Ted Schlueter

Chief Executive Officer

Ted drives growth initiatives for The Grist’s B2B and B2C Clients as well as spearheading internal business development efforts. Prior to The Grist, Ted spent over 20 years driving integrated marketing initiatives for his own award-winning agency, Crunch Brands and subsequently Breakaway Marketing.

Dan Madsen

Chief Creative Officer

As an all-terrain father of four and head of Creative, Dan's never lost his curiosity for learning and discovery, which has been his primary compass in life. Particularly, when he set his neighbor's fence and trees ablaze—probably should've used a different compass that day.

Leif Holtzman

Director of Strategy

Through research and insights development, Leif uncovers opportunities to build clients' brand strategies that are simultaneously unique within the market and compelling to the target customer. When he’s not mastering insights, he’s a literal rockstar dad, mystifying crowds with his guitar solos.

Mark Higgins

Director Of Video Content

Mark leads the video content creation department at The Grist. In the past he's worked with brands and bands such as Tom Brady for UNREAL candy, Titleist, Ocean Spray, Jack Daniels, New Balance and Dropkick Murphys to name a few. His indie work has been viewed over 200 million times on YouTube.

Liam Corrigan

Sr Designer

Liam is a Senior Designer reppin’ the 603. Prior to The Grist, he began his career at Crunch Brands after graduating from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. He can often be found balling on courts throughout Boston or attempting to pet every cat he crosses paths with.

Sarah Spaziano

Sr Art Director

When I'm not behind the retina display, you might find me at a hockey game, enjoying a Stephen King novel, or organizing my vinyl collection.

Tommy McConnell

Sr Writer

An Atlanta native turned Bostonian, Tommy is wicked happy to meet y’all. He writes, drums, occasionally blinks and yells at the TV on Saturdays to cheer on his UGA Dawgs. Tommy doesn’t particularly like writing about himself in the third person but will do so if it makes him sound more professional.

Tyavanna Skane

Director, HR + Finance

As our HR + Finance Director, “T” literally and figuratively holds the keys to everything inside The Grist. When she’s not recruiting, onboarding, or handling payroll, this avid bullet journalist loves adding stamps to her passport and cheering on the Celtics and Patriots.

Camryn Moran

Junior Account Executive

As a former St. Louisan, Camryn tends to not mention which team she supported in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final (the Blues). Camryn is a graduate of the University of Arkansas where she studied Advertising/Public Relations & Marketing. When she’s not writing briefs, she's traveling or exploring Boston!

Sabrina Siciliano

Account Director

Sabrina’s passion for TV and Digital content creation has led her to The Grist after 8 years in the agency arena. This self-proclaimed foodie and "home chef" has a running list of new places to eat and dishes to cook, all while balancing her binge rotation of Friends, Schitts Creek, and New Girl.

Samantha Leone


While Sam loves the thrill of coming up with a big idea or writing a good headline as much as the next person, other sources of joy include: learning something new, drinking tea and Wolfgang Puck’s TikTok. She’s also an avid people-watcher. Some say it's a bad habit. She calls it primary research.

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