Executive Team

Scott Bell

Scott Bell

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Scott Bell came from an entrepreneurial family.  When he first experienced the Entrepreneurship Program at Auburn University his junior year, he realized starting a company was in his future.  Scott started Bell Media immediately after graduating college, as it was the basis of his business planning project during his senior year in school.  

Bell Media got its start as an outdoor billboard company, both digital and traditional signs.  Over a 5 year period, the company grew to multiple markets and offered hundreds of billboard faces across its footprint. Bell Media sold the billboard division of the business in 2015 to Link Media, a publicly traded company.  After the sale, the company immediately turned its attention to building an online advertising business, as many of its billboard clients were showing an interest in marketing their businesses online.

Having limited knowledge at the time of the digital advertising space, Scott went to work hiring experts in the field, including several team members with many years of experience at major digital media outlets.  Scott approaches each day as an opportunity to make progress towards doing something meaningful in the digital marketing space and driving consistent improvement throughout the company. 

Scott and his wife Tiffany have twin children, Ruby and Clark, and spend the free time they have chasing toddlers and watching lots of cartoons.  He sits on the Advisory board for the Entrepreneurship Program at Auburn University and also sits on the Marketing Board for the Greater Montgomery of YMCA, one of the largest in the country.  In addition, having been touched personally with a cystic fibrosis diagnosis, his proudest moment is to have personally raised $42,000 in 2016 for the Cystic Fibrosis foundation by running 1,000 miles in one year and getting people to pledge money against his miles.

Nathan Yates

Nathan Yates

Partner / Executive VP, Process Improvement

Nathan Yates joined Bell Media in 2009 and has served in various roles including Sales and Management. Nathan currently leads the Production Team and focuses on Process Improvement.

Nathan is originally from Montgomery, AL and received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University in 2006. Prior to joining Bell Media, he worked as a financial planner for Strategic Financial Partners and as an Equity Research Analyst for Avondale Partners, both in Nashville, TN.  Nathan brings many years of organizational development and financial acumen to the Bell Media team. Coming to Bell Media from the financial industry, Nathan quickly translated his experiences with such industries as Healthcare Services, Medical Transport, and Private Corrections to digital marketing, continually making Process Improvement a core initiative at the company.     

Nathan currently lives in Houston, TX with his wife, Ashley and two children, Pierce and Teddy. When he’s not traveling for work, he enjoys spending time with his family, making home movies, playing with his two West Highland Terriers (Stella and John), and watching sports.

Michelle Nieset

Michelle Nieset

Vice President, Digital Operations

Michelle began her career at Bell Media in 2015 as a Lead Account Manager, moved to Client Services Manager, and now is the VP of Customer Success due to her relentless desire to satisfy clients and her incredible attention to detail. She leads our team of Customer Success Managers, ensuring that Bell Media has among the most satisfied clients in our entire industry.

Michelle has over 10 years of digital marketing experience, beginning her career path right out of college. Prior to Bell Media, she worked in Account Management and Marketing where she honed her organizational skills and learned the ins and outs of the digital marketing world to bring success to her previous companies, all to Bell’s benefit.

She has a passion for building client relationships and really enjoys training and mentoring her team to ensure our solutions are delivering the outcomes our customers need to succeed.  When not mentoring an employee or building a complicated project plan, Michelle spends her spare time with her husband Chris, son Noah and their dog Izzabelle. She enjoys spending time at the beach, reading a good book, and having a glass (or 2) of wine.

Chuck Adams

Chuck Adams

Vice President, Business Development

Chuck Adams has 30 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and has been in many sales leadership roles, from Fortune 50 companies, dot com startups and hyper-growth SMBs.  His passion is working with clients to develop robust, outcome driven solutions that help businesses grow. Chuck serves as Bell Media’s Vice President of Business Development and has been with the company since 2015.  

In his spare time, Chuck and his wife Karen enjoy an active life of getting bossed around by their 2 dogs, following the Alabama football and basketball teams all over the country (his wife Karen won’t have it any other way), and getting to the gulf coast as much as physically possible.

Customer Success Team

Allison Milstead

Allison Milstead

Senior Customer Success Manager

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Senior Customer Success Manager

  When did you start at Bell Media? July 2014

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I’ve been skydiving!

  What are your interests and hobbies? Traveling, being outdoors (mostly by the beach), live music, good happy hours, lots and lots of coffee, spending time with my friends and family and my sweet pup Turner.

