Ginger Roddick. Virgo. Redhead(sometimes).
With over 15 years experience in Brand Building, Marketing Strategy, Public Relations, Fashion and Design, Ginger’s experience and expertise is both broad and deep. She approaches projects, concepts, and ideas from a “why not” perspective rooted in a solid foundation of success. Ginger specializes in The Big Idea. She can overhear a single detail in a prospective conversation and 12 months later the brand is up, the word is out, you’re on Letterman...
Representing and Developing International Brands, Global Hotels and Resorts, Celebrity Athletes, and a long list of multi industry clients, Ginger finds the most important and relevant components of the client, project, property, and develops an internal culture that becomes the public perception.
Ginger’s work across all avenues of Brand Development, Market Placement, Fashion, Luxury Retail, Global Messaging, Product Placement, Integrated Brand Partnerships, Design, and Event Creation adds to the multi-layered services that The Idea Collective is able to deliver. Working with designers at New York and New Zealand fashion Week, Developing apparel collections for clients, and securing national and international media placement. She has worked with Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz and photography duo Marcus and Indrani.
Prior to The Idea Collective Ginger was the Brand Manager and Public Relations for American tennis player Andy Roddick. As the AR Brand and Public Relations Manager, Ginger worked within a global office place comprised of ATP – including representatives in North American, Asia, Australia, and Europe and USTA – Davis Cup, and US Open. She secured national and international endorsement, sponsorship, placement deals and launch events with such companies as American Express, Lexus, Reebok, Lacoste (USA) & Lacoste Chemise, Rolex International, AT&T, Arizona Beverage, SAP, PowerAde and Babolat. She also secured media placement for AR on: Leno, Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Regis and Kelly, Fox Morning Show and as host for Saturday Night Live. W Magazine (Collectors Edition with Madonna Cover), Rolling Stone Magazine, GQ, Interview Magazine, People’s Sexiest Man, Vanity Fair, Hampton’s Magazine (Cover), Teen Vogue “Hottest Male Athlete”, Ocean Drive, 2006 People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue, 2004 People Magazine’s 50 Hottest Bachelors issue 2003 People’s Most Intriguing People of the Year, Men’s Fitness (Cover), Teen People, Seventeen, Details (Cover), Outside Magazine (Cover). Managed appearance at the ESPY’s and responsibilities as pre ESPY host at the Playboy Mansion.
Before that Ginger was a Client and Project Manager for one of most respected hospitality PR Firms in North America, The Zimmerman Agency, a full service agency with an integrated approach to Advertising (Creative, Media Planning and Buying) where Ginger provided strategic council and tactical initiatives to some of Zimmerman’s leading brands. Some of her clients included Bertram Yachts, Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa, Continental and General tires (consumer division), Marriott Rewards Program, The Diplomat, Don Cesar Beach Resort, Emerald Coast, Florida's Space Coast (included taking journalist on tours of NASA ).
Jeremie Kittredge. Taurus. Bearded.
Throughout his carreer as Head of Strategy and Development over multiple brands and properties, Jeremie has developed the creation of unique, comprehensive concepts through the perspective of the psychology of the consumer. From business modeling and market analysis to physical, tactile design, and multi-industristry cross collaboration he's worked to grow both established and emerging brands into national and international presences.
Through achitectural concept design, product development, and packaging, to financial plans, service standards, and overall growth modeling Jeremie develops the Concept Strategy across all points of concsumer contact within the Hospitality, Fashion and Retail, and Events and Festival space as well speaheading the concept and development planning of Mixed Use, Urban Renewal Projects. He's designed, developed, and operated Stores, Restaurants, Bars, Hotels, City Centers, Festivals, and Events.
He will also out pitmaster your pitmaster 7 days a week and twice on Sunday. Or at least once. Get a brisket and see what happens... The Wall Street Journal wrote an article on his Chili Frito Pie recipe. Think about that one for a minute.
David Kittredge. Aries. Inked.
David is an audiophile, cinephile, photophile, technophile, designophile, philophile... For the past 14 years he’s worked to develop everything for Touring Musicians, Filmmakers, Photo Campaigns, Event Development, Space Design, and full spectrum Brand Campaigns. David is synesthetic, which in his case means he sees colors and shapes when he thinks of letters, numbers, words, memories, and associates those colors and textures with sound.
David approaches projects from the perspective of “How will it make you feel” first. He’s been tapped for projects where the goal is to connect seemingly disjointed components of multiple sensory or touch points; spanning Audio, Visual, Interactive, and Logistical Flow; and bringing them together into a coherent, and strongly memorable cohesion. He firmly believes in, and consistently has proven, The Sum Can be, Is, and Should be, Greater than it’s parts.
As a professional touring musician for over 8 years David has shared the stage with the likes of Dave Matthews, Josh Kelly, Blue October, Moses Mayfield, Kid Rock, Moby, Rabbit in the Moon and more. He’s ran sound, sound engineered, mixed, and mastered for countless musicians, Live Venues, Music Festivals, and Dance clubs.
David spent 6 years in Austin and 2 years living in NYC working on Concept Development, Production, and getting to know some of the more interesting and up and coming Social spaces, Fashion Events, Pop Up Concepts, and F&B programs in preparation for launching The Idea Collective. David is Also the co-founder of The Buffalo Lounge, a statewide initiative to showcase Oklahoma Film, Music and Interactive industries. It has been called Oklahoma's Creative Lighthouse after its now 4 years running strong.
In addition to Sound and Film, David is also responsible for tech development programs for our clients. Experienced in Illustrator, Photoshop, Final Cut, Premier and After Effects, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, he can also spell Hello on a calculator...
In his extensive touring and event development years David had the opportunity to see, work with, and help develop some of the most well respected and relevant national venues. It was during this time David discovered his passion and talent for full design and experience integration, becoming deeply involved in how the details of perception can move people.
Prior to The Idea Collective David was a founding member of Austin based band MeridianWest, as well as Event Consultant, Songwriter, and Sound and Computer Engineer.
Prior to that David was an international man of Mystery. He hates black licorice, loves music, and does not wear skinny jeans (hey, he’s lean, and his jeans fit, doesn’t make them skinny jeans...)
Chris Dimmick. Libra. Hats.
Born into the kitchens of his family's California Pizzerias, Chris has hospitality in his blood. After studying business at the University of Southern California, he immediately went to work for some of Los Angeles' top restaurant groups and hasn't looked back since.
Chris got his management start in Beverly Hills as Food & Beverage Director at The Sports Club LA (OLIVER cafe), before joining forces with Greg Morris at The Spanish Kitchen a year later, serving as General Manager. In 2012, Chris was recruited to the same position with Meat & Drink Hospitality (Mendocino Farms, CASA) by owner and mentor Mario del Pero, departing after 2 successful years to launch his own consulting group. Over the next 4 years, Chris led opening teams at The Churchill, Franklin & Co Tavern, Rock & Reilly's, and most recently West Hollywood juggernaut Toca Madera.
With 10 years of experience opening and operating a myriad of unique properties, Chris is driven daily by the constant progress he sees in his restaurants and in the people who make them successful. Marrying an entreprenuerial spirit with an inherent passion for service and a zest for personal relationships, Chris continues to prove that in his business, hospitality is a feeling.