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Julia Ahumada, co-founder of Vital, is the driving force behind Vital’s creative services. Since she founded Vital, Julia has been advocating for her clients through the creative process. Her background in multimedia, design and print make her a star in New Hampshire’s laaketing community. Before starting Vital, Julia expanded her design experience at Quantic Communications, a high-tech multimedia marketing firm in Andover, MA.
One of New Hampshire’s most well-connected businessmen under 40, Zac is the epitome of an entrepreneur. Having built four New Hampshire-based businesses from the ground up, he recognized marketing as a vital component of any successful company. So he did what any entrepreneur would do and started his own marketing company with co-founder Julia Ahumada. Now, Zac shares his business and marketing insights with Vital’s clients.
Jess works with the management team, contributing to the development and implementation of organization strategies, policies and practices. She has a diverse marketing background with experience marketing for Fortune 500 companies in Boston and New York. Jess holds a B.A. in business administration with a concentration in marketing and finance from Northeastern University.
Jesse’s experience has found him working in Boston’s mobile start-up industry where he functioned as UI designer and graphic artist. Jesse then moved into the world of web design and development and has produced a vast portfolio of interactive websites. Functioning as both a print designer and primary web developer Jesse manages the production of all major design/development projects at Vital. Jesse holds a BFA from Plymouth State University, with a concentration in graphic design.
Ali brings a wealth of graphic design skill and experience to Vital’s visual projects. Before coming to Vital, Ali worked as a freelance designer and illustrator and at a startup software/web development company in Nashua, NH. Ali graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine FL with a BA in Graphic Design and a minor in Fine Arts. Her focus at Vital involves creating aesthetic and innovative solutions to any and all design challenges.
Doug heads up Vital’s social media marketing department, where he works to help clients build brand equity and drive sales leads using social media. He takes a rigorously analytical approach to social media, and believes that social media is only as good as the inbound marketing strategy that drives it.
Before joining the Vital team, Doug was the marketing and social media manager for the New York YMCA camp for three years. He attended the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY.
Chris Getman is an experienced account executive and project manager who brings a wealth of knowledge in SEO, online marketing and branding to Vital. Before joining the Vital team, Chris worked as an account executive at MicroArts in Greenland, NH, and as a product management specialist for Measured Progress in Dover, NH. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Venture Creation.
Dave is an experienced web developer and all-around SEO genius who works across all major platforms and content management systems. Around here, we call him “President of SEO.” Dave integrates his knowledge of web development with a strong sense of inbound marketing strategy, SEO and analysis. Also, Rand Fishkin once name-dropped him from stage.
Prior to joining the Vital team, David was an SEO specialist and web developer at a leading SEO firm and ran his own web design and SEO company. Prior to that, he was a rock star drummer and all-around multitalented musician (Don’t believe us? Check out his one-man band: The Dave Currier Project).
Dave studied web design and interactive media at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and is a tea enthusiast.
Scott is a graphic designer whose specialties include branding and identity, print, layout, editorial and package design. His technical skills include InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. When he’s not at Vital, Scott enjoys a huge variety of outdoor sports and activities, including mountain biking, rock climbing, snowboard, camping and white water rafting. His other hobbies include letterpress printing and photography. Scott holds a B.S. in graphic design with a minor in advertising from Pensacola Christian College.
Kelly’s specialties include inbound marketing, content development, blogging, and copywriting. As project manager at Vital, she strives to complete projects on time and within budget, and provide the best support to her team members and clients.
Before Vital, Kelly worked at a marketing company in Massachusetts, where she managed the development of website projects, various social media campaigns, and a number of strategic marketing plans. She attended Fordham University in New York City and graduated with a BA in Communications and a minor in Creative Writing.
Amanda is an experienced Project Manager that prides herself on keeping clients and team members happy and goal-oriented. Before Vital, she worked as an Account Manager at MicroArts Creative Agency, and held Analyst/Project Manager roles at market research and PR research firms. Outside of work, Amanda can be found running, playing with her dog, Islington (“Izzy” for short) or at one of her many favorite restaurants around Portsmouth. She holds a B.S. in Business with a concentration on Marketing from the University of New Hampshire.
