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At VSSL (pronounced, “Vessel”), we don’t aimlessly drift the seas of modern marketing and advertising. This isn’t our first voyage; we have our sea legs and we know what it takes to be successful in today’s aggressive, digital-driven world.

We’re a crew of knowledgeable, experienced, media-hustlin’ executives, strategists, designers, writers, and client managers. And, when you hire us, you won’t just have a crew that’s willing to work for you — you’ll have a crew that’s willing to fight for you. Because that’s what digital media is: a battle for potential customers’ attention, interaction, and support.

You want to be on the winning side of this fight, right? Good. We do too. In fact, that’s the only side we’re used to.

Digital is Our Domain.

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Reputation is our most valued possession. Without it, we don’t have the respect of our fellow crewmembers — or our clients.

We take pride in our work. We value our word. We thrive on originality.

We’re a tight-knit group. We have fun — especially after the work is done — but also along the way.

We create wave-making digital experiences. We don’t shy away from a challenge and we’re willing to get our hands dirty to make sh*t happen.

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OUR CREW, A.K.A. YOUR CREW.

We’re more than just names in your inbox.
We also have faces.

Dave Tillson

Principal

Dave Tillson

As one half of the dual-captain command, David is a marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience in competitive roles — both in-house and within agency settings. David is passionate about helping clients grow their brand and engage their customers while also developing and empowering every member of the kick-ass VSSL roster.

Tim Peacock

Principal

Tim Peacock

The other half of VSSL’s dual-captain leadership, Tim is a veteran marketing leader with strong design sensibilities and a proven track record. His background in multiple venture-backed tech startups translates seamlessly into navigating current clients on voyages of tech success. He can also create a soundtrack for damn near anything. Seriously, he spent part of last summer touring the UK with his cover band.

Katherine Oxenreiter

Director of Marketing Operations & Demand Generation

Katherine Oxenreiter

Don’t let the long title fool you, Katherine has a way of distilling down even the most complicated topics. She specializes in marketing automation, CRM strategy, and digital-related everything. And, since she has already mastered Excel, you can also find Katherine pursuing her Master of Business Administration at UCSD. She likes to unwind from all this school and work by traveling and attending techno shows.

Shawn Quinn

Development Manager / Senior Coder

Shawn Quinn

Shawn is a desert dweller turned full-stack web developer. We found him meditating in Joshua Tree and now he’s a high seas commander of JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, and PHP. More than just code, he’s also the best cook we have onboard (BBQ being his priority). Whenever he’s not coding up a new project, you can usually find him exploring the craft beer scene, hiking in the great outdoors, and laughing with friends and family.

Jamie Allen

Client Manager

Jamie Allen

Jamie works directly with clients to manage, collaborate, and innovate. She ensures every client’s marketing goals are not only being met, but far exceeded. In short, Jamie helps set the client course and maintain its desired direction — no matter what happens.

Kath Matheson

Digital Marketing Specialist

Kath Matheson

Kath is a data-driven analyst and media specialist with an enthusiasm for working with badass brands. Speaking of things that are badass, Kath also happens to be a competitive sailor and unquenchable IPA drinker. Basically, she can trim the sails AND drink you under the table.

Cat Leewaye

Designer

Cat Leewaye

Cat is a graphic designer and artist who concentrates on creative problem-solving. When she’s not exploring the depths of digital design, you can find her painting, illustrating, or going on Hinge dates in hopes of finding her future baby daddy. (That wasn’t even a paid Hinge plug; she really likes meeting new people.)

Kaily Smith

Paid Media Manager

Kaily Smith

Kaily is a great listener. Actually, let us rephrase that: Kaily is great at dropping the right one-liner during the right time in a conversation. Likewise, she knows exactly when and where to place ads for conversion. When she’s not adjusting the digital sails to optimize your online sales, she likes to spend her free time concert-going, brunching, or hanging with family

Jairo Sanchez

Digital Marketing Specialist

Jairo Sanchez

Although Jairo is currently a part-time crewmember at VSSL, he brings full-time dedication with an array of experience — including: web development, PPC, SEO, social media, and marketing operations. When he’s not onboard, Jairo attends school at Palomar College to further his knowledge of business and marketing. And, if he ever grows tired of this tech stuff, he’s a wizard with clay. We know this because he makes big-ass grog mugs for office parties.

