About 3fold

The Highlights

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3fold is smart:

We create the opportunity and produce the results that matter most to you.

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3fold is creative:

We get you noticed in new ways and with bigger impact and engagement.

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3fold is experienced:

Our marketing-meets-multi-industry experience works for you. On budget and on time.

Get to Know Us

What is 3fold?

Marketing firm. Advertising agency. Public relations specialists. Graphic design experts. Digital and social media strategists. Web developers.
Yeah. We’re all of these things.
3fold is an award-winning marketing agency dedicated to solving your business challenges by creating a viewpoint just for you. We discover the trends, listen to the conversation and empower your company / organization through smart, creative solutions.

Our Approach

Part of our approach has always focused on maintaining a deep understanding of community beyond demographics and statistics. This involves keeping stock of what new and established businesses are doing, participating in and leading conversations on the economy, industry, trends, and government initiatives, and ultimately identifying and making connections that benefit our clients.
The other part of our approach? Having a diverse and brilliant team dedicated to doing whatever it takes to ensure our client’s success.

Our Team

Gordon Fowler

Gordon Fowler

PRINCIPAL & CEO

Gordon Fowler is Principal and CEO of 3fold Communications. Gordon launched 3fold in 2004 after 15 years of national marketing and advertising experience in private and public sectors. Gordon is a frequently requested speaker who travels nationally sharing his communications expertise, passion for social entrepreneurship and philosophy on community-based business building. In addition to leading 3fold, in 2016 Gordon spearheaded the launch of The Glue Factory, an incubator space focused on building community-based entrepreneurs that embodies the spirit of innovative cross-sector collaborations.
Angela Criser

Angela Criser

PRINCIPAL & CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER

Angela Criser, the CFO and co-owner of 3fold Communications, has spent the last 13 years at the helm delivering top-notch solutions with co-founder, Gordon Fowler. Angela brings a unique perspective of creativity and logic to every aspect of 3fold, ensuring every client and project receives a custom, unique approach that is designed to meet their goals and create solutions to their most prevalent needs while creating real impact throughout their communities.

Jamie Von Sossan

Director of Operations

With over 10 years of experience in the sports marketing industry, Jamie joined 3fold in 2012 as an account manager to provide exceptional service and killer results to our clients. Steadily moving up the ranks, Jamie is now 3fold’s director of operations, leading both the account and creative teams. She understands the intricacies of both departments – how to motivate the team, what it takes to get a project completed on time and within budget, and how to keep 3fold moving in the right direction.
Jessica Rhodes

Jessica Rhodes

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY

Jessica’s role as senior strategist at 3fold is, well, three-fold. With an MBA in nonprofit management and marketing, Jess helps our clients in identifying and creating business strategies to help them meet their goals; she is a master strategist, absorbing dreams and capabilities and transforming them to implementable plans. She is an expert in managing and monitoring inbound and outbound communications to help our clients reach their target audiences. She seamlessly integrates sales and marketing to ensure that our clients are getting solutions that maximize their return on investment.

Kim Tucker

SENIOR COMMUNITY STRATEGIST

If asked to describe her role, Kim will tell you she’s a broker for good—helping philanthropic people support worthy nonprofits, and helping nonprofits become worthy of investment. She has worked in and with nonprofit organizations since graduating from college with a bachelor’s degree in social work, and loves to help nonprofit boards work well by ensuring that they’re able to serve the mission of their organization through fundraising and brand ambassadorship.
Liz Divelbiss

Liz Divelbiss

SENIOR STRATEGIST

Liz develops strategic plans that guide 3fold’s marketing, advertising, branding and communications campaigns to help clients achieve their business goals and objectives. Using various forms of research as the foundation for all recommendations, she provides a solid direction for the firm’s work, including a keen understanding of target audience demographics and motivations, creative use of communications channels and methods, and crafting messages that inspire action. Her formal training in journalism plays to her natural curiosity about our clients’ latest and greatest assets and how to move them forward.
Matt Sumida

Matt Sumida

ACCOUNT MANAGER

As account manager, Matt’s specialties lie in developing informed strategies for the higher-education sector, major regional nonprofit organizations, and government entities. Through branding, campaigns, websites and social media, Matt has taken most of 3fold’s largest clients to the next phase in meeting their business goals through his ability to communicate, plan and exceed expectations. Matt’s background comes from working with a local chamber of commerce planning and executing events, managing programs and developing marketing and communication strategies.
Lauren Ellis

Lauren Ellis

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Lauren says her work’s reward is helping businesses convey their authentic brand in a dynamic and changing world. As project manager, Lauren is a task manager, proficient in content development management across traditional and digital platforms. Her background in public relations for global companies and regional organizations, along with her passion for creative entrepreneurship, is an invaluable asset to 3fold’s clients who wish to get their voice heard amidst the daily chaos.
Taylor Toledo

