Jesse Parker Stowell was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. Upon graduation from high school he attended Columbia University, majoring in History of Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
In 2002, Stowell began an internship with Full Picture that turned into a 13-year career building experience. From Intern to Vice President, Stowell oversaw public relations campaigns for such illustrious clients as Victoria’s Secret, smartwater, vitaminwater, Revlon, Almay, Saturday Night Live, Heidi Klum, popchips and Starr Restaurants Organization.
Stowell left Full Picture and New York City in 2015 to found his own agency, Parker|Phoenix in Austin, Texas. The agency provided media relations, communications, branding and marketing for national and local businesses (GLG, American Express, SPIN, Barkin Creek, Motorola, Garrett Leight California Optical), talent (Matthew McConaughey, Brooklyn Decker, Andy Roddick, Asia Kate Dillon) and special events.
In addition, Stowell is determined to use his experience and skills to support and amplify the works of those making a positive impact in Central Texas. By highlighting the wonderful works of his clients, non-profit partners such as the Andy Roddick Foundation, Barkitecture ATX, and StartOut; numerous LGBTQIA+ organizations, black-owned businesses and youth focused non-profits, he hopes to further pull together Austin as a community. With the belief that a city is only as strong as it’s weakest citizen, he is dedicated to empowering every person and allow them to share their story for the benefit of all.