Principal & Dancing Queen
Karen has the experience, intensity and focus of a big city ad professional, and prides herself on having the flexibility, responsiveness and moxie that comes from building a locally-grown business. She cut her marketing teeth in Atlanta and New York before returning to Salinas—the place she always considered home. Karen is a leader and trend spotter, and has a knack for bringing people together and ideas to life.
Karen loves a good mojito, Fleetwood Mac and exploring the great outdoors—as long as there are no bears or sharks in sight. She loves to cook, especially Italian cuisine, and knows meals are most enjoyed when shared with family, friends and plenty of wine. Having danced since a young age, be sure to make lots of room for Karen on the dance floor—she’s definitely known to bust a move.
Principal & Directeur Sportif
A true marketing guru, Terry has done it all. From owning a marketing agency whose clients ranged from small businesses to major corporations, to leading non-profit associations, to heading local operations for a major media company—it’s safe to say Terry brings well rounded experience to our clients. There aren’t many people who can be described as intense, focused and laid back, but the shoe, or flip-flop, fits Terry.
It’s been a while since his first jobs as an ice cream maker and diver for sea urchins, but he still enjoys that sweet, laid back, Jimmy Buffet lifestyle. When not working hard, Terry can be found playing hard, speeding down the Laguna Seca corkscrew on his trike, whale watching from his kayak, or searching for Big Horn Sheep in Death Valley. He doesn’t drink margaritas, eat cheeseburgers or have a pencil thin mustache, but yes, he is a pirate and dreams of that one particular harbor.
Key Accounts Director & Generous Spirit
Molly’s agency expertise stretches far and wide. Her years of marketing for local businesses and prominent produce companies make her outstanding in the field (pun intended!) and her talents don’t stop at project management—Molly also excels at brand development and team leadership, and she handles all aspects of agency operations with ease.
Her energy and drive benefit clients as well as our community. Molly donates her time and talents with organizations such as Salinas Relay For Life and the Girl Scouts. Beyond volunteering, her passion is spending time with her husband, two daughters, and dog, Dallas. Molly is constantly on the go, but makes time to enjoy a cup of coffee each morning, and thinks a chavela with Mexican food makes a perfect night out. On weekends, you’ll find Molly rooting for her cheerleader daughter or celebrating a family event.
Account Manager and Nerd Extraordinaire
Meagan came to Moxxy via the nonprofit world with an aptitude for wearing many different hats – both in her professional life and when it comes to fashion! An animal lover since before she was born, Meagan spent ten years fundraising for the Sacramento Zoo and she brings her passion for building relationships, brand awareness, and helping an organization put its best face forward to Moxxy.
When she’s not monkeying around at work, Meagan likes to go shooting…photos that is! As a resident of Salinas, she enjoys exploring all the stunning landscapes the Central Coast has to offer. She can also be found rockin’ the mic at a local karaoke dive or behind a sewing machine making clothes that fit her retro fashion sense. A nerd at heart, Meagan’s first love was Indiana Jones and she’ll definitely be standing in line for the next “Star Wars” movie.
Account Coordinator & Movie Quotist
Marshall comes to Moxxy with a lifelong passion for agriculture. He grew up learning about the industry first-hand working for his grandparent’s cherry operation, raising animals to show at fairs and being actively involved in Future Farmers of America. After obtaining a BBA in marketing at Boise State University in Idaho, he returned to central California to get involved in the community he loved growing up. Before joining Moxxy he completed a marketing internship with a local farming operation, where he was responsible for handling inquiries and providing superior customer service.
In his down time, you may find Marshall camping and kayak fishing on Lake Berryessa, or with a bag of popcorn binge-watching Star Wars. Between hobbies, he will always make time to see the world. Having been to Vietnam and Cambodia, he is keen to continue his travels and fill those empty spaces in his passport.
Account Coordinator & Tea Devotee
Debbie’s love of marketing and creativity started at the ripe age of twelve when she started a jewelry business with her friends—a passion that still flourishes to this day! Before joining the Moxxy team, Debbie worked for the CSU Stanislaus Police Department and as a freelance designer. She brings experience in social media management, research, brand messaging and marketing planning. Her attention to detail, penchant for data visualization and client communications skills make Moxxy the perfect place for her.
With a spirit as wild as her curls, after hours Debbie can be found seeking her next adventure, whether it’s going on long hikes with her trusty camera, trekking to the countryside to gaze at the stars or curling up with a good book. She has a deep love of traveling, and is a firm believer in the saying she heard quite often while in Ireland: any problem can be solved with a good cup of tea.
