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The Blackhawk Difference.

We inspire the best. We celebrate the best. We work with you to be the best.

We’re based in Austin, Texas, but we strive to be the best digital marketing agency in the world by providing clients with access to the highest-rated digital software and skills. To do so, we will place people first, focus on results, provide expert leadership, and champion success.

Technology Partners.

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hubspot silver certified agency partner
waze certified
microsoft advertising certified professional
indeed certified partner

Our Leadership Team

Jonathan Windham

Founder & CEO

Jonathan Windham

Founder & CEO

Jonathan (he/him) started Blackhawk in 2016 out of a passion for marketing and sales and a desire to see growth in small businesses. Jonathan received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He then went on to receive a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Iowa. Following his M.S., Jonathan attended Cornell University and earned his M.B.A. He is married and has 3 beautiful children. Jonathan is a diehard Spurs fan and enjoys all aspects of basketball.

Karlee Proctor

Senior Designer

Karlee Proctor

Senior Designer

Karlee (she/her) moved to Austin in 2016, shortly after her college graduation from Ohio University, to pursue her career in graphic design. Karlee is passionate about creative expression and building strong brands through design.

When Karlee isn't glued to her computer, you can find her taking dance classes, spending time outdoors, snuggling her cat, drinking margs, or reading up on the latest astrology news.

Taylor Dickmann

Senior Manager, Client Services

Taylor Dickmann

Senior Manager, Client Services

Born and raised in St. Louis, and a graduate from the University of Kansas – Rock Chalk! – Taylor (she/her) is a midwesterner through-and-through. She says “ope” and smiles at strangers on the sidewalk; she can’t help it. But once she graduated from KU, she decided to leave the Midwest behind for a while and move down to Austin. Taylor joined the Blackhawk team in 2019 and has grown to be our Senior Manager of Client Services. She is the glue between the clients and our team – making sure everybody gets what they want, when they want it. If you’ve got a question, Taylor likely has the answer (or knows who does).

In her free time, you can find Taylor sipping local beer and seeking out live music, watching sports and playing yard games at her brother’s house, or paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake.

Maddie Claflin

Design Specialist, Web & Email Marketing

Maddie Claflin

Design Specialist, Web & Email Marketing

A native Austinite, Maddie (she/her) was born and raised in northwest Austin. For college, she ventured all the way downtown to study business at UT, where she graduated in 2019 with a B.B.A in Marketing. Since joining the Blackhawk team, she's found her niche in web design and email marketing.

In her free time, you can find her adventuring outdoors with her dog Moose, running around Town Lake, or enjoying live music with a margarita in hand.

Marybeth Schmidt

Digital Marketing Associate

Marybeth Schmidt

Digital Marketing Associate

Hook 'em Horns, born and raised. At the University of Texas at Austin, Marybeth (she/her) got her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and had great success in a tennis class. She joined the Blackhawk team as part of the Residency Program where she sharpened her skills in copywriting, design, and photography and more. She now oversees the Creative Services at Blackhawk.

As a culture vulture, there are many things in Austin that Marybeth loves to do. From swimming in Barton Springs, to live music at beer gardens, to trying new Austin eats, the city never fails her. Ask her about her one-eyed chihuahua, Poopie!

Jenny Olson

Accounting Specialist

Jenny Olson

Accounting Specialist

Jenny (she/her) was born and raised in Iowa where she graduated high school, and pursued her passion for numbers. She started working in a financial role over ten years ago. Jenny now works for Blackhawk remotely from Iowa and handles all transactions accounting related.

Jenny enjoys spending time with her husband and son, being outdoors, Christmas and loves frequenting coffee shops.

Brad Windham

Marketing Contractor

Brad Windham

Marketing Contractor

Born and raised in San Antonio, Bradley (he/him) would travel to Austin regularly to see family and friends. Ready for growth with a STEM background and a passion for research and data, he recently moved to Austin accepting an internship with Blackhawk to learn the ins and outs of the digital marketing world. Working with Google Ads and client reporting, he has access to the data he craves with opportunities to explore many areas that weren’t thoughts before.

