The Vida Agency develops and executes brand campaigns and brand- and issue-related communication services for market segments such as health, transportation, retail, consumer, political campaigns, public policy, education, and more.

Our team breathes new life into projects; wrapping different perspectives around the same data and identifying metrics that matter.

We broaden (or pinpoint) audiences, expand possibilities, ask new questions and amplify the voices of the unheard and underserved.

We join forces, make you laugh, push back (not check a box) and lead a process that reveals possibilities and strengthen bonds for the long game.

Whatever the buzz word of the moment, we listen, dig deep, pivot and polish.

The Vida Agency is proud to be a women- and minority-owned business.
State WMBE: M5F0025227
Federal DBE: D5F0025227

We deliver what resonates.

We are the Pacific Northwest

From Seattle’s Pioneer Square to Yakima in the Central Valley, TVA operates in one of the nation’s fastest growing (and wealthiest) regions. We pocket ORCA cards, bring dogs to the office, imbibe IPAs made from local hops, hike mountains and celebrate the diversity around us. We also speak plainly (in various languages) about inequities and challenge companies, agencies, communities and people to be more inclusive.

Amalia Martino

amalia@thevidaagency.com

Founder & President

When visionary entrepreneur Amalia Martino founded The Vida Agency in 2017, she designed a boutique creative agency in which every voice is valued, every client achieves strategic and inclusive impact, and every person is intentionally supported on her or his leadership development journey. With nearly two decades leading communications and public relations campaigns that transform audience behavior, Amalia conceptualizes and executes culturally relevant initiatives on behalf of TVA clients. Recognized for her unique ability to activate and elicit valuable input from a diverse array of communities, she established and models the inclusive Community Outreach Principles that TVA has become known for. Amalia works hand-in-hand with clients spanning major market segments including health, transportation, retail, consumer, education, and the arts to adapt and evolve to the swiftly changing demographics of our Northwest home. A powerful and authentic public speaker and facilitator, Amalia activates audiences across sectors. She regularly speaks on building inclusive strategies for marketing and engagement, and shares lessons from The Vida Agency’s efforts to enable a culture of leadership.

How Amalia’s colleagues describe her: Visionary. Kind. Badass. Mentor. Yoga Master. Discovers potential. Trusts her team to lead. Models how a great company should work.

Mafe Cobaleda-Yglesias

mafe@thevidaagency.com

Vice President & Account Director

Mafe Cobaleda-Yglesias knows the value of clear coordination and communication to a well-executed campaign. Leveraging over a decade of experience in project and account management, she serves as a single point of contact for clients, coordinating a team of TVA experts and vendors to establish a shared vision, timeline, and expectations for each project. A strong interpersonal and bilingual communicator, Mafe is skilled at facilitating small and large community conversations and focus groups in both Spanish and English to ensure that every voice is heard. As the head of language adaptation and translation at TVA, she leads an extended team of language professionals providing DSHS and/or Court-certified translation and simultaneous interpretation in more than twenty (20) languages. In every case and language, Mafe delivers content that is respectful and true to the native language.

How Mafe’s colleagues describe her: Authentic. Loyal. Enthusiastic. Hilarious. Positive. Believes in her teammates. Role model. Kind.

Tamara Power-Drutis

tamara@thevidaagency.com

Director of Research and Strategy 

Tamara Power-Drutis believes that ideas are only as strong as the stories we tell about them. As a writer, researcher, and former public media executive with a history of turning big ideas into action, Tamara helps leaders and organizations establish brands and stories that create impact. As the director of research and strategy, Tamara leads qualitative and quantitative research initiatives to inform communications, strategies, and creative campaigns. An expert facilitator, Tamara designs brainstorming sessions, focus groups, and retreats that catalyze the strongest ideas and fortify audience and team connections. With a creative background including strategy development, messaging, visual campaign management and execution, Tamara brings a storyteller’s eye to every project. She works with The Vida Agency’s team of designers and artists to bring ideas to life in a way that reinforce key messaging and engage target audiences. Whether manifesting audience personas, marketing strategies, editorial calendars, or brand positioning, she keeps each audience front of mind to advance brand visibility.

