Meet Our Team

Neil Gass


With an MBA in Business and a BS in Psychology, Neil spent his first 20 years in business as the founder & CEO of an early education franchise system based in Atlanta, GA. After selling those businesses in 2012, he decided to open the Grow Smart Marketing agency as a way to continue working with business owners and entrepreneurs looking to take their businesses to the next level. In his spare time, Neil enjoys golfing, trips to the beach, and traveling to new places with his family.

Chad Howald


Chad is a co-founder of Grow Smart Marketing. With his background as an entrepreneur in multiple startups, he understands the growing pains of business and enjoys finding innovative solutions to the ever-changing world of digital marketing. When he is not perfecting SEO he likes to practice more SEO. Chad enjoys most all types of board sports, and has been playing soccer on local teams continuously for the last 37 years. He enjoys taking the family boating and on vacations as well as playing golf and beach volleyball.

Brittany Jenkins

PPC & Facebook Marketing Manager

Brittany manages and develops our PPC & Facebook Marketing campaigns from start to finish. As a former General Manager at a commercial real estate development company, she brings extensive project management skills to the campaigns she manages. Brittany works hard and takes pride in her strong work ethic. She and her husband have 3 young kids that keep them on their toes. She enjoys watching UGA football, watching her kids play sports and going on vacation with her extended family.

Amy Duncan

Creative Director

Amy has a professional background in digital marketing, social media and graphic design. After running her own business for several years, Amy is passionate about helping local businesses succeed in the digital age. She enjoys the challenge of staying on top of ever-changing trends and innovations in the fields of advertising and design. When she is not drooling over what’s new in content marketing and technology, Amy enjoys reading, checking out new restaurants with her husband, and visiting extended family at the beach.


Tara Polazzo

Reputation Marketing Manager

With her background in sales and understanding of the importance of a good reputation, Tara has exponentially increased our medical clients online reviews on Google, Facebook, Yelp and many others. In her spare time, Tara enjoys creating her own organic health food recipes, kayaking, paddle boarding, mountain biking, and traveling with her family.

Sarah Streeter

Campaign Manager

Sarah brings many years of medical marketing experience to our team here at Grow Smart Marketing. Her attention to detail and “can-do” attitude make her ideal as a campaign manager. Sarah enjoys spending her free time running a non-profit charity for the homeless community in Atlanta & crossing off bucket list adventures with her boyfriend.

Courtney Mattinson

Office Manager

Courtney is a seasoned customer service professional with experience in direct marketing and freelance writing as well. Since joining our team, she has been converted to a college football fan (Go Dawgs!). She enjoys a variety of musical genres and is a decent vocalist. Outside of the office, Courtney enjoys writing, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Sorahya Dangcogan

Online Marketing Assistant

Sorahya has a degree in English as well as 10+ years of customer service experience. She has created and implemented tools and processes that became instrumental in the way that her clients’ businesses were managed. With a voracious appetite for learning, Sorahya is constantly on the lookout for changes in how major search engines are changing their algorithms, and how to keep the websites she helps manage running exactly as they should. In her free time, Sorahya enjoys doing DIY projects that improve her home and lawn, as well as spending quality time with her family which includes her husband, 4 kids, and their 8 cats!

April Yap-Alovera

Graphic Designer/Social Media

April is an extremely talented graphic artist and works on our creative team, curating content for social media and doing some of our graphic design. She's a hard worker who grew up in the Philippines and enjoys traveling when she can. She's also a great cook and enjoys spending time with her extended family as well as her husband and 2 boys.

Gled Charles Bartholome

Head of Web Team

Gled has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Systems Design and Programing and is extremely skilled in building marketing campaigns and landing pages. He works diligently behind the scenes to make sure that everything is running smoothly and efficiently. He's very active in water sports, spearfishing and skateboarding, as well as being a fantastic cook and musician. He is recently married and has two big black dogs.

Mon Francis Emanel

Web Master

With a Bachelor's degree in IT and over 10 years of Webb development experience, Mon is our lead Webmaster and website developer. He is quiet and reserved, but thrives on helping others succeed. Mon has a great sense of humor which those close to him get to experience. He enjoys escaping to his family’s farm on the weekends to relax and clear his mind. He hopes to someday travel the world.