STELLAR IS THANKFUL FOR…

We are thankful for so much this year. 2021 had its challenges, but we always find the good! 

In the midst of our first hockey season with 3 kids on 3 different teams (not to even mention the other 2 kids and all the OTHER activities!), I am oh so thankful for my village. Ever since we took in our 3 nephews in 2014 and grew overnight from a family of 4 to a family of 7, Brandon and I have had to rely on others for carpools, babysitting, hand me downs, etc. Sometimes that’s hard for me to do, but I’m learning more and more that people genuinely WANT to help. And I am SO grateful that we have surrounded ourselves with such wonderful humans who continue to help us manage this crazy life we have created!

Lindsay Coats

WOW! This was my year (whod’a thunk it) – My kids are grown and doing amazing things! My dad is still with us and defying all the rules of cancer. I have the most wonderful man in my life that has shown me what a real relationship looks like and keeps me laughing daily. I have acquired 2 new little ones to make me feel young again, even though in the same sentence it also makes me feel tired haha. Gardening. Dancing in the kitchen. Bonfires and hockey. Salt & vinegar chips. Friends that are always there and keep me in check #thursdaysquad. Traveling and family trips. Dance class and the people in it. Rides in the Jeep with the top off. New friends and family. Bourbon and ice balls. That’s just a small portion of the many things I am thankful for this year.
Sin Van V

I am so very thankful for my family.  I’ve been waiting and waiting for my kids to be more independent, and this year I’m really seeing and feeling it. So while I am enjoying their growing older and becoming their own people and having their own humor and personalities, I sure do miss the ‘littles’.  Some days.

Molly Fivelson

There are so many things I am thankful for this year. Time with family and friends, going out to dinner again, seeing my kids back out on the sports field, family adventures, fuzzy socks and peanut butter – there’s nothing better than a spoon full of JIF!

Lynne Harkin

T- Time & Tacos
H- Health & Husband  
A- Adventures & Amazon Prime 
N- Naps & Netflix 
K- Kindness & King-size beds
F- Friends, Family & Free Samples 
U- Upcoming opportunities & Ugg Boots
L- Love, Laughter & Lists 
Sylvia Carrano

I am thankful for all the wonderful adventures I get to spend with my favorite people! From road trips to skiing to boating and fishing, we were able to fit it all in this year!

Christina Wojtowicz

I thought 2020 was a whirlwind, but 2021 has had its fair share of craziness! It just makes me realize that I have so much to be thankful for…

  • My amazing son. He may be small, but he has the biggest personality.
  • My patient husband, who puts up with me daily.
  • My dog, who never shies away from a good snuggle.
  • My entire family. They are my backbone and the reason behind my smile.
  • My *stellar* coworkers. Without them, the days would be long…and boring lol.
  • My wonderful friends. Near and far, they are always around for a good chat.  

…oh, and wine…lots of it .

Kristin Kilian

Thankful. Wow, there’s so very much to be thankful for in 2021! I’m a very lucky girl to have a wonderful family, great friends, and an amazing community.

This year has been full of adventure. I think I’ve spent an insane amount of time in the outdoors reacquainting myself and my family with nature. From hiking trails, boat rides, gardening, and road trips…. it’s been nice to take those little pauses in life to soak in the beauty around us.

Breanne Moreno


MEET HARRY SEMERJIAN

If you need something cleaned, call Harry. Seriously! Even if it’s not his mess, he’ll offer to fix it for you. As Stellar’s SEO expert, Harry's insight into a client's business is a valuable tool reaching more than just online audiences, but customers in the real world too! Harry has owned a handful of businesses since the ripe old age of 13 ranging from manufacturing to real estate to business services. A true Renaissance man, Harry can speak with someone for less than 30 minutes and have a complete business strategy worked out in his head leading them to definite success. A father of two teenage boys, Harry knows a thing or two about dealing with people on the brink of insanity. He fits in well at Stellar.