How Tamara’s colleagues describe her: Authentic. Powerful. Natural Leader. Passionate. Open. Inspiring. Team Player. Reliable.

Luanne Brown

luanne@thevidaagency.com 

Senior Copywriter

With over three decades of experience writing content for health and high tech companies including Microsoft, Intel, AT&T, T-Mobile, Slalom, and Bridge Partners Consulting, Luanne Brown is an expert at developing engaging copy that appeals to a variety of audiences. She has a talent for capturing authentic stories and voices, leveraging a background in screenwriting and journalism to infuse messaging frameworks, ads, brochures, websites, e-books, advertorials, and media scripts with rich detail and insight that keeps people reading. As TVA’s senior copywriter, Luanne crafts winning content that achieves communications goals for each client, whether attracting new audiences, raising a product or organizations profile, or enriching the customer experience.

Patty Carrion Moras

patty@thevidaagency.com

Community Outreach Lead

Patty Carrion Moras believes that each person brings valuable experience to the table. Overseeing language services at TVA, Patty ensures that clients and communities effectively and accurately communicate with one another. With DSHS training and certifications in medical interpretation, social services interpretation, and translation, Patty coordinates translation and interpretation in over 20 languages, building bridges of appreciation and understanding between cultures and elevating voices of underheard communities. With almost a decade of experience in community engagement, Patty provides on-the-ground outreach for events, conferences, trade shows, and door-to-door campaigning. A believer in sharing knowledge and growing as a team, Patty coordinates video production schedules and budgets to ensure strong internal communication and delivery within budget. Patty serves as the director of the board for the Latino Community Fund and Progreso: Latino Progress.

How Patty’s colleagues describe her: Team player. Community focused. Artistic. Resourceful. Dedicated. Warm. Creative. Thoughtful.

Katie Myers

katie@thevidaagency.com 

Account Manager

Katie Myers brings a positive and human approach to audience engagement; enabling TVA clients to authentically communicate to and with the communities they serve. Helping to establish TVA’s Outreach Principles, Katie champions an inclusive experience where every voice is heard. Whether soliciting community feedback through in-person outreach activities, coordinating translated materials for clients across languages, training volunteers to go door-to-door, or creating social media content to increase project awareness, Katie is valued for her ability to distill complex ideas into relatable information. As Account Manager, she assists research and communication team efforts with disciplined logistics, meticulous spreadsheets, and community outreach. Supporting public initiatives such as SDOT Paving projects, Seattle Public Utilities drainage and wastewater initiatives, and hip-hop luminaries the Black Stax education programming, Katie works to keep projects on time, within budget, and achieving desired results.

How Katie’s colleagues describe her: Positive light. Never gives up. Fast. Efficient. Strong public presence. People person.

Alex Shaffer

alex@thevidaagency.com

Account Coordinator

Drawing from a background in community engagement and social media management, Alex provides on the ground and digital support for a range of transit, health, and consumer initiatives at The Vida Agency. As Account Coordinator, he ensures that brands and campaigns achieve consistency and a cohesive voice across platforms. With experience managing digital marketing across sectors and an eye for identifying and capitalizing on emerging trends, Alex supports digital advertising and social media strategy development, analytics and reporting, as well as creative multimedia content design. He works in partnership with clients to maximize digital reach, with a focus on converting digital engagements to on the ground outreach and events.  

How colleagues describe Alex: Reliable. Calm. Data cruncher. Humble. Eye for photography. Confident. Cool.  

