JOE GRACEFFA // CO-FOUNDER
Joe graduated from Amherst College where he played Varsity Ice Hockey, Captained the Varsity Golf Team, and was Managing Editor for SportsAmherst Magazine. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles and received his M.F.A from USC's Graduate Screenwriting Program. In 2008, Joe left the entertainment industry to accept a position in Paid Search at Savings.com, where he worked until the middle of 2011. Joe is involved in all aspects of the business but is primarily responsible for business development and operations.
JOSE RAMIREZ // CO-FOUNDER
Jose graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics. After Stanford, Jose moved to San Francisco where he joined a music and social networking start-up. In his spare time, he was Co-editor of OfficeSnapShots.com, a popular blog that features photos of tech office spaces around the world. In early 2009, Jose moved to Los Angeles and joined Joe on the Paid Search team at Savings.com. Jose is involved in all aspects of the business, but is primarily responsible for marketing.
MEL TAYLOR // HEAD OF PARTNER DEVELOPMENT
Mel graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Art History. After graduation, Mel freelanced in the entertainment industry, focusing on art direction and production design for music videos and commercials. She eventually transitioned into a communications role at a web start-up created to help college students land internships. Mel met Joe and Jose in 2012, and accepted a position as Account Manager at Linfield Media. Mel splits her time between managing Paid Search campaigns and fostering merchant relationships.
MELISSA MELCOMBE // SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
Melissa graduated from USC with a B.A. in Communication. After graduation, Melissa ran the catering and special events department for The Chaya Group before obtaining her M.A. in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University. Melissa then began working at PromoJam, a social media start up, where she rose from Account Manager to Director of Business Development. In the fall of 2013, Melissa joined Linfield Media to manage Paid Search campaigns, to identify new business partners, and to help foster existing merchant relationships.
CASSIE GEIBEL // ACCOUNT MANAGER
Cassie, a native Angeleno, received her B.A in Communication from USC’s Annenberg School. During her time at USC, she took a gap year to pursue language and cultural studies in Rizhao, China. After graduation, she worked on the creative team at Darling Magazine, focusing on marketing and graphic design. In the Fall of 2013, Cassie decided to pursue her love for marketing, people, and tech as an Account Manager at Linfield Media.
LAUREN VANLANDINGHAM // MARKETING COORDINATOR
Lauren graduated from University of Kansas with a B.S. in Business Marketing and Management/Leadership. After graduation, Lauren moved to Kansas City and worked in human resources for Cactus Software, a health care software company. Realizing her passion was in marketing, Lauren's next stop was at a small start-up where she focused on advertising and social media. In February of 2015, Lauren moved to Los Angeles and joined Linfield Media. She is primarily responsible for marketing and operations.
ABBEY O'BRYAN // CONTENT Manager
Abbey received both a B.A in Drama and an M.F.A in Acting from the University of Arkansas. After graduation, Abbey completed a theatre internship in Sacramento. In 2010, she moved to Los Angeles where she co-chaired the educational outreach program of a new theatre company. In the summer of 2013, Abbey joined the Linfield Media team to write blogs and manage web content.
SALLY HUGHES // CONTENT COORDINATOR
Originally from Texas, Sally relocated to the east coast to study at Boston University, where she received her B.F.A in Acting. At Linfield Media, Sally manages web content.
EMILY OSBORNE // CONTENT COORDINATOR
Emily is originally from Kansas where she received her B.F.A. from Emporia State University. After furthering her education with an M.F.A. from the University of Arkansas, Emily began working with the Virginia Stage Company in Norfolk, VA. Now a Los Angeles resident, Emily manages web content for Linfield Media.
SAMANTHA WESSEL // CONTENT COORDINATOR
Samantha received her B.A. from Christopher Newport University and her J.D. from the University of Richmond. In 2014, she moved from Virginia to Los Angeles. At Linfield Media, Samantha helps manage web content.
CHRISTINA WEBB // CONTENT COORDINATOR
A native of Brunswick, Maine, Christina moved to Los Angeles after graduating magna cum laude from Syracuse University with dual degrees in broadcast journalism and vocal performance. Very active in her Syracuse community, Christina took a job right out of college working as a Teaching Assistant and Administrative Coordinator for Syracuse University Los Angeles. Christina puts her journalism and communication skills to work at Linfield Media as a manager of web content.