Meet the #BrandPineville Team

Fall 2018 Team

Rita Colistra, Ph.D.
BrandJRNY PI & Director
Faculty Leader: Pineville Campaign Team

Problem Solver | Researcher & Explorer |
Earth momma | Appalachian
Rachel Teter
Graduate Assistant


Mountain mama | Corgi lover | Rom-com movie fanatic
Samantha Stocksdale
Brand Manager & Chief Strategist


Delaware native | Coffee dependent | Football lover | Wanna be jetsetter
Carly Smith
Research Director & Social Media Director


Future dog mom | WV raised | Nashville dreamer | Nevertheless, she persisted | Stay cozy
Kayla Asbury
Community Relations Director &
Qualitative Research Director

Plant mom | WV native | Vegetarian | Today Show Enthusiast
Danielle Kutrovac
Digital Media Director


WV born and raised | Dog lover | Honesty is the best quality | Fashionably late to everything
Ali Barrett
Public Relations & Media Relations Director


Theatre nerd | Fashion lover | Dreamer | Whatever you do, do with all your heart
David Smith
Teaching Assistant Professor
Brand Storytelling Lead

Photographer | Videographer | Skeptical technology enthusiast | Dad
Graeson Baker
BrandJRNY Storytelling Strategist


Almost heaven | Poetry enthusiast | Animal lover | Professional napper
Ali Chambers
BrandJRNY Photographer


West Virginian | Chai tea enthusiast | Mountains over the beach type of gal | Cling to JOY
Jeffrey Boggess
BrandJRNY Video Director


WV travel enthusiast | Storytelling enthusiast | WVU Film Club President | Sunroof open
Rob Simmons
Brand Pineville Videographer


Adobe product user | Sony A7III | Runner
Haleigh Fields
Brand Pineville Strategist


Proud WV native | Gilmore Girl | Cat obsessed | Dancer | Headed to grad school at WVU
Brianna Fierro
Brand Pineville Photographer


Art enthusiast | Wanderlust | Chronically tired | It's the simple things
David Martinelli
Brand Storytelling Team Member
Davis Versprille
Brand Storytelling Team Member
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Spring 2019 Team

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Rita Colistra, Ph.D.
BrandJRNY PI & Director
Faculty Leader: Pineville Campaign Team

Problem Solver | Researcher & Explorer |
Earth momma | Appalachian
Rachel Teter
Graduate Assistant


Mountain mama | Carb lover | Rom-com movie fanatic | Instagram story pro
Carly Smith
Account Coordinator


Dog mom | Dunkin' enthusiast | Nashville dreamer | Good vibes only
Samantha Stocksdale
Brand Manager & Chief Strategist


Delaware native | Uke strummer | 10,000-step achiever | Mind > matter
Madison English
Creative Director


Disney goer | Beach lover | Book worm | The study of Wumbo
Genna Cappella
Advertising Director


Sloth lover | Amateur director | Titanic fact nerd | Wonderlust
Rob Simmons
Digital Media Director


Adobe product user | Sony A7III | Runner | Jeff's friend
Graeson Baker
PR/Community Relations/Media Relations Director


Almost heaven | Tea enthusiast | Dog trainer |
Candace Archer
Social Media Assistant


Virginia native | Coffee enthusiast | Writing nerd | Daydreamer | Runner
David Smith
Teaching Assistant Professor
Brand Storytelling Lead

Photographer | Videographer | Skeptical technology enthusiast | Dad
Caitlin Cuomo
Brand Pineville Storytelling Strategist


High heel enthusiast | Lover of all things vintage | Feel the fear and do it anyway
Genna Cappella
Brand Storytelling Team Member


Sloth lover | Amateur director | Titanic fact nerd | Wonderlust
Maxwell Shavers
BrandJRNY Photographer


West Virginian | Artist | Tall boi | Fashion icon | Let's all protest beaches
Darren Hartwell
BrandJRNY Photographer


Photographer | Almost heaven | Just a bit spooky
Maddie Alqutub
Brand Storytelling Team Member
Colin Spangler
Brand Storytelling Team Member
Jeffrey Boggess
Brand Storytelling Team Member
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Housed at the WVU Media Innovation Center, BrandJRNY is a community branding initiative that is a grant-funded collaboration between the American Electric Power Foundation and WVU Reed College of Media.

The Initiative was previously funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation for our three pilot projects.

Original website designed by Mariah Elliott, under the direction of PI and Director Dr. Rita Colistra.

Photos and content may not be used without written permission by contacting brandjrny@gmail.com.

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