We define and cultivate brands.

We began on the belief that every organization has an aspect that’s completely innate, or native, to them. We tap into the ‘native factor’ of each business to inform their uniquely branded content and reach their target customer. Founded in 2013 by Kasey Hayes, MBA, and Elizabeth Stiff, Native Collaboration concentrates its expertise in the areas of strategy, design, and digital.

Our work has included e-commerce and e-learning website builds. We’ve rebranded a world-class artist who’s displayed work at the Smithsonian. We’ve brought to life exhibits at the world’s largest aviation trade show held in Hamburg, Germany. We’ve worked on films that have screened at Sundance and DOC NYC and have partnered with Ultra Music Festival, the world’s largest EDM festival franchise.

Meet our team.


Elizabeth Stiff


Liz has spent over 10 years shaking up the system and creating unexpected partnerships.
From global nonprofits to sports organizations and the political realm, she has created impactful campaigns with lasting influence. Before founding Native she worked with private foundations, think tanks, and grassroots organizations to secure funding and leverage opportunities. Liz received her BA in Political Science from the College of Charleston.

Kasey Hayes, MBA


Kasey’s experience spans from art and design to tech and medical. She previously worked as Head of Global Marketing for a leading aviation manufacturing company and as an integral member of the communications team for the University of Miami. She got her start working as a copywriter for a Fortune 100 company. Kasey holds an MBA from the University of Miami and a BA in Communications and in English from the College of Charleston.

Brandon Robertson

Graphic Designer

Brandon draws from wide-ranging experience and a relentless creative drive to build brands from the ground up. He is passionate about the power of visual communication, and his areas of expertise include brand development, publication design, and typography. Brandon previously worked at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Alex Brito

Digital Director

Alex is a full-stack web developer specializing in both front-end and back-end web development and digital integration. His expertise includes web design, e-learning, interactive displays, and data capture. Alex can anticipate and distill valuable data capture and digital trends pertaining to online ads and social media. He received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Mary Washington.

Celeste Reyna, MA

Strategic Communications Manager

With a background in editing, Celeste understands the importance of clear, effective communication to achieve results and share important stories. She holds an MA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Georgia and a BA in Communication Studies from Clemson University.

Allison Yacono

Graphic Designer

Allison specializes in ad development, brand improvement, and media design. She excels at combining graphics with impactful copy to tell each brand’s story. A VCU graduate, Allison is inspired by a love of Richmond and Virginia in her approach to design. In addition to earning her BFA in Graphic Design, she gained expertise in social media and marketing with a minor in Media Studies and experience as a VCUarts Social Media Team Member.

Vila Chheang

Video & Web Specialist

Vila specializes in web development, motion graphics, and editing and is fascinated by the combination of technology and art. Vila has received several awards from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for a short documentary he conducted on his parents’ and uncle’s experience starting new in America as survivors of the Cambodian genocide. He received his BFA at VCU.

Kat Noviello

Marketing Coordinator

As Native's Marketing Coordinator, Kat produces social media content, handles logistical concerns for a variety live events, and facilitates a breadth of client projects. Kat's strong writing and interpersonal skills make her a true asset to the Native team. Kat earned a BA in English with a Spanish minor from the College of Charleston.


VP (Vice Pooch)

Originally from Miami, FL, Tarzan brings a wealth of experience in napping and ball chasing to his role at Native. His primary responsibilities include boosting office morale, overseeing lunchtime operations, and posing for Instagram photos.