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Hiring a team to create and market a new website or help you manage your existing one can be a tough ask. You need to find a company that ‘gets’ your business, truly understands your needs and can deliver on time and on budget with no excuses. Here at Excite Media we pride ourselves on the fact that we consistently deliver world-class website solutions for our clients, and with over a decade of experience throughout Australia, and over one thousand new websites launched, the numbers speak for themselves.

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    Nathanael Hubbard
    Managing Director | Founder
    Nathanael Hubbard

    Nathanael Hubbard

    Managing Director | Founder

    Nathanael is passionate about helping businesses dream big and succeed. His weapon of choice is digital marketing. When Nathanael isn’t meeting with clients or learning about business and marketing, he can be found writing songs or playing in his band The Reversals.

    • Nathanael enjoys nudging things one pixel at a time until they look ‘perfect’
    • Nathanael thinks he can predict the weather better than the professionals
  • Scott Maynard
    Managing Director | Founder

    Scott Maynard

    Managing Director | Founder

    Scott gave up his dream of being an olympic athlete when he realised that he had no discernible sporting talent. Fortunately he’s found a rewarding role at Excite Media, where you’ll find him manning the BBQ, or working in the “Geek Zone” where he manages the technical team.

    • Scott once drank a whole bottle of mint sauce
    • Scott (along with 3 other Excite team members) broke a Guinness World Record for the longest ever darts marathon
    • Scott’s “Useless Skill” is catching items that fall out of the fridge
    • Scott’s hobbies include, drums, guitar, soccer, golf and speed-clicking.
    • Scott’s car was once used in an ad! It was the ‘before’ image for a lottery advertisement.
    • Andrew Pitchford
      Director of Client Engagement

      Andrew Pitchford

      Director of Client Engagement

      Old man Pitchford is our Digital Strategist, with a 20 year broadcasting career connected to management roles in marketing and communications.

      A true early adopter that loves swimming in the technology space, Andrew is highly regarded as a public speaker across marketing and non-profit interests.

      • Andrew is a movie addict and the original “Family Guy” who built his first website in ’95.
      • With his four children now grown up, his new brood is a collection of Pop Culture Pop Vinyl collectibles.
      • Chris Taylor
        Director of Operations

        Chris Taylor

        Director of Operations

        “Adversity”:  A difficult or unpleasant situation.

        Chris’ definition of Adversity:
        A Collingwood supporter living in Brisbane.

        The above has given Chris a strong ability to develop long lasting relationships (even in the case of AFL related abuse), and perhaps this is the reason that Chris has been appointed as Excite Media’s Production Team Manager.

        • Chris is part of the Excite Media team that broke the Guinness World Record for the longest ever game of darts.
        • Chris is the founder of the office saying: “a splash of flash”
        • Shane Rose
          Director of People & Culture

          Shane Rose

          Director of People & Culture

          Shane is our resident Online Marketing Specialist. He divides his time between leading our Online Marketing team, Project Management and constant learning to keep up-to-date with this ever changing industry. Get to know Shane and you’re sure to be told a story that takes a lot longer to tell than it should. You’ll probably hear him talking about The Mighty Hawks, his skills as a local Social Netball legend or the latest music he is listening to (ask him about his “5 listen guarantee”).

          • On the weekends, if he’s not donning some lycra and hitting the roads on his bicycle then you’ll probably find him camping or at the beach
          • Jordie Sampieri
            Web Designer

            Jordie Sampieri

            Web Designer

            Jordie is our coffee addicted designer, who loves to create practical and elegant designs for our clients. Besides spending time with her two dogs Pixie and Wilson and her vintage cat Smoochy, Jordie is also a serious gamer who can’t get enough of Japanese culture and design.

            • Jordie is an avid Final Fantasy fan.
            • Jordie is still half-heartedly trying to learn Japanese. Kon-ni-chi… ahh forget it…
            • Lee Wallis
              Digital Marketing Strategist

              Lee Wallis

              Digital Marketing Strategist

              Lee, our very own British expatriate (yep, he’s a pom), understands how to transform an under-performing website into an online lead generating machine! With over 10 years experience in the digital marketing industry, Lee spends his time amongst our webIQ team, continuously optimising websites to generate more leads and sales for our clients.

