A-Z Index

Team In Our Paws

Nathan A. White

Project Manager

Nathan A. White is a senior from Oak Grove, Missouri. He is a Management Information Systems major. Nathan joined Knacktive to articulate his leadership and management skills while being in a team oriented and competitive environment. After graduation, Nathan plans to work in Kansas City for a company that allows him to work in a great environment while fulfilling his version of the American dream.

Ashlee L. Thomas

Digital Manager

Ashlee L. Thomas is a junior from Clarksburg, Missouri. She is a Computer Science major with an emphasis in Mobile Computing. Ashlee joined Knacktive to have more real-life project experience. After receiving her degree, Ashlee plans to start out working for the state of Missouri as a programmer for a few years. After that, she hopes to transfer to a larger company to continue programming.

Media Manager

Media Manager

Cailey R. Hartenhoff is a junior from Council Bluffs, Iowa. She is an Applied Advertising major with a minor in Broadcasting. Cailey joined Knacktive to help her narrow down her possible career choices and to gain real-life experience working for a client. After graduation, Cailey hopes to land a job in media planning or social media at a small to mid-sized ad agency in Kansas City or Omaha. 

Ellie Horn

Public Relations Manager

Elizabeth M. "Ellie" Horn is a senior from Newton, Iowa. She is an Agriculture major with an emphasis in Agricultural Communications. Elizabeth joined Knacktive to further develop her public relations skillset, learn more about teamwork in the workplace, and to gain real-life experience working with a client. After graduation, Elizabeth plans to work in media marketing with hopes of eventually working in member relation for an agricultural cooperative.

Hailie J. Mentz

Marketing Strategist

Hailie J. Mentz is a junior from Maysville, Missouri. She is a double major in International Business and in Marketing with a minor in Psychology. Hailie joined Knacktive to get real-life experience in marketing research and strategy. After obtaining her master’s degree, Hailie hopes to move to a big city and begin a career that allows her to travel often.

Meghan E. Bayers

Art Director

Meghan E. Bayers is a senior from Kansas City, Missouri. She is a Graphic Design major. Meghan joined Knacktive for a second time this semester to further develop her design skills, learn more about teamwork in the workplace, and gain as much real-life experience before finishing her last semester at Northwest. After graduation, Meghan hopes to work as a graphic designer for an ad agency in order to further her skills to rebrand companies.

Melanie A. Wilson

Multi-Platform Content Creator

Melanie A. Wilson is a senior from Rock Port, Missouri. She is a Creative Writing & Publishing major with minors in Organizational Communications and in Spanish. She has also earned her Professional Writing Certification. She joined Knacktive to learn more about the copywriting industry and after earning an MFA in Creative Writing, she hopes to one day own a publishing company that focuses in young adult literature and to add more publications to her name.

zach Watson

Graphic Designer

Zachariah A. "Zach" Watson is a junior from Kansas City, Missouri. He is a Digital Media: Computer Science major. Zach joined Knacktive for the whole process: the initial interview, learning about your client, building a team relationship, and honing his design skills. After graduation, Zach plans to work as a User Experience (UX) designer for a few years, and then hopes to go to graduate school for Human Computer Interaction, which will allow him to work with augmented reality as a career.