Taylor Toledo

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Taylor's role as a 3fold account manager allows her to use her organizational and tactical planning skills to create thoughtful, detailed strategies. Her experience in the technology and consumer services industries brought her to 3fold, where she's shifted her focus to the Sacramento region's nonprofit, education, and community health services. Taylor's background in content creation, social media management, and digital marketing aid her in navigating client needs and exceeding project expectations.
Carolyn Hopkins-Vasquez

Carolyn Hopkins-Vasquez

ACCOUNT MANAGER

It takes a strategic mind to manage 20 brand releases annually, build social media engagement and PR for all of them, and keep an eye down the road for trends and pivots. Fortunately for 3fold, account manager Carolyn Hopkins-Vasquez has that skill set. Her admin, sales and marketing chops in the cultural arena add yet another dimension to the 3fold team. From opera house to history house to tap room and now 3fold, Carolyn has proven to be a communications and events expert, consistently on task and saving time, even when dealing with fast-moving components likely to stall progress. She is always ready and willing to wear several hats and tell it like it is to move projects forward. Carolyn and her family moved to Sacramento from the Bay to expand their opportunities, and now Carolyn is expanding 3fold’s.
John Stevens

John Stevens

DIGITAL ARCHITECT

John dreams up the technical designs for our clients’ websites and digital marketing systems with focused eye on creating online assets that are as profitable as they are beautiful and easy-to-use. He has a passion for the art of getting into the collective heads of online visitors and moving them to take action. Code, logic, predictive metrics and emotionally engaging content are the tools of his trade. He uses these tools to push an audience toward its intended goal while silently tracking everything so a trail of results can be analyzed for constant improvement over time.
Cory Goodale

Cory Goodale

DIGITAL STRATEGIST

As 3fold’s resident digital strategist. Cory has several years of sales and marketing experience, crafting original campaigns from concept to execution. In his time with 3fold, Cory has worked to strategize and implement digital marketing campaigns for our clients that provide measurable results and actionable insights.
Landon Lee

Landon Lee

ART DIRECTOR

With eight years of experience developing creative solutions, Landon’s contributions to visual impact have already left an indelible mark in the region and beyond. During his time at 3fold, Landon’s thoughtful approach, imagination and creative talent have led to many successful brands.
Sarah Bietsch

Sarah Bietsch

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Sarah is always looking for opportunities to perfect her skills, learn new ones and exceed client expectations. From political advertising to store circulars, Sarah’s keen play of color and typography accentuate her graphic designs. Now operating in 3fold’s fast-paced design environment, Sarah maintains her methodical approach while delivering top-notch creative across multiple media channels. Sarah relocated to Sacramento from Pennsylvania to take on the 3fold challenge, and become a member of the vibrant creative community in our city.

Jordan Hartman

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Jordan comes to 3fold Communications as a recent and highly commended Sac State graduate in graphic design. Jordan strives to create unique visual elements while using many different techniques. She says her best design work has come from the use of spray paint, expanded metal, and found objects. Jordan also enjoys painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography.
Carol Chamberlain

Carol Chamberlain

SENIOR EDITOR

Carol creates opportunities for 3fold’s clients through targeted strategy and proactive planning to create a broader reach among stakeholders, clients and the public. Always in pursuit of solid results, Carol is driven to garner earned media that leads to better interaction, improved communication, increased sales, and more connection points for developing long-term relationships. Carol applies her extensive communications experience to her work, which includes newspaper writing and editing, corporate communications and television production. She has worked with the California Assembly, and also helped launch and acted as managing editor for a regional business/lifestyle publication in the Sacramento area.
Mallory Maupin

Mallory Maupin

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Jonathan Taraya

Jonathan Taraya

RESEARCH AND CONTENT COORDINATOR

With multi-year experience in creating dynamic, authentic content for regional nonprofits and broadcast news, Jonathan brings evidence-based analysis to 3fold’s content creation process. In his time at 3fold, Jonathan has provided valuable, actionable intelligence to our clients on a variety of topics to ensure 3fold’s recommendations are both accurate and effective.
Phyllis Marker

Phyllis Marker

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Phyl is the uber-efficient brains behind the complicated job of keeping our President and CEO in-line and on time. If her management skills weren’t best served ensuring Gordon always meets his deliverables on behalf of our clients, she would undoubtedly dominate in our account services department. 3fold is expertly run because she is an expert in organizing 3fold’s leader. Phyl brings an unassuming sense of humor to her role and the 3fold team. Her organizational skills and strong work ethic are evident in the range of projects she assists the entire team with, and everyone fears and loves her.
Brenton Ferreira

Brenton Ferreira

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Brenton is the smiling face you’ll undoubtedly first encounter when visiting 3fold. As office coordinator, he ensures that each member of the team is equipped with the tools and resources they need to be effective, and that the office runs smoothly overall. With experience in various industries, Brenton is focused on applying his organizational and office management skills to 3fold to ensure a pleasant office environment.