Oh hello there.

Meet our talented team of storytellers.

We knew we’d make something of ourselves one day…




Samantha Ellis//  


Sam has spent her career building a diverse digital media portfolio through social content creation, strategy, and copywriting for businesses in a wide variety of industries.

[Band of the moment]: Dawes

[Word]: "Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion." - Jack Kerouac

[Drink]: Caesar

[Vices]: Wine (oops that's another drink) and writing in closets.


Hannah Bernard//


Hannah's expertise, combined with an enthusiastic approach to the creative method allows her to furnish impactful video production all while constructing an experience clients won't soon forget. 

[Band of the moment]: Chris Stapleton

[Word]: "If someone is too tired to smile. Give them one of yours. No one needs a smile so much as the one who has no more to give." - Unknown

[Drink]: Blue Buck

[Vices]: Blue buck and cheesy action movies.


Hayley Hudson//

Photography Lead

Hayley has her masters in Professional Communications; her ability to create content and align her visual aesthetic to a company's brand and key messaging brings forth a significant amount of value to the connections we make at Roots + ardor.

[Band of the moment]:The Weeknd

[Word]: "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." - Oscar Wilde

[Drink]: Rosé

[Vices]: Rosé & Reality TV 


Maddie Thompson//

Account Lead

Maddie is a master of visual arts and graphic design. She honed her skills in traditional public relations and media management before joining our team as Digital Account Lead last spring.

[Band of the moment]: Sonder

[Word]: Life is in the details - by who knows

[Drink]: Any craft sour beer

[Vices]: Cheese & expensive stationery