John built his reputation on disrupting convention and pushing clients outside of their comfort zones, where he believes great opportunity is waiting. From copywriting and strategic planning to user experience design and new product development, he spent the last 20 years helping brands create emotionally-engaging stories.
John’s client experiences include a wide array of international, national and local brands including Goldman Sachs, Toshiba, Altria, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Discover Card, Capital One, Eagle Bay Hardscapes, Virginia Commonwealth University, William and Mary College and Resort Hotel Association.
Outside of work, John enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams, playing guitar and suffering through a round of golf.
After graduating from Appalachian State University with a B.A. in Communication Studies, Kirsten found her way back to Richmond and into the advertising world. Before she landed at RTH, she fed her obsession with the art of print making at a local shop learning every part of the business. Today, she uses that experience for clients at RTH including…well, all of them.
When Kirsten isn’t over-organizing the office, planning the next project or walking the office dog, Molly, she can be found in a backyard somewhere enjoying a good bourbon.
Senior Content Strategist
James holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Writing & Rhetoric from Virginia Commonwealth University. In a former life, he worked as an English professor at several universities around Richmond. Before joining the hounds, James was a senior copywriter at Capital One.
At RTH, James holds down our content strategy and development for clients such as Lowe’s Home Improvement, Eagle Bay Hardscapes and BetterMed Urgent Care. He also manages RTH’s initiative supporting RVA public school music programs, The SoundView Project.
When he isn’t in the office, James teaches copywriting and strategy classes at the VCU Robertson School of Media & Culture, runs an independent publishing company called Sink/Swim Press, races bicycles and writes comic books and short stories, including the award-winning series The Little Red Fish.
Well-versed in both front-end programming and server technologies, Andre has been a developer at Release the Hounds for the past 7 years.
He puts his decade of experience working behind the scenes to make internal and external sites for RTH clients including Eagle Bay Hardscapes, Njoy, DSD Partners and Globalvia look and work their best.
When he’s not overseeing development projects, you can often find him flying drones with his wife and 2 children.
Whitney has been a graphic designer for over 15 years, and has worked for the past 8 of those years with Release The Hounds. Adept at creating identity systems, designs for printed materials and website designs, she is able to distill and communicate creative ideas in a captivating manner. Whitney is a mom of 3 and massive UVA fan.
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