WHY
KINDRED?

Any reputable agency can claim to deliver good work and measures results. But not every agency makes a strong connection – and develops a real relationship with their clients. Discover what it’s like to work with an agency that just… gets you.

OUR UNIQUE
APPROACH

We’ve developed our own way of doing business – designed to cut out the fluff, forge lasting relationships, and make high-quality work more efficient and affordable.

YOU’LL NEVER BE
MISUNDERSTOOD AGAIN.

Most agency relationships are, in the end, transactional. Ours… aren’t.

We put you first in everything we do. We meet you where you are, and get you where you’re going.

We forge a real, lasting connection, based on experience, personality, and genuine advice. You deserve nothing less.

Once we’ve really gotten to know who you are, what you need, and what drives you… we bring in our best and brightest to set strategies aligned with the big picture.

TOP TALENT IN ALL
THE RIGHT PLACES.

No on-the-job interns or entry-level training here.

We’ve handpicked a family of seasoned professionals with decades of experience at the top of their field to ensure we hit the mark out of the gate.

Our work is high quality because our people are high quality – all of them. Not just their talent, but their leadership, energy, insight, and work ethic.

Every Kindred team member brings a specific skillset to the table, working together as a senior-level team customized to your unique needs.

NO AGENCY NONSENSE.
SERIOUSLY, NONE.

Our streamlined process means that your timelines are measured in days, not months.

Our adaptable structure cuts extra hours and unnecessary steps. Not to mention vendor markups, billing for extras, or agency-wide mega-meetings.

You’ll work directly with your team right from day one, and senior leadership stays involved from start to finish.

Our kindred spirit means we’ll be really, truly, wholly working together. We’re focused, efficient, and totally committed to giving you our best.

WE BELIEVE THE CUSTOMER COMES FIRST – ALWAYS.
 WE GIVE A LITTLE EXTRA – MAYBE A LOT EXTRA. WE LEAD. WE DO WORK THAT OTHERS CAN’T. WE CONSTANTLY SURPRISE WITH CREATIVE IDEAS. WE NEVER MAKE ANYONE WAIT. BRING ENERGY. HAVE A GOOD TIME. WE ARE KINDRED.

OUR
TEAM

Our team is a handpicked, independent group of top-tier talent, from West Michigan and throughout the Midwest, who are committed to Kindred. This gives you a consistent team, whether in person or remote, with deeper skills and experience to elevate your marketing.

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Don Kalisz

Co-Owner,
Director of Strategy

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Angie Kalisz

Co-Owner

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Mike Basse

Creative Director,
Senior Designer

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Alicia Magnuson

Art Director,
Senior Designer

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Erin McManus

Account Manager,
Marketing Strategist

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Emily Strozinsky

Art Director,
Senior Designer

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John Alley

Senior
Copywriter

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Emily Haines Lloyd

Senior Copywriter.
Account Manager

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Chad Vander Lugt

Creative Director,
Senior Designer

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Kristina Mousseau

Account Manager,
Senior Digital Strategist

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Rachel Kessler

Content/Research,
Account Manager

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Steven Hofman

Video Producer

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Melissa LaRock

Bookkeeper

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