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Jules Taggart

Founder + Principal Strategist

Go-to resources: Content Marketing Institute, Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report, Kissmetrics, Moz Blog, New York Times

Queued up: The Skimm, James Clear, The Adaway Group, Every Level Leads

Weekend vibes: Running, hiking, riding motorcycles with my husband Jeff, and exploring the great outdoors with my daughters, Olympia and Helena

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Tory Patterson

Director of Operations & Client Care

Go-to resource: Advertising Age, Adweek, Content Marketing Institute, DM News, Forbes, and Fast Company

Queued up: LinkedIn/Facebook/Instagram and TED Talks

Weekend vibes: When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my family. My husband and I love walking our two furbabies, Diesel and Rudi, in Balboa Park and visiting different Farmer’s Markets in San Diego. I am very into astrology and as a Cancer love to invest time and energy into my home. My hobbies include home decorating/interior design and even create front door wreaths in my spare time.

Jaz Adams

Director of Strategy

Go-to resource: My go-to readings include Contagious by Jonah Berger, Traction by Gabriel Weinberg, and Start With Why, by Simon Sinek.

Queued up: I always keep Twitter and Reddit queued up to keep up to date with all current events! The ``/marketing`` Reddit has a wealth of info for marketers of all varieties. My favorite podcasts to listen to for marketing inspiration include The Small Business Big Marketing podcast, as well as The Under the Influence podcast. YouTube is also a great tool to grab some quick and easy marketing tips - one of my favorites is Neil Patel’s channel as well as blog.

Weekend vibes: I spend my weekends working on my vintage upcycled clothing business, DJing for friends, and attending any open mics & concerts I can find! Also, hanging out with my pup - Mysta!

Certifications: Certificate of Mastery in Digital Behavior Change

Omar Morales

Creative Director

Go-to resource: There’s too many!! UX Collective, Inside Design, Dribbble, The Designership (Slack Channel) | Books always on my desk: The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo, Make Time by Jake Knapp and John Zertasky, About Face by Alan Cooper

Queued up: The Futur with Chris Do, Jake and Jonathan, Inside Intercom, Design Better, This is Product Management, WTF, Broken Record, Here’s the Thing.

Weekend vibes: I am a creative person day and night so you’ll probably find me with a sheet of paper and a pencil, paintbrush, Copic pen, stylus or even a crayon. I love to read both fiction and industry from Kerouac to Krug. I am a music nerd. Whether it’s experiencing it, listening to it (ask me about vinyl collection), playing guitar, bass, or ukulele, it’s definitely on the weekend agenda. Most importantly I love spending time with my amazing wife, a designer herself, and our two amazing pups, a Chihuahua named Julian and a beautiful brindle mixed named Tigre.

Certifications: Design Dept. - Design Leadership Certification, Nielsen Norman Group (NN/g) - UX Certified with a specialty in UX Management (UXC), Certified Scrum Master

Cara Crotty

Cara Crotty

Web Developer

Go-to resources: Google, Stack Overflow, Medium, developers from The Bootcamp Network, San Diego Tech Hub and Women Who Code

Queued Up: News app, Facebook, LinkedIn Learning, Books, my husband

Weekend vibes: Weekend Vibes: On the weekends, my husband and I hike, go to the beach, or watch movies and eat international or local cuisines. I like taking photos of the flowers, plants and scenery in each of our hikes. In my spare time, I try to learn watercolor painting and play ukulele, and I watch tutorials online and read some resources to keep me up to date.

Caiti Franscell - Account Manager

Caiti Franscell

Account Manager

Go-to resource: Forbes, New York Times, Medium, theSkimm, San Diego Business Journal, and of course, YouTube

Queued up: I always keep an eye on LinkedIn to stay in touch with my network and stay up to date on new happenings in the business world. My favorite podcasts to listen to are NPR News Now, The Daily by The New York Times, Unlocking Us with Brene Brown, and The Daily Breath with Deepak Chopra.

Weekend vibes: On the weekend, I am most likely spending my time outdoors and taking full advantage of the sunny weather we are blessed with here in San Diego. You can catch me out and about checking out new restaurants or shops, getting my sweat on, relaxing in the park, or laying out on the beach. I love to cook so I always spend some time prepping for the week ahead with a meal plan and making fresh juice with my Breville Coldpress Juicer.

Natalie Gates - Wayward Kind Copywriter

Natalie Gates

Copywriter

Go-to resource: NYTimes/NYMag, Google, Anti-Racism Daily, Fivethirtyeight

Queued up: Pod Save America/Pod Save the World, NPR/KPBS, Vox, Instagram–in true millennial fashion this is where I find recipes, book recommendations, thought pieces, travel spots, restaurants, and new brands.

Weekend vibes: Fresh air is a must. The quarantine weekend includes grocery shopping, laboring over bread or some meal project, spending time with family and my partner, who brings me coffee in bed and reads me twitter feeds. We’ve been weekend warriors, so once a month at least we are camping, and this summer’s vibe was lakes and rivers. In non-quarantine times, going to the yoga studio and going out for drinks were part of the vibe, now it’s stretch and practice our bartending skills.

