Our Team

The Creative Tension Marketing team brings the perfect blend of experienced professionals and dynamic marketing interns from top universities to meet all your marketing needs.  We are dedicated to helping businesses and nonprofits thrive by providing client-centered, research-based marketing services.

Donna Leigh Bliss

Donna Leigh Bliss, PhD
Founder and President

Donna has a PhD in social work and has extensive business and nonprofit leadership experience including starting and directing substance abuse treatment programs.  She has numerous articles published in scholarly journals and is experienced in managing grants.

She started Creative Tension Marketing in 2016 in order to provide personalized, research-based marketing services to help businesses and nonprofits thrive.  She is particularly interested in helping small and mid-size businesses and nonprofits effectively use the powerful digital marketing tools and best practices that are available today to reach their goals.  Donna brings a unique integration of social and business entrepreneurial skills in her work.  According to Donna, “I believe helping entrepreneurs succeed is not only good for them and their families, but also promotes community well-being. To me, making a difference in the lives of others and being financially successful go hand in hand.”

Donna brings a wide range of skills to clients including: (1) coordinating the work of the Creative Tension Marketing team to ensure they provide clients with high quality, effective services, (2) marketing research and evaluation, (3) marketing strategy development, (4) business model development, (5) branding, (6) grantwriting, and (7) accreditation.  Donna also does web design, social media marketing, and videography.

Bryan Roberts

Bryan Roberts
Marketing Intern

Bryan is a student at the University of Colorado Boulder majoring in Management through the Leeds School of Business and pursuing a minor in Technology, Arts, and Media through the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Additionally, he’s pursuing a certificate in Socially Responsible Enterprise through the Leeds School.

Bryan loves the human aspect of doing business. He’s spent time working and volunteering with multiple non-profits, and has thoroughly enjoyed the relationships he developed through them.

As a graphic designer, Bryan’s objective is to emphasize simplicity and clarity. He believes that a good design enables a user to seek and find information with ease, without getting lost in complex iconographies or interfaces.

In his free time, Bryan loves hiking, biking, and playing board games with friends!