Brad spent the first few months in town looking for a park with basketball rims wishing for pick-up games. Until the rims reappear he has no choice but to beat up on his nieces and nephew as well as the CEO in the driveway. THANKS COVID.

Christian Toth

Intern

Christian Toth

Intern

Christian (he/him) is from Kansas City, MO, but lives in Lawrence, studying to become a graphic designer in the KU Visual Communications program. He's a storyteller at heart. Starting his career in photography and videography, he found his passion to be in graphic and motion design. His array of skills has made him a proud multipotentialite and utility player.

Outside of work, Christian plays with his dog Mama, and you can usually find him with a margarita in hand or a new tattoo in mind.

Isaac Wilkening

Intern

Isaac Wilkening

Intern

Isaac (he/him)

Sarah Liz Windham

Director of Operations

Sarah Liz Windham

Director of Operations

Sarah Liz (she/her) is originally from Tennessee, but moved to Texas as soon as she could. Sandwiched between four brothers, Sarah Liz is not easily flustered, which is why she handles people so well. After graduating with honors from The University of Texas at Austin, Sarah Liz married Jonathan. Together they have two big dogs and three normal-sized kids.

When Sarah Liz isn’t juggling her job-job with her mom-job (she is on year eight of homeschooling her kids AND hustling for Blackhawk), she can be found doing early morning workouts, reading the countless books stacked on her nightstand, or quoting The Office. “I am Beyoncé, always.”

Anna Blake

Senior Manager, Web and Marketing Technology

Anna Blake

Senior Manager, Web and Marketing Technology

Anna (she/her) loves to solve problems through technology and is the queen of making things work. As a MarTech expert with 10 years of experience, Anna is the fearless leader of our web and technology team. When she’s not making sure Blackhawk stays on top of the latest technology, you can find her reading, biking around Austin, or practicing her musical skills on piano and viola.

Jon Weiss

Contractor

Jon Weiss

Contractor

Jon (he/him) is a technology innovator with over two decades of experience writing code and developing technology. Over the years, Jon has developed technology solutions for clients in many different markets, including non-profit, education, financial services, large enterprises, and small businesses. He is a continual learner with a strong grasp of strategy, communication, and how technology enables the business to deliver results.

Jon has a masters degree in Management Information Systems from Bellevue University and was also a graduate of the Omaha 2016 AIM IT Leadership Academy.

Margy Arendes

Client Services Specialist

Margy Arendes

Client Services Specialist

Margy (she/her) is a native Austinite and graduate of the University of Texas. At Blackhawk, she focuses on client and project management, with a particular affinity for problem solving and keeping her clients smiling and stress-free.

Margy is currently taking a break from the Texas life and working remotely for Blackhawk in Colorado. These days, you'll find her enjoying the mountains and asking her dad for daily photos of the family Frenchie. Be back soon, ATX!

Sara Benson

Resident, Client Success Associate

Sara Benson

Resident, Client Success Associate

Sara (she/her) grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and attended the University of Missouri. She graduated Mizzou in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Business Administration. In January of 2020, Sara moved to Austin for new experiences and the Texas sun. She is excited to launch her digital marketing career here at Blackhawk.

On the weekends you can find her at Zilker park with her dog Kali, paddle boarding on Town Lake, or eating tacos and drinking margaritas.

Taryn Lamb

Resident

Taryn Lamb

Resident

Taryn (she/her) is a PNW native born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Advertising. She's also a recent Austin transplant, and is excited to experience everything the city has to offer! Taryn is a huge foodie, and loves curating playlists for every possible mood. Taryn assists the Blackhawk team as a Client Services Associate as a member of the Residency Program. She can be found snowboarding, hanging out with her cats, or trying the latest TikTok trend.

