Dave Lee, Overseer
Hi! I’m Dave. I’m an entrepreneur, marketer, optimist, and sales junkie. I’ve been on the Internet since 1987 (I no longer have a mullet) and involved with web-based software for over 15 years. My superhero skill is to call my shot and make it happen. After receiving an MBA in 2000, I discovered I love building and growing startup companies. In early 2005, I joined Infusionsoft and grew the business from $600k to over $17 million in recurring revenue over a five-year period. Having driven success for other businesses, in 2011, I decided to start creating my own ventures, including PlusThis.
Despite wearing a mullet in the 80s, I’ve been fortunate enough to do some pretty cool things over the years. I received an EXPY award for Media and Communications and was also named a Warrillow Marketer of the Year finalist. I helped Infusionsoft achieve the prestigious Inc. 500 award three years in a row. I’ve been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox television affiliates speaking on marketing automation and small business success, and was quoted in Forbes Magazine as one of America’s PremierExperts™. I’ve also been featured in CNBC, Reuters, MarketWatch, and Yahoo Finance, among other notable news outlets throughout the country.
I love skiing, wakesurfing, and kiteboarding (by far, the hardest sport I’ve learned). My current dream car is the BMW i8 and I’ve always wanted to spend a week heli-skiing in Alaska or Canada. For me, family comes first. I have an amazing wife and three young boys that keep me on my toes.
Todd Stoker, Maker
I am a (mostly) self-taught web developer and have been in and around the internet since I was 10. I have a passion for technology and leveraging it to serve people. Web technology is especially exciting because it is always evolving, enabling more and better opportunities to make a difference.
I have a degree in Computer Information Systems from Arizona State University and have been working with Infusionsoft since 2009.
I love to experiment and tinker. I spend much of my day testing new libraries and services, seeing how others solve complex problems. I am most happy when I’m able to put to practice new ideas or improve on something I did in the past. I also enjoy gaming, reading and eating. ?
Bryce Christiansen, Charmer
Greetings! I’m a marketer, writer and creator. I’ve had quite an interesting career in marketing so far. My first marketing job was as a consultant for Microsoft, Dell, and Nestle, helping them train their people and promoting their products. (I don’t miss melting to death inside a Nestle bunny suit anymore.) From there I’ve worked in sales selling IT services. But for the last 5 years I was the head of marketing for an executive coaching company.
I’ve created award winning sites including one Forbes featured in their “Top 100 Sites for Your Career” list. I’ve consulted executives at Google, Apple, SAP and more around personal branding and other marketing initiatives. I’m personally passionate about creating engaging content that helps educate customers on solving their business problems.
When I’m not working I enjoy being a huge dork. I love comic books, board games and audio books. I also like getting outdoors, usually taking my dog and a paddle board with me. I’m a two time cancer survivor with a can do attitude. I look forward to getting to know the PlusThis community and helping you all get more leads and conversions.
Amy Porter, Alchemist
Hi everyone! I’m excited to be here. A few things to know about me…
I moved around the nation and jumped between a ton of different jobs before I took the leap and settled here at Plus This. Throughout all of my traveling and moving I learned that I wanted to be somewhere where I could help people learn and improve every day while cultivating an environment where I could have the same benefits.
I believe that no matter how perfect something seems, there is always something new to learn to make it better. So when I’m not working there’s a good chance you’ll find me dabbling in various online courses, or experimenting with new recipes and trying to create my own versions of various dishes.
Ronnie Richmond, Professor
Hi! My experience is a bit of a winding road that brought me to PlusThis. It started by seeking out an opportunity to utilize my love of art and getting my bachelor’s degree in graphic design. After graduating with my undergraduate I pursued a career in graphic design for many years. I have done both 2D and 3D graphics for print and web, as well as some freelance work. I helped to build a company’s entire image from the ground up including web, print and social media. My greatest accomplishment in the art and graphics industry was illustrating a published book which is titled Managing Emerging Risk.
I then decided to take my knowledge and passion for helping others and pursue a master’s degree in higher and post-secondary education. With my experience in design, technology, sales, and my master’s degree in teaching, I went on to become the Manager for Online Customer Success at Weebly. I used my experience in web space and education to teach small business owners best practices for online sales, marketing, and design. After doing this for a while myself, I then trained other consultants to do the same.
In my free time I run a recreational kickball team. I enjoy spending as much time with my friends and family as possible. I’m a huge fan of most things Disney, and I’m always up for a new adventure.
