Poised for Growth, Garfield Falls for Five New Hires

Posted by Larry Garfield

Fall 2017 marks an exciting time here at Garfield, where we’re already pounding PSLs to caffeinate ourselves for a busy season of growth. That includes five new Brand Action Heroes that bring boatloads of talent, passion, and experience to the team, and have already proven themselves invaluable to our clients. Get to know this new cast of characters:


Brian Beltz, Digital Campaign ManagerBrian joins Garfield Group as a Digital Campaign Manager, and is excited to combine his experience in the digital space with the creativity Garfield is known for. Brian has grown, evolved, and honed his craft at several agencies and digital companies including Sparks Marketing, Sidecar, and Yellowbook. Outside of work, he's most likely working on cars or motorcycles, hiking with his wife and dogs, or checking out new local distilleries.


Doug Eckard, Director of New Business Doug Eckard brings more than 19 years’ experience managing integrated advertising and marketing campaigns for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, from Coca-Cola to MTV Networks, Google, Hulu, Uber, Sony, and even Pokemon. At Garfield, Doug helps ensure long-term growth by nurturing a robust roster of clients. A graduate of Temple University and die-hard Philadelphia Flyers and Union fan, Doug spends summer weekends in Avalon, NJ, plays in a soccer league, and coaches the Marlton 2008 Boys Soccer travel program.


Kelly Devine, Account Executive Kelly Devine joins us as an Account Executive eager to grow as a marketer while helping nurture Garfield’s already impressive book of business. With a marketing and communications degree from Saint Joseph’s University and just about five years experience, Kelly has worked with Philly legends like Reading Terminal Market and Geno’s Steaks. When she isn’t in the office, you can find Kelly teaching Irish Dance at the Coyle School of Irish Dancing, down the shore in Avalon, or planning her upcoming wedding to her college sweetheart.


Donny Nowels, Developer A Graduate of Penn State with a communications degree, Donny was intrigued by the digital world and quickly took interest in web development. He’s since found his home in the “Tech Cave” at Garfield, building out websites and digital assets. Donny spends his free time cheering on his Nittany Lions and Eagles, going to concerts, and venturing to his favorite spots in Maryland and South Carolina. Donny has a love for being active and being outdoors, spending as much time on the water as possible.


Emma Shimberg, Graphic Designer A recent graduate of Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Emma brings a driven and upbeat attitude to the design team, willing to tackle any task, big or small. Design has always been Emma’s passion as a visual creator, but outside of the office, she can be found creating in other ways. From illustration to photography to DIY, she’s always getting her hands on a new project. With a love of cars and passion for adventure, Emma frequently and fondly looks back on her cross-country joyride from California to Pennsylvania in her beloved Audi TT.