We are pleased to welcome Peter (Pete) Froehlich to the Ideaworks team as director of marketing communication! Please take a moment to learn more about Pete by reading his bio below.
Pete comes to us from the world of academia, where he taught English courses at a variety of institutions including Penn State, The University of Scranton and most recently Wilkes University. He graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and earned advanced degrees at Penn State and the University of Mississippi, where he studied the life and work of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner. As an instructor, Pete taught courses in business and technical writing, writing for the web and scholarly editing, in addition to a wide variety of courses in American literature. He was recognized for his achievements in teaching with technology, and he published original research on incorporating 21st-century literacies into first-year writing courses.
Pete lives in Mountain Top, PA, with his wife, two children and an energetic rescue puppy. He enjoys “slow and steady” distance running and has completed numerous half-marathons, three marathons and a 24-hour ultramarathon. Pete is currently preparing to test for a brown belt in karate. He looks forward to applying his passion for learning, commitment to goals, and expertise in research, writing and editing to marketing communications projects with fellow members of the Ideaworks team!
We are proud to introduce the newest member of the Ideaworks team, Elisha Capie. Elisha joined the team in February as a graphic designer. Learn more about Elisha by reading her bio below:
Elisha Capie is a self-proclaimed “Constant Creative.” She studied both graphic design and advertising at Luzerne County Community College, as well as at the Columbus College of Art and Design. Elisha is also a professional artist, working under the name Capie Creative, creating illustrations and chalk art in her spare time. Having these talents in her creative toolbox allows her to provide even more flair to her design work, which she feels is her strong suit. She also enjoys upcycling discarded, unloved and broken-spined books into new works of art. Elisha was born and raised in the coal valley but has also lived in Ohio and Florida. She has worked, and still collaborates, with some tremendously creative minds, and says that she, “has always found something to learn from everyone [she’s] met.” Elisha added, “The world is an amalgamation of experiences, and I hope to spend my days collecting those experiences.” Elisha is looking forward to applying her workhorse-like, creative energy into her new professional home at Ideaworks while collaborating with and learning from her creative counterparts.
We are pleased to welcome Chris Konnick to the Ideaworks team as our new administrative assistant! Chris came onboard in November and has 26 years of experience working in project accounting and administrative support. When not at work, Chris loves to cook; she especially enjoys making Polish favorites like pierogis and kielbasi. She and her husband also recently celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary!
It is with much excitement that I am introducing myself as the newest member of the creative team at Ideaworks Marketing! Being an individual who loves to write and story tell, I am passionate about communication and the role that words play in our understanding of people, businesses and – more broadly – our world.
I graduated summa cum laude from Misericordia University in December 2015 and hold a bachelor’s degree in English, as well as my Pennsylvania Instructional I teaching certificate in English/Language Arts grades 7-12. I have past work experience as a web content editor and substitute teacher. In my spare time, I love to travel, experiment in the kitchen, and spend time with my family, friends and fiancé!
I will be working with our Director of Marketing Communications, Chelsey Tupper, to develop content for the agency. Ready to bring my experience and passion for communication as the new Marketing Communications Manager, I am most excited to take a personalized, detail-oriented approach to working with our clients!