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WHO IS ELEMENT?
Over the past 17 years, Element has helped hundreds of clients in thousands of branch locations to enhance their brand and drive revenue.
At the core of all our partnerships is a collective passion for transforming the traditional, outdated standard of financial retail transactions into engaging, dynamic, and future-facing experiences. And we think that passion shows in our work.
meet the people behind the projects
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
– Benjamin Franklin
Greeted by the team as “Mr. HEALY!,” with all suitable pomp, Marc is known to be a positive force of nature in the office. After graduating from Western Washington University with a degree in Business and a concentration in Finance, Marc proceeded to leap right into leadership positions. Marc applies his 30 years experience in banking operations and retail management to help our clients deliver the best branch experience. While he loves going to the South Caribbean on a cruise ship, Marc loves creating and encouraging teamwork. This is his “element:” being involved with a group of individuals that are focused in on one goal, learn from each other, and have the drive and passion needed for maximum productivity and ultimately, success.
"Don’t count the days. Make the days count."
– Muhammed Ali
When she is not hard at work serving a client’s vision, Laura can be found in her happy place, which is relaxing up at the lake or resting on any ocean beach, and shuffling tunes from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Laura holds a Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University, and Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Her career since has allowed her to share her expertise traveling extensively to meet clients, qualifying vendors across the United States and Europe, as well as managing and leading design, project management, and print production teams. At the forefront of many of Element’s larger projects, Laura brings valued perspective, insight, and creativity to the design process. She is most “in her element,” when she spends time with her husband and two daughters, who are 21 and 18 respectively. Throughout her work, Laura has focused on ensuring that the client understands the design process, and that their goals are fully achieved.
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
– Ferris Bueller
While he is busy deciding whether his favorite vacation spot is Maui or the Uinta Mountains, Mac is probably helping his wife, Angie, corral their six boys. Having graduated from Weber State University with a degree in Sales and Construction Management, Mac has worked within the branch development space for over twenty-five years all across the country. Throughout his career, he has helped redefine ways of providing consumer-centric service and kickstart new, innovative branch prototypes. Mac’s work as an account executive pairs well with his mission statement. He is always seeking “to build relationships of trust and radiate my passion for helping people.” Mac is “in his element” whenever he is with his family. He loves coaching baseball, playing golf, barbecuing, and playing games with them; really, any chance he gets to simply hang out with them. His favorite quote speaks for his lifestyle.
“I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”
– Lou Gehrig
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
– Steve Jobs
When he is not golfing, skiing or relaxing with family, William is hard at work ensuring that the Company he co-founded continues to thrive. After studying at Utica College, William began his career in the design build industry. His twenty-six years experience has equipped him with extensive upper-level knowledge in finance, sales, design, build, merchandising, and digital. William wants to see The Element Group continue to grow, become “top-of-mind” for clients and prospects, increase in size and national physical presence, and grow its employee base, sourced from the industry’s best. A man who is consistently “in his element,” William’s favorite quotes are a testament to the way he lives his life and runs the Company.
"In a world where you can be anything, be kind."
Jenn is always active, whether it is picking up paddle boarding, working at Element, bringing her daughter to gymnastics, or obstacle-course race training. A graduate of Bryant College, now University, Jenn holds a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems. Throughout her career, Jenn has had the opportunity to work as a network design engineer, a proposal specialist, and a furniture coordinator. Jenn is “in her element” when she is hanging out with her husband, Mitch, and her daughter, Morgan. Her favorite place to vacation with them is Frenchman’s Bay in Hancock, ME. Her mission statement, “give out the kindness you wish to see in the world,” matches perfectly with her favorite quote.
“Pivot. Pivot! Piv-ot!”
– Ross Geller
Hey Alexa! No not that Alexa, the real one. While the office software might get confused, there is no confusing the two. Despite having heard that joke a million times, Alexa laughs each time; even her son Silas has a plate with “Alexa, where’s my lunch?” on it. Having earned her B.S. in Interior Design from Newbury College, Alexa has worked for many years as an Interior Construction Project Manager and applies her design and project management skills here at Element. This helps her provide outstanding client experience through a collaborative, internal work environment. The life of the party, Alexa’s “element” can be found when she is playing with Silas, hosting, enjoying good wine with friends and family, and listening to the Beach Boys. Ready to handle anything that comes her way, Alexa’s favorite quote is from the beloved television show, Friends.
"A man has to know his limits."
