Meet the team behind Mac’s List.
Mac is the founder and publisher of Mac’s List, where he writes regularly about job hunting, leads classes on job search skills, and hosts the Find Your Dream Job podcast. Mac also owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. When he’s not hard at work, Mac can be found watching classic movies, snapping photos during his travels, or walking around Ladd’s Addition with his wife Kris and Weimaraner Kai.
Ben Forstag is Managing Director of Mac’s List, leading the organization’s business operations. Ben has an extensive background in communications and marketing, primarily in the nonprofit and healthcare sector. When he’s not making self-effacing jokes in the office, Ben spends his time chasing his young sons around Portland’s Rose City Park neighborhood, deepening his love-hate relationship with his cats, and lamenting his fate as a fan of the Cleveland Indians.
Becky is the Marketing Director at Mac’s List, where she develops resources for job seekers and manages community outreach. Becky has worked in marketing and journalism for nearly a decade, focusing on content, strategy, and aligning marketing efforts with business goals. Becky is an adventure enthusiast, and when she’s not at Mac’s List HQ or out with friends you’ll find her on her bike, in the woods, or training for her next half marathon.
Nichol Simpson is the Account Executive at Mac’s List. She manages our consultative sales program, helping the region’s best employers find solutions for their hiring needs. Nichol’s professional background includes nonprofit management, sales, and consulting across a wide range of industries and organizations. When Nichol’s not in the office or out having coffee with a Mac’s List client, she enjoys traveling, experimenting in the kitchen, and movie nights with the family.
Jessica is the Community Coordinator at Mac’s List, helping to build connections with our readers and clients. Jessica has an extensive background in nonprofits, specializing in operations management and event planning. Jessica is a Portland native dedicated to community involvement. Outside of work, Jessica stays busy volunteering with local organizations, going to concerts with friends, and spending time outdoors.
Anneka Winters is Finance Manager for both Mac’s List and Prichard Communications. Anneka has over fifteen years of experience, serving in roles including Controller, Accounting Manager, and Accountant. When she’s not keeping the office afloat, Anneka spends her time traveling, seeing live music, and sifting through vintage fashion on the hunt for designer gems.
Leila is the Marketing Coordinator at Mac’s List, developing and executing innovative digital strategies to help connect job seekers with reputable employers. Leila specializes in social media management, email marketing, and content marketing. Leila moved to Portland from Phoenix, Arizona, happily trading the hot desert summers for rainy, cloudy winters. When she’s not in the office, you can find Leila exploring the PNW, hiking in the Oregon outdoors, or at her favorite place in Portland: Powell’s Books.
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