With four years of professional experience in the design field, Elisabeth enjoys applying her knowledge of web, print, branding and layout to the needs of clients. She is proficient with InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. When she’s not designing she enjoys running, biking, photography, exploring the Seacoast and drinking lots of coffee. Elisabeth graduated from Keene State College with a BFA in Graphic Design.
Melissa knew she wanted to be Designer since high school, where she taught herself Aldus Pagemaker and Freehand (now known as Adobe InDesign and Illustrator) on a Mac SE in 1988. She also taught herself to use Photoshop 2.5 by making posters and flyers for friends’ punk rock shows in Boston in the early 90s. Melissa then went on to get her BFA from Mass College of Art in Graphic Design and worked as an in-house designer at a Massachusetts-based software company.
Before joining Vital, Melissa worked as a freelance designer offering branding services and making small WordPress websites for her clients. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys knitting, sewing, painting, crafts, organizing her home and being a mom to her two kids, Hailey and Quintin.
Chuck is a former journalist, accomplished author and proud resident of Portsmouth. Before Vital, Chuck worked as a reporter for several Seacoast-based news publications, covering issues at the local, regional and national level. As part of that job, Chuck developed the ability to delve deeply into most any complex issue. With a degree in Creative Writing and English, Chuck also enjoys writing non-fiction, fiction and poetry. He wrote his first book in 2013 and has plans for several more. Chuck is a true local. He graduated from the local school system and is a proud resident of Portsmouth, where he lives with his wife and cat McLovin. When not at Vital, Chuck enjoys being outdoors, trying new things and traveling. He is an active member of the Clipper Foundation, avid birder and volunteers for various local charities and nonprofits.
Lauren is an experienced project manager. Her eye for detail and creative approach provide the perfect combination for the team at Vital. Her prior experience includes working with heavy hitters like RedBull and Vitaminwater as well as agencies and startups. Whether she’s working on a website or inbound marketing strategy, Lauren maintains a calm, organized manner and a smile on her face. Lauren has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Venture Creation. When Lauren is not at Vital, you can find her at the beach, on the mountain or tossing weights around at the gym.
Murali is a web developer, who holds a diploma in multimedia. With seven years of resourceful solutions designing experience, he has worked in all phases of software development projects; including planning, analysis, design, and implementation of web applications using HTML, CSS, Photoshop and WordPress. When not on the clock, Murali enjoys racing cars, loves long drives and playing cricket.
Nicole is a hospitality specialist whose talents translate nicely into Vital’s Inbound Marketing team. A New Hampshire native, Nicole graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a business degree from the hospitality program, but had also completed courses with the university’s journalism and communications programs. After college, Nicole moved to Boston to work for a top luxury hotel brand and a few years later ended up moving to San Francisco to test out life on the west coast. While in San Fran, Nicole worked as the Sales and Marketing Coordinator for another major luxury hotel located in close proximity to many tech-start up companies like Twitter and Foursquare. Her position allowed her to take hold of the hotel’s social media marketing presence, as well as its website content, entertainment sales, public relations and video shoots. Since moving back to New Hampshire in 2012, Nicole has enjoyed showing her husband all of the “New Hampshire-isms” she grew up with. Outside of Vital, Nicole enjoys yoga, running, stand up paddle boarding, traveling, social media and staying on top of hospitality trends. She loves spending time with her dog Holly, and would much rather indulge in a glass of wine to a beer when washing down her favorite Mexican cuisine – nachos.
Hannah brings strong communications, marketing and PR experience to Vital’s inbound marketing team. Hannah got her B.A. in Communications from Keene State College. After graduating, worked as a public relations and web assistant for NH Department of Environmental Services.
Her curiosity and passion for communications is part of what makes her a great marketer, and her creativity and enthusiastic personality are part of what makes her a great addition to the Vital team. Her recreational activities include traveling, snowboarding, hiking and spending time with her friends and family.