  What are you passionate about? Dogs and Mexican Food.

Charlotte Margolis

Charlotte Margolis

Senior Project Manager

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Senior Project Manager

  When did you start at Bell Media? June 2016

  What’s something that most don’t know about you?  I write romance novels (Historical and Contemporary), though I am not yet published, and am currently working on a Non-Fiction novel. I’m also working on my first BS degree in IT Management.

  What are your interests and hobbies?  Reading, Writing, Always Learning New Things

  What are you passionate about?  Family, Suicide Awareness/Prevention, Child Abuse Awareness/Prevention, Grammar & Spelling 

Aubrey Hine

Aubrey Hine

Senior Customer Success Manager

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Senior Customer Success Manager

  When did you start at Bell Media? October 2016

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I’ve traveled to 6 different countries in the past 6 years.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Interior design, working out, baking and hiking.

  What are you passionate about? Traveling with friends and family.

Chasen Plunkett

Chasen Plunkett

Senior Customer Success Manager

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Senior Customer Success Manager

  When did you start at Bell Media? December 2016

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I taught English as a second language in the Country of Georgia.

  What are your interests and hobbies? History, sports, travel and trying new foods.

  What are you passionate about? TN Titans, Chelsea FC, Nashville Preds, Memphis Grizzlies, Braves Baseball, International and USA Soccer, WKU and UT sports. Also, I’m passionate about pizza and whiskey.

Sean Hupp

Sean Hupp

Customer Success Manager

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Customer Success Manager

  When did you start at Bell Media? June 2017

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I was once in a band.

  What are your interests and hobbies? I enjoy sports (Baseball, Hockey, Soccer, Racing, etc.), outdoor activities (Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Beaching, etc.) and being active, traveling, music and concerts, cooking and brewing beer.

  What are you passionate about? I’m very passionate about my family and friends, staying active, seeing the world and helping people whenever I can.

Melissa Musgrove

Melissa Musgrove

Customer Success Director

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Director of Customer Success

  When did you start at Bell Media? April 2019

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I’m writing a cookbook inspired by my family’s Greek recipes and history of restaurant ownership in Birmingham.

  What are your interests and hobbies? I’ve played the piano all of my life. I love reading, writing, travel and art history.

  What are you passionate about? I’ve lived abroad and traveled to more than 40 countries. I’m passionate about how travel educates us, broadens our perspectives, helps us become more accepting of others, and enhances our emotional intelligence.

Joel Snead

Joel Snead

Senior Customer Success Manager

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Senior Customer Success Manager

  When did you start at Bell Media? January 2019

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? After multiple summertime trips to Colorado, Wyoming and Alaska, the only bear I’ve seen in the wild was in Florida.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Instilling a love of the outdoor into my kids, watching Liverpool slip, and trying different BBQ restaurants.

  What are you passionate about? Sugary cereals meant for kids, dad jokes, and Nic Cage movies.

Austin Wilson

Austin Wilson

Customer Success Manager

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Customer Success Manager

  When did you start at Bell Media? October 2017

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I’ve been to 14 National Parks across the US and I played soccer in high school and for 10 years of my life.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Anything Outdoors (camping, hiking, etc), cycling, traveling, drinking wine, and painting

  What are you passionate about? Family, friends, good food, football season, traveling and painting

Ana Cristina Reaves

Ana Cristina Reaves

Senior Customer Success Manager

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Lead Digital Consultant

  When did you start at Bell Media? May 2014

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? It is cold at the top of a volcano! How do I know? I’ve been there!

  What are your interests and hobbies? I love nothing more than watching my kids do their thing. I love spending time on the soccer fields or watching my boys wrestle. My interests are whatever my children are involved in. 5 at home (7 total)… they keep me busy and I love every minute of it!

  What are you passionate about? My family and Hispanic culture.

Maryn Kuiper

Maryn Kuiper

Customer Success Manager

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Customer Success Manager

  When did you start at Bell Media? September 2017

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I was almost killed by an ostrich as a child. I broke a milkshake record with a country singer/song writer. I worked at Radio Shack for a month. I used to deliver pizza’s in high school. The sound of a vacuum makes me sleepy.

  What are your interests and hobbies? My hobbies include: leading Young Life, road trips, learning guitar, my golden doodle, and conspiracy theories.

