MindFire Communications, Inc.
MenuMenu
About Us

The spark you’ve been looking for.

At MindFire Communications, we connect the soul of a brand with the heart of the consumer. We are a full-service agency offering:

  • brand development
  • creative development
  • media services
  • public relations
  • research
  • strategic planning
  • web and interactive development

What we do is in our name: Mind is the research and evidence-based approach that provides sound strategy and measurability, and Fire is the creativity that allows your brand to stand out in a crowded marketplace.

Our fearless leaders lit the fuse on Sept. 1, 2007, and since then our growth has been on fire. The agency has also received countless ADDY (American Advertising Federation) and DAM (Design, Advertising & Marketing) awards for local, regional and international clients.

Want to see our work? See a sample of the work we do here!

Want a peek behind the curtain? Take a look at our blog for the latest news and thoughts on industry trends.

Interested in joining the MindFire team? Check out how you can join our team!

Our Digs
Our Co-owners
Beaker
Lynn Manternach
Lynn Manternach
Co-founder, Research Arsonist

In 2007, Lynn co-founded MindFire Communications, and since then, she has been helping companies understand the most powerful aspects of their brand through stakeholder research. With a journalism and research background plus her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees, she also helps hire and mentor Arsonists who have the spark MindFire clients are looking for. Outside of work, Lynn and her husband are working on seeing as many 80s/90s bands as possible and have seen more than 400 bands since 1981.

Match
Erik Meade
Erik Meade
Co-founder, Brand Arsonist

Erik likes to see the “big picture,” and he uses that viewpoint to create integrated marketing communications strategies for MindFire’s clients. He spends his days thinking through big, face-grabbing ideas that help clients make more money and turn consumers into customers. When he’s not busy doing that, he likes to spend time with his family, traveling and fishing.

Brand
Amy Behning
Amy Behning
Brand Arsonist and Co-owner

Amy uses her 20+ years of experience to show MindFire’s clients measurable success. She believes in her clients’ brands and their possibilities as much as they do, which is why she is so great at building brands. Beyond her professional life, Amy is an avid equestrian and animal lover who also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Kyle Krier
Kyle Krier
Design Arsonist and Co-owner

With 28 years of experience, Kyle has worked with a diverse range of companies including Hitachi, the Kansas City Chiefs, and The Learning Channel – to name a few. As a senior graphic designer, he can design just about anything, and he uses all that experience to provide direction within MindFire’s art department. When he isn’t creating awesome deliverables, he likes spending time with his family, woodworking and attending classic car shows.

Inga Rundquist
Inga Rundquist
PR Arsonist and Co-owner

Using her more than 14 years of experience, Inga earns the trust of companies and helps them take their brand to the next level through strategic content development. Her world revolves around content for companies’ websites, social media channels and PR materials. Outside of work, Inga likes to spend time with her family, read, run and eat.

Kristin Stires
Kristin Stires
Brand Arsonist and Co-owner

With more than 13 years of diverse work experience, Kristin is always ready to tackle companies’ marketing needs. She develops campaigns, manages projects and even travels across the country to create multi-platform content. Plus, she’s not only a high achiever in the office; she’s also a supermom to her super cute little boy.

Newsletter signup - flames Newsletter signup - envelope