CIAO Marketing was founded in 1999 by Krissi Thomas (then Calkins) when an opportunity came knocking at her door to consult for Windstar Cruises. It was her “big break” and the reason she has come to love advising businesses on their marketing objectives.
From her work in the cruise industry, wireless, high-tech, small business and beyond, she has made a name for herself on making things happen while having fun. Her style is centered on a coaching mentality that motivates team players to make the magic happen.
Born and raised in Seattle, she is a die-hard Seahawks fan (her mom was one of the original 1976 Seagals!), mom of 2 young daughters and a black lab, wife and all around go-getter.