Team CollaborationAs a top performing sponsorship agency, Caravel’s sponsorship consultants bring in-depth knowledge of the sponsorship initiatives of many local, regional and national companies and properties. We help our clients tap into the advantages of sponsorship marketing by applying our expertise of industry standards and trends, our sponsorship buying and selling experience, the latest industry research and our extensive network to exceed expectations on every project.
Paula Beadle, Chief Executive Officer – Paula’s LinkedIn Profile
While Paula’s marketing experience is vast and varied, she is a leader in the sponsorship industry. As the founder of an event sponsorship agency, 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. 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 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.
Michael Kithcart, Strategy Consultant – Michael’s LinkedIn Profile
Michael is a leader in working with organizations and teams to develop strategic sponsorship marketing initiatives that meet and exceed her clients’ goals. A master facilitator, revenue generator, team builder and vision activator, she most recently served as vice president of sales and event sponsorship for iHeartMedia in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she led, coached and trained teams that exceeded sales and sponsorship goals. Throughout her career, Michael has transformed organizations, created new departments, organized startups and enhanced the effectiveness of individuals and teams. Previous roles have included chief operations officer, marketing strategist, consultant, coach and performance coach to top executives and entrepreneurs.
Michael’s international development and women’s empowerment interests have provided opportunities for her to consult and conduct fieldwork to support social entrepreneurs in Haiti, Africa, India and Nepal.
Teri Bellamy, Chief Financial Officer – Teri’s LinkedIn Profile
Teri brings to Caravel high level executive finance experience from her early career at Big Four accounting firms. More recently, she served as the CFO for Seattle health care innovator, Carena, and as the financial director for local nonprofits, Center for Courage and Renewal, and SeaShare. Teri specializes in providing financial strategy, financial accounting, tax accounting, cash management and financial systems development. As a co-facilitator of Pathwise Leadership Development programs, she also provided leadership expertise to businesses moving through various stages of growth. Teri serves as Caravel’s Chief Financial Officer, where she provides financial and HR strategy and oversight.
Teri has served on the boards of Hospice of Kitsap County, Bainbridge Graduate Institute and Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network. She has served as adjunct faculty at Bainbridge Graduate Institute/Pinchot University teaching first year MBA students accounting and finance. She has two grown children, lives on Bainbridge Island with her partner Ken, and loves to sail.
Austin Hahn, Director of Partnerships – Austin’s LinkedIn Profile
Austin is a sponsorship marketing outsider with over seven years of experience in the sports and entertainment industry. He has played a pivotal role in generating sponsorship revenue for a multitude of large-scale events that include NASCAR races, music festivals, mud runs, air shows, and beer festivals. Austin has demonstrated the ability to solve business problems by bringing brands and properties together around sustainable sponsorship solutions. He isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo of conservative sponsorship thinking and his laidback openminded approach allows him to build genuine relationships with whoever he works with.
Austin holds a Masters in Sports Administration from Northwestern University and studied History as an undergrad at Northeastern Illinois University. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending quality moments away from work with friends & family listening to country music, reading books, and cooking up comfort food.
Alexandra Reinken, Marketing & Event Manager – Alexandra’s LinkedIn Profile
Alexandra brings over a decade of marketing and event production expertise in the non-profit and corporate sectors. Her experience ranges from managing national ad and fundraising campaigns, niche product and brand marketing, to large-scale event production. Alexandra’s combined creative and strategic talents have helped her excel across a multitude of marketing disciplines including customer experience, market research, data analysis, and content management for a range of digital platforms. Alexandra is fueled by an ambitious personality and a fervor for projects that ignite her innovative and unconventional strategic thinking abilities.
Alexandra is an advocate for the arts and frequently volunteers on boards and task forces to support the vitality of the regional arts and culture community. On weekends she enjoys getting out in nature or exploring the city with her daughter Kayla and their dog Scallywag.
Lindsey Kemkes, Sponsorship Specialist – Lindsey’s LinkedIn Profile
Lindsey is well known for her vivacious personality and sense of humor. She joined Caravel in 2016, bringing valuable expertise in fundraising and event planning to the team. Lindsey plays a critical role in revenue generating efforts at Caravel. Her wits and smarts are among her best qualities, as she turns up the fun for everyone who engages with Caravel Marketing.
Lindsey earned a Strategic Communications degree from Washington State University with a minor in environmental science. She enjoys practicing yoga and hitting golf balls with her husband.
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 to help Caravel’s clients realize the advantages of sponsorship marketing. 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, Senior Marketing & Communications Consultant – Chris’ LinkedIn Profile
Chris Olsen is a strategic storyteller and an inspired graphic designer who has devoted her career to connecting individuals and organizations using the power of words, images and experiences. After more than a decade broadcast media marketer, Chris launched a consultancy and began leveraging her behind-the-scenes media expertise to benefit clients. Today, Chris partners with mission-driven businesses to develop and implement innovative marketing and communications strategies including branding and content development. She is especially passionate about working with women- and minority-owned/led businesses, and nonprofits focused on equality, education and economic empowerment.
A Minneapolis native, 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 and volunteering as a youth mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters and Art Buddies.