Adam Jones

Designer

Adam Jones

Adam is a designer, artist, Devo mega fan, and the ship’s painted crew mate. Obsessed with design and the tech that goes behind it, when he isn’t moving pixels around you’ll find him circumnavigating San Diego’s radical terrain like Magellan on a skateboard. He’s also our go-to guy to learn about the idiosyncrasies of different IPAs and what economics podcast we should listen to (seriously!).

Kayla Anne Covert

Social Media Manager

Kayla Anne Covert

Kayla has been sailing the social media seas for years, and as a twenty-something, she’s up to date on the latest digital developments, from stem to stern. In her free time, you can find her at Disneyland with friends, hanging with her partner in crime, Frosty (a boisterous Italian Greyhound mix), writing some seafarer chants (poetry) for her next log, or binging the latest in podcasts and Netflix series.

Christina Murphy

Client Manager

Christina Murphy

Christina acts as her clients’ first mate, working closely with the VSSL crew to ensure all aspects of her projects sail smoothly through to completion. At the helm she provides strategic insight to her accounts offering a fresh perspective and forward-thinking ways to achieve their goals. Christina offers years of experience in agency, corporate, non-profit digital backgrounds and has her master’s in communication from NYU. When she’s not sailing the waters of account management you can find her on seaside walks with her pup Rex or cooking up food with her husband for their food blog: nathanandchristinamakefood.com

Larry Vida

Designer

Larry Vida

After bringing peace to the galaxy with the Rebel Alliance, Larry sought out a role that carried camaraderie and dedication, leading him to trade out the stars for the seven seas by joining VSSL as a Designer. In his free time, Larry can be found scanning the horizon far and wide for the latest in consumer tech as well as keeping a seat warm at the local pub with some fresh grog in hand. From movies to music and gaming, there’s no shortage of inspirational treasure for Larry and it shows in his work.

Cragan Smith

Marketing Coordinator

Cragan Smith

Cragan is no stranger to the seas of client work. With over 10 years in customer service, she knows how to keep smiles up and the success flowing as steadily as the grog does. When she’s not killing it with clients, you can find her on the water sailing and teaching kids how to sail. Cragan loves a cold beer, a good book and spending time after a long day at work trying to get her cat Misty to love her.

Gene Ratliffe

Handler of the Booty

Gene Ratliffe

Gene is VSSL’s Finance and Accounting Navigator, helping the team optimize performance through budgeting, analysis, systems integration and business process improvements. He’s no barnacle counter; his diverse finance skills gained from roles in both large corporate finance departments and a family-owned business earned him the title Handler of the Booty.

Brittney Krier

Copywriter

Brittney Krier

Brittney is a copywriter and hopscotch extraordinaire (she claims to be a professional, but we’ve never seen a trophy). She started as a young writer trying to find her voice amongst our crew and we quickly realized she was a natural leader and problem-solver. Now, whenever the seas get rough, she unlocks her treasure chest of answers and saves the day. (She’s also the one who decides when/where the office gets snacks and beer — so we all try to stay on her good side.)

Brad Hensley

Motion Graphics Mercenary

Brad Hensley

Brad (or B-Rad, as he is known around these seas) is an expert craftsman of all things 2D/3D. But that’s not all! His video animation skills have earned him many raised cutlasses and lined our clients’ coffers with doubloons. In his free time, this sea dog does the same things as when he’s working.

Sing Chaichitti

Digital Shipwright / Coder

Sing Chaichitti

Don’t let the photo’s seriousness trick you; Sing is the most easygoing person in our crew. As our digital shipwright, Sing assembles our clients’ vessels with his UI/UX skills and mastery of CSS3, HTML5 and JavaScript. If you happen to see Sing’s face get red (which is almost every day after 5pm), just remember it’s not a sunburn, it’s beer time. Up spirits!

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