Not Just a Name, It’s a Promise to Go Beyond Marketing

Our mission at GoBeyond SEO has been crystal clear from day one: to deliver exceptional digital marketing results while providing a high-end customer service experience. Let’s Go Beyond Marketing strategies and take your business to new heights.

Our Story
Our History

Humble Beginnings

In the early days of online marketing, we, as the founders of GoBeyond SEO, recognized a chance to harness the power of the internet. With years of experience in broadcast media and 5-Star hospitality training under our belts, along with our extensive knowledge of SEO and online marketing, we were perfectly positioned to make a meaningful impact on small businesses and entrepreneurs.

During the 2007-2009 economic downturn, countless people lost their jobs and turned to entrepreneurship to survive.

We witnessed some of the financial hardships our friends and family were facing, and we felt compelled to help.

We tapped into our talent for crafting and optimizing websites, and we provided support to these aspiring entrepreneurs. What started as a pro bono service and a compassionate helping hand quickly transformed into a full-blown offering, paving the way for GoBeyond SEO.

Our Values

Community Service

As a company that values community engagement, GoBeyond SEO’s founders have served on multiple community-driven boards and participated in

volunteer work with local organizations, reflecting our commitment to making a positive impact both in business and in the community at large.

Our Team

Trish Saemann

"My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends, It gives a lovely light!" – Edna St. Vincent Millay

1. I paid for half of my wedding with poker winnings.
2. I was detained and searched in Belfast International Airport as she fit the description of a suspected IRA terrorist.
3. I am a published poet and had dinner with the late Allen Ginsberg.

Eleanor Thompson

"Don't say, do." – Unknown

1. I have visited 27 of the United States (a big deal for a Brit... and even possibly for an American!).
2. I have never done a high five (it makes me feel awkward!).
3. I have never eaten CheezWizz, Twinkies, or PB&J.

Jill Shearer

Creative Director
"Design is where science and art break even."
- Robin Matthews
1. Nerdy dork: NYT crossword doer, crypto dabbler, tennis addict.
2. Dog mom to Hazel - a super cute 1 year old German Sheperd hellspawn
3. Unbridled enthusiasm for measuring things and 80s music. In search of the world’s best profiteroles.

Dan Cooley

Social Media Director
"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." – Albus Dumbledore

1. In a former life I was an actor and director for 16 years.
2. I played poker professionally for 1 year.
3. I have a problem making jokes at inopportune times (I am working on it!).

Tiffany Manso

Digital Marketing Specialist
"It always seems impossible until it is done." – Nelson Mandela

1. I was an extra in the Johnny Cash Movie - Walk the Line.
2. I met Reese Witherspoon & Joaquin Phoenix.
3. My children Think I grew up when Dinosaurs were alive.

Kirstyn Velez

Digital Marketing Specialist
"You attract the energy that you give off. Spread good vibes. Think positively. Enjoy Life." – Unknown

1. The first time I ever went to Disney, I was 25.
2. My favorite food is Chicken Alfredo.
3. I have giant pets! I have a 15lb indoor pet rabbit named Sunflower and a 150lb Great Dane named Ryder.

Nick Lees

SEM Specialist
"Hide not your Talents, they for Use were made. What's a Sun Dial in the Shade!" - Benjamin Franklin
1. I'm a diet Coke fan, but only allow myself 2 glasses a day except for special occassions :-P.
2. I served as a soldier in the IDF Spokesperson Unit, working with North American media.
3. I speak 3 languages and can read and understand 5 languages, including biblical Hebrew and ancient Aramaic.

Megan Donovan

Social Media Operations
"Whatever you choose to do, leave tracks. That means don’t do it just for yourself. You will want to leave the world a little better for your having lived."
— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

1. One of my life goals is to make really good french macarons.
2. I directed a play in the NYC Fringe Festival.
3. I collect quotes and have favorites depending on the mood I'm in, so the above question was difficult for me.

Samantha Robbins

Design and Technical Specialist
"We have powerful tools: Openness, optimism and the spirit of curiosity."
— Jean Luc Picard

1. I once hiked 3 mountains and 25.5 miles in 11 hours.
2. I've been to over 14 countries.
3. Linkin Park has been my favorite band since I was 12.

Sara Sievers

SEO Specialist
"When passion and purpose align with work ethic, what seems impossible becomes certain." – Unknown

1. I have been an Irish dancer for 20 years.
2. I spent all my summer job money to get my hamster's leg amputated in high school.
3. I graduated with only 18 people in my high school graduating class.

Jennifer Cooley-Brewer

Business Development
"When you finally take your calm and silent seat on the throne of your own heart everything begins to fall into place Because You have"
— Tosha Silver

1. Mother of 4 boys, I dedicate my days to nurturing the next generation; often found at hockey rinks or soccer fields.
2. A backyard herbalist, I cultivate medicinal plants, crafting remedies and teas. My baking passion spans cake design to pastries, driven by an undeniable sweet tooth.
3. Deeply committed, I volunteer avidly for causes like access to education, performing arts, and animal welfare.

LaToya Howard

Business Development
"Worrying doesn't take away tomorrow's troubles. It takes away today's peace." – Randy Armstrong

1. I’m a foodie. I love enjoy everything from watching cooking videos, grocery shopping, cooking/baking to dining out. Lately, I've become obsessed with cooking Korean dishes.
2. I gain so much peace of mind from walking at the lake with my dog. Definitely my favorite activity.
3. I love going to musicals and plays. Little Shop of Horrors has been the best one by far. Phenomenal experience!

Jenn Ryan

Content Writer
"You are a little soul carrying around a corpse."
— Epictetus

1. My husband and I have 10 rescue animals that run our lives.
2. I've lost count of how many tattoos I have.
3. I'm semi-fluent in German.

Stephanie Thomas

Content Writer
"I am a little pencil in God's hands. He does the thinking. He does the writing. He does everything and sometimes it is really hard because it is a broken pencil and He has to sharpen it a little more."
— Mother Theresa

1. My dog Bella and I go for midnight bike rides when it's super hot here in Houston. I pedal, and she runs. (My neighbors think I'm odd).
2. My longtime dream has been to deliver packages for UPS. I don't know why. 🙂
3. I love language and culture. I speak fluent Spanish, and I'm conversant in Portuguese and French. Next up....Italian!

Brian Saemann

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." — Maya Angelou

1. My 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. I like to think of myself as a “semi-professional” poker player and, according to Card Player Magazine, has 4 career cashes worth $3,087.
3. I used to read the newspaper over the radio to blind people…do they still print newspapers?
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