Founder, Chief Care Officer (CCO),
Chief Rallying Officer
Wendi Gilbert comes from a 30+ year career in advertising, television and video production as well as branding, marketing and communications. In recent years, Wendi worked at Miss Representation, the social action campaign organization, founded by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Previously, she was the Managing Director and Head of Marketing for the Life Balance Institute, founded by Phillip Moffitt, former CEO of Esquire Magazine.
Wendi began her career as an assistant producer at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising in New York, after graduating from Northwestern University as a Radio/Television/Film major. She was eventually named the youngest Vice-President in Ogilvy’s history and as a senior producer of national television commercials Upon moving to San Francisco, Wendi continued as an independent producer for the major advertising agencies, as well as creating and managing the production department for Tonic360, one of the first digital agencies in the Bay Area.
She was a co-founder and executive producer at Heart At Work Productions, with corporate clients such as Charles Schwab and Coca-Cola, as well as non-profit organizations like the Yosemite Fund, California State Parks Foundation and National Parks & Conservations Association.
Wendi’s previous service project entailed rallying a million people to do an act of kindness. When asked,”Why?” Her answer was “It’s the only thing that makes sense.”
Wendi lives in San Anselmo, CA with her husband, Paul (Married 24 years) Joshua (in his senior year of high school), Layla (beloved Golden Retriever) and a cat named Bailey. Daughter, Samantha is a Junior at Colorado College and totally digging it.
Liza has years of experience in strategic marketing, consulting, and technical production across many digital platforms. She is the founder of StorygemsMedia, a digital web design company servicing a wide array of clients from ecommerce to non-profits. She began her career as a successful advertising agency television producer, where she produced a number of award-winning spots for clients including Nike, Saturn, Chrysler, Anheiser Bush and Taco Bell. She has won some of the most prestigious awards in the advertising industry, including Clio awards and a Cannes’ Golden Lion.
As new media began to explode, Liza discovered her innate ability and passion for telling a story using multiple technologies. She embraced the rapidly changing face of technology, developing video games and complex special effects. She was a natural, progressing into web based e-learning and website development and now, over ten years later, has mastered the many forms of digital communications. The winning combination of her creativity, skill, and marketing expertise resulted in the birth of StorygemsMedia.
She is committed to making good and happy her life’s defaults!