Meet the team.

It takes great people to build great brands.

And it just so happens that we have these type of people. At Threshold/Carve, we believe in the 4 c’s – chemistry, culture, collaboration and creativity. It drives businesses forward, build brands and fosters ideas. Each of our team members stand behind this way of doing business.

From digital marketing specialists, strategic planners and focused project managers to creative writers, designers and web developers, we’re well-balanced between senior strategic thinkers and younger, new idea chasers. With our multitude of industry experience, Threshold/Carve is able to offer cross-pollination of ideas, strategies and successful solutions for clients. We know what works and can offer these experiences to our clients.

John Wilkinson

Chief Strategy Officer

John is one of Threshold/Carve’s senior executives and Chief Strategy Officer. He has over 20 years of significant experience in helping companies build their brands in the multifamily and single-family housing industries. John’s experience includes digital marketing, interactive and search strategies, branding, marketing research, and media planning. He has helped developers and property management companies lease and sell their properties with campaigns that build brand, drive traffic and convert leads.

Dave Freund

Chief Creative Officer

Dave is one of Threshold/Carve’s senior executives and is the agency’s Chief Creative Officer. He works from the Canadian office, and helps clients in Canada and the USA build their brands with highly-effective campaigns. His experience includes consumer brands, technology, B2B, financial services, healthcare and real estate, creating many award-winning ad campaigns. With over 25 years in the ad business, the ability to develop strategic creativity is embedded deeply into Dave’s DNA.

Billy Wilkinson

Chief of Everything Else

Billy provides overall leadership as one of Threshold/Carve’s senior executives, and has helped drive the agency to become one of Austin Texas’ top 50 fastest growing companies. He proudly carries the title of Chief of Everything Else. For over 20 years, he has achieved results by moving businesses forward with sound, strategic leadership, delivering influential communications, and putting order in chaos. Billy’s current and past successes have doubled ROI and improved operating margins for clients, while refocusing brands on new business development.

Jen Maufrais Kelly

Director of Creative Operations

Jen joined Threshold/Carve in 2014 after returning to her hometown, Austin.  Prior to that she worked for a New York City visual solutions company where she collaborated with clients to create displays for retail environments, museums exhibits, corporate interiors and real estate marketing firms for seven years.  In that time she mastered her organizational skills while executing various projects in markets across the country.  She has held multiple positions at Threshold/Carve, all of which have included working with each department to deliver projects to clients, fine tuning processes between departments and managing vendor relations.

Cameron Smith

Director of Digital Marketing

Cameron directs our digital team here at Threshold/Carve. He has worked in the residential industry for around 5 years and has been helping clients optimize their digital marketing endeavors for around 9 years. He specializes in local marketing and creating high converting Adwords campaigns. The other love of his life besides marketing and his wife, is watching and playing sports.

Brittany Omansky

Account Manager

Brittany came to Threshold/Carve from the commercial real estate marketing world. She previously worked as the Marketing Manager at Lincoln Property Company Commercial in Denver, Colorado, where she marketed several office and industrial properties as well as a large mixed-use development. Brittany uses both strong organizational skills and a unique eye for marketing commercial and residential real estate to help manage client communication and strategy.

Kathy Meier

Account Manager

Kathy Meier joined Threshold/Carve in August of 2015 as our new Account Manager.  Kathy has worked in the Student Housing industry for roughly 6 years starting in college as a part time leasing agent, moving to a full time leasing agent post college, and soon made the transition as a corporate Operations Assistant.  Kathy has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Texas State University.

Phil Price

Account Manager

Phil works with clients to execute creative campaigns of all complexity levels. His five years in the corporate communications field have given him significant experience in media relations, event planning, digital marketing and strategic planning. He loves to learn about new businesses and develop tailor-made strategies that enable their success.

Ashley Germaine

Account Manager

Ashley joined Threshold/Carve in 2016, bringing over 6 years of Marketing experience to the team. Having worked with clients on a global scale as well as in local markets, she has been on both the client and agency side. This experience allows Ashley to bring a unique perspective to the table. As Account Manager at Threshold/Carve, Ashley combines strong organizational and management skills with a keen artistic eye to ensure each project is executed with precision.

