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


Lori Byrd-McDevitt


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


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


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.

Logan Acton

branding and design manager

Logan is endlessly curious and an inveterate learner. After three college degrees and nearly a decade in higher education studying art and design, Logan spent four years leading instruction in the rigorous Foundation program at the Kansas City Art Institute, teaching everything from drawing and photography to sculpture and digital animation. As co-director of an art gallery during this time, he was part of a small team that put on exhibitions, developed programming, and managed promotion and fundraising. Passionate about collaboration and craft, he loves high level visual strategy as much as the work on the ground pushing pixels and shaping paths.

When he isn’t reading type blogs or design theory, Logan loves being with his two-year-old daughter, Alma — playing trains, pretending to be planes, and always dancing. Along with his partner, Stefanie, he enjoys craft coffee and the quest for the ultimate vegan Reuben. Logan maintains his studio art practice and loves talking type, sculpture, and all things art.

Joel Gratcyk

web optimization manager

Joel has a relentless curiosity about how things work. He loves helping people exceed their goals. Joel has a passion for taking complicated technical terms and making them easily understandable. He registered his first domain name in 1997, started using WordPress in 2004, and was one of the original Kickstarter backers for Ghost in 2013. For the past two decades, Joel has been making websites better, faster, and more effective.

When Joel’s not making 1909’s client websites more awesome, he’s a social media influencer in the parent blogging and craft beverage spaces. He also enjoys running crowdfunding campaigns, helping non-profits, and traveling internationally. Joel lives with his wife and two children in Chicago, IL. Joel’s tagline for his life is simply: Always Learning,

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.

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.

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