You’re the expert at your craft. At Out & About, we’re the expert of ours.
While you’re doing what you love, we’ll be behind-the-scenes setting the tone, developing the brand, and executing the marketing that’ll get the word about what you do out and about amongst your audience to engage with your offline and online relationships.
Here’s who’s behind the curtain:
I’m Lauren, president of Out & About, a full-service marketing firm that I founded in 2013.
After several years of education, traveling, and international work, I landed in San Diego, where I decided to put my design and marketing skills into play by supporting a few clients. Before I knew it, I had a portfolio, a growing client base, and an insatiable desire to help businesses grow by amplifying their presence.
Today Out & About is a 15+ person team with a suite of marketing services and a talented team of specialists devoted to transforming our clients’ marketing. I have the pleasure, day-in and day-out, of leading the creative and strategic direction of O&A.
My past experience is shaped by a degree in graphic design and advertising from Drake University and a Masters in International Studies in South Korea, where I first arrived as a Fulbright grantee. During that time, I worked in international relations and marketing roles at the US Embassy in Seoul, Oxfam Hong Kong, and Humanitas Global Development in Washington, DC.
For me, one thing remained the same throughout each and every industry, mission, and campaign: a singular focus on amplifying the message and reach of our clients.
For you, that means an open mind and a vast wealth of knowledge to make your marketing work for your business.
I’m passionate about small and mid-size business growth because I’ve been there. I know how difficult it is to launch, to grow, and to develop both visual and verbal messaging that reflects your brand and connects with your target market.
I believe in the strength of integrated marketing because I’ve seen O&A’s clients go from an idea in a coffee shop to a team of 15 and a client base that tripled in just one year.
You deserve to spend time doing what you love in your business while your messaging and marketing do the work to engage with your community and grow your presence.
At Out & About, I lead the team with the skills to allow you to do just that. Questions? Don’t hesitate to connect with me on LinkedIn.
Curious about how I get out and about? In my free time, you can find me relaxing at the beach with my puppies, spending time with my husband and baby girl or indulging in new tastes at local farmers markets and restaurants as I get out and about in San Diego, the city that I love.
Hi! I’m Brittany Hill, Brand Coordinator here at Out & About. I grew up in Irvine, California and come from a big family. I have five brothers and three sisters — and I’ve lost count of how many nieces and nephews! Family is everything to me and I’m close with mine. My dad is one of my biggest heroes.
I moved to San Diego to pursue my bachelor’s degree in business administration-marketing at Point Loma Nazarene University and am proud to say I’m the first person in my family to graduate from college. In my degree program and early work experiences, I discovered my passion for marketing and knew this was the path for me. I absolutely love to support brands, tell their stories, and craft effective campaigns around their products and services.
When I’m out and about, I love exploring San Diego, especially new and fun coffee shops. I also enjoy hanging out with friends and hosting game nights. (I’m very, very competitive!) But my favorite thing in the whole world is watching the Denver Broncos play. I grew up watching football with my dad and brothers and have been hooked ever since! Go Broncos!
Hi, I’m Jesse, the marketing director at Out & About. I like to think of myself as a translator of information between groups of people. And it’s my career goal to be able to articulate the knowledge I gain for others in a way they can understand. For me, that’s manifested in a number of different roles in various industries: nonprofits, engineering, medical/pharmaceutical, and marketing.
That said, I’ll always be a creative at heart. When I’m not using that creativity to serve our clients, I’m working on my own projects. I enjoy sewing my own clothes and writing stories through my online fractured fiction project. I also enjoy bodysurfing and spending time with my family.
Hi, I'm Tiffany. As a brand coordinator at Out & About Communications, I love helping clients get the results they need and helping our team succeed in their expert roles. I also support with content development and copy.
After studying linguistics and doing research in language acquisition with deaf children at the University of California Berkeley, I worked as a lead reporter at a small town newspaper. I learned on the job how to connect with the community and write what residents cared to read. That experience forever shaped how I view the impact of every person and every story around us.
When I step away from the computer, I love spending time with my family and our 100+ pound Newfoundland dogs.
Digital Marketing Assistant
Hi, I’m Nadia, Out & About’s digital marketing assistant. I love helping people succeed — whether that’s individually or through a brand or company. I’m a very visual person, so content layout and websites really get me excited.
In life, and in my career, I balance being a creative with being a realist. I’m passionate about even the smallest tasks that I see making a major impact. Whether it’s as simple as scheduling a blog post or as intricate as developing a new website, I love seeing how all the little pieces come together to help others succeed.
When I’m not in the office, I’d like to say I’d be out dancing, but I’m probably catching up on my latest Netflix binge. I have a personal passion for the country of Romania, where I’ve done volunteer work, and I can’t wait to go back.
Senior Front-End Developer
Hello! My name is Josefina Terrera and I’m excited to be working with Out & About Communications’ talented team as a senior front-end developer.
I’ve been working as a developer with large and small teams for the past six years and I’m looking forward to lending my expertise to create beautiful websites for Out & About clients.
I’m originally from Argentina but moved to the States over a decade ago. I live in beautiful San Francisco and love getting out and about here.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking and cooking vegan dishes.
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Hello! I’m Susan. I am a Southern California native– born and raised in Los Angeles, educated in San Diego. As a proud UC San Diego alumni, I have my bachelor’s in Communications and spent three wonderful years in college radio marketing, broadcasting, and management. Through radio, I found my affinity for building community by connecting and sharing people’s passions through online broadcasting and event production.
