Thinkers 2018-04-04T00:18:15+00:00

Our Valuable Team Members

Marvo Reguindin
Marvo ReguindinPresident/Creative Director
Born in Seattle and raised in southern California, Marvo started his career in the Los Angeles advertising market. He has developed a calm and casual style of creative direction that encourages his designers to think, explore and push their skills. His approach to strategic creative thinking is to continuously understand the client’s marketing and communications problem before and throughout the project.

Marvo teaches graphic design at Gonzaga University as an adjunct instructor in the school of business. He is the General Manager of the Inland Northwest Business Alliance and Board Secretary on Friends of KSPS Public TV.

Paul Tiesse
Paul TiesseSenior Account Manager and Media Buyer
Paul grew up in Spokane where he worked at his family grocery store from a young age. He attended Gonzaga Prep and graduated from Washington State University (WSU) with a BA in Business/Marketing. He also has over 20 years of real estate experience.

When not wearing his realtor’s hat, he is our Media Buyer and Account Manager and adds local knowledge and Spokane history to Thinking Cap accounts. His dry yet witty personality makes for a unique and enjoyable client contact experience.

An avid sports fan, he follows both college and professional teams, so beware if you dare challenge him with a sports question–especially when it comes to WSU or Gonzaga team sports.

Karena Kliefoth
Karena KliefothGraphic Designer/Illustrator
Karena is a talented animator, illustrator and graphic designer. She interned at Thinking Cap the summer of 2011, transitioned as our on-call subcontract designer and is now our primary staff graphic designer and illustrator.

Karena completed her AAS in Graphic Design from Spokane Falls Community College and prior to that acquired a BFA in Animation from the California Institute of the Arts and a BA in Studio Art from Smith College. She has won gold and silver Student Addys from the Spokane Ad Federation for her graphic design projects at SFCC. When not in the creative world of animation, illustration and graphic design, she and her boyfriend are active gamers and parents to ferrets.

Sierra VanderHoogt
Sierra VanderHoogtAdminstrative Assistant
Sierra VanderHoogt served previously as the Administrative Assistant at EWU’s Pride Center, and continues to build on that role as Administrative Assistant at Thinking Cap. She is detail oriented and is learning the interesting aspects of advertising and marketing, and does a little bit of everything around the office. She schedules meetings, does social media posts, keeps track of memberships for the Washington State Psychological Association, organizes mailings, and assists members with any website-related or event-related questions they might have.
Scott Mailheau
Scott MailheauPublic Relations Coordinator
Navigating the rapidly evolving digital landscape—and helping brands establish a presence across the right communication channels—is the main focus of Scott Mailheau, the agency’s Public Relations Coordinator. Combining critical analysis with creative design, Scott crafts unique, targeted, and strategically driven campaigns for Thinking Cap’s clients.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Scott found his way to the Northwest in 2009 and earned his B.A. in Public Relations from Gonzaga University, with minors in promotional marketing and philosophy. He continues to educate himself in anything involving emerging technologies and future trends.

Lavonne West
Lavonne WestGraphic Designer
Lavonne is a graduate from Spokane Falls Community College with an AAS in Graphic Design. He is a fast, efficient worker with a keen interest in typography and building logos and branding for companies and causes. He has also handled larger projects such as a 100+ page business directory, and managing websites.
Jerome Bader (Seattle)
Jerome Bader (Seattle)Marketing Strategist
Jerome Bader is a multi-level marketing professional with experience in advertising, creative content development, community engagement strategies, event marketing and digital communications. He believes in the power of community and has a zeal for giving back, and brings a balanced approach to organizational dynamics, budget development, process management, employee resources and audience cultivation.
Giovanni & Harley
Giovanni & HarleyMascots
Gio and Harley are our agency mascots and greeters.

Gio, a Maltese/Yorkie mix (in red), is a Morkie for those who like to combine breed names. He always finds a way to become the center of attention during internal meetings and loves to hop onto your desk to check out what you are doing.

Harley (in blue) is a Yorkie/Poodle mix and has a more serious personality to offset Gio’s outgoing and friendly ways. He has a lot to say if you are new to the office and will ask for your hall pass or passport. He will often be found next to the president, glued to his side.

What we think about

Pizza 80
Spokane 95
Graphic Design 95
Office Puppies 97
Illustration 95
Branding 95