We’re a team who augments yours.

We’re 1909 DIGITAL—a digital marketing agency offering end-to-end services across owned, paid, and earned media. What makes us special are the humans behind the strategy. We’re digital veterans who are over the BS and instead are building a transparent agency with a personal approach. Our leadership team has collectively spent over 35 years on both the agency and client side, in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. After seeing what works and what doesn’t, we’re really proud to bring results and authenticity to what we do.

We’re a team who augments yours. We listen to what you need, and don’t stop until we’ve helped you succeed.

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.

Lori loves to travel with her 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, gaming of all sorts, soaking up music and music trivia, and spending time with his friends and family.

Chris Theisen

co-owner

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.

Brittney Mason

director of digital strategy

Brittney is a problem-solver, communicator, and loves to tell you she solved a problem you’ve been facing. She began working in newspaper advertising and grew into the digital space as the industry evolved. She has an in-depth background in digital marketing strategy and content creation. As a long-time Indianapolis lifestyle blogger and leader within the regional influencer space, Brittney enjoys writing, copyediting, and creating social content with a bold and transparent voice.

When Brittney is not online, she enjoys exploring farmer’s markets, finding delicious food, attending concerts, and playing at the park with her husband, Brett, three-year-old daughter, Clara, and identical twin boys, Pierce and Beck. She loves all things reality tv, athleisure, reading, iced lattes, and John Mayer.

Andrew Dorsett

director of accounts

Andrew’s never-ending desire to problem solve, strategize, plan, and communicate make him the perfect choice to lead 1909’s accounts. He managed and developed over $100 million in retail business between 2019-2021 using this unique skillset. Andrew’s career path comes full circle stepping into 1909; his first career was in digital marketing in 2011 before he transitioned into sales and distribution.

He enjoys competition, winning, and using goals as checkpoints, always going above and beyond to meet client needs while continuously learning along the way. When Andrew isn’t increasing revenue and brand recognition, he enjoys catching up on sports, shooting a game of pool, and spending time with his wife Erika and their two boys.

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Kelly Musick

digital project manager

Kelly is a seasoned collaborator with a passion for connecting people and building trust. She is detail- and goal-oriented—making her the perfect person to wrangle Team 1909! It’s her mission to encourage positive relationships with empathy while pinpointing issues, streamlining processes, and finding creative solutions. She applies her experience at one of the nation’s largest media companies to managing complex workflows with multiple objectives.

When she isn’t making lists, Kelly loves taking photos, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. She is constantly listening to all types of music. She—along with her husband Kyle and German Shepherd Coco—love to go on adventures, from hiking to camping and anything to do with water.

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Miranda Kerr

digital strategy consultant

Miranda Kerr leads organizations through digital transformation, strategic problem solving, and education projects. She has over 15 years of experience developing learner-centered programs for diverse audiences in museums, classrooms, and online. During her ten years at Shedd Aquarium, Miranda served as the Manager of Digital Learning where she led high-priority initiatives, such as the award-winning video series Sea Curious. In 2020, Miranda launched her own consulting business, Miranda Kerr Consulting LLC.  Recent projects included creating multi-part virtual field trip experiences for the National Park Service, Feiro Marine Life Center, and Current Water. Since 2018, Miranda has served on the program planning committee for the Museum Computer Network.

Miranda also enjoys spending time outside, hiking in nature with her family, and gardening in her Conservation@Home certified native plant garden.

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the ARGOT/NOTS

creative consultants

The ARGOT/NOTS are a small creative team that specialize in brand strategy and visual identity design. Co-founded by Logan Acton and Meghan Skevington, they are dedicated to building authentic brands and design with heart. Having served as Creative Director with 1909 for 2 years before beginning doctoral studies, Logan is endlessly curious and an inveterate learner passionate about collaboration and craft. He loves high level visual strategy as much as the work on the ground pushing pixels and shaping paths. Collectively, the ARGOT/NOTS spend their time reading type blogs and design theory, enjoying craft coffee and great conversation about type, sculpture, and all things art.

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