Jai Giffin earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Journalism at West Virginia University. He is knowledgeable in every aspect of publishing, including the coordination of advertising sales, marketing and distribution. Jai has been involved with publications and sales for more than 20 years. Jai and his wife, Suzanne, reside in Lexington, Kentucky.
JAMIE | Design
A 1986 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in fine arts/graphic design, Jamie Barker brings more than 30 years of design experience to the Provations Group team. His professional experience includes years as a designer and art director for Host Communications, as well as several years as the primary designer for all athletic publications for UK. Jamie and his wife, Stephanie, live in Morehead, Kentucky with their three children: Zack, Bailee and Alec.
LAURA | Design
Laura Doolittle has 20+ years of experience as a designer, ranging from work in the catalog industry to sports publishing, plus more than a decade as a freelancer. She is a 1989 graduate of Milligan College (Johnson City, TN) with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a minor in Communications. Laura and her husband, Glenn, live in Johnson City, Tennessee and have two sons: Brent and Aaron.
LISA | Design
Lisa Roberts has both bachelor’s (Milligan College, 1997) and master’s (University of Georgia, 1998) degrees in Communications. She joined the team in 2011 as a production assistant, but quickly showed her talent for graphic design with a keen eye for detail. Lisa and her husband, Phil, live in Kingsport, Tennessee with their four children: Ashley, Benjamin, Casey and Danielle.
BOB | Design
Bob Slater brings decades of experience to the table for Provations Group. Since starting out in Chicago in the 1970s, he has worked as a graphic designer as well as gaining valuable experience in prepress, scanning, and digital color correction. Bob and his wife, Sandy, live in Versailles, Kentucky.
ADAM | Production/Media Coordinator
A native of Central Kentucky, Adam Peterson graduated from Asbury University in 2003 and went on to do master’s work at St. Louis University. Adam is in charge of scheduling all design and online media projects, coordinating production deadlines to ensure that we meet the needs of each Provations Group customer. Adam and his wife, Claire, live in Wilmore, Kentucky with their son, James.
CORNELIA | Office Assistant
Cornelia Vance joined the team in the beginning of 2017 as an office assistant. Cornelia and her husband live in Lexington, Kentucky with their three children Wyatt, Melia and Evalyn.