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New Blood

Following our recent move from 9th and Jefferson to the Drake Cooper building in BoDo, we’ve added three more full-time employees to our thriving team of creative professionals.

Javier Barrera comes on board as a valuable (and much needed!) addition to the agency’s growing interactive team. Javier will be charged with providing support for both server and client-side coding. Prior to joining Drake Cooper, Javier worked with Rizen Creative as a web developer. His background includes experience in web development, interactive design and database management. Javier holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho.

Lindsay Shumate has just joined Drake Cooper as an account coordinator after a successful run as an intern during the summer of 2007. Lindsay works closely with Drake Cooper’s account service team, assisting with client work for CBH Homes, Idaho Department of Agriculture/Idaho Preferred, and Hopkins Financial, to name a few. She received a bachelor’s degree in advertising with an emphasis in psychology from the University of Idaho.

Megan Godwin has joined Drake Cooper as the agency’s brand ambassador. As the first person clients see when they walk in the door, Megan is charged with helping to represent the face of the company. She also assists with media buying efforts, campaign research and coordination. Megan completed a successful internship with Drake Cooper in 2005 and is excited about being at the agency again. She has bachelor’s degrees in public relations and advertising from the University of Idaho.