Why ASTOUNDZ

One Search. One Click. One Company.

WHY ASTOUNDZ!

ONE SEARCH. ONE CLICK. ONE COMPANY.

The reason our clients choose ASTOUNDZ is due to our TEAM and the METHODOLOGIES/Processes we have created for building websites that are built with SEO performance at their core. Once we get visitors to your website with our SEO expertise, your website is created to easily convert these visitors into clients.

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Our Team

Our team is comprised of a group of very specific and very unique skill sets

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SEO team

Our SEO team is very analytical, using tools like SEMRush, Ahrefs, Spyfu, Siteliner, and Google Analytics to determine how to compete amongst the millions of websites for first page rankings. As part of our SEO team, we also have skilled and knowledgeable Content writers that understand how to write SEO content to rank well specifically for each search

Web Designers

Our Web Designers are our creative team. What makes them unique is that they not only know how to build beautiful websites, they are also very educated on how their design impacts SEO, Usability, and Conversion

Website Developers

Our Website Developers are the ones that help actually build these beautiful websites and make sure that the backend works efficiently and is properly configured for search and conversion

Technical Team

Our Technical Team is the one that makes sure your website is hosted properly and is secure and reliable. We use best-in-class tools like Sucuri.net and WPEngine.com for hosting and securing our websites. We want to make sure that if you have hundreds or millions of visitors to your website that it is fast, reliable, and secure
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Michael Cohen

Lead SEO 

Michael came on board as the third full-time employee at ASTOUNDZ in 2018. Prior to joining ASTOUNDZ, Michael was a network producer for live game broadcasts on the radio for both the Rockets and Astros. Since joining ASTOUNDZ, Michael has become the lead SEO and Google Ads specialist, in addition to overseeing all reporting and site architecture templates/tools. When not at work, Michael can be found spending time outdoors, spending time with family and his dog Toby. Fun Fact: Michael is also an EDM/House Music producer & DJ, Cohen, with songs available to stream and purchase across all major platforms.

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Marva Flowers

Office Administrator

Marva’s life journey began in San Antonio, Tx, where she attended St Phillips Community College. Her working experiences have been in Property Management, Foley’s Department Store for 18 years as Executive Assistant to Vice Presidents, promoted within the company to numerous Departments (Visual Presentation, Cosmetics, Advertising (Fashion Office), until we were bought out and taken over by Macy’s Department Store. This was an extremely difficult transition, but low and behold I met Leisa Holland Nelson through her good friend my old Boss from Foley’s. I then interviewed for a position at Leisa’s company ContentActive, LLC in the interview was Leisa and her daughter Laura Max Nelson, coolest interview I’ve ever had and 13 years later we are still a team. I love gardening, so gratifying when you see the fruits of your labor, dream of traveling abroad, dancing, and collecting African Art.

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Nadá Khalil

Lead Designer

Nadá is the lead designer at ASTOUNDZ. She has 10 years of experience in graphic and web design and has a BFA in Graphic Communications with a Minor in Graphic Communications Technology from The University of Houston. She joined the ASTOUNDZ Team in 2017 and has worked on projects for a variety of industries including Oil and Gas, E-Commerce, Industrial, Healthcare and Non-Profit. In her spare time, she likes to work out, go camping and spend time in nature.

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Viraj Parikh

Technical Lead

Viraj’s persistence for learning and education in the technology field has inspired him to leave an impact wherever he goes. He is a 2013 graduate from the University of Houston – Clear Lake with a Master of Science in Management Information Systems and has 7+ years of hands-on experience in analysis, development, custom integration, and implementation of web applications. He is a professional and enthusiastic team player dedicated to streamlining the development process and efficiently resolving technical issues. Viraj’s life motto is simple: If you want to be powerful, educate yourself. Outside of work, Viraj spends time with his family, which is invaluable to him. He loves to do anything outdoor, including camping with his family & friends.

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Daniel Garcia

SEO PPC Manager

Daniel has a bachelor’s degree in Advertising with a minor in Marketing from the University of Texas at El Paso. He is an experienced digital marketing consultant and has helped local businesses of many kinds to achieve their goals. In 2018 he joined the Google Street View program as a photographer for local businesses, which led him to travel throughout the United States and Mexico. His hobbies include scuba diving and photography. He also considers himself a Mezcalier, a person that knows and enjoys tasting Mezcal.

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Mike Tack

Solutions Architect

Mike joined the ASTOUNDZ team early 2019 and has been dedicated to ASTOUNDZing our customers ever since. Mike specializes in E-Commerce solutions and optimizing website speed and conversions. He has had an avid interest in technology from a young age and started focusing on web development in 2005. When Mike isn’t behind a computer you can find him traveling, biking through the city, and flying his drone.

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Tim Steinke

Developer

Tim Steinke is a quick learner and always enjoys tackling a new challenge. His ability as a full stack developer to create both the backend of a website along with custom interactive front end code allows for the production of some unique website functionality. Tim is also a motion graphics artist and programmer with a specialty in projector based visuals for art installations. In his time collaborating with a wide variety of Houston artists, musicians, and dancers, he has completed visual performances at a wide variety of Houston institutions including The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Miller Outdoor Theatre, and Discovery Green. Fun Fact: His work in visual production for live shows has partnered him with numerous talents from around the world.

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Michael Olufemi

Developer

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