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Richard Camp PresidentRichard Camp PresidentAbout Richard
Richard is the founder of Camp Creative. He is the proud father of three daughters and two stepsons. He is a lifelong practitioner of filmmaking and photography. He enjoys reading a good business story in the HBR, savoring Sonoma zins or a Bend IPA, and sharing his mutual love of cooking with his beautiful wife. One of their favorites is pan roasted chicken with roasted fingerling potatoes. Recipe ideas are always welcome!
Dan Ogawa Sr. ProducerDan Ogawa Sr. ProducerAbout Dan
At his core, Dan is a storyteller. He spent the better part of a decade in network news, more than a decade in the PBS system, and let’s just say he’s also earned his battle stripes in the corporate and commercial world. The only thing he loves more than hearing a good story is telling a good story. Occasionally, he takes a break from storytelling, though. You can then find him seeding the rough with errant tee shots and knocking the yellow off of tennis balls.
Paula Stone Business ManagerPaula Stone Business ManagerAbout Paula
Paula is one of those people who organizes spices in alphabetical order and cannot rest until everything is in the right place. Her former role as director of corporate events for the Associated Press honed her organizational and workflow skills that benefit our agency today. Baking is her stress relief therapy and there is no place she would rather be than in the kitchen, cooking with her talented husband and preparing gourmet meals for their blended family of two boys and three girls.
Kristin Nielsen Executive ProducerKristin Nielsen Executive ProducerAbout Kristin
Mike West Creative Director/Account StrategyMike West Creative Director/Account StrategyAbout Mike
Mike brings a balanced background as a seasoned creative director. He is just as comfortable behind the lens as he is crafting a strategy for diverse audiences. After 15 years building up boutique agencies in Southern California and starting his family, Mike and his wife moved to Bend for a better quality of life and entrepreneurial opportunities. He found it in Camp Creative. An adventurer at heart, he enjoys fly fishing on the Deschutes, split boarding in the cascades and mountain biking the local trails.
Bruce Tallerman Creative Director / Sr. CopywriterBruce Tallerman Creative Director / Sr. CopywriterAbout Bruce
Bruce did not grow up wanting to be a creative director, but in hindsight it all makes sense given his highly irregular path. He studied music and later performed original songs in Greenwich Village dives, was a staff writer on an unmentionable TV show, and his short stories (which he continues to write) appear in literary magazines you’ve probably never heard of. In fact, writing fiction has honed Bruce’s appreciation for story, theme, and character, which (not coincidentally) figure into the “creative narrative” of any effective marketing. Away from work, Bruce can be found cycling along the Bay Trail, watching his two sons play baseball, and sitting at a favorite café fueling his existential angst with a double macchiato.
Jordan Camp Art DirectorJordan Camp Art DirectorAbout Jordan
Jordan looks at most things in life through a designer’s lens. He often buys beer based on how much he likes the label. It only seems appropriate that he ended up designing and animating for Camp Creative. Jordan has a background in multimedia and enjoys exploring multiple creative directions before finding the best solution. When the weather outside is frightful, blockading his golf game, Jordan reverts to sipping tea out of his favorite pantone mug while watching Game of Thrones.
Jackie Richmond Director of SEOJackie Richmond Director of SEOAbout Jackie
Jackie is a rare find in the world of SEO. She translates high level strategy discussions into actionable search engine optimization. Data delights her, and under her watchful eye, web traffic and rankings grow like a well-tended garden. Before her career in SEO, she spent many years in corporate IT, followed by 7 years as a diamond cutter in the jewelry business (seriously). There’s a metaphor in there somewhere; both career choices are about identifying the diamond in the rough and cutting through the clutter. In her free time she enjoys yoga, running, walking, biking, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Mike Hatfield Director of TechnologyMike Hatfield Director of TechnologyAbout Mike
Mike has a diverse professional background encompassing both realms of design and technology. He oversees the digital operations at Camp Creative and manages all web and application development projects. He enjoys helping businesses and enterprise technology firms build interactive experiences to reach new customers and strengthen their brand online. Mike’s past work includes development projects for Hilton, Ritz Carlton, Irvine Company, Visa, & City of Berkeley.
Carolina Escobar UX/UI DesignerCarolina Escobar UX/UI DesignerAbout Carolina
Carolina is passionate about strategizing and designing products that meet users’ needs and clients’ business goals. A multidisciplinary educational background and professional experience in graphic/web design, business administration and user experience design (UX design) empowers her to design successful products that provide simple and intuitive experiences that are enjoyed by users.
Kristin Sgroi Sr. Content StrategistKristin Sgroi Sr. Content StrategistAbout Kristin
Kristin is a total creeper. She’s been known to post up on a bench at SFMoMA for hours just to watch other patrons experiencing art. Her favorite time for neighborhood dog walks is dusk when table lamps blink on but picture window curtains aren’t yet drawn. And she routinely turns her back on the bride’s entrance in favor of the groom’s precious first look.
After an early education of classical literature and the Sweet Valley Twins series, she thought she would end up in publishing, but some jerk Philosophy professor made logical analysis look way too cool, and after a short stint in newspaper journalism, she transitioned into digital marketing. Impactful storytelling informed by analytical people watching? Nailed it. For over 12 years now.
Susan Brown ComptrollerSusan Brown ComptrollerAbout Susan
Susan is a study in contrasts. She grew up in Pennsylvania but the lure of San Francisco proved too strong. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philly but she realized that she was also attracted to working the business side of her brain. So, Susan started her own financial management company for non-profits and small businesses. Susan was able to marry the artistic and financial worlds when she began managing Camp Creative’s business in 2001. Susan has been known to sing a little country and bluegrass from time to time, has a passion for history and antiques and occasionally helps her husband, a maritime antique dealer. Susan also has two lovely daughters.
Mike Sosinski Sr. EditorMike Sosinski Sr. EditorAbout Mike
Mike comes to us from the world of political spots in DC. Since 2010, he’s worked through 3 political cycles and produced + edited over 250+ spots for senatorial, gubernatorial, and congressional candidates. In 2012, he had the opportunity to produce several ads for “Obama for America.” A creative director’s editor, Mike adds depth to our video work, adding numerous visual touches and graphics that makes our clients look good.
Crystal Jackson Social Media SpecialistCrystal Jackson Social Media SpecialistAbout Crystal
Crystal is our resident social media expert with a knack for helping clients connect with their customers. She’s a guiding compass in the ever-shifting landscape of social media and in keeping client projects on track. She is also our resident wine expert, having spent many years working with wine brands in Sonoma County. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, fitness and whole body wellness, spending time exploring wine country and most importantly enjoys spending time with her husband and son.