Marketing Team


Jerril L. Nilson

Creative director and owner of JLN Design, Jerril L. Nilson is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and the Stanford Publishing Courses for Professionals. Since 1990, JLN Design has worked with a variety of clients in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, providing brand and marketing strategy and
graphic design services.

Prior to launching JLN Design, Jerril was Marketing Communications Specialist at Spectra-Physics (now DataLogic), where she played a key role in the creation of the marketing communications department at the Eugene, Oregon manufacturing facility. Trained as a writer and journalist with an affinity for photography and publication design, Jerril has experience with a wide range of marketing, advertising and design challenges. Jerril’s background, hailing from the pre-computer era of advertising and graphic design, has solidified her commitment to “form follows function” and finding the fun in every project.

JLN Design provides development and production of print promotional and collateral materials; newspaper, magazine, book, and curriculum design; identity programs and branding; website design consultation; marketing consultation, and strategic planning.



Trevor Steele

Trevor Steele grew up in Eugene, Oregon and worked extensively in professional politics before moving into public relations and communications. During his time in politics, he worked as a campaign field director, manager, and strategist; as a legislative assistant; and as a lobbyist.

As an experienced public relations and communications professional, Trevor has worked on some of the area’s most pressing issues. During graduate school at the University of Southern California, Trevor developed the social media program for the Milken Institute, an international economic think tank based in Santa Monica, California. The Institute continues to use the systems and methodology Trevor developed.

In 2013, after receiving his Master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations, Trevor returned to Eugene as a communications strategist at Funk/Levis & Associates. While at Funk/Levis, he served as an assistant public information officer for several government clients, working actively with media to help foster greater understanding of key issues in the community. He has written hundreds of media releases, pitching a wide variety of stories, responded to media inquiries, trained spokespeople, developed messaging, managed social media, and lead strategic communications planning efforts. At Umpqua Community College, Trevor helped with the post-crisis response, messaging, planning and media relations.

Trevor is currently a communications consultant, with an independent practice focusing on startups, small business and government.

When Trevor is not in the office, he can often be found on the running trails around Eugene. He is an avid triathlete, distance runner and Nordic skier.