Trilix is excited to welcome two talented and hardworking new members of our account management team, Project Manager Alyssa Steinhagen and Account Manager Samara — Sam — Thoreson.

As members of our account management team, Alyssa and Sam’s roles at Trilix are each aimed at ensuring we deliver top-notch creative work and results for our clients. As a Project Manager, Alyssa’s focus is managing and overseeing Trilix projects, making sure everything is delivered according to client specifications and within the desired timeline and budget. As an Account Manager, Sam facilitates effective communication between the client and the agency and builds relationships with clients. Alyssa and Sam’s positions at Trilix are pivotal to the successful execution and completion of the work you see from Trilix.

Project Manager Alyssa Steinhagen

Alyssa grew up in Rockton, Illinois, and went to Iowa State University with the intention of studying design. However, over the course of her studies, Alyssa also developed a strong interest in communications and public relations, leading her to double major in design and public relations.

During Alyssa’s time at Iowa State, she also pursued several PR/communications internships for art institutions, where she sharpened her communications skills and broadened her knowledge of the art world. Alyssa’s experience prior to joining Trilix also includes working in marketing for an investment company. Alyssa’s passion for working in a creative industry and for delivering results for clients led her to pursue a career in account management at Trilix.

“I was looking to work with individuals who are passionate about the same things I am, and every person I met at Trilix exemplified that passion.”

Account Manager Samara Thoreson

Sam, on the other hand, grew up in Moorhead, Iowa, and went to Drake University to study advertising and PR. Sam went on to pursue an MBA at Iowa State University. Sam’s professional experience before Trilix includes marketing agencies, a pharmaceutical company, a local theatre, nonprofits and a technology company. Sam’s breadth of professional experience in various industries helps her bring a unique viewpoint and diversified skill-set to Trilix. Sam’s experience aligns with her role, but her passion for developing marketing strategies and working with clients is proving to be an equal asset.

“It's fun to collaborate with clients and team members to do great work that achieves positive business goals," reflected Sam. She decided to take the next step in her career at Trilix because of the diversity of skills within our various departments and the welcoming environment for creativity and collaboration.

“It’s great to have designers, programmers, producers, copywriters and strategists all in one place to develop great strategies and creative ideas. Ultimately, I think when diverse minds come together, we can create the best results for our clients.”

Alyssa and Sam aren’t all work and no play, though. When they’re not working hard to deliver for clients and the team, Alyssa and Sam enjoy lots of fun activities. Check these fun facts about each of our new additions in account management!

Fun Facts about Alyssa

What’s your favorite meal or restaurant in Des Moines?

Centro. You cannot go wrong there! ROCA is a close second favorite.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I am an assistant coach for the Iowa State Dance Team, so a lot of my time outside of work is spent coaching some really talented ladies! It’s a very rewarding way to spend my free time!

Do you have any pets?

My fiancé and I have a black lab named Bunker! He’s a golf course pup, so the name is fitting.

Favorite movie and/or TV show?

I like gushy movies, so probably “The Longest Ride.” For favorite TV show, I am currently watching “The Office” and it doesn’t get old!

Tell us something no one would guess about you.

I am a D-1A Pom National Champion two years in a row! (My college dance team won the division in both 2016 and 2017.)

If Trilix gave out awards, you would be voted “most likely to…”

“Most likely to…” have too many shoes. I have a problem and I accept it.

Anything else you’d like to tell us?

I get to marry my college sweetheart this November and I couldn’t be more excited!

Fun Facts about Sam

Favorite meal or restaurant in Des Moines?

Alaskan-style salmon at Waterfront Seafood Market.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to go to gym classes and ride my bike, mostly along the High Trestle Trail. I like to read and enjoy gardening as well. I'm also a big ISU Cyclone fan.

Do you have any pets?

Two cats and some fish.

Who would you most like to have dinner with, dead or alive?

Barack and Michelle Obama.

Favorite movie and/or TV show?

“This is Us” and “Madame Secretary.

Tell us something no one would guess about you.

I was a church organist in high school. It paid $5 every Sunday, which didn't really help my college savings fund.

If Trilix gave out awards, you would be voted “most likely to…”

Probably most likely to have some old-school way of doing things. Or most likely to ask, "Why?" I like to understand the reasons we do things and try to make them better.

Anything else you’d like to tell us?

I'm happy to be a part of the Trilix team