Meet our team
Mr. Tate was one of the pioneers in the pay-per-click advertising industry before the turn of the 21st century. He was one of the first people in the world to gain recognition as a Google Ads certified partner and started in the internet marketing business before Google was a fledgling start-up.
While Mr. Tate’s specialty is legal and medical marketing, he has overseen campaigns across a wide range of industries, as well as, for some of America’s most widely recognized brands. Mr. Tate was on the forefront of Click-Fraud prevention early on in his career and was showcased along with James Sokolove by the New York Times concerning the Pharmaceutical Litigation scandal, in addition to the fraud surrounding it.
In his free time, he enjoys weight training, flag football, snowboarding, ATV riding, boating, wine tasting, traveling the world, and spending time with his beautiful family.
Mr. Murphy is a founding partner of NLM. He was one of the first people in the country to hand code websites using Extensible HTML, and external CSS style sheets at the age of 16.
He went on to study computer science and mathematics in college before founding his first company at the age of 21. Mr. Murphy has spent years working in, and studying emerging markets including Brazil, and consequently speaks Portuguese fluently.
In his free time, he enjoys snow boarding, sailing, working out, literature, and philosophy.
Lydia Diaz is the Chief Operating Officer and Director of SEO at Next Level Marketing. She is the queen of task organization and loves a good color coordination. Her main priority is keeping tabs on each client here at NLM and lending a helping hand when deadlines are fast approaching.
Lydia received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Advertising from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with Portfolio of Excellence. She also obtained her Associate of Arts Degree in English, graduating with high honors. Both degrees have provided her with a strong analytical and creative thought process that provide a unique view to any client goal.
With previous advertising agency experience, she has an extensive background in technical SEO, content strategies, organic outreach, community management, and paid social advertising. While Facebook and Instagram advertising may be her favorite, she always makes her way back to SEO because without a powerful website, paid advertising can only do so much.
Lydia has a strong passion for all flaming hot snacks, Disney movies, and funky pins. In her spare time, she enjoys going to Florida Panther hockey games, playing outside with her dog, and catching up on the latest show to binge watch.
Amanda Alvarez joins Next Level as the Chief of Staff to Michael Tate. Before Next Level, Amanda made a stop at A-Rod Corp, where she led scheduling and operations for former MLB player Alex Rodriguez. Prior to A-Rod Corp, she was involved in the sports industry. First as a Communications Assistant in the athletic department at the University of Miami, where she oversaw communications strategies for the Women's Tennis team and wrote feature stories for the Hurricane Magazine and served as the in-game host for the baseball and basketball teams.
Her experience in the UM athletic department led her to Florida International University. She served as a Sports Information Director for the Women's Swim and Dive Team and Women's Tennis Teams. At FIU she managed communications for her respective sports and built their social presence across all platforms.
She earned a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism, Political Science and Sports Administration from the University of Miami, and an M.B.A. from Florida International University.
Clayton Mosbey is the Chief Revenue Officer and Director of Business Development at Next Level Marketing. He helps current clients grow with our services while also helping kickoff new business partnerships.
Clayton received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrated Marketing from Pepperdine University. After spending his first four years in marketing working on both traditional and digital campaigns at the Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts, Clayton decided to take his love for digital marketing to the next level and joined the Advertising Operations team at Hulu. While at Hulu, Clayton ran the campaigns for top tier clients including Disney, Nike, Amazon, McDonald’s, Nintendo, PlayStation, T-Mobile, Kroger, Procter & Gamble, Toyota, and more.
After managing budgets that are thousands of dollars and budgets that are millions of dollars, Clayton has learned that powerful results are a product of the right strategy and that businesses of any size can grow, scale, and expand quickly with the right marketing team.
Clayton is originally from Los Angeles, California and recently moved to Florida to work out of Next Level’s new Miami office. He is a certified hot sauce aficionado and you are guaranteed to find copious amounts of hot sauce varieties at his desk, in his backpack, in his pantry... you name it! If Clayton is not in the office, he is likely at the gym, watching UFC, cheering on the LA Rams, or exploring his new city with friends.
Business Development & Operations
Jocelyn Gryz is a Client Relations Manager at Next Level Marketing. With her background in Communications and International Commerce, she works to maintain a high quality experience and service for our clients every step of the way. She is a Chicago native, but Miami’s weather has made her and her Spanish Waterdog permanent residents!
Christian is a Business Development Manager at Next Level Marketing. He focuses on building new client relationships and helping current clients find continued success.
Christian graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Economics. Over the years, he has worked across many fields in the marketing industry, from running his own creative production studio to working as Marketing Director for a fast-growing Miami agri-tech company. He believes in approaching every challenge with each side of the brain, blending technical expertise with a healthy dose of creativity.
Born and raised in Ohio, Christian has proudly called the 305 his home for almost 10 years. When he’s not at work, you can probably find him playing guitar, sorting through his hot sauce collection, or finding the newest spot to eat in this amazing city.
