Crafting advertising strategies utilizing the insights culled from the science of psychology.

We use the psychology of design and our complementary skills to help businesses launch products, brands, and ideas.


By tapping into the energy and youth-driven dynamic of Tucson’s newly revitalized business sector, Amped is a premier marketing agency and creative studio that’s poised to offer the best advertising and marketing expertise. In the competitive and evolving world of advertising, no one person is likely to possess all of the skill sets necessary to produce results. Collectively as a team, we have our eyes on the future when we
craft, design, and implement strategic marketing campaigns. We understand that the secret to advertising success is to create synergy between all parties. From business and sales acumen to striking multimedia design and copywriting, we know that the key to any successful campaign is the combination of time-tested skill-sets with an open-mindset towards emerging technologies.
  • CEO
  • Media Director
  • Marketing Strategist
  • VP of Operations
  • Digital Director
  • Programmer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Social Media | Blogging
  • Social Media | Operations
  • Digital Strategist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Cinematographer


Amped Marketing & Advertising Agency is the Sonoran Desert alternative to the acclaimed “bi-coastal” elite advertising agencies that overcharge coast-to-coast. Located in sunny Tucson, AZ, the Amped team have a combined total of 150 years of advertising experience under their belts.
At Amped, we take the time to understand your requirements. Emphasizing consumer psychology, we “get into the head” of each client’s audience, composing a campaign in reverse: as if we were the target customer seeking a product or service. We are successful in making businesses successful.


Jason founded Amped Marketing with a focus on psychological consumer-based marketing throughout the USA. He has helped businesses of different magnitudes, different industries, across the country build out successful customer acquisition marketing campaigns. Beginning his career at age 14, he created a series of profitable e-commerce businesses which led him to obtain his degree specializing in Business Management and Marketing. Jason on his spare time practices martial arts and loves an extravagantly designed sushi roll.


Jim has an extensive background in buying and planning all types of media across the USA and worldwide. Over the past 35 years, his clients ranged from local businesses to international Fortune 500 companies. Before joining Amped, Jim was the sales manager for a regional Fox affiliate for 15 years. He helped grow both national and local businesses alike. Jim is a dedicated family man to his wife Ana and their two adult children, Matthew who is seeking his master's degree and Jessica who is a news reporter in Sioux City, IA.

GABE OROPEZA - Marketing Strategist

Before joining Amped, Gabe attended the University of Arizona and received his degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in marketing. His primary focus has been infrastructure management, marketing strategy, sales generation and content buildout for all of our internal entities. He currently leads various projects from conceptual design to primary execution. The one aspect that drives Gabe the most, is the ability to create an idea and being able to see that idea come to fruition. Being a Wildcat Alumni, he loves attending football and basketball games throughout the year #Beardown.


MAURICIO TORRES - VP of Operations

Mauricio is a dynamic, tech-savvy sales executive who has 20+ years of experience in entrepreneurship and collaborations with a wide variety of B2B | B2C markets & industries. He has excelled in start-ups, turnaround companies, Fortune 500 corporations and has owned several local businesses. Mauricio built the most widely used loyalty network in the region by directly influencing acquisition and retention campaigns for local businesses. Outside of his professional career, he has a 5-year-old son named Malex Xander, who is a certified dinosaur specialist.

Dave V. Taylor - Digital Director

Dave Taylor is a highly experienced digital specialist in a wide variety of engagements with companies across the United States and Europe. His expertise and concepts are currently utilized by companies in every industry from Political Campaigns to local businesses. Originally from Scotland, Dave got the opportunity to travel the world through a musical background before settling down in the USA. Dave is responsible for strategizing, designing and implementing digital infrastructures for a wide variety of companies worldwide. He’s an enthusiastic, knowledgeable guru that preaches the power of digital spectrums and how they are changing the world one Google click at a time. Dave on his spare time loves to enjoy some craft beers, cooking and has a penchant for motorcycles.

Fatima Paclibar - Web Programmer

At an early age, she found a passion for coding and web development while developing professionally. Fatima is our extremely gifted, professional web developer and coder. She oversees various projects of all magnitudes for our clients internationally. From the Philippines, Fatima has enhanced businesses across the globe with brilliant and beautifully structured representations. We are very fortunate to have her on our team. When not deconstructing the Matrix, Fatima enjoys free diving and chasing the sun.