– Clint Eastwood
Based on one of his favorite songs, “Happy Birthday,” it would seem that Dean is always ready to celebrate. He graduated with an Associates in Business from New Hampshire College. Ever since then, he has focused on listening to the customer and has provided sixteen years of service to the financial industry through construction implementation and five years as a bank’s VP of facilities. Other favorite songs include “While You Still Can,” by the Brother’s Osborne and “Chill Out” by John Lee Hooker. Dean’s “element” is when he is riding his motorcycle.
“A Road Not Taken”
– Robert Frost
Skilled in natural horsemanship, Brian is a highly accomplished woodworker in addition to being a highly credited designer. Having graduated from RISD in Architecture and Industrial Design, Brian became a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Exam. His career has led him to design and build multiple museum exhibits, earn three awards for Millwork Design as recognized by Globalshop, win a Steelcase furniture design competition, teach design and implementation at the Colorado Institute of Art, woodwork for artisans, renovate and add to his house and farm, and work as an interior and architectural designer for the financial industry. A self-professed perfectionist, Brian enjoys putting 110% into each project, wanting to interpret and anticipate his client’s needs with a unique a personal spin. Brian’s “element” encompasses his woodworking, walks on the beach, cooking, and landscaping projects.
"A good player works hard to win the game that everyone else is playing. A great player creates a new game that favors their strengths and avoids their weaknesses"
– James Clear
Walk into his office and Nate is often listening to a combination of Skillet, Switchfoot, and Need to Breathe. Accompanied by his many journals, Nate is constantly brainstorming. Even at his favorite vacation spot in Captiva, Florida, he is writing down new ideas, oftentimes with the help of his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Bryn. After Bridgton Academy, Nate graduated from the University of New Hampshire into a career observing and spanning multiple industries. Nate uses his experience in sales and communications to find innovative and creative retail and technologically based solutions for the variety of institutions serviced by The Element Group. Nate is especially proud of the way Element has pulled together through the years to support its employees through thick and thin. Nate’s “element” is focused on forward thinking and engagement with a company’s strengths; evidence of his days as a college athlete seen in the sports analogy found in his favorite quote.
With over 25 years' experience in the financial, investment, and retail design industry, Bob brings a broad range of insights and expertise to any client engagement. He has directed innovative programs for national financial institutions including SunTrust, M&T Bank, and Bank of America. Bob has focused more of his attention on branch transformation opportunities and often challenges the assumptions of the past or the “quick fix” proposals sold today.
“Prior preparation prevents poor performance.”
– James Baker, Secretary of State
Stephen is always ready to answer any question. Focused on maintaining and ensuring quality in everything he does, Stephen believes that “exceeding expectations” is the way to go. He wants to deliver the highest quality product possible and has had years of industry experience pointing to the success of his method. Stephen attended Utica College, and holds a B.S. from DeVry University and an M.S. in Information Technology from Keller Graduate School. He has spent his career developing software for businesses at the front of their industry, as well as earning the A+, Net+, MCP, MSDST, VCP, WatchguardOne, and Sharp WCD certifications. Stephen’s “element” is in problem solving; “When you can look at a problem, solve it, and also find a slightly better way to do it.” His methodical approach to quality shines through his favorite quote.
"And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years."
– Abraham Lincoln
Troy is the person keeping the numerous digital screens utilized by Element and its clients organized and functioning. Troy holds a B.S. in Marketing from Emerson College. He has always loved troubleshooting equipment and finds great satisfaction in applying his knowledge to fix issues with the technology and get it working again. Troy is “in his element” whenever he can surround himself with family and friends. He believes: “if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” This mission statement is at the core of his favorite quote.
“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.”
– Will Rodgers
For Lauren, design is like a puzzle that needs to be fit together; it is the harmony which makes the pieces click and synchronizes the space with the people who will use it. A graduate of Endicott College, Lauren holds a BFA in Interior Architecture and a minor in Business Administration. While she was there, she completed her senior thesis on researching and formulating a design solution for airport inefficiencies and choreography. Additionally, she completed four internships where she gained experience working with public facilities, healthcare, educational environments, in residential environments, commercial settings, senior living, and multifamily residences. Her creative approach has followed her to The Element Group, where she has the opportunity to work directly with clients, collaboratively pushing spatial limitations through her designs. While at Element Lauren completed her certification to become a LEED Green Associate. When she is not working, Lauren is “in her element” skiing, hiking, playing tennis, or whenever she gets to relax with friends and family, either at the beach or in Outer Banks, North Carolina. She believes in the importance of continuing to learn from others and keeping an open mind through any and every opportunity. Her go-to quote echoes this growth mindset.
When he is not busy creating branded architecture and environments, Jeff can be found at his local beach break surfing or spending time with his family.
