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The Multi-Certified TastyPlacement Team of SEO, PPC Analysts and Digital Marketers:

Michael David

Founder & Chief Strategist

Michael David founded TastyPlacement and serves as the head of search. He does most of the intermediate coding and meets with new clients, and serves as the principal architect on all search campaigns.

Matthew Bey

VP of Operations

Matthew Bey is a marketing strategist, content writer, search analyst, and web designer. He is an accomplished science fiction writer and one of the leading editorial forces behind the Space Squid Sci-Fi Comedy Zine.

Jackie Ruth

Senior Search Analyst

Jackie is originally from Pennsylvania, but now refers to Austin as home. She studied multimedia journalism at the University of Texas and loves to read and write about music news. When not at work, she loves hanging out with her pit bull mix, Pandora, and reading lots of books. Jackie also enjoys cooking and baking, then gets even more joy out of eating.

Arleen Lopez

Senior Search Analyst

Beeswax. Not Yours, Inc.

Monica Rodriguez

Search Analyst

Monica Rodriguez was born and raised in the lovely suburb of Cedar Park, Texas where she lived most of her life until moving to San Marcos to study advertising at Texas State University. Outside of working on local campaigns she enjoys video games, blogging, gardening, comedy shows, awful movies and collecting stuff with skeletons on it.

James Lennon

Senior Search Analyst

Hey, now, you’re an All Star, get your game on, go play
Hey, now, you’re a Rock Star, get the show on, get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold

Birdie Zepeda

Senior Search Analyst
South Texas Gal, Texas Ex, Minnesota Vikings Good Luck Charm, Lover of Dogs, Music Buff, Bookstore Wanderer and Aspiring Mother of Dragons.

Dan Fjerstad


Dan is from snowy Minnesota and has lived in Austin for the past 2 years. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison and enjoys video games, watching Minnesota sports teams, and working with computers. Skol, Vikings!

Gloria Velasco

Director of Local Search

Born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, Gloria has lived in Austin since 2013 and graduated with an Advertising degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017. Outside of work, Gloria enjoys singing to Shakira, finding new recipes on Pinterest, playing with bubble wrap and eating tacos

Ricky Rodriguez

Social Media Director

Ricky is originally from McAllen, Texas but has called Austin home since 2010. He attended St. Edward’s University with a degree in Psychology, eventually working his way into social media management. His hobbies include cooking, dancing, going on hikes, watching movies, and playing with his ginger cat Mr. Bingley.

Estibaliz Sanchez

Search Analyst

A native El Pasoan, Estibaliz graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Radio-Television-Film. During her spare time, she enjoys binge-watching shows, listening to true crime podcasts, keeping up with the latest memes, traveling, and trying new things.

Laurisa Chavez


Laurisa graduated from Texas State University with a BBA in Marketing in 2016. She enjoys long walks on the beach (or Zilker Park) and finding new and exciting places to take her dog.

Meredith Schraeder

Local & SEO Intern

Self-proclaimed Austinite since 2014. Soon-to-be Texas Ex. Lover of historical fiction, music festivals, and traveling. Serial bagel consumer.

“I’m just myself. That’s the best way to put it.” – Post Malone.

Lindsay Villanueva

Search Analyst

Born and raised in Houston, TX, Lindsay came to Austin in 2014 to attend college at St. Edward’s University where she is currently a Senior studying Digital Media Management. Outside of school and working on PPC campaigns, Lindsay enjoys food blogging on Instagram, cooking, hitting the gym, going on hikes, attending music festivals and petting ALL the dogs possible.