meet our team

KATIE CRAMER - founder 

Katie Cramer launched Lola & Ivy in early 2015 after freelancing in social media for a few years in the lifestyle & wedding industries. She grew her client list working with contemporary boutiques, brands and eventually local influencers. With a love for fashion and interest in the blogging world she pivoted her company to solely focus on managing influencers brand work.

Katie enjoys being able to work on the road and travels as often as possible! Being based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she frequents Napa & Sonoma counties often and also enjoys traveling across the US and Europe any chance she gets. On the weekends she can be found spending time with her dog and namesake, Lola, hiking, enjoying wine and attending Bay Area sporting events (Go Raiders & Warriors!). Be sure to follow Lola & Ivy on Instagram to see some of her life. 


SAMANTHA SCOTT - Influencer Marketing Manager

Born and raised in a small town near Knoxville, TN she went on to attend Middle Tennessee State University where she graduated with a degree in Music Business and Entrepreneurship. 

After college, Samantha moved to Nashville where she began her career in the public relations world at a record label.  Even though Samantha was in the music industry, she always had a pulse on all things fashion and lifestyle related.

In 2014, she and her husband were ready for a change, so they left the country music industry behind and moved their lives across the country to San Francisco. Samantha is elated that her passion for PR and fashion were able to join forces to land her dream job at Lola & Ivy. 


Kara Garavatti - influencer marketing manager

Kara has always had a love for design and fashion. Born in Idaho and raised in California she graduated from Santa Clara University earning a degree in Fine Art. 

After college, Kara began her career in retail merchandising and design for a home decor brand. From there she went into online marketing management in the fashion and lifestyle industry. 

Her role at Lola & Ivy has truly allowed Kara to bring her passions of PR, fashion and marketing together. She enjoys working with influencers and brands to bring each project to life.


Mandy Riley - influencer marketing manager

Mandy is a born and raised California girl who has always loved fashion, photography and writing. She attended California State University Long Beach and got her BA in Fashion Merchandising. Spending most of her adult life working in the Fashion Industry holding many upper management and merchandising positions and gaining incredible experience, she truly fell in love with the blogging world and social media in 2008. Working for Lola & Ivy is the perfect place to have her passions and experience collide into a dream job. 

Mandy loves spending time with her husband, sports (especially football, GO Chargers!), country music and traveling.