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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.

Luis Cortes

Director of Design Strategy

Luis Cortes

Designer, surfer, beer drinker, and taco connoisseur, Luis is the man with the creative plan. He’s the one who not only makes sure a boat floats, but also looks damn good doing it. Luis claims to do research in his free time — but, chances are — he’s wrangling cats in some obscure San Diego canyon.

Shawn Quinn

Development Manager / Senior Coder

Shawn Quinn

Shawn is a desert dweller turned full-stack web developer. We found him wandering around 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). Additionally, he enjoys craft beer, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Mackenzie Kuehn

Graphic Designer

Mackenzie Kuehn

Mack is an observant, extroverted, client-focused mind-reader who takes visionary ideas and makes them on-screen realities. She readily puts herself in the shoes of her ever-changing audience and proudly embraces the “millennial” label. She’s our resident expert in pop culture and does her best work with quiet time and a big glass of wine.

Madalyn Lee

Graphic Designer

Madalyn Lee

Madalyn is a San Diego native with a passion for designing aesthetically pleasing and cohesive pieces. Her goal is always to create something that clients love, but also something that gets the job done. If her designs don’t win you over, her baking certainly will. (If you’re not a fan of cookies — just pretend. Because Madalyn is also a decorated Kung Fu practitioner.)

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

Graphic 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.

Damon Brown

Front-End Developer

Damon Brown

Damon is a front-end developer who works to enhance our reality by blending art and technology. With his JavaScript, PHP, HTML and CSS skills, Damon ensures our clients have fair winds and following seas on their digital voyages. When he’s not coding, Damon enjoys being outdoors, drinking whiskey, and going to concerts with his mateys.

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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