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Meet the New Members of the Forthea Team

Meet the New Members of the Forthea Team

Meet the New Members of the Forthea Team

It’s been a busy few months at Forthea, where we’ve grown so much that we’ve literally had to add a few new desks to the office. But with those additions, we’ve comfortably seated our new employees and we’re now looking to fill more marketing jobs in Houston.

As we grow, we’re building upon our strengths and investing in new expertise. In fact, our new employees have one thing in common: they expand our skills and resources to better serve our clients.

We’re happy to have our new employees on board and we wanted to take a moment introduce them to you.


Jon Bowers, Team Lead

Forthea is excited to welcome Jon Bowers to the team. Jon has been a part of the online marketing community since there was an online marketing community, but he’s promised to never use phrases like “think outside the box.” Jon’s versatility and experience is unmatched and includes search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), user experience (UX), web analytics, project planning and execution, quantitative research and analysis, and, most importantly, getting stuff done. He’s a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and won the 2012 OMMA Award for Online Advertising Creativity.

Shannon Rasberry, Senior Copywriter

Shannon joined Forthea in late 2013 and is an award-winning veteran of Houston’s marketing, advertising, and publishing industries. Shannon is the lead copywriter and editor for Forthea’s digital content with expertise in emails, websites, landing pages, blogs, SEO, PPC, and social media. He graduated with a Master of Arts in Humanities from the University of Houston–Clear Lake. Whatever your content needs, Shannon has you covered.

Ryan Chauvin, Digital Marketing Specialist

Since joining in February, Ryan has worked as an SEO specialist and copywriter. He’s a versatile digital marketing and communication pro, with experience in social media, email marketing, blogging, photo-editing, web producing, copywriting, SEO, and PPC. Ryan graduated with a Master of Arts in Media and Public Affairs from the George Washington University.

Chad Ostroff, Senior Developer

Chad is our new over-caffeinated front-end web developer. He’s a WordPress enthusiast, t-shirt and flip-flop aficionado, and technophile. Chad is passionate about creating professional websites and content that are easy to use and pleasing to the eye. Chad has expertise in (X)HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, WordPress, Theme Development, and Plugin Development. Chad formerly served as the Gulf Region Director of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Government Webmasters from 2008–2010.

Matthew LaRose, Marketing Intern

Forthea would like to also welcome Matthew LaRose, who is here to learn the ins and outs of the interactive marketing game. Matt is working on his marketing degree from the University of Houston and is always looking for something new and exciting to master. He’s enjoying every moment of his internship (or, at least, he says he is) while maximizing his college experience. Matt is getting a full taste of interactive marketing, with assignments ranging from social media to Google Analytics.

If you want to join us at Forthea, a Houston-based interactive marketing agency, we’re always interested in meeting great talent across the interactive marketing spectrum.

Ryan Chauvin
Ryan is a senior specialist in corporate marketing at Forthea. He’s worked on everything from SEO to social media marketing and he spends his downtime obsessing over the New Orleans Saints on his blog The Black and Gold Review.

1 Comment

  1. Eric T. Tung 3 years ago

    Great to see Jon and Shannon on the same team. I don’t personally know the rest of the team, but I can be certain that under the leadership of Jon, and with the talent of Shannon, you have just created one of the top digital teams in the city, if not in the state.

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