We’re dedicated to making your brand and business shine bright.

We’re a seasoned group of marketing, design and web professionals dedicated to the success of your business.

Jason Spooner


Jason Spooner

Digital Design Strategist
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Neil Arnold


Neil Arnold

Software Engineer & Architect
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Jackie Fuller


Jackie Fuller

Digital Marketing Strategist
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Ashleigh Burskey

Owner & Chief Strategist

Brand Strategy / Business Development / Consulting

Ashleigh will take your brand to the next level.

Ashleigh is a branding and marketing expert with more than 11 years of experience navigating an ever-evolving industry.

She brings palpable passion and drive to every project, and is known for her results-driven approach and high standards of excellence. Business savvy, Ashleigh’s research, analytical and strategy skills are what have established her reputation. Her work with numerous clients in various industries has confirmed her belief that successful marketing strategies depend on careful research, planning, and cunning execution.

Ashleigh’s broad skill set and approachability make her an excellent communicator, with an intuitive sense of guiding businesses towards their goals. Ashleigh confidently leads the Pistil Brands in its mission to help cannabis companies implement brand strategies for sustainable growth. As a trusted leader, Ashleigh has built a loyal team of talented professionals with whom she works to diligently build and sustain incredible brands.

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When she’s not building bigger and better brands, you can find Ashleigh painting in her art studio.

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Lisa Leslie

Lead Storyteller

Content / SEO / Social Media / Project Management

Lisa will hear what you’re not saying, and clarify what you do.

Lisa crafts relevant, engaging, and action-inspiring content for our clients. 

Before joining Pistil, Lisa explored a variety of administrative, project management, supervisory and training roles in business finance, insurance administration, marketing/advertising, real estate, automotive sales, and jewelry sales. Her broad skill set allows her to keenly focus on helping our clients discover their why and sell it through the development and sharing of remarkable content.

Lisa’s skill set includes everything from brand messaging creation, content strategy, website content development, search engine optimization, social media management, and email marketing to project management and training. Her ability to learn new systems and processes with ease, combined with her passion for sharing knowledge and expertise with others, makes her an ideal leader and trainer for clients and new hires alike.

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When she’s not uncovering stories and crafting compelling content, you’ll find Lisa outside skiing, hiking, and jogging.

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Katie VenVertloh

Art Director

Print  / 3D / Production

Katie will assure your customers deeply connect with your brand.

Katie leads and executes brand identity development projects to establish a robust, meaningful and targeted brand presence.

Before joining Pistil Brands, Katie spent over six years working as the lead graphic designer for a national clothing company and well-established marketing agency. After a successful career working with high profile brands, Katie now uses her dedication, focus, and timely solutions to help our clients establish a competitive brand image through thoughtful design.  

Katie's broad skill set ranges from brand identity development, packaging design, art direction, and strategy development/ execution. 

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When she’s not designing remarkably beautiful brands for our clients you can find Katie (among other things) serving as the marketing chair on the Architalx board.

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Jason Spooner

Digital Design Strategist

User Experience / Technology / Information Architecture

Jason puts your brand at the front and center of all digital projects.

Jason brings nearly 20 years of experience in graphic and UI/UX design for a wide variety of client websites.

Jason’s experience ranges from public to private and nonprofit sectors, e-commerce solutions, web applications, iOS apps and mobile responsive interfaces to complex intranets and extranets to touch screen and iPad Pro specific applications. His breadth of industry knowledge includes non-profit, healthcare, education, retail/e-commerce, government, media and technology.

Jason’s demonstrated expertise is in creating user-centered, mobile-first designs that merge functionality with aesthetic appeal. He's also deeply involved in the areas of information architecture, project management, creative direction, site maintenance, and HTML production. This knowledge has allowed him to develop as a comprehensive and versatile designer.

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When he’s not crafting incredible user experiences, you can find Jason on stage with the Jason Spooner Band.

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Neil Arnold

Digital Engineer

Software / Applications / Development

Neil will lead and design your brand’s digital lifecycle.

Neil is an all-things-web expert with more than 20 years of programming and application experience.

He has extensive experience in the entire development life-cycle, from small brochure websites to multi-million dollar web-based applications.

Neil possesses excellent technical skills, including web application design and development in PHP, Drupal 7, MySQL, CSS & HTML, ASP.NET, C#, MS SQL Server, Visual Basic, Microsoft Access, XML, HTML, WordPress, and Flash. Neil also plays a critical role in developing application and database designs, writing software design specifications, specifying the implementation of required functionality, site architecture creation, and maintenance, implementing end-to-end solutions, making technology and platform recommendations, and managing/participating in a multidisciplinary team or partnering with client teams.

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When he’s not head-down at his computer, you can find Neil seeking adventure by traveling to places near and far.

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Jackie Fuller

Digital Marketing Strategist

Paid Search / Display / Social

Jackie will transform your data into insight and action.

Jackie is a seasoned digital marketing leader who has a proven track record for running large-scale marketing campaigns

With ten years of experience in digital marketing, she has worked with prominent clients to drive their paid search, display, and social media performance. 

She excels at transforming data into insight and action while improving processes along the way. Jackie is an effective team leader who manages and mentors teams to meet both squad and individual goals. She is passionate about leveraging behavioral science within marketing to drive social good by bettering our lives and the world. She believes that a little data can make a big difference in shaping the way we solve problems that matter.

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When she's not optimizing client initiatives for the most significant impact, you can find Jackie outside exploring all the state of Maine has to offer.

Join Our Team

We’re always looking for new talent.
Please send us your cover letter, resume, and portfolio (pdf or website) and we’ll be in touch.
careers@pistilbrands.com

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