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 AdWords 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 Americas 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 Vioxx scandal, and the fraud surrounding it.
In his free time, he enjoys Weight training, flag football, snowboarding, ATV riding, boating, wine tasting, world traveling 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.
PPC | Pay Per Click Team
Hilary Kinzel is the Chief Marketing Officer at Next Level Marketing. With several years of agency experience under her belt, she is well-versed in both paid and organic search for a variety of industries.
When it comes to Search, Hilary has the experience to know which PPC and SEO tactics will be advantageous for clients. For Paid Search, she can recommend the platforms, strategies and bidding methods to get clients the ROI they are looking for. As for Organic Search, she loves digging into the interior of a site and finding opportunities to improve rankings and drive traffic. She is also certified in both Google AdWords and Analytics.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking dinner for her boyfriend then waiting for him to tell her it’s delicious, missing her dog as soon as she shuts the door, starting books and not finishing them, and sitting at the beach with SPF 80 on.
Lauren is a recent graduate of Florida International University, where she earned her Masters of Business Administration. She is not only a Panther, but a Gator as well: she attended the University of Florida for her undergrad, where she earning her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.
While at UF, she did an exchange program in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and is now fluent in Portuguese. She loves to travel, and has been to 5 of the 7 continents (the other 2, Asia and Antarctica, are soon to come). The majority of her free time is spent training in Brazilian jiu jitsu, of which she is very passionate about. When she is not at the gym, she is usually playing with her twin nieces or researching for her wellness blog. She loves to try out new healthy recipes, that of which she usually enjoys but her family and friends think otherwise.
Diossley is a Pay-Per-Click Specialist at Next Level SEM. He specializes in Digital Marketing with a background in PPC, SEO, Social Media Marketing, and Web Design.
Dio has been certified in both Google AdWords and Google Analytics. His experience includes both technical and creative work. His technical work includes implementing SEM strategies that focus on maximizing ROI, creating paid advertising campaigns on Facebook and Instagram, using all the latest web technologies (HTML, CSS, PHP, WordPress, etc.) to manipulate websites, and executing a variety of SEO strategies focused on link-building and on-site optimization. On the creative side, Dio’s experience includes designing eye-catching display ads using the Adobe Creative Suite and designing websites, mockups, and landing pages. Dio received his bachelor’s degree in Economics at Florida Atlantic University and is currently working on his MBA.
In his free time, Dio enjoys reading, collecting vinyl records, and traveling. He also enjoys wasting his time debating Star Trek.
Jackie is a Pay-Per-Click Specialist at Next Level SEM. She specializes in Digital Marketing with a background in PPC advertising, SEO, Social Media Marketing, and Video Production.
Jackie is Google AdWords Certified and enjoys creating tailor made campaign strategies. She is also passionate about writing captivating ad copy. In the past, Jackie has spent many years studying and working in Europe. She completed a Bachelor of Business Administration in Northern Spain and has work experience in both Barcelona and Southern France. Her exposure to different cultures has helped her gain a greater understanding of businesses’ needs from an international point of view.
In her free time, Jackie loves reading, playing music, speaking French, running, and paddleboarding. She also enjoys Italian espresso a couple of times a day for experiencing superhuman creativity boosts.
SEO | Search Engine Optimization
Ramon Herrera is Chief Strategy Officer for SEO at Next Level Marketing. He is a multi-faceted web marketing force who specializes in white-hat Organic and Paid Search Engine Marketing (SEM), as well as User Experience Optimization (UEO), Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) and Web Analytics.
Ramon is Google Analytics and AdWords Certified, and in his experience, has managed successful domestic and international search campaigns for multi-million dollar companies in a wide array of verticals. He is passionate about Data Science and SEM as he dedicates himself to building strategies to maximize ROI, exploiting opportunities to enhance overall user experience, and website optimization from a technical standpoint for increased exposure. He is a creative individual who loves to laugh, and bury his head in numbers to have the best understanding of every campaign’s performance.
