Account service and Video production, ABZ Creative Partners, headshot
Katie Oliver, Copy writer | Video producer

“The AP Stylebook is my spirit animal.”

  • Securing the perfect b-roll for the perfect sound bite is her JAM.
  • Puzzles are her thing. Bring on a mess of project details and watch her emerge on the other side with a great solution.
  • We’re a little worried she’ll move to Costa Rica to work among the sloths.
Brittany Facinoli, Senior designer
Traditional + digital

“Due in an hour? Sure, I can fit that in.”

  • From print to websites, she has her hands in all things design – “multitasking” is her middle name.
  • She’s a fanatic for designing creative that offers the best possible user experience.
  • Unabashed foodie, she keeps the office updated on the hottest places to eat in Charlotte.
Brittany Sanges, Traditional + digital design, ABZ Creative Partners, headshot
Gwen Saunders, Digital + multimedia design, ABZ Creative Partners, headshot
Gwen Saunders, Senior designer
Digital + multimedia

“I tested this e-blast on 22 platforms. And it’s mobile-friendly.”

  • She wrestles daily with internet browsers and email providers to make your web marketing beautiful, functional and versatile.
  • She runs distances others drive. (Almost as fast!)
  • She’s always scouting the next adventure abroad, though her request for a new, exotic office location hasn’t been granted yet.
Ashlyn Kellner, Senior designer

“I think we can offer at least one more option. Well, after I eat lunch.”

  • With a sharp eye for page layout and a passion for concept development, you can be sure that her work will surpass your expectations.
  • Unwilling to settle for average, she will push the boundaries to come up with just the right deliverable for any client request.
  • Not limited to printed materials, her design eye can spot a beautiful lamp or throw pillow from a mile away.
Jim Tobalski, Project consultant

“You can’t create a pickle by sprinkling vinegar on a cucumber – you have to soak it. Just like marketing communications.”

  • He’s done it all over 39 years – from the photo darkroom as a marketing intern to the corporate boardroom as an executive.
  • He loves evaluating a company’s brand.
  • Jim invented hiking. (At least that’s what a squeaky voice inside his head claims.)

Honorary staff


Former staffers still in the ABZ contractor family


Human baby zealots


Zealot dogs


Resident yogi