Our Team

There's talent, and then there are the members of the Filterati: industry-leading digital marketers and designers, and dynamic innovators both on and off the clock. Our members embody not only the top-notch skills but also the energy, curiosity and passion that define success in the new world of work.

That's why today's leading brands seek them out - and it's why we invest so much in each of them. From thoughtfully curating the perfect opportunities for every individual, to providing ongoing educational resources, career guidance and competitive benefits, we keep our members engaged and committed for the long-term (once a Filterati, always a Filterati!) - giving our clients reliable access to best-in-class professionals who have the skills, aptitudes and drive it takes to thrive in today's digital marketing and design roles.

Joe Melanson, CEO

With 25 years of experience in the workforce solutions industry, I'm passionate about helping companies thrive in the ever-changing field of digital marketing and design. Filter's clients are some of the most innovative organizations in the world, and being part of their success is extremely rewarding. It's exciting to see how they're using new technologies like Artificial Intelligence and VR to engage their customers. When I'm not at work, I love to travel, hike, eat great food with friends, float in the pool and play poker. 

Terry Harnisch, Chief Financial Officer

Filter has been evolving from its inception (I would know, having been here 20 years!). My passion is helping people adapt to changes in our industry, whether it's my coworkers, our clients or the Filterati. Filter is an environment where we share our experience and expertise with one another so we can continue moving forward as individuals and as a team. In my spare time I love glamping, hiking, teaching and spending time with my family.

 

Eric Adams, Chief Operating Officer

By reframing questions and thinking hard about the answers, we can come up with truly new ideas. I love helping empower people to own those ideas and drive them to fruition. It’s fulfilling to be a part of such a dynamic team – one with the desire and the courage to go where other companies haven’t. Outside of work I enjoy skiing, whitewater rafting, traveling, and enjoying great food and wine.

Greg Welch, Vice President of Sales

Jim Dodson, Client Partner

Rain Blond, Talent Solutions Partner

I've been working in the talent solutions industry since 2010, and my specialty at Filter is finding exceptionally talented UX/UI and visual designers for a wide variety of terrific clients. I love being able to connect the Filterati to roles that are great fits for them in terms of both work and company culture. When I'm not at Filter you can find me playing with my twins, spending time outdoors, dining with friends and family and traveling to my favorite places. 

JoAnna Jose, Project Manager

Jessamyn Pritchard, Talent Solutions Partner

I feel incredibly grateful to work for a company that is committed to the idea of "job fitness." Filter understands that when you place someone in a role that aligns with both their skills and their passions, you're clearing the way for extraordinary things to happen. When I'm not at Filter I love to climb, mountain bike, ski, read, go to yoga and of course hang out with my husband and puppy.

Teresa Summerford, Accounting Manager

Part of what I love about working at Filter is our culture of learning and teaching. We help the Filterati expand their knowledge and skills so they can cement their employability no matter what life throws at them - and my coworkers are always happy to explain their processes and support new ideas. Outside of work I love reading, camping, snowmobiling, ATVs, and spending time with my family.

Stephanie Falls, Talent Solutions Partner & Sourcing Team Lead

I love having a hand in connecting the people who create the world around us to the biggest brands that bring those creations to life. I've been working in the talent solutions industry since 2010, and I’m particularly interested in working with professionals who have backgrounds in retail, ecommerce and consumer-facing technologies. Outside of Filter, you'll find me hanging out with my boyfriend Ian and our pup Skagit, whether we’re fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking or just lounging around.

Shari Henri, Payroll Specialist

Filter shares and celebrates success, which brings such a positive dynamic to the workplace. Giving credit makes us feel appreciated and engaged in our work family, and it motivates all of us to do our best. I love that Filter is committed to helping people find jobs that really fit. We spend a lot of our time at work, so it's important to have a role that aligns with who you are and what your life encompasses. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, taking walks and reading a good book.

Ryan Dantzler, Developer

I enjoy being part of a team that’s giving top talent the tools they need to pursue the work they really want. In this day and age, it's more important than ever to focus on learning and adapting your skills; and part of what makes Filter different is that we're always working to help our members do that. When I'm not at Filter, I spend my free time whittling and collecting stamps.