  What are you passionate about? I love the finer things, such as Chick-Fil-a, Movie Pass, and Michigan craft beer and am extremely passionate about human rights.

Production Team

Nathan Yates

Nathan Yates

Partner / Executive VP, Process Improvement

Nathan Yates joined Bell Media in 2009 and has served in various roles including Sales and Management. Nathan currently leads the Production Team and focuses on Process Improvement.

Nathan is originally from Montgomery, AL and received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University in 2006. Prior to joining Bell Media, he worked as a financial planner for Strategic Financial Partners and as an Equity Research Analyst for Avondale Partners, both in Nashville, TN.  Nathan brings many years of organizational development and financial acumen to the Bell Media team. Coming to Bell Media from the financial industry, Nathan quickly translated his experiences with such industries as Healthcare Services, Medical Transport, and Private Corrections to digital marketing, continually making Process Improvement a core initiative at the company.     

Nathan currently lives in Houston, TX with his wife, Ashley and two children, Pierce and Teddy. When he’s not traveling for work, he enjoys spending time with his family, making home movies, playing with his two West Highland Terriers (Stella and John), and watching sports.

Michelle Nieset

Michelle Nieset

Vice President, Digital Operations

Michelle began her career at Bell Media in 2015 as a Lead Account Manager, moved to Client Services Manager, and now is the VP of Customer Success due to her relentless desire to satisfy clients and her incredible attention to detail. She leads our team of Customer Success Managers, ensuring that Bell Media has among the most satisfied clients in our entire industry.

Michelle has over 10 years of digital marketing experience, beginning her career path right out of college. Prior to Bell Media, she worked in Account Management and Marketing where she honed her organizational skills and learned the ins and outs of the digital marketing world to bring success to her previous companies, all to Bell’s benefit.

She has a passion for building client relationships and really enjoys training and mentoring her team to ensure our solutions are delivering the outcomes our customers need to succeed.  When not mentoring an employee or building a complicated project plan, Michelle spends her spare time with her husband Chris, son Noah and their dog Izzabelle. She enjoys spending time at the beach, reading a good book, and having a glass (or 2) of wine.

Phyllis Neill Rush

Phyllis Neill Rush

Director of Content Marketing

A 20+ year veteran in marketing and management, Phyllis Rush owned and operated her own content marketing and social media company for six years, selling the company to The Intermark Group in 2013, then moving on to head up the Content Marketing division for Alabama Media Group, owners of AL.com, The Birmingham News, Birmingham Magazine, The Huntsville Times, and the Mobile Press-Register.  Neill-Rush also spent the majority of her career working for Arbitron and Nielsen, where she quickly became an expert in software development and with traditional advertising mediums such as radio and television advertising. When not overseeing the writing of winning content strategies for her many clients, she can often be found doing yard work with her wife Pam, playing the piano, or reading any of three different books at a time.  

Patric Cavanaugh

Patric Cavanaugh

PPC & SEO Manager

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? PPC & SEO Manager

  When did you start at Bell Media? March 2016

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I’ve helped pilot a plane before. I have never broken any bones.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Anything and everything in digital media, Playing beer league hockey, Red Wings Hockey. Recent adoption of Nash Predators as second favorite NHL team.

  What are you passionate about? Finding the perfect corned beef sandwich in Nashville (still on the hunt, suggestions welcome). Joey’s Pizza. Music.

David Lawson

David Lawson

SEO Specialist

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? The SEO Specialist

  When did you start at Bell Media? April 2018

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I’m not sure.

  What are your interests and hobbies? I like to try new things. Recently, I’ve taken a liking to hiking. I watch a lot of Brooklyn Nets Basketball and 76ers Basketball too.  I’m always trying to learn something new or trying a new thing.

  What are you passionate about? I think it’s really important to always strive for your dreams. Never let anybody box you in or pigeonhole you. Also, always be willing to teach to help out the next person. Mentoring people who may not know as much as you goes a long way.

Brenton Rhein

Brenton Rhein

Senior SEO Specialist

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Senior SEO Specialist

  When did you start at Bell Media? September 2017

  What’s something that most don’t know about you?  I have a twin brother.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Music festivals, international travel, camping and hiking.

  What are you passionate about? Digital marketing, conservation and I was a domestic violence advocate for the State of Florida.

