About Us

GoBeyond is not just our name.

It is our collective philosophy. GoBeyond expectations. GoBeyond your comfort zone. GoBeyond your fears. GoBeyond your perceived limits and into the stratosphere.

“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” – Albert Einstein

Meet the Team

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Brian Saemann
Director of Products & Marketing

Favorite Quote:
“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them”
– George Bernard Shaw

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Brian Saemann is a certified inbound marketing nerd and overall marketing junkie. Graduating from the University of Scranton with a degree in Political Science and Philosophy stunted Brian’s career for only 10 years – not the lifetime his professors warned him about.

When he isn’t contemplating an inbound marketing strategy, you can find Brian reading Seth Godin, Steven Pressfield or James Altucher.

Outside of that he is usually hanging out with his family or daydreaming that he lived on a beach.

Brian was recently featured in Salesgenie’s Expert Interview Series. Head there to read his take on effective marketing strategies.

5 things you don’t know about Brian

  1. Brian’s first job was Gravedigger at a Pet Cemetery. He’s not creepy – we promise – he was just too young to work the mower so they gave him a shovel.
  2. Brian fancies himself a “semi-professional” poker player and, according to Card Player Magazine, has 4 career cashes worth $3,087.
  3. Brian used to read the newspaper over the radio to blind people…do they still print newspapers?
  4. Brian often wonders how long it will take for Americans to wonder, “Why do we say roll down the window, we don’t roll anything?”
  5. If Brian could do only one thing on his bucket list it would be to spend the spring walking across the Alps, stopping in every little town along the way.


Trish Saemann
Director of Business Development

Favorite Quote:
“Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.”
– Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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After graduating cum laude from Georgian Court University with a dual major in English/Psychology and minors in Marketing, Spanish and Philosophy, Trish packed up her ’95 Civic and took the scenic route across the country.

Having creatively collaborated with the likes of Saturn, Beauty Brands and Family Dollar, she now shows others how to make the most of their experience and express their message effectively.

When she’s not racing all over the Charlotte area, you will find Trish extolling the virtues of good beer or good tea to anyone who’ll listen, cooking with reckless abandon and chasing her red-headed boys through the local parks.

5 things you don’t know about Trish

  1. Her foul shot percentage is 84%
  2. As a child she had several exotic pets including: rabbits, snakes, newts, hermit crabs, doves, parakeets, guinea pigs, hamsters, cats and dogs. As an adult, she is allergic to several of the above
  3. Writes poetry, have some poems published in the Library of congress and had dinner with the late Allen Ginsberg
  4. Lived in Reno for 8 years and both dealt and played poker regularly
  5. Can speak Spanish proficiently

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Billy Saemann
Director of Internet Marketing

Favorite Quote:
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”
– Anonymous

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Billy Saemann is an inbound marketing geek, SEO aficionado and library nerd.  When he’s not spending his time building landing pages, or breaking down the latest Google Algorithm, he can often be found enjoying a craft while checking out a local show, golfing, or watching his two favorite teams the Mets and Jets (yes, he knows he’s a tortured sports fan).

After living on the west coast for 5 years he moved back to his home coast and found himself in Charlotte, NC where he graduated from Belmont Abbey College in 2011.Inbound Marketing Certified- Hubspot

5 things you don’t know about Billy

  1. Considers himself a professional Uncle with 4 nieces and nephews and one on the way.
  2. Worked as a bagel baker for 4 years and holds the secret to the best bagel recipe.
  3. Has seen Pearl Jam live over 15 times.
  4. Has had a drivers license from 3 different states.
  5. Visited 8 different baseball stadiums, 5 different NFL stadiums and believes that nothing beats the Wrigley Field experience.

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James Doerflinger II
Creative Director

Favorite Quote:
“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”
– Alan Watts

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“It was the straying that found the path direct” would be a suitable quote for how James arrived at GoBeyond. After graduating from King’s Collage (Charlotte) with a major in Graphic Design, he honed his chops at a Print company for 4 years while learning how to code and develop websites. After a short stint in Austin, TX and a few months on the road, he found his way back to Charlotte, NC. James heads up all things creative & “how do we do this?”. Website design & development, Graphic Design, Logo Design, Inbound Marketing Design, Social Media Graphics are just a few of James’ roles here.

When he’s not busy creating to every clients whim, he enjoys painting, making music, gardening & traveling.

5 things you don’t know about James

  1. James is an ordained Minister licensed to perform weddings, christenings and bar mitzvah’s among other things.
  2. He was once a vagabond, living out of a van and traveling the country for 4 months through 23 states.
  3. Trained by ear, he can play the guitar, bass, piano, or anything that makes noise.
  4. He met his wife on MySpace. Yes, MySpace.
  5. He collects vinyl records and likes anything from Aphex Twin to Zappa.


Dan Cooley
Social Media Manager

Dan is a social media junkie, a film maker and obsessive content consumer and creator from Monmouth County, NJ. For 11 years, Dan has been an acting teacher and theater director throughout the state and New York City. Living the indie artists lifestyle, Dan is no stranger to taking project from conception to distribution under an extremely tight deadline. At the end of the day, Dan’s great love has always been storytelling. His big Irish family taught him the importance of a good yarn before he is able to remember. They also taught him that to really know someone, you must walk in their shoes. Dan tries to bring this to every project that he is involved in.

5 things you don’t know about Dan

  1. Dan is passionate about helping kids fight bullying. He is he founder of a successful theater company of kids and teens who perform all over the state of New Jersey.
  2. Dan spends way too much time thinking about Game of Thrones and other fantasy novels.
  3. Has a cat named “Lil’D” was raised in prison. (No, really. He was a service cat!)
  4. Dan’s first job was as a busboy. He was so friendly to the customers that the owner called him “The Mayor”.
  5. Dan and his wife Becky are masters at the license plate game.


Megan C. Riley
Paid Advertising Specialist

Favorite Quote:
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness”
– Mark Twain

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Megan Riley comes to GoBeyond with 4 years of hard hitting Adwords lead generation experience. She knows her CTR’s, CPCs, and CPA’s, but most importantly, she knows how to get you an ROI. When she isn’t generating leads for you business, she is off traveling around the world.

5 things you don’t know about Megan

  1. She has visited 40 countries.
  2. She owns a fat dachshund named Mia.
  3. She is a huge San Antonio Spurs fan.
  4. She has an addiction to Mini Cooper’s having owned 5.
  5. She backpacked through India & Nepal for 3 months alone.