At Prank-O we are dedicated to bringing a little deception and a lot of laughs to the gift-giving experience. After all, there is no greater gift than laughter… except for one of those remote control quadcopter things.
Our CEO, Ryan Walther, began his career with The Onion. He helped grow the brand in its early years, more or less teaching America how to laugh.
One day at adult swim class, Ryan met Arik Nordby, a humble box salesman with a dream of injecting laughter into the solemn ritual of gift-giving. Together, they have gone on to disrupt the entire gift box industry like a couple of Silicon Valley assholes or something.
NICKNAME: Wally, Walther, or Mitten.
FAVORITE WORDS: Kaizen and grit. *He loves them so much that we all chipped in to have a tattoo artist make a surprise visit to the office so that these words can be permanently displayed on his person.
LEAST FAVORITE ANIMAL: Horses, you don’t want to know…
FAVORITE DESSERT: Beer. It finishes off any meal on the right note.
HOBBIES: Frankensteining items from Ax-Man Surplus Store together to create never before seen contraptions. Also fencing, shot put, and Nordic scrapbooking.
FAVORITE FRUIT: Bourbon.
WEIRDEST THING IN MY CAR RIGHT NOW: An adult raccoon.
NICKNAME: Morteez or in formal terms Moritz.
BEST KNOWN FOR: Talking the loudest, walking the fastest, and up-selling Milwaukee.
FAVORITE MOVIE QUOTE: “I’ll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got” – H.I. from Raising Arizona.
UNOFFICIAL TITLE: CBO (Chief Beer Officer). Duties include picking up kegs for the office kegerator.
WHEN I’M NOT CRUNCHING NUMBERS: I’m teaching straight-up, raw jazz tap in uptown.
FAVORITE SNACKS: Steak & Eggs
COMEDIC HERO: Rip Taylor or the guy at my neighborhood muffler shop.
NICKNAME: Mac (without a k) or Kenz.
GO TO ACCESSORY: My fake gold pimp chain that has a large dollar sign and rhinestone embellishments. I love it so much that I keep it in my car at all times.
GUILTY OF: Attending 65 concerts in total and adding country music to the office Spotify playlist.
UNOFFICIAL TITLE: 30 Watt President of Parties. Duties include but are not limited to: sporadically bringing in delightful baked goods and making sure everyone has a secret Santa.
NICKNAME: The Wack Ack.
MOST REGRETTABLE MOMENT: Traded my motorcycle for money to ride all the Bird scooters MPLS has to offer.
FAVORITE PAST TIME: Researching Jeff Bezos’ next move.
INTERESTING FACT: The Bachelor’s Ben Higgins is often mistaken for me.
NICKNAME: Danger Dave.
INTERESTING FACT: The world’s biggest tire producer is LEGO.
OOTD: On most days I can be found with a good craft beer in hand and a hat on my head.
THE BEST QUOTE OF ALL TIME IS: “Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?” – Clark Griswold.
NICKNAME: Lis *Seriously, call her anything else and she’ll fight you.
FUN FACTOID: Her children are 13 years apart.
HOBBIES: Hiking, reading, arts & crafts, drawing, painting, and getting to work before the sun comes out.
FAVORITE SNACKS: Strawberries and brownies.
NICKNAME: Goat Puncher.
COMEDIC HERO: Dave Chappelle.
FAVORITE PASTIMES: Being a comic colorist, metroidvania, and tabletop RPGs.
FAVORITE DESSERT: More dinner.