Meet the Smart Marketing Team

The Smart Marketing Team comes from a variety of backgrounds with invaluable experience. Although a majority of the Smart Marketing employees are part-time workers and fortunate to have a strong work/life balance by telecommuting from home, everyone brings full-time talent to the table! Care has been taken to find the right mix of talented professionals to support the company’s goals and bring our clients the best results.

Talented professional team dedicated to your results.

That is Smart Marketing.

Friendly, Knowledgeable, Responsive, and Creative — what more could you ask for? I highly recommend Smart Marketing for any business that needs help with their online presence.”

Steve Tondre

Client Since 2008, ERIX Solutions

Our Team

Olivia Hensley

Owner and Brand Warrior

Olivia Hensley founded Smart Marketing in 2001. She holds a Master’s Degree in Media Relations/PR and has over 25 years of experience in the field of sales and marketing. When not managing Smart Marketing’s daily operations or her wildly talented marketing team, Olivia is managing her home team, which includes her patient husband Steve, her children Jillian and Joey; their dogs Henry and Charlie, and their three cats whom are anti-social by nature and have asked to have their names withheld. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys spending time with her family, crossfit, cooking, and occasionally holding baby goats.

Tawnia Collins

Tawnia Collins

Champion of Client Success

Tawnia Collins is a native of Arizona and currently lives in Chandler with her husband Patrick and their 5 dogs Chi Chi, Grace, Nico, Hope and, Max. They have become empty nesters with their son and daughter both attending college in Arizona.  She has been a Web Developer for a little over 7 years among a myriad of other skill sets.  While having no formal degree, she has gained her web development experience from on the job training and has honed her skills by taking training classes.

When Tawnia is not working and spending time with her family, she volunteers and fosters for a local animal rescue, Back the Blue Pet Rescue. She gets great fulfillment finding animals their furever home.

Rebecca Lucas

Rebecca Lucas

SEO / SEM Grand Master

Rebecca Lucas grew up in Detroit, and staying true to her Motor City heritage, aspired to become a mechanical engineer. College, on the other hand, dissuaded her of that notion. Having always been a voracious reader, she has a great appreciation for the power of the written word and its ability to influence and drive change in the world. Working to develop a client’s content marketing and SEM campaign strategy gives her the opportunity to see this power in motion. Rebecca married her childhood sweetheart 30 years ago; four children and eight cross country moves later, she is now happily adjusting to life in the greater Chicago area.

Kyle Zozaya

Kyle Zozaya

Organization Jedi

Kyle Zozaya holds Bachelors Degree in Business Management from California State University East Bay. Kyle is from northern California but currently resides in Chandler, Arizona. He loves to fix and organize things to the smallest detail. Kyle also has a love for fitness, which is where you can find him spending most of his time training in CrossFit, having competed at the highest level at the CrossFit Games.

Nicole Mekker

Nicole Mekker

Master of Creativity

Nicole Mekker earned her Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts, concentrating in painting and graphic design, at Alfred University in 2014. Besides art and design, Nicole’s other passion in life is traveling. She has lived and/or studied in several countries including Japan, Spain, Costa Rica, and South Korea (and taken leisure backpacking trips to even more). In 2016, she moved back to her hometown of Syracuse, NY and began working freelance in design and painting. She joined the Smart Marketing team in December 2016 as a Graphic Designer and has since started training into Web Development to become a Unicorn.

Joey Teng

Joey Teng

Web Developer Wizard

Joey Teng has over 8 years of web design experience and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He enjoys the thrill of finding solutions to complex problems! Originally from Colorado, he is currently residing in Los Angeles, California. In his spare time, Joey enjoys playing basketball, traveling, hiking, snowboarding, and watching sports.

Rujuta Tamakuwala

Rujuta Tamakuwala

Web Developer Queen

Rujuta Tamakuwala holds bachelor’s degree in Information Technology with 7 years of experience in software development in IT. She is currently living in Melbourne with her husband Raj. She’s enthusiastic and loves to solve challenging problems. Apart from her career, she loves spending time with her family. She is at her best when she’s with her cousins.  In her spare time, she loves playing basketball, travelling and knowing about different cultures and traditions. Rujuta enjoys hiking and DIY activities in her leisure time.

Gretchen Richards

Gretchen Richards

Head Word Wrangler

Gretchen Richards earned her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Russell Sage College in 2001. She soon found, however, that her real passion was not in the medical field, but in organizing, writing, editing, and paying attention to details. This led her to Smart Marketing where she uses her writing and editing skills to help clients achieve their marketing goals through blogs, social media, and other outlets. When not working, she enjoys reading, gardening, traveling with her husband and two sets of twins, and learning something new every day.

Brianna Steele

Brianna Steele

Copywriter and Social Media Queen

Brianna Steele Brianna has been with Smart Marketing since 2010. Middle school teacher by day and SEO copywriter by night, Brianna enjoys anything that keeps her creative juices flowing. When she isn’t coaching tennis, basketball or softball, she is spending time with her gorgeous daughter Kylie (born 9/8/19), her husband Bryan, their two cats Bella and Zoey and their extended family and friends (yes, in that order!). Brianna is passionate about anything Spain – she loves the language, history, culture and gastronomy!

Russ Good

Russ Good

Reporting Sensei

Russ Good graduated late in life with a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education from Arizona State University.  He currently teaches high school chemistry, biology and environmental science.  Russ is a retired police sergeant and served in the US Army Infantry.  He loves hunting, woodworking and home remodel projects.  He is currently building an extra large fancy shower, so let him know if you have any suggestions.  Russ just became a grandfather, but still hopes to one day beat Kyle at CrossFit.

Katrina Craven

Katrina Craven

Multi-Tasking Design Ninja

Katrina Cravenearned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western Kentucky University concentrated in graphic design.  She enjoys mixing those skills with photography and painting.  Married for 18 years, Katrina is the CEO of her household of 3 kiddos, 2 dogs, 2 fish (last time she checked) and whatever bunny/duck/frogs etc… that the kids bring home.  As well as being soccer mom, Katrina loves her graphic design work, bringing to life anything a client can imagine.

Alexis (Lexie) Crane

Alexis (Lexie) Crane

Captain of Multitasking

Alexis (Lexie) Crane is an Arizona native, however she is still not used to the heat even after 23 years. She resides in Chandler, Arizona with her husband Connor, step son Cade, and pit-bull Charlie. Despite being quite the home-body, in her spare time, Lexie enjoys watching movies, going on walks, and bowling with her family. While she has traveled outside of the U.S., her dream is to one day visit Italy and Ireland. Lexie joined the Smart Marketing team in 2020 and is very detail oriented and a great multi-tasker, making her a Captain at her craft.

Geri Yaccarino

Geri Yaccarino

Billing & Accounting Guru

Geri Yaccarino, although officially and/or unofficially retired, does administrative work for Smart Marketing. Geri is mostly responsible for our billing and accounting so when she is not busy at end-of-month billing time, this take-charge Grandma can be found painting beautiful ceramics, reading, going to plays, and spending time with her family, which includes her seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.