Our Team

Christine McCarty Linder - (CML)
Christine McCarty Linder - (CML)Co-Founder of Pitch Note Creative
As co-founder of Pitch Note Creative, Christine Linder oversees the vision for the company’s growth. In addition to directing the company’s business and marketing efforts, Christine works on creating innovative messaging and strategic public relations plans, crafting creative campaigns and contests, and implementing new brand designs for clients.

Before founding Pitch Note Creative, Christine was a member of Fleishman-Hillard’s corporate reputation and business-to-business team. Christine generated strategic media and original content for AT&T, Emerson, Panera Bread, UPS, Living Social, Blue Nile, and other clients. Christine also managed design and content updates for corporate web sites.

During her time on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Christine served as a communications director for U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), worked as an assistant press secretary for U.S Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) in the U.S. House Energy and Commerce and also worked for now U.S Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) when he was U.S. House Majority Whip.

Christine is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she received a Bachelor of Journalism in broadcast news and a minor in psychology. Christine lives in Eureka, Missouri with her husband and (soon-to-be) two kids. She has three Boston Terriers and a cat, named Boat. Her family loves being outdoors but always seems to be working on a home improvement project.

Kristina Brune - (KMB)
Kristina Brune - (KMB)Co-Founder of Pitch Note Creative
As co-founder of Pitch Note Creative, Kristina Brune oversees the vision for the company’s growth. In addition to managing business development efforts, Kristina leads most of the writing projects for Pitch Note, including creative campaigns, e-books, blogs, infographics, reports, and more.

Prior to founding Pitch Note Creative, Kristina’s career was writing intensive. She was a freelance copywriter and editor assisting individuals, small companies, and Fortune 500 companies craft writing that encouraged readers to take action and delivered results. She was responsible for crafting marketing materials, printed and electronic books, web copy, reports, articles, and more. In addition, Kristina managed editorial calendars for blogs and social media campaigns. She also has experience as a paralegal and social worker.

Kristina is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, where she majored in psychology and minored in criminal justice and criminology. She also holds her paralegal certificate.

Kristina lives in Edwardsville, Illinois with her husband and two kids. She’s a hockey, dance, baseball, and tennis mom and in her dream life, she would live on the beach, get paid to read books all day, and have a laundry fairy.

Darrick Hays - (DGH)
Darrick Hays - (DGH)Creative Director/Animator
Darrick Hays joined Pitch Note Creative in 2015 as the Creative Director/Animator where he designs and illustrates for all branding mediums including product design, online content, video & animation, and social media.

Hays is an expert in print and digital design with extensive skills in animation, video editing, and sound design, using programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition.

Darrick currently works at Tremendousness as an Animation Designer. He was previously the Digital Art Director for Boxing Clever in St. Louis, MO, where he began his career in 2009 as a Design Intern.

Darrick is a graduate of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with honors and a minor in Art History in 2009. He currently resides in St. Louis with his wife, Lauren, and their Boston Terriers, Penny and Poe.

Jen Weis
Jen WeisCreative Director
Jennifer Weis began working with Pitch Note Creative in 2014 to design multi-layered projects including press kits, white papers, and information graphics.

Jennifer has extensive experience creating strong identity systems and marketing collateral, vibrant websites, and dynamic presentations. Her portfolio also features website planning & design and interactive presentation design. She is the owner and Creative Director of The Happy Medium, a St. Louis, MO graphic design company, founded in 2010. Prior to that endeavor, Jennifer worked as an Art Director for Fister, Inc. for over 10 years.

Jennifer is a 1996 magna cum laude graduate from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design and Illustration.

Jason Oesterly
Jason OesterlyLead Web Developer
Jason Oesterly joined Pitch Note Creative’s team in 2015 as the Lead Web Developer where he designs and develops custom websites for clients.

With 15-plus years of professional web development experience, Jason has worked with numerous clients ranging from one-employee businesses to Fortune 50 companies including AT&T, IBM, HP and Boeing.  Jason has been working with Infusionsoft for 4+ years and is an Infusionsoft Ceritified Partner.  He is the founder of WASHMO Media, LLC, a Washington, MO-based web design and development company.

Jason received his bachelor degree in Computer Science from Truman State University and his master’s degree in Business Administration from Webster University.