Meet the crew...
Whether you are looking to outsource all of your branding, design, and marketing needs, or you just need a little help to get you where you want to go, here’s the team that will help you get there.
In order of appearance
Rich started b1 communications–now flyte new media–in his living room in 1997. His design skills, project management, and ability to understand even the most basic accounting concepts have required him to hire much smarter and more talented people than himself.
Regardless, Rich seems to think a lot of himself and calls himself an “Digital Marketing Expert.” Apparently, he likes to talk to himself in the third person as well.
Rich loves to hear the sound of his own voice, so you can often hear him speaking in front of both local and national audiences on web design and Internet marketing. He founded The Agents of Change Podcast, a weekly Internet radio show where he interviews marketing experts from around the world. He also started The Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference, an annual conference that takes place in Portland, Maine, and is streamed worldwide.
Rich is also the “tech expert” on 207, an evening news program on the NBC affiliates here in Maine.
Rich is also active in social media, and you can follow him on Twitter, friend him on Facebook, get LinkedIn with him, or find him on a dozen other sites as well.
He welcomes your questions and looks forward to discussing your website.
Need Rich’s professional bio to introduce him on stage or on your podcast? You’ll find that here.
Ryan GoanCreative Director
Ryan is responsible for working with clients to help them design a successful web presence. Working in design studios from New York City to Portland, Ryan brings over 19 years of design experience to flyte. His diverse design background brings a fresh approach to each new project.
Andy WoźnicaLead Developer
Andy has been developing for The Web since 1998. His years as both a freelance designer/developer and a member of several web design and development teams have left him with a diverse and rounded skill set. Sometimes when he’s not working you can find him riding his bike(s) or paddling a kayak somewhere. We know you’re wondering how to pronounce that last name, it’s /vɔʑˈɲi.t͡sa/
A native of the British Isles, Andy likes warm beer in a frosty glass, solving problems and working on a variety of projects, fortunately he finds plenty of the last two whilst working for flyte’s eclectic mix of wonderful clients. He’s very excited to be a member of a great team.
Lindsay BabayanDirector of Operations
Lindsay has 12 years experience in project management joining flyte in 2007. She is an integral part of the flyte team working as a conduit between our clients, developers and design team.
She has an obsession with highlighters, in fact she has a tiara made of highlighters on her desk and she brings OCD – er – organizing to a whole new level!
She’s constantly getting praise from our clients who “can’t live without her” and have said that she is a “tremendous asset in moving the project along. Not bashful to raise concerns about ideas they may need to be flushed out further and is truly appreciated. She makes coordinating our desires, concepts, etc. much easier.”
When Lindsay isn’t being a project managing super hero she enjoys spending time with her son, skiing, hiking, reading and hanging with friends.
John PaglioDigital Marketing Manager
John comes to the flyte new media team with a motivation to help clients grow their business and online presence. He brings a lot of enthusiasm and a positive attitude to flyte’s marketing department. He is Google Analytics and Google Ads certified which is where his true work passion lies, SEO, Local SEO, and paid search. He can be kind of a data nerd but that’s never a bad thing.
An avid sports fan, a day doesn’t go by where John doesn’t catch that game, that score, or that highlight play. He continuously joins way too many fantasy sports leagues but don’t worry, his win percentage is still very high. John can also be found adventuring with his wife, their daughter and Goldendoodle, Harper Lee.
Rachel BurgardPaid Search Specialist
Rachel was born and raised in southern NH, and became an official Mainer in 2016. With an academic background in psychology, she brings to flyte a passion for people and a fascination with what motivates them. This, combined with her artistic skillset, made the decision to pursue a career in marketing a no-brainer.
With a big sense of humor and sentimental nature, she becomes the “morale booster” of whatever group she’s in.
Outside flyte Rachel can usually be found doodling in her sketchbook, doing spot-on impressions (if she does say so herself), or binging the latest Netflix competition show.
Izzy SiedmanDigital Marketer
Izzy joins flyte after moving to Portland in 2020, a city that is affably similar to her beloved Burlington, Vermont, with the added benefit of ocean air and fresh seafood. With a degree in English and a background in the nonprofit sector, she carries a curiosity for all things communications. From social media and email newsletters to website management and SEO, Izzy is involved.
Outside of work, Izzy loves food—cooking it, eating it, flipping through glossy food magazines and dreaming of all her future dinner parties. For any office event, holiday or coworker birthday you can be sure she is bringing the baked goods. She is also a voracious reader of all genres, a casual skier and a lover of snail mail. She spends her free time hanging out with her rescue cat or discovering the Maine wilderness with her partner.
Lauren WardAssistant Project Manager
Growing up across the east coast, from Massachusetts to New Jersey to Connecticut, Lauren is settled in Maine and brings to flyte her sharp time management and organizational skills. A natural leader, it’s no wonder she was head coxswain for the St. Lawrence varsity men’s rowing team for four years. There, she received a BA in History & Communications, and is also currently studying to achieve a Master in Project Management from Northeastern.
When she’s not keeping the flyte crew in line and on schedule, or attending classes for her degree, Lauren loves to create digital art. She creates a flurry of drawings on her iPad and enjoys working on crafty Cricut projects. To top it off, Lauren is also an experienced player on the ice, and you can find her at pick-up hockey games throughout the winter.