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OUR TEAM

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Laura Maly
Co-Founder

After 10 years in the advertising world working on both agency and client sides (General Motors, Kohl's Department Stores, Microsoft, and Sony Pictures) Laura took the jump into small business ownership in 2011. Since then she's been having a ball helping dental practices find their marketing footing and educating her clients. Aside from her love of dental-land, you might find Laura practicing or teaching Yoga, hanging with her 3 rescue dogs, traveling, and pretending to be a full-time vegetarian while eating bratwursts on the sly.

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MICHAEL ANDERSON
Co-Founder

Michael's passion for entrepreneurship landed him square in the middle of Milwaukee's growing start-up community. Playing an active role on the local scene he and Laura started laying the groundwork to grow Wonderist Agency. With artistic vision and a scrappy, jack-of-all-trades mind, Michael has brought energy and strength to a great foundation. When Michael isn't burning the midnight oil you might find him working on his 1964 classic boat, fishing, rummaging through local antique stores and having a craft brew.

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BRETT WIDMANN
Wordpress Developer

With a knack for exploring, problem solving and learning, it's no wonder Brett was drawn to development. A music lover, avid foodie and traveler, Brett is always uncovering new places and music, but he also has a love for the classics- 80's music, local cuisine and of course his Grandma! With roots in Wisconsin, you might find him back home Instagramming his favorite cheese curds or down in Chicago burning the midnight oil with his hoodie up and plunking on the keyboard making the internet beautiful one dental website at a time.

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ZIJAN YAN
Creative Lead

Zijian studied film scoring at NYU, illustration at the Arts Students League of New York, and filmmaking at Columbia University. His passion for storytelling has helped a portfolio of clients as diverse as his talents. When he’s not designing graphics or editing video for your business, he can be found hitting the boxing gym, oil painting, or playing piano.

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JULIE WILSON
Digital Content Strategist

Julie has a long history of working in digital marketing. Julie cut her teeth working with the concert promotion company Live Nation, where she and her team sent out billions of emails (literally!) and designed email campaigns for all the musicians you know and love. Julie jumped into the world of social media marketing with both feet as a freelancer and loves nothing more than helping a brand grow. When her laptop is closed you can find her at a concert, playing fetch with her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, or taking a yoga class.

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Taylor Bunkers
Marketing Account Manager

As our marketing coordinator Taylor passionate about all things marketing. Taylor graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelors degree in marketing. After graduation she spent 7 months teaching English in Spain where she traveled to almost every country in Europe. She has a wide range of marketing experience in the health care industry: everything from digital marketing to project management. When she is not coordinating the marketing activities for Wonderist you can find her at the beach, admiring the amazing San Diego sunsets or planning her next travel destination!

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SOPHIA EGE
Copy Writer

Sophia is a writer at heart with a passion for all things rhetoric, orange cats, and culture. As a copywriter at Wonderist she enjoys building meaningful connections between clients and consumers and getting to know the qualities that make each client unique. She currently attends Point Loma Nazarene University’s evening MBA program.

When she’s not diving into a memoir, playing older sister, or calling her grandmother, Omi, Sophia spends her free time checking out the North Park poetry scene and enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.

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Walter Ayllon
Digital Content Manager

Born and raised on the hard knock beaches of San Diego, Walter brings with him over five years of Internet Marketing experience and a strange infatuation with Winnie the Pooh to the Wonderist Team. When he is not making sure our client’s websites are looking spiffy and fully working, you can find him taking his lovely mother to a movie, fixing a flat tire on his bike, or playing “music” in his boy band.

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Ryan Duerwachter
SEO/Digital Content Manager

Our newest team member, Ryan hails from Wisconsin. A recent graduate of University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, this web development grad is eager to hit the ground running in San Diego. Having been in a few leadership roles in college, Ryan is eager to put his skills to work. When he's not at the office, you might find him playing lacrosse, driving with the windows down and learning a new development language.

OUR PROCESS

  • CALL

    Lets get to know each other!

  • EVALUATE

    Gather information on your practice, goals, and your local area.

  • PLAN

    A dedicated account manager will plan, execute, and optimize your plan to acquire new patients.

  • ENJOY

    Enjoy your steady stream of new patients!

MARKETING SERVICES
MARKETING MANAGEMENT

Hiring Wonderist is like adding a whole marketing department to your dental practice. We bring all of your marketing initiatives under one roof so everything starts to work together!

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ONLINE DENTAL MARKETING

Reach more new patients by advertising online, growing your social presence, and boosting your SEO. You'll love looking at our reports each month watching your practice grow.

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BRAND DEVELOPMENT

If you’re starting a dental practice or refreshing your current brand - we are your experts. We craft logos, tag lines, mission statements, and copywriting that makes your brand something you can be proud of!

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CUSTOM WEBSITES

``If you build it, they will come.” True for baseball fields. False for websites. We build beautiful websites optimized to convert online visitors into new patients. It's a science and an art - and we've got it down!

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STAFF TRAINING

How many new patient leads are you losing? We’ve developed a fail proof training program to turn your team into appointment booking machines.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Videos introduce you and your practice to the world in a vibrant and personal way that can be the difference between picking up the phone or not.

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