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  • Nathanael Hubbard
    Managing Director | Founder

    Nathanael Hubbard

    Managing Director | Founder

    Nathanael is our co-founder, who, along with Scott Maynard, has built Excite Media into one of Brisbane’s premier agencies over the past 15+ years. He is passionate about helping people (and businesses) discover what they want, why they want it, and how to achieve it.

    • Nathanael loves writing and recording songs, and is the lead singer/guitarist of Alta Falls.
    • 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

    Building his first website in 1995, Andrew has always been an early adopter, integrating new technology solutions to solve business challenges. With years of experience in marketing, advertising, and broadcasting, our clients gain from Andrew’s work in both small business as well as national and international organisations.

    You will get a burst of inspiration working with Andrew on new ways to stabilise or grow your business. Andrew says he likes to bring objectivity as well as vision to the table.

    • Host of Podcasts The Kick and Embrace the Reset.
    • Movie Geek with reviews and collectibles to show for it.
    • Recovering Popaholic collector of Pop Vinyls.
    • The ‘Family Guy’ with four adult children.

     

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  • Benjamin Maynard
    Creative Director

    Benjamin Maynard

    Creative Director

    Ben’s our Creative Director with 22 years experience in web, UI/UX and digital marketing for companies like Peta Jean Bradley, MTV, Seagate, SAP and eBay.

    Ben has founded numerous successful startups, and knows how to get results through design.

    • Ben has a lot of 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.
  • 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!
  • Karl Paustian
    Operations Manager

    Karl Paustian

    Operations Manager

    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.
  • Jonathan Bungey
    Head of Production

    Jonathan Bungey

    Head of Production

    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?”
  • Joanna Scott
    SEO Specialist

    Joanna Scott

    SEO Specialist

    Jo has been working for Excite Media for 7 years and has helped 100’s of Australian SME businesses with their digital marketing needs.

    • Jo worked for us remotely for 2 years from Queenstown, New Zealand.
    • Jo has many creative hobbies including painting and photography.
    • Jo also loves getting outside and being active whether it’s hiking, running or swimming!
  • Georgia Warren
    SEO Specialist

    Georgia Warren

    SEO Specialist

    Georgia is one of our SEO Specialists. Georgia completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing & Accounting. Deciding to take the marketing road (the obvious choice), she has gained experience in many areas of digital marketing including PPC & SEO. Georgia enjoys her free time filling it up with friends, family, and the outdoors!

    • Georgia is a qualified barista and is probably (definitely) a coffee snob.
    • One of her favourite activities is playing and coaching Volleyball, which she has done for over 7 years now!
    • During the NRL season, every weekend you will find Georgia glued to the TV watching the mighty Melbourne Storm play for the win!
    • Georgia’s family are from a beautiful farm in Murwillumbah, Northern NSW that she often visits when she has the chance.
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    Steph Welch
    SEO Specialist
    Steph Welch

    Steph Welch

    SEO Specialist

    Steph has a degree in Digital Media Design and has worked in several design and marketing roles, including Web Designer, Project Manager, Graphic Designer and SEO Specialist.

    • Steph is from the UK but loves to travel and spent three months living in Spain, followed by a solo adventure backpacking East Coast Aus where she found Excite Media.
    • When Steph is not working or out in nature exploring, she’ll be practising her drawing skills on her iPad, creating digital art.
    • Steph doesn’t like cheese… not even on pizza! 🤯
  • Shane Rose
    Account Manager

    Shane Rose

    Account Manager

    Shane has been with Excite Media for all 14 years of his Digital Marketing career! If you’re after a strong relationship with your Account Manager, he’s your guy. He’s got experience working with businesses of all shapes and sizes.

    • Shane loves cycling and gets out on the road as often as he can, although it’s still never enough.
    • Shane also loves camping with his family. The struggle to balance his passions of cycling and camping is real.
    • Shane is a big music fan. He listens to a wide array of tunes and loves music facts, but when he gets hold of the office Spotify look out, it’s gonna be heavy!
  • Matthew Green
    Project Manager

    Matthew Green

    Project Manager

    Matt’s our Project Management guru and leverages 10 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 is in a band called Alta Falls.
    • Matt has the record for the lamest dad jokes in the office.
    • Matt also enjoys cycling and you’ll usually find him out on the Brisbane river loop!
  • Rebecca Quick
    Project Manager

    Rebecca Quick

    Project Manager

    A resident Pom, Rebecca is our all-round busy-bee, as one of our project managers, she also assists the support and digital marketing team. No stranger to juggling multiple things at once, Rebecca simultaneously completed a Diploma of Event Management, Associate Degree in Theology, Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Creative Industries in four years. She also completed her Masters of Digital Communication in December 2021, with her thesis project testing the effectiveness of AI copywriting systems against human copywriters.

