Katie Propati

PR Account Executive

In addition to her friendly personality, Katie brings five years of marketing and communications experience inside heavy equipment, construction and industrial verticals to our PR team at Elevation Marketing. From technical and complex to creative and simple, she is dedicated to producing industry-leading brand journalism, promoting client thought leadership and delivering polished projects that support our clients’ goals.

And with her experience on the client side of an agency relationship, Katie brings a dedicated sense of collaboration and communication to her relationships, building client success – on time, and on budget.

   

Ashley Holler

Account Executive

Ashley thrives in the fast-paced and client-oriented environment at Elevation Marketing. As an account executive, Ashley ensures we always put our best foot forward with our clients – delivering quality marketing solutions that meet their needs and exceed their expectations. She is an expert at creative brainstorming and encouraging collaboration between the multiple teams across the agency.

Ashley has a proven track record of successfully and professionally managing project schedules and budgets. She brings to Elevation experience in the technology industry particularly in email marketing, lead generation and strategic planning.

Becky Webb

HR and Training Manager

Becky is Elevation Marketing’s talented human resources, leadership and professional development guide. After spending six years with Apollo Group prior to joining our team, Becky has both facilitated and designed instructor-led, e-learning and distance learning courses in addition to assisting executive leadership teams in the execution of organizational initiatives. She has also been recognized for achieving top facilitation techniques and for her ability to engage audiences of all sizes and levels of tenure.

When she’s not busy developing the unique culture at Elevation, she’s spending time with her two beautiful daughters. Becky’s caring and outgoing personality allows her to instantly create a connection with everyone she comes into contact with inside – and outside – the Elevation office.

   

Bernie Ko

Accounting and Operations Manager

Bernie’s experience and expertize in the field of accounting and operations, ensures Elevation Marketing is a well-oiled machine behind the scenes. He’s a genius with numbers, analyzing data and making sure our clients budget needs are handled. Bernie has worked for large, publicly traded companies and also small, mom-and-pop companies so he brings a variety of valuable experience to our team and clients.

Matt Hensler

Vice President, Strategy & Marketing Services

Matt provides strategic guidance to our clients in a variety of industries. He’s a firm believer in hard work, because good ideas and effort aren’t independent of one another. This mantra has served him and his clients well over his professional career. He developed his talents in advertising agencies in Wisconsin, working on various B2B accounts in the healthcare, construction, industrial and financial industries. As Elevation’s strategic lead, Matt uses his marketing, digital and brand development skills to promote existing Elevation clients and helps drive new-business efforts.

Matt has held key positions at the BMA and his work on key fortune 500 brands and smaller start up companies is one of the deepest in the B2B space nationally.

   

Darren Jones

Creative Director

With over 20 years of experience, Darren represents a combination of artistic skills and technological savvy that you don’t often find in one person. Darren is notably adept at computer-evolved graphics, animation, illustration, production, creative concepting and more. In addition to his own naturally developed sense of graphic design, Darren has extensive experience in the video and commercial world editing, directing, producing, and creative directing in the space.

Darren had a passion for art at an early age and knew he wanted to make it his career. He earned a degree from the selective National Educational Center for Design, with a focus on advertising. His timing coincided with the exploding world of computer graphics, and Darren got in on the ground floor. He quickly learned to blend his instinctive talents with the capabilities and efficiency of digital art.

Scott Miraglia

President

As president, Scott leverages his extensive agency leadership experience to make Elevation Marketing into one of the top B2B marketing agencies in the country.

Scott’s experience has been hard earned, the result of the last 20 years of developing and leading cutting-edge agencies throughout the United States. Before joining Elevation, Scott served as both COO and CFO for Terralever, one of the country’s premier digital marketing agencies, and prior as President of Liquid Productions, a live event and marketing company with offices across the United States.

Scott’s unique combination of experience, determination and executive leadership has landed organizations under his management on Inc. Magazine’s Top 5,000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies on five separate occasions, a list Elevation proudly joined in 2012.

   

Scott Perkins

Vice President of Client Development

Scott is entrepreneurial through and through and he brings that spirit to lead our business development efforts. He’s spent a majority of his career in the financial industry, specializing in private equity groups, business valuations, mergers and acquisitions and other services. Scott's personal and career paths have led him in many interesting directions, ultimately bringing him to Elevation in 2011.

He now uses his diverse skill set and experience to onboard clients, while also helping our clients navigate through strategic marketing discussions that eventually drive great client/agency results.

Deborah Peterson

Project Manager

At Elevation Marketing, Deborah is responsible for managing all of the agency’s interactive marketing efforts and digital projects from start to finish. Or as she puts it, "making sure we meet every goal on the client’s wish list." The pace and pressures of a busy marketing communications firm are tough on a lot of people, but Deborah’s background and professional experience have conditioned her to handle just about anything from interactive to video editing.

