We love what we do
Our team is ready to delight you.
Our team at intouch Business consists of individuals from varied, professional backgrounds, including management consultants, marketing strategists, creative experts, developers and technicians. To create the best possible marketing experience for your customer, each member of our team draws on the talents they have each developed over years of business experience. We're ready to go to work for you!
Julian Aston is a marketing industry thought-leader with more than 40 years of experience in top-level marketing and business development positions in the U.K., Canada and the U.S. He is highly regarded for his outside-the-box, imaginative thinking, and for the experience, passion and insight he brings to all business relationships. Today, he heads intouch Business, Inc.
Julian began his career in the advertising business with the London-based Austin Knight Agency. He then developed both his graphic and entrepreneurial skills as an owner of a small printing shop when letterpress machines were still in vogue (his favorite love remains the Heidelberg 10X15 windmill platen).
In search of greener pastures, he moved to Toronto, Canada in 1974, beginning a sixteen-year stint in one of the most exciting cities in North America. Applying his graphic arts and business development skills, he built what became the third largest marketing agency of its type in the Canadian market, with offices in Toronto and Chicago, serving Fortune 500’s including Bank of America, Pepsi-Cola, Kellogg’s, American Express and many more impressive names.
Moving to Los Angeles in 1990, he focused on delivering business and marketing consulting to small to mid-market sized companies in broad-based industries, notably providing planning and fundraising services to internet start-ups while leading the double digits consultancy.
In 2006, he formed intouch Business to deliver a combination of strategic business and marketing services to North American businesses.
Julian and the intouch team combine their deep experience in the fields of business, marketing, creative and IT. In addition, intouch has established business partnerships with other industry leading companies in order to bring guidance, advice and a rich set of insights and best practices to clients facing complex situations in today’s dynamic business climate.
No matter their size, intouch clients are provided a unique service combination that makes real, the promise of measurable results through the use of marketing tactics appropriate to corporate objectives.
A graduate of London’s Christ’s College, Julian has held the position of Vice President of the Council of Sales Promotion Agencies, written numerous articles for major trade magazines including Promo, Marketing, Insurance Journal and more, and has been featured as a presenter at industry conferences. He takes an active role in his clients’ enterprises and is currently on the advisory board of three private companies.
Julian lives in Glendale, California and is happily married with a family of four children and four grand-children. His personal interests include inspiring young people in business with his involvement in the Junior Achievement organization, and in support of the American Cancer Society.
Kristen was the Director of Graphic Design at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside for 5 years where she worked on projects that ranged from restaurant menus to marketing presentations to the ultimate back-lit billboard of her dreams!
After experiencing the wrath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, she relocated to Colorado where she currently resides with her husband Randy, daughter Morgan, son Cole and kitty, Miss Gloria.
Kristen joined intouch in 2009 and is still pursuing her dreams as Creative Director for the agency.
“I adore my family. I love my job. I am happy. I am blessed.”
Angel specializes in all styles of photography and her eye for lighting is exquisite. She also possesses the gift of capturing the most magical moments of your special day. Angel is, without a doubt, a true artist in every sense of the word.
Angel is extremely passionate about her craft. Not only is she the consummate professional...but in hiring her, you get a woman with a wonderful sense of humor and a hopeless romantic. She has tremendous passion for children, animals and a heart that sees beauty in absolutely everything. She's quite a package and it all shows through her photography. Her solemn promise to you, is that your photography will be memorable and your results breathtaking.
Chris’ expertise lies in these areas: Specialties/Expertise: email strategy; campaign deployment; multi-channel integration; campaign administration; tracking and reporting; solution reviews; email audits; training and support; paid search programs, and; customer lifecycle programs.
Chris "cut his teeth" at ExactTarget with roles in sales development for a couple of years followed by a stint at Blue Hornet as an Agency Channel Director-Strategist. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, happily married with three children and residing in sunny Southern California. He is a Past President of the DMA-SC (Direct Marketing Association Southern California) –– 2007- 2009.
Michael started his career as a computer programmer, moved into database administration, and found a perfect match for his technical skills with internet marketing. Michael has been doing search engine optimization since…well… before it was search engine optimization. Michael was a key player in the marketing strategies behind Mortgage101.com which surged to the #1 position for the keyword “mortgage.” Michael is a certified Google Partner.
James lives in Kent, Washington and has been happily married for over 20 years and has 3 children. James is also active in the Seattle WordPress community and volunteers at WordCamp Seattle.
Drea’s background includes sales and marketing, social branding, and corporate team effectiveness.
Drea and her husband have 3 children and enjoy the game of golf, dining and traveling and share their life with a loving dog, bunny and family tortoise.
Favorite Quote: “Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Shawshank Redemption
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While not related to email communications, Dorothy holds a cosmetology license from the Alhambra Beauty College.
Dorothy and her husband have two daughters. Their oldest (11) loves soccer and their youngest daughter (9) is a cheerleader. They have a one-year-old playful husky named Bleu. Dorothy’s favorite travel destinations include El Salvador, Mexico & Nevada.
Favorite Quote: “This too shall pass.”
Karen studied at the University of Northern Colorado and Community College of Aurora, Colorado. She enjoys traveling, noting her favorite trip was to Scotland.
Outside of work, Karen hold the enormous title of, “Wife, Auntie, Mimi, Step-mom, Daughter, Sister, Friend and Crazy Animal Lover. Karen shares her life with her heart dog, Harley, Flicka, her fancy feline and Clover, her lucky feline.
Favorite Quote: “Give a girl the right pair of shoes, and she can conquer the world.” - Marilyn Monroe