Who We Are
Meet the Team
We are marketers, so naturally, we ask each and every client, “What’s your competitive difference?” Once we find out, of course, we exploit it. So allow us to layout ours:
We’re Realistic. We’re Creative. We’re Black and White.
What does this mean? It means we’re realistic with our clients when it comes to budgets, timelines, perceptions, and more – but we also work as creatively as possible within any constraints in order to make our clients stand out and get results. We analyze the good AND the bad, we say it like it is, we try to avoid surprises. We operate in black and white, both literally (if you’ve seen our office space) and metaphorically.
Marketing & Design Director
A natural-born leader who founded Tulip Tree Marketing with the intention of providing custom solutions to business leaders with unmatched experience, creativity, and passion. Her innate ability to maintain a fast-paced environment brewing with innovation and the highest of standards is one of the many reasons her team is considered the best talent in the industry.
Marketing Coordinator, right-hand man, jack-of-all-trades, chaos coordinator – there’s really nothing Brian won't tackle. He brings creativity, enthusiasm, and dependability to the team. Brian is detailed, organized, and proactive with each project for our clients. Numbers, analytics, and problem-solving are his specialties – making him a real asset to the Tulip Tree team.
Motivation should be her middle name – and her endless energy doesn’t even require caffeine! Crystal’s creativity and determination fuel each project from start to finish. She loves deadlines, thinking outside of the box, and accomplishing goals with her clients. Add in her integrity and positive attitude and we have the perfect formula for marketing success.
Jeff is a true veteran of graphic design. With 25 years of experience in the industry, he paves the way with his knowledge and his ambition. He is creative to the core, detail-oriented, and won’t stop until the job is done. Jeff has a natural eye for design and uses his skills to help our clients reach their goals. From logos to publications, to graphics of any kind – Jeff is our do-all designer.
Motivated by her endless checklists and chai lattes, Sami is our go-to for all things content creation. Whether you need monthly social media strategies or captivating blogs to give your website a boost, she’s the girl for the job. Mix in her positive energy, exceptional organizational skills, and enviable attention to detail, she is sure to help you reach your marketing goals.
Puckett Alabestor West
Senior Office Security
Walter Todd West
Junior Office Security
Walter's previous bio was, "He's lucky he's cute." Well, he's grown a little since then. Walter's extreme drive and desire to be loved, makes him a perfect tandem to Puckett. Throwing him the ball or getting him "hard water" (ice) will keep him by your side permanently...we mean it, he won't leave you alone. He likes to keep the office on our toes by refusing to listen every once in a while, so if you see him outside by himself, just know we tried!
We believe work doesn’t have to be all business. In fact, fun is a vital part of our culture. Get to know the Tulip Tree A-Team with our own version of Guess Who!
Puckett loves spending his PTO relaxing with friends and family at his cabin in Canada.
Always says yes to international travel.
Rough, right? After a great adventure, the call of the Upper Midwest brought Crystal back to her roots in Minnesota.
Survived living in Hawaii for three years.
Want something from Whitney? Leading with a large, skinny, sugar-free vanilla latte (with 4 shots) works wonders.
Starts mornings with 4 shots... of espresso.
Somehow Crystal is fully functional without the essential lifeblood that fuels the rest of the Tulip Tree team.
Consumes absolutely zero caffeine. Seriously.
Though she has never been to her concert, you can catch Sami jamming to Taylor Swift any day.
Is a huge Swiftie.
Brian aspires to be a cowboy in Montana. (He's going thru a phase...or is he?)
Is a die hard Yellowstone fan.
Puckett visits everyone in the office on a daily basis. Where does he find the time?
Is a social butterfly.
No one in the office can top Puckett's unique costume choices. Check our Instagram for proof.
Running champ for best dressed on Halloween.
Samantha once read the whole Harry Potter series in under two weeks…talk about speed reading!
Spends all their spare time reading.
Jeff loves him an epic Royal Rumble!
Is hooked on pro wrestling.
You can’t spell Walter without W-A-T-E-R.
Loves water more than food.
GGHHHRRRRW." Yes, Jeff's favorite character is Chewy a.k.a. Chewbacca.
Is the Star Wars expert of the office.
If the timing doesn't impress you, the rhyming Whitney puts with it should.
Can list all 50 states in less than 30 seconds.
Brian's all-time fave is Survivor, but he also loves fantasy drafts for The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
Guilty pleasure is reality TV.
Brian loves to collect all things Minnesota sports and has all sorts of hidden gems.
Has a large sports card collection.
Sami embraces Christmas 2x year – baking Christmas cookies and watching holiday movies in the middle of summer.
Is a firm believer of Christmas in July.
Marvin Grey to be exact, and he’s a cat.
His best friend's name is Marvin.
Having never played ball a day in her life, Crystal's favorite sport is baseball - go, Twins!
Is a die hard baseball fan.
It is rare to find Sami without her trusty amethyst – it is no wonder she has such positive energy!
Keeps crystals in their pockets.
When the child pageant world kicked her to the curb, Whitney turned to hair modeling with help from her small-town salon-owner Momager.
Voted Little Miss Type A by her child peers.
From Beastie Boys to Tupac - Jeff keeps all the classics coming thru the stereo.