Put Pursuit Promotional Management’s Teamwork in Motion
Our people at Pursuit Promotional Management share a wealth of experience. It’s exactly what we leverage to ensure that your brand’s campaigns are right for you. Every person is a valued member of our team, and we take their insights seriously. With our managers guiding our campaign processes, our associates learn from the best.
Meet the Team
B.M. Music Performance – University of Northern Iowa
A.S. Band Instrument Repair Technology – Renton Technical College
Was a Professional Band Instrument Repair Technician for 9 years before joining the Pursuit team.
Favorite campaign and why: The personal growth and opportunity! Because it doesn’t matter what the campaign is. In every campaign, my purpose is to challenge myself in everything I do, grow quickly, and help others do the same.
Best experience with PPM?: In general every time we see someone get promoted is very exciting. In particular, I really enjoyed going to Dallas, TX for a National Conference and to Las Vegas, NV for the R&R trip.
Best advice ever received: It’s good to always have a student mentality and keep learning, but it’s more important to apply and master what you already know. – Chris Thomas
Fun fact!: I have a cat named Seinfeld.
2 years at UC Santa Cruz studying Business Management
2 years at UC Davis: graduated in June 2018 with a degree in Communications
Favorite campaign and why: Whip it because it’s the one I started out in and the client I know the best!
Best experience with PPM: Going to the Dallas conference in January of 2019 was an awesome experience. Being able to network with and implement skills taught by the top leaders and business owners throughout the country has been extremely beneficial in my time here.
Best advice ever received: Whenever you’re having a rough day, think about the goal that no negative occurrence in the world will prevent you from accomplishing and the negative will ultimately seem meaningless
Fun fact: World’s biggest Dodger fan, and it’s not even close
Education/work-field background before starting here: Psychology & Graphic Design West Valley College/20+yrs Retail Management; Skills development of employees with special needs, Training and Development, H.R. business functions. How long have you been in the business?: Start date 2/2018 Favorite campaign and why: Sonic Comfort has been my favorite campaign because of the excellent product appeal to mainstream, the pace of the one on one pitching for the product, and the timing in my career trajectory for learning the campaign. Best advice ever received: #1 in this business “Don’t think! Just do! There are SO many great pieces of advice in business and life!! #2”Listen” Fun fact!: I’m very competitive, gamer, and love to be challenged! Favorite board game is Clue.
B.A. Journalism at Sacramento State
Favorite campaign and why: SoniComfort; I appreciate the health benefits of the massagers and how they help people!
Best experience with PPM?: Attending the Dallas Conference and meeting business owners/leaders from all over the country!
Best advice ever received: ”Faith does not make things easy. It makes things possible.”
Fun fact!: I have drawers full of fun socks with designs!
I have a BS in chemical engineering with a minor in math. I’ve held jobs ranging from retail to being a hazardous materials specialist. I’ve been with Pursuit for just over a month and am loving it! My favorite campaign is Lovesac because the concept of their “Sactional” is genuinely awesome. I love being able to connect with people and share the excitement for it. The best advice I’ve received so far is from Chris Thomas. We should be constantly asking ourselves “How did you increase your market value today?” and “What did you do to make yourself better?” By asking these questions I’m able to assure my best self is being presented while maintaining control of my growth. A fun fact about me is that I’ve ran a marathon!
Lauren started in the business in 2017 and since then, has overseen the growth of her organization several times over. With every new expansion, she specializes in the training and development of administrators in her division. Lauren currently oversees all the human resources and recruiting efforts for offices in not only Sacramento, California, but also territories throughout Southern California in Orange County, the Inland Empire and San Diego, as well as Las Vegas, Nevada and Seattle, Washington. Her favorite part of the business is that she is able to meet so many new people and have a large hand in aiding with the growth the organization is experiencing.
I got my degree in Theatre Management at William Jessup University and worked in the Visual and Performing Arts division planning and marketing events as well as stage managing main stage productions.
Favorite campaign and why: Whip It is my favorite campaign because it is where I first started training and where I have learned invaluable lessons as a coach and leader.
Best experience with PPM?: My best experience with Pursuit was traveling to the office in Cincinnati, Ohio to learn the Whip It campaign for Walmart. Not only was it exciting to see another office, but I also grew tremendously in a short 10 days. I’ll never forget the relationships that were built and the lessons I learned for my own personal growth as a trainer.
Best advice ever received: Focus on the things you can control and take full responsibility for your actions.
Fun fact!: I know how to tap dance.
Here at PPM, we understand the great deal of work and care our clients have put into creating their brands and desire to treat each campaign with the same consideration. My goal is to create a team that brings the passion of our clients directly to consumers. Since our founding in 2016, our emphasis has been on hiring based on the intangible qualities that seem to be much harder to teach. We place a high value on traits such as leadership and charisma, while also looking for the personal discipline and responsibility to back it up. My goal was to find students of business, as well as life, each of whom bring a unique perspective to our growing team. I’m excited for you to get to look at some of our senior team members and get small dose of what makes our culture so special.
Current student at Sierra College studying business administration. I have a history working in fast food restaurants and was a barista before starting at Pursuit.
Favorite campaign and why: ‘Whip it’ is the only campaign I’ve experienced so far, but I love the ability to be able to make a huge impact for people in the shows who really have a need for whip it.
Best experience with PPM?: Team day doing vision boards. We got together to make vision boards and had a fun time doing them!
Best advice ever received: “Control your own growth.” I’ve really taken this to heart and continue to push myself to accomplish my goals quicker than I even thought possible.
Fun fact!: I’m a mom! I have a 10 month old son and expecting my 2nd son in June 2019! Excited to be able to still grow within Pursuit while still living my dreams at home.
My name is Shawna. I moved here from Hawaii in 2017. Currently, I’m finishing my Business Degree in Project Management with Martinsburg College. I have previous experience as a General Manager of two different companies. I’m new to Pursuit Promotional Management. My favorite Campaign so far has been “Whip It”. I love the roadshow experience and energy of the demonstration. My best experience with PPM was: Successfully completing my first “Solo Day”. What an amazing feeling to put all the skills you’ve diligently learned in training into a self produced day. The best advice I’ve ever received was: “What ever you do, give 100%. Wherever you find yourself at work or in your personal life, do the very best you can do.” Fun fact!: I used to play bass on tour with a band!
Before starting with Pursuit, I took computer science in college, and worked at BJs for about a year and a half.
My favorite campaign is Whip it! I love the fact that I can manage a crowd of 18 people in order to have them listen to a presentation about this client.
The best advice that I’ve received is that the only person who can hold myself accountable to personal growth is me. It really put into perspective for me how much of this business is within my power to change when I focus on myself.
A fun fact about me is that when I was little I spent 5 years living in England with my family and went to primary school there.
Professional Excellence With Pursuit Promotional Management
At Pursuit Promotional Management, we’re committed to finding solutions you haven’t seen before. This dedication has allowed us to build a reputation as an industry leader. Through dynamic associate pairings, we create our campaigns using collective problem-solving abilities.
Our professionals take great joy in collaboration and career advancement.