Board of Directors

President – Kevin Getch, Webfor

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Kevin Getch is the Founder and Lead SEO at Webfor, a full-service digital marketing agency providing search engine optimization, social media marketing, website and logo design. His claim to fame is that his team won the Vancouver Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Business Award in 2013 and he was nominated earlier in 2014 for the small business person of the year award for the state of Washington.

When he’s not focusing on helping small businesses grow their brand he’s practicing Jiu Jitsu and spending time with his wife and two kids.

Past President / Secretary –

Alan George, Columbia Steel Casting Co., Inc.

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Alan George has been with Columbia Steel — America’s leading manufacturer of steel and iron castings used as replacement wear parts in industrial equipment — for more than nineteen years. He currently manages the development, creation and implementation of all marketing communications for the company based in Portland, OR.

Prior to Columbia Steel, Alan was a sales and project manager for Promotion Products, Inc., where he managed portable trade show properties for Microsoft Corp.

Membership – Ryan Campbell, Prosites

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Ryan is a Senior Manager of Demand Gen at Prosites, a company that helps service professionals grow their business through internet marketing solutions. Ryan believes in the power of digital marketing to drive effective and measurable results. Ryan started his career in internet marketing in 2006 and that’s when he discovered SEMpdx events. His career background and experience is diverse. He’s worked both in house and at an agency, helping small local businesses develop their first digital campaign or managing campaigns spending over $100K monthly to exceed company goals. Ryan has spoken at multiple SEMpdx events and conferences like Seattle Interactive.
When he’s not geeking out about digital marketing he’s probably either spending time with his large family or riding mountain bikes

Technical – Scott Hendison, Search Commander, Inc.

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Scott’s career in search started in the late 1990’s, as the owner of a computer & software store. He offered computer repair service and sold software online until 2002, when he began marketing for other businesses. In 2004 he founded Search Commander, Inc., started attending and speaking at various conferences, and eventually became one of the founding board members of SEMpdx.

Search Commander, Inc is a local search consulting firm that offers multiple internet brands, including GetWPress, development assistance for growing agencies.

Events – Robert Frost, Odysys

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Robert Frost is the Director of Professional Services at Odysys, a SaaS provider for the hospitality industry, where he manages Paid Search, Social, Display and Retargeting campaigns for the company and its customers. He is also consulting on Paid Media strategies with small, local businesses as the founder and principal at RPerro Media. Prior to Odysys, Robert was the Director of Media Operations at Ethology (previously EngineWorks), while also managing the agency’s Portland office. Robert has over 10 years of experience in digital marketing, with a focus on Paid Media across many verticals. He was a long-time volunteer at SEMpdx events, and is enjoying even more interaction with the SEMpdx community as the Director of Events.

Editor – Todd Mintz

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Todd Mintz has over 15 years of experience in search marketing, managing AdWords Accounts for clients since AdWords began. His clients have included many large Silicon Valley brands. He also is very visible in the SEM social media space and is also one of the founding members of SEMpdx, Portland’s Search Marketing Organization.

Treasurer – Tony Svoboda,

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Tony is the Founder and CFO of Locology L.L.C. and Since January 1998, Tony has been the driving force behind the vision and direction of

Responsible for the development of the company’s corporate strategy and overseeing its finances, Tony still finds time to take an active role in the day to day operations of the company, while continuing to look for new ways to offer clients world class services and programs at affordable prices.

Partnerships – Trish Carey, SellerEngine Software

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Trish Carey is the Marketing Director at SellerEngine Software. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Director of Digital Strategies for Portland State University’s Center for Executive and Professional Education, and Marketing Manager at GTS Services, a software company located in Portland, OR. She has over 19 years of experience in a variety of digital marketing specialties and industries. She enjoys project launch, social media and analytics. Trish also serves on the Communications Committee at the Multhomah Athletic Club.

Charity of Choice – Darin Fenn, Upsource

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Darin is the founder and President at Upsource, a national brand and Internet marketing agency that provides personalized, high quality services including local search management, social media services, website design, content strategy, Search Engine Optimization, link building, and web presence analysis. Prior to that he was the Managing Director at the Hawthorne Venture Group.

Engage Conference – Anna Hutson, Avenue

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Anna Hutson is the Founder and CEO of Avenue, a digital marketing agency that empowers growth-minded and purpose driven companies to make a difference in the world through results-driven digital marketing, strategic problem-solving and exceptional customer service. Avenue’s proprietary marketing products and custom services help brands and businesses of all sizes grow sustainably and successfully. Prior to founding Avenue, Anna held a variety of executive leadership roles at regional digital and full-service agencies.

Anna is passionate about having a meaningful impact on our community through volunteerism and currently serves on the Statewide Board of Directors for SMART (Start Making A Reader Today). Anna is also a speaker and instructor for organizations such as the American Marketing Association, SEMpdx, ACT -W, Clark College and Portland State University on the topics of digital marketing, entrepreneurship and women in technology.

Sponsorships – Rachel Schmidt, Upsource

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Rachel Schmidt is the Director of Operations at Upsource, recently named as one of Portland’s 100 fastest-growing private companies. She has played an integral role in positioning Upsource as one of the leading digital marketing agencies for law firms throughout the United States, bringing a focused, innovative approach to company processes. Before working at Upsource, Rachel worked as Marketing Director for Sorella Salon & Spa, a high-end salon with multiple locations on the Eastside of Seattle.

Marketing – Jessica Seidel, Louder than Digital

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Jessica has been providing marketing and strategic management consulting for 15+ years. She has vast experience implementing outsourced marketing services and digital marketing campaign management with a wide variety of industries.

Jessica currently is the V.P. of Client Services for Louder Than Digital, where she is responsible for managing client delivery and communication for large and small businesses. She guides her digital marketing teams through campaign strategy planning, creative design and tactical execution.

When not analyzing data and launching creative marketing campaigns, you can find her at home, in beautiful Bend, Oregon,  with her husband, teenage daughter and two beloved dogs.

Volunteers – Scott Fish, 32° Digital

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Scott Fish is the founder of 32° Digital and has has worked with clients around the world for over 15 years. A passion for travel and history has lead to working with luxury and destination hotels, universities, wineries, sports organizations, museums and cultural organizations.  Scott works with clients to bring high-level strategic thinking to organizations that have a drive for understanding and acting on data in an efficient an educational way.

When not helping clients, Scott is playing racquetball and coaching a high school team. Scott serves on the Board of Directors for the US Olympic Committee recognized USA Racquetball Association, is the director of the membership committee, and manages their Google Grants campaign.

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