Ever wanted to attend Burning Man, but avoid the crowds? Anna-Leigh Firth rounds up her friends and local artists to host Alive in the Desert, a decommodified, weekend gathering where anyone can come together to share meals, enjoy music, and tell stories. (And if desert camping still isn’t your thing, she loves any chance to explore Nevada, preferably on her bike, and is happy to take you along for the ride.)
Anna-Leigh has always moved according to her curiosity and desire to understand others. That’s why she’s so invested in positively impacting the community—and in how companies craft their advertising messages to inspire people into action. She feels most like herself when she’s creating things that resonate with other people far and wide, which translates perfectly to her position as an account coordinator here at KPS3, where she’s been since 2021.
In 2016, Anna-Leigh earned her bachelor of arts in journalism with an emphasis in strategic communications and a minor in philosophy from the University of Nevada, Reno. (Ask her if a tree makes a sound if it falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it).
As you could probably already tell, Anna-Leigh is quite the explorer. She even ventured through the world of marketing before finding her home at KPS3. Previously, she interned in public relations at Foundry, digital communications at the City of Reno, and in brand management at The Abbi Agency. She accepted roles as a social media specialist and marketing assistant for The National Judicial College and then an internet marketing specialist at OCG Creative.
Throughout all of these positions, she discovered her love of account management because she got to touch all kinds of work and learn every day. Anna-Leigh is proud of achieving aggressive timelines; she loves how her team bands together to create quality work on time—no matter what it takes.
If there’s one thing you should take away from Anna-Leigh, it’s that you should explore more of Nevada. There is so much to do right here in our backyard! She knows where to find abandoned homesteads, mines, petroglyphs, hot springs, and alpine lakes if you’re interested. Oh, and another thing: Don’t challenge her to a Mario Kart Double Dash game… She takes no prisoners. (Okay, that’s two things, but you’ll thank us later.)