We are a passionate sister duo with over 15 years of experience in the marketing and communications industry.
We believe helping businesses have a bigger positive impact is the key to making the world a better place. It’s ambitious, but hey, that’s who we are. We are collaborative, creative and believe in our purpose which makes our work not good, but great!
Hailing from Alaska and now living on the west coast, we have an appreciation and love for nature and the outdoors. We’ve traveled extensively and seen a lot - 44 countries to be exact. Traveling has taught us there are multiple perspectives and ways to see the world.
We love marketing and problem solving! No challenge is too big for this duo. We’ve worked with companies of all sizes and countless industries – from nonprofits and government organizations to startups and large corporations and everything in between, there’s not a lot we haven’t done or seen.
We specialize in working with small to medium-sized businesses and nonprofits in the sustainability and health and wellness space. If you’re passionate about your business, we want to work with you!
VALUES THAT WORK
FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Mindful - We use the right approach to drive results for your business every time. We find the overlap between what you need and want, with that of your customer.
Passionate - Our experience and passion for your business helps us dive deep so you receive the best possible work.
Collaborative - We believe that great work comes from listening, collaborating and building a relationship with you and your customers.
Emily is a seasoned marketer with experience helping companies and nonprofits accomplish their goals. As a strategist, marketer and advertiser, Emily understands the current digital landscape and what businesses need to stand out.
Previously, Emily was Director of Integrated Marketing at global communications agency, Allison+Partners, where she helped companies define their brand story, developed and executed marketing strategies, and launched campaigns across the globe. She loves to design, write and collaborate with her clients.
Emily has worked with brands including Edgewell Personal Care (consumer products company with brands Schick, Skintimate, Playtex, Banana Boat, etc), Dignity Health, Livingly Media, Connections Academy, Fourth, Energy Upgrade California, and Pacific Northwest companies including Theo Chocolate, Vulcan Real Estate, Mortenson Construction, Pacific Continental Bank, Alaska Conservation Foundation, City of Kenmore and many more.
As a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Emily enjoys bringing a mindful approach to her marketing work and how she approaches problems. In her free time, you can find her teaching yoga or outside enjoying nature.
As co-founder of Brilliant Marketing, Emily is living her dream by helping people and businesses achieve their dreams.
Mikaela is a communications strategist and project manager helping nonprofits, government agencies and businesses launch new programs while marketing and communicating their social and environmental impact.
With a focus in environmental sustainability and social impact, Mikaela believes in the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit. She is a LEED Green Associate and is trained in sustainability reporting through the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
Previously, Mikaela managed a policy and education initiative, The Equinox Project, for the Center for Sustainable Energy where she successfully launched new programs, including an online web platform, educated policymakers, and developed community partnerships. In addition, Mikaela worked as a Marketing Manager where she helped with B2C and B2B marketing strategy for clients such as the Department of Energy, the California Public Utilities Commission, and San Diego Gas & Electric.
When not at work, you’ll find Mikaela walking her dog, surfing, traveling or volunteering with Surfrider San Diego. In both her professional and personal life, Mikaela believes in the power of strong relationships with her clients based on transparency and respect.
As co-founder of Brilliant Marketing, Mikaela is living her dream by helping people have a bigger positive impact in our world.