Founder & Brand Alchemist
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Background: My experiences are as varied as the tactics I employ. I gleaned insights from over a decade of work with companies such as the Ritz Carlton, Maho Bay Eco-Lodge, and the United Way. Armed with a degree in Marketing/Communication from University of Maryland, I ventured about the world, living and learning the cultural nuances from DC to the Caribbean to Texas to Portland, and everywhere in between.
What brought you here: A desire to sail and ski all from one location in the greenest city in the US.
After work, I’m most likely to be found… on a trail somewhere
#1 passion: Nature
Hometown: Seaside, OR
Background: With a B.S. of Psychology and an emphasis on Anthropology, my experience in Business Development and design, together, helps me to see the BIG picture. Our selves, our environment, and whom we share it with.
What brought you here? An engaging opportunity to ingest creativity and culture.
After hours, I’m most likely to be found… In the kitchen, the garden, or playing with my rambunctious Border Collie!
#1 passion: Creating something meaningful.
My logo designs are being used by clients nationwide on everything from packaging to billboards. I specialize in brand strategy, and have been telling brand stories and doing design for over 13 years.
Background: With a Photography degree from Colorado Mountain College, I worked internationally for almost 25 years, shooting cover stories for National Geographic and ad campaigns for clients ranging from Carhartt to Adidas.
My philosophy is simple… If you love what you do then you’ll never work a day in your life. I love design. I love working with brands. It’s my passion and I truly just “get it.” I’ve been wrapped up in the design and marketing field for the last 18 years and I STILL feel that I’ve never worked a day in my life. Cheers to good design and enjoying the journey.
Background: With a green MBA from Presidio Graduate School as my foundation, I have been Klean Kanteen’s social media manager, a journalist at Triple Pundit, Ecopreneurist and Shareable, a ghost writer for a major CEO and a nuanced PR ally for for a host of local, national and international companies. I will always be a champion for beneficial innovation. Podcasting is on the horizon 2016.
Background: I made friends with twice as many words than the average bear with degrees in English & Spanish from Georgetown University. Since, I have worked editorial jobs, taught English in Japan, and joined the startup world in Seattle.
Background: Starting with a BA in Journalism and Advertising from University of Oregon, I ran a national Advertising/PR firm for 15 years working with brands like Wilson Sporting Goods and Pyramid Brewing.