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.
Angela is a Georgia native that loves data and optimization. With over 10 years digital marketing experience, she thrives on improving results in Google AdWords, Facebook and more for Digital Reach clients. If she doesn’t know how to do it, she will research it, figure it out and implement it like a pro. When not researching, solving or improving, she is most likely roller skating at a rink somewhere in the United States or organizing a science fiction convention with her husband and their children.
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.
Chaka Harris is a native New Yorker who began his career in digital marketing sales in 1999. Things were a bit different back then, but things were a bit different last year as well. After spending the last four years at a dedicated digital marketing agency based out of the Bay Area, he brings his experience and creativity to Digital Reach.
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.
Darren Ladner is a transplant Texan hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He began working as a .NET developer and then found the Open Source World where he has been every since. Loving WordPress, Drupal, Laravel and most PHP frameworks, he can jump from MySQL workbench designing a database table for a WordPress plugin and start coding a responsive WordPress theme. When he is not coding or learning some new technology, he is usually cooking, (makes a mean Jambalaya from scratch), watching football or training for his next triathlon. Every weekend means a long bike ride.
Gabrielle is a hybrid between a people person and a geek. She brings a colorful, varied background of experiences to Digital Reach Agency, with some examples being typography, care-taking, truck driving, and analytics. Her idea of a good time is to disassemble and reassemble something electronic or take it for a spin to see what it can do and then share what she learned with others. On her off-time you'll likely find her exploring and experimenting with programming languages and art, but she enjoys being interrupted with a good conversation.
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.
Kathryn is an art school grad who didn't want to starve to death, so she became a web developer. Her passion is making the world a better place, one well-designed website at a time. When she's not making pretty websites, you will find her cooking paleo meals, video gaming, lifting weights, eating popsicles and trying to convince her husband that they need a cat.
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.
Meosha has spent the last several years in various marketing roles that have molded and strengthened her SEO skills. When she isn't researching or applying her skills as our SEO specialist you can this self proclaimed foodie eating pizza, watching any Bill Murray movie and exploring her city of Chicago.
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.
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.
Steve has always been fascinated by technology and has been developing web content for the last decade. He started out with custom Flash content for use in educational material and quickly moved on to common standards development for websites and custom applications. He has extensive experience with both front-end and back-end code molding and is eager to bring his skills to bear for your project.
Taylor is a full-time link building/technical SEO specialist and a part-time goth, living in Boise, Idaho. He is highly active in link building and SEO discussions online, and takes pride in being able to learn and try new things when it comes to SEO. When not doing that, you can find Taylor collecting way too many guitar pedals, making noise with said guitar pedals, or in search of a good burrito.
Vanessa is an Italian-born bibliophile and amateur artist with a passion for digital marketing. After publishing an academic article at 21 and completing a History B.A., she discovered an aptitude and enthusiasm for SEO and website optimization. When she is not reading up on the latest Google updates and SEO trends, she is spending time with her four-year-old daughter, reading, writing, or painting.
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.