Sean graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a degree in Computer Science (concentrations in Software Development and Database Administration w/honors, minor in Mathematics) and has been working as a developer for the past several years. Prior to coming to Vital, Sean worked as a front-end developer at SilverTech, a digital agency based in Manchester, NH.
Marissa kicked off her career in the corporate world of B2B and B2C sales for companies such as ADP and Liberty Mutual. Marissa joined Vital for the opportunity to apply more of her marketing background and expertise, and now works with many of our clients from a strategy perspective and helps guide potential clients through the onboarding processes.
Marissa attended the University of South Florida and graduated with a B.S. in Business with a concentration in Marketing. She is currently pursuing her MBA at Southern New Hampshire University. When she’s not developing marketing strategies for Vital clients, she enjoys staying active with Crossfit, traveling and spending time in the sea or sand.
Max brings senior-level skills at web design, digital marketing, web development and videography to the Vital team. Max attended Florida at Full Sail University, where he earned a degree Digital Arts and Design before going on to work with Limp Bizkit, touring with the band as a production assistant, webmaster and videographer for 4 years.
After settling back in New Hampshire, Max started and ran his own marketing business out of North Conway, working with some of the coolest businesses in the Mount Washington valley. Max is a big time gamer, a die hard Patriots fan and loves music.
Sarah Brady grew up in Cohasset, MA, a small coastal town about 45 minutes south of Boston. She started college at James Madison in Virginia and then moved back up to NH, to continue her education at UNH. At UNH, she studied English/Journalism, worked at The New Hampshire as the news editor and fell in love with the Seacoast. After graduating from UNH, she moved around from Charlestown to Providence, RI, to the North End of Boston and back to the South Shore, before finally making it back to New Hampshire in August 2014, where she plans to stay. She worked for a small hedge fund in Boston and spent several years at State Street Global Advisors on the content marketing team, and then worked in marketing at Liberty Mutual before joining the Vital inbound team as our Inbound Content Manager.
Sarah is on the board of directors for SATYA (Seacoast Area of Teachers of Yoga in Action) which brings yoga to underserved populations throughout the Seacoast. She is very interested in human rights work and how yoga and mind body medicine can heal people and communities. Outside of work, in addition to keeping up with her 7-year-old son, Brady, Sarah loves yoga, music, reading and being outdoors — skiing, hiking, beaching and traveling — and is enjoying being back in Portsmouth. It’s also important to note that she has a thing for avocados; she adds them to everything and has one a day.
Rathina gained his Masters Degree in Computer Applications from Anna University in 2014. He is a passionate about learning new skills and mastering them, and has a particular interest in the Magento platform. Rathina is highly skilled in problem solving and has a focus on debugging websites.
In his free time, he loves to go to his hometown and spend quality time with his pets and work on his farm. He also loves to hang out with friends and watch cricket matches.
Carol graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Communication with a Business Application, and minor in Sociology.
Throughout her time in the communication department at UNH, she developed a deep passion for writing and people. This interest lead her to pursue two internship experiences — one with a small eco-friendly start-up and another with a local marketing and PR creative agency. And with that, Carol discovered her interest in inbound marketing! She began her journey as an intern here at Vital, and has continued to grow with the company and is now one of our very own Project Managers.
When she’s not managing foundational projects and website builds on a day-to-day basis, you can find her riding around Portsmouth on her seafoam green Buddy moped, practicing yoga, anywhere near a view of the sea, or with her family, friends and puppy Bentley!
Kristin works on the Vital web team as an account manager. She comes to Vital with an extensive background in project management for various creative communication projects—past clients include Hershey’s, Sears, Nestle Water, Marriott and many others. Kristin is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Advertising. When Kristin’s not at Vital, she is working on her new fixer-upper home, spending time with her husband and Great Dane puppy, Bogey. You can also spot her floating in Pawtuckaway Lake in the summer or hitting the slopes by winter.
