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The Multi-Certified 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.

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!

Monica Rodriguez

Search Analyst

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.

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.

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!

Gloria Velasco

Director of Local Search

Born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, Gloria has lived in Austin since 2013 and graduated with an Advertising degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017. Outside of work, Gloria enjoys singing to Shakira, finding new recipes on Pinterest, playing with bubble wrap and eating tacos

Ricky Rodriguez

Social Media Manager

Ricky is originally from McAllen, Texas but has called Austin home since 2010. He attended St. Edward’s University with a degree in Psychology, eventually working his way into social media management. His hobbies include cooking, dancing, going on hikes, watching movies, and playing with his ginger cat Mr. Bingley.