Meet the Team


Based in Los Angeles, California, LA SEO services both local and national clients, with sites targeting small city regions to worldwide consumers. LA SEO is unique among the industry for having strong customer service, personalized SEO expertise and low costs as a boutique SEO firm.

Blake Pollack


A leader in online marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Blake has more than a decade managing online branding and marketing campaigns for a variety of local and national clients across a range of industries. From web development, app development, and SEO management to business consulting and brand coaching, Blake has served thousands of brand managers, business owners, and marketers as a strategic marketing leader. He has been featured as an SEO and marketing expert in several publications including: The Huffington Post, LA Times, Chief Marketer, BrandWeek, and Los Angeles Business Journal.

Andrew Bernhardt

VP of Marketing

Over 11 years’ experience managing eCommerce acquisition and optimization programs. Extensive background in hiring and mentoring leading roles ranging in SEO, Web Analytics, UX/UI & Graphic Design, Conversion Optimization, Video Production, Copywriting and Content Marketing at high performance levels – an all around eCommerce expert.


Andrew has passionately developed enterprise SEO strategies and team management processes for AutoZone and AutoAnything yielding consistent year over year double digit traffic growth for both mobile and desktop users. As a key business development leader, Andrew evaluated and integrated all critical types of software solutions to maximize eCommerce ROI, including video player & management solutions, A/B testing, product recommendations, comparison shopping feeds, personalized email, segmented promotions and dynamic content based on big data.


Andrew leads developing strategies for Enterprise SEO clients and brings world class SEO Management to the forefront at LA SEO.

Kelly Croteau

VP of Business Development

Kelly Croteau has years of experience in the marketing and public relations industry with an emphasis on social media. She earned an Associates degree at Dean College outside of Boston before transferring to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles to study communications.


Starting out as a marketing consultant for French fashion house Catherine Malandrino, Kelly was in charge of celebrity placement and building brand awareness in Los Angeles, this included creating and maintaining relationships with editors, stylists, costume designers and production companies. As Show Coordinator at LAZR Tradeshow, Croteau used her expertise in the fashion industry to execute a 3-day trade event held at L.A. LIVE. This included a massive social media campaign and marketing plan. Kelly has written for publications including Malibu Magazine, e-magazine Ask Miss A and numerous fashion blogs including Project Lena and Fashion Tribes. Her passion lies in social media where she is able to thrive and be creative, while initiating new ways to drive sales, communicate with the general public and build brand awareness for a variety of clients including small businesses, fashion brands and personalities.

Jason Iseman

Senior SEO Manager

Jason hails from Ohio but earned his degree at Washington State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. He has been in the digital marketing arena for the past 9 years and has worked with all types of clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies.


After graduating, Jason moved to Los Angeles where he started a diverse, yet relevant path, to where he is today. Having worked at advertising agencies, major television networks, and marketing companies, Jason learned a wide range of skills that help successfully navigate today’s ever changing digital marketing landscape. Areas of expertise include ability to develop and execute high level strategies, technical website audits, performance monitoring, conversion optimization, lead generation, Google analytics, content strategies, competitive analyses, video production, website design, paid search, team management, and more.


Above everything Jason holds a high value for client communication and service, with a genuine interest, and personal investment, on all projects.

Madison Pollack

Small Business Account Manager

Madison Pollack graduated with a major in Communications and a minor in Marketing from San Diego State University. She began her professional experience as a marketing intern for an e-commerce website in San Diego, CA, where she was in charge of planning and executing marketing events to promote the company’s growing brand.


After graduating college, she interned abroad in Tel Aviv for a video e-commerce site called Spree. While at Spree her responsibilities consisted of managing several social media campaigns and accounts, developing content for the website, and creating optimization strategies. Madison is able to continue her passion working in branding, social media, and SEO as the small business account manager for LA SEO Service.

Kevin Skaggs

Senior SEO Analyst

Kevin Skaggs has a background in web development and project managing that has helped to expand LA SEO Services. As an SEO Analyst at LA SEO Service, he has been involved in many digital projects both large and small.


Skaggs specializes in link building, Google penalty removal, Google Algorithm, web development, title tags and website content. He has earned both Google AdWords and Analytic Certifications. Skaggs previously worked for a digital solution agency in Beverly Hill and worked for NBCUniversal in their new media department. Skaggs received a degree in multi-media journalism from Lynn University, graduating at the top of his class.

Beatus Hoang

SEO Engineer

Beatus Hoang came from a diverse background in marketing and entertainment. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Theatre at the University of Wisconsin, next to his home state of Minnesota. Upon graduation he moved to New York City,where he worked both in front and behind the camera on numerous high-profile projects.


His creative and strategic thinking, technical skills and passion for digital marketing allows him to excel in his role. Outside of work, his interest lies in music, traveling, and discovering hidden gems throughout Los Angeles.

Andrew Burgess

Link Building Manager

Andrew Burgess’ multifaceted background in project management and social media development has fittingly provided LA SEO Services with another contributor in link building. Andrew graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in multidisciplinary studies: a major comprised of advertising, communications, and sports communications.


As a project manager at LA SEO Service, Andrew focuses on link building, website testing, content management, product placement, and client services.

Sami Manin

Jr. Project Manager

Samantha Manin graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Psychology. She recently moved to Santa Monica and has settled in at LA SEO Service. Samantha has a background as a social media coordinator. She has interned at a high-end fashion brand where she learned the ins and outs of social media and moved on to coordinating the social media for a large boutique.


Now, Samantha is working as a Jr. Project Manager where she focuses on link building and learning about SEO from the best!

Eva Pineda

Office Manager

As office manager at LA SEO, Eva supports the entire internal team as well as helping out with any client needs. She does a fantastic job at keeping the office culture fun, comfortable and functional. Eva also helps to coordinate any internal company and client meetings.

Drew Cortez

Jr. Project Manager

Lizzy Siag

Jr. Project Manager

Andy Varas

Jr. Project Manager

Andre Kirsch

Jr. Project Manager

Aliya Lahijani

Jr. Project Manager

Sean Mir

Jr. Project Manager

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