Brittanie Goldsby - Digital Marketing Strategist

Brittanie Goldsby

Digital Marketing Strategist

Go-to resource: My go to resources includes LinkedIn, Forbes.com, MSN Money, and Google

Queued up: I always have 85 South Show queued up every Friday, the comedic relief is a great start to my weekend! Also, I keep Twitter and IG open to stay up to date with pretty much everything else that is going on in the world from marketing trends, music, fashion, and upcoming movies.

Weekend vibes: Usually I sleep in on Saturdays and then get the day started with a late morning run. From there you can find me playing with my two yorkies, hanging out with my younger sisters, talking my mom's ears off, binge-watching some TV show with boyfriend, or preparing for a video shoot.

Will-Hauge-Visual-Designer

Will Hauge

Visual Designer

Go-to resource: Google, Stack Overflow, GTMetrix, Envato, Flaticon, Unsplash, Google again.

Queued up: Stephen King on Audible or a torn up, used bookstore paperback. Got some killer playlists on Spotify. And I'm always keeping my eyes on the headlines and my head in the social media sphere, Instagram is my go-to for both information and entertainment.

Weekend vibes: THE BEACH. My significant other and I moved as close as we could to enjoy it as much as possible. Next, would be grabbing a bite to eat and visiting new places in San Diego. Bike rides, dog walks, mountain drives, and weekend road trips to LA and SF have been known to take place.

Johanna Lopez Visual Designer

Johanna Lopez

Visual Designer

Go-to resource: Google, YouTube, Dribbble, DesignerDaily, TechCrunch.

Queued up: I enjoy interview podcasts very much when I'm on the road but not when I'm designing. My queue is always filled with music and, ``what's`` playing depends on a bunch of different variables; the season, temperature, time of the day, and type of project I'm working on, so each day is different!

Weekend Vibes: I've always been an early riser, and weekends are no exception. A morning neighborhood stroll with our dogs is a must. I like to do something healthy and positive for myself each day of the week that usually includes meditation, cardio, hot yoga, or weights.. After that I'm ready for anything!

Jason-Marcus-SEO-Specialist

Jason Marcus

SEO Specialist

Go-to resource: Search Engine Journal, Moz, YouTube

Queued up: Linkedin, Instagram, Spotify, or ESPN

Weekend Vibes: On the weekends I like to go to the beach, gym, hang out with friends, play basketball or just relax and watch a movie!

Certifications: Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Google Adwords

Glaucia Midgett

SEO & SEM Strategist

Go-to resource: Kissmetrics, The Moz Blog, and The Neil Patel Blog

Queued up: LinkedIn is always queued up for me!

Weekend Vibes: Riding my bike by the bay, spinning classes, traveling with my husband Brandon, and exploring the best happy hours and restaurants in town.

Certifications: Google Analytics, Google ADwords, Yoast SEO

Melissa Mudd - Copywriter

Melissa Mudd

Copywriter

Go-to resource:New York Times, Medium, Washington Post, and any book suggested by Jameson Brewer, Ph.D (educational researcher, University of North Georgia) or Ebony Murphy-Root (educator/activist)

Queued up: On Being with Krista Tippett, Think with Krys Boyd, anything on NPR (How I Built This, RadioLab, Ask Me Another), and New York Times crossword puzzle

Weekend vibes: I thrive on sunshine, good food, solid books, and lively conversation. Hiking, camping, and cooking with my husband and three kids fill most weekends, and I always keep a bag packed for spontaneous adventure.

Rennel Parino

Rennel Parino

Web Developer

Go-to resource: Google, WordPress Codex, Stack Overflow, and various YouTube tutorials

Queued up: LinkedIn, Quora, Audible Audiobooks, Everything Is Alive

Weekend vibes: Usually after morning church services (which are online for now), you'll find me doing some chores or scratching the backs of one of my two doggos: Buddy, a chihuahua-terrier, and Mikey, a terrier mix. Other than that, you'll also find me spending quality time with my family, watching some Bob Ross, or enjoying a good ol' video game now and again with a cup of boba on the side.

Keishonda Sherman is new Copywriter

Keishonda Sherman

Marketing Coordinator

Go-to resource: The Copywriter’s Handbook, Google, The Motley Fool Blog, Neil Patel Blog

Queued up: The Skimm, New York Times, Twitter, LinkedIn, and ET the motivational speaker podcast to keep me fired up and ready to crush my goals

Weekend vibes: Getting my sweat on is a must, whether it’s a yoga mat, boxing class, or cross-fit (I’ll try it all!). I enjoy meditating, reading a good book, and exploring the vegan food and cool new venues in our city with a few good friends! On a super lazy day, you will catch me binge-watching a show on Netflix with the love of my life.

Jaclyn Jaramillo

Copywriter

Go-to resource: The Adweek Copywriting Handbook, The Copywriter’s Handbook, The Boron Letters, and when in doubt...Google!

Queued up: Rise Podcast, Supersoul Podcast (and anything Oprah), Linkedin, NY Times, CNN, and I follow Cheryl Strayed and Brené Brown for inspiration.

Weekend vibes: My ideal weekend consists of BBQing, swimming, hiking, and exploring our city with my husband and two adventurous boys!