Mia Bolton, Healthy Living Captain

Lover of social media, surfing boards and the sea.

Mia knows that today, the core of any brand comes from its social media presence. Harnessing brands and cultivating personal connections with audiences in less than 140 characters is now a marveled skill– and Mia’s got it. She takes true joy in building social media strategies and the challenge of writing with character, purpose and flair in as few words as possible.

Mia brings vibrant creativity to the Mixte team with a keen eye for photography and passion for design. Pair this with her thorough understanding of nonprofit communications and public relations, then clip in for an action-packed adventure.

Prior to Mixte, Mia implemented and managed social media accounts for Quiksilver, Roxy, Quiksilver Women, 9:30 Club, Outsource Technical and of course, herself. When she’s not posting your most embarrassing photos you can catch her playing with surfboards or publishing stories in international surf magazine Foam Symmetry and USA Swimming’s publication, Splash Magazine. Find @mmmbolt and say hello.

Hailey Bossert, Public Relations Specialist

Passionate about teamwork, witty remarks and the color orange.

Hailey advocates for the power of teamwork. As an athlete all her life, Hailey quickly understood that support and encouragement were the best means for achieving goals. She carried this mindset into her collegiate career where she joined various organizations, motivated to work with others toward common goals.

Through her experiences, she developed a passion for working with nonprofits and helping to better her communities. She enjoyed seeing the hard work of small groups impact communities in a positive way. She was also eager to utilize her marketing and public relations skills to spread the word about the great things these nonprofits and businesses were doing.

That’s what brought her to Mixte: a company where she’s constantly inspired by the team, businesses and organizations around her. When she’s not participating in brainstorms or writing pitches, you can find this San Diego native appreciating the beautiful SD weather, jamming to all genres of music and trying any and every type of spicy food.

Hailey is extremely excited to be part of the Mixte(am).

Miranda Brown, Communications Specialist

Wordsmith, nature nerd and adventure seeker.

Miranda is convinced that stories can change the world. With a love of social media and creative content development, her mission is to tell the world how fun and important Mixte’s nonprofit and socially responsible business clients are.

Miranda fell in love with nonprofit communication as a writer at Invisible Children, and she’s developed public relations and communication strategies for companies like Regal Entertainment Group and Medical Research Charities. After graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University with a degree in managerial and organizational communication, Miranda was stoked to find her niche at Mixte.

Now, she spends her workdays pulling the perfect words together to connect Mixte’s inspiring clients with their target audiences to make our community a better place. After work hours, you’ll probably find her outside, running along the coast or hiking the biggest mountain she can find.

Philip Galicia, Communications Apprentice

Feeling Empowered, Fashion-Forward, and Full-of-Life.

Philip discovered the importance of storytelling when he co-founded an Anti-Bullying Club back in high school. Talking about his experiences influenced others to also speak up, thus created more awareness in school. He then started feeling empowered after realizing that there is power in everyone’s story — starting with his.

After feeling like he has made a positive mark in his community at home, he now feels like it is time to do the same in his new community in San Diego. He hopes to use Mixte as a vessel to continue his life’s purpose of changing the world by telling one story at a time (while looking fashionable at the same time).

If he’s not busy at Mixte, then you could expect him to be watching the sunset on his favorite cliff in San Diego, or going on adventures with his friends and his camera.

Jamie Hampton, Boss Lady

Lead strategist, commuter of the year and localist.

Jamie understands both sides—the pressure facing in-house communications teams and the struggles with outside consultants—a perspective that gives her an edge in creating communication strategies for Mixte’s clients.

A believer in thinking smarter, not harder, Jamie first honed her talents through a decade of leadership in public relations and advertising agencies. She then moved in house to build the communications department for the world’s second-largest Waterkeeper organization, San Diego Coastkeeper.

Now at the helm of Mixte (previously Jamie Ortiz Communications), Jamie specializes in the development of strategies that help her teams maximize limited marketing resources. It’s the perfect combination of her creative thinking and storied experience with brands like Wilson Sporting Goods, DeMarini Bats, Electra Bicycle Company, Honda, Vet-Stem, SANDAG, SKLZ, Del Mar Racetrack, Seaport Village and others.

Want to connect with Jamie? She’s always looking for friends to join her bicycle commute. Or you can try email (Jamie@gomixte.com), cell (858-337-7466) or Twitter (@gomixte).

Faisal Imami, Communications Apprentice

College student, food and culture enthusiast.

