Not every nail needs a hammer

No one here does just one thing. We’re a team of interdisciplinary weirdos, which makes it easier for us to reach into our pool of talents and find the right tools to fit the job.

Ross Carper


Writer of creative nonfiction, crafter of snappy copy and teller of dad jokes. A shepherd of souls and Slinger-in-chief of biscuits & gravy at The Compass Breakfast Wagon.

Luke Baumgarten


Journalist turned organizer turned creative. He’s fascinated by how identity creates community and community reinforces identity. Neglectful father of several novels. Involved father of several pugs.

Jacquelyn Barnes


Writer-Artist-Designer who loves the way words, imagery and structure work together to reinforce meaning. She’ll drag us (almost literally) to the top of a mountain in the name of team building.

Jackie Treiber


Do-gooder, word-nerd and collagist. Semi-secret extrovert who loves hosting collage-making workshops, free art trades, creative salons and catching up on Spokane history.

Ryan Shumate


Secretly a wizard, illustrator and drawer of many things. Puts the "hot" in "psychotic." Self-proclaimed Dad of the Century and winner of World's Best Wife. Fascinated by pop-culture and how it shapes our society.

Tyler Hawotte


Designer and artist. A dreamy dreamer with a batting history of big swings, big ideas, and lack of sports knowledge. Connoisseur of discount tattoos. Saboteur of poke bowls.

Connor Bacon

Motion/Stills Photographer

A laid-back team player who's energetic and up for anything. His practicality and creativity make him an ideal member of our A/V team, with a colorful vocabulary that brings dimension to every conversation.

Benji Wade


Lean marketer and media artist full of strong opinions but always open to new ideas. He's father to two daughters and has total recall of film release dates. But can’t remember where he parked his car.