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 Carroll

Digital Marketing Manager

Web Dev. Specialist

Brandy Jones

Account Services

Jesse Nieto

Graphic Designer

Anne Norwood

Art Director

Emily Ratkewicz

Data Analyst & SEO Coordinator

Mark Thompson

Graphic Designer

Directory SEO Specialist

Digital Media Intern

Katie Carroll

Digital Marketing Manager

"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 Husband, Jordon. 

Originally being from Kentucky, Katie has enjoyed living in Texas for the past 8 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.

Kevin Garcia

Web Dev. Specialist

"Life is what you make of it..."

Kevin Garcia is a team player that loves Noir Films and DC Comics. A Houston native with a Bachelor’s Degree in Multi-Media Design/Web Programming from DeVry University. 

With a strong passion for Web Development, Kevin Garcia has acquired over seven years of professional experience. From human resources portals to e-Commerce webpages; he’s well versed in all things WordPress. In the past, Kevin has created and managed numerous websites simultaneously for a big international hair-care corporation.

Kevin is dedicated to improving end-user navigation and efficiently setting up positive web presences. Always eager to learn and help the team reach its goal!

Keilin Urbina

Directory SEO Specialist

"A.K.A. the Letterspacing Nerd"

Keilin is from Rosenberg, Tx she is graduating the University of Houston-Downtown majoring in Computer Science. She is tech-savy and super passionate of UX Design and has gained experience in Project Management through her family’s businesses. She also loves working with people. On the weekends she enjoys spending time at her family’s ranch and spend time with her farm animals. When all the work is done at the ranch she enjoys going on hikes and spending time at the beach.

Madelynn Johnson

Production Assistant

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Madelynn is from Woodland, WA. On the weekends, she spends her time at her family’s cabin, going boating, and spending most of her time outdoors walking her dogs. She can often be spotted sitting and reading a book in the sun. 

Madelynn also enjoys going to the coast, trying new foods, and spending time with family & friends.

On rainy days she enjoys bingeing TV shows with her fiancé or playing with their fur babies (2 dogs and 3 cats).

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 Strategist

"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.

Gene Kil

Client Services

Gene’s professional path has always been strongly rooted in client connection, priding himself on cultivating many relationships that have followed him throughout multiple industries.

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, adventure has always been in his blood. He is an avid hiker, spelunker, rock climber, and sunset chaser. Most likely with a camera in hand.

Passion for life and the value of connection have always played a huge role in defining his success, both personally and professionally.

Lydian Lopez

Internal Marketing Associate

"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.

Shea Moss

Social PPC Specialist

Job Statement

Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, Shea has been in the Houston area for the last 8 years. She recently graduated from the University of Houston with her Bachelor of Arts in Media Production with a minor in Human Development & Consumer Science. Shea has always known she wanted to pursue a more creative path than most and has found herself working towards a career in social media content creation. She enjoys and values being able to use her creativity in her work, which she finds at Innovate as our Social Media Specialist!

With a background in graphic design, she also enjoys exploring other artistic mediums like watercolor, writing, and video production. Outside of the office, you’ll find Shea traveling to different cities with a camera in hand, exploring her own city, or bingeing different movies and TV shows at home with her long term partner, Kevin.

Jesse Nieto

Graphic Designer

Jesse is a Houston native and got his start in art working as a caricature artist at the Kemah Boardwalk, in the Greater Houston Area.  It was in this position Jesse started to seek out art as a career path. Previously, Jess has worked as an animator at a studio and as a graphic designer for several print shops.

These professional experiences allow Jesse to bring his love and passion for art and graphic design to the Innovate Team as one of our Graphic Designers! Outside of Innovate,  Jesse is an avid musician and performer, loves to play Pokemon, and also enjoys filmmaking in Virtual Reality!

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

Data Analyst & SEO Coordinator

"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.

Mark Young

Digital Media Intern

Originally from Lynn, MA, Mark Young and his wife Mckenzie, moved to Houston just one year ago. He plans on transferring to the University of Houston from Houston Community College. He is very well traveled and has been to 15 countries including Portugal, Romania, Dominican Republic, and more. Mark loves discovering new songs, going to the museum, going to the movies, and attending sports games.

You can probably find Mark and his wife trying new food all around Houston. Very early on in college Mark knew that he was passionate about the marketing industry.

Fun fact: Mark learned how to speak Romanian in just 2 months and lived in Romania for 9 months.