              • Lee knows when you’re bluffing at the poker table.
              • Lee’s travels have taken him to Spain, Turkey, Cyprus, Italy, India, Japan, Indonesia and of course his new home, Australia. Next stop… Las Vegas!
              • Lee is obsessed with the digital currency Bitcoin and believes one day his Bitcoin stash will be worth millions. As of September 2017, 1 Bitcoin is worth $5,170 AUD.
              • Tom Stallman
                Account Lead

                Tom Stallman

                Account Lead

                Tom is one of the Account Leads here at Excite Media and creates invaluable relationships with his clients. He considers himself a bit of jack of all trades, who loves rugby, wine, cycling, video games, comic books, & surfing.

                • Tom is the youngest of triplets (by one minute).
                • Tom has a background in freelance and campaign management
                • Tom finally reached Diamond rank in Overwatch. The office waits with bated breath to see how long it is until he gets booted back to Platinum.
                • Zoe Wyton
                  Admin & Accounts

                  Zoe Wyton

                  Admin & Accounts

                  Zoe is our head number cruncher here at Excite Media, taking care of all the accounting and payroll and keeping everyone else in line. When not balancing ledgers, Zoe spends time with her three boys, sewing, reading or doing yoga.

                  • Zoe was born in Western Australia and will always be a West Aussie at heart.
                  • Zoe is a bit of a Disney Dork & would love to go to Disneyland one day.
                  • Zoe just celebrated her 10 year wedding anniversary in the Maldives.
                  • Karl Paustian
                    Project Manager

                    Karl Paustian

                    Project Manager

                    In the beginning there was only darkness. The Creator said “Let there be light” – and there was light, and it was glorious. The Creator said “Let the beasts roam the earth, and let the birds fill the sky” – and all manner of creatures sprung forth from the loins of the earth, and they were magnificent. The creator then created man to bask in the splendour of this world. All was well. Aeons passed. Karl was born. The creator said “Maybe I was too quick to give man free will…” Karl said “No take backsy’s”, and slapped the Creator’s foot-long sub out his hands. The Creator, Ranch dressing dripping down his robe, sighed to himself and thought, “Time to start over”.

                  • Matthew Green
                    Project Manager

                    Matthew Green

                    Project Manager

                    Matt is a Project Manager here at Excite Media and works hands-on with our clients to ensure that their projects are delivered successfully, smoothly and completed on time. When he’s not managing projects, he is busy managing his music career spending time songwriting, recording, gigging or cleaning his Nord and Fender Rhodes keyboards.

                    • Matt can play any song by ear and plays in a band called The Reversals.
                    • Matt has the record for the most games of foosball played in the office.
                    • Matt has recently become a first time dad, and if his kids thinks they’re getting their hands on his Lego Minifig collection…they can think again!
                    • Alyssa Grantham
                      Digital Content Manager

                      Alyssa Grantham

                      Digital Content Manager

                      As our Digital Content Manager, Alyssa works hard with clients to organise and display all the important information about their business. Outside of work, Alyssa is always keeping busy caring for horses or working behind the scenes in the film industry as a script supervisor.

                      • Alyssa runs her own horse agistment property and cares for ten horses at once.
                      • Alyssa is currently studying mammalian brain function, in an attempt to better understand her coworkers.
                      • Alyce Appelgren
                        Digital Marketing Consultant

                        Alyce Appelgren

                        Digital Marketing Consultant

                        Alyce is our senior digital account manager in the WebIQ team and spends her days developing strategies and tweaking designs to make life easier for her clients. When she’s not trawling through spreadsheets you can find her walking her beagles for hours or upside down practicing her trapeze skills.

                        • Alyce is always planning her next travel adventure with plans to visit every country (Russia, Mongolia and Ukraine are next!)
                        • Alyce is a bit of hippie when it comes to sustainability and recycling and will go through the bins to make sure things are going in the right place.
                        • Polina Shilenina
                          Project Manager

                          Polina Shilenina

                          Project Manager

                          Polina spends her days at Excite Media pushing web design projects over the line and helping businesses implement their long-term digital marketing strategies with WebIQ. When she does leave the office, her usual habitat is a movie theatre where they show anything with subtitles, or at the nearest rock climbing gym (she is still gathering confidence to climb mountains that are not colour-coded).

                          • Polina has only come off her scooter once, which she considers a great personal achievement.
                          • Polina has visited exactly 32 countries.
                          • Polina’s office duty is to ‘make everyone feel like they are funny’.
                          • Pete Walsh
                            Digital Marketer

                            Pete Walsh

                            Digital Marketer

                            Pete is a vagrant, traveling gypsy writer with a killer vocabulary and incendiary verbiage. When he’s not being a coffee jerk he’s a digital marketing account manager at Excite Media.

                            Pete has a love/hate relationship with music and a love/love relationship with books. Being a bit of a data and spreadsheet nerd Pete’s only friends are his two sausage dogs.

