The BEST bunch of marketing professionals you’ll ever get to know. Seriously.
Co-Founder & Crew Chief
Taylor is the perfect combination of frank and funny, and manages to lead the motley, yet brilliant crew of creatives at Spark Marketer to get the job done. Though he can’t spell, he is passionate about helping service business owners navigate the Internet oceans filled with sharks and unsavory pirates. If you ever get “Taylored”, consider yourself lucky –he does it for your own good and for the growth of your company!
Co-Founder & Crew Chief
Carter, the other big cheese at Spark Marketer, is a master of big words and cooking, though not at the same time. He is a perfectly balanced mixture of Yin & Yang, and has a fine-tuned eye for great design and storytelling. He is a lover of coffee, cigars, good books, and anything that is not sports related, and his soothing voice has earned him the honor of being our very own Morgan Freeman. In fact, many clients call just to hear his voice.
Tom S. — Operations Manager
With his boyish good looks and polite demeanor, Tom is the “Gatsby” of Spark Marketer. But don’t let his good looks fool you, he’s also got brains, which is why he’s our Operations Manager. Tom spends his days working with the leadership team to identify and address any potential issues, researching the latest changes to the search landscape, and making sure we’re all rowing this boat in the same direction. He is an avid Tennessee sports fan, but we love him anyway.
Jessica W. — PR & Content Manager
Jessica was created on the 8th day to make sure everything created on days 1-7 stayed organized and ran smoothly. She oversees PR issues and opportunities in-house and for our clients, manages internal HR ongoings, and is a part of our leadership team. She is a cat person, an Oxford comma disciple, and a Tennessee football fan (heaven help her).
Check out this quick intro video to learn more about Jessica.
Chris P. — Client Relationship Manager
Chris is freakishly tall, so when he’s not communicating with or onboarding clients and helping small businesses grow and thrive, he’s our “go-to-man” for reaching things on the top shelf (if Justin’s unavailable). He is also a Tennessee Titans fan, but we never claimed he was perfect – just tall.
Tina R. — Accountant/HR
Tina is in and out of the office, but we’re always especially glad to see her around payday. Although she has enough headaches of her own, she selflessly deals with the majority of our accounting and paperwork, all while having a great sense of humor.
Fred B. — System Administrator
Fred is Spark Marketer’s resident Indiana Jones. When he’s not traveling the world or out in the wilderness helping keep Boy Scouts alive, Fred’s keeping a close eye on our clients’ websites and Spark Marketer’s servers. He also helps our customers track down lost website domain registrations and website hosting accounts, plans site migrations, and sets up new email services.
Alex G. — Designer
Alex is the workhorse of designers – from logos and business cards to full site design, she does it all…and without missing a single Seth Rollins wrestling match. She’s got a killer eye for what looks good, and best of all, she’s willing to work for pizza. Alex LOVES pizza. In her free time, Alex volunteers with her local animal rescue and plays with her foster pups.
Check out Alex’s short intro video right here.
Jessica S. — Creative Brand Communicator
Jessica is our primary content creator and the machine that takes Taylor’s thoughts and puts them into words. She spends a great deal of her time writing articles, site content, the Spark blog, and any other content needed ASAP. She has just enough knowledge about plumbing, basement waterproofing, chimney care, and HVAC to guilt-trip anyone in the DIY business into hiring a professional. When she’s not using her words, she can be found with her nose in a book, her hands in the garden, or down in the studio working on new music.
For more on Jessica (including cute pics of her dog) watch this quick intro video.
Jonathan S. — Engagement Specialist
Jonathan has been with us from the start and knows a little bit about every aspect of the business. He spends the majority of his days working on video, managing Spark Marketer’s social media accounts, fixing problems, making “dad jokes,” and being the world’s nerdiest hipster. He’s also largely responsible for ensuring we all have enough coffee and cat/dog videos to get through the day, so naturally, we love him.
Jonny L. — Lead Products Specialist
Jonny is our Lead Products Specialist. She is a big literature nerd who thrives on memes, dad jokes, and gifs. She’s also big into mystery novels and crime solving and would describe her perfect man as Sherlock Holmes. Like the Jessicas and any self-respecting person, Jonny is an avid believer in the Oxford comma. Oxford 4EVER.
