There’s something both understated and dazzling about photographer Brittany Kelley. Maybe it’s because she hails from Texas (“Don’t mess with…”), or it could be that she artfully stills her mind for her craft. Or is it that she’s tall and blonde and witty, a wordsmith in her own right, who also comes across as truly steadfast when it comes to character? She’s got the right stuff, that’s for sure, in her presence and her passion.
So you’re an entrepreneur running a startup or a small business, and you’re on the lookout for marketing that speaks to the fire in your belly, the passion on the table, the innovation you believe in? It might be time to call Vibe member Katie Crain, Managing Director and Cofounder of Urban Sherpa Marketing Co. whose mission is to make high-quality marketing possible for every business, no matter the size.
The brain burst for girl-next-door Jenny Ingram’s seminal blog happened one morning in 2004. She wasn’t interested in doing a book at the time, but why not try her hand at blogging? Today, Jenny on the Spot has grown from a hobby into a thriving business. Also a YouTube producer, speaker, social media guru and Vibe Host, Jenny is a Vibist worth knowing.
A pint-sized business woman, Jamie DeTavis is a powerhouse with the creative chops to match. Out on the patio at Vibe Coworks, with the sun (yay!) streaming all around us, she shares that we can all be our own power source, sparking electric ideas in the way we live, and in the work we do.
Data. Market research. Customer acquisition. Whether you’re a small business owner, startup entrepreneur or nonprofit fundraiser, those three things might well be the holy grail we’re all after. But how do you actually find what you’re looking for when you’re strapped for time and short on resources? The answer lies with a white-haired Wonder Woman you may have seen walking the halls of Vibe Coworks of late. Her name: Peggy Branaman.
Antonio García’s career is a global affair, embracing hometowns in Spain, the UK and now the USA. After serving as a mentor for the first cohort of the 6 Month Startup Kitsap program, Antonio is now playing a leading role behind the scenes of the second cohort which, like the first, will be housed at Vibe Coworks.
If you were here at Vibe a few weeks back, you might have caught the sparkling Nancy Bos strike a pose in the hallway with hot property in her hands: a desk nameplate with an engraved “Like a Boss.” A vocologist, author, singer, voice-over artist, thought leader, musician AND part-time Vibe community host, Nancy greets everyone who comes through the door in a beautifully modulated voice.
To say that the Kitsap Bank edg3 FUND competition is inspiring is an understatement. Lucky for us, the Kitsap Bank edg3 Center calls Vibe Coworks home, making it uber easy to pop in and chat with Janet Silcott to learn more about her, the edg3 FUND competition and Kitsap Bank’s larger vision for what our region’s entrepreneurial future holds.
Last week’s Zero proof: Uncovering the potential of the booze-free drinking boom at Vibe Coworks was the ultimate #sobernotboring pre-funk to National Mocktail Week. Bringing together the most unlikely of voices to talk about something that’s been overlooked for far too long—the utter dearth of delicious, sophisticated drink options sans alcohol—Zero Proof was an open dialogue on the very leadership, innovation and cultural disruption that defines the community and entrepreneurial culture at Vibe.
With understated elegance, eyes as bright as crystal blue persuasion and an engaging warm-heartedness, Marnie Clark claims the elephant as her spirit animal. As the founder of National Mocktail Week, Marnie’s vision is all about inclusivity. “For those who don’t drink alcohol, whatever their reasons, I want them to be able to walk in anywhere and feel that they have choices that are fun and taste great. Everyone should be able to join in festivities, whether they’re out and about or at home. That’s why I started creating my own recipes. This is a whole new movement for celebrating the good life.”
In another life, Mary Mason may well have been one of those favorite, super-cozy sweaters you inherited from a loved one. Hip and a bit hippy-like; softened with comfort; quirkily colorful yet somewhat low-key. She’s also a statement for metamorphosis, which her new budding consultancy, The Mpath, embraces.
Ed Hallda is a study in contrasts: animated and reserved; quick on his feet and a quietly deep thinker; enigmatic and open; a would-be comedian/actor but a tech innovator by trade. He delivers witty one-liners along with stories that wrap you up, full of color, character and complexity.