                            • Pete’s greatest claim to fame is meeting Ray Martin who promptly asked Pete where he could get a taxi.
                            • Pete used to be an editor – he once deleted over 500 commas in one day!
                            • Pete is probably the only person in Brisbane who follows American Football.
                            • Jason Howman
                              Business Development Manager

                              Jason Howman

                              Business Development Manager

                              When not helping our clients to plan and execute on cutting edge digital strategy, Jason can be found trolling the rivers in his kayak on the hunt for a variety of fish species. A keen heavy metal fan, Jason mixes the best of both worlds into his fishing videos.

                              • Jason taught Andrew “Joey” Johns to do “The pump” (dance move).
                              • Jason once gave Larry Emdur directions and told him to “Come on down!…that road there and follow it all the way to Swansea” – He wasn’t impressed.
                              • Unlike most people, Jason once paid money to see Limp Bizkit.
                              • Benjamin Maynard
                                Creative Director

                                Benjamin Maynard

                                Creative Director

                                Ben’s role at ExciteMedia is to lead our design team in creating high quality, modern designs that really connect with people. When not pushing pixels around, Ben enjoys spending time with his family, building and playing guitars and watching the Formula One. This one time, he met The Goodies.

                                • Ben has over twenty guitars, a collection that doesn’t seem likely to stop anytime soon.
                                • Ben is tragically addicted to Formula One, and one day dreams of following the championship around the world for a year.
                                • Paul Taylor
                                  Digital Marketer

                                  Paul Taylor

                                  Digital Marketer

                                  Paul brings years of Digital Marketing experience to the team and enjoys working with clients to help them grow their businesses. Paul is also a mad keen sports fan so if it involves kicking, passing, hitting, throwing or catching, he’ll watch it.

                                  • Paul enjoys watching Air Crash Investigation which has unfortunately effected his Frequent Flyer status.
                                  • Paul likes to iron and won’t go out in public with un-ironed clothes – Ever.
                                  • Paul loves spending time with his family, sweating over a hot BBQ with a beer in hand and eating a good steak.
                                  • Maria Kranendonk
                                    Graphic Designer

                                    Maria Kranendonk

                                    Graphic Designer

                                    Maria is our go-to print designer and spends her days preparing elegant layouts for business cards and stationery, magazine ads, brochures, newsletters, packaging, signage and pretty much anything that can be printed!

                                    • Maria lives with her husband, four kids and her daughter’s cat Coco.
                                    • Maria’s nickname ‘Rio’ has stuck with her since childhood.
                                    • As a child, Maria was scared of butterflies.
                                    • Maria is currently trying to give up coffee.
                                    • Hung Tran
                                      Web Developer

                                      Hung Tran

                                      Web Developer

                                      Hung is our front-end programming guru, who spends the majority of his time converting our website designs from concepts through to working websites. He also specialises in creating mobile friendly responsive versions of our client’s websites.

                                      • Hung spends his free time with his family, playing chess and shopping.
                                      • Hung’s favourite sports are of Soccer and Badminton.
                                      • Hung’s all time favourite movies are The Gods Must Be Crazy or anything by Charlie Chaplin
                                      • Hannah Barnard
                                        Project Manager

                                        Hannah Barnard

                                        Project Manager

                                        Hannah has spent her early 20’s immersed in Brisbane’s music scene and can often be found in the mosh pit of a hip hop show. Now at Excite Media, she embraces her passion for all things digital and social. With the goal of one day creating a digital strategy for one of Australia’s biggest brands. At least until her Hogwarts letter arrives..

                                        • Hannah owns a copy of every David Bowie vinyl ever released.
                                        • Hannah would like to pick tea in Sri Lanka before she turns 30.
                                        • In 2006 Hannah walked along an 3 km stretch of the equator.
                                        • Nick Paustian
                                          Senior Cool Dude

                                          Nick Paustian

                                          Senior Cool Dude

                                          He might tell you other wise – but he was actually the only candidate in the running for ‘Senior Cool Dude’.

                                          As with all self proclaimed ‘cool’ people he’s tiresome to deal with – but he’s the only one that can fix our emails so… there’s that.

                                          • Nick holds the record for the most packages received at the office in a calendar year.
                                          • A hardcore gamer, Nick owns pretty much every console ever made.
                                          • A key player for the local basketball legends the Unicorns, Nick snapped his ankle recently like a twig.
                                          • Mike Green
                                            Support Engineer

                                            Mike Green

                                            Support Engineer

                                            A customer service legend by day, Mikey is a massive basketball fan that follows the mighty Denver Nuggets. Besides playing guitar in his spare time, Mike loves travelling overseas and enjoying beers and board games with friends.

