Team CollaborationAs well connected, top performing sponsorship marketers, the Caravel crew possesses an in-depth knowledge of the sponsorship initiatives of many local, regional and national companies and properties. We apply our expertise of industry standards and trends, our sponsorship buying and selling experience, industry research and our extensive network to exceed expectations on every project.
Paula Beadle, President & Founder – Paula’s LinkedIn Profile
While Paula’s marketing experience is vast and varied, she is a leader in the sponsorship industry. She has been a featured speaker at leading national conferences, participated on advisory boards, conducted interviews on industry best practices and facilitated countless strategic planning, creative thinking and sales training sessions. During her career, Paula has held leadership positions with Washington Mutual, Clear Channel Communications and the Minnesota Vikings. She is a results-driven trailblazer, with a proven record of creating order out of chaos. By developing and managing innovative sponsorship initiatives, generating incremental revenue, and successfully coaching thriving teams, executives and boards, Paula has helped numerous organizations discover and achieve their goals.
Paula also serves as a member of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art board of directors, where she chairs the marketing committee. She is a nature enthusiast and often can be found navigating the waters of the Pacific Northwest with her family, hiking one of the many trails, or perfecting her swing on the golf course.
Brian Jones, Strategic Partnership Consultant – Brian’s LinkedIn Profile
Brian’s professional career started in Colorado working for the Denver Nuggets. He held a variety of season ticket and corporate partnership positions including vice president of sponsorship and advertising sales for the Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, McNichols Arena and Pepsi Center. He later served as the vice president of sales for Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colorado, before making his way to Seattle, Washington where he worked as director of sales for corporate partnerships for the Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink Field, WaMu Theater and Sounders FC. Brian was promoted to managing director of corporate partnerships for the Seahawks and Sounders FC and then VP of business development. He was directly responsible for new revenue and partnership growth, as well as partner amplification, satisfaction and retention.
Additionally, Brian has served on the board of directors for the Seattle Sports Commission and Communities in Schools of Washington, and was part of the executive leadership team for the 2016 Seattle Heart Walk. Brian is an avid golfer and lives in Lake Forest Park with his wife and daughter.
Janell Baranski, Vice President of Sponsorship Marketing – Janell’s LinkedIn Profile
For over 20 years, Janell has been a leader in diverse organizations, ranging from consumer to nonprofit to B2B marketing. She has expertise in advertising, sponsorship, promotions and entertainment marketing. Janell is a tenacious and disciplined manager of business development. Her specialization in comprehensive, partnership-centered strategy begins with clear analysis of needs and challenges, which empowers a holistic development of ideas and produces powerful campaigns and creative initiatives. She has worked with, for and alongside companies like Disney, Colgate-Palmolive, Microsoft, Ronald McDonald House, Woodland Park Zoo, Sound Transit, Emmis Communications, Maritz Travel and the Seattle Thunderbirds.
Janell was born and raised in Indiana, spent time traveling through Europe, South America and the South Pacific, and today calls the Pacific Northwest home. You will find her digging in her garden on Bainbridge Island, kayaking, hiking the Grand Forest trails, and endlessly remodeling her home with her husband. She is the proud mom of a daughter who recently graduated from the University of Washington.
Amy Stillman, Senior Digital & Sponsorship Marketing Consultant – Amy’s LinkedIn Profile
Amy has charted her career by developing digital strategies that provide companies with visibility and technology integration in both the B2B and B2C sectors. Amy focuses her expertise on digital marketing and the web, including email marketing, banner display, search engine optimization, paid search advertising, content strategy and technology integration. She weaves the strands together to form comprehensive programs that integrate both online and offline platforms. She is savvy purveyor of technology and digital marketing strategies that integrate seamlessly into sponsorship programs while amplifying visibility, propelling business growth and assimilating disparate processes.
A dedicated Washingtonian, Amy enjoys gardening, sunshine and afternoons on the water. She loves to travel when her two children aren’t keeping her busy with soccer games and art classes. In what passes as their free time, Amy and her husband tackle innumerable DIY projects to upgrade their home in Puyallup.
Chris Olsen, Strategic Marketing & Communications Consultant – Chris’ LinkedIn Profile
After more than a decade of fast-paced, 60-hour workweeks as a broadcast media marketer, Chris began leveraging her behind-the-scenes media background as a marketing and communications consultant to nonprofits and mid-sized organizations. A strategic storyteller and an inspired graphic designer, Chris works closely with clients to understand, articulate, illustrate and elevate their brand and sales stories. Her areas of expertise include content development, copywriting, blogging, ghostwriting, technical writing, graphic design, social media/web graphics, presentation development, branding, experiential marketing and event partnerships.
A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chris now enjoys life in the country surrounded by organic veggie gardens and her art teacher partner’s overflowing pottery studio. She spends her free time writing (her first book is currently a work in progress), and volunteering as a youth mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters and Art Buddies.
Lindsey Kemkes, Sponsorship Coordinator – Lindsey’s LinkedIn Profile
Lindsey is an enthusiastic newcomer to Caravel Marketing. She arrived with a bachelor’s degree from Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. Lindsey also minored in environmental science at WSU, nurturing her passion for sustainability and informing her thinking in any field. She brings valuable experience in fundraising and event planning, and plays an integral support role in the sales process for Caravel Marketing.
Lindsey’s wit and smarts are among her most valued qualities, as she turns up the fun for everyone engaged with Caravel. She has a passion for traveling and hiking in the Pacific Northwest.