Lindsey Hawkins Bowman is a Jonesboro native. She graduated from Westside High School and went on to get her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Arkansas State University. Lindsey has worked in a variety of industries helping her gain a diverse knowledge and understanding of business. She started her professional career in bank marketing, spent a little time in nonprofit fundraising and eventually worked for an advertising agency in Southern Illinois before finding her way back to her home state to pursue real estate sales and work as an independent marketing consultant. After years of private consulting, Lindsey realized the need for this type of business support on a larger scale, and after much deliberation she was able to hire some help in the form of her best friend, Katie Spencer, and Polish was born in 2020. Since opening, Polish has now grown to 4 full time and 2 part time staff members, and there’s always a handful of interns at any given time. They moved into their newly-renovated building downtown in mid 2021.
Lindsey is married to her husband, Derek Bowman, who is a VP at Simmons Bank in Jonesboro. They have three daughters who keep them running all the time. Beckett is six and soon-to-be a first grader at Jonesboro’s Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School. Twins Lainey and London were born in August 2021. They enjoy spending time at Lake Norfork, cheering on the A-State Red Wolves and traveling when they can.
Katie was born and raised in Jonesboro, AR alongside Lindsey. She graduated from Arkansas State in 2010 with a BA in Communication Studies and a minor in Spanish. Katie joined Lindsey in transforming Lindsey’s consulting business into a full service marketing agency in late 2019. Katie’s has worn several different hats as the business has grown. She now serves as the Business Analyst where she handles HR duties, manages budgets, analyzes insights, places ads and helps keep the business side of things running smoothly and efficiently. We always like to pick her creative brain as well.
As for Katie’s personal life, she is married to Reiner Alpizar Ovares, a talented Costa Rican photographer. She currently works remotely in Costa Rica with plans to move back to Jonesboro soon. She loves to travel, spend time with her friends and coworkers, and sip coffee on her front porch.
“My favorite thing about working at The Polish Agency is the incredible work environment. We work hard and all have an incredible passion for doing our very best, but we also know how to make it fun. We have a great rapport and that definitely comes across in the work we do.”
Hannah is originally from Southern Illinois and found Polish when searching for an internship during her time at college. She began working as an intern in 2020 and has been here ever since. Hannah received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Arkansas State University in 2021. She moved to Downtown Jonesboro, post-graduation, to begin working full time with The Polish Agency. She has a love for traveling and meeting new people, but often chooses to spend her time outside with her dog, Stormy. She is dedicated to her role as a Project Manager & Digital Marketing Specialist for the Polish Team – working hard to provide quality email campaigns to help businesses grow, as well as perfecting the branding of a client, across all marketing efforts.
Though he is a city boy at heart, Cody spent most of his life growing up in the small town of DeWitt, Arkansas. He moved to Jonesboro in 2013 to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Journalism from Arkansas State University. Cody graduated with that degree in 2017, and immediately began working for a local magazine as an editorial writer and photographer. In January 2021, Cody made the decision to join the polish team as the Creative Content Director, allowing him to do what he loved while also gaining experience in the social media marketing world. Today, Cody is the Social Media Director, handling and assisting with all of polish’s social media clients. A good way to get on Cody’s good side is to bring him an iced coffee or introduce him to new tunes.
Maddie is a 2022 graduate from Arkansas State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Marketing. She is originally from a small town in East Texas and quickly decided she wanted to make Jonesboro her home after graduation. Maddie found Polish when searching for an internship and immediately knew she wanted to begin her career with us. When she is not at Polish, she loves attending athletic events, spending time with family and friends on the water. She works hard as Social Media Coordinator, and you’ll find her creating, perfecting and organizing social content from client-to-client.
Sydney Stauffer is from Belleville, Illinois and graduated from a small high school in 2019. She attends Arkansas State University and is obtaining her degree in Marketing with Sales. She will graduate in May 2023 with her business degree and the distinction of graduating ‘In University Honors.’ Sydney interned with Polish the summer going into her senior year of college, and has started part time with us since. When not at work, Sydney can be found around A-State’s campus hanging with friends, attending sporting events, or volunteering on campus. She enjoys attending local events and making Jonesboro her home away from home!
Rey was born and raised in Costa Rica. He has shot hundreds of luxury properties in Costa Rica and luxury events in several countries across Central America, Europe, and the Caribbean. Luxury real estate and event photography/videography had been his focus for the last 10 years, but Covid pushed him to expand his skills in commercial photography and videography. His versatile and unique style brings a high quality touch to any project. Fun fact, he is married to our Business Analyst, Katie Spencer.
As Web Developer, Josh Chandler takes on the responsibility of several webdev related tasks. Some of those include development of new client websites, website maintenance for client websites, and in general, the doer of incoming webdev related tasks. Josh completes these tasks with a variety of tools and software along with his knowledge of HTML, CSS, JS, and other web related programming languages. Josh has over 15 years of experience as a web developer in an agency setting and has a passion for what makes a website tick. This includes the technical items on the back-end but also what is seen by visitors of a website on the front-end.