As a group of highly seasoned creative professionals, we enjoy the collective knowledge and working relationships most agencies drool over. Our halls are filled with laughter, and because we're so passionate about delivering powerful solutions, sometimes-heated debates over the details that make work shine. It's our passion and collaboration that keep us from settling on the expected.

Read about our team here. Check out our culture. Then stop by if you're in the neighborhood. 

Leslie PerlsLeslie Perls

Owner/Principal, Creative Director
Leslie inspires LP&G's entire staff to continually cultivate new ideas. She has an innate understanding that all areas of the agency are creative — media, web production, human resources, account service and more. She is a fearless leader and culture protector who leads the way with love and laughter. Leslie is also a seasoned creative director. After more than 25 years in the business, Leslie has crafted hundreds of award-winning campaigns. She knows how to develop powerful brands and serve them up in fresh, consistent and memorable ways. She has a broad range of experience in tourism, healthcare, real estate, business-to-business and financial services. Leslie holds degrees in fine arts and advertising design from Southern Illinois University. She joined LP&G as a partner in 1994.

Dave GoldsmithDave Goldsmith

Associate Creative Director
Dave's visual acuity comes naturally, and it's evident in all aspects of his work. He creates striking logos and graphics that successfully convey the client's image and message. Dave also works effectively in print and digital, and art directs client photography. He's our video go-to guy and is well loved by vendors for his clear vision and easy-going nature. He has produced materials for Rain Bird International, the Tucson Police Department, the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Desert Diamond Casino.

Dave holds an advertising art degree from the Art Center in Tucson and a certificate of communication design from the Royal College of Art in London. He joined LP&G in 1997, then joined again in 2011 after serving hard time at another agency.

CCharisse Warsco

Graphic Designer
This wonderfully talented designer never intended to work at an ad agency, but here she's found the perfect outlet for her creativity. Her illustration skills are off the charts and well suited to logo, poster and other print work. She's a master at matching style to content, and as a bonus is a joy to work with. If you ever need a tattoo design, she's your gal. And we won't be at all surprised if one of the characters she creates for Comicon conventions shows up in a Pixar short. Charisse graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in visual communication and joined LP&G in 2015.

Jenny HankeJenny Hanke

Accountant/Human Resources
Jenny is the one who makes us tick. As LP&G's lead administrator, she oversees all accounting services for clients and the agency. She generates billing and reporting for our clients and maintains all of our essential accounting. She takes care of all the paperwork with which the government insists we comply. We thank our lucky stars that she likes to do this job. Jenny is also LP&G's human resource administer. She is in command of payroll (making her an agency favorite), our policies and procedures, the vacation log and our benefits programs. Jenny studied accounting at the University of Cincinnati and earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Phoenix. She joined LP&G in 1995.


Colleen Tierney CutshawColleen Tierney Cutshaw

Consultant, Brand Strategy
Over the years, Colleen has proven that ideas that produce results are directly related to the ability to articulate strategic directives. She collects crucial information through interviews and research, and leverages it with the creative talent at LP&G. Colleen is, quite simply, a wizard at this. She sees things that others cannot. And she can help those in denial see the marketing and business truth. Prior to joining LP&G in 1995, Colleen was the Regional Marketing Director for FHP Healthcare, managing advertising and promotional programs for Arizona, Utah and Southern California. In the 12 years prior, she worked as an account manager at various Tucson advertising agencies. Colleen has also served as the chair of the Arizona Governor's Tourism Advisory Council. She holds a degree in marketing from the University of Arizona.

Alison DaubertAlison Daubert

Associate Creative Director
Alison is one of those rare combination-type people: a highly creative art director and a smart businesswoman blessed with clear communication skills. Alison balances these skills for us by providing creative and art direction along with managing a few choice accounts. She is that good. Before coming to LP&G she designed publications for Fidelity Investments, World Presidents' Organization and Princess Resorts, and served as editor for a San Francisco publishing company. Alison graduated with honors from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., with a bachelor's degree in art history. She joined the staff in 1999.

Elise TownsendElise Townsend

Media Manager
Elise brings a wealth of business experience to bear in her role as media planner, watchdog and wrangler. Her brain was meant for this job, and so is her personality; she is relentless in her pursuit of background, resources and details. She manages our clients' digital and traditional media, finds obscure opportunities and gets maximum yield from every dollar spent. Plus, she's reasonable, highly professional, and so very kind. But trust us, you don't want to be the one to drop a ball or misplace a nickel. Elise comes to us by way of Prescott where she ran her own successful building company. She is originally from Indiana and studied at Indianapolis University.


Mammal/Non-human Resources
He's a bit of an enigma. But here's what we do know: he likes a schedule, he adores ivy, he is currently single, and he knows a good thing when he see it (our little patch of wild).

We welcome a good interlude.