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Our team meshes with your team to streamline a comprehensive marketing/public relations approach. Clients allow our strengths to augment their own in-house abilities and fill the gap, where needed, as their outsourced marketing department.

CIM Marketing Partners brings together the most experienced professionals and resources to serve each client’s unique needs. Clients benefit from the diverse expertise of team members with decades of cumulative experience. All work together to provide right-fit solutions for results-driven strategic marketing programs.

Meet The Team
DARCY NEIGHBORS

DARCY NEIGHBORS | Founder | CEO

As founder and CEO, Darcy has led the firm for more than three decades. First and foremost, Darcy thrives on creating successes for our clients—making measurable differences in their bottom lines. She loves the energy created by working with a number of clients in all kinds of industries, from law firms and financial companies, to a fitness club and an international vehicle production company. Darcy earned her business degree from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has a distinctive record of community involvement and service, most notably when she was declared UNLV Lee Business School’s 2013 Alumna of the Year.

DON PURSELL

DON PURSELL | Principal

As one of the firm’s principals, Don has seen and done just about every role involving client accounts. Most days, he can be found writing content for client projects, drafting proposals for prospective clients, creating account strategies and proofreading everything that moves. He is passionate about applying tried and true principles of strategic marketing that work no matter the industry or circumstance. Don earned his MBA in strategic marketing from Old Dominion University and undergraduate degrees in international business and French.

DARREN HANKEL

DARREN HANKEL | Principal | Digital Director

Darren is a longtime principal with the firm, and after years of successfully filling nearly all the roles at the agency, he now spends most of his time on the digital side of the house. From conceiving and building websites, to planning and orchestrating strategies for building an effective online presence, Darren enjoys all things digital. He also serves as lead on certain accounts. He earned his business degree, with an emphasis in marketing, from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

KAYLA WILSON

KAYLA WILSON | Director of Operations

As the firm’s Director of Operations, Kayla manages and handles the daily business operations of the company, working closely with department heads and supervisors to support the day-to-day activity of employees. A native Las Vegan, Kayla earned a degree in business management from Azusa Pacific University and an MBA from Trident University. With that solid base, combined with her Google Ads certifications, she is passionate about and capable of delivering results based on clients’ brands and business goals.

ADRIANA MENDOZA

ADRIANA MENDOZA | Creative Director

Adriana, the firm’s creative director, is fueled with a never-ending supply of natural, genuine creative juices. Clients love the work she performs and the projects she brings to life. No matter the need—from a website to a special event invitation—Adriana works from within to transform any idea into reality. One of her hallmarks is having the ability to create and maintain brand consistency for our clients. Adriana’s natural talent was taken to an even higher level by attending Atemajac Valley University in Mexico.

APRIL KEMP

APRIL KEMP | Senior Client Development Manager

As the firm’s integrated communications and social media manager, April never met a social media platform she didn’t like! She brings passion and pizzazz to creating and implementing unique communications initiatives to reach our clients’ target audiences. In addition to some tried and true methods, April goes beyond to perform this outreach in ways clients haven’t thought of before, all while maintaining the message and brand. April earned her degree in communication with an emphasis on corporate communications from Elon University.  

NAVÉ MARQUEZ

NAVÉ MARQUEZ | Project Manager

While Navé has the job title of project manager, she is so much more than that to the CIM team. In her role, Navé contributes to projects for virtually every client we serve, in addition to directly managing certain accounts. She is passionate about working with a team to exceed clients’ goals, and contributing to that overall success further energizes her to continually learn and grow. Clients know and trust Navé as one who will bring suggestions and solutions to the table. Navé earned her office administration AAS degree from Amarillo College, her business management BS degree from University of Phoenix, and project management MS degree from University of Southern California.

SHAYLA MARTINEZ

SHAYLA MARTINEZ | Client and Events Manager

As a CIM client manager, Shayla loves working with people! Whether the internal CIM team, clients, or volunteering in our community, she relishes people-to-people contact. Shayla enjoys taking projects from concept to completion and watching the results come to full fruition. A self-described nerd, she loves research and numbers, digging deep into our clients’ businesses and industries for insight and inspiration. A native Las Vegan, Shayla double-majored to earn two BS degrees in business administration and integrated studies with an emphasis in communications and English from Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. Away from the office, she enjoys working out (and remembering her college basketball days) and spending time with her family and dogs.

DAVID LAWSON

DAVID LAWSON | Client Manager

Meet our Account Specialist, David Lawson, who brings a unique and creative approach to every project. With a penchant for thinking outside the box, David consistently delivers innovative solutions. David lives by the mantra, “What's the best that can happen?” This optimistic outlook fuels his drive to push boundaries and explore untapped potential. David’s diverse background includes numerous years in the music business, and he also played an instrumental role in Tony Hsieh’s $350 million revitalization project of Downtown Las Vegas, creating and operating a company that earned recognition from the City of Las Vegas for their outstanding work in the community. Beyond the office, David is an avid reader, hosts a morning talk radio show on weekends, and is involved in the world of professional wrestling, lending his talents both behind the scenes and as an on-air host.

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RYAN PRESCOTT

RYAN PRESCOTT | Web Developer | Graphic Designer

Ryan is a graphic designer who is passionate about creating projects that are effective, ones that truly make a difference once completed. His talents are evident as he moves from conception/visualization through full production. Ryan earned a BA in visual communications with an emphasis in graphic design and communications, and he uses that training for a range of graphic design, web design, web development and commercial printing projects. Away from CIM, he loves the outdoors – camping, hiking, trail running and coaching kids’ soccer. Fun fact: Ryan has a fraternal (not identical) brother!

CLARINDA BUI

CLARINDA BUI | Email Developer

Clarinda is an email developer in CIM’s digital department. While her title is specific, her skillset and daily work reach beyond that boundary to include web development, coding and performing updates for our clients’ sites. Clarinda is passionate about anything involving technology. She loves trying new foods, traveling, and pandas. In her spare time, she can be found playing video games. She also loves collecting pens and mugs. Clarinda earned a diploma in Networking & Electronics, as well as certificates in Business Technology & Accounting and Front-End Web Development.

VICKI ULEP

VICKI ULEP | Graphic Designer

As a graphic designer, Vicki’s aesthetic approach involves building visual experiences in a tasteful, functional, and meaningful matter for brands and audiences. She is a passionate individual who loves to explore various styles, ideas, and mediums, keeping her creatively inspired. One of her favorite quotes is by Maya Angelou: “You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” She believes if you continue to learn new things, evolve, and put in the work to hone your craft, you can do more with your creativity. When Vicki is not designing, she trains with her family as a Taekwondo martial artist, draws with her kids, and loves to hang out with family on the weekends.

SAM WARDER

SAM WARDER | Digital Marketing Specialist

Sam is a digital marketing specialist and technology enthusiast, who is passionate about leveraging data-driven strategies to create impactful marketing campaigns. He earned his BS in business administration with an emphasis in marketing and business analytics from the University of Nevada, Reno. When he is not busy crafting digital campaigns, Sam can be found on the golf course. He is also passionate about trying new restaurants and traveling around.  


 
 

KIANA VILLARUEL

KIANA VILLARUEL | Marketing Content Creator Specialist

As the Marketing Content Creator Specialist at CIM Marketing Partners, Kiana is responsible for developing, proofreading and editing content for various marketing projects. Her marketing and communication skills are not just about accuracy, but about creating clear, concise and impactful content that drives marketing goals. Kiana is a Las Vegas native and holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In her free time, Kiana enjoys tending to her houseplants, spending quality time with family and traveling.