Meet Your
Digital Neighbors

We’re a team of devoted, passionate, and experienced digital marketers who follow Mr. Rogers’ mantra of: “Be kind, be kind, and be kind.”

Our team combines cutting-edge digital expertise with a proven track record of success to bring measurable results to our clients. We’re not here to nickel-and-dime you or give you a cookie-cutter answer: we’re here to help meet your digital goals with a strategy tailored to you. Digital Neighbor is a proven SEO Partner.

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Digital Neighbor was founded in Tampa, FL, in 2016. Since then, we’ve grown to service clients across Tampa Bay—and the entire country. From search engine optimization to paid media, we’re happy to create customized solutions for all things digital. No matter your company size, no matter your industry, and no matter your need, we want to be your digital neighbor!

Our Team

Eric Ritter

Eric Ritter

Founder & President

Eric is the conductor of an orchestra here at Digital Neighbor. He knows how all the digital instruments should sound together. When he’s not solving marketing challenges for the neighborhood, Eric is also an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida, where he teaches Digital Media in the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications.

Martha Medina, Digital Operations Manager

Martha Medina

Operations Manager

Martha is kind, genuine, and sometimes silly. She likes to laugh and surround herself with family and friends. You can often find me by some body of water enjoying the sun. At Digital Neighbor, she ensures that all operations run smoothly. Beyond operations, Martha manages strategy and planning at Digital Neighbor.  She monitors existing processes and makes improvements to current processes that impact our neighbors.

Ashley Essman

Ashley Essman

Account Manager

Ashley is a dedicated Account Manager on the Digital Neighbor team. She genuinely cares for all of our neighbors and takes pride in ensuring that all client requests, deliverables, reporting, and communication are completed in an efficient and effective manner. Ashley graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. When she isn’t working in the neighborhood, you can find her at hot yoga, the beach, or spending time with her family & friends.

Leigha Thomas

Leigha Thomas

Account Manager

Leigha is an Account Manager with years of project management experience across different industries. She likes to use her positive attitude and energy to encourage others to work tirelessly toward success. She is inspired daily by her husband and three sons. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking for her family, and relaxing with her favorite sitcom reruns.

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Heather Welch

Project Manager

If you know Heather, then you know her superpower is making sure things get done. Plus, her education is in Theatre and Dance, so she’s a savvy performer. Besides digital marketing and launching websites, Heather loves going to the theater and exploring new spots around the country.

Amy Cibulas

Amy Cibulas

SEO Strategist

Amy specializes in sifting through the numbers to find data-driven solutions when crafting SEO strategies. Our team loves Amy’s obsessive attention to detail and tireless commitment to ensuring every client’s needs are met. Outside of Digital Neighbor, she’s an avid Nintendo fan and loves her cat, Sunny.

Dasha Andreyeva

Dasha Andreyeva

Local SEO Specialist

Dasha is a bilingual graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Public Relations and Advertising. At Digital Neighbor she discovered her passion for Local SEO and now focuses on making sure that our clients are found online. She enjoys travel, sport, music, and movies. While visiting different places around the world, she loves sharing her passion and educating herself on digital marketing.

Jason Gutwein

Jason Gutwein

SEO Coordinator

Jason is a USF graduate with a degree in Integrated PR & Advertising and joined Digital Neighbor as an intern. He craves creative and analytical challenges, which is what being an SEO Coordinator allows him to do. Outside work, he likes to play the guitar like Kirk Hammett, watch shows and movies, and indulge in some of his favorite video games (Elden Ring, anyone?).

Elliott Larsen

Elliott Larsen

SEO Coordinator

Elliott helps run SEO reports for our clients and makes sure they understand what each metric and number really means. They have two cats and enjoy trying new food.

Tania Brown

Tania Brown

Content Director

Creative is an understatement when it comes to Tania. Her focus is on content strategy, social media management, and user experience for our neighbors. Besides producing great content, Tania is also in love with designing her hair with new cuts and colors.

