Linda Olsheska Brenner: Communications, Podcast/VideoCast Development
Linda is a communications professional and uses her skills in broadcast media, public speaking, information gathering and presentation, management, and public relations to help her clients achieve success.
She began her professional life as a journalist and continues to be driven by the hallmarks of good journalism—curiosity and research. Working to be powerful and precise for her clients she helps create what’s needed now.
- Podcast/VideoCast Development and Consulting
- Trainings, Presentations
She is a graduate of Penn State University.
Mary A. DuQuaine: Social Media, E-Learning & Instructional Design
Mary is dedicated to providing high quality online courses and virtual workshops for business training. She is highly attuned to the fast paced changes that are occurring within the various facets of digital media and their uses in learning environments. She believes that by bringing experts together to share information, we are able to strategically unlock the power of Learning Management Systems and achieve real-world business results.
A natural connector of people and ideas, Mary helps companies manage ideas and train people utilizing digital media and social technology with an eye for excellent UX design. Her real-world experience includes being a published author and professional curriculum writer with years of professional training experience.
- LMS/Instructional Design
- Business Strategy/Project Management
- Social Media
Mary holds a Master’s Degree. She taught Social Media Marketing at Lewis University. She runs the Chicago WomenTech Meetup and volunteered as a lead organizer for WordCamp Chicago.
Donata Schoeller, PhD: Business Strategy & Idea Development
Donata offers high-level strategy and training for business organizations. She is a certified Focusing Trainer and Thinking at the Edge trainer.
- Strategic Planning
- Research and Development
- Language and Epistemology
She had the honor of being a visiting scholar from Switzerland at DePaul University where she taught courses on epistemology, and at the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Schoeller studied philosophy and religious studies in Vienna, Oxford and Zurich. She is the author of many publications including: Thinking Thinking: Conceiving Embodied Thought Processes. She also translated: A Process Model by Eugene Gendlin into German, and writing the introduction for the book.
Tammy Garza: Content Writing and Engagement
Tammy Garza is a business writer and author. She specializes in increasing customer engagement through print and online media. She also writes scripts for Virtual Workshops, Webinars, and Videos. Tammy utilizes her experience in training people at live events in order to tune in to human behavior, unlocking the doors of experience that spark interest.
Tammy is one of our most popular trainers because she brings value to every encounter. Truly a professional, she offers wisdom and insight as she helps participants stay engaged through enthusiastic and meaningful dialogue.
Chris King: SEO & Web Analytics Specialist
As SEO and Web Analytics Specialist at designory.com, Chris develops comprehensive natural search programs coordinating with all stakeholders in the web development process from marketing, to IT, to developers and designers to implement web experiences backed by sound SEO strategy and web analytics reporting. Chris has been heavily involved in both SEO and Analytics since 2003 following years of experience in site coding.
As SEO and Web Analytics Specialist at designory.com, Chris crafts advanced SEO strategies and Analytics reporting for clients such as Nike, Hewlett-Packard, Skittles, Vonage, Aon and Jones Lang LaSalle.
Previously Chris served as SEO/SEM Product Manager for Hostway Corporation, a leading worldwide web hosting provider where he developed search engine marketing solutions for clients such as Ebay and Costco.
Chris is an active member and speaker in Chicago’s local SEO organization and a regular attendee at Search Engine Strategies and Webmaster World conferences around the country. He holds a bachelors in Advertising/Marketing from Marquette University
Anthony Verre: Owner, Dreamfire Digital Group
Anthony has worked search engine optimization and search marketing for several large verticals on international, national, and local levels, with real estate giant Move, Inc, mid-size and small businesses in a variety of niche markets, and industrial B2B marketing.
He was a member of the United States Army Wisconsin National Guard for eight years, serving a tour in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Tony taught English, History, and Social Sciences in the Milwaukee Public School district for three years and holds his MA in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
James Bird: Owner, Marshal Firth – Affiliate Marketing
Marshal Firth, offers a variety of internet marketing services to help you find the clients you’ll want to keep. Specialties include Online Lead Generation, Internet Marketing/Advertising Management, Affiliate Marketing Consulting. Currently James works with companies to expand their offerings into digital products with a theme of selling continuity offers to maximize long term revenue.
James holds a bachelors in Network Technologies from DePaul University.
Christopher Campbell: Owner, Review Trackers
Review Trackers is a review tracking, collection, and response platform. His company caters to small and midsized businesses. Their services range from creating brand new websites to connecting businesses with their clients using social media and other web 2.0 tools.
Previously, Chris worked as a marketing consultant working with various brands, agency’s and organizations to help them communicate with their clients more effectively. Companies such as Review Trackers, Dell, Gortex, Jamba Juice, Chegg.com and Cartridge World.
Chris went to DePaul University where he received a degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication and Media. His activities and societies include: Phi Kappa Theta, Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization, Volunteer with St. Vincent DePaul and the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center.
Mert Sahinoglu: Marketing Director
Mert Sahinoglu is an expert digital marketer who has previously worked with over 100 top brands such as Allstate, Bosch, CDW, Staples, CBOE, Pampered Chef & Rustoleum.
Mert holds an MBA from Illinois State Univesity with a degree in international marketing. He is also a real estate entrepreneur/partner of Falcon Living Chicago Real Estate & a real estate marketing specialist. He has consulted with many top real estate companies in US and Canada (including #1 teams for Calgary Real Estate & Edmonton Real Estate markets)