about simply clear MARKETING


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

Serving San Luis Obispo & Monterey Counties.


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.


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


As the founder of Simply Clear Marketing, Bret Colhouer has over 15 years of experience in the marketing and advertising industry and leads an experienced marketing team dedicated towards delivering tremendous value to San Luis Obispo County businesses. Through dedication to growing with evolving technologies, Bret remains passionate about building a successful, local community using client-centered relationships combined with innovative marketing strategies. He enjoys life on the Central Coast with his beautiful wife, Lani, and his 3 children, Cheyanne, Lily and Makena. In his free time, he plays pickleball, golf and soccer.

Lani Colhouer


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


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.


Project Manager & Executive Editor

Madeline joined the Simply Clear Marketing team in 2018, shortly after graduating from Cal Poly SLO with a B.S. in Journalism, a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Dance. Shortly after joining the team, Madeline took on the role of Executive Editor of Living Lavishly Magazine where she takes pride in showcasing various stories throughout the community. During her free time, she enjoys hiking, dancing, and spending time with her family in her hometown of Chula Vista, CA.

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.


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.

emilia bollini

Graphic Designer

Emilia joined Simply Clear Marketing in early 2019. She graduated from Buenos Aires University (Argentina) in 2018, with a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design, but she has been working as a graphic designer for almost 5 years now. In her free time she enjoys hiking, riding her bike, and surfing. She also loves animals and traveling.


Digital Marketing Specialist

Bryan joined Simply Clear Marketing in early 2020 after receiving his MBA from Cal Lutheran University in late 2019. Before his Master’s, he received a Bachelor’s in 2017 from the same university, majoring in Business Administration while emphasizing in Marketing and Sports Management. While at Cal Lutheran, Bryan participated on the baseball and soccer teams, played trumpet in the wind ensemble, and studied abroad twice. Growing up in Atascadero, he loves that he can help contribute to the success of the local businesses in San Luis Obispo County. During his free time, he enjoys sports, going to breweries, and his hobby of photography/videography.


Marketing Assistant

Maddison Stevens is a new member of the Simply Clear Marketing team. As a recent Cal Poly graduate, she has received a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. During her time at Cal Poly, she enjoyed being an active member of the American Marketing Association as the VP of Events in addition to other clubs and activities on campus. Coming from a small town in California, Maddison is passionate about supporting the success of small businesses because of their importance to their local community. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature by hiking, paddle boarding, and soon surfing.


Administrative Marketing Assistant

Kelsie is a fourth-year student at Cal Poly studying Business with a Marketing Concentration and a Graphic Communications Minor. Kelsie has spent her years at Cal Poly actively involved in the American Marketing Association as the Vice President and studying abroad in Italy for four months. Kelsie grew up in Sacramento, California but has fallen in love with SLO over the past three years. She loves being able to leave her mark on the city and help local businesses in the process. In her free time, she enjoys being outside whether that be hiking, going to the beach, or running, as well as experimenting with cooking and painting.

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