We’re a team who augments yours.

Our team has a breadth of experience, including:

  • a penchant for writing

  • a passion for content strategy

  • a clear vision for conversion

  • a holistic approach to digital marketing and depth of expertise

Lori Byrd-McDevitt

co-founder

When it comes to getting people tuned in to your digital channels, Lori gets it done. As the Manager of Digital Content and Social Media at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for ten years, she boosted social media engagement by 600% and built a loyal community of influencers from the ground up. She’s a leader among cultural sector social media professionals, impacting the sector through publications, speaking engagements, and online community building. She also served for three years on the Board of Directors for the Museum Computer Network (MCN). Her specialties include social media campaign management, influencer marketing, online community management, and crisis communications.

Having met as editors on Wikipedia, Lori and her husband are both passionate about open content and sharing digital culture on a global scale. They love to travel with their two sons and take in a reality tv show or two, or three…

Jarred Juett

co-founder

Jarred is a web technology aficionado, ensuring content plays well with search engines and advertising algorithms alike. With his expertise in paid media, SEO, web optimization, inbound strategy, and data analytics, he helped bring in millions in revenue for both Fortune 500 corporations and boutique agencies. He manages paid advertising, analytics, and search and conversion optimization strategies for all 1909 clients.

When he isn’t building digital marketing ecosystems, Jarred enjoys traveling with his wife, Jessica, gaming of all sorts, soaking up music and music trivia, and spending time with his friends and family.

Chris Theisen

digital marketing director

Chris is a marketing tech geek and proud of it. In high school he was voted by his technology teacher as most likely to be the next Bill Gates. Oddly enough he can’t stand Microsoft products. With experience on the brand, agency and software sides of the business Chris can understand the needs of every faction of a project. If a project calls for e-commerce, marketing automation, strategy or anything related to a marketing tech stack tool Chris will be at his happiest. 

His wide ranging background has exposed Chris to nearly any channel, tactic or strategy that could be leveraged to get results. Driving revenue for clients is what makes Chris want to get out of bed in the morning.

Jason Fletcher

director of client success

Jason has a background that spans many industries and job titles. However, in every role there was always one constant: the importance of the customer journey. He utilizes this depth of experience to ensure that we’re constantly streamlining and improving communication and transparency. With a mantra of “Underpromise, overdeliver,” he focuses on constantly asking questions about why we do things a certain way and how we can improve those processes. This is a never-ending job, so we might keep him around for a while.

When he’s not working tirelessly to keep clients happy, he enjoys time with his wife and two boys. He’s also a social media influencer in the “Overlanding” world (long distance vehicle-dependent travel where the journey is the destination). Lastly, he’s a sports car person and enjoys watching scary movies with his boys.

Alli Hartley-Kong

digital content strategist

Ever since she got in trouble in elementary school for writing stories under her desk when she was supposed to be working on math, Alli has always been a storyteller. For the past seven years, Alli has worked as an educator for various museums, telling underrepresented stories. Highlights of her career have included coaching teen docents giving a tour to Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the National Museum of African Art, organizing district-wide teacher professional development workshops, and riding into a historical car show she organized on the sideboard of a 1914 Studebaker. In 2017, Alli’s work coordinating a multi-institution social media campaign with over 350 institutional participants worldwide received national and international recognition.

Outside of museums, Alli writes poetry and plays, and enjoys spending time with her husband Kovit and their two charming tuxedo cats, Hopkins and Hemingway. She’s involved with the local community theatre scene in northern NJ and recently completed a new full-length play about the history of reproductive rights.

Mary Huntley

marketing production & analytics manager

Fresh out of undergrad, Mary got her professional start in small business management through the opening and managing of boutique fitness studios. Leveraging quality social media with community relationship building (before influencer marketing was a well-known thing) she helped grow the local franchise owner’s Pure Barre studios from 1 location to 5. Since then she has stayed in the marketing world working for various agencies, consulting with small businesses, and most recently, as the Head of Marketing for the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. She is goal-oriented and relies on quality processes and effective strategies to elevate the businesses she’s serving. 

Mary lives in Raleigh, NC, and loves to explore the state from mountains to coast with her husband, two kids, and two dogs. As a budding naturalist, she enjoys learning about the natural world and recently started gardening to support the local ecosystems of her yard critters.

Lucy Redoglia

director of digital content & paid social media

Lucy Redoglia has spent more than a decade of her career working both in-house and consulting with museums, cultural institutions and other arts organizations. Her expertise in digital marketing and communications has helped former employers and clients to reach a global audience of millions online.

She has received international acclaim for her viral wit and imaginative, forward-thinking approach to social media: “breaking the internet” with a Kim K.–parody tweet for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, winning the Webby Award for Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Snapchat strategy in 2015, and interviewing Guillermo del Toro on Facebook Live also for LACMA—to name a few highlights.

Lucy currently resides in the idyllic mountain town of South Lake Tahoe, CA with her husband and two kitties, where she enjoys lake-going, hiking, off-roading, snowboarding, and all things nature has to offer. She believes wholeheartedly in the serial comma, is fascinated by the universe, enjoys creating relatable content from highbrow museum collections, and is particularly interested in the ways technology can enhance communication and engagement with businesses and arts organizations.

Jesse Smith

web developer

With a deep background in artistic design and creative solutions, Jesse comes to the team with a keen eye. Now coupled with technical skills in web development, Jesse will be able to make your digital dreams become reality. But regardless of what he’s working on, Jesse will bring passion and dedication to your marketing needs, ensuring satisfaction is of the highest priority.

Outside of 1909, Jesse has one six-year-old son, and his spare time enjoys long-boarding, reading, and playing/writing music.

Eli Vida

digital marketing specialist

For the last ten years, Eli has used social media to drive sales- with promoted products ranging from concert tickets to financial services. He is a content swiss army knife. He got his professional start as the Social Media Manager for a Chick-fil-a franchise. He owes his Digital Marketing career path to that experience. Eli’s greatest strength is the ability to collaborate and co-create with maximum efficiency.

If Eli ever powers down, he watches The Office with his partner Kelli, plays retro Nintendo 64 Games, or jams on his ukulele.

Let’s not chase the market.
Let’s define it.

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