"A camel is a horse designed by committee."
– Sir Alec Issigonis
“When will Julia notice?” is a running joke in the Element office. Extremely focused, Julia’s noise canceling headphones, allow the rest of the Element staff to think of creative ways to get her attention. Julia holds a B.F.A in Graphic Design from MassArt, and she has since worked to help businesses rediscover and finetune their brand identity and create unique digital and touch experiences. Julia’s “element” is wherever and whenever she gets to travel and cook; her favorite place to do so, would have to be the town of Banff, Alberta, Canada. She believes that the details matter. Interestingly enough, her favorite quote finds its roots in innovation, with a British car designer who worked for the Morris Minor Company and went on to design the Mini.
“Throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.”
An artist first, Chris can be found creating and animating cartoons both for fun and at work. A recent graduate, Chris joined The Element Group after earning his degree in Digital Arts with a focus in Animation from Northeastern University. Before becoming a full-time employee, Chris interned at Element and worked as a freelance animator and musician. Currently, he remains very active in the animation and music community, helping to run animation collaborations and competitions involving one hundred plus participants. When he is not “in his element” animating, or producing music on Spotify, Chris enjoys listening to Mac Miller and Drake while vacationing in Nassau, Bahamas. His mission statement is a strong reminder to just go for it, Chris states: “If you make art, you’re not an aspiring artist: you are an artist! The same goes for any other industry, don’t let anything hold you back.” His advice would be to take chances.
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
- J.R.R. Tolkien
‘Tis often quite difficult to get Bryn to pull her nose out of one of her ever-present books. However, she is always ready to put it down for a good chat. Bryn is currently a student studying for her B.A. in History at Ave Maria University, and a minor in Medieval Studies. Over the past four years, she has worked at Element as a writer, photographer, photo editor, editor for the blog, and dabbled in digital graphic design. During that time, Bryn gained experience working in the food service and retail industries, as a regional theatre professional, and as a film extra. She has also been a participant in educational theatre, where she has had the opportunity to perform multiple lead roles, for one of which she received the NHETG Regional Festival All Star Company Certificate for Excellence in Acting in 2019. Bryn’s “element” usually involves some degree of horseback riding, learning about cultural history, or engaging in good food, drinks, and conversation with friends and family. She believes in the importance of seeing and loving people to the fullest, making genuine connections, and sharing divine mercy.
“Not all who wander are lost”
– J.R.R. Tolkien
On the go and in the know, Becky can often be found playing cribbage with her husband, volunteering for charity, or cruising through the southern Caribbean, listening to the Hamilton soundtrack. A wealth of information, Becky graduated from Cornell College. Since then, she has been using her twenty plus years in the accounting field to keep Element running smoothly. Not only that, but her experience in engineering, retail design, and technology has been key in growing the work that Element does to translate a retail environment to a financial institution. She loves to travel, and is “in her element” when she is on the road on the way to visit family, a testament to her favorite quote.
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Le Petit Prince
In the winter, Pamela and the rest of the Foley clan are hitting the ski slopes. Pamela studied marketing at Simmons College before beginning a career in sales and marketing with a destination/event management company in Vail, CO. Upon returning to the East Coast, she began working in the educational publishing industry for fifteen years, and now she applies her skills to Element’s internal management and business development teams. When there is no snow to be had, Pamela can be found “in her Element” on a beach, soaking up the sun. Pamela wants to practice the art of continual learning, of being present in every moment, of listening, and learning to assist in any way that she can. Her favorite quote speaks to her goals.
“Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future, today is a gift; that’s why it is called the present.”
– Bil Keane
Lezlee just so happens to live in one of her favorite vacation spots, the other being Maui, Hawaii. As a Political Science major, Lezlee graduated from UMass Amherst and has been working in the fields of research, office management administration, fundraising, and now construction administration for Element. She also works tirelessly to ensure that client visits are of the highest quality. Lezlee’s “element” is whenever she is at the beach; it does not matter if she is swimming, reading, listening to Sara Bareilles or The Script, or spending some quality time with her family. She lives by the motto of being kind.
"Those are not my monkeys... my monkeys fly."
- Polish proverb (with a twist)
Michelle draws upon fifteen years of managing estimates, proposals, sales, and support staff, working with and selling to both retail and wholesale customers. Before joining Element, Michelle worked on an estimating team in the industrial construction sector handling certifications, prequalification packages, bid documents, estimates, contracts, and insurance. Her past projects include winning multi-million-dollar contracts for the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Upgrade and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Off-hours, Michelle is in her element when she’s with her husband, family, and good friends. Whether she’s exploring a new place, walking on a beach, hiking, or sitting around a table with good food — what matters most is enjoying that time together.
