Get To Know Us

Get To Know Us

Nick Footer

CEO & Cultivator of Happiness

Nick

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Inspired by the success of his father and grandfather, our fearless leader, Nick Footer, was born with a fiery, insatiable drive to do one thing and one thing only: become a Business Badass. Ever since the ripe old age of 8, Nick Footer aspired to build his own company from scratch and by god did he do it. Before he could get his hands on the wheel of what would soon become one of Portland, Oregon’s up and coming digital marketing agencies, he had to face his biggest challenge yet: b u s i n e s s s c h o o l.

A powerhouse in the business world, the man, the myth, the legend Nick Footer obtained not one, not six, but TWO whole business degrees: a BA and an MBA, with focuses in Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, and Bein’ a Heckin’ Boss.

Like to a siren in the Aegean Sea, Nick was drawn to the edge of the world… of marketing… search engine marketing to be exact. The year is 2010, and our dear future captain climbed aboard Anvil Media and worked his way up to a business development role. Years went by and Nick worked day and night to become a master of search marketing. Once he became the master, he split off to form his own company: Intuitive Digital.

Nick is passionate about many things—mainly the Red Sox and bad jokes—but mostly giving back to his clients, providing high-quality services, and working with amazing teams.

Dan Auerbach

Director of Operations

Dan

Pronouns: He/Him/His

A native of Portland with a BA in Political Science from the University of Oregon (go DUCKS) and an MBA in Finance from Concordia University, this man is exactly the kind of person ID needed to run our office like a rocketship aimed at success. Years later, he’s still here (he must’ve liked it or something) and even though he doesn’t know what the heck an SEO is or how many PPCs can fit in a breadbox, man this guy is an ace in the hole when it comes to administration, finance, and HR.

When he’s not playing zookeeper, he loves taking long walks with his wife and adopted pup from the Oregon Humane Society. Dan is very passionate about traveling and boy if you’re goofing off, he will talk to you about airline rewards until you start working again. He’s been to all habitable continents but hopes to make it to Antarctica one day.

Anish vonAhlefeld

VP of Partner Services

Anish

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Anish is a digital marketing veteran. With years of experience in creating and managing digital content, Anish is our go-to for building relationships with our clients and producing top quality work.

A graduate of Portland State University, Anish holds a degree in Business and has spent the majority of her career servicing small businesses. Before joining Intuitive Digital, Anish spent almost six years owning her own web and graphic design firm.

A creator by nature, Anish is our VP of Partner Services. She’s our resident “Cool Office Mom”, whether you need a sounding board for new ideas, or someone to remind you to recycle, she’s a friend and mentor to all in our office.

When Anish isn’t creating new websites, implementing new strategies or cultivating happiness, you can find her at the rally races with her husband, loving on her pup Elsa Bean, or traveling to a Ducks game.

PS – She really is as great as she sounds.

Kelly Knowles

Director of Accounts

Kelly

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Kelly is a Portland native with a penchant for bad puns and 80’s movie references. She has 13 years of digital marketing experience, ranging from in-house, to a multinational search company, to her last few years of agency account planning.

She has a passion for learning your business, developing a unique, layered strategy for your online success, and interpreting performance through data. If she’s not happily glued to her computer screen, Kelly’s probably singing Aerosmith songs to her baby boy, watching horror movies with her husband, listening to true crime podcasts, sweating it out in yoga, and always winning at Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Always. Just try her.

Lynn Hericks

Senior Digital Strategist & SEO Team Lead

Lynn

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Queen of mopeds and woodworking, Lynn wasn’t always an SEO master. Believe it or not, she used to be a scientist until one day she had an epiphany that the laboratory just isn’t for her. As a hybrid analytical creative, she searched far and wide for an effective way to have her cake and eat it too. When there, on the horizon, was the perfect niche of both: digital marketing.

At Intuitive, Lynn leads the SEO team (and our lone ranger content writer) with a blanket skirt and rockin’ organizational skills. Her job allows her to do everything that she loves—helping others create and grow their place on the web.

When not leading her team of Mighty Marketing Misfits, Lynn is toiling over her own projects at home. Whether it’s a 1980s moped, a handmade notebook, or a wooden masterpiece, she’s ready to tackle it all. She also loves going on very slow walks with her best bud Huckleberry the basset hound. We have no idea how she manages to fit it all in but clearly she’s smashing it.

