Meet Our Team

Join us.

Kite Media is a small business that is growing quickly and we’re always looking for good people to join the team. We look for individuals with skills in graphic design, writing, video production, search engine optimization, social media and managing paid advertising campaigns.

We want hard-working, honest people that want to work in digital marketing. If you think you would be a good fit, send us a message. We’d love to talk.

Garrett Kite

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Business Development

Originally from Idaho, Garrett spent several years living in Los Angeles before making Utah his home. He has had a passion for entrepreneurship and thought regularly about the idea of starting his own business from an early age. He’s a fan of the outdoors, especially the mountains and lakes and takes any chance he can to visit the beach. He’s somewhat obsessed with cars, and enjoys paddle boarding, playing and watching basketball, and watching college football. Above all else, he loves spending time with his family; Lizzy, Graham & Ava. Garrett enjoys digital marketing because it allows him to combine creativity, strategy, and design to help businesses grow.

Dusty Haws

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Pay-Per-Click Advertising

Dusty is a native of San Diego and now calls Utah home. He is a graduate of Utah State University with a degree in Business Administration & Marketing. Dusty loves sports and enjoys watching the San Diego Padres & Utah Jazz, as well as going to the beach. He also enjoys working around the house and going to the gym. As one of our first employees, Dusty still finds satisfaction in helping businesses improve their online presence and enjoys coming to work each day. He also loves spending time with his wonderful wife and three young boys.

Adam Hansen

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Digital Marketing, Web Design

One of our longest-tenured team members, Adam joined the Kite Media team after moving from his hometown of Kaysville, Utah to study at Utah State University in Logan. Adam finds joy in helping others and loves to put his problem-solving and creative skills to the test, especially in the field of digital marketing. He loves sports and is always up for a game of pick-up basketball or beach volleyball. He also enjoys playing the guitar, hanging out with his wife Hanna, and eating Mexican food.

Lizzy Kite

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Web & Graphic Design

After 3 years of marriage, Lizzy decided it was finally time to join her husband Garrett and the Kite Media team. She was born in Las Vegas and raised in Utah. She graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in Family Finance. After graduation, she worked in the mortgage industry for 3 years doing marketing and office management. She has a passion for web and graphic design and all things creative. Lizzy enjoys playing tennis, watching movies and trying new restaurants.

Kym Merrill

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Digital Marketing, Writing

Kym joined Kite Media after studying technical communication and marketing at Utah State University, where she was able to gain a wide range of digital marketing skills. She loves being able to use these skills to help others accomplish their business goals and succeed. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing board games, and eating (too much) ice cream. She is the mother of a sweet baby girl.

Tom Price

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Digital Marketing

Tom is a native from Logan, he joined the team after graduating in Marketing from Utah State. Professionally he lives and breaths in the digital, staying up on the trends in this ever-changing world. He loves to discover different cultures, finding every chance to learn about new ways to view the world. To do that Tom is always looking for opportunities to meet new people and discover their passions. In his free time, you might find him discovering new music, playing his ukulele, or visiting a historic exhibit learning about vikings.

Braden Cluff

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Web Design & Development

Braden was born and raised in Utah, and came to Logan from Lehi a year ago. He is a full-stack web developer and has spent 4 years doing development and web design with experience in the Digital Marketing industry. Braden took an internship in high school at a Digital Marketing firm and has worked for several companies since as a developer. Outside of development he enjoys anything outdoors and has passion for mountain biking. Braden loves hanging out with his corgi, Dexter, who is the perfect movie companion. Especially for Game of Thrones. He also is an avid video gamer and has dreams of being a professional twitch streamer.

Whitney Gifford

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Copywriting

Whitney recently relocated to the east coast but will always call Logan, Utah home. After studying marketing at USU, she worked in B2B sales before spending a year and a half in New Mexico. She saw the early days of Kite Media when attending school with Garrett, and first joined the team in 2015. Whitney is purpose-driven and also currently writes for a non-profit organization. She has a diverse marketing background including content writing, SEO, email marketing, and campaign strategy and development. She loves to write and can do it from just about anywhere, which is perfect for she and her husband’s military lifestyle. She also loves to explore new cities, go to the beach, longboard, read a good book, and have a relaxing Netflix sesh.

Riley Permann-Gubler

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Graphic Design

Riley was born and raised in Idaho Falls, but now calls Logan her home. She met her husband at USU and is raising several plants with him. Riley has known that she’s wanted to be a graphic designer since she was in middle school yearbook class, and is now studying graphic design at USU. She’s now making things way cooler than middle school yearbooks. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, obsessing over art history, watching Parks and Rec with her husband, and hopefully traveling the world someday.

