meet the remix marketing TEAM
The Remix Marketing team of experts includes marketers, writers, researchers, PR people and social media pros. Work with us and you will work with a team customized for you.
Growing up on a ranch in Montana, Katy learned at an early age the value of a solid work ethic and general scrappiness. As one of the main horse trainers on the ranch, Katy was occasionally bucked off young horses and would hear her dad behind her shouting, “Get back up on the horse.” Back up she went. That philosophy and tenaciousness are ingrained in Katy today.
Katy founded Remix Marketing Inc. in 2016 because she’s passionate about spearheading impactful thought leadership programs for her clients. Brainstorming compelling topics and narratives, Katy helps bring ideas to life on stage at industry events and in written content for clients such as Adobe and Facebook.
Before Remix, Katy co-founded Big Sky, a successful Silicon Valley marketing/PR firm. Earlier she managed PR programs for Apple including Media and Entertainment, mobile products and QuickTime. She started her career on the PR agency side.
Katy lives in Los Angeles. She is a member of the Forbes Agency Council, and has volunteered with TEDx as a speaker curator and coach. She's served as a member of the board of directors for both the Peninsula Humane Society and the Working Wonders Children’s Museum. These days, she still owns and loves horses, but they aren’t young and she doesn’t get bucked off.
There’s nothing Gretchen loves more than tackling a big project. “I get a rush from mapping out a process, seeing it through and making sure the client is happy,” says Gretchen, who has helped such industry-leading companies as Adobe, Microsoft, SAP, and Sony develop and execute creative strategies to achieve their business goals.
Gretchen kicked off her public relations and marketing career at Waggener Edstrom. There, she quickly worked her way up from an assistant to managing global PR teams for Microsoft. The world of marketing and media relations has since evolved, and Gretchen has been on the front line of change. Gretchen has carved out an expertise in executive speaking and thought leadership, public relations and content marketing.
At Remix Marketing, Gretchen melds deep industry insight with a talent for finding creative and effective ways to help clients tell their unique stories.
Traver Normandi, Senior Account Executive
As a Senior Account Executive at Remix Marketing, Traver does it all: provides strategic direction to clients, brainstorms new ideas, researches events, PR and speaking opportunities, pitches our client speakers and topic ideas to conference organizers and publications, and writes content - among many other things.
Traver was born and raised in the San Geronimo Valley, a small community nestled in the hills north of San Francisco. Looking to explore new parts of the country, he attended school in Boston, MA. While taking advantage of the co-op program at Northeastern University, he spent over a year in the Boston Cleantech sector working with start-ups, government agencies, and managing a team of students in an award-winning EPA sustainability project.
With a B.S. in Economics and Environmental Studies from Northeastern, and looking for a break from the city life and Atlantic winters, he moved to beautiful Bend, Oregon where he joined Remix.
Jamie Dabao Brown specializes in media relations, with an emphasis on consumer technology, entertainment & lifestyle, and professional services. Over the course of her career, she has developed and executed communications strategies for clients across a variety of industries, including healthcare, technology, human resources, higher education, broadcast news, financial services, and food & beverage, among others.
She has worked with USC Keck School of Medicine, NBCUniversal, Red Bull, and Casio Communications, as well as many tech-start-ups, such as Talnts, StudySync, Userplane (acquired by AOL) and Sometrics (acquired by American Express). Jamie currently serves as part-time Director of Communications for Woodbury University. In her last in-house role, as Manager of Communications and Community Affairs for KNBC, she handled media relations, community affairs and talent relations for the broadcast news station.Jamie has numerous media relationships with reporters covering several beats. She has secured coverage for clients in top media outlets, such as The New York Times, Fortune, U.S. News & World Report, CNBC, Associated Press, Forbes, Businessweek, Reuters, Barron’s, Fast Company, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Smart Money, USA Today, among others.
As a research associate for Remix Marketing Inc., Gillian delves deep into Google to find those nuggets of gold that will put you ahead of the competition. Hailing from Montana, Gillian left the Big Sky state to earn her B.A. in Sociology from Concordia College, Moorhead in Minnesota. She joins us after a two-year term with EWI, a women’s fund based in Croatia. While there, she developed their brand strategy, wrote donor reports, conducted field visits, and organized events. Gillian also traveled across the Balkans to meet and work alongside local activists and peacemakers. She brings a lot of heart and passion to the work she does.
Now, Gillian travels the world as a digital nomad working from her laptop. In her spare time, you can usually find her sipping coffee in a European city square or befriending a local street cat. From event research to competitor insights, this research virtuoso has got you covered.
Whitney is a media and presentation coach with deep experience guiding high-level leaders to find an authentic voice and develop a speakable narrative based on purpose. During her career, she’s helped C-suite dwellers turn Bloomberg interviews into conversations, activate employees at all hands meetings, and navigate a challenging boardroom.
