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, riding his bike, playing and watching basketball, and traveling. Garrett enjoys digital marketing because it allows him to combine creativity, strategy, and design to help businesses grow.

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Dusty Haws, Pay Per Click specialist

Dusty Haws

Pay-Per-Click Advertising
Dusty is a native of San Diego, CA 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.

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Adam Hansen, Male Model

Adam Hansen

Digital Marketing, Web Design
Adam joined the Kite Media team in 2016 after moving from his hometown of Kaysville, Utah to Logan to study at Utah State University. Most recently he lived in Southern California, and he misses 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.

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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 graphic design and all things creative. Lizzy enjoys playing tennis, watching movies and trying new restaurants with her husband.

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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.

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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 in 2017 while studying graphic design and marketing at Utah State University. He finds joy in designing 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.

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Nathaniel Burningham, Kite Media

Nathaniel “Flannel” Burningham

Digital Marketing
Nathaniel joined the Kite Media team in March of 2018 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 Royale’s in Fortnite. Nathaniel is a technology fan who is passionate about helping people and businesses succeed.

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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 in 2018, 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.

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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 in 2018, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Get in Touch

Let's talk.

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

24 S. Main St.
Logan, UT 84321

(435) 753-7553

info@kitemedia.com

"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

"I have worked with Kite Media on many different projects to help increase our digital presence. They are professional, create amazing work and produce results. I would highly recommend Kite Media for any digital marketing need, SEO, PPC, Web Design etc. They designed and put together our new website, from day one they took our ideas and brought them to a reality. From a digital standpoint, they have managed our SEO and PPC and we have seen a lot of leads coming organically through Google searches and clients seeing our ads. Honest, straightforward and easy process."
 
- Brad Singer, Vision Consulting

"I really like how Kite Media took an interest in what my goals were, and how to help me accomplish them. They told me what I could expect, and what it would take to reach those expectations! Great help as always!"
 
- Mindee Larsen, Airabella Active

               

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