Employee Feature

megan youngerman

Meet Megan, Writer Extraordinaire

Megan Youngerman, SEO & Content Marketing Project Manager I grew up in Holland, Michigan, and received a Bachelor’s in Writing and Rhetoric from DePaul University. I found my way into marketing as a content writer for a small marketing startup in Holland that worked with local manufacturers and farmers. Since finding Oneupweb, I’ve enjoyed working…

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cameron benak

Meet Cam “The Mustache” Benak, Account Manager

Cameron Benak, Associate Account Manager I was born and raised right here in Traverse City, Michigan, graduating from Northwestern Michigan College with an associate’s degree in Accounting along with extra credits in general business, marketing and advertising. Out of college, I got a job as a sales assistant at the local news station, TV 7&4,…

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laura payne

Meet Laura Payne

Laura Payne, Head of Social I hail from Cadillac, MI, but my post-college journey took me to various parts of the country. While at MSU as a Spartan, I pivoted towards the entertainment industry and headed to Full Sail University in Orlando, FL, to pursue a degree in entertainment business. After graduation, I soaked up the…

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amanda olsen

Introducing Amanda Olsen

Amanda Olsen, Social Media Manager and Strategist I currently live in Midland, MI but I grew up in Muskegon—only a ten-minute drive from the lake. I have a Master of Arts in English Language & Literature/Creative Writing from Central Michigan University and also spent those graduate school years teaching ENG 101 to freshmen. Aside from…

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gordon rozga

Meet Gordy Rozga, Personable Website Developer

Gordon Rozga, Junior Web Developer Born and raised in this beautiful Up-North Mecca that is Traverse City. I’m a self-taught web developer who had contract gigs for a few local agencies and freelanced for a few local businesses. In my previous life, I was bartender at Kilkenny’s Irish Pub here in Traverse City and enjoyed…

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gillian cobb niemisto

Meet Gill, SEO Expert & Horticulturist

Gillian Cobb Niemisto, Head of Content Marketing and SEO Strategy I grew up in Williamston, MI and attended Michigan State University where I obtained a B.A. in Professional Writing with an emphasis in Writing in Communities and Cultures. I always yearned to live “Up North,” but wasn’t sure if I could make it a reality….

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andy olds

Meet Andy “Funky” Olds, PPC Extraordinaire

Andy Olds: I am not sure of my official title but what I consider my role to be, just as it has been since 1987, and if I may paraphrase Cassanova Rud and Super Lover Cee when they ‘Do The James’; I try to be ‘The Choreographer of the Funky Dope Beat Maneuver’. Meaning do…

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emily nelson

Meet Emily Nelson, Jack of All Digital Content Trades

Emily Nelson, Managing Creative Producer I graduated from Hope College with a degree in Communication. I chose this degree because I thought, “Nobody makes money as a photographer.” Now, I make money as a photographer, but my more holistic marketing background in social, SEO and graphic design inform my approach to creative. I love what…

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shelly brass

Meet Shelly Brass: Accounting Assistant

Shelly Brass, Accounting Assistant I grew up in Benzie County and have always loved the area. I worked for 25 years in the beer & wine industry in multiple roles that included customer service, administrative and accounting. Prior to that, I worked in the hotel industry in various positions from desk clerk to banquets manager….

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tessa lighty

Get to Know Tessa Lighty

Tessa Lighty, Brand Manager From a young age I loved to tell stories and create. Though I never considered myself a particularly creative person, my passion for writing led to a career in journalism, with an emphasis on photojournalism. I graduated from the University of Kentucky and interned at newspapers all over the country during…

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david doran

Meet Dave “Straight Out of the Bag” Doran

David Doran, Director of Strategy I joined Oneupweb in 2014, as a member of the SEO team. Currently, as the Director of Strategy, I lead the Sales and Marketing team; work with project teams on clients’ annual planning and other strategic initiatives; and drive agency-wide strategies aimed at improving technology and services. I’ve spoken at…

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rafael quiroz

Introducing… Rafael Quiroz

Rafael Quiroz Rios, Content Production Associate I moved to northern Michigan in 2019 from Mexico and hold a bachelor’s degree in communication and media production. My professional journey involves collaborating with multiple brands across Mexico and the US, specializing in the production of commercial videos and photography. I am deeply passionate about creativity and the…

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