Founder and Chief Dynamic Officer
David brings 20+ years of experience pioneering global marketing, branding, communications and public relations programs in a unique blend of major agency, start-up/entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 corporate environments - from college sports to cable broadcast, consumer to mobile/wireless technology, to ecommerce, legal and healthcare.
David has created and managed integrated marketing, public relations and communication programs for a range of consumer, technology, and B2B clients. He served as acting VP of Marketing for several clients - from managing internal and external resources to executing PR and marketing programs. He also developed and coordinated messaging across multiple platforms, including websites, mobile applications, blogs, and social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Chief Community Builder & Storyteller
Carolyn Douglas is an Emmy award-winning broadcast news journalist and communications strategist with more than two decades of experience in broadcast news, media relations, marketing, promotions, public speaking and coaching. Through Carolyn Douglas Communications, she is dedicated to helping people and organizations share their stories with their world and grow their communities through strategic messaging, powerful media and influencer relationships, expert coaching, and effective content production. As a fourth generation Washingtonian and a former anchor and reporter for KING TV in Seattle, KREM TV in Spokane, and KNDU TV in the Tri Cities, Carolyn has lived, worked and vacationed in every corner of the Northwest region, as her family has for generations. She is also a board member for the Alliance for International Women’s Rights (www.aiwr.org), communications advisor to the City of Edmonds, affiliate board member for the Edward R. Murrow College of Communications at Washington State University, and a school commissioner for Holy Rosary Edmonds School. For more information, please visit www.carolyndouglas.com
With over 20 years of experience in the healthcare sales and marketing industry, Gayle has broad experience developing and managing successful marketing and public relations programs, conducting community outreach, event planning, and project management. Gayle works with our healthcare clientele to determine and implement their marketing needs which often include messaging and outreach on website and all social media platforms.
Chief Growth Strategist
Andrew Ballard is the president of Marketing Solutions, a Seattle area agency that develops research-based growth strategies. He has over three-decades’ experience with specialties in marketing research, strategic planning, brand development and advertising. Mr. Ballard has helped hundreds of organizations (from startups through Fortune 500 Companies) achieve breakthrough growth.
Andrew is a graduate of the Ford Marketing Institute and certified in Six Sigma. He has held every position in the marketing food chain…from sales rep to CEO. Prior to launching Marketing Solutions in 1997, he was an executive director for the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation and worked for the CBS broadcast affiliate in Seattle as well as with the Seattle Seahawks.
He is also a respected author, educator, keynote and TEDx speaker. His articles on marketing strategy have been published in business journals through all 50 States. His book, entitled Your Opinion Doesn’t Matter, has been endorsed in both the corporate and academic circles as being “innovative and insightful.” Andrew is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington School of Business.
Marketing Specialist & Visual Storyteller
Will Flynn has been involved in every aspect of Digital Marketing from Web Design, Graphic Design, Social Media Marketing, Lead Generation, Google Adwrords Campaigns, Videography and Content Creation. He started his career in Digital Marketing by building several of his own E-Commerce businesses from the ground up. This is how he learned how to not only just build websites, but how to build "online businesses". Now, he uses those skills to help small to midsized businesses build their brand.
Technical Solutions Architect
Jill Poon has been coding since she was 10 years old, booting up the family IBM PC with a floppy disk and programming in BASICA. While she never planned to pursue a career in computers, a career with computers found her. As a business process consultant with Accenture she help businesses across various industries, from Food to Healthcare to Manufacturing, to improve process efficiencies through automation. During this time she found her unique ability to bridge the communication gap between individuals who “live in the code” and the “big idea” people who may not know how the system works, but they know how they want it to work. Jill brought this skillset to her role as a technical educator for a software start-up where she helped companies understand the best way to use the software, and work with the technical teams to help them understand how to best implement customizations to the software. Eventually, looking for a position that would offer more flexibility and less travel, Jill began to build websites for small businesses, creating her first WordPress website in 2007. Jill is a dynamic web developer adept at combining technical and creative skills to construct bold and compelling web based solutions. When she isn’t on her computer creating beautiful websites, she can be found cheering at the hockey rink in all her hockey-mom glory, hiking in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, or training for her next physical endeavor, running the 92 mile Wonderland Trail around the base of Mt. Rainer.
With a natural inclination for appreciating beauty and doing beautiful things, Eugenia studied arts at IUNA university in Buenos Aires and she also studied anthropology for a few years. She was introduced to the principles of graphic design by the father of her first daughter and ever since 2006 she has been developing as a graphic designer, continually learning by self-education methods. Eugenia has created dozens of logos and websites for clients worldwide. Eugenia lives in Capilla del Monte, Cordoba, Argentina, where she is a happy wife and mother of three amazing kids.
Dynamic Content Director
Carrie has worked as a freelance writer since 2010. She has a B.A. in biology with a minor in music, exemplifying her interests in a broad range of subjects. She even completed a single-subject teaching credential in Language Arts just to keep things interesting. Carrie's penchant for learning about "everything under the sun" has helped her develop a broad client base. She's written about subjects ranging from SEO and marketing strategies, to the realms of science, healthcare and even construction. Carrie believes her greatest asset as a writer is the ability to take a complex subject, or professional niche jargon, and translate it into language the average web searcher can read, understand, and (hopefully) enjoy. In the meantime, she loves that being a freelancer has allowed her to geek out on virtually any subject she's interested in. If she won the lottery, Carrie would alternate between cocooning herself up in a tiny cabin in the woods, where she would treat family and friends to homemade meals, and traveling the world's universities as a seasonal student-in-residence.
Director of Data Analytics & Search Engine Marketing
Kayla's fascination with marketing began early in life, as she fell in love with cosmetics. The packaging and marketing of similar formulated products sold at drastically different price points sparked her curiosity in the industry. This fascination lead Kayla to pursue a Master's Degree in Marketing from McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, where she acquired a love for data. Kayla now specializes in search engine marketing and paid ads across the digital marketing platforms. She has experience managing and consulting on digital marketing strategy for hundreds of companies from small, local businesses to global enterprises.