Founded in 2013 by Christina May, Illumine8 has quickly become a top-tier marketing consultancy. With services in the key areas of marketing, automation, and transformation, Illumine8 has helped dozens of businesses achieve their growth and development goals. Our multi-step phased approach allows us to develop a firm foundation to build a lasting and successful strategy focused on tangible results.
Named one of Frederick’s Top 50 Businesses, Illumine8 has become a staple in the community. Our team, located both in Frederick and around the country, is a group of dedicated individuals, each with unique skill sets and experience. However, their focus is all the same: providing exceptional service to our clients and their customers.
Meet Illumine8's Leadership
Founder & CEO
Christina is an award-winning marketing strategist who has a proven record of establishing effective marketing programs and organizational initiatives that produce a lasting impact. After a 12-year career working in the publishing, tourism, and real estate industries, Christina founded Illumine8 in Spring 2013. Named by DMN, a 40UNDER40 honoree, Christina is an honors graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University’s MBA program and undergraduate program. Outside of work, Christina is passionate about women in business and economic empowerment. She enjoys traveling to Cape Cod, enjoying the outdoors, and spending her free time with her husband and her dog, Lucy.
Carrie anticipates client needs and champions innovative strategic solutions to provide winning marketing and sales campaigns. With over two decades of experience working for top full-service national marketing agencies, she brings with her a wealth of strategic knowledge leading integrated B2B and B2C awareness, acquisition, and retention campaigns. She is also well versed in digital media marketing industry trends and exceeding KPIs. Living in Frederick’s Historic District, she enjoys the benefit of walking to work. In her free time, she enjoys supporting the local music and sports scene, family time at Bethany Beach, DE, and spending time with her (dog) daughter.
Erik is our graphic designer and creative manager. He is responsible for creating designs that showcase client brands across a wide range of mediums from print collateral and traditional advertising to digital formats with platform-responsive capabilities. He has nearly a decade of experience creating and managing digital and print graphic design projects for Virginia to New York agencies. Erik is a graduate of James Madison University, which later became a freelance client. He enjoys spending time with his wife, playing with his dog, throwing darts, and sipping craft beer in his free time.
With a combined 50+ years of experience, our team of strategists is well-versed in solutions-based and goal-oriented marketing and sales tactics. Their diverse backgrounds provide our clients with unique approaches to problems businesses face.
Under the guidance of our leadership team, Illumine8’s strategists work directly with clients on marketing, automation, and transformation projects, all driven by data to provide exceptional results.
Samantha is a business strategist and marketing veteran. Obsessed with business and advancing our clients’ growth, she understands client organizational structure, processes, and goals. Samantha brings over 20 years of experience driving sales growth in the media and commercial real estate industries.
Robert is an account manager and digital strategist with 12 years of experience in digital marketing, content strategy, web development, and HubSpot implementation. He enjoys creating fun and engaging campaigns that produce results. He enjoys traveling, coffee, and spending time with his rescue pup, Theodore.
Julia creates content for Illumine8’s clients, specializing in social media, motion graphics, and video. She brings experience from working in Washington, D.C., for a public relations agency and a TV station. Outside of the office, she enjoys playing soccer and traveling. Thus far, South Korea tops her favorite destinations list.
Roxanne coordinates the day-to-day tasks to keep each project on track and organized. She brings years of project management experience in digital marketing and generally loves all things process-related. Roxanne moved to Frederick after spending a decade in Seattle, where she graduated from the University of Washington.
Health, and Wellness
Lucy is a founding member of Illumine8 and our Director of Health and Wellness. She is responsible for delivering unconditional affection to each employee to start the day and has a proven track record of keeping the Illumine8 team balanced, stress-free, and productive. Lucy helps keep the office mood light and fun.