Born and bred Bay Area native, Julie Atherton graduated from UC Davis with a degree in art.
Julie started working immediately within the fields of marketing and public relations and hasn’t left yet. From The North Face to Old Navy, Julie’s long career in brand development includes a variety of successful and unique companies. Bringing the creative aesthetic of an artist to a finger-on-the-pulse instinct has allowed Julie to work with such innovative and creative clients. If Julie isn’t tearing it up on the soccer field, she might be on her way to yoga, whistling ‘Funkytown’ or making polaroids.
Julie C or the other Julie, a native San Franciscan, has a breadth of experience in the consumer goods industry – working with Pottery Barn and Donna Karan – as well as the publishing world. Her knack for organization, keen sense of style and solid sense of humor are key contributors to JAM Media Collective. Julie C. is dedicated to regularly practicing yoga and trying to take every spin class the city can throw at her.
Deborah Tomecek Pleva
As the non-Julie and Portland, Oregon-based team member, Deborah rounds out the JAM team with experience from brands like Nau, lucy activewear and Portland Farmers Market. She’s often behind the scenes writing press kit materials and product releases. Before settling in Portland, Deb spent five years literally running around the Czech Republic working for the Prague International Marathon and the Czech Olympic Committee. When she’s not working, she’s busy exercising, cooking, practicing yoga Spanish and Czech (but not at the same time), and meeting the never-ending needs of her two littlest clients – her four-year-old son and toddling daughter.
Amy Hunter is also based in Portland, Oregon and tries not to look at the perfect weather reports for Mill Valley, California (JAM’s HQ) . A PR veteran, she is experienced in launching products and events, and creating buzz around companies and causes. When not building press lists or writing press releases, she can be found transporting her two boys on her utility bike, working on her downward facing dog or seeking out new singletrack on her mountain bike.