Senior Paid Search Analyst
W/ us since June 2018
Makena is a Washington native, digital marketing enthusiast, and a Senior 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.
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.
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.
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Originally from Pittsburgh, Michelle is one of our Digital Advertising Analysts in the Richmond, VA office. Michelle comes from a traditional advertising agency so enjoys finding new creative ways to solve client problems. You’re likely to find her kayaking the James River or going to see live music.
Shawn provides versatile support to both Digital Strategy and Digital Advertising clients. Whether it’s through content creation, technical SEO audits, keyword performance analysis or paid search bid optimization, Shawn seeks to help clients actualize their digital strategies in a way that brings them joy.
As a digital advertising analyst, Liz specializes in search, shopping, and social advertisements. With a background in digital strategy and integrated marketing, Liz enjoys deep diving into data across all digital disciplines in order to provide her clients with creative strategic solutions to help exceed their ROI goals.
Joe is drawn to digital marketing out of a deep and broad interest in effective communication. As a Digital Services Manager, Joe collaborates closely with team members and clients to execute on digital strategy initiatives.
Drew is a Senior UI/UX Engineer who creates pixel-perfect websites with ninja-like precision. He loves snowboarding, fishing, basketball, and his home state of Missouri.
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”.
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.