The Northway Group

Today’s Spotlight

Kiel
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KIEL PARKER
This is Kiel’s second semester at St Cloud Technical and Community College, and his first semester participating in The Northway Group. This semester Kiel has taken on the role of “Creative” with TNG. Kiel hopes to gain professional experience from his role with TNG and eventually land a career as a fashion photographer.
Kiel has turned out many designs for us this semester and quickly became known for his ability to add a unique twist or fresh angle on his designs. Having many designs upvoted by his colleagues and some even chosen by our clients, Kiel’s contributions this semester have proven to be a valuable asset to our company.
When Kiel isn’t being kept busy with school work, his passion for photography, Disc Golf or bowling, there is a good chance he is at home re-arranging the furniture in his bedroom as he tends to do this weekly. Kiel loves singing to the point of wishing his own life was a musical.
We have thoroughly enjoyed your spirit and personality this semester Kiel. Thanks for all of your contributions!

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William
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WILLIAM MILLS
William is in his first semester at St. Cloud Technical and Community College, working towards a degree in Advertising Web Design. In his first semester with The Northway Group, William has taken on the role of Creative. William has brought a fresh perspective to the group with his innovative and thoughtful designs.
This is a new beginning for William as he leaves behind an 11-year career as a lead welder to pursue a new path. William hopes to gain the experience needed to become successful in an advertising career. When William is not busy with schoolwork, his designs, or his 2 children, you might find him working on houses, cars or anything else that is hands on work. William is also an avid PS4 player.
We have thoroughly enjoyed William’s designs as well as his input this semester and hope to see him return in the fall. Thanks for all of your hard work, William!

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Brennan
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BRENNAN GUTIERREZ
Brennan grew up in a small town called Dawson, MN. He chose to move to St. Cloud to further his education in the Advertising Web Design and Development Program. This is
Brennan’s second semester in the program and also his second semester in The Northway Group. Brennan continues to add creative design work in to the daily flow of TNG, while also maintaining his role as an Account Executive again this semester.
When Brennan is not busy with schoolwork, watching Youtube, or playing video games, you could probably find him hanging out with friends. Brennan takes pride in having built his own PC from the ground up and is also the sole designer of his high school’s 2015-16 year book cover as well as their 2015-16 athletic card design.
Thank you for all of your hard work and contributions Brennan!

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Hannah
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HANNAH WALDHAM
Hannah hails from Grand Rapids originally but has resided in the St. Cloud area for most of her life. Hannah is in her 2nd year and 4th semester in the Advertising Communication and Design program. This is Hannah’s first semester with The Northway Group and she has accepted the role of “Creative”.
Hannah has already turned out some amazing designs this semester and has had her work chosen by clients. Having a passion for creating just about anything, she hopes to eventually design for cosmetics packaging, magazines, album covers or books. Hannah describes herself as having a “vintage soul” and loves the fashions and mannerisms of the 50s, 60s and 70s eras. Hannah’s greatest design achievement to date was helping design an International Book for Celine Dion, then getting to meet with and present it to her in person.
We here in The Northway Group have been amazed with Hannah’s creativity and original design work this semester and are proud to call her one of our own. Thank you for all of your contributions, Hannah!

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Jacob
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JACOB GOODALL
Jacob hails from New London and currently lives in the Waite Park area. Jacob is in his 3rd year at SCTCC working towards degrees in Advertising and also Web Design. This is Jacob’s 3rd semester as a member of The Northway Group. Previously he has worked as a Designer and Account Executive. This semester Jacob is still contributing great designs as well as handling the role of Website Manager.
When Jacob is not in school or working at Capital One as a Customer Service Associate, you might find him out snowboarding in the winter or longboarding in the summer. He has also been camping at Temperance River State Park every year with his family since he was born!
The Northway Group is truly fortunate to have Jacob and his wealth of experience as part of our team this semester. Thanks for all of your hard work Jacob!

The Northway Group Makes the SC Times, yet Again

Ten Twenty Advertising is a fresh local advertising agency inspired by The Northway Group. Past members built the agency with the same goal in mind as they had in The Northway Group; to help their community.

“We don’t want to be just another advertising agency,” Studer said. “We want to run this agency off of our values and help clients who need the help. And if our customers are successful, then we will be successful.”

Click here to read the full article

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Courtney
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COURTNEY ERICKSON
Courtney hails from Princeton, MN and is a graduate of Princeton High School.
Courtney is currently in her second semester at SCCTC for Advertising Web Design, and also in her second semester with The Northway Group. Last semester Courtney contributed some amazing pieces as a Creative for TNG and also brought in a handful
of great clients for us when we badly needed some. This semester she continues to do that as well as taking on the role of Account Executive Lead.
When Courtney is not at school or working part time at Casey’s General Store, you could probably find her reading/writing poetry, self-teaching herself multiple programming languages, or hanging out with friends. During her senior year in high school she won an award for her graphite foreshortening piece.
Thank you so much for all of your various contributions Courtney. The Northway Group definitely would not be the same without you!

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Kyle
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KYLE ZIRBES
Kyle hails from Clearwater, MN. Kyle is in his 2nd semester at SCCTC and his 2nd semester in The Northway Group. Last semester Kyle was an Account Executive in TNG and also turned out some great design work. This semester Kyle has taken on the role of Lead Account Executive and has provided some excellent mentoring to new AE’s as well as bringing in some great clients of his own. When he is not at school, or busy working at Scheel’s, you would likely find Kyle engaging in some sort of extreme sport outdoors. Kyle considers himself an adrenaline junkie and at one point was a sponsored dirt bike rider. Looking forward Kyle hopes to end up working in the advertising field handling sales as a full time Account Executive.
Thanks for stepping up to the plate and knocking the Account Executive role out of the park, Kyle!

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Tina
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TINA JOHNSON
Tina is currently in her second semester in the Advertising Communication and Design program, and this is also her second semester in The Northway Group. In her first semester with TNG Tina’s designs were always in the upper echelon of voting and were also selected by clients. This semester, in addition to gifting us with more impeccable designs, Tina has tackled the daunting task of “Project Manager”, which is basically the center of the spoke that our entire wheel relies on to keep turning. When Tina is not at school you might find her working at J.C. Penney or watching a MN Wild game. In 2015, Tina was honored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota as “Little Sister of the Year”. The Northway Group is proud to have an individual with the level of talent and organization that Tina possesses, in their ranks.
A different Tina once sang, “You know that big wheel keep on turning…and we’re rolling, rolling, rolling yeah”. Apropos, I would say. Thanks for keeping The Northway Group’s big wheel turning, Tina!

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Cody
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CODY HOLLAND
Cody hails from Princeton, MN and currently lives in the St. Cloud area. This is Cody’s 2nd Semester with The Northway Group. In his first semester Cody’s work as a creative quickly positioned itself as “one of the ones to beat” and many of his designs were chosen by clients. Now in his 2nd semester he is our Creative Lead and a CEO Alternate. Cody is known for his willingness to contribute and is usually one of the first to offer help to others. When he is not at school or managing social media at Dunn Bros Coffee-St. Cloud, you might find him playing guitar, drawing or painting. Cody loves teaching and also loves being taught; so much so that he hopes to one day teach others while also working as a freelance designer.
All of us here at The Northway Group feel truly blessed to have Cody and his talents with us. Thank you for all that you do, CODY!