Ten Peaks Media was started out of necessity to meet the growing needs of our clients. In 2006, after the successful launch of the Living Well Magazine brand, Founder Joshua Cates realized the need his magazine clients shared to start exploring advertising beyond print.
“We started out building websites, doing a little graphics work, and producing videos for our clients,” says Cates. “It was a very exciting time in the digital world and a natural transition to help those clients with whom we had already built relationships.”
By 2009, the digital world was changing quickly and the necessity of changing with it helped our client base build rapidly. What started out as a small adventure exploring new options for online advertising with our clients had fledged into a full-blown advertising agency offering website design, website management, video production, graphic design, content creation, creative design, digital marketing, content marketing, SEO management, reputation and review management, brand and logo design, and brand identity.
Today, Ten Peaks Media has grown into a formattable force that represents clients in Colorado and Texas. We passionately believe that there is no “one box” a client should be forced to fit into. We also know that old behavior never creates new results. Our award-winning agency and team of professionals are able to help our clients with projects from concept through completion.
Joshua Cates, Founder and Creative Director of Ten Peaks Media, has more than 20 years’ experience in media and advertising. Successful start-ups include co-founding the largest non-medical home care agency in North Texas, building and franchising the Living Well Magazine brand across 30 U.S. markets, and collaborating with local Olympians to launch a consumer electronics Bluetooth company, partnering with the USA Pro Challenge and other major races across the U.S.
Combining two unique character traits, Josh will tell you that his entrepreneurial spirit, combined with an artistic and creative eye, make him a great asset to the brands he consults for. Combining his passion for helping businesses reach their goals with his proven track record for successful startup, expansion and exit strategy, Josh has extensive experience consulting and building digital and creative campaigns for a variety of companies, including but not limited to, healthcare, real estate, electronics, construction, department of defense contractors, manufacturers, home builders, consumer retail, sporting goods, jewelry, golf courses, restaurant, and consumer services.
Josh and his wife have two daughters and split their time between their home state of Texas and adopted home of Colorado. Josh is an avid thrill seeker who enjoys traveling, cycling, and skiing.
Bob has always been an entrepreneur. He will tell you he has lived the American dream, starting
and running his own businesses, which have included oil and natural gas exploration, healthcare, publishing, consumer electronics, e-commerce, franchise operations and advertising agency. Graduating from the University of North Texas with an accounting degree, Bob received his CPA while an Audit Supervisor for the State of Texas. In 1983 Bob started his first business, an independent oil and gas exploration company, which he operated until 2007.
As the co-founder and CFO of Ten Peaks Media, Bob is an invaluable part of the brand and his talents expand beyond his dynamic abilities with projections and figures. Bob sits on the Board and counsels on all matters relating to the brand's financial well-being, in addition to consulting and handling the business management side for clients of Ten Peaks Media. In 2018 Bob took over the Digital Strategy, SEO, and online reputation division of Ten Peaks Media to help consult clients and make clear sense of the ever-changing world of digital strategy.
Splitting time between Colorado and the Texas Hill Country, Bob is married to his high
school sweetheart of 47 years and loves volunteering in his hometown, exploring the outdoors, bow hunting, cycling, and hiking.
Lauren grew up in the Lone Star State, where she also received her BFA in Visual Communications from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. While taking courses at the university, Lauren worked as an intern in the Marketing and Design Department at MooreCo, Inc., helping with marketing research and mobile website design. Next, she interned at Woodward Creative Group where she worked on print ads, logos, signs, and illustrations.
Shortly after finishing college, Lauren married a dashing infantryman, and the Army swept her away from Texas for a life of adventure. They first moved to Missouri, where Lauren teamed up with Rolla Creative to create logos, book covers, and anything else thrown her way. Next, they went to beautiful Colorado Springs where Lauren worked for Every Home for Christ, helping to coordinate print and web materials across all departments and working to strengthen the brand as a whole.
Now back in Texas, where the Stewarts will tell you they plan to stay, Lauren loves the opportunity to meet real business challenges with thoughtful, strategic, creative solutions as the Creative Director for TenPeaks Media. In her free time, Lauren likes to play tennis, learn the piano, read historical fiction, explore new places, and two-step with her hubby.