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And get acquainted with the team of SEO, SEM, social media, and web design experts that comprise our award-winning NJ digital marketing company. Don’t forget to check out what makes each person special.

Glenn Pasch

CEO

Glenn Pasch

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? Our team!

When I say PCG, you say: Team

Which candy bar best describes your personality? Dark Chocolate. Simple.

What song do you think would make a great theme to your life, and why? “Take it to the Limit”

A perfect day at the beach for you includes: The shade and my family

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Why settle for just one? Rather, eat one thing each day and find new things.

What does your dream vacation/adventure include? A combination of being near water as well as engaging with the history of the area.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Everything you do is bringing customers to you or pushing them away.

What is your favorite famous quote? “Do unto others as you want them to do to you”

What shows have you binge watched recently? House of Cards

What’s one interest or hobby you enjoy that no one would expect? Building Legos with my son.

Favorite movie or TV show of all time? The Godfather films and The Big Bang Theory.

What is your favorite book/author of all time? The Color of Water

Kwasi Asare-Darko

SEM Specialist

Kwasi Asare-Darko

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? There isn’t just one moment. I feel like everyday that I work with my team members to solve a problem or complete a successful project is a proud moment for me. Thanks to the intelligent people I work with, success seems to come easy and everyday is an adventure!

When I say PCG, you say: Amazeballs

Which candy bar best describes your personality? Buzzfeed says i’m a milkyway, so we’ll go with that.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Pizza! If you have to ask why you obviously haven’t had it before.

What shows have you binge watched recently? Misfits

What was your favorite video game as a kid? It’s a tie between Zelda and Mortal Kombat

What is your favorite book/author of all-time? ‘Weep Not Child’ by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Denise Casagrande

Social Media

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Denise Casagrande

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? My proudest moment at PCG was doing a successful social media training for a client, and really feeling like I was helping them with their enthusiastic responses.

When I say PCG, you say: Found each other at the perfect time!

What song do you think would make a great theme to your life, and why? Say Hey (I Love You) by Michael Franti. It’s my favorite song! When I hear it, it always takes me back to good times dancing by the beach, and that basically is my life.

What does your dream vacation/adventure include? Staying in a remote hut in a tropical rain forest. Lots of relaxation, exploring, and fresh food!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? My Dad constantly tells me ‘Sempre Avanti’ It means ever forward and always ahead. Life motto right there.

What’s one interest or hobby you enjoy that no one would expect? I like to pour a glass of wine and paint. I’m no Picasso, but I decorate my home with my “art work”

If you could see one artist of any period live, who would it be? Would love to see the Doors perform L.A Woman.

Kristen Chiarello

Client Account Manager

Kristen Chiarello

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? Each of the times where a client has thanked me for teaching them so much and that I have made an impact on the quality of their career and company.

When I say PCG, you say: Performance Core Group

Which actor/actress would play you in your biopic, and why? Gwyneth Paltrow – my daughter picked her, she said “because she is cute, socially active, and can kick ass.”

What song do you think would make a great theme to your life, and why? A tie between “Ooh Child” by The Five Stairsteps and “I can see clearly now” by Johnny Nash.

I believe that everyday of life you have to fight a bit to find happiness and that it is a struggle for everyone, so if we would just give each other a break things would be brighter for everyone. And even when things are hard I know they will pass and the sun is always shinning, it is just that sometimes you can’t see it.

A perfect day at the beach for you includes: First an intense sunrise workout, then Sunshine, Reggae Music, Cocktails with Good Friends

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Another tie Oatmeal and Salad.  They are two things I eat everyday. And everyday they are different because you can put a zillion different things in them.

What is your spirit animal? (What animal represents your
personality) A BEE!

Bee Symbolism:
Communication, organization, abundance, productivity. Bee people tend to be industrious, family oriented, protective, and represent a strong sense of the feminine. Bee as a totem can teach us to refine our skills, simplify our lives, and is a great source of healing, purification, and renewal. Bee medicine is full of insight, seeing the parallels between nature and our lives, finding inspiration.

