For more than 30 years, our senior staff has worked within a distinctively different box of marketing principals. We are committed to exceeding your expectations, with intelligent and effective strategies, exceptional creative, fast turnaround and friendly relationships.
Tom Burkett, Creative Director.
He oversees all creative projects and staff, and is responsible for the quality of work produced by the creative department. From concept to completion, he works with the team to translate marketing objectives into creative strategies to produce effective advertising and marketing collateral.
He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and his 30-year career with the firm has earned him numerous regional and national awards. In his spare time, Tom enjoys commercial and residential interior decorating, fitness training and biking.
Served on the Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee/Officer and Board Member CEDC Collegeville Economic Development Corp. Main Street Design Committee
Shirley Epps, President
Lifelong advertising career between NYC and Trappe, PA; art director, freelance designer, creative director then president of Epps Advertising. Recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal and Wharton School's Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in the region, as well as numerous professional awards.
Linda Jacobs, Senior Art Director
30 years experience as a graphic designer and art director, coordinator, illustrator and copy writer. Responsible for design creation and implementation of creative materials. Linda graduated from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia with a bachelor's degree in fashion illustration and advertising.
She serves on the Occupational Advisory Committee, Alumni Honor Roll Committee and participates in Career Week and Shadowing Programs at Pottstown Senior High School. She was an Art Goes to School volunteer in the Pottsgrove School District and served on the board of directors of the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra, serving as the publicity chairman. She is currently a member of the Healthy Woman Advisory Board at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, and she actively participates in Women EXCEL at the YWCA, Women of the Workforce of the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce, PACA, PDIDA and the Pottstown Area Relay For Life.
Leann Shultz, Account & Media
Experience: 13 years experience in the industry, Leann assists Epps' clients with account coordination and media planning. Skilled in client services, the areas of media planning/negotiations and strategic marketing.
Richard Moon, Web Production & Management
Experience: With 25+ years experience in graphic design, Rich specializes in website production generated from our creative directive, then manages and updates those sites for Epps' clients. He brings authoring experience with current programming language standards to the table. He is also responsible for converting files for E-mail blasts, maintaining and upgrading our computer equipment, and teaches all levels of computer desktop design, graphics applications and publishing at various schools.
Rebecca Yergey, Administrative Assistant
11 years experience as an administrative professional. Responsible for greeting and directing clients, Rebecca (AKA Bucky) assists staff for implementing campaign details, handles the billing and bookkeeping, and does whatever she needs to do to keep the company humming.
Sharon Waters, Production Artist
Production artist with 12 years agency experience. Sharon works directly with our Art Director to interpret the design and to produce print ready and digital materials on time and cost-effectively. She is also proficient with estimating printing and fulfillment costs as well as working with vendors to complete the job.
April Shrom, Twin Things
Experience: 23 years experience in the advertising specialty industry. April is responsible for researching products and providing creative and cost-effective promotional items to complete a client's marketing strategy and to compliment a campaign.
Mona has been with us since 1995. When rescued from a barn, she was already an experienced mouser and she continues to roam the building at night to keep us safe from critters. At 18 years old, she spends most of her day on the light table, and sleeps to the hum of our printers and servers. She soothes nerves, keeps the cleaners busy and welcomes visitors to the office. Her 1/2 brother, Smudge, lives with Tom, our creative director.