At Mojo Media Labs, we’re proud of our people and positive culture. We hire the most talented creators, scientists, developers, data nuts, marketers and all-around unicorns. Mojo has grown from humble beginnings as a small marketing shop to one of the top 1% inbound marketing agencies in the country with offices in Dallas, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, and Indianapolis, Indiana.
A scientist by training, an author by nature, and an entrepreneur by will, Mike drew from his life experiences to create a new communication methodology and ultimately his book, ROE Powers ROI™: The Ultimate Way to Think and Communicate for Ridiculous Results. Mike is the founder and CEO of Mojo. Mike serves as a visionary, practitioner and mentor for Mojo and its people. Michael speaks at conferences, seminars and conducts Return On Energy® Workshops across the country. He is also a guest writer for Inc.com, HubSpot and a regular guest on Fox News. Mike is a life-learner and dedicates himself to organizations such as Vistage and the Small Giants Community. When he's not at the Mojo offices, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and Mojo COO, Nikole, and their four kiddos in Southlake, Texas. Mike enjoys spending his "me-time" reading business books, articles, case studies, and working out.
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo: HUGS! Helping you grow smarter! You = Mojo Makers and Our Clients
Skill Set: Pattern recognition, Helping people with their urgent and important, Gym Rat, Wino
Bucket List: Travel with Nikole for a month, Home in Napa Valley, Hit our BHAG of $10 million revenue & 50 people
Nikole graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Marketing in 1996 and since has passionately built her career in sales & marketing ever since. Nikole became an "accidental" entrepreneur in 2010 when she married Mojo's CEO, Michael Rose and began running the business with him. Although she loves getting to help our clients grow their business by using Inbound marketing, digital marketing and web design, her real passion lies in building a great culture and creating a company that people want to work for.
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: The authentic culture and a team who all truly cares about the success of our clients, the company and each other.
Skill Set: Problem Solving, Mentorship, Marketing & Business Strategy, Financial Acumen
Bucket List: A Black Porsche Panamera, visiting Spain and the South of France, a personal shopper, Bon Jovi performing at my birthday party :)
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Depends on the mood! Chocolate covered pretzels are the best! Coffee all the way!
Sonja Gray caught "inbound" fever over 20 years ago when a national yellow page directory company hired her as a sales rep. Understanding how to speak the "WIIFM" language to people who are in the buyer's journey was a passion then and made it easy to transition over the years to online search and digital sources. She has spent some time during her career in business intelligence and demand generation companies and has been in sales, sales operations, client delivery and marketing departments. Learning how to use the analytics that can be gained through online behavior has been a motivating journey. She believes there is always something to learn and ways to improve. She gets excited about helping end users find her clients' products and services - because that is ultimately what makes them happy clients!
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: Hands down, it’s the people!
Skill Set: Relationship builder, Hubspot aficionado, Strategic thinker, Avid reader
Bucket List: Take a European river cruise, remodel a mid-century house, hot-air balloon over wine country, arrive somewhere by Seaplane
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Unfortunately, I like it all!
Chandler began his career in writing as a sports journalist covering college athletics. In addition to freelance work for the SEC, ESPN and the NCAA, he covered Texas A&M athletics for The Battalion, TexAgs Radio
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: My co-workers!
Skill Set: Writing, Research, Content Strategy, Cringy Puns
Bucket List: Record an LP (album, any genre), become fluent in a second language, visit Taiwan, learn how to make Thanksgiving dressing like my grandma, learn to play the accordion
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Salty. Tea and coffee.
"We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents." - Bob Ross | Bob Ross spent his career crafting beautiful art and teaching us all how to do so on his instructional television show, The Joy of Painting. Why is Bob Ross an honorary Mojoer? You'll just have to ask that question the next time we talk. Mojo Career Candidates... there's an Easter Egg for you.
James Elhardt has spent time in his career working in social media, event marketing, brand management, content creation, and account management. His true love is content creation and writing, working with brands and digging into what makes them resonate in the marketplace. He went to the University of Minnesota and graduated with a major in Journalism, and a minor in Photography. When James is not working he is likely playing board games with friends, playing a competitive tabletop game with little tiny spaceships, or spending time with his family and their pack of dogs.
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: The drive, and willingness to jump in. I see it every day all around me, we are looking for ways to do what we do better, and find ways to reach better results for our clients. When we have the opportunity to leap we can and take on new challenges to grow as marketers. It has lead to a team where we can grow together, collaborate together, and love working together.
