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  • Nathanael Hubbard
    Managing Director | Founder

    Nathanael Hubbard

    Managing Director | Founder

    Nathanael is our co-founder and Managing Director, who along with Scott Maynard has built Excite Media into one of Brisbane’s premier agencies over the past 12 years. Leading a team of 35 close-knit digital experts, Nathanael is passionate about helping people and businesses discover what they want, why they want it, and how to achieve it.

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

    • Nathanael enjoys nudging things one pixel at a time until they look ‘perfect’
    • Nathanael thinks he can predict the weather better than the professionals
    • Nathanael has a Masters of Information Technology and a Bachelor of Popular Music.
  • Scott Maynard
    Managing Director | Founder

    Scott Maynard

    Managing Director | Founder

    Scott is Excite Media’s Managing Director and enjoys working closely with the team to help grow SME businesses. He’s passionate about building a thriving team culture and making Excite Media a positive influence on everyone associated with it.

    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.
    • Scott has a Bachelor of Electrical/Computer Systems Engineering with First Class Honours
  • Chris Taylor
    General Manager

    Chris Taylor

    General Manager

    Chris is a founding member of the team – having experienced all that Excite Media has to offer from minute one of day one. With a background in Business Management, Chris has experience with companies like CBA, Ricoh and Collins Foods.

    Chris is our lead fire-fighter, and can constantly be found supporting team members in any way possible. When he’s not doing this, he’s probably banging on about Collingwood – and that’s when we all tune out.

    • Chris is part of the Excite Media team that broke the Guinness World Record for the longest ever game of darts.
    • Chris is constantly reminded that he is a less successful human than Sam Burgess.
    • Chris is the founder of the office saying: “a splash of flash”.
  • Andrew Pitchford
    Director of Client Engagement

    Andrew Pitchford

    Director of Client Engagement

    Andrew has a knack for solving complex business challenges through digital. He was the Director of a NZ web agency and leverages years in broadcasting, advertising and community services for our clients.

    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.


  • Benjamin Maynard
    Creative Director

    Benjamin Maynard

    Creative Director

    Ben’s our Creative Director with 17 years experience in web, UI/UX and digital marketing for companies like MTV, Seagate, SAP and eBay. Ben has founded numerous successful startups, and knows how to get results through design.

    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.
  • Lee Wallis
    Head of Digital Marketing

    Lee Wallis

    Head of Digital Marketing

    Lee brings over 15 years of web design and digital marketing experience to Excite Media, with 4 of those years spent running his own digital agency. Lee is also our Conversion Rate Optimisation expert and has helped multi-million dollar property companies like Diamond Resorts International grow their sales.

    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 probably knows if you’re bluffing at the poker table.
    • Lee’s travels have taken him to Spain, Italy, India, Japan, Indonesia and the USA. He has also lived in England, Turkey, Cyprus, and has settled here in Australia!
    • Lee is obsessed with the digital currency, Bitcoin, and believes one day his Bitcoin stash will be worth millions. As of September 2017, one Bitcoin is worth $5,170 AUD.
  • Alicent Wong
    Account Director

    Alicent Wong

    Account Director

    Alicent (or Ali) is an Account Director at Excite Media who loves running, interior design, music, the great outdoors and all things sci-fi. Born and bred a Singaporean, Ali has lived in Sydney for the past 15 years and co-owned a digital agency with her husband until recently relocating her family to sunny Brisbane.

    • Ali’s retirement dream to go on a foodie tour all around the world with her husband.
    • The movie star that Ali idolises the most is Audrey Hepburn.
    • Ali has a weakness for anything pickled and dark, dark chocolate.
    • Ali is also a bit of a tea snob and loves cooking and eating!
  • Shane Rose
    Account Manager

    Shane Rose

    Account Manager

    Shane is an Account Manager who has been working in digital marketing for 10 years, helping 100’s of Australian SME businesses get top Google rankings and maximum ROI from their PPC campaigns.

    Shane spends his time giving our clients guidance in all areas of Digital Marketing, and is constantly learning and keeping 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
  • Matthew Green
    Project Manager

    Matthew Green

    Project Manager

    Matt’s our Project Management guru and leverages years of web design, marketing and sales experience to deliver some remarkably successful small business websites.

    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 Alta Falls.
    • Matt has the record for the most games of foosball played in the office.
    • Matt also enjoys cycling and you’ll usually find him out on the Brisbane river loop!
  • Jonathan Bungey
    Project Manager

    Jonathan Bungey

    Project Manager

    Jonathan is a Project Manager at Excite Media with a combined 20 years experience in design, print and web, managing projects for such companies as Domain, Ray White, PRDnationwide and Harcourts.

