about simply clear MARKETING


our MISSION

Building a successful local community using client-centered relationships combined with innovative marketing strategies.

Serving San Luis Obispo & Monterey Counties.



tradeshows

Our Tradeshow Division produces a total of 7 Inspired Expo tradeshows annually.

6 Home Improvement Expos & 1 Health Expo.


These premier tradeshow events allow residents to meet face-to-face with local home improvement and lifestyle companies or health and wellness practitioners in one convenient location.



Marketing Experts

Simply Clear Marketing is an experienced marketing team that delivers tremendous value to local businesses in San Luis Obispo & Monterey Counties. We have an extreme dedication to building client-centered relationships to maximize marketing results for our clients. Through our dedication to growing with evolving technologies, Simply Clear Marketing is committed to our clients’ success because it leads to the community’s success.


digital

The Digital Division prides itself on creating campaigns that communicate a powerful unifying message over all online platforms.

  • Website Design & Development
  • Social Media
  • Web Ad Display
  • Video Production
  • Text Message Marketing
  • PPC - (pay-per-click)


This division was birthed through the need for local expertise within the online world of advertising for our clients. We provide, in house, the platform through which we develop and produce online assets to garner maximum exposure & business for our clients. We have the capability to create content and experiences that your audience will not only embrace but share.


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meet the team

Bret Colhouer

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

As founder of Simply Clear Marketing, Bret Colhouer has been in the media industry for more than 10 years and is passionate about being a resource for the community. He launched the publishing division in 2004 with the Coast News, and bought the Bay News shortly after.  He moved to San Luis Obispo 25 years ago immediately falling in love with the area, its people and the culture.

Lani Colhouer

CFO & CO-FOUNDER

As a founder of Simply Clear Marketing, Inc., Lani Colhouer is passionate about marketing and events. She was raised in the San Luis Obispo County and loves the area. Her background includes event management, advertising, marketing and sales, and exhibiting at international trade shows. She has been in the marketing industry for 20 years and loves the stories behind each business that keeps them going! A true entrepreneur, she loves to build community by helping small businesses be more innovative in their marketing strategies and implementation. She loves bookstores, the central coast and spending time with her family. With three daughters - two of which are out of the home, she recognizes how fast time goes and at this time enjoys as much time as she can with her youngest.

david diaz

CTO & CO-FOUNDER

David Diaz is a founding owner & partner of the digital division for Simply Clear Marketing. David is a longtime local having grown up in Atascadero since 1972 and now lives in Nipomo with his family. He is a consummate entrepreneur who has worn many hats over the years from owning a Coffee Shop to creating his own Farmers Markets. He likes to spend time with his wife and 5 children (all girls), golf, ride motorcycles and snow ski as much as possible.

Sales & Marketing Director

Jessica has been with Simply Clear Marketing & Media since 2009 as a Sales and Marketing Director. She graduated from Cal Poly in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing Management. Jessica has a passion for community outreach and has volunteered with the Food Bank Coalition of SLO County, Georgia Brown Elementary School, Habitat for Humanity, various local homeless shelters, and is always looking for more opportunities to help the local community. In her free time, she enjoys the active lifestyle. Some of her favorite activities are skiing, running, and hiking.

Operations & Events Manager

Operations & Event Manager - Kelley has been with Simply Clear Marketing since December of 2009 as the Administrative Event Manager. She graduated from San Francisco State University in 2005 with a BA in Speech Communication with a minor in Advertising. Since then she has been working in advertising and marketing and enjoys working with clients and making sure all of their needs are met. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, wine tasting, and taking her dogs to the beach.

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Web Designer

Leah has been designing websites and graphics since the days of Angelfire in the early 2000's. Her passion for music, art and design are apparent in her work, where she is constantly trying to think outside the box.  When Leah is not busy creating websites, you can find her hanging at the beach or skatepark with her kiddos.  You can also find her thrifting or painting in her free time.  She runs her own digital vintage shop and Etsy store, where she combines her love of antiques, painting and design, into one big collection of beautiful treasures.  Check out losangelesmuse.com for vintage goodies.

tina mitchell

Controller & Sales Assistant

Tina Mitchell is a true local to SLO, born and raised in San Luis Obispo County! She has spent the last 10 years refining her processes in Administrative Services at the City of Paso Robles. She recently changed careers to explore the private sector and is enjoying her position at Simply Clear Marketing as Controller and Sales Assistant. She is utilizing her Bachelors in Accounting and knowledge from the Administrative Services Department as well as her friendly personality to prosper in a position that assists the company in accounting and lead generation. She is passionate about the health industry especially but has found it incredibly fulfilling to help small businesses grow and prosper by educating the community about their specialties. Tina enjoys living on the central coast where we are close to the beach but not far from the mountains. She spends her weekends at music festivals, hiking and exploring, and taking her dogs to the beach.

mike lee

Digital Team Lead

Mike comes to Simply Clear Marketing & Media with 20 years of sales and marketing experience. For 12 years he ran a local Integrated Marketing firm with his wife Pamela. Fluent in web development and online marketing as well as traditional channels Mike has a deep understanding of the marketing mix and uses his perspective to the benefit of each client. While attending Cuesta College he earned the rare Web Development Technologies Certification and served on the advisory board for that program. Mike likes to work with each client as if he were a “partner in their business.” A resident of the Central Coast for over thirty years Mike loves many of the outdoor activities that it has to offer.

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Web & Editorial Designer

Christi has been designing for over 8 years, and has worked as a senior designer for many local and Los Angeles based companies, including her own. Style, color, and typography are very important to her, as she utilizes these assets in all of her work. In her spare time she enjoys creating art in any form, and especially favors acrylic painting with pastel illustration. She is also an avid traveler, entrepreneur, disc golf player, and animal lover.

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Administrative Marketing Assistant

Madeline Minas joined the Simply Clear Marketing & Media team shortly after graduating from Cal Poly in 2018. She received a BS in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Dance. Madeline cares about the foundation and potential for mutually-beneficial relationships between people, businesses and the publics they serve. In her free time, she enjoys connecting the community with the arts by instructing dance classes to children and adults across SLO County!



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