Team

Janice Tippett

Janice Tippett

President/Owner

As Millennium’s visionary, Janice continues to ensure Millennium is a leader in customer service and creative solutions. Her drive for excellence has contributed to numerous awards for Millennium, including: Maryland’s Minority Business Enterprise Award, Top 100 Best in the Business, Maryland Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year, Baltimore SmartCEO’s Future 50 of Greater Baltimore’s Fastest Growing Companies, as well as SmartCEO’s Brava! Awards. Janice’s commitment to her ideals, her employees, and her community has given rise to more than a successful business.

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What Inspires You:
Professionally, I love helping businesses grow through problem solving and smart marketing. When a business is successful you also help the people involved be successful. Smart marketing is a combination of problem solving combined with art.

Weekend Passion:
Anything on the water:

  • Beach
  • Bay
  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Sitting on the dock

Near or on the water is where I love to be. I also enjoy painting and cooking for my friends and family.

Favorite Quote:
“Today is the day.”
– Mel Fisher (This reminds me that each day I can hit the reset button and make today even better than yesterday)

Favorite Drink:
Dunkin Donuts Large 1/2 calf, 4 equal and 3 creams

Jody Franklin

Jody Franklin

Vice President/Owner

Jody is dedicated to ensuring Millennium’s accounting and financial practices provide stability, profitability, and growth. Her efforts have results in Millennium moving ahead of its competitors and staying on the leading edge of technology. Jody also works to provide employees with benefits they’d expect from a bigger company. As a result, Millennium was recognized four years in a row Best Workplace in America. In addition, Millennium has been recognized locally and nationally for outstanding customer service, a direct result of Jody’s commitment to providing customers with outstanding customer service.

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What Inspires Me:
My family & my next trip (sand, sun and blue water)

Weekend Passions:

  • A trip to the Beach
  • Time with Family & Friends
  • Shopping!

Favorite Quote:
“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea and drink the wild air.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Favorite Drink:
Chardonnay

Michelle Bastian

Michelle Bastian

Senior Project Manager

Michelle is a recognized Print Marketing expert.  Her extensive industry knowledge delivers the best solutions to our clients, and ensures each job is on target, on time, and on budget.

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Weekend Passion:
Playing bingo

Favorite Movie:
Pretty Woman

Randy Bastian

Randy Bastian

Digital Pressman/Production Coordinator

With over 30 years of press operating experience, Randy is a true craftsman in his field.  He prides himself in producing high-quality jobs using a variety of digital and offset printers.

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Weekend Passion:
Taking money from his friends on the weekend in a friendly game of poker.

Favorite Drink:
Irish Coffee

Shawna Benfield

Project Manager

Shawna has over 30 years of experience in the design, print, and marketing industry in positions ranging from designer to business owner. She thrives on the creative process and chance to help businesses and people grow.

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What Inspires You:
People who achieve success by helping others to succeed.

Favorite Quote:
“God gives talent. Work turns talent into genius.” – Anna Pavlova

Favorite Book:
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Favorite Drink:
At the risk of sounding like a wine snob, Pinot Noir

Shane Biggs

Web Developer

Shane comes to Millennium with experience in the IT field as a Systems Administrator. Two years ago, he attended Dev Bootcamp in San Francisco to train to become a Web Developer, which he is dedicated to and has enjoyed ever since.

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What Inspires You:
I am very much a political junkie and I love to hear inspirational stories of people overcoming social norms and thinking outside of the box to help people.

Weekend Passion:
Spending time with my wife and daughter, with a little bit of guitar playing on the side.

Favorite Movie:
Blue Velvet

Favorite Quote:
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

Favorite Book:
“Ishmael” by Daniel Quinn

Favorite Drink:
Coffee with cream and sugar (I drink about 4-5 cups a day, especially while coding websites)

 

Carrie Brosky

Carrie Brosky

Executive Assistant/AR

Carrie has two decades of executive/administrative experience in the legal and accounting fields. Her attention to detail and steadfast commitment help to keep Millennium organized and efficient.

