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!
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.
Kayla is a native of Pearland, Texas, and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from the College of Media & Communications and a Minor in General Business.
While attending Texas Tech University Kayla was also a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and a member of the sorority Alpha Chi Omega. Upon graduation, Kayla was called by the magic and answered the call to be a part of the Fall 2022 Disney College Program Internship at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Kayla has a passion for marketing and advertising and enjoys creating digital, print, and promotional content. A fun fact about Kayla, she is a published author of her first children’s book, The Brave Little Princess. In Kayla’s free time, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, traveling, and reading.
Katie has known she wanted to be in the Design world 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 from Kentucky, Katie has enjoyed living in Texas for the past 9 years (and yes, even loves the heat!). A fun fact about Katie is that she worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL as a Face Character & Performer.
Koren is a Mississippi native who moved to Houston to continue her education. Growing up with a love of creating art and an interest in computers, she embarked on a path that would merge the two. As a graduate of the University of Houston in Graphic Design and Business, she launched her own freelance company that helps others create their visual story through design. Koren is passionate about using visuals to evoke feelings or dialogue. Outside of work, you can find Koren spending time with her family and friends, painting, traveling, or playing recreational sports.
Keilin is from Rosenberg, Tx she is graduating from the University of Houston-Downtown majoring in Computer Science. She is tech-savvy and super passionate about 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 spending 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.
Kevin Garcia is a team player that loves Noir Films and DC Comics. A Houston native with a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia 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 web pages; 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!
Born in Central Oregon, then moving to the Pacific North West, Jessica has always wanted to work in the administrative field, as working on spreadsheets is one of her passions. Jessica enjoys working on cars, she bought her dream car at only the age of 19 years. An Infiniti G37 Coupe, Jessica does all of her work on the cars herself. Jessica’s project car is a Hot Rod 79′ Firebird Trans Am, she races the car down at Portland International Raceway every summer. Her collection of cars is slowly growing as she holds 8 cars in her possession. Jessica also enjoys backpacking, watching tv, and karaoke on Friday nights with her family.
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 is an 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 to switch 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 aid 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’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.
Chi is an Asian girl who moved to Sugar Land for 3 years with her husband. Graduated Business Administration in Marketing from Hue University of Economics in Vietnam, Chi continued studying at Houston Community College to improve her knowledge and experiences. She found her passion in Digital Marketing and directed herself to work a balance between creativity and productivity.
As an SEO Intern, she would love to bring her positive attitude and enthusiasm to her work. Chi is addicted to coffee. It boosts her energy for what she creates. When out of the office, she is an outdoor person. She loves camping, traveling, and exploring new foods.
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.
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 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.
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 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, being 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!
Born in Park City, Utah, Whitney has always had a passion for digital design and marketing. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management and a minor in Ethnic Studies. After working with a variety of social media clients and gaining experience in all aspects of the marketing field, Whitney discovered her love for graphic design. She is passionate about staying current with digital trends, problem-solving, and absorbing as much knowledge as possible.
A fun fact about Whitney is that she loves to travel and has visited 17 different countries! She also had the opportunity to study abroad in Seoul, South Korea, during her third year of college. Another thing she enjoys is playing pickleball, even if she admits she’s not very good at it.
Mark has enjoyed being a 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.