A Bit of Info About Each of Us at GVD
We never stop thinking about our clients’ needs and their goals. All of us have been in the industry for many years and time and again we have shown clients we go above and beyond for them.
It takes a team to provide long-term service and support. Many new clients come to us with the same story; their freelancer or web agency who was supposed to be looking after their website is no longer contactable, “They don’t respond to us quick enough! We need much better service and support and we need to work with a team with REAL EXPERTISE – please HELP!”. Most of us in our team have been working closely together since 2003 and we are all contactable and available to our clients. Over the years we have also carefully selected other like-minded talented people to join our team.
Jay started designing websites commercially in 2003. Prior to that he spent 12 months studying Construction Management, completed a 12 month course in Illustration, then a Diploma in Multimedia, then a Full Scholarship Diploma in Animation and Screen and various other short course. He also spent 12 months working in the Signage Industry, the Architectural Model Making Industry and 3 years in the Film and TV industry in Brisbane. He moved back to regional Queensland in 2008.
Jay never stops learning and over the years has dedicated himself to the craft of Website Design Conversion Optimisation, the art and science of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and many, many other areas of Digital Marketing. He is one of our senior staff and is directly involved in all client projects. He also does a lot of training and tutoring with clients and small groups. Jay is the owner of Green Valley Digital. He named the business after his Grandfather’s business called Green Valley Grazing Company.
Jay grew up on the farm his Grandfather purchased in the 1950’s. Currently Jay is 37 years old. Like the rest of the team he also has a knack of relating to people of all ages including those much older than himself. He was raised with traditional values and respects his elders.
He was a Scout when he was a kid, enjoys the outdoors, still plays a lot of sports including basketball, tennis, badminton, table tennis, waterskiing, kayaking, bow shooting and many others. He also used to do CrossFit but currently just enjoys simple sessions at the gym. Jay also tinkers in his workshop in his downtime and still enjoys drawing, creating and crafting things. He’s got many hobbies and interests. He also likes adventure and meeting people. Jay’s LinkedIn profile is here and his personal Instagram is here.
Since Christmas 2017 Jay has also become an Assistant Scout Leader at Millbank Scout Group in Bundaberg. He also teaches kids how to draw when requested. He and Green Valley Digital are increasingly giving back to the community.
Kylie has been working with Jay since 2003. Kylie was his Manager at the Film and TV Post-Production Facility in Brisbane. In 2006, Kylie and Jay resigned and started their own businesses. Kylie owns To The Point Productions and works very closely with Jay and vice versa. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Television and Radio from the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba. Kylie and her animation team produce 2D and 3D animations, video graphics including video infographics, video effects using Adobe After Effects, and she also works as a consultant to those wanting to self-publish books. Kylie travels overseas for a few weeks each year as part of the Audio Visual Team for the Betta Electrical annual conference. View examples of her video production work on our video graphics and video marketing page.
Kylie also has well over 20 years experience in graphic design for the television industry, print design and web industry. Kylie loves the creative process of ‘bringing ideas to life’. She works on many websites, SEO and digital marketing projects for Green Valley Digital’s clients. In turn, Jay also works on many website, SEO and Digital Marketing projects for her own To The Point Productions clients. Kylie’s LinkedIn profile is here.
There are ‘2 Jay’s’ at Green Valley Digital but it is only a little confusing at first. Jay Donaldson is our most senior Technical IT Specialist. Jay, Kylie and Jay started working together in 2004. Jay too was part of the Film and TV Post-Production business in Brisbane, located at Roma Street.
Boy does Jay know his stuff! Hosting, Email, Security, Systems Administration and just about anything technical, Jay is the go-to guy. Our clients’ and their various email configurations are in extremely safe hands. He is also creative in his own right and has very solid Digital Marketing skills.
In Jay’s own words, “It is great to be part of such a vibrant and energetic team! The Green Valley Digital focus is always on providing the best services and support possible for our clients.”
Jay’s been providing web services professionally since 1996. Like Jay and Kylie, he too never stops learning. It is always reassuring to know there is a person like this in your website agency’s team. Jay’s LinkedIn profile is here.
James Latter joined the team in 2018. He is a Freelance videographer/editor/film maker. He is also one of our HD video camera operators, one of our video strategists and website content publishers. James shoots and edits corporate videos for businesses all around the country, and also co-organises the Bunderground Film Festival.
He also made a short film called “Traveller” which has gained attention and won awards.
James has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, TV and New Media Production) with distinction from QUT (graduate year 2014).
His interests outside of video productions and web design include playing guitar in two local Bundaberg bands: The Hybrids and Pridecaller. In James’s own words, ‘If I am not doing something film or web related, I am doing something musical.”
James has been a part of the Green Valley Digital team for over 2 years. He is specialising in Website and Marketing Direct Response Content Writing and Google Adwords Campaigns. As a trained Website Writer he knows how to write website text and blog articles that are easy to read but are also carefully crafted to provide great insight into a business in a way that reflects the business correctly and communicates clearly that it is a cut above the rest. Many of our clients are time poor or are concerned that if they write the text for their website, blog articles, online sales funnels, eBooks and marketing materials themselves, they won’t be able to write well enough to entertain, engage and compel their target audience. This is where James comes in. He works with our clients and has a very refined process that ensures what he writes is authentic. This involves direct collaboration with the client.
Over the years James has also studied the craft and science of Google Adwords. Our clients who need to use Google Adwords and those who have tried to do it themselves turn to James to evaluate their situation, select the correct keyword phrases to target, and then he takes care of every aspect of the campaign to ensure best results. He is also the author of the 3 part blog article series on our website titled ‘How To Set Up A Profitable Small Business Adwords Campaign‘. James also always keeps on top of the changes Google makes to the Google Adwords landscape.
Susanne is one of our newer team members and is Jay Daniells’ VA (Virtual Assistant). Susanne is based in Australia and has run her VA business for over 9 years building on her extensive career background. Her LinkedIn profile is here. She is also a Foundation Member of the Australian Association for Virtual Industry Professionals (AAVIP).
Currently Susanne assists with Email Newsletter campaigns for Green Valley Digital and for our clients. She is also involved in many other areas of the business, assists with website projects, is our go-to proofreader and a very good writer. Susanne also supports Jay when working on SEO Campaigns.
Looking Forward to Working With Us?
We look forward to working with you too; AND also helping you achieve your goals. To discuss your next project or to request a Website, SEO, Email Newsletter or Google Adwords Campaign Audit feel free to contact us or phone us on 1300 887 427. We work with clients all over Australia, New Zealand and other Countries.