Meet the Team

Propecta’s greatest strength is our diverse team of experts, creatives, and fans. Meet the people that make our solutions so unique and so effective.
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Nate Dame

CEO and Founder

Nate has led SEO, content marketing, and influencer marketing campaigns for national and international brands. Now a regular speaker and columnist, Nate oversees client strategy and thought leadership for Propecta when he’s not too busy being husband and dad in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

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Todd Mayfield

COO

Todd started with Propecta as the Director of Strategy, and was later moved into the role of Chief Operating Officer. He has a long history of customer service, strategic planning, and leadership that have prepared him to oversee the daily operations of Propecta from his home base in California.

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Rebecca Levinson

Senior Account Strategist

Rebecca came to Propecta with more than a decade of marketing and business development experience. Her specialties include social media and content marketing, as well as helping businesses align all of their marketing efforts. She and her three children live in Woodstock, Illinois.

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Kathryn Auerbach

Senior Account Strategist

Kathryn (KT) is a recovering lawyer and born advocate who uses her powers of persuasion and analysis to help companies translate products and content into compelling brand stories. She specializes in brand strategy, content marketing, and PR, and lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

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Jessica Hartman

SEO Analyst

Jessie has been serving the online marketing industry since 1998. Her passion for data, metrics, and creating actionable reports is a little weird to the rest of the team, but also provides the insights we need to drive meaningful SEO results for our clients. She and her family live in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Evan Burrows

Executive Editor

Evan spent years honing his editorial skills in the wilds of Chicago’s community newspapers. He now leads Propecta’s editorial team and manages keyword research strategies. He reads a lot and also has a background in real estate. He lives in Woodstock, Illinois.

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Alexis Wisniewski

Associate Editor

Lex started with Propecta as a freelance writer before accepting a full-time position as an editor. Her enthusiasm for grammar is sometimes annoying, but her love of good content helps the team create high-quality, modern, SEO-based content. She and her family live in the northwest Chicago suburbs.

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Ana Castro

Development Manager

Ana is an experienced web developer who specializes in a variety of frameworks and platforms. Her skill and expertise in design, development, analysis, optimization, and support are vital to the web design work at Propecta. Ana and her husband live in Costa Rica where they also own a small cafe.

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Allie Lofy

Admin. Assistant and Graphic Designer

Allie prefers to think of herself as the “Propecta Team Assistant,” and honestly, the rest of the team would be lost without her. From admin duties to original graphic design, Allie makes Propecta run smoothly and look better. She and her husband (and their puppy) live in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

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Kelsey Maffett

Associate Editor

Kelsey loves to write, edit, and proofread—no matter the subject. She has experience in traditional news writing, content marketing, digital and radio advertising, and corporate communications. Kelsey brings a passion for user experience and clear communications to Propecta’s editorial team. She lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

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Matt Elbert

Lead Graphic Designer

Matt is a Midwest transplant from the deep south. He came to Propecta from a few prominent advertising agencies, and specializes in branding, digital web design, and advertising. Matt’s skills and experience provide creative direction and fulfillment for Propecta clients, as well as for our own design needs.

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Amy Marten

Administrative Assistant

Amy’s training and experience in education—with a background in early education and classroom management—are put to good use as an Administrative Assistant for the Propecta team. She works alongside Allie to organize files, keep schedules, and manage accounts. Amy lives in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, with her husband and their children.