OUR TEAM

Jill Monson-Bishop

President/CIO, Chief Inspiration Officer

Jill founded Inspired Marketing in 2009. Jill has broad experience across several mediums, working for some of the most well-known organizations in the area, including Mix 93.1, KIX Country, Rock 102 WAQY, 94.7 WMAS, Holyoke Mall, and Adam Quenneville Roofing and Siding. Jill is a graduate of Bay Path University with a MBA in Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovative Practices and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Westfield State University.

Jill is proud to be a BusinessWest “40 under 40” award recipient, to have been chosen as the Top 25 Women to Watch in Event Planning by Western MA Women’s Magazine, and to be honored with the Visionary Achievement Award in 2015 by the same organization. She is also proud of the Inspired Marketing team for receiving an Ad Club of Western MA 2017 Creative Award and being a finalist for a BBB Marketplace Ethics Award for commitment to ethical business practices, community involvement, and for treating our customers, suppliers and employees with courtesy and respect.

 

  • My guilty pleasure is TV… love Scandal, This is Us, Ray Donovan, Younger (okay maybe I have an addiction).
  • I collect quotes.
  • Sunday is sacred in our house during football season. I’m a Pats fan and the wife is a Packers fan.
  • I know TOO many people; I once ran into someone I know at the Tampa Airport during a layover.
  • I have a birthmark in the shape of the United States.

Lauren Mendoza

Operations Manager 

Lauren Mendoza was recently promoted and oversees all the HR, finances, and traffic for the agency.  Before agency life Lauren had previously worked in staffing and recruiting.  She has a Bachelor’s in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts.  Lauren is a self-proclaimed “non-creative.”

  • I’m an endurance sports junkie and 2x Ironman.
  • We have a framed picture of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in our living room because it was the best show ever.
  • I have a fear of organized dance songs such as the Cupid Shuffle and Electric Slide.
  • I’ve got a plan in place for the zombie apocalypse. Can’t hurt to be prepared!
  • Sea life loves me. I’ve been stung by a stingray, jellyfish, and a sea anemone.

Lauren Mendoza

Operations Manager

Lauren Mendoza was recently promoted and oversees all the HR, finances, and traffic for the agency.  Before agency life Lauren had previously worked in staffing and recruiting.  She has a Bachelor’s in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts.  Lauren is a self-proclaimed “non-creative

  • I’m an endurance sports junkie and 2x Ironman.
  • We have a framed picture of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in our living room because it was the best show ever.
  • I have a fear of organized dance songs such as the Cupid Shuffle and Electric Slide.
  • I’ve got a plan in place for the zombie apocalypse. Can’t hurt to be prepared!
  • Sea life loves me. I’ve been stung by a stingray, jellyfish, and a sea anemone.

Crystal Childs

Creative Director

Crystal brings a vast array of experience to the team including graphic design, creative direction, social media skills, and management.  She began her career as a graphic designer before transitioning into the world of social media in 2009.

She’s trained at organizations such as Twitter and Facebook in California along with both the New York and California Google offices. Throughout her career she has learned all the various aspects of marketing; spending ten years in automotive marketing with the mega-dealership Balise Auto Group.

  • I have a mark in my eye called sectoral heterochromia. It’s when areas of the same iris contain two completely different colors. It’s estimated to only affect 1% of the human population.
  • I own 2 rabbits and one black cat.
  • I don’t drink coffee or eat seafood.
  • I won’t use a pen if it’s missing its cap.
  • I love the smell of dry erase markers.

Lynn Kennedy

Account Executive

Lynn has an extensive history of marketing experience including 15 years of retail marketing with Yankee Candle and Pyramid Management and a decade of global marketing knowledge as well.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Regis College.

She is also proud to have received the MVP Award recipient from Yankee Candle, is a proud board member of “Distinguished Young Women of Greater Easthampton” scholarship program, and is a certificate holder for “Fundamentals of Alternative Investments”.

