I love bringing people together to build meaningful brands and vibrant cities.
Mary Grace Stocker
Marketing Assistant - Independent Contractor
Curious creative interested in human nature and cultural contexts. I ask questions, see patterns, connect them, and use my observations and intuition to solve problems, whether that be for a new product, existing brand, or city.
Marketing & Design Manager
March 2014 — Present
I started off as Field Squared’s first hire after they raised their 1.2M seed round.
Working alongside the founders, I have designed and iterated countless versions of the website, crafted the messaging for three different industries (pre-pivot), researched new target audience for recent pivot, ran lead generation marketing campaigns across various channels, gathered analytical marketing data for the Board of Directors/Investors, and designed all graphics for the website, trade show booths, print ads and brochures. In addition, I have attended trade shows and listened to people and their stories so that I could brainstorm and design a brand story that would resonate with our target customer.
Colorado Technology Association
Event Marketing Contractor
January 2014 — March 2014
The Colorado Technology Association leads the network of companies and professionals fueling Colorado's economy, through technology. The mission of the association is to lead an inclusive network that benefits our member community, advocate for a pro-business and technology-friendly climate, influence the development of a robust talent pipeline, and lead initiatives to help companies grow.
Worked with the marketing team on various events, most significantly C-Level @ A Mile High.
River City Company
Graphic Designer & Community Evangelist
May 2012 — December 2013
River City Company is the economic development engine for Downtown Chattanooga. Through its work to cultivate and advocate for a vibrant and healthy downtown, River City Company stimulates the community's economic, social and cultural growth.
While at River City Company, I was involved in urban initiatives such as Imagine 2020 Chattanooga: Downtown Economic & Community Development Focus Group, Thrive 2055: Tri-State Sustainable Growth Plan, City Share: Community Engagement Lecture Series, and more. I was and still am passionate about connecting people to other inspiring people and creating sustainable cities through technology, entrepreneurship, urban design, and community.
August 2013 — November 2013
The Bagpipe is Covenant College's weekly newspaper. While on staff, I managed a team of writers to develop a high-quality news section and wrote articles focused on the economic and business development initiatives in the downtown Chattanooga area as well as articles specific to Covenant College affairs.
Graphic Designer & Content Strategist
June 2013 — August 2013
SHM Architects is a high-end residential architecture firm in Dallas, TX. I spent the summer to research and strategize the book layout and storyboard for the firm's new project, a book on the pattern languages of architecture.
The Company Lab
48Hour Launch Participant
April 2012 — April 2013
48HL brings bright minds together to participate in an intensive period of community building, planning, incubation, and launching. This weekend-long business startup experience was invaluable to me as a sophomore and junior in college. The first time I participated, I volunteered for a team, created their business plan, and pitched in the shark tank, a practice investor pitch in front of four key investors in the Chattanooga area. The following year, I led my own team of nine, developed an iPhone application idea, and pitched in front of 300+ people and five judges.
Fork & Pie Bar
June 2012 — December 2012
Fork & Pie Bar was the cutest pie restaurant on the street in downtown Chattanooga. I learned the benefit of collaboration, team building, and customer service in a startup restaurant.
The Little Kid Entrepreneur
March 1999 — August 2010
As a kid, I was shy but determined to make my place in the world with a wild spirit, strong will, and compassionate heart. I have always enjoyed thinking about abstract ideas and complex issues and that was manifested in my entrepreneurial endeavors as a kid. My first little kid business was called "Kindling by Kids" where I cut, bundled and sold kindling wood to neighbors at the age of 7. My second business was lawn mowing alongside my brother at the bright age of 10. My third business, you could say it was my first "real" business, was piano teaching. I taught classical piano to 17 students over six years, starting teaching as a 13 year-old.
Bachelor of Arts, Art, Communication Design; Music and Community Development Minors