because we've been in your shoes.

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THE COLLECTIVE

Hailing from a diverse mix of in-house and agency backgrounds, Campfire-Collective is a group of independent marketing pros that collaborate, create, and share engaging stories about stuff we care about. We’re experienced enough to know better, but young enough to know what's up, all with something unique and specialized to bring to the table. From ideation through execution, we offer customized marketing strategies to fit your needs, whether it requires a team of one or ten, and our flexible structure means you get a high-quality product without the costs or constraints associated with agencies.

 
 
 
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Maro LaBlance

brand storyteller
ENCINITAS, CA

I’m a natural connector of people, brands, media, and the stories in which we mutually share interest. I truly believe one of the main reasons I’m good at it is because I so passionately care (okay and because I live for gold stars.) With over 15 years of experience in international marketing, brand strategy, public relations, creative direction, copy writing, market research, and just about everything in between, my modern-day focus is on overall strategy, PR, and assembling the right people for the right projects.

True dat: Last one down’s having the most fun.

 
 

A FEW OF MY PARTNERS IN STORYTELLING:

 
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Kevin Luby

digital marketing + web      denver, co

Content guy, turned brand guy, turned web guy, Kevin's experience covers the entire digital ecosystem and guides his right-tool-for-the-job approach. For him, digital ROI is about finding focus and consistency not trying being everywhere all at the same time.

True dat: Keep it simple. Do good work.

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Jesse Ambrogi-Yanson

content strategist + social
sun Valley, id

With 10+ years of marketing experience in the outdoor industry, I integrate marketing strategy for brands - aligning paid, earned, and owned efforts to tell brand stories. I've also been known to tell a chairlift joke or two.

True Dat: it's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. 

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MJ Carroll + Alyssa Clark

event mavens
Durango, CO + whitefish, MT

We outfit experiences. We are all about those old-fashioned, face to face, real time connections. We specialize in brand activation marketing focused on creating mutually beneficial interactions between brand and customer.

True Dat: apres all day.

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Trish Pavlecich

Copywriter
Encinitas, CA

I'm Trish. I'm a wordsmith and ideator by trade and an enthusiastic explorer of all things related to the outdoors and the world unknown at night. I also have 13 years of experience in doing what I do.  

True Dat: It's better to be lucky than good.

 
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Julie Brown

copywriter
reno, nv

I am a writer, editor, and story seeker. A former editor at POWDER Magazine, I believe that everyone has a story, it's just a matter of asking the right questions to find it. As a copy writer for brands, I write with authority that comes from a life spent living in mountain towns and playing in the outdoors.

True Dat: skiing makes me happy.

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Maggie Kaiserman

photographer
bellingham, wa

I am an adventure photographer specializing in natural light and action sports. PNW born and raised but my photography style was developed from an education in journalism at Cal Poly SLO. I start all my projects with a journalistic approach, because everyone has a story to tell. With over 6 years experience photographing product, lifestyle, and action I am ready for any challenge and photo adventure!

True Dat: Be excellent to each other and party on. -Bill and Ted  

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Brian Davis

videographer
san diego, CA

I call San Diego home base, though the mountains are where I really feel home. 

I’m a filmmaker, with a passion for stories and find my best work comes from collaborating with passionate people who love what they do. Whenever I don’t have a camera in my hands, you can find me roasting coffee late into the night.

True Dat: you gotta work the hill, baby.

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Kai Diaz

designer
encinitas, ca

I specialize in creative-driven graphic design and the building of iconic brands. From establishing brand identities to packaging and retail design, I bring over seven years of experience developing engaging visual presentations for all customer touch points. Agency life allowed me the opportunity to design for some of the world’s most well-known brands in active lifestyle, while today, I lead design for a variety of partners, from local coffee shops to indie fashion brands.

True Dat: adventure often. Shoot photos. Have fun.