Our Team

KIMBERLY KARP, Founder

Founder Kimberly Karp has 23 years of sales and marketing experience, 20 of which she has spent in premium promotional marketing. Born in San Francisco and raised in the Midwest, Kimberly supports many San Francisco charities and organizations, including the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary, JLSF, SF Parks Trust, Children of Shelters, and the Art Institute, among others. She's passionate about business, golf, art, and travel, and still manages to stay up-to-date on everything from fashion trends to current events. Kim has a BS from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Here are a few of Kimberly's favorite products:

 

Susan Moritz, Director of Operations

Experience: When she was based in Chicago, Susan sold corporate contract furniture, fabrics, and accessories. She's lived in various parts of the country, which gives her broad perspective and experience. She has spent the last 10 years in the ASI market in San Francisco. Susan has a BA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Hometown: Susan was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio.

Passions: In her younger days, Susan owned a dance studio and danced semi-professionally (ballet, jazz, and modern). She still describes herself as being in perpetual motion, and she loves biking, hiking, rowing, and travel. More sedentary interests include film, art, reading, and watching NBA basketball.

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Christie Swanson, Sales

Experience: Christie 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.

Hometown: Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Passions: Christie is devoted to the Washington, D.C., volunteerism and fundraising scene. She has been instrumental and actively involved in the Lombardi Cancer Center, the Women's Board of the American Heart Association, and the Washington Ballet. She is very active in all three of her children's schools. In her spare time, Christie loves to travel, discovering new places and passions.

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Carrie Bolls , Sales

Experience: Carrie grew up in northeast Texas and graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a BA in social work. She lived in Austin for 13 years, some of them spent working as an abuse investigator for CPS. Ultimately she found herself interested in exploring creative sales and did stints in retail, jewelry design and sales as well as real estate. After a short sojourn in Columbus, Oh, Carrie moved to Sausalito and it was there she found her calling. It all started with a friend asking for help with a tradeshow to promote his new online venture.

Hometown: Carrie was born and raised in Texarkana

Passions: Every day brings new adventures with her toddler, Sam, who has given her even more of a reason to be the best person she can be. She also enjoys hiking with her dogs and eating her way through the yummy restaurants in Austin.

Blogging: www.theschwagwag.com.

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