BLUE DOGS MEDIA
Our curated team is customized specifically for your project, aligning direct experience and specialized skill sets.
Founder | Creative Director
Lisa McKinney’s creative talents have been employed designing and marketing for a diverse clientele that includes evolving or developing, small businesses, independent artists and athletes, national non-profits, and national outdoor brands. Because of Lisa’s unconventional path and over 15 years of professional experience across different industry sectors she offers a unique combination of business, technical, and creative skills. She loves teaching and helping others grow and thrive in their own businesses.
Lisa is an independent thinker and creative marketer with extensive experience in brand development, digital and print communications, social media, analytics, paid and earned media. She values the importance of being a nimble practitioner on every digital platform she oversees and uses her marketing and artistic instincts to create effective multi-channel marketing solutions that drive audience engagement, helping businesses reach their desired audience and beyond. Creative work featured in HOW, New York Times, DHA, and Montana Addy’s.
Integrator & Social Media Manager
Working as an entrepreneur for twenty-three years, Jennifer understands small business owners’ diverse roles. Her experience in accounting and leadership consulting equipped her with a passion for effective processes and a desire to provide simplicity and clarity in complex situations. Recently, Jennifer dove into online marketing with a successful blog, coaching, and speaking business utilizing SEO and social media. Her TikTok account has amassed 45.5K followers, and she LOVES the ever-changing social media space.
Jennifer delivers her work and wisdom with humor, rawness, and a vibrancy that inspires change.
She and her husband are University of Montana alums and have been in the valley for 27 years. They raised their five teenagers to enjoy everything outdoors, including fly fishing, skiing, and hiking. When she’s not researching trends on social media or finding new solutions for her clients, you’ll find her hiking Trapper Peak, cheering on her son at ski competitions, or playing “Soccer Mom” with her daughter’s traveling team.
Copywriter and Strategic Planner
In addition to helping clients grow in strategically aligned ways, Amy is personally invested in community development. She is a member of Leadership Montana’s Class of 2017 and the inaugural Master’s Class of 2019, is a certified Gracious Space facilitator, and serves on the advisory council of the Gracious Space Institute – a national initiative to increase civility and collaborative leadership.
She is a founding board member for the Red Ants Pants Foundation, which is dedicated to fostering strength and self-reliance in women and in rural, agricultural communities. The Foundation has awarded over $100,000 in community grants, teaches timber skills, recently piloted a leadership program focusing on girls in their junior year of high school in rural communities, and oversees the Red Ants Pants Music Festival with 18,000 in attendance in 2018.
She previously served for six years on the board of Garden City Harvest grows food to nourish bodies, inspire minds, and strengthen community. Garden City Harvest recently completed building a $2.8M Community Farmstead to expand programming beyond teaching how to grow food to also include food preparation and preservation. With more than 20 sites in Missoula, current programming includes Farm to School, Community Gardens, Youth Development, and Neighborhood Farms.
Our team brings a great diversity of experience across multiple industries.
Bar Fly Social Club
Bikram Yoga Missoula
Electronics By Design
Fort Courage Child Care
GLOW Sun Valley
Stevens & Co
Alpine Physical Therapy
BMS (Biomedical Strategies)
Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery
Community Medical Center
Eliza Kerr (Ayurvedic medicine)
Frenchtown Physical Therapy
Missoula Pediatric Dentistry
Western Montana Clinic
Rocky Mountain Development Group
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries
The Blackfoot Challenge
The Nature Conservancy of Montana
National Park Service
National Park Service
Western Sustainability Exchange
Yosemite Fire Management
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Darlings Waterfront Concerts
Gathering of the Vibes
Pink Runway Project
Red Ants Pants
Bikes Belong (People for Bikes)
Jeannette Rankin Peace Center
Missoula Community Foundation
Missoula Interfaith Collaborative
Montana Food Bank
Stroke Across America
Women’s Voices for the Earth
Bangor Savings Bank
Bank of Montana
United Bank of Switzerland
Ariel Hyatt-New York
Assembly of Dust
Chadwick’s of Boston
North Shore Trading
Balanced Rock Foundation
Bicycle Business Conference
(A.K.A People for Bikes)
Big Mountain Club
Lost Trail Ski Area
The Mad Mudder
The Dirty Dash
Outdoor Industry Association