We’re two individuals: Elana and Aaron
who collectively make up #DériveCollective.
a man of few words – an observer, taking it all in. He’s guided by the ocean tides, loves a good whiskey on the rocks and is a seeker of new challenges. His New England blood runs deep + you’ll almost always know where to find him on football Sunday. He’s the peacekeeper and the sunshine that you wish to take on any adventure.
tangling herself in the sea air, whether on the rocky shores of Maine or the pearl-white sands of Hawaii. She thrives off of adventure, fresh cocos, new faces and storytelling. She is an early to bed – early to rise kinda gal, can rap almost any song from the mid-90s on, has BIG, lofty dreams and finds immense joy in encouraging others to accomplish theirs. Her passion lies in making authentic relationships, sparking genuine connections & learning about this world from varied perspectives.
We spend most of our days consulting our beloved clients on social media + online marketing strategy.
And the others? Well, you’ll usually find us. . .
Shooting photos, paddle boarding, surfing, exploring new locations or blogging about it all along the way.
We thoroughly enjoy building on our love for photography, the outdoors + connecting with other creatives.
With over ten years combined experience in photography, social media, online marketing + education,
we empower entrepreneurs with knowledge, encouragement and custom strategies to help their businesses succeed.
Since making the jump to Hawai’i, we have been wildly inspired by the incredible landscape and the culture.
In our photography, energy and overall lifestyle.
We felt like the last piece of our puzzle came together. This brought the name Dérive Collective to life.
(n.) “drift“; a spontaneous journey where the traveller leaves their life behind for a time to
let the spirit of the landscape and architecture attract and move them
(adj.) forming a whole; combined; “together“
Our journey put into two words. It dives into how deeply our story has been moved by our journey; us leaving behind our comfort to discover + explore a new landscape. Working together, bringing our different talents + varied skills to the table to serve the same goals.We decided to build something of our own, a business that can grow with us and our clients, where the outcomes of our hard work are meaningful, rewarding and freeing. Working alongside passionate entrepreneurs to help them change the way they share their story, increase their visibility to their ideal client and sustainably grow the profitability of their business – this is what we wake up excited about. Our goal has always been to live a life we’re proud of, not sacrifice our happiness for our work + to include adventure into our business plan.
We’re beyond thankful to be pursuing our passions, individually + collectively, while helping others achieve their goals.
This gives our work purpose and meaning.