GKA a creative agency

who is GKA?

GKA was founded over 30 years ago on delivering award-winning marketing campaigns and excellent client service. Our unequivocal belief is that our success stems from our clients’ success. We work hand-in-hand with our clients and handle the nitty gritty so that their life is enhanced and their businesses succeed.

meet our team

Jodi Katzker

President

Behind our thriving agency is our President and Owner, Jodi. Working in tandem with clients, Jodi's strategic foresight has paved the way for our clients’ success for over 20+ years.

Sarah Crisafulli

Vice President - Brand Strategy

Sarah has more than 10 years of experience developing nationally acclaimed hospitality and tourism brands. Sarah oversees client acquisition and works behind the scenes to create impactful strategies.

Margaret Doan

Director of Client Services

Margaret has spearheaded GKA’s client services for over five years, and in that time her clients have won dozens of top industry awards for their websites, creative campaigns, and social media platforms.

Ivan Garcia

Creative Director

Ivan provides over 12 years of creative direction. As a perfectionist, he can spot uncentered headlines with the naked eye, is a fan of proper kerning, and can even speak three languages.

Sharon Malecki

Sr. Art Director

Sharon Malecki is one of our most tenured team members. With over 24 years of design experience, her extensive portfolio of award-winning work highlights her specialty in campaign and brand development.

Terrina Tabron

Production Coordinator

From start to finish, Terrina makes sure our creative work is both efficient and punctual. With over 20+ years of experience in production, her sassy personality keeps us on deadline!

José Dominguez

Sr. Art Director

Jose brings over 20+ years of experience in publishing, graphic design and agency life. By day, Jose is our production artist. By night, Jose is a talented illustrator for a children’s book series.

Amra Narmandakh

Full-Stack Developer

As our in-house web developer, Amra is always on the hunt for innovative ways for our clients to have the most inventive websites.

Lexi Hodgson

Social Media & Content Creator

At the helm of social media is Lexi Hodgson. Lexi operates as an extension of our clients by embodying their brand and creating engaging viral campaigns.

Kela Lester

Associate Creative Director

"You only live once" and that's why Kela believes in thinking big with ideas. With a deep passion for digital marketing and design, her intention is both analytical and distinct.

Carol Vederman

Media Coordinator

With 25 years of professional experience, Carol believes in the power of effective communication whether at work or at home. Now in brand management, Carol enjoys getting the job done.

Monica Yao

Digital Strategist

Monica is our Digital Strategist at GKA. Monica is focused on optimizing digital strategies for our clients, from managing PPC to campaign analysis and reporting.

Brianne Dougherty

Account Services Coordinator

Brianne studied English and Biopsychology while running a successful online shop with a strong social media strategy and exploring her love for film photography.

Lisa Schaefer

Office Coordinator

When she's not spending time traveling, trying new restaurants or spending quality family-time, Lisa keeps the GKA office in-tune and aligned.

Svitlana Bodnia

Sr. Art Director

Originally from Ukraine, Svitlana enjoys illustrating people like her inspiration - Leonardo da Vinci.

Bob Khurelbaatar

Developer

Bob enjoys learning about the latest in technology trends, then applying them to the development of the latest and greatest at GKA.

our achievements

GKA and our team members have received repeated honors in every major category: campaigns, websites, social media, radio, print and more. We enjoy making our clients look good.

150+

MAME’s / GALA’s

Marketing and Merchandising Excellence Awards / Great American Living Awards

25

ADDY’s

American Advertising Awards

25

ADDY’s

American Advertising Awards

13+

Nationals

American Advertising Awards

6

NCOSH’s

Best of 55+ Housing Awards National Council of Senior Housing Awards

6

NCOSH’s

Best of 55+ Housing Awards National Council of Senior Housing Awards

10

MAX Awards

Maryland Awards of Excellence

1

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