The Team

Meet the crew that makes up Kite Media.
Garrett Kite, owner and manager

Garrett Kite

Business Development
Garrett started Kite Media in 2011 during his senior year of college and the company has been one of his passions ever since. Originally from Idaho, Garrett spent several years living in Los Angeles before making Utah his home. He loves the outdoors, especially the mountains and takes any chance he can to visit the beach. He loves cars, paddle boarding, playing and watching basketball, and watching college football. Garrett enjoys digital marketing because it allows him to combine creativity, strategy, and design to help businesses grow.

Dusty Haws, Pay Per Click specialist

Dusty Haws

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. Dusty 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 two young boys.

Adam Hansen, Male Model

Adam Hansen

Digital Marketing, Web Design
Adam joined the Kite Media team after moving from his hometown of Kaysville, Utah to Logan to study at Utah State University. Most recently he lived in Southern California where he loved the good weather that Utah doesn’t always offer. 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. Adam loves sports and is always up for a game of pick-up basketball or beach volleyball. He also enjoys playing the guitar and eating Mexican food.

Lizzy Kite, Graphic Designer at Kite Media

Lizzy Kite

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, Kite Media

Kym Merrill

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.

Ryker Kimball, Graphic Designer at Kite Media

Ryker Kimball

Graphic Design
Ryker was born and raised in Sandy, Utah. He joined the Kite Media team while studying graphic design and marketing at Utah State University. He finds joy in design and being able to recognize any font shown to him. His favorite fonts are Gotham, Futura, Bebas Neue, and FF DIN. Aside from his obsession with fonts, Ryker also enjoys sports, playing the guitar and piano, and spending time with his family and friends.

Nathaniel Burningham, Kite Media

Nathaniel “Flannel” Burningham

Digital Marketing
Nathaniel joined the Kite Media team after having worked for another digital marketing company for several years. He comes straight out of Richmond, Utah and has two lovely children: an Australian Shepherd named Kymbo (Slice) and a purple betta fish named Prince (RIP). He is a music lover that likes to watch good movies and play sports. He reps the Utah Jazz, Virginia Tech, and Liverpool FC. When he’s not watching sports, he’s getting Victory Royales in Fortnite. Nathaniel is a technology fan who is passionate about helping people and businesses succeed.

Trevor Mann, Kite Media

Trevor Mann

Digital Marketing
Born and raised in Ogden, Utah, Trevor discovered a love for Utah State University and moved to Logan. After graduating from USU with a degree in Business Administration, he took a job at Oregon State University. Trevor returned to Utah and joined the Kite Media team, bringing an end to his time in Oregon and an unsuccessful search for Bigfoot (he’s still a believer). Trevor has a passion for health and fitness and is hoping to complete an IronMan race. He believes that marketing is a major key to business success and loves using his skill set to benefit our clients.

Wes Mangum, Kite Media

Wes Mangum

Digital Marketing
Wes grew up in Hyrum, UT, before settling with his wife in Logan. He joined Kite Media while finishing his degree in Public Relations and Parks and Recreation at USU. Prior to joining Kite Media, Wes worked as a sports writer for various newspapers. He enjoys helping small businesses communicate with their customers and exceed their goals through innovation. Wes’s hobbies include worrying about the Chicago Cubs’ pitching rotation, as well as hiking and fly fishing with his wife.

Whitney Gifford, Kite Media

Whitney Gifford

Digital Marketing, Writing
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.

Ashley Lundell

Digital Marketing
Ashley grew up in Colorado and has since moved to Utah to pursue a degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations. Through her time at Utah State, she has served as the PRSSA vice president and has held a number of marketing intern positions. Ashley loves to travel and is always searching for cheap tickets to new places. She’s visited most U.S. states, even living in Alaska for a couple of months, as well as Mexico and France. Ashley has a passion for writing and exploring outlets that harness her creative thinking. She’s a people person and loves being able to share her love for adventure with others. She has run three half marathons with her family and hopes to work up the guts to run a full one someday.

Picture of Mark Bell, seo specialist

Graham

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.

Tanner McClune

Digital Marketing, Web Design
Tanner was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL, then bounced around his early life between California and Nebraska and finally found his home near Ogden, UT. Originally only interested in business for a career, he took a computer programming class in high school and he immediately fell in love with computers and web development. When he’s not on the computer, he’s up in the mountains skiing or visiting the Grand Tetons. He loves the outdoors and spending time with his two German Shepherds (basically bears).

Braden Cluff

Web 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.

Tom Price

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.

Work for Kite Media in Logan, Utah

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!

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Located in Logan, Utah & serving businesses of all sizes - large & small.

24 S. Main St.
Logan, UT 84321

(435) 753-7553

info@kitemedia.com

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"We LOVE Kite Media!! Our business, Anderson Garage Doors, has grown tremendously since they took over our SEO services. They have great ideas and are always willing to help us with any problems or concerns. Garrett and Adam are always available to talk to us and we really appreciate how they look after our business. We never have to worry about anything. We highly recommend Kite Media!"
 
- Jim & Kristy Anderson, Anderson Garage Doors

"Amazing service! Incredible to work with. These guys know their stuff! Been doing business with Garrett and his crew for several years. Always been very pleased with their efforts! Hope to do business with them for many years to come!"
 
- Bryce Rounds, St. George Insurance

"Working with Kite Media for our SEO & PPC has been a great experience. They were immediately able to come in and improve several of our keywords in the rankings. They were able to adjust a lot of the keyword bids and reduced our cost-per-click on some words significantly while keeping us high in the search results. They have been able to fine-tune our account since day one to try and get us the best results possible. Organic visits to our website have been trending upwards since they took over! I highly recommend their services!"
 
- Jordan Connor, Kubex Fitness

"Garrett, Dusty, Colten, and the Kite team are very responsive. Having experienced other less than par web development companies, it has been a breath of fresh air working with the Kite team. They keep the sites and PPC up to date for our multiple companies. Thanks, Kite team."
 
- Brian Bartholomew, Bartholomew Enterprises

               

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