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Our Team

Our Team

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Dana Shope

Owner/Advertising Director & Google AdWords Certified Individual

Dana Shope is the Owner and Advertising Director at BigHouse Marketing. She began her advertising career in broadcast advertising, moved to newspaper advertising for many years before moving to search engine marketing. Her well rounded advertising background gives her and the BigHouse Marketing team a unique perspective to help your business grow.

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Wendy Goldstein

Digital Marketer

Wendy Goldstein joined BigHouse Marketing  in 2014 with a strong background in advertising and marketing. She began her advertising career in Newspaper print media advertising, and over the past 20+ years has moved to marketing and online advertising. Most recently as Publisher of the local weekly alternative newspaper, her well rounded advertising and business management skills gives her a strong understanding of what it takes to build and maintain a business, and the experience to help your business grow.

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Mariana Aebly

Digital Marketer

Mariana’s passion for marketing and advertising has driven her to embrace a variety of media and marketing channels over her 15 year career. Her experience spans Radio, Broadcast TV, outdoor advertising and digital advertising. She received hands on experience building and managing digital campaigns at the corporate level for medium sized companies and some as large as Harris Teeter. Mariana is Google certified and continuously learns about various digital marketing channel opportunities to add value to her clients. When she’s not working, she loves to go hiking with her two dogs:  Dexter and Luna. She also loves to travel and explore different cultures and speaks several languages. Having lived in Green Bay for many years, Mariana loves to support the Green Bay Packers with her Cheesehead husband!  

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Julia Lamb

Social Media Specialist

Hailing from the University of Pittsburgh, Julia began her career in advertising at the Charlotte Observer in 2007 where she specialized in account management, print and online advertising, and copywriting. In 2011, Julia took a position with Integra Staffing as their Marketing Manager, learning the client side of the advertising process, while honing her knowledge of social media management for business. Julia strongly believes in crafting a social media management and advertising plan to fit each company’s unique needs. When not in front of her computer, Julia can be found cheering on her favorite Pittsburgh sports teams and traveling to spend time with family and friends scattered throughout the country.

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Chris Kellum

SEM Manager

Chris Kellum is the Search Engine Marketing Manager at BigHouse. He started in the online marketing industry in February 2008, first managing pay-per-click campaigns for affiliate offers and then continuing to drive traffic through organic search engine optimization. In 2009, Chris joined BigHouse Marketing and has increased website traffic and sales ROI for our advertisers ever since. In his free time, Chris enjoys weekend trips to Charleston to see friends, and also enjoys exploring new physical fitness challenges.

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Derek Maki

Digital Marketer, Certified AdWords Individual

Derek began learning internet marketing in January 2015. Since then he has learned a large number of skills concerning SEO, PPC, Web Design, and more. He quickly became Google certified. He is responsible for all Google account setups and Google Analytics reporting. In 2016, Derek will begin working with accounts as a Digital Marketer.

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Lauren Rivenbark

SEM Specialist

Lauren Rivenbark is the SEM Specialist at BigHouse Marketing. Lauren graduated from ECU with a BS degree in Criminal Justice and also obtained a Certification in Paralegal Studies from Meredith College and is certified in the State of North Carolina. Lauren joined BigHouse Marketing after finding an enjoyment of learning about Google Adwords and a desire to pursue a career in the industry.

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Robert Belanger

Web Developer/Designer

Robert has been in web design for over 10 years. He was born in Charlotte, NC but now resides in Jacksonville FL. Robert enjoys kayaking, fishing and is a HUGE Panthers fan!

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Randy Shope

HR Director

Randy joined the team in May 2017.  He graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.  After starting his career in management/sales, he landed in human resources in 2007.  He found his passion working with employee relations, labor relations, HR planning, staffing and team development. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, traveling and being outdoors.