Vega Alfaro Wood is a Senior Operations Coordinator here at Next Level Marketing. She received her Bachelors of Science in Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communications alongside her minor in General Marketing and Honors Degree at Florida International University. She is knowledgeable regarding the digital marketing industry but is specifically passionate about marketing within eco-sustainability, non-profit, and entertainment.
In her free time, she loves traveling, dancing, and spending time with her dog Nina Simone.
Nahshon is a Executive Assistant to the Chief Revenue Officer at Next Level Marketing. Born and raised in Miami-Dade, where he received a certificate in Digital Marketing from the University of Miami. He is dedicated to the ever-shifting Digital Marketing industry and excited for future innovations soon to come.
Destin Preston is a Business Development Coordinator at Next Level Marketing. Motivated by her interests in organization and helping others, she graduated from Florida Atlantic University with her B.B.A. in Marketing and Meetings and Events Certification. Outside of the office, you can find her pursuing her passions for dancing, stationary, traveling, and trying new things.
Madelayne is a Business Development Coordinator at Next Level Marketing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies from UNC Charlotte and completed a certificate in Digital Marketing Science from the same institution. After graduating college, she interned and worked as a contractor for the Mecklenburg County Public Information Department. Shortly after that, she went back to UNC Charlotte and joined the Emerging Media Communications team as a Video Production Assistant. She helped her team with the development of promotional video projects for Academic Affairs, Distance Education courses for faculty and students, and video conferences for the Chancellor’s office, Provost’s office and several departments on campus.
As you can see, Madelayne comes all the way from North Carolina, but she is originally from Ecuador. She loves music, especially Latin music, and enjoys dancing as well as singing. She considers herself a foodie and loves to explore and try out new restaurants. Last but not least, she loves her family, friends and dogs.
PPC | Pay Per Click Team
Juan Liriano is the Paid Search Specialist here at Next Level Marketing. He loves technology and keeps up with the latest digital trends, as fluid as the industry itself. He considers the measurement capabilities of ads today an amazing opportunity. By using data to find insights about customers and helping businesses grow enables him to fine tune their strategies.
Before joining Next Level, Juan worked independently as a PPC and SEO digital marketing consultant. He is dedicated to all things business and has a Bachelors of Business Management from FAU. This combination of skills and education has given him a synergistic understanding of the digital marketing field. He has created and managed marketing campaigns for many businesses in a variety of industries. Budgets small and large are all the same to him, it's all about success and growth.
When he is not at work, he loves spending time with his family, traveling and playing/watching basketball. He enjoys watching cooking shows and although he is not the best cook, he likes to live vicariously through them.
Jessica Courtney is a Paid Advertising Project Manager at Next Level SEM. She received her Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance from the University of Miami. She enjoys writing and creating content as well as all things PPC.
In her spare time, she loves traveling, music and fashion.
Luisa Cornejo is a Business Development Coordinator at Next Level Marketing. She graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. She enjoys the responsibility of supporting the growth and development of the company. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, skateboarding, rock climbing, and camping.
SEO | Search Engine
Alana Millman is the Content Director at Next Level SEM. From SEO and web development, to brand strategy and design- she helps take businesses to the “next level”. She is a seasoned marketing professional who has experience in both content management and creation. Alana came on board the Next Level team with one mission in mind: using her diverse skill set to realize the vision of NLM’s clients and their brands.
Alana is originally from NYC and has been living in Miami for about a decade. When she is not making SEO magic, Alana enjoys caring for her garden, running her dog Norman, doing yoga, and channeling her inner chef in the kitchen.
Zoraida Ramos is a SEO Project Manager at Next Level Marketing. She grew up in Miami where she pursued her Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communications from Florida International University. Little did she know, she would find a passion for SEO while also continuing in the public relations field right here at Next Level Marketing.
She is fluent in English and Spanish thanks to growing up in the city of Spanglish. When she's not diving into keyword research and public relations, she enjoys working with youth at her church, or spending time with family, friends, and her Rottweiler. She loves watching movies, trying new food, and singing when no one is listening.
Michael Garcia is an SEO Specialist here at Next Level. He was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Michael graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and a Master's Degree in Digital Marketing at Full Sail University. Since then, he’s been working up the ladder to exert his acquired skills and knowledge in Search Engine Optimization.
Vanessa is an SEO Specialist at Next Level Marketing. With over 10 years of experience, she is passionate about SEO and leading clients to their best organic level. With knowledge in SEO, SEM and project management, she is a firm believer in working as a combined digital force to achieve goals. She has excellent problem-solving and analytical thinking skills.
Ashik Bappy is one of our Technical SEO Specialists at Next Level Marketing. Learning new ways to reach and connect with people has always intrigued Ashik. This led him to become passionate about the World Wide Web and how users search on the Internet.
Ashik has over 9 years in the SEO industry including strategy and technical. He is a seasoned SEO Webmaster with a versatile track record and has a ‘never-say-die’ curiosity towards the future of online marketing. For the past several years, he has been helping both small and medium enterprises, businesses.