    • Rebecca has travelled to over 42 countries
    • Rebecca has seen over 30 musicals live including visiting Broadway and the West End
    • Rebecca can play clarinet, piano and has her teaching qualification for voice
    • Rebecca can fit 16 marshmallows in her cheeks
  • Ed Gordon
    Web & Digital Marketing Advisor

    Ed Gordon

    Web & Digital Marketing Advisor

    Ed is passionate about working with business owners who are looking to grow their business. As our Web & Digital Marketing Advisor, Ed works with our clients to gain an understanding of their business, their future goals, and their competition in the market. Ed prides himself on his ability to educate clients, and give them honest advice to help them towards online success.

    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.

    • Ed is a mad soccer fan, and has been heard around the office yelling “It’s coming home” quite a lot
    • Ed speaks fluent French
    • Has a newly found passion for improving his golf game
  • Nick Gregory
    Account Manager

    Nick Gregory

    Account Manager

    Nick is an Account Manager with over 7 years experience in countless SEO, social media advertising, CRO, and UX projects. On weekends (and Wednesdays), you’ll either find him hiking, surfing, or cycling outdoors… or 10 hours deep into a PlayStation marathon.

    • Nick loves solving problems, and has degrees in Aviation, Business (Advertising), and is currently studying Industrial Design.
    • Nick is a huge believer in the Thomas Huxley quote “try to learn something about everything, and everything about something,” which is why he has so many hobbies that he’s not good at
    • Nick has a knack for remembering (and inserting into conversation) the most obscure lines from nearly every movie he has watched
    • Nick loves modifying and tinkering with anything that he can get his hands on – cars, bikes, watches, Ikea furniture, and phone operating systems are all fair game.
  • Loren Macintyre
    Account Manager

    Loren Macintyre

    Account Manager

    Loren’s background is an odd one! From her days in automotive, to interior design, and now a part of our wonderful Account Management Team!

    Her sales background takes our clients to the next level. Helping them not only create thoughtful and strategic marketing campaigns but supporting them in their business journey, improving year on year.

    • Loren is often seen wandering through the office closely followed by her spotty companion Pepper
    • Loren has a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and competed internationally for Australia
    • Loren has a Diploma of Interior Design/Bachelor of Business (Accounting Major)/Masters of Business (Strategic Marketing)
  • Kitty Mower
    Account Manager

    Kitty Mower

    Account Manager

    Kitty is a Digital Marketing Account Manager at Excite Media with over a decade of experience managing client campaigns at various agencies in Sydney. She loves small business and all things health and fitness, and has owned fitness businesses with her husband. She works remotely from the sunny Central Coast in NSW.

    • Kitty loves to run, whether it’s after her 3 sons or her 2 Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs.
    • Kitty loves variety and has worked as a professional Hair and Makeup artist and Pilates instructor.
    • Kitty is constantly organising social events and loves getting people together.
    • Her favourite quote is ‘Today is the first day of the rest of your life’.
  • 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…
  • Lorien Fearon
    Production Support

    Lorien Fearon

    Production Support

    Lorien is our jack-of-all-trades champion, helping the team wherever she can. Graduating with a dual degree in Business Management and Creative Industries from QUT, Lorien is able to combine her creative flair with her efficient, can-do attitude to provide our production team with all the support they could ever need.

    • Lorien likes to think that she knows all the lyrics to any song by Taylor Swift, but definitely knows all the words to the Hamilton soundtrack.
    • When she’s not at work, you’ll catch her on the hunt for the best eggs benedict in Brisbane or at a park with an iced latte in one hand and a good book in the other.
    • Lorien is also an avid crime show watcher and is slowly but patiently working her way through all of them.
  • Cassandra Carse
    Project Manager | Designer

    Cassandra Carse

    Project Manager | Designer

    Cassie completed university with an eclectic mix of majors – Event Management, Sociology, German and Spanish. Naturally, she is now pursuing a Masters in IT and loves combining both her creative and logical sides. Cassie is stoked she gets to apply her coding, design, planning, and interpersonal skills every day in her role at Excite. When she’s not at uni or the office, she can be found at the dance studio, watching science documentaries, or getting lunch at the closest Banh Mi provider.

