Tom Nelson established NDG Communications with a vision to combine award-winning creative with functional, results-based technology solutions that help our clients grow their customer bases, all in an environment of integrity and transparency. Today, Tom leads the company by providing strategic marketing direction for NDG’s clients, overseeing management operations, and building new client relationships. Tom is on the Steering Committee for the Great American Living Awards, a member of NVBIA, MNCBIA, and WMSMC, and a regular speaker and presenter at the NAHB International Builders' Show.
Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.John W. Gardner
Director of Account
Sarah Eckel is originally from Minnesota and is proud to carry the "Midwest state of mind" wherever she goes. Sarah has extensive real estate marketing experience gained from working with NVR, Inc. as a Senior Account Executive at Fraser Wallace Advertising, and as an Account Director at Williams Whittle in Virginia. She also served national consumer accounts including H&R Block, American Airlines, and General Mills as a Broadcast Analyst Supervisor for Campbell Mithun in Minneapolis. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Strategic Communication & Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota.
If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.Mary Engelbreit
Christine is a graduate of Penn State where many sleepless nights and several close encounters with an Xacto blade earned her a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design/Photography. Prior to joining NDG, Christine worked as a designer, art director and copywriter serving a wide range of clients and industries. Christine is now putting her expert usability and account-executive-taming skills to work as NDG’s Creative Director. When she’s not working, Christine enjoys hanging out with friends, family and her 98-pound mastiff.
What's the plan, Phil?!Modern Family
Tracy is the manager of the money at NDG, ensuring that every penny is squeezed, tickled, and coaxed into producing value for the agency. After attending Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, Tracy provided accounting services for Harrison Medical Services, Publix supermarkets, and Horizons Church. She was also previously the regional promotions manager for the national K-Love Radio network, and a grant writer for Appalachian Community Care. Tracy is a devoted wife and mother, and she has a mean and stealthy left hook that would knock Tyson flat to the mat.
People say, 'You must have been the class clown.' And I say, 'No, I wasn't; but I sat next to the class clown, and I studied him.'Waiting for Guffman
Originally from the seaside getaway town of Myrtle Beach, our true southern belle graduated from Wofford College with a degree in Business Economics. Nancy began her career with MERCK Pharmaceuticals and later moved to Maryland where she quickly found a home with NDG as our project director, cracking the whip over everybody and ensuring that work gets done right, on time, and naturally, on budget.
A lot of jazz cats are blind. But they can play the piano like nobody's business.Creed, The Office
Director of Digital
Kendra has worked as a programmer for nearly ten years. For her, the best part about working at NDG is the collaboration with a talented design team. A defender of the user experience, and an incredibly talented problem-solver, Kendra creates nothing less than digital miracles for NDG's clients. In her spare time she enjoys writing, watching anime, and consuming pop culture.
Sometimes the mind, for reasons we don't necessarily understand, just decides to go to the store for a quart of milk.Northern Exposure
Sara grew up in South Carolina and received a degree in marketing from the University of South Carolina. After college, Sara taught English in France, and then began working in real estate advertising and marketing. She has served regional builder clients as well as several communities on the Eastern Shore from Bethany Beach to Ocean City. Sara is proud of her Egyptian heritage and is actively involved in the community. She enjoys the Washington D.C. metro lifestyle, and all the shopping, theater, and local arts the city has to offer.
There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva.Josh Groban
Senior Marketing Manager
Brandon graduated from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York with bachelor of science degrees in Sport Management and Marketing. Before joining NDG, Brandon worked on the account team at an ad agency in NYC focused on education, travel/tourism and international lifestyle. He spends his free time attending concerts, exploring his new surroundings in Washington D.C. And cheering on his beloved Cincinnati sports teams.
Take what you can from your dreams, make them as real as anything.Dave Matthews
Assistant Marketing Manager
Tim Hoepfl joins NDG from our nation's capital, where he worked at the IP law firm of Kenyon & Kenyon LLP. A paralegal in the firm's International Trade Commission practice group, Tim assisted with casework for clients such as Apple, Sony and Robert Bosch. Tim graduated cum laude from Salisbury University with a B.A. in Writing and Rhetoric and amazingly, he hasn't lost a single debate he's been involved in since. His favorite things include his son Langston, a good book, his Baltimore Orioles, the way your feet feel in a brand new pair of socks, and listening to Al Green on vinyl.
Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen.Conan O' Brien
Assistant Marketing Manager
Raisa graduated from Towson University with a degree in Mass Communication. Her career started in public relations and slowly migrated over to marketing and advertising. In her spare time, she enjoys taking part in volunteer work and blogs about her experiences for INCMedia.org. She's also a bookworm for young adult and dystopian novels, as well as a comic book geek. One of her major life goals is to visit every continent in the world.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.Albus Dumbledore
Mr. Wilk has been around the block at least twice, having started his career working with U.S. Army computers that required punch cards to operate. Steve is NDG’s senior programmer, lead database designer, and true master of backend systems. He has served the US Government as both a military enlisted man and as a private contractor, from the Joint Staff and DIA to the FBI and HUD. Steve has also provided programming services for several Maryland local governments. When he’s not doing the digital thing, Steve likes to drive around racetracks at insanely dangerous speeds, leaving others to choke on his dust.
Plan the trade, trade the plan.
A man of mystery and intrigue, Matt joins the NDG team as a Senior Programmer, solving the technical woes of clients and Marketing Manager's alike. Matt graduated from St. Mary's College in St. Mary's City, Maryland, and has since been programming his way through the St. Mary's County Technology Corridor, finally making his way north to join us here in La Plata.
I've been thinking a lot about thinking about it. That's a start.Matt Dumas
Cindy Mellott received a BFA in web design & interactive media from the Art institute of Washington where she also studied information architecture and social media networks. She has extensive experience designing and developing web experiences for large and small screens, and also possesses strong flash development and social media systems skills. Cindy acts as a bridge between creative and programming, generating smart solutions from both perspectives. At home, her husband Mark and their daughter Lily keep Cindy very busy.
We don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things...and curosity keeps leading us down new paths.Walt Disney
Originally from Memphis, TN, Julia attended the University of New Orleans where she earned her Bachelor of Communication. Since earning her degree, Julia has worked for more than 12 years in website design, development, and content management for clients such as FedEx, Marriott, and Clear Channel Television. When she's not at work, Julia enjoys spending time with her favorite things in the world—her daughter Skye and husband Paul. A self-proclaimed craft-aholic, Julia can also be found knitting, crocheting, sewing and collecting supplies for her next big project.
Being creative is not a hobby. It is a way of life.Unknown
Ola, originally form Egypt, began her journey at Parsons Art School in New York City, where she discovered her true passion for the creative field. Ola went on to complete her Bachelors Degree at American University, where she studied graphic design. She started her career at event planning company Kehoe Designs in Chicago. Ola joined NDG after discovering her love for agency life at RST Creatives in Chicago and BBDO in Cairo, Egypt, where she worked on some of the biggest clients in the market on all forms of print materials. Ola is laid back, loves to workout and hang out with friends.
Nothing is impossible. The word itself is I’m Possible.unknown
Cheryl recently graduated from James Madison University with a BFA in graphic design. Before joining NDG, she was a graphic designer for Rapiergroup, Inc., and a design intern for the Alloy Workshop. Cheryl enjoys perusing design and fashion blogs, laying out on the beach, and searching for the best cupcake shops Washington can offer.
Everyone knows that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, it's a dinner. What few people realize it is only through the parts that the whole gets delivered.Michael Wolff
Laura graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia with a bachelor of fine art in graphic design. Before joining NDG, Laura served as a graphic designer for Letterpress Light in Washington, D.C. Laura is also an experienced alumna of Destination Imagination, an international team-based creative problem-solving competition. She spends her free time enjoying the culture and arts of D.C., and is an active student of painting, weaving, salsa dancing, and cooking.
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told:Maya Angelou
Kathy graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Psychology. She was an underwriter in mortgage banking for 15 years before relocating to Southern Maryland to become the only person at NDG who knows everything that’s going on. In addition to her endless duties at NDG, Kathy is a part-time school volunteer, chauffer for her kids, homework helper, beloved soccer mom, and a pretty snappy dancer to boot. Without Kathy, no one at NDG would ever get those delicious birthday cakes, tasty doughnuts, or the coffee and diet sodas that sustain us. Be nice to Kathy or she’ll use psychology on you…and it will hurt.
Be the change you want to see in the world.Mahatma Gandhi