Devon Brown

Senior Digital Strategist and Paid Media Team Lead

Devon

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Devon was born but not raised in Portland, and at the ripe age of toddler moved to Walla Walla, Washington where she grew up alongside wine and onions.

She graduated college right as Twitter, Facebook and Google AdWords were becoming a thing, so she decided to make a career out of testing and learning new platforms as they emerged. With 10 years experience, she has worked on some of the most iconic brands around including Wildfang, Columbia Sportswear, Hydro Flask, and Oregon Brand Chainsaws. She now specializes in ecommerce, product marketing, paid search, paid social, Google shopping, and analytics, but is really just here to party.

Outside of work she spends most (all) of her time playing music, being outside, reading books, and hanging with her friends + fam.

Alysha Schultz

Senior Account & Intuitive Brand Manager

Alysha

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Alysha was raised but not born in Portland, and her east coast sensibilities often emerge in a contentious game of Celebrity. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in English with a Minor in Writing from Portland State University. For four years she ran the marketing department in-house for a medical clinic, doing everything from project management and content creation to working directly with partners.

Alysha is passionate about understanding and cultivating brand identities, helping businesses share their story with the public through marketing.  She loves hitting the hiking trails around Portland with her family, checking out the newest brewery in town, or talking a friend into seeing a show at the Crystal Ballroom with her.

Kelly Miller

Senior Account Manager

Kelly

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Kelly was born and raised in the Bay Area, but fell in love with the Pacific Northwest while she was in college. She graduated from University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Public Relations. She has experience in both public relations and internet marketing, doing everything from content creation to developing digital strategies and working with partners.

Kelly is most passionate about understanding a partner’s business and executing on unique strategies that help achieve their goals. In her free time, you can find Kelly learning a new hobby, dripping sweat in a cycling class, watching The Office, or testing out a new recipe.

Lauren Freeman

Digital Strategist

Lauren

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Denying her Floridian past, Lauren is a PNW girl at heart and can’t get enough of Portland itself. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Communications from University of Florida and has a deep love of understanding human behavior, but her career focus has now turned to the incredible world of Digital Marketing and PPC Strategy.

After work and on weekends, you can find her snuggling her two pit-bulls (Stella and Mr. Gabe), walking to dinner (or brunch, or lunch), trying new ciders or going to music shows around town.

Max Allegro

Digital Strategist

Max

Pronouns: He/Him/His

An east coast transplant, Max was born and raised in the greater Washington D.C. area. He graduated with a bachelors degree in International Business and Minor in Marketing from King’s College. After several tours of teaching English and Economics abroad, Max returned to the states to focus his efforts on small business operations. His experience in eCommerce and website optimization introduced him to the world of SEO and digital marketing.

A travel junkie, soccer fanatic, and craft beer enthusiast, Max can usually be found on the local soccer pitch or tuning into premier league games. On weekends he enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and exploring his new home in the Pacific Northwest. He’s currently on a mission to find the best Thai restaurant in Portland.

John Sweet

Project Coordinator

John

Pronouns: He/Him/His

John is a seasoned project manager with a passion for web development. His past lives have included developing energy efficiency programs for the Energy Trust of Oregon and coordinating fiber optic installations all over the PNW for CenturyLink.

More recently he has dedicated himself to becoming a proficient coder and web developer. He’s a firm believer that blockchain technology is a technical tsunami just over the horizon and is excited to be part of that wave.

John spends his free time building community, practicing yoga, learning to weld, trying to lucid dream and creating art for festivals. When he’s not focussed on expressing his creative energies, he’s been known to take off in his 22′ camper named Puck in search of adventure

Piper Denney

Lead Developer

Piper

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

For years, Piper was totally OK with just being a musician until they realized that “tickling the keyboard” was a lot like “tickling the ivories” (we’ll trust them on this one). They’ve since taken a fancy to making apps and websites for any and all. 5 years later, they find the most joy in working with small businesses to help turn their vision into a beautiful and functional online reality.

Piper obviously came to Intuitive to work with the coolest, nicest people around. They haven’t run away, yet, which is a huge plus but only time will tell.

They’re an honest to goodness miracle worker when it comes to internet flapdoodle. When they’re not pulling websites out of literal thin air, they enjoy skipping town with their partner or exploring the wilderness with their lively (read: domineering) pup, Sprout. They can whistle with the best of ‘em, but they cannot snap. Don’t try to teach them. Seriously.

