Our greatest strength is our people

About Us

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

Christina May

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 Dudley

Account Supervisor

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 Pitzer

Creative Manager

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.

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