Crazy Good Talent

We have the most amazing marketing talent throughout the US. Individuals and teams are selected and deployed based on your specific needs. We strive to ensure optimum fit for the job at hand, whether a project with specific deliverables or an on-demand contract resource.

Melodie Reagan
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Melodie Reagan

Founder/CEO
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Melodie is the CEO and owner of Crazy Good Marketing (CGM). CGM is a national, full service offline and online marketing agency that delivers crazy good results with a twist. Stir, don’t shake...We are not your traditional brick and mortar firm...ok, you can shake too. We are a team of seasoned employees, free agents and partners that enable CGM to bring together all the right talent, seasoned in all the right ways, to quickly deliver on your marketing needs. We become your marketing team. With your flexibility and genius talent, we always keep it fresh and cutting-edge, and you can count on high performance. Melodie leads from experience, having personally worked with numerous clients to create top-performing top brands, and has served in leadership roles in sales, marketing and product. Most recently, she served as the Chief Marketing & Product Officer for ProfitStreams, a closed-loop marketing SaaS solution provider serving merchants.Prior to launching her own company and becoming an entrepreneur, Melodie served as SVP of global marketing and sales operations and SVP of transport services for Level 3 Communications, was a global practice leader and industry analyst with Telechoice, and held marketing and product leadership positions with WilTel Communications, Sprint Corporation and US WEST (now CenturyLink). She has managed businesses with profit and loss accountability of up to $1 billion and operating budgets greater than $35 million; developed, launched and managed more than 150 products and services; led and implemented comprehensive marketing strategies spanning consumer and small to large businesses; sold through direct and indirect channels; drove eCRM and systems development; and managed technical and non-technical staffs throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. Melodie graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in marketing, management information systems and management science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Erin Beckstein
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Erin Beckstein

COO
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Erin is responsible for day-to-day leadership and management of core operations. She promotes the Crazy Good Marketing (CGM) mission and vision to continue building a beautiful company. She fosters a success-oriented and accountable environment to elevate our clients, our team, and Crazy Good Marketing. Erin brings a diverse background with experience in business management, marketing, accounting, project management and economic development. Prior to joining CGM, she served as the Director of Marketing & Communications for a local economic development agency and owned and operated, The Brighton Group, an accounting practice and consulting firm serving small to mid-sizedbusinesses. The financial background with a marketing influence allows Erin to understand our client’s needs of on-time delivery, within budget, while bringing the creativity to make the project stand out in a crowd. Erin earned her B.S. in Business Management from Colorado State University.She volunteers regularly and is on the Executive Committee with both Colorado Companies to Watch and Colorado Lending Source.
Alexa Pohl
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Alexa Pohl

Marketing
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Alexa is a creative and driven individual who strives to perfect and succeed. Throughout her education and work experience, she has displayed outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail. She is outgoing, has a positive attitude and has excellent communication skills that allow her to work well in teams. She has often taken the lead to bring the team to success. Recently, Alexa interned at Local First Arizona, a nonprofit organization, where she worked as the communications and marketing intern for the Northern Arizona region. During her time there, she enjoyed learning what it takes to make a business successful. While working for Local First Arizona, her responsibilities included blogging for the weekly newsletter, publishing on WordPress, organizing events, speaking with local businesses and community members, creating flyers, networking at mixers, managing photography and videography at mixers, and working as event support. During the summer of 2015, she attended the prestigious EM Strasbourg Business School in Strasbourg, France. While there, she studied international business and was given the opportunity to learn more about the European business environment and understand how marketing and communications differ from culture to culture. After finishing her time in Europe, in December 2015, she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from Northern Arizona University. She continuously displays the drive to learn and shows a commitment to personal and professional excellence. Alexa looks forward to working with you on your next marketing endeavor.
Alicja Spaulding
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Alicja Spaulding

