The Growth Machine Team

We're a fun group of content marketing experts spread across the U.S. helping grow your site!

Nat Eliason

Founder
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I've been playing around with content marketing and SEO for the last four years, and since starting Growth Machine in 2017, it's been incredibly fun to see the team and processes help grow so many different sites. My work now is split among sales, talking with clients, improving the processes, and spinning up new projects, which is perfect for my love of starting new things. If I'm not working on GM, I'm usually hanging out in NYC, writing for my personal site, reading, or playing with my puppy Pepper.

Nora Schlesinger

Director of Content Strategy
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I’m a recovering marketer and consultant, and a longtime blogger. At Growth Machine, I am in charge of content strategy, which includes all of your keyword research and editorial planning. My job offers me an opportunity to focus on the parts of blogging I love most, and basically be Type A for a living. When I’m not behind a spreadsheet, I enjoy baking, running on the lakefront path (I live 2 blocks from Lake Michigan in Chicago!), and watching Parks and Recreation for the 11,000th time.

Brian Barr

Director of Promotion Strategy
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I’m the guy that gets the right eyeballs on your content once it goes live. I also moonlight as the in-house analytics master so we can track all that traffic and double-down on the most effective strategies. I tend to move around a lot, so I’m grateful for the opportunity to travel while still hammering out impactful work with Growth Machine. I love electronic music (a true “I liked it before EDM” hipster) and spreadsheets. Few things get me more excited than a good book, except sharing a bottle of red wine and rambling about that book for 2 hours with good company.

Heather Leith

Managing Editor
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I am the resident grammar queen at Growth Machine. I get way too excited about making sure each article we provide for our clients is engaging, error-free and devoid of the Oxford comma. I also handle posting content to clients’ websites so they don’t have to bother! It’s hard to find a topic that doesn’t fascinate me, so whatever your company has got going on, I will be eager to work with you! I’m lucky enough to live in Southern California, although the beach only sees my face about once a year so my pale Canadian skin doesn’t get sunburned. I love hunting for good iced coffee, watching first-timers watch Harry Potter and pulling out a solid board game.

Erika Marty

Content Creator
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Writing has been my passion for as long as I can remember. From penning mystery novels as a child to my current position as Content Creator at Growth Machine, I've always felt that words matter. As the daughter of immigrants from Switzerland and Guatemala, I grew up in a household where language was fluid and fun. I completed my Master's degree in diplomacy in Paris, France and I lived abroad in Germany and Asia. I speak German, Spanish and English fluently and love the way words can connect cultures. As a digital nomad, I get to work from anywhere in the world and wake up in a new office every week. When I'm not working, you can find me mountain biking, hiking, and petting every stray dog I meet.