   

Rob Stevenson

Director of Public Relations

Rob leads our public relations practice and guides all strategic PR engagements with our clients. Before Elevation Marketing, Rob specialized in public and media relations for a variety of large Canadian public sector industries, including healthcare and the military. The nature of these organizations was tied to the dramatic ups and downs of the national oil economy; fluctuating budgets forced Rob to maximize public relations and networking opportunities creatively rather than rely on paid media to achieve communications goals.

At the same time, those challenges enhanced Rob’s communications skills. His adaptability enables him to work comfortably with strategies and messages appealing to diverse but targeted audiences, including leading the issues management and media relations for a $13 billion organization in the throes of the largest change management process in Canadian history.

Savannah Ohl

Project Coordinator

Ever since she joined Elevation Marketing, Savannah has used her great multi-tasking abilities to take on bigger and bigger challenges. She has continually shown an amazing talent for keeping many complex projects moving smoothly, or as she puts it, "managing several juggling acts at once." In addition to her supporting our project management team, she also coordinates traffic to ensure we're meeting and exceeding client deadlines.

   

DeAnn McGrew

Business Development Specialist

DeAnn loves connecting with people and draws strength from each of her day-to-day human interactions. So it comes as no surprise that she should find her passion in a profession like sales. With over 15 years of business development experience, DeAnn’s tenacious personality and winning attitude have proven to be the keys to her monumental achievements. She believes there is always a purpose behind every situation, whether it’s apparent or not. What’s more apparent are the fantastic contributions she brings to the success of our new business team.

Bethany Biehle

Client Development Specialist

Bethany’s go get’em attitude combined with more than 13 years of experience makes her a critical member of Elevation Marketing’s New Business Development Team. With a wide range of customer service, project management and training experience, Bethany’s new and innovative ideas strengthen Elevation’s core competencies.

From lead generation and research, to cold calling and client development, Bethany’s “Big Picture” approach adds talent and organization to the New Business Development team. Not only does she bring an important set of skills to the work place, she also finds joy in volunteering her time with children in her community.

   

Debra Stokes

Account Director

Debra is a results-oriented business leader with integrated, global B2B and B2C marketing expertise. As an account director at Elevation Marketing, she constantly strives to creatively market in fresh and interesting ways. Debra has directed highly-profitable and award winning advertising, promotional and interactive accounts for category leaders in the financial, automotive, hospitality, beverage and retail industries, among others.

An information gatherer and big believer in collaboration, Debra is fanatical about understanding the business marketplace. With a history of achieving strong returns on investment, Debra is dedicated to growing the brand of Elevation along with the brands of our clients.

John Mahon

Web Developer

John has a wealth of knowledge in custom development and programming, user interface design, and custom platforms for web endeavors. He has actively put his knowledge and skill set to work for the past 17 years.

His skills range from graphic design to database development and just about everything in between. He is proficient with PHP scripting, MySQL database development, SEO, server management, project management and client relations.

   

Derek Dujardin

Copywriter

As a professional “dot connector,” Derek’s greatest strength is his ability to turn a list of brand attributes into a brand story that lives, breathes and engages conversation across a variety of consumer and B2B channels. Derek specializes in integrated marketing campaigns that blend digital media with traditional advertising, such as print, broadcast and direct mail.

Derek’s experience spans multiple consumer and B2B verticals, including beverages, retail, banking, hospitals and healthcare, hospitality and leisure, high tech and telecom, as well as education and advocacy for children and college students.

Greg Setter

Sr. Account Director

Greg has seen almost everything in the B2B account world, bringing more than 25 years’ experience for his role at Elevation Marketing. In addition to account management, his background includes marketing communications, public relations, copywriting and graphic design. He’s adept at translating complex technical concepts into on-point messaging for business audiences.

Among other responsibilities, Greg oversees the planning, writing and implementation of client marketing strategies, projects and budgets. He enjoys helping businesses and people by offering his perspective, energy and zeal for marketing.

   

Amanda Smith

VP, Key Accounts

Amanda’s marketing expertise, upbeat personality and drive to see her clients succeed, combine to make her a key member of the Elevation team where she is entrusted with strategic marketing communications programs for a variety of clients.

Amanda’s professional career represents a depth of varied experience covering many areas of account management, integrated marketing, strategic planning and creative communications. Prior to joining Elevation, was with a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm in Kansas City, Missouri.

Heather Ferris

Social Media Marketing Manager

Heather is a connector. She loves making connections - shortening the distance between vendors and clients, employers and employees, abstract ideas and tangible results. Her professional experience includes content marketing, tech writing, editing, advertising, and the development and implementation of social-networking and inbound marketing strategies for a variety of businesses.

Heather’s been spotted on Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, and probably a few more sites since you started reading this paragraph. But most importantly, clients can find her right here at Elevation Marketing, through an old-school phone call or e-mail.

