OUR TEAM+OUR VOICE

We all work TOGETHER

Learn a little about each of our team members below:

Jana Kelley,

Owner/President & Expert Movie Critic

While most people tend to switch companies a few times throughout the course of their career, Jana has been happy to stay at the same place for over 21 years. Upon graduation from Texas Tech, she started out at The Thomas Agency as a green but eager runner, advancing to all areas of the agency; Assistant AE, Media Buyer, Account Executive, Executive VP and eventually on to Managing Partner. Jana's first account was with Furr's Family Dining and she has been building upon her restaurant experiences ever since. Accounts that Jana has managed include: TGI Friday's, TGI Friday's International, Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar, Champps, Fox and Hound, CiCi's Pizza and more. Jana purchased The Thomas Agency in 2010 from her former boss, mentor and friend after working with him for 19 years. She is married to Blake, who is also a co-owner and they have two beautiful daughters, Morgan and Madison. The girls (ages 6 and 8) bring additional resources to the agency. They are highly renowned kid's menu and coloring page analysts, as well as taste testers at no additional charge.

Blake Kelley,

Owner & Resident Dare Devil

After 5 years at Texas Tech University, Blake is officially a jack-of-all-trades, master of none; a specialized curriculum only offered to a select few. He has six years of restaurant concept development, wrapping up his time in this field as a regional director. This was followed by over a decade in bankcard processing where he acquired and manages $15 million a year of processing volume. Here at The Thomas Agency, we consider him a priceless asset to our team due to his involvement in our payroll (we are very nice to him), keeping a roof over our heads, and other various behind-the-scenes functions we couldn't get by without! Out of the office you can find him playing golf, practicing his stuntman moves, playing guitar (80's hair metal of course), or hanging out with his awesome wife, formally referred to as his better ¾'s, and his beautiful two daughters.

Denise Seibert,

Creative Director & Doodle Moderator

With a BFA from Louisiana State University, Denise takes the reins as our Creative Director and shows that sometimes a little daydreaming, a pencil drawing and a protein bar can sprout creativity from the most unlikely of places. She is also one of our greatest multi-taskers. She once ran a marathon while reading War & Peace, and saving the world from hunger…all while still answering work emails! Okay, we made that part up. But then again, look what a little daydreaming gets you. With the past 15 years in advertising and design, Denise prides herself on always looking for a fresh and cutting edge for her clients.

Travis Klein,

Graphic Designer & Unauthorized Blues Brother

Travis often has his most creative inspirations strike when he's cruising down a back road on a Harley Davidson. He doesn't mind when clients throw him a few curves because he takes everything in stride. With a BA in business and communications from Austin College and an Associates in graphic design from the Art Institute of Dallas, he brings a unique skill set to The Thomas Agency. He's been called the Eric Clapton of design…well he wishes, but you get the idea.

Travis Brown,

Graphic Designer & Adventurous Aggie

After he was somehow lost in the wilderness as a baby, Travis was raised by polar bears in the northernmost regions of Greenland, where he was taught to hunt and survive the harsh, sub-zero temperatures of the Arctic. It is estimated that around his 6th birthday he was found by a Texan couple exploring the area who took him home to the states to raise him as their own. After being homeschooled by his explorer parents, Travis attended Texas A&M University in College Station where he graduated with a degree in Visualization (graphic design, video game design, and animation & modeling). When he is not designing, Travis spends his free time exploring funky forests and throwing disco parties with his friends. His favorite language is French, and despite the fact he was raised by polar bears, his favorite animal is Panthera Tigris (better known as a tiger).

Rachel Pratas,

Assistant Account Executive & Pop Culture Savant

With an eye for grammar and an ear for the best celebrity gossip, Rachel covers all the bases. After graduating from the University of Texas at Tyler with a BS in Journalism and a minor in Marketing, this small town girl made the move to the big city. Nothing gets past her desk until it's perfect!

Michelle Northcutt,

Executive Assistant & Office Monkey

Michelle's role at The Thomas Agency allows her a substantial amount of versatility and demands over the top organizational skills. She is involved in client communication for the coordination, shipping & tracking of marketing material orders, as well as the generation and maintenance of client databases.

Becky Ludwig,

Accounts Payable & Receivable


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