Meet our team

Hero Subtitle

Leadership


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.


Derrick has worked in one area or another of Digital Marketing for over 10 years. Before NLM, Derrick worked with various brands including 50 Cent, Kinect for Xbox, Power Bar with Nestle, Bladeless fans for Dyson and Dr. Scholl's. Proud graduate of SNHU (MBA / MSHRM) and Carlos Albizu University Miami.


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.


Jennifer Heslop is the Executive Assistant to Chief Operating Officer, Lydia Diaz here at Next Level Marketing. She loves organizational systems and business processes. She becomes deeply invested in the successful execution of the "bigger picture" and so prides herself on being open to continually learning so that her contribution is impactful.


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.


Jennifer Woods is a Human Resources Manager at Next Level Marketing. Working hand-in-hand with the Human Resources Management team, she is dedicated to helping clients grow with our services while also helping kickoff new business partnerships.

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Arkansas which has provided her with a strong background in data analysis. She began her adventure into Advertising right out of college by helping local businesses market to college campuses across the southeast. She then spent some time managing international professional development events giving her a global perspective.

With previous digital advertising agency experience, Jennifer has a comprehensive background in website design, pay-per-click campaigns, community management, social media contest management, and paid social advertising.

Passionate about music, food and wine, and boating, you can likely find her enjoying some combination of these activities when not in the office. She also enjoys sports, movies, and traveling to new places.


Devyn Woolsey is a Digital Marketing Strategist at Next Level Marketing. She has bachelors in political science and marketing and a masters in international business from UF (go gators!). She loves all things content, social media, and baking!


Alyssa Harrison is a Digital Marketing Strategist 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.


Born in Japan to Korean parents, Bumsoo moved to Miami when he was 3 and has lived here his whole life. Bumsoo started doing SEO because it interested him after he took an intro to marketing class at FIU. That led him to do SEO for companies to learn how SEO applies to business. Eventually, it also led him to do PPC and the rest is history. Bumsoo enjoys paddleboarding in his free time or doing anything in the water. Other activities he likes doing are going for walks and reading.


Samantha is a Digital Marketing Strategist with a background in International Studies and a passion for sustainability. Her undergraduate studies in the humanities and graduate studies in Marketing have shaped her data-driven yet people-focused approach to marketing strategy.


Stephanie Briones is a Digital Marketing Strategist at Next Level Marketing. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Communications with a focus in Advertising and her Master's degree in Marketing from Florida International University. Driven by passion and ambition, she takes pride in providing superior quality work in all things marketing.


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.


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.


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.


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.

PPC | Pay Per Click Team


When it comes to marketing - it starts with yourself! Nick, our PPC Specialist from Arizona lives by this. What that means is from client relations & customer service to custom PPC strategy, Nick has your company in his best interest and at the forefront of his mind, constantly keeping a close eye on your KPI’s, your growth potential, and ultimately your success. When he’s not mastering PPC accounts you can usually find him mastering a new game or playing with his two puppies.


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.

Justin Golden
PPC Specialist


Reagan Oluoch
PPC Specialist


Vlad Nechyporuk
PPC Strategist



When it comes to marketing - it starts with yourself! Nick, our PPC Specialist from Arizona lives by this. What that means is from client relations & customer service to custom PPC strategy, Nick has your company in his best interest and at the forefront of his mind, constantly keeping a close eye on your KPI’s, your growth potential, and ultimately your success. When he’s not mastering PPC accounts you can usually find him mastering a new game or playing with his two puppies.


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.

Justin Golden
PPC Specialist


Reagan Oluoch
PPC Specialist


Vlad Nechyporuk
PPC Strategist


SEO | Search Engine Optimization
& Content Team

Alana Millman
Creative Director


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.

Lisinda Laude
SEO Strategy Specialist


Lisinda is a highly driven and result-orientated individual with a true passion for SEO from over 6 years of experience. She has also expanded into Social and UX over the past 3 years as she is a firm believer in leveraging the power of SEO, UX, and social media as a combined digital force. With experience in various industries for local and international brands alike, she is a strong force in the SEO department. She has excellent problem-solving and analytical thinking skills.

