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Good Work with Good People

We are a team of in-house strategists, producers, creatives, editors, shooters, writers and directors.  Hell-bent on crafting the best campaigns for candidates, causes and companies we care about.
By The Numbers
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7:1 office dog to cat ratio
261 Happy clients
42 States
2,400 hours spent on Zoom
63 awards
$100M media spends
Locations
Richmond, Virginia
Atlanta, Georgia
Washington, DC
Tim O'Toole writing on a whiteboard
Poolhouse office pup laying underneath a desk

We're
Hiring

Production Intern

Atlanta, GA

The Production Intern will work with our production team to assist in producing ads for our political and brand clients. You will gain hands-on experience in the creative industry and have the opportunity to learn about the production process from start to finish. The ideal candidate is someone who loves working in a highly collaborative fast-paced environment and is eager to learn from our world class production team.

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Political Intern

Richmond, VA

In the ever-changing arena of advertising and communications, POOLHOUSE is looking for creative, intelligent, and eager interns to join the team this summer! POOLHOUSE’s summer internship program is a full-time, 10-week paid internship open to rising college seniors and post-graduates. Designed to propel your career in advertising account management, design, production, and media. We offer internships in a variety of different areas.

Interns are selected to work alongside a specific department (Brand, Political, Design, Post-Production) for the length of the program. In addition to receiving direct mentoring within your capability area, interns will have exposure to other areas of the business to enhance their professional and communication skills.

We are looking for an intern to join our political team this summer to support our dynamic and fast-paced political department. This intern will gain knowledge on political strategy and campaign management and have the opportunity to participate in political research projects and pickup real-world experience in client management and campaign advertising.

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Design Intern

Atlanta, GA

In the ever-changing arena of advertising and communications, POOLHOUSE is looking for creative, intelligent, and eager interns to join the team this summer! POOLHOUSE’s summer internship program is a full-time, 10-week paid internship open to rising college seniors and post-graduates. Designed to propel your career in advertising account management, design, production, and media. We offer internships in a variety of different areas.

Interns are selected to work alongside a specific department (Brand, Political, Design, Post-Production) for the length of the program. In addition to receiving direct mentoring within your capability area, interns will have exposure to other areas of the business to enhance their professional and communication skills.

We are looking for an intern to join our design team this summer to support the daily technical tasks of the group of folks that bring to life the branding behind our campaigns, causes, and companies we work with.

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Media Intern

Richmond, VA

We are a creative-driven, full-service advertising agency. We transform how companies, candidates and causes tell their story. With offices in Richmond, VA, Atlanta, GA, and Washington, D.C. we’re a collective group of creatives, do-ers, and strategists who are passionate about putting the creative first and building lasting campaigns for our clients.

Our job isn’t our life, but a function to pursue our passion inside and outside of the office. Bring yours.

The Job:

We are looking for a Media Intern with the ability to see the big picture and work with our media team to develop concepts that exceed client objectives and expectations while engaging others. In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

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Creative Intern

Richmond, VA

Seeking an intelligent, sharp, and self-starter to work with our innovative Brand team. We are looking for a talented candidate who is interested in working for big brands and causes, online advertising strategies, and executing many day-to-day implementation and management functions.

Ours is a multidisciplinary team. You might be a writer, a designer, or something else entirely. Whatever your skill set, you’ll be called on and expected to contribute.

All Creative intern applicants (Design, Illustration, Copywriting) must provide a link to your portfolio on your resume. Design and Illustration intern applicants should also have a background in graphic design with skills in Adobe CS, specifically and preferably Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Photoshop.

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Advocacy Intern

Atlanta, GA

In the ever-changing arena of advertising and communications, POOLHOUSE is looking for creative, intelligent, and eager interns to join the team this summer! POOLHOUSE’s summer internship program is a full-time, 10-week paid internship open to rising college seniors and post-graduates. Designed to propel your career in advertising account management, design, production, and media. We offer internships in a variety of different areas.

 

Interns are selected to work alongside a specific department (Brand, Political, Design, Post-Production) for the length of the program. In addition to receiving direct mentoring within your capability area, interns will have exposure to other areas of the business to enhance their professional and communication skills.

 

As Brand Intern, your job is to assist our brand team in taking our clients’ complex problems, breaking them down into solvable pieces, and match-making them with our creative teams and expertise. 

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Future Opportunities

Don’t see an active opening that fits your background? We’re always seeking applicants for the positions listed below. Please feel free to submit your resume and link to your portfolio or reel if one of these opportunities is a match for you. Just remember, these roles are not currently open positions, however, often likely to come available, and we welcome you to pass your information along. 

