As a seasoned marketing and public relations strategist, Kayla built Starta Strategies with the goal of helping businesses succeed through strategic public relations and digital marketing campaigns. She helps brands identify their unique messaging, channels, and strategy to create a strong connection with their audience and get their products or service to the people that need them.
Prior to founding her own firm, Kayla has served multiple roles in the marketing and public relations space for companies across the nation, heading strategic public relations and marketing campaigns and acting as a trusted advisor to Fortune 100 companies, global brands, and public figures.
Kayla has presented for the Chatham University Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship on digital marketing strategies for small business owners, and was a speaker for the Brand Hero Summit, a virtual conference empowering entrepreneurs and business owners on branding. Kayla was awarded the Distinguished Young Woman Award through the YWCA in 2018, and is and sits on the advisory board for She Elevates, a non-profit creating a pathway for girls ages 8 to 14 to be confident leaders, entrepreneurs and CEOs.
Kayla was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a wine & food fanatic and enjoys being outside enjoying all four beautiful seasons.
Marketing and public relations coordinator
Morgan is a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a degree in Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) with a minor in Business Administration. She has a passion for the ever-changing marketing world – whether it is public relations, advertising, social media, events marketing, she is all in. Marketing is such a large and interesting element to all businesses, and she loves the creativity and strategy paired with it.
As a Pittsburgh native, you can typically find her cheering on all of Pittsburgh’s sports teams as well as being a tourist in her own city. She also loves reading, writing, listening to music, her (four!) cats, and her closest friends and family.
Virtual assistant and productivity consultant
Kari is “Your Business Bestie.” She gives female entrepreneurs permission to delegate and help take the overwhelm out of their to do list. Her biggest passion in life is seeing other women succeed, so she has made it her mission to make sure women are equipped with all the tools they need to grow and scale their businesses in a healthy, balanced, and intentional way and not in an overwhelmed constant flight or fight way.
She meets you where you are, whether you need help with taking things off of your to do list or you need an accountability partner to just help you organize your thoughts, systems, and focus on the next step.
Website builder and graphic designer
Bree is an experienced graphic designer with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. In addition to working with Starta Strategies, she teaches and mentors amazing individuals how to make money with their blog and social media! Bree is the Founder and CEO of Thrive Creative, and organization dedicated to helping bloggers succeed through online education and in-person conferences and events.