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Good Work with Good People

We believe that strong, emotional, and inspiring creative is the best weapon you have to shift perceptions and win the battle.
By The Numbers
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8:1 office dog to cat ratio
183 Happy clients
33 States
1,400 hours spent on Zoom
28 awards
$46M media spends
Locations
Richmond, Virginia
Richmond is where it all began. Today it houses some of the finest political minds in the industry - our hub for all things strategy, media, and campaign management.
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta is where innovative energy thrives. East Atlanta is our largest office and serves as the production headquarters. But this team is always on the go, traveling across the country bringing creative to life.
Houston, Texas
Opened in 2019, Houston is the latest and greatest addition to the POOLHOUSE family. Powered by the design team, this office brings an entirely new dynamic to our in-house capabilities.
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Team

Allie Lovell

Brand Designer

Arden Baila

Project Manager

Bess Toole

Senior Project Manager, Political

Branson Cusack

Cinematographer / Editor

Brian Athey

Creative Director

Claire Townsend

Junior Producer

Danny Laub

Vice President & Political Director

Derrick Baber

Account Executive

Jacqueline Wazir

Brand Director

Kevin Bryant

Senior Producer

Laura Parisi

Account Executive

Molly Lannon

Office Manager

Thomas Woods

Financial Controller

Tim O'Toole

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Will Ritter

Co-Founder, CEO
Allie Lovell
Brand Designer
12:59 am Houston, TX

A brand designer specializing in logo and web, Allie strives to give your brand the recognition it deserves.

She works with the design team in Houston to develop meaningful creative strategies and solutions for brands across all industries. At POOLHOUSE, you’ll find Allie with a cup of coffee and a notepad, sketching her latest concepts and bringing them to life online.

Arden Baila
Project Manager
01:59 am Atlanta, GA

Arden manages all projects for the design team at POOLHOUSE.

She spends her workdays keeping all branding, web, and design projects on track, as well as managing all of POOLHOUSE’s social media channels. 

When she’s not making timelines or reviewing designs, Arden is the self-proclaimed quality control champion of the office.

 

Bess Toole
Senior Project Manager, Political
01:59 am Richmond, VA

Honed from years of campaign and legislative work, Bess’ diverse background presents a strong understanding of what a successful campaign team needs.

A member of the political team, Bess brings her attention to every detail to lead and support clients across the country from their first day to election day. While Bess works tirelessly for our clients, she’s also committed to making sure Richmond’s office has the best snacks available.

 

Branson Cusack
Cinematographer / Editor
01:59 am Atlanta, GA

Taking words on a script and forging them into visuals on a screen, Branson’s cinematography elevates POOLHOUSE’s productions to the next level.

Branson loves working closely with directors, talent, and full crews to achieve the exact look each client’s story needs. And speaking of looks, Branson has the best collection of tattoos in the office.

Brian Athey
Creative Director
12:59 am Houston, Texas

A believer in purposeful, results-driven design, Brian pushes our team to understand the “why” behind each creative engagement.

The process he’s pioneered at POOLHOUSE ensures that we’re integrated with our customer teams and aligned with their goals – including successful partnerships with Airlines for America, Boeing, Amazon, GE, the Beer Institute, and the World Bank.

Claire Townsend
Junior Producer
01:59 am Atlanta, GA
A small-town Island girl with a big city dream, Claire is a recent Savannah College of Art and Design graduate taking on the role of Junior Producer. Claire handles the important logistical challenges that lead to POOLHOUSE’s on-set success.

Though new to POOHOUSE, Claire is no stranger to hustle. As an entrepreneur helping run a family business through college, she’s already a pro at dotting the Is and crossing the Ts that keep our production team running smoothly. Find her in the Atlanta office juggling projects, coordinating shoots, and making sure Kevin never misses a meeting.

Danny Laub
Vice President & Political Director
01:59 am Richmond, VA

An award-winning Republican strategist and media consultant for winning campaigns, influential SuperPACs and top-tier issue fights over the last 11 years. 

Danny has been and continues to be a trusted advisor to current and former Presidential Candidates, U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, State Senators and key Republican Independent Expenditures.

At POOLHOUSE, Danny understands there is no prize for second place and he thrives at winning under the toughest of circumstances.

Derrick Baber
Account Executive
01:59 am Atlanta, GA

As an Account Executive, Derrick is inherently collaborative and loves working with clients and teams to solve complex problems.

With career experience in both copywriting and brand strategy, Derrick makes sure every perspective is considered while driving all projects to their best possible outcome. 

When not at POOLHOUSE, Derrick is cheering on the Vanderbilt Commodores or fruitlessly training to become a scratch golfer.

Jacqueline Wazir
Brand Director
12:59 am Houston, TX

A “jack of all trades,” Jacqueline is seasoned in leading multi-faceted projects that range from branding and website design to video campaigns for consumer facing brands and advocacy-focused organizations.

She’s a mastermind of strategy, client management, and ensuring that all projects get done on time and under budget. At POOLHOUSE, Jacqueline lives by the motto that “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

 

Kevin Bryant
Senior Producer
01:59 am Atlanta, GA

Navigating between a bold vision of an idea and how to seamlessly execute it, Kevin​ has ​been ​​pushing​ the boundaries of ​advertising as the Senior Producer at POOLHOUSE.

His experience ranges from ​broadcast commercials to ​​experiential marketing​ to ​VR narratives​, all while producing award-winning political ads for races across the country. After graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Kevin has collaborated with some of the biggest brands and agencies in the world.

Laura Parisi
Account Executive
01:59 am Atlanta, GA

Merging her creative and client-side experience, Laura offers a unique perspective as an Account Executive at POOLHOUSE.

 Quick to understand your needs, Laura executes projects seamlessly and has mastered the delicate balance of staying detail oriented while also maintaining a focus on the big picture. Outside of POOLHOUSE, Laura continues to support brands through her shopping addiction.

Molly Lannon
Office Manager
01:59 am Richmond, VA

As Office Manager, Molly takes on (and masters) day-to-day operations while corralling the POOLHOUSE team members and schedules.

Molly is well-versed in the strategic planning and thinking that delivers successful results, and she is always providing valuable support to the team and ensuring that we are moving toward our common goals. When it comes to life outside of POOLHOUSE, Molly is a proud owner of a Springer Spaniel and an avid connoisseur of live music.

 

Thomas Woods
Financial Controller
01:59 am Richmond, VA

A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and native of Richmond, Thomas provides direction for the financial management and daily accounting operations at POOLHOUSE.

Having worked in both the construction and real estate space, Thomas brings over 10 years of experience to the business. Outside of POOLHOUSE Thomas can be found spending his time as a chauffeur to his three kids or on the golf course.

Tim O'Toole
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer
01:59 am Atlanta, GA

An award-winning director, writer and producer, Tim leads the POOLHOUSE creative team.

Tim develops purpose-driven creative strategies for Fortune 500 companies, candidates, and causes. His work has won Pollies, Tellies, and Reed Awards while earning descriptions like “Best Political Ad in 30 Years” by Fox News, and “Best Ad of 2012” by POLITICO.

Tim’s greatest achievement has been raising his yellow lab Marvin into a respectable dog and day-to-day contributor at the POOLHOUSE office.

Will Ritter
Co-Founder, CEO
01:59 am Richmond, VA
An award-winning strategist, Will develops and executes winning political and corporate media campaign plans. Taking a fiercely data-driven approach, Will oversees all polling, market research, and media buys.

Will has been on the strategy team of campaigns from presidential to mayoral, including as the director of advance for the 2012 Romney-Ryan campaign.