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 pursuing 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.
Jason Adams

Jason Adams

Marketing Consultant

Jason Adams is a champion for his clients. He acts as their eyes and ears in the fast-paced and highly advanced world of digital marketing. With his team, Jason follows a values-driven approach to developing strategies, uncovering new opportunities and delivering the results his clients want. Along with strong leadership skills, Jason brings a wealth of knowledge from more than a decade in various industries, including industrial manufacturing, robotics and web design.

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.

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.

Tara Miller, MBA

Tara Miller, MBA

Marketing Coordinator

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.

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.

Jenna Schultz

Senior UX Designer/Developer
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.

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.
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.

Tyler Louth

Tyler Louth

Senior UX Web Designer/Developer
Tyler Louth uses his 10 years of web design experience to create stunning websites that facilitate seamless user experiences. After working with clients that ranged from small businesses to multi-million dollar companies, he has developed a wide variety of skills, including E-commerce site creation, WordPress site building and digital marketing and advertising. A happily married father of two, he enjoys spending his free time golfing, drawing, and painting.
Claire Giesige

Claire Giesige

Content Specialist
Claire Giesige believes every person — and every company — has a story to tell, and she enjoys finding that story. With a passion for writing and editing, she works with clients to share their company stories and messages in unique and compelling ways. She’s an experienced journalist, knowledgeable marketer and team player. When Claire’s not meticulously checking over her copy, she loves to spend time with her tight-knit family, wandering around in the great outdoors, and, of course, reading.

Haley Miller

Interactive Designer

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.

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.

Sarah Mescher

Sarah Mescher

Marketing Specialist

Sarah Mescher brings an eye for design and passion for exploring new marketing trends. She enjoys brainstorming with her team and clients to create online content, designs and marketing strategies that deliver results and help companies achieve their goals. Her experience in graphic design within the manufacturing industry and at a print shop provides diverse capabilities for her clients. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and four young, energetic children

Jackie Tidd

Jackie Tidd

Content Specialist
With a typing average of 71 words per minute, words don’t slow Jackie down. She has a niche about researching, writing and learning as much as she can about a variety of topics. She believes that you should learn anything you can, from anyone you can because someday you will be thankful you did. When Jackie isn’t writing or checking out the latest trends in digital marketing, she can be found enjoying quality time with her Aussiedoodle Azzy, playing the piano or visiting with family. Jackie is frequently referred to as having what some may call an “old soul.”
Jessica Lammers

Jessica Lammers

Marketing Specialist
Jessica studies advertising design wherever she goes and thrives on the excitement of new social media marketing trends. She enjoys researching modern techniques to create eye-catching designs and creative ways to get your product or service in front of potential clients. She is an expert in making a message stand out due to her varied experience in marketing and graphic design in the newspaper and promotional product industries. When she is not on a new exciting marketing campaign, Jessica spends time with her husband and daughter or watercolor painting (or feeding her Pinterest obsession).
Michelle Clune

Michelle Clune

Integrated Marketing & Sales Consultant
Michelle brings 20-plus years of leadership experience in finance, pricing, sales & marketing, matched with project management and leading software implementations. With her spectrum view of business, she flourishes in developing strategies that drive the overall success in growth, performance and productivity. She ensures that clients get the most value by guiding and navigating clients through the transformation and integration of adapting digital inbound methodologies and technology. It is rewarding to her to see clients take their business to the next level and achieve their goals of prosperity and growth. Growing up on a farm, she loves to spend time outdoors, coaching and playing softball, riding bike and enjoying campfires with her family.