Derek works to understand each store's needs and provides solutions designed to help them achieve their goals! He has given seminars to small and medium sized businesses all over the country, in big cities and small towns to truly understand the challenges facing business owners today. He loves to hear how our marketing programs have grown organizations. It's those customer success stories that inspire him. He loves a good surf and turf and anything to do with sports!
Mrs. Katherine Decker is passionate about small businesses, golf, and guacamole (yes, even if it's extra). She loves hearing the excitement customers feel after website changes. Offline, she's a pet lover; Katherine has not 1 - not 2 - not 3 - but 4 dogs and a cat.
Need a problem solved? Matt is your guy. He loves collecting all the data, reviewing it and working to find a solution. When asked the the most rewarding part of his job, Matt replied ``exploring analytics to explain exactly how our solutions are growing a small business. The work is worth the 'wow'!`` Matt is our in house videographer and does it as a business on the side as well. In Matt's dream world, he'd be able to carry all the groceries inside in just one trip. Good luck!
Our resident Beyoncé, Myriah is our social queen. She handles all aspects of our social team! She creates content calendars, monitors content creation, and manages posting content. Myriah also manages clients and loves working with each of them to identify areas of improvement and to overcome any obstacle. Offline, Myriah loves her dog Luna more than... a lot of things. She also enjoys reading and hiking, with Luna, of course.
Lee is our longest standing employee in the Marketing Department; she's been with us since 2012! She loves being a part of our team (she said this, I promise) and our culture. She's always eager to share ideas, collaborate, and take on any challenge. Lee has worked with most of her customers for over 5 years, which means she truly understands their businesses. She enjoys helping each customer reach new goals online. Outside of work, you can find her enjoying wine, cheese, and being an adrenaline junkie (not necessarily in that order).
Lexi is a go-getter with a ``can do`` attitude. She's willing to try anything and approaches new challenges with a smile and positive attitude. According to Lexi, her tagline in life would be ``I might not be a boy scout but I am ALWAYS prepared!`` She has ``Robin Hood`` an arrow 3 times in her life; while most of us may not know what that means, we're going to include it here anyway. A lover of sushi, venison, and thrift shopping, Lexi also loves the personal connections she makes with all of her customers!
Let's just clear this up first, Briana Phelps is not related to Michael Phelps. But who needs a swimmer when we have a resident equine expert? Briana is our go-to girl for EVERYTHING in the equine industry. She works with a variety of small businesses and loves building relationships, inspiring and educating each of them. Her tagline? ``Always give people more than they expect to get`` and yes, that's what she does daily!
Much like Bob the Builder, Lizzy loves when her customers ask ``Can we do this?`` She works to find a solution until the answer is ``Yes, we can!`` She's a vocal lover of quinoa, but a silent dreamer of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Lizzy loves chatting with her customers, coffee, movies, and coffee (yes, again). Fun fact: she's also left handed!
During her first week here, Makenna was presented the ``Most Likely to Brighten the Office with her Bubbly Personality`` award and she's stayed true to it ever since! When asked her favorite part of the job, Makenna replied, ``The hard working individuals I work with. The positive energy that everyone gives off is extremely motivating and the reason I am excited to come into work every morning!`` She loves Utica Chicken Riggies. She has a cat named Stewart. Her favorite hobby is online shopping (does that count as a hobby?). Last but not least, she wants you to know, ``My car does not define me.``
Great relationships and helping small businesses are both key to keep Gretchen going! Gretchen is a ``do-er``, who loves to be challenged at work when she learns all about Digital Ads or in her spare time. Gretchen loves sports, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, and eating cheese. When asked her favorite social media platform, she replied ``ESPN``. Does that count? Facebook is a quick second favorite!
Haley is our Digital Ads Specialist. She sets up and executes digital ad campaigns for our customers. Her favorite part of the job is watching campaigns steadily improve, but the most rewarding part is launching a new campaign. When she's not monitoring campaigns or doing a deep dive into analytic reports, she's costuming! Fun fact, Haley used to work in sports broadcasting!
Our in-house Burpee Queen, Lover of Mountains, our ADK 46er and the one we can throw any challenge at - Janet Thomas! Janet loves learning new things and being challenged (if you didn't get that already). Janet loves happy clients and feels accomplished at work with her clients' online and in-store successes. Offline, she loves avocado, climbing mountains and taking pictures. She's eternally powered by optimism and once received an unsolicited proposal to be on Naked and Afraid, which she did not accept.
A self proclaimed ``challenge lover``, Izzie loves that there is always something new to learn and experience at NMR. She loves helping her customers; ``Receiving that email or phone call when a customer tells me how much they appreciate the effort I put in means the world to me,`` says Izzie. When she's not learning something new, you can find Izzie petting animals. She loves all animals! In her former life (before NMR) she worked for an animal rescue and has been trained by Cesar Millan in animal behavior! She's also a pizza fanatic!
Brett is a super talented web designer. However, web design is not his only talent. He's also good at eating! He will eat anything - and I mean anything. He once did a hot chicken wing challenge for which he consumed six chicken wings soaked in ``Triple Atomic`` sauce, which registers at 500,000 Scoville units. He did it under five minutes and ended up in a lot of pain. 10/10 would recommend, he says. All jokes aside, Brett loves that he learns something new every day. He feels honored to build websites unique to each business and to play a role in our clients' success.