Saturday, June 11, 2016


The purpose of this page is to show a list of references from colleagues, friends, and people I've volunteered with

Additional references available upon request.

From LinkedIn

Patrick Rhone

Author of Keeping It Straight and enough —

Desarae is a perfect catalyst. She possesses a rare combination of brilliance and compassion. She connects people with needs with the people, companies, and/or teams to make them happen. She does this not just in the areas of design, marketing, and social media, but also in the private sector as well.

May 24, 2010, Patrick was with another company when working with Desarae at Agency Couture

Xochi Adame

Sr. Marketing & PR. Full stack. B2B.

"Desarae went above and beyond her contracted Magento tasks to help Global Marketing troubleshoot issues on our website and blogs. Desarae is both talented and self-motivated. She participated in several branding and engagement strategy sessions with me, bringing valuable working knowledge to the table. Her expertise in UI design and her innate talent for relationship building resulted in Desarae being sent along with our corporate team to SXSW 2012 for learning and networking."

May 22, 2012, Xochi worked directly with Desarae at CDS Global

Rick Mahn

Sr. IT Architect - System Center Configuration Manager

Deasarae is a knowledgeable and motivated professional in the social media space. She's worked with Social Media Breakfast - MSP to share her knowledge and expertise with our community, proving her vision and professionalism time and again. She is a great choice for anyone looking for a knowledgeable speaker and business/brand advocate for their event or organization.

September 2, 2010, Rick was with another company when working with Desarae at Agency Couture

Nate Riggs

Inbound Marketing Consultant, HubSpot Gold Partner, CEO at NR Media Group, Experienced Conference Speaker and Educator

Desarae is a trust agent. I know that because when I met her in Minneapolis last year during a trip to the IABC conference, 4-5 people in the area mentioned her name. We met up at a cool little Jazz club and spent the next few hours talking about everything from business to faith to how the web is evolving.

Desarae is as sharp as they come. She's had an extensive and diverse background in everything digital and has all the qualities of a natural communicator. Those skills have allowed her to build a virtual agency and make it profitable - and that's a tough business model to make work.

In my mind, Des should be leading teams of people for a BIG company. She's a go getter, a diligent manager, excellent at building relationships and levels of respect and has a no BS interaction style. I'm glad to have her in my network.

August 19, 2010, Nate was with another company when working with Desarae at Agency Couture

Cory Vandenberghe

Digital Marketing Manager | Interactive Producer & Strategist

Desarae has been great to work with on different website projects. She has a unique eye for design, and has recommended many great interactive marketing strategies for our clients. I'm looking forward to working on more projects with Desarae. She's got a great work ethic, and does well in meetings with clients.

April 10, 2008, Cory was with another company when working with Desarae at

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