Carri E. is a storyteller at heart. So when she discovered that social media was an extension of telling stories, she knew she had found her true passion. There's nothing Carri loves more teaching small business owners what works with social media. She also has a deep love for the Gig Harbor, WA community where she was born and raised. You can often find her exploring local parks and trails or sampling local baked goods with her husband Reid, two kids, Cora and Milo and fur-baby Odie.
Favorite Coffee: decaf coconut milk latte
Fun Fact: If I could I would eat cake at every meal
GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGNER
Erin Neisewander, Neise Design
Erin has been a Graphic Designer for over 10 years and has a wide range of experience. She loves helping other creatives make their dreams into realities, whether it's a new brand creation, creating a new a website in Wix or Squarespace, designing wedding invitations, or anything else you might need designed she's here to help. She lives for a good lavender latte, snuggles with her puppy, hiking with her husband.
Favorite Coffee: Oat Milk Lavender Latte
Fun Fact: Reads at least one book every month
SOCIAL MARKETING & CONTENT
Erika Christensen, Creatively Social Co.
Erika started her journey with social media and copywriting to help other entrepreneurs and small business owners take back their time so they can spend it doing what they love. Having creative work with the constant opportunity for learning is very rewarding, as well as the flexibility it gives for life in general. When not working or sipping a cinnamon latte, she is a busy mom and wife always working on the next home décor project or planning their next travel adventure together!
Favorite Coffee: Cinnamon Latte
Fun Fact: Loves to travel and beautify her home!
Katrina Stout, Elevated Design Lab
Katrina started as a freelance designer as a side gig, but quickly discovered how much she loves helping clients create their perfect website and it quickly turned into so much more. She specializes in creating sites that are functional and easy for the user to navigate and easy for you to update from virtually anywhere without costing you a fortune.
Favorite Coffee: Oat Milk Mocha
Fun Fact: Obsessed with road trips
Rachel Braaten, Films by Rach
Rachel has been making films for more than 20 years and her goal is always to capture you and your business in a way that is unique and personal. Rachel believes it's important for every website have a short film explaining the benefits of a product or service. Telling your story through video and sharing testimonials with a royalty free soundtrack commands more attention than a script alone. Braaten Productions specialize in short films for small and large businesses, Life Story Films, and non-profit organizations.
Favorite Coffee: Anything with chocolate in it!
Fun Fact: She is 100% Norwegian
Paige Phillips, Skye Rising Photography
Paige developed a passion for photography after her oldest daughter, Addison was born. It was then that she realized the importance of capturing milestones that are easily forgotten as our little ones grow up way too fast. Her passion has only grown stronger over time as she has branched out from children's portraits to family photography, business branding, weddings and more. Paige prides herself in being able to create beautiful, timeless and candid images.
Favorite Coffee: Iced Sugar-Free Salted Caramel Americano
Fun Fact: She's absolutely terrified of spiders!
ACCOUNT MANAGER & CONTENT
Sarah Montgomery, Sarah Marie Social Media
Sarah recently graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in Marketing. She specializes in content creation and management for the social media platforms of small businesses. Her goals are to improve the success of businesses while growing her expertise in the field. She hopes to create long-lasting connections with clients and those who share the same aspirations. Sarah is proud to be born and raised in the beautiful city of Gig Harbor and looks forward to helping your business thrive.
Favorite Coffee: White Cofffe with Oatmilk & Hazlenut
Fun Fact: She can unicycle!
Having studied graphic design at California State University Chico, Mario Magliozzi began his career working with large e-commerce retailers based in Chico, CA such as a Build.com. Branching out on his own Mario has helped many small businesses and organizations like The Boys and Girls Club to develop functional websites and achieve their digital strategies. Mario enjoys developing his graphic and web design skills, riding motorcycles and turning wrenches at his home in Maui Hawaii.
Favorite Coffee: Black Coffee, Day Old
Fun Fact: He built his own custom BMW motorcycle
Nina Velez, Collective Strategies
Nina Velez graduated from Vanguard University with her Bachelor's Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. She is a Social Media Strategist that helps clients find their ideal clients on all Social Media platforms. Her goal is to empower her clients to find their ideal audience and show up on social more confident.
Favorite Coffee: Vanilla Latte with Oatmilk
Fun Fact: She’s been golfing since she was 3 years old.
Lorelei & Marcelle, VA Lab
Your VA Lab Matchmaking Service encourages joy in all aspects of your business by connecting entrepreneurs with a virtual assistant. With over a year of matchmaking, Your VA Lab has created simple tools to help entrepreneurs decide what tasks to outsource and which not to.
Because Your VA Lab owners are also virtual assistants, they have the unique ability to understand both the entrepreneur and the virtual assistant's needs. They know how being an entrepreneur is not easy. The overwhelm of day-to-day tasks is real!
Favorite Coffee: Coming Soon
Fun Fact: Coming Soon