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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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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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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Kelsey Maffett

Account Strategist

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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Nina McKinster

Account Strategist

Nina is an experienced SEO and digital marketing strategist focusing on user intent, brand positioning, development, and digital strategy. Nina came to Propecta with 10 years of experience in digital marketing and has successfully spearheaded digital and SEO strategy-focused endeavors for a multitude of clients. 

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Alexis Wisniewski

Editor and Search Strategist

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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Karl Boehm

Editor and Search Strategist

Karl joined Propecta with a background in search strategy and web development project management. He delights in systematically delivering website visitors to the messaging that will make them convert. Karl grew up in Kona, Hawai’i, and now lives with his wife in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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Brittany Broman

Project Coordinator

Brittany joined Propecta with experience in SEO, copywriting, and project management. Her love of staying organized and seeing big projects through to completion fits her current role as project coordinator. Outside of work, she is a professional violin player in a string quartet and enjoys spending time with her husband and dog in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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Mallory Peters

Project Coordinator

Mallory joined the Propecta team with years of project and event management experience, which she now puts to work as a Project Coordinator. She likes to be in the middle of the creative process, managing workflows and keeping systems running. Mallory’s other happy place is sharing a sunny afternoon with an iced coffee and her sisters.

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Nikki Breen

Editor

Nikki has years of experience editing and writing, as well as in project management and marketing. Her adoration for the written word (which is apparent in her extensive home library collection) and detail-oriented nature drives her to provide the very best content for Propecta’s clients. She lives in the Greater Chicago Area.

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Benjamin Babb

Editor

Benjamin’s background includes experience in business and communications management, as well as time spent as an English instructor. He is fascinated by the intersection of language and data, and enjoys writing fiction, playing guitar, and watching classic Hollywood films. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Tyler Koshakow

Editor

Tyler has edited everything from literary journals to books on fiber optic sensors. He joined Propecta in 2018 and brings his passion for both literature and science to his editorial work. As an amateur mycologist, he spends his free time cultivating edible basidiocarps in his apartment and hunting mycorrhizal fungi in the wild. He lives with his wife in Madison, Wisconsin.

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LeeAnn Kjos

Editor

LeeAnn joined the Propecta team with extensive experience in writing, editing, and marketing. Her passion for creating impactful content combined with her love of efficiency drives her work as an editor. In her free time, LeeAnn enjoys kayaking, hiking, and Googling tips on how to keep her succulents alive.

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Alex Totin

Editor

Alex originally hails from Michigan, but moved to Chicago to earn an English degree at DePaul. Before joining the Propecta team, she worked as a Content Marketer at an IT Consulting Company, where she quickly learned the importance of SEO. In addition to writing and editing, Alexis is passionate about cooking and traveling the world!

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Michelle O'Hagan

Editor

Michelle joins Propecta with years of content marketing and editorial experience. Recently, she home-schooled her kids in fifth and sixth grades, which forced her to learn a lot of other things she should have known already. Outside the office, she enjoys road-trips, camping, and traveling the country to see far-flung relatives. She lives in Chicago with her husband and children.

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Chloe Riley

Editor

Chloe joins Propecta with years of editorial, writing, and reporting experience, both local and national. She specializes in polishing truth nuggets into gleaming, strategy-driven narratives. (And she further specializes in turning oatmeal into something edible.) Her life passions include cat-wrangling, chocolate-consuming, and letter-writing. She lives in Chicago.

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Alyssa Moore

Editor

Alyssa brings a long history of writing and editing to the Propecta editorial team, including specialities in chemistry, medical research, and environmental science. When she’s not creating outstanding SEO content, Alyssa enjoys baking and biking, and has been known to lead chocolate walking tours of Boston.

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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 organizes files, keeps schedules, and manages accounts. Amy lives in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, with her husband and their children.