Ron was born and raised in rural northwestern, Pennsylvania. Following high school, he joined the Army where he rose to the rank of Captain, before beginning a career as an executive with a national home builder in Texas and Chicago where he held positions at the VP level overseeing Operations, Purchasing, Sales and Marketing.
Recognizing the growing potential of the Internet, Ron switched his focus to digital marketing, consulting for companies such as GMC, ConAgra, Mattel, and others. During this time, he published a book, while writing regularly for sites such as the Huffington Post, Yahoo Business, B2 Community, and the TODAY Show.
Recognizing the need for marketing strategies in rural manufacturing communities, Ron returned to his hometown in May of 2017 to co-found Bull Moose Progressive Marketing where he oversees client strategy development. He graduated from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas with a degree in English Literature. He is active in the community serving on the board of the Crawford County Land Commission and as board VP at the Crawford County Historical Society.
Josh has spent over a decade reinventing and growing both nonprofit and for-profit companies. He began his professional career at a local museum close to the brink of financial collapse. While at this position, he gained valuable experience in managing capital campaigns, coordinating events, and has engaged in team building to achieve both fiscal and reputational growth.
He has brought this experience to the for-profit sector, co-founding Bull Moose Progressive Marketing and overseeing its business development functions. He and Ron work with an array of companies using comprehensive marketing strategies and digital resources. He is certified in both inbound marketing and inbound sales and has experience working with non-profit, small business, manufacturing, and tourism sectors.
Josh is a regular speaker at conferences, presenting digital marketing strategies and technology tools for business and nonprofits. He graduated with degrees in History and Secondary Education from Edinboro University. He is an occasional contributor on NPR, has authored two books on local history, serves on the board of the Crawford County Convention and Visitor's Bureau, and is the President of the Crawford County Historical Society.
Kelby is a new media innovator with 15+ years of experience in social media content, design, web development, SEO, marketing, email management, and community building. Carr facilitated and coordinated online and live brand promotions for dozens of major corporations including YouTube, Disney Parks, Hasbro, Dodge, Johnson & Johnson, CVS, Best Buy, Hallmark, Little Debbie, HP and many more. She’s been interviewed in major publications including Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, NBC and MSNBC.
Carr has been coding since 1982, social networking online since 1984, web publishing since 1992, blogging since 2002 and tweeting since 2007. She is the founder of one of the first conferences and online communities for influencers and digital marketers and author of Pinterest For Dummies and Pinterest Marketing For Dummies.
Kelby also spent 15 years as a journalist, earning several awards for her in-depth, investigative hard news pieces and travel writing. Her work has appeared in newspapers, on news wires, in national magazines, in books and online.
Progressive meets innovative as results-focused Bull Moose Marketing opens an Asheville office with digital marketing expert and Asheville local Kelby Carr.
Before embracing web design, Nuno was a scriptwriter and worked in creative design and advertising in his native country, Portugal. His websites reflect these prior work experiences on the screen: the sense of storytelling, the clean aesthetics and layout compositions, and, above all, the understanding that a website is a vehicle to get a message across.
As a web designer and developer, Nuno has done work for multinational businesses and institutions like Getty Images, Doctors Without Borders and Dazed Media, but his true passion is to work with entrepreneurs, local business owners and community leaders who understand and appreciate the value of a website to achieve their goals and ambitions. That was the case when he was a freelance web designer in New York City, and it continues to be so now that he lives in Meadville and is a part of the Bull Moose Marketing team.
A firm believer that developing a website doesn’t need to be intimidating or stressful, Nuno’s commitment to making the process accessible, painless - and even fun - guides his work from the first meeting with prospective clients to launch day and beyond.
Kristen has a unique enthusiasm for improving personal and professional communications. She has been maintaining authentic personal and professional relationships for over twenty years. Her unique ability to exceed client expectations through constant communication, follow-up, and laughter helps her to navigate personality conflicts and complete projects on time. She holds a certification from Dale Carnegie Institute, a Bachelor of Arts’ degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, N.Y. and also possesses a certification from Oxford University in International Marketing.
Jason Avant is a successful content strategist, editor, writer, and speaker with over fifteen years of experience in these roles. Since 2006 he’s advised major brands on developing content and social media strategies meant to grow their online audiences. His expertise has earned him speaking engagements at high-profile industry conferences such as PRSA International and South by Southwest. Jason’s previous positions have included social media manager at the world-leading biotechnology company, Life Technologies, content specialist at eDriving.com, communications manager biotech firm, Intrexon, and most recently, lead editor for the digital marketing agency, Circa Interactive.
Jason’s extensive content experience began as the founder and managing editor of the award-winning blog, DadCentric, recognized as the top dad blog by both Parents Magazine and Disney’s Babble.com in 2011. DadCentric’s content and popularity would eventually result in features on ABCNews.com, BusinessWeek.com, USA Today, Time.com, CNN.com, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and the CBS Evening News. Additionally, Jason was a Featured Contributor at the landmark men’s site, Man of The House.com as well as being the featured writer for Victory Motorcycles and contributor to RideApart.com and RevZilla's Common Tread blog. He’s also an experienced travel writer, contributing to sites such as Roads and Kingdoms, and the company blog for the award-winning tour operator, Classic Journeys.
Branden is an Erie native with a passion for storytelling in videography. After high school, he attended Edinboro University for a bachelor’s degree in digital media production. During his time there, he worked diligently as the General Manager of Edinboro Television (ET-V) and student videographer with the Edinboro Beehive. He also worked with many businesses and organizations including interning as a videographer at WQLN, the Erie SeaWolves, and Chautauqua Institution during his off time from classes.
Since then, Branden has dedicated himself in producing and directing live broadcasts, film, television, and commercial content creation for all mediums. In addition, he also works with sports organizations as a part-time camera operator for both the NBA G-league and the Erie SeaWolves in the Erie area while managing his own live streams on the side.
He plans to continue his dream of capturing stories from a wide variety of people in a video format, while also believing in the idea of helping anyone and everyone with a smile and passion, no matter how difficult or tedious the task may be.
Livia Homerski is a writer, musician, and future educator from Meadville, PA. She earned her BA in English from Edinboro University, where she is continuing her education to obtain a teaching certification in Secondary English Education as well as an M.ED. in Teacher Leadership.
Nikki was born and raised in Meadville, PA. After graduating from Meadville Area Senior High, she continued her education at Allegheny College, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and Economics. While studying at Allegheny she worked as a Teacher’s Assistant in the Computer Science Department. During this time, she helped students learn various languages as well as create software systems used by the department.
After graduating from Allegheny College, she continued working with her passion for Computer Science as an independent web developer. She currently finds a way to unify her interest in Computer Science and Economics at Bull Moose Marketing.