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

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.

Leslie PerlsSara Rohde

Brand Manager/Account Services

With a sunny smile and boundless energy, Sara’s creative spirit spices her strategic thinking to craft powerful brands with memorable messaging. As a connector, communicator and catalyst, Sara loves building relationships with clients. She also brings well-rounded talents in integrated campaign development, public relations, fundraising, events, writing and art direction to LP&G’s account services team. Sara has led marketing and sales teams for the University of Arizona Student Union, Madaras Gallery, SAHBA, and the Cobb County YMCA in Georgia, which grew five-fold under her watch. Sara holds a BA in Journalism-Public Relations/Broadcast News from UW-Madison. Go, Badgers!

& did you know… Sara sings, loves community theater, and can still spout a Cockney accent from her favorite role as Liza D.

Kate ErdmannKate Erdmann

Graphic Designer

Kate is blessed with gifts rarely seen in one human: superb planning skills and deep creativity. She is not only adept at developing all manner of marketing materials, but is a production wizard. We rely on her to research obscure requirements, keep projects with complicated assets and layers of changes organized, moving, looking great, and smile the entire time. Nothing is a problem in Kate’s world; it will get done, done right and on time, no matter what.   

Kate’s bachelor degree is from the University of Dayton Communications/Marketing Department. Her industry experience covers beauty, green building, finance and healthcare, and she worked at a variety of publications before joining LP&G. Although she’s been in Tucson for 18 years now, her upper Midwest accent is alive and well.

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.

Elise TownsendElise Townsend

VP of Strategy and Business Development    

Elise brings a wealth of business experience to her role as strategist, consultant and forward growth. Her brain was meant for this job, and so is her personality; she is relentless in her pursuit of background, resources and details. She plans and manages our clients' results while finding obscure opportunities and maximizing 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 Indiana University, Purdue University in Indianapolis.

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.

Stephanie StrausserStephanie Strausser

Producer/designer, video & audio

Stephanie came to us with an impressive background in audio/video design and production, but it was her stories that clinched the deal. She has worked for radio stations, production companies and advertising agencies throughout the country, including iHeart Media’s Creative Services Group, XM Satellite Radio, Arizona Diamondbacks and Harlem Globetrotters. She is zealous about the importance of social media marketing and branding, and keeps the big picture goals at the forefront of any project. 

Stephanie also DJ’s for select events – in fact, she was the first (and only) female “official in-game DJ” for the Arizona Diamondbacks. She graduated from The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences in 2001.

Mat AshcraftMat Ashcraft

Business Development

Mathew is a great addition to our team-he comes with years of experience and relationship building in industries including medical devices/equipment and automotive. When you meet him, you feel as if you have known him your entire life. He enjoys the benefits of being an outdoorsman and is always busy exceeding personal goals. Indiana born, he has been enjoying the Arizona sunshine for over 25 years and looks for any excuse to explore the mountains. 


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 sees it (our little patch of wild).

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