February 10, 2020

Meet Our New Redsters

by Ellen Mallernee Barnes in hires and promotions, News

Over the last few months, we’ve welcomed a number of fresh faces and creative minds to our Red Havas team here in the U.S., including Adam Brown, Hugh Joyner, Daniel Kerry, Sam McDougall, Kevin Robinson and Jenna Stoklosa in the New York office, and Julia Baird, Devon Recktenwald and Lily Whorl in Pittsburgh. We hope you’ll take the time to meet them all here and to peruse their stellar recommendations for everything from food to tunes.

Julia Baird

Name: Julia Baird

Job title: Fellow

Hometown: Ebensburg, PA

Favorite local restaurant: Condado Tacos

Role model: Taylor Swift

Currently binge-watching: “Peaky Blinders”

First job: Babysitting

Favorite moment of 2019: Graduating from the University of Pittsburgh

Favorite song of 2019: “Wow” by Post Malone

Adam Brown

Name: Adam Brown

Job title: Fellow

Hometown: Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York

Favorite local restaurant: Via Della Pace in the East Village

Role model: My dad; I can’t say a single bad word about him!

Currently binge-watching: “The Sopranos,” for the last five years

First job: Campaign intern for Obama 2012

Favorite moment of 2019: I got to see my favorite band, Dead & Company, eight times in 2019. But my favorite moment from that was getting to high-five NBA legend Bill Walton on Halloween at the show at Madison Square Garden.

Favorite song of 2019: Bon Iver’s “Hey, Ma”

Hugh Joyner

Name: Hugh Joyner

Job title: Content producer

Hometown: Sydney, Australia

Favorite local restaurant: Don Angie in the West Village

Role model: My dad!

Currently binge-watching: “The O.C.” (2003)

First job: Paper boy

Favorite moment of 2019: Visa run in Barbados, sitting on the beach and drinking beers—and starting at Red Havas obviously!

Favorite song of 2019: Flume x Vera Blue’s “Rushing Back”

Daniel Kerry

Name: Daniel Kerry

Job title: Content manager

Hometown: Flushing, New York

Favorite local restaurant: Sweet Chick. They have the best chicken and waffles in the city.

Role model: LeBron James

Currently binge-watching: “Mr. Robot,” “The Good Place,” “You”

First job: Fifth-grade math tutor

Favorite moment of 2019: Covering New York Fashion Week for TMZ

Favorite song of 2019: “Hot” by Young Thug feat. Gunna

Sam McDougall

Name: Sam McDougall

Job title: Associate vice president

Hometown: Newcastle, Australia

Favorite local restaurant: Jack’s Wife Freda

Role model: My mum for sure. Her resilience and strength is second to none.

Currently binge-watching: “The Morning Show,” “Schitt’s Creek” and a whole bunch of documentaries

First job: A Pizza Hut commercial!

Favorite moment of 2019: Moving to NYC!

Favorite song of 2019: Anything Arianna

Devon Recktenwald

Name: Devon Recktenwald

Job title: Fellow

Hometown: Venetia, Pennsylvania

Favorite local restaurant: Pasta Too. I’m obsessed with their homemade pasta sauce.

Role model: My mom. She is extremely passionate about everything she does, and she owned her own business for 22 years. 

Currently binge-watching: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

First job: Sales associate at a Nike Outlet Store

Favorite moment of 2019: Landing this job at Red Havas after graduating from college

Favorite song of 2019: Quinn XCII’s “Good Thing Go”

Kevin Robinson

Name: Kevin Robinson

Job title: Insights and optimization manager

Hometown: Bronxville, New York

Favorite local restaurant: Maison Harlem

Role model: Roger Federer

Currently binge-watching: “Dead To Me”

First job: Supermarket clerk

Favorite moment of 2019: Sharing my favorite gin (Hendrick’s) with my dad, who hated gin until then.

Favorite song of 2019: Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts”

Jenna Stoklosa

Name: Jenna Stoklosa

Job title: Account executive

Hometown: Buffalo, New York

Favorite local restaurant: The Ellington on the Upper Westside

Role model: Emma Watson

Currently binge-watching: “Friday Night Lights,” again

First job: Restaurant hostess

Favorite moment of 2019: Driving the Planters Nutmobile on the Pacific Coast Highway

Favorite song of 2019: Tie between Carrie Underwood’s “Southbound” and Daddy Yankee’s “Con Calma”

Lily Whorl

Name: Lily Whorl 

Job title: Fellow

Hometown: Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Favorite local restaurant: Noodlehead

Role model(s): Chelsea Handler, Tinkerbelle and Jane Fonda

Currently binge-watching: “I’m Sorry” 

First job: Babysitter 

Favorite moment of 2019: Making my parents proud by speaking at my college graduation and landing my dream job here at Red Havas. 

Favorite song of 2019: Mac Miller’s “Dunno,” specifically the version recorded at Spotify Studios NYC

Interested in joining the Red Havas team? We’re hiring!