Nicole creates content for blogs, business websites, and various other marketing materials. She’s able to get at the heart of a company’s culture to produce compelling copy, signaling potential customers that they’re right where they need to be. She believes fluff is meant for teddy bears, preferring well-researched content aimed at increasing a business’ authority within their industry and addressing customers’ most pressing issues.
Nicole graduated from the University of South Florida in 2012 with a BA in English Literature. Before joining Social Spice Media in 2016, she worked for a content company, turning search engine answers, articles, and product descriptions. Nicole is passionate about post-apocalyptic literature and self-sufficient homesteading.
Scott Ericson is the Director of Business Development with Social Spice Media. Scott brings over 35 years developing business and partnerships for companies and organizations. His background includes business development positions with a national broadline food distributor, national specialty pharmacy, nonprofit copay assistance organization and a five-year stint with the Chamber in Santa Barbara. He was also a co-owner of a company to nationally distribute natural compounds to clean and sanitize firefighter’s PPE and other emergency services equipment. His most recent business development position was with an IT Managed Service Provider in Santa Barbara.
After growing up in Santa Barbara, he moved around the country with his wife and children. Scott and his wife Cheri have relocated back to Santa Barbara after spending nearly thirty years away. They are living in the house he grew up in, and he enjoys spending time with Cheri, golf, reading and woodworking for relaxation.
Samantha is a Copywriter & Content Creator for Social Spice Media. Her role includes writing content for social media, business blogs, and creating custom graphics. She has a diverse background ranging from retail management to filming and editing for newscasts. She studied broadcast journalism and interned at Power 106 on The Cruz Show, for marketing and producing. Samantha has a passion for social media marketing and growing brand images.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from CSU, Northridge. Before joining Social Spice she worked for marketing agencies giving her the ability to manage multiple clients at once.
In her free time she is a puppy mother and enjoys doing DIY projects around her house.
Stacy Pearce recently joined Social Spice as the Director of Creative Marketing with more than two decades of experience in Marketing, Graphic Design, Front-End Web Development and Creative Project Management. Stacy began her professional journey working for Disney Cruise Lines as a member of the inaugural crew for their first cruise ship in 1998, the Disney Magic. While working onboard, she was selected to receive specialized training from Disney in both Public Relations and Guest Service Excellence.
After leaving Disney and working in print design for several years, Stacy decided to make the jump to web design and began working for the well-known training company, lynda.com, as an assistant teacher for their onsite Adobe Photoshop training classes. She also spent many years in the marketing world working for companies like JD Power and Associates, Amgen and Gospel Light Publishing. She then started her own graphic design and consulting business providing logo design, web project management and branding strategy to a wide variety of local groups and businesses.
Stacy joined Social Spice in January of 2020 to help expand their services as a creative designer and a brand strategy specialist.