Rebecca Dutcher, President
The owner of RED66 Marketing. Yes, the RED comes from her bold hair. And, if you didn’t know, the 66 was her jersey number when she was the first girl to play football at 8 years old. Rebecca has always had a passion for marketing, and building strong relationships with clients – by offering honest input and feedback, and has a firm belief in doing what you say you’re going to do. She’s spent 15+ years working for marketing agencies with specialties in SEO/SEM and web development, branding and creative design and integrated communications – taking all she’s learned to bring the best marketing approach to our clients.
She is a two-time past president of the American Marketing Association of West Michigan Chapter, and vice chair of the board of directors for GROW.
Rebecca guest blogs and speaks often to different associations and organizations including: Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce events: Women’s Conference, Leadership Conference and past Member-Only events, Growth Advantage SMG Groups, CSC Network, Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce, and more. If you’re interested in having Rebecca speak at your event, please contact us today.
She recently received the 2021 Alumni Award from Davenport University, Donald W. Maine School of Business.
Rebecca is married to Steve, and is Mom to Brett (human) and Dog Mom to Leena and Rhino.
Elizabeth Carter, Account Manager
Elizabeth is a Michigan State University graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional and Public Writing and has always thrived when working with words. Before joining the RED66 team, Elizabeth tried out several careers, first obtaining an Associate’s Degree and working as an American Sign Language Interpreter, then a 5th and 6th-grade math teacher, and finally a freelance copywriter.
Elizabeth has found her calling at last as an Account Manager for RED66, which has allowed her to unlock her creativity, push herself, and bring her passion for writing and love of multi-tasking, organization, and helping others to the team. When Elizabeth is out of the office, she is baking delicious desserts, exploring Grand Rapids by bike with her son, and enjoying endless true crime podcasts.
Sydney Fairman, Account Manager
Sydney is a 2018 graduate from Central Michigan University with a Bachelors in Applied Arts in Integrative Public Relations and a minor in Journalism. Prior to joining the RED66 team, she was the Content Marketing Associate at the Law Offices of Barton Morris. Sydney is a huge advocate for content marketing and the power of repurposing content through various mediums such as social media, email marketing, videos, blogs, podcasts, and much more.
When Sydney isn’t working, you can find her Netflix-ing true crime documentaries, visiting her favorite coffee shop in her downtown Ferndale neighborhood, hanging out with friends, and decorating her apartment. Additionally, she loves attending concerts and has traveled across the country to see her favorite live music acts.
Nicole Kelly, Account Manager
Nicole is a seasoned marketing professional who enjoys building meaningful relationships while also helping clients grow their businesses through strategic marketing initiatives. She has held a variety of different marketing roles since graduating from Northern Michigan University. Nicole also holds an International Marketing Certificate from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona where she spent a year learning international marketing strategies in Barcelona, Spain.
When Nicole isn’t in the office, you can find her trekking through the woods with her husband and their two English Labs (Obi-Wan & Ollie), camping, or whipping up a new recipe in the kitchen. She’s happiest flying off the grid to explore new places and different cultures.
Emily Errington, Jr. Account Manager
In 2021, Emily graduated from Grand Valley State University (Go Lakers!) with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Public Relations and minor in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Prior to joining the RED66 team, she was the Social Media Management intern at the Lucas Howard Group. She enjoys email marketing, relationship building, and loves working with our wide variety of clients across many different industries.
In her free time, Emily enjoys live music, going on hikes, and baking a variety of treats. Emily is currently living and working remote from metro-Detroit, but plans to move back to Grand Rapids in the near future. While she is still living on the east side of Michigan, she is happy to enjoy the company of her family’s dachshund, Lacey.
Trent Rantala, Jr. Account Manager
Trent is a 2017 Graduate from the University of Cincinnati where he earned a BBA with a focus on marketing. He’s passionate about creating long-lasting client relationships while delivering first-class marketing content. Trent moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2018 to be closer to family and where he’s also held diverse marketing-related jobs. He worked with Amazon through the pandemic and most recently helped Fowling Warehouse Grand Rapids with marketing, business development, and guest services. Trent’s excited about digging in and creating the best possible experience for his clients at RED66.
When Trent isn’t at the office, he’s recharging by reading a good book or watching a new movie. He grew up playing all kinds of sports, and a year of college soccer at Ohio Northern University. Anytime he gets the chance, you’ll find him participating in intramural soccer and volleyball with his brother and friends.
Rachel Fox-Jacobs, Account Coordinator
Rachel is a 2021 graduate from Ferris State University (Go Dawgs) where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. During her time there she had multiple internships, including Kids’ Food Basket, 9&10 News and the Ferris Foundation. Professionally, Rachel has a passion for design and relationship building. Prior to joining the RED66 team, she held multiple roles in marketing, including recruitment marketing and insurance.
During her free time, Rachel enjoys being outside; including, but not limited to hiking, riding dirt bikes with her family, and playing in the dirt with her son.
