Our Team

Meet your marketing team – Stratos is ready to integrate your business’s goals with our creative passion.

Julia Block Pearson

Founder + CEO

Kat Combs

Operations Manager

Brianna Ensz

Account Manager

Ariane York

Account Manager

Ryann Marlar

Senior Content Coordinator

Savannah Guthrie

Senior Graphic Designer

Christine Whack

Content Coordinator

Emily Janssen

Content Coordinator

Dylan Weinert

Content Coordinator

Justine Wan

Content Coordinator

Sophia Riley

Associate Content Coordinator

K’Shari Pittman

Marketing Assistant

Julia Block Pearson

Founder + CEO

Julia began Stratos to create a work environment that helped both clients and employees design lives that they enjoy. On the client side, she helps business owners make sure each of their marketing strategies work together to produce the results and revenue they want. On the employee side, she leads the team as we navigate the challenges and joys of working remotely.

Julia’s Other Loves: 
Hiking in the mountains, her three dogs, + her daughter Madi

Located in:
Salt Lake City, UT

Ariane York

Account Manager

Ariane cares for all our clients by providing regular updates and coordinating between our staff and clients. She is just an email away any time a client has a question, concern, or new idea for their marketing strategy.

Ariane’s Other Loves: 
Music (building a home studio with my husband, Isaac), working out, Milo (dog), donuts!

Located In:
Cleveland, TN

Brianna Ensz

Account Manager

Brianna supports our clients and staff by serving as a point of contact. She loves building connections and making our clients’ needs her personal priority.

Brianna’s Other Loves: 
Jesus, my husband, my boys (AKA the two kings!) + piano.

Located in:
Port Huron, MI

Kat Combs

Operations Manager

Kat creates the processes and systems needed to help our team do their most creative work. She works behind the scenes to ensure our staff has everything they need to get the job done and our clients are proud of the work we are producing.

Kat’s Other Loves: 
Owner, Grizzly Bee Sticker Co   |   Founder, Widows Lost & Found

Located In:
Chicago, IL (and sometimes Athens, Greece)

Ryann Marlar

Senior Content Coordinator

Ryann creates organic social media content and email marketing for our clients so they can focus on work while their social media and emails build their brand, develop customer relationships, and attract new leads. She loves pulling the thread on content concepts and brainstorming new ideas with clients and team members in order to produce authentic content that people pay attention to.

Ryann’s Other Loves: 
Barre3 Instructing, learning photography, + my pups: Arwen and Frank

Located In:
Sun Prairie, WI

Savannah Guthrie

Senior Graphic Designer

Savannah serves our clients by creating beautiful designs for their branding and websites. With a cohesive and polished look, they are able to attract new clients with their marketing materials and websites.

Savannah’s Other Loves: 
Snowboarding, traveling with just a backpack, + her daughter Miriam

Located In:
Lexington, KY

Kelsey Potter

Content Coordinator

Kelsey uses her love for writing to craft content for our clients’ social media channels and email marketing so that our clients can focus on their sweet spots while we help them nurture their relationships with their customers.

Kelsey’s Other Loves: 
Yoga + her daughter Lily   |  Founder of Toa Tumaini Foundation

Located In:
Wauconda, IL

Justine Wan

Content Coordinator

Justine runs quality control on content so that it is easy to read and understand. She is always keeping an eye out for typos to ensure our clients look and sound professional.

Justine’s Other Loves: 
Founder of Expecting Rainbow Podcast

Located In:
Raleigh, NC

Emily Janssen

Content Coordinator

Emily supports our clients by creating social media posts and developing email marketing for them. She loves to help clients reach their customers in an authentic and clear way.

Emily’s Other Loves:
Her dog Caamp Ann and being outside  |   Ponderosa Pine Design Co.

Located In:
Wherever the camper-life leads her

Sophia Riley

Associate Content Coordinator

Sophie utilizes her passion for writing and design to create engaging social media and marketing content for clients. She loves finding the right words for the right moment.