Daniel Rich - Graphic Designer

Daniel began his career working with creative design-build outs for companies in the education and SMB world. From an early age, his passion was in design creations. After graduating from the Art Institute of Tucson, Daniel looked to the world of local businesses to promote and build his craft. Since joining Amped, he has had a direct impact on our most prestigious clients while being an essential member of our team. When he doesn’t have a pen or a mouse in his hand, he is an avid Phoenix Suns fan and enjoys nature walks.

Jessica Green - Social Media | Blogging

Jessica Green is currently interning for our agency as she is a senior at the University of Arizona studying Social Media, Fashion Merchandising, and Communications. She has always had a passion for creating content whether that be through photography, writing, or designing. Originally from Seattle, WA, she has discovered Arizona is where the place where she belongs. Jessica is very motivated in acquiring a wealth of knowledge before going off into the real world May of 2019. Aside from being a busy working college student, she loves concerts and traveling to new places with her friends.

Emily Rabin - Social Media | Operations

Emily is currently a Junior at the University of Arizona, majoring in Communications with a minor in Public Relations. Originally from California, she refers to herself as a “valley girl.” Unsure about her plans after college, and she hopes that the internship will give her a better understanding of marketing and how to apply it in a real-world setting. Although school and work a very important to Emily, she also makes time for her social life. In her free time, she likes spending time with friends and family, going to festivals, and shopping of course.

Jenna Caputo - Digital Strategist

Jenna is a senior at the University of Arizona, studying Communication with a minor in Public Relations. Uncertain about what she wanted to study in college, Jenna decided to major in Communication which is where she found her passion for Marketing. Her passion for Marketing has helped her get experience, knowledge, and even certifications in Google Analytics. Originally from California, Jenna moved to Arizona to attend the University where she met some of her best friends. When she's not working as a marketing intern, she spends her time relaxing at her house with her roommates or hiking on Mount Lemmon.

Tommy Haskins - Graphic Designer

Tommy is a seasoned veteran in the Arizona advertising landscape, with over 20 years of design experience. He’s helped countless businesses evolve by designing logos, websites, advertisements, all with a keen eye for visual appeal. Fresh out of college, Tommy managed graphic design and printing production for a regional newspaper and never looked back. His speciality is creating an visually stunning piece of art that captivates a customer, he does this quite well. When Tommy isn’t creating magical art, he enjoys a good play across our local theater scene with his wife.

Michael Redden - Cinematographer

For over 10 years, Michael has been developing the remarkable skill set of videography, photography and media production. Originally from South Carolina, he began his career in Atlanta, Georgia. Working with several corporate Fortune 500 companies, he dove deeper into videography around 2013. From building creatives, to storyboarding, Michael has worked tirelessly to refine his craft. In Tucson, he’s worked with regional CBS & FOX affiliates as a video specialist, Michael is an avid fan of the marriage of technology and arts and they continuously evolve.

Our Clients

As Tucson’s premier marketing agency, collectively or individually, our team has worked with a diverse mix of businesses and clientele throughout different industries over the past several decades. We pride ourselves in establishing worthy relationships with all clients, past, present, and future. Whether we’re developing out someone’s search engine optimization, building a new digital advertising campaign, or creating amazing visual media like graphics, logos, or commercials, we make sure our clients get the products they need. By combining a client’s business aesthetic with our expertise, we can figure out just how to drive more traffic to their company, whether that be with stunning images or expertly designed strategies. Our mission is to help our clients grow their businesses, so we put all our time, effort, and resources into making sure we do everything we can to fulfill that mission.

Our goal as individuals and as a team collectively here at Amped Marketing is to partner side by side with our clients. We want to drive creativity and technology in the future while targeting the exact audience via the media of choice. We strive to create the best possible communication strategies in order to deliver a captivating and compelling message to your potential client base. Whatever sort of marketing you are looking for, we can provide it with our variety of in-house services. We work with your feedback to make a project that you can be proud to associate with your business. Throughout the entire process, we’ll be right beside you, making sure we do everything in our power to exceed expectations and create an incredible advertising campaign for your business.