Robin Rayburn, Employee Engagement Director

It's talent, not tenure that matters in today's evolving job market, and that's not a bad thing. Job stability – the ability to make a living in your field through various means – is what we should all strive for; and with the right approach, it's well within reach. The keys are simple: challenge convention, stand on your own two feet, live each moment, and find the joy in what you do. When I'm not at Filter you can find me painting, enjoying craft beer and exploring the world.

Mitchell Baier, HR Specialist

I appreciate that honesty is always our priority. Filter believes that “truth heals,” even when it hurts. I also enjoy being part of a team that embraces change. If there's a better way to do something, I know that I'll be encouraged to find it and supported in making it happen. I spend my free time wandering through the mountains and waterways of the Pacific Northwest, serving up aces on the court, and singing a cappella choral music.

Miriam Roth, Content Strategist

My favorite part of my role at Filter is getting to talk with our talented Filterati about what they're working on, what inspires them and how their dynamic fields are evolving. I've learned so much about digital marketing and design from both our internal experts and the Filterati, and I love being able to help share their insights with our clients and industry. When I'm not at Filter, you can find me drawing, playing ping pong and petting strangers' dogs.

Megan Burke, Client Partner

I've been helping companies find creative solutions to their business challenges since 2004. I love helping our clients to execute work faster and more effectively, while at the same time helping create new and rewarding opportunities for the Filterati. My most important job is being a mom of two little boys; my husband and I love showing them all the beautiful Pacific Northwest has to offer: skiing in the winter and camping, hiking and kayaking in the summer.

Leota Mohr, Director of Marketing

Digital marketing is ever-evolving – which means in my role, there's never a dull moment! Luckily, I wouldn't have it any other way. I love finding creative ways to get the word out about our awesome company, and capturing the truly inspiring stories our clients and Filterati share about working with Filter. 'Work smart, work quickly, and get results – that’s my mantra. Let's go!

Kristina Bartley, IT Manager

The Filterati movement, and the comradery that backs it, is one of a kind. Not many companies in our field throw happy hours for their talent or invite them in for company meetings – but we do. How cool is that? I love that Filter believes in being real and genuinely you. As Dr. Seuss says, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” If I'm not at the office, I'm most likely training in the gym or rowing on Lake Washington.

Don Olson, Director of Managed Teams

Filter has embraced change throughout the 10 years I've been here, and I've always thrived in environments where change is constant. In an industry like ours, it's important to take risks and try new ideas. I enjoy being part of a team that's always seeking out fresh and innovative ways to help our clients. Outside of work I challenge myself by thinking I know how to make and play music, and I push the limits of my fears by riding motorcycles with my wife riding alongside me.

David Cieri, Client Partner

As a Client Partner I love getting to know our awesome clients - what they're working on, what they want to achieve, and what gaps or obstacles are standing in their way. With an understanding of their unique needs, we can provide truly customized solutions, at exactly the right times. Outside of work I love to cycle, camp, hike, and spend time with my family. I'm passionate about health and wellness, and of course I’m a huge Hawks fan. Go Hawks!

Joe Melanson

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Dana Michaels, Talent Solutions Partner

There’s a lot of love at Filter! I love what I do, I love my team, and I love what we stand for as a company. It's been joy to work with our wonderful and talented Filterati over the last 7 years. One of my favorite aspects of my role is coaching candidates on their resumes and portfolios. I also enjoy helping people find new ways to engage and resolve conflicts with others. Outside of work, I love to spend time in nature: camping, fishing, hiking, gardening and exploring – ideally with my dog at my side.

Andy Keck, Senior Program Architect

I enjoy working as a true partner with our clients, providing great solutions to their digital marketing and design challenges while also improving their efficiency. I love that Filter is agile enough to respond to their needs quickly, without a lot of back-and-forth that would otherwise leave them waiting. Outside of Filter I'm a fan of motorcycles, music and the central coast outdoor life. I also love taking things apart - and sometimes putting them back together.

Alena Eysmont, Talent Solutions Partner

I’m all about building relationships and getting to know the candidates I work with. We care about each and every member of the Filterati - not just their careers, but also their lives outside of work. I love that we offer such great benefits and support, and that the Filterati feel proud to be part of this unique community. When I’m not at the office, I enjoy Zumba, snowboarding, camping, hiking and watching movies.

