Bonfire Effect
Bonfire Effect merges with sister company, Bonfire Ignite.



Creative solutions from proven experts

Your organization is poised to change. You’re the one to lead the way, and Bonfire Effect can help.

Ignite a better future for your enterprise. For your brand. For your transformation. For your customers. Without the stalled siloes, boring visuals, and multiple, disparate vendors. Because your audacious plans are worthy of creative solutions from proven experts. And because there’s an opportunity cost to sticking with the status quo.

Pull up a chair. Let’s start a fire.

At our Best

An effective partnership

We’re in the business of creating genuine relationships ready for the long-haul. Here’s what you can expect.

Ingenious solutions

We've solved complex problems and crafted valuable innovations for heavyweight B2B enterprises. We understand the nuances you navigate every day—because we’ve lived them.

Integrated services

We offer creative, change management, and professional services under one roof. This simplifies your vendor management process, enabling you to focus on what fuels your success.

Innovative experts

We recruit and maintain the best talent so we can scale with your needs, timelines, and evolving strategic roadmap. The right people in the right seat ensure your job gets done right the first time.

Core values

At our core, these values drive our why


Spread contagious love.

We love our people—staff, clients, and partners—through a deep and unwavering commitment to their flourishment as a human.


Let go, have fun.

We create generative quantities of joy for ourselves and others by intentionally looking for ways to fuel fun.


Be fearlessly creative.

We applaud the courage to be adventurous, change perspectives, and constantly seek new solutions.


Do the right thing.

We pursue what’s best, not what’s easy, while also showing grace and standing with the people we care about.

How we operate


We run on Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).

The EOS platform gives us the tools and structure needed to manage our people, vision, data, and processes; identify, discuss, and solve issues; and gain traction on our goals.

This translates into meaningful outcomes for our clients. Because we’re constantly evaluating how we do business, we can more effectively serve your business. And the built-in rhythm of accountability in EOS ensures that the people you’re working with are the right people for your project or program.

Our experts

Leadership team

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Brenda Barhaug

Founder, VP of Finance & Administration Leadership

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Travis Barhaug

Founder, CEO

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VP of Strategy & Growth

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Dean Zimmerman

VP of Marketing

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Kathy Donovan

Director of Client Services

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Ashley Everett

Director of Creative Services

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Isaac Bartholomew

Director of Professional Services

Looking for your next career move?

We are always on the lookout for the right experts to join our team. Not seeing an opening but think you would be a great fit?

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Current positions

No current openings