                                            • After years of experimentation, Mikey believes to have discovered the ultimate gourmet nachos recipe.
                                            • Mikey’s favourite whiskey is Monkey Shoulder.
                                            • Mikey dreams of a day where everyone has watched his two favourite TV shows: Southland & Justified.
                                            • Derek Lewis
                                              Support Services Manager

                                              Derek Lewis

                                              Support Services Manager

                                              Not to be outdone by Polina, Derek has visited no less than 45 countries, easily making him our most well travelled. Derek was high school chess champion in year 10… The fact that only 3 other students played chess doesn’t seem to bother him one bit.

                                              • Derek is passionate about good nutrition. He has a love affair with virgin coconut oil that he claims changed his life.
                                              • Derek loves being outdoors whether it’s snow skiing, rowing, horse riding, trail bike riding, trekking.
                                              • Derek lived in London for 8 years and travelled whenever he could.
                                              • Joanna Scott
                                                WebIQ Consultant

                                                Joanna Scott

                                                WebIQ Consultant

                                                At Excite Media, Joanna works with her clients to help them grow their businesses by developing and executing compelling digital marketing strategies. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her one true love, Netflix. You will also find Joanna sipping cocktails at the beach, burning things in the oven and planning her next holiday to the snow.

                                                • Joanna is a massive fan of Bubble O Bills & Channing Tatum (Yum!!!)
                                                • Joanna is also known as “Mono” for one-handed foosball playing.
                                                • Joanna has a fear of lizards. Even geckos. Eek!
                                                • Nick Mok
                                                  Support Technician

                                                  Nick Mok

                                                  Support Technician

                                                  As one of our support champions, Nick’s role is to handle incoming calls and emails from our clients and guide them through their problems with his calm phone manner.

                                                  • Nick has been forced to be called by his surname because there is another Nick.
                                                  • Nick loves any kind of superhero movie, card tricks (although he’s a total amateur) and listening to music that’s more hardcore than Matt’s music tastes 😛
                                                  • Nick grew up in Tamborine Mountain, visiting often for the peaceful and cool nights.
                                                  • Jamie Smith
                                                    AdWords Specialist

                                                    Jamie Smith

                                                    AdWords Specialist

                                                    Jamie is our local AdWords strategist. When he’s not thinking about numbers and ways to improve results for clients he enjoys playing a range of board, card and computer games or is busy hosting dinner parties and feeding guests a feast of ribs and burgers.

                                                    • Jamie has explored nine different countries and rates them by quality of their food and arcade games.
                                                    • Jamie is an avid tennis player and hits the court whenever he can.
                                                    • Erinna Maynard

                                                      Erinna Maynard


                                                      Erinna works as part of the admin team and makes sure all the numbers add up.

                                                      Outside of work you’ll find her wrangling/cleaning up after her three young boys.

                                                      • Erinna sometimes hides from these delightful boys in her pantry to eat cooking chocolate(when the real chocolate runs out)
                                                      • Erinna is married to Scott, Excite Media’s Managing Director. They first met at high school in 1995, where they were in the same grade 8 form class.
                                                      • Erinna is a registered nurse and is on standby to treat any injuries that may occur in the Excite Media office (thankfully none so far).
                                                        • Ian Laguna
                                                          Web Developer

                                                          Ian Laguna

                                                          Web Developer

                                                          Ian’s role at Excite Media is focused on frontend web programming and creating custom WordPress solutions for our clients. In his spare time he loves to play and have fun with her five year old daughter, Athena.

                                                          • Ian loves to play basketball, badminton, bowling and riding his motorcycle going out in any places with his wife & some friends.
                                                          • Ian enjoys watching movies together with his family and is a genuine Naruto fanatic!
                                                          • Janalee Pineda
                                                            Web Developer

                                                            Janalee Pineda

                                                            Web Developer

                                                            Janalee is a Web Developer whose role focuses mainly on converting PSD designs to responsive WordPress sites and fixing websites for minor issues/revisions. Outside work you’ll find her eating, lying on her bed sleeping or playing with her nieces and nephews.

                                                            • She loves wandering in different places in search of something new, bizarre and wonderful
                                                            • She dreams of going skydiving someday

                                                            More than just a website design company, the team at Excite Media are close friends and this shows through in the work that we do. Taking care of our customers like a family business is important to us and it’s why our clients rave about us. If you are looking for a professional solution to increase your business’ bottom line, talk to us today, we’d love to hear from you!

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