219 Crew

Combined we make the best marketing agency in North Carolina

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KIRK DEVIERE

Silver FoxPresident & Owner of 219 Group

Referred to in the office as “Mr. Fayetteville”, Kirk has 20+ years of leadership experience in both the military and business world. Kirk founded 219 Group in February of 2010 and is the driving force behind our vision of creating big ideas and delivering solutions to help our clients share their stories and achieve results. Kirk is an entrepreneur at heart. He has been at the forefront of several successful startup ventures and also served as Chief Operating Officer for multiple companies in the real estate, consumer products, and technology industries. He also served 10 years in the US Army in the Infantry.

In Other Words
“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

What The Team Says
“Kirk, we need tacos!”

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Fun Socks
Good Quotes
Flashy Pocket Squares
Bourbon on the Rocks

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RICK HOWARD

Swiss Army KnifeDirector, Client Fulfillment

As a Husband, Father, Teacher, Christian, and wannabe Chef, Rick brings his life’s multi-faceted approach to his job. Not only is he senior developer with over 15 years in web development, he also can be called upon for his knowledge in SEO, graphic design and client communication. Rick is a honors graduate in Graphic Design and Advertising as well as a winner of several GDUSA awards and other honors. To date, he has been involved in the development of over 350 websites in different locations from North Carolina to Korea. Rick also enjoys playing board games with his family and watching movies. He attends many city events including festivals, sporting events and holiday activities. Between answering tickets and building websites at 2:00 in the morning, we’re not sure if he sleeps, but we’ll just trust he does.

In Other Words
“Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them…well, I have others.”

What The Team Says
“Everyone loves him, except for Kirk.”

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God
Family Time
Cooking
Board Games
Nintendo

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ANEISHA MCMILLAN

Power RangerDirector, Public Relations

Aneisha is an internationally accomplished Publicist with 15 years of experience. Known for her contagious enthusiasm, she has been able to attract and maintain relationships with clients from countless industries and is well versed in all aspects of public relations & marketing. An entrepreneur at heart, Aneisha has been involved in several independent ventures and deeply enjoys working with entrepreneurial clients.

In Other Words
“Thoughts Become Things” - Napoleon Hill

What The Team Says
“Aneisha’s big family is only outgrown by her big ideas!“

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My ultra dreamy, superhero husband
Our 6 incredible children
Big Dreamin’ Boot Strappin’ Adventures
Entrepreneurial Minded People and Inspirational Brands

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JENIFER VARGAS

Number CrusherOffice Manager

Jenifer was born in Dominican Republic, raised in Salisbury NC. Jenifer is a 2017 Science of Mathematics graduate pursing her masters in Accounting. Jenifer was happy to discover 219 Group as an opportunity to grow in her career in payroll and account payable, account receiver and office coordinator. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and going shopping.

In Other Words
“The empowered woman is the powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description.” ― Steve Marabolic

What The Team Says
“Without her nothing would get done, she orders the Red Bull.”

Hearts
Dominican food
Bachata music
Family
Wine
Once upon a time

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KIMBERLY EADY

Kimbo SliceAccount Manager

After five years in two states and two different countries, Kimberly joined the Fayetteville community in 2012, before joining our 219 crew in 2017. Between earning a degree in Mass Communications from Methodist University and some slight influence from Mad Men, Kimberly knew she had to join the marketing world. Her love of writing and creative thinking helps her to communicate her clients' visions and build partnerships within the office and outside of it. Kimberly enjoys daily life with her two dogs, and when she's not working, she loves to spend time with friends by the fire pit or watching seasons of her favorite TV shows.

In Other Words
“Don't let the Muggles get you down.”

What The Team Says
“Her polite demeanor is only offset by her killer karaoke voice.”

Hearts
Her Dogs
Red Wine
Books
Travel
Laughing

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SUZANNE GEISS

SandstormAccount Manager

After five years in Fayetteville, and three in the marketing industry, Suzanne was thrilled to join the 219 crew in 2017. Born and raised in Media, Pennsylvania, she graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2011. While she has a degree in English Language and Literature with a cognate in Secondary Education, her love of the written word and working with others has helped her to find her niche in the marketing world. In her free time, Suzanne enjoys playing with her daughter, spending time at the beach, being outdoors, and cheering on Gamecock football (which is no easy feat!)

In Other Words
“I think life on Earth must be about more than just solving problems… It’s got to be something inspiring, even if it is vicarious .” – Elon Musk

What The Team Says
“We didn't know we were missing a piece to our puzzle until Suzanne”

Hearts
Being a mom
Road trips
French Fries
Cormac McCarthy novels
Karaoke

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DEVANTE MONDS

Minister of SalesAccount Executive/Account Manager

Born and raised in Dunn, North Carolina, DeVante’ attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he graduated with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Human Development & Family Studies. After interning with us as an account coordinator in college he decided to stay with us and work in sales. When DeVante’ isn’t working he enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling and going to different events in the Fayetteville area.

In Other Words
“I’m feeling very Olympic today” - Sanka Coffie

What The Team Says
“Devante brings old wisdom in a young mans body.”

