Jason Hackett

Owner, Creative Director/Copywriter

Jason Hackett

Owner, Creative Director/Copywriter

Jason began his career interning for a small ad agency in Troy, NY before signing on for a short stint working for a global ad agency out of St. Louis. He was perfectly content at his job until East coast winters got the best of him. He moved back to his hometown Phoenix, re-launched his career and spent the next fifteen years writing his way up through the ranks of various agencies before opening HAPI in 2009. Jason has written thousands of ads, won hundreds of creative awards, and has grown HAPI into one of the most creative and well-regarded ad agencies in the Southwest.

Danny Stoeller

Director, Strategy/Account/Media

Danny Stoeller

Director, Strategy/Account/Media

Danny is an advertising do-it-all. He leads messaging exercises, writes communications plans, creates media strategies and personally implements campaigns online. He develops creative concepts and creates layer upon layer of detailed reporting spreadsheets. He is also one of the most responsive and organized project supervisors you will ever meet. Ex-clients still reach out do Danny for his marketing acumen. He is the embodiment of delivering on HAPI’s brand promise of creating smiles, and understands the potential of smart advertising like few others.

Mike Vera

Associate Creative Director, Art

Mike Vera

Associate Creative Director, Art

Among Mike’s many talents is the ability to bring out the best in others. Good work is hard to do consistently. Mike builds award-winning campaigns from initial concept sketches to design to production while simultaneously helping other HAPI designers do the same. Mike is a true master of the art and pushes team members to his level of excellence. Mike is a seasoned, award-winning art director who sets a high bar, and produces innovative designs that are strategic and always blend good taste with a technical know-how. He is skilled at making HAPI clients shine.

Ian Hackett

Director, New Biz/Culture

Ian Hackett

Director, New Biz/Culture

Everyone seems to be six degrees of Ian Hackett. His friendly demeanor, humorous stories and natural ability to connect with people make him a wanted guest on the networking circuit, where he always seems to know someone. Which is good. He has the perfect demeanor to be director of new business development for HAPI. When he’s not out collecting business cards and preaching HAPI, he is at the office scheming new ways to keep the culture HAPI. 


Cassi Bruner

Manager, Account/Digital/Media


Cassi Bruner

Manager, Account/Digital/Media

The most effective campaigns are built on trust and Cassi is a natural at building trust with clients. Her knowledge of advertising’s many moving parts and matter-of-fact, no bs personality help move complex projects through the agency with ease. She’s tough, but with a soft and reassuring touch. Clients feel Cassi is always looking out for their best interest. She really is. From presenting high-level strategies to working in the weeds to uncover the minutest of campaign details, Cassi works around the clock. She wants clients to succeed. There is an art to great account management. Cassi excels at it.

Sydni Alaniz

Creative, Art Director/Production

Sydni Alaniz

Creative, Art Director/Production

Newly married and working to put herself through school, Sydni began at HAPI as a summer intern. She was determined to learn our crazy business and quickly blossomed into a talented designer. By summer’s end, Sydni was an integral part of the HAPI team. She moves mountains of work through the agency and can also turn around jobs on a dime, although we try not to promote her speed too much. Clients appreciate Sydni’s design aesthetic and ability to incorporate feedback without sacrificing design integrity. She keeps clients happy and has added a few creative awards along the way.

Phillip Garcia

Creative, Art Director/Production

Phillip Garcia

Creative, Art Director/Production

Phillip has a knack for art direction that stems from an inherent design curiosity. When it comes to creative concepting, he digs in deep and provides a variety of explorations for client consideration. He pulls inspiration from his out-of-office creative talents -– designing and constructing furniture – and attacks projects from many angles. Phillip always delivers solid art direction styles and helps round out HAPI’s creative team with his calm and quiet demeanor, even under tight deadlines.

Lauren Anderson

Creative, Art Director/Production

Lauren Anderson

Creative, Art Director/Production

Don’t let her tattoos fool you. Lauren is as professional as they come. She has an acute eye for detail in print production from her experience working at two local printers and layers her production skills with a creative flair for design that lead to surprising ideas. She is a natural at communicating brands in new ways. Lauren is also an illustrator, allowing HAPI to expand its visual offerings and explore new creative avenues. She is quick on the computer and proactive in catching errors with files or with content, and doesn’t need to be given a lot of direction to turn a new project into a professional, award-winning piece of communication.

Caroline Cordes

Account Executive/Social/Copywriter

Caroline Cordes

Account Executive/Social/Copywriter

Caroline always brings her A game. In college, she was a straight A student. In collegiate sports, she was an ultra-competitive Pac 12 beach volleyball player. On her first outing with HAPI to Woods Canyon Lake, she wouldn’t leave until she caught her first fish. Caroline likes to win and brings that drive to HAPI where she plays a hybrid role. She serves as an Account Executive but also manages and implements our clients’ social media feeds – everything from strategy and scheduling to content development. Caroline also writes copy. She is strategic and creative and immerses herself in HAPI clients in various and helpful ways.