Skill Set: Content Creation, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Automation, Flying Little Plastic Spaceships
Bucket List: Getting a hug from Chewbacca, Skydive, Pilot a Jet, Published Author in Print, Grow a Wizard Beard, Hang out with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, Train to be a Ghostbuster
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Salty//Coffee
Rick Reid is a visual communications professional with decades of experience in creating innovative content across several industries for web and print. His diverse bank of knowledge in both traditional and inbound marketing strategies and analytics enables him to help clients develop ideal marketing initiatives and branding strategies. Additionally, his resourceful illustration, graphic design, and photographic skills add the creative connection to maximize ROI.
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: The privilege to synchronize boundless creativity with clients that benefit from it.
Skill Set: Sergeant Major of Adobe Programs, Branding Junkie, Print Nerd, SEO Nut
Bucket List: Capture Bigfoot, Open a Mojo Office in New Orleans, Own and operate a haunted B&B, Split years living between Grenada and Trinidad
Macy Fontaine is a graduate of Texas A&M, from Houston, Texas. She holds a BA in marketing and her experience working with agencies focuses on building processes and operational efficiencies for both digital marketing and traditional marketing efforts. She began her career focusing on digital marketing strategy development here in Dallas, and branched out into account and project management. Macy has worked with clients ranging from national restaurant chains and retailers to local businesses on projects encompassing web design and development, inbound marketing, paid media, in-store print advertising, direct mail, email, SEO, and paid media.
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: My favorite thing about working at Mojo is the flexibility and trust that we have. I appreciate that Mojo values a work/life balance and cares deeply about us on a personal level.
Skill Set: Organization, Project Management, Attention to Detail, Cat Wrangling
Bucket List: Live abroad, Visit Asia, Learn a language, Scuba dive
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Sweet and Coffee!
With over 15 years digital marketing experience, specializing in email marketing and customer retention, Liz Ryan is an innovative thought leader in the field. She has been published in a number of industry publications including Mediapost’s Email Insider, eM+C as well as interviews in DM News and Hubspot. She also been asked to present at industry events by ExactTarget, AdTech, Marketing Sherpa and the EEC.
As the President of Mojo Media Labs Chicago Office, a Platinum HubSpot Partner, she leads the Chicago Northside HubSpot User Group (HUG) and is an Adjunct Lecturer at DePaul University, Kellstadt Marketing Center.
Liz has worked with a variety of businesses both BtoB and BtoC including world-class brands Threadless, an online retailer, and Active Networks, a technology platform, as well as innovative start-ups Belly, ThinkCerca and Benchprep. During her career in interactive marketing, Liz also served as Director at NextWave Media, a lead generation company and Managing Consultant at Stellar Response, an email strategy and delivery consultancy. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Arizona State University, and Master of Science degree in eCommerce Technology from DePaul University.
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: The people!
Skill Set: Digital Strategy, Email Marketing, Analytics, Mixology
Bucket List: Hawaii, Petra, Thailand
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Both! Nothing is better than salted caramel or caramel and cheese popcorn mixed aka the "Chicago Mix".
For 5 years, Johanna worked for Ford Motor Company and its subsidiaries in consulting 130 automotive dealerships on marketing and sales strategy. Her passion is to cultivate genuine relationships with clients and help them surpass objectives. She excels in result-oriented environments with a hunger for development and growth. Her personal philosophy is to learn something new from everyone she meets. Johanna graduated with a degree in Organizational Communications with an emphasis in Marketing and Public Relations. Her favorite pastimes are running, attending networking events, and reading business non-fiction books. She is always looking for suggestions on what to read next!
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: I love that our Mojo Chi office has a dog-friendly space, puppy smiles and wagging tails make a work day more fun!
Skill Set: Advocating for Clients, communication, digital marketing, organization
Bucket List: Adopt a puppy of my own, travel to Europe solo, own a Chicago Brownstone, be a finisher in the Chicago Marathon
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Always sweet. Sugar-flavored coffee, of course.
Lizzie is a shining example of the classic career transition from film student to
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: Collaboration station! The team works together to hit goals for every client.
Skill Set: Creative Writing, SEO, HubSpot, Cooking
Bucket List: Argentina, Skydive, Great Wall of China, Master’s Degree
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Salty + Tea
Christie has over seven years of digital marketing and web experience, specializing in marketing automation systems, email marketing and landing page optimization. She is Hubspot Certified and helps clients create cohesive inbound strategies with a focus on email automation and content optimization. She has prior experience working in B2B marketing, finance, and large-scale email marketing industries. Christie holds a B.S. in Interactive Digital Media, Visual Imaging from Northwest Missouri State University.
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: The Mojo team - everyone is very communicative, and supportive. Everyone strives to learn new skills and help solve challenges together.
Skill Set: Marketing automation, Inbound strategy, Sales enablement, Email marketing
Bucket List: PADI course in Thailand, hike the Inca Trail, fluency in another language, carnival in Brazil
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Salty. Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon.
