Meet Our Passionate, Committed Team

Kimberly Karp, Founder

Kimberly Karp founded KK Promotions more than 20 years ago, and has been providing clients with standout marketing and distinctive brand merchandising solutions ever since. She is regularly ranked among the top 10 promotional distributor salespeople in the nation, and has been featured as a “Power Player” in the field by Promo Marketing magazine.

A San Francisco native who was raised in the Midwest, Kimberly returned to the Bay Area after graduating with a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is an active member of San Francisco’s cultural, arts and charitable community, supporting organizations that include the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary, JLSF, SF Parks Trust, Children of Shelters and the Art Institute, among others. She is passionate about business, golf, art, travel, fashion and current events.

Lisa Batten, Admin & Operations

Lisa has recently joined KK Promotions as an Admin and Operations professional based out of Northern Kentucky. She has over 5 years of hands on experience in the merchandising promotions arena and over 20 years of customer service experience. Lisa is proud to have joined such a highly regarded team of professionals at KK Promotions.

Lisa currently lives in northern Kentucky but she was born and raised in Neenah, WI. She frequently travels there to spend time with her family. She enjoys spending time with her family hiking, swimming, shopping and being active. Lisa also loves to find the newest trendy restaurant in the Cincinnati area to enjoy. Her passions include training her dog Ace, a Belgian Malinois in hopes to compete in dock diving and agility.

Carrie Bolls Saxbe, Sales

Carrie Bolls Saxbe is a member of the KK Promotions sales team based in Austin, Texas. Carrie graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a B.A. in social work, then spent part of her next 13 years in Austin working as an abuse investigator for Child Protective Services. She then became interested in exploring creative sales and did stints in retail, jewelry design, sales and real estate. After a short sojourn in Columbus, Ohio, she moved to Sausalito, Calif., and found her calling in promotional marketing. It all started with a friend asking for help with a tradeshow to promote his new online venture.

Carrie has since returned to Austin, where she enjoys adventures with her son Sam, hiking with her dogs, and eating her way through the town’s many delicious restaurants.

Christie Swanson, Sales

Christie Swanson is in Sales and has an MBA and was a top investment banker with Wells Fargo Corporate Services, Inc. She left the field to spend more time with her three children and soon discovered her entrepreneurial drive. She ran a clothing business, which expanded to fashion consulting for many of her clients. She recently added promotional products to her business background, bringing loads of business contacts and ideas. Christie has a BS from Tulane University and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.

Our Team