Founded in 2003, Workhorse Marketing is a digitally focused full-service branding, marketing and advertising agency. Our team of 20+ professionals operate with the same purpose – to provide high-quality programming and solutions to our clients. What’s your advantage? Our combination of disciplined specialists, strategic orientation, creativity and culture yield strong client relationships and positive business results.
Founder and CEO
Since 2003, Grant has provided marketing, branding, and digital strategy services to businesses ranging from small startups to Fortune 100 companies. He has implemented innovative strategy and lead the execution of hundreds of digital campaigns and projects including app design/development, website design/development, HTML email campaigns, social media, corporate branding and more. As CEO of Workhorse, Grant is responsible for continuing our vision as an agency focused on combining experienced marketing professionals, creativity, and the latest technology to build strategies, tactics, and concepts that drive results for our clients.
“Marketing helps comprise the heartbeat of any growing company. We enjoy helping our clients create and execute the most effective strategy to meet their goals.”
Outside of the office, Grant enjoys spending time with his family and playing as much tennis as possible. He believes in growing his own company while giving back to the community, encouraging local development and sustainability. Along with his wife Melissa, Grant founded a company called Felt Tennis whose mission is to help children improve their lives through tennis.
Chief Technology Officer
Thomas has been with Workhorse Marketing since 2007. He has a wealth of experience working in a number of digital technologies and fields. He has extensive experience with SEO, accessibility, UX, technical architecture, email marketing, information architecture, ecommerce, web development, and web design. He’s certified in UX and Google Analytics and works with a number of platforms such as WordPress, Magento, and Drupal. Thomas has managed small one-page sites all the way up to 8,000 SKU ecommerce platforms, allowing him to provide insights or solutions to any digital problem.
“I love helping clients get the most out of their web applications, and making sure that they are built with a focus on performance, security, user experience, and accessibility.”
Thomas enjoys hanging out with his family and making delicious soy milk lattes.
VP of Client Strategy
Allie joined Workhorse in 2013. A born and raised Austinite, Allie graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Agricultural Economics with a minor in Business Administration. Allie has always loved working with people and found her passion for marketing in client-facing roles. She has held several positions at Workhorse including Accountant, Senior Account Manager, and COO. Allie’s prior experience in HR, logistics, and accounting gives her a unique perspective of the marketing process and what makes a strategy successful for clients.
“I love that I get to interact with a wide variety of clients and team members every day. We all work together to develop creative and innovative ways to approach marketing.”
When she’s not working, Allie enjoys working out, spending time with her family and, with help from her son, has become quite the dinosaur expert.
Chief Strategy Officer
Guy joined Workhorse in 2016. He is a graduate of Texas State where he received his MFA in Communication. Guy has over 25 years of advertising, design, online and mobile design, brand development, strategy, and start-up experience that he leverages to help clients succeed. His diverse background as a brand development consultant, strategist, designer, and creative director gives him a unique perspective on generating successful messaging, design aesthetics, and brand communications. His client roster ranges from local to global brands in both the B2B and B2C markets. Guy leads the development and infusion of research, strategy, and positioning for Workhorse. He seamlessly fuses digital with traditional strategies, helping our team evolve and shape best practices.
“Brand advocacy isn’t always developed through a media channel, it might start with something they touch, a sound they hear, or the way they’re treated.”
In his spare time, Guy likes to backpack, paint, design and fabricate furniture, enjoy Italian reds, great food, and participates in shooting sports. He’s also founded a nonprofit to promote awareness of testicular cancer and a program giving underprivileged Scouts a life-changing, “high-adventure” backpacking experience.
Patrick became a part of the Workhorse team in 2013. He studied Communication Design at the University of North Texas and prior to Workhorse, he was a bass player in a skiffle band.
“I enjoy creating logical systems based on sound strategic rationale and a deep understanding of branding and human centered design.”
When he’s not running our design department, he enjoys printmaking and spending time with his family.
Director of Development
Alex has been with Workhorse since 2012. He holds a BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin. Alex has extensive experience as a freelance developer and previously worked at Merrill Lynch, bettering their intranet. Alex manages the development department and is personally responsible for a lot of our in-house development.
“I like being able to help small companies grow.”
Outside of work, Alex stays busy playing rock and roll in his local band, The Early Stages.
Angela has been with Workhorse since January 2016. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a BA in Psychology and a Business Administration minor. Prior to joining our team, Angela spent 9 years working for startups and helping them obtain double digit growth while exceeding customer expectations. At Workhorse, Angela fulfills all HR responsibilities including preparing weekly metrics for organizational health analysis, daily accounting functions, and maintaining client/vendor relationships.
“I love being surrounded by such creative minds and the excitement that comes with working in a fast-paced, dynamic industry.”
