Your Marketing Team
Tom Boylan is the creative director for the agency, bringing more than 35 years of media production and sales experience to the agency’s work. His passion for media production is matched by his background in marketing sales and management roles in media organizations.
He earned a BA in Communications from C.S.U. Sacramento, where he began his career in communications and journalism, having spent time as a legislative reporter, TV news writer and photographer.
Tom’s creative writing skills have been widely published on the web and in print, including a decade worth of writing and editing several weekly columns and award-winning special sections for The New York Times-owned Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, California. As a young man he spent time in the construction trades and in 2003 the agency rebranded one of the largest builders’ exchanges in North America, North Coast Builders Exchange (NCBE). Tom has served on the Board of Directors for NCBE since 2014.
Tom has been a committed Rotarian since 1997, a past club president, and District Public Relations Chair for nine years. He is currently the Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Rotary Zone 26-27 providing support to Rotary leaders throughout the Western United States.
SEO Consultant & Lead Web Developer
JL provides clients of the Bay Area’s Boylan Point Agency, with a digital marketing background that started when he was 13-years old. Much older and wiser these days after running his own web design company, Bay Area Website Designer, and having collaborated with associates in producing 4 independent films that garnered worldwide attention.
He is passionate about helping small businesses, through search engine optimization (SEO) consulting, digital advertising, and community outreach. In 2019 JL was asked to become a Board Member for Bay Area Search, an optimization collective finding new ways to expand the industry.
His efforts to establish #NoBoxBlogs in 2011 gave voice to local homeless communities, both online and offline, through his non-profit project where free websites and free blogs are offered to homeless people upon request.
When not doing good things for clients and the homeless, this Santa Rosa native enjoys time with his wife and 4 children.
Lead Graphic Designer
Sean is our lead Graphic Designer responsible for our in-house graphic production, and coordinating projects with a select group of freelance designers working with the agency. In addition to being a gifted designer he also coordinates our print brokering services.
He got his start quite a few years ago working on newspaper layouts and ad production for the Press Democrat’s Driving Force auto section and the Sonoma Index Tribune. Sean’s work can be seen throughout the region in a variety of ad mediums, including newspapers, magazines, online ads, and some pretty dynamic billboards.
Let him bring your creative concepts to life using a variety of tools, including Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
Our graphic work is diverse and includes logo development, brochures, sales flyers, year-end reports, and ad development for a variety of print and online publications. Whatever project you are considering, consider giving Sean an opportunity to make it look good.
Senior Web Consultant
Brendan Boylan is our Senior Web Consultant with the agency after stepping away from his role as Lead Web Developer for the past 7-years.
His background is invaluable to the agency and our clients because of his experience in Web Marketing, including Search Engine Marketing and Website Optimization.
He is a graduate of University of California, Santa Cruz, with bachelor degrees in Economics and Environmental Studies.
Project Coordinator / SEM Specialist
Jake has tackled numerous projects with the agency since his arrival in 2013. He worked his way up the ladder observing the various roles of his counterparts and today sits as our project coordinator, meaning he knows what we are all up to.
In addition to his role as project management, he is also Search Engine Marketing Guru. As a Certified Google Ads Specialist he is the one responsible for building Search Engine Marketing (SEM) campaigns that bring results. His monthly reports are something to see.
Along with his recognition by Google, he is W3Schools Certified and a student of Entrepreneurship and Business through the University of the Pacific. You would be surprised what he could teach you.
Web Designer/ Developer
Juan is our go to developer when it comes to ecommerce or just about anything else. He has launched several of our favorite Shopify sites along with numerous other WordPress sites.
We stole Juan from a troubleshooting role with a Northern California Internet provider. His ability to work well with clients can be seen in the number of thank you messages we receive.
In addition to web development and problem solving he is also our resident musician/composer and he hopes to score soundtracks to the browser games he writes in his spare time.
