Meet Our Team

Michael Fleming

President & CEO

mike@innovatedentalmarketing.com

Michael Fleming is the President and CEO at Innovate Dental Marketing, a dental marketing agency headquartered in the sprawling multi-cultural and taco mecca of Houston, Texas. He is passionate about the art of dental marketing and helping dental practices and Dental Service Organizations across the country grow their business’ and live in abundance.

Outside of work, Michael is a passionate and enthusiastic soul that loves creating amazing memories with his beautiful wife and 4 children. In addition to his roles as Father, Dad, and CEO, Michael is also a Youth Baseball/Soccer/Basketball/Football Coach, Author, Airplane Pilot, Weekend Mariner, Musician, Philanthropist, Artist and all around good guy that his mother would be very proud of!

Cody Gallagher

Vice President & Head of Sales

cody@innovatedentalmarketing.com

As the Vice President and Head of Sales at Innovate Dental Marketing, Cody Gallagher loves working with people and solving problems and believes that no two dental practices are the same. Cody believes that “the customer experience is what makes Innovate so special, we seek clarity with our clients to be sure that we deliver projects that exceed expectations every single time” and works with the team at Innovate to create new solutions daily for every practice.  When Cody is not flying across the country helping his dental partners create amazing solutions for their practices, he can be found spending time with his 3 boys and 1 daughter and coaching wrestling, baseball, and going to singing auditions on the weekend. You can also find him spending time in Newport Beach or the fabulous Las Vegas with his wife, Cassandra.

Katie Cross

Web & Advertising

Brandy Jones

Account Services

Kaitlin Kennedy

Social Media Coordinator

Anne Norwood

Art Director

Emily Ratkewicz

Content & Web Specialist

Mark Thompson

Graphic Designer

Avery Fleming

Creator & Sales

Katie Cross

Web & Advertising Specialist

"I make sure that people see your business on Google when 'Dentist Near Me' is searched"

Katie has known she wanted to be in Graphic Design since she was a freshman in high school and fell in love with Web Design early-on in college. She enjoys the balance between technical and creative work as well as working on both big-picture and tedious tasks. Outside of work, you may see Katie performing at local community theatres, out on the lake with family, or going on adventures with her Fiancé, Jordon. 

Originally being from Kentucky, Katie has enjoyed living in Texas for the past 7 years (and yes, even loves the heat!). A fun fact about Katie is that she worked in Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL as a Face Character & Performer.

Brandy Jones

Account Services

Job Statement

Born in Utah, but spending the majority of her life in the Pacific North West, Brandy has been involved in the advertising world for many years and eventually found her way to Innovate’s team in 2018 after having worked in her family-owned small want ad newspaper for them until they closed their doors in 2017.  Brandy enjoys being a part of the Innovate team as our Account Services Manager and takes pride in using her advertising experience to be put to use in the dental marketing field.  Brandy has been married for 25 years and has 4 children, 3 cats, 3 dogs, 1 bunny, and 5 chickens! When not hard at work in the office, Brandy likes to spend her time outdoors either camping, hiking, fishing, or hunting, or busy baking as she’s also a cake decorator!

Kaitlin Kennedy

Social Media Coordinator

"This is a quick and witty quote about what I do in this job"

Kaitlin is a Alvin, TX native who graduated from East Texas Baptist University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and a Minor in Marketing. After a suggestion from a friend of switching her major to communications, Kaitlin was able to cultivate her creative freedom and love for graphic design and social media, which is what she brings to the office at Innovate every day as our Social Media Coordinator! Kaitlin has previously competed in powerlifting and had the opportunity to travel to Uganda and work with the Coburwas Primary School in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement where she helped with everyday life, providing aide to teachers and providing new uniforms and tuition for students. Outside of the office, Kaitlin enjoys traveling to the east coast to see her childhood best friend, eating sandwiches, listening to music, taking photos of everything, and spending time with friends and family.

Lydian Lopez

Marketing Manager

"This is a quick and witty quote about what I do in this job"

Born and raised in Houston, Lydian discovered her love for Marketing & Social Media by working with several non-profits in the Greater Houston Area after obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston. Lydian grew up competing as a Championship Irish Dancer and was able to travel all over the world to attend competitions, she was even able to represent the State of Texas at an international pageant in Ireland.  As Innovate’s Marketing Coordinator, Lydian is able to bring her enthusiasm for new marketing ideas to the office and is excited to help Innovate grow! When Lydian isn’t in the office, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends & family, and eating all the spicy food that she can get her hands on.

Anne Norwood

Art Director

"A.K.A. the Letterspacing Nerd"

Anne Norwood is the Art Director at Innovate. She loves combining type and imagery to bring a client’s message to life visually. Anne grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and received her BS Degree in Graphic Design from San Jose State University, where she was also a scholar athlete. She now resides in the Portland metro area of Oregon. When not sitting in front of a computer screen, she would rather be outdoors – preferably backpacking to a lake with her husband and two adult kids.

Emily Ratkewicz

Website and Content Manager

"I'll sit on hold with GoDaddy so that you can get back to your busy day."

Originally from a small town in Illinois, Emily moved to Houston in 2017 with her partner Chris and not too long after began her journey with Innovate! As our Content & Web Specialist, Emily enjoys being on the more technical side of things and has found that working at Innovate Dental Marketing to be extremely fulfilling “They encourage me to be myself, have the same moral values as me, and they push me to learn more every day and better myself!” (You rock Emily!)

Emily has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Webster University and played Volleyball competitively for 15 years and still has a profound love for the sport. In Emily’s free time, she enjoys drawing pet portraits and cultivating her love for animation, involved in the performing arts in which she has won numerous awards & titles, and dreaming of the day when she can pick out her dream dog, a golden retriever puppy!

Mark Thompson

Graphic Designer

"Witty Title"

Mark has enjoyed being Designer for various industries, including many years in the Dental Marketing field, and feels Innovate is a special place because it boasts such talented, thoughtful people. He grew up in the Central Valley of California and currently lives in Portland, Oregon with the two best cats in the world. Apart from design, Mark is an award-winning artist with fans around the world, and finds simple and immense pleasure in things like karaoke, road trips and Dungeons & Dragons.