Storytelling is in our DNA.

We believe people are fascinating and never stop looking for fresh ways to connect with them.

 
 
 
 
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Meet the Leadership Team

Kelly began her career in national media working for titles such as  Entertainment Weekly ,  FHM  and  Black Book Magazine  in New York. In 2004 she joined Sagacity Media where she would become the SVP, Publisher for media titles in the western states. In 2014 she joined KinderCare Education, where she was charged with building a strategic content team that would create connections with audiences via digital platforms, including social media. She also serves on the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Board.

Kelly began her career in national media working for titles such as Entertainment Weekly, FHM and Black Book Magazine in New York. In 2004 she joined Sagacity Media where she would become the SVP, Publisher for media titles in the western states. In 2014 she joined KinderCare Education, where she was charged with building a strategic content team that would create connections with audiences via digital platforms, including social media. She also serves on the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Board.

Kelly Montoya
Founder

Matt is a Creative Strategist and Account Planner with 16 years of agency experience including Wieden + Kennedy and Razorfish, where he ran the Strategy function for the West. He has extensive campaign experience across multiple categories such as travel, entertainment, tech, liquor and packaged goods. More recently he has applied his creative muscles, writing and concepting for major brands including Google, Dodge, Nike and Southern Oregon Tourism.

Matt is a Creative Strategist and Account Planner with 16 years of agency experience including Wieden + Kennedy and Razorfish, where he ran the Strategy function for the West. He has extensive campaign experience across multiple categories such as travel, entertainment, tech, liquor and packaged goods. More recently he has applied his creative muscles, writing and concepting for major brands including Google, Dodge, Nike and Southern Oregon Tourism.

Matt Kelley
Strategy

Christen has over 20 years of experience in project management and account services, working for brands like Target Canada, RR Donnelley, Autodesk, and KinderCare Education. She is co-founder of Turn! Turn! Turn!—the Portland music venue, record shop and craft beer destination—and a drummer and fine art mosaicist with public art pieces in Oregon and California.

Christen has over 20 years of experience in project management and account services, working for brands like Target Canada, RR Donnelley, Autodesk, and KinderCare Education. She is co-founder of Turn! Turn! Turn!—the Portland music venue, record shop and craft beer destination—and a drummer and fine art mosaicist with public art pieces in Oregon and California.

Christen Derr
Creative Operations

Zach Dundas has punched out DIY vinyl singles, staged backyard Shakespeare (you had to be there), and led one of the nation’s sleekest city magazines. As a journalist, he covers the Northwest for  Monocle ; served as  Portland Monthly ’s editor-in-chief; and has contributed to  Eight by Eight, Pleasure Garden, Howler, Metropolis,  and  Good.  Past creative clients include Nike, Microsoft, Cinco, Swift, BSSP, and Columbia Sportswear. His book  The Great Detective  explains the eternal appeal of Sherlock Holmes, while long-ago punk-rock exploits might best be told over a beer.

Zach Dundas has punched out DIY vinyl singles, staged backyard Shakespeare (you had to be there), and led one of the nation’s sleekest city magazines. As a journalist, he covers the Northwest for Monocle; served as Portland Monthly’s editor-in-chief; and has contributed to Eight by Eight, Pleasure Garden, Howler, Metropolis, and Good. Past creative clients include Nike, Microsoft, Cinco, Swift, BSSP, and Columbia Sportswear. His book The Great Detective explains the eternal appeal of Sherlock Holmes, while long-ago punk-rock exploits might best be told over a beer.

Zach Dundas
Creative Director

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Scout Story Lab is a boutique agency lead by content experts.

We’re a team of seasoned storytellers with backgrounds in publishing, marketing, and advertising. We offer a combined 60+ years of creating for national and regional media outfits as journalists, writers, editors, publishers, designers, developers, digital strategists, social media champions, and audience development experts. We’ve worked with the world’s most celebrated agencies as brand strategists, creative directors, photographers, videographers, and account managers. We’re always up for a new challenge.