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Adam Oakley

Adam Oakley

CEO

After graduating from Oregon State University (go Beavs) Adam Oakley focused on leading great teams. His work ethic and character helped him gain a reputation as a trusted partner. Beginning in the 2000s, Adam ran the marketing side of a large manufacturing company in the Pacific Northwest. The business saw exponential growth under his influence and from there he jumped to a leadership position at a global technology company. While there, Adam focused on business operations, setting the stage to grow worldwide and developing the client service model that grew to over 30 million dollars in annual revenue. In 2021, Adam brought his knowledge to Express Writers, where he has ushered in a new era of growth. His leadership skills nurture a team that is self-sufficient and focused on helping clients get unmatched results from their content while scaling.
Alicia Oakley

Alicia Oakley

COO

After graduating with her Master’s in Teaching, Alicia Oakley leapt into the world of education, real estate, and entrepreneurship. Twenty years of experience later, Alicia has developed passions for traveling, reading, and healthy living. As a licensed and experienced life coach, she has counseled numerous clients to set and obtain life goals. She brings this focus to Express Writers, hiring writers and managing the operations of our ever-growing team. These skills enable her to give our clients, employees, and contractors at Express Writers lasting tools through powerful encouragement. She has a discerning eye for passionate, committed people and understands how our growing team enables our clients to reach their content marketing goals faster.
Kori VanDyke

Kori VanDyke

Content Director

I have been writing professionally for over 12 years now, but my passion for the written (should I say typed?) word started back in my elementary school days. I have always advertised myself as an advocate of words with my slogan, “putting words to good use 365 days a year,” working as a driving force in my career. Currently, I reside in Utah with my three munchkins and husband. I am obsessed with adult coloring books and possess a palate that only recognizes coffee flavors. In my behind-the-scenes management role here at Express Writers, I look forward to matching up our clients with the perfect writers, overseeing our support team and deadlines, and celebrating as our clients enjoy the victory of brand recognition through great content.
Tommi Ayala

Tommi Ayala

Marketing & Virtual Assistant

New to the scene of Express Writers and the world of digital content creation, I have been blessed with the opportunity to be EW’s virtual assistant. Having worked in healthcare for the last three years, this has been a much-needed break and learning curve. While finishing my bachelor’s in communications and currently living in France, I am taking this opportunity to learn as much as I can about this new scope of practice and to embrace new adventures that come my way!
Tyler Villers

Tyler Villers

Business Development Representative

As a business development representative, I get to use my experience with sales and people to help Express Writers. I have worked the last seven years as a golf pro and managed golf courses such as the Biltmore. I have spent the last couple of years making Diamond Woods one of the top golf courses in the state of Oregon. When I am not working on the course, I coach high school basketball and enjoy time with family.
Dakota Ayala

Dakota Ayala

Business Development Representative

I attended Western Washington University, where I played collegiate basketball and graduated with a multiple-disciplinary studies degree. I then worked at the top car dealership in Idaho where I excelled as one of the best salesmen. An opportunity arose for me to pursue my lifelong goal of playing professional basketball in Europe and I signed the papers. I love new challenges and I am very excited to put my sales and people skills to work at Express Writers.

Dami Olubi

Dami Olubi

Editor

I am a hawk-eyed editor (specialties: copyediting, line editing, developmental editing, and copy critiquing), content strategist, content manager, and grammarian (more of a hybrid fella – 65% prescriptive, 35% descriptive grammar) with 7+ years of professional experience editing English manuscripts (works of fiction and non-fiction), web content, social media and email copies, technical/niche content, and fine-tuning content for audience engagement and improved website traffic. I am also versed in SEO and SEM, content strategy, blogging, digital media, and content management, and have 4+ years sourcing content and overseeing writing staff, managers, and freelance copywriters.
Tracie Ashman

Tracie Ashman

Editor

I’m from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Over the past 10 years, I have helped authors get their stories and ideas into the world.

My accomplishments include editing a children’s book and two trilogies. I am also a member of the League of Vermont Writers.

I love editing because I can help authors achieve their dream of becoming published. I believe that our purpose in life is to help one another. As the saying goes, “No man is an island.” Allow me to help you to make this dream become a reality.

Cassie Boss

Cassie Boss

Writer & Editor

Cassie B. graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in English and minor in Professional and Technical Writing. Her passions include reading, writing and fitness and has been on a health and wellness journey for the last two years and has taken the plunge and decided to enter the mentoring world to bring others on the journey with her. Since graduating, Cassie has written for various sites, including news writing and most recently, general content writing, along with running her health and wellness website.
Danielle Noufente

Danielle Noufente

QA and Content Strategist

As a QA at Express Writers, it has always been my priority to ensure that every piece of content meets clients’ needs, resonates with target readers, and is optimized for search engines. Besides proofreading, editing, and checking on-page SEO, I also work as a content strategist who can look for the best topics and keywords that can help clients get their websites seen online.

When I’m not at my desk, I’m probably trying out something new in the kitchen, gardening, drawing, or drafting itineraries for future adventures.

Sarah Damron

Sarah Damron

Writer and Content Strategist

I am a freelance content marketing writer with an interest in business and finance. I have written for both small and large businesses that want to take their content to the next level by generating more conversions. When I am not typing on my laptop, I like to get outdoors – especially to places with water nearby. Some of the things that make me the happiest in life are my husband and daughters, a perfect cup of coffee, anything related to Harry Potter, old bookstores, and a clean piece of writing with a compelling call to action.

Josh Walter

Josh Walter

Technology Director

I’m an entrepreneur, a family man, and a local community member. I’m known for seeing a need and finding a way to get that need met, whether stepping up myself, or connecting right fit individuals to solve a problem. I joined Express Writers to join a passionate team with a focus on building something great.  In a world of automated content, it’s nice to be part of something more personal and quality.