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Makena Sutich

Paid Search Analyst

W/ us since June 2018

Pronouns: She/her

Makena is a Washington native, digital marketing enthusiast, and Paid Search Analyst at Wheelhouse DMG. She focuses her time in our Digital Advertising practice, guiding clients through the ever-changing world of paid search. In her role, she cares for her clients by assisting them from start to finish with all aspects of their paid search campaigns including elements such as implementations, reporting, and optimizations.

Professional Path

Makena earned her BA in Business Administration with a focus in marketing from the University of Washington. She was drawn to digital marketing because of its balance between data analytics and creativity. Over time, her goal is to continue exploring different areas of digital marketing such as paid social, display, and SEO. Before Wheelhouse, she worked as a paid search analyst for a multinational tech company.

Personal Passions

In her spare time, Makena enjoys scoping out farmers markets, relaxing anywhere she can set up her hammock, and seeking out new experiences. She likes to try at least three new things every year.

Posts from Makena Sutich

Working at the Agency that Doesn’t Feel Like an Agency – A Reflection on My First Year at Wheelhouse

by Makena Sutich

June 7, 2019

Six Ways to Improve your Quality Score

by Makena Sutich

April 20, 2019

Creating a Custom Creative Experience: How To Use Dynamic Keyword Insertion

by Makena Sutich

April 9, 2019

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Hailing from the East coast, Bridget is a Digital Strategist at Wheelhouse DMG. Fascinated with the intersection between people’s behavior and the technology that we use, Bridget designs marketing strategies which addresses the user’s habits while accomplishing the client’s goals.

Aaron is President & Founder, and a broadly accomplished digital marketing professional. He is responsible for vision, strategy and culture. He’s still happily married to that New Zealander he met in Malaysia and they now have two wonderful daughters.

Dustin is our Principal Engineer and brings 16 years of full-stack development experience to the team. When not helping engineer solutions for our partners, he enjoys spending time with his family and performing in local theater — a true “acting professional”.

A Virginia native, Oscar is a Senior Paid Search Analyst. When he’s not optimizing clients, he can be found supporting his college marching band and reading fiction.

As our New Client Experience Manager, Scott is consistently improving our Wheelhouse business development program while simultaneously operating as an integral part of every client relationship. When he’s not at work he juggles multiple sports, as a triathlete and competitive runner. Perhaps those long runs are where he finds time to indulge his love of country music. If you can catch him, you can ask him.

A recent Seattle transplant from Virginia, Taylor is a Senior Paid Search Analyst and avid drummer. He enjoys helping clients exceed the goals they’ve set for their programs.

Christina is always curious about how customers connect with brands which makes her perfect for her UX and SEO-focused role at Wheelhouse. When she’s not at work, she probably on a trip, planning a trip, or checking out some new, delicious Seattle eatery.

Scott is our Director of Digital Strategy. He is a born and raised Seattleite with an all-too-predictable love of writing, books, films, coffee, and music. He loves his wife and son, and has quite the selection of wool socks.

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