Eric Meline, Director of Talent Solutions

I've been in the digital talent solutions industry since 2001, and I've always been a business news nerd. The Filter team is committed to staying on the pulse of important trends in UX, VR/AR, Visual Design and Digital Marketing. Having this up-to-the-minute knowledge enables us to align our strategy with our clients' changing needs. On weekends I spend nearly all of my time in nature, hiking, camping and exploring - or spending time with my wonderful friends and family. 

Steffi Graffis, Office Experience Manager

I love that Filter is a creatively charged environment that celebrates individuality - where each member is encouraged to be themselves, express their ideas and pursue the things they love. As Office Experience Manager, I enjoy being able to help foster that positive, welcoming culture every day. Outside of Filter, I'm obsessed with music - listening to it, playing it and seeing it live. I'm always hungry for a good TV show binge, especially in the SciFi realm. 

 

Matt McManus, Client Partner

I've been helping companies solve their digital marketing and design challenges for over a decade, and my role at Filter has allowed me to do that in new and exciting ways. I love working with our forward-thinking clients and helping them discover smart solutions that increase expertise, capacity and efficiency. When I'm not at Filter you can find me sailing, hiking, mountain biking, skipping rocks and running - pretty much anything outside.

Kasey Carpenter, Filterati Success Partner Lead

I've been in the talent solutions industry for over ten years, and as a Filterati Success Partner I get to advocate for some truly amazing professionals. I love hearing what drives the Filterati and what means most to them, and being able to be a sounding board or source of support as they work toward their goals in work and life. I spend my free time driving, playing ping pong, enjoying live music and spoiling my nieces and nephews. 

Jen Sawyer, Filterati Success Partner

As a Filterati Success Partner, I focus on helping our members make new connections, build on their outstanding skill sets, and achieve their goals throughout their careers. I love that Filter offers opportunities like Lunch + Learns, mentorships, educational reimbursement, and other opportunities for the Filterati to learn and flourish. In my free time, I like to cook with my friends and attend local music shows.

Amy Toler, Talent Solutions Partner

I have over 15 years of experience in the technology and creative staffing industry, and I'm passionate about building long-term relationships with the clients and talent I'm fortunate to work with. Filter really does place people first, and that means a lot to me: we understand that supporting our talent in meaningful ways helps everyone succeed. I'm not at Filter I enjoy camping in my new travel trailer, happy hours with friends, Seahawks games and Everett Aquasox baseball.

Ann Wendell, Talent Acquisition Specialist

I'm fascinated by the way people process information and experience the world, and I believe UX/UI folks know the secret handshake. My focus at Filter is on finding awesome UX/UI talent, getting to know them, and helping them achieve their career goals; it's such fun and fulfilling work. In my spare time I write local urban fantasy, put on my 100-year-old Top Hat and vend Steampunk wares, read and spoil my granddog.

Andrew Phetsomphou, IT Systems Analyst

As part of Filter's IT team, I have the opportunity to support some of the industry's most talented digital marketers and designers. Working with such inspiring people keeps me on my feet and challenges me to further deepen my skills. When I'm not at Filter, I enjoy eating great food, going to concerts, staying active and going on the occasional hike.

Jennifer Hopper, Talent Solutions Lead

I've been in the creative talent business since 1999, and what I continue to love most about Filter is our commitment to building real, long-term partnerships with the people we work with. Filter does so much more than placing people: we're creating a close and supportive community. In addition to working with the Filterati, it's exciting to help our clients succeed by connecting them with the right talent each and every time. In my free time, I love to sing, ride my bike, and enjoy all kinds of concerts and music.

Elizabeth Rudinoff, Recruiter

I love having the opportunity to engage with such smart, creative people - professionals at the top of their fields who are deeply passionate about what they do. There's always something new to discover in our industry, and every day at Filter brings fresh perspectives and the ability to make a positive impact. Outside of Filter I enjoy trying new recipes, reading, playing basketball, visiting museums, walking and hiking, playing word games, dancing and napping.

meet the Filterati

Get to know some of the faces of the Filterati - what they're working on, what inspires them, and how partnering with Filter helps them stay at the forefront of their industries.

Allyssa evans, program manager

hannah sherwood, ux researcher

aaron Bowersock, UX designer