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The Turn-Key Creed

Here at Turn-Key, we do business the right way. The one that is led by integrity, passion, and raw determination. Not the path of least resistance. We choose gratitude over greed every single time.
We take pride in our work. If there is a mistake, we learn from it and make it better. We own our flaws and always try to improve, showing grace to others who are doing the same. And we strive to be the very best at what we do.

We care. We make our environment a priority instead of an afterthought. We prioritize our employees as fellow humans and don’t take advantage of them. We share our companies’ stories, not their stocks. We lead by example.

And at the end of the day, we may be ninja road warriors, desk jockeys, and master project managers, but we are also kind, optimistic, and perseverant equals. At the end of the day, we work together to solve problems and become better beings. At the end of the day, we have a net positive influence on the world around us. And we measure our success by the positive impact we have on consumers, the lack of impact we have on mother earth, and our Clients’ growth. We are the Turn-Key family. This is what we strive for. It’s who we are.

Who We Are

We are a socially conscious agency based in Corvallis, Oregon with a dedication to details. Proudly comprised of over 200 field staff in over 50 US markets in 22 states, all staff are W-2 employees, not 1099 contractors. Our in-house recruiting and HR team follow a proven internal process for recruiting and onboarding great talent. 

At Turn-Key, training is paramount. We prepare our staff with everything they need in the field and work with our Clients to provide comprehensive brand and product training so our ambassadors represent brands as if they were their own. We pride ourselves on retaining quality staff and holding them accountable to our uncompromising Turn-Key standards. 


About our President & Founder
Kirstin Everard

Kirstin has had a deep passion for natural and organic food and sustainable food systems since she attended UC Santa Barbara in the early 1990’s. Her first job out of college was managing Farmer’s Markets in Santa Barbara county and creating community events & education programs to connect consumers with their local producers. Kirstin was also instrumental in launching 2 brand new farmers markets in Santa Barbara, which are still operating today.

The spell was cast! Kirstin had found a way to intersect natural foods, producers, events and sustainability, all in one net! In 1997, she began working for Balance Bar Company when it was just an emerging nutrition bar brand with only 12 employees. Over the next 4 years, Balance Bar grew exponentially to $130MM in annual sales, using event marketing as the primary driver to gain trial and educate consumers about a “newer” approach to balanced nutrition. Balance Bar sponsored hundreds of events, trade shows and Costco Road shows every year, thousands of event product donations annually, placed product on airlines, hotels & rental cars, and managed a robust athletic sponsorship program. Balance Bar became one of the fastest growing brands in the history of the Natural Foods Industry, selling to Kraft Foods in 2000 for over a quarter of a billion dollars.

In early 2000, Kirstin was energized to take the event marketing strategies and tools that were successful at Balance Bar, and to work with other companies in the Natural Product Industry. With a fierce entrepreneur spirit and a deeply-rooted purpose, Kirstin founded Turn-Key Marketing & Promotions, a full service event marketing & sampling agency that has specialized in growing natural & sustainable brands for over 20 years!

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