Check out Jonny’s intro video right here.
Amber K. — Digital Marketing Strategist
Amber is from a small town in Missouri, which might explain her love for cows. The only thing she loves more than cows is shoes (specifically Cole Haan kicks) and dogs. Now based out of Arizona where she swears “it’s a cool 100,” Amber spends a lot of her time on competitor research, image/video creation, analyzing numbers and CTRs, checking pixels, stalking company Facebook pages, and working on funnels. She lives in Ads Manager 24/7 and when she needs a pick-me-up, she goes for tea, not coffee. No coffee. Never.
Learn more about Amber in this short intro video.
Christian R. — Lead Account Manager
Christian is our resident Texan (now that Alex moved back to Texas) and our lead account manager. He’s also a Photoshop beast and an incredibly versatile and talented artist. He religiously follows the professional gaming scene of StarCraft.
Learn more about Christian right here.
Aaron B. — Account Manager
Aaron spends most of his time making sure each of his clients’ businesses is thriving. He’s a proud East Nashvillian, a Boston Red Sox and New England Patriot’s fan, a father of two, and a music and audio aficionado. He currently stands as our 3rd tallest employee.
Learn more about Aaron in this quick intro video.
Elizabeth R. — Account Manager
Elizabeth is a world traveler who was born with only 3 wisdom teeth. She’s been to 19+ countries and camped around Europe for 2 months. Although not coffee-averse like Amber, Elizabeth can’t drink a whole cup without making sure her Will is up to date and all her affairs are in order. When she’s not problem solving for her clients or responding to reviews, Elizabeth can be found wherever cute dogs congregate. Folklore has it that Elizabeth was separated from her twin, Jessica S. at birth, but thankfully, Spark Marketer reunited their two souls.
Check out Elizabeth’s intro video right here.
Justin G. — Account Manager
Justin has overshadowed Chris as Spark Marketer’s tallest employee. He spends his days communicating with clients, facilitating their requests, monitoring their online reputation, and going the extra mile to help them succeed. Fun fact: Justin has NEVER been full in his life, and his typical Taco Bell order includes: 4 Crunchy Tacos, 4 Soft Tacos, 1 Quesarito, 1 Grilled Stuffed Burrito, and Nachos Bellgrande. Although he’s never officially entered an eating contest, we’re sure he would win.
Check out Justin’s intro video.
Caroline S. — Account Manager
こんにちは！キャロラインを紹介しますJapanese a bit rusty? We’ll translate for you: “Hi! Meet Caroline!” Before becoming an account manager here at Spark Marketer, Caroline lived in Japan for a year. She’s fluent in Japanese so if you need help translating a song or comic, she’s your girl! When she’s not helping her clients or the other account managers, Caroline can be found whipping up new recipes in the kitchen, listening to music or her favorite podcast, Lore, or spending time with her boyfriend.
Learn more about Caroline in this quick intro video.
Shane L. — Lead Assistant Account Manager
As an assistant account manager, Shane spends a great deal of time formatting blogs, managing our blog writers, writing meta descriptions, building citations, and well, assisting the account managers. He’s a graduate of Vanderbilt, and like most grads, Shane’s a big fan of Vanderbilt athletics. His hobbies include writing poetry, trivia, going to the movies, and listening to his vinyl collection (which he thinks is better than yours). He’s also pretty proud of the fact that he shares a birthday with two of television’s greatest shows: The Twilight Zone and Scrubs.
Cara S. — Assistant Account Manager
Cara’s a nature lover and an avid traveler. In her free time, you can find her chasing waterfalls (sorry TLC), hiking, spending time at the beach or lake with her family, experiencing new cultures and their food, and catching every sunset she can. When she’s not out exploring, she’s here at Spark assisting the account managers and helping out wherever she’s needed.
Get to know Cara better in this quick intro video.
Julian C. — Spark Intern
Julian has been an intern here since August 2017 and he makes it possible for us to get more done in less time. When he’s not helping Account Managers with blogs, meta descriptions, and other daily tasks, Julian loves listening to music, playing guitar, writing, following Pittsburgh sports, and watching two of his favorite shows, Curb Your Enthusiasm and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. For more on Julian, watch this quick intro video.