Michelle Henderson


With both an in-house and agency background, Michelle Henderson has gained a breadth of understanding of the digital marketing space.  Choosing the best digital tools for a given project’s needs is essential to building a brand, driving engagement, and achieving business objectives. From SEO to SEM to Social Media, Michelle’s creative solution-oriented and data-driven thinking has helped organizations in education, industry, e-commerce, and non-profit spaces find and engage audiences online.

Dexter Hanson

Account Manager

Dexter is a digital marketing professional with knowledge in Google AdWords, Google Analytics, and Social Media Marketing. Before joining our pride, he was driven to assist local non-profit businesses by developing successful social media marketing campaigns to raise awareness for a brand and/or cause. Dexter contributes a variety of knowledge in sales, project management and innovation. With a degree in Business Management, Marketing, and Sales; he expresses great enthusiasm in meeting with you, and your team, to discuss potential marketing strategies fit for your business needs.

Ryan Dammann

Managing Director/Videographer

As a graduate of Saint Cloud State University with degrees in both marketing and mass communications, Ryan Dammann has been rapidly gaining experience in the digital marketing world. Bringing a variety of knowledge to BadCat with skills in videography, web development, SEO, and social media; Ryan’s able to promote local businesses within the digital medium. Raised on a farm near St. Cloud, he’s local to central Minnesota and loves helping businesses of all sizes grow within the community.

Spencer Hegstad

SEO Strategist

A Brainerd native, Spencer married his high-school sweetheart, Christina, that he met in German class. Sharing a passion for the German language and adventure, they moved to Nuremberg and worked as Au Pairs. During this time, Spencer traveled extensively around central Europe and hopes to return someday soon. In his free time, Spencer rides his bike on the Lake Wobegon Trail, reads, and plays strategy games.

Among many other things, Spencer loves problem-solving, technology, refining processes, learning, and language. What else would he do if not SEO strategy?

Cassie Swanson

Content Team Manager

Cassie graduated from St. Cloud State University with bachelor’s degrees in both creative writing and psychology. She can’t promise she isn’t psychoanalyzing everything you say or editing your text messages for grammar mistakes, but she’ll do her best to rein in her inner grammar nerd. After graduating from college, she took a three-year hiatus in Pittsburgh, PA, where she honed her skills at a publishing company. A Minnesota girl at heart, she recently moved back to the Central Minnesota area where she grew up. She is excited to use her writing, editing, and social media skills to put your business on the map—while drinking a bottle of kombucha, of course!

Brianna Horton

Chief Social Media Strategist

After high school, Brianna started on the path to become a graphic designer, but soon realized she couldn’t draw. She put her degree on pause and tried a few “real jobs” before moving to St. Cloud in 2013, where she attended SCSU and completed her degree in Mass Communications.

While finishing her degree, Brianna took on local internships and freelance positions to learn more about the digital marketing field–especially throughout Central Minnesota. Since then, she has worked in both agency settings and in-house on a variety of projects, like onsite and offsite SEO, website development, social media, email marketing, and digital ads, but she really excelled at writing copy.

Brianna has been a bookworm since she was small. She loves useless facts about history and knows more about Harry Potter than any adult should. She is pro-oxford comma.

Arthur Taracks

Graphic Designer 

Arthur is a current student at St. Cloud State University going for a BFA in Graphic Design. He joined the BadCat team to gain hands-on experience in the field of digital marketing. In his spare time, Arthur enjoys designing board games, cooking and eating very spicy foods, and spending time with friends and family. He grew up in southwest Minneapolis and has been going to school in Saint Cloud for the past 3 years.

Arthur has a passion for design and loves making graphics to add an artistic touch to your business’ social media page.

Jill Schleper

Office Manager

I am from rural Paynesville and have been from the area my whole life. I have a 17-year-old daughter Kendra, who is very active and keeps me on my toes.

I have been in an office stetting for 20-plus years. I love the day-to-day interaction of working in the office.

I love sports of any kind. I am a huge Minnesota Vikings fan, but I also follow and watch all the Minnesota teams.


And our pets!


D’mitri, Remi,

& Burkeley


& Medusa


Puck & Norbert

Merlin, Rosemary,

& Milo


Can you guess whose pet is whose?




Merlin, Rosemary, & Milo!


D'mitri, Remington, & Burkeley!


Puck & Norbert!


Tormund & Medusa!



It all starts with a conversation.


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