What shows have you binge watched recently? Master Chef Jr. Morgan Spurlock’s Inside Man, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt , Chopped

What advice would you give to your 10-year-old self? You are going to hear a lot of “advice” and “stories” about life stuff from your friends. Listen to it, and then find an adult you trust who will tell you the real facts and ask them.

John Feeley

Project Manager

John Feeley

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? For me, it’s moving from the content team to the project management team. Before I got to PCG, I didn’t know much about SEO or digital marketing in general but through gaining experience and working hard, I was able to take what I learned and was promoted to the newly formed project manager position in 2011.

When I say PCG, you say: Flexibility.

What song do you think would make a great theme to your life, and why?
I’d say “Take It Easy” by The Eagles. Despite being an all-time great rock song (with a great rhythm), the message of the song is simple. To me, it’s a song about living in the moment and not sweating the details of the rigors of everyday life. Simply put, “don’t let the sounds of your own wheels drive you crazy”.

What is your favorite TV show of all time? Seinfeld, mainly because it’s a show about nothing. It’s the only TV show that could somehow make waiting at a Chinese restaurant interesting while also giving us George Costanza, the best TV character of all time. “Jerry, just remember. It’s not a lie, if you believe it.”

What is your favorite book/author of all time? For me, my favorite author is Kurt Vonnegut. Even as his books age, the messages and the satire continues to resonate with me. While his books can be a little dark and definitely out there, the satire is still relatable today. So it goes…

Which band or musician’s lyrics do you post most on social media?
Bruce Springsteen. Growing up in New Jersey, living in New Jersey, and working at the Jersey Shore, this one was a given.

What was your favorite video game as a kid? NHL ’94, with Tecmo Super Bowl being a close 2nd.

Sean Feiring

Client Account Manager

Sean Feiring

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? I believe my proudest achievement at PCG has been given the honor to represent PCG at the 2013, 14 & 15 NADA Conferences.

When I say PCG, you say: Digital Marketing Family. PCG is a tight-knit group of individuals working along side one another as a team to build and execute the best digital marketing strategies for our clients.

A perfect day at the beach for you includes: A clear sky, ocean waves, my Black Lab Dallas and a cool evening breeze.

What is your favorite famous quote? “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.”  Eric Thomas

What advice would you give to your 10-year-old self? Never grow up, stay as young as possible for as long as possible.

What is your spirit animal? The Wolf

What’s one interest or hobby you enjoy that no one would expect? Carpentry / Gardening – These two hobbies I’ve totally taken as a result of my father.  He is a carpenter, and I started working with him at the age of 13 and come summer time full-time gardener.  We have a 25 x 25 foot garden in the backyard where we grow 4-5 different types of tomatoes, hot peppers, eggplant, basil, kale, cilantro, sunflowers, and always have a few new plants each year.

Melanie Ferrato

Business Operations

Melanie Ferrato

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? When I first started working with PCG Digital in 2010 we were still a very new company. A lot of our training at that time was self-managed because we were growing so quickly. I knew that I needed some kind of guide / process to follow and knew that we would be hiring more people so; I took it upon myself to meet with one person from each department so that I could piece together a training guide. Not only did I learn a lot from doing it but, it became the first training guide that we had for our account management team.

When I say PCG, you say: Passionate

What’s your favorite restaurant at the Jersey Shore? Seed to Sprout in Avon

What is your favorite famous quote? “Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence” – Albert Einstein

What advice would you give your 10-year-old self? Don’t sweat the small stuff

If you could see one artist of any period live, who would it be? Natalie Merchant

What’s your favorite adorable animal to look at pictures of online? Baby giraffes

Michele Filipkowski

Project Manager

Michele Filipkowski

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? My proudest Achievement at PCG is continuing to be able to advance my knowledge in the digital world by learning different areas of it and be able to get certifications through PCG, such as becoming Google Analytics Certified.

When I say PCG, you say: Innovative

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Sweet Potatoes, because they can be prepared a million different ways and are delicious!

Which candy bar best describes your personality? Snickers

What’s your favorite adorable animal to look at pictures of online? Dogs ☺

What does your dream vacation/adventure include? My dream vacation would be going to Fiji or Bora Bora and doing absolutely nothing soaking up the sun and enjoying my surroundings with a nice fruity cocktail in hand!