Amanda Palmarchuk started her career in marketing with a primary focus on driving results through relationship building. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a concentration in Marketing and has since developed her skills in both strategy and execution in marketing and business. With six years of project management and marketing experience from working on the client side of the marketing world, Amanda is able to identify with the pains companies face when it comes to developing synergy in their marketing plan. Her passion is to problem solve and identify ways to always be improving. She loves listening to marketing, business, and health/wellness podcasts. She also enjoys cooking for her family, and her two kids keep her extra busy with dance and baseball!
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: My teammates and the undeniable passion for client success and problem-solving. I love being a part of such a dedicated team that not only kicks
Skill Set: Teamwork, Client Relations, Social Media, Arts
Bucket List: Travel to Iceland, run a half-marathon, ride an elephant, see Britney Spears in concert
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Sweet. Coffee. All Day.
Leah Baldock is a Client Services professional with a background in marketing coordination. After spending 12 years with her prior employer, she learned all aspects of the business, which she says is crucial to the success and longevity of an employee. Building authentic relationships is where it's at for Leah; she believes the engagement of a relationship defines the client experience. Leah has a passion for analytics, problem-solving and ridiculous results. All of that, combined with her love for growing relationships, makes her a great Mojo Maker! In her time outside of Mojo, Leah says her children's social activities and sports take precedence, but she also enjoys photography, yoga and murder-mystery audiobooks.
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: The agility and the culture!
Skill Set: Cultivating Relationships, Problem-solving, Organization, Photography
Bucket List: African Safari including a visit with a tribe, attend a multi-day yoga retreat, see a live Blue Whale up close, build a house with Habitat for Humanity
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Sweet. Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon.
Born in Germany and raised in Florida, Nathan joins the support team to help our clients get out of a jam. The father of two boys is a veteran after serving in the Air Force and the Army National Guard In his free time, he can be found playing video games or watching tv. He's a lover of any and all action movies, including but not limited to The Matrix, Die Hard, and Commando.
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: The people.
Skill Set: Customer Service, HTML, CSS, Beatboxing
Bucket List: Travel, skydive, Bowl 300
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Both, Sweet Tea
Jason strives to push the envelope of new innovative design and functionality. Focusing on trend setting rather than following. He’s got a strong passion to be creative and loves to teach anyone he can. He carries his eye for design not only in Web but in other areas such as sculpting, painting and illustrating.
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: Collaborating with others on the creative and functionality side has always been one of my favorite things. The culture is nothing else out there I’ve experienced at other agencies. Mojo puts all their trust in everyone and allows each team member to be a leader in their own skills set.
Skill Set: Adobe Creative Suite, Illustration, UI Design, App Design, Print Work
Bucket List: Going to Disney World, Hybrid Designer
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Salty Beef Jerky & Soda
Hoosier by birth, marketing nerd by choice. Or was it a choice? It almost seems like destiny. Steph tucked her English and creative writing degree under her belt and got to work doing everything from design, software support and IT to digital marketing and content strategy. She loves to read mystery novels and popular science. She and her husband are part of a 9-piece local rock band.
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: I love the strong connection we have as a team.
Skill Set: Content Strategy, local SEO, Writing & Editing, Problem Solving
Bucket List: Backpacking in the Grand Canyon, New Zealand Lord of the Rings tour
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Salty, Coffee
Allison found her love for marketing while studying business alongside her theatre degree at Indiana University. She loves working with clients helping them take their websites and digital marketing to the next level. A lover of the local arts scene, Allison spends a great amount of her free time working with the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre as one of their stage managers. Every once in awhile you can even catch her performing on stage.
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: It’s so rewarding working alongside a team that continues to push each other to greatness. We have high expectations of one another and that shows in our work for clients.
Skill Set: Strategy, Content Organization, Marketing Optimization, Email Marketing, Stage Management
Bucket List: Hit all 7 continents, Amazing Race, Hug an Orangutan, African Safari, Lip sync battle with Jimmy Fallon
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Salty, for sure, Tea for sure
Heather enjoys managing tasks and figuring out how to get each piece of the project done. Working with a great team who are good at what they do is what makes the job of Project Manager fun for her. Heather’s main priority is fighting for the client and keeping people happy. Outside of work, she loves coaching volleyball and trips to the Rocky Mountains. Fun Fact: Heather is both an Indiana State Champ and National Champ in volleyball.
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: I love working with smart, motivated people!
Skill Set: Project Management, Communication, Customer Service, Teamwork, Organization
Bucket List: Complete a Triathlon, Play with Koalas, Travel to Hawaii
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Sweet, delicious cake! Definitely tea.
