Michael, along with his wife Kathryn, founded Half a Bubble Out in November 2002 and has an intense desire to communicate effectively and deeply with people. Michael is formally educated in Instructional Design, a communications degree that combines educational theory with the use of multimedia to create effective training tools. He has a passion for helping small businesses tell their story.Hobbies: Reading or listening to books on any topic he finds interesting, photography, and coming up with a big idea.
Kathryn, along with her husband Michael, founded Half a Bubble Out in November 2002 and has the vital skills needed for impeccable customer service. She has Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Religious Studies, and a Master of Divinity in New Testament Theology, so of course it makes perfect sense that she owns an Advertising and Marketing firm. She spent nine years selling complex software for the public sector, where she learned strong project management skills. She is a strong teacher and clear communicator.
Hobbies: Reading and journaling at her favorite coffee shop, and taking a walk through the park.
Office ManagerView Bio
Vicky has a knack for research, stemming from her 12 years of teaching before venturing into the world of marketing. She grew up in Weed, California where she woke up every morning to a beautiful view of Mount Shasta. She attended College of the Siskiyous before graduating from California State University, Chico with a BA in Liberal Arts and a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential.
Hobbies: Outdoor activities, people watching, reading historical fiction, and cooking....
Senior Content EditorView Bio
Senior Content Editor
Paige loves words, especially writing them. Paige grew up in Chico, California and received a degree in Journalism, Public Relations, from California State University, Chico. She now works remotely from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She has a background in news writing, non-profit marketing/event planning, and loves crossing off her to-do list.
Hobbies: Going to the movies and enjoying film award season, shoe shopping, and chatting with friends at her favorite coffee shop.
Paid Ads ManagerView Bio
Paid Ads Manager
Chris loves marketing for all types of businesses, from the creative side to the analytical stuff. Chris grew up in the Midwest and received a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH. He has a background in paid search management and is excited to contribute to the team at the Bubble.
Hobbies: Going outdoors, hiking, camping and snowboarding, spending time with friends and family, and exploring new cities.
Project ManagerView Bio
Jeannie loves art, ideas, and design and has Bachelor’s degrees in Art Studio and Liberal Studies from California State University Chico. She grew up in Chico and has a background in non-profit administrative support, communications, and graphic design.
Hobbies: Cooking and baking, creating art, reading, watching and analyzing films, shopping the farmer’s market, and having deep conversations with friends.
Digital Marketing Project ManagerView Bio
Digital Marketing Project Manager
Jenna grew up in Chico, California, but went away for school and got her Business Administration degree from Seattle Pacific University in Washington. If you didn’t make the connection with the last name, she is in fact the daughter of Michael and Kathryn and has made HaBO a true family affair.
Hobbies: Reading, baking, DIY projects, and going to country music concerts.
Content and Social Media CoordinatorView Bio
Content and Social Media Coordinator
Sandra grew up in Durham, CA and attended Sonoma State, Cuesta Community College, and Chico State to get a degree in Journalism, Public Relations with a minor in Agricultural Business. She has a background working in marketing, event management, and administration.
Hobbies: Reading, hanging out with friends, volunteering, and watching The Great British Baking Show.
Executive AssistantView Bio
Alysa loves organizing whether it’s at home or assisting Kathryn with her busy schedule. She grew up in Andover, Minnesota and still lives nearby working remotely with her husband, two kids and three dogs. She has a background in administration, sales and was an Assistant Director at a Senior Living community.
Hobbies: taking walks, working out, running around with the kids, cleaning the house, watching movies, crafts, going to church and getting together with friends and family.
Marketing AssistantView Bio
Ali is an inquisitive people person who loves to eat good food and explore new places. She has a Bachelors degree from the University of Tennessee in Cultural Anthropology but has taken up an interest in business. When she isn’t assisting HaBO clients with their marketing needs you can find her exploring the country of Thailand where she lives with her husband Nicky and Thai cat Jorge.
Hobbies: Teaching conversational English, reading, hiking, and gardening.
Official Office GreeterView Bio
Official Office Greeter
Backup the Office Dog has been at the Bubble since 2010. She spends her days greeting clients and vendors, receiving FedEx packages, and keeping us all on our toes. She’s a mix of Boxer and German Shepherd, but we’re pretty sure she has some Dingo in her too.
Hobbies: Chasing her tail, napping, hiding snacks, and pouncing around and visiting each of us at our desks.