Who We Are

Get to Know digitalJ2

digitalJ2 is a proven revenue growth agency for growth-oriented companies. We fuel your revenue growth by building predictable, measurable marketing and sales solutions. 

We’re the largest HubSpot agency in the Mid-Atlantic and we don’t plan to ever stop growing.

From inbound marketing and CRM implementation to content creation and sales enablement, we are your go-to digital marketing agency. Learn more about our mission, values, and get to know our team below.

Our DNA

digitalJ2’s Culture Code

digitalJ2’s culture code was created to help define our DNA. We consider this a living document. We will continue making updates as we evolve as a company and a team. We value transparency and decided to share it with the world.

The dJ2 Squad

Meet The Team

digitalJ2 wouldn’t be where it is today without a powerhouse team. Get to know our industry experts paving the way for your continued success each and every campaign.

John Turner

John Turner

Co-Founder & Owner

John Turner is a creative and performance-oriented leader with over 30 years of experience as a successful serial entrepreneur, executive, strategist, innovator, and business growth professional. His ventures have been featured in the INC 500, Florida Technology 500, and the Suncoast Technology Fast 50.

Fun Facts: Climbed Mount Everest & BASE Jumper

Etienne Turner

Etienne Turner

CEO & Growth Engineer

Etienne Turner is an entrepreneur and innovative digital marketing expert with a passion for creating growth-hacking strategies for profitable growth. He started digitalJ2 with his dad, John, in 2014. Etienne is a featured speaker at Vistage Worldwide.

Fun Fact: Class 5 River Guide

Marina Turner

Marina Turner

Head of Human Resources & HubSpot Onboarding Specialist

Marina is a marketing strategist who loves learning new things and expanding her skill sets and experiences. Although her educational background is rooted in health sciences and Oriental Medicine, somehow her journey led her to the data-driven and continually changing world of marketing. When not cuddling on the couch with her dog, Bella, Marina is busy building targeted marketing strategies and improving her clients’ digital footprint.

Fun Fact: Professional Latin Dancer

Jessica Lafferty

Jessica Lafferty

Operations Coordinator

Jessica is a native Memphian. With years of experience in operations and project management, she meets every challenge head-on with not just a “Think Outside The Box” approach but rather a “Think Like There Is No Box” approach. She puts her all into thriving at work and building lasting relationships. No project is too large, and no task is too small.

When Jessica’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family that includes four fur children, tending to the garden, and going for drives with the windows down and music playing.

Fun fact: Jessica’s never been a sports enthusiast, but she fell in love with roller derby. She played for the Memphis Roller Derby for 1.5 years until a knee injury sent her into retirement far too soon!

Bruce Biron

Bruce Biron

Revenue Operations Consultant

Bruce is a native Texan and CRM technology specialist with more than 15 years of experience in direct CRM implementations, utilizing multiple platforms for various CRM vendors, and directing clients and companies across a wide variety of industries and specialties. His knowledge in sales, marketing, and service has allowed him to work closely with multiple teams to define needs and processes to implement targeted, unique, and specific solutions.

Bruce is a motorcycle enthusiast with thousands of hours in the saddle.

Fun Fact: Bruce has dual citizenship in the U.S. and the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean between the Philippines and Hawaii.

Bryan Mailman

Bryan Mailman

Account Manager

Bryan Mailman, originally from Vermont, is an Inbound Marketing Manager with over 25 years experience as a creative in marketing, advertising, and branding. He believes everything starts with a concept: the better the concept, the better the end result. When Bryan isn’t working, he loves to travel the world and experience other cultures, spend time with his son, socialize at the pool, and sing karaoke!

Fun Fact: Bryan has his Black Belt in Goshin Jutsu Karate.

Melvin Brown

Melvin Brown

Head of Demand Generation

Melvin is a native of Woodbridge, VA and is obsessed with everything “marketing.” As a digital marketing specialist he has diverse experience in assessing, implementing, and sustaining marketing strategies. He is passionate, self motivated and full of energy! When he is not helping clients improve their marketing efforts, he spends his time listening to music, playing sports, playing video games, riding motorcycles and spending time with his wife and kids.

Fun Fact: He never played organized football until he played Semi-Pro for the Virginia Storm.

