Meet The Team - Marketing Solutions - SizzleForce, Inc.

Hi there!

 

We’re your team of digital marketing experts at SizzleForce Marketing! It’s so nice to meet you!

Way back in 2009, our CEO, Stephanie Nivinskus, pursued her dream to help small businesses gain a competitive edge using the skills she learned when she worked in with big brands in corporate America, including Cox Communications, the NFL, Quiksilver, and Starbucks.

Today, SizzleForce is a digital marketing powerhouse that provides content marketing, copywriting, website design & development, social media marketing, paid advertising, and strategic planning support.

We’re obsessed with developing and executing digital marketing solutions for mission-driven, scaling companies (and having a whole lotta fun in the process!) To learn more about how each of our team members bring a special flavor of sizzle to our clients, click on the headshots below. 

ceo chief executive officer stephanie nivinskus

Stephanie Nivinskus

Chief Executive Officer

seo content writer courtney mccullers

Courtney McCullers

SEO Content Writer

operations director amanda jones

Amanda Jones

Operations Director

solutions expert samantha felix

Samantha Felix

Solutions Expert

vice president of happiness lucy lovebug

Lucy Lovebug

Vice President of Happiness

copywriter social media strategist leah jarvis

Leah Jarvis

Copywriter and Social Media Strategist

web design intern josiah nivinskus

Josiah Nivinskus

Web Design Intern

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Stephanie Nivinskus

Chief Executive Officer
Superpower: Sizzling Storytelling

Sizzlin’ Fun Fact

Stephanie can turn anything into a business opportunity and everyone into an entrepreneur in seconds. Don’t believe us? Send her a note with your best idea. If she can’t wow you with a way to make money with it, your next coffee is on us.

Bio

Everyone’s got a story to tell, and Stephanie knows how to tell them. Since 1995, she’s helped thousands of business owners, big and small, transform their mission and vision into strategic marketing plans, compelling brand stories and meaningful marketing messages that humanize commerce, maximize opportunities and win customers.

The international #1 bestselling author of Absolutely Unforgettable: The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Creating A Heart-Centered Brand That Stands Out In A Noisy World, Stephanie is well-respected in the marketing industry. She has written for Forbes and Entrepreneur and shared the stage with some of the world’s most renowned marketing and business growth experts, including Les Brown, Jasmine Star, and Suzy Batiz at Digital Marketer events as well as at countless business-building conferences including Level Up Live, The Copywriter Club IRL, and more.

“I love watching people’s faces light up when they see the marketing materials we’ve created for them for the first time. They stand a little taller and smile a lot bigger. It’s an honor to share that moment of transformation with them.”

Achievements & Awards

  • NAWBO 2018 BRAVO! Woman Business Owner Of The Year Award nominee
  • Certified Partner with Digital Marketer
  • WBENC Certified
  • Platinum Supplier in WBENC
  • Certified SBA WOSB
  • Certified Content Marketing Specialist with Digital Marketer
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, San Diego State University (1995)
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Courtney McCullers

SEO Content Writer
Super Power: Accelerated Keyword Awareness

Sizzlin’ Fun Fact

Courtney sprinkles love and light whenever she can, so it’s no surprise that she spends her evenings stargazing and tinkering with her telescope. The most interesting thing she’s spotted from her Dobsonian telescope is: Jupiter!

Bio

If there’s a way to get your business to rank on Google, Courtney will figure out how to do it. As the primary SEO Content Writer for SizzleForce, she uses her background in economics and applied mathematics to marry the art of writing with the science of getting it in front of the right people. Her unique perspective and reverence for words and data give her the competitive edge needed to craft messages that drive traffic, inspire action and increase sales for our clients.

Courtney approaches problems from all sides to deliver content that represents your business well and resonates with your target audience. And her SEO expertise grabs attention on search engines, effectively broadening your business’s reach and attracting more customers.

“To me, a great day at work is not just delivering what the client wants; it is delivering something that makes the client feel seen, heard and valued.”

