Maslow Lumia Bartorillo Advertising
A Results-Driven Ad Agency with Attitude.

Our Team

How the magic happens.



Melanie Maslow Kern

Melanie is a strong regional advocate with an emphasis on community relations and development. As majority owner of MLB, she has helped to make our services available to a wide variety
of not-for-profit entities and organizations. Melanie serves on boards of Geisinger and Wilkes University. Born in Dallas, PA, she is a graduate of Wyoming Seminary and Cornell University



John Bartorillo

John has been with MLB Advertising since its inception, and is responsible for client relations, marketing and creative strategies, as well as business development. He has worked with clients of all sizes over the span of his career and has won multiple advertising and design awards. John was the mastermind behind some of the most successful taglines and positioning statements MLB has developed for clients. His vast experience he has gained throughout his career has given him a broad understanding of this industry. A 1972 graduate of Coughlin High School, King’s College and the SUNY education system, he knows our region well


Account Executive
& Business Development

Mike Avvisato

Mike performs a dual role at MLB Advertising. He is responsible for solicitation of new business partnerships and maintains effective, collaborative relationships with clients to implement and maintain new marketing strategies. Mike is involved in client/project management, media buying and strategic direction for clients. He also assumes financial duties, which includes analytical analysis. Born in Old Forge, Mike holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Accounting and Finance from King’s College.


Office Manager

Anita Petroski

Organizational guru, Anita keeps our office in tip-top shape, managing the billing and working closely with our account executive to exceed our clients expectations. Anita is always happy to greet new clients on the phone, point them in the right direction, and keep them updated on payments for smooth transactions and helpful insight.


Art Director

Michael Scholl

As Art Director, Mr. Michael Scholl possesses nearly 30 years’ experience as a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer. At MLB, his talent as an illustrator is highly utilized as this expertise is unique to the agency’s list of services. Michael is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he studied visual communication.


Art Director

Lisa Tinner

Serving as one of MLB Advertising’s Art Directors, Lisa possesses over 20 years’ experience as a graphic designer and art director. She is responsible for design and production for multiple clients at MLB. Lisa handles the creative process with her eye for detail and perfection. Lisa is a graduate of Kutztown University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design


Art Director

Jess Meoni

Jess Meoni is responsible for communicating the look, feel, and consistent branding for our clients, assuring a sense of trust and quality for their business. She is a designer, writer, photographer, and educator with over 15 years experience. Jess has worked in marketing and communications and art direction in higher education, healthcare, law, and non-profit organizations.


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