Brianne Wolfson

Brianne Wolfson

Senior Level II Account Manager

Brianne lives on Long Island, New York with her husband, daughter, and cat. After graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park, she spent the last 10 years in account management at a promotional marketing agency that specializes in contests and sweepstakes for Fortune 500 companies.

Brianne’s most memorable career moments include awarding a million-dollar prize and sending winners on red carpet trips to Marvel movie premieres. In her free time, she enjoys baking, working out, traveling, watching reality TV, and spending time with family.

Fun fact: Brianne has kayaked alongside migrating whales in Maui, Hawaii.

Kat Burnett

Kat Burnett

Account Manager

Kat Burnett is a seasoned account manager with more than 15 years experience of collaborating with internal and external clients. She enjoys taking ownership of multiple projects and seeing them through to implementation. Her passion for relationship building, customer insight, and issue resolution has proven highly effective at maximizing repeat business opportunities.

Fun Fact: Kat is a musician who loves cultures, languages, and traveling abroad.

Andrew Dunbar

Andrew Dunbar

Project Manager

Andrew, born and raised in North Carolina, is a recent grad from Queens University of Charlotte. His passion for digital marketing comes from the power of social advertisement and helping companies grow. When Andrew is not implementing growth strategies with clients, he is out on the golf course, exploring locally in Charlotte, or binge-watching Netflix.

Fun Fact: Andrew loves going to the dog park with his labradoodle.

Heather Delacoma

Heather Delacoma

Project Manager

Heather Delacoma is a Project Manager who lives and breathes all things detail! Throughout her career in marketing, she has become fascinated with the transition from traditional to digital marketing where her client’s ROI can be measured in real-time. Heather is passionate about helping clients achieve results while keeping them ‘in the know’ through the duration of a project. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, painting, crafting, and spending time with her husband and kids..

Fun Fact: Heather owned and showed American Saddlebred horses competitively growing up.

Mitzi Morris

Mitzi Morris

Copywriter

Mitzi is a freelance writer who’s spent the last 17 years in the wide world of TV news. The Indiana native became a North Carolina transplant in 2015 when her husband’s job moved to Charlotte. Mitzi’s true loves, besides the hubby, are dogs and music. She’s currently obsessed with reading and running, but not at the same time.

Fun Fact: She can roller skate backwards.

Christopher Kabat

Christopher Kabat

HubSpot Onboarding Specialist

Hailing from the Windy City, Chris (or Topher) is naturally full of hot air, though he’d rather be flying through a cool breeze. Even though his bird is named after his favorite drink and his dog after his favorite bird, he’s steadfastly committed to helping businesses and organizations achieve their growth goals via technology and creativity.

Chris currently resides with his dog, Hawk, in the Mojave Desert outside Las Vegas, NV, where he runs www.flypam.com, a small aerial photography business. He brings 20+ years of experience in creative services and digital marketing to the team at digitalJ2 and their clients.

Madeleine Gentis

Madeleine Gentis

HubSpot Onboarding Specialist

Madeleine is a native Texan that hails from the city of Memphis, Home of the Blues. Her fascination with applied psychology and introduction to Audio Branding while in college is what motivated her to leverage the interdisciplinary skills from her degree in Philosophy to build a career in digital marketing. She’s a natural strategist and teacher which makes her excellent at helping clients understand and map out solutions, especially when it comes to working with MarTech such as HubSpot.

When Madeleine isn’t helping clients, she’s playing video games, studying history, planning her next trip abroad, or building a music playlist for a friend. Oh, and probably being yelled at by her two cats, Salem and Aries (because they have needs).

Fun Fact: She is one of the biggest History nerds you’ve ever met and prefers 3Man Chess over regular chess.

Tanya Belt

Tanya Belt

Team Administrator

Born and raised in Ohio, Tanya grew up in Conneaut on the shores of Lake Erie and currently resides in Newcomerstown with her husband, Troy, and their dog, Ruger. She began her career in a small, family-owned insurance agency and has since gained more than 20 years of experience in various office settings. Having worked with insurance, small manufacturing businesses, and oil drilling services, she’s a bit of a chameleon and can adapt to whichever task is necessary.

Tanya’s ideal Saturday would be taking her Jeep for an all-day adventure, stopping for tacos and Starbucks, then relaxing at home with a movie. She enjoys cooking and baking, especially her phenomenal chocolate chip cookies. She loves all things fall and Christmas and has been known to decorate excessively while consuming absurd amounts of pumpkin spice everything.