Marketing Consultant / Social Media Consultant
Makenna took an adventurous route after graduating with her BA in Communications from California State University Monterey. She left the Bay Area to head for Melbourne, Australia where she spent time working on marketing programs for an Aboriginal Family Help Center. We have yet to hear her say “G’Day,” but we are sure she has the ability to make your day a good one at the Boylan Point.
Although Makenna currently calls San Francisco her home, she is a native of Healdsburg, California and from a distance provides a lot of direction for our social media team along with support for the writing needs of our web team and our clients.
Anca is a member of our web development team and gifted in her understanding for what makes a website work. Her knowledge base includes HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Java Script, and WordPress. Pretty impressive skills for building your new website, or repairing your existing website.
You can never get too much knowledge in the development field and Anca is continuing to build her repertoire through a variety of classes at SRJC. We think she is pretty smart already since she decided to join our team.
Kimberly Walton is our ace in the bookkeeping department.
She has a way with numbers and a way of helping our clients understand the oddities associated with providing marketing services from consulting to graphic art and more.
Kimberly joined the agency in 2012 and brings a wealth of experience as a past controller and the owner of New Beginnings Bookkeeping and Consulting Services.
SOCIAL MEDIA /
SEARCH ENGINE MARKETING CONSULTANT
Natalie is our Social Media/Search Engine Marketing Consultant who earned her BA in sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She brings her education focused on delivering digital media to community-based organizations and her background as a Behavioral Specialist to her role as a social media guru for our agencies clients.
Understanding why people do what they do is key to understanding how to communicate in the best terms, and we are confident our clients will appreciate her skills. She is now tackling the University of Google to promote online marketing.
Considering how eager she has been to know more about the companies and associations we work with, we think you’ll be pleased to know her too. Let Natalie build a social media campaign, or develop an Adword campaign to capture that audience you have been looking to build.
The office comes alive when Darby walks through the door – she is always happy to see everyone. Darby is highly versed at making people smile – even JL. She is exceptional at soliciting belly rubs from Makenna and treats from Sean and Jake.
After saying hello to everyone, she is tasked with gazing out the window of Tom‘s office. Darby spends her day being adored, except for when the mail carrier arrives, then her inner guard dog springs to life.
Darby looks forward to visiting with her friend Keno on Wednesday’s. She is reliable, agreeable and a team player.
Emmy nominated, Paul Swensen, has worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for twenty years as a filmmaker, editor, actor, stage director, and orchestral conductor. He has also written and produced several award-winning television series, industrial and regional commercials.
Paul is our go-to expert for video/film production, editing and sound recording.
John Nelson is an extremely talented photographer. He might have the best collection of cameras in the North Bay, but better than the equipment is the eye that looks through the lens. John has the eagle eye with the perfect frame in mind.
We have asked John to go on assignment for many of our clients and he always comes back with more than we asked for, which to his credit makes him one of the easiest photographers in the North Bay to recommend. His photos include product shots, headshots, and businesses in action. If you have an assignment that needs some quality photography, John Nelson is our go to.
Shane came to us at a time when we needed additional support for a project that was on the fast track. He is technically a freelancer; however, we have decided to call him one of the team after several years of working together on a variety of projects. His technical background includes WordPress, Custom PHP, WooCommerce, HTML / CSS, AJAX, jQuery, Responsive Web Solutions, Magneto, and Design Implementation.
Over the years we have come to realize that a team approach can get a technical problem solved without costing our clients an arm and a leg. With a Web Guy like Shane, we have a leg up on the competition.
With more 25 years devoted to graphic design, Jay Young has brought dreams and ideas to life that visually communicates to the marketplace the story behind client products and services. His extensive experience includes; logo development, identity systems, signage, packaging and digital & print marketing collateral.
Boylan Point Agency and Jay Young have a long history. Jay is a prior Art Director with the agency and currently provides support through his independent design work for a number of clients. His collaboration includes the logo identity for the Boylan Point Agency.