We are a mission driven event marketing agency that has exclusively served the natural products industry since 2000. We partner with CPG brands to uphold the transformative impact of the natural product industry by giving our client’s products creative visibility, effective promotion, and first-class representation. Our internal team are energetic and creative individuals who strive at providing our clients a boutique experience. We are natural foodies, sustainably minded, fiercely detail-oriented, and passionate about what we do!

We are a B CORP. We are part of a growing collective companies who believe that for-profit businesses should be a force for good. This means that people and the planet are equally considered along with profit in our services and agency decisions. Being a B Corp means that we elect to only work with companies who align with our values, and whose products and mission we truly support. Turn-Key was the first experiential sampling agency in the country to become a certified B Corp in 2015 (To learn more about the B Corps, please visit: bcorporation.net)

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

Brigitte Shaw

VP Client 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

VP Operations

Sarah joined the Turn-Key Marketing team in 2012 with over 15 years of experience in Marketing and Education after earning her BS from Oregon State University. She has a passion for education and wellness and strives to provide Turn-Key’s Clients with the professionalism and diligence they have come to expect. She approaches each project as an opportunity to ensure sure no detail is overlooked and that things run smoothly for both our internal team and our Clients, 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 educate others. When she’s not in the office, she spends her time running local trails, reading, camping and kayaking.

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

—Henry David Thoreau

Jacquie Gartzka

Senior Manager National Accounts

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 with 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

Shelly Blades Hastings

Manager National Accounts and 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

Terra Champney

Manager National Accounts

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

Kristen Edge

Marketing Coordinator

As an event coordinator and writer, Kristen joined Turn-Key in 2018 to promote companies whose values she believes in. With a focus on how narratives shape individuals and their perceptions of the world around them, Kristen brings a personal touch to all her events, making sure that the people and the story behind each product are highlighted for each marketing opportunity. Kristen has a master's in Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies from Northern Arizona University and two bachelor's degrees in English and Spanish from Eastern Illinois University. In her free time, she enjoys reading a good book, trying new teas from the co-op, practicing yoga, and going on hikes with her husband.

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference."

—Robert Frost

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

Campaign and Production 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 & Staffing Coordinator

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 about and promoting holistic pet foods and products. Chelsea is extremely enthusiastic about the natural and organic industry and the Turn-Key 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

Teena Yates

Logistics Supply & Warehouse Coordinator

Teena joined the Turn-Key Marketing team in 2017 with experience and enthusiasm for fitness and nutrition. Teena graduated from Oregon State with honors with degrees in Human Development and Family Sciences and Exercise Sports Science. Teena stays involved with her community having worked with the Boys and Girls club as an Assistant kindergarten teacher and Coach for softball and basketball. Teena is passionate about health and wellness with the hope that her work with Turn-Key will bring smiles to retail customer faces by introducing them to amazing products that Turn-Key represents. Away from the office you will find Teena at early morning CrossFit sessions, playing competitive slow pitch softball, exploring Oregon, or relaxing with her two dogs.

“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.”

—Jay Danzie

Robyn Scott

Marketing Associate

Robyn joined the Turn-Key Marketing team in 2018.  Her initial event marketing experience was working for Kirstin during her time at Balance Bar, conducting demos. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara, Robyn then went on to teach elementary school, with a focus on teaching second language learners and supporting community family outreach programs.  She brings her passion for education, collaboration, and communication skills to the Turn-Key team.  Being a team player is what it's all about! Outside of work, Robyn loves traveling and spending time with her family, riding dressage almost every day of the week, and watching her daughter dance.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much!”

—Helen Keller


Turn-Key Field Manager Team

In addition to over 200 hand-selected Brand Ambassadors across the country, Turn-Key also has a team of highly trained, dedicated Field Managers. Our Field Managers travel to every one of our Guerrilla and Event activations across the country to ensure flawless, Turn-Key Execution. Meet them here:

Tamara Botkin

Atlanta, GA

I have been promoting healthy products with Turn-Key Marketing and Promotions since 2007. It is very important for me to be able to educate people on the importance of living a clean healthy lifestyle, on or off the clock. When I am not out working an event or music festival--you can find me working in my garden, keeping bees, or attending a music festival.

Brian Butcher

Seattle, WA

I have been a part of Turn-Key since mid-2016, and I have since become a huge fan of the brands Turn-Key works with, making it that much easier to put my all into showing the world what these companies and products are all about. I spend a large portion of my time playing in a nationally touring band, as well as filming and editing music videos.

Courtney Crosby

Denver, CO

I have enjoyed working with Turn Key for over seven years.  When I am not working for Turn Key, I am outdoors, hiking, snowboarding and trail running. Turn Key partners with clients that I can easily incorporate into my active lifestyle.

Ryan Holmes

Tampa, FL

I joined the Turn-Key team in 2017 and have been lucky enough to represent some amazing brands whose beliefs align with my own. When I'm not out talking with consumers, I am off finding adventure, whether in my own backyard or out on a hiking trail.

Shannon Novak

Chicago, IL

I am grateful and blessed to be part of the Turn-Key family for many years!  When I am not representing amazing healthy brands at events & demos, I am a make-up artist & an actress.  I also enjoy cooking, singing karaoke, photography and loving life!  Keep smiling!!!

Connor Peters

Orlando, FL

I’ve been a part of the Turn-Key family since 2017 and I share the same passion for healthy living and eating with the companies I represent. My passion for everyone to feel their best has inspired me to inspire everyone around me. Whether it's in the booth or out in the streets I’m sure to brighten your day with a big smile and a good laugh. When I’m not out in the field you might run across me working on films or hitting the surf and always excited to share a laugh.

Wendy Rockett

Phoenix, AZ

My friends like to chide me for being a "Promo Granny" as I've been in the promotional industry since 2002, but that's because I've found my niche! I'm proud to be a Turn Key Field Manager and to bring smiles to people's faces by providing them nutritious products that are in line with my healthy lifestyle. Exercise and traveling are my two passions which I pursue fervently in my free time. 

Mark Schmelz

New Jersey/New York

I’ve been working for Turn-Key since 2017 and love the great brands we represent. The products we promote dovetail nicely with my active and healthy lifestyle, which includes adventure travel, skiing, hiking, biking and indulging in culinary delights.

Paulina Villagran-Leija

San Diego, CA

I have been enlightening people with healthy foods and products as a part of the Turn-Key team since 2016. Throughout this time, I have gotten a chance to impact people’s lives through nutrition which happens to be one of my biggest passions! I truly believe that food is nature’s medicine, therefore, going out to the public and bringing them better choices for a healthier lifestyle is what drives me! Some of my other passions include traveling, cooking, baking fondant cakes, enjoying the arts and spending time with my family.

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