WE LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY IN THE FLATHEAD

WHO WE ARE

We are extensions of you! We are strategic thinkers, content creators, designers, and programming geniuses.

What began as a weekly newspaper in 2007, Flathead Beacon Productions has evolved into a full digital and creative agency specializing in brand development, marketing strategy, web development, and conversion-based digital advertising management…plus more!

The team at Flathead Beacon Productions is powered by people who work, live, and play in the Flathead Valley. Our internal culture is fast-paced, supportive, and always looking for ways to raise the bar. We believe communication, transparency, flexibility, and a little fun are all values that result in long-lasting relationships and the best balance for success.

Our team is your team. Your team is our team.

Meet The Team

Judi Lessard

Marketing Director

“I make people talk in meetings.” – Judi

About

Judi brings over a decade of business development and marketing experience to Flathead Beacon Productions. She has run marketing campaigns for clients in a variety of industries. She helps businesses grow through creative branding, awareness and digital marketing. When she isn’t working, you can find her with her husband and two kiddos on the slopes in the winter and camping, hiking and boating in the summer.

Dwayne Harris

Associate Art Director

“I push the design button.” – Dwayne

About

Dwayne has worked as a graphic designer, illustrator and comic book artist for more than 20 years. After spending several years as a designer for the Kansas City Star, Dwayne embarked on a freelance career as an illustrator, working for several publishers on a wide variety of properties. He’s written and drawn 4 graphic novels, one of which was recently optioned by Sony Pictures to be developed into a major motion picture. Dwayne now divides his time between the Flathead Beacon and various freelance projects.

Pierce Ware

Associate Art Director

“I make it POP.” – Pierce

About

Pierce Ware is a graphic designer who brings a fresh perspective to our design team. He is a graduate of Montana State University where he received a BFA in Graphic Design. Before starting with Flathead Beacon Productions, Pierce polished his web, identity and package design skills while working for a design agency in Bozeman. After Bozeman, he worked for 4 years at a label print shop in Whitefish, where he worked the production side of the design business as a pre-press designer and press technician.

Maddy Olson

Graphic Design

“Associate Shape Wizard.” – Maddy

About

Maddy Olson is a queer illustrator and graphic designer born and raised in the Flathead Valley. She studied Illustration and Entertainment Art at the Northwest College of Art and Design earning a BFA in Visual Communication. She returned to Whitefish, MT and worked as a prepress artist at a label company for over 2 years. Away from her desk job, she is a freelance illustrator and has completed works for several projects in addition to her personal work in fantasy illustration. Maddy has also been active in local LGBTQA+ and Human Rights spaces for years.

Patrick Sappington

Developer

“Dreams in code.” – Patrick

About

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Denise Wright

Front-End Developer | UX Design

“I make things look pretty.” – Denise

About

With over 14 years of experience in graphic design and 7 years in Web development, Denise Wright brings a vast array of talents to Flathead Beacon Productions. With these skills, along with a certification in User Experience and Interface Design, she is able to determine both the needs of our clients and their users, to produce a positive web experience. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family and working alongside her husband in the ministry.

Elizabeth Wasserman

Project Manager

“Executive of circling back around to that.” – Elizabeth

About

Elizabeth found her way to Northwest Montana shortly after graduating from Marist College. She spent two summers working for the National Park Service before settling in Missoula where she worked for a non-profit managing social media channels, digital communications, event planning and more. Since returning to the Flathead Valley, she brought her digital expertise and project management skills with her. When Elizabeth isn’t busy working, you’ll find her training for road races or hiking in Glacier National Park.

Hunter Scoggins

Sales

“I talk to people.” – Hunter

About

Hunter Scoggins was born in Florida, and raised in the Flathead Valley from the age of 2. Growing up in Bigfork for K-9 and finishing 10-12 back in Florida. After graduating high school, he studied at Adrian College in Michigan while playing football for two years. He moved back to Montana in 2018 and went on to further his career in the sales world. Hunter is previously experienced in customer service, private and commercial sales as well as marketing consultation in the last 6 years. When not working you’ll find him on the ski hill or possibly on a body of water, weather permitting.
He looks forward to assisting you with all of your marketing, production, and digital needs!

Matt Wright

Sales

“I tell people what they need.” – Matt

About

Born and raised in Kentucky, Matt joined the Flathead Beacon Sales team in 2022. He brings with him experience in building and cultivating relationships. He and his family moved to the Flathead Area in January of 2022 to take over as pastor at a church in Kalispell. Before moving to the area, Matt worked at a web-design agency as a front-end web developer. He brings that experience in helping businesses find the best way to increase brand awareness and recognition.

When he’s not making connections you can find him spending time with his family, working with his church, or curled up with a good book.

Want to join the team?

We are always looking for passionate people to join our team.
Send us a resumé and let us know what you could offer our team.

giddyup@flatheadbeacon.com

Our Philosophy

We Are Extensions Of You

The ability to deliver high-quality creative services is dependent on knowing the client and the message, which includes voice, imagery, and overall brand messaging. Listening is a key trait we bring to the table every time. When we listen to our clients, their stakeholders, and the data, we are able to create a place of trust and reliability. Our team is your team. Your team is our team. In business, relationships are built on trust, and we know the best marketing initiatives have a clear ROI. As a result, we believe communication, transparency, flexibility, and a little fun are all values we hold in high regard and where we find the best balance and success in agency-client relationships.

You + Us = Success!

We have the talent necessary to meet and exceed your expectations. We strive to be an extension of our clients and choose to work with those who share with us their victories, successes, challenges, and problems. Our internal culture is fast-paced, supportive, and always looking for ways to raise the bar. Over the years, we have proven our worth, authority, and commitment to excellence.

Teamwork makes the Dreamwork

We celebrate victories and successes and offer comfort in difficult times. We know each other’s spouses and children, so we notice when someone isn’t centered, and work to achieve balance. We lift each other’s spirits and help each other with their workload. We admit fault, take responsibility, and are humble. Integrity is the value of our self-worth, and without integrity, we’re nothing.