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Octane

Our Vision
Inspiring empowered people to act and transform.

Our Mission
Each of us has a story. Our work will connect to that story.

Our First Love
With its diverse people, vibrant neighborhoods and celebrated monuments, some call Washington, DC the nation’s capital.  We call it home – a place we know and a place where our work lives and thrives.

Our Philosophy

We inspire action through our work. The diverse people and vibrant communities of Washington, DC inspire the world with their amazing stories. We connect those stories with audiences spanning the globe. As a trusted adviser, Octane transforms communications challenges into opportunities.

Impact Areas

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Connecting Consumers To Brands


Every brand has its own audience. We facilitate these relationships, helping brands to better understand their audience and build lifelong connections with consumers.

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EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES TO ACT


Years of experience working with diverse communities throughout DC have taught us how to address audiences on their own terms. We communicate the stories that inspire action.

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Improving Health And Emotional Wellbeing


Today, the topics of health and wellbeing are taking center stage. Opinions are varied and knowledge can be limited. Octane understands how to market vital public health messaging and impact real change.

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Furthering Public Sector Excellence


You provide the direction. We provide the proprietary insight and creative genius. Together we help federal and local governments build awareness, inform the public, and lead citizens.

Meet The Team

Innovative. Fearless. Collaborative.

Our Team Is Comprised Of Some Of The Most Creative Thinkers In DC And Beyond.

  • Everett Hamilton
    Everett Hamilton Chief Executive Officer & Principal

    Innovative strategist. Connector. World traveler, foodie, and gracious host. Fan of the Crown. Devoted to family and friends. Devoted to the District.

  • Sheila McGee
    Sheila McGee Chief Operating Officer & Principal

    Visionary. Architect. Fashion plate. Keeps the trains running on time. Loving wife and mother. West coast. East coast. Down south. Worldwide.

  • Shaila Huq
    Shaila Huq Social Media Community Manager

    Advocate. Digital devotee and content wizard. Meme enthusiast. Pragmatically whimsical and flexibly meticulous. Always, always growing.

  • Kirsten Klohr
    Kirsten Klohr Account Coordinator

    Observant. Determined. Motivated, clever and patient. Yogi and travel-lover. Billy Joel superfan.

  • Nicole Morant
    Nicole Morant Senior Account Executive

    Creative free-spirit. Committed. Analytical. Adventurous. Problem solver with an open mind. Optimistic.

  • Andima Umoren
    Andima Umoren Director, Octane Digital

    Innovator. Analytics-obsessed trendwatcher. Detail-oriented digital guru. Snackaholic. Foodie. Twitteratti. DMV Local.

  • Brian VanHoven
    Brian VanHoven Senior Account Executive

    Creative. Engaging. Ambitious. Impactfully unique. Quick-witted and easygoing. Diplomatic. Industrious. Resourceful.

  • Angela Velarde
    Angela Velarde Social Media Community Manager

    Attentive. Imaginative, goal-driven and carefree. Art enthusiast. Thrill Seeker. Green tea lover.

  • Georgette Walker
    Georgette Walker Office Manager

    Efficient. Perfectionist. Detail-oriented event planner extraordinaire. Foodie. Jazz enthusiast.

We help you ADDRESS ISSUES
THAT CHALLENGE COMMUNITIES.

Contact us about your campaign today and see how we fuel results.