NDG Giving Thanks

This week, we’ll gather with family and friends to give thanks for everything that we have in our lives. At NDG, we’re thankful for the opportunity to work with incredible clients, fantastic partners and supremely talented team members. Simply put, we wouldn’t be where we are today without them.

Along with what we’re thankful for as an agency, our team members will be giving thanks for what they’re most grateful for this year, too. So we asked a few of them what their favorite Thanksgiving traditions are and what they’re most thankful for. Here’s what they had to say:

Tom Nelson – President

Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie?

Apple pie.

What Are You Thankful for This Year?

My family and my NDG family top that list. But I’m also thankful for the freedom that’s afforded to me as an American as well as the members of the military who make that all possible. Moreover, it’s that freedom that gives me the opportunity to improve the lives of others. While I often fall short, I’m blessed to be given a chance to help others and be a blessing to them whenever possible.

Sarah Eckel –
Vice President, Account Services

Carrots or Green Beans?

We don’t usually make either of these for the holidays, but I love them both! If I had to pick one, it’d be green bean casserole.

What Are You Thankful for This Year?

After losing my father last year, my perspective on many things in my life has shifted, so I am most thankful for time spent with family and friends. We’re hosting my in-laws for the first time this Thanksgiving, and I am so excited for the new memories we’ll make together.

Claire Passero – Marketing Assistant

Traveling for Thanksgiving or Hosting Thanksgiving?

Traveling. I go wherever my mother and her cooking go.

What Are You Thankful for This Year?

Microwavable chicken pot pies, dry shampoo, books, dogs, unlimited Keurig coffee at work, cheesecake, indestructible succulents, increased voter participation and my family — in no particular order.

Kate Warnock – Marketing Manager

Turkey and Stuffing or Pie and Whipped Cream?

Turkey and stuffing!

What Are You Thankful for This Year?

I’m thankful for my husband, time with family for the holidays. Oh, and also that my alma mater is in the top 25 rankings in football. #Blessed

Josh Owens –
Digital Marketing Coordinator

Cranberry Sauce or Cornbread?

Cranberry sauce. It’s something I save exclusively for the holidays as a smaller side dish, but no Thanksgiving meal is complete without it.

What Are You Thankful for This Year?

Opportunity. I joined NDG in August and have loved every moment of this new chapter in my career.

Rachael Trotter – Traffic Manager

Dessert First or Dessert Last?

My family abides by the unspoken rule of Thanksgiving: If it’s ready to eat, eat it.

What Are You Thankful for This Year?

Each year that I am faced with this question, I am humbled by just how much I have to be thankful for. This year in particular, however, my husband and I are thankful for sweet Baby Trotter — our first child due to make his or her debut not long after Thanksgiving!

Digging Our Blog?

Get the latest news in your inbox monthly.