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Meet Our Team

The 828 digital marketing team has been offering digital marketing and Lead Generation services since 1998. We have a passion for what we do and love using online marketing strategies that help companies grow.

Stephen R. Horton Jr


Our Founder/President is a man who is bound together by faith and family but loves what he does to support them! Steve has been helping companies use the Internet to build and grow since 1995 and has worked with businesses of all sizes, from the Statue of Liberty, to the Red Cross, to local businesses in his hometown like Harris Tire.

Lisa Horton


Lisa may primarily be responsible for administration and finance, but she’s also our President’s partner in every way possible.


Director Growth Marketing

Chris is a published author with more than 25 years of consulting experience. He offers a broad range of expertise in data-driven analysis and digital marketing, helping architect strategies to help businesses grow. He also owns the Rockpit brewery in Orlando, FL.

The Moonlighters!

Maybe our greatest asset at 828 is the depth of our connections! Imagine having access to digital marketing specialists who have worked on NIKE.com, the Statue of Liberty, Black and Decker, etc. for under $100/hr! The catch? 40 hours may stretch across 2 weeks instead of 1. Simple decision right?


Program Manager

Derek played baseball and graduated from Charleston Southern University with a degree in Business. As a Program Manager 'D' is responsible for overseeing delivery across multiple clients while also serving as their primary point of contact within 828.


Digital Marketing Manager

Chelsea is a University of Virginia (UVA) grad and serves as our Digital Marketing Manager. Her team is responsible for measuring traffic, conversions and the success of different channels to optimize ROI. They build sales funnels and work with the SEO team to impelement search marketing campaigns focused on lead generation. Chelsea is a certified Digital Marketing Strategist and Inbound Certified by Hubspot.


Development Team Manager

Amitesh is an expert in the design, development, and ongoing management of WordPress websites. His team of project managers, designers, developers, and support staff help keep 828 client websites optimized and on point 24/7.


Accounts Manager

Justin is responsible for business development, planning, developing and managing clients' digital strategies to improve lead generation, increase conversion rates and overall client revenue. Justin also specializes in performing customer experience discoveries that help businesses understand and connect with their customers in ways that match what customers really care about. Justin is also an award winning fine art landscape photographer who is well known in the art show circuit. Check out his website: JustinKelefas.com


SEO Manager

Kyle was a nationally-ranked baseball player who went on to play college ball in South Carolina. He’s brought that same intensity into his role as an SEO Specialist where he helps client website pages show up in more online searches to expand their digital footprint and generate more quality leads.


SEO Specialist

John is an SEO Specialist and uses research and analysis to improve client website rankings on search engines. He also happens to stand 6’5 250 lbs. and loves Basketball and Mixed Martial Arts!


Social Media Marketing Manager

Taylor is a Social Media Marketing Specialist who helps give our clients a voice while connecting them with target audiences, promoting the brand’s engaging content, and looking for opportunities to increase revenue. Taylor studied Digital Marketing at Liberty University where she was selected as a CGL and served as a small group spiritual leader.


Web Development Manager

Holden oversees website design, development, and maintenance efforts for 828 clients as well as our in-house operations. This includes testing, quality assurance, and optimizing for performance. He has overseen many high-performance lead generation websites.


Digital Marketing Manager

Shalin is a digital marketing project manager who ensures client marketing campaigns and activities run on schedule and budget. He oversees our development team and manages timelines while working with our Program Manager while liaising with relevant teams, clients, and managers for the duration of each project. Shalin has worked on hundreds of business websites across the world and speaks 3 languages.

Steve Sr

Website Hosting & Support

With more than 30 years of experience as an IT Director and CIO Steve Sr. oversees our Website Hosting and Managed Services, and ensures that all of our solutions are optimized for performance and usability.

Our Partners

We have always made it a point not to try and be, "All Things to All People", so we have chosen partners who are experts in their fields and share the same values and commitment to customer service that we do.

Our Studio

If you are in Lynchburg, Forest, or around Bedford County we would really enjoy stopping by for a FREE consultation!

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