Dave started his career working with Annapolis Sailing School and Annapolis Boat Shows as a marketing director upon graduating from the University of Maryland. With locations and events across the country, this group of businesses proved to be a fantastic, hands-on marketing training ground.
From that position Dave launched what would become The Cyphers Agency in 1989. Through the last 26 years, Dave has led the effort to guide the marketing efforts of hundreds of businesses across a wide range of consumer, B2B and non-profit markets, all while growing The Cyphers Agency. Today, Dave remains engaged in daily account management on a diverse range of accounts from ADP to our numerous franchise brands as the agency’s lead strategist. Dave also works to identify and adopt emerging marketing technologies and techniques to keep the agency on the leading edge.
Vice President/Creative Director
Darren Easton has always wanted to create ads. After college, Darren started out in niche advertising writing copy, and has since done everything imaginable in the ad business. He’s spent time as an art director and creative director at a small Baltimore advertising agency. He started his own business, doing campaign work with several national clients and consulting with regional and national agencies. His experience has allowed him to work on accounts such as Westinghouse, the United States Navy, Harley Davidson, The Maryland Lottery and Precision Tune Auto Care.
Darren rejoined the agency world permanently in 1997 when he joined The Cyphers Agency. As the Vice President and Creative Director of The Cyphers Agency, creating strategically sound campaign work has remained his passion. With the agency president, he has spearheaded the creation of new divisions and disciplines within the agency and constantly pushes himself and those around him to be better.
Sr. Account Executive/Production Director
The hub, air traffic control… she’s all that and more. She is Wonder Woman. She can’t seem to live without her precious brands: Amazon Prime, Acura and her iPhone. She eases her mind listening to instrumental music and soothes her pains with Snickers and coffee — things she vows to never give up.
Sr. Account Executive
Suit extraordinaire — Anna is hardcore. She likens herself to Hawkgirl. She loves Target, Apple and all things on the TV. She loves to indulge in the world of cheeses and her favorite ad campaign is Always’ brand “Like a girl.”
Addicted to chocolate & feels her personal mantra is Ride of the Valkyries. Another intelligent fan of Apple, she enjoys any “good” music.
Digital Marketing Director
Like Elektra, Kristin is strong, smart and driven. In the social media galaxy, Instagram is her partner-in-crime, yet Twitter remains her arch nemesis. A Netflix fan, she’s “Unbreakable” like Kimmy and dons her digital “Crown” proudly—always thinking two-steps ahead and ready to meet any challenge!
Public Relations Account Executive
Our PR heroine and master of snarky humor, Katie is the Tony Stark of our Avengers. After hitching up her horse, you’ll find her Netflix binging Scrubs, eating Dove chocolate or mint chocolate chip ice cream. She is also a big fan of those old Norse marauders that seek to find out “what’s in your wallet?”