Theresa Norris

theresa@thevidaagency.com

Office Manager

Leveraging over 30 years’ experience in human resources and fiscal administration for non-profit and service-orientated organizations, Theresa brings a keen financial acumen and long-view mindset to The Vida Agency’s operations. Theresa is known for her ability to consult with executive leadership and managers on strategic budgeting decisions, coaching team members through complicated technical, legal, or human implications of fiscal and staffing decisions. With demonstrated excellence in organizations with fewer than 10 employees to those with over 500, her resourceful nature and servant leadership approach have help launch, scale, and sustain a variety of healthcare, wellness, workforce development, and environmental organizations and initiatives. At The Vida Agency, she supports process improvement and bookkeeping, ensuring a simple and streamlined experience for clients.  

How colleagues describe her: Excel Queen. Warm. Supportive. Detailed. Process Manager. Resourceful, Rule follower. Team player.

Ryann Anderson

Intern

Ryann Anderson is an intern at The Vida Agency, where she’s gaining foundational hands-on experience in each stage of creative campaign development and execution. A senior at Washington State University majoring in communications with an emphasis in public relations, Ryann contributes to TVA’s social media and shares input to strengthen outreach and engagement.   

How colleagues describe Ryann: Enthusiastic. Jumps right in. Resourceful. Witty. Fresh perspective.  

 

Badr Alghanmi

Intern

As a current student of the Science, Technology, and Society studies program at UW Bothell, Badr appreciates the depth and creativity that come with an interdisciplinary perspective. He joins The Vida Agency team this fall with a desire to explore opportunities in the field of marketing, bringing with him a talent for filmmaking and photography and an aptitude for social science research. When he’s not collaborating with The Vida Agency team, he loves to capture and edit photos for his Instagram account or go for hikes with friends in Washington’s lush wilderness.

How his colleagues describe him: Determined. Clever. Funny. Good listener. Strong minded. Idealist. Committed. Creative.

 

Bella Nielson

Intern

Bringing with her an appreciation for solutions-oriented brainstorms and collaboration, Bella joins The Vida Agency this fall to explore a career in PR and community engagement. Isabella is currently studying communications and sales at the Foster School of Business, where she’s discovered how much she enjoys teaming up and engaging with others to find solutions. In her free time, she’s dancing at the UW dance department or swimming laps.

How her colleagues describe her: Calm. Cool. Adventurous. Talented. World Traveler. Resourceful. Stylish. Witty.

 

Miguel A. Muñoz

Audio & Video Producer

Miguel has been an audio engineer for 20 years and a film producer for almost a decade. He has directed educational and promotional videos for Public Health Seattle King County, University of Washington, Arboretum Foundation and Edmonds School District and produced and edited television commercials for Mighty Mouth, Jobaline and The Commons at Federal Way.  Miguel’s background as a professional musician gives him the advantage in the recording studio.

Edwin Miranda Carmona

Graphic Designer

Edwin has over eight years of experience providing graphic and web designs solutions for various multinational companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising with a focus on digital editorial. A creative visionary, technical specialist and dedicated professional, Edwin translates ideas into creative assets that comply with client deadlines and requirements. He is versed in Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop, and is always inspired by innovative technologies and gadgets to optimize these tools in the most efficient way. Edwin’s design portfolio includes a Customer Experience campaign for Hewlett Packard employees, youth ORCA campaign for King County Metro and various print and digital materials for other Vida projects, including TVA’s own branding. In a past life, he played professional basketball and American Football. Today, outside of work, Edwin enjoys being a dad and putting in work at the CrossFit gym.

Caruzo Yglesias

Chief Happiness Officer

Originally from Costa Rica, Caruzo is a bilingual Maltese mix who has been raised in Seattle and considers himself a true local who enjoys the outdoor world the Pacific Northwest has to offer. A big fan of naps and tummy rubs, our Chief Happiness Officer makes any TVA guest feel welcome, specially if you happen to bring him some baby carrots (his favorite treat).

How Caruzo’s colleagues describe him: Team player. Calm. Cute. Adorable. Friendly. Treat oriented. Diligent. Stylish. Ballsy.

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