What song do you think would make a great theme to your life, and why? ‘The Best of What’s Around’ by DMB because it is about taking each day and making it the best with what you have and this is something I embody in my life daily.

Tony Freda

Client Account Manager

Tony Freda

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG?My proudest moment is each day being able to come in and work with a super creative team of coworkers.

When I say PCG, you say: Advocate, Educate, Elevate

What TV shows have you binge watched recently? The Wire

What was your favorite video game as a kid? Donkey Kong

What’s your favorite restaurant at the Jersey Shore? Vic’s

A perfect day at the beach for you includes: Relaxing on the beach with my wife, nice waves, and a cooler of goodies.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pizza… the best food on earth.

Lisa Grande

Client Account Manager

Lisa Grande

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG?  Becoming a mentor to up-and-coming Digital Advisors.

When I say PCG, you say: Enthusiastic

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Anything Italian and cooked with love!

What is your spirit animal? A horse; strong and spirited.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?  “Always be prepared.” – My Dad

What is your favorite famous quote? “A slip of the foot you may recover, a slip of the tongue you may never get over” -Benjamin Franklin

What’s one interest or hobby you enjoy that no one would expect? Studying Constitutional Law and paralegal studies.

Favorite movie or TV show of all time, and why? The Thorne Birds. It’s a great mini series set in Australia with great acting!

Nicole Hallenbeck

Content Writer

Nicole Hallenbeck

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? Becoming a Senior Writer, and being considered a go-to member of the content team.

When I say PCG, you say: A fun place to work.

What’s one interest you enjoy that no one would expect? Sharks and forensic science.

What is your spirit animal? Taylor Swift.

What was your favorite video game as a kid? Mario Kart for N64.

Which band or musician’s lyrics do you post most on social media? Tom “I’m just the optimist while we sit here wasting words” Smeaton.

What advice would you give to your 10-year-old self? “Oh, honey. Please stop gelling your hair back, put the blue eye shadow down, and don’t wear a pants suit to your first school dance.”

What’s your favorite adorable animal to look at pictures of online? Tuna, the chiweenie.

Dana Hauser

Paid Search Manager

Dana Hauser

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG?
 I’m still new to PCG, but being given the opportunity to work with the Paid Search team is definitely a great achievement. I recently received my first client, and am excited to get this account going. I’m both happy and thankful to be able to have a job I love in the field I want, and getting to work for a great company!

When I say PCG, you say: Great team and great work environment.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Go with your gut. Such a simple piece of advice, but the best advice I’ve ever been given. No one knows about how you feel, what you should do, and what’s best for you, better than yourself.

What is your favorite famous quote? “What’s for you will not pass you.”

What shows have you binge watched recently? Breaking Bad – I’ve reached the point of no return.

A perfect day at the beach for you includes: An iced coffee and my iPod.

Which band or musician’s lyrics do you post most on social media?
Mumford & Sons – honest lyrics are the best lyrics.

Shawn Hoagland

Web Team Manager

Shawn Hoagland

What is your favorite famous quote? I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.

What shows have you binge watched recently? Mad Men (although, I guess it wasn’t that recent).

Favorite movie or TV show of all time, and why? Tie between The Color Purple and Hoosiers.

What is your favorite book/author of all-time? The Old Man and the Sea

What advice would you give to ten year old you? Save your money so you can take care of yourself.

What was your favorite video game as a kid? Galaga

If you could see one artist of any period live, who would it be? Led Zeppelin in 1975

Nick Jiorle

Content Writer

Nick Jiorle

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? Becoming a Senior Writer and getting to help redesign the company website.

When I say PCG, you say: Delicious catered lunches

A perfect day at the beach for you includes: A surfboard, some waves, a book from the library, and not a lot of people around. Basically, late September at the Jersey Shore.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? 
Without hesitation—soft pretzels. You can eat them on the go, dip them in all kinds of sauces, and they’re  just delicious. It’s the snack of the gods.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Don’t ever let them make you feel like saying what you want is unbecoming. If you were supposed to watch your mouth all the time I doubt your eyes would be above it.

