Boutique Agency.
Big Thinking.

About Us

Blending the ambition and intuition of digital natives with the acumen and experience of proven brand and advertising experts, Orchard is the next evolution in the art and science of performance marketing.

Nimble, agile, continually led by data, and tenaciously customer-centric, our team guides clients through the smartest investments in content, technology, data and media. Our plans of action are always transparent and firmly focused on results.

It really comes down to three words:

Experience. Innovation. Accountability.

These are the things we bring to the table every day to help our clients grow.

Who We Are.

At Orchard, we constantly strive to cultivate a respectful, inclusive and diverse workplace.

We understand, and we firmly believe, that it takes diversity of culture and experience – and an unwavering commitment to equality – to not only be the true business transformation partners our clients deserve – but to also be the best version of ourselves.

Our core values as a woman-owned business are firmly rooted in the never-ending journey of how we value and empower people, how we act with integrity and how we welcome and are present for each other.

We believe that we show the deepest part of our humanity through our embrace and celebration of our own unique stories.

We are committed to this and to growing together.

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What We Live By.

Work Hard. Play hard. Give it your all. Go The Distance.
And never forget to laugh a lot.

Act with integrity.
Don’t be afraid to say and do what’s right.

Exceed expectations.
Push for excellence. Excel. Strive to delight.

Be curious.
Be excellent at your craft. Be innovative. Pave the way.

Problem solve with optimism.
Exude positivity. Be relentless in the search for solutions.

Make time.
Have a generosity of spirit. Give back. Empower others.

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Our
Leadership
Team

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Founder,
Chief Operating Officer

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Richard
Walker

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*****Founder,
Chief Operating Officer

Richard Walker

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Founder,
Chief Strategist

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Kara
Schwandner

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*****Founder,
Chief Strategist

Kara Schwandner

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Founder,
Head of AI and Data Sciences

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Matt
McKeown

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*****Founder,
Head of AI and Data Sciences

Matt McKeown

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President

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Cliff
Schwandner

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Cliff Schwandner

Director of Client Experience

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Billy
Kissel

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*****Director of Client Experience

Billy Kissel

DIRECTOR OF USER EXPERIENCE

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Heather
Volpenhein

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*****DIRECTOR OF USER EXPERIENCE

Heather Volpenhein

Empathy is necessary when advocating for users by gaining a deeper understanding of their perspectives & finding

Director of Media

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Samantha
Carson

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*****Director of Media

Samantha Carson

Vice President

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Janelle
Hopper

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*****Vice President

Janelle Hopper

Executive Creative Director

Steve
Stenken

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*****Executive Creative Director

Steve Stenken

What masquerades as a problem is just an opportunity to exercise commitment, unleash energy, and allow yourself to be a

Chief Innovation Officer

Ryan
Derrow

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*****Chief Innovation Officer

Ryan Derrow

Senior Account Manager

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Sam
Markle

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*****Senior Account Manager

Sam Markle

Always try to leave things better than you found them.

Clients &
Experience

Our Work

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