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.
Baylee has a degree in Emergency Management and has a taste for helping people. She spent a few years on an ambulance in her home town, and also managed a team of Security Officers on an International Proving Grounds. In the past five years she has welcomed two beautiful children and she realized a better work/life balance was needed. Baylee will be working with the Operations team, utilizing her years of experience in management and administration to help Digital Reach grow and improve. She enjoys, traveling, spending time with family and friends, working out, dancing, skydiving, meditation, reading, and the great outdoors.
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.
Chris is an SEM Strategist with over 5 years digital marketing experience. He has provided SEM work for many industries both in-house and at an agency. With a mind full of keywords and ad copy he has the right call to action for you. He loves to cook so ask him what's for dinner tonight and you might get an invite. Ask him what he's binging right now and you might get a lecture on film history.
Jake Thomas-Low optimizes AdWords campaigns almost as well as he slaps the bass in his Portland based metal band. If you have a question about SEO or SEM Jake probably has the answer, and if not he’ll scour the far reaches of Google to find it.
Julian is an East Coast native who now calls Denver, Colorado home. After a few years in various digital marketing roles he developed a passion for SEM. He eats, sleeps and breathes AdWords account optimizations. When he isn't reading up on the latest industry news you can find him in the mountains snowboarding, playing disc golf, hiking or camping with his wife and their German Shepherd Luna.
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.
Kasey was born and raised in the Rose city of Portland OR. She will be holding down the fort at DRA with an Operations role. She has a German Shorthaired dog named Wally and he is her best buddy. She loves making seafood pasta, waking up to a blanket of snow (and those few sunny days), and playing sudoku or crosswords. Kasey has a passion for staying in shape especially if it's an evening jog through neighborhoods where she can peek at fancy homes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Digital marketer. Adventurer. Dog enthusiast. Loves all things Simpsons seasons 1-8 but a few good episodes sneak in up to season 13. Can optimize your accounts, can optimize your sneaker game too if you want.
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.