The Team

Curt Cumming, Senior Copywriter and Account Manager
Curt’s business-to-business writing and account management experience spans two decades and nearly one hundred high-tech companies. He’s written hundreds of ads, brochures, PR pieces, newsletters, direct mailers and product catalogs for companies as diverse as Intel, Spectra-Physics, Sony, Raytheon, Coherent, FLIR Systems, Newport Corporation, Tektronix and Hewlett-Packard, as well as dozens of start-ups and mid-size firms. In addition to his award-winning writing skills, Curt is valued for his dedicated, can-do attitude; "whatever it takes to make it happen" is his motto. Curt is a graduate of San Diego State University’s school of journalism.

Daniel McCarthy, Senior Technical Writer
Dan has been writing about cutting-edge technology companies since red LED indicators were considered among the cooler widgets. In that time, Dan has covered emerging breakthroughs in multiple technology sectors, including photonics, nanotech, cleantech, engineered materials and other. Dan was an award-winning editor at Photonics Spectra magazine for nearly five years, where he bylined over 250 articles about biotech, manufacturing, semiconductors, imaging, telecom and other industries.

Don Tate, Marketing and Technical Consultant

For over 30 years, Don owned and operated Tate Associates, one of the West Coast's premier high-tech marketing communications firms. Tate's client list read like a "who's who" of the optoelectronics industry. Prior to this he managed sales for several laser companies where he guided the customer service, sales and marketing communications programs. His education includes a bachelor's degree in physics from Rhodes College and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.

Lindsey St. John, Senior Art Director
Lindsey's 20+ years of experience as an art director and professional illustrator makes him a versatile resource. Among other accomplishments, he single handedly revamped the design of Spectra-Physics' entire product literature portfolio. His mark can also be found on communications from Welch Allyn, Coherent, Raytheon Amber and Continuum, to name a few. Lindsey is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, where he earned a bachelor's in fine arts/illustration degree.

Ed Mari, Senior Art Director
Ed brings more than thirty years of creative graphic design expertise to C3. His vast experience includes both business-to-business and consumer communications. He designs compelling print ads, brochures, websites, tradeshow booths and direct-mail pieces for a broad array of high-tech companies. Raytheon, Beckman-Coulter, Sempra Energy, Kaiser Aerospace and Corning Clinical Labs are among his extensive list of satisfied clients. Ed holds a bachelor's degree in graphic communications from San Diego State University.