As a big music person, his free time is taken up by attending various music events, as well as indulging in electronic production and turntablism. Ramon is also a food, coffee & wine enthusiast who loves to travel, and is a sports fanatic. Go Yankees!
Feuza Reis is a Senior Social Media, Graphic Design, and Content Manager here at Next Level SEM. She specializes in Social Media SEO, Content Marketing, Photography, Design, and Blogging. She is a nationally recognized, and highly awarded, professional speaker and blogger.
She was originally born in Brazil and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. She has helped hundreds of businesses get found online via organic search and loves all things online marketing. She has taught classes on Pinterest SEO, Blogging SEO, and WordPress SEO. Additionally, she has been featured in dozens of blogs, podcasts, and magazines both national and local. Feuza, also known as Fuse, is super passionate about helping businesses elevate their online presence to the Next Level with strategic and sustainable content marketing and SEO. She is creative, passionate and brings a double dose of humor to the team.
In her free time, Feuza enjoys hanging out with her husband Max, her two boys Lucas and Josh and her fur baby Milo. She also loves the beach, red cabernet, and traveling fuels her soul.
Enmanuel is a Search Engine Optimization Specialist at Next Level SEM. He has a Master’s degree in Tourism Management from Universidad Central de Las Villas,
as well as multiple certifications in digital marketing from Google, Facebook, Hootsuite, Digital Marketer, and other top industry influencers.
Since arriving in Miami from Cuba in 2014, he has won two MBA scholarship contests from The Economist.
Enmanuel has a thorough understanding of social media, search marketing, and content strategies to increase web traffic, sales and brand awareness. As a passionate digital marketer, he has taken on many challenging projects, from a small electrician business to a travel marketplace. In his free time, Enmanuel enjoys being involved in any project to help the Cuban people, especially Cuban entrepreneurs. He always finds time to read a good history book and watch Argentina lose the soccer finals (as a big fan, he is not ready to switch teams, though).
Flavia Lima is an SEO Specialist here at Next Level Marketing. She specializes in drafting efficient website strategies guaranteed to make each business’ site target the most qualified users possible.
She graduated from Rider University Cum Laude with a dual major Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Business. She obtained her Associates Degree in Business Administration and has 3 certificates from various universities including San Francisco University and Rutgers University.
Flavia comes from a small business background and she brings a personal touch to each and every strategy.
She is trilingual, fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Her passions include writing poetry for her blog, traveling, consuming vast amounts of fiction literature and dancing hip-hop.
Content | Outreach
David’s your favorite writer’s favorite writer & if that isn’t pretentious enough for ya, he has a real nice bridge for sale. He’s a certified word nerd who’s written across industries including healthcare, real estate, marketing, and legal.
More importantly, he’s implemented first-page rankings in all these industries & built close ties with media companies, journalists, reporters, bloggers, & writers of all stripes. This combination of unrivaled prose & invaluable media contacts makes David a certified creative genius. He uses this over-the-top ability to develop innovative content strategies & growth plans. He then execute them like he’s finishing someone in Mortal Kombat.
All of which is a long way of saying David’s the copywriter you never knew you always needed. He’s uniquely suited to take your SEO to the next level. His work speaks for itself. He just hopes it doesn’t say anything too awesome, but it’s probably too late for that.
In his free time, David enjoys writing poetry, playing with lil ol’ doggos & big ol’ puppers, and making memes.
Sharone Houri is an SEO and Content Writing Specialist for Next Level Marketing. She specializes in Content Writing, Website Design, Search Engine Optimization, and Blogging.
She was originally born in France and is fluent in English, French, and Hebrew. She has an obsession with technical terms such as LSI, XML sitemaps, and Alt texts. On the other side of the spectrum, she studied Criminal Justice, and Psychology at Florida International University.
Aside from trying to analyze everyone, she loves designing websites including her newly founded Jewelry Company and appreciates learning new marketing skills every day. She has mastered the art of content writing, website design and her very favorite—SEO.
