For over 20 years, Bill has been delivering innovative and integrated communication strategies, impactful writing and a competitive determination to succeed. His experience in leadership roles spans the public, private and non-profit sectors, and has included stints in Silicon Valley, Sacramento and the Monterey Bay Area. Bill uniquely possesses a high degree of tolerance for ambiguity, a clear strategic vision and an obsessive level of attention to detail – a combination that yields creative, award-winning campaigns for clients.
Paula Miller Maxfield
Paula is a strategic communications expert with 20 years of agency experience executing high-impact, results-driven, integrated public relations campaigns. Career badges of honor include a company launch in Times Square, press and analyst tours on both coasts, a press conference at the beach, more trade shows than she can count and special event promotion that was once labeled “excessive publicity.” No matter the challenge, Paula leverages her skills to maximize visibility for each client’s unique goals.
Jennifer is an award-winning writer, editor and multimedia journalist. A communications pro with more than a decade of experience crafting stories and managing content distribution in both online and traditional formats, Jennifer keeps her finger on the pulse of emerging communication channels. Jennifer also delivers as a stellar event planner, known for her work on the Santa Cruz Triathlon and Mole & Mariachi Festival.
Media & Engagement Director
Jill brings more than 15 years of marketing experience with her to Miller Maxfield Inc. Her dynamic background includes expertise in the areas of social media strategy, public relations, as well as event production and management. Prior to joining Miller Maxfield, Jill held the position of marketing communications manager at national retailer – West Marine – where she managed the company’s internal and external communications efforts. What’s most notable about Jill is the enthusiasm and energy she brings to any project, great or small. In her free time, you’ll find her at Rotary Club meetings, running in local race events and exploring her favorite parks.
Creative Services Manager
Armed with strong design fundamentals and a background in illustration, Victoria’s artistic sensibilities bring a fresh and energetic perspective to her modern design. Her background traverses both the agency and startup worlds where she has managed team projects, helped expand upon fledgling brands, and developed public-facing collateral. In addition to her brand marketing experience, Victoria has also developed her collaborative spirit forging relationships with small businesses as a freelance designer. Victoria’s passions for self-care, social change, and of course, food, inspire her work.
Georgann leverages years of experience as an executive at Visa International to deliver essential project coordination, finance administration, account logistics and strategic planning for Miller Maxfield. Georgann is a longtime resident of Santa Cruz County, having started her career at County Bank & Trust. In her spare time, Georgann invests significant volunteer time into protecting our local parks and beaches, and enjoys camping with her husband and Stanley, their cat.
Larry N. Gerston, PhD
Larry has been actively involved in survey research for more than two decades. He conducts quantitative and qualitative survey, research and analysis work. Larry has deep experience in working with local government, as well as with hospitals and the California State Bar Foundation. Larry also has served since 1980 as the political analyst for NBC Bay Area television in Northern California. Larry enjoys spending his free time in Hawaii.
Nina has over ten years of design experience working with large international brands as well as small businesses in Europe and the United States. Moving to the U.S. from Austria in 2007, she brings a unique design perspective and a European flair. Her expertise includes logos and branding, print and packaging design, and responsive web design. She is a strong believer in the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle, and enjoys Ayurvedic cooking and long hikes with her dog Maya.
For more than 20 years Jill has used her graphic design talents to help clients tell their stories. Her design work is driven by a passion to help our clients succeed – informing, inspiring and captivating audiences throughout the community. Jill’s expertise includes brand identity development, print collateral and digital design. Her clear minimalist designs are crisp, easy to digest and have become a trademark of her aesthetic. When not hard at work, Jill enjoys designing stationery, playing frisbee with her dog Ollie and baking sweet treats.