What was your favorite video game as a kid? A game called BurgerTime which is laid out like Donkey Kong with ladders, except the goal is to make hamburgers while being chased by angry pickles, eggs, and hot dogs. It’s as pointless and amazing as it sounds, and I still play it as an adult. TECMO Superbowl is a close 2nd.

What advice would you give to your 10-year-old self? No matter what anyone says, that afro you’re about to maintain for the next 15 years of your life will totally be worth it. Stay the course, my lad!

Don Lampert

SEO/SEM Specialist

Don Lampert

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? Four years ago I was hired without a definite position, which gave me the ability to learn and work with every department in the company. This eventually lead me to lead the SEO, SEM, Paid Search and Social teams.

When I say PCG, you say – “Thanks for the bottle of scotch, Glenn”

Your perfect day at the beach for you includes: Larry, Boof, Mexican Mudslide mix, a late 80’s ghetto blaster and a box of Coronas

What is your favorite book or author of all time? – Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk (also favorite author)

If you could see one artist of any period live, who would it be? Eddie Hazel jamming a 20 minute version of Maggot Brain or Leslie West in his prime playing For Yasgurs Farm with Mountain

What TV shows have you binge watched lately? Daredevil, American Pickers, Orange Is The New Black

What is your favorite restaurant at the Jersey Shore? Toss up between a pizza at Talulas or a burger at Bond Street.

Erin Levine

Client Account Manager

Erin Levine

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? Part of my training required me to do mock phone calls with different project managers and client account managers. I remember being really nervous, despite the call being with people that I already knew. I tackled the call like a champ. I was smiling from ear to ear and I sat back at my desk and said, “Wow. I feel like I’m going to be a great account manager.” It was that affirmation that I needed.

When I say PCG, you say: A place that I genuinely look forward to coming to every morning.

What song do you think would make a great theme to your life, and why? That classic 90s jam “You Gotta Be” by Des’ree. I remember my mom always playing that song when I was a kid when some of my classmates made fun of me or bullied me. It was always incredibly uplifting then and even today when I’m having a rough day, I put it on and I feel better. It not only gives me inspiration, but it reminds me of being a kid.

What’s your favorite adorable animal to look at pictures of online? A sloth, of course!

Favorite movie or TV show of all time, and why? If you promise not to judge me, my favorite movie is Titanic. You don’t want to watch Titanic with me because I will recite every single line. I even have my own “Heart of the Ocean” necklace. I mean, it’s made out of plastic and I’d never wear it, but it’s around for whenever Jack wants to draw me like one of his French girls.

What’s one interest or hobby you enjoy that no one would expect? I actually really like to watch people play video games online, specifically a website called Twitch. I don’t even have to play the games, but I enjoy just watching people play the latest games that come out. I eventually want to put together my own gaming rig so I can stream games myself.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Sushi, sushi, sushi. I want to kick myself in the head because my obsession for sushi really started when I came back from Japan. Why couldn’t I have been into it while in Japan? Anyway, sushi is the most perfect food. You got your perfect mix of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. The Japanese knew what they were doin’! Now I’m craving sushi. Thanks, PCG.

Marielle Lorentz

Web Developer

Marielle Lorentz

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? Redesigning the PCG company websites and being given full creative freedom to see finished projects that reflect a bit of myself into them.

When I say PCG, you say: DIGITAL

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Pizza, because it’s the best.

What is your spirit animal? Definitely a wolf.

What does your dream vacation/adventure include? Hiking, hiking, hiking. Dream adventure is to visit every National Park.

If you could see one artist of any period live, who would it be? Travel back in time and see Black Sabbath circa 1970.

A perfect day at the beach for you includes: My bike, a good book and an iced coffee.

Lisa Lucantoni

Project Manager

Lisa Lucantoni

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? It may seem silly, but I think one of my happiest moments was when I had a client drop in rankings, so I made some emergency edits on my own one night and came in the next week to see everything looking amazing, before the client ever noticed! I was proud that I was able to be proactive and not wait until something went wrong. Also I was excited to see how well SEO can really work (since this happened around my first few months here).

