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Our Team

Our Team


Dana Shope

Owner/Advertising Director

Dana Shope is the Owner and Advertising Director at BigHouse Marketing. She began her advertising career in broadcast advertising, moved to newspaper advertising for many years before moving to search engine marketing. Her well rounded advertising background gives her and the BigHouse Marketing team a unique perspective to help your business grow.

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Mariana Aebly

Senior Digital Account Manager

Mariana’s passion for marketing and advertising has driven her to embrace a variety of media and marketing channels over her 20 year career. Her experience spans Radio, Broadcast TV, outdoor advertising, corporate marketing and digital advertising. She received hands-on experience building and managing digital campaigns at the corporate level for medium sized companies and some as large as Harris Teeter. Mariana is Google certified and has a track record of building successful direct response and branding campaigns effectively as well as drive sales momentum for her clients.


Jenny Goddard

Digital Account Manager

Jenny Goddard joined BigHouse Marketing in 2017 with an extensive background in digital advertising and marketing. After graduating from University of Colorado, she began her advertising career at The Charlotte Observer. From there, she spent seven years at Lowe’s working on all media, focusing specifically on digital products. Jenny is Google certified and always looking to expand her knowledge to help clients. In her free time, Jenny enjoys spending time with her boys, live music and cheering for the Denver Broncos!


Kathy Colclesser

Digital Account Manager

Kathy Colclesser joined BigHouse Marketing in 2018 with a strong background in advertising and marketing. She began her advertising career in broadcast then spent the majority of 20 years with newspaper advertising. She started focusing on the digital arena in 2013 as a digital sales manager at a local television station. She is results-driven and focused on increasing targeted website traffic and sales conversions for our advertisers. Outside of work, Kathy enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 kids.


Julia Lamb

Social Media Manager

Hailing from the University of Pittsburgh, Julia began her career in advertising at the Charlotte Observer in 2007 where she specialized in account management, print and online advertising, and copywriting. In 2011, Julia took a position with Integra Staffing as their Marketing Manager, learning the client side of the advertising process, while honing her knowledge of social media management for business. Julia strongly believes in crafting a social media management and advertising plan to fit each company’s unique needs. When not in front of her computer, Julia can be found cheering on her favorite Pittsburgh sports teams and traveling to spend time with family and friends scattered throughout the country.


Chris Kellum

SEM Director

Chris Kellum is the Search Engine Marketing Manager at BigHouse. He started in the online marketing industry in February 2008, first managing pay-per-click campaigns for affiliate offers and then continuing to drive traffic through organic search engine optimization. In 2009, Chris joined BigHouse Marketing and has increased website traffic and sales ROI for our advertisers ever since. In his free time, Chris enjoys weekend trips to Charleston to see friends, and also enjoys exploring new physical fitness challenges.


Lauren Rivenbark

Senior SEM Specialist

Lauren Rivenbark is the SEM Specialist at BigHouse Marketing. Lauren graduated from ECU with a BS degree in Criminal Justice and also obtained a Certification in Paralegal Studies from Meredith College and is certified in the State of North Carolina. Lauren joined BigHouse Marketing after finding an enjoyment of learning about Google Adwords and a desire to pursue a career in the industry.


Derek Maki

Report Generator

Derek began learning internet marketing in January 2015. Since then he has learned a large number of skills concerning SEO, PPC, Web Design, and more. He quickly became Google certified. He is responsible for all Google account setups and Google Analytics reporting.


Emma Melton

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Emma Melton is the Digital Marketing Coordinator at BigHouse Marketing. Emma graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a BS dual degree in International Business Management and Marketing. She is currently pursuing her MA in Marketing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Emma joined the BigHouse Marketing team in the summer of 2021 after working as the Travel Marketing Coordinator at AAA Carolinas. In her free time she enjoys traveling, the beach, and spending time with others.


Randy Shope

HR Director

Randy joined the team in May 2017.  He graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.  After starting his career in management/sales, he landed in human resources in 2007.  He found his passion working with employee relations, labor relations, HR planning, staffing and team development. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, traveling and being outdoors.


Christy Wright

Graphic Designer

Christy graduated from Davidson College with a BA in English. She began her graphic design career in 1999 with the Charlotte Observer where she worked for 11 years, relocating to the Triangle area in 2010. She designed for Chapel Hill Magazine and Durham Magazine for 5 years before branching out to web advertising with BigHouse Marketing. Christy currently lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, rock climbing son and an overly neurotic yellow lab named Taya.


Robert Belanger

Web Developer/Designer

Robert has been in web design for over 10 years. He was born in Charlotte, NC but now resides in Jacksonville FL. Robert enjoys kayaking, fishing and is a HUGE Panthers fan!