Marketing
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For over a decade, Alicja Spaulding has been a Director of Marketing in a variety of industries including foodservice, CPG, professional services, entertainment, and manufacturing. At each organization, Alicja integrated novel digital marketing approaches with traditional marketing fundamentals to drive long-term successes. She created digital marketing strategies focused on effectively linking search, web, mobile, email, social, and paid. Alicja was first introduced to digital marketing when it was in its infancy and referred to as ͞new media marketing.͟She created innovative new media marketing plans at the time when Google Analytics was being introduced. One of her efforts included forging a partnership between MTV Canada and Habbo.com to launch an interactive marketing platform. The first campaign featured an artist-focused sweepstakes,and it yielded 75,000+ unique visits in less than 24 hours. This initial successful experience fostered her interest, pursuit, and study of marketing. During her MBA studies, Alicja sought to be involved in research on how social media affects the success of direct marketing businesses.(Published: Redirecting Direct Selling: High-Touch Embraces High-Tech, Business Horizons, May 15, 2012.) Alicja earned her MBA in Marketing Management from the University of New Mexico, graduating top of her class with a 4.04 GPA. Her Honors BBA in International Business comes from Brock University (Ontario, Canada). Alicja strives to design and deploy digital maarketing strategies that provide the right balance between SEO, SEM, Social Media, Email, Mobile, etc. She places high priority on SEO and SEM, being found on search. She builds SEO plans with the objective of generating organic, top search results.
Amy Goldsmith
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Amy Goldsmith

Graphic Designer
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Andrew Groustra
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Andrew Groustra

Associate Marketing Specialist
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Andrew is a detail-oriented individual with experience in social media marketing, newsletter development, and digital brand and advertisement design. He has run online campaigns for both B2B and B2C organizations using targeted social media and web advertisements to drive traffic to their websites and products/services. He is knowledgeable across all social media channels and knows how to use design that captures the attention of fast-paced internet users, creating campaigns that provide greater results than brand reach alone. Recently, Andrew has created successful digital campaigns through social media, SEO and email marketing for the busiest selling days of the year. He has earned the Social Media Marketing Certification from Podium by Hootsuite, and is an active alumni member of the Big Idea Project. He also helps coach ice hockey to younger children and is involved in other community organizations. The consistency of successful results and experience with online marketing from both a consumer and business side make Andrew an effective marketing specialist who will work hard to develop online identities to help your brand stand out in the digital world
Barbara Kline
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Barbara Kline

Marketing Guru
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In a career spanning more than 25 years, Barbara combines strategic insights with tactical prowess and attention to detail to provide outstanding results for clients. Her accomplishments include organizing and executing a New Mexico trade mission for water technology companies to Israel. The mission was one of the largest organized from the US and led to major relationship development. She has managed high-tech PR teams at Regis McKennaInc., Gray Strayton International Inc., and Hill+Knowlton Strategies, with clients including Intel Corporation’s microprocessor and microcontroller divisions. She launched SDA Systems, later Cadence Design Systems; launched SynOptics, the company that introduced hub-based Internet and made internet connectivity practical for office environments; led the team that worked with Novell Inc., when it launched its major push to establish credibility for PC-to-PC networking; helped define the relational database market as lead PR consultant for Ingres; and acted as interim marketing communications director for INGRES and a division of Lucent Technologies Inc. She founded a high-tech marketing and public relations agency in 1989 and built it into a company with $1M in annual revenues where, among other accomplishments, she launched Marvell Semiconductor Inc., and TERESA. She excels at writing and editing web and print media content as well as newsletters, internal communications and speaker proposals. She has written three books and edited five others, prepared hundreds of technical and sales presentations, and coached more than 50 presenters for various functions. For the last 15 years, she has expanded her experience in real estate and retail sales, where she has consulted with companies including day spas, event centers, and real estate sales and management after co-founding and running a popular spa in Corrales/Albuquerque. She has coached executives looking for funding at VC and angel functions in both Silicon Valley and New Mexico, where she was an active angel investor for four years.
Benita Samuels
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Benita Samuels

Team Lead
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A strategic thought leader, Benita has focused the-majority-of her career working on consumer-packaged goods, across B2B and B2C audiences. She has overseen countless traditional, digital and cause marketing campaigns, from complex website development and social activations to integrated campaigns including Live televised events and consumer promotions.A lifelong marketer, Benita has successfully helped spark conversations between brands and their customers, and developed programs that establish and nurture engaged user communities. Backed with insights from data and analytics, Benita is passionate about crafting strategies that enable effective, targeted communications that drive awareness and enthusiastic interaction. Her experience in both agency and client side roles, working on brands including Tyson Foods, Centrum Vitamins, ChapStick and Marriot Rewards, along with personalities from Charlton Heston to Mark Walberg and musicians including U2, Billy Joel and Elton John, provides Benita a unique perspective when assessing campaigns and navigating client needs. Leading award-winning initiatives including Playtex® Baby’s website redesign and CRM program and S.Pellegrino™Fine Dining Lovers, Sparkling Conversations, Benita has strategically developed campaigns that span dozens of countries as well as those that reach audiences closer to home. Benita lives and breathes marketing and is excited every day as the marketing landscape continues to evolve, fueling her strategic thinking to deliver plans that drive profitability and growth for her clients.
Carol Wiley
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Carol Wiley