    • Cassie, like her boss, enjoys nudging things one pixel at a time until they look ‘perfect’
    • Cassie was once the #1 player in Brisbane for the game “Dragon, Fly!”
    • Cassie is obsessed with deep time and the evolution of the earth (and jellyfish)
    • Cassie wishes she could dance all day every day, taking classes in contemporary, reggaeton, dancehall, and more!
  • Laura English
    Copywriter

    Laura English

    Copywriter

    Laura works with our clients to find out all the best bits about them and packages them up into words to adorn their website or marketing materials. She loves working on creative projects and especially loves making funny content.

    • Outside of the Excite building, Laura can usually be found at a concert, shooting hoops or smashing smash burgers and milkshakes.
    • She moonlights as a music journalist and spends too much time bingeing music poddies.
    • Laura has a Bachelor of Journalism with a Creative Writing minor from QUT and is Hubspot-certified in Inbound Marketing.
  • Nerida Currey
    Digital Marketing UX | Copywriter

    Nerida Currey

    Digital Marketing UX | Copywriter

    Nerida is super passionate about all things creative: writing, content, marketing and digital. Specialising in copywriting, website user experience and digital marketing, Nerida get her kicks from writing killer copy for clients and seeing that translate into tangible results.

    Over the past 11+ years, Nerida has worked with clients and businesses across industries and sectors, in the specialty areas of copywriting, content marketing, website conversion optimisation, web user experience, digital ads, SEO, digital marketing, social media, marketing strategy, and even voiceovers, audio production, and broadcast media.

    Outside of the office, Nerida can be found:

    • Out and about at open mics and gigs.
    • Playing guitar and singing to anyone who will listen.
    • Performing at restaurants and cafes.
    • Out on the football fields trying to “become pro” at Touch Rugby League.
    • Living her best life – which sometimes involves dressing up as a princess, just because.
  • Andrew Marks
    Technical Lead

    Andrew Marks

    Technical Lead

    Andrew has been working online almost since before there was an online. With more than 20 years of web development and online marketing experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the Excite Media team and is our go-to problem solver.

    • Andrew grew up in outback Queensland, before moving to the big smoke to attend uni at QUT.
    • Andrew regularly questions his humanity, being incapable of completing a CAPTCHA on the first try.
    • Andrew recently became a dad, after years of practice as a dad to two labradors.
    • Andrew has been a volunteer firefighter for more than 15 years.
  • 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 Oban.
    • 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.
  • Jacob Tsang
    Digital Marketing Specialist

    Jacob Tsang

    Digital Marketing Specialist

    Jacob is our Facebook Ad’s guru who brings years of digital marketing experience. With a strong focus on client results, Jacob knows what it takes to help clients get the most out of their digital marketing budget.

    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.

    • Jacob has a Bachelor In Business (Marketing) and is Google Ads & Facebook certified
    • Jacob’s entrepreneurial thinking & marketing skills have led to him building & selling 3 successful businesses
    • Jacob also has an identical twin brother who is much cooler than him
  • 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
    Accounts/SEO Specialist

    Erinna Maynard

    Accounts/SEO Specialist

    Erinna works as part of the accounts team as well as the digital marketing team as an SEO specialist. She started her Excite Media journey back in 2011 learning the SEO ropes, then joined the accounts team in 2015. Erinna is also a registered nurse but decided to switch careers in 2015 to work at Excite Media.

    Outside of work you’ll find her wrangling/cleaning up after her three young boys, creating far too many Pinterest boards about interiors and trying to keep fit with personal training and yoga.

    • Erinna believes she’s a ping pong pro, but hasn’t managed to beat anyone at the office (yet).
    • 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 went to kindergarten with Excite’s General Manager, Chris Taylor. They were also in the same grade 8 form class with Scott.
    • Erinna has been dreaming of travelling to Switzerland ever since she did a school project about it in grade 6.
  • 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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