Dave Claunch - President
Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, David Claunch graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio with a BS in Computer Science. His background in electronic prepress and digital imaging served as the foundation of Claunch Consulting, the precursor to Liaison. Dave has written numerous articles and hardware/software reviews for Publish Magazine and other industry trade publications. He is also Past President of the Austin chapter of the American Advertising Federation (1999-2000), Past President of the Austin chapter of the Printing and Imaging Association (2001), and has served on the regional Board of Directors of the PIA Mid-America. In June of 2002, Dave was voted “Ad Man of the Year” by the Austin Advertising Federation and presented with their Silver Service Award. In 2009, Dave was given the “Volunteer of the Year Award” by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and selected as “Citizen of the Year” by the Westlake Chamber of Commerce. His interests include volunteering for stuff and getting awards.
Mark Caddell - Director of Operations & Agency Services
Mark contributes to employee communications, training, processes improvements, and general Liaison operations. He is also always on the lookout for companies that might take advantage of Liaison's unique model for utilizing creative talent. Before joining Liaison, Mark received a B.A. degree from Baylor University in Communications and has worked on programs for IBM, Motorola, Computer Sciences Corporation, Silicon Integration Initiative and the City of Austin. Mark has a wonderful wife, Karla, and two great sons, Dakota and Jax.
Mora Eis, PHR - Director of Human Resources
In her youth, Mora convinced her elementary school that she had written the opus “Let's Get Physical” by Olivia Newton John. This ability to channel her creative powers into persuasive mind control, coupled with over ten years of Human Resources experience, led her to the Liaison team. Mora graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI where she received a BA in Writing Intensive English and Elementary Education. After a short stint in teaching, a career change to recruiting and human resources was in order and she has found her niche in HR project management, recruiting and strategy development. Mora loves books, movies, traveling and spending time with her family.
Amy Pedersen - Controller
Amy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Baylor University with a BBA in Finance and Accounting and also holds a CPA certification. Amy joined Liaison in 2000 as Controller, managing and operating the accounting department, including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, general ledger and reporting/forecasting. A native Texan from the bustling metropolis of Waco, Amy moved to Austin in 1992 and hasn't considered living anywhere else. Amy has a wonderful family with two little girls whose daily antics keep her on her toes. In her remaining free time, she enjoys reading and watching True Blood and The Vampire Diaries.
Scott Huber - Director of Recruiting
Herding creative cats has encompassed most of Scott illustrious career. He has a broad range of experience working in creative development environments managing design, production, illustration, photo, asset and project management teams. Throughout his career he has thrived on matching ability with opportunity defining it as a great personal RUSH (the name of his favorite band). Scott has also worked in a consulting role with clients like National Geographic School publishing and most recently in Program Management at Dell with industrial designers and usability teams. In his spare time Scott actually herds two cats and two kids, cycles, rides long boards and tries not to get hurt in the above-mentioned activities.
Sam Arnold, PHR - Recruiter
Starting with Liaison in 2006, Sam has been recruiting creative and marketing professionals in all areas of the business, with a particular focus on design, video, and e-marketing. Sam also publishes our newsletters TeamNews and Swoosh and engages at many levels of the HR process. Sam has also been a professional musician in Austin since 2001 and somehow manages to gig and record with several bands. Sam graduated from Kalamazoo College with a BA in Political Science. He is also a geography nerd who loves pretty much every kind of animal.
Kristopher Kern - Project Manager, Agency Services
Kris originally joined Liaison in 2004 as a member of a client's on-site creative services team. In 2006 he flew the coop to pursue different opportunities and has since worked in project management, design and print production. After a stint in Los Angeles where he worked for a Hollywood ad agency, Kris returned to Austin in 2012 and re-joined Liaison as part of the Agency Services team. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BS in Advertising and the things he loves most are: his wife Amber and dog Buckley, baseball, music, OSU sports and Wes Anderson movies.
Angela Rockwell - Project Manager, Agency Services
Angela's passion for her work and love of organized chaos makes her a great fit for the Agency Services team. Originally from Wisconsin, moved to Austin in 2009 to escape the snow, cold, and winter chores like shoveling. While in Wisconsin she worked for a mid-large ad agency in the account services department and worked with regional clients including hospitals, insurance companies, and retail companies. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire with a BA in Graphic Design and loves trying new restaurants and hanging out with her husband and dog P-Nut.
Brie Hyde - Project Manager, Agency Services
Brie moved to Austin in 2010, hailing from the great state of Michigan after a four-year stint in motorsports (mostly NASCAR) events, marketing and public relations. After serving as promotions director for a group of radio stations in Austin and taking on various event project management gigs, she joined the Agency Services team putting her knowledge of graphic design and project management skills to work. Brie is a Central Michigan University graduate with a BA in Public Relations. Her interests include completing a never-ending bucket list of Austin eateries, volunteering with Austin Pets Alive!, traveling, cooking and being a new dog mommy.
Amber Ross - Project Manager, Agency Services
While attending the University of Texas at Austin, Amber couldn't decide what to do - Finance or Film - so she did both, graduating with a BBA in Finance and a minor in Radio-Television-Film. After working in everything from commercial banking to television, Amber landed back in Austin at Liaison. The role of Project Manager makes both sides of her brain happy: keeping everything organized and moving while being creative at the same time. She is married to a fellow Liaisonian and enjoys hanging out with him and their children, both human and canine.
Amanda Hall - HR Assistant
After graduating from Texas State University with an oh-so-useful degree in Theatre, Amanda spent many years as an acting and modeling agent here in Austin. She quickly discovered that her true passion as a problem-solver would be best utilized in the HR world, where she has found much success over the last 4 years. After developing and rolling out HR best-practices at a large multi-national staffing firm, Amanda decided she wanted to work with a more creative group, which is why she joined Liaison in March of 2014. Amanda enjoys nerding-out on sci-fi/fantasy books and movies, with special focus on the Potter-verse. She and her husband can likely be found indoors on the weekend, playing video games and ordering take-out.
Alex Boase - Project Manager, Agency Services
Originally hailing from California, Alex strayed from the Pacific Ocean to become a horned frog at Texas Christian University. Wielding a BS in Journalism, Alex has worked throughout the Lone Star State in many facets of the advertising industry including design, management, and new business development. Fluent in the languages of both creatives and clients, Alex recently joined the Liaison Agency Services team - but not before the adrenaline junkie took a hiatus from the heat to teach skiing in the Colorado Rockies. When he's not tackling graphic design and branding projects for fun, Alex can be found wakeboarding, longboarding or coaching paintball.