Faisal is currently in his fourth and final year at San Diego State University majoring in Communications. His passion and love for storytelling came at an early age.

Coming from a family of refugees, Faisal grew up listening to stories and they never failed to inspire him. He believes that every story has the power to change lives. Faisal always dreamed of bettering the world through his work and that’s when he discovered Mixte. He loves being part of a supportive team that continues to make a positive difference in the community.

No matter the task, he is always ready to lend a helping hand to the Mixte team. When Faisal isn’t in a classroom or at the office, you can catch him chowing down the best food San Diego has to offer.

Lisa Johnson, Team Building Champion

Passionate journalist constantly looking for carpe diem opportunities.

As a child, Lisa’s desire to speak 100 words-per-minute lead her grandmother to constantly mention that Lisa would someday end up on TV – possibly as a news reporter. Her grandmother’s vision manifested itself when Lisa began her career as a U.S. Navy broadcast journalist and media relations specialist.

After her award-winning Navy career ended, she held several lucrative federal government positions, but always desired something more meaningful – something that added more value to her human experience. She had read countless stories about people who changed the course of their lives and careers, for myriad reasons, but never dreamed she’d be one of them.

That all changed in 2016 when she was introduced to Jamie by a mutual friend. Lisa’s conversation with Jamie would challenge her to move from a place of complacency on social issues to a place of passionate action.

Now as a member of Mixte, Lisa has taken the first step toward a more meaningful professional existence – changing her community, our society and the world.

Devon Lantry, Messaging Strategist

Internet extraordinaire and emotional engineer.

Devon’s been trying to start a revolution his whole life. One day, he decided to stop trying and start doing. So he joined Mixte.

Between nine and five, he turns ethical brands into the leaders of movements. After five, he likes to follow the same parades he started. To Devon, twitter is a bullhorn in a park, Facebook is a place to spread dissident coffee-shop whispers and the news media is an airplane that drops manifestos from the sky.

His expertise lies in web-based graphic design and graphic-based web design. He does the rest with coffee and a keyboard. Prior to Mixte, Devon managed political campaigns for marriage equality, funding for NASA and fair insurance policies for families with autism. He holds a B.A. in media and communications from the American Jewish University.

Katy Lillig, Healthy Communities Captain

Coordinator of big parties, busy schedules and blissful camping trips.

Katy has learned firsthand how great communications strategies can build strong communities. Before joining the Mixte team, she practiced her skills at nonprofit organizations working to create better neighborhoods in San Francisco, Cincinnati and Miami.

She also uncovered her superpower: the ability to transform event planning from hair-pulling chaos into coordinated harmony. From construction sites to cocktail hours, Katy brought people together with patience, a sense of humor and lots of checklists.

These days, Katy finds joy in working with Mixte’s clients; a unique group of people who share her passion for improving communities. When she’s not checking off to-do lists, Katy is perfecting the art of DIY, reading too many books at once and packing for her next camping trip.

Brenda Toro Quintana, Communications Strategist

Content creator, nature explorer, and foodie.

Brenda loves to be in front and behind the camera, looking for creative ways to develop and tell stories. Her ambition to find challenges and go-getter attitude brought her to Mixte where she pitches your stories to media, living up to her “Weaver” nickname.

After spending years in-house for a corporate organization that helps grow corporate America, Brenda became focused on a path that would make real change to the communities that at one point, she called home. Her passion and pride of where she comes from is the fire behind her determination to make a difference one pitch at a time.

As a SoCal native, Brenda loves to do just about anything you can think of: from hiking through national parks, wine tasting through Temecula Wine Country, watching football and baseball games, trying new foods, to spoiling her pug and boston terrier.

Holly Raines, Official Numbers Cruncher

Aficionado of numbers, small details of the bigger picture and road trips.

Holly is an accounting professional who believes strongly in the triple bottom line framework for any business. With this outlook, she is always making sure that her pursuit of financial success is an environmentally conscious and socially equitable endeavor. This is how she found herself working at Mixte, a communications firm with mirroring ambitions.

Prior to Mixte, her professional and educational background includes client work in financial accounting, information systems and photographic arts. Financial data and art are interchangeable to Holly. As such, she is able to piece together creative and efficient solutions to suit different business needs.

Outside of the office, Holly can be found with her family somewhere near the ocean, somewhere enjoying the notorious San Diego sunshine or somewhere living in her Honda Civic on a road trip to a new destination.