BRIGADE Welcomes New Talent
Our three new team members bring experience and passion to BRIGADE, and plan to hit the ground running.
Our newest Creative, Kate Huff, came to BRIGADE from the world of non-profits. She arrived just as business was booming and we expected her to dive right in. Luckily she thrives in high intensity situations, describing her happy place as “zipping around trails on a mountain bike”. As the third Kate/Cate to join BRIGADE’s ranks, and recently married, we just can’t quite figure out what to call her. Despite the name confusion, she brings an energy and positive attitude to our office that is impossible to mistake. Like the rest of us, she also has an ideal vacation in mind. Her “go anywhere spot” would be a full blown African safari. Why? “The giraffes, of course… tall, lean, and fast,” she said.
We’re glad that, of all the places she has been in the world, our newest Project Manager landed at BRIGADE. An avid traveler, Candace Hope has visited countries including India, Kenya, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Spain. Blending her passion for travel and talent for photography she also captured beautiful images of each place she’s been, impressively winning Gold at the 2015 Ad Club of Western Mass Creative Awards for her images of Kibera School for Girls in Nairobi, Kenya. When she’s not traveling or balancing project deadlines at BRIGADE, you can find Candace working in her vegetable garden, “just a little bit sunburned and covered in dirt” as she put it.
Shaun Kelleher joins BRIGADE as an Account Manager, bringing big city experience to our small town firm. A Massachusetts native, Shaun recently returned to the Valley to put down roots after a successful stint in New York City. He graduated from Syracuse University in 2008, and after about 10 years of climbing the ranks in marketing at a recruiting agency, helping to connect top brands with talented individuals, it’s ironic that Shaun was just the talent we were looking for here. Growing up Shaun aspired to become a dentist, which explains that killer smile. Welcome, Shaun!