Leila O’Hara

Digital Strategist

Leila

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Leila moved from Phoenix, Arizona to the Pacific Northwest in 2018. As a desert dweller for most of her life, Leila loves living in Portland for all of its many seasons from the rainy, muddy springs to the cool, cozy autumn months.

Leila graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s in journalism and a master’s degree in mass communication. She quickly discovered that her passion for storytelling was the perfect launching point for a career in digital marketing.

With six years of experience in marketing strategy, Leila specializes in multichannel paid campaigns. She takes pride in bringing her organization skills, positive attitude, and enthusiasm for learning to every project she tackles.

When she’s not working, you can find Leila walking her black lab pup Lucy, looking for new reads at Powell’s Books, or exploring new trails in Forest Park.

Roy Wakumelo

Web Developer

Roy

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Roy has always been interested in technology and all things digital. As a young chap, he spent most of his time learning about technology-related subjects. Originally a civil engineering student, he opted to switch courses into business administration and software engineering.

In addition to exploring the great outdoors, he’s always learning something new as a hobby. One time, he took a course and earned his real estate broker license, just for funsies. He enjoyed his time as a buyer and project estimator but soon answered the call of the keyboard. Passionate about programming, he often spends his free time working on projects of all sorts.

Brittany Hutzel

Digital Strategist

Brittany

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Having lived everywhere from NYC to Casa Grande AZ, KCMO, and the list goes on – Brittany is excited to be a new resident of the incomparably beautiful PNW. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York University – with a Major/Minor in English & American Literature and Creative Writing.

She took her creative and detail-oriented approach into digital advertising and has been in the online media / marketing industry for over 8 years. Brittany has worked on paid media, SEO, organic social, website updates, copywriting, handled project management, and more.

When not obsessing over KPIs and account performance, you can find Brittany exploring Portland and the surrounding area, knitting, crafting, reading, playing too many board/card games – and spending time with her friends, family, and cat – Harvard.

Emily Critchley

Digital Strategist

Emily

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Born and raised in the rainy northwest of England, Emily is no stranger to long grey winters and drinking tea to stay warm. After moving to Colorado with her family she was desperate to get out of the snow and be surrounded by greenery; so she embarked on a journey out of the centennial state to attend the University of Portland. While there she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication.

Growing up surrounded by ever-evolving technology and social media it only seemed fitting that she would find herself working in digital marketing. A career that allows her to explore her curious nature and show off her stellar sense of adaptability. Beyond the day-to-day work Emily finds the most joy with the people on her team who continuously inspire her to work her hardest and be her best.

When she isn’t using her impressive SEO skills you can find Emily painting funky patterns on her nails, cuddling with her cocker spaniel mix Lou, or crafting the ultimate Spotify playlist.

Max Hoffman

In Memory

Max

Max Hoffman 1989 – 2019
The impression Max made on our company and those individuals lucky enough to work with him will last a lifetime. Read our dedication to him.

Elsa Bean

Office Dog

Elsa

Elsa Bean is our professional office dog; arguably the most important position in the company (Nick, byeeeee). She loves long walks around the building as long as it’s not too cold or too wet… or too cloudy—she’s from California after all. She may love a good garbage sniff here and a belly rub there, but she’s definitely a “nap directly behind your chair so you can’t escape” kinda gal. Let’s be real, she’s basically a cat. Elsa hates long meetings (honestly who doesn’t), but as a working dog, she does have business cards just in case a partner needs to reach her. When mom steps out for a moment, Elsa stares longingly out of the window… waiting… wondering. She wonders of many things, but most importantly she wants to know if that food is up for grabs. Me, too, Elsa… me, too…

Squiggles

Queen of the office

Squiggles

Squiggles is the self-proclaimed queen of the office. Some say she’s a palm tree. Others say she’s a grass. She is neither. She spends most of her day glaring at our CEO through her metaphysical eyes as he ignores her silent commands. “You must bow before your superior and omniscient being—I am SQUIGGLES,” she screams without falter. She watches as we mere mortals toil away over our inconsequential work—she scoffs at the struggles of the human condition. “I am eternal. Our time will come.” She will bear the apple that poisons man once again… as soon as she figures out how to walk.