  • My husband and daughter refer to me as the NFP (No Fun Police).
  • There is no better place to vacation than Disney World.
  • I started dancing at the age of 2 and recently returned to the dance stage after a 21-year hiatus.
  • I have run the St Patrick’s Day Road Race twice.
  • If it has chocolate on it or in it I will probably eat it!

Lynn Kennedy

Account Executive

Lynn has an extensive history of marketing experience including 15 years of retail marketing with Yankee Candle and Pyramid Management and a decade of global marketing knowledge as well.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Regis College.

She is also proud to have received the MVP Award recipient from Yankee Candle, is a proud board member of “Distinguished Young Women of Greater Easthampton” scholarship program, and is a certificate holder for “Fundamentals of Alternative Investments”.

  • My husband and daughter refer to me as the NFP (No Fun Police).
  • There is no better place to vacation than Disney World.
  • I started dancing at the age of 2 and recently returned to the dance stage after a 21-year hiatus.
  • I have run the St Patrick’s Day Road Race twice.
  • If it has chocolate on it or in it I will probably eat it!

Kristin Carlson

Digital Marketing Specialist

Kristin Carlson has been with Inspired Marketing since graduating Fitchburg State University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.  She is the guru of all things digital and handles media buying; digital and social media; and analytics.

Kristin is also the Intern Supervisor.  Her role now includes overseeing two interns per semester from colleges all over New England.  If you’re interested in an internship, please contact her.

  • My nickname is “Giggles.”
  • I brake for butterflies. (Just ask my dad about driving lessons).
  • I dance like a mom. (It’s all about the elbows and shoulders).
  • I’ve had over 138 stitches.
  • I have quite the growing collection of candles.

Noelle Myers

Marketing and Event Specialist

Noelle graduated from University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism.  Her career path led her to various event and marketing roles including Director of Marketing for The Arbors Assisted Living, Director of Chamber Management Services, and the Vice President of the Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce.

At Inspired Marketing she oversees events as well as handles all copywriting and public relations.  Noelle brings a plethora of media and C-Suite relationships to the team, a vast knowledge of event management, and a creative flair to writing.

  • I started my own food blog called The Savory Spoon.
  • I absolutely hate sweets hence the name of my food blog (bread and pasta are my guilty pleasures).
  • I coached a local high school girls basketball team for the past four years.
  • I’m deathly afraid of seagulls and most birds for that matter.
  • I travel to Clearwater Beach, Florida at least three times a year.

Noelle Myers

Marketing and Event Specialist

Noelle graduated from University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism.  Her career path led her to various event and marketing roles including Director of Marketing for The Arbors Assisted Living, Director of Chamber Management Services, and the Vice President of the Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce.

At Inspired Marketing she oversees events as well as handles all copywriting and public relations.  Noelle brings a plethora of media and C-Suite relationships to the team, a vast knowledge of event management, and a creative flair to writing.

  • I started my own food blog called The Savory Spoon.
  • I absolutely hate sweets hence the name of my food blog (bread and pasta are my guilty pleasures).
  • I coached a local high school girls basketball team for the past four years.
  • I’m deathly afraid of seagulls and most birds for that matter.
  • I travel to Clearwater Beach, Florida at least three times a year.

Amanda Myers

Web Developer

Amanda is a graduate of Roger Williams University where she majored in Web Development and double minored in Graphic Design and Marketing. She combines creativity and savvy technical skills to build or redesign websites for clients; improving the aesthetic, functionality and overall usability of a brand or company’s web presence. In addition to agency-life, Myers has built websites for several industries including non-profits, manufacturing, and higher education.

  • I’m two minutes older than my twin sister and she’ll never forget it.
  • The ocean is my happy place.
  • I’ve been swimming with Manatees six times and there’s nothing like an aquatic mammal rolling over for a belly rub.
  • Espresso obsessed.
  • I’ve never had a cavity!

