An entire firm of writers working together under one roof as one tight team? Yes, it’s uncommon. But our uniqueness is your advantage. The bigger the task, the harder the challenge, the more we stand out.

  • President

    Steve Garfinkel

    After starting early in journalism (paper route, age 10), Steve earned a master’s in English from Johns Hopkins University and had three jobs that he loved: He was a senior writer at Ogilvy Public Relations, assistant editor of a national medical magazine and a teaching fellow in English at Phillips Academy in Andover. Today Steve oversees all the G+A team’s work, doing a little writing, a little editing and a lot of orchestrating. (And he still reads the newspaper every morning.)

  • Senior Writer

    Steve Herndon

    Steve cut his copy chops 30 seconds at a time, writing ads for clients of a local NBC TV affiliate. In 15+ years at G+A, his prose has persuaded associations to improve their management, foodies to flock to Australian lamb and science stars to use their powers for good. When he’s not stuck on I-270, Steve enjoys reading what other people wrote and watching other people play sports.

  • Senior Writer

    Jill Marquardt

    Jill’s journey to G+A involved a newspaper in Omaha, an ad agency and tech firm in Denver, journalism school, business school and projects in Central America and Africa. While at G+A, she’s written everything from white papers on a wide range of B2B topics to web content promoting hair removal products. An avid traveler, she’s haggled with vendors and enjoyed cheesy late-night programming in five continents.

  • Writer

    Karin Tanabe

    Karin loves telling stories — from one witty line to 100,000+ words. She has authored four fiction books, including The Gilded Years, soon to be adapted as a major motion picture. Her fifth, A Hundred Suns, will be published in April 2020. A graduate of Vassar College and a DC native, Karin is a former Politico reporter, magazine editor and tech writer. Off duty, she can be found speaking French, writing TV pilots and attempting to get her five-minute mile back.

  • Writer

    Marilyn Cooper

    From authoring a book on NASA’s attempt to reach Mars to publishing poetry and short stories, Marilyn loves all forms of writing. A Fulbright Scholar and Mellon Fellow, she was formerly a magazine editor and writer, a space policy expert and a nonprofit consultant. A native West Virginian, Marilyn has lived in Greece, Switzerland, Israel and Italy–she speaks Italian with a uniquely Appalachian twang. Off duty, she teaches yoga and meditation and is currently studying Sanskrit.

  • Writer

    Danny Jones

    Danny’s writing career started in elementary school with a collection of short stories typed up on his parents’ Compaq Presario. They remain in development. He graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and covered sports for the Columbia Daily Tribune. He’s also participated in podcasts, local TV and public radio, and worked in the renewable energy industry. Danny can be frequently found on a soccer field or with his nose in a book at the library.

  • Marketing Advisor

    Lee Jenkins

    Equal parts left- and right-brain thinker, Lee is passionate about what creative ideas can contribute to business solutions. During his agency career, he has conceived and directed national and regional brand reputation campaigns. He’s a strategic leader with expertise engineering the right environments for creative teams to thrive. His role at G+A is supporting marketing and operations. When not working, Lee enjoys family, art, streaming music and movies, and the beach – in that order.