Everyone has an ego. We just hook ours to the bike rack on our way in.

Chad Paris

Principal, CEO

Chad desires to own one of the healthiest agencies in the world, and that goal fuels everything he does. Chad’s role is all about relationships and communication with clients and with the Parisleaf team. Chad’s passion lies in giving back to the community – some may call this networking.

Alison Paris

Principal, COO

Where design and data meet, you’ll find Alison. Her research background brings order to the office, while her simplistic style provides balance and serenity. Although she’s worn many hats at Parisleaf, her analytic disposition makes her a natural COO. Alison’s love for the outdoors is only rivaled by her love of knowledge — whether books, documentaries, or inspiring conversation.

Matt Steel

Creative Director

Matt is a designer who writes, father of four, and husband of one. Since 2003, he has designed and directed creative initiatives with clients ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies. Matt loves giving good stories the visibility they deserve. He enjoys reading, surfing, yoga, running, hanging punctuation, serial commas, and drifting from philosophical musings to ridiculous impersonations.

Allen Shorter

Director of Operations

Allen brings a unique perspective to every project. His 17 years as a User Experience Architect and Project Manager produced project management dashboards for major cities and projects, including the 2012 Olympics and the Panama Canal. He’s also a professional husband, dad, semi-pro disc golfer and seasoned surfer.

Gretchen Berisford

Project Manager

Gretchen is the backbone of Parisleaf, providing critical support to our COO and Director of Ops. Her passion for sustainability led her to program management in the nonprofit and social justice sectors. She loves walking on her hands, Ashtanga yoga, hanging with her huskies, Denali & Kaya, and camping.

Elisa Gomez-Monzo

Senior Designer

Born in the heart of Sillicon Valley and raised in Spain, Elisa is a Spanish graphic designer who joined Parisleaf searching to work with amazing professionals. Passionate about work and serious about design, she is always eager to continue learning new things that improve her designs. If she is not at the office, you will find her at the movies with her husband or eating pizza.

Rachel Welch

Account Coordinator

A detail maven, Rachel deftly balances our agency’s incoming opportunities and client relations. Her strict strategic organization belies her loud laugh and easy-going attitude. She’s also an amateur gardener, expert thrift shopper and avid adventure-seeker, documenting it all with her GoPro or journal.

Jenn Thomas

Talent Coordinator

Jenn joins us with humble enthusiasm. She brings with her 14+ years of experience from the world of education (both K-12 and Higher Ed) as well as a background in human resources. She has learned that time and perspective are two of the most important things in life. She is a mom of two awesome and athletic boys. If she’s not out volunteering, you’ll find her on the ball fields with her kiddos!

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