Our People

We have a great crew at Lifeboat Creative. A lot of agencies like to tout how quirky everyone is: Chucky collects arcade game tokens! While we certainly each have our quirks (who doesn’t), we want you to know we can do the job. We are educated, talented and knowledgable. Let us wow you.

our abilities
Jeremy Luginbill
Jeremy Luginbill Principal
Jennifer Whitney
Jennifer Whitney Creative Director
Colt Cox
Colt Cox Digital Director
Jeremy Luginbill Principal

Jeremy started Lifeboat Creative (formerly J2 Design Solutions) in 2002. He has decades of branding experience in all facets of media including website development, graphic design, corporate identity, and advertising. Before founding Lifeboat Creative, he learned his trade at one of the top corporate identity firms in the country. He’s the captain of this ship. (He doesn’t require that we salute him, yet.)

Jennifer Whitney Creative Director

Jennifer came to Lifeboat Creative in 2007. She has a degree from The University of Texas (Hook ‘em!) where she started in video production. Her passion for graphics led her into print and web design and with over 20 years of experience in advertising and design, she has earned her stripes as our Creative Director. Luckily she looks good in stripes — vertical stripes mostly.

Colt Cox Digital Director

Colt came aboard (ha!) Lifeboat Creative in 2009. He has a bachelor’s degree in Information Networking & Telecommunications from Fort Hays State University and over 10 years of experience with HTML, XHMTL, PHP, JavaScript and MySQL. Some may call him king of the geek squad. We just call him awesome.

Alli Sacket
Alli Sacket Senior Account Manager
Ashley Ward
Ashley Ward Account Manager
Natalie Santiago
Natalie Santiago Digital Strategist/Content Manager
Alli Sacket Senior Account Manager

Alli brought a ray of sunshine in with her when she joined us in September 2016. With a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Wichita State University (Go Shockers!), she knows what she’s doing and does it well. She handles clients and our team members all while remaining bubbly and cheery. How does she do it?

Ashley Ward Account Manager

Ashley came to Lifeboat in 2017 and is the perfect addition to our Account Management team. She earned her Marketing degree from Emporia State University. While small in stature, she’ll gladly take on any challenge and do so with a charming smile.

Natalie Santiago Digital Strategist/Content Manager

Natalie began an internship with Lifeboat in 2014. We liked her so much we hired her. With a bachelor’s degree in Business from Newman University, she uses her skills to help develop and maintain digital campaigns, and she writes website content really good. (Really well?)

Laura Stow
Laura Stow Senior Graphic / Interface Designer
Hannah Ryan
Hannah Ryan Graphic Designer
Evan Pflugradt
Evan Pflugradt Social Media Manager
Laura Stow Senior Graphic / Interface Designer

Laura made the move to Lifeboat Creative in 2014. She has a degree in graphic design and many many years of experience in both print and web design. She has vast knowledge of user experience and interface design, and she always designs with the end result and functionality in mind. You can always count on this talented lady to deliver.

Hannah Ryan Graphic Designer

Rounding out the graphic design team, Hannah joined Lifeboat Creative in 2019. Hannah is a Wichita State Shocker with a degree in graphic design. The youngest of 7 children, she knows a few things about problem-solving and getting a favorable result. Plus, she has a genuinely warm smile that can bust up any cloudy day. She’s the perfect addition to our team.

Evan Pflugradt Social Media Manager

Evan takes the mound as our ace Social Media Manager. He was activated to the Lifeboat Creative roster during the 2021 season. Evan is a graduate of Wichita State University with both a Master of Arts in Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Journalism. Evan is a master at carrying his groceries inside in a single trip and, clearly, is an avid fan of Major League Baseball!

Bryan Cast
Bryan Cast Web Developer
Andrew Nguyen
Andrew Nguyen Web Developer
Bryan Cast Web Developer

Bryan joined the team in 2021. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism that he put to use working in local news production for six years (where he won an Emmy!) before pursuing a lifelong passion in web development. When not busy coding, he’s usually spending his time playing video games, watching Star Wars, or convincing himself that the Huskers will win it all next year!

Andrew Nguyen Web Developer

Andrew joined our crew in 2021. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Wichita State University. He loves to learn new technology within web development: from design softwares to new Javascript frameworks. While it may seem like his only hobby is coding, he loves playing sports, such as volleyball and tennis.