Meet our Team

 

 

Chief Strategist

Kelly Trace

aka Midnight Food Runner
Kelly grew up in Osceola County and is part of a family that goes back four generations in her community. From the beginning, she knew that she wanted to return home after graduating from the University of Florida with her bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design to continue the legacy. Kelly kickstarted her career developing brands for world-renowned companies at a top Orlando-area ad agency like Everything But Water, Valencia College, The Vue, University of Central Florida, Cable & Wireless (now FLOW who provides wireless, broadband and home phone service to 15 islands in the Caribbean) and more. Then at just 24, she joined the Digital Media Team at Clear Channel Outdoor to develop one of the most advanced digital media advertising platforms in the industry, spearheading contract & project management processes internationally and company wide. Just two short years and a wedding ring later, Kelly was called to join a team of locals working to rebuild a non-profit that oversaw the advancement of historic downtown Kissimmee’s economic impact and did so as Executive Director of Kissimmee Main Street. All of that cumulated to Marketing Director for the Orlando Economic Partnership where she was part of a team leading many strategic initiatives for the region including the Regional Branding Initiative, working side by side with the public-private partnership’s leadership and board members, site selectors and some of the best economic development professionals in the industry, all to teach the world the other half of Orlando’s story. There she implemented the inbound marketing method utilizing HubSpot’s Marketing Automation Software. Shortly after in 2014, she opened Reach, in her spare bedroom, which has now grown to 12 employees, and recently purchased the Headquarters building in Downtown Kissimmee. Kelly’s responsibilities at Reach have certainly evolved as they’ve grown, but today she takes the lead on all client onboarding and sales, media negotiation and purchasing, and management duties of the agency. Working with many government projects, Kelly takes the lead on cost control for our clients, ensuring they are able to get the most bang for their buck, and passes that same thought onto our team members. In her spare time (like entrepreneurs know what that is anyway), you can find Kelly volunteering in the community with different non-profits or boards.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Education Foundation of Osceola County, Board of Directors, 2017 to present
  • Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2016 to present
  • Downtown Kissimmee Area Council, Board of Directors, Community Relations, 2015 to present
  • Kissimmee Charter School, Board of Directors, 2018 to present
  • oTECH Institutional Advisory Committee, 2017 to present
  • Victim Service Center Board of Directors, 2012 to 2017

 

AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • GrowFL Florida Company to Watch Finalist, 2018
  • Orlando Business Journal 40 under 40 Honoree, Class of 2017
  • New Business of the Year, Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce, 2015
  • Voice of Hope Award, Community Hope Center, 2018
  • HubSpot Partner Certified, Inbound Marketing Certified, 2014 to present
  • Woman of Influence, Osceola Woman Magazine, 2016
Director of Development

Kristine Gonzalez

aka The Website Warrior
Kristine, a native of Brooklyn, New York, graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Kristine has paired her Ad/PR background with a robust level of development skills making her a rockstar powerhouse on our team. In addition to being our in-house translator, she builds websites for Reach, oversees all of our website maintenance agreements and procedures for search engine optimization, hosting, onboarding and launch. She implemented the “user first” process we still use today back in 2014 where she ensures all sites are built with the user in mind for an optimized internet experience, not just a site with a bunch of random information. Design with purpose. Kristine spends her spare moments catching a Mets game, preferably live during Spring Training, or on the couch while live tweeting, attending concerts, or going on a #TargetRun.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Chair of Reach’s Relay for Life Team
  • Nominee, Leadership Osceola, class of 2019

 

AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

Director of Lead Generation

Rachel Bogan

aka Plant Lover
A proud Gator grad, Rachel joined Reach in August 2015 as an Account Manager. She grew up in Orlando and graduated from the University of Florida where she studied Advertising with a minor in Educational Studies. Having breezed through numerous promotions, Rachel is responsible for managing the accounts team, helping the account managers build strategies, making connections in the community, tracking analytics to ensure all strategies are performing and doing regular portal checks for our clients to align goals with actual results. Rachel loves her Goldendoodle, Wally, and spending time with her family.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Osceola County Bookmark Buddies
  • Graduate of Leadership Osceola, class of 2018

 

AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

Director of Agency Operations

Brittany Cable

aka Teacher of the Year
Brittany left a 10-year career as a teacher to work specifically on a County-wide literacy initiative with us called Osceola Reads in February 2016. She has a master’s degree from the University of South Florida in Reading Education and was promoted from Account Manager to Content Editor to Director of Agency Operations in 2018. She dove headfirst into all things marketing and has never looked back. Brittany still proofs every single word before it leaves Reach HQ but also oversees our crew’s use of Teamwork, our project management and time-tracking software. When she’s not working, Brittany enjoys vacationing, eating barbecue at Big John’s, and spending time with her kiddos, Calin and Carter.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Osceola County Bookmark Buddies
  • Graduate of Leadership Osceola, class of 2017

