Meet Our Adventure Seeker – Alaina Dodds

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Name:Alaina Dodds

Alaina Dodds


Brand Strategist

What’s your average day like at Oneupweb?

Every day is different than the day before, which I love. My typical day consists of strategy meetings, sales, internal marketing, content writing…

Tell us about a favorite client moment.

My favorite client moment was sitting down with Rachel Johnson from Cherryland Electric Cooperative after the launch of their website. The excitement with the finished product was very rewarding.

Tell us about a favorite Oneupweb moment in general.

I have had a lot of great moments at Oneupweb; it’s hard to pick a specific one. I really like working on marketing strategy with Chris and Nicole, especially our whiteboard strategy sessions! I also love getting out into the community and have meet a lot of great people by participating in local networking events.

What’s your favorite blog?

Inc. is one of my favorite online destinations because the topics are all across the board from entrepreneurship and productivity to getting the most out of your job and work culture. I pick up a lot of interesting tips and tricks from reading this blog because the content is always fresh and relevant.

What makes Traverse City appealing? What are your favorite things to do/favorite places to eat, etc.

Traverse City is so beautiful; the sparkly blue water of Lake Michigan does not get old. I love the small-town feel of Traverse City, but also having the option of big-city culture, such as independent film, craft beer and comedy festivals. There is no shortage of great restaurants here, and my favorites are Stella’s, The Towne Plaza and The Jolly Pumpkin.

What do you do when you’re not at work?

I love anything outside, SUP, skiing, running, grilling, boating, biking … I also love to read, so I am almost always in the middle of a book or two.

Years from now, what will stick out most about 2014?

In 2014 everything changed for me so there are a lot of things that will stick out – It was my first full year living back in Michigan, I trained for (during the winter…) and ran my first marathon, I started working at Oneupweb, traveled to China and bought a house!

It’s 5:30 PM – what’s your cocktail of choice?

A glass of rosé from Bowers Harbor Vineyards, unless its Martini Monday – then I would have a slightly dirty, Ketel One martini with blue cheese stuffed olives.

Describe yourself in 3 to 5 words.

Adventurous, determined, intuitive.

Martini Monday anyone? Email Alaina directly at

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