The New Ahalogists: We're Expanding Our Team in Cincinnati

It's hard to believe that Ahalogy will be turning five years old in just a few short months. From the very beginning—when we were just a couple of employees pinning from our co-founder's basement—to now, our people have been the secret sauce to the company's success. In the past couple of months, we've welcomed eight new members to our Cincinnati office. They're a talented bunch—ranging from copywriters and account executives to product engineers and project managers. Read on to get to know them and check out our careers page to learn a little bit about our company culture.  

 

Ross Lewellyn | VP of Product

 

Where ya from? Originally from Carrollton, KY, but spent adult life in Cincy area.

Why Ahalogy? I had a strange journey to Ahalogy.  I have a passion for Startup Cincy and was at a startup previous to Ahalogy.  We were a small team and working out of the Ahalogy office.  Unfortunately, that company didn't work out but at the same time I was looking Ahalogy was as well.  I already knew and liked the team and culture a lot.  Another piece of it was Ahalogy had a lot of promise and was exciting to be part of something big in Cincinnati.  Lastly, a small benefit, was for once I would be building technology that my wife could actually relate to. :)

What's your favorite emerging trend on Muse this week? Definitely cookie dough!

Coffee… essential to life or overrated? Overrated

Dogs or Cats? Dogs.  I have an 11 year old Morky (Yorkie/Maltese mix) named Zeus

If you had to pick 3 characters from books, movies, TV, etc. to describe yourself, who would it be? Jerry Seinfeld (dry humor), Roy McAvoy (Tin Cup - super competitive), not sure....

Favorite Cincinnati eatery? Mazunte

And everyone’s favorite question—what’s a fun fact about yourself? I have 3 kids under the age of 6, love sports (especially basketball) and have all kinds of weird things.....Don't like peanut butter.  Have texture issues with food (hate seafood) and don't like to split around things like poles when walking with people.  

 

Katie Cattell | Copywriter

Where ya from? Columbus, OH

Why Ahalogy? I started working for Ahalogy as a co-op during my senior year of college. I fell in love with the fun, young culture and was impressed by how passionate everyone was about using data to produce valuable content for social media. Plus, it doesn't hurt that I now have a viable excuse to be on Pinterest every day :)

What's your favorite emerging trend on Muse this week? Sangria!

Coffee… essential to life or overrated? Essential to life

Dogs or Cats? Both. I love all furry creatures equally.

If you had to pick 3 characters from books, movies, TV, etc. to describe yourself, who would it be? Lorelai Gilmore, Belle (Beauty and the Beast), and Joey Tribbiani

Favorite Cincinnati eatery? Nation Kitchen and Bar. Their tater tot bowls are to die for.

And everyone’s favorite question—what’s a fun fact about yourself? My dad once signed me up for a competitive bee-keeping scholarship when I was in high school. I ended up bombing the interview on purpose because I was terrified of getting stung.

 

Sarah Rotte | Client success associate

Where ya from? Toledo, OH

Why Ahalogy? I was drawn to the collaborative atmosphere and valued Ahalogy's mission to make marketing meaningful. Additionally, I felt that Ahalogy played into my interest of questioning the "why" behind what we see online.

What's your favorite emerging trend on Muse this week? Peanut Butter Cookie and I am absolutely OK with that.

Coffee… essential to life or overrated? Essential to life

Dogs or Cats? Dogs. All day. Everyday. Woof.

If you had to pick 3 characters from books, movies, TV, etc. to describe yourself, who would it be? I would choose Jessica Day from "New Girl," Bridget Jones from "Bridget Jones Diary," and Daenerys Targareon from "Game of Thrones."

Favorite Cincinnati eatery? Mazunte! Their tacos and margs are to die for.

And everyone’s favorite question—what’s a fun fact about yourself? I can do a few vocal impersonations. My strongest and weirdest impersonation would be a chipmunk, similar to the voices heard in the Alvin and the Chipmunks cartoon. You'd be lucky if you were ever to get me to perform it for you though.

 

Jake Boyles | Front End Engineer 

Where ya from? Born and raised in Cincinnati

Why Ahalogy? Wanted to build cool new stuff around marketing and work with smart people.

What's your favorite emerging trend on Muse this week? Would have to be chipotle for sure.

Coffee… essential to life or overrated? Essential to life.