 

Josh Fields

Josh Fields

Lead Website Developer

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Lead Web Developer

  When did you start at Bell Media? May 2016

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? If I shared this I would no longer be scarcely known.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Politics, Economics, Capital Markets, True Crime, Basketball & Soccer

  What are you passionate about? The Markets.

Alex Berk

Alex Berk

PPC Specialist

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? All Around Cool Guy/PPC Specialist

  When did you start at Bell Media? October 8th

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I was born and raised in Detroit, and this is my first move away from there since college.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Soccer, Football, Basketball, Juggling, Music Festivals, Art, Anime

  What are you passionate about? Treating every person with the same respect you want to be treated with. Equal rights for people.

Mary Liz Herrington

Mary Liz Herrington

Senior Videographer

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Senior Videographer

  When did you start at Bell Media? January 2018

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I’ve lived in Montana and Colorado (and I would totally do it again).

  What are your interests and hobbies? College Sports, Mississippi State (Go Dawgs!) My Kayak and keeping up with the news (I blame my Broadcasting Degree)!

  What are you passionate about? Tacos and sports haha

Kristine Golden

Kristine Golden

Art Intern

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Graphic Design Intern

  When did you start at Bell Media? June 2019

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I ran in the Mercedes Half Marathon in 2018 and 2019.

  What are your interests and hobbies? I enjoy running, hiking, creating art, and spending time with my family.

  What are you passionate about? Family, Nature, Drawing, Endurance Races, and Listening to Music

Lindsey Cochran

Lindsey Cochran

Project Manager

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Project Manager

  When did you start at Bell Media? May 2019

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I am named after Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Beach trips and pool days. I love watching Disney movies with my niece and trying to keep up with my nephew.

  What are you passionate about? I am passionate about my rescue pup, Scarlet and Starbucks lattes. Scarlett is passionate about puppuccinos.

Dominique Barbagallo

Dominique Barbagallo

PPC Specialist

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? PPC Specialist

  When did you start at Bell Media? June 2019

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I’m the best dang frog-catcher on the East Coast.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Marketing – clearly! But I’d like to think I’m a very well-rounded gal when it comes to interests & hobbies. I love the outdoors, hiking, fishing, fourwheeling, shooting guns, acting, sports, going out dancing, karaoke, Friends (the TV show), traveling, martial arts, working out, history, old school video games, time with friends & family, the list goes on!

  What are you passionate about? I know this may sound cliche, but I really am super passionate about helping others & making a difference in any work that I do or endeavor I pursue. I’m also super passionate about life in general.

Kristin Gilmore

Kristin Gilmore

Senior Content Marketing Specialist

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Senior Content Marketing Specialist

  When did you start at Bell Media? April 2019

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I’m pretty much an open book. I guess not many people know that I get really nervous when I have to drive over a bridge.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Dungeons and Dragons, Creative Writing, Stand-up Comedy

  What are you passionate about? Food

Courtney Holt

Courtney Holt

Graphic Designer

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Graphic Designer

  When did you start at Bell Media? April 2019

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? Well, I don’t have many secrets, but in my spare time I work at a flower shop making arrangements and bouquets!

  What are your interests and hobbies? I like long walks on the beach, and short drives to Chick-fil-A.

  What are you passionate about? I am passionate about the samples at Costco, puppies, kitties and animals of all kinds.

Jamie Harris

Jamie Harris

Project Manager

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Project Manager

  When did you start at Bell Media? February 2019

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I’ve lived in 7 different cities

  What are your interests and hobbies? Trying new restaurants, Gardening, and Traveling

  What are you passionate about? True Crime podcasts

Elizabeth Roseveare

Elizabeth Roseveare

Project Coordinator

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Project Coordinator

  When did you start at Bell Media? February 2019

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I have a few. I have traveled to over 30 countries and lived in three outside of the US: Japan, India, and Nepal. I don’t know how to whistle. I’ve never broken a bone.

  What are your interests and hobbies? I like hiking, kayaking, camping, and all things outdoors. Live music and cool music venues. Cooking and trying different restaurants. Good beer and breweries.

  What are you passionate about? I have four nieces and one nephew (so far) who I am all obsessed with, so family is very important to me. Women’s rights and empowerment will always be close to my heart, and I’m lucky to have so many inspiring women in my life!

