Meet Our Team

Ginger Gallagher


Not only does Ginger manage Vela operations, but she also works closely with clients to build event strategies that help set them apart from the crowd.

Michelle Soyars

VP, Creative Strategy

Goal and deadline oriented, Michelle brings a keen creative instinct and strategic brand perspective to every Vela project.

Kevin O’Neill

VP, Digital Media & Web Solutions

Kevin is our in-house website developer and video editor. He can always find the right tool at the right price – and turn it around in record time.

Christina Hussey

Director, Digital Media

As Vela’s digital media guru, Christina creates, monitors and manages our social and digital ad campaigns; provides strategic guidance for content marketing initiatives; and regularly manages website builds within the agency.

Amy Croom

Director, Copywriting and PR

From brochures and press releases to websites, video scripts, print articles and tweets, Amy always finds the right voice for any communication.

Fareena Bacchus

Account Manager

You’ll never hear Fareena say, “Not my job.” As an account manager, her clients can count on her to get the job done using her strong project management, analytic and research skills.

Kristin Eckart


Kristin loves words and isn’t afraid to use them. Branding materials, digital content, print pieces – no matter the medium, she makes it sing.

Linda Harring

Graphic / Production Designer

Technical know-how brings great design to the finish line. Linda creates designs that are effective and targeted, and then executes them for a flawless final product.

Kimberly Houston

Copywriter & Public Relations Specialist

Kimberly loves to develop content that inspires action. No matter the medium, reaching the right audience with the right message is her goal.

Carly Lawson

Sr. Designer

Carly’s range of skills is barely captured by the title “senior creative manager.”  She has extensive experience as a graphic designer, video producer, web and WordPress designer, event producer and as a creative director.

Melissa James

Technical Design & Web Support

Melissa brings her unique problem solving skills to every project. From start to finish, this out-of-the-box thinker is always ready for a challenge.

Amanda King

Senior Account Manager

As a senior account manager, Amanda will help you get to know your audience and develop the right strategies to reach them. Then she’ll push your project through to the finish line.

Boni Russell

Senior Designer

A Photoshop genius, Boni matches her years of experience with modern trends to create packaging and collateral materials that really wow clients.

Chrystal Sills

Digital Communications Specialist

Chrystal is skilled at building and maintaining communities in the online world. She knows the ins and outs of social media platforms and how to turns a brand’s followers into passionate fans.

Laura Beth Young

Manager, Events & Logistics

Laura Beth concepts, coordinates and executes events with a cool head and detailed checklists. She can handle anything – from single-project events to long-term campaigns.