Mark Knowles is President and CEO of Pixelsilk, the SEO friendly CMS. Mark applies his industry knowledge, management, sales and marketing expertise to lead the ground-breaking Pixelsilk team. In 1985, he started his career in information technology and has been instrumental in the development of more than 2,000 websites ranging from brand support and sales vehicles to elaborate back-end intranets and ecommerce storefronts.
Mark enjoys working with people and helping companies solve problems with their use of technology. He has worked on many software projects in the last 25+ years. Some of the clients he has had the pleasure of working with are Jeld-Wen, PacifiCorp, Premera, Multnomah Publishers, Bend Research, adidas Golf USA, Utah Power & Light, Les Schwab Tires, and many others.
If you have a chance to meet him, you’ll immediately see his true passion for SEO and web marketing. He serves as editor-in-chief for the History of SEO where he interviews SEO comrades to learn and share their unique stories with visitors.
Mark is based in Bend, Oregon with his wife and two daughters. You can find him at Pixelsilk or LinkedIn.
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.
It’s entirely possible that J.C. is a double agent. As the founder of Connexion Printing Consultants, an agency that specializes in helping it’s clients put ink on paper, his foray into the digital world that is Swivel over the last several years just doesn’t make a lot of sense. Oh sure, he’ll tell you that SEO, social media, SEM, graphic design, content strategy and print are all part of a vibrant spectrum that all serve a greater communications goal. He’ll tell you that in his primary roles as a client advocate, he strives to place everyone in the most optimal position to get their message to their audience. He’ll insist for hours that he wants to understand more about the ever changing world of digital communications so his firm can be a true value added partner to its clients. But, for some reason we just can’t shake the feeling that he’s just biding his time, waiting for the perfect time to pull out the wires, crash the main frame, and force us all to use the phone book again.
Sadie Rae is a Social Media Specialist at Smartz, a digital marketing agency based in Bend, OR. She primarily plans and executes effective social media strategies while staying “in the know” on all new trends, changes, and applications in the online social realm. Sadie is also knowledgeable in reporting and analytics for social media campaigns and is experienced in tracking brands’ social media efforts.