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About Jeanna

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My love for words stemmed from the first page of a book. My grandmother likes to tell a story of when I was 3 years old and read her an entire book. At that age, I was far too small to actually read myself, but I had remembered all of the words and repeated them back as I flipped each glossy page. I've been storing books and words in my head ever since. 

As a life-long bibliophile, the craft of writing has always been part of my DNA. I've devoured hundreds of books, dreamt of being an author, spent my college years on the newspaper and magazine staff before finalizing a journalism degree, and started my first blog in 2006, which launched my career in social media and content marketing. 

Content is my calling, so don't worry if it's not yours. I would love to partner with you to shout your brand story from the online rooftops, so don't hesitate to reach out.  

professional bio:

Jeanna is the Founder & Chief Strategist of First Page and an award-winning online marketer. Through content, social media and SEO, Jeanna uses the power of words and data to drive growth in brand awareness, website traffic, leads, accounts and customer loyalty. She has a combined 12 years of social media & content marketing experience at venture-backed startups, digital agencies and Fortune 500 companies, with an expertise focus on small business and technology. Jeanna's unique 360-degree marketing background of startup, corporate and agency experience has allowed her to wear many hats including marketer, team leader, writer, editor and designer. She's been named 'Top 40 Under 40' of brand marketers and 'Best in the West' for financial technology marketing. 

You can never get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
— C.S. Lewis
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Career Timeline

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2005: Graduated from Western Washington University in journalism & graphic design. Editor-in-Chief of Klipsun Magazine & journalist for Tablet Magazine. Moved to Seattle.

06-08: Writer for World Vision's Community Partnerships in Africa. Launched first personal blog. Probono copywriter for Taproot Foundation. Worked on Knowledge Leader magazine for Colliers International and started Colliers' first social media & blog presence. 

09: Joined mobile startup Whrrl. Blogged for Seattle Post Intelligencer & Seattle MetBlogs. Joined Girl Power Hour as a board member and Director of Digital Marketing. Started a blog about camping.

10: Named Top 40 People to Meet at Seattle BizTech. Spoke at Social Fresh. Volunteered for Twestival Seattle826 Seattle.

11: Whrrl acquired by Groupon. Moved to San Francisco. Consulted for The Shand Group & Groove 11 agencies. Went to Bali on a Purification & Sacred Arts yoga retreat.  

12: Joined SAIL Pay mobile startup. Acquired by Capital One. Founded 50 Food Truck Dates. Explored six Greek islands.

13: Led the launch of SparkBusinessIQ.com. Volunteered for 18 Reasons - Cooking Matters. Started a food blog. Sailed the Cayman Islands and Jamaica.

14-15: Grew FinTech startup Kabbage as Head of Inbound & Content Marketing. Named Top 40 Under 40 on the West CoastBest in the West: Rising Stars in Financial Marketing; and Top 5 Finalist for "Best Content Marketing Program Strategy." Earned a Shorty Award Honorable Mention for Best in Financial Services Campaign. Hiked Machu Picchu and started a hiking MeetUp. Sailed Belizean islands.

16: Founded First Page – my biggest adventure yet. 

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