Founded in 2009 as Capture Media Associates, Dream Local Digital began with a simple goal — to help local businesses succeed using always-changing online marketing tools. Dream Local Digital makes online marketing simple while you run your business.
In its first year, Dream Local Digital offered online marketing advice to hundreds of small businesses in Maine through seminars and hands-on work. Now, it serves clients throughout North America. Each member of the team brings unique experience and insight to help businesses with their marketing needs.
Shannon Kinney, Founder, GM, Client Success Officer
Shannon has over 15 years of experience in the development of successful Internet products, sales and marketing strategies. She has worked on the teams developing successful Internet brands such as cars.com, careerbuilder.com, and over 60 online media properties for newspapers all over the U.S. and Canada. Prior to that, she spent over 10 years in media sales and sales management in Maine. She is an experienced speaker, trainer, and consultant, and has worked with small and large companies alike. Shannon is considered an expert in the field of online marketing and social media, and speaks regularly at conferences on the subject. She serves as an advisor to many established and start-up companies, and local charitable groups such as the Maine Lobster Festival Committee. After spending many years away, Shannon is pleased to be again based in Maine, working with businesses to assist in their growth.
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Molly Gray, Director of Sales and Operations
Molly’s enthusiastic personality has driven her toward and helped her be successful in customer service, general management, real estate and sales. Molly is originally from Bethel, Maine. She attended Gould Academy and then Jacksonville University in Florida for high school and her bachelor’s. She has lived in Midcoast Maine since 2007. Her career has led her not only to a variety of positions from sales and management in the hospitality industry, real estate, and being an entrepreneur; it’s also led her around the country to Florida and Colorado for some time. Dream Local Digital has been a fresh move forward for Molly. She’s excited to combine many of the skills she has obtained throughout her career and looks forward to working with future clients.
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Alyssa Rolerson, Senior Project and Research Manager
Alyssa began at Dream Local Digital in April of 2010 as an intern and has since been promoted to Online Marketing Strategist and Project Manager. In May of 2012 she will receive her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Maine at Augusta. Alyssa is born and raised in Maine, attended the University of New Haven for one and a half years before transferring to UMA. Alyssa has really enjoyed the transition from intern to Project Manager as it’s allowed her to get to know Dream Local Digital’s clients and internal process at a more detailed level.
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Jason Andreoni, Lead Designer and Production Manager
Jason has demonstrated success in helping businesses market themselves through print and online media, having worked for a combined nine years as a graphic designer and web designer/developer for a local media company. He has also been working in Web Design and Front End Development since 2004 on a freelance basis with a client base that spans the state of Maine. He handles every aspect of the process from the initial client meeting to the full deployment and delivery of their web site. At Dream Local Digital, Jason manages all production of graphics, Facebook page customizations, web work, graphic design projects, e-mail campaigns and more.
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Lesa Berard, Client Services Manager
Lesa grew up in Maine and has recently relocated to the Mid Coast area. She graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelors degree in Direct Marketing. Her creative personality has been instrumental in marketing successful small businesses, including her own. She has a vast experience working with customers at different levels; from the perspective of being a small business owner to representing L.L.Bean, Inc. as the Senior Sourcing/Purchasing Manager. She brings over 20 years exceptional management and customer service skills with her to Dream Local. Her experience, personality and skills will be an asset to all current and future Dream Local clients.
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Jessica Greene, Office Manager and Researcher
Jessica has lived in Waldoboro for 25 years with her husband Scott and daughter Paige. She graduated from Medomak Valley High School in 1991, and is currently in her junior year at UMA pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Jessica enjoys marketing and interned with local businesses in that field to gain valuable experience; she was an intern for Rockland Main Street, and was most recently an intern for Dream Local Digital. Jessica has also owned a successful cleaning service in the area for 10 years. She enjoys spending time with people, reading, and learning new things. She is excited to be a part of the Dream Team and to connect with the local community.
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Bethany Snow, Online Marketing Strategist
Bethany is a proud Maine native and is excited about the opportunity to support local businesses. After graduating Scarborough High School in 2002 she enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for five years at bases from California to Korea. In 2010 she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Mount Holyoke College and began working with the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine. These diverse experiences allow for a fresh perspective and an enthusiasm for working with people and businesses.
