Our Team

The team of consultants at The Metis Zone is comprised of some of the greatest talent in the Bay Area. With almost 100 years of experience among us, you get access to some of the best talent in the business. Our mission is to provide small and medium sized businesses with the same strategy, design and copy resources that the Fortune 100 get every day so we can make your vision a reality too! We have worked on most of those brands ourselves over the last 20 years and helped them get on that list. So put us to work and let’s see what we can do for you.

1314b1bDaphne Church: Creative Strategy & Project Management

After 20 years on both the client and agency side developing multi-channel campaigns for Fortune 500 companies and non-profits alike, Daphne founded The Metis Zone in order to help small business make a huge impact.

Areas of expertise include: Ideation, Interactive Advertising, Email Marketing, Traditional Advertising, Direct Marketing, Strategic Partnerships & Affiliates, Microsites and Website Development, Copy Writing & Editing, Project Management, Forecasting & Analysis, Training, Process Development & Implementation, Vendor Assessment, Resource Allocation, and New Business Development.

Client experience includes: eBay, PayPal, L.L. Bean, Macys, AT&T, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Washington Mutual, Cisco, Experian, RedEnvelope, Shutterfly, RedEnvelope, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, TOMS, Fandango, Travelocity, Sunderstorm, Sensi Chew, ApplePie Capital and Project CBD.

In her free time, she volunteers for ocean-related causes helping them make an impact from behind the scenes with marketing and strategic partnerships.

roy2Roy Beauchamp: Copy Writer

Roy brings more than 25 years of experience in direct (from mail to print to catalogs and TV) and digital to the Metis Zone team of consultants. He and George Weideman founded Grey Direct back in 1980 and he ran the San Francisco office until 1987 having turned it into one of the leading direct marketing agencies in the US. Prior to that, he was the head of creative group at Time Inc. for all circulation for their portfolio of magazines (People, Time, Sports Illustrated, etc.). He’s developed award-winning copy for brands like eBay, Cisco, Experian, PayPal, Xerox, and HP.

airyAiry McCurdy: Copywriter

Airy first started in marketing working in the oil and gas and lighting industry in Canada before moving to California in 2015. She has 7 years of experience developing go-to-market strategies and product development. Airy also has a strong ideation and conceptualization background and is a key facilitator of our brainstorming sessions. Her personal passion is writing and content development, and she’s the author of The Butterfly Gang and is writing EMPLOYEE 116

lorenLoren Simpelo: Designer

With over a 20 years of technology and software marketing experience, Loren has worked with numerous start-up ventures, as well as Fortune 500 companies such as Yahoo!, Adobe Software, Microsoft, Sony, Time Warner, Verizon, T-Mobile, EA Sports, Cisco, and Intel. These projects include website design, online advertising campaigns, corporate identity, interactive multimedia presentations, video and print projects.

Loren has taken his marketing experience and applied it to the exploding ecommerce industry. He is involved with several non-profit groups involved with clean technology and energy efficiency to help them grow in their respective categories within the clean technology space.

Ccraigraig Thigpen: Designer

Craig has a deep background in online front-end design, and brings valuable expertise and technical knowledge to each project he works on. He implements creative solutions by delivering premier, high-visibility websites, engaging and impactful lead-generation activities, as well as engaging creative and brand enrichment solutions. Client work includes: Wells Fargo, Publicis, Intel, Levi Strauss, Common Sense Media, AAA, HomeGain and eBay. Area of expertise include: email visual and UI design, online advertising, Web design, microsites, and landing pages.

ScottScott Sidorsky: Designer

Scott has been working with some of the world’s most recognized brands for over 20 years. He has created award winning direct marketing campaigns for clients such as American Express, Apple, eBay, Dell, Dow, Google, Nike, Samsung, Sony and AT&T. His specialties include print advertising, editorial content, social media, packaging, point of purchase, catalog, exhibit design and photo art direction.