Who We Are

Meet the Team

We’re 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.

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Whitney West

Marketing & Design Director

A natural-born leader who founded Tulip Tree Studios 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.

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Sarah Thacker

Marketing Specialist

A purveyor of marketing, copywriting, advertising, and digital services, there are few things that Sarah is not good at – sitting still being one of them. Luckily for her clients, she’s a creative strategist that works tirelessly to propel a business towards their goals through all facets of marketing. She’s detailed and organized, proactive and proficient, and the marketing manager that many businesses quickly realize they can’t live without.

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Alicia Olson

Creative Coordinator

Don’t let the sweet voice fool you - Alicia is a straight-shooting operations manager that most businesses dream of having on their team. Her exceptional ability to coordinate chaos drives all Tulip Tree processes forward from beginning to end. She understands the results our clients expect and ensures every project is delivered on track, on task, on brand, to spec, and delivered on schedule.

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Abbie Knepper

Content Specialist

She’s got an animated personality and a great deal of ambition - but that’s not all. Abbie brings intuitive and contemporary copywriting expertise to the Tulip Tree team, and works relentlessly to generate innovative and individualized social media strategies through a wide array of online avenues. Driven heavily by results, she’s sure to bring any business to the next level with her savvy social media skills.

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Puckett Alabestor West

Office Security

He might be a dog, but Puckett is a mover and a shaker when it comes to chasing down treats and wagging his tail. He offers the team high-quality security services, as well as the opportunity to talk baby in the office. Puckett enjoys watching his squirrel friends out the windows and cheering up everyone he encounters with his infectious enthusiasm and attention. He’s an invaluable part of our team, and you can always count on him to lift your spirits.

Team Trivia

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!

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Puckett loves spending his PTO relaxing with friends and family at his cabin in Canada.

Always says yes to international travel.

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Have you ever loved a Taylor Swift song so much you cried in your car? Because Sarah has.

Is a Swiftie (that’s code for a Taylor Swift fan).

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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.

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For Abbie, the messier and more fiendishly spicy, the better. 

Will win any hot wing eating contest.

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Besides marketing, one of Alicia's many talents includes being a skincare guru.

Was a former Esthiology Educator in Texas.

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If you don't know Porsha, Erika, Sonja, Teresa, or Vicki, you don't know Sarah.

Not so secretly wants to be a Bravo-lebrity.

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We're not flustrated by Alicia's unique language choices. We actually find it kind of sedimental.

Hilarious wordsmith... by accident.

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No one in the office can top Puckett's unique costume choices. Check our Instagram for proof.

Always best dressed on Halloween.

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Abbie brings her GoPro on every vacation to capture all her jet-setting debauchery.

Documents all travel adventures on her vlog.

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If the timing doesn't impress you, the rhyming Whitney puts with it should.

Can list all 50 states in less than 30 seconds.