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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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.

Crystal Landherr

Crystal Landherr

Marketing Specialist

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.

Puckett Alabestor West

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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From Fifteen to Cardigan, Sarah is T. Swift "Lover" - get it?

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.

Crystal Landherr

Somehow Crystal is fully functional without the essential lifeblood that fuels the rest of the Tulip Tree team.

Consumes absolutely zero caffeine. Seriously.

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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.

Running champ for best dressed on Halloween.

Sarah Link

You can catch Sarah in the nearest tree stand getting up close and personal with the local wildlife.

Likes to show off bad-ass bow hunting skills.

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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.

Crystal Landherr

It's easy to understand why the call of the upper Midwest brought Crystal back to her roots in Minnesota.

Survived living in Hawaii for three years.

Sarah Link

Sarah has watched all the Lord of the Rings in one sitting. More than once.

Watched all the Lord of the Rings extended editions

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

Can list all 50 states in less than 30 seconds.

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Abbie loves to incorporate lines from The Office into most conversations and expects you to laugh every time.

Would love to be part of an inside joke someday.