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Team Yuit

Our peeps.

Genuine teamwork.

That’s the philosophy at the core of everything Yuit does. We’re not just a vendor; we see ourselves as an extension of your organization. A partner in communication. We’ve cut out the layers of process and complex channels of communication that characterizes the traditional agency model. You’ll talk to your account manager regularly – but also your artist, your photographer, and everyone else working on your campaign. We get to know you and your message, and we handle your reputation with as much care as if it were our own.

Your Yuit team is experienced and enthusiastic, open-minded and level-headed. Each of us has a unique set of strengths and skills, and we combine them to deliver the brightest strategy, boldest creative, and the best communication in everything we do.

Meet team Yuit Comms!

Jonathon Taylor

Account Executive

Jonathon has a background in politics, government, and strategic and crisis communications. He enjoys working with clients to identify and develop the solutions they need.

Kayc Ullrich

Digital Director & Executive

Kayc comes to Yuit with over 10 years of advertising and media placing experience in Alaska. She understands the vast landscape and uniqueness of the state. She is able to guide digital ad strategies with precision and targeting, no matter the size of the budget.

Gina Romero

PR Director & Executive

Gina has 20 years of combined experience in news and public relations. She knows Alaska’s news landscape after serving in a leadership and management role at the top two television stations for several years. She has a background in strategic communications and enjoys working with clients to communicate their stories.

Alec Wilber

Associate Creative Director

``AJ`` has a gift for learning the nuts and bolts of a new product or service, then breathing life into a corresponding creative message through amazing visuals.

Ryan Binder

Digital & Media Specialist

Ryan comes to Yuit with a background in political communications, social media management, and grassroots organizing. He works closely with our media department to craft social media strategies and enjoys writing and content creation in his freetime.

Shauna Crawford

Art Director & Motion Graphics

Shauna is a multifaceted designer with a background in graphic design and experience in video animation. She enjoys cultivating visual relationships between brands and their messaging and looks forward to exploring creative solutions.

Katherine Bell

Art Director

Making beautiful and useful art is Katherine's vocational standard. With a background in both fine art and digital media, Katherine's focus on craftsmanship brings an artisan quality to her work in graphic design.

Mackenzie Banbury

Videographer & Photographer

Mackenzie is responsible for editing raw footage into a suitable, finished product. He has an artistic eye when shooting video, and comes with years of broadcast and commercial experience.

Hannah Palmer

Account & Digital Coordinator

Hannah's experience in the nonprofit sector fuels her passion for community organizing and advocacy in the marketing world. As an account coordinator with a marketing and graphic design background, Hannah brings a holistic approach to every project she manages.

Evan Klinkhart

Traffic Manager & Coordinator

Evan assists in every area of agency life, including following up on production tasks, providing administrative support.

Nilson Mixsooke

Account Coordinator

Nilson has a strong background in communications and social. Growing up in Unalakleet, he learned the values of community, loyalty, hard work and contributing to a team. As a digital-account coordinator, Nilson provides his new-media expertise to our communications strategies.

Valerie Tabares

Office Manager

Valerie is a first-generation American and a born-and-raised Alaskan. She brings experience in social media management, drone piloting, and the tourism industry. In her free time, Valerie enjoys exploring Alaska’s natural beauty through skiing and other outdoor activities.

Nigel Kibodeaux

Software Developer & Programmer

Nigel is Yuit’s developer, he specializes in custom programming and development. Nigel has years of programming experience and is also skilled in search engine optimization and custom database applications.

Keith Popely

Copywriter & Editor

After majoring in creative writing in Tucson, Arizona, he worked for 11 years on movie sets in Hollywood. He has always been a writer, and since moving to Alaska, he has worked for many industries in the agency world.

Linda Klinkhart


Linda handles our accounts and balances our books – and her gentle personality helps set a welcoming tone in our office!

Zack Wallace

Web Developer

Zack is a true computer nerd since childhood, and started his career as a computer repair guru, system builder, and problem solver. He worked in small business IT for 18+ years, including CAD drafting, product photography, video editing, ecommerce, and eventually pivoted from IT into programming and web development. Now he focuses on WordPress and other PHP and JavaScript technologies, and runs his own web maintenance company.

Xavier Uraga

Web Developer

Xavier focuses in designing and developing WordPress sites. He takes into consideration user experience and function, his background is in graphic design and video editing.