Kiwi Creative Head Honcho Jen Lombardi
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Jen Lombardi

Head Honcho & Creative Genius

As a small business owner (and founder!), Jen splits her time between being a creative director, marketing strategist, business visionary, HR manager and bookkeeper. And she loves every minute it. (Who knew creative people could learn to appreciate Quickbooks?)

Jen is a 2005 graduate of the prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and has worked as the lead designer on big-name accounts like Verizon Wireless, Hyatt, Starbucks and Ocean Spray in her past life at advertising agencies around Cleveland. In addition to collecting quite a few accolades for her own work, she’s also been a two-time judge of the Webby Awards and a repeat speaker at several conferences, including HOW Design Live.

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Kaity Huff, Digital Marketing Director
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Kaity Huff

Digital Marketing Director & Craft Beer Nut

As our Digital Marketing Director, Kaity drives the development of inbound marketing and website strategies for our awesome clients. Her background in B2B software brings an important perspective to tech companies with complex product offerings. She’s a pro at weeding out what works and what doesn’t, honing in on a buyer persona and creating killer content.

Kaity likes her coffee black and her beer hoppy, and she’s a sucker for a taco food truck. In her spare time (of which she has very little with her toddler who runs faster than her), you’ll find Kaity sewing for her Etsy store or learning how to sail her boat that she bought on a whim.

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Jenna Naymik

Project Manager & Baseball Buff

As our hyper-organized Project Manager, Jenna prides herself on having sticky notes for her sticky notes. She has B.A. from the University of Akron and M.A. from Kent State University, both in the communication field.

When she is not organizing and prioritizing, she enjoys cheering on her favorite team, the Cleveland Indians. Jenna also loves cooking and going for hikes with her dog, Bailey.

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Jennifer Shaw, Graphic Designer
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Jennifer Shaw

Graphic Designer & Bicycling Enthusiast

Our graphic designer, Jennifer, is a proud typography nerd with a passion for all things related to design. She loves a creative challenge and will make sure your projects look amazing down to the smallest details.

When not designing, Jennifer enjoys drinking a lot of coffee, hiking the Akron Metroparks and biking. She recently adopted a Boston Terrier, Winnie, and is the #1 fan of the Gilmore Girls.

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Kiwi Creative Web Developer Ryan Patterson
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Ryan Patterson

Web Developer & Golden Retriever Dad

Ryan has been fascinated with technology for as long as he can remember, which has translated into a successful career as a web developer and usability expert. In addition to being a wizard of WordPress websites, he’s also well-versed in search engine optimization and other digital marketing tactics that are crucial to creating a well-rounded website design.

When he’s not in front of his computer, Ryan enjoys being outdoors and spending time with the world’s cutest Golden Retrievers: Layla and Sonny. He’s also a self-proclaimed amateur chef, which is amusing considering he’s a pretty picky eater.

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Hana Hodali

Marketing Intern & Grammar Snob

Hana, our self-proclaimed “Head Intern,” is in her final stretch at Kent State University pursuing a Public Relations degree. She has a passion for putting ink to paper and brainstorming ways to influence consumer behavior. Upon graduation, she hopes to transition her enthusiasm and creativity into a position within the public relations and marketing industry.

When she’s not writing for our blog or scheduling social media posts, Hana can be found binge-watching an HGTV series, creating a new Spotify playlist or attending a boxing class.

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Kiwi Creative Digital Strategist Danni Bennett

Danni Bennett

Website Strategist & SEO Data Geek

A self-proclaimed “data geek,” Danni has a clear passion for all things related to online marketing and website development. Whether it’s organizing a sitemap, drafting wireframes, researching keywords, optimizing copy or reviewing analytics, she’s a crucial part of making sure all of our websites are equal parts form and function.

Fun fact: Danni has a Speedy Gonzales tattoo on her ankle. (Her maiden name is Gonzales. ¡Ándale!)


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Mike Richwalsky

IT/Hosting Support & Potato Chip Connoisseur

As our resident “tech nerd,” Mike helps out with IT, website hosting and other technical challenges here at Kiwi. He also manages Gas Mark 8, a creative agency that works with higher education and non-profit organizations.

When not working, Mike likes to hang with his two boys and perpetually understanding wife. He loves music, movies and traveling. He recently visited Norway, where he tried whale. He wasn’t a fan.

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