Hearts
Family & Friends
Pizza
Music
Podcasts
Lakers

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JOE FALLON

SquidwardLead Graphic Designer

Joe received his Bachelor’s degree, in Graphic Design, from the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. After graduating, Joe started his own design agency, Fallon Design. In 2015, it was acquired by 219 Group, and he became an integral part of the creative team. As part of the crew, Joe has provided effective and functional solutions for every design problem presented, be it simple or complex. He is consistent with wearing a Yankee hat and giving his all in the office. Joe is an avid movie buff and very knowledgeable in movie trivia. When he is not designing or glued to a computer screen, you can find him at home or at a local movie theater, staring at yet another screen (no surprise there).

In Other Words
“I yam what I yam, and that’s all what I yam.” – Popeye the Sailor Ma

What The Team Says
“Joe brings everything a team needs to the job….except doughnuts.”

Hearts
Great Stories
Beer
Family
Design
Beer (again)

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BETSY MCELWEE

Pro Mouse ClickerSenior Graphic Designer

With over 12 years of graphic design experience, Betsy has carried the role of corporate in-house designer, agency designer, small business owner, and she is currently Senior Graphic Designer for 219 Group! Over the past several years she has crafted many unique brands and has a true love for bringing clients' visions to life. Betsy is a proud Cincinnati, OH native (Go Reds!), army wife, and the mother of two sweet little girls. She enjoys concerts, traveling, and spending time with her family outdoors as much as possible.

In Other Words
“The world's noise gets really quiet when you are in tune with yourself.``
– Gary Vee

What The Team Says
“It feels like we see her work more than we see her.”

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Bath Bombs
Chocolate
Sarcastic People
Radiohead
Exploring New Cities

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SAMUEL HEBLE

Ultra Cool Hip DudeGraphic & Web Designer

Samuel was born and raised right here in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He graduated with honors from Fayetteville Technical Community College, with a degree in Advertising and Graphic Design. Some of his favorite things about design include branding and aesthetics. Accruing quite the list of extracurricular activities, Samuel has been involved in breakdance crews, film groups, drawing circles and several musical groups. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family, including 9 siblings. He is an avid movie goer and considers himself a cinephile. Samuel is a strong believer in Christ and believes in being yourself in every area of your life. He spends most of his time thinking about life, creating, and spending time with people.

In Other Words
“The truth shall set you free.”

What The Team Says
“He is the next Saul Bass”

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Jesus Christ
Creating
Thinking
Pizza

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JACOB ALMOND

Bob The BuilderLead Developer/SEO Specialist

Star Wars advocate, Video Game Nerd, Husband, and Father, Jacob uses the force to bring life and experience to his daily projects. With over four years of experience, he is always up to fix problematic lines of code and work through SEO strategies to improve client portfolios and help them improve their business. Jacob likes to compare fishing to SEO work, some days you catch that big lunker, which would be the equivalent to ranking up 100+ spots for a keyword, and some days you only catch the one pounders that would be the equivalent to ranking up only a few spots. Jacob has also designed and developed over 200 websites and uses past experience to improve his future projects.

In Other Words
“The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.” – Thomas A. Edison

What The Team Says
“Jacob has shown amazing growth in his tenure here which is more suprising when you find out he is 6’5”

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Golf
Fishing
Video Games
Family
Comedy
Comics

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COREY HOWARD

ParatrooperWeb Developer/ SEO Specialist

Originally from Georgia, Corey came to North Carolina as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. He is currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Web Design and Interactive Media at the Art Institute in Durham. Corey found 219 Group when looking for internship opportunities in the Fayetteville area. After a summer of interning with the 219 Crew, he decided to make his position permanent. When Corey isn’t working towards fulfilling his educational and professional goals, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Brittney, and three year old son. Corey enjoys grilling, sports, and relaxing near cold beer.

In Other Words
“Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.” – Satchel Paige

What The Team Says
“Even Though he knows Joe, we don’t hate him.“

Hearts
Family
Design
Sports
Learning

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Connie Howard Walker

GhostwriterCopywriter

Connie has been an award winning writer since the age of 11, when she won second place with her “If I Were President” essay in a contest at Cross Creek Mall. Under her maiden name, Connie Jean Howard, she also enjoyed success with her poem “In This World, I Must Explore” which was published in the Douglas Byrd Junior High School newspaper, and an amazing one page website on the writings of Paul Laurence Dunbar in college. Other than those shining moments, the rest of her writing career has included collegiate journalism, writing print copy for an award winning design firm, and helping businesses and organizations reach the next level of consumer success through blog writing. When she is not writing, Connie is using her degree in Mass Communications/Public Relations to navigate the world of her two teenagers and negotiate the terms of everyday life with her husband, who is also married to the US Army. In addition, she happens to be an award winning Professional Volunteer, a title she admittedly gave to herself. Connie was with 219 Group when it started, and she is very happy to be back on staff at a company she wholeheartedly believes in.

In Other Words
“All I do is win.” - DJ Khaled

What The Team Says
“This sentence is the only thing she didn't write on this page.”

Hearts
God
Family
Chicago Cubs
Music
Dancing

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ADAM BAYE

PS4 BallerWeb Developer/ SEO Specialist

You know that kid who takes things apart to see how they work, that is Adam. That interest has helped him become a resident problem solver when it comes to programming issues. In his free time, He enjoys spending time with his wife and their son, Eli, online gaming and carpentry. He has true love for building things as he has single-handedly built a floor to ceiling pantry in his home and has developed 100’s of websites.

In Other Words
“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.“ – Douglas Adams

What The Team Says
“Adam is so quiet, that sometimes it feels like he’s not even here.”

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S4
Family
Game Nights
Food

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