Meghan May

Account Manager

Meghan is a member of Threshold/Carve’s account management team. She started her career in Austin, TX working at a marketing agency that specialized in residential marketing. From there, she moved to a digital marketing agency where she spent 3+ years creating successful digital marketing strategies for her clients. Meghan utilizes her passion for digital marketing and client success to assist clients in meeting their marketing goals.

Cassidy Emmitte

Creative Operations Manager

Cassidy started out with Threshold/Carve as an intern as she completed her degree in International Business at St. Edward’s University in Austin. Upon graduation Cassidy accepted a position working in traffic management and now works with both our Austin and Waterloo office. 

Mac Mischke

Copywriter

Mac handles the writing at Threshold/Carve; crafting copy for websites, blogs, digital ads, print ads and more. He’s been here since June of 2016, and continues to expand his writing repertoire as the agency grows. Mac believes writing begins after research, and that the best writers spend more time thinking than typing.

Haley McCarley

Digital Marketing Specialist

Haley works on the Digital Team as a Digital Marketing Specialist. A graduate of the University of Texas’ prestigious Advertising program, Haley bleeds burnt orange. Her experience includes digital strategy, search engine marketing and optimization, media planning, market research, and more. 

Bray Taylor

Developer & Digital Specialist

Bray is part of the Digital Team at Threshold/Carve as our Web Developers & Digital Marketing Specialist. With over 6 years experience in multi-media design and development, Bray handles a wide range of digital web services including analyzing market trends and analytics, implementing Social & PPC campaigns, email marketing, web development and many other client tasks that come through. In his free time, he enjoys all outdoor activities and is an avid animal lover with a pet squirrel and chameleon at home.

Matt Harris

Web Developer

Matt creates all things web at Threshold/Carve. This includes websites, 3rd party api integrations and continued development of our marketing app. Matt got his start in E-commerce in 2011 and transitioned to full-stack development in 2013. He loves learning new technologies and development languages and stays active in the local development community.

Heather Ford

Designer & Web Developer

Heather is a designer and web developer at Threshold/Carve’s Canadian office with six years of experience under her belt. A self-taught developer with degrees in both illustration and graphic design, she’s passionate about three things: Good design, combining intuitive functionality and clean code to create amazing user experiences online, and baking cupcakes.

Mike Lee

Art Director

Mike is part of the creative team in the Canadian office. For over sixteen years, Mike has worked as an award winning art director and creative director at some of the top advertising agencies in Canada including Leo Burnett, McCann Canada, TAXI Canada, and Bensimon Byrne. He has created memorable campaigns for some very big brands including MasterCard (Canada and globally), Kraft, Capital One, Koodo, MINI, Trillium Gift of Life, CFL, Ontario Ministry of Health, and Joe Fresh to name a few.

Holland Freund

Intermediate Designer

Holland is an intermediate designer and strategist at the Canadian office. Having graduated from Conestoga College’s highly acclaimed graphic design program, she brings a fresh creative perspective, provides multidisciplinary design services on a daily basis, and very much enjoys conceptualizing over a cup (or three) of coffee.

Chelsea Friel

Graphic Designer

Chelsea is a Graphic Designer working in the Austin office of Threshold/Carve. She has 4 years of experience in brand development, and a love of type equalled only by a love of true crime stories.

Emily Barker

Graphic Designer

Emily is part of the creative team in the Austin office. She has 2 years experience in creating comprehensive identities and graphic interior spaces. While not at the office she is attempting to visit all 59 U.S. national parks and enjoys drawing with microns.

Sarah Snailum

Promotional Product Account Manager

After teaching for 22 years, Sarah decided she needed a new challenge so she took on the world of promotional products. She has been the Account Manager for Promotional Products at Threshold/Carve for the past 2 years.  She went from managing a classroom to managing hundreds of orders for clients. Her passion is helping others and she loves educating clients in the most effective way to increase brand awareness with relevant and fun swag.

Elvia Hurtado

Promotional Products Associate

Elvia joined Threshold/Carve in January 2017.  A few months before completing her 10th year with the school district, she decided it was time for a career change and joined the Promotional Products Team.  Her years in Customer Service experience have helped her quickly gain knowledge in the Promotional World.  She’s sweet, short and super powerful!