Founder & President
Julie founded Liquid Spark to bring expert marketing help to the adventure travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation industry. She and her agency’s team know our industry—in the past 25 years, Julie’s been a raft guide, whitewater kayaking instructor, bike tour guide, operations manager, VP of marketing, and GM of outdoor retail. Julie gives back as an expert educator with the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and volunteer business and marketing consultant to Tibetan responsible tourism entrepreneurs. She’s raising her two sons to understand the wealth of adventure career paths available off the beaten track.
Senior Marketing Coordinator
Michelle has been planning, launching and growing world-changing ideas with amazing individuals and organizations over the last ten years. She supports our clients and team by coordinating all aspects of digital strategy and client experience funnels in a way that drives customer conversions, facilitates efficient daily operations, and helps get adventure company owners out from behind their desks. Her love for working with adventure brands developed alongside her love of diving, sailing, and kayaking from her island home in the Florida Keys.
Taylor is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in Communications and a focus in Mass Media. She discovered her love of the outdoor adventure industry while working on the University’s high ropes course and kayak rental shop. Throughout her studies and professional career, corporate social responsibility has been a rooted interest; she loves driving this unique type of corporate thinking forward with the Liquid Spark team. She enjoys using her marketing experience, combined with her affinity for the outdoors, to show clients that their business goals are achievable while staying environmentally and socially responsible. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her hiking and camping around her home in Western North Carolina.
From corporations to small businesses, Katie has served in various administrative roles since 2008. Each employment was an opportunity to learn and improve her capability to deliver supporting services. Now she provides virtual assistant services as owner of Connors Industries, LLC. Katie is a graduate of East Carolina University and Meredith College. Outside of her business, she enjoys fostering dogs, camping, and roadtripping around the southeast to see family.
PPC and SEO Specialist
Dan Isbister spent 30+ years in the IT industry as a successful salesman for top Silicon Valley Companies after an early career as a river guide and slalom kayak racer. An early retirement gave him the chance to team up with Liquid Spark and combine his passion for river experiences and deep knowledge of the Outdoor Recreation Industry with technical sales. He manages the winning PPC Campaigns that help drive profitable business to Liquid Spark customers. Dan has a bachelor of science from the University of Maryland and a master of business administration from George Washington University and has been Google PPC & Analytics and Bing Ad Certified.
Trevor Holewinski was employed as Director of Software Development & Technology for IGV Limited, a UK based global e-commerce company, supporting a $25M a year marketing, technology, and customer support budget. Concurrently, Mr. Holewinski is also the founder and CEO of The Holewinski Group, a full-cycle website development company, which integrates content management systems for business owners. Through his years in marketing, finance, and sales departments, he has acquired extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Suite, Crystal Reports, WordPress, PHP, CSS, HTML, and Google Analytics/AdWords/E-commerce Tracking.
Creative Director of Graphic Design
Theresa has been a professional graphic designer for over 25 years. In 1996, she launched Terelar Design & Photography, a graphic design and commercial photography firm. Prior to starting her own business, she was the Art Director at an advertising agency in the Bangor, Maine area. Theresa has a Master of Arts in Graphic Design and Visual Experience from Savannah College of Art and Design and is an adjunct graphic design instructor at Husson University.
Web Design & Development
Ohia has been designing since 1998 and developing websites since 2009. She is a graduate of The Creative Center in Omaha, NE and believes that life experience is just as important as career and education. She loves that her profession allows her to work while exploring the world. Her design and development style match her traveling attitude: “Accomplish your task in the most efficient way, yet do it while seeking the world’s beauty and knowledge.”
We’re A Growing Team.
If you love marketing, design, PR, or just have a zealous creative spirit, and are passionate about spending time in the outdoors, we might be on to something. We want to hear from you! Contact us here.