MEET BODHI

Named after Patrick Swayze’s character in Point Break, Bodhi joined the Stellar team in May 2017 and we don’t know how we got through the prior 6 years without an office dog! Adopted from Animal House Shelter, Bodhi is a Pitbull/American Bulldog mix that his human Lindsay cannot believe someone gave up. Bully breeds definitely get a bad rap because there is nothing sweeter than this 65-pound “lap dog” climbing into someone’s chair as we gather around the conference table. With as much charisma as his namesake, Bodhi greets visitors to the office with a toy in his mouth ready to play. He hasn’t quite developed any marketing skills just yet, but he can spot a duck or another dog out the window like nobody’s business.


MEET KRISTIN KILIAN

Anything that gets thrown Kristin’s way is handled with ease… at least as far as we know. Coming from the retail industry, Kristin is no stranger to a fast paced, ever-changing environment and has no problem adapting to the chaos that comes with managing Stellar’s high profile clients. With years of experience managing all aspects of communications for Fortune 500 companies, Kristin is able to schmooze clients, conquer any task, and ensure everything is running smoothly… even when it’s not! A Hallmark movie fan, Kristin loves spending time with her firefighter husband and rambunctious toddler.


MEET SYLVIA CARRANO

Lover of tacos, dogs, and all things Justin Timberlake, Sylvia brings an honest perspective to not only projects, but office chit-chat as well! When onboarding new clients, tons of experience making people happy in the service industry and her marketing degree from DePaul allows Sylvia to jump right in and hit the ground running. In her role as Account Manager, Sylvia truly gets to know a client – understanding all the ins and outs that make them stand out from their competitors. Sylvia’s skillset is continually expanding and ranges from social media to email marketing to web design and more. She loves to travel and has been around the world and has visited 45 of our nation's 50 great states!


MEET LYNNE HARKIN

Using a space heater at her desk year-round, Lynne is no stranger to turning it up. With a background in retail and corporate sales, Lynne brings practical knowledge to help Stellar clients determine their path to success. As our content writer extraordinaire, Lynne helps brands find their voice and reaches a whole new world of customers. You may hear her getting flustered from time to time, but it’s always short-lived. Her get ‘er done, take charge attitude works in her capacity at Stellar and as the busy mom of 3 busy boys.


MEET CHRISTINA WOJTOWICZ

As a lover of spicy treats, Christina is a no-nonsense, get the job done kind of a girl. Any task thrown her way is done quicker than you can say Siracha! As our resident Web Developer, troubleshooting issues is her specialty… just like at home as the mother of two young sons! Christina’s ad agency background and experience developing websites adds another layer of insight to our client’s marketing efforts. You’ll often see her hiking and biking with her family (with a stop off at their favorite Dairy Queen for a treat!).


MEET MOLLY FIVELSON

Known around the office as Molly Pee Pee Pants, our resident Graphic Designer has more than just a small bladder. Her experience designing logos, developing brands, and creating amazing materials for Stellar clients brings a fresh perspective and artistic flair.  Molly’s easy-going attitude makes her the perfect candidate to work with constant changes and multiple ongoing projects. When she’s not out saving lives along the side of the road, she lives as a baseball widow and chauffeurs her kids to all their activities.


MEET SIN VAN V

Known for her rainbow hair, Sin is never one to settle for just one style. She pushes the Stellar team to think outside the box and consider things they would have never done before. Her Bachelor’s in Graphic Arts & Illustration from the American Academy of Art is just the tip of what she’s learned. With real-world experience in business management, marketing and promotions, event planning, and vendor coordination, Sin’s experience gives Stellar an Edge over the competition (see what we did there?). Despite her edgy moniker, Sin is a kid at heart riding her scooter, dragging the Stellar team on crazy outings, and smothering her adult son and daughter with embarrassing hugs and kisses.


MEET LINDSAY COATS

Known as the Dream Crusher, Lindsay’s level head keeps the office running like a well-oiled machine. When everyone else is trying to get in human-sized balloons and doing mid-day yoga, Lindsay is crunching numbers in a spreadsheet – literally one of her favorite things to do. With a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Lindsay has the know-how to help Stellar clients make the right decisions to reach their goals. She loves problem-solving and making things work. She has a soft spot for kids and animals… she’s been known to grab babies from strangers and roll on the ground with any dog that will snuggle her.