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Mark RayPresident/Executive Creative Director

Formerly a managing partner, executive creative director and branded entertainment director of Arnold Worldwide (Boston & St. Louis). Managed award-winning global creative development for Brown Forman’s Jack Daniel’s and Southern Comfort brands, and national efforts for Volkswagen Dealers, Bass Pro Shops, Anheuser Busch brands Eagle Snacks and Michelob. Founded indie record label in 1997, partnered with Apple’s iTunes for digital distribution in 2004. mray [at]

Rebecca M. Armstrong Managing Partner

Formerly managing director of Cole + Weber Portland. Presided over fruitful collaborations with many brands including Nike, Gold Toe, Dr Martens shoes, Tillamook, Umpqua Bank, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Boeing. rarmstrong [at]

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Steve Rauner Executive Producer

Steve came to NORTH from Arnold Worldwide, where he lead the charge as a producer of branded entertainment, music, film and interactive programs. Steve's talent for producing brand stories across multiple channels contributed to award winning work for Jack Daniel's global brands, TAG body, Southern Comfort, Ocean Spray, Activision, and Bass Pro Shops.

Steve also plays music sometimes. He got this off the ground with his friends, and may be the only guy to be written about in Guitar Player two times in one year, under two different names. Despite making the 2004 list of Mojo's 100 Most Miserable Songs of All Time, he is generally an upbeat dude. srauner [at]

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Dave Allen Director, Insights & Digital Media

Musician. Web Junkie. Digital Strategist. Social Web Scraper. Entrepreneur. Ran my own independent music label, World Domination. Worked at, Intel, Overland Agency, Nemo Design. Co-Founder of Fight. I run If someone introduces themselves to you and your company as a "Social Media Expert," run away. dallen [at]

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Lori Jones Creative Director

Wrangling words and spilling liquids since 1992. ljones [at]

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Jim Carey Creative Director

I'm droll. Bombastic. Hard as nails. I float like a hippopotamus and sting like a Hershey’s kiss. And, oh yeah, sinze me up for dat interwebs. I'm intergalactic now! jcarey [at]

M. Rupert Dooley Strategic Planner

The M. stands for Mills, but he answers to Rupert. He moved to Oregon from NYC to ski, snowboard, and play golf and when he isn’t at NORTH he is either on mountain or the course. rdooley [at]


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Anthony DeMarco Creative Assistant

Anthony DeMarco is Creative Assistant/ Assassin for NORTH. Owner of EARTHLYRELM: makers of music art & apparel (

Portland born and raised like a champion. You can find me on BookSpace ademarco [at]

Ashod Simonian Project Manager

Oh hello creepy internet stalkers! I am Ashod Simonian, Project Manager slash You Name It here at North. Googling my name will likely lead you to past lives as a professional musician, published author, photographer, and designer. If you're stealthy you can probably find plenty of incriminating photos and old diary entries, too. Have fun! And say hi! @ashodsimonian asimonian [at]

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