Different people. Different conversations. Different results.

We don’t want all of our consultants to be or think the same. The results we deliver come from our differences as often as from our common experience and insight. Energetic, committed partnerships with our clients help us deliver remarkable project success.

Interested in working with us? Check out our job opportunities.

Laurie Baars

Laurie has 15+ years of experience in marketing, with a focus in the telecom and tech sectors. She’s held senior marketing manager positions with AT&T, Nuance Communications, and Varolii Corporation. Laurie’s areas of expertise...

Laurie has 15+ years of experience in marketing, with a focus in the telecom and tech sectors. She’s held senior marketing manager positions with AT&T, Nuance Communications, and Varolii Corporation. Laurie’s areas of expertise include strategy, product marketing, sales readiness, marketing communications, branding, and complex project management. 

As a consultant, Laurie enjoys the variety and challenge of working with different clients to understand their needs and help them improve processes and results. She likes to understand the big picture while digging into the details and excels at bringing complex technology products to market.

Originally from Texas, she has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Texas. In her free time you can find her hiking and cross country skiing with her husband and dog or getting creative with a pen and sketchbook.

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Lori Stone

Drawing on 20+ years in the corporate, academic, and non-profit sectors, Lori helps guide forward-thinking individuals and organizations as a dynamic senior-level project leader, marketing strategist, content developer, educator, designer, and...

Drawing on 20+ years in the corporate, academic, and non-profit sectors, Lori helps guide forward-thinking individuals and organizations as a dynamic senior-level project leader, marketing strategist, content developer, educator, designer, and public speaker. She has a special talent in helping distill complex ideas into solutions and to tell a great organizational story.

Lori spent nearly nine years at Microsoft as a project manager and marketing communications consultant for various teams including Microsoft Learning, WWPG, UPG, Public Sector, and WWM&O before taking an 18-month sabbatical to travel and write. Today, she specializes in developing program lifecycles and project strategies.

A native Californian, she now calls Seattle home after 11 great years and embraces a passion for unscripted travel adventures. She spends her time offline as a photography teacher, arts educator and blogger, cancer prevention advocate, fair-weather gardener, and collector of all-things-vintage.

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McKenzie Huneke

McKenzie is fascinated by solving challenges that cross technology, user needs, communication, and business factors. With over 10 years of experience in product management, marketing, and consulting, he applies a user-centered research & design...

McKenzie is fascinated by solving challenges that cross technology, user needs, communication, and business factors. With over 10 years of experience in product management, marketing, and consulting, he applies a user-centered research & design approach to help companies create and maintain meaningful relationships with customers. He has provided strategy, research, planning, marketing, and information design for clients including Intel, HP, Dell, Microsoft, Cisco, and EMC.

McKenzie holds a BA from UC Berkeley and a MS in Human Centered Design & Engineering from University of Washington, where his National Science Foundation-sponsored academic research contributions on engineering design thinking were published by IEEE.

In his free time, McKenzie enjoys competitive swimming, cycling around the Northwest, and playing classical & jazz piano.

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Kathy Chung

Kathy brings over 10 years of consulting and project management experience to her clients in a wide range of industries including financial services, non-profit, software, and wireless telecom.   Within these industries Kathy has...

Kathy brings over 10 years of consulting and project management experience to her clients in a wide range of industries including financial services, non-profit, software, and wireless telecom.   Within these industries Kathy has delivered sales, marketing and software development projects. 

She is known for her acute attention to detail, process oriented approach to problem solving, and collaborative communication style.  Kathy holds a BA in History from Boston College.

When not on a project Kathy is an avid rock climber with a deep passion for outdoor adventures.  She has spent many seasons in Yosemite, Canyonlands, North Cascades and other national parks.  You can find her scaling a mountain or on a local trail running with her Rhodesian Ridgeback.

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