Senior Graphic Designer
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With 25+ years as a creative professional and a degree in fine art and communication, Carol’s career in graphic design has always been much more than just visuals — she is a master at solving communication challenges with an aesthetic touch. Previously, Carol held a long-term position as manager of corporate design for the footwear giant Brown Shoe, in which she was a key player in the company's name change and identity makeover. Responsible for overseeing the corporate brand globally as part of the PR and IR team, she designed signage for overseas offices, corporate ads, websites, annual reports, employee newsletters, event graphics and more. She also art directed fashion, retail and product photography. Carol’s design work has touched a variety of industries. She has worked with entrepreneurs, speakers,authors, government organizations, small businesses and natural resources companies, to name a few. She has created award-winning logos, corporate identity programs, branded collateral, event graphics and more, and remains devoted to delighting clients with her ͞solve it͟ approach to graphic design. Carol is an expert in Adobe Creative Suite, web content management systems and email communication programs, and also boasts skills in art direction, photo re-touching and event coordination.
Elizabeth McAteer
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Elizabeth McAteer

Description
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Liz is a passionate and enthusiastic graphic designer that brings a vast array of both in-house and freelance design experience to the table. She is a problem solver, trend setter, and strategic thinker. She has the ability to strategically develop a big picture plan, while having a keen eye for detail. With original creative concepts, Liz creates engaging designs that effectively communicate a clear and concise message. As a forward thinker, Liz is constantly striving to improve herself as a designer and diversify her skillset. Throughout her career, Liz has gained expertise in print and digital design, organizational branding, event promotion, and identity design. Her vast knowledge of both print design and production allows herto see creative concepts through, from conceptualization to the final product. In2016, Liz was awarded a Gold Medallion at the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations District Competition for a logo design and branding campaign for the Printing andCreative Services Department of Central Community College. Liz grew upon a ranch in Western Nebraska, where she learned the value of hard work anddedication. These key qualities shaped every aspect ofher graphic design career. Liz graduated with honors from the Universityof Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications and Design and she is a graduate of the Leading with Excellence program at Central Community College. She is accomplished in Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator), Microsoft Office, and Quark Xpress.
Erica OGrady
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Erica OGrady

Senior Web Developer
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Erica has been designing and developing websites for nearly two decades. Self-taught coder and graphic designer, she began blogging in 1998 and was an early adopter of Movable Type, GreyMatter & WordPress. Wearing many hats – including Social Media Consultant, Award Winning Web Designer/Developer, Creativity Coach, Writer, Part-Time Tutor, Aspiring Film-Maker, BarCamp Enthusiast, World Traveler, Public Speaker, and Grown-up Girl Scout, Erica Specializes in Community Marketing, WordPress Development, and Coaching Startups on how to effectively pitch to VC’s. She is considered to be one of the foremost experts on Social Media and Technology - and is often quoted in books and featured on marketing and tech podcasts. In 2008, she established Congressman John Culberson on Twitter - he later became the first Congressman to send a tweet from within The Oval Office. She spent two summers on the Mashable Summer Tour representing companies like Microsoft and Facebook. And was the on-the-road correspondent for The Business Makers Radio Show interviewing guests like Tim Ferriss, Guy Kawasaki, Pete Cashmore, & Jimmy Wales. Erica currently lives in Boulder, CO, where she teaches vinyasa yoga, refuses to drive, and loves to hike and grocery shop as much as she possibly can. She is the publisher of Yoga Chronicles, an online publication sharing Real Stories From The Mat and the host of #SafeSpace - a transmedia program exploring the struggles Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders experience with depression, addiction, and recovery.
Joel Georgia
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Joel Georgia

Multi-media/Video
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Joel brings a diverse and valuable skill set through his seven years of experience writing, directing, filming and editing high production value content for music videos, documentary films, adventure sports, and corporate and product videos. Joel delivers nothing but the best, working closely with his clients to deliver engaging videos that effectively connect with their target audience. Joel was professionally trained in video at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Katherine Kosta
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Katherine Kosta