Nikia Davis

Graphic Designer

Nikia joined Inspired Marketing after a long and outstanding career in design with BusinessWest and The Healthcare News.  She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor’s in Journalism with a minor in Art Studies.  Her creativity and passion have us producing some truly unique options for clients.

  • I was the first person in my family to go to college.
  • My most memorable sight was watching an active volcano while in Sicily.
  • I can’t say no to ice cream, unless it’s chocolate.
  • I’m deaf in one ear, so if I don’t hear you it’s not because I’m ignoring you.
  • I know way more about golf than I ever thought I would.

Nikia Davis

Graphic Designer

Nikia joined Inspired Marketing after a long and outstanding career in design with BusinessWest and The Healthcare News.  She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor’s in Journalism with a minor in Art Studies.  Her creativity and passion have us producing some truly unique options for clients.

  • I was the first person in my family to go to college.
  • My most memorable sight was watching an active volcano while in Sicily.
  • I can’t say no to ice cream, unless it’s chocolate.
  • I’m deaf in one ear, so if I don’t hear you it’s not because I’m ignoring you.
  • I know way more about golf than I ever thought I would.

Max Monson-Bishop

Employee Satisfaction Manager

 

  • I used to look like Bob Marley… I had dreads down to the ground.
  • I prefer to sleep under the covers.
  • My full name is Maxwell Vondogenburgen.
  • One Thanksgiving my Granddad accidentally spilled turkey juice all over me and then my dog-cousin decided it would be a good idea to lick me from head to toe.
  • If you want to be my best friend… bring snacks!

Vinnie Monson-Bishop

Customer Experience Associate

 

  • I thought I should get orthodontic work, but my underbite has become my signature.
  • I recently was asked to audition to be the mascot for Energizer; think I’ve got the bunny beat.
  • I frequently sport a Mohawk!
  • I love climbing up on my Mom’s desk. Problem is… I don’t know how to get down.
  • My favorite pastime is running through the kid’s water play park. I have a philosophy “the wetter the better”.

Vinnie Monson-Bishop

Customer Experience Associate

 

  • I thought I should get orthodontic work, but my underbite has become my signature.
  • I recently was asked to audition to be the mascot for Energizer; think I’ve got the bunny beat.
  • I frequently sport a Mohawk!
  • I love climbing up on my Mom’s desk. Problem is… I don’t know how to get down.
  • My favorite pastime is running through the kid’s water play park. I have a philosophy “the wetter the better”.

Finn Mendoza

Siesta Manager

 

  • I’m pretty laid back, but if you leave me alone to go have fun without me, I’ll tear up your world.
  • I love naps, but when awake I am an avid squirrel hunter.
  • My biggest food craving is the stale bread from my neighbor’s lawn (meant for the birds).
  • When I’m not at the office I enjoy sniffing around town, getting belly rubs, breaking squeakers in my toys, rolling in mud, trail running, & generally causing trouble (while looking cute doing it).

What inspired the Inspired vision?

Business owners work long and hard to create a company Vision Statement. Jill was lucky and learned the values Inspired Marketing lives by at the age of eight from her Mom.

Mom’s Rules (aka Inspired Marketing Vision & Values Statement):

  • Don’t lie.
  • Respect others.
  • Be a team player.
  • Live with no regrets.
  • Always do what you say you’re going to.
  • Laugh often.
  • Listen.
  • And make your bed! (We won’t make yours, but we do we have good coffee!)

What inspired the Inspired vision?

Business owners work long and hard to create a company Vision Statement. Jill was lucky and learned the values Inspired Marketing lives by at the age of eight from her Mom.

Mom’s Rules (aka Inspired Marketing Vision & Values Statement):

  • Don’t lie.
  • Respect others.
  • Be a team player.
  • Live with no regrets.
  • Always do what you say you’re going to.
  • Laugh often.
  • Listen.
  • And make your bed! (We won’t make yours, but we do we have good coffee!)

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Phone:
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Email:
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