ABOUT OUR TEAM

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Michael Borgelt

Founder/Owner

Michael started his career as a computer programmer, moved into database administration, and found a perfect match for his technical skills with internet marketing. Michael has been doing search engine optimization since…well… before it was search engine optimization. Michael was a key player in the marketing strategies behind Mortgage101.com which surged to the #1 position for the keyword “mortgage.”

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Brittany Filori

Marketing & Operations Manager

Based out of the Pacific Northwest, Brittany started her digital marketing career in 2012 working for ShopAddikt.com, a fashion website based out of Portland, where she helped to develop brand awareness & strategy for their social media presence. After obtaining her M.B.A. from Marylhurst University, she became an SEO Account Executive and has worked with every size company from large national brands to small backyard businesses. Throughout her career she has always been focused on the overarching goal of improving processes to benefit both the clients and employees alike. After successfully training and coaching many Account Executives over the years in addition to managing clients, Brittany joined the 51Blocks team as the Marketing Manager to continue this passion.

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Reggie Sudduth II

SEO & Social Media Manager

A native to Colorado, Reggie received his degree in Marketing and Business Management from the University of Colorado. He has extensive experience in all areas of marketing and oversees strategies & task work for many of our accounts. As a lead SEO, Reggie continues to bring a critical eye to his work, and usually does it with a great sense of humor. Seamless marketing strategies and converting copy are his in-office obsessions. Outside of 51Blocks, you can catch Reggie working on his music, engineering records, learning (anything) or playing hockey.

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Ryan Fitzgerald

Content Manager & Account Strategist

Ryan moved to Colorado from the bleak wasteland that is Texas back in 2012 after bouncing around the west coast (and a stint in East Africa), but don’t hold the Texas thing against him. He has extensive experience in multi-platform digital marketing strategy, having specialized in paid search, SEO, and content development over the last six years. Ryan’s goal with every client is to best maximize their return on investment. He isn’t a quiet man, no matter how hard he tries, but his colleagues forgive him for it. When he’s not at the office you can find him at a concert, either getting down or shooting photos for the band. His die-hard love for the Packers is both a blessing and a curse. He lives for the written word, and that passion shows in his content strategy. He WILL correct your grammar, no matter how many times you tell him to stop.

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Wesley Yarber

Sales Manager

Wesley is in the land of barbecue, North Carolina. Wesley joins the 51 blocks team as the sales manager and brings experience in SaaS from fortune 1000 companies to day 1 startups. Wesley received his B.B.A from East Carolina University and is a Pirate at heart. When he is not working you can find him at the hockey rink playing below average hockey, hanging out with his wife and son, or watching the Panthers.

Grant Kyle

Business Development Specialist

Grant, a born and raised Austinite, graduated from Texas State University with a B.A. in English in 2016. Determined to utilize his passion for people and a serious need to exercise his extroversion, he specializes in building relationships with new clients. Outside of work, you can find him being tugged around by his fur child (a pit-mix named Barnaby), running, swimming, getting his groove on at live shows and spending way too much money on fine cuisine.

Sebastian Aguirre

PPC Strategist

Based out of Brooklyn NY, Sebastian is a graduate of Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s in Economics. During his 4 years in the digital marketing field Sebastian has worked as a Writer, Content Creator, SEO, PPC Specialist, Technical Support, and Web Designer. At 51blocks, his focus is on PP, optimizing  Clients’ Google AdWords accounts for success. When not on the clock, Sebastian enjoys training his Aussie Shepherd puppy and making music from his home studio.

Lisa Moriarty

Web Manager & Billing Specialist

Hailing from the best place on earth, Chicago’s South Side, Lisa joins the 51 Blocks team and brings with her years of experience in digital marketing and project management. Lisa received a horrific sunburn and her B.A. in Mass Communication and Media Studies from Arizona State University. She consistently provides end-to-end project management and has perfected the fine art of client interactions. Lisa also is the proud owner of the cutest dog in the whole wide world, Chief.

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Ana Douglass

Social Media Marketer

Ana Douglass is a Social Media Marketing Consultant based in Kansas City, MO. With over 8 years experience in Digital Marketing, her primary focus has has been to help develop and enhance the awareness of non-profit organizations interested in reaching a global audience. In addition to her work with NGOs, Ana also has a passion for film, food & photography. Her interesting perspective, full imagination and energy can be viewed in every project she embarks upon.

Marcelina Hardy

SEO Account Strategist

Marcelina Hardy, also known as Marcie, is a 51 Blocks SEO Account Manager. She enjoys interacting with clients and tackling websites to find out how they can be improved for better search engine ranking and user experiences. In the 10 years she’s been working on websites, she’s seen how the online world has changed, and she’s excited about the future for business owners. When she’s not investigating websites and speaking to clients, she’s spending time with her husband or playing with her kids. As a military spouse, she’s lived in Virginia, Kentucky, and the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina.

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Gabrielle Hopper

SEO Account Strategist

Gabrielle’s passion for online marketing doesn’t stop at SEO. She enjoys helping companies succeed online and feel confident about their overall presence on the web. Gabrielle received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication of Communication from Loyola Marymount University and her Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management from the University of La Verne in Southern California. Needless to say communication is a strong suit. Her goal is to provide an exceptional marketing experience for all clients. While currently residing in the Pacific Northwest, she remains loyal to her boys in blue at least 26 weeks out of the year. Gabrielle is a foodie, avid baker, experienced RV traveler, and passionate about spreading positive vibes like wildfire!

Andrew Bradshaw

Business Development Specialist

Andrew is from the fun and crunchy city of Ann Arbor, Michigan. After graduating from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) with a Bachelors of Arts degree, he knew it was time to get out there and explore! That’s when a 3-month backpacking trip through South America stamped it’s everlasting effect on his future. Upon returning from that trip, Andrew served as an English teacher for 4 years before moving into the business world. Andrew spent the last 3 years before coming on board working for a website brokerage company, where he was a manager in operations and customer service, as well as an agent in sales. Andrew’s passions include football (know as soccer in the good ole USofA), travel (anywhere), deep house music shows, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Shoshana Lauria

SEO Account Manager

I’m native to Los Angeles, California, but have lived all over the globe in places like Boston, Colombia, Argentina, and now San Diego! I love to travel, and can’t wait to leave my footprints in more corners of the earth. Classic rock, the beach, and time with friends and family are things I could never live without.

Things I Like: Travel, Balloons, Collaboration, Community, Dance, Poetry, Naps, Chocolate, Vinyl, Spontaneous Dance Parties

Things I Don’t Like: Laundry, Traffic, Unsatisfied Clients, Long Flights, Country Music

I’m inspired by community, and so is my approach to marketing. Community outreach and purpose-driven marketing adds heart to my work and humanizes my marketing. I love developing social media campaigns that work alongside charity organizations and non-profit foundations in an effort to make this world a better place. Currently, I am working with the Lynch Foundation, a San Diego based non-profit that partners with Saved In America to help rescue victims of human trafficking.

Kristen Bowie

PPC Manager

Kristen graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Business Administration with a focus in Advertising Management in 2007 and brought her knowledge of digital marketing to radio broadcasting in Portland, Oregon. In 2013, she left radio for good and has never looked back, falling in love with digital. In her spare time, she likes to create things (currently building a boat) and hang out with her dog and two city goats.

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