Whitney’s wins to date include helping executives to shape and tell a better story at established companies such as Adobe, Clorox (during a leadership change), DFJ, Google, Logitech, MARs, Stitch Fix, and WalMart Labs, and emerging industry leaders Breathometer (the first Shark Tank pitch to win investments from all the Sharks), Dropcam (sold to Nest), and Planet (a SpaceX partner). Past clients have included the American Cancer Society, AT&T, Delta Airlines, Equifax, IBM, the Turner Networks (TBS, TNT, TCM and CNN) and Viacom.
Whitney honed her communications expertise as a media and marketing specialist in the heart of Silicon Valley. She held account management positions at Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, and agencies such as Alexander/Ogilvy and Regis McKenna. She is a frequent speaker for organizations such as the IABC, Transmedia SF, Women in Cable, PRSA, and the international CEDIM masters program at Stanford. She participates annually in the Wharton School of Business Devil’s Advocate program.
Kirsten Cluthe, Event/Thought Leadership Strategist
Kirsten Cluthe is an event strategist and producer with an extensive background in programming, production, and talent management. She works with clients to identify opportunities for growth and transformation through live events, media, and thought leadership programs.
Her extensive experience producing conferences and events led her to the role of speaking strategist for business and media clients such as Stable Genius co-founder & podcast host Manoush Zomorodi, Quartz’s John Keefe, GumGum, Vonage, Ziff Davis, and more. In addition to thought leadership services, she continues to program and produce conferences such as Techonomy; is co-founder and producer of A Modern Salon, an event series for women; and she is co-founder of (and executive producer for) Revoice Media, a music and entertainment podcast network.
She has directed editorial content for the Lean Startup Conference + Lean Startup Labs, advised on programming + partnerships for Moogfest, and is a producer for Personal Democracy Forum. Her live event background includes MediaBistro Circus, an annual industry conference for 350 media and tech insiders and influencers; the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where she designed and managed cultural programs for corporate sponsors attending the Games; B2B event marketing campaigns and executive retreats while Director of Marketing Initiatives at GE.
She began her career in the music industry at Creative Artists Agency, supporting concert tour booking for artists like Madonna, The Smashing Pumpkins, Eric Clapton, and many more. She has produced concerts for artists as diverse as Five for Fighting, Queensryche, and D’Angelo while at EMI Records, and managed tours for Pantera and White Zombie while at Concrete Management.
When not in an airplane seat 37,000 feet above ground, she lives across from Manhattan in Jersey City, NJ.
Paulette Perhach’s writing has been published in the New York Times, ELLE, Slate, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Vice. She’s worked for Health and Coastal Living magazines, as well as various newspapers. In 2008 she launched Drift, an arts and culture monthly, which won Best New Magazine from the Florida Magazine Association that year. She then served in Peace Corps in Paraguay.
In 2015 she created the Writer’s Welcome Kit, an online course for writers that includes a 55,000-word workbook. Her book, which sprang from the course, was published in August 2018 by Sasquatch Books, part of the Penguin Random House publishing family. Welcome to the Writer's Life was selected as one of Poets & Writers' Best Books for Writers.
She's now a coach for writers, helping them figure out how to make a life and identity out of being a writer while making the money work (as she figures it out herself.) She's also a speaker on topics of creativity, writing, and business.
Perhach holds a magazine journalism degree from the University of Florida. She lives in Seattle.
Kerry is passionate about producing unforgettable events that bring people together. As the co-founder of Events by Mint, Kerry has a reputation for inspired event design and meticulous planning and orchestration. Over 13 years with Kerry at the helm, the company has expanded its services worldwide. Her expertise in the art of gathering has allowed her to create amazing experiences for social and corporate clients alike, including Nike and Facebook.
Kerry spent 10 years working for the Schnitzer Family empire of real estate, shipping and steel, honing her business acumen and fine tuning her ability to think strategically and build rapport with people at all levels. After a fulfilling career in corporate real estate, Kerry founded Events by Mint, and began collaborating with Remix in 2018.
Kelly Kearsley, Content Creator
Kelly has more than a decade of writing, editing and project management experience, with a special focus in technology and software, finance, fintech, entrepreneurialism and startups. She has created editorial and marketing content and managed content projects for prominent tech and financial companies including Broadridge, Oracle, Morgan Stanley, First Republic, DOMO, Chase.com and SoFi.
Kelly brings a strong background in journalism and storytelling to her corporate work, starting her career as news reporter and having written for national publications including WSJ.com, Money, CNNMoney and more.
Anna’s sharp eye and keen understanding of multi-tier social media networks empower her to construct and develop marketing landscapes that grow and flourish. Anna possesses the ability to appreciate the finest detail as well as the big picture, understanding how the two work dynamically to draw attention and keep it there. Anna began her work as a social media marketer at Free People in New York City, and relocated to Bend, Oregon in 2013.
In embracing the entrepreneurial spirit within the growing city of Bend, Anna specializes in working with start-ups and businesses that are new to the social scene. Anna's side hustle is in professional photography - adding a creative aspect to her work that can be seen and felt.
Tapping her extensive background in computers in design and project management, Rochelle utilizes the tools, services, and contacts at hand to quickly and efficiently produce a quality product. Her contributions aided project and client leaders in research,