Curators of “hmm.”
We strive for uniqueness in all that we do. Intrigue is the means to capture attention and change minds. Our team regularly (weekly at least) exercises our creative minds and critical thinking skills to ensure we can be at the top of our game for our clients. We are problem-solvers looking for ways to add intrigue, efficiency, and innovation to every engagement. We embody the brand of our clients for seamless representation to audiences and stakeholders–clients include us in staff meetings, board meetings, and even conferences and events. Our flexibility is your advantage. Each of our team members commits to our values and to building more vibrant communities in the places we work.
Chief Trail Officer
With a career spanning sales, marketing, strategy, nonprofit administration, communications, and entrepreneurship, Tim has a complete perspective on economic development through a marketing and communications lens. Tim has presented regionally and nationally on topics surrounding social media, marketing, and branding, and has worked with some of the country’s top brands throughout his career. As a strategist, he applies qualitative and quantitative data to develop recommendations, action plans, and comprehensive blueprints, focusing on impact and investment….read full bio
Vice President of Inspiration
What sets Erin apart from others is her creative, efficient style blended with a detail-oriented approach that not only provides resourceful results but exceeds expectations. She has a passion for building successful relationships with clients, community leaders/activists and their teams to create the best possible solutions to any challenge or creative need. Serving small agencies, a broadcast television station, and several large companies, Erin draws on experiences from her unique career journey to deliver impact for clients. Erin always roots herself in purpose…read full bio
Director of Digital Worlds
Jared Roberts is Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Right Brain + Left Brain, a Pittsburgh-based, marketing firm. In that capacity he provides integrated marketing for small businesses, associations, non-profits and professional service firms. With expertise in both traditional and new media, the firm’s services range from social media administration to complete communications packages.
Previously Jared served as Director of Member Programs for the Pittsburgh…read full bio
Alyson Huth is a recent graduate of Duquesne University where she obtained degrees in Public Relations and French with a certificate in Business Management. She is passionate about marketing and event planning and strives to learn as much as she can about the everchanging industry.
Before joining the TrailBlaze Team, Alyson worked multiple internships in the Event and Marketing Industries…read full bio
Data + Design Alchemist
Hunter brings his complex background to the team and our clients. From Biology to Studio Arts, to Marketing Science and Analytics, he uses this diversity to see situations in new ways and deliver creative solutions. Hunter brings clients and community leaders to the intersection of data and design – a unique space where they are able to thrive!
Katie has a BA in mathematics from Penn State and spent a number of years serving the community in a children’s ministry capacity. In recent years she has switched gears and has worked in various aspects of operations management.
When not working Katie likes to go on adventures with her family, feed her HGTV obsession, and daydream about travel destinations.
Katie has a love and passion for all things creative…read full bio
Navigator: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, + Accessibility
Christianne Malone is a social architect and urbanist who works with organizations and individuals to unearth and promote their competitive advantage. A native Detroiter, Christianne is a strategic thought leader who is also a coalition builder, teacher, coach, marketer, and catalyzer. She is a renaissance woman and brings a wide range of knowledge to her work with experience in marketing, grassroots community relations outreach, economic development, non-profit management, and user-experience design…read full bio
Navigator: Web Development + SEO
Connor Grieb launched SEO Vineyard in 2016 while attending Grove City College. After graduation, Connor was provided numerous opportunities for business growth as well as an entrepreneurial support system. Less than five years later, he works with over 100 businesses in Pittsburgh and throughout the United States. Connor’s goal is to increase his client’s presence by providing the most relevant content for customers as well as search engine bots….read full bio
Navigator: Web Development
Mary King is a software developer and a visual artist with a passion for all things tech-related. She is a graduate from Tech Elevator, a Java Development program based in Pittsburgh, PA. She has a passion for volunteering and giving back to those in her community. She previously held a position in the healthcare field as part of the Quality Assurance team where she developed her eye for the smallest details and “outside the box” approach to problem solving….read full bio
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TrailBlaze believes actions and opportunities that create equity are critical to developing a society without division. Vibrant communities develop more efficiently and sustainably when division is acknowledged and reduced. We offer this perspective in every project we do.