Meet Our Team
CEO & President
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by people and their behaviors. Objectively analyzing how others connect, interact and make decisions is absolutely fascinating, especially when focusing on how it changes over time. I originally enrolled at the University of Michigan as a history major; I had no idea that this longtime interest was also the macrocosm of successful marketing strategy. (And coding websites is something I’ve done since I was a teenager. Thanks AngelFire, LiveJournal and MySpace for those prehistoric HTML customization requirements!)
I started my marketing company in 2008 while still an undergraduate and never looked back. I moved to Washington D.C. and have since expanded my professional skill set while keeping a sharp eye on industry trends, changes and best practices. Since opening for business, I’ve worked with clients across the United States and in a variety of industries ranging from medical and legal to landscaping and construction. Over the years my focus (and perhaps true passion) has been in lifestyle and hospitality marketing.
In the rare moments when my computer is closed, I love to cheer for my beloved Michigan Wolverines, Netflix binge and wakeboard with friends.
Social & Admin Assistant
Eventually Barrera found herself living and working in Arlington, where she has developed considerable experience in the hospitality industry. She brings to District Maven a financial background with a love of copywriting, social media and data analysis. Ana will be acting as the Marketing Administrative Assistant, performing account management and social media marketing tasks for clients throughout the Metro Washington D.C. area.
Design & Creative
John has a Bachelors of Arts in English and Literature with a focus in Web Rhetoric. Shortly after graduating, he moved to New York to work with Studio One as a production assistant to assist magazines such as Redbook, Womens Wear Daily, and Harpers Bazaar, while also interning at Capsule Trade Show, an event that brings designers from around the world to showcase their new collections.
He ultimately moved back to D.C and worked for a mens boutique called Universal Gear to manage their eCommerce and social media initiatives.
On his spare time he plays for DCGFFL, plays Circuit Kickball, trains for triathlons, hikes, and travels as often as one can.