A serious marketer (who also does comedy)


A passionate storyteller with a sense of humor


Hi there! I’m a marketing consultant ready to bring your brand’s stories to life. Writing is my jam – blog posts, copywriting, eBooks – but I’ve also helped several startups build their marketing functions from scratch, from brand development to demand generation.

Prior to consulting, I was the VP of Marketing and first marketing hire at HYP3R, an early stage startup. Previously, I was a Content Marketing Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and worked in digital communications roles on the agency side for Fortune 500 companies and startups that may or may not be around anymore (so it goes).

Though Silicon Valley is a roller coaster, I find my real adrenaline rush performing standup comedy, which I’ve been doing since 2014. I performed in SF Sketchfest, will be speaking on comedy and marketing at SXSW, and was part of the 43rd Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition. I’ve told jokes all around the Bay Area, including Punch Line, The Marsh, Pianofight, Comedy Oakland and (frankly, most often) in seedy dive bars. I also co-host Baby Sheriffs, a very silly comedy game show, and write for the sketch comedy groups Basement Party and EndGames.

Follow me on Twitter @SaraDeForest and on Instagram @defunkyfo.