Meet The Team

Marin Davis
Founder

Marin founded Local Collaborative with one thing in mind: Pair creative approaches with clear communication techniques to provide small businesses with the marketing they need to succeed.

Since being a military spouse requires constant moving and adaptation Marin collaborates with talented professionals she’s worked with during her years in the advertising and marketing industry. By pairing up teammates to fit exactly what you need Local Collaborative gets executive level results at a minimal investment.

Her favorite thing to do is re/brand companies and think out of the box for witty, fresh marketing campaign approaches.

Marin lives with her husband and rescue mutt in North Carolina. She loves hiking, exploring new cities, well-rounded fitness and craft beer.

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Megan Meyer
Graphic Designer

Megan graduated from Pitt State University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Technology & Graphic Design Management.

Megan makes sure her work has purpose and is pleasing to the proper target market. With a focus on design and marketing, she can bring together brands with untouched target markets on a National and Regional level. She has experience with print and digital design for businesses, organizations and race teams.

Her hobbies include archery, riding RZRs, fishing, bow hunting, hiking, lifting weights, and watching adrenaline-rushing sports. She is a record-holding drag racer and holds the title of NHRA Fastest Sportsman Female.

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Katy Van Est
Graphic Designer

Katy graduated from Iowa State University with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design. She also holds an A.A.S. in Horse Science Technology.

Katy excels in all aspects of web, print and digital design. Her clients rave about her efficiency and eye for clean, modern design.

She also enjoys photography, loves animals, reading and is a fan of all things BBT & HP.

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Joseph Kucharski
App Developer

Joseph and Marin worked together several times during their years at K-State and she was always impressed by his humble approach with teams, diligent work ethic  and professional demeanor.

His ability to translate complex subjects and thoughts into relatable material makes him a go-to in the industry among clients and peers. This guy has that special touch we all look for!

Joseph has played rugby for the last 8 years and it has been a life-changing experience for him.  He is currently working in KCMO and creates apps with his start-up company. 

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“Marin is sweet, kind, and has a huge heart. She loves what she does. She loves helping others. Whether it’s helping for business purposes or even just a quick ear to lend to someone, she’s always there. Her blogs are incredible. She speaks the truth, and says what we all need to hear some days. … Continue reading Ashley Layton

Ashley Layton

We had Marin look at our business image. I was very impressed with her analysis. It was in depth and revealed some very important areas where we needed to improve or change. She brought up strategies I hadn’t even thought of and will implement. Donze & Associates would heartily recommend her to any other company.

Jay Paulson, Donze & Associates

I am a new small business owner and had no idea where to start when it came to social media and website design. I am an avid Facebook user but wasn’t quite sure how to direct my FB business page to a central hub/website. After compiling a killer business proposal, Marin met with me one-on-one … Continue reading Lyneda Rogers, Owner of The Egglady’s Daughter

Lyneda Rogers, Owner of The Egglady’s Daughter

As someone in the process of setting up small online business, Marin’s expertise was invaluable! With a consultation and a formalized presentation she helped me take things to the next level. I will definitely be back as I continue to build!

Shannon Rogge, Shannon Nicole Coaching

Writes inspiring blog posts and is an all around good person. Would always love working with her.

Brianna Hamilton

Local Collaborative has helped my business in so many ways! Marin Davis is very organized, assertive, creative, and innovative with her ideas for graphics, social media, and much, much more! If you own a business and would like to spend time doing what you LOVE to do, hiring Marin will be a great way to boost your success without spinning … Continue reading Angie Thomson, Owner/Trainer at Thomson Team Training

Angie Thomson, Owner/Trainer at Thomson Team Training

Local Collaborative was great to work with! I actually contacted Marin and needed things within a short time frame! She was completely willing to help me and not only finished my project early but ordered it for me and had it sent to my house! Marin is professional and talented and I would absolutely use … Continue reading Michelle Shimp, Owner of M.S.designs

Michelle Shimp, Owner of M.S.designs