About Us

We are a Certified B Corp

Certified B Corporations are companies who believe it’s time to expand how success is measured in the business world, that for-profit businesses should be a force for good. That means people, planet, and profits are factored into in every decision we make. Learn more about the B Corp designation at bcorporation.net 

Turn-Key is a boutique event marketing agency that works exclusively with the Natural Product Industry. Since 2000, we’ve partnered with CPG brands to uphold the transformative impact of the natural product industry by giving their products creative visibility, effective promotion, and first-class representation via our top notch ambassadors. Our internal team is a collective of energetic and creative individuals who have been doing event marketing for the better part of our professional careers. We are natural foodies, passionately eco-minded, fiercely detail-oriented, and we absolutely love what we do!

Our vision is to build awareness of natural product companies and their brands so that consumers can make sustainable and health conscious choices in the marketplace.

We are proud to say that our Clients and their products strive to make the world a better, more sustainable place—and that is why we're so passionate about what we do.

Kirstin Everard

President & Founder

Kirstin has over 25 years of event marketing experience exclusively in the Natural Products Industry. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara, Kirstin started her career managing the Santa Barbara Farmers' Market Association, coordinating 6 local markets a week, events and community outreach/education, and marketing. Kirstin then worked for Balance Bar Company in its beginning stages, and helped usher explosive growth there for over 4 years, managing a very aggressive event marketing campaign that included sponsorship of over 500 events annually. Primarily through event marketing and grassroots promotions, Balance Bar grew exponentially and eventually sold to Kraft Foods. Kirstin worked for Kraft Foods for 1 year, and then went on to create her own company, Turn-Key Marketing and Promotions, with hopes that she could provide grassroots growth tools to Natural Product Companies, nationwide. When Kirstin is not working, she enjoys hiking, backpacking, ocean-dwelling, and occasionally scorekeeping for her 9-year-old son’s baseball and soccer games!

“I like to think that we make the world a little better every day by encouraging consumers to vote with their dollar.”

—Kirstin Everard

Angelina Hippen

VP Business Development

Angelina joined the Turn-Key Marketing team in 2007 and brings event management expertise and creative thinking to each client campaign she coordinates. She is passionate about keeping Turn-Key on the crest of sustainable business practices in all aspects of client programs and the office headquarters, which led to Turn-Key receiving their B Corp Certification in 2015.  She graduated with a BA from the University of California Santa Barbara and received her MA in Organizational Management from Antioch University, where she focused her research on organizational sustainability. When she isn’t in the office, you'll find Angelina keeping up with her 2 young daughters, hiking in the woods, or hitting the beach.

“Being able to share my favorite products as well as the inspirational stories behind our client's brands is what drives me every day.”

—Angelina Hippen

Brigitte Shaw

VP Campaign Management

Brigitte started working with Turn-Key in 2001 but prior to that she worked with closely with Kirstin in the Event Marketing Department at Balance Bar Company. She has over 20 years of experience in campaign management and event coordination and brings enthusiasm and vitality to all of the Turn-Key campaigns she coordinates.  Having a son who is gluten and dairy intolerant fuels her passion to help introduce alternative and healthy products into the homes of consumers.  When she’s not in the office she’s busy trying to keep up with her 2 very active sons.

“There’s nothing greater than loving what you do … and I get to do it every day for products I stand behind!”

—Brigitte Shaw

Sarah Johnson

Senior Manager National Accounts

Sarah joined the Turn-Key Marketing team in 2012 and has over 15 years of experience in Marketing and Education after earning her BS from Oregon State University in 1997. She has a passion for education and project management and strives to provide Clients with the professionalism and diligence they have come to expect. She approaches each campaign as an opportunity to ensure sure no detail is overlooked and that things run smoothly from start to finish. She believes strongly in providing a healthy and sustainable lifestyle for her own family, and loves having the opportunity at Turn-Key to help educate others about organic products and sustainability. When she’s not in the office, she spends her time with family and friends, running local trails, camping, kayaking, reading and working in the garden.

“Be not simply good—be good for something.”

—Henry David Thoreau

Kristin Nute

Manager National Accounts

Kristin joined the Turn-Key Team in 2005 and brings in-depth field experience and coordination expertise to her position as National Account Manager.   Kristin started with Turn-Key managing events and tours in the Northern California region and brings enthusiasm and fresh perspective to all of the Turn-Key’s campaigns she coordinates.  Kristin graduated with a BA in International Relations from Lewis & Clark College in Portland OR.  When she’s not in the office, Kristin can be found exploring the great outdoors or volunteering with the Sierra Nevada Section of the American Alpine Club and the Environmental Action Committee in Northern California.

“Promoting amazing products and working with a fantastic team, rewards and inspires me every day.”

