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KITCHEN STUDIO TOUR

We're an independent group of curious thinkers inspired by the world around us and motivated by the potential of businesses to do good.

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Jen

Maxwell-Muir

Maxwell founder and principal. Brand whisperer. Wordsmith. Idea generator. Thrives on creating work with impact. Believes in pushing boundaries, including her own, which explains the time she jumped out of a plane. Canadian born, Cascadia raised. Baker of treats. A night owl with an Instagram habit. Thinks a great day includes time outdoors and having people over for dinner. Loves pickles.

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Erika

Simms

Dynamic team leader, news and pop culture fanatic, and brand champion. Raised in the Pacific Northwest on foraged seafood and berries. Spent her early years palling around with a chimp and a lion cub while her parents moonlighted as zoo managers. Her favorite holiday is Valentine’s Day. Has never had déjà vu. An avid gardener who loves traveling the world. Next stop: Greece.

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Sam

Burton

A natural born leader with a calming force when things are rocking and rolling. Got her chops in Las Vegas doing PR for acrobats. At parties you’ll find her with wine in one hand and a snack in the other. Regularly given unsolicited fashion advice by her tweenager. Motivated by island travel and poolside weekends. Hates cilantro. Enjoys the smell of Christmas trees and fires, but would choose summer over winter any day.

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Meris

Brown

Creative powerhouse. A visionary and artist across mediums, living in the realm of ingenuity and brand strategy. Has mad papier-mâché skills. Enjoys salsa dancing and bridging the gap from brand to consumer in honest and authentic ways. Likely to consume copious amounts of pasta if left to her own devices. Danced on the stage at Lincoln Center before she could drive. Drawn to collaborative environments and the smell of Eastern Oregon sage brush.

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Kevin

Lee

Brand storyteller, brainstorming wizard and news junkie. Always on the lookout for emerging trends. Would never turn down a taco from ¿Por Qué No?. Once renovated a house from the ground up. Currently rebuilding a 1978 Volkswagen bus and raising a young daughter with his wife. Voted best hair at Maxwell five years in a row.

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Evan

Parcher

A risk taker, re-imaginer and multimedia designer turning challenges into creative opportunities. Self-proclaimed nerd. Especially for cars, computers and Nintendo games. Basically unbeatable at Mario Kart. Once shook hands with the Backstreet Boys. Pops the top on his convertible “Becky” bumping Carly Rae Jepsen when the sunshine hits. Probably on his way to grab sushi.

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Jess

Lyness

A creative chameleon, community builder and confidant. Media relations specialist. An excellent + one for any project or party. Foster mom of two. Spends evenings cooking with family, taking yoga classes and hosting game nights. Chases art installations and film festivals. Has several Thai food restaurants in her neighborhood on speed dial. Once made a movie. Fun fact: you definitely have a friend in common.

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Jessica

Lee

Motivated by planning, project management and pasta, specifically carbonara. Met her husband at a Halloween party, and has a knack for killer costumes. Her favorite: zombie bride for their engagement party. Sundays are spent relaxing with her yellow lab. Craft beer is involved. So are movies. If she could pick one person to make her dinner it would be Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski. Loves Ducks. Not the animal, the team.

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Carly

Smith

Travel expert with her media list on lockdown. If Oregon is your destination, might she provide an itinerary? Appreciates the finer things in life such as square, crispy bottomed pizza and sitting by a cozy campfire. Crafts her own fry sauce with the perfect mayo, mustard, ketchup combo. Catch her after hours leading a spin class or sipping one of Willamette Valley’s famed Pinots.

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Cassidy

Monda

Media relations maestro. PNW through and through. Has a knack for balancing creativity with strategy. Loves a good road trip, but should never be in charge of navigation. Likely to be found pouring over a new book, spending time at the Oregon Coast or on the hunt for unique finds at an antique store. Former college athlete. Cool under pressure. A firm believer that bad nachos are a waste of time.

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Kate

Jenkins

Recipe developer, nutrition guru and photography connoisseur. You’ll find her in the studio kitchen by following the delicious aromas. Lover of sun-soaked lunchtime strolls, local farmer’s markets, and roasted sweet potatoes. Cosmopolitan magazine is a guilty pleasure. Dedicated to nourishing recipes that showcase whole foods. Wouldn’t hesitate to invite Ina Garten to dinner.

