OK 8: Marketing Management Professionals
OK 8 Marketing Professionals
This team is made up Marketing management professionals who want to grow/be on the cutting edge of marketing strategies and tactics and learn from peers across a variety of industries.
Meeting time: Usually the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2 to 5pm.
For the past 10 years, Valerie has overseen the marketing for Brooks Resources, one of the region’s oldest and most respected real estate development companies. In her role as the Director of Marketing, she manages multiple strategic marketing plans and day-to-day tactics including events, campaigns, digital marketing and PR. In addition to volunteering for OK, Valerie is the Vice Chair of the Family Access Network Foundation Board.
Georell Bracelin helps businesses brand, plan, market and promote. A Central Oregonian for nearly 20 years, she is the owner and marketing strategist behind Gb2 Agency, a full-service advertising agency. Georell has worked over the years with many small and large Central Oregon businesses and has launched several businesses along the way, including a successful snowboard brand for female riders. Currently, she calls on these years of experience and adventure to help her put together irresistible and creative marketing strategies and campaigns for her clients.
Katy is co-owner and Marketing Manager for The Robert Axle Project, a bike component company based in Bend. She's lived in Bend since 1997 and has a background in writing, public relations, and community non-profit education and outreach. She is also currently a freelance writer, specializing in the outdoors and travel.
Brandy Kerr is the Director of Marketing at Zealios a personal care company focused on reaching endurance athletes. Brandy has 10+ years of marketing experience spanning advertising agency account management to marketing manager for global corporate retail brands Nordstrom and zulily. Brandy moved to Bend from Seattle in 2016. When not at work, you will find her on the trails and exploring outdoors with her husband, Troy and dog, Quincy.
Jamie owns and manages Peak to Peak Digital Strategies, a digital advertising agency that strives to provide ad solutions through creative strategy and data analyzation across several online platforms. A few years after graduating college at the University of Vermont, Jamie moved to Bend in the fall of 2015 and continued working in the advertising industry with an interest in social media, pay-per-click, and conversion optimization techniques. In 2017, he founded Peak to Peak Digital Strategies.
In industry-speak, I’m an account director, marketing director, brand strategist, project manager, planner/strategist, and event producer.
In human-speak, I’m a creative leader and instigator, a talent convener and consensus builder, and a champion for creative problem solving toward business, civic and social issues.
Work experience: Humm Kombucha, tbd agency, The Mandala Agency, Borders Perrin & Norrander.
After spending nearly a decade marketing hotels, resorts, and the travel experience; I chose to change industries to focus on another area of passion for me - active outdoor lifestyles. I joined the Cairn team in September 2015, and have had the opportunity to be an integral part of establishing the brand voice, developing new marketing channels, and driving growth. Because Cairn is a young company, it requires me to be involved in all aspects of marketing, drawing on my previous experience in launching new resorts, as well as taking on new channels in the ever-changing world of digital marketing.
Kelsie is a marketing professional with more than 8 years of experience leading marketing demand generation and brand strategy. She currently oversees marketing for the leading unified CRM serving the hospitality industry. She and her team are responsible for driving the successful return on marketing programs while maintaining and refining brand messaging. Prior to joining NAVIS, she served in marketing and sales roles in both B2B and B2C industries.
Bethany is the co-owner and marketing manager of July Nine, an Oregon based brand focusing on unique American made goods.
Lucy is the Director of Professional Services at Agency Revolution.
Lucas is the Marketing Manager at Hydro Flask.
Carrie Allan is currently the Marketing Manager at KIALOA. She has worked in web and marketing consulting since moving to Bend in 1996. Prior to that she was an employee benefit consultant and business development manager for a boutique web developer in San Francisco. Carrie holds a BA from Colorado College. She has volunteered time to Kids In The Game and is currently a member of 100 Women that Care. When not at work, you will find her with family, two dogs, and Arabian horse enjoying all things outdoors.
Jessi is the Manager of Marketing Engagements at Cascadian Group, LLC
Victor Ortado is the Creative Manager at Ruffwear, where he develops brand stories and visual communications including lifestyle and product photography, website content and design, advertising and marketing campaigns, video productions and packaging design.