Prior to entering the digital marketing space, Lisinda practiced Financial Accountancy for 9 years, with a NQF6 Diploma. She has since achieved a Diploma in Marketing Management.

Ashik Bappy
Technical SEO Specialist


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.


Chris Bell is a SEO Content Manager at NextLevel SEM. A veteran of both agencies large and small, Chris worked for 12 years at JPMorgan Chase before transitioning into marketing, client service and content creation. Now in love with content creation and SEO, Chris is a text creative who also loves delivering to clients the best possible solutions to help them find success. Chris feels that applying the best practices of branding to both content creation and SEO optimization leads to success.


Jessica brings a wide variety of digital marketing experience to the NLM Team including social media and blogging. She spent 7 years in Shanghai, China working in a variety of industries including gaming, NGO, education, and consumer products. She holds a bachelors in English and Professional Writing and a Masters in International Business. She can speak Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.


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!

Jesse Neubert
Public Relations Specialist


Karen Dadia
Online Reputation Management Specialist


Benjamin Roussey
Junior SEO Specialist


Sonja Vitas
Content Publisher


Content

Eric Edelman
Content Manager


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.

Jovel Johnson
Senior Editor/Publisher


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.

WEB | Web Design &
Development

Joseph Pagan
Director of Graphic & 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.


Vikas is an experienced web developer focused in the digital marketing industry for over 5 years. He has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science from California State University, Northridge. Technologies he specializes in are: WordPress, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML (accessibility focused), CSS3, and React. His motto is leave the world a better place than you found it. In his spare time, Vikas likes to go take a hike in the mountains, drive along the coast and socialize with friends and family.


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.


Coming from a family where visual precision was an art practiced with quality, Ilyess Oueslati embarked in the field of web design while preparing for his degree in computer science and multimedia. This was accompanied by the achievement of graphics and web projects dedicated to the professional field.

The investment of his skills is focusing primarily on the issuance of new Web/Mobile design concepts and ideas.

One of the most important goals is to create web and mobile design easier for users and attractive enough to appeal to the audience. For Ilyess, his day is not complete until he finds or makes a new trend chart to apply to his projects and meet customer expectations in South Florida.


Hrayr Mirzoyan is an experienced software engineer, solutions architect, and coder with a UI/UX background. He is an Ai & ML enthusiast and is always immersing himself in new up-and-coming technologies. An experienced digital problem solver, Hrayar adds tremendous value to the Next Level team.

Ben Horowitz
Senior Website Development Manager


Ben leads the web and mobile development team at Next Level Marketing. He specializes in server administration, Web Apps (Shopify, Magento, Joomla, WordPress, Node js, Angular js, React js), and Mobile Apps for Android and iOS phones, Android TV, Smart Watches. In his long tech career he has delivered thousands of world class web and mobile apps. From technical, design, user or client perspective — he's there for you, fully aware of the context of a project.

Ben has a Master's Degree in Computer Applications. In his free time, he loves playing soccer with his kids.

Alvin Singh
Frontend Developer


Raja Bhagat
PHP/CI Developer


Aaron Sharma
Website Developer


Maria Chauhan
PHP Developer


Social Media Marketing


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.


C.T. is a graduate of Penn State University! WE ARE! As a self-proclaimed nerd and fitness junky, C.T. has lost over 80 lbs and has starred on such shows like the Daily Burn. C.T. is certified in everything digital including HubSpot and Google and has a spent many years developing holistic marketing strategy focusing on social media, SEO, SEM, influencers and branding.

C.T. is a certified kickboxing instructor, softball player, kickball player and beach goer. Dog daddy to his German Shephard mix, Everett, you can always find them cruising together on the beautiful days. C.T. is an avid house music and EDM fan, going to concerts all over the country with his P.L.U.R. fam.


Ashlyn is a Senior Organic Social Media Manager 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!