When I say PCG, you say:  
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Guys & Gals

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? If I could eat only one food for the rest of my life, it would probably be my dad’s homemade spaghetti and meatballs. I dream about that smell when he’s making it at home (I’m italian what can I say?)

What does your dream vacation/adventure include? My dream vacation would be going to Italy with a bunch of girlfriends, wine tasting, and touring around the countryside.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? “Never base your happiness or life around someone or something, it has to come from within you”

What shows have you binge watched recently? Just got Netflix (late to the party) and can’t stop watching Orange is the New Black re-runs, The Killing, and The Following.

Favorite movie or TV show of all time, and why? My favorite TV show of all time is Seinfeld, hands down. I grew up watching it and can quote every single episode. My favorite movie of all time is The Big Lebowski, basically because my dad is “The Dude”.

Brian Lundy

Web Developer

Brian Lundy

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? Having a client say, “I can’t handle all the leads coming in from the new website!”

When I say PCG, you say: Variety – There is always so much going on.

Which candy bar best describes your personality? Payday – because it’s almost completely nuts.

What’s one interest or hobby you enjoy that no one would expect? Martial Arts

Which band or musician’s lyrics do you post most on social media? RUSH, because the words of the prophets are written on the studio walls…

What advice would you give your 10-year-old self? Invest in Apple!

If you could see one artist of any period live, who would it be? Led Zeppelin and Queen – with all original members

Michael McAvoy

Content Writer

Michael McAvoy

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? When a client took the time to follow up on my Valentine’s Day “10 Things Your Date’s Car Says About Them,” blog with how much they enjoyed reading it.

When I say PCG, you say: People Chasing Goals

A perfect day at the beach for you includes: Sunscreen.

What is your spirit animal? Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

What is your favorite famous quote? “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” – Albus Dumbledore

Favorite movie or TV show of all time, and why? The Office, because Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly 4Eva!

What advice would you give to your 10-year-old self? Hang in there, the awkward stage only lasts until you’re 21.

Maggie McBride

Content Writer

Maggie McBride

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG?
 So far: the first time something I wrote got posted. It’s a fun moment for any writer.

When I say PCG, you say: Dedication

What song do you think would make a great theme to your life, and why? It’s not a theme to my life yet, but my goal is to make it applicable to me: “Run the World” by Beyonce.

A perfect day at the beach for you includes: Sunshine, pizza, zeppole, mini golf, skee ball, and Kohr’s frozen custard. Oh right- and probably laying on the sand and going in the water at some point, too.

What is your favorite famous quote? “I don’t appreciate your lack of sarcasm.” – Louise Belcher

What shows have you binge watched recently? 
Archer, House of Cards and anything involving Alton Brown, including Cutthroat Kitchen. Don’t judge me.

What’s one interest or hobby you enjoy that no one would expect? I play a lot of Scopa with my roommates. Poorly.

Renee McGowan

Controller

Renee McGowan

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG?My proudest moment at PCG is when I came to the realization that I truly love working for PCG and all the other wonderful employees! We are a company that provides education to our clients and helping people is what I love the most!

When I say PCG, you say: Education in the Digital Marketing field. We are a company that teaches people how to do their best!

What is your favorite restaurant at the Jersey Shore? Kelly’s Tavern in Neptune!

What song do you think would make a great theme to your life, and why? “You Get What You Give” by the New Radicals. It puts meaning in my life by describing that you get out of your life what you put into it!

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? The best advice I have ever gotten was from a man giving a sermon at my church. He once quoted “worry doesn’t solve problems so don’t worry about anything, take action to fix the things you don’t like”.

What TV shows have you binge watched recently? Alaskan Bush People on the Discovery Channel!

What is a hobby or interest of yours that no one would expect? I have been a Music Director at a church for 17 years! I play the piano, ring the bells and sing in several praise bands.

Gina Orlando

Marketing Coordinator

Gina Orlando

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? Getting the chance to travel to San Francisco with the team and speak at the 2015 Automotive Website Awards. It was such a rewarding end to months of hard work (despite my HUGE fear of public speaking). Also, playing a big role in the website redesign!

When I say PCG, you say: Talent & Teamwork

What’s your favorite restaurant at the Jersey Shore? Pascal & Sabine in Asbury Park. C’est la cuisine française. Je l’aime beaucoup!