Naveen Kundanmal

Resident, Content Optimization Associate

Kateri David

Intern

Kateri David

Intern

Kateri (she/her)

Cody Rauh

Contractor

Cody Rauh

Contractor

Cody (he/him) is an SEO Specialist & Project Manager with a passion for helping business owners improve their visibility on search, and he greatly enjoys looking at the technical details of a website to ensure it fits Google's guidelines.

His other passion as an educator means he can also take the technical jargon and translate it into simple, easy, and useful information for customers. He also enjoys eating sushi, FYI.

John Mann

Head of Business Growth

John Mann

Head of Business Growth

John (he/him) is outgoing and extremely friendly, always quick with a smile or joke. He possesses a genuine desire to help local entrepreneurs grow their business with the help of his expertise. John graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Technological Entrepreneurship and Management. He is happily married and resides in Austin, TX.

Graham Lumley

Senior Manager, Growth Marketing

Graham Lumley

Senior Manager, Growth Marketing

Graham (he/him) is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. After high school, he attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, graduating with B.B.A. in Marketing and a minor in German. For two years, Graham worked in the Dallas marketing industry before moving even further south to Austin to join the Blackhawk Digital Marketing team in late 2018. As the Senior Manager of Growth Marketing, he leads the charge on all things paid advertising and search engine optimization.

In his free time, you can find Graham on the Town Lake river trail with his dog Ladybug, enjoying the outdoors at local parks and restaurant patios (usually with a margarita in hand), at his favorite music venues, or playing music at home on his piano.

Rich Mehok

SEM Specialist, Local Search

Rich Mehok

SEM Specialist, Local Search

Just a kid from Akron, Ohio. Rich (he/him) graduated college in his hometown at The University of Akron with B.B.A in Marketing & Sales management. After graduating, Rich worked 3 years as Revenue Analyst for Smuckers and 1 year as an Account Manager for MRI Real Estate Software. Rich is a SEM Specialist working with clients all across the country on maximizing their local searchability.

In his free time, Rich loves to cook, travel, and enjoy live music. You’re likely to run into him on the East side of Austin at a few of his favorite watering holes such as Liberty, Ramen Tatsu-Ya, or Lazarus Brewing Company.

Rick O'Connell

Web Administrator

Rick O'Connell

Web Administrator

A native of Riebeek Kasteel in South Africa, Rick (he/him) has been fortunate enough to explore both sides of the pond. After immigrating to the States with his family, Rick attended Hampden Sydney College in Virginia and received a BA in Economics. Fast forward several years, mix in a couple of career changes, throw in a Malaysian bootcamp, and Rick emerges as a jack of all trades.

On the weekends, you will find Rick zipping around Charlottesville or getting humbled in the local bouldering gym. A sucker for adventure and a natural drinker of all things IPA.

In his free time, you can find Graham on the Town Lake river trail with his dog Ladybug, enjoying the outdoors at local parks and restaurant patios (usually with a margarita in hand), at his favorite music venues, or playing music at home on his piano.

Daria Erzakova

Resident

Daria Erzakova

Resident

Born in Russia and raised in no particular place at all, Daria’s (she/her) heart now belongs to Austin, Texas. Though she has no pets yet, she's the proud owner of a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin. Her position at Blackhawk as web copywriter in the Residency program allows her to use her creative skills and cultural experiences to create amazing work for our clients.

She claims to be an avid explorer of food, nature, and the world, and she is, but most nights you can catch her reading a good book or binging her latest find on a streaming service.

Jessica Wu

Graphic Design Associate

Jessica Wu

Graphic Design Associate

Jess (she/her) was born and raised in Dallas but moved to Austin to study design at The University of Texas at Austin (she graduates this May!) Within the world of visual arts, she loves illustration, photography, and mixed media.

When she’s not designing, you can find her at Zilker with her poodle & a good book, attending a kickboxing class, or hosting a painting & baking night!

Bryce Dalrymple

Resident

Bryce Dalrymple

Resident

Bryce (he/him) was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO and now resides in Denver working remote. Bryce previously worked for Blackhawk in 2017 but went back to school at Arizona State to finish his Bachelor's degree in Digital Audience and has now returned back to us. Bryce works in Google My Business and Local SEO.

