We know that great work does not start with the creative process. Great work starts when an agency and its client work as a team to ensure that shared knowledge and strategy guide the creative process so that the resulting work cannot be anything but great. Stout Heart believes in binding relationships from the outset, with a strategic and creative workflow that follows close behind. The agency is founded on the principle that the relationship, both external and internal, always comes first. This is the agency’s North Star.

You can’t ask for loyalty without first giving it. Our team is made up of experienced professionals as dedicated to Stout Heart as Stout Heart is to them.

Our Team

Mariah Morgan


Mariah MorganMariah came to Portsmouth by way of San Francisco, where she earned a well-rounded agency education working in Account Service departments large and small. Her background is in overseeing Account Management departments, leading client business and business development efforts, and offering strategic insights. Mariah has worked extensively in the retail, tech, pharmaceutical, healthcare, CPG, finance and non-profit sectors. Her strengths lie in fostering client growth organically, building positive relationships, and growing internal teams to create a more efficient, happy workplace.


William Staley

Director of Digital

William StaleyWilliam came back home to New England from New York City after beginning his career in the digital world.  Originally in the publishing industry, and after successfully launching his own niche publication both print and online, William helped his publishing firm transition from the sole arena of print into the digital space. Soon after, William began working with agencies in the city and eventually settled down in Maine.

Today William takes over a decade of experience with him into Stout Heart. He heads up all digital efforts including development and technical strategy for all Stout Heart clients.


Jared Smallridge


Jared SmallridgeJared is a full stack web engineer with years of agency and publishing experience (DanceMedia and Macfadden Performing Arts Media). He started his career in New York City working on digital initiatives for publishing. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science in 2012, Jared narrowed his focus to web development. Jared spent time honing his skills as a freelancer in the city before moving to New England with his family to begin working full-time as an engineer at Stout Heart.

Anneliese Brosch

Account Supervisor

Anneliese BroschAnneliese cut her teeth in the advertising agency world working with clients large and small, from fortune 500 companies to small local business. She has a knack for organization and clear, effective communication, and translating big-picture client needs into actionable strategy. Anneliese is one of those rare people who never gets rattled. We think its because as a yoga instructor, she knows how to channel the zen.

A self-proclaimed mermaid, you’ll find Anneliese in the ocean when not under Stout Heart’s roof. Anneliese teaches stand up paddleboard yoga at Cape Ann SUP when New England weather permits and in-studio yoga in the winter. She can also be caught snuggling her canine soulmate, Fila the ridgeback.