Meet the Team
The Callis team is comprised of talented individuals with diverse interests, backgrounds, education and experience. Each team member is continually training to gain new knowledge, learn new methods and employ new technologies to better serve our clients. Get to know our team below.
Missouri Valley College, B.S. Business,
Emphasis in Communications and Economics
As founder and President of the agency, Cliff offers clients more than 30 years of experience and expertise in marketing, advertising and public relations. Cliff is a graduate and former Trustee of Missouri Valley College, where he studied business, economics and communications and competed in intercollegiate tennis. Cliff grew up in the retail business, working alongside his father and brother, where he first learned about the customer experience. He has been integral in leading the agency through the digital revolution. Today, he focuses his efforts on client, employee and public relations and working with clients to help grow their business. He is also President of the Board of Directors of the Center for Human Services, a nationally acclaimed not-for-profit organization which serves those with disabilities. Cliff and his family reside outside Sedalia, Missouri, where he enjoys outdoor sports, travel and the inspiration of life’s experiences.
William Woods University, MBA
University of Central Missouri, B.S.B.A. in Marketing
Charlyn has served an integral role in helping the agency grow and succeed over the past twenty years. As Vice President of the agency, Charlyn oversees the administrative functions that many times go unnoticed, but are critical to client satisfaction. She brings a combination of intellect, common sense and organization to her position, where she also serves as a mentor to the account team. She is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri and has an MBA from William Woods University. Prior to joining the firm in 1997, Charlyn worked in the marketing departments of Inter-State Studio and the Missouri State Fair. In her career at Callis, she has also served clients as an Account Manager and Account Executive. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, art and cooking.
Chief Financial Officer
Central Methodist College, B.S. Business
Jim has diverse experience managing multiple businesses over a long and successful career. Currently, he handles all accounting and finance for Callis as agency CFO and supports the company in a strategic role. Some of Jim’s previous experiences include Business Development with SunTrust Banks, Executive Vice President of Flower’s Department Store, and both Director of Motor Vehicles and Director of Revenue for the State of Missouri.
Director of Operations
Missouri State University, B.S. Management
Megan combines enthusiasm, organization and a methodical approach in leading the Callis team operations. Megan graduated from Missouri State University where she majored in Business. She started her career at BluCurrent Credit Union, managing day-to-day operations of all branches to ensure member service was satisfactory in front line and back office functions. She began her career at Callis in 2012 as an Account Manager and also served as Account Executive and Client Services Director prior to her role as Director of Operations. She serves on the United Way of Pettis County Board of Directors and enjoys spending her free time playing outdoors with her young family. Megan brings her passion to create the best work possible and to get things done to ensure clients are successful in their marketing efforts.
University of Central Missouri, B.S. Public Relations
Dana brings precision, creativity and a depth and breadth of experience to the Callis team. She joined the agency after 15 years as Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at State Fair Community College, a longtime Callis client. Dana was SFCC’s first Director of Marketing and grew the department from a one-person to a four-person team while promoting and building the college’s brand. She is intimately familiar with strategic planning, project management, publication and website development and brand management. As Account Supervisor, Dana provides a leading role in strategy, creative and content development, supervises services to key accounts and oversees complex client projects to ensure they are completed on time and on budget. Dana is married and has two grown sons. She and her husband enjoy being empty nesters, and they like to travel and be outdoors. Dana fills her spare time raising Finn, a Golden Retriever that she affectionately calls her third child. She also enjoys reading, cooking and baking, walking and biking, and her newest endeavor – pickleball.
University of Central Missouri, B.S. Public Relations, Minor in Creative Writing
Andrea brings a fresh outlook, creativity and strategic expertise to client relations. Andrea graduated from the University of Central Missouri where she earned a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Creative Writing. Prior to her career as an Account Executive at Callis, she managed fundraising and membership efforts at Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s Botanical Garden, and worked as the Special Events Director at the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri. After moving to Sedalia, Andrea and her husband put down roots and built a home in Smithton. In her free time, Andrea enjoys backpacking, cooking and baking, brewing beer and wine with her husband, and spending time with family.
Missouri State University, M.P.S. Sports Management
Lindenwood University, B.A. Mass Communications with an Emphasis in Broadcast and a Minor in Journalism
Ivy brings a diverse background of experience to the strategic marketing team from the world of college athletics. She was an All-MIAA volleyball student-athlete at Lindenwood University, where she graduated in 2017 with a degree in Mass Communications, and an emphasis in Broadcast with a minor in Journalism. Ivy would go on to play two seasons of beach volleyball at Missouri State and intern in the athletics communications office while earning a master's degree in Professional Studies, Sports Management. Before starting her Account Executive role at Callis, she served as a sports information director for Butler University in Indianapolis. Ivy also has experience working in a media relations capacity for several NCAA Division I sanctioned events. As an Ozark, Missouri native, she enjoys being outdoors, living an active lifestyle, reading, and spending time with her two cats, Inigo and Montoya.
Missouri State University, B.F.A. Graphic Design
Stephanie shines while leading the charge in creating strategic and masterfully-crafted artwork for clients and the agency. As Art Director, Stephanie guides the development of design and art from inception through production, all the way to final delivery, ensuring creative materials are effective and delivered in a timely manner. She graduated from Missouri State University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design with a Minor in Art History. Stephanie’s diverse work experience includes an internet marketing company designing websites for companies like Procter & Gamble and other leading brands, designing and publishing magazines, and creating a wide range of print and digital advertisements. She has played an instrumental role in many creative and design awards in which Callis has received national recognition. Stephanie enjoys spending time with her son at the lake and the pool, hiking and fishing. She is also an excellent chef and enjoys cooking and vegetable gardening.
Digital Marketing Manager
University of Central Missouri Honors College, B.S. Graphic Technologies with an Emphasis in Web Media Technology and a Minor in Computer Science
Kyle thrives on creatively and efficiently developing solutions using new technology and methods. As Digital Marketing Manager, Kyle plans, develops, optimizes and maintains modern websites. He also leads the Callis digital team in digital ad strategy, SEO strategy and implementation and data analysis. Kyle is a graduate of the Honors College at the University of Central Missouri where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Technologies with a focus in Web Media Technology and a minor in Computer Science. He also holds a Certificate in Technology from the Honors College at the University of Central Missouri and a Certificate in Graphic Design from State Fair Community College Career and Technical Center. Kyle enjoys fishing and biking with his son and reading books, and might be the only Baltimore Ravens fan in the state of Missouri.
Social Media Account Coordinator
University of Missouri–Columbia, B.S. Communications
University of Missouri–Columbia, B.S. History
As a Social Media Account Coordinator, Lindsay supports the Callis’ client service and social media department. She develops creative social media content and executes strategic social media advertising programs to help clients grow their brands and businesses. A Missouri native, born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Lindsay attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where she earned a double major in Communications and History. She interned at Mizzou Athletics, where she focused on writing football program features on athletes and practice reports for the Mizzou website. Lindsay has traveled across the nation supporting her husband, Tim Barnes, who played in the NFL for the St. Louis Rams, Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers. She worked with the Wives Organization providing social media strategy and content for the LA Rams. Lindsay and her family now enjoy raising cattle and being back in Missouri.
University of Central Missouri, B.S. Public Relations, Minor in Psychology
Sarah brings enthusiasm, public relations experience and digital strategy to the Callis team. As Marketing Coordinator, Sarah supports the Callis creative and digital teams through campaign execution, analysis, attention to detail and content creation. She attended the University of Central Missouri where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and a minor in Psychology. In her free time, Sarah enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family and leading an active lifestyle.