When Bryce isn't working on local SEO he is building his side hustles of his clothing brand and sports memorabilia reselling. Bryce is an avid sports fan and loves cheering on the Denver Broncos and Nuggets.

Rachel Cho

Intern

Rachel Cho

Intern

Rachel (she/her) is from Dallas, TX, but is currently attending The University of Texas at Austin as an Advertising major. As a Digital Marketing Intern, her focus is on all things SEO, paid ads, and website building.

She loves hiking, baking, photography and singing her heart out at karaoke nights. Ask her about her crazy road trip experience with total strangers!

Scott Diehl

Contractor

Scott Diehl

Contractor

Scott (he/him) was born in Chicago, IL, but loves being in the ATX area. He has been a video production technician at Blackhawk since early 2020. Scott specializes in editing and cinematography, but dabbles in motion graphics.

His other interests include, music, language, history, and basketball, which he plays professionally in Croatia. Currently Scott is working out of Austin, but plans to continue working remotely out of Croatia next basketball season.

Also, Meet Our Furbabies. They're Pretty Cute!

Rosie

Zoomie Director

Rosie

Zoomie Director

Go go go! That’s Rosie’s motto. Whether she’s chasing squirrels in the backyard, running laps around the perimeter, or playing with her pals Ladybug, Harvey and Zoey. Rosie is all energy, all the time!

Harvey

Chief of Naps

Harvey

Chief of Naps

Harvey’s job is take up as much space as possible on the office couch. He excels in his position.

Jack

Furnancial Assistant

Jack

Furnancial Assistant

Really good at fur balls, not so great at financials. But he's cute so we keep him around.

Almond

Claw-munity Outreach Specialist

Almond

Claw-munity Outreach Specialist

Almond is sibs with Chestnut. The prettiest cat in the land.

Kali

Chew Toy Quality Control Specialist

Kali

Chew Toy Quality Control Specialist

Ladybug

Barketing Strategist

Ladybug

Barketing Strategist

Ladybug loves to pull on her leash on walks, wrestle with her sister Zoey, and play with her best friend Rosie.

Guiny & Pig

Rodent Relations Managers

Guiny & Pig

Rodent Relations Managers

Guiny and Pig are sisters who spend most of their time doing two things: eating and squeaking. Whatever you do, don’t leave them alone with your fresh veggies - there will be nothing left when you return.

Shelby

Meowketing Assistant

Shelby

Meowketing Assistant

Shelby has great ideas for marketing strategies, but prefers to nap all the time.

Chestnut

Junior Pawdio Engineer

Chestnut

Junior Pawdio Engineer

Chestnut lives with Almond. They excel at looking adorable all the time.

Luna

Chief Treats Office (CTO)

Luna

Chief Treats Office (CTO)

Phoebe

Time Management S-pet-cialist

Phoebe

Time Management S-pet-cialist

Phoebe specializes in time management. Particularly regarding the timing of her 4 daily meals. 

Goose

VP of Meowketing

Goose

VP of Meowketing

Goose, also known as “Silly Goose,” is a very timid and shy boy. He prefers hiding under beds, perching up on window sills, spastically falling off of said window sill, and sleeping on soft surfaces, rather than interacting with humans. BUT, if you earn his trust, he loves and cuddles unconditionally.

Sir Oliver Tate

Director of Pup-lic Relations

Sir Oliver Tate

Director of Pup-lic Relations

Leo

Director of Rodent Relations

Leo

Director of Rodent Relations

Leo keeps his siblings Guiny and Pig in check. Not sure how much Guiny and Pig appreciate that.

Poopie

One-Eyed Resources Manager

Poopie

One-Eyed Resources Manager

Poopie only has one eye, but they've got great vision for marketing strategy.

Sven

Backend Developurr

Sven

Backend Developurr

Moose

Chief Ears Officer (CEO)

Moose

Chief Ears Officer (CEO)

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