Theresa has been a strategic marketing communications and business development executive and consultant to tourism, retail, consumer brand, franchise enterprise, advertising agency, maritime, fitness, membership organizations and multimedia production companies for more than 25 years. Her Emmy award-winning work has been seen and heard on national, regional, and local broadcast, and as content supporting digital and industry trade events..
Theresa's diverse experience managing network TV and radio broadcast advertising clients, ad agency and media buying partner firms, cultural institution and attraction marketing departments, retail franchisors, internet start-ups, and public and private high tech, biotech maritime history and health & fitness organizations, gives her a solid foundation to manage projects and build business for clients needing a strategic, experienced, dependable partner.
Before founding Altair, she was executive producer and business development ambassador at San Diego's Four Square Productions, a respected full-service production company with clients nationwide. There she led the development of integrated broadcast campaigns, communication strategies and productions in the corporate, industrial, high technology, biotech, healthcare, consumer marketing and entertainment categories. Prior to joining Four Square she spent 15 years growing business for San Diego based franchisors, technology solution providers and advertising agencies.
Theresa is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Pacific Southwest Chapter and has served on the Board of Governors. Her productions were awarded numerous Emmy's by the Chapter and she has also been honored with numerous other industry awards including Telly's, Asters, HCC Finest, and AMY's.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Colorado and is acknowledged in Sterling's Who's Who Executive Edition and Who's Who Women in Business. Theresa has played an active role in the community as a member of UCSD Connect, Healthcare Communicators, International Association of Business Communicators and BIOCOM. Volunteer activities include projects for the American Heart Association, BIOCOM, Community Options, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Pacific South West Chapter, U.S. Olympic Sailing Committee, U.S. Disabled Sailing Championships and the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
5 Emmys, National Academy of Television, Pacific Southwest Chapter (2012)
1 Emmy, National Academy of Television, Pacific Southwest Chapter (2006)
1 Silver Telly Award (2006)
1 Bronze Telly Award (2004)
2 Gold HCC Finest, Healthcare Communicators of San Diego (2004 – 2005)
4 Gold Telly Awards (2003 – 2006)
2 Silver HCC Finest, Healthcare Communicators of San Diego (2003)
3 AMY Awards, American Marketing Association of San Diego (2003)
Theresa has to be one of the most effective and efficient people with whom I have ever worked. I have known Theresa for over five years, and worked with her on several production initiatives. She delivers well beyond expectations. - Dennis Jarvis, Vice President of Marketing, Ophthonix
I worked with Theresa as we formed a new company. Largely as the result of Theresa's marketing and branding work our new company became the #3 auction site on the Internet. - Les Briney, Founder, OFD Enterprises