The North Bay is a unique community whose businesses have distinct needs often underserved by San Francisco-based professional groups. In response to the growing need for local professional development, the Professional Marketing Group-North Bay (PMG-North Bay) was founded in 2011 by Tiffani Montgomery and Melinda Hepp to provide educational and networking opportunities to the region's business-to-business marketers. With education as its primary focus, PMG also facilitates knowledge sharing and relationship building among the North Bay's marketing professionals by offering a series of programs and events throughout the year.
Rose is the CEO & Founder of the local digital marketing firm Potluck Consulting. With strong technical abilities and advanced skills in social media marketing, email marketing, SEO, and content development strategies, Rose strives to develop out of the box marketing solutions that are both creative and measurable. She has managed high-profile marketing projects with organizations such as the Centre for Investigative Journalism, the Tenzin Gyatso Institute, the Paul Ekman Group, and the San Francisco Small Business Week.As an accomplished speaker, both international and in the US, she exudes confidence and knowledge for her industry. ‘Can’t’ is not in her vocabulary.
Rose is passionate about using her skills for the greater good and actively directs Potluck Consulting towards projects and causes she believes in.
Shana Bull (formerly Shana Ray) is a Director of Digital Strategy, working with wine, food, technology brands, marketing agencies and local businesses in Sonoma, Napa, Marin and San Francisco, CA. She focuses on helping brands craft stories that inspire, to create a strategy that is unique for each brand, and develop content meant to be shared.Her passion for life has also led her to a desire to spread the word about the amazing people behind local businesses – everything from local businesses, to farms, wineries, and the growing number of San Francisco North Bay Area breweries. Her background includes social media marketing, consulting, community management, strategic planning for word of mouth and marketing campaigns, public speaking, influencer marketing, public relations, and event planning for everything from small wine events, to large seminars, to large tweetups for hundreds.
Natalia is a marketer by trade and personality. She spent 10 years working in radio broadcasting in Sonoma County, playing every role from voiceover and on-air talent to marketing and promotional advertising executive. She later supported the education industry for four years via social media and email marketing, with a focus on national conferences and trade shows. Natalia now enjoys working one-on-one with clients as a Project Manager for a local creative agency, and occasionally gets to dip her toes in the social media marketing pool. She joined PMG in 2014.
Jason is a Pursuit Leader at GHD Inc. providing marketing and business development support. He has over a decade of experience in the AEC (Architecture/Engineering/Construction) Industry where he’s done everything from put together proposals for agencies to coordinating a groundbreaking ceremony for a Caltrans Highway Improvement project. Jason has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Sonoma State University, as well as a Professional Social Media Certificate from Sonoma State's School of Extended & International Education. He is also an active member of the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS).
After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Sonoma State University, Brandon began his career in marketing and business development at the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce. Currently, Brandon is the Director of Industry Engagement at the Career Technical Education (CTE) Foundation where he works to align education and industry to strengthen economic development and student achievement. Brandon is a member of Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50 and sits on the planning committee for the North Bay Science Discovery Day.
Leasha first embarked on her career in 2007 when inspiration struck via an art class at SRJC. Previously, she had completed her Associate in Equine Science at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona. Oddly enough, her equestrian background was the foot in the door needed to make the transition from retail sales to Westwynde Communications where she assisted with the production of ads and websites for equine professionals and dairy farmers.
In May of 2009, Leasha earned her Associate in Graphic Design and continued with Westwynde until 2014 when she started her own part-time freelance business, LaBruzzi Media Craft. In 2013, she temporarily assisted with marketing projects for the Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, then relocated to Colorado where she became the Director of Graphics for Glassical Designs while also freelancing for Westwynde and the Fairgrounds.
Finally, in 2015, Leasha returned to California as Publicist of the Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds where she managed and designed all forms marketing and publicity for their major events. In November of 2017, she ended her employment with the Fairgrounds and began running LaBruzzi Media Craft as a full time business.
Noelle is a Brand Manager at CannaCraft, Inc. A lifetime Sonoma County resident, she has worked in marketing for the past seven years. She graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in English Literature.
Sarah’s company, Provaro Marketing, helps small businesses grow through custom results-focused online marketing strategies. As an industry expert with 17 years of experience in marketing, both in multimillion-dollar corporations and as the founder and head strategist at Provaro, Sarah has a keen understanding of the value of a well-executed marketing campaign — something she never loses sight of as the marketing chair here at PMG North Bay. Sarah has a passion for simple marketing strategies that deliver high ROI. Sarah is also a member of the advisory board for WIMP (Web and Interactive Media Professionals) and an active member of the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization and BNI. Sarah loves her home in Wine Country and spends her free time volunteering in the community and relaxing outdoors with her husband and daughter.
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Wayne considers himself a bi-coastal native, growing up half in Connecticut and half in California. With a software programmer for a mother and a craftsman for a father, Wayne is a natural at web development. In his 20 years as a web designer and developer, he has seen the web evolve from something unfamiliar to most people to a business necessity and has become a pioneer to the web industry in the North Bay Area with a strong expertise in design and content management systems.
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