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Jeff Howland, Online Marketing Strategist
Jeff grew up in Maine and has lived in the midcoast area on-and-off for over 12 years. Since graduating from the University of Maine with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology, he has held positions within the industrial sector, as a software engineer, and the financial and marketing sectors, in a broad range of technology management and client support roles. Currently, Jeff is on the Boards of Directors for two local non-profit organizations in the public affairs and education sectors. Jeff combines his passion for helping people connect, with his love of reading and writing, to form the foundation of his work as a media strategist and also for his blog, MEperspective
. Immersed in the social media culture and curating and sharing insights gained through spending his days and nights plugged into the online and print media stream, he works closely with our clients and team to develop and implement online marketing strategies. When ‘unplugged’ Jeff likes to go for a run or sit down with a good book.
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Alyssa McCluskey, Online Marketing Strategist
Alyssa has lived in the Midcoast area for seventeen years. Raised in Hope, Maine, she graduated from Camden Hills Regional High School in 2008 and recently finished her Bachelor of Arts degree in English at the University of Maine at Orono. Alyssa has been a part of the local community for a number of years: she was a member of the Pen Bay Sailfish Swim Team for twelve years, and worked for the Penobscot Bay YMCA by helping to develop youth through swimming lessons and summer camp. She was also a member of the UMaine community during her four years in Orono as a Resident Assistant. Her past community involvement gave Alyssa the skills to interact with people, desire to get involved and see local businesses thrive. She is very excited to use her skills as a writer and to learn more about social media to support the community that has made such a huge impact on her life.
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Rebecca Chambers, Chief Storyteller
Rebecca moved to Maine from Los Angeles in 2010 after marrying her husband, Christian. Rebecca’s education and background is in documentary film and new media. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Film from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and her Masters in Media Studies from The New School for Public Engagement in New York. Prior to moving to Maine, Rebecca worked on multiple documentary projects including Ken Burn’s National Parks: America’s Best Idea, Al Gore’s online campaign Repower America and Tony and Ridley Scott’s exploration of Air Force pilots Top Guns. Rebecca is excited to be working for Dream Local, putting her storytelling and new media skills to use for their clients.
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Eliece Hammond, Online Marketing Strategist
Eliece is from the Pacific Northwest and has recently relocated to Silicon Valley,CA with her new husband, Jim. Maine has a special draw for her and she is excited to work with the team and support local commerce. Eliece attended college at an early age in Illinois, earning a high school diploma and AA degree in Graphic Design in June of 1999. She later went on to complete a 4 year Business Administration degree from the University of Washington with concentrations in Marketing and Finance. Her focus has always been on entrepreneurship, and she has 14 years of experience developing business models and marketing plans.
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Kasey Ahlquist, Online Marketing Strategist
Kasey was born and raised in Maine. After graduating from Scarborough High School in 2002 she attended school in Boston and Maine before earning her Associates degree in Legal studies. She spent several years working as a Social Security Disability Representative, helping clients maneuver the complicated Social Security hearing process. Through this work and several years in customer service in various industries, Kasey has developed a talent and passion for helping people reach their goals. Kasey and her husband just recently welcomed their first baby, a little girl. She is excited to join Dream Local and looks forward to using her talents and enthusiasm to help local businesses grow and thrive.
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Mark Whittaker, Online Marketing Strategist
Mark loves to use his more than 30 years of experience to help clients communicate with customers and prospective customers. He has been a newspaper writer, editor, online director and consultant. He has a journalism degree from Temple University in Philadelphia and a master’s certificate in Internet marketing from the University of San Francisco. Mark now lives in Pittsburgh, where he and his wife, Susan, spend their spare time learning to live in a house ruled by five cats and a dog.
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Katy DeGrass, Online Marketing Strategist
Katy first joined Dream Local Digital as a member of our intern team, providing us with excellent research content and showing an eagerness to learn more about social media marketing. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Maine in 2009. Since graduating, Katy has split her time between traveling and gaining work experience. In her spare time, she spends a lot of time outdoors, running, hiking, rock climbing. She has a passion for learning and exploring, but also holds on to her love for Midcoast Maine.
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