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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.

Our Values

VSSL Agency

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

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

Jamie Allen

Senior 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.

Gustavo Amezcua

Back End Developer

Gustavo Amezcua

Gustavo came to the developer space after setting his sights and sails toward C++ and Javascript. He quickly learned the foundations of web development through reading and teaching coding at his local community center before discovering his dedication to backend engineering. With his entrepreneurial mindset, he is constantly looking for new opportunities to grow in the digital space. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. Gustavo can often be found wandering around in Ensenada, Tijuana and other culturally-rich destinations with his friends.

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!

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.

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.

Hannah

Hannah Hertog

Paid Media Manager

Hannah Hertog

With experience on both the east and west coast in SEO, PPC, display and other paid media roles, Hannah is stoked to part of the VSSL crew as a Paid Media Manager. Hannah packed up and sailed west from Boston two years ago to get a new (warmer) start in San Diego, but not before getting a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in IT from UMass Amherst. In her free time, you can find her attending free SDCC courses to learn new skills like photoshop and WordPress. She also is down for a good grog or two from the local breweries and loves hanging out with her first mate, Milo; a lovable 35lb mutt.

Adam Jones

Senior 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!).

Alexandra-LaClergue

Alex LaClergue

Client Manager

Alex LaClergue

Sailing to the mainland from the island of Maui, Alex is a multifaceted and performance-focused client manager, offering broad-based experience in marketing, performance evaluation, sales, and customer service and relations. As a longtime member of boat crews in Hawai’i, she tries to be by the water at all times. She can tie a bowline knot with her hands behind her back and eyes closed (but don’t ask her to tie anything else).

Cat Leewaye

Senior 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.)

Kath Matheson

Marketing Operations Manager

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.

Christina Murphy

Director of Operations

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

Tim Peacock

Principal

Tim Peacock

As one 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.

Christie

Christie Elizondo

Marketing Operations Manager

Christie Elizondo

With over eight years of digital marketing/web experience, it’s safe to say Christie is no stranger to treacherous seas of Marketing. Her specialties lie in marketing automation systems, sales and marketing alignment, and email marketing to name a few. She works diligently to create cohesive inbound strategies with a focus on email automation and content optimization. Christie holds a B.S. in Interactive Digital Media, Visual Imaging from Northwest Missouri State University. From hiking to beach dwelling and exploring new and exciting places, Christie can often be found outdoors during her free time. She has two cats which hate each other and a dog which often plays mediator.

Katrin Queck

Katrin Queck

Graphic Designer

Katrin Queck

Katrin joins the VSSL crew from all the way across the pond! She made the decision early in life to live in California after being born and raised in Berlin, Germany. Her desire for adventure is what fuels her creative directions and new design ideas. As a wanderer at heart (and when she’s not busy creating), Katrin can be found just about anywhere in the world! Her travels have taken her backpacking in Nicaragua, night markets in Asia, biking through Soweto and more. She finds her inspiration through the world around her and aims to inspire others with the work she creates.

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.

Michael Gauthier

Art Director

Michael Gauthier

As a builder of brands, Michael uses his desire to create strategic and culture-oriented content to support his role as Art Director for VSSL Agency. His experience lies in the treacherous seas of both B2B and consumer brands, making him well-versed in crafting dynamic design systems. When he isn’t designing, you can find him trekking through the wilderness, traveling far and wide or tossing back a hazy IPA. He’s stoked to be back in SoCal and out of Karl the Fog. Google it.

Andy Sammons

Andy Sammons

Web Developer

Andy Sammons

As a certified salty dog in the seas of design and web development, Andy uses his 16+ years of experience to provide insight and strategy to the projects he works on. He holds a BA from UC San Diego in Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts (fancy) and often finds ways to interpret creative concepts through his technical know-how. Andy proudly holds the title of Former Semi-Professional Athlete in Ultimate Frisbee and in his free time, he can be found playing ultimate or having AM radio dance parties with his 2 year old son.

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.

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Geoffrey West

Graphic Designer

Geoffrey West

Geoff spent time building his design chops in both the real estate and sports promotional product industries before casting his anchor and joining the VSSL crew. His experience in print gives him a keen eye for detail and design while his degree in Communications helps translate concepts into quality results. Geoff spent eight years in the Navy where he visited more than 15 countries with duty stations in Nevada, Italy and San Diego, but has since traded in the ocean for the mountains. He can often be found outdoors mountain biking and hiking while documenting it all on his GoPro. Geoff also feels very strongly that pineapple has no place on pizza.

Dirty hands accomplish plans. & when the rum's gone, our job's done.

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