Purpose

Hunter Elkins (President)

Even at a young age, Hunter had lofty aspirations. Being too far removed from the throne of England, Hunter opened Elkins Retail Advertising in 1990. Previously, Hunter held the position of Director of Sales at Donald J. Sherman and Associates Advertising and Public Relations. Hunter graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from San Jose State University in 1987 and has been a frequent guest lecturer in the Advertising Department. He is a member of the International Entrepreneurs Organization and a martial arts instructor in his spare time.

Ken Hanamoto (Creative Director)

Ken was sold into indentured servitude to Elkins Retail Adverting back in 1990. As ERA’s Creative Director, Ken has helped to develop creative television, radio, print and direct mail campaigns for dozens of clients.  Ken worked as a copywriter at Donald J. Sherman and Associates Advertising and Public Relations until 1989.  Ken is an alumnus of San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising. He enjoys eating waffles with his dog Pokey.

Beth Brigino (Media Director)

Beth comes to Elkins Retail Advertising from the San Jose Sharks. Bad knees ended her bid to tend goal so she joined Silicon Valley Sports and Entertainment as the Director of Marketing where she developed and implemented advertising, promotional and PR campaigns across multiple media for the Sharks, other Bay Area sports organizations and arena events.  Beth holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Arizona State University. Her stats are available on the back of her card.

Josh Quiwa (Art Director)

Josh studied Advertising creative at San Jose State University. He began working as an in-house graphic designer for Bartlett Associates from 1998 to 2005. Josh worked for the Manteca Bulletin as lead designer and was the Senior designer for the Manteca Chamber of Commerce 2005 magazine. He has been married for 6 years with two children and has coached little league football in his spare time.