Who We Are

SEO and Website Design Agency: About the PD Media Company Santa Rosa Ca

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The Press Democrat, located in the North Bay, provides thoughtful, innovative solutions to help your brand or business meet its objectives.

In an effort to continually help its advertisers and clients increase their web presence, The Press Democrat created PD Media Lab, an SEO and website design agency in Santa Rosa, CA. Designed to help businesses gain and strengthen their foothold in the online market, the PD Media Lab offers a complete range of services to help consumers find and stay on your website.

The PD Media Lab’s mission is to help you grow your business through the creation and enhancement of innovative desktop and mobile web sites, customized content and digital marketing solutions.

SEO and Website Design Agency

Need your website re-designed? Content added? Traffic increased? Don’t have a website? Haven’t figured out how to capture mobile users? Have a Facebook or Twitter account or a blog that just isn’t helping your business? No problem, let our SEO  and website design agency team help your web development process no matter where you are in the process.

Want to join our team?

We’re always looking for talented individuals to add to our family. If you have expertise in any of the following areas (web design, programming, application development, search engine marketing, social media outreach), and you want to work in a casual, team-oriented environment that is committed to the success of our clients, let us know. Send a resume and letter outlining why you’re a strong candidate to hr@pressdemocrat.com and we’ll be in touch.

Our SEO and Website Design Agency Team
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Marilee Groth – Digital Operations Manager

Marilee has been a Sonoma County resident for over twenty years, leading teams, supporting non-profits, small businesses, and fortune 500 companies over her successful career. She thrives on communicating with our clients, juggling multiple priorities and managing projects. In her spare time, you may find her at many local high school events or on our local links.


sqBSIMGP8071 150x150 Who We AreDeborah Ramirez – Sr. Digital Strategist

Deborah specializes in a variety of web services for PD Media Lab including web development, SEO, SEM, and banner advertising. She consults with small to medium sized clients to help them develop innovative and customized digital advertising solutions. Her goal is to help these clients gain an advantage in the local market.



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Bernice has been with The Press Democrat for over 13 years, from a Graphics Liaison to being part of The Design and Projects Team. She now is a part of the PD Media Lab and specializes in the creation of creative campaigns for our new customers and optimizing our existing clients. She spends most of her time enjoying the Sonoma County Wine Country.



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Kyle moved to the North Bay in 2003 and has lived here ever since. He has 10 years of personal experience with web technologies and has been working in the field for 7 years, 4 of which were locally in Santa Rosa. In that time he has flourished from an entry level designer to a full-fledged designer/developer focusing on WordPress themes. His current passion is CSS3, especially animations that can be done entirely in the browser without any need for additional scripting.

Outside of work he plays on several soccer teams and plays video games far too much. He also enjoys pretty much everything in the sci-fi and fantasy genre and can often be found at home playing with new web technologies with Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or an old Superman movie playing in the background.

imelda Who We AreImelda Guzman – Web Developer
The official Jack-Of-All-Trades. Before joining the team she worked with a local company providing SEO and Social Media services. Imelda’s skills and attention to detail have proven a great resource for the team and for developing strong foundations when it comes to building websites.

When not at work, Imelda enjoys spending time with her two English Bulldogs.


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Tara McGoldrick Walsh – Content Editor

Tara has more than 15 years of experience editing and writing content in nearly every medium but was hooked on the web when she saw her first websites in the mid ’90s as a copy editor for one of Ziff Davis’ magazines. After joining O’Reilly Media in 1998, Tara began working on its main online property, oreilly.com, and then served as Network Editor for its content site, the O’Reilly Network, for a number of years. After leaving O’Reilly Tara had her own editorial business for 6 years, consulting on online content for a variety of web startups, nonprofits, and technology publishers. Originally from the East Coast but happy to call California home, Tara has two adorable sons with her partner and the boys keep them very active with their travel soccer teams, piano, and drama (of the musical theater kind).

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Crystal Jackson – SMO Specialist

Crystal has more than ten years of experience in sales, marketing, management, and brand development.  The past eight years have been in the wine industry as a Tasting Room and Wine Club Manager.  Her goal is to bring Social Media awareness and understanding through her expert customer service skills.  Crystal enjoys the vast client base and enjoys visiting client sites, learning their business, taking and posting fun and informal photos.