Brooke Blue

President and Founder

Brooke Blue

President and Founder

brooke@truebluestrategies.com

Brooke Blue is the founder of True Blue Strategies, a full-service public affairs agency located in Seattle, Washington. She provides strategic counsel to a diverse portfolio of clients: Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, private/public partnerships, coalition groups, Tribal governments, nonprofits, political campaigns and advocacy groups.

As an innovator in the public affairs field, Brooke’s strength lies in her ability to synthesize research, messaging and strategy, pair it with analytics, and create compelling campaigns that get noticed, engage audiences and shape opinions. In an increasingly crowded and complex media climate, Brooke and her team create beautiful, honest and transcendent work that cuts through the noise and stands out from the crowd. 

Under Brooke’s leadership, True Blue has delivered measurable results for clients representing a wide spectrum of issues. This work includes protecting wild lands, defending the sovereign rights of Tribes, driving voter turnout, fighting for integrity in campaign finance and lobbying laws, and building grassroots campaigns. 

In 2020, True Blue was named Public Affairs Firm of the Year by Campaigns & Elections. Brooke was also named among the “40 Under 40” by the American Association of Political Consultants, recognized as one of the best and brightest leaders and innovators in the political business.

A Pacific Northwest native, Brooke is an avid fisherperson and an international travel enthusiast. She and her husband, Scott, live in Seattle and spend time in Montana as much as possible.

 

Corbet Curfman

Creative Director

Corbet Curfman

Creative Director

corbet@truebluestrategies.com

Corbet is an award-winning creative director and designer with decades of experience deploying strategic brand-building campaigns. He’s driven loyalty, awareness, and growth for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and a host of organizations dedicated to making a positive impact in child welfare, healthcare, housing stability, environmental sustainability, and more. 

As a leader in the creative community, Corbet has a proven track record of developing high-caliber brands and engaging digital ad experiences that captivate audiences utilizing innovative methods, eye-catching and thought-provoking designs, and new media channels. From concept to completion, his inspired vision and technique helps clients achieve their creative and strategic goals.

He’s won multiple awards for his work, including local, regional, and national “ADDYs” — a prestigious honor given by the American Advertising Federation for excellence in the industry. Corbet’s work has also been featured in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Upworthy, and various design and branding books.

Corbet lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife, Anna Katherine, and their three teenagers. Outside of family time, Corbet is an outdoor enthusiast, and can be spotted hiking or on the slopes. 

Michiko Swiggs

Interactive Designer & Developer

Michiko Swiggs

Interactive Designer & Developer

michiko@truebluestrategies.com

Michiko has been working in design and web development since 1999, providing user-focused interactive design, user research, and front-end development for internet-connected devices. With a broad and flexible set of skills, Michiko provides solutions that are elegant and beautiful and accomplish business needs.

Michiko has created websites for government agencies, causes, political campaigns, as well as corporations including BNSF Railway and AT&T. In 2019, her work won a Webby award for best practices.

Will Hallett

Public Affairs Director

Will Hallett

Public Affairs Director

will@truebluestrategies.com

With a background in public policy and government affairs, Will brings regulatory, legislative, and advocacy expertise to True Blue Strategies. He specializes in messaging, strategic content development, program evaluation, data analysis, public affairs, and project management. 

Will collaborates with clients to produce thoughtful and engaging strategic content and to execute high-impact communication programs. He has served as an account manager and communications strategist for a range of clients, including large businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and coalition groups. 

Earlier in Will’s career, he worked as a policy analyst for the Housing Authority of Snohomish County and the Alliance for Housing Affordability — two organizations dedicated to meeting the housing needs of underserved regional communities. During his time at these organizations, he worked with government officials, coalition groups, and the public to implement regional policy objectives. 

Will received his master’s degree from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington, where he focused on public policy analysis and evaluation. When not at work, Will enjoys going to live music shows, involved cooking, and fixing old junk.

Alison Wendler

Account Manager

Alison Wendler

Account Manager

alison@truebluestrategies.com

Alison excels at crafting compelling content for social media, advertising, websites and blogs. Additionally, she manages digital media campaigns, ensuring strategic goals are being met, and that projects run on schedule and on budget.

A natural problem solver and policy wonk, Alison brings with her an acute attention to detail and the fortitude to work under pressure — two skills she honed in the legal field and during her time as a Microsoft Cybersecurity Research Fellow before she joined True Blue Strategies.

Native to the Bay Area, Alison moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, where she dived into International Studies with a focus on foreign policy and comparative law. When she’s not poring over policy briefs and scouring Twitter, Alison enjoys making a mean Old Fashioned, backpacking through the Sierras, and playing guitar.

Ryan Bush

Project Manager

Ryan Bush

Project Manager

ryan@truebluestrategies.com

Ryan manages integrated marketing campaigns including paid advertising, website development, creative projects and more for True Blue.
Ryan joins True Blue with over nine years of experience developing digital and traditional marketing campaigns for the public and nonprofit sector. Previously, Ryan managed multimillion dollar advertising campaigns and worked to fully rebrand community organizations, nonprofits and more.
He is passionate about creating campaigns that connect people to their community and has seen first-hand the difference mission driven marketing can make. Additionally, Ryan serves as a Commissioner for the City of Seattle LGBTQ Commission.
As a recent transplant to Seattle by the way of Tennessee, Ryan obsesses over blue sky days and enjoying the outdoors with his two dogs. You can find Ryan backpacking in the summer and skiing in the winter.

Skye Williamson

Interactive Developer & Multimedia Designer

Skye Williamson

Interactive Developer & Multimedia Designer

skye@truebluestrategies.com

Over the past 15 years, Skye has been an integral part of award-winning projects involving websites, dynamic ad campaigns, web and broadcast video, and social media outreach. Skye has worked with clients ranging from major telecom companies and advocacy groups, to political campaigns and city government.

Skye enjoys international travel, food and drink, video games, and cats, and is dismayed that consuming five 5 Hour Energy drinks does not actually give one an extra hour in the day.

Robyn Stevens

Operations Specialist and Analytics

Robyn Stevens

Operations Specialist and Analytics

robyn@truebluestrategies.com

Robyn wears many hats at True Blue. She works in data and analytics for the team — including, but not limited to, media reporting, social media listening and social media metrics analysis — so our clients can find meaning in all the noise. Because True Blue relies on data to create stories and deliver cutting-edge campaigns and strategies, Robyn’s data analysis is critical to the success any project.

She also works on the organizational and financial side, managing media campaigns and business operations. Her innate attention to detail and knack for multitasking is greatly appreciated when we need an extra pair of eyes or a helping hand. Robyn has 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, where she worked in operations and sales, and interacted with travelers from all over the world. She’s creative too, with a BFA in theatre from Cornish College of the Arts, and a keen interest in the culinary arts.

When she’s not making spreadsheets for fun, she enjoys putting together restaurant-level meals in her tiny kitchen while hanging out with Oskar, her long-hair tuxedo kitty.

A lifelong Seattleite, she loves going to see live theatre and supporting local artists, and has a second home with family on the southwest coast of The Netherlands.

Washington State Office of Minority & Women's Business Enterprises

True Blue Strategies is proud to be recognized as a woman-owned business enterprise.