Seven New Employees Join Search Influence

July 26th, 2019 by Lauren Christy

New Search Influence Account Manager Anita ShahAnita Shah 

Anita Shah has been hired as an Account Manager.

Anita is a Midwest native, growing up in Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan where she received a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Outside of work, Anita loves to travel; specifically, backpacking trips are her favorite. A bucket list item is she wants to make her way through every national park in the US.


New Search Influence Account Manager Raquel Paiz

Raquel Paiz

Raquel Paiz has been hired as an Account Manager.

Raquel is from Reston, VA but has lived in New Orleans for ten years. Raquel joined the Marine Corps out of high school and then ultimately received her B.A. from Tulane University in Public Relations. Her most recent experience includes working at a full-service agency in NC and doing Public Affairs work for the Marine Corps. Raquel loves food, music, and travel almost as much as working in the communications field. You can usually find her binging Game of Thrones on a continuous loop while eating some sort of Asian food.

Kaitlyn “KJ” JohnsonNew Digital Marketing Associated Kaitlyn "KJ" Johnson

Kaitlyn “KJ” Johnson has been hired as a Digital Marketing Associate.

Although she is a native of New Orleans, she traveled to Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA for school where she earned a B.A. in Mass Communication and a minor in Publishing. After graduating, she entered the digital media industry and never looked back. Like a true NOLA local, food and music are two of her favorite things. So, you can always spot her at a local festival reveling in her southern roots. KJ also enjoys going to concerts, traveling, and visiting art museums. She is a firm believer that immersing yourself in different forms of art and culture is the key to a well-balanced life…When life is well-balanced, good things will always find you.

New Search Influence Senior Web Developer David FransenDavid Fransen

David Fransen has been hired as a Senior Web Developer.

David is in his second stint with Search Influence, having joined the company as an IMA in 2012 and moving into Development, where he worked on all varieties of clients and projects for nearly five years, eventually making a move to start building out full websites elsewhere in 2017. After soaking up a lot of knowledge and experience over nearly two years in this role building websites, he realized his best skills and general energy was far better suited to Search Influence, and he was fortunate to be welcomed back home. He is a native of Kenner but has lived in Uptown New Orleans for the last 5+ years. Naturally, David studied English—and nothing even remotely related to Web Development—at Trinity University in San Antonio. He is a hopeless music nerd, having played in bands and DJ’d throughout his roaring 20’s and beyond, and he spent seven strange, exciting years in Brooklyn chasing ill-advised rock n’ roll dreams before moving back to the New Orleans area and deciding to grow up. He is a borderline psychotic NBA fan who takes any opportunity to be smug and pompous about the extended success of his beloved San Antonio Spurs.

Paige Nulty New Search Influence Digital Copy Editor Paige Nulty

Paige Nulty has been hired as a Digital Copy Editor.

A GNO native, Paige majored in English at UNO, concentrating in local literature as an excuse to read more Kate Chopin than she already was. Since then, she has worked freelance gigs—contributing to Gambit and New Orleans Magazine—as well as cut her copywriting chops in the B2B world. When not writing, Paige can be found trying too hard to be funny with her improv troupe and growing her comic collection. She’s excited to be a part of the team at Search Influence and keep growing creatively.

New Search Influence Content Marketing Team Lead Crysten PriceCrysten Price 

Crysten Price has been hired as a Content Marketing Team Lead.

Crysten is a native Louisianan and loves the outdoors. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and French from Loyola University New Orleans. Prior to her career at Search Influence, Crysten worked in several industries: information technology, nonprofits, and advertising. Outside of work, she can be found participating in pickup volleyball games and traveling.

Katie Whittington New Search Influence Account Manager Katie Whittington

Katie Whittington has been hired as an Account Manager.

Katie has a unique story to where she was born and raised like many residents of Louisiana. She is originally from St. Bernard Parish where she spent most of her childhood until Hurricane Katrina, which caused her to move to Covington. Katie is excited to be back on the Southshore living right outside of the New Orleans Metro Area. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University where she earned a B.A. in Social Work and continued her education at Tulane University where she earned an M.A. in the same discipline. For the last few years, she has been working as a school counselor and softball coach and she is extremely excited to finally follow her passion in marketing. She is joining Search Influence as an Account Manager and she is hungry to help her clients grow. Outside of work you will find her biking through the city, trying out new restaurants and bars, working out at her gym, or creating content for her blog, The Bailey Method.

If you’ve been hoping to expand your business’ digital marketing campaign, look to Search Influence. Our experts, whether tenured or new to our team, can help boost your company’s online presence while tracking leads and analyzing trends. We’re committed to helping you reach your marketing goals. Start a conversation with one of our strategists today.

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