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What Inspires You:
Unconditional love I receive from:

  • My husband, Dave
  • Friends & family

Doing my job well and a good cup of coffee to start each day.

Weekend Passion:
Hanging out with friends & family, watching football, and playing with our dogs.

Something We Don’t Know About You:
I wore glasses when I was 18 months old until I was about 15 years old.

Favorite Movie(s):

  • Pretty Woman
  • Top Gun
  • Any Steven Segal movie
  • Any John Wayne western movie

Favorite Quote:
“Shit or Get Off the Pot.”

Favorite Book:
Any Stephen King novel is a good read.

Favorite Drink(s):

  • Coors Light
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Margaritas
  • Apple Pie Moonshine

Lauren Choiniere

Project Manager, Promotional Products

Lauren is a proud graduate of UMUC and is currently pursuing her PMP (Project Management Professional) certification through the University of Syracuse. With over 10 years of executive customer service skills and logistics coordination, she specializes in making every client feel like they are her only client.

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What Inspires You?
We all have the ability to change the world, even if only in small ways.

Weekend Passion:
• Home renovations and learning to use new types of power tools.
• Traveling to see all national parks.

Something we don’t know about you:
I’m an avid reader and given the opportunity will read more than a book a day. During our move to Maryland my book collection weighed over 1,200 lbs on our freight ticket.

Favorite Drink:
Starbucks iced green tea with berries.

Don Clark

Account Manager

Don brings more than a decade of experience in managing marketing for web, print, broadcast, email, and social media to Millennium. A copywriter, photographer, and videographer, he also develops top-notch visual and written content for our clients.

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What Inspires You:
My two daughters, Lily and Natalie.

Weekend Passion:
Mountain biking at Patapsco State Park.

Favorite Movie:
Lord of the Rings

Eron Cohen

Eron Cohen

Senior Digital Marketing Strategist

Eron is Millennium’s authority on all aspects of Search Engine Marketing and website optimization. He is a recognized expert with Google, Bing/Yahoo! and Pay-Per-Click Advertising.

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What Inspires You:
People who have reached the top, despite the odds against them.

Weekend Passion:
Various activities with my family

Something We Don’t Know About You:
Practicing my vermiculture

Favorite Movie:
Airplane

Favorite Quote:
“We are what we imagine ourselves to be.”
– Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Favorite Book:
“On Writing Well” by William Zinsser

Rob Daniel

Production Assistant

Rob has been in the printing business for over 25 years. While he grew up here in Maryland, he has ran small and large presses and bindery.

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What Inspires You:
Working hard everyday and treating everyone equally.

Weekend Passion:
Spending time with friends and family.

Favorite Movie:
Magnum Force 

Favorite Quote:
“Go ahead, make my day.”

Favorite Drink:
Miller Lite

Michelle Fazenbaker

Michelle Fazenbaker

Director of Creative Services

Michelle oversees the day-to-day activities of the Creative Services Department. Her unique approach to design and branding has solidified her reputation as a premiere creative services expert.

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What Inspires You:
The potential that the day has to offer – anything could happen if you are open to it.

Weekend Passion:
Laughing as much as possible

Something We Don’t Know About You:
I worked in the library from 6th grade through my first 2 years of college, but never read the books until I picked up the Grapes of Wrath in 10th grade – then reading became a hobby.

Favorite Movie:
Gone With the Wind

Favorite Quote:
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”
– Lao Tzu

Favorite Book:
A new cook book

Favorite Drink:
Captain and Diet Coke

Jamie Heathcote

Social Marketing Coordinator

Jamie is the newest addition to our Digital Marketing team. A proud graduate of  UMBC, she is dedicated to growing our client’s online/social media presence.

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What Inspires You:
Knowing that I’m able to accomplish anything with practice and dedication.

Weekend Passion:
Spending time with friends and family and enjoying the great outdoors.