Sam is always working on something outside of work. Always a project, a build, or an adventure of all types. Unless it’s winter. Then it’s usually movies and video games with the family. ← Steph, can you make this sound good / better? Just sprinkle some ‘better’ on it please. Thanks. My writing is not great.
Sam also loves cheesecake, beautiful cars, and great games with awesome story telling.
Sam is deathly afraid of sharks, and fascinated with them.
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo?: Being a leader. Finding creative solutions and testing out products to find excellent resources to make our lives and client lives better.
Skill Set: HTML, CSS, JS, Fine Woodworking
Bucket List: Classic Corvette, Travel the US in said Corvette with my wife, Caribbean ← Done, Restore a Classic Car, Huge tour through Europe, Tokyo, Japan
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Sweet, I guess. Neither
Madison is a senior at Texas Christian University with a major in Communication Studies and a minor in Journalism. She is currently copy editor for TCU's newspapers - TCU 360, The Skiff and The 109. Throughout the course of her internship, she worked alongside our CEO, Mike Rose, as the Sales and Marketing intern. Her role has included tasks of a Sales Development Representative, driving pre-pipeline sales as well as marketing engagement. She wrote a blog series on Account-Based Marketing and Sales Enablement, check it out! When Madison is not at Mojo, she spends (all) her time as a dog mom fostering (and dressing up) rescue pups!
#1 Thing You Got Out of Your Internship Experience? I loved having meaningful, high-level work to execute on and implement for the company to utilize after I leave.
Dream Vacation: South of France
Are You Creative or Analytical?: A bit of both!
Celeb Idol or Crush: Christian Bale because Batman
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Sweet. Coffee.
Favorite TV Show to Binge: Right now, The Killing.
Courtney is majoring in Marketing at Southern Methodist University. She is also minoring in Advertising and Spanish and earning a concentration in Entrepreneurship. She had previously worked retail and coached volleyball, but landed her first marketing internship at Mojo since attending college. We call her the baby since she chose to take on an internship her sophomore year on her own initiative. She has a passion for design (which she discovered on accident) and working with clients, but also loves to expand her horizons. She looks forward to learning more about how marketing plays out in the real world and applying what she has learned this far in college to her work.
#1 Thing You Got Out of Your Internship Experience? Is there a word for mentorship and friendship combined?
Dream Vacation: Safari in South Africa
Are You Creative or Analytical?: A bit of both!
Celeb Idol or Crush: JJ Watt
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Sweet (usually) and hot tea but iced coffee
Favorite TV Show to Binge: Hart of Dixie & Scrubs
Meredith is a senior Agricultural Leadership and Development major with a minor in Communication at Texas A&M University in College Station. She currently serves as secretary of the on-campus women’s organization, Aggie Belles. Meredith grew up working at her dad’s small animal veterinary practice in a variety of roles and it was there that she developed a recent interest in marketing. Having always been a planner and organizational nerd by heart, working alongside a client success manager at Mojo was the perfect fit. She quickly became hands on with all things client management, strategic planning, as well as Hubspot production tasks. With an agriculture-related degree, it’s no surprise that Meredith is a horse-show girl (cutting horses) and bow-hunter. However, she also enjoys being a dog mom to her Mini Aussie, Darcy, finding quaint cafes, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
#1 Thing You Got Out of Your Internship Experience? I learned so, so much about how to communicate with clients and about business etiquette.
Dream Vacation: Greece (whatever city has the pretty blue and white houses!)
Are You Creative or Analytical?: A bit of both!
Celeb Idol or Crush: Chris Pine. Hello, Princess Diaries and Wonder Woman!!!
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Combo of sweet and salty. And both coffee and tea. Call me a balanced individual.
Favorite TV Show to Binge: The Great British Baking Show
Kayla Whatley is a recent graduate
Dream Vacation: Eating/drinking all of the carbs, gelato, and coffee in Italy...
Are You Creative or Analytical?: A bit of both!
Celeb Idol or Crush: Josh Dun from Twenty One Pilots
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Definitely salty. And I'm a coffee person all the way.
Favorite TV Show to Binge: The Office
Morgan Minshew is a Baylor University marketing undergrad student experienced in customer service and administrative work in a high pace setting. She practices strong organizational and leadership skills that have led to the ability to meet deadlines in a timely and efficient manner.
What's Your Favorite Part About Working for Mojo? Being a member of such a talented, hardworking, and fun team!
Skill Set: Social media, audience engagement, content curation, country music expert
Are You Creative or Analytical?: Creative, all the way!
Bucket List: Spend a month traveling Europe, own a Corgi, meet Luke Bryan,
Sweet or Salty, Coffee or Tea?: Sweet & Salty!! No Coffee or Tea... just Dr. Pepper! :)