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Our Story, Folks & Values

We Are Water-Minded & Passionate

At Thrive, we help boating, fishing and paddlesport companies achieve their full potential through beautiful design, a firm marketing strategy, and expertly-developed, custom websites that speak to enthusiasts. And in our spare time, we like to play outside.

The Thrive Team

Thrive is a full-service marketing agency that has helped to shape the brands of our clients, both locally and across the country for over 25 years. We concentrate solely on water-focused niches in the outdoor industry, because that’s what we’re most passionate about.

Our Crew are veteran designers, strategists, developers & content creators – who are just as serious about geeking out on the latest marketing technologies as they are about getting outdoors. We believe in a healthy dose of “work hard – play harder” and are just a bit obsessed with spending time out in the “field”.

When you choose Thrive as your outdoor marketing partner, you’re aligning yourself and your brand with a seasoned team of marketing professionals who inherently understand what makes your audience tick. You see…we understand your customers because we’re enthusiasts just like them.

Jay Rieckmann Chief Marketing Officer & Co-Founder
Susan Rieckmann Art Director & Co-Founder
Marcus Burnette Interactive Director
TJ Rogers Front-End Developer

Our Core Values

Excellent Quality

Excellent Quality

We take pride in our work and it shows in every detail, every time. We consider it an honor when you put your trust in us.

Focused on Results

Focused on Results

When you obtain favorable outcomes from our strategies, we claim victory. Your successes are our successes and we want to win together.

Build Solid Relationships

Build Solid Relationships

We’re friends with our clients and each other. At the end of the day, we believe life is about the connections we make and the relationships we develop.

Personal accountability

Personal accountability

You can depend on us to take care of your business needs. We strive to be responsible, ethical and reliable in everything we do.

Planning beats guessing

Planning beats guessing

Through research, planning and creative, we’ll develop and execute a campaign that targets your message to your customers.

Clean and simple is better

Clean and simple is better

Let’s face it, the world is a busy, noisy place. Your business doesn’t have to be. We’ll create a strategy that will reflect your brand and be inviting to your customers.

Honesty is everything

Honesty is everything

The combination of solid relationships and personal accountability equates to integrity and straightforwardness of conduct. Honesty is who we are and what we believe.

We are teachers and students

We are teachers and students

We have a love of learning. Whether acquiring new skills, gaining new knowledge or experiencing new adventures, we love to share what we learn.