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Team Pencil Productions

Team Pencil Productions

(left to right): Christina Smith, Justin Bruss, Julia Laimans, Colby Bredensteiner, Jacob Lueck, Rachel Kakareka, Kelli Stoner, Owen Rauckman

The Team

Project Manager Jacob Lueck is a business management and marketing double major from Marshall, Mo. Jacob joined Knacktive to gain real-life experience in working with a client to gain insight into what he will be doing in the real world.

Strategic Planner Kelli Stoner is a business management and marketing double major from Bethany. Mo. Kelli joined Knacktive to also gain real-life experience. “I think I will gain good teamwork skills, how to work in a fast-paced setting, and the joy of helping Horace Mann better their school.”

Art Director Justin Bruss is a Graphic Design/Art major from Lee’s Summit. Mo. “Signing up for Knacktive is a step towards being fully prepared for the professional world and a chance to validate his practiced skills as viable in the workplace.”

Public Relations Manager Rachel Kakareka is a public relations major from Schaumburg, Ill.. Rachel joined to gain insight of working hand-in-hand with a client and team.

Media Manager Julia Laimans is an English major with advertising minor from Springfield, Neb. Julia joined Knacktive because she saw it as a great opportunity to create media plans with a real-life client.

Interactive/Digital Manager Owen Rauckman, from Olathe, Kan., is an interactive digital media: computer science major.  Owen joined Knacktive because he wanted to gain experience in his major and also to collaborate with team members to make deadlines.

Graphic Designer Colby Bredensteiner, from Shenandoah, Iowa, is a double major in interactive digital media visual imaging and new media with a minor in advertising. He joined for the experience to work in a competitive environment while collaborating with a team

Copywriter Christina Smith, from Mexico, Mo., is majoring in marketing and minoring in journalism.  Christina joined because Knacktive is a perfect combination of utilizing her marketing skills while also gaining writing experience for her journalism minor.