What’s one interest or hobby you enjoy that no one would expect? Dinosaurs, all things French, singing, and musical theatre.

What song do you think would make a great theme to your life? “Pocket Full of Sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield. It’s such a fun, upbeat song and it really reflects my personality. Bonus if you sing it like Emma Stone in ‘Easy A’

What is your favorite book/author of all-time? Hands down, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I could read them over and over again (and I plan to).

What does your dream vacation/adventure include? Touring the countries of Western Europe, ending on the Amalfi Coast for some relaxation.

What shows have you binge watched recently? Game of Thrones, Younger, Wayward Pines, Girl Code, Bizarre Foods, Say Yes to the Dress

Dawn Pasch

Social Media Coordinator

Dawn Pasch

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? Learning a new career at this stage in my life. After being out of the workforce for 15 years and raising my children, I wasn’t sure I could acclimate to a new career, but it’s amazing what you can do if you put your mind to it.

When I say PCG, you say: Pasch Consulting Group, because I remember when he started it!

A perfect day at the beach for you includes: Not going until 4pm when everyone leaves, and bringing my best friend Holly and her children. Nothing warms my heart more than watching my kids play with their friends away from technology.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Sushi because I love the taste and never feel stuffed.

What is your spirit animal? A female lion protecting her cubs. I can be very laid back most of the time until you mess with my kids, then look out!

What shows have you binge watched recently?  I completely got hooked on “Once Upon a Time” — I watched three seasons in three weeks on Netflix.

Favorite movie or TV show of all time, and why? Pride and Prejudice. I love to see love develop in adversity.

What was your favorite video game as a kid? PacMan. Ok I really showed my age there.

What’s your favorite restaurant at the Jersey Shore? 709 in Point Pleasant – Great sushi and martinis.

Jamie Paton

Project Manager

Jamie Paton

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? One specific moment doesn’t come to mind; it’s more of a series of events as I’ve learned so much over the last few years with PCG. Transitioning from content writer to project manager, confidently contributing to the company blog, speaking on webinars, becoming the Project Manager Team Leader…these are the moments my mind conjures.

When I say PCG, you say: Dynamic

A perfect day at the beach for you includes: A couple of good friends, a sandwich from WAWA, mellow waves, a light breeze, maybe a sandbar to swim out to, jelly fish-free water, and ice cream or funnel cake if I’m by the boardwalk.

What does your dream vacation/adventure include? If I’m dreaming, then I’m going to go all in and I’m going to say a trip (mostly) around the world. I’d fly east first because I really want to go back to Iceland, from there, on to Europe to check the United Kingdom and Scandinavia (I really want to see the Northern Lights). Before switching continents I’d head a bit south to Greece. Asia would obviously be next; I think it’d be awesome to walk along the Great Wall of China. From there I’d happily fly ‘Down Under’ to revisit Australia since it’s been a while and I’d like to see more of New Zealand then the airport. My plans for South America and Africa are a bit more nebulous, but they’d be included too.

What is your favorite famous quote? “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” – Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation

Favorite movie or TV show of all time, and why? Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my favorite TV show of all time. I love that the title character is female and a hero to boot. The writing is equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, and at its core, the show is about friendship, growing up, and empowerment. Plus there’s some really cool monsters, so what’s not to love?

What was your favorite video game as a kid? My favorite video game as a kid, and teenager, and college student was the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series. I love extreme sports but I’m a scaredy-cat, so skating around a virtual world typically yielded much more exciting results then going to the actual skate park.

Brett Praskach

Content Writer

Brett Praskach

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? Since joining the PCG team, I’ve taken every opportunity to expand my experience and learn new things. I’m proud to say that I’ve really broadened my horizons with the help of the team.

When I say PCG, you say: Forward progress!

What is your spirit animal? With their fun-loving antics, meerkats are my pick. We both love to interact socially and enjoy working in groups, too!

What does your dream vacation/adventure include? Exploring the cities of Europe. With so many museums and so much culture, it’d be easy to lose yourself.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? My grandpa always told me to take the time to get to know people, even if only briefly. You can learn a lot about the people you meet everyday just with friendly small talk.

