At thinknlocal we spend a lot of time thinking about community –what it means, why it’s important, and how we can make it stronger.

We’ve figured out that strong partnerships are at the core of a strong community, and we believe that once people have the opportunity to come together and offer one another their support, great things can happen. We are working hard to create a community dynamic where one group’s success has the potential to feed the success of the next. Together, we can begin a cycle of community empowerment that is fueled by the community itself.

See how we’re building community partnerships.

Our Team

Our team is loaded with years of experience working with cities and developing tech to help them thrive.

Craig SunadaCo-Founder and CEO
has worked in Sales, Marketing and Finance for more than 25 years, and has spent the last 10 years working with cities helping improve and develop new Shop Local campaigns and strengthening community engagement. Craig has collaborated extensively with City Government and Chambers of Commerce to help fill a need for improved intra-city networking between businesses, local organizations and residents. He has also worked with major corporations to secure sponsorships for city campaigns, and with businesses to monetize mobile application technologies.

Craig loves running and training for marathons. He is an avid baseball fan and enjoys fishing in the Eastern Sierra.

Steve St. MartinCo-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
has nearly two decades of experience developing and leading SaaS platform creations for small businesses. He has spent the last 10 years working to build back-end infrastructure that supports shop local campaigns and business license processing software.

He brings a deep passion for data science, distributed applications, growing local communities, and helping small businesses thrive.

In his time away from work, Steve enjoys traveling with his family, playing the piano, and experimenting with soundboards and music production.

Kirk SunadaCo-Founder and Head of Customer Experience
has over 20 years of experience working in retail management and customer relations. During the last 7 years Kirk has worked closely with small business owners helping them leverage mobile app technology to strengthen their community engagement, and improve customer experience.

In his free time, Kirk enjoys developing his outdoor photography skills and coaching his son`s baseball team.

Sam JewChief Financial Officer
started his career in accounting over 35 years ago in the Audit Department of the Los Angeles office of Ernst & Young. In 1989, he moved from public accounting into private industry and worked in various positions, such as Internal Auditor, Controller of the Trust Accounting Department, and Product Controller. Sam has extensive experience in both public and private accounting & finance, performing services ranging from acquisition transactions, business projections and valuations, to auditing and accounting systems implementations and conversions. He has worked with a diverse clientele servicing small businesses, as well as large, privately held corporations with revenues ranging from $5 million to $100 million.
Carolina AguirreHead Copywriter
has worked as a free-lance copywriter while also teaching high school Spanish for the last 22 years. Her love of language led her to seek opportunities in creative writing, while her desire to work with young people, led her to the classroom. She enjoys the challenges of creating the perfect copy and the satisfaction of contributing to the execution of a marketing vision.

In her down time, Carolina loves treasure hunting at garage sales and flea markets, and refurbishing old furniture.

Alex M. RodriguezCreative Director
has nearly a decade of experience as a designer across various mediums and technologies. As a creative director he has led numerous teams and managed professional brands from around the world. Alex is a highly creative and multi-talented designer with extensive experience in multimedia, marketing and print design. With a strong foundation in traditional art, Alex takes a creative approach to every project and is absolutely grateful to be working with what he truly loves.
Michelle ShamHead of Marketing
has spent the last several years developing her expertise in the field of business marketing. She has experience working with a variety of clients in the private business sector, including food service and hospitality. This experience has helped her navigate a multitude of industries allowing her to become familiar with best marketing practices and develop her own strategies to successfully execute her team’s marketing vision while supporting the needs of her clients.

In her free time Michelle teaches scuba diving. She is also an avid traveler who enjoys camping.