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference"
– The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
John’s career has allowed him to pursue two of his favorite things: architecture and construction. His primary experience lies in retail development, specifically in construction and renovations of shopping malls. On the job, John’s mission statement is to "overcome all obstacles." He understands that each project will have its own set of challenges that must be addressed as efficiently as possible while maintaining schedule and budget. John is in his element when he has multiple projects under construction — or when he's in any national park.
"Little things make big things happen."
– John Wooden
Nichole is a strategic, thoughtful designer whose visual work is driven by the need to tell a story. Since 2011, Nichole’s graphic design career has been fueled by a range of diverse industries, from hospitality to weddings, healthcare to financial services. Nichole’s personal element is a space with lots of natural light — especially if that place is in Lucca, Italy. Most of the time, you can find an audiobook or podcast piping through Nichole’s headphones. (As of writing, she was listening to sci-fi novel Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir.)
"If you can't walk, you crawl, and if you can't do that... you find someone to carry you."
– Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly
A troubleshooter by nature, Nelson served six years of active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Signals Intelligence Special Communications Interceptor. Following his honorable discharge, he became Leidos’ youngest site lead for the Intelligence Electronic Warfare Tactical Proficiency Trainer (IEWTPT) program at Fort Irwin. He has since served as a technician at communications giants including SAIC, Kearney Electric, and Schlumberger. Nelson thrives when he’s providing quality service to customers through technical proficiency and attention to detail. When he’s not solving IT quandaries, Nelson enjoys taking time off in beautiful Sedona, AZ.
"If you ain't first, you're last."
– Ricky Bobby
Having worked in construction for over 36 years, Tim has not only seen it all but done it all. With a focus of honesty and accountability, Tim strives to live the Every Bit Matters motto. After inventing and patenting a clean room concept, Tim just can’t seem to stay in retirement. He loves what he does. When not building a financial institution for one of Element’s clients, you’ll find him behind the wheel racing one of his cars, or with the family enjoying their mountain home getaway in Arizona.
“Deal with it, don’t dwell on it.” – Andrew P. Douglass
Andy brings 30 years industry experience in the visual arts including project development, graphic design, graphic production and photography. Throughout his career, he has made positive contributions in visual communications, managed and developed client accounts, public relations, production and creative concepts. His “element” is behind the camera, working in the garage on his 1990 BMW 325is (or any vehicle really), restoring antique/midcentury modern fountain pens and entertaining – from bartender to busboy. Andy’s mission is to do good, help others, make it better.
“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer
Familiar with entrepreneurship, Nicole fits right in here at Element. One of her proudest moments comes from one such venture; the branding of her very own candle line, which she credits as being a key moment in discovering her passion for design. A graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, Nicole holds a BA in Graphic Design & Media Arts. Since then, she has been working with top brands to bring their creative visions to life. A credit to her expertise is the production and design of her e-commerce website, which sells her own creations, the creation of her portfolio website, and the origination of her soy candle line. Her favorite place to vacation is “by any body of water without a plan or a clock.” When she isn’t in the office, Nicole can be found “in her element,” experimenting with new techniques and mediums. For her, the learning process is just as important as the result.
“whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right” -Henry Ford
Another New Hampshire local, Lindsay firmly believes that whatever you put into life is what you get out of it. A Trinity College graduate, Lindsay minored in Writing, Rhetoric, and Media Studies, and holds a Bachelor’s in Classical Studies. Lindsay has extensive experience in client relations due to her work in the retail and restaurant industries. Throughout her professional career, she has been focused on respecting others, herself, and any environment that she encounters. She is most “in her element” when she is working to achieve her goals, no matter whether she is in the corporate sphere, or at her favorite resort in the Dominican Republic.
“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir
When Taylor is not hiking national parks or spending time at the beach, he is working hard to provide his clients with the best possible experience. He believes in the importance of using every opportunity to learn and grow. Before becoming a full-time employee, Taylor interned at Element for multiple years. Taylor is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and holds a degree in Environmental Science. He has contributed to a variety of conservation efforts, including the Massachusetts Audubon Society and the Hampton Falls Conservation Commission. As a New Hampshire local and friend of nature, Taylor is most in his element when he is outdoors. He has hiked in many parts of the United States, including Mount Rainer and Olympic located in Washington. If Taylor isn’t hiking, he is likely skiing, whether that be in the east coast or west coast. Taylor is truly a mountain enthusiast, catch him if you can!