 

AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

Senior Account Manager

Megan Ring

aka Millennial Expert
Megan, a Hoosier at heart, joined Reach as an intern in 2015 where she was introduced to the world of inbound marketing, honing her skills in social media to tell brands’ stories. Becoming Inbound and HubSpot Certified while interning, later that year, she graduated from the University of Central Florida earning her degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Now, as an official full-time Reacher who was recently promoted to Senior Account Manager, she manages multiple large accounts as well as fellow Reachers with their social media ad strategy, helping them attract potential customers to their website through SEO, implementing social media ads that convert leads, and coordinating events. In her spare time she enjoys discovering new artists and trying new food.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Community Vision Volunteer
  • Boys and Girls Club of Orlando Volunteer

 

AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

Senior Account Manager

Lydia Morrison

aka Cowgirl Consultant
Lydia graduated from the University of Arizona in 2008 and joined the Reach team in July 2015. As our in-house rodeo expert, Lydia works on the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo account (a national championship rodeo that visits Osceola County each March). She is a rock star event manager, the fastest typer we’ve ever seen and can lasso leads with the best of them. Super connected in the community, Lydia has used her network to grow her event and make rodeo lovers out of everyone. She currently manages all events for our clients. Aside from recently marrying her husband, Jason, in Tennessee, she loves being outdoors and at the beach.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

    • Arts Alive, Osceola Ace Coalition Board

 

AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

Senior Account Manager

Kristine Zwick

Kristine has worked in social media and digital marketing for almost ten years. She is a Florida State University alumni with a degree in Merchandising. She began her career in 2008 – when social media was still the “wild west” – and had the privilege of working with numerous high-level clients, securing press in TeenVOGUE and on The Today Show. After getting her footing in New York, Chicago and San Francisco with brands like Keds, Victoria’s Secret and Gap, she returned home to Florida where she successfully spearheaded the branding and expansion of a local business in Windermere. She’s happy to bring her talents to her home town of Kissimmee (Go Kowboys!). In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, painting and getting fresh air at Florida’s local state parks.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Led Reach to be awarded Business Partner of the Year for oTECH
  • oTECH Digital Design Advisory Board Member
  • AAF Orlando’s Ad Help Day

 

AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

Account Manager

Tela Durinick

An Osceola County native, Tela graduated from the University of Central Florida (#KnightNation!) in 2011. While she went to school in hopes of seeking a career in the medical field, she soon learned her passion would lead her to one in event coordination and marketing instead. She loves volunteering in the community and helping to keep the small businesses and organizations of Osceola County alive. Tela is the biggest boyband lover you will ever meet and enjoys spending time with her husband, Will, days by the pool, and playing with her boxer, Deebo.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • KaBOOM! Playground Build Volunteer

 

AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

Account Manager

John Jeffries

Born and raised in the state of Florida, John grew up beachside in Melbourne, where he and his family spent all of their time on the water. Deciding to live on the lake, they moved to Osceola County in 2008, where he graduated from Harmony High School and then the University of Central Florida with his bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Reverting back to his passion rooted in content creation and all other things creative, John found himself drawn to the agency lifestyle and has since taken his role as dedicated Account Manager here at Reach.

 

AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Part 107 Remote Pilot certified
Web Account Manager

Eliza Shaffer

Eliza is originally from the Philadelphia area and moved to Florida ten years ago to attend the University of Tampa, where she earned a degree in Marine Science and Biology in May of 2012. She recently decided to change careers and obtained her degree in Web Development from St. Petersburg College in May of 2018. She has been tweaking websites since childhood and loves applying her knowledge and learning skills at Reach. Eliza is very passionate about animals and has recently rescued two dogs, one she kept and one she re-homed with her sister. In her spare time, away from the computer, she enjoys crafting, drawing, and painting.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Osceola County Bookmark Buddies

 

AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS


Graphic Designer

Gabe Rembert

aka Firefighter
Gabe is a self-taught illustrator, graphic and web designer. Starting off creating websites and show & tour flyers for local bands, he began to have a better appreciation for branding, illustration and typography and wanted to focus on those skills more. With now having branded and illustrated for various artists and companies nationwide, that appreciation continuously grows while also beginning to build his skills with the camera. He enjoys attempting to be a chef, traveling as much as he can and the art of making sushi.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Led Reach to be awarded Business Partner of the Year for oTECH

 

AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • HubSpot Design Certified
Art Director

Bret Thomas

aka Office Comedian
Bret Thomas is a Kissimmee native, born and raised. He earned his degree in graphic design from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Orlando. Bret’s career in graphic design spans over 10 years, including 5 years at an offset printshop. He has a nerdy passion for public information and is a 2014 Savvy award finalist for his design of the City of Orlando’s 2013 Community Action Plan. He enjoys his family time, screen printed posters and listening to bad 90s R&B.