Stories of mountain towns professionals: Kinsey, CEO + Founder of NATIF Creative

Meet Kinsey, CEO + Founder of NATIF Creative

Tell us your story…

I founded my little social media marketing agency because I want to connect those let’s-make-life-enjoyable people with their let’s-make-life-enjoyable tribe. I want to cultivate genuine relationships with like-minded people around the world, and create a culture where we support each other in both the real & digital world. It feels wonderful help rad mountain entrepreneurs reach & nurture the people who will lift them up and love them.

It makes me so happy to take away a little bit of my client’s stress and give them back a little bit of their time. I know how hard it is to run a business, to wear all the hats and do all the things — so when I can aid their success & ease their minds, it reminds me that what I do truly matters.

When did you move to the mountains?

I grew up in the mountains of Montana until middle school, when my parents dragged me to the middle of a cornfield in Indiana. After studying communication at Purdue University, I decided I needed to add a little elevation to my life again, so I threw all my stuff in a U-Haul and started driving westward. I landed in Breckenridge, CO, where I lived for 5 years before moving to the Vail Valley. Here, I saw a need for social media marketing help for local business owners, so I started freelancing as an Instagram marketing manager. Things snowballed fairly quickly. I was able to found my business NATIF Creative and hire my first employee within my first year. Now, we specialize in Instagram strategy, content creation & management for purposeful mountain lifestyle brands. And we all keep living happily ever after.

What is the best part of life in the mountains?

Simply put – I love it out here. I love the air, the lifestyle, the activities, the people. I just feel like I belong. Always being 15 minutes away from doing something fun!

Advice for others looking to make the move?

If you’re trying to choose between living somewhere inspiring or following a job, please choose your own happiness.

Follow Kinsey’s journey @natifcreative.

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