Dogs or Cats? Dogs 100%

If you had to pick 3 characters from books, movies, TV, etc. to describe yourself, who would it be? Tony Stark, Richard Hendricks, Harry Potter

Favorite Cincinnati eatery? Skyline!

And everyone’s favorite question—what’s a fun fact about yourself? I have 3 dogs, a cat, and a guinea page as well as a three year old and a one year old. So a small petting zoo.

 

Chris Enzweiler | Full Stack Engineer

Where ya from? I've lived in Northern Kentucky my whole life

Why Ahalogy? The fun culture and interesting technical challenges make it a great place to work and grow professionally.

What's your favorite emerging trend on Muse this week? Peanut Butter Cookie

Coffee… essential to life or overrated? Overrated. 

Dogs or Cats? Dogs. 

If you had to pick 3 characters from books, movies, TV, etc. to describe yourself, who would it be? Jim Halpert, Phil Dunphy, Robert Langdon

Favorite Cincinnati eatery? Montgomery Inn

And everyone’s favorite question—what’s a fun fact about yourself? I've been to the Kentucky Derby 5 times

 

Mary Kate Dorr | Client Success Associate

Where ya from? Cincinnati, OH

Role at Ahalogy? Client Success Associate

Why Ahalogy? It's the perfect fit! From learning to tell a client their Pinterest story and discovering emerging trends to being surrounded by a creative and fun team in a supportive culture, I can't imagine working anywhere else. Every morning I wake up excited to come to the office!

What's your favorite emerging trend on Muse this week? Red Velvet Cake or Guacamole!

Coffee… essential to life or overrated? Essential to life

Dogs or Cats? Dogs (specifically Pugs)

If you had to pick 3 characters from books, movies, TV, etc. to describe yourself, who would it be? Leslie Knope from Parks & Rec, Louise Belcher from Bob's Burgers, and Mia Thermopolis from the Princess Diaries

Favorite Cincinnati eatery? E+O Kitchen

And everyone’s favorite question—what’s a fun fact about yourself? My favorite sport is running! I completed my New Year's Resolution of running a half marathon and am now training for another!

 

Joe Stazak | full stack developer 

Where ya from? Youngstown, OH, then Cincinnati for college and beyond.

Why Ahalogy? I was attracted to the culture, the short commute (3 minute walk!) and the projects I will be working on are exciting and challenging.

What's your favorite emerging trend on Muse this week? Brussels Sprouts

Coffee… essential to life or overrated? Essential to life.

Dogs or Cats? Dogs AND Cats. 

If you had to pick 3 characters from books, movies, TV, etc. to describe yourself, who would it be? Aeneas, Treebeard and Rick Sanchez, are some of my favorite characters from a book, movie (yes I cheated), and TV show; although I wouldn't necessarily describe myself as them.

Favorite Cincinnati eatery? Cilantro

And everyone’s favorite question—what’s a fun fact about yourself? I have traveled to China for my previous position for 8 months out of 2.5 years. 

 

Rachel Fenner | Digital Campaign Manager

Where ya from? Cincinnati (East Side, obviously)

Why Ahalogy? I instantly felt at home the first time I came in to the office - everyone is extremely friendly, eager to help me learn and grow, and all-in-all super fun to be around. Also, the work we do is pretty great. I'm all for making advertising less annoying and more meaningful.

What's your favorite emerging trend on Muse this week? Sangria! Office happy hour anyone?

Coffee… essential to life or overrated? Essential to life.

Dogs or Cats? Doggos of course.

If you had to pick 3 characters from books, movies, TV, etc. to describe yourself, who would it be?

- 1. Liz Lemon (30 Rock) - I think we speak the same language.
2. Junie B. Jones - She defined my childhood.
3. Tim (the little boy) from the first Jurassic Park movie - I wouldn't have survived, though.

Favorite Cincinnati eatery? Gomez! I stop by their OTR window at least once a week.

And everyone’s favorite question—what’s a fun fact about yourself? A fun fact (and shameless plug) - I had a little side project a few months ago and created a 'Cookie Button' that can notify me when fresh cookies are delivered to my favorite coffee shop. The project has been on pause for a few months since I started working at Ahalogy, but I plan to finish it up by the end of the summer. If anyone out there is into IoT, you can read about it on my Medium page.

 

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, our people rock! Think you've got what it takes to join the A-Team? Check out our current openings here.