Danny’s passion for marketing and advertising all started in college, when he was invited to an event by some of his friends in the Marketing Club. As a pre-law major, he planned to stop by for no more than thirty minutes, but ended up staying for three hours. He was invited to a Marketing Club meeting the next day, and was greeted with a standing ovation as he walked into the room. Unknowingly, the night before at the party, Danny was selected as the next Marketing Club President. It could be said that he didn’t choose marketing and advertising, marketing and advertising chose him.
Now, Danny is CEO of his own advertising agency, taking Proterra from a small agency to a thriving, multi-million dollar business without ever compromising on personal service.
Lisa found a $100 bill when she was 9 and with a characteristically forward looking perspective, spent it on a set of encyclopedias. The books opened a world of adventure and knowledge that she would embrace for the rest of her life. Lisa, fluent in three languages and a bit of a digital nerd, has used that knowledge to provide highly flexible and scalable marketing technology solutions and strategy that address both brand and direct response together. She promises that if she found another $100 bill, she’d do it all over again… except this time, she’d put the encyclopedias on her Kindle.
When Chuck was in high school, he worked his way up from a fourteen-year old McDonald’s cashier to the Senior Class President. 30 years later, his presidential qualities still shine through, which is why he is now the President of Proterra’s Retail Division. His intensive experience in retail management makes Proterra the go-to agency in providing companies with solid communications strategies that build lasting business from the ground up.
When Larry was in college, he coached a little league team all the way to the championship, earning them the title of All Star. His lifelong passion for athletics and the outdoors is mirrored by the energy and vigor with which he directs Proterra’s Small Business Marketing Programs. His many years of coaching experience is reflected in his success in helping entrepreneurs build strong, thriving companies. When Larry works with a new business, it’s sure to be a home run.
Sandy enjoys cross stitching and painting, so it’s no surprise that her personality is just as bright and colorful as her artwork. From her constant singing to her jokes, there is never a dull moment with Sandy at the head of the Proterra office. With over 20 years of experience with Proterra, she is the go-to person for anything and everything. You can often find her stocking up on holiday decorations for the office, and sending Danny the bill afterwards.
Andrea started out working for a print business that flew her out to meet with clients such as Estee Lauder and Chanel. In 2003, she jumped to the other side of the camera lens and opened her own photography business. As a commercial and lifestyle photographer with more than 20 years of composition and color experience, she’s unparalleled in these channels and will always get the job done with perfection. Andrea’s dedication to superior results combined with her commitment to client satisfaction makes her the ideal individual to lead the Proterra Account Service Team.
Maria is famously known around Proterra for her homemade banana bread. She knows you need the right proportion of ingredients for it to be perfect. Luckily, when it comes to managing the San Antonio office, Maria is the head chef. She has the exact recipe to keep it running smoothly and works hard to keep everything (and everyone) in order.
A native from Tampico, Mexico, Enrique graduated with a degree in International Business and ambitiously came to the United States where he began at Proterra as a Spanish Translator. Enrique’s eagerness to travel abroad and interact with local culture gives him the perfect background to hold multiple roles in Proterra, including accounting and client services. Enrique’s wanderlust drives him to broaden his horizons and travel to new places, giving him unique knowledge and experiences that integrate into his work.
Nick’s taste in music is diverse as they come. Ask him who his favorite band is and he’ll tell you 12 months ago it was x, six months ago it was y, and right now it’s z. Nick can find something to appreciate in almost anything. His immeasurable appreciation is what gives him an imaginative edge as our Lead Creative and Head Graphic Designer. While excluding none and including all, Nick’s open mind allows him to create out-of-this-world designs that are always music to our client’s ears.
James enjoys telling himself jokes in third person to see if he can trick himself into believing that he didn’t have the thought. Although James is unable to program his brain that his thoughts were not real, his out-of-the-box thought process manifests itself in his ability to automate human element into programmable code. James is able to apply that to assist businesses in a well-structured way.