President & CEO
Before Adam attended college, he had already started several business ventures. He graduated Cum Laude from Clemson and was recruited by Arthur Andersen. But Adam’s entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and he set out to create a digital agency with an incredible culture and business model. In 2002, he founded Up&Up. Today, Adam oversees the agency’s strategic direction, leads Up&Up’s leadership team and finds amazing ways to help our clients impact the world.
Adam serves the church and its mission and mentors aspiring entrepreneurs. Adam has a passion for helping people, but the lives he hopes to impact the most are his lovely wife Shely and their four children.
Matt grew up with aspirations of being an architect (well, that and centerfielder for the Reds), but quickly fell in love with marketing after he arrived at Auburn. Prior to joining Up&Up, he lead marketing and program development efforts around large scale community wellness initiatives. Today, he works with our team to develop brand and digital strategy for clients.
Matt, his wife Whitney and their two girls live and work on a 17 acre horse farm. He still advocates for community health by volunteering at Project Host, a soup kitchen that serves hundreds of nutritious meals daily to after school children and the homeless.
Wrangling creative projects and ensuring they are done on time can be an unenviable task for some. That’s why we love Grace. She has worked on more than her fair share of large brand and digital projects in her eight plus years in the digital agency space. Her focus isn’t strictly on time and budget though, as she has a keen eye for usability and is always bringing new creative thoughts to the table.
When she’s not herding us, she’s tending to Stanley (her pit bull/rottweiler mix) and the other dogs in her life. She is also an avid Crossfitter and currently holds the Up&Up deadlift record (this probably won’t ever get broken by the way).
Eric’s understanding of coding and development, coupled with his content strategy expertise, makes him a Google tour-de-force. He heads up all content and search related strategies and is constantly building new ways and tools to measure their successes. Prior to coming to Up&Up, Eric managed search engine marketing for one of the largest agricultural e-commerce sites in the country.
Eric is also our resident musician, a talent he uses weekly as the lead guitarist at his church. He and his wife Heather also lead a community group and are on the mission team. They help to organize local and global missions and have been to Costa Rica four times to help minister to both the Costa Ricans and a remote indigenous group, the Cabécar Indians.
Mark is the rare artist that pushes creative boundaries in order to bring measurable impact for our clients and the people they serve. In his 20 years in the game, he has built incredibly successful campaigns for sustainable brands as well as some of higher education’s best and brightest. Today Mark leads all brand strategy and campaign development for Up&Up.
There’s no one here that cares more for the health and well being of animals than Mark. He and his wife Jennair have rescued more golden retrievers than we can count and are active in retriever adoption efforts.
Business Development Manager
First impressions are pretty important around here. Fortunately, we have Justin to get the conversations started and hone in on how we and our clients are going to best work together. He leads the start of all new projects and helps to develop the roadmap for new client successes.
Justin also puts his business experience and acumen to great use by mentoring students from Clemson University’s College of Business and Behavioral Science.
As a teenager, Mike scavenged spare motherboards and ram from the warehouse managed by his father to build his own computers. “Discovery and problem solving was a family mandate.” His love of tech and problem solving now has him leading strategy for all of our website and app development projects.
And while we love him for all of that, we love him more for the work he does with youth. Over the years Mike has headed overseas numerous times with his church and family to develop youth for Christ and help those in poverty. Currently, he is the 3rd grade director for kids at his church.
Beth is one of the many that migrated from the Midwest to join our team. A native of Chicago, Beth is an agency vet with a quick wit and knack for keeping clients excited over the long haul of their campaigns and projects.
And while her sense of humor is amazing, we really dig what she does for young mothers and families. When she is not spending time with her own family, she volunteers for Family Effect, a non-profit in Greenville that helps moms struggling with addiction.
Operations & HR Manager
So, we’d be pretty hopeless without her. Not only does she handle our operations and keep us happy, but she’s found most of us. By that we mean she finds the perfect fit for the perfect position here at Up&Up.
Katie serves on the Red Shoe Society board for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Greenville to raise money and awareness for the families that need to stay at the house. She also helps the Greenville Hospital System raise money for cancer research through her yearly efforts with their Dragon Boat Festival. (Strong backs need apply)
Front End Developer
A former Art and Film History major, Jordan took his love of media to the web by teaching himself how to develop. His background gives him a different view on UI/UX design and the results are beautiful.
Jordan is the consummate team player here, but its his efforts outside of the office that really stand out. He is currently active with and contributes to multiple environmental and animal rights organizations including Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund, and the Greenville Humane Society.
Front End Developer
Part sociologist, part dev. After studying the changes in society brought about by introduction of new media and technology, Ben decided to jump in and learn to code for himself. Today he gets to put all of that experience to use by melding the front and back end of anything we build to create a delightful user experience.
Ben is also a founder and executive director for the International Institute for the Study of Technology and Christianity, as well as editor for the journal they publish, Second Nature. More than your average side hustle if you ask us.