John is a writer who is passionate about the power of words to motivate and delight. A longtime journalist locally and in Boston, his work in newspapers equips him with the versatility to produce sharp, compelling copy on virtually any topic. John has a long list of writing expertise; spending seven years at the Boston Herald, a decade collectively at the Portsmouth Herald, and five years at the Cambridge Chronicle. He considers himself a wordsmith with an eye for visual design, and believes that in a past (or future) life he may have been a novelist, screenwriter and web entrepreneur. A longtime Portsmouth resident and volleyball enthusiast, he can occasionally be seen rolling through his historic hometown on an old-fashioned high-wheeled bicycle.
Dan works on the Vital development team as a Senior Web Developer & SEO Strategist. A graduate of Keene State College with a degree in graphic design, Dan soon discovered that designing websites, not brochures, was his true calling. He started working with WordPress back in version 2.5 and pretty much adopted it as his platform of choice and hasn’t looked back since. When he is not building WordPress websites or writing code in general, you can typically find him enjoying the outdoors, eating Mexican food or watching any movie that has a decent rating on IMDB. In the winter he is a die-hard snowboarder and absolutely loves going up into the Green or White Mountains whenever the snow falls. He is a proud husband, the father of two human children and two cats.
Before joining Vital as Lead Developer, Todd spent 15 years as the technical director at wedu, an ad agency in Manchester, NH. His role there meant being involved in nearly every project from concept to execution, with many other local and national brands. In addition to daily development tasks, Todd has a strong background and interest in IT/IS-related server and client management. Previous to wedu, Todd worked mostly in IT roles, but jumped on the web dev bandwagon around 1999, and hasn’t looked back since.
Todd lives in Manchester with his girlfriend and three (and occasionally more) wonderful rescue mutts. His interests include animal rescue and rehabilitation, gardening, home improvement, homebrewing and just about anything else where he can build something and enjoy the pride of seeing a result.
Sam graduated from the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire with a concentration in Marketing & Entrepreneurship. Sam worked previously at another Portsmouth-based agency, where he gained expertise in various digital marketing practices including content development, SEO, email marketing and social media. Prior to that, Sam had various marketing internships throughout the seacoast.
Marc Frechette is a self-described digital marketing geek with an intense interest in the intersections of storytelling, human behavior and technology. After starting his communications career as a radio/television producer and talent with the United States Air Force, Marc joined his first digital marketing agency to spend several years learning complex web builds and long term strategies. He moved to his second agency to spend several more years learning multichannel advertising, content marketing and modern public relations.
Marc joins Vital for an opportunity to tie 9 years of digital marketing and communications into a career as a Digital Marketing and UX Manager.Marc has a BA in Communications from Rivier. When not managing targeted pay per click(PPC) campaigns, reviewing site structure or managing projects with Vital, Marc is an audiobook and podcast addict.
Marc spends his evenings with his college sweetheart and wife, Shawna, and their dog, Sarge. His hobbies include robotics, unmanned aircraft and driving really, really long distances for good vegan food (his honeymoon was at a vegetarian festival in Washington D.C).
Matt grew up pretty close to Portsmouth — in Farmington, NH. He started his web dev career while he was still in high school, working at a local dial-up ISP called WorldPath (now BayRing) after school. Since then, he’s worked at a few different agencies between Rochester and Manchester: EnSky, Wedü and SilverTech, with one small break for a few years to teach computer class at Barrington Elementary School and a brief stint as a UX Engineer at Modus Associates in NYC.
Matt is one of the co-founders of the Front End Rally meetup, which occasionally meets here at Vital! Matt has also done a couple of talks for the New Hampshire Creative Club.
When not working on web stuff, Matt is probably either playing and/or creating video games, or spending time with his wife Amy and their dog-child, Navi. Matt also enjoys cooking, reading (currently working on Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!) and the occasional trip to Disney World.
Emily started at Vital as an intern in both our Inbound and Web departments. Today she is a Digital Marketing Coordinator who works with clients in our Inbound Department. Emily is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a degree in International Affairs and Journalism. While at UNH she studied abroad twice — once in Cambridge, England, and once in Dijon, France. Her past work experience includes substitute teacher, camp counselor, ski instructor and as a social media manager for the UNH tour guide program.