As a new addition to the Out and About Communications team, I am thrilled to have a hand in cultivating communities through various digital platforms. Having an integral knowledge of time management, data analysis, and project coordination, I look forward to helping organizations strategize and execute marketing campaigns with creativity and efficiency. When I’m “out and about” you can find me appreciating the amazing eateries San Diego has to offer and dancing amongst the live music scene.
Digital Ads/SEO Specialist
Hello, I’m Marley, the Digital Ads/SEO specialist at Out & About Communications. I help our clients find new lead generation and business opportunities online and implement campaigns that deliver.
I like to say I’m seriously obsessed with business, and helping businesses grow. Entrepreneurship is in my blood and I’m always looking to learn more.
Over the last decade, I’ve been working and consulting with businesses that are looking to grow using online marketing campaigns. From paid advertising through Google and social media to search engine optimization, I get excited about finding the right fit for every business.
When I’m not in the office, I love getting out and traveling the world. Bermuda is my happy place, the perfect escape from Canadian winters. I love working out every morning, sometimes with one of my two kids in tow. I’ve usually got a business podcast lined up to listen to during the day and some Prosecco ready to pour in the evening.
Hi, I’m Sam. I am a Pacific Northwest lover of hiking and the outdoors, now a San Diego transplant, and lover of the beaches and Mexican food. I live in North Park with my wife Alyssa, and we try to take advantage of everything this wonderful city has to offer.
I have a degree in Media Communications and almost a decade of professional video experience, and I know the in’s and out’s of this industry. I look forward to helping you on your next video project! Let’s grab some coffee and find out how we can best tell your story!
My name is Minae. I’m a Graphic Designer. I graduated from Drake University with my Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graphic Design and received my Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from San Diego State University. I’m comfortable working in both print and digital design and I’ve explored typography, poster projects, studio, and branding/commercial work. Through hosting a full exhibition of my work and teaching undergraduate courses, I’ve learned how to produce work in all different mediums, styles and platforms. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Out & About team!
Hi, I’m Inez, a copywriter at Out & About. I love elevating brands, helping businesses connect with their ideal clients, and creating comprehensive, balanced messages—sometimes in 280 characters or less.
I received my degree in communication from the University of Texas at San Antonio and have been a professional writer for more than 15 years. But I’ve been telling creative stories since I was a kid. It was a skill that flourished into marketing and communication roles in financial services, the quick-service restaurant industry, and international relations. My diverse background helps me write for various mediums and audiences using skills from journalism, research, and public affairs.
When I’m out and about, you can find me traveling, attempting projects from my Pinterest boards, or chasing around my two young sons.
Hi! I’m Adrienne Moch, a Chicago native who fled harsh winters and landed in San Diego about 25 years ago. (I still do love the Cubs — and my dog’s name is Cubbie!) I provide editing support to Out & About, ensuring all client copy is error-free and imparts the desired message.
I began my career as a journalist, moving into the corporate communications and public relations arenas before venturing out as a freelance writer/editor in 2004. I love what I do and take great pride in my well-honed skill set. While I’m industry agnostic, I do have extensive experience producing compelling copy for the financial services industry — working quickly without sacrificing quality.
A graduate of Western Illinois University, I regularly venture back to the Midwest to see family (not in the winter!), but certainly prefer the Southern California lifestyle. Cubbie and I enjoy hanging out at local dog parks and finding new trails to explore — and I love trying new restaurants as well as reading, watching sports, and healthy cooking and baking.
Public Relations/ Earned Media
Hi there! I’m Sarah, and I bring over seven years of PR experience to Out & About clients. After earning my bachelors in English and comparative literary studies from Occidental College and completing my masters in modern literature and critical theory from the University of Edinburgh, I moved to Washington, D.C. to start my career. I spent six years of learning what worked (and what didn’t) through in-house communications roles at nonprofits, a media company and a trade association. Once I left the swamp, I took that east coast approach back to my home on the best— sorry — the west coast.
As I like to tell clients, I’m D.C.-seasoned with a San Diego sense of fun. My goal is to help you build the relationships and trust you need with influencers and audiences, and tell your story in a relatable, human way. When I’m not pitching reporters, brainstorming a PR plan or drafting talking points and op-eds, you can find me performing with my improv team, Hail Satin; taking my dog to the beach; or attempting to sample beer from every San Diego brewery (which might take a while).
Mylo is the resident first impressionist at Out & About. He greets and thoroughly sniffs each and every one of our visitors. He takes pride in his showmanship and strives to make sure no opportunity to jump, twirl, or charm our neighbors is ever missed. His favorite pastimes are sitting on the couch and watching the sunsets. When he’s not at Out & About, you can find him doing somersaults over his brother, Teddy.
Teddy is the newest and littlest addition to the Out & About team. Teddy is currently serving an apprenticeship under the supervision of Mylo, the top dog at Out & About. During his apprenticeship, Teddy is product testing the latest chew toys, studying pulling at heartstrings, inspecting the trees of Downtown San Diego, and practicing partner acrobatics with Mylo. When he’s not putting in the hard work to make the whole neighborhood smile, he enjoys sniffing the floor and finding the best spot to hide in plain sight.