Favorite Movie:
The Fighter

Favorite Quote:
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller

Favorite Book:
All of the Crank series by Ellen Hopkins

Favorite Drink:
Captain and Coke

Kim Flowers

Kim Krauss

Project Manager

With a decade of print and estimating knowledge, Kim handles our client’s print needs from start to finish.  Her expertise also includes tradeshow and fulfillment projects.

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What Inspires You:
Solving problems

Weekend Passion:

  • Cooking
  • Shopping
  • Binge-watching TV shows

Favorite Movie:
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Favorite Book:
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Patty Lewis

Patty Lewis

Marketing Consultant

With extensive sales and marketing experience Patty brings years of knowledge to her clients’ campaigns.  Her business community involvement keeps her well connected in the area.

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What Inspires You:
My passion for life! I work hard and play hard. I find something positive about every day.

Weekend Passion:
Relaxing on a beach or playing a round of golf.

Favorite Movie:
Pretty Woman

Favorite Quote:
“All that’s left is forever!”

Favorite Book:
Anything by Elin Hilderbrand or James Patterson

Favorite Drink:
Too many to choose…

Debra May

Debra May

Marketing Consultant

Debra’s dedication to customer service and experience in marketing allows her to expertly guide our clients.  Always on the go, she’s involved in various trade associations, including NACE and the PMA.

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Debra is involved in various trade associations, including the National Association of Catering Executives and the Property Management Association.

What Inspires You:
I work hard but also like to play hard. Thank goodness my family can almost keep up with me as I don’t stop physically or mentally until I’m down for the night.

Weekend Passion:
It depends on the season. In the summer you can find me at the beach; in the winter I like to ski and cheer on the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the fall and spring, local festivals are the best way to keep busy over the weekend.

Favorite Quote:
“Live each day to the fullest.”

Favorite Book:
People Magazine

Favorite Drink:
Margarita

Marcus Oxyer

Marketing Consultant

Marcus brings to Millennium over a decade of sales and marketing experience in signage, promo, and digital print. His expertise also includes building new business relationships, including many Fortune 500 companies, product demonstrations, lead generation, and supervising sales and sales support staff.

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What Inspires You:
My family and knowing that 90% of everything can be achieved by hard work and having your brain turned on everyday.

Weekend Passion:
Spending time with my son and daughter as well as friends and family, watching the Orioles, Redskins, and Capitals, and exploring craft breweries.

Favorite Movie:
All of the Rocky movies, especially Rocky IV

Favorite Quote:
“There’s no crying in baseball.” – Jimmy Dugan

Favorite Drink:
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon

Aaron Peach

Aaron Peach

Project Manager, Promotional Products

Aaron comes to the Millennium team bringing 9 years of experience in the Promotional Products Industry behind him. His passion for solving clients’ problems and obsession with finding that perfect product for their events is his driving force.

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What Inspires Me?
My Wife (with her total outlook on life)

Weekend Passion
Exploring Craft Breweries and Camping/Hiking

Favorite Quote
“Beer is not the answer…
Beer is the question…
YES is the answer.”

Favorite Book/Movie
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

Shane Powers

Account Manager

Shane comes to Millennium with more than a decade of both traditional and digital marketing experience. He’s an active member in the Baltimore WordPress community, and certified in both HubSpot and Google. He is dedicated to helping clients expose their products and services in the most creative and effective ways possible.

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What Inspires You?
My parents.

Weekend Passion:
Going to see live music.

Something we don’t know about you:
In 2002, I kicked the entire Yankee starting lineup out of my bar.

Favorite movie:
The Big Lebowski

Favorite quote:
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is still putting its pants on.

Favorite book:
The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield

Kevin Selekof

Kevin Selekof

Art Director

Kevin has been with Millennium for nearly a decade, honing his web and print design skills.  A true designer, he brings artistic inspiration and endless creativity to every project.

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What Inspires You?
Challenges. Whether on my bike climbing tough hills, designing new branding and brainstorming campaigns, or figuring out where to go for dinner.