Emily is an avid skier and hiker and is in the process of conquering all 48 of the 4,000-footers in NH. Emily’s also a huge foodie — she loves eating food, making food and finding out where her food comes from. She believes that food and local craft beer go hand in hand. On weekends you can find her hanging out with friends, her puppy and a brew at one of the many craft breweries on the Seacoast.
Hannah started at Vital as a Web Design intern and today she works in our Inbound Department as a Digital Marketing Coordinator. Hannah graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in English/International Affairs, and one time, UNH paid her to blog about sweaty yoga. She’s spent 10 weeks writing a fantasy novella for young adults as part of a fully-funded research project, she’s interviewed farm animals as part of a summer marketing internship with UNH Cooperative Extension, and she’s compiled social media reports for the Maine-based marketing agency Van Haren Creative.
Hannah loves the creativity and teamwork involved in inbound marketing—and considers her unique experience in communications to be part of what makes her a strong member of the Vital team. When she isn’t in the office, you can find Hannah sweating on her yoga mat, biking in goofy shorts, skiing the Ice Coast, and eating M&Ms on her couch.
Kelsey Smith is an experienced Project Manager with strong organizational and communication skills. Kelsey values client engagement and delight through her commitment to the product life cycle. She’s great at ensuring that projects move swiftly and successfully throughout the production process. Before joining Vital, Kelsey spent three years as a Project Manager at the website design agency Genius Switch Studio in Dover, NH, where she led web design and development projects from start to launch for her clients.
Kelsey holds a B.A. in Spanish and Philosophy with a minor in Urban Education from the College of the Holy Cross. While in college, she served as the Chair of the Thomas More Executive Board. In her free time, Kelsey teaches both dance and yoga. She teaches tap, hip hop, video, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern and ballet dance classes to kids and adults, and enjoys fun in the great outdoors. She currently rents a room from a cat named Rory.
Maria DiCesare (it’s pronounced like “accessory”) is a Massachusetts native who joined Vital after spending several years in Orlando, Florida, working for a small agency and battling the extreme heat. Maria’s love for New England called her back to the area and away from from the south — and she’s wicked psyched to be back home in New England. She comes to Vital with impressive agency experience in both digital marketing and copywriting.
Her previous experience spans across the entire marketing spectrum, from social media curation and pay-per-click advertising to analytics and SEO. After getting an associate’s degree in Journalism, Maria went on to get her a degree in Anthropology from the University of Central Florida. Maria uses anthropological thought and her eclectic agency experience as a foundation for her writing. She developed a fascination with agencies early in her career and loves the challenge of learning everything about a new industry (especially B2B industries) to effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences. When she’s not working, Maria’s probably exploring Portsmouth, at a yoga class, volunteering at an animal shelter or with her nose buried in a book.
Johnny Hoell grew up in Seacoast NH, just north of Portsmouth. He’s spent the last decade honing his front end web development skills in agencies around the Portsmouth area. Throughout his agency life, he’s worked with high-profile clients like Au Bon Pain, Aspen Dental, Comcast, Community Coffee, Cybex, Mentoring.org, Warner Bros., A&E, Showtime, Nickelodeon and Fandango.
Johnny lives with his sister and nephew in Portsmouth. He is an award-winning dart player and his Coat of Arms team plays in the Seacoast Dart Association league. Johnny is also a connoisseur of cider, and can often be found consuming and/or fermenting it at his friend’s orchard. He is also a member of Portsmouth’s most notorious scooter gang; they don’t have a name.
Tanya is a seasoned graphic designer, who over the last four years has worked to master her skills in Web/UI and brand design. With an eye for pixel perfection, she prides herself on being an innovator in the design field—bringing creativity and problem solving skills to every project. Tanya’s vast skill set has allowed her to work with such major clients as MENTOR, Kepware, Community Coffee, and Cybex.
