Roger has a hands-on background in destination marketing, online publishing, social media and advertising. In his 23-year digital marketing career, he has built profitable local digital initiatives for several major media companies including the Walt Disney Company. His 2015 re-launch of Visit Tri-Valley.com and VisitMendocino.com delivered impressive growth in both traffic and engagement. As Director of Digital Marketing for Visit Napa Valley, Roger increased web traffic by over 500 percent in one year, doubled newsletter subscribers, and grew Facebook likes and engagement dramatically. Roger and other members of our Brandhound team have worked together to win several HSMAI Adrian-awards and CTTC awards for excellence in travel industry advertising and marketing. Roger is a volunteer for West County Community Services in Sonoma County, as well as volunteer Station Manager of KGGV community radio in Guerneville, and a Sonoma County Certified Tourism Ambassador.
Destination Marketing Lead, Senior Media Director
Dave is a veteran broadcast and digital media executive with deep roots in destination marketing, including several Adrian-award-winning campaigns for Northern California destinations. Dave is also co-founder of the popular dog-tourism website and newsletter DogTrekker, and a current board member of CalTravel (California Travel Association).
Content Marketing Manager
Mary has worked extensively as a writer and editor for varied print and online projects, from music, art and technology journalism to Web content for media, commercial and nonprofit clients. She has a knack for relevant, SEO optimized copy. Mary has been part of award-winning teams at MicroTimes, California’s Computer Magazine, and KOIT.com; she is currently a regular contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle’s 96 Hours entertainment section and a contributing editor to the new dog-travel site DogTrekker.com. She appreciates synergy and the opportunity to get unruly copy moving in the right direction.