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The Team 2018-08-09T16:43:00+00:00
// THE TEAM
Scott Elkins
Scott ElkinsCo-Owner, President, Founder
Scott has over 20 years of experience in advertising in print design, digital development, photography, and video production. Scott has played a key role with Walmart, from sitting on-site as a creative consultant/designer to being a creative consultant for vendors and internal Walmart departments alike. He’s an award-winning designer and photographer, and has produced print, video, and digital creative for a wide variety of clients, including Tyson Foods, Inc., The Arkansas Music Pavilion, Kraft Foods, Walmart, and Mrs. Dash.

(479) 876-8780

Rebecca Elkins
Rebecca ElkinsCo-Owner, CEO
Rebecca has over 20 years of agency experience in business-to-business and retail marketing. She works closely with clients to establish key objectives and strategies, and develop annual client marketing plans through implementation and evaluation. Clients managed include Tyson Foods, Inc., Glaxo Smith Cline (GSK), Abbott Nutrition, Cott Beverages, Walmart, and Kent Precision Foods Group.

(479) 876-8736

Elisha Alas
Elisha AlasOffice Manager, Production Coordinator
Elisha is the office manager and production coordinator for Elkins Design. She ensures the smooth, day to day running of the office in addition to welcoming our guests with her outgoing personality. Our account and creative teams rely on her heavily for production requests, event execution, and just about everything we do on a daily basis. Elisha supports our staff by making sure all organizational needs are met so we have everything we need to do our jobs at peak performance.

(479) 876-8131

Taylor Griffith
Taylor GriffithAssistant Account Executive
Taylor first came to Elkins Design as an intern, while studying marketing and supply chain management at the University of Arkansas. After a move to Austin following graduation, she returned to Bentonville in Spring 2018 to join the Elkins Design Team as Assistant Account Executive. She’s currently project manager for many of our product photography shoots for Sam’s Club, and also supports the Paris Presents account. Taylor enjoys hiking, running, and checking out the local breweries and restaurants in Northwest Arkansas.
Jane Harmon
Jane HarmonSenior Account Executive
Jane has more than 20 years of experience in creative content development and directing promotions that inspire action. A skilled strategist with the ability to manage the details, she brings a deep knowledge of omnichannel marketing. In addition to extensive experience in the television industry, she’s also worked with J.B. Hunt, ABG, Golden Living, and U-Pack Moving. She has a heart for public service in the areas of science, the arts, and humanitarian efforts.

(479) 876-8766

Becky Looney
Becky LooneyAccount Executive
Becky brings her passion for shopper marketing to Elkins Design as an Account Executive, leading a variety of projects for Walmart and Tyson Foods, Inc. Becky is a Bentonville native, with more than 16 years of shopper marketing experience in Northwest Arkansas. Becky is an animal advocate and enjoys spending time on the Bentonville trails with her two dogs, Buddy and Jolene.

(479) 876-8036

Debby Merrit
Debby MerritSenior Account Supervisor, Director of Research & Insights
Debby has over 15 years of experience managing, developing, and executing research for her clients. She has helped develop marketing strategies through primary research—facilitating panel discussions, online surveys, etc.—and secondary research, such as tracking consumer insights and trends. Debby has worked with clients such as The Campbell Soup Company, PepsiCo, Schwan’s, Smuckers, Tyson Foods, Inc., Jackson/Enodis, Behr Paint, Kent Precision Foods Group, and Southwest Minnesota State University.

(417) 343-5278

David Mimbs
David MimbsBusiness Development, Photo Studio Manager
David Mimbs has over 30 years of advertising and marketing experience in the world of Retail Advertising, working In-Store and on the Agency side. Being a former creative director, graphic designer and photography art director for both the Fashion & Home arenas, his passion is working collaboratively with a creative marketing team to produce superlative omni-channel brand communications for clients in any business category.

(479) 876-8001

Kara Nichols
Kara NicholsSr. Art Director
Kara has 10 years of experience in creative development. Kara has taught graphic design and photography courses at NWACC, was the Creative Director for 3W magazine (a non-profit magazine promoting charities within NWA), and worked within the sports marketing arena for High School and College Athletic departments across the country.

Lisa Payne
Lisa PayneAssistant Art Director
Lisa has five years of experience in digital and traditional design, including custom website and app development. She started working with us as a contractor and quickly worked her way into a full-time position. We should also mention she’s the undisputed kickboxing champion of Elkins Design.

Ryan Riley
Ryan RileyLead Digital Developer
Ryan has over 15 years of experience designing and developing for web and mobile. He has worked with a wide variety of clients including Walmart, Tyson Foods, Coca-Cola, Chevron, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Church’s Chicken, and Dillard’s.

Tammy Riley
Tammy RileyCommunity Manager
Tammy is our Community Manager. Her expertise in communications stems from a professional background rooted in her love of storytelling and creating great content. Tammy’s career began in the newsroom and later evolved into agency life, working in PR, media relations and creative content development for social media and marketing campaigns. You’ll find her around Bentonville enjoying the local culinary scene, the trails and the arts, or exploring the great outdoors with her family.
Alyssa White
Alyssa WhiteArt Director
Alyssa started as the first intern at Elkins Design in 2009, and has steadily grown as a designer and photographer. She has extensive knowledge of and experience with the Walmart brand, but has also contributed at one point or another with nearly every client we have.

Kate Wilkerson
Kate WilkersonCreative Director
Kate has over 18 years of creative experience, and is a strong designer and problem solver. She enjoys working to achieve client’s goals in efficient and attractive ways and also has a thorough understanding of print production processes and digital file optimization. Kate has worked on clients such as KPFG, The Bentonville Film Festival, Behr Paint, Otis Spunkmeyer, Tyson Foods, Inc., and Tamko Building Products.

Kevin Wilkerson
Kevin WilkersonCreative Director
Kevin has experience in a wide range of mediums including print, digital, and television. In addition to being a gifted designer, Kevin is also a seasoned video editor and award winning photographer. Kevin worked at Noble & Associates for 15 years prior to joining Elkins Design in 2010, and has been an integral part of the company’s success.

Kara Underwood
Kara UnderwoodArt Director
Kara has six years of experience as a print and digital designer. She started her career as a solo designer in a startup company that grew from a small local business to a national brand. Kara has worked on an array of clients and enjoys building their brands and finding unique solutions to all kinds of design needs.