what we're all about

Just as important as a corner post is to building a fence that will last years of weathering and tension, so is the marketing and communications program of any business. These posts, placed deeper into the ground than any other post in the fence, will provide the best support through proper planning, design and installation. It has been said that a proper corner post should be placed as deep in the ground as is equal to, or greater than, the height of the top wire. If you want to keep growing that top wire…you’ve got to dig a little deeper.

At CornerPost Marketing Communications, that is what we do. We ensure you have the strongest marketing, communications and public relations program to grow, even through the challenges and changes that your business may experience.
Afton Holt
president & creative director
Afton is originally from the rural roads of southern Hamilton County, Iowa, over the bridge, and through the woods (literally and figuratively). Growing up surrounded by farming, livestock and the agriculture industry, there was never a doubt she wanted agriculture to play a part in her future. While at Iowa State University, studying Agriculture Communications, Afton realized that she could combine her leadership, communication and creativity skills with her industry passions to make a positive impact.
Chelsey Westerman
lead web/graphic designer
Chelsey grew up on a farm in the middle of nowhere, between Pocahontas and Rolfe, Iowa. After high school, she moved to Omaha, where she attended college and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. After five years, she had enough of the big city and was more than ready to move back to small town life, where she found CornerPost!
Leah Daniels
lead content manager
As Lead Content Manager, Leah brings her many years of agricultural marketing communications and media relations experience to CP, assisting clients with content development for publications, websites, news media and more. Now hailing from Winterset, Iowa, Leah was born in Fort Dodge and grew up in nearby Duncombe, where she spent many an early summer morning walking beans and detasseling corn.
Brooke Handy
account manager
Brooke was raised in Southeast Iowa where she spent her childhood in the buddy seat of a tractor or the old red farm truck. When she started 4-H, her parents bought a Simmental heifer named Violet for her to show. Over time, she and her two younger sisters have added to the herd and that one heifer turned into about 40 head of purebred Simmentals. She graduated from Iowa State University in 2015 with a degree in Agricultural Communications and has continued to work in the industry she loves.
Allison Hulshof
account specialist & project manager
Growing up in the middle of Northern Iowa Dutch country, Allison's childhood was saturated in the beauty of local agriculture with the combination of her family farm and her small town community. In 2017, Allison moved to Fort Dodge with her Bachelor's of English in hand, where she began working for a nearby non-profit as Director of Marketing and Communications. Now, Allison is ready to begin with CornerPost where she is excited for her agricultural roots and growing skills to blend together.
Kellie Lasack
content team
Kellie grew up on a cattle farm in Eastern Iowa driving her grandfather’s John Deere 3020 and believes the most beautiful Shorthorn cattle around were raised on that farm. Agriculture has always been a part of Kellie’s life, so it was no surprise when she decided to continue her education at Iowa State University. In the spring of 2012 she graduated with a degree in Agricultural Communications and Advertising. Since graduation Kellie has been immersed in the agricultural communications world and has been gathering essential information along the way.
Anne Gleason
office manager & project coordinator
Having lived in Fort Dodge for a majority of her life, Anne has seen firsthand how agriculture plays a crucial role in many diverse fields through her experience with Decker Truckline and Land O’Lakes. Her time overseeing past administrative departments makes her a great fit, and she is ready to bring her extensive customer service knowledge and coordination skills to the CornerPost team!
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the good stuff

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