Jake Evans

Jake Evans

Website Developer

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Web Developer

  When did you start at Bell Media? February 2019

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I’m from Kansas (but I did not follow the Yellow Brick Road to get here! 😉 ), I prefer my middle name (Ross) to my first name, and my dream job has always been to be an astronaut – never outgrew it I guess!

  What are your interests and hobbies? I’ve played the piano all of my life. I love reading, writing, travel and art history.

  What are you passionate about? I’ve lived abroad and traveled to more than 40 countries. I’m passionate about how travel educates us, broadens our perspectives, helps us become more accepting of others, and enhances our emotional intelligence.

Chris Alarcon

Chris Alarcon

PPC Specialist

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? PPC Specialist

  When did you start at Bell Media? March 2019

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I have obsessive compulsive disorder

  What are your interests and hobbies? Soccer, electronic music, traveling to Europe, history, & a little bit of gaming

  What are you passionate about? Good Italian food

Kristen Powers

Kristen Powers

SEO Associate

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? SEO Associate

  When did you start at Bell Media? January 2019

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I have been to 12 Caribbean islands.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Travel, documentaries of any kind, drawing, and true crime

  What are you passionate about? My family, friends, and dog! I am also super passionate about animal rights.

Jacob Smith

Jacob Smith

Website Support Specialist

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Website Support Specialist

  When did you start at Bell Media? November 2018

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I am 1 for 1 on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitations.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Guitars, League of Legends, and comic books

  What are you passionate about? New York Rangers hockey, horror movies, programming/coding, bad jokes, online yacht shopping, and fairly priced guacamole.

McLeod Chunn

McLeod Chunn

Project Manager

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Project Manager

  When did you start at Bell Media? January 2019

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I have lived in 6 different cities over the past 6 years.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Music, Movies, Fly-fishing, anything outdoors, and Auburn Football

  What are you passionate about? Friends, Family, Travel(with Friends or Family), and Learning New Things

Drew Stuart

Drew Stuart

Senior Project Manager

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Senior Project Manager

  When did you start at Bell Media? June 2012

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? We Have White Golden Retrievers.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Golf, Alabama Football, sports in general, and grilling with friends.

  What are you passionate about? Family (Wife Alyson), and 3 Year old Son Luke)

Blair Beard

Blair Beard

Senior Graphic Designer

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Senior Graphic Designer

  When did you start at Bell Media? February 2010

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I enjoy driving anything that moves: golf carts, dirt bikes, four wheelers, cars etc. Growing up, I would beat the neighborhood boys in any race we had (as you can tell, I’m still a little proud of this). My dad has many trophies from dirt bike races he won as a teenager. I’m sure this is where I got this interest from.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Painting, vacationing, home decorating, shopping at flea markets, watching HGTV

  What are you passionate about? My husband (Zach) and son (Jace), Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha’s, Impractical Jokers on TruTV

Steve Sartino

Steve Sartino

Director of Support

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Director of Support / Developer

  When did you start at Bell Media? February 2016

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I have over 13 years of Production Management Experience.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Meditation, yoga, cooking, tennis, hiking, and camping.

  What are you passionate about? Open-mindedness, problem solving, learning, and green curry.

Jared Jones

Jared Jones

Content Marketing Specialist

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Content Marketing Specialist

  When did you start at Bell Media? June 2018

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I have a great green thumb and own over 20 houseplants.

  What are your interests and hobbies? I love to read in my spare time (and have a working library card). I also love hiking, meditation and drinking unhealthy amounts of chai tea.

  What are you passionate about? The Three Cs: Carbs, Cats and CrossFit.

Chris Seale

Chris Seale

Website Developer

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Support Desk Specialist

  When did you start at Bell Media? September 2017

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I have a cat that makes a constant bird sound.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Becoming Batman

  What are you passionate about? Animal rights

Bailey Scott

Bailey Scott

Website Designer

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Graphic Design Associate

  When did you start at Bell Media? February 2017

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I have an awesome nephew with Coffin-Siris Syndrome, which is extremely rare.

  What are your interests and hobbies? I enjoy reading suspenseful novels, arguing with my husband (and winning said arguments), and calligraphy.

  What are you passionate about? I’m passionate about my family, Pastry Art Baby Bites, wine, and my work (of course!).

Maribeth Thomas

Maribeth Thomas

Graphic Design Associate

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Graphic Design Associate

  When did you start at Bell Media? August 2018

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I am a triplet with two brothers!