—Kristin Nute

Shelly Blades Hastings

Coordinator National Events & Social Media

Shelly began working for Turn-Key in the field as a Tour Manager on the Go Mambo Tour in 2005. She managed numerous campaigns, including Tours, Costco Roadshows, Festivals & Expos, Guerrilla Campaigns, and In-store Demos.  In 2013, she transitioned from the field to the office to coordinate nationwide campaigns.  Shelly brings over 10 years of field marketing experience along with her graphics background and her passion for a clean eating healthy lifestyle to the Turn-Key team.  She graduated with High Honors from the University of Florida in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising. When she isn’t in the office, you will find Shelly playing with her two kitties, hiking, cruising the coast with her hubby, or discovering new restaurants in LA.

“Turn-Key has opened me up to a whole new world of natural living. It is a privilege to work for so many wonderful clients and to be able to introduce such amazing products to my family and friends.”

—Shelly Blades Hastings

Jacquie Gartzka

Coordinator National Events

Jacquie joined the Turn-Key team in 2014 after numerous years as a PGA Golf Professional.  She brings her "Yes we can!" attitude to every campaign and event she coordinates, always facing challenges and goals with a smile. Jacquie graduated with honors from Carroll College and has 20 years of experience in teaching and staging professional events in the golf industry. Working at Turn-Key’s clients has ignited a passion for health and wellness. When not at work, Jacquie enjoys pilates, training for races, walking her dog, and boating.

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”

—Mahatma Gandhi

Terra Champney

Coordinator National Events

Terra joined the Turn-Key team in 2015 and brings health education experience, retail expertise, and positivity to each campaign she coordinates. She is passionate about bringing healthy, quality food to the community and about working for a B Corp certified company. Terra graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Public Health; with an emphasis in health promotions and health behavior. She also has a minor in sociology—all a great combination in promoting healthy products for Turn-Key clients! During college, Terra focused a lot of time working with the Healthy Youth Program, teaching wellness and healthy lifestyle choices to children and their families in the local community. When she isn’t in the office, you’ll find Terra outside playing softball, doing CrossFit, hiking with her two dogs or hanging out with her family.

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

—Maya Angelou

Linda Standeven

Director of Finance

Joining the Turn-Key team in January 2010, Linda brings over 15 years of accounting experience to the Turn-Key team as Director of Finance and her goal is accurate, timely billings and payments. She enjoys learning about the world of natural products and loves sampling the products that clients send to the office! Linda is a native Oregonian and loves spending time at the beach. When she’s not at work, you will find her quilting and reading.

“Food for thought is no substitute for the real thing.”

—Walt Kelly

Chance Rey

Logistics Coordinator

Chance joined the Turn-Key team in 2016 after a long career with Apple. He brings a vast knowledge of technology and customer service expertise to the inner workings of all the campaigns he touches. Chance has a CAN DO spirit and a fresh perspective on the natural products industry. If there is a better solution to your logistical problem, he will find it! He attended Oregon State University and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology.  Outside of work you will find him perfecting his Bulgogi recipe, tending to his urban container garden or catching some live music.

“When that last thing clicks into place, when we are able to bring your customers that shared experience, is when I am happiest!”

—Chance Rey

Kelsey Miller

Marketing Associate & Staffing Coordinator

Kelsey joined the Turn Key Marketing team in 2016 after working for a certified sustainable and organic farm, Stahlbush Island Farms. She brings to the team her aptitude for multi-tasking, a product of her days as a logistics coordinator, and enthusiasm about discovering new natural products and brands. Kelsey graduated in 2013 from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Zoology. While she’s away from her desk, Kelsey enjoys visiting friends, finding new trails to explore, and cuddling with her two cats.

“Working at Turn-Key is a wonderful experience. There’s nothing better than going into work knowing that you have a great team to support you and fantastic clients to talk with that day!”

—Kelsey Miller

Chelsea Dixon

Marketing Associate

Chelsea joined the Turn Key Marketing team in 2016, and adds a knowledge and passion for nutrition as well as an upbeat and positive attitude to the Turn-Key team. Chelsea graduated from Oregon State University in 2012 with a BA in Nutrition Science and Minor in Chemistry. For the past three years Chelsea worked educating and promoting holistic pet foods and products. Chelsea is extremely enthusiastic about the natural and organic industry and all of the Turn-Key client campaigns she works on. On the weekends you can find Chelsea hiking with her husband and their dog Scout, riding bikes, playing disc golf, or testing out new recipes.

“I feel so lucky to be part of a team whose mission is to make the planet a better place by sharing our love for the natural industry with communities around the country. We are truly a team that loves what we do!”

—Chelsea Dixon

Turn-Key Field Staff

Because we exclusively represent natural product companies, our field staff looks and lives the LOHAS lifestyle and hale from the health and fitness, nutrition, and wellness industries. We have spent years building our field staff and have long term relationships with many that spans over 5 years. We know that every promotions is only as good as the person behind the table so take great pride in the enthusiastic and knowledgeable Brand Ambassador network.

Learn more about our staff