Flying A Media | About Us
We've been helping businesses grow for 37 years...
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About Us

We've been helping businesses grow for 38 years


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Pat has 20+ years experience in and around the media world - with unique perspective from both sides of the desk. Prior to Flying A, Pat served as the General Sales Manager for CBS Radio/Los Angeles, Director of National Sales for Emmis/Los Angeles, Director of Sales for Clear Channel/San Francisco, and Director of National Sales for CBS/Sacramento. Over the years, Pat has developed and implemented hundreds of successful multi-media marketing and advertising campaigns. Pat loves snow skiing and tennis, and is a very active volunteer in the local community.

Patrick Amsbry

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With a background ranging from the entertainment industry to champagne, Emily enhances Flying A through her ability to problem solve creatively, organize chaos and turn a frown upside down. She expertly navigates the online realm for Flying A, and ensures that all the T’s are crossed and I’s are dotted for the clients' various print campaigns and radio promotions. Her fun loving nature and her superhuman strategic mind makes for a killer combo that allows her to be both innovative and practical. She loves to read, sing in the shower, and enjoy a good glass of wine...or two.

Emily Veeh

Account Manager
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Kerry has extensive experience in on-line, radio and project management. Her broadcast experience includes work in radio sales and promotions at Entercom and Bonneville. In addition, she has helped research and implement user interface design for a variety of web based companies. Kerry is a native of the Bay Area (Go Giants!). She spends her free time being a hockey mom to her two hockey boys.

Kerry Brown

Projects Manager
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Sara Dawson comes to Flying A Media with an extensive background in accounting, finance and bookkeeping. She's worked with numerous clients across many markets, including television, film marketing, production management, and physician management, among others. When she's not crunching numbers, she enjoys traveling, hiking, daily walks with her hubby and a good cup 'o joe!

Sara Dawson

Shanel Stephens – Account Manager

Shanel Stephens brings strategic expertise from a background in promotional marketing and event management. A focus on providing highly personalized communication with all accounts allows her to create incredibly strong working relationships. Utilizing her passion for logistics and innate attention to detail helps strengthens her work in OOH, print and promotional campaign management. She received her BS at the University of Hawaii. When she's not returning emails, she enjoys going to the beach, hiking and wine research with her husband and two children.

Shanel Stephens

Account Manager
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Prior to founding Flying A in 1978, Mike served as VP Marketing at The Wine Group (3rd largest U.S. winery), VP Marketing at FCB Advertising (including Pac Bell, Oroweat Foods and Heublein Wines), Marketing Manager of AMF/Voit (sporting goods) and Brand Manager with General Mills (Cheerios and Total breakfast cereals). Mike has an MBA in Marketing from UCLA. When he's not involved in a project, he loves to water ski and swim.

Michael Amsbry


Astro hails from Australia, and has a long family history of providing security and operations management for many of the country's top sheep herders. He enjoys hiking and swimming and prefers electronic invoicing (having an intense dislike for mail carriers).


Security/Social Media Strategist
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Our deep relationships with many of the greatest minds in our industry help us quickly mobilize the right professionals to bring their specific expertise to your project.

The Rest of the Team

Business Intelligence & Analytics/Market Research/Digital Creative Production/Baristas

Our History

Yup, we’ve got a lot of history. After 38 years, who doesn’t? We were founded in 1978 as a full-service advertising agency…and since then have developed an impressive track record of delivering cost-effective and results-driven media and promotional programs.


Fun Fact: Flying A was originally the marketing identity of Tidewater Oil Company – owned by the maverick tycoon, J. Paul Getty. When Getty sold his oil empire, the Flying A logo was not protected, and being mavericks ourselves, we figured it would serve us as well. And it has.


To us, the Flying A logo exemplifies the determination, creativity and effort necessary to succeed in highly competitive industries like oil…or advertising.


We have worked with many high-profile clients over the last 37 years…some on a project basis, others, long-term. You know, kind of like Tinder dates and committed relationships. Both are great for their own reasons.  Regardless of the relationship, Flying A has delivered. Unmatched service. Effective media programs. Impressive results. Happy clients.

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