Team

Flexible Team. Proven Experience.

Every challenge is different. That’s why we build a team to suit the unique needs of our clients and their business objectives. From in-house staff to a variety of collaborative partnerships with senior consultants, Propeller delivers the right blend of expertise and support to match your demand.

Jesse Boudiette | President

Jesse Boudiette founded Propeller Communications in 2012 after working in both agency and corporate environments for 15 years.

Jesse previously worked for public relations and advertising agencies in Tulsa, St. Louis and South Bend. His experience included retail, restaurant and hospitality, non-profit, health care, municipality, manufacturing, and financial services. Jesse has provided a suite of services for clients including crisis communications, branding and image management, marketing, advertising and promotions, special events, media relations and media spokesperson training, government relations and grass roots and grass tops campaigns.

Jesse also worked as an in-house marketing and communications professional for a nonprofit agency and a publicly traded bank holding company.

Phone: 918.430.5180 | jesse@thinkpropeller.com

Barrett Waller | Vice President

Barrett has learned the communications/public relations industry from nearly every angle, having served as a reporter for the Tulsa World, medical writer and community relations coordinator for St. John Medical Center, public relations director for Oklahoma Special Olympics, and as a public relations account manager for a large Tulsa marketing firm. He was most recently co-owner of Waller PR, serving almost 20 years as president of the firm until it merged with Propeller in 2016. His strengths include public relations counseling, strategic planning, crisis communications, media relations, business/technical/medical writing, editorial marketing, litigation media consulting and Web content development.

Barrett is a 1986 graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, with a bachelor of science degree in journalism. He is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and in June 2003 he received the “PR Professional of the Year” award from the Tulsa PRSA chapter. He is the author of New Feet for Old, a children’s book, published by Macmillan in 1992. It was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award in children’s fiction.

Phone: 918.284.0796 | barrett@thinkpropeller.com

Meredith Poling | Account Director

Meredith Poling loves finding ways to clearly communicate messages that move people to action, and she has more than a decade of experience doing just that…for everything from local non-profit organizations to a small manufacturing business to a Fortune 200 power giant.

Her diverse background in marketing, communications, design and fundraising has given her a unique ability to create strategies that are both unconventional and effective. For five years she served one of Tulsa’s oldest non-profits and led them in raising more than $7.5 million over her tenure and growing their fundraising event to be the largest of its kind in the country. At Propeller she leads non-profit services and creative strategy.

Meredith excels at combining good business strategy with creative thinking, and her favorite projects are those where she can help a client achieve their goals through routes they never thought about taking. She completed her undergraduate work at Ozark Christian College before receiving her MBA from Oklahoma State University.

Phone: 918.346.4084 | meredith@thinkpropeller.com

Kristy White | Account Director

Kristy brings extensive campaign management and media relations experience to her position as Account Director at Propeller. She manages ongoing media relations, editorial marketing and special programs for many of the firm’s manufacturing, restaurant and hospitality clients, and has coordinated local/national PR and marketing campaigns.

She graduated in May 2003 from The University of Tulsa with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a minor in anthropology

kristy@thinkpropeller.com

Trina Kelly | Operations Manager

Trina has spent her career making things work — efficiently, effectively and under budget. She also has an unyielding passion for helping assets grow. Trina spent nine years working in banking where she worked with a variety of customers to advise them on their financial goals while serving as their primary point of contact for services ranging from investments to lending and other transactions. This financial acumen and command of customer service served her well as she and her husband launched and managed a leading dental implant manufacturer that has enjoyed solid growth over its 10-year history.

At Propeller, Trina assures the company runs like a top. She manages operations including all aspects of financial management and human resources, vendor negotiation and general business logistics. Trina embodies our belief that every company should operate like a business, especially those in the creative industry. We think exactly that way about client service as well. Trina and her husband live in Tulsa and are the loving parents of three children.

trina@thinkpropeller.com

Bria Moore | Senior Consultant

Bria Moore is a lifelong storyteller who loves two things: words and people. She brings Propeller clients a variety of experience in journalism, non-profits, fundraising and community relations, marketing, public relations and event management.

Most recently, Bria worked with the Tulsa Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®, leading communication and event planning of the Tulsa Race for the Cure, which draws about 9,000 participants annually.

Bria graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Oklahoma State University. She appreciates being part of the Tulsa community and volunteers with Tulsa Reading Partners and StoneSoup Community Venture, Inc. Bria lives in Tulsa with her husband, Evan, and enjoys reading, cooking and trying to keep her vegetable garden alive.

bria@thinkpropeller.com

Jennifer Tatum | Senior Consultant

Jennifer’s work has been as varied as her interests, which range from running to subversive cross stitch. She started her career with seven years in healthcare marketing and communications at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa. There, she became well-heeled in community relations, business writing, content development, social media and media relations. Most recently, Jennifer served as an academic librarian at OSU Institute of Technology, where she used her marketing skills to build and publicize library programs to help new college students navigate their collegiate careers.

Jennifer received both her Bachelor’s in English and her Master’s in Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma. She is passionate about writing, accuracy, and making information both interesting and meaningful. She spends her free time helping at the schools of her two children, spending time with her husband, Greg, and attempting to find the best meals the many talented Tulsa chefs have to offer.