Our Story

Simply Clear Marketing is an independent team of creatives, strategists, web gurus, content writers, number crunchers, analysts, event organizers, and graphic designers. Together, we provide premier marketing services to businesses across San Luis Obispo County.

Through our dedication to growing with evolving technologies, Simply Clear Marketing is committed to our clients’ success because we believe it leads to the community’s success.

The Company Timeline

The Company Timeline

1998

PUBLISHING DIVISION

The Bay News newspaper was founded

2005

Lani & Bret Colhouer became full owners of the Coast News and Bay News

TRADESHOW DIVISION

2006

1st Home Show (San Luis Obispo)

Added Fall & Spring Home Show (San Luis Obispo)

Chris & Mary Gardner founded the SLO City News

2007

Lani & Bret Colhouer combined forces with Chris & Mary Gardner and founded Tolosa Press

2008 / 2009

Health & Fitness Expo (San Luis Obispo)

Added Fall & Spring Home Show (Paso Robles and Monterey)

2013

DIGITAL DIVISION

Founded by Bret Colhouer & David Diaz

Lani & Bret Colohuer became sole owners of the Tolosa Press

2014

805 Loyal added Websites, Social Media, Reputation Management, Web Display Ads & Video

2015

Added 3 magazines:
- Living Lavishly
- Reveal
- Inspired Health

2017 - 2020

Tolosa Press is dissolved and its assets become the publishing division of Simply Clear Marketing & Media, Inc

Inspired Home Expos is dissolved and became the assets of the Tradeshow Division of SCM

805 Loyal is dissolved and it’s assets become the Digital Division of SCM

Bret & Lani Colhouer become partners of Simply Clear Marketing & Media, Inc.

David Diaz became a partner of Simply Clear Marketing & Media, Inc.

Simply Clear Marketing & Media

2017 - 2020

Tolosa Press is dissolved and its assets become the publishing division of Simply Clear Marketing & Media, Inc

Inspired Home Expos is dissolved and became the assets of the Tradeshow Division of SCM

2017 - 2020

805 Loyal is dissolved and it’s assets become the Digital Division of SCM

Bret & Lani Colhouer become partners of Simply Clear Marketing & Media, Inc.

David Diaz became a partner of Simply Clear Marketing & Media, Inc.

Meet The Team

Bret Colhouer

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Lani Colhouer

CFO & CO-FOUNDER

David Diaz

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Jessica Micklus

SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Kelley Braga

OPERATIONS & EVENTS MANAGER

Madeline Minas

PROJECT MANAGER & EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Tina Mitchell

CONTROLLER & SALES ASSISTANT

Emilia Bollini

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Bryan Kirkpatrick

DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST

Maddison Stevens

MARKETING ASSISTANT

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