Our talented, approachable and incredibly good-looking team.

Our pros focus on relationships with our clients rather than transactions. We approach each video marketing engagement with a combination of consultation and implementation, infused with a healthy dose of geeky exuberance. 

Whitney Hahn | Managing Partner

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Developer, speaker, motivator, and recovering Dungeon Master.

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Whitney Hahn is the managing partner of Digital Bard in Frederick, MD, and leads a small, exuberantly geeky band of video marketers. Their collective production creativity has been recognized in several national awards competitions including the ADDY Awards, Telly Awards, and Communicator Awards.

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In her previous lives, Whitney has been a radio DJ, a TV show host (appearing on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and Animal Planet) and the marketing director for a zoo.

She plays a respectable game of “Jeopardy,” and a disrespectable game of “Cards Against Humanity.”

Erich Franck | Account Manager

Air guitar prodigy, Wikipedia enthusiast, and placer of objects on high shelves.

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Erich Franck is a Frederick County native with a background in digital marketing, branding, social media marketing, account management, and sales. After spending several years at an agency in the D.C area and with a firm in Northern Virginia, Erich brings his talents back home to take a role in managing accounts at Digital Bard.


In addition to being the resident mixologist, trivia nerd, and longboard enthusiast at Digital Bard, he also holds the title of being the only member of the Digital Bard team to have been bitten by a roadrunner.

Rick Janssen | Producer / Editor

Video DSLR Wiz, Musician, Teacher and World Traveler.

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Rick joined the production team as a Cleveland transplant in 2013. He is rarely happier than when he has a camera in his hand, composing his next great video. Favorite projects include a product launch video for an electronic healthcare whiteboard, a mini-documentary of Equatorial Guinea and a number of emotional awareness pieces for area non-profits.


Honored with several awards for live action work, Rick loves to travel and explore new places. He is an adjunct professor at Hood College in Frederick, MD.

A Cleveland Brown’s fan since childhood, Rick manages to keep his head high on football season Mondays. Perhaps it’s his optimism we enjoy most.

Angela Ashbaugh | Motion Graphics Producer

Doodler, dancer, and aspiring Disney Princess.

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A concept artist and animator with work experience in visual development, character design, illustration and animation, Angela’s had the opportunity to work with a variety of unique clients throughout the pre-production and production process. Favorite projects include an app demo for an online magazine and two character driven videos for a national association.


When not sketching and animating, Angela likes to practice ballroom dancing or playing the piano.

She has a special patience for students who come to shadow her, or a co-worker who needs some help.

Chris Kennedy | Producer / Editor

Wordsmither, montage master, and avid comic collector.

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Chris’ background includes writing and multi-media production. He’s an organizational multi-tasker that excels at long format creations, training videos, and video series. Some of his most recent projects include a one hour documentary for Frederick businessman and philanthropist George B. Delaplaine, Jr. and a series of videos to accompany a new walking tour with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.


Chris has a comic book collection numbering over 10,000. He enjoys discovering crafts beers and competing in 72 Hour Film Festivals.

Chris also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Advertising Federation of Greater Frederick (AAF-GF).

Owen Rye | Associate Producer / Editor

Mild-mannered man by day, piledriver by night.

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Although his boyish good looks make him a shoe-in for a “21 Jump Street” remake, Owen chose to join us and make videos instead. His work includes commercials, fundraising videos and mid-length organizational films. Several of his projects have resulted in hundreds of DVD copies being made for the clients.

Owen is frequently found on set, making sure lights, mics and attitude are all tuned in.


Owen follows pro wrestling (and swears he knows it isn’t “real”). He likes creating alter ego characters and experimenting with short videos that star his personal cast.

Stacey Parry France | Office Executive

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Human calculator, organizational genius, and professional beach-lounger.

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A former math teacher and entrepreneur, Stacey likes to “play” with spreadsheets and performance dashboards. A balanced budget makes her happy.

When you have a question about your account or want to make arrangements for budget billing, she’s your gal.


Stacey is a frequent kid chauffeur and an occasional volleyball player.  When she’s in charge of the office music station, Stacey frequently picks club beats.