With nearly twenty-five years of experience building brands through the development and nurturing of award-winning creative, Josh is a firm believer in the power of the big idea. As President and Creative Director of the company, he guides the creative strategies and concepts that help the agency’s clients succeed.
Born and raised in Upstate New York, Josh graduated from Union College where he studied both engineering and English. He worked for advertising agencies in New England as a copywriter and creative director on regional and national accounts before founding Creative Co-op in 2001.
Josh has worked with clients in a broad range of industries, including utilities, financial services, consumer products, healthcare, media, e-commerce, technology, manufacturing, non-profits, food and beverage, the arts and more. His experience includes work with American Water, Timberland, iRobot, Berkshire Bank, Spalding, 48HourPrint.com, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Company C, Major League Baseball, Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union, ION Network, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, The Trinity School, Community Bridges, The National Association of Water Companies, New England Conservatory, Merrimack County Savings Bank, New York State Tourism and much more.
He started the agency based on the belief that the most successful strategic, conceptual and creative work is developed from a partnership perspective. In May 2016, the company that began as an idea celebrated 15 years of great work, late nights, big ideas, industry awards and an ever-growing family of clients, vendors and partners.
When he’s not at the office or on the road meeting with clients, you’ll probably find him in the mountains, at the beach or on the water.
Tish hails from Massachusetts where she graduated from the Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She has worked in the advertising industry for over 30 years on both the client and agency side at such firms as Avid Technology, First Software, Mullen Advertising and TMP Worldwide. For 11 years, Tish served as the Chief Operating Officer for Harpell, a 60-person strategic marketing firm in the Greater Boston area.
As VP of Client Service at Creative Co-op, Tish successfully and seamlessly manages the some of the agency’s largest accounts, including Pepco Holdings, one of the largest energy delivery companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, serving about 2 million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and New Jersey. She also managed the launch of the new American Water brand in tandem with the company’s return to publicly traded status at its IPO in April 2008. The American Water work has won numerous awards, including named to the REBRAND 100, a collection of the 100 most successful rebranding efforts worldwide, and back-to-back Interactive Media Awards (IMA) for the company’s 2008 and 2009 online annual reports. Tish has served as a Trustee Member of the AdClub of Boston and its Board of Directors Nominating Committee. She has spoken at several national events and shared her years of experience in agency management as a speaker at the AdClub of Boston, teaching a class on structuring agency compensation.
In her free time Tish is an avid treasure hunter, scouring estate sales and thrift stores looking for another copy of the Declaration of Independence hidden behind a painting of Elvis on velvet.
Julie comes from central New England, where she graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Fine Art. In 1993, she moved to Los Angeles and started her career at Electronic Publishing Specialists/MuseX Editions. Within two years, she became Master Printer and Artist Liaison for several world-renowned artists and photographers, including Pae White, Diana Thater, John Baldessari, Peter Halley, Peter Alexander, James Welling, Uta Barth and Bill Barminski. Her collaborated work has been shown at MOMA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Monica Museum of Art and Bergamot Station.
Julie left MuseX Editions in 1998 to pursue a career as an independent designer. She has worked with a range of clients, including the Wedding Channel, MyHome.com, Eve.com, Beverly Clark Collections and Montage Marketing. As a core member of the Creative Co-op team, Julie applies her experience to the development of strategic communications materials for a range of clients.
Scott grew up on Long Island and went to The College of Saint Rose in Upstate New York where he received his degree in Graphic Design. He is a seasoned, award-winning advertising veteran who has worked with a wide variety of advertising agencies in Upstate New York, Mass, and New York City. His client experience includes AMC Networks, Miller Brewing Company, REMY, Federal Reserve Bank, BBC America, BBC Worldwide Productions, BBC World News, EPIX/MTV Viacom, CNN, International Delights, Western Union, Coperion, Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York Times Company, New York University, Spalding and Warner Bros., just to name a few.
He has been a valued member of the Creative Co-op team since the agency’s founding in 2001.
An accomplished designer and artist, Tricia is a master of creating materials that attract the attention of target audiences and successfully communicate sophisticated marketing messages. Her skill set includes graphic design and art direction, illustration, production and print management; writing, editing and content management; as well as overall project management from concept development to product delivery. Her expertise has benefited a wide range of organizations, including: Canterbury Shaker Village, Colonial Williamsburg, New Hampshire Audubon, Pepco Holdings, Inc., Merrimack County Savings Bank, Claremont Savings Bank, Seacoast Science Center, UNH Stormwater Center, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Fuller Gardens, Arthritis Foundation, and Strawbery Banke Museum, among others.
Tricia received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and Anthropology in 1981 from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was bestowed with Departmental Honors in Art. Residing now in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Tricia has been an integral member of the Creative Co-op team for more than 10 years.
A veteran writer who has crafted messages and strategies on two continents, Dave excels at finding creative insights that achieve practical business goals. He has won seven marketing awards from a variety of settings: at the bottom of a Swedish mine, high in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, amid the concrete canyons of New York City. His expertise spans a wide range of print and online communications, as well as both consumer and business-to-business marketing.
Dave has written for global brands such as Digital, Dow Chemical, Ericsson, IBM, Mayo Clinic, Merck, NCR and Sony Europe. His financial services experience dates back to the 1980s, when he was a marketing writer for one of America’s largest discount brokerages. A former journalist, Dave has also worked closely with bankers on executive-level topics such as private banking and branch automation.
Darlene is a well-rounded CPA with over 20 years of experience in a variety of accounting roles with small to medium size businesses in industries that include construction, software development and professional services. With extensive experience in financial reporting, she has strong accounting technical skills with an in-depth knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Her background also includes tax experience with a variety of entity types.
In addition to her public accounting experience, Darlene has been involved in launching two businesses; one in the retail industry and another in the financing industry. From her accounting and business ownership experience, Darlene has a combination of accounting technical skills, business development/marketing and management skills. This combination results in a financial professional who connects the numbers to results and develops accounting and financial reporting systems with business success in mind. Her expertise goes beyond the finance department into marketing, strategic planning and leadership.
Darlene is a graduate of Southern NH University with a BS in Management Advisory Services, a dual major in accounting and information systems. She is also a graduate of Leadership Greater Manchester.
When not crunching the numbers, Darlene enjoys skiing, bicycling and seeing live music.