Taryn Ellis

Account Manager

I love being able to put our strategic minds, creativity and passion to work to help our clients achieve their goals.

Taryn brings a contagious enthusiasm to shaping our clients’ goals, dreams and ideas for the future of their businesses. Thanks to a background in retail sales, hospitality and at a non-profit, Taryn’s brings a great combination of marketing, communication and customer service skills to the table. She loves navigating unique strategies and finding just the right combination of content, design, personal touch and technical expertise to manage clients’ new projects.


  • Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Education: Purdue University – Communication, Public Relations & Strategic Communication Management
  • Joined Collective Alternative in 2020
  • In-House Photographer

Coffee pods? Blah! Taryn’s a self-professed java snob and is a sucker for anything chocolate or peanut butter. She’s also obsessed with online quizzes and personality tests, so if you ever need to know which “Friends” character you are, which Hogwarts house you’d be sorted into or the perfect pizza toppings to match your mood, she’s your girl. Taryn loves going to concerts, has traveled internationally for a music festival and once saw 24 shows in three days — but all that experience didn’t stop her from being duped into excitedly scooping up tickets for the Red NOT Chili Peppers. She still swears the website said it was the real group.