This is the last post in our We Are Lifedge series about our Lifedge team! Today we will be featuring our final three people on the team, but make sure to check out the last two blog posts about four of our other staff members!

First up is the owner of Lifedge, Oscar!

photo of Lifedge owner, Oscar

Oscar started Lifedge LLC back in 2017 after a few years working in a more corporate setting in Grand Rapids, MI. He was born and raised in Heredia, Costa Rica and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering from Universidad Latina. He co-founded and led ArtesyMedios, an online marketing company (2008-2014). After marrying his wife, Oscar moved from Costa Rica to Michigan in 2014.  Since the inception of Lifedge, Oscar and his growing team have served many small businesses and nonprofits. 

Oscar is incredibly team and people-focused. He values what clients have to say and desires to always make clients feel as though Lifedge is part of their team. Although website development is his specialty, Oscar has been able to learn and branch into a wide variety of avenues in digital marketing. The team at Lifedge that he has built works in website development, social media management, photography and videography, branding and graphic design, and can service any digital marketing needs you may have.

Where to find Oscar after work hours–

In addition to his dedication to Lifedge, Oscar loves to spend time with his family outside of the office. He also enjoys watching and playing sports. He believes in living his life for God and his family. You can see how these things drive Oscar to be a compassionate and kind-hearted person. Oscar is a visionary with experience and loads of encouragement. You can always count on him to cheer you on and support you. He is a great listener and believes in the people he works for and with. He is immensely proud of the company he has built. Oscar would love to get in touch with you to see how he can help your business increase revenue and traffic with a better website and marketing strategy!

Next up: Meet Joe!

Joe- Headshot

Joe is our SEO (search engine optimization) specialist extraordinaire, and is a huge help to the Lifedge team!  Joe has spent many years in the advertising and marketing business. He started out his career working with The Detroit Free Press, and then with The Ann Arbor News. As the newspaper business began to transition from traditional print to online, Joe began to explore the world of digital marketing and was especially drawn to SEO (search engine optimization).

Over the past 10+ years, Joe has taken many classes and has become a pro at optimizing websites to perform higher in search results and rankings. He has worked with many large organizations, as well as smaller, local merchants. Joe loves the challenge of analyzing a website and improving its ranking results.

These days, Joe works part-time to help companies improve their rankings online—although he classifies this time as “fun” rather than “work”! When he’s not helping a client, he loves playing golf with his friends, spending time on the lake with his wife, and traveling the world.

Last up is myself, Marissa!

Let me start by saying thank you for joining myself and the team in this blog series about us! Like I said, I’m Marissa, and I’m so grateful to be part of the Lifedge team. As someone who is always eager to learn a new skill or work through a new challenge, I’m very excited to be in this position of copywriter with Lifedge, working with such a great team.

When I’m not typing away on my computer, you can usually find me spending time with my husband and daughter. Most often, we’re digging in the garden, starting a new house project, or cooking in the kitchen. My greatest joy in life is knowing Jesus Christ and seeking to glorify Him.

In my opinion, one of the very best parts of Lifedge is the care for others that Oscar’s infused into this company. At Lifedge, whether you’re a part of the work team or a new client, you are important. We’d love to get to know you and your company and see how we can help!

We are Lifedge, and we’re on a mission!

Exciting news! Lifedge was just listed as one of the top 30 Grand Rapids web design companies! Check it out here. 

At Lifedge, we strive to provide the highest quality services in web development and digital marketing. Get in touch with us today, and let’s see how we can build the edge you need to help your business thrive with a results-oriented approach!

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