Sharone Houri, also nicknamed “Sha”, is very passionate about writing, and has been blogging since she was twelve. She is currently writing her first novel, in efforts to inspire others through her work. Alongside, she loves painting in acrylic and hopes to be representing her own gallery one day. She also hosts a weekly class, teaching young girls about self-esteem, and personal growth.
Her favorite motto to live by is: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” She strongly believes in dedication, virtue, and reaching one’s highest potential every single day—No excuses allowed.
Gerald is a Content/Copy Writer for Next Level Marketing. He specializes in Digital Content Writing, Copywriting, Website Design, Search Engine Optimization, and Blogging.
Born in New York and raised in South Florida, Gerald began writing soon after realizing that he would not be making it into the NBA.
With a thorough understanding of prose, style, social media, search engine optimization, and content strategies to increase web traffic, and sales and brand awareness, he is an efficient and effective member of the team.
Gerald has often been called an artist, an artist who paints with words. And some say his talents for writing are topped only by his humility.
In his free time, Gerald enjoys turtles, underwater basket-weaving and long, meandering walks on the beach.
Taylor is a SEM intern at Next Level. She has her Associates in Marketing and is working towards her Bachelors degree. Her passion is writing content, increasing brand awareness, and blogging. In her free time she loves to visit the Keys and spending weekends on a boat.
Alejandro José Vásquez is a professional copywriter for Next Level Media SEM. He graduated summa cum laude from Florida State University with a BA in Creative Writing and a minor in Communications. Now, he’s bringing his professional experience and a fresh perspective to your content.
Alejandro’s writing skills are the result of extensive study and exercise, and they’re constantly growing. He knows how to make articles flow. He adapts to different tones and styles like an amphibian. He has a knack for word choice, a talent for editing, an eye for structure, and a humble personality. In his view, everyone has a story, and we all just want it to be told and understood – and he’s eager to tell your story.
In his free time, Alejandro enjoys hanging out with his family, friends, and his cat Casper. He also relishes in writing fiction, reading books, watching movies, exploring, and singing karaoke.
Kayla is a recent graduate of the University of Florida, where she received her degree in journalism and communications. Her passion for writing and editing is just the tip of the iceberg – she also specializes in blogging, AP Style, search engine optimization and secondary research. She’s excited and grateful to further grow in all facets of communications and media as a content writer at Next Level Marketing.
Raised in a Cuban-Jamaican household, Kayla loves staying close to her culture. She hopes to not only re-visit Jamaica and go to Cuba for the first time, but she also hopes to travel around the world and experience all it has to offer. When she’s not writing or planning where she’d like to travel next, she can be found with her nose in a book, crying from laughter with her friends or attempting a new Pinterest recipe (emphasis on “attempting”).
Kayla’s life motto is “do it with passion, or not at all,” and she fully intends to follow that at Next Level.
Tomas Gallo is a public relations writer for Next Level SEM. He grew up across four continents and found himself brewing a passion for writing after making Florida his home. He attended the University of North Florida for his bachelor’s degree in public relations, which spiked his interest in writing for the media. He began writing content for small businesses, universities and local events which provided a balance between creative and non-fictional writing.
He is fluent in English and Spanish and loves being exposed to new cultures and languages. He plans on earning a Master of Science in communication management in the new few years.He enjoys the outdoors, exquisite food, hard work and dogs. He enjoys coming into work everyday and working with his peers to increase the awareness of their clients. His passion for writing and experience with digital marketing work hand in hand to promote the products and services his clients have to offer.
WEB | Web Design & Development
Stephan is a senior full stack web developer with over 16 years of experience in graphic design, web development, project management and leadership spanning the hospitality, travel, and consulting industries.
He has helped companies big and small, produce effective marketing strategies and designs online tools, that add intrinsic and monetary value.
Stephan’s passion for always staying current with the latest web development trends has made him an expert in web architecture and development and UI/UX implementations. Stephan is directly responsible for Norwegian Cruise Lines’ globalization efforts. Leveraging technologies like Geo Location, translation services, and scrum teams to bring it all together.