Outgoing and a lover of making people laugh, Tanya considers herself to be “Apple’s Biggest Fan” and will routinely find herself crying with joy during the company’s keynote events. She also has a 75-pound-ish pet tortoise named “Tiki”, along with 4 Chihuahuas, 2 geckos, and 2 sugar gliders. In addition to her passion for animals, she also loves horror movies, diet coke, and all things technology.
Kate is an industry veteran with vast experience working in departments such as Account Services, Strategy and Project Management. In the past 20 years, she has worked with major clients like Comcast Spotlight, Comcast Security, Penn Foster, The National Mentoring Partnership, Cybex, Connected-IQ and Exeter Hospital.
Having grown up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Kate fell in love with the Seacoast while in college and decided it was going to be the place she would put down her roots. Today, she is a proud resident of Rye and gets to breathe in the salty ocean air each and every day.
When not at work, Kate can be found out on a run, at the gym or spending time with her husband and two children on bike rides, hikes, at the beach or skiing in North Conway.
After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in economics, he tried out the competitive world of sales. Next, he spent several years fine tuning his bartending, customer service and managerial skills at a popular Portsmouth restaurant, even earning the title of “Best Bartender” by Taste of the Seacoast magazine in 2013.
But don’t be fooled; his customer service-focused background has made him no stranger to business and marketing. In 2012, he opened a solar-powered guest house in Playa Maderas, Nicaragua. Having managed the build from excavation all the way to interior design, he picked up some valuable business acumen and also dipped his toes in digital marketing to promote the property. Sam’s vast experience in hospitality and sales has also enabled him with the ability of reading people quite well.
When he’s not at working at Vital or adventuring off to Nicaragua to manage his property, Sam enjoys aquatic sports, music and travel. And even though he currently lives less than a mile from his place of birth in Portsmouth, he’s well-travelled, having had various journeys throughout Europe, the South Pacific, Central America and Australia.
Recognizing his love for both graphic design and programming, Tyler found creative agencies to be a healthy amalgamation of the two. Following his Computer Science studies at Rochester Institute of Technology, he’s worked in the agency world as a full-stack developer since 2006, always seeking answers to the age-old questions: “Can you fix this?” and “Can we make the logo bigger?”
Tyler describes his lifestyle and career approach as minimalist. Over the years, he refines his process to the bare essentials, and his “form follows function” mentality has brought success to many large scale, high profile clients.
When not at work, Tyler enjoys his time with his son and wife; he spends his screen-free time hiking/foraging, listening to old 45’s, making art and words on paper.
Anarita got her undergrad at Northeastern and her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston. Both degrees are in Photography. She started her marketing career as an intern at Vital! She then worked in the agency world for 7 years at a local agency and made a switch over to the client side working in the athletic space. She realized that she really missed agency life, and that is where she belongs. She missed a lot about agency life but the thing the client side was lacking the most is the importance and need for learning. She loves that when you work in an agency you have to stay on top of the current trends and changes, you need to constantly be learning the latest thing and growing your skill set.
Anarita lives in downtown Portsmouth and has for 8 years, she absolutely loves this town. She has a shaggy dog that looks like a muppet and she loves the outdoors so on the weekend she is usually doing something active (hiking, camping, snowboarding etc). She also bartended in town for years.
Donny is a New England based web designer with a passion for front end development. After graduating school in Virginia at Liberty University with a bachelors in communications he went straight into the marketing/ agency life. From there he found an opportunity to check out product design and moved to Boston to work at a startup, however Donny decided he wanted to come back into the agency life (How could he have left??)(Also could say something about coming back home?) ending up at Vital.
When he’s not at work he can be found playing guitar, drinking some sort of IPA and getting down on rocket league or doing some front end stuff.
Shauna comes to Vital with project management experience and a passion for creativity. Previously working at an experiential marketing agency, Shauna managed the projects of Kellogg’s brand accounts, such as Pop-Tarts, Cheez-It, Pringles, and Breakfasts for Better Days. Shauna is a New Hampshire native, who graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a BA in Business Administration and a concentration in Small Business Management.
In her free time, Shauna loves being active and by the ocean. She can often be found sailing, skiing, running, golfing, cooking, or at the rink. Shauna has been a figure skater for twenty years, and now enjoys coaching kids in both figure skating and hockey skills.
