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.
Sarah (she/her) loves a good success story, which is why she puts all her heart into Blackhawk – to help businesses succeed. Graduating with honors from The University of Texas – Austin, Sarah moved to Iowa City and began working in Human Resources at The University of Iowa. In 2005, she married Jonathan. Together they have three normal-sized kids and two big dogs.
When Sarah isn’t taking work calls or being a chauffeur for her kids, she can be found doing early morning workouts, reading the countless books stacked on her nightstand, or quoting The Office. “I am Beyonce always.”
John 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.
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.
Karlee is a regular to attending concerts, taking dance classes, spending time outdoors and enjoying chips and salsa on a good patio.
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.
Graham (he/him) grew up in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, then moved to Dallas to attend Southern Methodist University, where he graduated in 2016 with a B.B.A. in Marketing and a minor in German. For two years, he worked in the Dallas marketing industry supporting a wide variety of local, regional, and national businesses.
In the summer of 2018, Graham moved to Austin and joined the Blackhawk team as SEM Manager. In January 2021, he was promoted to Senior Manager, Growth Marketing.
On the weekends, you can find Graham paddle boarding on Town Lake, relaxing with his dog in the park, eating Home Slice pizza, or enjoying a frozen margarita with tacos.
Jon 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.
A native Austinite, Maddie (she/her) was born and raised in northwest Austin. For college, she ventured all the way to downtown Austin to study business at UT. She graduated this past May with a BBA in Marketing.
She recently joined the Blackhawk team as part of the Residency Program, where she’ll gain experience in a variety of digital marketing specialties. She’s especially excited to learn more about website design, email marketing, and branding during her residency.
In her free time, you can find Maddie adventuring outdoors with her dog Moose, running around Town Lake, or enjoying live music with a margarita in hand.
Margy (she/her) is a native Austinite and graduate of the University of Texas with a B.A. in Human Dimensions of Organizations and a minor in Business. 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 skiing on the weekends and asking her dad for daily photos of the family Frenchie. Be back soon, ATX!
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 recent transplant to the Austin area where he moved with his girlfriend. He is excited to launch his digital marketing career as an Analytics Associate at Blackhawk.
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.
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Marybeth (she/her) traveled a far 15 minutes to attend the University of Texas at Austin where she got her bachelor’s degree in journalism. As a recent graduate, she joined the Blackhawk team as part of the Residency Program where she will sharpen a variety of digital marketing skills including copywriting, design, photography and more.
As a culture vulture, there are many things in Austin that Marybeth loves to do. From swimming in Barton Springs, to dancing to live music at beer gardens, to trying new Austin eats, the city never fails her. Ask her about her one-eyed chihuahua, Poopie!
Born and raised in Dallas, Jess (she/her) moved to Austin in 2017 to study design at The University of Texas at Austin. She first joined Blackhawk as an intern during the summer of 2019. 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!
Born in Russia and raised in no particular place at all, Daria’s (she/her) heart now belongs to Austin, Texas. She’s an almost-graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and an avid explorer of food, nature, and the world. Her position at Blackhawk as copywriter allows her to use her creative skills and cultural experiences to create amazing work for our clients.
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.
Naveen (they/them) is a fresh transplant to Austin after having lived in New York for 7 years. They graduated from Fordham University in 2017 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Naveen liked school so much, they went back a year later and graduated with an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from NYU in 2020.
Now, they’ve entered the real world and joined the Blackhawk team as the Advertising Coordinator and a member of the Residency Program. At their core, Naveen is a writer and is training to become Blackhawk’s SEO Master™. You can usually find them oversharing on Twitter.com, snuggling with their fur babies, or basking in the sunshine like a lizard.
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.
Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Baylee (she/her) now lives outside of Austin. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Communication Disorders. She began her career as a therapist working with children who have special needs and recently wanted to start her journey in the marketing world.
Some of her favorite hobbies are camping, fishing, traveling to the mountains, and taking long hikes with her golden retriever on the weekends.
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 & 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.
Rachel (she/her) is from Dallas, TX, but is currently attending The University of Texas at Austin as an Advertising major. As a fresh Digital Marketing Intern, her focus is on all things SEO and paid ads. She loves hiking, baking, photography and going to karaoke nights. Ask her about her crazy road trip experience with total strangers!
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!
Ladybug loves to pull on her leash on walks, wrestle with her sister Zoey, and play with her best friend Rosie.
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.
Harvey’s job is take up as much space as possible on the office couch. He excels in his position.
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.
Really good at fur balls, not so great at financials. But he’s cute so we keep him around.
Shelby has great ideas for marketing strategies, but prefers to nap all the time.
Leo keeps his siblings Guiny and Pig in check. Not sure how much Guiny and Pig appreciate that.
Almond is sibs with Chestnut. The prettiest cat in the land.
Chestnut lives with Almond. They excel at looking adorable all the time.
Poopie only has one eye, but they’ve got great vision for marketing strategy.