Meet the Team

Bo McDonald

Meet Our President/Founder

Our team’s trusted leader and your biggest advocate, Bo McDonald is a veteran of major market media sales and programming. Bo got his start in radio working for a variety of large radio conglomerates, including Clear Channel Radio and Citadel Broadcasting.

After several years and requests from clients, Bo went out on his own to form his own marketing firm. Today, that marketing firm has evolved into a boutique firm serving only the needs of financial institutions and progressive businesses and organizations in the form of marketing, business development, and product development. Bo McDonald is huge fan of art, music, wine, health and fitness.

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Marne Franklin

Meet Our Digital Marketing Director

For nearly 15 years, Marne Franklin developed programming strategy, wrote and created promos, and hosted air shifts for some of the most respected broadcast radio networks in the country. As the media and entertainment market has evolved, she has honed her skills in digital marketing, helping clients develop a comprehensive web presence plan.

At Uncommn, Marne helps credit unions and community banks select the best digital channels to reach their target market. To generate website traffic and improve brand awareness, she and our digital team execute far-reaching marketing plans for social media, display ads, email and search engine optimization. Marne is a member of the Internet Marketing Association.

The farm girl from North Dakota has traveled the country with stops in Missouri, Florida, New York and most recently, South Carolina in 2008. Marne and her husband, Aaron (a chef!) enjoy cooking at home and trying local restaurants. They are parents to three dogs, Tucker, Linus and Carl.

Alex VanHaasteren

Meet Our Web Developers

Alex VanHaasteren is a recent graduate of Winthrop University with a passion for all things graphic design and web development. Yes, that means she finds coding fun and decided to make a career out of it! (Super nerd alert).

However, when she isn’t staring at a computer screen, she enjoys eating ice cream, hanging out with her twin sister, Katie, and watching Jimmy Fallon videos on repeat. Additionally, she is known as a “dog magnet”, likes to cook, and hopes to be able to travel all over the world!

Kaia (Web Developer)

Kaia grew up in Charleston, SC before making the move to Greenville, SC for school. She graduated from ECPI University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Web Development and began working for a software development company before graduating. Kaia loves making clients’ ideas come to fruition that encompass both function and design.

When she’s not developing web sites, Kaia enjoys ballroom dancing, hosting board game nights with her husband, trying new restaurants and spending time with her three fur babies (Apollo, Cruz & TK).

Katie Samuels

Meet Our Graphic Designer

Katie Samuels is a recent Garnet n’ Gold graduate from Winthrop University. With her Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communication and a love for design and the arts, she decided to pursue a career in graphic design within the marketing and advertisement field.

When her nose isn’t glued to InDesign, she is often editing photos for her freelance photography business or creating whimsical illustrations to sell online. She escapes to the beach or takes hikes in the mountains to escape the computer screens and piling email notifications. She is also a long-time lover of Starbucks, Disney movies, and (almost) anything pink.