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Jules Taggart

Founder + CEO

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

Tory Patterson

Director of Operations

Go-to resource: Content Marketing Institute, HubSpot, and the Women in Marketing Facebook Group

Queued up: LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram

Weekend vibes: When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my husband and our two sons, Sterling and Monty. Proud boy-mom over here! I am very into astrology and, as a Cancer, love to invest time and energy into my home. I am lucky enough to live in the same city as my parents and often spend time with them as well!

Certifications: Certificate of Google Analytics for Beginners, Social Media Marketing Certification from HubSpot, and Inbound Marketing Certification from HubSpot

Welcome Omar Morales, Wayward Kind’s Creative Director

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

Glaucia Midgett

SEO & SEM Strategist

Go-to resource: Search Engine Land, SEJ - Search Engine Journal, Search with Candour podcast

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

Caiti Franscell - Account Manager

Caiti Franscell

Senior Project 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.

Certifications: Certificate of Google Analytics for Beginners, Social Media Marketing Certification from HubSpot, Inbound Marketing Certification from HubSpot, and Email Marketing Certification from HubSpot

Rennel Parino

Rennel Parino

Lead 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.

Jaclyn Jaramillo

Content Strategist

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!

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!

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Patricia Addun

Project Manager

Go-to resource: I love the blogs over at SuperHi.com and Adobe 99u!

Queued up: I like to start my day with NPR's Up First and/or The Daily while making my morning coffee. I also enjoy podcasts and books that cover business, the NFL, politics, and films.

Weekend vibes: On weekends you'll find me consuming or creating some form of storytelling: books, movies, music, visual art, and more. I also try to take in all that San Diego has to offer—from enjoying the great outdoors to visiting local businesses. Last but not least, I cheer for the LA Rams and try to pet as many dogs as possible!

Certifications: Google Analytics for Beginners, Adobe InDesign Fundamentals, DigitalMarketer Social Media & Content Marketing Certificates

Rae Pollock Wayward Kind

Rae Pollock

Copywriter

Go-to resources: My team! Moleskins, Post-It notes, & WordHippo.com

Queued up: The 99% Invisible podcast, Toro y Moi, the next Liverpool Premier League game, & …Postmates :’)

Weekend Vibes: Wrestling my beginner board to the beach and watching my pit bull, Petunia (“Tuna” for short), eat sand. I’m always on the hunt for my next vegan burrito and a psychological thriller I haven’t already seen – recommendations are hugely encouraged!

Kevin Balagat

Kevin Balagat

Marketing Coordinator

Go-to resources: Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Tech Crunch, Google

Queued up: Linkedin, HYPEBEAST, VICE News, Youtube, Spotify, Forbes

Weekend vibes: One of the best ways to enjoy the weekend is by finding the most delicious places to eat at because ``Good Food = Good Mood``. Most of my weekends will also consist of discovering new music, enjoying nature’s serene views, and channeling my inner gamer self. You will also find me at your local thrift shop, Home Goods, and showing love to my two pets (Ollie & Astro)!~

Certifications:

  • LinkedIn Learning - SEO Foundations & Google Ads Essentials
  • Google Analytics for Beginners
  • HubSpot - Email Marketing Certification
  • HubSpot - Social Media Marketing Certification
  • HubSpot - Inbound Marketing Certification
Michael Goldstein

Michael Goldstein

Visual Designer

Go-to resources: Dribbble, UX Collective on Medium, Behance, Nielsen Norman Group, YouTube, Stack Overflow and Awwwards

Queued up: Spotify (UI Breakfast and JS Party), Soundcloud and LinkedIn.

Weekend vibes: I try to spend most of my weekends outside! I enjoy surfing and shaping my own surfboards, doing yoga and cooking.

Jaz Adams

WK Alumni

Jaz Adams was Wayward Kind’s Director of Strategy from 2019-2021. They will be remembered for their brilliance as a digital strategist and as a beloved member of the Wayward Kind team.