national and international experience in communications, research and marketing management

Recent Work

Research and insights

Current research and insight projects focus primarily on qualitative and secondary communications research.  The object of this research is to discover the information nuggets that will help engage people to organizations, their products and services and help solve marketing problems.  The focus is on consumers and  stakeholders.  What they...

Work for the State of California

Key projects for the State of California. For the Shasta County teen anti-tobacco initiative we developed a series of online focus groups and chat rooms where we elicited insight from tweens and teens on their thoughts about smoking, flavored chewing tobacco and other tobacco products being targeted to them....

International Development work for USAID

USAID International development.  In association with Johns Hopkins University and the American Institutes for Research (Prospect Associates), Washington DC, provided  technical assistance and worked with  NGO’s and country programs as key communications liaison and brand strategist.   Helped build marketing and strategic communications capacity working with local representatives in...

More About Our Company


IgniteThinking, LLC , launched in 2008, is a research practice dedicated to encourage conversations with consumers and stakeholders to help organizations of all sizes and flavors better market their product and services, and build their brands.  Our goal is to deliver fresh thinking and creative insights.

Since 1997, as an independent consultant, provided marketing, communications and business development services to a variety of domestic and global organizations.

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Recent Blog Posts

December 28, 2011 |

Launching “HomeForever” universal design

In early 2012 we launched a design company dedicated to help people of all ages and abilities adapt their homes as they move through the stages of life with practical, elegant solutions and state-of-the-art products. The firm focuses on creating and adapting spaces concentrating on innovative design, style, function and with the latest products and technology to make living at home safe and comfortable.  Aging in place services are designed to provide clients with the ability to age at home and live independently. About Universal Design: Universal Design is a design philosophy and a term used to describe the “concept of designing products and the built environment to be aesthetically pleasing and usable to...

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