Founder & CEO of Get Lagos Now
Michelle Lagos MBA, has been a decisive Tech Strategist for the last 15 years in the Pacific NW and well as the author of Get Back UP. She has a BS in Social Science/Business from Linfield University and an MBA with a focus in Marketing from Marylhurst University, as well as completed apprenticing programs in Southern Japan and in Portland, Oregon early in her career.
During these last 15 yrs. Michelle has had the pleasure of creating, implementing, and managing Digital Marketing Advertising/Audience Development/Technical SEO/ Website Design/ Systems/Recruitment of staff, sizes 3-65, while placing a strong emphasis on the quality service, innovation, creativity, effective systems, and strategic growth with client, team, and community collaboration.
She’s an Oregonian that enjoys downtown as much as hiking a mountain, and jumping on a plane to explore a new city in different parts of the US – or the world.
Her passion for effective leadership, positive impact, and service extends into the non-profit world as a continued volunteer and quarterly instructor for tech forums / mentor / speaker at Outside In and a New Avenues Youth Advisory Board Member in Portland, Oregon since 2013.
Professional/Life Motto: Staying passionate about Integrity, Purpose, Progress, Innovation, and Positive Contribution.
Get Back UP Social Media – https://www.facebook.com/getbackup2015
Renee Zmuda – Graphic Designer & Technical Illustrator
Renée has been working as a graphic designer & technical illustrator for the past 2 decades after earning her BFA in Graphic Design.
Her clients and employers have ranged from small, local businesses to large, multinational corporations, giving her a diverse portfolio and experience working with many different types of brand guidelines and specifications. Renée’s background in fine art, experience designing logos, web pages, and various promotional material combined with her extensive background in technical illustration has given her a good balance of creativity and precision.
When she’s not working on design projects, Renée enjoys hiking, photography, trying out new vegan recipes, and spending quality time on the couch with her partner, 2 rescue cats, and a good movie.
Seve Sheldon – Technical Lead
Seve is a front-end web developer based in Portland, Oregon and Pacific Northwest native, growing up in SW Portland. He has a BA from Portland State University.
Throughout his career, Seve finds creative and robust solutions to problems for both large and small companies. He enjoys working in a range of environments from one-on-one with small businesses and individuals to multi-million dollar e-commerce based companies.
In his pastime, Seve enjoys teaching drums, walking his dog Gracie, and working in his garden. Go Blazers!
Alley Hector – Sr. Web Developer & Content Specialist
Alley Hector is a Web Developer and Content Specialist who has been working in both industries for over a decade. A classically trained Studio Art major she got her technical kickstart working in interactive digital and graphic design and photography before using those skills to pivot into Front and Back-End Development.
As a Marketing Writer and Journalist, she is able to deftly incorporate the right SEO based content into your application, website or project. What began as a job as a Web Producer for the online arm Oregon’s largest newspaper, The Oregonian, morphed into writing for many publications including Nylon, The Advocate, Autostraddle and numerous other tech, culture, and LBGTQ focused news outlets. She founded local website qPDX and was tapped to be Editor-in-Chief of Just Out magazine. With the addition of more marketing based writing, the synthesis of quality and compelling content with savvy internet business strategy was fully realized. Whatever your business, topic, or campaign, she will do it justice and make sure it has digital impact, conversions not bounces.
When not in front of a screen this Portland native can be found traveling, hiking, enjoying a microbrew at a vintage arcade or running around town on her little SpaceHorse road bike courtesy Gladys Bikes.
MELISSA SLAVSKY – DIGITAL MEDIA STRATEGIST/PLANNER, SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISING & ANALYTICS SPECIALIST
Melissa’s passion is using her compassion to develop marketing strategies, both traditional and digital, to move her clients far beyond their competitors. With more nearly 20 years of experience in marketing and advertising, focusing on consumer behavior and social listening, Melissa has been able to focus on helping clients from many industries grow their business, from professional sports to top 100 internet retailers. Some past clients include: Bath & Body Works, GNC, Ralph Lauren, Kenneth Cole, 1800Flowers, Nike, NFL and MLB.
Melissa has helped clients by creating both short and long-term strategies through a combination of qualitative, quantitative and ethnographic techniques. Her main areas of expertise are in cross-channel analytics, social listening, audience development and digital media buying/optimization, with a focus on ROAS (return on ad spend).
Melissa has an innate ability to connect with her clients, asses their business needs and relate to their level of knowledge in marketing, advertising and social media, while surpassing key performance metrics in PPC, SEM, retargeting, audience targeting, contextual targets, direct site buys, mobile advertising, CRM targeting, paid social and video ad targeting. Melissa has worked with all size businesses in local, national and international markets. Business types include B2B, B2C, E-commerce and SaaS.
When not behind the computer Melissa enjoys volunteering at local farm sanctuaries, practicing yoga, exploring the vegan food scene in Portland and hanging with her two tuxedo kitties.