Research Marketing Consulting Coaching

"Kim jumped into our project and quickly assessed our needs, proposed a solid approach, with a realistic timeline and budget.

Her intuition proved to be invaluable as she was asked to probe and question outside clients she did not know. She was able to gain straightforward, honest and in depth feedback, asking questions about projects she had not personally worked on.

Kim was persistent with our clients, her follow up was very timely and the final output was delivered in a useful way which has allowed many to utilize the information. Very professional and smart, she is also fun to work-even under tight timelines."

Julie Yoakum Hornall Anderson

"The very core of any marketing activity is about the relationship between brand and customer. Kim climbs into the minds of consumers, and leverages their beliefs and perceptions into something tangible and actionable- and she does it in a way that's a joy for clients and agencies alike.

Few people can navigate both the left and right brain disciplines like Kim. She truly understands the value of discovering brand essence through solid research."

Paul Matthaeus Digital Kitchen

"Working with the GA team on campaigns, Kim is able to get at core insights - providing actionable results for our clients. Research is tailored for each specific objective/need, not at all cookie-cutter. Her years of experience has helped GA succeed as well as our clients, and we will definitely seek out her expertise again."

Marlice Gulacsik

"As a brand strategy consulting firm, it is really important to find professional partners that can come along side our team and get the results we are looking for in a way that is seamless to our clients. Kim navigated a complex project as part of our onsite team and was phenomenal at getting the right questions on the table, focusing the issues, and delivering a powerful report and recommendations for our client. Her plan was easy to understand and act upon, and her participation on this project helped solidify a long-term relationship for our company with this client."

Susan Livingston Owner/Principal, the Lasso Group

"I turn to Kim again and again for many reasons. She is a consummate professional with a breadth of consumer and internal research experience. She has the previous on-staff experience I require of Preferred Associates, which gives her an edge in making research findings meaningful within a company. And, she makes collaborating easy as she's not a bit territorial--she just wants to get questions answered in a way that makes research actionable. I couldn't recommend her more."

Carrie Williams Owner/Principal, Brand Lab


  • A La Francaise Bakery
  • Car Toys
  • ComputerLand
  • Lowe’s
  • Gargoyles Performance Eyewear
  • Molbak’s Garden & Nursery
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Pasta & Co
  • Pay ‘n’ Save Drug Stores
  • Pro-tec Bicycle Helments
  • Sportswest

Consumer Services & Goods

  • Alder Cove Smoked Salmon
  • Appel Farms Quark Cheese
  • Barbara’s Organic & Soy Cereals
  • Boerick & Tafel So Menopause Tabs
  • Chinook Ale
  • Darigold
  • Facial Fitness Massage
  • Fletcher’s Fine Foods
  • Galaxy Gourmet Desserts
  • Intiman Theater
  • Ore-Ida Foods, Inc.
  • Precor Exercise Equipment
  • Pyramid Ale
  • Tree Top Retail and Industrial
  • Tunturi Exercise Equipment
  • US Marine/Bayliner Maxum Boats

B2B Partnerships

  • BrandLab
  • Digital Kitchen
  • GA Design
  • Hornall Anderson
  • Matthaeus Halverson Advertising
  • Kitterman Marketing Group
  • Kirby Communcations
  • The Lasso Group
  • The Communications Group
  • Strategies 360
  • Werkhaus Design


  • Alaska Division of Tourism
  • Horizon Air
  • Space Needle
  • Washington State Dept. of Tourism
  • Windstar Cruises


  • American Assn. of Naturopathic Colleges
  • Columbia Medicare Advantage
  • Communities in Schools
  • Emerald Downs Racetrack
  • Franciscan Health Systems
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Microsoft
  • Miltex Surgical Equipment
  • Precision Questioning Intellectual Training
  • Providence Hospital Center
  • Washington Dairy Products Commission
  • Washington State Library Association