OUR TALENTED TEAM

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SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR & PARTNER

Chris Marie Hipwell

Chris Marie brings more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience with the global giant pharmaceutical manufacturer, Pfizer Inc., where she was inducted into the Pfizer Hall of Fame, reserved for the “Exceptional, Elite and Consistent Sales Leader.” Chris Marie offers our clients a distinguished track record of leading, coaching and engaging high performing individuals and teams while managing a variety of multi-billion-dollar brands.

Full Bio

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ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Autumn Innes

From the time Autumn was a little girl, she has loved to organize, plan, and truly make a difference in others lives. Her Type A personality has given structure in life's most chaotic moments. Being a mom of 3 under 3 has given plenty of opportunities to perfect those skills! As a former reading specialist with a masters in education from the University of Virginia and an undergraduate degree from Randolph-Macon College, Autumn has been able to change families' lives for 10 years.

 

Autumn first met Sarah when Autumn and her mom, Darla, began looking for guidance as they started their own event planning business, aptly named Grace and Lace RVA Events, LLC in Richmond, Virginia. Autumn's own entrepreneurial ventures made way for a new relationship with Sarah Olivia Marketing as she joined our team. From the moment Sarah and Autumn met it was an instant connection over their closeness with their families and love for making a positive impact on people’s lives. The shared values between Autumn and Sarah Olivia Marketing are a perfect match! We are excited for Autumn and her mom as they pursue and manage events in the greater Richmond area.

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PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR

Shanna Battle

This blogger turned small business PR maven got the itch for helping brands gain better visibility, all while trying to do it for herself. After blogging for more than five years with moderate success, it was not until she pitched herself for her first television appearance in 2017 to a local live morning show did she set herself apart from the blogger pact and grow her brand. Since then, Shanna has successfully landed recurring features on two local live talk shows working with major brands such as Talbots, Buffalo Exchange and the Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia to gain a bigger presence in the local Richmond market. In late 2018, she began representing a local shoe company startup and has secured features in major local publications such as Richmond Times-Dispatch and Style Weekly.

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SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Tracey DeSanto

Tracey is a storyteller with a passion for creative communications. For years, she was a multi-media journalist: shooting, writing, and editing all her own work. Her career as a broadcast journalist taught her the importance of a good story and the ability to multitask under pressure. Since leaving journalism, Tracey has worked with startups to build brand and communication strategies, manage social media, write web content, plan events and create marketing materials.

 

She believes in helping companies master their brand’s voice to deliver clear and concise messages. Tracey considers herself a 'Jane of All Trades' and is never afraid to try something new and exciting. When she’s not creating, she enjoys going to the beach, working out at a barre class, reading a book, or taking photos of her yellow lab puppy named Hattie.

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LEAD DATA ANALYST

Lauren Weingarten

Lauren is a senior at the University of Richmond double majoring in Finance and English. In her studies, she found a passion for reading and deriving meaningful information from data. Lauren got her start at SOM as our Business Development Intern. She certainly kicked off our internship program strong!

 

Lauren and Sarah work with clients at SOM to help answer data-derived questions, inform decisions, and set projections and goals through analysis of financial and social engagement data. Whether it is ROI measures or social media KPIs, Lauren is 100% on it. Outside of work and studies, Lauren is a total foodie and loves to explore brunch spots around RVA.

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WEBSITE DESIGNER

Alyson Agemy

Alyson is a northern Colorado-based Squarespace website designer who is obsessed with helping independent businesses shine. Her focus is on simplicity and user experience, taking great care to make sure her designs are more than just pretty; they have thoughtful function and flow. Alyson grew up inspired by seeing her dad run his own business, and has had the entrepreneurial spirit since before she could even pronounce 'entrepreneurial.' After gaining experience as a marketing coordinator and in-house designer for almost 2 years of post-graduate school, she finally launched her freelance design career to take ownership of her path. When she's not designing websites with SOM, she's also a working musician, illustrator, pretend chef, hiking enthusiast, and organic gardener. 

