You know the importance of growing your customer base and creating devoted fans for your business.

You’re a business owner who’s quick to identify new opportunities that can grow revenue. We’re a team of marketing professionals ready to work for you without the time and cost burden of creating an in-house staff.


Meet Your Team


Stephanie Cottrell

Founder + Lead Strategist

Steph eats, sleeps and breathes small business challenges as the founder of Blue Elephant Creative. She started her career in the newsroom, but sports radio is where she found her love for marketing. Steph worked for companies large and small until 2010 when she gave in to her entrepreneurial spirit and opened the doors at Blue Elephant Creative. Her favorite part of marketing has always been studying the close-knit relationships that can be built between a customer and a business with authentic campaigns. 

When she’s not working hard overseeing projects and growing our much-loved client base, you’ll find her cooking in the kitchen, writing or traveling around the country with her husband.


Anna howland

Client Account Manager

Anna intimately knows the climate and challenges of small business ownership. As a child, she spent many school afternoons and weekends hanging around her family's nursery and garden center. She went on to earn an English degree and spent a decade in the publishing industry. Her favorite part was working with the authors, listening to their needs and helping to bring their creative works to fruition. A natural communicator, listener and writer, Anna enjoys being a creative advocate for others.

When she isn't out talking to business owners about how Blue Elephant Creative can help them, Anna enjoys crocheting, reading, cooking and taking her son William to museums, toddler classes and parks.


west bunting

Creative + Design

West is a problem solver. He loves meeting the challenges that small businesses face in creating something that will grab attention and stop a customer in their tracks. With a background in architectural drafting and digital 3D modeling provides him a unique perspective on creative design. His favorite part of working with clients is tackling those tough design problems without a clear solution.

When he’s not creating visually attractive designs for clients, West enjoys sharing a cold Double Barley with friends.


carol wetzel

Logistics + Finance Manager

Carol brings the experience of a long-standing career in business finance to the team. From managing the books to coordinating the escapades of international representatives, she knows how to keep businesses and budgets in the black. Carol oversees all client billing and project coordination for Blue Elephant Creative to help keep this team of creatives on the same page through every project.

When she's not crunching the numbers, Carol enjoys spending weekends with her husband planting in the garden or visiting with her four grandkids.


leanne mahoy

Web + Social

For the past several years, Leanne has been immersed in the world of advertising, gaining ample experience working with brands in both digital and print atmospheres. From overseeing the design and content of websites and social media platforms, to producing high-quality print pieces, she’s ready to tackle anything that you throw at her. 

She’s addicted to running, a lover of outdoor photography and sports, and spends most of her free time trying to keep up with her two rambunctious pups.


want to work here?

Resumes + Accepted

Blue Elephant Creative is a collaborative of creative professionals who are passionate about serving our clients with the highest level of integrity. We are individuals inspired to push the limits of their creativity, solve difficult problems, and create better experiences through great design. We’re always looking for designers and developers who share in our passion.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team. We look for contractors who best fit within the dynamic and collaborative nature of our remote team. Learn more.