"Holly is a smart, enthusiastic, strategic marketer with creative ideas and a no nonsense approach. She has worked with Oxbow Public Market for over five years now, managing our newsletter, social media and special marketing programs. Holly's marketing savvy and ability to tell Oxbow's story have been instrumental in helping bring Oxbow to the next level -- we now have 13,000 newsletter subscribers and 12,000 Facebook fans -- and have made our mark as the local gathering place for great food and wine in Napa Valley."


     - Steve Carlin, Founder, Oxbow Public Market


"When I joined Connolly Ranch as executive director, the board of directors and I had an ambitious vision for a new phase of growth and development for the nonprofit educational center. Holly’s marketing and communications expertise was key to accomplishing our goals. In fact, we were able to meet and exceed our goals after a year of working together. Holly helped increase our visibility in the community, developing a communications plan and launching a new website and email program. Her business savvy, energy, dedication, contacts and ability to see long term made our work together an exciting adventure.  Ultimately, I was able to hire our first-ever development manager because we raised the funds necessary to recruit and retain in-house talent, and Holly was with us every step of the way. I highly recommend Holly to anyone looking for a creative, strategic professional, and a bright star to enrich their business."


   - Jennifer Fotherby, Executive Director, Connolly Ranch


"What a marketing dynamo! I was originally impressed with Holly's enthusiasm, communication skills and professional demeanor when she first moved to Napa to open Copia. When NapaLearns decided it needed some help telling its story, we brought Holly on board to develop and implement a strategic communications plan. Holly is a true pleasure to work with -- prepared, insightful and adaptable -- plus she's a talented writer and able to work with a variety of personalities, from education professionals to business leaders."


     - Dorothy Lind Salmon, Board of Directors, NapaLearns


"Holly stepped in when the Land Trust of Napa County was between marketing and development directors and helped us implement a countywide membership campaign. Her ability to develop partnerships on behalf of the Land Trust and work with staff, volunteers, community leaders and elected officials assured a smooth transition and a successful campaign. We would hire Holly again if the opportunity arose and highly recommend her to any business that is looking to make its mark in the community."


     -  Joel Tranmer, Former CEO, Land Trust Napa County


"Holly is one of the most energetic, creative, and effective marketing people I have seen. She has a great sense of the needs and expectations of customers and business partners, and is able to tailor messaging, programs, and positioning that delivers increased revenues. She is a team player and can understand and work with budgetary guidelines while getting the job done. She is an asset to any consumer based marketing or media organization."

     - Garen Staglin, Proprietor, Staglin Family Vineyard


“I’ve worked with Holly for several years in different capacities, so when I needed to bring someone in to help us with a marketing campaign, I knew where to go. Holly went above and beyond the scope of the project, illuminating opportunities that we would never have otherwise discovered. Her myriad contacts, excellent and engaging communication skills and creative talent make her a true asset to any team. And, her project management skills make her an excellent and efficient leader. I'd hire Holly again in a second and recommend her to anyone looking for a stellar marketing and communications expert.”


     - Julie Dalrymple, former Marketing Director, Napa Valley Opera House


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