   

Drew Bond

Client Development Specialist

Those who thrive in the rough and tumble world of business do so because they know how to pick themselves up after being knocked down.That’s why everyone at Elevation Marketing expects great things from Drew Bond, a four-year student-athlete in football at Malone University in Canton, Ohio, and part of our New Business Development Team. Drew’s passion and willingness to tackle any and all projects speaks volumes of his character. Prior to joining our team he worked as a packaging and shipping laborer for Kaiser Aluminum, a Fortune 500 company in Chandler, Arizona, as well as working as parts delivery person for Air Specialty Products in Mesa, Arizona.

Sheryl Bettencourt

Account Manager

With over fifteen years of experience, including stints in Hollywood developing public relations campaigns at Universal Pictures, Sheryl has proven her chops when it comes to creating strategic partnerships and building brands. As a seasoned communications professional, Sheryl plays a vital role in managing everything from clients’ business goals and budgets to customer events and trainings. From entertainment, to medical devices to overseeing the planning and development of a major national soccer event, Sheryl brings real star power to the Elevation team, and a strategic mindset to her clients’ businesses.

Whether it’s creating an opportunity to increase brand awareness or ensuring that deadlines aren’t missed, Sheryl’s tireless devotion to creating innovative and engaging ways to communicate is never anything less than an Oscar-worthy performance.

   

Jenni Barclay

Office Coordinator

As our “manager of first impressions”, Jenni is the friendly face that greets you at Elevation Marketing’s door. Jenni relies on a deep-seated passion for marketing to keep everything at Elevation in harmony.

Her skills, honed after seven years of guerilla and brand marketing, make her a crucial liaison between all of our teams at Elevation. From lead generation efforts with our business development team to our day-to-day activities, Jenni sets up Elevation ¬— and our clients — for success.

Jordyn Frary

Public Relations and Social Media Intern

After spending the semester studying in Madrid, Spain, Jordyn joins us as our Public Relations and Social Media Intern. A third-year Journalism and Business student at Arizona State University, Jordyn brings experience from on-campus involvement along with a year at the Buckeye Star Newspaper. In addition to the work she does for our clients, she is striving to create more business wins internally by managing Elevation’s social media accounts, writing blogs posts and creating case studies.

Julie Sullivan

Production Copywriter

With the fast-paced and highly creative atmosphere here at Elevation Marketing, Julie is a perfect fit as our production copywriter. Eager to learn and expand her content skill set in the B2B world, Julie is already an expert at conceptualizing and crafting compelling, brand-adherent copy across multiple industries and audiences.

Julie has the ability to masterfully mimic brand voice, tone, and inherent audience needs and desires, making her essential to our work across a wide range of clients. Her go-getter attitude combined with her writing skills and passion for perfection contribute to more business wins for Elevation and our clients.

Monique Bera

Senior Traffic & Production Manager

With a career running up and down the West coast, Monique joined Elevation Marketing with more than 20 years of experience in traffic, print and broadcast production management. Before joining Elevation, Monique worked at Microsoft in the Xbox Live Division in Seattle. In addition, she has worked at local and national ad agencies and graphic design firms in the valley.

When she’s not spending her time playing the drums, a smooth running company is music to Monique’s ears. She does not miss a beat when it comes to developing traffic processes or managing demanding projects. Monique’s strong interpersonal, teamwork and collaboration skills make her an outstanding addition to the Elevation team.

 

Ryan Gould

Director of Digital Marketing

Ryan brings over a decade of marketing experience to Elevation Marketing. As our Director of Digital Marketing, Ryan develops integrated online marketing and content campaigns distinguished by persuasive narratives, precise execution and impact. He has built his career on the ability to energize brands, engage audiences, drive new leads and effectively nurture sales prospects through innovative marketing techniques and strategic messaging. With a unique background in traditional, search, content and social media marketing, Ryan has generated measurable results for numerous globally recognized brands.

Driven to deliver superior results for Elevation and our clients, Ryan's self-starting personality and ability to execute complex solutions, blend him seamlessly into the talented and professional team at Elevation.

Travis Moore

Senior Graphic Designer

While he would probably rather spend his time traveling the world, we are glad Travis has landed himself at Elevation Marketing as a senior graphic designer. He brings more than eight years of experience as a professional graphic, and he is fluent in Web design, programming and development.

Travis is quick to think of a solution for any problem that he encounters and can handle anything from digital media to outdoor advertisements to book covers. As an expert in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign programs, Travis is essential in creating unique marketing pieces for Elevation clients.

Lisa Trent

Project Manager

Lisa’s organization and project management skills help ensure that Elevation Marketing delivers projects on-time and on-budget. As a seasoned project manager for custom web application development, Lisa clearly communicates project plans and milestones for clients. She is also adept at creating detailed statements of work, functional specifications and information architectures.

With direct experience in SEO, PPC and eMarketing, Lisa offers additional insight into clients’ digital projects and online presence. Lisa likes using the latest technology to solve business problems – securing more business wins for Elevation clients. 

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