Growing the Family: JRA Adds Two Members to Its Team

November 08, 2016

Sam Colvin and Melinda Spurling

Sam Colvin and Melinda Spurling

JRA is pleased to announce the addition of two members to the JRA team: Sam Colvin, Designer, and Melinda Spurling, Controller.

A designer with a background in environmental graphics, Sam was a part-time member of JRA before recently joining the studio full-time. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from the acclaimed University of Cincinnati Design, Architecture, Art and Planning school with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communication Design. Sam has interned with environmental graphic design firms around the country and has experience working in retail, entertainment, corporate and mixed-use environments. While interning at Infinite Scale, Sam designed graphics and environments for professional and collegiate sports stadiums, creating memorable visitor experiences. Outside the studio, Sam enjoys photography and the outdoors.

Melinda Spurling joined JRA from GBQ Partners, where she still serves part-time as an accounting manager. There she manages business and personal accounting services, accounting software systems (including training and conversions), cash management and payroll. Previously, Melinda served as a Pricing Analyst at JohnsonDiversey and a Staff Accountant for David A. Roberts, CPA. Though she holds an Associates Degree in Accounting from Cincinnati State, Melinda is largely self-taught. At JRA, she provides accounting, cash management and financial planning functions. Outside the studio, Melinda enjoys organic gardening, ComicCon-type conventions, and tearing apart and remodeling her house.

"We are thrilled to add Melinda and Sam to our JRA team," said JRA Chief Operating Officer, Dan Schultz. "Coming from outside our industry, Melinda brings a unique blend of enthusiasm and fresh perspectives to our business." Adds CEO, Keith James, "Sam’s creativity and software knowledge have already been a fantastic asset to our project design and marketing efforts."

Congratulations, Sam and Melinda, and welcome to the team!




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