Natalie Condie

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Digital Marketing

Natalie grew up in Farmington, Utah but has always had an itch to experience new places. She moved to Hawaii after graduating from high school and earned her associate’s degree from BYU-Hawaii. She misses the ocean every day but somehow manages. After an adventure to China to teach English, she transferred to Utah State and found her passion in public relations and marketing. While attending USU, and throughout her different social media and marketing internships, she realized how much she loves the opportunity to create and find effective ways to conquer any new and challenging tasks that come her way. She’s an insomniac, a sucker for salt and vinegar chips, and thinks nothing is cuter than a baby in a Halloween costume. She loves spending time with those she loves, revels in a successful prank, and most of her jokes are references from “The Office.”

Tanner Clegg

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Digital Marketing

Tanner was born and raised in Draper, Utah and now lives in Logan to attend Utah State University. Currently pursuing a major in marketing and a minor in Portuguese, he has developed a sincere passion for digital marketing. As a devoted sports enthusiast, when he is not working he is often watching basketball or football. His favorite teams are the Utah State Aggies, Utah Utes, Utah Jazz, and Real Salt Lake. He also loves to talk about all types of food and is always searching for a new restaurant to visit. Dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, he aspires to help businesses consistently innovate their digital presence and experience longstanding success.

Chandler Williams

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Digital Marketing

Chandler was born in Salt Lake City and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He now attends Utah State University pursuing a degree in marketing with a minor in leadership and management. He fell in love with marketing because he can use his creative thinking and problem-solving skills to help others with their needs. Never afraid of a challenge, Chandler relishes in the opportunity to grow and triumph over obstacles. Integrity, resilience, and genuineness are three core values that direct all his actions in his professional and personal life. Although soccer is his biggest passion, he also enjoys watching basketball, dabbles in art, and loves taking in the outdoors. As a bit of a jokester, he is always looking to put a smile on someone’s face.

Landen Martindale

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Digital Marketing

Landen joined the Kite Media team after graduating from Utah State in Communication Studies. He learned the value of communicating effectively with people around him and applies those same valuable lessons to working with those that wish to improve their online presence. Landen grew up in Eastern Utah but has called Logan home for some time. He loves to be outside year-round as he enjoys skiing in the winter, playing city softball in the summer and loves losing in pickleball to his wife, McKenzie, in any weather. He values spending time with his family above everything else and looks forward to starting a family of his own.

Caroline Wilkins

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Digital Marketing & Photography

Caroline grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and made her way to Utah to study at Utah State University. She graduated with a degree in marketing and is putting her marketing experience to work on the Kite Media team. Caroline enjoys being outdoors and will take any opportunity she can find to spend time in the mountains. She loves to rock climb, camp, and bike (ideally she’ll do all three in one trip). Caroline loves the mix of creative and analytical thinking in her marketing position and is excited to be working with our amazing clients.

Miranda Tilley

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Digital Marketing

Miranda grew up in Burley, Idaho (yes she loves potatoes cut into sticks and fried and no she did not grow up moving pipe or milking cows). She moved to Logan to attend school at USU, later graduating and joining the team at Kite Media. She loves traveling to new places, mainly because she’s always on the search for good food and new vibes. She enjoys taking the time to get lost in a satisfying book, listening to that song that lets you travel back in time to perfectly imperfect moments and of course, hanging out with her adorable cat. She likes to think of herself as spontaneous but the truth is, she’s a planner through and through. And can one really argue that digital marketing is not just that? A happenstance that was intentional.

Emily Sears

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Digital Marketing

Emily grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and São Paulo, Brazil and decided to attend Utah State University to pursue a degree in technical writing. Besides reading rhetoric and tech theory books, she enjoys listening to podcasts (#1 Radiolab & This American Life fanatic), going to art exhibits, rewatching The Office (for the hundredth time), and traveling with her husband. Emily’s interest in SEO and digital marketing began with a successful internship, and she loves how her interests of writing, marketing, and technology merge in this field.

Spencer Hulsey

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Digital Marketing

Spencer grew up in the city of dreams Lindon, Utah. He moved to Logan in 2015 and graduated from Utah State University with a degree in communication studies. While in school he met his wife Mackenzie and became obsessed with all things communication and enjoys building strong relationships. His work experience in radio broadcasting and digital marketing has strengthened his relationship-building skills and he strives to be a friend to all. Above all else, Spencer is passionate about serving others and loves to do so through simple means like making them laugh and smile.

Samantha Scholle

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Digital Marketing

Samantha grew up in Portland, Oregon and later moved to Utah for college. While she’s now a total Utahn, you can still find her wearing her Birkenstocks year-round like all true Oregonians. Samantha loves pickles, going out to eat, and spending as much time as possible with her family. After graduating with a degree in Experience Design and Management, she moved to Logan with her husband and joined the Kite Media team. Digital marketing combines her passion for design and creativity with her passion for strategy and planning. 

Graham

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The Baby

Graham joined the Kite Media team a couple years ago and has been an integral part of the team ever since. He stops by the office a couple times a week to check in on things. He honestly doesn’t do very much except give fist bumps when we need encouragement and watches cartoons that we probably enjoy more than he does. He likes rocks.

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