Meet the Team
VP & Creative Director
Head of Security
Fred’s involvement in Rhode Island advertising began in the shipping department of Tri-Color, one of New England’s largest four-color film separation companies, where his keen eye for color propelled him to the position of production manager. He then spent five years as production manager with a leading B2B agency, before partnering with Chuck to create Communication Arts Group. He now heads up all business functions for the firm, in addition to servicing many of its accounts.
Fred is also an inventor! California-based educational toy manufacturer Educational Insights currently markets Fred’s brainchild, Multiplication Slam, a fun and challenging electronic board game designed to teach kids multiplication and division.
Outside the office, Fred travels the country visiting friends and family, fights back the woods of Foster, RI, and enjoys time with his family and his dog.
VP & Creative Director
Chuck’s been at this for a while–and can amuse staff by recounting the days of marker comps, typewriters, mechanical boards, and face-to-face meetings. But as technology has rendered a lot of these tactile practices obsolete, he’s keeping up–but his commitment to showing clients solutions they haven’t seen before remains intact.
He likes to tell clients “…if you’re not a little bit nervous about what we’re showing you, we haven’t done our job.”
Before founding CA Group in 1985, he was Creative Director at a mid-size advertising agency in Providence, RI working on a wide range of business-to-business and consumer accounts. Over the course of his career he’s received several local, regional and national awards.
He holds a degree in Advertising Design and Illustration from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
He’s a life-long Rhode Islander and relaxes with family time, painting, and golf.
As the lead point of contact for a range of clients, Erin builds relationships that enable the CA Group team understand and respond to the unique complexities of each of their needs. Her extensive background in account services allow her to help clients find marketing solutions tailored to their goals.
Erin’s favorite part of the job is establishing connections with clients, and exploring new ways to help them overcome their marketing challenges.
When she’s not at work Erin loves to spend time with her family, as well as with her dog Sterling, who doubles as Head of Security for the CA Group office.
Rob enjoys solving a fundamental marketing puzzle: what’s the most effective way to visually communicate a message? The solution changes with each project based on the client’s goals, and Rob takes pride in having designed just about every kind of deliverable there is. The diversity of his work keeps his job fresh, and provides the satisfaction of an ever-expanding skillset.
Like many designers, Rob was the “artistic” kid in class, and followed his passion into adulthood. He earned a degree in Graphic Design from UMass Dartmouth in 2010, joined CA Group six months later, and has been a part of the team ever since.
Rob is an avid reader, and runs his own online shop called Literature Lodge, which sells handmade products based on classic literature. He loves to learn, gobbling up books, podcasts, and video lectures on his latest topics of interest.
Evan’s passion for storytelling defines his work as a copywriter. He’s driven by a commitment to understanding each client’s story, and to helping them share it as powerfully and as persuasively as possible.
Before joining CA Group, Evan worked as a freelance copywriter, and was Writing Team Lead for a Boston agency specializing in social media content. He earned an English degree from the University of New Hampshire.
When he’s not in the office, Evan can be found hiking, kayaking, rooting unapologetically for the Yankees, and writing the next great American novel.
Jacki is an enthusiastic artist with a passion for all aspects of graphic design, from minimalistic typography to custom illustration and hand lettering. She is grateful to have pursued a career that doesn’t feel like “work,” and takes pride in using her talents and creativity to help clients achieve their goals.
Jacki graduated from Rhode Island College in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art & Graphic Design. While in school, she completed several internships and worked as the primary freelance graphic designer for Dream Big Gymnastics and other clients.
When Jacki isn’t in the office, she spends most of her time with her friends and family. She also loves to paint, specifically portraiture. She’s a fitness and health enthusiast as much as she’s an art enthusiast, and prior to design she had a career as a personal trainer.
Diane is a fan of Mark Twain’s philosophy, “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is … the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
A writer with more than 25 years experience, Diane is a messaging expert and content provider. Her passion is finding precisely the right words for every situation: web content, blogs, ads, direct mail, outdoor, brochures, trade articles, even social media posts. She crafts concise, compelling, targeted messages that deliver results for a wide variety of clients, ensuring the message fits the medium, and vice-versa.
In addition, her marketing insight and strategic background keeps projects on message and supports marketing objectives. From single projects to multi-platform campaigns, she puts her expertise to work for you to capitalize on every communication your organization undertakes with fresh ideas and creative solutions.
Previously, she worked for a variety of advertising agencies as well as Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI, promoting brands, introducing products and increasing market share. She is a member of the Creative Communications Club of Providence, and sails whenever she gets a chance.
Diane earned her Bachelor of Arts from New England College in Henniker, NH.
Linda finds solving puzzles gratifying, and every day on the job offers a new and unique opportunity to connect the dots. She cherishes working with good people who are good at what they do, which is why she’s been committed to helping CA Group evolve and grow for over thirty years.
Linda’s career in bookkeeping spans more than four decades, and she appreciates the diverse range of clients and challenges her work has presented.
In her free time, Linda loves every minute of being a grandmother, and is a devoted fan of the Red Sox and Patriots.
Head of Security
Will work for treats. If by “work” you mean “take a nap.” She also has all her shots.