Ashley was a chemistry major who went rogue after finding herself in a marketing general education class in college. She has various industry experience in marketing, but her heart belongs to SEM.
Andrew has been immersed in the startup community since 2009, focusing on e-commerce, digital marketing and the sharing economy. He's the behind-the-scenes guy at Digital Reach, helping make sure that clients receive the highest quality of service. Andrew likes to play poker, but he's a lightweight, so just give him a drink first and then take his money. He won't say no.
Ange is a Front-End Developer and Designer with five years of agency experience. She has expertise in a variety of Content Management Systems and eCommerce platforms, and she’s always up to the task for demanding projects that need a quick turnaround. Ange is always embracing the latest technologies and trends and enjoys art shows, live music, and hiking in her free time.
Arin Adamson started building computers when he was only 15 years old. In high school, he began developing & designing websites, and he hasn’t stopped since. When he’s not creating aesthetically beautiful webpages, he can be found in the deep woods of Georgia, exploring & mountain biking. Make sure to avoid meeting this guy in a first person shooting game. He could lurk around any corner.
Ben founded Digital Reach Agency in 2011 after brief stints at various startups and ad agencies. His strong personal relationships with his clients led to long-lasting success and growth for his business. Ben's expertise in online marketing is second only to his skill as a dancer. He once out-danced a Las Vegas go-go dancer, but if you ask, he'll swear it wasn't him.
As a PA-native now living in Denver, CO, Josh accepts partial blame for the devastating traffic jams and skyrocketing rent prices. When not hard at work as a Paid Media coordinator for DRA, Josh can be found playing his drums, guitar or in compromising positions with his friends on the jiu-jitsu mat.
Kris is a lean, mean, marketing machine. He’s worn many hats in the marketing department throughout his professional life (from digital marketing to CRM deployments, copywriting and event marketing… you name it, he’s dipped his toe in it). He's always focused on driving tangible business results for his clients, and currently he does this by constantly taming Google’s newest search results algorithm. You can find him making music or riding his motorcycle when he’s not voraciously reading about all things marketing.
Keith Newsham is a Senior SEO strategist and lover of all things digital. He’s hyper-focused on delivering meaningful value to his clients and colleagues. When not reading about the latest in SEO / Content Marketing, Keith is playing shows with his rock band at venues throughout Chicago.
Kim spent the past 15 years working her way through the tempestuous world of restaurants. She brings her renegade learnings about people and business operations to the DRA team. When she’s not using her passion for perfection to create the best SEM campaigns she can be found mushroom hunting, experimenting in the kitchen and seeking out the best yoga in Portland. Oh and Ben Childs may need to revoke his dance-pro crown.
Lauren has a bachelor’s degree in business administration as well as a few years of experience in management. She owned a bakery for a while, but decided she wanted a little more freedom, so she found her dream job as Operations Coordinator for Digital Reach. Outside of work Lauren loves to travel, bake, and hike.
MacAdam Lea is a full time computer nerd and all-around standup gentleman. When he isn’t optimizing and restructuring AdWords campaigns, he loves running and slalom skiing, and reminding everyone that he’s an Eagle Scout.
Melissa has worked in the link building world for about 5 years and is interested in continually learning more about the always-changing SEO world. When she is not out building links she can be found signing up for runs in Chicago or enjoying any country concert in the area.
Mark is a designer and illustrator with a digital marketing degree and jack-of-all-trades mindset turned web developer. Outside of work, he is a soccer obsessive, runner, and triathlete who enjoys pushing himself whenever possible.
Natalie is our Senior Digital Designer with nearly a decade of experience working with small businesses, startups, and billion-dollar brands around the world. Natalie’s skill set is diverse, but she thrives on creating digital spaces where both authentic communication and compelling visuals come to life. A nomad at heart, she is currently traveling the continent full-time in an RV with her husband and two pups.
Nick Rennard is the proverbial internet Whiz Kid. A one-time gamer, nowadays he’s crunching through numbers and finding the solutions your business needs. He also trains dogs when he’s not optimizing. Dog training and World of Warcraft training sold separately.
Ralf joined Digital Reach after launching the SEO division at another agency, providing strong PPC & SEO experience. In particular, his knowledge of SEO principles & strategies has led his clients to dramatic performance increases. In his free time, Ralf likes to spend time with his family, snowboard, and enjoys the occasional track day.
From the city to the mountains, Rebecca came from the startup tech world in Chicago to be closer to the outdoors. She has spent several years in marketing with many of those being devoted to taking on the fast-paced world of SEO. Outside of work, you can find her singing, cooking, and sharing a mountain view (and many a growler of craft beer) with her boyfriend, Dave, and their two geriatric mini schnauzers.
Ryan Rosati is a visual designer and front-end web developer who creates interactive experiences and other forms of digital media. When he’s not pushing pixels and punching code, you can find him out in the wild, on a Jiu Jitsu mat, or somewhere on the interwebs, flexing his lvl 99 (self-granted) Cyber Ninja muscles.
Storm is relatively new to the world of SEO, but is genuinely interested in learning all there is to know in the land of link building. In her free time, she enjoys going to country concerts and exploring as many breweries as she can in the Chicago area.
Shanice is a Digital Strategy professional, that has worked with major Fortune 500 companies and small business to develop digital strategies for business growth and brand engagement over the past 8 years. Shanice loves to travel and loves the beach, growing up in Jamaica makes the beach feel like home. She now resides in the North Atlanta area and loves attending festivals with her family.
Shawn has been around computers since the days of Windows 3.1 when games were on a 5 ½” floppy! Recently, nights of gaming have been replaced by diaper changes and feedings with the addition of his son. He brings a fresh perspective to the team, with an unparalleled enthusiasm to learn and grow.
Stephani is a web development wizard and WordPress guru. She's been active in web development since the days of pure-text coding and plain old C. With both a Bachelors in Computer Science and a Masters in Business, she's a rare find - a tech-minded geek with a talent for communication. Her husband and 3 boys keep her busy with video games, outdoor activities, and lots of fun chaos. When she's not behind the computer or interacting with her family, Stephani enjoys sewing, reading, and a good dry red wine.
Tracy is a sales professional with nearly a decade of experience working with SMB and enterprise companies on their digital advertising and CRO strategies. She loves working with clients to find creative solutions for their needs and will work to solve any problem. When not reading about industry trends, you can find her traveling, with a book in hand, and spending time outside with her dog.
Troy has made a name for himself by always putting the customer first, no matter what the situation might be. That heavy focus on empathy has been the key to his successful career as a web designer, consultant, and solutions strategist. When he’s not dreaming about solving the problems of his clients you can find him in the mountains biking, hiking, climbing, and snowboarding.
Zach has been roaming the Digital Marketing streets for years, demonstrating his expertise across platforms and disciplines (AdWords, Analytics, BingAds, Shopping Feeds, etc.). A former professional baseball player, Zach brings the same focus to solving difficult SEM/SEO problems daily. A regular at Los Hermanos Mexican food on Chestnut St., Zach is often found playing basketball or music. Oh yeah, and he has his DCI number memorized.