Julia Michalik, Marketing Specialist
Julia is a recent Grand Valley State University graduate (GO LAKERS!) with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Public Relations and a minor in Graphic Design. Before joining the RED66 team, Julia was a student employee Marketing Project Manager for the Office of Student Life at GVSU. She also had an internship and studied abroad in London. In her spare time (we’re not sure she really had any spare time), she played water polo for GVSU.
Now at RED66, Julia dives deep into social media management and content writing where she uses her creativity, love for graphic design, and writing skills to meet client needs.
Outside of being a #marketingnerd, Julia coaches the GVSU Women’s Water Polo team, enjoys traveling, and spends time in Northern Michigan with her family. She loves outdoor sports including water skiing, hiking, snowboarding, and biking. Julia also spends time with her two dogs, Wrigley and Pacha, who also love to swim, play in the snow, and hike.
Vanessa Lansdale, WordPress Specialist
Vanessa is a skilled marketing professional who is passionate about creating user-friendly websites and building authentic relationships with clients. Prior to joining the RED66 team, Vanessa spent three years leading marketing initiatives for a Michigan-based small business in the government sector. She’s a 2019 graduate of Grand Valley State University’s Advertising and Public Relations program and has held several marketing-related internships at organizations including The Right Place, Hello West Michigan, and BlackThorn Productions.
Fun fact: Vanessa is a digital nomad who travels the country in her converted Sprinter van along with her partner and husky-pitbull pup. In her free time, you can find Vanessa hiking, attending concerts, exploring the latest city she’s in, or practicing her design skills.
Jaclyn Lantis, Graphic Designer
Jaclyn is a graduate of Kendall College of Art & Design where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. Jaclyn has had nearly a decade of prior marketing and agency-related experience through freelance photography and design. With her background in design and photography, Jaclyn is well-versed in client communication, brand management, brand content photography and more. Jaclyn believes in exceeding the needs and expectations of any and all clients.
Fun fact: Jaclyn is also the one who created the RED66 Marketing logo and brand elements! In her free time, Jaclyn enjoys camping with her husband Travis and their golden retriever Toula.
Natasha Meinecke, Paid Search Specialist
Natasha is a graduate of Central Michigan University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Logistics. She has worked in marketing agency settings since 2020 and is skilled in Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising. Natasha is always finding new and unique ways to optimize Google Ad campaigns, and her passion stems from helping small businesses be competitive.
Fun fact: Natasha lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where she and her two dogs spend their free time outdoors. You can find Natasha riding her snowboard or going on long hikes with her dogs.
Nicole DeRoo, Marketing Intern
Nicole is an incoming junior at Central Michigan University where she is studying Public Relations and Multimedia Design. She recently finished studying abroad in Italy and visited eight new countries while in Europe! Previously, Nicole worked as a Graphic Designer for WCMU Public Media at CMU. This is Nicole’s first internship and she is excited to learn more about digital marketing and apply her previous experience.
In her free time, Nicole loves to travel, even if it’s a short road trip! You can always find her at the beach no matter what season it is. Nicole also enjoys thrift shopping, hiking, and drawing.
Samantha Lutke, Digital Marketing Intern
Samantha is a current Marketing student at Davenport University with an emphasis in Digital Marketing and Promotion. In addition to interning at RED66, Samantha is a content creator and Instagram manager for Byron Center Meats, a local butcher shop in Byron Center. Samantha aspires to create engaging content to assist businesses to grow and thrive! This is Samantha’s first internship and she is excited to soak up as much knowledge and experience in social media marketing as possible.
When not designing content on her computer, you can often find Samantha dog-sitting for her loyal clients around the West Michigan area. Samantha also enjoys spending time with her fiancé and dog Maggie, snapping a few pictures with her camera, and cooking up something new!
Jade Molewyk, Social Media Intern
Jade is a Junior at Davenport University studying Marketing with a specialty in Digital Marketing and Promotions. Prior to joining the RED66 team, Jade was the Produce Manager at Harvest Health Foods in her hometown of Hudsonville, MI. This is her first internship in the Marketing field and she is excited to share her passions for digital marketing and content creation. She is looking forward to applying the concepts she has been learning about in the classroom to the work she will be doing here at RED66 as a Social Media Intern.
In her free time, Jade enjoys thrift shopping, exploring local coffee shops, and taking photos. In the summertime, you can find her somewhere in Up North, MI hiking, hammocking, or hunting for Petoskey stones. Her family’s Black Lab, Shadow, is her trusted furry sidekick and she hopes to adopt a German Shepard sometime in the near future.
Partnerships & Collaboration
We work with a diverse set of clients across a variety of industries. This includes global manufacturers to local restaurants and small businesses to nonprofit organizations. Our immediate team is small and mighty and is made even stronger with key partners in specialty areas like digital analytics, SEO Strategies, pay per click management, graphic design, videography and photography and more.
With so many marketing channels and communications specialties, no one agency or firm can have all services in-house. It takes strong partnerships and relationships to bring the highest level of talent to our clients. We provide you with a single point of contact so you can leave it all to us to take care of all of your marketing and communications efforts. And, if we aren’t able to do it well, we will refer you to someone who can.
Here are a few of our long-term partners (and friends)!