Fun Fact: Tanya’s family is related to the legendary Ohio State football coach, Woody Hayes. Her favorite all-time movie is “The Karate Kid,” and she can pretty much quote it verbatim. She’s a huge “Friends” fan and has seen every episode dozens of times. She’s an excellent cook who rarely uses recipes.

Sarah Sawaya

Sarah Sawaya

Project Manager

Sarah has spent the last 2 decades in project management. She started when she was 9. She was introduced to marketing a few years ago and has become obsessed with this ever-evolving world. She lives in Utah with her 2 kids and 2 dogs. She loves to get stamps in her passport so far, the count is a staggering 3.

Fun Fact: Would one day love to have a farm of her very own, complete with pumpkin patch and corn maze.

Wes Woodworth

Wes Woodworth

Paid Media Specialist

Wesley is a paid media and campaign development expert. Following in his father’s footsteps in the art of marketing, he found a love for creating digital campaigns for SMBs and personal brands alike for ten years.

Before digitalJ2, Wesley worked as a marketing analyst and social media director. He’s helping his fiancée with her dream of being a barn manager and horseback riding coach.

Fun Fact: Wesley was the 2nd fastest Tetris player in South Carolina.

Kate Termini

Kate Termini

Graphic Designer

Born and raised just north of Philadelphia, Kate is half Blue Hen (University of Delaware) and half Paladin (Furman University). She represented both schools in athletics playing softball and studied visual communications, marketing, and business administration. She has been a graphic designer for 9+ years and loves a good brand identity. When she is not learning all she can about her craft, she can be found working out, traveling the world, and eating pizza–or all three. She’s a huge believer in maintaining balance and constant exploration. Her dog, Letti (short for Angioletta), is her life.

Fun Fact: I’ve been in 3 NPC fitness competitions and completed a Spartan Race Trifecta in 2016.

Alissa Carpio

Alissa Carpio

Copywriter

Alissa hails from western Pennsylvania and still bleeds for Steeler Nation. After spending a tour of active duty in the Army that took her to South Korea and Washington D.C., she eventually landed in the Charlotte area. She’s always had a passion for writing, and she got her start as a freelance feature and editorial writer in the health and fitness world.

Alissa believes the key to successful copywriting lies in building lasting client relationships as well as living and breathing the client’s vision and mission for their company. She enjoys writing because it allows her to connect with people, share their passions, and tell their stories.

Fun Fact: Alissa is a professional figure bodybuilder and the 2017 NPC National Fitness Bodybuilding Champion.

Bella Turner

Bella Turner

Director of Hooman Resources

Bella has a passion for connecting with anyone she meets and making them feel as loved as they deserve to be. In her free time, she can be found snoring in the break room and begging for carrots. 

Fun Fact: You can take her to a dog park and she will introduce herself to all the people before playing with the dogs.

OUR PARTNERS

digitalJ2’s Story

digitalJ2’s story started on New Year’s Day in Florida. At the time, John was running an international deep-ocean exploration company. His son, Etienne (first name John), planned on going to graduate school to get his MBA. On that day, they both decided to head to Tennessee and do some rock climbing. Now mind you, this is in the dead of winter.

At the end of the first day of climbing a few pitches, they were walking back to their tent and Etienne informed John that he decided to not attend graduate school. As a father, John was stunned. This was a goal he worked hard on for quite some time. 

Etienne then told John that he did the math on student loan debt and found that following graduation, he would need to get a job to pay off that debt. He went on to tell John that he didn’t want a job. He wanted a business. John immediately responded with, “Let’s start a business.”

Once they returned home to Florida, they sat down at the kitchen table and formed digitalJ2. They knew that the future was digital, and the J2 stood for the two Johns. 

A new business began.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled about my decision. Since that time, we’ve built an outstanding team with the mission and passion for helping our customers grow and to make those who believed in us look brilliant. The future is bright, and our ability to fuel growth for the customers we serve continues to grow every day.” – John Turner

Our Family

Join The digitalJ2 Team

We are always looking for talented, driven, creative, and fun individuals to join the dJ2 family! Check out the link and keep an eye out for open positions––anything from internships to account manager roles!