  • Motion Graphics Editor 
  • Graphic Designer 
  • Intern 
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Team

Anna Purr

Post Production Coordinator

Austin Glaze

Editor

Bradley Leonard

Senior Editor

Branson Cusack

Director of Photography

Calvin Moore

Vice President

Colton Johnson

Production Coordinator

Catalina Gutierrez

Director of Production

Conor Brophy

Producer

Courtney Robinson

Executive Assistant

Danny Laub

Partner

David Johnston

Vice President of Political

Ellie Sorensen

Political Project Manager

Grace Chung

Editor

Josh Jones

Political Project Manager

Jordan Kabalka

Director of Design

John Phillips

Senior Designer

Justin Toulon

Director of Post Production

Kacey Vereb

Production Coordinator

Laura Parisi

Director of Advocacy

Nick Chaky

Project Manager, Media

Nicolette Monaco

Account Executive, Advocacy

Philip Mitchell

Director of Media

Sam Pyo

Cinematographer/Editor

Thomas Woods

Director of Operations

Tim O'Toole

Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer

Will Ritter

Co-Founder, CEO
Anna Purr
Post Production Coordinator
05:40 am Atlanta, GA

A native Detroiter, Anna is a passionate creator, facilitator, and weaver of stories. Having spent most of her career working as a coordinator and editor for major motion picture studios in LA, Anna has the skills and experience to see projects through to completion.

As a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, Anna continues to pursue her interests in creating artwork, producing stories and kayaking when she is not at the office.

Austin Glaze
Editor
05:40 am Atlanta

Austin is POOLHOUSE’s go to guy when it comes to all things visual arts – providing experience across video, photo, design, animation, and so much more.

Armed with a particular appreciation for the music industry, Austin thrives working on creative that promotes, markets, and energizes audiences. When not at work, Austin stays busy developing his own clothing designs or surviving games of arrow roulette.

Bradley Leonard
Senior Editor
05:40 am Richmond, VA

A true jack-of-all-trades creative experienced in editing, filming, animating, voice acting, designing and much more.

When not in the office you’ll find Bradley hard at work on a short film, geeking out, or getting beat by his wife at a video game.

Branson Cusack
Director of Photography
05:40 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.

Calvin Moore
Vice President
05:40 am Atlanta, GA

A veteran strategist and seasoned communicator, Calvin has been leading the nation’s toughest campaigns and largest superPACs to victory for over a decade. Calvin crafts winning campaign strategy, hard-hitting advertising and provides expertise in navigating our high-pressure news landscape.

As a strategist for the Congressional Leadership Fund, Calvin’s ads played a central role in recapturing the House Majority in 2022 and is a frequent quote in the New York Times, POLITICO, Wall Street Journal and more.

Colton Johnson
Production Coordinator
05:40 am Richmond, VA

Colton is a 2022 VCUarts graduate with a BA in Cinema and BS in Mass Communications. During his time in school, he was a founding member and Production Head of two different student film organizations. After graduating, Colton interned at a local ABC news station, contracted with a local PBS affiliate, and freelanced on the Apple TV+ show Swagger, a few small indie films, and a variety of commercials. One of these commercials happened to be with an advertising company called POOLHOUSE, and the rest is history.

When he has time on weeknights and weekends, Colton still works in live sports broadcasting. You can also find him watching movies and working with friends on their next big film project.

Catalina Gutierrez
Director of Production
05:40 am Atlanta, GA

Colombian-born, Miami-raised sports production veteran with over 10 years of experience in the industry. She has worked for high-profile organizations such as ESPN and Atlanta United FC, where she has honed her skills in producing quick turn high-quality content. Catalina’s strategic approach to tackling creative production needs has made her a valuable asset in the industry. She thrives in high-pressure situations and is always looking for ways to push the boundaries and innovate in her work.

Despite her busy schedule, Cat values the importance of balancing work and personal life, and believes that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key to achieving success in both areas.

Conor Brophy
Producer
05:40 am Atlanta, GA

aka BROPHY, Conor is a New York-born and Georgia-grown production pro. Conor has worked on all sides of the camera and is a SCAD Atlanta master of fine arts in film and television. He has directed and produced award winning short films and was the executive producer and showrunner of SCAD’s first-ever narrative web series. Conor recently worked in freelance production with MGM Studios, A24, Marvel Studios, Fox Alternative Media and Amazon Studios. Conor is absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with the POOLHOUSE team doing what he loves – producing bold content with great people. In production, he echoes the Avengers. “Whatever it takes.”

When he is not on set, Conor enjoys the adventures and chill days with his family – wife, daughter, and golden retriever Frosty Paws. You might also catch him on the golf course with a birdie opportunity that unfortunately results in a three-putt bogey. Fore!

Courtney Robinson
Executive Assistant
05:40 am Richmond, VA

A native of Richmond, VA, Courtney provides operational support to the POOLHOUSE team to ensure that the company continues to operate efficiently.

Courtney is a dedicated and highly organized professional with a strong background in accounting and executive assistance. Outside of POOLHOUSE Courtney can be found watching sports or hanging out with her friends and family!

Danny Laub
Partner
05:40 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.

David Johnston
Vice President of Political
05:40 am Washington, D.C.

A seasoned campaign operative and strategist who has worked on campaigns at all levels, Dave most recently served as a Regional Political Director at the National Republican Congressional Committee for two cycles where he played a pivotal role in taking back the Republican majority of the US House of Representatives in 2022.