Weekend Passion:
• Family
• Baltimore Sports
• Fast Cars
• Road Cycling

Favorite Movie:
Smokey and the Bandit

Favorite Drink:
Venti Iced Americano with room

Leah Smith

Digital Press Operator

Leah is our trusty certified iGen Operator and has been in the business of printing for over 15 years.

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What Inspires You:
Nature

Weekend Passion:
Spending time with family and friends, volunteering for cancer, and just having fun.

Favorite Movie:
The Great Gatsby 

Favorite Quote:
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again.”

Favorite Book:
Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook

Favorite Drink:
Water

Chris Stackhouse

Chris Stackhouse

Storefront and Data Specialist

Chris brings a diverse skill-set to Millennium.  With nearly 15 years of industry experience, Chris directly oversees our pre-press and online store programming.

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What Inspires You:
My daughter, Amelia, inspires me daily. Watching her transform from a 2-pound preemie to a rambunctious, fun, ornery, loving little person over the last couple years has given me perspective on what’s really important in life.

Weekend Passion:

  • Flying R/C multirotors and airplanes
  • Brewing beer
  • Relaxing with my family

Something We Don’t Know About You:
My last name was adopted by my grandfather from his extended family, with whom he was raised. So my last name is technically not Stackhouse.

Favorite Movie:
A tossup between The Big Lebowski or Blazing Saddles

Favorite Book:
Digging Up Mother: A Love Story by Doug Stanhope

Favorite Drink:
Beer, especially Russian Imperial stouts or Imperial IPAs

Chris Stielper

Chris Stielper

Senior Web Developer

As our Senior Developer, Chris has created numerous award-winning websites over the last decade.  A true craftsman, he has extensive background in web, multi-media, and print design.

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What Inspires You:
My daughter

Weekend Passion:

  • Playing guitar
  • Flying R/C multirotors and helicopters

Something We Don’t Know About You:
I drink approximately 1/2 gallon of milk every day.

Favorite Movie:
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Favorite Quote:
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
– Robert F. Kennedy

Favorite Book:

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Anything by Edgar Allen Poe
Kelley Trosko

Kelley Trosko

Director of Client Services & Digital Marketing

With an extensive background in digital and traditional marketing Kelley leads our Client Services team.   As a trusted consultant, she utilizes a 360 degree marketing approach to advise our clients.

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What Inspires You:
The desire to always do better. That can always be seen with my team/co-workers and my daughters on a daily basis.

Weekend Passion:

  • Time with my hubby and daughters
  • Sports
  • Enjoying activities with family and friends

Something We Don’t Know About You:
My first concert was Willie Nelson.

Favorite Movie:
Goonies

Favorite Quote:
“It is what it is.”

Favorite Book:
Oh the Places You Will Go by Doctor Seuss

Favorite Drink:

  • Gin and Tonic
  • Salted Caramel Mocha (venti)
Melody Wood

Melody Wood

Marketing Consultant

Melody has been an important part of the Millennium team for over a decade.   Her experience and passion for helping customers shines through on each project.

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What Inspires You:
Having purpose

Weekend Passion:
Anything outdoors

Favorite Quote:
“To thine own self be true.”
– Shakespeare

Favorite Drink:
Coffee and lots of it!!

Jordan Zelesnik

Digital Marketing Specialist

Jordan brings over three years of digital marketing experience to Millennium. Jordan is the brainchild of Tapas in the City, which is a big part of the Baltimore foodie community! Jordan has her in hands in different aspects of digital marketing from social media strategy to content marketing initiatives and all aspects of analytics.

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What Inspires You?
Knowing I can do anything I put my mind to. That has been demonstrated through my blog and small business.

Weekend Passion:
• Cooking & creating new recipes for my blog
• Sports (Go Ravens!)
• Hanging out with friends

Something we don’t know about you:
My first word was hi (in a super deep voice)

Favorite Drink:
Moscow Mule