Georgia Whalen is a seasoned professional with 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, distribution and account management. She has a track record of gaining industry recognition for clients, increasing sales and identifying and developing new market opportunities. Prior to founding Rivergate Marketing, Georgia’s career experience included professional sales and marketing roles with fortune 500 companies, including Pitney Bowes and Kraft Foodservice.
Georgia grew up in Maryland, the daughter of entrepreneur parents who have owned their own business for 47 years and counting. Georgia’s knowledge and experience in utilizing the power of the internet to level the playing field, giving small to midsize companies the opportunity to compete head-to-head with their larger counterparts sparked her competitive nature and is the foundation of Rivergate Marketing. Georgia is passionate about helping her clients be found and heard.
Georgia earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Georgia resides in Arlington, Massachusetts with her husband and three children.
Christine McQuilkin is the vice president of account services at Rivergate Marketing. Christine helps guide agency strategy and champions building a great marketing team. She enjoys using her engineering background to create memorable brands for industrial business-to-business clients. She thrives on collaboration and the challenges of helping clients build and implement a data-driven digital marketing strategy to achieve their corporate goals. Prior to joining Rivergate Marketing, Christine served as director of marketing for a $50M system integrator. Christine has served on the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) Marketing Committee since 2018.
Christine graduated from Trine University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. She worked as a structural design engineer before returning to Dartmouth College to pursue a Master’s degree in engineering management with special emphasis on business with classes taken at Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business. Christine is married to her Dartmouth sweetheart and they currently reside with their two children in Southern New Hampshire.
Lauren Maranda is a marketing savvy graphic designer and creative problem solver. Lauren’s diverse career background has given her a unique perspective and experience that she draws on for inspiration. As digital marketing manager, Lauren is able to blend her creative talents with experience in developing marketing plans and managing projects for Rivergate clients.
Prior to joining Rivergate Marketing, Lauren was the lead US graphic designer for the international company APS Group, handling all design requests from packaging design, to managing monthly mailing initiatives and direct mail. She earned a bachelor’s degree in multimedia & graphic design from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.
Connie Sadro is a digital marketing specialist at Rivergate Marketing. As a former engineer that likes to write, she enjoys using her knowledge and experience to help create impactful marketing content.
Connie graduated from Oakland University in Michigan with a B.A. in mathematics with a secondary teaching certification. Prior to starting at Rivergate Marketing, she taught high school math for two years right after college. When it became difficult to find a permanent full time teaching job, she changed paths and became a controls engineer for five years working mainly in the automotive industry.
Connie and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time with friends and family. They reside in the Metro-Detroit, MI area.
Patricia Davis is a digital marketing specialist at Rivergate Marketing. She is a marketing and social media expert with experience in campaign management, lead generation, and content creation. Patty brings a diverse background of experience, most recently marketing for a technical staffing agency and a football manufacturing company. She enjoys all things marketing, including content management, graphic design, and writing.
Patty resides in Traverse City, Michigan and is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Honors College with a degree in journalism and visual communications and a minor in leadership of organizations. In her free time she enjoys working out, traveling, and supporting her fiancé in his professional football endeavors. Patty is passionate about helping Rivergate Marketing clients achieve inbound marketing goals!
Matt Coghlin is an account specialist at Rivergate Marketing. He joined Rivergate Marketing at an exciting time of growth and is eager to support the success of our clients’ endeavors. Matt is a recent graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business analytics. While at Michigan State, Matt played football and was the starting place kicker from 2017-2021. He aims to bring both his knowledge from his education and his work ethic and proven teamwork from his athletics to the marketing industry. In his free time Matt enjoys golfing, watching sports, traveling, and living life to its fullest with his fiancé.
Grace Clark is a digital marketing specialist for Rivergate Marketing. Grace is located in Portland, OR where she was born and raised along with three little sisters. In 2019 she graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelors of Science in marketing. Before Rivergate Marketing, Grace worked as a marketing coordinator for a system integrator where she managed all things marketing – from content creation to website management. There, she honed her skills and developed the right tools to thrive in marketing for engineering.
When she’s not at work, Grace applies her passion for creativity through painting and fictional writing.
Julia Plott is a digital marketing specialist at Rivergate Marketing. Having graduated with a communication science degree from the University of Amsterdam, Julia brings a combination of critical thinking and statistical analysis skills to our team. During her time in the Netherlands, Julia started her career as a marketing intern for renowned comedy theater, Boom Chicago, and was subsequently promoted to marketing assistant.
With experience in data analysis, web design, and digital marketing, Julia appreciates being part of the ever-changing digital communications industry. In her free time, Julia’s main passion includes writing for Artil Magazine, as well as traveling to new corners of the globe.
Caroline Whalen is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Rivergate Marketing. As a recent graduate of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Caroline joins the Rivergate team with a fresh perspective and progressive spirit.
Prior to joining Rivergate Marketing, Caroline developed her skill set on the Marketing and Communications team at Workforce Management Software Company, Kronos Inc. With a history of driving social media and blog success, Caroline joins the Rivergate Marketing team eager to help small businesses find their voice.