This is Our Tribe
We’re a small team of diverse badasses with a history of game changing innovation and an addiction to breaking records. Our clients receive our fanatical devotion and the full force of our experience, both in email marketing and beyond.
Ken Mahar — Founder of Email Broadcast
The perpetual motion machine we call ‘Ken’ is a non-stop generator of innovation, creativity, and salesmanship. Dedicated to the concept of “kaizen”, he is the enemy of complacency and stagnation. After breaking every record set in front of him in car sales, furniture sales, and tech sales with the help of untapped email marketing methods, in 2000 he decided to choose a select group of clients and devote himself to delivering that excellence on their behalf. Fifteen years later, he has traveled the world, started a gorgeous family, and continues to forever improve the lives of businesses small and large with beautiful, expertly crafted email campaigns.
Kim Webster — Operations Manager
Before saying, “Challenge accepted!” as Email Broadcast’s Executive Assistant-turned-Operations Manager, Kim drove online sales sky-high from $300k to over $5 million for a regional shoe retailer. Pleased with a job well-done, she rewarded herself with a year off to write a fiction novel, earning national recognition and a literary agent, NBD. When she came across Ken’s “A Brilliant Mind”-like operation, her creative nurturing instinct kicked in. Kim’s driving force is motivating others to achieve their goals and orchestrating a strong B defense in Call of Duty. In addition to being our Executive Guardian Angel, Kim also co-runs a group that develops writers into better entrepreneurs. Kim has an uncanny ability to plow through the daily grind of projects, tasks and emails wearing more hats than Queen Elizabeth. Catch Kim (if you can) chasing her shepard/coyote around the beach!
Dara Gibbs — Account Coordinator Team Lead
Karate master, wine lover, and conqueror of the Trinity Alps with nothing but a backpack—Dara attacks her clients email campaigns with the same enthusiasm she attacks everything else. She’s kicked major ass in the financial sector, RV’d cross country with her family (and four pets!), and still finds time to relax with a good book. Dara’s can-do attitude and limitless energy make her a great addition to the Email Broadcast team, and the perfect advocate for your business.
Emily Poppe — Account Coordinator
With a background in marketing and just over 5 years of experience in everything from brand design to executive administrative support, Emily brings truly versatile approach to email marketing. Her priority is to understand the heart of your business to create an email marketing campaign that aligns with your goals. When she’s not getting inside your mind to craft the email marketing campaign of your dreams, she’s busy spending time with her husband, son, and dog, going hiking, baking, or cooking up a feast.
Katherine Witt — Account Coordinator
As a marketing enthusiast, blog writer, social media guru, website builder and creative rebel, Kate is a self-proclaimed “Jill of All Trades”. Having spent the past 4 years as a marketing wizard and taking a company’s following from 0 to over 250K, she found her niche with Email Broadcast. If you give her a brick wall, she’ll have it talking to her by the end of the day. To put it simply, she is a people person and is focused on providing an amazing (and entertaining) experience for her clients. A marketer by day; at night you’ll find her experimenting with Pinterest recipes in the kitchen, giving her friends and family style advice, or beating her husband in Scrabble.
Ryan Stojanovich — Business Development
Originally from the Santa Cruz mountains, Ryan came to San Luis Obispo to attend Cal Poly and subsequently co-founded BoltAbout—an electric bike leasing company. Besides being an experienced salesperson—software, cars, appliances, and bikes—Ryan works extremely hard at fostering and mentoring client relationships. He loves meeting and getting to know people, and helping them succeed in every way possible. In essence, Ryan is your Email Broadcast go-to guy.
Isabelle “Bells” Hakala — Executive Admin
She’s a jack-of-all-trades and master of many. Like most of us, Bells is a bit odd—in the most delightful way. She can tell you about genetically engineering mice at MIT (yeah, she did that) or traveling with the Cirque du Soleil. Bells has been to Bermuda, Ireland, Italy, France, and every US state except Alaska, but she has no intention of letting her list remain incomplete. In general, she’s the kickass total package who’s ready to tackle anything that comes at her. If something new comes up that we don’t have the knowledge for already, we know that she will happily go figure it out.
Larry Loesch — IT and Software Services
Larry is a geek in the absolute best sense of the word. Growing up his mantra was “Can I take this apart?” He started in the aerospace industry debugging combat software, then moved to deep-dive data mining and analysis. Most of the time we have no idea what he’s talking about, but he does and that’s the important part. Addicted to a challenge, ugly databases and fragmented digital infrastructures keep Larry up at night—in anticipation. When he’s not contemplating the pile of ethernet cables he’s been hoarding you can find him in the Colorado high country hiking and skiing.
David Keith — Graphic Designer
When it comes to distinguished design services, David’s done it all. Since breezing through the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, he’s spent the last 23 years delivering beautiful graphics for both print and online media. Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike will enlist David for his expertise. When he’s feeling social, he takes on running art departments, and when he craves solo time, he works independently. David’s professionalism and extensive experience is clear when you see the gorgeous templates and aesthetically superior images he creates for your campaigns. David’s current home base is Delray Beach, Florida, but he’s lived in exciting locales all around the world and still travels at every opportunity. He was last spotted in Singapore on a hotel rooftop yodeling during karaoke.