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The TastyPlacement Team of SEO, PPC Analysts and Digital Marketers:

Jackie Ruth

Senior Search Analyst

Jackie is originally from Pennsylvania, but now refers to Austin as home. She studied multimedia journalism at the University of Texas and loves to read and write about music news. When not at work, she loves hanging out with her pit bull mix, Pandora, and reading lots of books. Jackie also enjoys cooking and baking, then gets even more joy out of eating.

Katy Payne

Director of Business Development

Katy is originally from Canyon Lake, TX but has fallen in love with Austin since moving here in 2011. A history fanatic and vegetable zealot, she loves to explore all of Austin’s hidden gems. When she is not in the office, Katy is most assuredly reading in a hammock.
If you are interested in expanding your digital marketing arsenal, you can reach her at (512) 270-7655 or katy@tastyplacement.com.

Matthew Bey

VP of Operations

Matthew Bey is a marketing strategist, content writer, search analyst, and web designer. He is an accomplished science fiction writer and one of the leading editorial forces behind the Space Squid Sci-Fi Comedy Zine.

Linda Vasquez

Senior Search Analyst

Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Michael David

Founder & Chief Strategist

Michael David founded TastyPlacement and serves as the head of search. He does most of the intermediate coding and meets with new clients, and serves as the principal architect on all search campaigns.

Arleen Lopez

Search Analyst

Arleen Lopez was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, but has lived in Austin since 2009. She earned her degree in English from the University of Texas. When not in the office, she enjoys reading, writing, blogging, live music, and relaxing with friends. She loves her dog Bella and has a penchant for all things cute!

Brittany Nichols

Director of Paid Search

Brittany is originally from Houston but has lived in Austin since 2011 when she came to study Advertising at the University of Texas. When she‘s not optimizing PPC campaigns, you can probably bet she’s swimming at the greenbelt or watching the latest John Oliver episode. She loves going on outdoor adventures and is borderline obsessed with her two dogs, Jax and Ollie.

Monica Rodriguez

Director of Local Search

Monica Rodriguez was born and raised in the lovely suburb of Cedar Park, Texas where she lived most of her life until moving to San Marcos to study advertising at Texas State University. Outside of working on local campaigns she enjoys video games, blogging, gardening, comedy shows, awful movies and collecting stuff with skeletons on it.

James Lennon

Search Analyst

Hey, now, you’re an All Star, get your game on, go play
Hey, now, you’re a Rock Star, get the show on, get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold

Aurora Sanchez

Senior Search Analyst

Aurora is from Lubbock, Texas and has lived in Austin since 2009. She graduated from the University of Texas in 2013 with a degree in Communication Studies. When not at Tastyplacement, Aurora spends her days hiding from her friends and learning to cook food from all over the world.

Jocelyn Zuniga

Senior Search Analyst

Jocelyn was born and raised in McAllen, Texas and has lived in Austin since 2010. Her focus of study at The University of Texas at Austin was Radio-Television-Film and has created quite a few pieces of work, most of which were documentaries. When she’s not working to get you to the top of your Google game, she’s out finding new recipes, running from one end of Austin to the other, or enjoying a good brew and music with some friends and family. You may even find her jamming out in her car blasting 90s pop rock.

Alex Berger

Social Media Manager

Alex hails from the swamps of St. Petersburg, Florida and moved to Austin right before starting at TastyPlacement. She holds a BFA in Communication Design with a minor in Writing from Washington University in St. Louis. Alex is an illustrator, freelance ice cream taster, avid dog petter, and radio DJ.

Luis Linan

Junior PPC Analyst

Luis hails from the west Texas city of El Paso. He moved to Austin in 2012 in order to study Advertising at The University of Texas. In his spare time he can most likely be found going to a live music concert or festival and rooting on his favorite baseball, football, or soccer teams.

Frances Olmedo

Search Analyst
Bolivian/Honduran. I believe in changing the world one smile at a time. Food, Pets, Outdoors, and everything in between enthusiast.

Birdie Zepeda

Search Analyst
South Texas Gal, Texas Ex, Minnesota Vikings Good Luck Charm, Lover of Dogs, Music Buff, Bookstore Wanderer and Aspiring Mother of Dragons.

Matt Bell

PPC Analyst

Matt hails from the sunny locale of Albany, New York, but has resided in Austin since 2010.  He has a degree from Middlebury College where he studied trees and wrote a lot of angsty songs.  When not crafting ads and crunching data he can be found hiding behind a mountain of books, playing tug-of-war with his dogs, or writing and performing his (less) angsty songs.

Dan Fjerstad


Dan is from snowy Minnesota and has lived in Austin for the past 2 years. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison and enjoys video games, watching Minnesota sports teams, and working with computers. Skol, Vikings!