meshing branding + technology + outdoors

About Me

I’ve equipment tested fashion swimwear in double overhead surf, run a boutique design consultancy, worked on international tech deployment teams, and photographed friends doing ridiculous things–all in the name of advancing consumer experiences through better technologies.

Cultivating brands and relationships is what I love to do. Working with agile entrepreneurial teams to achieve visionary goals is just one way I develop that end.

What does this mean? I do it all: I develop product and company marketing, design creative (copy, web, and print production), and launch new technology platforms.

With professional experience spanning verticals like athletic apparel/sporting goods, technology (application development, digital agency, and wireless networking), nonprofit (professional development, sustainability, and human rights-based), and public (transportation and tribal government), I thrive in fast-paced, challenging environments.

Most often, those environments are heavily influenced by any adrenaline junkie sports like surfing and snowboarding.Dani_Cougar_Resevoir

In a nutshell:

With a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and a certificate in International Relations from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), she’s well versed in business development, foreign languages, a keen sense of design, and above all, dedication to constant innovation.

This Southern California native, if she’s not answering emails or tackling another project, can be found surfing, running, cycling, snowboarding, hiking, sailing, or is otherwise engaged in some other adrenaline-pumping activity. Other hobbies include classical piano and gourmet cooking.  She also dabbles in jazz flute occasionally, and has a library of leather-bound books.*

* Requisite San Diego Anchorman humor.