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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Garrett Kite Kite Media

Owner

Originally from Idaho, Garrett now calls Utah home. His interest in entrepreneurship started at an early age and the idea of starting his own business became a constant goal. He started Kite Media in 2010, doing freelance website design and online marketing while going to school. Today, he wears a few different hats within the business but spends most of his time on business development and managing everything that comes with owning a small business. 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, loves technology, enjoys paddle boarding, and playing and watching a variety of sports. 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 other small 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. He enjoys working around the house and going to the gym. He also lived in South Africa for 2 years and hopes to go back some day. 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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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

Lizzy is a co-owner of Kite Media and plays a key role in the decision making process. On top of that, she keeps the office well-stocked with soda, chips, candy, and anything else we need. She graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Family Finance and worked in the mortgage and real estate industries for several years doing marketing and office management. Always involved in the day-to-day of the business, Lizzy decided it was finally time to go all in and join her husband Garrett and the Kite Media team back in 2015. She has a passion for web and graphic design and all things creative. Her natural eye for design played a major part in the design and renovation of our office space. Outside of work, Lizzy's a mom boss that loves fun activities with her kids, planning, organizing, playing tennis, watching movies, and trying new restaurants.

Kym Merrill

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Digital Marketing, Writing

Kym is one of our longest-tenured employees. She 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's our resident SEO expert and makes sure we're all up-to-date with the latest changes in a constantly evolving digital marketing world. She has an eye for detail and helps us keep the quality of our work where it needs to be by reviewing and editing our work. She loves being able to use her broad digital marketing skillset 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.

Whitney Gifford

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Copywriting

Whitney recently relocated to the east coast but continues working remotely as part of our team and will always call Utah home. After studying marketing at USU, she worked in B2B sales before joining KM. 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 currently writes for a non-profit organization as well. She has a diverse marketing background including content writing, search engine optimization, 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, but now calls Utah her home. She met her husband in college and is raising several plants with him. Riley has known that she wanted to be a graphic designer since she was in middle school yearbook class. She’s now making things way cooler than middle school yearbooks in her graphic design role here at Kite Media. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, obsessing over art history, watching Parks and Rec with her husband, and hopes to travel the world someday.

Natalie Condie

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Social Media, 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, Video Editing

Tanner is a Utah-native that joined the Kite Media team while pursuing a degree in marketing at USU. Through these experiences he has developed a sincere passion for digital marketing. In addition to his digital marketing skill, his forte is video editing and he does an amazing job of making our video content look awesome. 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 when it comes to their digital presence.

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 you 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, which led her to pursue her current position with Kite Media. She loves how her interests of writing, marketing, and technology merge in this dynamic field.

Spencer Hulsey

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Digital Marketing

Spencer grew up in the city of dreams, aka 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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Website Design & 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. Sam 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 from BYU, she moved to Logan with her husband and joined the Kite Media team. She designs & builds awesome websites for our clients, tackles their search engine optimization efforts, and heads up our email marketing service. Digital marketing combines her passion for design and creativity with her passion for strategy and planning.

Lexee Gabiola

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Digital Marketing

Lexee grew up in Meridian, Idaho but has always dreamed of going to school at Utah State University. Originally a Mechanical Engineering student, she is now pursuing a degree in Computer Science and hopes to use her coding skills to become a web developer. Lexee loves nothing more than soft blankets and cuddling with her two dogs, Watson and Bellatrix. She loves digital marketing because it allows her to use her creativity and help other’s ideas become a reality.

Megan Poulsen

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Digital Marketing

Megan was born in Logan, Utah, but grew up in Denver, Colorado before coming back to Logan to graduate from Utah State University in Marketing. While at school she met her husband, Evan, and decided to make Logan her home. She loves to not only curl up at home with a good book or binge watch The Great British Baking Show with her husband, but to travel and go on new adventures! Megan has always loved to dabble with her creative side, as well as deep diving into the analytics.

Anna Sadler

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Digital Marketing

Anna grew up in Cache Valley, Utah but has roots in Washington and has always loved being surrounded by pine trees. However, she’ll never pass up an opportunity to go kayaking on Puget Sound or collect seashells and starfish from tide pools. She’s an original Seahawks fan and enjoys watching a variety of sports and given that she had extra cash to spend would most likely buy season tickets to the Jazz… or a season pass to Beaver Mountain… or a 2021 Rav4. There are endless possibilities. She’s a simple person through and through though and enjoys doing almost anything as long as she’s surrounded by those she loves. She has an interest for everything true crime and mystery and thinks she may have been an FBI agent in a previous life, but is happy to stick to the creative side and grow her passion for people and marketing. She graduated from Utah State in Technical Writing and Multimedia Production and is eager to use her skills to further the business of Kite’s customers.

Blake Hansen

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Digital Marketing

Blake is from Kaysville, Utah and currently attends Utah State, where he is studying business. He loves to play basketball and is also pretty proud of his spikeball record. Blake has been known to plan his schedule around the Utes, Aggies, and Jazz. After starting his own window washing business one summer, he discovered a passion for creating and growing businesses. He is a big fan of $1 Spicy McChickens and can play a few songs on the recorder.

Braizlin

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Assistant to the Regional Manager

Braizlin Eliason is an 18-year-old from Providence, Utah. Braizlin is a senior from Ridgeline Highshool that is expecting on gradutating this May. He is doing an internship with Kite Media for credits in his 5th hour at school and possibly the summer. Braizlin has an interest in business and marketing. He wants to grow up to be like Garrett Kite. Braizlin's hobbies are hanging out with friends, snowboarding, and wakeboarding. Braizlin also has an interest in Audi's and loves Lebron James, which he gets a lot of flack for from the Jazz fans in the office.

Hannah Hartvigsen

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Digital Marketing

Hannah was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She will always be a desert girl at heart, but moved to Utah to pursue her degree in marketing at Utah State University, and now lives full time in Kansas City. Hannah is always trying out new plant-based recipes and is famous for her vegan green curry. She loves taking care of her house plants, online shopping, and a good reality tv show. Her all time favorite thing to do is travel with her husband, and her favorite destinations include anywhere with a beach. Hannah has a passion for digital marketing and loves using her creativity to help businesses succeed.

Graham

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The Kid

Graham joined Kite Media a few 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 dinosaurs, legos and drawing.

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