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

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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…

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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.

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Brandon Williams

co-founder

Prior to co-founding 1909 DIGITAL, Brandon led digital and product marketing, social media & ecommerce at Weaver Fundraising, where he increased online/ecomm revenue to $35M in just 4 years. Past experiences include both agency and client side, within CPG, shopper marketing, retail, and financial industries. His specialties include cross-channel campaign strategy, branding, performance-based conversion marketing, social media, email, and automations.

Brandon enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, watching his beloved sports teams (Ohio State Buckeyes, Manchester United, Chicago Cubs), traveling, and remaining up-to-date on his style and fashion.

Vince Gulliver

digital marketing specialist

Vince is a graduating senior and member of the Honors Program at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). His experience includes managing Facebook and Instagram for the startup Aubry Lane and writing blogs, social posts and other content for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. He has also gained valuable experiences through his academics, including WordPress development and AdWords management. His specialties include blogging, social media, copywriting, and online accessibility.

In his down time, Vince enjoys spending time with family and friends, writing short stories, competing in trivia games, and knitting.

Sierra Holmes

social media strategist

We all have influence, Sierra just leverages hers to tens of thousands of people daily. As a Digital Content Creator and Founder of Eclectic Kurves, for the last 4 years she’s connected brands like Macy’s and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with her audience in an authentic and engaging experience. Social media marketing is her expertise and has gained national and international acclaim. From guest speaking to modeling, Sierra uses her range of talents to create a space for the underrepresented.

When Sierra isn’t being a super cool social media star, she’s wearing the hat of Mom to 2 spirited kiddos and wife to her husband Justin of 12 years. In their spare time, they love creating big adventures out of the smallest of trips and gardening around their new home in Carmel, IN. They’re also addicted to Netflix.

Ben Peterson

digital project manager

Need to get organized? Ben’s your guy. He joined the 1909 team after previously working at a small marketing firm in western Wisconsin and, prior to that, serving as a newspaper reporter for nearly a decade. He oversees our project management and helps us fine tune things, making sure that we’re operating effectively and efficiently.

Ben is an avid musician, having played the drums for 20 years in a variety of projects. He can often be found practicing or making noise in some capacity when he’s not hard at work for our clients.

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.

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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