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Elena Hernandez is a recent graduate from Elon University in North Carolina, where she majored in Communication Design with a double minor in Digital Art and Photography. As a content creator and freelance illustrator, she fuels her self-expression through her art and enjoys several artistic mediums, including digital art, photography, and painting. She is constantly learning innovative ways to further apply her skills and adapt to new challenges. Elena is a Taylor Swift fan (i.e. “Swiftie”), an avid bookworm, and miniature art lover. Sprinkling creativity into even mundane tasks, she is passionate about creating quality designs that tell a story. 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Elena Hernandez

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Megan Bingham is a recent graduate from the University of Victoria with a Writing major and Art History minor. She has extensive training in the technical, creative, and promotional aspects of writing. As a published nonfiction writer, she has a keen interest in travel, sports, beauty, wellness, and nature writing, as well as experience with blogging. Her personal published work can be found in several of Poetry Institute of Canada’s anthologies, two of Polar Expressions Publishing’s anthologies, The Vancouver Sun, and Urban Fare’s Gourmet Magazine. She received third place in the 2017 BC Nature Writing Contest. Megan wrote blog posts and newsletters for Canadian literary magazines, including Concrete Garden and Saltern Magazine, as well as Amazing PR, a public relations firm based in London, UK. Currently, Megan resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, her hometown, where she "hopes more people will appreciate what fleece has to offer (besides its obvious couture aesthetic)!"

LEAD COPYWRITER

Megan Bingham

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Isabella is a beauty-junkie who loves telling stories. Storytelling, she believes, allows us all to be a little more human — we can relate to each other, get our emotions out, and highlight our unique qualities and experiences. Besides writing, Isabella enjoys graphic design and strategic planning. She majored in media studies, with a concentration in advertising. When she's not working, she loves to run, go on nature walks, play with her two weimaraners, write short stories, and discover new restaurants and breweries. 

ASSISTANT COPYWRITER

Isabella Wade

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Caitlin is our go-to digital marketing guru for all things SEO and Google Ads. She is based remotely out of Phoenix, Arizona and lives with her son, husband, dog, and two cats (who cause more trouble than her son, Wyatt). She often tells us it feels like a zoo around her home…#relatable. Caitlin doesn't just help SOM deliver profit-earning digital marketing to ambitious entrepreneurs & companies! She also has a superior work ethic and unparalleled customer service background. Caitlin and Sarah Olivia work with clients at SOM to customize a plan that best fits their business needs. Thanks to Caitlin, we can help you grow your online presence and get noticed more and faster than ever before.

SEO & GOOGLE ADS SPECIALIST

Caitlin Strempel

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Jen Davis is a brand identity designer who is all about simplicity and personality. Originally from Orlando, she studied journalism at Northwestern University, worked in women’s magazines in New York City, and started her freelance design career shortly after marrying her high school sweetheart. Her design style is minimal, meaningful, and feminine, and she loves blending retro and modern elements. Adobe Illustrator is her jam – she’s always learning new tricks and keyboard shortcuts. Jen’s passions include yoga, her cookbook collection, true crime podcasts, making jellies and pickles, shopping at Aldi, and eating frozen banana slices. She always has The Office on in her house and often wears her Dwight Schrute earrings. Jen currently lives and works for SOM remotely in Killeen, TX with her husband and her yellow lab.

BRAND DESIGNER

Jen Davis

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We’re always looking for talented individuals to join the team at Sarah Olivia Marketing. If you’re passionate about digital marketing, we’d love to see if you are a good fit. 

We’re a growing company with lots of opportunities for potential team members. If you have interest in working for us, send your résumé to hello@saraholiviamarketing.com.

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Sarah Olivia Marketing is named after its owner and founder, Sarah Olivia Hipwell. Sarah credits her entrepreneurial journey to an early and enduring desire to make a lasting impact on others. Following her calling, she created a business model that capitalizes on her strengths: meticulous attention to detail, a tireless work ethic, and a keen understanding of aesthetic appeal.

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