At POOLHOUSE, as Vice President of Political, Dave serves as media strategist for campaigns, candidates, and causes to combine a client’s story, the best creative, and an effective data-driven strategy to win.

Dave is a native of Idaho and Marine Corps veteran. When he isn’t working, he can be found exploring historical sites with his two kids, flying an airplane, or shooting sporting clays.

Ellie Sorensen
Political Project Manager
05:40 am Richmond, VA

Since graduating from Virginia Tech in 2021, Ellie has established herself in Richmond politics. As a Political Project Manager at POOLHOUSE, she will create, build and maintain strong relationships with our clients while achieving client goals.

Outside of POOLHOUSE, you can find her traveling anywhere warm, walking her dog Barley,  or practicing yoga.

Grace Chung
Editor
05:40 am Atlanta, GA

A Georgia Peach from birth, Grace is passionate about editing and the entire post production process. In her creative approach, Grace believes that story is king and structures her product around building compelling narratives for our clients.

When not at POOLHOUSE, Grace is an avid rock climber and loves all things adventure!

Josh Jones
Political Project Manager
05:40 am Richmond, VA
As a Political Project Manager, Josh coordinates our political-strategic initiatives from start to finish while managing day-to-day client needs.

Experienced in legislative affairs, campaigns, and nonprofit operations, Josh brings diverse experiences to POOLHOUSE offering clients unique perspectives to help meet their goals. When not in the office you can find him exploring the newest coffee shops in town or growing his collection of political memorabilia.

Jordan Kabalka
Director of Design
05:40 am Mobile, AL

Jordan is a designer, illustrator, and a nomadic Michigander with a penchant for grit, texture, and meticulously crafted compositions. With over a decade in the creative field, he’s collaborated with fledgling brands finding their footing, as well as well-established ones that many know and love.

At POOLHOUSE, he takes on the role of design director, but at home, he’s a devoted family man and a self-proclaimed “trash guy.” During those rare moments of free time, you’ll likely discover him engrossed in drawing on his iPad, savoring the art of grilling, or wielding a trusty leaf blower.

John Phillips
Senior Designer
05:40 am

JP is a designer and illustrator who has been fortunate enough to work on a variety of projects in various mediums for many years.

At POOLHOUSE, JP has the honor of helping motivate, elevate, and fine-tune processes on a daily basis for the exceptionally-talented design team.

Justin Toulon
Director of Post Production
05:40 am Atlanta, GA

As the Director of Post Production, Justin takes the visuals at POOLHOUSE to the next level.

With over 10 years experience filming and editing documentaries, films, music videos, and news, Justin’s background in television and film enable him to bring a cinematic flare to his projects.

When he’s not cutting awesome videos, Justin enjoys crushing weights at the gym and spending time with his wife, daughter, and 2 dogs

Kacey Vereb
Production Coordinator
05:40 am Richmond, VA

A proud James Madison University alum and resident of Williamsburg, VA, Kacey loves all aspects of production. Organization is her love language and there are few things more satisfying to her than a fully checked-off to-do list. Her years working as a producer have trained her to be prepared for all situations and confident in all surprises.

On weekends, you might find Kacey hiking or camping with her husband and their dog. On weeknights, you can definitely find her on the couch watching her favorite sitcoms on a heavy rotation.

Laura Parisi
Director of Advocacy
05:40 am Atlanta, GA

Merging her creative and client-side experience, Laura offers a unique perspective as the Director of Brand 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.

Nick Chaky
Project Manager, Media
05:40 am Richmond, VA

Nick is a graduate of James Madison University and a resident of Northern Virginia. At POOLHOUSE, Nick is apart of the Media Team, bringing POOLHOUSE’S cutting edge creative to viewers screens.

In his free time and on the weekends, Nick enjoys trying out a new recipe in the kitchen and cheering on the Orioles

Nicolette Monaco
Account Executive, Advocacy
05:40 am Atlanta, GA

As brand coordinator, Nikki has a knack for scoping projects and ensuring that clients’ needs are met.

When she’s not at POOLHOUSE, you can find Nikki cheering for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Philip Mitchell
Director of Media
05:40 am Richmond, VA

Philip drives the Poolhouse media strategy to ensure each campaign cuts through the noise. With over 10 years of managing large scale advocacy and political campaigns, Philip brings his expertise in all forms of media strategy – from latest digital tactics to the most effective TV placement – for every campaign he designs.

He can be found most days in the backyard with his wife and three kids either on the swing set or playing make-believe.

Sam Pyo
Cinematographer/Editor
05:40 am Richmond, VA

A creative with a knack for telling stories, Sam will capture your story from start to finish. As a SHREDDER, Sam brings his cinematography skills and editing experience to the POOLHOUSE creative team.

Contrary to popular belief, Sam is not a construction worker, but that won’t stop him from building a visually compelling narrative to propel your story. Outside of work, Sam is spending time with his wife, Jenna, exploring new places, seeking adventure, and eating as much food along the way.

Thomas Woods
Director of Operations
05:40 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
05:40 am Washington, D.C.

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
05:40 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.