Diana Arington-Evans

Owner/President

 Her ability to bring empathy and experience to the table makes Diana invaluable to her clients – partners who have uncommonly long (10+ years) alliances with her agency.

Building relationships is what it’s all about for Diana – both between her and her clients, as well as on behalf of her clients and their customers. She’s admired for her ability to form profitable marketing plans and is adept at strategizing for the likes of Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, Embassy Suites, Marriott, Harrahs, Renown Health, Barton Health, and Carson Valley Visitors Authority, all while assembling an agency with major chops.

 Somehow, she still finds time to lace up the boots and take to the mountains.

Cathy Davis

Director of Account Services

 Clients of DAE & Company consistently cite Cathy’s proactive nature and the creativity she exhibits when it comes to finding opportunities and overcoming any challenges that might arise. She’s critical in establishing and monitoring workflow management for her clients and for setting the table for marketing campaigns that are focused, creative and profitable.

 In her advertising career, Cathy has managed and directed accounts for the likes of MGM, Luxor, Hyatt, Greater Nevada Credit Union, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, Ethel M Chocolates, and the Carson Valley Visitors Authority. 

 Equally impressive is her ability to recite Italian poetry, a skill she gleaned long ago from her Nonna.

DENNIS MILLETTE

Creative Director

Some of advertising’s big wheels have turned to Dennis’ creative skill-sets to produce effective, award-caliber work. Among those who’ve called on him are national players such as: Toyota Motor Sales, NFL Networks, Visit California, Discover Puerto Rico and Paramount Pictures, plus local luminaries including Ski Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley Visitors Authority, The Wines of Lodi Wines and Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. 

 Dennis is that rare, cherished advertising breed who demands a strategic, well-honed plan that allows him to explore ideas that help his clients stand apart. It’s a talent that has landed him several awards, including an Emmy. 

 When not noodling at the keyboard, Dennis is probably rifling through a record bin or lost in a book.

Ellie Gunville

Director of Digital Marketing

Whether she’s strategizing and managing high-performance digital advertising programs or fixing someone’s spreadsheet formulas, she’s always ready to help. Ellie is now heading up our digital advertising department, managing a talented team, guiding their ongoing education, and keeping up with the latest and greatest in the industry.

 Prior to directing DAE & Company’s digital advertising, Ellie has worked her magic on such notable accounts as DeVry University, 5-hour Energy, FTD, SanDisk, Netgear, and Canon.

 Ask her about her impressive charcuterie board skills. 

Dave Mulligan

Director of Business Development

His “man about town” persona puts Dave in the perfect position to help spread the word about our small and mighty agency. Charm, wit, integrity and can-do attitude make him a natural at connecting with people and helping them succeed.

Dave’s sales experience started many years ago in the publishing and tourism business. His success lies in his honesty and true desire to see others succeed. Dave’s passions run the gamut from public author to public speaker to wedding officiate and recently, to television as the host of “Love, Reno” airing on Sunday nights.

Dave is an avid traveler and will jump on a plane heading someplace exotic at a moment’s notice.

Heather Porter

Designer

 Heather is relentlessly curious and is continually expanding her quiver of talents, most recently complementing her skills in design and production with another side of the brain that handles the SEO needs of DAE’s partners.

 Heather’s design talents have been called upon by the likes of Warner Bros. Records and Gold’s Gym. She also is rich in knowledge and experience with various forms of software – from WordPress to Revinate to Digital Alchemy.

 A self-described “Go-Alonger”, as long as Heather has a friend to inspire her, she’ll take on endeavors such as paddling across Lake Tahoe, hiking Mt. Whitney, or jumping into triathlons.

Hanna Bernard

Web Developer

Hanna operates in overdrive, an enthusiastic and efficient outlook that led to her – a native of Sweden – being named that country’s “Fastest Female on Two Wheels.”

That streamlined approach serves her well as DAE & Company’s website developer. Previously, she developed websites and managed production for major corporations that include Cisco and Sun Microsystems, as well as overseeing the website needs of many Lake Tahoe companies.

Hanna finds balance in her life by frequenting mountains and meadows with her horse, Obi.

Kari Millette

Traffic Manager

Before tackling the critical needs of trafficking the workflow for DAE & Company, Kari spent years in production and account services for major international agencies Bozell Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi, and BBDO West.

Under those roofs, Kari managed a client roster that included Toyota Motor Sales, Starbucks, IHOP, Snapple, and LA Cellular.

In the time between her stint with those agencies and her role with DAE & Company, Kari explored her passion for cooking and even served as a personal chef to Jean-Claude Van Damme.