Founder & Head Creative Coach

About Nicole Ross

Nicole is a business school grad with a creative bent. She’s uber-organized Type-A meets go-with-the-flow Type-B. She’s a corporate marketer with a heart for small business and philanthropy. She’s right and left brain. She’s a fly fishing, novel writing, horseback riding, ex-kickboxer who has no earthly idea when football season starts. She appreciates the irony.

She spent a decade in the fast-paced world of SaaS marketing at ExactTarget (acquired by Salesforce in 2013). After wearing so many creative hats like copywriting, event management, graphic design, sales support, employment branding, college recruiting, agency and freelancer management, printing and promotional products, and communications, she knew she’d never be able to settle on a single focus area. Then, she realized she didn’t have to, and Creative Quarterback was born. 

Nicole works virtually (like her entire team) and lives in beautiful Bozeman, Montana.

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  • Nicole

    Founder // Head Creative Coach

    Founder, Head Creative Coach, and "QB1" @ Creative Quarterback, multi-hat marketer, aspiring novelist, recovering kickboxer, animal lover, cowgirl yogini, and chronic hobbyist.

  • Abby

    Asst. Coach, QB & Team Captain

    This ExactTarget alum and “Type-A” mom can be found sipping red wine with her hubby, watching cattle graze on her family farm, and eating homemade apple pie (and running it off later).

  • Ashley


    A quirky quarterback often found sightseeing and traveling with family. Dream chaser, conventions breaker, wine lover, word devourer, frequent sarcasm user, and former roller girl, she embraces all the random adventures life has to offer.

  • Elizabeth


    Designer with a marketing mind and an eternal optimist. Thrilled to be watching her daughter, Juni, grow. Loves to curate a pinterest board and come up with concepts for big creative problems.

  • Elyse

    Graphic Designer

    Graphic and branding guru for Creative Quarterback. Wife, traveler, Dachshund mom, freelancer, lifelong Hoosier, and proud Ball State Cardinal.

  • Erin


    Mom to Reid (the toddler) and Kip (the cat). Book hoarder, iced coffee lover, and binge TV series watcher. Her heart is the happiest when spending time with those whom she loves.

  • Gabrielle


    Artist and graphic illustrator for CQB. Serial entrepreneur. Doodler. Pen junkie. Gardener wannabe. And most importantly, mom of two.

  • Kristeen

    SEO Consultant

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) guru for CQB. Lover of tea, all things purple, and photographing babies. Overachiever and incapable of sitting still.

  • Kyra


    Photographer and all purpose creative. Loves traveling with her family, everything outdoors and hands-on projects like restoring a 22' sailboat with her husband.

  • Mallory

    Guest Services & Stadium Operations

    Midwestern mom of two who met her husband in Western Australia, has a wanderlust habit, has lived in 5 states as an adult, and has an obsession with the magic of yoga, wine, and human connection.

  • Neil

    Graphic Designer

    Graphic Designer for CQB. Equally at home crafting a web design or creating branding and print materials. Indianapolis native, part-time musician, dog fanatic, cycling devotee, and coffee enthusiast.

  • Penny

    CQB Mascot

    Official Mascot and #QBeagle @ CQB, dogged (pun intended) bunny hunter, marathon napper, hoodie model, and die-hard foodie. Will work for Milk Bones.

  • Remy

    CQB Mascot

    Official Mascot & Creative Quarterhorse @ CQB. Cow chaser and sunshine snoozer. Loves playing Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon and bragging about his cameo with Twilight's Kristen Stewart in "Certain Women."

  • Renée

    Special Counsel

    From budgeting to business strategy, Renée helps CQB's back office run smoothly. With more than a decade of tech experience at Intel and Apple, plus professional editing expertise, she always brings left-brain and right-brain skills to the table.

  • Robin

    Web Developer

    A keen web developer with a love of problem solving, Robin can usually be found digging through content management systems looking for things to fix. Enthusiastic about music, cooking, coffee and all things sci-fi.

  • Stefanie


    Writer @ CQB. Often seen wrangling toddlers, belting out Disney songs, guzzling iced tea, watching New Girl, and defending the Oxford comma.

  • Theresa

    Graphic Designer

    Passionate about branding, layout, fonts (Want to talk about kerning?), and paper. Enjoys cooking for a crowd, cheering for Purdue, playing tennis, and being a “Cool Mom” to her cool kiddo.


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