Max is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a degree in marketing and finance. Before joining Vital, Max had various positions at a couple of NH startup companies where he was responsible for a wide variety of marketing activities. His time in school while working propelled his interests in the digital marketing field.
Growing up in northern New Hampshire gave him a passion for the outdoors and athletics. Max hiked all the NH 48 4000 footers within one year, and plans to keep going all around the world. He considers hiking one of his biggest passions along with athletics and fly fishing. When he is not working or educating himself, you will find him at the gym, in the middle of nowhere, or on the river.
Josh graduated from Temple University in 2013 with a degree in Film and Media Arts. After studying in Los Angeles for a semester and working on a few sets, he decided drop the Hollywood plan and stay in the Northeast, stumbling across the beautiful state of New Hampshire and falling in love with the mountains, lakes, and small towns of the Seacoast. He’s learned how to be a one-man-video-band with his abilities stretching from script-writing, to cinematography, to post-production and motion graphics.
In his free time he enjoys exploring the small towns of New England with his wife while looking for the lake they’re going to buy their future lake house on.
Emily Dowling joins us as a Inbound Consultant. A native of the Seacoast, she grew up in New Hampshire and then headed south to study communications at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. While she loved the area — and the weather — her New England roots called her to move back to the Northeast. She decided to land first in Boston, where she worked for a few years in the educational and student travel industry. One of Emily’s biggest passions is travel, and her ultimate goal is to make it to all seven continents. She has travelled to Peru, Australia, Mexico, France, Spain and Italy, Nicaragua, and Thailand.
Unable to resist a return to the Seacoast, Emily moved back to Portsmouth in 2014, where she worked at a local digital marketing agency in a client-facing role as an Account Manager. She is excited to join Vital on our inbound marketing team, where she’ll be working directly with clients and guiding their inbound marketing strategies.
Managing Partner, Founder, Brand & Web Strategy
Jesse Rand Creative Director, Design/ Development Manager
Jess Kenney Director of Operations
Doug Ridley Director of Content Marketing and Social Media
Amanda Delanoy Account Director
Mak VelsamySenior Programmer
Scott PratherGraphic Designer
Elisabeth CawthronGraphic Designer
Chuck McMahonDirector of Communications
Murali YogaWeb Developer
Hannah VervilleDigital Marketing Specialist
Ram VelusamyAssistant Web Developer
Max AvedisianFront-End Developer
Kristin GoodrichAccount Manager
Dan MensingerSenior Web Developer SEO Strategist
Sam NuteChannel Marketing Manager
Matt ChaseLead Developer
Hannah DrakeDigital Marketing Coordinator
Marlana CarrollDigital Marketing Consultant
Johnny HoellSenior Web Developer
Kate BiddleSenior Project Manager
Tyler ShingletonSenior Web Developer
Donny WilsonSenior Designer
Abdul RahumanFront-End Developer
Dave CurrierSenior Developer SEO Manager
Kelly McManusAccount Manager
Melissa GillisGraphic Designer
Lauren FormalarieAccount Manager
Nicole O'ShaughnessyDigital Marketing Onboarding Manager
Sean DempseySr. Web Developer
Marissa HeenanBusiness Development
Sarah BradyDigital Marketing Content Manager
Carol EngholmProject Manager
John BrenemanSenior Content Strategist
Todd WheelerLead Developer
Marc FrechetteDigital Marketing and UX Manager
Emily KwesellDigital Marketing Coordinator
Kelsey SmithProject Manager
Tanya HigginsSenior Graphic Designer
Sam CostanzoDigital Marketing Coordinator
Anarita DroukasDigital Marketing Consultant
Shauna BrittProject Manager
Max DesMaraisDigital Marketing Coordinator
Emily DowlingInbound Consultant
Our team is ready to work with you to create a marketing solution that fits your needs, vision and budget. We’re driven by our passion for creating websites and marketing pieces that get results (and look darn good doing it). Contact us today to talk about your marketing strategy.