Meet The Team

This partnership brings together decades of experience in public relations, public affairs, creation and execution of strategic marketing communications along with design and development of all client materials. Our combined team is here to make a difference for your organization.

Kim Bode

Kim Bode

Founder & Owner, 834 Design & Marketing
Kim Bode is the Principal of 834, an award-winning Communication Strategy, Event Planning, Social Media, Media Relations and Design firm located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  It was borne from Kim’s passion for communications and over a decade of experience in strategic planning, marketing communications, public relations, event planning, and community outreach. More about Kim…

Adrienne Wallace

Adrienne Wallace

Director, 834 Digital 
Adrienne Wallace is an enthusiastic communicator with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors ranging in scope from nonprofit, health and education to government, politics and finance. She currently serves as 834 Design & Marketing’s Digital Director, Program Director and head geekette. More about Adrienne...

Rebecca Dutcher 834 Web Director

Rebecca Dutcher

Director, Web Division at 834 Design
Rebecca is a self-proclaimed #MarketingNerd. She embraces the hashtag proudly. She has extensive experience in digital marketing, search engine optimization (SEO) or getting to the top of Google as most people say and website development. Technical enough to be dangerous, she can take what the client wants their website to do and make it happen. From requirements gathering, technical specifications and using the Web to improve your business Rebecca will make it happen. More about Rebecca…

TJ Bucholz

TJ Bucholz

President, Vanguard PA
TJ Bucholz has more than 20 years of experience providing policy and communications counsel to leaders in the private, public, and philanthropic sectors.TJ has worked broadly in the healthcare industry, developing campaign strategy for hospitals and health care organizations, specializing in stakeholder engagement and communications strategy. He specializes in strategic communications, issue management, message development, political advocacy, crisis communication, image consultation, and media relations. More about TJ…

Katherine Erickson

Senior Vice President, Vanguard PA
Katherine is a 25-year master public relations professional specializing in a strategic approach to communication. She can help you discover the story your company has to tell and get that message to target audiences. She understands the power of results-oriented marketing and evaluation. Katherine is known for having a sharp eye for detail and is focused on success. She has managed communication budgets from $15,000 to $1.6 million. More about Katherine…

Kristin Revere

Kristin Revere

Vice President, Vanguard PA
Kristin Revere brings more than 18 years experience in political campaigns, fundraising, event planning, and media for current and prospective clients.

With a bold approach toward helping each client achieve their most important goals, Kristin’s set of skills make for a collaborative and dynamic experience that results in trustworthy programs for client success. More about Kristin…