Team

Patty Cisco, MBA

Principal and Founder
As the founder of Marketing Essentials, Patty Cisco inspires executives, managers, and professionals with her exceptional business acumen and unbridled passion. An experienced growth catalyst, Patty draws on her broad operations management and strategic planning expertise to deliver transformative data-driven results through digital marketing. Patty approaches each client’s challenge as if it were her own, using collaborative engagements to overcome obstacles and improve outcomes. When she is not at a speaking engagement, running educational program, or entrenched in an inbound marketing project, Patty enjoys the pursing knowledge and interacting with her family and friends.
Mary Tangeman

Mary Tangeman

Marketing Consultant
When Mary Tangeman came to Marketing Essentials, she brought exceptional project management, strategic marketing, and customer service skills that she had developed after spending more than a decade in the manufacturing industry. Working closely with the team to create strategies and coordinate marketing initiatives, Mary enjoys seeing careful planning and precise execution translate into outstanding results for her clients. At home, Mary is delighted to spend time with her husband and four children.

Mark Blackford

Digital Strategist
If you need to quantify the results of your digital marketing activities, Mark Blackford is your man. Mark is a master of data analytics, keyword research, email marketing, SEO, and PPC. He helps produce optimal results for Marketing Essentials clients by planning, executing, and analyzing conversion pathways for each stage of the sales funnel. When Mark is not monitoring the real-time results of his work for Marketing Essentials’ clients, you can find him exploring with the Boy Scouts or enjoying sports with his teenagers.

Jordan Staugler

Digital Strategist
Marketing Essentials’ digital marketing expert, Jordan Staugler, applies his in-depth knowledge to deliver outstanding results. After analyzing a client’s business goals, he develops a data-driven strategic digital marketing plan that includes keyword optimization, persona development, and content and channel distribution. When Jordan is not reaping the benefits of this big city agency in a small town, you will find Jordan entertaining his colleagues with a good joke, playing with his pug, or relaxing with his wife and daughter.

Jenna Schultz

Senior Designer
Since Jenna Schultz joined Marketing Essentials, she has consistently added a creative flair and outstanding value for clients and team members alike. With skills in content crafting, digital design, and web development, Jenna is always striving to expand her capabilities. When she’s not working on an amazing web design, you are sure to find Jenna running, reading, or enjoying the company of her husband and three young children.
Clayton Trott

Clayton Trott

Web Developer

From concept to completion, Fortune 500 web developer Clayton Trott has it covered. With more than 15 years of experience, Clayton delivers optimally-performing high-end websites for Marketing Essentials and its clients. Clayton shares his team’s enthusiasm for continuously expanding their knowledge and capabilities. When he’s not busy coding, you are sure to find Clayton relaxing with his wife and young children.

Michael Glass

Interactive Designer
If you need to evoke a response with imagery, Michael Glass has what it takes. After spending more than 20 years developing illustration, painting, web design, photography, and video skills, Michael brings Marketing Essentials strategies to life with exceptional imagery. When he’s not working on a project, Michael enjoys relaxing with his wife and helping his daughter explore her own creative talents.
Kelly Braun

Kelly Braun

Content Specialist

Kelly Braun was born to write. An award-winning writer with more than 20 years of experience, Kelly understands how to communicate effectively with a broad range of audiences. Responsible for crafting blogs, white papers, and website content, Kelly also enjoys participating in marketing strategy and campaign development. When she’s not engulfed in research or writing at Marketing Essentials, you’ll find Kelly reading, working out, or enjoying the company of her young daughters.

Lisa Gagnon

Lisa Gagnon

Content Specialist
Accomplished writer Lisa Gagnon enjoys contributing to the outstanding results delivered to Marketing Essentials clients. A refreshing change from other environments, Lisa thrives on the team’s collaborative process and finds it exhilarating and educational. When Lisa is not drafting content, she loves to relax with friends, (especially the four-legged type), and listen to music.

Brooke Taylor

Marketing Specialist

After having honed her marketing skills in the finance industry, Brooke Taylor enjoys the dynamic team environment at Marketing Essentials. In addition to coordinating and executing inbound digital marketing initiatives, Brooke enjoys participating in marketing strategy and campaign development. When she is not crafting email or posting social media or blog content, you are likely to find Brooke enjoying the company of her young daughters and husband.

Haley Miller

Marketing Specialist

Adding another creative perspective to the mix, Haley Miller enjoys coordinating, scheduling, and executing inbound marketing initiatives at Marketing Essentials. Although Haley is responsible for curating and posting content, she enjoys contributing to digital design projects and strategic discussions as well. Haley loves to spend her free time outdoors and preparing for her growing family.

Pat Ashworth

Pat Ashworth

Customer Experience Officer
Every successful enterprise has people who keep things running behind the scenes. At Marketing Essentials, this role is filled by Pat Ashworth. For many years Pat has drawn on her broad business experience to assist clients and solve problems. When she is not at work, Pat likes to explore the lake country in her vintage MG midget and dote on her young grandchild.
Linda Garke

Linda Garke

Operations Support Specialist

Linda Garke brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the sales, marketing, and human resource operations at Marketing Essentials. Her outstanding marketing savvy and business acumen are a true asset to the team. When Linda is not busy with her work, she and her husband like to go hiking across the country and abroad.

TARA MILLER, MBA

TARA MILLER, MBA

MARKETING SPECIALIST

Since joining Marketing Essentials, Tara has become engulfed in the entire inbound digital marketing process. While she brings with her abundant skills and knowledge, it is her advanced project management skills that are most helpful in this dynamic role. Tara enjoys collaborating with the team to achieve common objectives and monitoring the impact of her work in real-time. When she’s not at work, Tara likes to be out on the golf course or spending time outdoors with her friends, family, and her favorite German shepherd.

EMILY SCHAEFER

EMILY SCHAEFER

MARKETING COORDINATOR

The team-centered workplace at Marketing Essentials has been immensely rewarding for Emily Schaefer. Thriving in this collaborative, face-to-face role, Emily uses her exceptional listening skills to help clients and team members achieve their objectives with diplomacy and a personal touch. A lifelong avid equestrian, Emily can be found riding horseback or caring for her equine companion anytime she’s not at work.

Sarah Puthoff

Sarah Puthoff

Marketing Intern
Wright State University, Lake Campus