Hi, thank you for visiting and taking the time to get to know us a little better.
About our Marketing Agency
We are a boutique marketing agency specializing in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Reputation Management – we help businesses to appear on Google Maps, and to collect and manage their reviews on platforms such as Google My Business, Facebook, Yelp, and many others.
I have worked in the search engine optimization (SEO) industry since 2009 when I took on my first client while I was still teaching.
At the end of 2010, I left my teaching position for good and started Advisor Web Marketing (AWM) – an SEO and marketing agency that focused on helping financial advisors throughout the United States.
AWM recently merged with another advisor marketing company to form Top Ranked Advisor, which has allowed me to start this agency and to work with small businesses.
I have an MBA from Californa Luthern University, and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Oregon State University.
Prior to 2010, I was an elementary school teacher and High School girl’s basketball coach in Hailey Idaho for more than 15 years.
In 2008, I returned to school to work on my MBA. During that time I started reading about the opportunities for both individuals and businesses online and decided that I really wanted to be part of it all.
I was especially drawn to SEO. It offered many of the same outlets and challenges that I had previously filled with coaching – the need to be constantly learning, high-level competition, a scoreboard (search engine ranking page) that clearly outlined the winners and losers, and the chance to succeed (or fail) on my own merits.
Writing and Speaking
I enjoy both writing and speaking and hope to do more of both in the future.
In the past, I was a VIP Contributor to Search Engine Journal (the 2nd largest SEO news site in the world with over 1 million visitors per month), and appeared around the web on industry blogs, webinars, and podcasts.
I have presented on SEO at numerous smaller business gatherings, and nationally at the XY Planning Network, FinCon, and The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA).
I’m a Canadian ex-pat – I’ve lived in the United States since 1990, and in Idaho since 1995. I’m married to Katie and have two great children (Daniel and Ashley).
When I’m not working, I enjoy time with my family, cycling, walking, movies, reading, and writing – my secret dream is to be a published author (both business and fiction). I’m a casual sports fan – I cheer for LV Raiders, Calgary Flames and Las Vegas Golden Knights, Oregon State basketball, and, over the years, have acquired a taste for the blue turf and Boise State University teams :-).
Thanks for reading!