  What are your interests and hobbies? If I’m not drinking a large Coke Zero with vanilla from Sonic and listening to country music. I am painting or enjoying the outdoors (either the lake or the beach!), and lastly spending time with my friends and family.

  What are you passionate about? Fried chicken fingers and Coke zero.

Consultants

Chuck Adams

Chuck Adams

Vice President, Business Development

Chuck Adams has 30 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and has been in many sales leadership roles, from Fortune 50 companies, dot com startups and hyper-growth SMBs.  His passion is working with clients to develop robust, outcome driven solutions that help businesses grow. Chuck serves as Bell Media’s Vice President of Business Development and has been with the company since 2015.  

In his spare time, Chuck and his wife Karen enjoy an active life of getting bossed around by their 2 dogs, following the Alabama football and basketball teams all over the country (his wife Karen won’t have it any other way), and getting to the gulf coast as much as physically possible.

Phyllis Neill Rush

Phyllis Neill Rush

Director of Content Marketing

A 20+ year veteran in marketing and management, Phyllis Rush owned and operated her own content marketing and social media company for six years, selling the company to The Intermark Group in 2013, then moving on to head up the Content Marketing division for Alabama Media Group, owners of AL.com, The Birmingham News, Birmingham Magazine, The Huntsville Times, and the Mobile Press-Register.  Neill-Rush also spent the majority of her career working for Arbitron and Nielsen, where she quickly became an expert in software development and with traditional advertising mediums such as radio and television advertising. When not overseeing the writing of winning content strategies for her many clients, she can often be found doing yard work with her wife Pam, playing the piano, or reading any of three different books at a time.  

Clint Champion

Clint Champion

Senior Digital Consultant

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Senior Digital Consultant

  When did you start at Bell Media? June 2019

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? Most people don’t know that I previously trained for a Golden Gloves boxing competition, but changed my mind after a sparring session with Deontay Wilder.

  What are your interests and hobbies? I enjoy pretty much anything sports related, I play softball & Pickleball (Google It) and coach my sons t-ball team. I also love going out with my wife to try new restaurants or find a good dive bar.

  What are you passionate about? I am passionate about helping people & my community. I want people to realize their potential not just in business but in life as a whole.

Liliya Sims

Liliya Sims

Business Development Representative

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Business Development Representative

  When did you start at Bell Media? December 2018

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I know four languages and I interned at the Defense Intelligence Agency.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Traveling, being outdoors, true crime podcasts, spending quality time with my family and friends.

  What are you passionate about? Discovering new places and learning about different cultures. My biggest passion is my son, husband and my two dogs.

Jason Cordova

Jason Cordova

Lead Digital Consultant

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Lead Digital Consultant

  When did you start at Bell Media? October 2018

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? Before moving into corporate/commercial roles, I spent a few years as a sports agent in a Jerry Maguire-like setting. It was fascinating and frustrating – I’m glad for the experience but found my passion in marketing.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Sports – as a fan and a coach for our kids, Family hikes, Reading.

  What are you passionate about? On a personal level, faith and family are my biggest passions. Professionally, I am obsessed with how to create value for our clients – it is a privilege to be a part of their success.

Heather Kernan

Heather Kernan

Senior Digital Consultant

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Senior Digital Consultant

  When did you start at Bell Media? April 2018

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I was born in the tiny state of Rhode Island!

  What are your interests and hobbies? I enjoy playing the piano and traveling. I travel at least one weekend a month to visit with friends and family!

  What are you passionate about? My two dogs, ice cream and the weather! I’m a huge weather nerd 🙂

Ellen Porter

Ellen Porter

Digital Consultant

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Digital Consultant

  When did you start at Bell Media? April 2018

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I trained as a classical ballerina.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Running, dancing, painting, hearing live music, and spending time with family, friends and my dog Lola.

  What are you passionate about? Recognizing the value that every person and experience has to offer,  living authentically, and supporting the use of y’all as correct grammar 

Alexandra Lloyd

Alexandra Lloyd

Digital Marketing Strategist

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Digital Marketing Strategist

  When did you start at Bell Media? March 2018

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I was born in Montreal, Canada. I am fluent in both English and French.

  What are your interests and hobbies? I like staying active by running and going to the gym. I like the outdoors, going to the beach, water sports, yoga, knitting and digital marketing. I am also always willing to try a new sport or activity that I have never done before.