Senior Web Developer
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Katherine has over 20 years of graphic design and web design experience. She found her true passion for design at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design where she received a degree in Graphic Design and Communication. This, in conjunction with a Marketing Degree from the University of Northern Colorado, gives her the knowledge to create powerful design that supports the client’s message. Katherine’s broad professional background includes helping small business launch to developing and deploying large intranets. She has experience designing a wide variety of training materials, creating print pieces for marketing campaigns and branding. She has designed a little bit of everything; posters, brochures, booklets, t-shirts, CD covers, banners, stickers, packaging, signage, labels and greeting cards. Katherine is a self-professed nerd and excels in Adobe Creative and Web Suites, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office and, WordPress
Liz Revelas
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Liz Revelas

Senior Marketing Executive
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Liz is an innovative, creative and dynamic marketing and communications professional demonstrating strength in strategy and implementation for the SAAS, cyber security, healthcare technology and government markets. She has planned and implemented the launch of a telecommunications device that sold 10K units in the first six months, implemented a marketing program at 15% below budget, designed content and managed customer-friendly websites for several product lines, and led branding for ventures owned by Weyerhaeuser and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. In the healthcare market, Liz has developed and launched a healthcare reform thought leadership and lead-generating campaign with an interactive microsite, www.trizetto.com/HCRtool; earned a spot on the top 20 pages visited on the TriZetto website; and conducted and produced video interviews with customers that use TriZetto solutions to overcome healthcare reform challenges, with the videos used as leverage for thought leadership, branding and content on the website and for banner advertising. Liz also has experience in government and commercial promotion and campaigning, in which she successfully integrated the content management system Pardot with Salesforce and developed successful drip/nurture campaigns. These campaigns generated over 100 leads from an unproven prospect database of 2,500. In cyber security, Liz worked with Partners in creating a dimensional direct mail (door opener) which targeted CSO and CIO contacts in both the financial and government markets. She also led 10 in-person appointments for sales and two proof-of-concept installations in a major financial institution.
Lulu Davis
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Lulu Davis

Account Executive
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Louise-Marie, a.k.a. Lulu, is a marketing coordinator who has spent over 10 years honing her organizational skills, her operational expertise, and her expertise in coordinating events both small and large.Lulu excels in procedural efforts, ensuring that operations run smoothly, and in anticipating what comes next. She has served as a liaison and facilitator to ensure that communications flow well and that teams stay on track. Her keen observation skills have been an asset in planning, and she has been a constant at nurturing team environments where people can achieve their best. Lulu earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Phoenix. She spends her down time enjoying outdoor sports, traveling, hiking and camping with her husband and two dogs.
Margo Swanson
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Margo Swanson

Web Developer
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Margo is an experienced digital marketing professional with broad talents in digital brand campaigns, social media strategy, and developing and managing WordPress websites, and she is known for keeping focus on the target market while delivering measurable results. She has over four years of experience across a variety of industries in which she has performed extensive work managing user generated content aggregation systems and providing qualitative trend interpretation with actionable next steps. Margo is fully versed in all social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and more, as well as reporting systems such as Hootsuite, Sprinklr, Feedly, Buffer and others. She is immersed not only in industry knowledge, but also in customer listening, developing and managing key performance indicators and metrics, delving deeply into analytics, and providing top-quality action plans. Margo manages WordPress websites for 10+ clients at CGM and is well versed in the setup, execution and build using multiple optimized themes and plugins. Margo is ready for any branding challenge to come her way. She believes that digital marketing is more than sharing a message — it is about developing meaningful content that sparks a two-way conversation throughout the entire marketing strategy. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Colorado Denver, where she double majored in marketing and management. Margo’s high standards drive her passion for listening and improving to help everyone succeed.
Matt Baltay
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Matt Baltay

Graphic Designer
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Matt is an illustrator and designer with eight years of professional experience under his belt. His most unique attribute is an innate curiosity, driven by a desire for knowledge and analysis, ultimately aimed towards cultivating understanding. Hence, Matt tends to approach design as a creative pursuit or investigation, balanced with pragmatic problem solving. In effect, Matt strives to apply his talents in service of developing ideas and clarifying concepts, striving for intuitive, informative and unique work. In practice, Matt is a capable artist, able to bring concepts from pencil to pixel. He is fluent in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Flash, and has experience with writing HTML and ActionScript code, along with inroads into CSS and JavaScript. In action, Matt has successfully produced a wide range of work, including advertisements, posters, flyers, illustrations (both technical and conceptual), infographics, catalogs, menus, business cards, banners, websites and more. In effort, he has developed a refined pallet for quality design, highlighted by an accomplished understanding of composition, illustration, photography, layout, print and typography. Personally, Matt’s interests extend from art and design into technology and science, basketball, music and food. In fact, his last year has been spent moonlighting as a professional cook. Matt earned a triple-major degree in art history, film studies, and political science at the University of Colorado Boulder and a fourth degree in interactive media design from the Art Institute of Colorado. He is ready to elevate your project to the next level!
Megan Mitchell
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Megan Mitchell

