Thanasi Maletsidis

Thanasi is a video production specialist who has worked in the industry for over 10 years. He began his career in Pensacola and has worked in Los Angeles for the past 5 years as an animator, video editor and producer. Thanasi has worked on and produced national television ads with FX, TNT and Taco Bell. […]

Rick Appleyard

After graduating from the University of West Florida with a degree in advertising, Rick went on to study copywriting at the Creative Circus, an advertising portfolio school in Atlanta. Rick works as part of the Agency’s production team as a video editor and cinematographer. Outside of work, Rick is also an entrepreneur and is disrupting […]

Will Isern

Will Isern began his career as a journalist, working eight years in Pensacola media before joining the Appleyard Agency in 2019. Now he works daily to help agency clients craft and share their stories with the world. Will is a project manager, campaign strategist, account executive, copywriter and all-around digital creative. He thrives managing complex […]

Mike McDuff

Mike McDuff graduated from University of West Florida with a B.S.B.A in Marketing.  He’s been working with the Appleyard Agency since 2006 handling a variety of jobs including media buying and account care for clients such as McDonald’s, Covenant Care, and Tom Thumb.  Outside of the office, Mike enjoys spending time out on the boat […]

Leslie Appleyard Ryan

A Pensacola native, Leslie returned home and joined the Agency in 2015, bringing with her 15 years of experience in television production, arts and communications. Leslie has worked as a producer in reality television in New York, Los Angeles and most recently Austin, TX. She directed shows, including MTV’s “Teen Mom 2,” TLC’s “My 600 […]

Carolyn Appleyard

A graduate of the University of West Florida, Carolyn has a B.A. in accounting and B.S. in Vocational Education. She has served as the comptroller and strategic planner for the agency for the past twenty years. Prior to joining Appleyard Agency, Carolyn worked with the Saltmarsh accounting firm. She also has experience in banking and […]

Jeanie Hufford

A graduate of the University of Florida with a B.A. in English, Jeanie is a 20-year veteran of broadcasting. Prior to working at Appleyard Agency, she managed radio stations in Mobile, Alabama, as well as Pensacola and Panama City, Florida. Her role at the Agency as Operations Manager includes management and coordination of agency staff, […]

Dick Appleyard

Dick Appleyard’s success in business began on the basketball court. College coaches like Dean Smith and C.M. Newton recruited him because of his creativity on the court, his commitment to hard work, and his ability to make others successful. When he completed his college career and earned his MBA, he transferred those skills to advertising. […]

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