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

Chad Paris

Co-Founder & CEO

Chad wanted to own the healthiest business 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

Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer

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 CFO. 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

Senior Project Manager

Allen brings a unique perspective to every project. His 15 years as a User Experience Architect and Project Manager produced operations management apps 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.

Larry Werner

Associate Creative Director + Copywriter

From the perfect setup and punchline to uncovering the soul of a brand, Larry brings a Zen core and quip to every project. He’s spent the last two decades with ad agencies big and small, including Ogilvy & Mather, JWT and TBWA\Chiat\Day, with extensive experience in the higher education sector. When he’s not writing copy, Larry enjoys reading, surfing and making furniture.

Benji Haselhurst

Senior Designer

When you find yourself searching for that perfect sci-fi reference or obscure italo-disco music recommendation, Benji is your guy. He blends a diverse background of art and design with a love and dedication for user experience on the web. He also knows his beers, and all dogs seem to love him.

Shane Buchan

Designer & Web Developer

Shane is a digital craftsman who specializes in graphic design, front-end web development and animation. When he’s not working, he is a doting husband and father and can be found getting his hands dirty in the outdoors.

Gretchen Berisford

Project Assistant

Gretchen is the backbone of Parisleaf, providing critical support to our CFO and Project Manager. 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 husky, Denali, and camping.

Rachel Welch

Executive Assistant to the CEO

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.

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