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Team KnecTech

Team KnecTech

Front row: Hope Garrett, Alex Mortallaro, Lara Dennis.
Back row: Kirsten Berger, Katie Pattison, Kevin Mott, Nathan Matt, Kristen Hollabaugh.

The Team

Project Manager Hope Garrett is a senior business management and marketing double major from Saint Joseph, Missouri. After graduating in May 2015, she will be moving to Kansas City and working as an analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. She loves working in teams and encouraging others to develop their leadership skills. When she is not busy working in the University Seminar Office or giving tours to potential Northwest students, Hope enjoys reading, watching movies with friends, and training for upcoming runs.

Strategic Planner Lara Dennis, from Kansas City, Missouri, is a senior majoring in marketing. She hopes to find a job in the Kansas City area and to attend graduate school. She enjoys being involved with campus organizations, traveling and shopping.

Media Manager Katie Pattison, from Raymore, Missouri, is a senior majoring in broadcast production with a concentration in video and a minor in advertising. She hopes to start off working in an advertising agency in Colorado and eventually traveling the world. Her favorite things to do in her free time are going to music and film festivals, sports events and hanging out with friends and family.

Interactive Digital Manager Kevin Mott, from Lee's Summit, Missouri, is a sophomore majoring in interactive digital media with an emphasis in computer science. He hopes to move to the west coast and find a job in video game design or web site development. In his free time he enjoys playing video games, sports, and coding.

Public Relations Manager Alex Mortallaro, from Kansas City, Missouri, is a senior majoring in public relations. Following graduation in May 2015, she hopes to find a job in the Kansas City area and live in the City Market. She loves to travel and be spontaneous. In her free time she enjoys working out, drinking coffee, attending concerts of any kind, trying new food and spending time with friends and family.

Art Director Nathan Matt, from Omaha, Nebraska, is a junior majoring in graphic design with a minor in interactive digital media. He has a passion for impactful advertising and hopes to find a career in an advertising agency. He has a deep love for travel and hopes to find a job that supports that. He also enjoys being involved in campus organizations, often being nominated for various leadership roles.

Graphic Designer Kristen Hollabaugh, from Marshall, Missouri, is a junior double majoring in interactive digital media: visual imaging and advertising. She hopes to find a job working in the user interface field on the West coast. She enjoys being involved in many organizations on campus, often taking leadership positions within them. In her free time she loves to sketch and spend time with her puppy Olive.

Copywriter Kirsten Berger, from Princeton, Missouri, is a senior majoring in public relations. She hopes to find a non-profit job in the communications field, where she will use her writing skills to help others. She also enjoys painting, Frisbee golf and traveling.