Meet the Pacific Region's #1 marketing and communications firm

A true melting pot.

Anthology is a team of smart, passionate and creative professionals from Hawaii and beyond, with years of experience in helping local brands go national and global brands go local.

Feet in the sand, heads in the clouds.

At Anthology we’re knowledge-driven, outcome-focused and discipline-rich. We partner productively with our clients and listen closely to their audiences, believing that great ideas can come from anywhere.


Dennis Christianson

Dennis Christianson

Partner/CEO, President

As one of the key architects of Anthology Marketing Group, Dennis leads the integrated enterprise and oversees the synergistic operation of its advertising, digital, public relations and research practices.

Dennis began his career as a filmmaker, working on everything from feature films to documentaries to television series and community outreach campaigns. His work in television, social marketing and politics led him into advertising, where he delights in applying the art of storytelling to the science of persuasion.

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David Koch

David Koch

Partner/Executive VP, Executive Creative Director

Formerly the CEO of Starr Seigle Communications, David joined Anthology in 2007 through its acquisition of Starr’s advertising, digital and research practices.

A Creative Director by trade, David’s 40 years of experience span a broad range of industries, including airline, hotel, destination marketing, wholesale, retail and attractions. He has been deeply involved in branding efforts for numerous resort and residential real estate projects, along with public initiatives, financial institutions, shopping centers and transportation firms.

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Mary Fastenau

Mary Fastenau

Partner/President – Digital

Mary leads a team of ambitious thought leaders who create digital solutions to today’s marketing problems. This is an experienced team tracing its roots back to the mid-1990s — when digital approaches were the exception, not the norm as they are today.

Mary’s passion lies in building teams and then getting out of their way, enabling her talented staff to create award-winning work while forging deep and ongoing relationships with clients. She plays a vital role with Anthology clients as they refine their strategic direction, one which has enabled her to contribute to the successes of a wide variety of companies — including Microsoft, Hawaiian Telcom, Marriott, Halekulani, Bank of Hawaii and Hawaii Pacific Health. 

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Barbara Ankersmit

Barbara Ankersmit

Partner/President – Research

Barbara founded QMark, Anthology’s research group, in 1995. With more than 35 years of experience, she is recognized as Hawaii’s preeminent authority on the gathering of market research for use by private businesses, politicians, and organizations involved in high-profile public issues.

By establishing the state’s first telephone-survey calling center and focus group facilities,  Barbara has elevated the market research profession in Hawaii. She has conducted polling programs for numerous Federal, State and House political races and sought public opinion on some of the most important issues facing Hawaii, including same-gender marriage, medicinal marijuana, death with dignity, women’s choice, land use, and ballot measures. 

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Nathan Kam

Nathan Kam

Partner/President – Public Relations

As the leader of Hawaii’s most experienced public relations practice, Nathan is immersed in all aspects of Hawaii’s business community. He draws upon his media insights, marketplace knowledge and industry connections to counsel clients in various sectors to help achieve their business objectives. He has a strong background in strategic planning, media relations and emerging media, as well as experience in all aspects of public relations — including tourism, corporate and public affairs, issues management, crisis communications, government and community relations. 

A 15-year veteran of the company, Nathan represents Anthology’s next generation of leadership. He brings a fresh perspective to the ever-changing landscape of communications, and how these methods of outreach can be used most effectively to advance the strategic direction and success of Anthology’s clients.

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Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

Executive Vice President, COO – Advertising

Andrew joined Anthology bringing 25 years of broadcast industry experience in production, marketing and news in Hawaii, New York and California. As President and General Manager of KITV he directed the station’s entire operations. Prior to KITV he held positions as Creative Director for The WB Television Network, Marketing Director for FX Networks, and Senior Vice President of Marketing for BBC Worldwide Americas.

Andrew possesses that rare talent for building and managing effective teams that makes him perfectly suited to direct the operations of Anthology’s largest marketing group.

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Key Staff

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David Abrass

Senior Account Supervisor – Digital

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Curtis Agor

VP – Finance and Accounting

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Bonnie Lee Alig

Managing Research Director, Guam office

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Wendi Chun

Associate Creative Director – Advertising

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Chuck Cohen

VP – Media Services

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Vicki Daniel

VP - Human Resources

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Patrick Dugan

Senior VP – Public Relations

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Lei-Ann Field

Senior Account Supervisor – Public Relations

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Page Gaylord

Media Director – Advertising

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Christian Gehrke

Associate Director of Experience Design – Digital

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Wenona Harris

VP – Project Management – Digital

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John Itamura

VP – Research Field Services

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Jackie Jaques-Smythe

Executive VP – Public Relations

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Craig Kim

VP – Research Services

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Erin Kinoshita

Senior Account Supervisor – Public Relations

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Lori Lum

VP – Experience Design – Digital

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Dennis Mahaffay

VP – Broadcast – Advertising

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Tim Mingle

Senior Account Supervisor – Advertising/Digital

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Miguel Olivarez

Solutions Architect – Digital

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Derek Paiva

Director of Editorial Content – Public Relations

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Allan Payne

Associate Creative Director – Advertising

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David Pettinger, APR

VP – Research

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Heidi Pliszka

VP - Account Services

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April Rutherford

VP – Creative Director – Advertising

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Kris Salzer

Associate Creative Director – Advertising

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Laurie Simmons

Account Supervisor – Public Relations

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Kai Sounthala

Technology Director – Digital

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Amy Thompson

Senior Account Supervisor – Advertising

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Samantha Tsui

Account Supervisor – Public Relations

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Mei Jeanne Wagner

VP – Advertising and Promotions

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Adrian Walker

Associate Creative Director – Advertising

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Staci Suarez Wan

Account Supervisor - Digital

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John Williamson

VP – Public Relations

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Stefani Li Zaborski

Account Supervisor – Advertising