About TCG

Founded in 1997, Taber Creative Group (TCG) provides award-winning, full service marketing communications and advertising solutions to clients in a spectrum of industries across the U.S.

Our open-air studio in northern California fosters a fun and free-flowing environment, where creativity invites collaboration from the entire team. TCG associates contribute broad experience and specialty knowledge in all marketing disciplines, including emerging and traditional. Together, we can successfully execute any marketing initiative you might imagine.

Kirk Taber

Kirk Taber, Director of Brand Strategy/Principal

As Director of Brand Strategy at Taber Creative Group, Kirk continues to build upon almost 30 years of experience in public affairs, marketing, finance, and advertising. He recognizes his responsibility to work closely with clients, to understand challenges, opportunities and competitive value propositions, and above all: the goals each client has for a rewarding return on investment. Kirk directs the coordination of market research with messaging and brand strategy. He also oversees media planning, negotiations, and buying.

Prior to co-founding TCG in 1997, Kirk worked in the House of Representatives in Washington, DC, before returning home to Northern California and serving as staff in the California State Senate. There, he managed legislation and public affairs issues and served as a Senate liaison to federal, state and local government officials and agencies. Kirk remains actively involved in local non-profits and was recognized with the 2015 “Business Person of the Year” award by the Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce and Gallina LLP.

John Kortas, Creative Director

John joined the team at Taber Creative Group in January 2013, relocating to California from Chicago, IL where he had previously served as the in-house graphic designer and photographer for Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.

John offers more than 20 years of professional industry experience to TCG having worked within ad agencies and in-house marketing departments. His specialties include graphic design, photography, brand management, and conceptual marketing. Since joining TCG, John has managed the design and production of monthly publications, brand identity, and integrated marketing campaigns.

John Kortas
Cindy Sutton

Cindy Sutton, Director of Operations

Cindy joined the team at Taber Creative Group as a Marketing Associate in February 2017. She supports the team in a broad capacity including project management, copywriting and editing, campaign analysis, digital campaign and website management, and providing support on other projects.

Cindy brings a robust and well-rounded educational background to TCG, having earned her Associate Degree in Applied Art and Design from Sierra Community College in Rocklin and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from Sacramento State University.

Rhea Erice, Marketing Coordinator

Rhea became part of the Taber Creative Group team in January 2023. As our Marketing Coordinator, Rhea supports the team with social media management, content creation, graphic design, and beyond.

Rhea has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design from California State University, East Bay. Since earning her degree, she has worked in multiple in-house marketing departments, specializing in creative management and digital marketing.

Rhea Erice