MEET THE TEAM
What happens when someone has a mind that’s always exploding with ideas, a huge heart for her hometown, and decades of entrepreneurial business experience? When that someone is Michelle, she puts that energy into building the perfect solution for small businesses to thrive. As the Co-Founder of the Perkasie Marketplace, Michelle knew she could put together a talented team to turn her digital downtown dream into reality. Under her visionary leadership, the Marketplace Team is working hard to give everyone in Perkasie an opportunity to keep it local, even online.
There’s an answer for every question, and when it comes to business, Karen has most of them. She’s the voice of clarity who keeps the Marketplace best practices on track for success. As the Co-Founder of the Perkasie Marketplace, Karen applies her legal mind to developing sound business strategies that chart plans for success in both the short term and for years to come. Karen makes sure every detail is covered when it comes to setting the Marketplace apart as a digital downtown destination for everyone in Perkasie.
Can you say Project Management Skills? Melissa is obsessed with strategy, planning, and action. She loves to set a goal and then go about crushing it. That’s what makes her great at marketing, and that’s the fire she brings to the Marketplace Team. As a Marketing Strategist, she has a knack for figuring out what’s important to Marketplace visitors, and she sets the plan in motion to produce it. Melissa loves putting all the marketing and organizational tools to use to make sure the Perkasie Marketplace and its client businesses are achieving major digital downtown success.
The sign of amazing graphic and web design is when the end result looks so flawless, it’s like it just came into existence that way. That’s the magic Jamie pulls off every day on the Perkasie Marketplace. As a Graphic and Web Designer, she’s a sorceress of all the digital tools that bring bits of code to life on your screen. Jamie waves her wand to create the Marketplace pages with graphics that pop, positioning that keeps you clicking, and device optimization. What’s all that mean? It doesn’t matter - what does is that the Perkasie Marketplace businesses look good when Jamie gets to work.
All it takes is one idea spark to set off a full-blown brainstorm. That storm is always brewing in Leah’s mind, and she’s using it to energize the Perkasie Marketplace. As a Business Writing Specialist, Leah is constantly converting the powerful ideas pouring out of the entire Marketplace Team into solid copywriting that tells the Marketplace story and keeps visitors engaged. Leah harnesses the team’s creativity to place every word with precision and make it easy to keep coming back to your very own digital downtown.
What happens when you combine a love of data with a love of interpreting and explaining data in ways anyone can understand? You get Ally, the Marketplace Marketing Intern. Ally is a sophomore at Desales University studying Mathematics and Data Analytics. She’s the master of staring down that granular data and taming it into reports that we can all understand. With Ally on our team, we can deliver real time marketing data to Marketplace members so they know our work is working for them.