Account Coordinator and Sushi Connoisseur
Shannon specializes in project management, event planning and building relationships in a variety of industries, from education to sporting events to Bay Area startups. Before Moxxy she managed the tactical organization and execution of marketing plans for local organizations, large and small. She also volunteers her time as president of Monterey County Young Professionals, and coaching youth soccer.
Shannon has a serious love for good sushi – she’s been known to eat it up to five times a week.
She also enjoys time hiking and exploring new places with her furry partner-in-crime Louis, a lovable chocolate lab. Somehow she finds the time to coach soccer, which she played competitively from age six all the way through college.
Her competitive edge and determination fuel her drive to be a marketing ninja.
Director of Operations and YouTube Farmer
Laura comes to Moxxy with nearly a decade of varied experience maintaining and improving office productivity and efficiency. Looking for some fun, she joined Moxxy. Her ability to stay organized and keep calm under pressure make her an ideal addition to our team. With skills in office management, strategic planning, human resources and accounting, she makes sure the day-to-day operations at Moxxy run smoothly.
A Monterey Peninsula native, Laura lives with her husband and two daughters in Carmel Valley. She has plenty of practice keeping things in line at home as well – Laura and her husband are self-proclaimed “YouTube farmers” who have 45 acres of land with over 50 animals! Currently they have dogs, a cat, rabbits, goats, chickens and pigs.
Design, Production & Baseball Fanatic
Bryan joined the graphic design industry in 1994 and is an expert in print production, website development, logo, magazine and website design. Whether it’s a full magazine layout or complete website overhaul, Bryan is guaranteed to “knock it out of the park” with results―not only because he’s great at his job but because he’s a huge baseball fan and enjoys the metaphor.
When Bryan’s not “batting a thousand” for our clients, he enjoys hanging out with his wife, Jessica, and their children, Penelope, Griffin and Isadora. He loves sweet tea (with an admittedly unhealthy amount of sugar) and rocks a classic pair of Chuck Taylors. Bryan has visited 7 out of 30 Major League Baseball parks and is determined to cross the remaining 23 off his list. His son is named after Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., so yea, he’s kind of a baseball fan.
Web Developer and Whitewater Whiz
Roger’s talents aren’t limited to his web development expertise. His pro-level WordPress and SEO knowledge account for nearly a decade “riding the wave,” developing websites for businesses and nonprofits, and getting his adrenaline fix paddling through whitewater with his camera on weekends.
Smart from the start, in 2010 Roger was awarded Best Design by bestlawfirmsites.com, showcasing his skills in HTML5, CSS, PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Boostrap and Less/Saas, to name a few. Roger loves watching clients’ businesses grow from their investment in strategic web design, and is trusted by clients and co-workers alike for his attention to detail and great communication skills.
After-hours, you’ll find Roger on Monterey Bay or Point Lobos, conquering the swells in his kayak. Look for the helmet cam.
Bookkeeper & Mom Extraordinaire
Salinas native Diane has over eighteen years of accounting experience. She previously worked as the fiscal manager for a non-profit organization in Santa Cruz County and wore multiple hats while working for Dick Bruhn, Inc. With Diane’s ability to apply her accounting knowledge and experience, Moxxy will continue to succeed.
Diane devoted the last 14 years to raising her children and being an active Community Leader for San Benancio 4-H. This super-mom enjoys quality time in the outdoors with her husband John, and three children; Luke, Hana, and Carly (oh plus their 13 pets!). For the Vorwerck’s, road-trips are a family favorite but Diane also loves relaxing on the warm island sand of Kauai!
Associate & Cruise Director
With over (she won’t let us tell you how many) years of expertise, Vickie is experienced in all facets of marketing including planning, print design, website development, advertising and event planning. Having worked with a diverse clientele, she understands there are no “cookie cutter” solutions. Her outgoing personality and educated professional opinion are what keep Vickie’s client list steady and growing.
Known as “Masha” by her grandchildren, Vickie is a firm believer that negative thoughts are far more likely to come true when spoken. Pina Coladas, Christmas and Costco all put a smile on her face, and she loves going for rides on her husband’s motorcycle. Someday she plans to travel on the “Star Alliance Around the World 39,000 mile adventure” and hopes to eventually learn to sing something (well) other than “These Boots are Made for Walking.”
Receptionist & Fry Thief
Our bird-brained receptionist and security officer, Haley can be found spending HIS time watching over the Moxxy flock from his perch (which conveniently has wheels) and using his large beak to intimidate possible intruders and anyone with small fingers. Peanuts, tortilla chips and French fries are the way to his heart and he enjoys greeting office visitors with a hearty “Hello!”