A.D. Creative Group is a full-service marketing firm headquartered in Billings, Montana, with a second office in Gillette, Wyoming. At any one time, our firm has a roster of over 200 active clients and is working hundreds of projects simultaneously. Many of our clients are based in the Northwest region; however, in recent years, we’ve expanded to include a significant number of national and international organizations.

Since 1985, our award-winning creative has been welcomed by millions of people and seen in stores, on the road, in museums and airports, on the web and throughout the media arts across the country. Don’t let our size fool you. Our small firm packs a punch when it comes to marketing, design and brand development.

What we believe

Choose your customers, trust them and treat them well. Say yes, bend the rules, show up on time, keep promises. Don’t exert power merely because you can. Be human, be kind, pay attention, smile.

We don’t want to be compared to other agencies. We want to be the one our clients call when they have a problem because they know we can help find a solution or, at the very least, lend an ear, a perspective and a good cup of coffee.

How we work

Our processes are individualized and crafted to meet the specific needs of each client. Nothing is reused, recycled or repurposed. The relationships we build with our clients cultivate genuine trust and true partnership. It is this trust that enables us to push the creative envelope of what is possible, challenging status quo and achieving unexpected results.


More than lip service, this talented team of strategists, designers and visual communicators are a powerful asset for any organization. Although you may have one primary point of contact, expect to work closely with many of these individuals throughout the life cycle of projects. At A.D., we believe in a team approach to make sure your brand is managed as effectively and efficiently as possible.


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Eric Finstad

Before starting A.D. Creative in 1985, Eric’s life was a mix of Road House, A River Runs Through It and Caddy Shack. So, he knows his stuff about serving, casting and driving (the right message). He’ll 86 the bad ideas, reel in the good ones and never need a mulligan to get the win.

How Eric Got Here:
Invented it.

Business Development

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Staci Biernbaum
Director of Business Development

Staci believes that more is more! She has five Chow-Chows (is that enough for a sled team? or an Air Bud remake?) and has shown her boy Sherman at several AKC dog shows. She loves to travel, she volunteers for a variety of causes, and she’s always left a trail of glitter in her wake. Staci is ready to teach our clients new tricks.

How Staci Got Here:
Won Best in Show.


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Jenn Fancher
Associate Creative Director

Jenn doesn’t just bring home the bacon, she can track it down with her houndsman husband, half a dozen dogs and two adorable hunters-in-training. Combine that with her fierce eye for design and detailed project management skills and you’ve got an Associate Creative Director that never misses her mark.

How Jenn Got Here:
Blazed her own trail.

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Kevin Meyer
Art Director

Being a Cubs fan says a lot about you. You’re loyal even during the down times. You’re cautiously optimistic. You’re used to being frustrated. You believe in the Billy Goat Curse. And, when the big win comes around, it’s all worth it! All that passion and angst translates into award winning design, making him our MVP.

How Kevin Got Here:
Bases loaded. Bottom of the ninth. Home run.

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Gregor Larsen
Graphic Designer/Video Editor

From the icy confines of a crab boat in Alaska, to the cliff walls above whitewater rapids, to the claustrophobic warmth of an efficiency apartment in SoCal, Gregor definitely took the scenic route to AD. Along the way, he built a portfolio of amazing photography and design. He’s always searching out the backroads where the real adventure is, never settling for the easy route.

How Gregor Got Here:
The sweetest car in the lot.


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Rick Herman
Web Design Manager

Not many agencies have an Olympian on the payroll, but A.D. does! Rick’s mad hockey skills landed him a spot on Billings’ Senior Olympic hockey team. At work, he plays to where the puck is going to be, always aware of the end goal. And, as head lightbulb changer, he’s as familiar with a Stanley screwdriver as he is the Stanley Cup.

How Rick Got Here:
By keeping his stick on the ice.

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Amanda Rush
Frontend Developer

After toting her two furry felines on a yearlong European adventure, Amanda is ready to tackle any challenge that crosses her path. She never hesitates to show the same crazy drive and dedication when it comes to writing code. Combining her skills in graphic design, art and programming gives her the perfect toolset to go the extra mile for A.D.’s clients.

How Amanda Got Here:
Crossed the pond.

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John Pannell
Interactive Developer

For someone who basically lives off the grid, John sure can kill it when it comes to building code and producing video. He combines his background in physics and math along with the toughest training ground there is — being a high school teacher — to stand and deliver for our clients.

How John Got Here:
With zero carbon footprint.

Media & Content Strategy

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Perrin Grubbs
Marketing Strategist

Perrin dedicated hours of study to television research, logging countless episodes of CHiPs, Facts of Life and other culturally relevant programming. Perrin continues her media education, investigating reality tv, Carpool Karaoke and yoga memes to make sure the media mix she provides clients is the highest rated.

How Perrin Got Here:
Changed the channel.

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Jack Hepp
Digital Marketer/Content Developer

Jack taught himself to juggle in the first grade – a skill that helped him take 3rd in his college Mr. Yellowjacket Pageant. Jack is also an avid golfer, but had to give up his indoor practice after breaking a glass light. For the safety of those near him, Jack has turned his attentions to social media and his game is legit. He even has a Google certificate that says so.

How Jack Got Here:
Boosted post went viral.

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Olivia Martin
Project Coordinator/Digital Marketing Assistant

From winning the title of “Best Personality” in eighth grade to graduating from MSU with Honors to seeking out the next best cup of coffee, Olivia is not one to settle for good enough — which is great news if she’s working for you! When she’s not helping A.D.’s clients build their online presence, Olivia can be found on the water (frozen or not) or snacking on an Eggo watching Stranger Things.

How Olivia Got Here:
Returned from the Upside Down.


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Tammy Deglow
Office Manager

Tammy is FOTHx2! She’s Fresh Off the Highway (recently moving back to Billings after living in eight states) and Fresh Off the Hook (she loves to crochet and has the itch to stitch). Tammy takes all the numbers she collects and records them in Excel (we’re guessing she has a spreadsheet of her spreadsheets). Tammy puts her love of Excel to good use, managing the accounting and tracking of office happenings.

How Tammy Got Here: