Meet The Team

Anna-Vija McClain

Anna-Vija is our Founder and President. As the company visionary, Anna-Vija’s belief is that small business owners and entrepreneurs can build a successful brand through the “outsource marketing director” model. She uses her 15 years of experience to execute strategic marketing campaigns for her clients.  AV is passionate about helping others identify and reach their life goals.

Most likely to:
Achieve small business nirvana.
Hear her dogs bark on a conference call.

Jessica Goff

Jessica Goff is our Operations Manager. With a background in problem solving and management, she handles our staff, clients, and general operations with ease! Her insight for client’s target audiences and goals translates to perfectly curated project management. Jessica also serves as our Culture Coordinator, managing our team meetings, social meetups, and keeping our staff loving their jobs!

Most likely to: 
Plan ahead… by like, a month.
Flood your inbox with awesomeness!

David Ross

David Ross is our Business Development Manager (and resident dark knight – shhhh).
In his role, David is able to indulge his passion for networking and connecting. In a financial services industry of over 1500 producers, David ranks in the top 4%. With his connections and resources, you can rest assured that the best possible outcome is his goal. He has the knowledge and hustle to help push deals through to completion.
Always full of creative ideas and a funny one-liner, David keeps our meetings productive and lively at all times!

Most likely to:
know who to call.
Have “Caped Crusader” on his business card.

Jermaine Dobbins

Jermaine Dobbins is our Project Manager. As an internationally published journalist/editor, Jermaine brings a unique blend of creative brand marketing to our clients from his travels through Europe. He has experience in communications for entities ranging from juvenile justice and federal reform to interviewing Lionel Richie and Rihanna in their hotel rooms.

Most likely to:
Research your research.
Use a thesaurus.

Eli Simmons

Elisenda Simmons is our Photographer / Marketing Coordinator. Eli uses her love of colors and travel to capture compelling photos. Her photography background and work in public relations and social media management enable her to capture the essence of a campaign and deliver that experience to clients.

Most likely to:
Adjust the light in the restaurant.
Tell Anna-Vija to “look normal” for a photo.

Jaleesa O’Neal

Jaleesa O’Neal is our Marketing Coordinator. She uses her self-described “Nancy Drew skills” to develop detailed lead lists for businesses and her Google Sleuth skills are as immense as her organizing acumen. While she may prefer working at 4:30 am, she gets a TON done!

Most likely to:
Organize. Everything.
Create a list of lists.

Barbara Hinch

Barbara Hinch is our Marketing Coordinator, specializing in content development. As a storyteller, she excels at taking our clients’ seemingly random information and weaving it together into a well-worded and concise marketing message. If you need a custom blog, Barbara’s your girl.

Most likely to: 
Ask all the questions you didn’t think of.
Perfectly curate your content.

Brenden Cox

Brenden is our Project Manager. Brenden worked in Food and Beverage Customer service for almost a decade. He has used his Education degree in a wide variety of ways including creating a training and orientation program for a hotel food and beverage department with 100+ employees and a high turnover rate. His attention to detail is a vital part of our Management Team!

Most likely to: 
Conference call in from Georgia.
“Google stalk” to get really custom posts.

Olivia Whalen

Olivia is our Marketing Manager. Before working with Piccolo, Olivia created and ran a successful lifestyle and fashion blog. She brings that passion for finding trends before they become trends to our client work, ensuring that we are always ahead of the curve with content!

Most likely to:
Know what you don’t know.
Read an article from start to finish without skimming 🙂

Danae Martin

Before coming to Piccolo, Danae co-founded and ran Convert to Code, a community organization that hosts free coding workshops for students grades 5-12.

When she’s not traveling and exploring new cities, Danae is ensuring every little detail is in check.
Her ability to ask relevant questions and brainstorm creative strategies makes her an invaluable part of the Piccolo family.

Assign a project to Danae and you can guarantee it will be as close to perfection as humanly possible!
Danae is currently a full-time student at Vanderbilt University majoring in Human and Organizational Development with a minor in business.

Most likely to:
Dot your “i” and cross your “t”.
Get it right the first time.

Gabe Wateski

Gabe Wateski is our Marketing Manager and resident SEO specialist. Gabe has the ability and the know-how to assess a webpage’s ranking and help us create strategies that keep our clients on the first page of search engine results.

Most likely to:
Have a “Top 10” List