  What are you passionate about? I love peanut butter and my siamese cat Leo!

Amy Gable

Amy Gable

Lead Digital Consultant

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Lead Digital Consultant

  When did you start at Bell Media? June 2017

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? When I was a little girl I wanted to be a detective like Nancy Drew.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Running, spending time with family, travel and gardening.

  What are you passionate about? My three year old little boy and my husband.

Adli Kilic

Adli Kilic

Digital Marketing Strategist

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Digital Marketing Strategist

  When did you start at Bell Media? January 2018

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I’ve been to Turkey 10 times and have spent almost a year of my life there over the years.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Traveling, Snowboarding, Music, Sports, Movies

  What are you passionate about? Alabama Football and good food.

Emily Kearley

Emily Kearley

Digital Consultant

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Digital Consultant

  When did you start at Bell Media? January 2018

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I love to sing (my steering wheel is my biggest fan).

  What are your interests and hobbies? I have a great love for music of all genres in every era. When I’m not jamming to Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac you can find me writing, traveling, enjoying the great outdoors and of course talking about digital marketing.

  What are you passionate about? I am a shopping activist, wine enthusiast and chicken finger connoisseur.

Ryan Files

Ryan Files

Regional Team Lead

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Regional Team Lead

  When did you start at Bell Media? May 2015

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? Most people don’t realize that outside of work, I can be a bit of a hermit. I am extremely outgoing Monday – Friday but I typically spend my weekends with my wife and a tight-knit group of friends.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Haha. My wife would laugh if someone asked her what my interest & hobbies are… Honestly, my work is a passion of mine! Other than that, I love going to the lake, great food, and a glass of bourbon Friday afternoon.

  What are you passionate about? I am passionate about my work as a digital consultant. I love that the only consistent factor in the industry is change! My wife and I also have a passion for pouring into newly married couples and helping them develop foundational truths that create long-lasting marriages.

Keith Lyle

Keith Lyle

Digital Consultant

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Indoor Digital Consultant

  When did you start at Bell Media? April 2015

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? Was a Certified Frisbee Expert and once threw Frisbee for 24 straight hours.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Sports (Alabama football is at the top of that list) including football, basketball baseball, tennis and even some other stuff..

  What are you passionate about? Weather nut (have a Facebook page with over 20,000 followers dealing with Alabama weather).

Cole Willis

Cole Willis

Regional Team Lead

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Regional Team Lead

  When did you start at Bell Media? March 2015

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I was named an All-American collegiate golfer in 2008 at Valdosta State University.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Golf, Duck Hunting, Spending time with my wife and 2 daughters!

  What are you passionate about? Passionate about spending quality time with my wife & children.

Accounting Team

Danielle Del Valle Garcia

Danielle Del Valle Garcia

Administrative Assistant

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Administrative Assistant

  When did you start at Bell Media? June 2019

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I played the viola in my school orchestra for 7 years.

  What are your interests and hobbies? My hobbies include traveling, reading, and bullet journaling.

  What are you passionate about? I am passionate about helping people and spending time with my friends and family.

Sherry Young

Sherry Young

Accounts Receivable Specialist

  What’s your Position at Bell Media?Accounts Receivable Specialist

  When did you start at Bell Media? February 2019

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I have a fascination with true crime stories.

  What are your interests and hobbies?I really enjoy singing and dancing.

  What are you passionate about? I’m very passionate about helping others and giving back to the community.

Caroline Hottle

Caroline Hottle

Office Manager

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Office Manager

  When did you start at Bell Media? April 2015

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I love to sew children’s clothing.

  What are your interests and hobbies? I am a Girl Scout leader and actively involved with the local Service Unit and the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama.

  What are you passionate about? My family. My community. Rights of equality for everyone regardless of gender, sexuality, religion, or any other characteristic that makes us unique. Fun size snickers is the correct proportion of chocolate to nougat, caramel and peanuts.

Judson Ricks

Judson Ricks

Accounting Manager

  What’s your Position at Bell Media? Accounting Manager

  When did you start at Bell Media? January 2017

  What’s something that most don’t know about you? I’m a self-taught juggler and I listen to hip-hop during my commute to/from work everyday.

  What are your interests and hobbies? Sports, playing golf, movies, and traveling/vacationing with family.

  What are you passionate about? Family, friends and having a positive impact on others.