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Amelia

Jude

Digital storyteller, community manager and resident pop culture oracle. Moved to Portland sight unseen after finishing a degree in Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design. Inspired by nature’s color palettes and the juxtaposition of modern celebrity with traditional iconography. Lover of balmy summer evenings, honey mustard and her deaf pup, Rosie.

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Amanda

Kinkade

Self-made creative with almost a decade of experience in design and photography. Left SoCal for Portland and never looked back. Believes that movement is medicine. Story seeker. Owes her success to her very first iPad. Expert festival photographer with over one hundred on her record. Once flew to Istanbul to adopt her cat; true story. After hours you might find her as your Pilates instructor or spinning beside you at Burn Cycle.

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Mathew

Flud

Creative explorer with a passion for the outdoors, winter sports, and recently, quantum physics. His key to health is everything in moderation. Enjoys the flow of a meeting-less work day and spotting new digital opportunities. You most likely won’t find him on the dance floor unless you can get Britney’s Toxic in the que. SoCal based with a probably overwhelming amount of Vitamin D. The title of his future memoir? Know Nothing, See Everything.

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Kaitlin

Janes

Your go-to for events and influencer relations. A morning person. An extroverted introvert. Grew up in Cleveland, studied in Dublin and interned in Boston. Catch her on the weekends discovering one of Portland’s countless coffee shops. Always down for a brainstorm. Flips dough like a pro and probably adds pineapple. Once did PR for self-flying airplanes.

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Kendra

Hale

Well-versed in influencer relations and antique jewelry. Has a knack for media pitching. Portland born and raised. Fancies herself a nature gal. Always yearning for her next adventure. A house plant aficionado and believer in the perfect manicure. Hopes to be invited to Eddie Huang’s next soiree. After hours, you’ll find her indulging in her grandmother’s marionberry cobbler and cuddling up with her cat, Franklin.

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Natalia

Riccardi

Influencer-guru that’s often influenced. Fascinated by social media and the communities it builds. Her day isn’t done until the last step in her skin care routine. Built a side hustle helping people get organized. Currently is vibing with murder mystery novels and the occasional rom com. Believes that pesto is a staple and should be enjoyed at every single meal. Refuses anything pickled. Attended a French school until the 8th grade. Oui elle parle couramment!

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Esther

Wooding

Avid writer, University of Oregon grad and advocate of sustainable brands. Profoundly committed to NPR and Marks and Spencer’s cheese & onion sandwiches. Hails from an industrial farming town in Wales and can usually be found reading British crime detective novels. Has vowed to cook a new recipe every single night. The band R.E.M. is responsible for her birth, but if you want to know more about that, you’ll have to ask her.

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Meghan

Powers

Go-getter with a constant curiosity for the world around her. Newbie baker. University of Portland grad. Starts her day with a hazelnut oat milk latte. Yes, it’s homemade. Her favorite days are spent on Sauvie Island enjoying nature with friends. Receives her daily dose of energy from collaboration and good conversation. Cancer sun, libra moon, scorpio rising. If you know, you know.

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Monique

Sullivan-Warren

Professional multitasker, studio manager and HR Specialist. Pacific Northwest native. A lover of birthdays, family barbeques and summer getaways that include a good swimming hole. Constantly in search of a quality garage sale. Do not leave unattended with landscaping tools. Her St. Bernard Duke once served as a mascot for Maxwell’s charity kickball team.

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Emma

Finnigan

Busy bee with an admiration for B Corps and leaving the earth a little cleaner than we left it. Sleeping in is her medicine. Finds her caffeine in tea and rarely messes with coffee. Salami specialist. Motivated by change and new scenery. Noodles are her guilty pleasure and the type is irrelevant. May be one of the last on earth to still use a CD player. Once lived in London but her next stop is Japan. Outside of office hours you’ll find her exploring nature and visiting Portland’s many hotspots.

We’re a woman-owned business actively working to attract a more diverse workforce. We know we can do better, and are committed to action. We believe an inclusive environment looks like a seat at the table, a voice in decision making and equal listening no matter what race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values, national origin or political beliefs. We believe different values, experiences and backgrounds are not only a better representation of society, they contribute to fresh thinking and creativity.