Our Story

Fiercely independent. And staying that way.

We aren't beholden to shareholders or a holding company.

We are big enough to provide the specialized services needed in today’s complex marketing landscape. This gives us the freedom to focus more on our clients, our people, and doing good work.

Where We Started

We started in 2002 in Downtown San Diego, California. Through various industry connection (and some pro-bono work), we landed a handful of early projects, allowing us to quickly expand beyond our team of four. In 2004, we acquired Avencom to balance our creative capabilities with their technical abilites, groing Red Door Interactive to 20 people.


  • Founded in 2002

  • Downtown San Diego

Where We Are Now

Red Door Interactive is now full-service marketing agency, with resources all over the globe. We pride ourselves in being data-driven in everthing we do, and have been nationally recognized over the years for both our work and our awesome workplaces.


  • Two offices, with worldwide remote locations

  • Over 90 employees (and counting)

  • Best Places to Work winner 14 years in a row

  • Privately held, independently owned

Where Are We Headed

We want to remain independent from holding companies, so that we can maintain an approach that is more objective, more transparent, and more agile. We want to continue to grow by adding entrepreneurial people with a passion for what we do.

We expect to expand geographically beyond San Diego and Denver, and already have people working in Tucson, New Orleans, Tijuana, and Manila.

We always evaluate new technology and monitor consumer trends so that we can stay ahead of the innovation curve and find ways to evolve. Advances in areas like AI, Voice Search, Mobile, Cloud, and Social, along with generational differences, are changing consumer behavior, making the customer journey -and marketers jobs-more and more complex. Navigating this new landscape not only requires a transformative approach that blends technology and talent, but also a balance between long-term priorities and short-term necessities. If you want help sorting it all out, join us in our journey!

Our Core Values

These supports our culture, define who we are, and guide how we interact with one another.


We approach every moment of every project with passion, pride, and purpose to inspire and encourage each other to take chances.


When you have an idea, point of view, or philosophy, or even a special talent, skill, or expertise, put it out there and share it! We believe in teamwork and elevating each other to achieve our best.


Change—we love it. We embrace it. We thrive in it. In order to grow and create, we foster flexibility, open-mindedness, forward-thinking concepts, and taking creative and strategic risks.


Reaching a goal is just the beginning. We always take it a step further, looking for ways to improve, to better our best, to surprise even ourselves. Then we celebrate our success and start over again.

100% Jerk Free

A culture of open-minded acceptance and respect, 100 percent of the time.

Agency Culture

Here's what it's like to work at a fiercely independent advertising and marketing agency. From creative to client services, we come together to create and optimize better.

"Our continued growth and success as an agency are a true testament to our people and our core values. They support our culture, define who we are, how we interact, and together, are what truly separates us from other agencies and companies."

Reid Carr, CEO

Executive Team

Reid Carr

Chief Executive Officer

Founded Red Door Interactive in 2002

John Faris

President - Red Door Interactive

Joined Us in 2006

Erika Werner

Chief Marketing Officer

Joined Us in 2004

Dennis Gonzales

Chief Operations Officer

Joined Us in 2007

Amy Carr

Executive Vice President

Founded Red Door Interactive in 2002

Stephanie Ranson

Vice President, Client Services

Joined Us in 2010

Heather Molina

Vice President, Cross-Channel Marketing

Joined Us in 2015

Department Heads

Candice Wyatt

Director, Project Management

Joined Us in 2013

Patrick Cinco

Creative Director

Joined Us in 2011

Ron Hadler

Sr. Director, Marketing Technology

Joined Us in 2008

Ronel Sumibcay

Director, Software Engineering

Joined Us in 2004

Aaron Turkle

Manager, Paid Media

Joined Us in 2016

Let's create something meaningful together.

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