About Us

When you're partnering with an agency, you're choosing the people. Throughout our 31-year history as a local, minority-owned business, a driving principle is that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. Our diversity produces an organization that looks at our clients' and our own challenges through a much more creative and collaborative lens. We want to represent and recognize the open and diverse world we live in - and our work reflects that.

ACCESS

We cast a wide net to increase our candidate pool. From inclusive descriptions to different job boards, we are constantly striving to make it easier to learn about joining Catalysis.

INTERVIEWS

Removing bias from the interview process is an ever-changing exercise. We utilize a diverse panel and consistent interview questions to allow us to learn about each candidate objectively.

TRAINING & RESOURCES

We cannot improve and execute our DEI goals without continued education. From onboarding to updated training, our team leverages DEI partner programs to improve our understanding about how we can be better co-workers, managers, and people. We provide the individualized support necessary to promote equity among our employees' ability to thrive in their roles.

It's important to us to give back, even to our clients. We go out of our way to do ongoing pro bono work for clients who match our values as chosen by our employee service group, Re:Action Committee. Our current focus is areas which are not always in the spotlight of larger organizations - mental health, foster youth, and populations with housing insecurity. We have found that these projects provide us deeper understanding through working with a more diverse set of clients for whom equity and inclusion are very often denied.

We've been honoring a flexible hybrid work-life for the last 15 years. While we enjoy collaborating in our amazing office located in a historic church on Capitol Hill, we are remote and hybrid native. Pre-pandemic, we instituted Life//Work. This means getting every other Friday off to WORK ON YOUR LIFE. It's that simple. To play more ukulele, spend more time with the kids, take a nap, learn something new, do something different, hit all those errands, or do nothing. It's a day for our team members to recharge, so they come in refreshed and ready to work on Monday.

Madison Donoho

Madison Donoho

Senior Marketing Analyst

Doug Schurman

Doug Schurman

Director of Finance

Kevin Murphey

Kevin Murphey

Senior Data Analyst

Marvin Law

Marvin Law

Junior Project Manager

Justin Barsotti

Justin Barsotti

Director, Research & Insights

Grant Good

Grant Good

President & Partner

Josh Struve

Josh Struve

Senior Front End Developer

Stephanie Stanley

Stephanie Stanley

Director, Program Operations

Joe Suh

Joe Suh

Designer

Yuehua Yang

Yuehua Yang

SDET III

Nancy Hadley

Nancy Hadley

Managing Director & Partner

Ashley Tharp-Bloxom

Ashley Tharp-Bloxom

Project Manager

Norman Louie

Norman Louie

Senior Desktop Support

Dela Kennedy

Dela Kennedy

Media Analyst

Matt Peterson

Matt Peterson

Executive Creative Director

Daniel Kashporenko

Daniel Kashporenko

Senior Project Manager

Kiran Jain

Kiran Jain

Junior Project Manager

Eric Lindstrom

Eric Lindstrom

Senior Technologist I

Jame Boyd

Jame Boyd

Manager, IT and Data

Rob Watchman

Rob Watchman

Director, Client Services

Doug Stanley-Hunt

Doug Stanley-Hunt

Founder & Partner

Adam Smith

Adam Smith

Art Director

Cynthia Scott

Cynthia Scott

Project Manager

Saber Taylor

Saber Taylor

Senior Back End Developer I

Bill Allen

Bill Allen

Creative Director

Katie Krieger

Katie Krieger

Account Director

Juan Giler

Juan Giler

Database Developer II

McKenna Palmer

McKenna Palmer

Project Manager

James Stipes

James Stipes

Associate Creative Director

Matt Gallagher

Matt Gallagher

Director, Strategic Accounts

DeAnn Gaull

DeAnn Gaull

Senior Back End Developer I

Andres Mendez

Andres Mendez

Director, Technical Solutions

Elliot Westwater

Elliot Westwater

Project Manager

Sara Hoober

Sara Hoober

Project Manager

Britney Cretella

Britney Cretella

Client Service Manager

Mitch Stuard

Mitch Stuard

Accounting Manager

Mansi Vora

Mansi Vora

Business Intelligence Lead