Life is not all about work. We all have hobbies and passions outside of our 9-5. What happens when you want to take that side hustle to the next level and start marketing and promoting it? In this episode we sit down with several members of the Hubbard Interactive team about their projects outside of work and what they do to grow them.

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On This Episode

Missy Young

Social Media Services Manager

@miss_shredbetty Missy Young

As the Social Media Services Manager for Hubbard Interactive, Missy Young’s position entails working with clients and team members to drive social media strategy and lead initiatives to identify new technologies and digital best practices. She develops customized micro and macro campaigns that drive online interaction, promotes and creates content that enhances the customer experience and creates lead generation for medium to large-scale companies. She regularly speaks at local and national events on a variety of subjects including: social media, PR, analytics and content strategy.

Meghan Bergman

Social Media Strategist

@meghanracquel Meghan Bergman

Meghan joined the Hubbard Interactive team as a Social Media Strategist in 2018. She leverages her background in marketing, content creation, and blogging to make a digital impact for her clients across many different brand categories. Hailing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism, Meghan capitalizes on her writing and communications skills to produce creative campaigns, build meaningful relationships with others, and work effectively with her clients. Fueled by coffee, she finds herself consistently staying on top of the latest social media trends and always looking for her next project. When not scrolling through her many social feeds, you can most likely find Meghan working out at the gym, or whipping up a deliciously healthy meal. She is passionate about health and fitness, and recently became certified as a personal trainer.

Katie Mullenbach

Social Media Coordinator

@katiemullenbach Katie Mullenbach

Katie Mullenbach is a Social Media Coordinator for Hubbard Interactive. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Strategic Communication degree and minor in Anthropology. She loves staying in the loop with current events and social media trends that are evolving daily. She thrives while collaborating with her team of Social Media Strategist’s to bring clients the very best engaging campaigns and creative content. Katie uses her experience in Anthropology to put herself in consumer’s shoes to understand what should be said or visually expressed to encourage action. Having previously worked in social media and print media, Katie is always eager to learn new techniques and tools. You can say writing and music are her “fortés.” On the weekends you can find her DJ’ing with friends or performing in Downtown Minneapolis.

Adriana Velez

Social Media Coordinator

@sincerely_ami Adriana Velez

With a career path that has so far been more confusing than the plot line of a Telenovela, Adriana brings knowledge from multiple areas of digital marketing. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Business Law and was a cheerleader during her time there. As a Social Media Coordinator at Hubbard Interactive, she brings company voices to life through social media content. With multiple HubSpot certifications and knowledge in Inbound Marketing, she knows the importance of lead nurturing. With passion for all things email, she is able to take a hands-off approach to engaging with customers and nurturing leads as they go through the buyer’s journey. When she isn’t geeking out over digital marketing you can find her blogging about mental health, capturing her trendy life living in North Loop, and taking pictures of her dog and cat.

Eric Sanchez

Social Media Strategist


While attending Augsburg College, Eric began working in the field of Marketing at Nike, Inc. As a Product Presentation Manager & Social Media Specialist, he provided premium consumer services support by monitoring and responding to inbound service-related messages in a variety of Nike communities via social media & email. Throughout his career, Eric has been working with cross-functional teams to approach Digital Marketing in a way that pushes boundaries and connections. He has a deep understanding of marketing initiatives, software services, web properties and social events. As an influencer himself, he enjoys the digital engagement between products and content creation. Originally from Brownsville, Texas, while not busy at work, Eric competes in summer volleyball & Road Races while spending the remainder of his off time with his black lab named Cooper.

Tory Kalousek

Senior Social Media Strategist

@earthtobrides Tory Kalousek

With a background in Digital Marketing, Tory is a Senior Social Media Strategist for Hubbard Interactive. She gets her kicks from figuring out how to take clients from all industries digital presence above and beyond. As a Google Analytics, Twitter Flight School and HubSpot Content Marketing certified professional, she sees the power that the digital world can have for a brand. The numbers never lie (usually), and she uses them to help guide marketing decisions. With a double degree in Communications and Spanish from Iowa State University, Tory uses her “Iowa Nice” background to connect with people from all walks of life. Even though she works in digital marketing, she still uses paper to make a list. Otherwise, you’ll find Tory practicing yoga followed by eating a pint of ice cream.

Anna Johnson

Social Media Coordinator

@the_butterflypath Anna Johnson

A recent college grad (University of Wisconsin-River Falls) in marketing communications with a minor in business communications, Anna Johnson started her own brand called Just Anna. She also branded her non-profit, The Butterfly Path, that launch this past November where she helps others in her community with mental health. If Anna’s not at work, talking social media, or helping others brand their business, she can be found drinking endless cups of coffee or shopping at local businesses.

Derek Hageness

Graphic Designer/Animator

@grantwell_stripeswell Derek Hageness

Derek’s design background is rooted in branding and animation. Derek’s excitement comes from building trust with clients and getting them excited about new avenues of creative.

Chad Peterson

Digital Project Manager

Chad Peterson is a digital project manager at Hubbard Interactive. A Wisconsin native, Chad moved to Minnesota to attend school at the University of Minnesota – Duluth, finishing his degree at Full Sail University, where he fell in love with developing brands on social media. Chad started in radio as a promotion specialist, and has sense worked in the motorcycle industry for a globally recognized distributor as a media buyer and social media manager – leading community development, influencer management, content strategy and creation, and social ad buys.

Pat Laeger

Digital Content Specialist

Pat Laeger

Pat has over 10 years of creative production experience and has produced radio shows, video campaigns, podcasts, and other digital content. Pat is an outgoing introvert, a spreadsheet lover, an Oxford comma advocate, and an avid Mountain Dew drinker.

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