    Jonathan has Diplomas in Graphic Design, Software Development, Animation & Illustration.

    • Jonathan wants to open a bar called ‘Beats, Bourbon, BBQ and Beards’ where he is in control of the playlist, dammit!
    • Jonathan co-created a children’s book series and merchandise line that is gathering virtual dust.
    • Jonathan has the greatest idea for a combined drive-thru takeaway and carwash concept.“Would you like fries with that polish and wax?”
  • Karl Paustian
    Head of Client Services

    Karl Paustian

    Head of Client Services

    Karl has 7 years experience managing digital and broadcast media projects for Channel 10, ABC, Nine Network and various QLD State Departments. Karl also heads up our photography and videography team.

    Karl came to Excite Media from the world of broadcast media, working with clients such as Channel 7, Network 10, ABC, and Screen Australia. Starting with the team as a Project Manager Karl has gone on to lead the Production and Digital Marketing teams.

    • Karl lives the quiet life with his lovely wife and two cats; and like all good millennials, they treat their pets with a level of devotion usually reserved for royalty.
    • In his spare time, Karl enjoys photographing wildlife; he’s currently chasing his own ‘white whale’, the perfect photo of a koala from his local bushland.
  • Nick Paustian
    Senior Cool Dude

    Nick Paustian

    Senior Cool Dude

    Nick is our senior developer who is also responsible for designing and building Tempo, our internal project management system.

    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.
  • James Hodson
    Performance Media Specialist

    James Hodson

    Performance Media Specialist

    James is a Performance Media Specialist who loves watching live music, going snowboarding, reading fantasy series and all things digital marketing and psychology. James has worked across clients from a range of industries such as QUT, Crimsafe, Heritage Bank, Bundaberg BrewedDrinks, Ergon Energy, TMR, Logan Law & Technology One.

    • James once competed in a powerlifting competition.
    • James is a huge fan of the Kingkiller Chronicles by fantasy writer Patrick Rothfuss.
    • James makes the trip to the Chiang Mai SEO conference each year.
  • 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.
    • Mikey has a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sound Design.
  • Joanna Scott
    SEO Specialist

    Joanna Scott

    SEO Specialist

    Jo has a bachelor of marketing and has helped 100’s of Australian SME businesses with their online marketing needs, including web and mobile app development, social media marketing, PPC, CRO and SEO.

    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!
    • Joanna has a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from QUT
  • Jordie Sampieri
    Graphic Designer

    Jordie Sampieri

    Graphic 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, Jordie is also a serious gamer who can’t get enough of Japanese culture and design.

    Jordie has a knack for being able to create elegant, engaging and highly effective website designs for our clients. Skills which she has learned from some of her studies in the industry.

    • Bachelor of Arts – Majoring in Interactive and Visual Design
    • Certificate III in design fundamentals
    • Jordie is an avid Final Fantasy fan.
    • Jordie is still half-heartedly trying to learn Japanese. Kon-ni-chi… ahh forget it…
  • Chris Harris
    Graphic Designer

    Chris Harris

    Graphic Designer

    As a designer with a true passion for the outdoors, Chris loves getting outside to go camping, surfing, rock climbing, soccer, tennis and pretty much any sport or activity he can.

    • Chris has lived and worked on 3 continents and travelled over 50 countries around the world.
    • Chris spent a year as ski bum in Canada.
    • Chris is a bit of a board game geek and is currently designing his own strategy card game.
    • Chris has a BSc Business Management from the University of Manchester.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Paul Taylor
    Email Automation Specialist

    Paul Taylor

    Email Automation Specialist

    As Head of Digital Services, Paul brings years of Digital Marketing experience to the team and enjoys working with clients to help them grow their businesses. In the past he has worked for such clients as Dilmah Tea, Vodafone and Carlton & United. .

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

    • Paul enjoys watching Air Crash Investigation which has unfortunately affected his Frequent Flyer status.
    • Paul likes to hit the gym and is a mad keen sports fan so if it involves kicking, passing, hitting, throwing or catching, he’s into it
    • Paul loves spending time with his family, sweating over a hot BBQ with a beer in hand and eating a good steak.
    • Paul has Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from USQ and is Google Adwords certified.
  • Jamie Smith
    Google Ads Specialist

    Jamie Smith

    Google Ads Specialist

    Jamie is our local Google Ads 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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