Allison Burnell

Allison Burnell

Content Manager

During her marketing career, Allison has worked in just about every facet of marketing; but has found her passion and focus in SEO and content marketing. As the Content Manager, Allison has the opportunity to work through the entire content process, helping to ensure that our clients’ content meets our and their standards. When she’s not working, you’ll likely find her creating pottery in her studio, rehabbing her circa 1900 Victorian house, or spending time on its wraparound porch with her two cats and two dogs.

Christie Cole, Content Strategist

Christie Cole

Content Strategist

Christie is a longtime poet and dedicated copywriter passionate about wordsmithing smart, creative content and copy. She came on board to wrangle content strategy and create memorable pieces that drive impact for our valuable clients. When she isn’t going down a rabbit hole over the best synonym, she can be found upside in a handstand in yoga class, swinging on a flying trapeze, or walking her Jack Russell Terrier-Podengo terrier mix.

Edward Lin

Edward Lin

Paid Media Lead

With tons of experience across all channels, Edward heads up the paid advertising department at Digital Neighbor.

Kate Barrett Lau

Kate Barrett

Social Media Specialist

Kate is a freelance digital marketer with expertise in social media strategy, advertising, and design. She has a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University in Psychology and brings the best of her psychology knowledge to her digital work. Outside of her freelance work, she enjoys life in San Diego, doing yoga and playing with her dog!

Chyenne Lettsome

Chyenne Lettsome

SEO Coordinator

Chyenne focuses on optimizing our client’s local search engine optimization through local listings and reviews. With an interest and passion for digital marketing, she keeps up with the latest trends in the industry and enjoys learning new skills. Outside of Digital Neighbor Chyenne loves to travel and try new recipes.

Max Rosewater

Max Rosewater

Digital Coordinator

Max is a graduate from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and pursuing a master’s in digital strategy. At Digital Neighbor, he works with the SEO team and enjoys sharing his passion for digital marketing. Outside of work, he loves hiking, music and audio production, video production, and graphic design.

Jackie Smith

Jackie Smith

Design Lead

Jackie has worked with Digital Neighbor since day one. Her passion, perfection, and eye for design make her an invaluable part of the team.

Our Reviews

We have been working with Digital Neighbor for a couple of years now and could not commend them higher. From our website, to social media, to just general marketing/design help, they knock it out of the park time and time again.

Nicole Smith

Decks & Docks Lumber Co.

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Digital Neighbor assisted us with a full site redesign from concept to implementation. What is normally a daunting task became an enjoyable and exciting process for us, and we could not be happier! They are solutions-oriented and truly care about the work they do. We are so happy to have found a partner in Digital Neighbor and highly recommend them to anyone we are able to.

Zoe Seroky, Marketing Director

Diamond View Studios

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We needed help with our google advertising for our new company Mold Zero and found Eric and Digital Neighbor to be right there helping us all the way. We appreciate all the help he has given us and are getting leads that grow each month. Thanks, Digital Neighbor for all your help.

Christine Murphy, Marketing Director

Mold Zero Los Angeles, CA

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We were struggling with the company who managed our website constantly before we met Eric with Digital Neighbor! Since we hired Digital Neighbor to redesign our site, perform SEO services and manage our PPC campaign, we have been receiving high rankings and our site has considerably more traffic ... all because of Digital Neighbor! Highly recommend!


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Digital Neighbor knows their stuff. They improved our SEO tremendously and continue to do so. We were lagging in lower page positions and have moved our agency up to page 1 in some keyword searches.

James Rosene, Partner

EraserFarm Ad Agency

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Extremely professional - provided a great service and would recommend to anyone needing a Digital Marketing consultant.

Q Y, Program Manager


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What do we love most about digital marketing? The fact that the industry is evolving each day! Our team is constantly educating ourselves on the latest tools and training for new certifications to stay ahead. You can call us with any digital question and count on us to find a solution.


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