Marketing Specialist
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Megan is a content creator and marketing specialist who has been writing since she could hold a pen. She has worked as a community journalist for five years, reporting on stories in the Denver metro area that span a gamut of topics including business and market trends, local political issues, urban development, education, community resources, transportation, culture and social issues and much more. She is a natural communicator who loves to learn about people’s passions and help them tell their stories. Megan thrives on building dedicated relationships through all mediums -- in person, virtually and through social media. She is a versatile technical and creative writer with extensive training in search engine optimization techniques for web content and social media content. She is also a dedicated social media user who engages people in entertaining, interesting ways. She has special love for research, data collection, analysis, sourcing, storytelling and problem solving.The nature of her work also lends a unique perspective to what types of communication, press releases and pitches appeal most to various media outlets and their very specified audiences. Years of broad roles in many different media publications has given Megan diverse experience in general publication layout and design, and overall media product development. She brings a zest for creative campaigning and a drive to provide the best services possible to Crazy Good Marketing clients.
Nancy Christie
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Nancy Christie

Writer
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Since 1995, Nancy has relied on her professionalism, creativity and personalized service to satisfy clients throughout the country. She fills a specialized niche, serving a market that understands the value of professionally prepared communications materials. Clients value her unique blend of writing expertise and business acumen, which guarantees creative results that don’t lose sight of business goals. Christie has done work for corporations, marketing firms, ad agencies and nonprofit organizations in industries ranging from manufacturing, insurance and healthcare to professional services, design and architecture. Her extensive experience interviewing subjects and researching information was honed during her years writing for magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens, Cancer Fighters Thrive, Smart Homeowner Magazine, Military Retailer and Broker World Magazine, to name a few. She has successfully provided project management and copywriting on major projects such as economic development magazines for communities across the United States, a custom magazine for a window/door manufacturer and comprehensive press kits incorporating a variety of components. A published author with two books to her credit, both fiction and non-fiction, Christie has also worked with clients to edit and shape their manuscripts. She is also the founder of ͞Celebrate Short Fiction͟ Day — an annual event honoring the short story form and those who engage in it. Links to some agency and client projects, along with a downloadable list of key corporate projects, can be found at www.nancychristie.com/services/.
Ryan Eisenbart
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Ryan Eisenbart

Digital Strategist
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Ryan is a high-tech web developer and SEO expert who understands how business works and what clients really want. His 12 years of experience span multiple industries including B2B and B2C startups and high-growth companies in high-tech software development, as well as city and government agencies, including City of Glendale. He began his career with a strong work ethic gained from being raised on a farm and working long hours. With his degree in communications, he launched into new challengesin promotion in the media industry, both in copywriting and producing commercials for radio and TV. His corporate management team provided the opportunity to launch their website, and he stepped upto additional training and education, garnering certifications in search engine optimization and content marketing fundamentals, as well as becoming an Infusionsoft certified consultant in marketing automation. As a freelance digital marketing expert, he has developed a focused approach toward coordinating search engine optimization, search engine marketing, social media, landing page design, sales page design, local business optimization, mobile marketing and email marketing, which serve asthe foundation for well-tracked and highly successful results-based digital marketing. All of these elements work together in a systematic way to massively increase brand awareness and exposure, leading to more prospects and sales. Ryan’s strong sense of ethics and results-based approach are a refreshing perspective in the digital marketing arena.
Vladimir S.
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Vladimir S.

SEO Specialist
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Vladimir has always enjoyed dabbling in computer and internet-related spheres. From his beginnings in print and design to web development for small businesses and service companies, he has finally landed his true passion: search engine optimization and marketing. With seven years of experience in SEO, he has worked on over 350 projects over a multitude of industries. He has brought search engine marketing results to small business clients, large financial corporations and everything in between. As a self-proclaimed SEO junkie, Vladimir embraces the constantly changing, fast-paced SEO industry that is always bringing new challenges. Nothing satisfies him more professionally than watching clients’rankings and traffic grow. He spends his free time investigating changes and updates in the field and applying new concepts to his work. Google Analytics, Search Console, and link and keyword monitoring are some of the tools he uses in implementing SEO strategies.

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.

 SALVADOR DALI