Although born in Dakar, Senegal (Africa), most of his education took place in the states. Due to all his travels, over the years, Stephan has become fluent in four major languages. English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
He enjoys spending time with his wife, Katie, their sons, Alexander and Silas, and their dog Lilly. His favorite past-times include playing basketball, photography, and video editing. Stephan is also a big Miami Hurricanes football fan.
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.
Christopher Paredes is a highly skilled full-stack software developer. He is a graduate of the University of Miami class of 2015. At the U, he began software development as a hobby with friends. Now he is a full-time software developer and entrepreneur. Over the last 4 years he has strengthened my skills in software and has developed multiple websites and mobile apps.
Here are some of the skills he has acquired over the years:
Skills: Back-End and Front-End Web Development, Web Design, Database Management, SEO, Marketing, API creation and integration, mass email marketing, team management, and more.
Princess is a Social Media Coordinator at Next Level SEM. She graduated from St. John’s University with a bachelor’s degree in Television and Film Production. She enjoys infusing her copy and visual content with creativity and nuance. She loves incorporating video into her work whenever possible.
Princess studied Japanese in high school, but due to her lack of practice over the years, she currently speaks Japanglish. During her free time, she writes and directs films and web series, paints, and enjoys making appearances in film and television as an extra. You can catch her walking in front of Mary Jane in Spiderman 2 and might even be able to spot her in an upcoming digital series.
Princess strives to be a Renaissance woman in all that she does. Not only is she an accomplished creative, but she dedicates a lot of her time and energy to helping the Humane Society of Greater Miami. She absolutely adores her furbaby, Munchkin.
All of these talents, passions, and skills combine to make Princess one heck of a Social Media Coordinator. Keep your eyes peeled for her name in lights, because she’s here to take no prisoners and rise through the world of digital marketing!
Michael Capone is passionate about social media and content marketing. Mike has worked with social media before, and is happy to have the opportunity to explore the field more at Next Level.
In his free time, Mike likes to play guitar and DJ. When he is not pumping out new tunes, he hits the books and seeks guidance on how to give his all at Next Level. In the future, Mike wants to explore his passion for music, and become a full-time worker at the company.
Maxine is a recent graduate from the University of Florida, where she received a degree in public relations and innovation. She has past experience in social media, and is excited to continue growing and sharing her love for media at Next Level as a social media coordinator.
Aside from social media, Maxine loves to explore new places through the lens of a camera or her stomach. She loves trying new foods and exploring different cultures. Maxine hopes that her future holds plenty of travel opportunities.
Other passions of hers include fashion, beauty and DIYs. She’s come a far way from her little hometown of Fort Myers, FL. But the beach will always feel like home to her.
Landon is a Business Development Manager at Next Level Marketing. He holds his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, with a focus on Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property.
Prior to joining Next Level, Landon worked at United Talent Agency’s Beverly Hills office, where he gained valuable experience across their Licensing, Brand Management, and Digital Media departments. Landon previously worked as a Marketing Manager for Electronic Arts (EA Sports) and as the National Sales Director for TNT Media, where he first met Next Level’s President, Michael Tate.
Landon works out of Next Level’s newly opened Los Angeles office, handling client acquisitions and servicing Next Level’s clients in Southern California.
In his free time, Landon enjoys traveling, reading, playing basketball, and listening to music.
Allie Franconeri is NLM’s Digital Media Coordinator, which sounds much more professional than The Glue That Holds Everything Together. Make no mistake, though, Allie is the heart of Next Level and, as a project manager across all departments, has a hand in every one of our clients’ successes.
Allie is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the school of Photographic Arts and Sciences.
Allie is a master of creative content. Her expertise ranges from commercial photography and video production, to film and television creative development. She honed this passion into unparalleled creative success through working for a number of major national retailers, television shows, and films.
Allie is an ambitious leader, artist, and expert in brand communication. Are you struggling to capture your company’s unique value proposition and translate that into a holistic marketing campaign? You won’t be after a conversation with Allie.