Born as an army brat in the heart of the Steel City of Youngstown, OH, raised in Germany and Central California. Brian is President & Head of Industry at Add3 digital marketing agency, serial entrepreneur, proud dad to two girls, Arsenal FC soccer supporter, and an old school hip-hop DJ who has been an active internet industry leader for 22 years. He's a lefty, prefers Hornitos tequila, vintage VW aficionado and has a growing collection of over 7,000 vinyl records. He's been privileged enough to be a part of a ton of the things that make Seattle, Seattle.
Los Angeles born Punker turned Seattleite; an expert producer of controlled chaos, on and off stage. Founder of Connors & Co., Gloria toured with various artists until she got tired of being the only woman on the bus. Now, she can be found boating on Lake Washington with her Connors & Co. team debating Yacht Rock vs. Real Rock. She’s a trailblazer & music lover at heart that is still in love with a loud guitar — even if she can’t hear it.
Born and raised in Hoboken, the birthplace and baseball and Frank Sinatra, Jake developed an addiction to Cuban food and strong opinions on fresh mozzarella. His (number redacted) years of experience in sales, marketing and events includes Associate Publisher at Sound Magazine, Executive Director for City Arts Fest, and Marketing Director for The Stranger. He has built numerous events and activations for corporate and indie clients, and remains steadfast in his belief that sponsored content can be good content.
Montana native and Syracuse University alum/apologist; Two decades of PR leadership experience for public and privately held technology, commercial, and nonprofit ventures in US and abroad; History buff and outdoorsman who lived in West Berlin at height of Cold War and counts Queen Anne Hill, Mt. Baker Ski Area, Mt. Everest Base Camp and his couch among favorite places; Co-founder of LardButt.com, dedicated to below-average athletes and weekend warriors.
Marketing Manager, Millennial Expert
Zen was born in 1997. 1997!
Social Media Director
Native to the Seattle startup and art scenes, Zach is passionate about connecting business, technology and design as the CEO of social media agency, Crown Social. Prior to founding Crown in 2011, Zach was a digital strategist at Wunderman, client-side head of marketing, and serial entrepreneur, founding and co-founding startups in the music, marketing and finance verticals. To date, Zach is most proud of his ability to rap in several languages and his impressive collection of fanny packs.
Board of Advisors
Brian Marr CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER, SMASHING IDEAS
Chris Carter SVP STRATEGY & PLANNING, EDELMAN PNW
Dan Sundgren CO-FOUNDER, FREEGREN DIGITAL
David Harris STARTUP ADVOCATE, CITY OF SEATTLE
Donte Parks VICE PRESIDENT CULTURE, SUBSTANTIAL
Dave Curry UX DESIGN LEAD, VR, HBO
Eddie Rehfeldt EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, EDELMAN
Gareth Jones MANAGING DIRECTOR, POSSIBLE
John SanGiovanni CEO, VISUAL VOCAL
Lissa Capps SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, EDELMAN
Matt Ashworth SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, WE COMMUNICATIONS
Michael Reeder SVP, COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY, XBOX AT EDELMAN
Michelle Maggs EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GM, WEBER SHANDWICK
Matthew Wood EVP PUBLISHER STRATEGY, PUBGENIUS.
Scilla Andreen CEO & CO-FOUNDER, INDIEFLIX
Scott Macklin ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, UW DIGITAL MEDIA
Surya Vanka FOUNDER & CHIEF DESIGNER, AUTHENTIC DESIGN
Tim Schmuckal PRINCIPAL, CATALYZ LLC
Tony Hoskins FOUNDING PARTNER, POP