Meet Our Team

Our team is an extension of yours. We’re colleagues who lead, teach, and collaborate.

Bob Rafferty

Co-Founder + Managing Partner

Bob has been at the forefront of higher education communications and marketing for over 15 years, and led the founding of Knowble in 2010. He spends most of his time working with clients on strategy and directing Knowble’s wide portfolio of projects. Bob has been a guest speaker at the American Marketing Association’s Higher Education Symposium and has won awards from the Council for the Advancement of Higher Education.

Ross Ballinger

Co-Founder + Producer

Ross is a co-founder of Knowble and has worked with higher education clients for eight years. Ross spends most of his time writing, directing, and editing Knowble’s video productions, and is a key creative partner on our many web design projects. He applies progressive visual storytelling techniques to all of our work and has a wide range of experience at all levels of production. In addition to traditional video production techniques, Ross is also an experienced drone pilot — gathering creative shots from the air. While Ross spends most of his time behind the camera, he also contributes to Knowble’s many creative endeavors.

Ben McCombs

Senior Web Strategist + Front End Developer

Ben joined Knowble in April of 2015. Prior to Knowble, Ben spent seven years inside higher education as a digital content manager and strategist at two liberal arts colleges. Ben brings extensive experience in front-end development and CMS strategy, and has a deep understanding of working with internal communications teams to accomplish large goals.

Luke Deady

Creative Director + Lead Designer

Luke joined the team full-time in August of 2016 after freelancing for Knowble since early 2011. He is a talented creative director and designer whose work experience includes advertising, branding and identity, web and print design, and collateral pieces for clients including, but not limited to: Kenyon College, Otterbein University, Wittenberg University, University of Illinois College of Medicine, The Ohio State University | Fisher College of Business, and OhioHealth. His work has received awards from the Addys, Tellys, American Education Awards, and Graphic Design USA.

Tracy Daly

Project Manager + Writer

Tracy's attention to detail, ability to manage multiple projects, and enthusiasm for learning makes her a valuable addition to our team. Working with clients and the internal team to keep projects on track is a daily priority. Website audits and updates, information architecture assessments, and research fill her time when she isn’t writing or editing.

Ryan Rekstis

Accounts Director

Ryan is driven by doing great work for good people with an honest mission. In his career as a creative professional, he has developed deep experience in the higher education, government, and non-profit industries among others. Ryan has been managing creative projects for most of his career. At Knowble, he is responsible for day-to-day relationships as well as extending the agency’s reach within higher education.

Kasey Majorowicz

Video Producer

Kasey plays an integral role in Knowble's video production. Bio coming soon.