Her favorite things to do outside of work are play with her two children and fur babies, and obnoxiously cheer for her beloved Aggies.
Senior Marketing Manager
A graduate of Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, Morgan has years of experience in digital marketing services ranging from website and content development to strategy design and implementation. As an Account Producer, Morgan ensures that clients get exactly what they need to succeed while creating exceptional work, whether it’s a new website, campaign, event, or ongoing marketing support.
“I love where creativity meets behavioral studies in marketing. The companies and organizations we serve do exceptional work, and there’s nothing better than seeing our services connect them with their customers in new and innovative ways.”
In her free time, Morgan loves taking in all Austin has to offer by exploring dance classes, art galleries, live music venues, or finding a new favorite happy hour spot.
Prior to joining Workhorse Marketing in 2018, Alan had been a designer in the creative industry for 20 years. He holds a degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. Alan uses design to engage, empower, and educate across print, screen, and space. At Workhorse, he enjoys finding imaginative solutions for complex problems and polishing ideas.
“I find the greatest satisfaction in solving design problems that clients may have. The reward is creating something that clients can use to elevate their brand.”
Alan is originally from San Antonio and in his spare time enjoys tending to his urban farm, consisting of five adorable chickens.
Amber joined Workhorse in 2018. She graduated from Texas Tech University with her MA in Creative Writing and has experience in development, editing, copywriting, and project management. Her prior job in a nonprofit’s development department sparked her interest in marketing and she is excited to cultivate this passion further. At Workhorse, Amber works in the strategy department, helping with anything from research, content development, strategy and more.
“I love creating insightful content that amplifies a brand or an organization.”
In her free time, Amber enjoys exploring Austin with her boyfriend and dog, completing DIY projects, and finding the best macarons.
Development Project Manager
Josh joined the Workhorse Marketing team in early 2019. He moved to Austin in 1992 to work in bicycle retail and later learned to develop frontend code, eventually spending four years working as a freelance web designer. From 2003 to 2018, Josh was a managing partner in a graphic design and web development firm. As a Development Project Manager with Workhorse, his primary role is to coordinate the efforts of available talent and resources, as well as ensure that all programming, email campaigns, and SEO implementations are held to the highest QA standards.
“After all of a project’s planning, design and development has been completed, I truly enjoy the moment when all of the pieces fall into place and something new and unique begins its life online.”
When not spending time with his wife and two adopted cats, Josh can typically be found in area venues performing in or watching bands, following professional road cycling, collecting music, and traveling as often as possible.
Kalen joined the Workhorse Marketing team in 2019. She attended Boston University and holds a B.A. in Communication. Kalen comes to Workhorse with a background in social media strategy, website content development, and project management. She’s worked with agencies as well as in-house marketing teams. Kalen will assist with all social media accounts and help our clients increase engagement and exposure.
“I love the collaborative nature of marketing, and how there is always room for creativity and innovation.”
When not at the office, Kalen loves to travel. She’s been to 21 countries and strives to explore new places as much as possible– whether it’s a new city in Texas, another state, or an international adventure.
Josh became a part of the Workhorse team in early 2020. He holds a Bachelor in Music Business from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Josh connected independent artists to new audiences on a global scale through his previous roles at Warner Music Group and Saddle Creek Records. In his role of Media Manager, Josh helps communicate ideas, design and strategy between vendors, resources and clients.
“I love that with rapidly evolving technology comes the need for a rapidly evolving strategy. I enjoy learning about new trends and using that to unlock new ways that we connect audiences with our partners.”
In his free time, Josh can be found cheering on the New York Mets, digging through the record bins at one of Austin’s amazing record stores, or spending time with his wife and cat.
Director of Digital Content
Elijah joined the Workhorse team in 2020. He received his degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in Communications with a minor in Business. Elijah has experience helping small to large businesses in various industries with video production, web design, SEO campaigns, and digital marketing. Some of these industries include a startup medical hardware company, offshore oil and gas service supply companies in South East Asia, Gulf of Mexico and Arabian Gulf, and real estate development groups in Austin, Texas. Elijah was also a Creative for Apple for four years where he trained people on how to use devices and software.
“What I like most is designing innovative ways to help communicate a message or an idea from one person or group of people to another.”
Whenever he has free time, Elijah rides his bike, paddle-boards, and practices calligraphy.
Our team thrives on providing growing companies with insights, strategic thinking and guidance to achieve measurable and sustainable marketing results that drive performance across your entire organization.
Leveraging our marketing experience, technology and creative skills in a multi-disciplined approach, we help you plan, create and manage effective sales and marketing initiatives.
Interested in Joining The Team?
We’re always on the hunt for marketing, design and development rock stars. Check out our openings or just send us your resume.