Sophia’s Other Loves:
Writing and illustrating children’s literature, traveling, + yoga

Located In:
Rockford, IL

Christine Whack​

Content Coordinator

Christine creates organic social media content and email marketing for our DIY Club clients. She loves developing a strategy, expanding upon the clients’ stories, and brainstorming new ideas with clients and team members to keep content fresh and engaging.

Christine’s Other Loves:
Musician (singer-songwriter, producer, and keytar player), traveling Africa, and currently researching brain health optimization.

Located In:
Chicago, IL

Dylan Weinert

Content Coordinator

Dylan has always had an earnest passion for writing and rhetoric. He loves exercising this passion to create sophisticated, useful, and pithy content for our clients

Dylan’s Other Loves:
Playing soccer, and coaching soccer. Reading. Coffee. Cooking.

Located In:
Chicago, IL

K’Shari Pittman

Marketing Assistant

K’Shari supports and assists the team with administrative tasks and marketing efforts to allow them to focus on what they excel at; expressing their creativity. She has great attention to detail and loves to help when she can to lighten the workload of the the team.

K’Shari’s Other Loves:
Modeling, reading, and painting!

Located In:
Chicago, IL

The Stratos Story

 

In 2018, I left my full-time job at a non-profit with three month’s of savings and hope that someone might take a chance on hiring me for my social media skills. You see…up until that point, as the youngest person on the staff, I was always nominated to manage the organization’s social media. Over the years, I learned and implemented different strategies. At one point, I wrote a Giving Tuesday campaign for a colleague’s non-profit; they raised $4k in a day!

Back to Stratos…After 6 months of building up my clients as a freelancer, I needed help and asked Ryann, our Senior Content Coordinator, if she would want to help. Six months after that, we were inviting Kelsey and Savannah to join us. As our team grew, I decided that I couldn’t keep calling the business Julia Block Marketing Solutions since our whole team was involved in creating beautiful client work. So in 2020, the business became Stratos Creative Marketing.

When I started this business, it was because I wanted freedom. Freedom to travel. Freedom from toxic work environments. Freedom to be creative. Freedom to work on things I enjoyed. Over the past years, I’ve been able to experience it. But even better, we now have a staff of over 10 people who are able to as well. I never expected to grow like this, but it’s been one of the most satisfying and joyful parts of all the hard work.

Whether you’re just visiting our website to see what we’re up to or looking for a marketing company to partner with, I hope you too get to experience similar joy in seeing something you’ve worked so hard to accomplish.

 

Always in your corner,

Julia

We are committed to helping you get leads through your marketing
so you can focus on what you do best in your business. 

Don’t feel overwhelmed by your marketing.
Let’s work together to grow your business.

Bonus Team Members

Lucy

Pupsident

Sushi

Vice Purrsident 

Moses

Director of Animal Resources

Arwen

CEO of Napping

Milo

Accounts Retrievables

Frank

Party Planning Committee

Beau

Petwork Technician

Wally

Pest Control

Beans

Pawlicy Consultant

Max

Sanitation Specialist

Greta

Barketing Manager

Caamp Ann

Assistant TO the Barketing Manager

Otis

Chief Burrower

3 Simple Formulas for Your Marketing Plan

Use these 3 Simple (but Strategic) Formulas in your marketing plan. Each of them produces different results, but all will help you grow your business!

Stratos Creative’s expertise significantly enhances Aespire’s capability to provide outstanding support to our valued clients. They play a vital role in our team, guaranteeing seamless management and optimal performance of our client’s Facebook and Instagram campaigns. By leveraging their expertise, we effectively attract, engage, and convert new customers, empowering our clients to experience remarkable growth.

Brian Sooy

www.aespire.com

How to get started

1.

Schedule an appointment where we can talk about your business goals.

2.

We create a custom marketing plan to accomplish your goals.

3.

Let’s get to work on your business goals with a clear plan forward.