CIAO Marketing was founded in 1999 by Krissi Thomas (then Calkins) when an opportunity came knocking at her door to consult for Windstar Cruises. It was her “big break” and the reason she has come to love advising businesses on their marketing objectives.

From her work in the cruise industry, wireless, high-tech, small business and beyond, she has made a name for herself on making things happen while having fun. Her style is centered on a coaching mentality that motivates team players to make the magic happen.