About Us

We

live | breathe | dream

New Mexico.

When you ask Lauren, Vanessa, & Mandie founders of Cottonwood Advertising what they are passionate about, they’ll quickly reply…

Family (duh)
New Mexico, but mostly Albuquerque
Good design
Supporting other’s passions in a way that gets the community excited
Travel to get inspired (just ask them the places they are most inspired by)

Vanessa Bush, co-owner & Director of Strategy

One of Vanessa’s favorite things is finding the perfect word to say the perfect thing. She loves telling a great (mostly true) story. Nothin’ wrong with adding a little color! Vanessa has worked as a high school English teacher, blogger, copywriter, and content editor for the past 18 years. She’s made the desert her home in Albuquerque, NM and is never more satisfied than when discovering some unexpected beauty whether that be in the stark landscape, a poem, or an interesting person. When she’s not working, Vanessa enjoys taking a good walk, lovin’ on her little family, pretending to be annoyed by her adorable beagle, and volunteering about town. Find Vanessa on LinkedIn here.

Mandie Segura, co-owner & Creative Director

Mandie has been pushing the limits on her writing since the first grade when she was reprimanded for writing in cursive before she was taught. She also grew up raiding her papa’s camera + film stash each time she visited, and has taken too many pictures, if such a thing exists. Mandie has lived in beautiful Albuquerque, NM for over a decade and is still surprised by how pretty it is frequently. She loves coffee, being crafty, and most of all her family. Find Mandie on LinkedIn here.

Lauren Hall, co-owner & Director of Operations

Lauren finds great joy in building businesses up to be the best they can be. She has been working with small businesses in the Albuquerque area since 2006. Solving problems with creative solutions is what drives her. An Albuquerque native, she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. She can’t wait to see what the future of Albuquerque will look like, and hopes to be apart of the positive transformation. Find Lauren on LinkedIn here.


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