The Northway Group

Meet Olivia Lamont

Olivia is currently a CEO with the Northway Group. Olivia chose the Marketing & Design program because she has always been a fan of art and wanted to find a way to make a good career with drawing. The strengths that Olivia has is that she is good at taking charge when it is needed and can motivate people to help them become better designers. Olivia’s favorite part of the Northway Group is the variety of clients with different types of design requests.

In 10 years, Olivia would like to be running her own business in Minnesota. Olivia’s favorite decade of design is the 1970’s because the colors are vibrant and she enjoys the floral designs. She has two favorite fonts, Bevas Neu and Amper Sans. Olivia likes to stick to the simple and modern design trends. Olivia likes to use Illustrator because it is vector based and she can use it alongside other programs. Her favorite emoji is the crying laughing face.

The Northway Group is happy to have Olivia on the team!

Meet Josh Miller

Josh is currently a design lead in the Northway Group. Josh chose the Marketing & Design program because he likes to solve problems creatively and is a very visual person. Some of Josh’s strengths are that he is good at visualizing art and creating different designs. Josh’s favorite part of the Northway Group is the team experience it gives each of the students.

In 10 years, Josh wants to move and work at a great job. Josh likes the outdoors and feeling alive. With being an outdoorsmen Josh enjoys the badge look to his designs, he likes bold likes and shapes with simple colors. Josh’s favorite font is Summit Rounded Heavy. The 1980’s and 1990’s are his favorite decade trends because of the bold lines. Josh likes to use Illustrator because it is a natural feeling of drawing on the computer and it is accessible with the other programs. His favorite emoji is the thumbs up or the crying laughing face.

We are thankful to have Josh’s skills, positive attitude and willingness to share his knowledge!

Meet Daniela Muniz

Daniela is a second year student and a creative in The Northway Group. She chose the Marketing and Design program here at SCTCC because she enjoys to design and draw. One of Daniela’s strengths is being able to come up with many different ideas! Her favorite part of being in The Northway Group is seeing how an agency operates.

In ten years, Daniela wants to be living in Minnesota and working for a good company. The 1950’s was her favorite decade for designs. She doesn’t have a favorite design trend because each client she works on is different and she likes to incorporate the specific style of design the client wants. Daniela likes easy-to-read fonts and also likes to add in some fun fonts, as well. Adobe Illustrator is her favorite software to use because she can easily come up with drawings to show clients. Her favorite emoji is the “okay hand” symbol.

We are excited to have Daniela in The Northway Group this year!

Meet Jordan Zirbes

Jordan is a CEO & second-year student in SCTCC’s Marketing and Design program. He chose this program after doing a short time-lapse video for his job and having it turn out to be a big success. Jordan likes the marketing side of things and also playing into his strengths of coming up with ideas for other people. Jordan’s favorite part of being in The Northway Group is getting to sees his fellow classmates succeed. He likes to watch as people grow from doing a small design to potentially having something on a billboard.

In 10 years Jordan sees himself having a steady marketing job somewhere in Minnesota, so he can remain close to his family. Jordan has an energetic personality and is good at making people laugh. When it comes to designs, he likes the 1940s and 1950s. The war had motivated designs around those times and he finds them fascinating, although Jordans favorite design trend is going with more of a modern look. He likes boldface fonts and uses Illustrator because it is easy to use and easy to use alongside other programs. His most used emoji is the winky face.

We are grateful for Jordan’s leadership and his designs!

Meet Allie Carver

Allie is new to The Northway Group this fall. She is a creative and considers herself to be a likable person, with a great sense of humor.
In ten years, Allie hopes to be in the design industry. Her favorite part about The Northway Group is being able to communicate with those around her and seeing what her classmates are designing. She chose the Marketing and Design program because her uncle is in a similar industry and inspired her to be a designer. She even had the opportunity to visit him at work and saw some cool designs. Right now, she is focusing on her design skills and working to get better. She has been showing this by taking part in The Northway Group and learning from her peers, but also by engaging in classes, such as Photoshop. 
At the moment, her favorite software to use is Photoshop. She enjoys taking pictures and playing around with the different effects and seeing the process of how a finalized picture comes to be. Her most used emoji is the heart emoji. From her perspective, she felt that the ’90s were the best decade of design because she was born in that decade.

We are grateful to have Allie on the team!


Meet Luke Payne


Luke is new to The Northway Group this fall. He is an account executive and creative.

In 10 years Luke wants to be living in Denver, running a successful wedding photography business. He considers himself a very outgoing person while also being idealistic and imaginative. Luke says that his favorite part of The Northway Group is the camaraderie between all the students.

Luke chose the Marketing and Design program, here at SCTCC,  because it will teach him many skills that he will use throughout his future career. He is a fan of the Victorian design trend and likes texture in his designs. A few final fun facts about Luke is that his favorite software to use is Lightroom and his most used emoji is the crying/laughing face. Luke’s favorite font is called ‘Didot’, which we will most likely see in some of his designs.

We are grateful to have Luke on the team!

Megan Rausch

Megan Rausch is fall 2018’s Project Manager, as well as one of our graphic designers. She has great attention to detail and is always on time, which comes in handy with all of our projects. Megan says the reason she chose the Marketing and Design program is because she has always been a creative person and color is her specialty. That was proven true because in high school she single-handedly created her senior yearbook. Megan’s favorite design style is traditional with a modern twist. With all of that being said, Megan hopes to someday work for the CentraCare marketing team or Cold Spring Granite Company.

Megan truly is a great asset to The Northway Group this year. Thank you for everything you do for the group. Happy designing!


Meet Monica Ruhland



Monica is in her first year of the Marketing & Design Program. She joined the program because she’s always wanted to start her own business and thought the program could set her in the right direction. Monica sees herself as a people person especially when she connects with that person. Some of the traits she believes makes a great leader are Communication, Confidence, Honesty.


The most influential person in Monica’s life is her grandma. This is because she is the kindest person she knows! If she could live in a movie it would be Southpaw because she has a huge crush on Jake Gyllenhall. Monica is definitely a dog person and always looks at the cup as half full. We are grateful to have Monica on the team because she always has a great attitude and is a hard worker.

Meet Katherine Johnson!

Katherine is a second-year student in the Marketing & Design program. Katherine joined the program because she thought it’d be a good way for her to express her creativity and people skills. Katherine believes that what makes a great leader is the ability to understand people and being empathetic with them. Katherine sees herself as both a leader and a follower because they both serve a purpose.


If Katherine could live in a T.V. show it would be The Manga Centaur’s Life because she could live a normal life but everyone would be a different creature which is not something you see every day. The animal that best describes Katherine is the Clydesdale because she’s determined and works hard to get things done even though she’s a little goofy and clumsy. Katherine is a well-rounded teammate and we’re happy to have her on the team.