What was your favorite video game as a kid? Growing up, I was a huge fan of the Sonic the Hedgehog games. When it comes to golden rings and Chaos Emeralds, you’ve gotta get ’em all!

What’s your favorite adorable animal to look at pictures of online? You might not expect them to be considered “adorable,” but baby turtles are more photogenic than you’d think!

Laura Russo

Social Media Manager

Laura Russo

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? Taking on my first Paid Search account.

When I say PCG, you say: Popcorn Machine

Which actor/actress would play you in your biopic, and why? I’d like Natalie Portman to play me because she’s small and a nice mix of awkward and feisty. I also have a girl crush on her.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? I think I can only narrow it down to a type of food and that would be Mexican – just because I love it. But now I have anxiety after typing that because I’m thinking about how much I would miss eating chinese food, and pizza…and potatoes…and pasta.

What shows have you binge watched recently? Sons of Anarchy, My 600lb life, Intervention, River Monsters, Tiny House Nation, and Say Yes to the Dress (NY, because Atlanta sucks).

What’s one interest or hobby you enjoy that no one would expect? I really like fishing.

What’s your favorite adorable animal to look at pictures of online? Basically any baby version of an animal. Sloths, pigs, bunnies, foxes, otters, and most importantly majestic baby hippos.

Tom Smeaton

Project Manager

Tom Smeaton

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? Moving from Senior Content Writer to Project Manager in November of 2014. When people take notice of hard work you put in and reward you for it, it’s hard to not take some pride in that.

When I say PCG, you say: Open to change. I always feel as though the team here is looking for the next big idea or the next step to take, rather than remaining complacent with where we are. And that’s a good thing.

What song do you think would make a great theme to your life, and why? My gut reaction is to say “Thunder Road” by Bruce Springsteen or “The Backseat” by The Gaslight Anthem. But these kinds of questions are more difficult than asking me the meaning of life.

What is your favorite famous quote? “Dying is no big deal; the least of us will manage it. Living is the trick.” – Red Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter.

What’s one interest or hobby you enjoy that no one would expect? I’m generally pretty soft-spoken in everyday life, but I’ve been singing in bands and writing music for about eight years now. I also play some guitar and bass on occasion. Performing in front of people, whether it’s been two people at a dive bar or a deep crowd at Starland Ballroom, is undoubtedly my favorite thing to do.

What is your favorite book/author of all-time? The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Honorable mentions would be High Fidelity by Nick Hornby and The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.

Which band or musician’s lyrics do you post most on social media? The Gaslight Anthem, no hesitation. Brian Fallon is basically writing my biography one record at a time, and he doesn’t even know it.

Tara Vitale

Project Manager

Tara Vitale

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? Proudest achievement would be learning and understanding a variety of aspects in the digital world including SEO, SEM, Social and working in the back end of websites to help out the team and expand my knowledge.

When I say PCG, you say: Flexible

A perfect day at the beach for you includes: The sun, friends, music and a “Black & Blue” drink from Martell’s Tiki Bar :)

What is your spirit animal? A cheetah because they are determined and focused on what they want, and when they see it, they go after it at top speed.

What is your favorite famous quote? “Everything happens for a reason”

What was your favorite video game as a kid? Anything on N64- Mario Kart, Mario Party, Snowboard Kids and Wave Runner to name a few!

What’s your favorite adorable animal to look at pictures of online? Puppies, obvs.

Daniel Webb

Sales

Daniel Webb

What is your proudest achievement/moment at PCG? My proudest moment would have to be bringing in sales consistently. Being recognized as Employee of the Month was cool, also.

When I say PCG, You Say: Real People, Real Strategies, Real Results.

What is your favorite restaurant at the Jersey Shore: Carraba’s

What is your spirit animal? The Ass (Donkey)

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Fish. I’m a Pisces and there is a variety of fish.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?  When life isn’t going so good or as planned, drop back 10 yards, punt, and let your defense take over.

What is your favorite famous quote? “Every man dies, not every man really lives.” – Braveheart

Favorite movie or TV show of all time? BRAVEHEART