Jaime leads the media relations and account management for several of the firm’s innovative clients. His work with these companies brings him in daily contact with national and local reporters in energy, alternative fuels, technology, and business. He has an uncanny ability to synthesize technical information (like various strains of phototrophic algae or the transesterification process of producing biodiesel or cloud computing) and translate it into digestible language for lay audiences.
Recognized by Scoville’s inaugural “Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk” award, Jaime is deeply committed to sustainability and renewable energy in every aspect of his life – at times even to the annoyance to his friends. (He’s that “recycling guy” at the bbq) This passion drives him in his daily work with media and has resulted in his clients being covered by media outlets such as the New York Times, Discovery Channel, Wall Street Journal, Seattle Times and Xconomy.com.
Jaime has more than 10 years of overall marketing and communications experience in startups, non-profits and government. Prior to joining Scoville he was the Public Information Officer for King County Emergency Management, where he had overall responsibility for crisis communications, coordinating multi-agency/multi-county responses to natural disasters and other public crises. Previously he has worked for the World Affairs Council of Seattle on international diplomacy programs and began his professional career at the technology education startup Giant Campus.
Active in his local community, Jaime is a founding board member for the Just Cauz Foundation and an advisory board member for Fusion International. A rare Puget Sound area “native”, Jaime was raised in Bremerton where he learned his appreciation for the beautiful nature of the Pacific Northwest and the meaning of a hard day's work from his parents. He now lives in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood with his wife Erin. Jaime is a diehard Seattle sports fan, living and dying by the nightly Mariner box scores and giving his “Full 90” as a season ticket holder for the Seattle Sounders FC.
Jaime graduated Cum Laude from Linfield College with a degree in Education and earned his Master’s of International Relations – Asian Politics from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.