The YGS Group

Amanda Stone

Digital Media Specialist

I am a crazy cat lady.

Andrew Bankert

Associate Editor

When I have time, I maintain a music blog with a close friend of mine. We write about our favorite bands and musicians, and have even been lucky enough to connect with a few of them.

Deborah Sharpe

Art Director

I trained as a classical ballerina for 12 years. You'll still find me walking on my toes at times.

Christophere Johnson

Developer

I have a new hobby every month.

Art Hurst

Senior Project Manager

I like to spend my spare time fishing at the local lakes.

Michael Vucic

Senior Art Director

I’m by no means a fisher, but I did catch a 200 lb. sand tiger shark while in Cape May, NJ. Yes, I have pictures to prove it.

Ashley Reid

Managing Editor

I've performed as a vocalist in various countries around the world, including Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany, and Austria.

Scott Johnson

Web Developer

I once played the entire first act of West Side story by memory because I, along with the person I was sharing music with, refused to turn the page…we wanted to see who would give in first. 

Zon Buckley

Art Director

Every year I mow a wiffleball field into my yard.

Ellen Hoover

Senior Account Manager

I survived getting hit by a line drive while holding my newborn son at a minor league baseball game and/or I have a son who plays DII baseball in college

Matt Roy

Development Director

I rarely wear matching socks.

Kali Eskew

Marketing Manager

I proudly know all the words to “Ice Ice Baby” and "Gettin' Jiggy With It.”

Amy LaPorte

PMO Director

I have a slight addiction to CrossFit and I enjoy creating mosaics and stained glass pieces in my spare time.

Brian Hershey

Senior Account Manager

My favorite band is The Who. I actually got a chance to see them with 3 of the 4 original members. I am waiting to see them again with no original members.

Karen Sunday

Marketing Automation Administrator

I am told my laugh is infectious...in a good way.

Megan Hacker

Art Director

I can do a headstand on a paddleboard.

Alex Straughan

Graphic Designer

I have played soccer (specifically goal keeper) since I was five years old but often I find I’m too nervous about the outcome to watch an entire Sounders FC or USMNT game.

Serena Spiezio

Creative Director

I once walked 39.3 miles in a weekend, crossing over the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and George Washington bridges to raise money for breast cancer research.

Shirley Kehr-Smeltzer

Director, Marketing Services

I have had the opportunity to travel to 48 states, including Hawaii and Alaska.

Charity Fox

Account Manager

Yes, I’m a natural redhead.

Robin Walker

Creative Director

I love color and texture and started throwing paint on canvas with my sons when they were 3 and 6 — definitely an outdoor adventure — but so much fun!

Reynaldo Alvarado

Art Director

Believe it or not, I've competed in multiple video game tournaments.

Molly Markee

MAP Coordinator

In my hometown, I was awarded Miss Congeniality at the Shippensburg Fair.

Erica Reed

Senior Managing Editor

I speak Italian & French, and I have traveled all over Europe.

Sam Hoffmeister

Managing Editor

Despite playing guitar in rock bands for the past 10 years, my most successful musical venture is a solo vocal Christmas album.

Craig Lauer

Content & Copy Director

I tend to be a quiet person. Unless I’m awake.