Rick Simon, Pioneer
Hey there! I’m Rick. Here at PlusThis I’m the developer. I love learning and teaching myself new programming languages. I have an altruistic side and many weekends you’ll find me helping others with their websites.
My hobbies include thirsty Thursday kickball, and slip n slides, sometimes even without water. I’m sure I would love long walks on the beautiful beaches of Maui, but since I’m not headed there anytime soon I like long walks along the local canals. Occasionally you’ll find me swimming in them. I enjoy cooking and can make a mean breakfast sandwich.
Kara Moore, Office Glue
I am the office manager. My background is in office management and administrative roles. My love of organization can be traced back to when I was a kid and my sister would pay me her allowance to clean her room for her.
I love spending time with my family. Our favorite thing to do together is to go bowling or to take our jet ski out to the nearby lakes. My entire family loves the Seattle Seahawks (can you guess where I’m from??) so don’t be surprised if you find me representing my team on Blue Friday and on game days.
Dylan King, Fixer
Howdy! I’ve been making my way in technical problem solving and service since I could legally work. I love getting into the grit of issues and solving them one by one. I’ve been pressing the on/off switch as tech support for two years, and am always on the look out for more effective ways to work.
In my free time, I like to talk with my pop and sister, ‘hike’ (more like fall down mountains,) read, and listen to collegiate lectures. At the moment, I’m enrolled in college working on my degree in Psychology to further pursue my interest for problem solving.
Christiaan Schmid, Scout
Salut à tous! My name is Christiaan, and yes there are two a’s. I am a developer here at PlusThis and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I recently graduated from ASU with a degree in Computer Science and let me just say this, I’m glad to be done with school! Designing and building new features for PlusThis users definitely beats studying for some exam. PlusThis has given me the ability to expand my capabilities and focus more on technologies that I am passionate about and at the same time help small businesses reach and exceed their goals.
One of my greatest accomplishments and blessings in life was marrying my high school sweetheart. We have a daughter who I think is the cutest there ever was!
In my free time I enjoy playing softball and basketball. I love woodworking and seeing something evolve from paper and pencil to a beautiful piece of furniture. I can speak French, but being in Arizona that doesn’t help me much…
Genevieve Harazim, Visualizer
Hi there! I’m a marketing intern here at PlusThis. While I’m still in college studying marketing and management at Arizona State University, I pursued working at PlusThis to gain hands on experience in the marketing and small business world.
In my free time, I enjoy being active through hiking, swimming, and sometimes surfing when there is an ocean near me. I’ve made a point to try out every local coffee shop in my area, in search of the best iced vanilla latte. Also, my interest in design trickles over to an interest in fashion and learning more about the industry.
Kaleigh Feuerstein, Right Hand
Hey everyone! While I grew up a passionate advocate for the performing arts, I decided to pursue my higher education in another field I am interested in. I currently study Marketing with a minor in Digital Culture through the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU and Barrett, the Honors College. I’m involved in the business school as a WPC 101 (Intro to Business) Facilitator, and in Barrett, as a mentor for the Barrett Mentoring Program. I hope to get more involved in the coming years in the Marketing clubs. I also have a job on campus as a Floor Manager at ASU Gammage, where I get to see all of the Broadway Shows. Who else can say they got to see Hamilton 23 times?!
When I’m not studying, working at Gammage, or developing invaluable experience at PlusThis, you can find me cooking, hanging out with my family and dog, singing, annoying my brothers, or traveling. Coolest place I’ve been? Probably Reykjavik, Iceland. I’m looking forward to my future career in the world of digital marketing and hope to combine it with some of my hobbies!
Rafaella DeSantis, Connector
With over 10 years experience in sales and marketing, plus working with numerous industry leaders, I have learned there are two things in business I love to do- help companies grow and help them run smoother.
Whether I am consulting as a project manager or as a partner manager, I believe these pairings can be a win-win for everyone. I love finding partners that have a need for certain products and services, then supporting them in a way that helps them be successful. When a deal is done, both parties should walk away feeling fulfilled and excited. I strongly believe that when everyone wins, companies find growth faster, and there is always enough to go around!
Although I am a big extrovert and love attending conferences, events and traveling, I also have a big introverted side. In my free time, you will sometimes find me writing, meditating or drinking my coffee at the beach reflecting on life. I also love to sing. I work with a voice coach and have a goal of performing one day.