Kelly Jo Jefferis - President & Senior Consultant
With more than 15 years of experience in corporate marketing and communications, Kelly Jo excels at leading large and complex projects. Her expertise encompasses strategy development, project management, proposal execution, and brand consistency for clients ranging from small, local businesses to some of the largest companies in the world. She is focused on providing innovative, strategic solutions to drive results and accelerate business growth.
Kelly Jo has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Central Florida – College of Business Administration, where she was a finalist for the most prestigious and significant award obtainable to a UCF student, the “Order of Pegasus”. Since graduation, she has served as a Board Member for numerous professional organizations including the Society of Marketing Professional Services, the Charlotte Community ToolBank and Orlando Young Professionals. She is a graduate of the Grinnell Leadership Decathlon class – a 10-month customized leadership development program for rising stars, as well as a participant in the year-long class 2 of the Leaders Under 40 group for the Charlotte-based Community Building Initiative. Kelly Jo earned her CPSM (Certified Professional Services Marketer) certification in 2008 and passed her LEED Green Associate exam in 2014. She continues to focus on professional development through leadership, education and networking.
Prior to founding EnSpire Marketing, she was a National Marketing Manager for a global construction firm and held marketing positions at professional services firms in both the design and legal industries.
When she’s not working, you might find Kelly Jo on the lake with her husband and two children or in the kitchen trying to teach herself to cook.
Lisa Cook - Senior Marketing Consultant
With a career in communications spanning nearly 15 years, Lisa Cook possesses considerable experience writing and editing for a multitude of mediums, including print, digital and social media. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Lisa earned her impressive experience working as a copy-desk chief for a metropolitan newspaper and editor for an international finance company’s in-house magazine and website. She also honed her skills while overseeing the email marketing efforts of a Charlotte-area breast cancer non-profit, a charity she continues to support today. Her unique combination of technical expertise, collaborative approach, creative writing abilities and experience managing complex projects from conception to completion enables her to craft unique and memorable results no matter the format.
When not working, Lisa enjoys dancing, reading and baking. She also loves living-up to the soccer-mom stereotype as she cheers on her two mildly-embarrassed kids, supporting her husband as he runs a truly insane number of miles and laughing with her fantastic group of friends.
Deborah Pender - Senior Marketing Consultant
Deborah Pender loves the dynamic world of marketing and the new projects and challenges it presents each day. She’s met those challenges head-on throughout her 12 years in the A/E/C industry and is thrilled to continue to do so at EnSpire. She enjoys helping organizations develop strategies to grow or focus their business, accomplishing this by honing her clients’ strategic goals and values with each project.
Deborah’s experience encompasses management of large scale project pursuits, brand implementation, presentation preparation, marketing collateral development, and event planning. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. In her free time, she likes trying new restaurants or exploring nature with her husband and two kids.
Kristin Early - Senior Marketing Consultant
Kristin has nine years of experience in market intelligence, business research, strategic consulting and sales development. She is primarily focused on strategy development, proposal execution, and brand consistency. Having successfully led hundreds of project pursuits for federal government and municipal projects, Kristin is also skilled at complex and technical proposal writing. Kristin’s strengths combine a creative vision with a detail-oriented approach to each of her projects.
Kristin holds a MBA from the University of Central Florida and a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Florida.
Ariel Levy-Mayer - Graphic Designer
Ariel Levy-Mayer values effective communication, whether it’s in graphic or written form. She integrates her graphic and digital design, content writing and project management skills to tackle the complex and communicate it simply. She’s developed these skills working throughout a multitude of industries, including aviation, hospitality and financial services. She enjoys capitalizing on her graphics expertise to craft the images that best reflect your company and messaging.
When not working, Ariel enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also hits the gym regularly to offset her eating habits and love for binge-watching HGTV.
Megan Pabian - Social Media and Web Expert
A seasoned communication professional with 12 years’ experience in public relations and marketing in the design, construction and education industries respectively, Megan is well-versed in the power of social media and website development. Megan practices researched-based communication strategies to enhance corporate and individual outcomes and utilizing social media platforms to strategically reach your target audience. She helps businesses like yours to enhance their online marketing presence by extending their company’s influence and impact well-beyond their office’s physical address.
Megan thrives in a hectic environment, and even keeps busy in her personal time exploring new outdoor adventures with her family. When she needs to relax, yoga and red wine are her go to!
Scott Drost - Web Designer
A creative web designer with nearly 13 years of experience, Scott is dedicated to building and optimizing the performance of user-centric, high impact websites. He leverages his technical, analytical and problem-solving to create dynamic, high-speed websites designed to drive company growth. He works collaboratively with businesses to provide rapid, robust and client-acclaimed front- and back-end web design that not only optimizes user experience, search engine ranking and related metrics, but enhances overall brand positioning.
When Scott is not making the internet a brighter place, he loves spending time with his wife, daughter, and pug.
We are supported by a talented team of:
Web / Graphic Designers
Social Media Specialists
Public Relations Specialists