I’ve always been fortunate, whether co-incidence or karma, to find people with talent and temperment... experienced thinkers.
I grew up with Kristen and always knew she was talented. Even in high school, I remember her paintings hanging in the school hallways. She wore the trendiest clothing and was friends with everyone in school. She was my idol.
Kristen is still my idol. She owns Leu Design, a graphic design consultancy specializing in branding, marketing, communications and events. She has extensive experience in design management, creative direction and operations within corporate, entrepreneurial and consulting environments. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from SUNY New Paltz and a Master’s degree in Design Management, from Pratt Institute, a specialized graduate degree focused on the role of design in the operation of strategic and sustainable business.
I rely on Kristen to help my clients achieve a competitive advantage through the strategic use of design. Her design, communication and business management saavy has made all our projects successful. Yeah, she’s pretty cool.
Creative Director/ Art Director
My man Scott! I first met Scott when I worked at IMG (Information Management Group). We brought him in on our web team as soon as I saw his portfolio… WOW. He’s a life-long creative pro, with a wealth of brand-building experience in both print and web in a number of vertical markets.
There’s nobody better when it comes to collaboration on any complex project. He has professional experience in pretty much every aspect of the business; Technical skills and production chops where they’re needed most; fluent on Mac or PC, in more programs than I can name; handles studio and location photography, knows print processes and production methods, inside-n-out… some of I’ve never even heard of.
Scott recently moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, but he’s never too far away. He’s my secret weapon.
William H. Gibeault
I have to say, Bill was my first and most important mentor when I came back to Saratoga to start my web development business back in 1999. I met him at a chamber meeting and immediately connected to his line of thinking. Video on the web was our first conversation. We talked and traded ideas for hours, not only from an online marketing standpoint –but how video would play such an increasingly important part of our socially and professionally networked lives. Bill has a flair for persuasion.
He’s founding partner of Story Mavericks, a corporate communications firm specializing in digital media and video production located in Saratoga Springs, NY. Beginning in 2004, he led a major company initiative to transform the twenty-year content development enterprise into an experience design and consulting firm. The expanded offerings include guiding organizations in staging captivating experiences for customers and employees. In October 2006, Bill became one of the first ten people in the Nation to be certified in the theories and models of The Experience Economy, through formal training, from the internationally recognized leaders in the field, Joe Pine and Jim Gilmore. Their best selling book, “The Experience Economy-Work is Theatre & Every Business a Stage.” is recognized as groundbreaking work on the important role customer experiences are playing in helping businesses develop sustainable differentiation.
OWNER OF MANNIX MARKETING
When I first started Virtual Flow in 1999, I thought I was the greatest thing that came to web marketing. I was actually sure of it for the first year I was in business… then I ran into Sara. I went head to head with Sara for web projects back then and won some – lost some. I loved competing for jobs against Sara – she’s really got it nailed when it comes to SEO.
Sara is CEO of Mannix Marketing, overseeing all aspects of the company, including corporate direction, portal development, and client & employee relations. After fifteen years in the business, Sara believes there’s still nothing more satisfying than knowing her company played an important role in helping a client's business be successful. Her philosophy is ‘productivity & excellence’ in both Internet marketing and search engine optimization.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Albany, with a double major in Spanish and Italian, she pursued a career in traditional marketing at Benetton USA in New York City. Although her career in the Big Apple was prosperous, her heart led her back to Upstate New York. An active mother of three, Sara is an avid snowboarder, hiker and roller-blader! Today, after a day of work, you can find her relaxing at home with her husband, three young children and two puppies.
MARKETING MEDIA SPECIALIST
I have worked with Tamara on several different projects and she is some one I can say DELIVERS. She tells you she will do something and she generates results. She doesn’t stop. She is kind of like the Energizing Bunny.
Tamara ML Valentine resides in the eclectic town of Saratoga Springs, NY with her two daughters and husband of over 20 years. She followed a colorful path, having graduated with a BA in Business from Skidmore College to Manhattan for a position with Grey Advertising and back to land with Broadcast News Network in Malta, NY. From this advertising and promotional / pr arena she navigated her way in to the world on non-profits. At the Saratoga Performing Arts Center she headed up the educational development fund and the new member campaign. Still an active member of the SPAC environment she now brings that experience of marketing, promotions and working with donors to the world of real estate. Currently with Roohan Realty, she educates buyers and sellers on how to transverse the world of a volatile market. Tamara is also simultaneously busy with various non-profit organizations in their fund raising, (Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar, Saratoga Hospital too name a few), as well as teaching her teens to give back to the community. She enjoys reading, writing, (hates math), traveling, new dining experiences, sports and spotting trends. She loves the challenges of raising girls.
I worked with Bonnie on a number of projects over the past decade. If you want some one to dig deep into your brand, flush out results and give you a honest evaluation, its Bonnie. She’ll tell you where your brand is strong or weak, along every touch point.
Bonnie is a dynamic leader with a passion for leveraging individual strengths to drive results. She’s experienced in individual and team development, change management, marketing, public relations, corporate communications, and coaching individuals for success. Bonnie’s expertise spans higher education, healthcare, consumer products, banking, and technology.
- Business and career coaching
- Teambuilding workshop and training facilitation
- Brand and communications strategy development
WEB DEV GURU / OWNER OF THINK WIRE MEDIA
‘Nate-da-great’ is too cool for words! We worked together at IMG… he’s a top-notch web developer with personality n’ style–a great combo to work with, rare but true.
Nathan owns Think Wire Media, a digital media service provider. Think Wire Media is a great resource for web design, development and maintenance. Nate’s also the go-to-guy for creating and managing a social presence on Facebook & Twitter. Wanna know how to make A/V multimedia material for web publishing and web casting work for you?... Nate knows.
Corina is actually one of my best friends. We met when she was the head of marketing for Comfortex Window Fashions, one of my clients when I owned Virtual Flow. I always appreciated working with Corina. She’s a talented pro with a persona that commands any room she enters. We worked closely on big projects like designing their website and database programming.
Corina is also a nationally recognized product designer and brand manager. A recent winner of the Business Review’s 40 under 40, she has been identified as a key leader in both the business and local communities. Responsible for corporate product development and design, strategic brand management, national training programs and video product training, Corina brings her blend of passion, creativity and business savvy to every project she manages.
Corina and her three sons live in Delmar, New York where she also serves on the board of several philanthropic organizations focused on bettering the community. When not consumed in the world of brand management, she also enjoys cooking, running, and yes, kickboxing.