Cassandra Alamilla is the Content Manager here at Next Level Marketing. She received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida and always had a passion for all things digital. She is always excited by the digital trends and creative methods to engage with an audience.
Lauren is a Digital Marketing Coordinator at Next Level Marketing. She received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing along with a double minor in Business Technology and Finance from the University of Miami. On her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, water skiing, playing tennis and traveling.
Kiersta is a Content Editor on the SEO team. She has several years of experience in marketing and loves helping to create the best content for our clients and their messaging. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kiersta is currently based in Chicago and enjoys taking advantage of all the city has to offer. From theater to museums to exploring all the parks and beaches, there’s always something new to experience!
Eric Edelman is the Content Manager at Next Level Marketing. Alongside the Next Level Marketing Content Team, he coordinates with clients to construct eye-catching content to make their digital marketing dreams a reality.
Prior to joining Next Level, Eric has been (and remains) a creative consultant, freelance writer, and professional copywriter. From digital platforms to local print publications, Eric's has crafted published works that stretch the gamut from sportswriting to print advertorials. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Florida Atlantic University's Multimedia Journalism program, Eric is passionate about communication, history, global affairs, music, sports, and politics. In his spare time, he enjoys weight training, podcasts, long-distance running, martial arts, and occasionally, chipping away at his autobiographical novel.
With years of editing, writing, and media production experience, Jovel Johnson has lent her talents and expertise in front and behind the scenes to various mediums and industries, including journalism, film, music, and corporate marketing.
She continues to immerse her talents in her creative endeavors.
Kellie Williams joins Next Level Marketing as the Junior Content Manager. Before joining the
team, Kellie was the Writer, Editor, and Social Media Strategist for Startup.Club, the largest
‘Club’ on Clubhouse, and has since been recognized as one of South Florida’s most ‘influential
creatives, entrepreneurs, and community leaders’ by Voyage MIA Magazine.
Kellie completed a Masters in Magazine Journalism at Cardiff University, one of the world’s
leading schools of journalism, and was awarded a Merit award upon graduation. Kellie is a UK
native but resides in South Florida for its creative, fun nature and spectacular climate.
WEB | Web Design &
Joseph Pagan is a media arts specialist focusing on website design and development. With over 16 years experience Joseph Pagan specializes in Website Design, HTML, CSS, App Design, Graphic Design, Branding and also Product Design/Manufacturing.
He has designed websites for major brand companies like Sugar Factory, Hontus, Mia Toro, Cafe Iguana, Planet Traveler USA and many more.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. He has worked with many companies to build and elevate a strong brand presence through Logo Design, Website design, Social media advertisements, Video, and Magazine Advertisements.
His most recent project Space Case 1 (SC 1) has gained recognition from many media sources like Forbes, CNN and the New York Times for being technologically ahead of the industry.
Reysol Grant is an experienced UX/UI designer with over 19 years of media arts and product development. He attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale for his Bachelor’s Degree in Media Arts & Animation, in which he designed toys, home décor, holiday décor, clothing lines, and digital products. Reysol is a certified UX/UI designer who was mentored by designers in major tech companies in the field. He looks at every experience as an adventure, learning, creating, and designing for a better tomorrow.
Anicia is a Digital Marketing Coordinator at Next Level Marketing. Inspired by everything digital she is looking to pursue and master helping clients reach their goals. She is currently working on her Bachelor's Degree for Graphic Design and intends to use those skills to assist clients in their front end development. Outside of work you can find her playing with all 4 of her dogs. You may even be able to spot her snapping pics in Miami for her personal projects.
Abner loves all the creative and technical parts of digital marketing. He enjoys digging into data, finding ways to improve campaigns, and providing top-grade strategies that ensure a very healthy ROI.
In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, spending time with his doggo and loved ones, volunteering, or learning a new skill.
Ashlyn is a Senior Organic Social Media Strategist with a diverse industry background working in Integrated Communication. She has experience developing strategic campaigns, organizing special events, cultivating influencer relationships, creating content for social media, managing strategic social media plans, designing graphics using photoshop, and telling compelling content-driven stories.
Ashlyn graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Communication. She also received the Corporate Entrepreneurship Certificate from the C.T. Bauer College of Business’ Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship.
In her free time, Ashlyn enjoys photography, blogging, and making YouTube videos. She has a super cute Maltese named Hunter. They love going on adventures together!
Alyssa Harrison is a Paid Social Media Specialist at Next Level Marketing. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising alongside her minor in General Business at The University of Alabama. She is knowledgeable with content creation, social media management, and graphic design, but is specifically passionate about marketing within the sports and entertainment industry. Dedicated to a high-quality work standard, she enjoys being a part of helping businesses grow.
Alison has a mind that thrives off of innovative thinking. She fuses analytics with creativity to build bulletproof digital strategies and visuals. She is proficient in copywriting, social media management, graphics, and video editing. She is passionate about working alongside other professionals to understand their unique vision, voice, and goals. For her, nothing is more rewarding than bringing a brand the growth and recognition it deserves.