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"At Thrive, we specialize in Media Buying because we believe advertising is done best with an impartial advisor. To that end, we stay in our lane and perfect it."


President / Owner / Media Director

Robin Rucinsky

Robin brings insider knowledge and advocacy directly from the trenches of the advertising industry. With years of digital and traditional ad sales experience at Seattle’s largest media company (Sinclair), a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from the University of Washington, and postgraduate studies through Cornell University's acclaimed Digital Marketing Program, Robin is an advertising sage.

Respected as a trusted paid media expert, Robin founded Thrive to establish an advertising service niche independent of media ownership.  Harnessing her 15-year marketing career, this passionate entrepreneur is also a self-proclaimed finance nerd, proud women-owned business owner, and millennial mom of four.

Sr. Project Manager / Business Development Director

Danielle Gardner

With 14 years of versatile marketing experience rooted in an understanding of the creative agency setting, Danielle brings a wide-angle marketing lens to Thrive’s advertising niche. Danielle’s first-hand knowledge drives an organizational approach to understanding clients’ pressure points and translates into many of behind the scene systems that are in place at Thrive.

A professional background built upon developing comprehensive marketing strategy, brand and execution plans, her industry street cred ranges from clients such as multi-million high-rise developments, hospitality destinations, and    well-respected non-profits. A Gonzaga alum, Danielle will always stand by her March Madness bracket.