We’re Passionate About the Work We Do

Our team doesn’t do “run-of-the-mill” direct mail for organizations that have little impact on society. We’re here to go above and beyond for organizations that we’re passionate about.

Our Founders

Rick Hendrix
Rick HendrixFounding Partner (1957-2016)
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David Bufkin
David BufkinFounding Partner and President
Dave has been raising money through direct response for worthy organizations for more than 40 years as a copy writer, creative director and agency executive.
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Our Valued Team Members

Dana Barker
Dana BarkerExecutive Vice President
Dana began her fundraising career in 2002 and joined ClearWord in 2006 where she has become a senior executive in the organization. Prior to ClearWord, she played a key role in the management of the direct marketing programs of Judicial Watch.
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Eric Langborgh
Eric LangborghSenior Vice President, Account Services
Since 2007 Eric has played a key role at ClearWord as a specialist in high-dollar direct mail fundraising.
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Robert Stuber
Robert StuberSenior Vice President
Since 1981, Robert Stuber has raised funds through direct mail solicitations for a wide variety of organizations.
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Taania Hendrix
Taania HendrixEditor/Production Coordinator
Taania was brought into the company in 2012 by her husband, Rick Hendrix, co-founder of ClearWord Communications Group.
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Jennifer Lai
Jennifer LaiAccount Vice President
Jennifer has been specializing in major gift direct mail fundraising since 2005.
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Kristin Adkins
Kristin AdkinsDirector of Production / Account Manager
Since 2006, Kristin has been a manager in the direct marketing field with extensive experience directing programs and editing copy. She has developed strong relationships with vendors and enjoys producing top-notch direct mail packages for our clients.
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Lisa Kanak
Lisa KanakAccount Executive & Copywriter
Since the early 1990s Lisa has been a fundraising professional as a copywriter in direct mail fundraising, B2B and B2C marketing.
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Caroline D'Agati
Caroline D'AgatiAccount Executive
Caroline started her career as a ranger in the National Park Service – a job that taught her how to build an emotional connection with her audience. It also laid the foundation for a career built on love of ideas, people, and telling the American story.
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