Achievements & Awards

  • Google Analytics Individual Qualification
  • Search Ads 360 Certification
  • Bing Ads Accredited Professional
  • Google Ads Display, Shopping and Search Certification
  • Bachelor’s in Economics & Applied Mathematics, Davidson College (2017)
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Amanda Jones

Operations Director
Super Power: Enhanced Chaos Coordination

Sizzlin’ Fun Fact
Amanda has lost count of how many times she’s been asked to “clone” herself while in the office. And she finally figured out how to do just that — she asked her twin sister, Samantha, to join the team in 2020. And you thought we were joking when we said she could make any problem disappear.

Bio

Best known for her unparalleled ability to make problems disappear, Amanda is the SizzleForce Fixer. Whether she’s helping clients or her colleagues, she approaches every conversation with a level-head and a heart for service that keeps us all on task and working together towards a common goal. 

Amanda developed her marketing and project management skills through hands-on experience at SizzleForce. Seeing what worked and what didn’t in real-time cultivated her critical eye for details and marketing messages, which she uses daily to field client questions and copy-edit our latest big idea.

“Our clients are doing things that make a difference for their clients and knowing that I get to play a role in getting their message out there is really cool.”

Achievements & Awards:

  • Certified Customer Value Optimization Specialist (Digital Marketer)
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Samantha Felix

Solutions Expert
Super Power: Office Shapeshifter

Sizzlin’ Fun Fact


Samantha has a keen ability to juggle countless balls at work while ensuring her children maintain their premier membership status at their local emergency room due to frequent visits.

Bio

Samantha’s strengths lie in her ability to face challenges head-on and figure them out. Day in and day out, she uses her creativity and quick thinking to make life easier for both her colleagues and our client roster.

Whether she’s editing video, testing out new technologies or providing technical support, Samantha effortlessly transitions from task to task behind-the-scenes to keep SizzleForce moving in the right direction.

“I love that no two days are the same in our line of work, which allows me to bring my creativity to the table to get things done.”

vice president of happiness lucy lovebug

Lucy Lovebug

Vice President of Happiness
Super Power: Makes Everyone Smile Instantly

Making people happy isn’t as difficult as you might think it is, at least according to our Vice President of Happiness Lucy. She is known for her uncanny ability to shred paper without being asked and the way she checks all office toy squeakers for quality control purposes.

“Woof!”

Achievements & Awards

  • Cutest Dog Ever
  • Most Spoiled Puppy on the Planet
  • Certified Shoe Destroyer
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Leah Jarvis

Copywriter and Social Media Strategist
Super Power: Pixie Dust Manipulation

Sizzlin’ Fun Fact

Leah once raised a camel from the dead, albeit a stuffed camel. While writing a story for an alumni magazine, she discovered a female version of the university’s mascot had been forgotten about in the 1990s. She included it as a fun fact in the piece, and six months later, alumni raised funds needed to bring Gladys the Camel back to life.

Bio

Whether it’s web copy or social captions, Leah wants every sentence associated with your brand to sound like you without you lifting a finger. As a Copywriter and Social Media Strategist at SizzleForce, Leah tackles personality-driven projects for clients who want a little extra sparkle (or a little extra sass) in their copy, marketing emails or social media feeds.

Leah’s background is in business, but she knows facts and figures won’t make a sale alone. That’s why she’s spent her whole career encouraging brands to embrace what makes them unique because, ultimately, that’s what will help them stand out the most.

“I love listening to people talk about what they do because you learn so much about who they really are and how they respond to both adversity and success.”

Achievements & Awards

  • MBA, Campbell University (2014)
  • Grand Award for Writing for Fundraising Campaign — CASE District III
  • Best Articles of the Year: The Opioid Epidemic – CASE District III National Platinum Awards
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Josiah Nivinskus

Web Design Intern
Superpower: Computer Resurrection
Sizzlin’ Fun Fact

Josiah has earned a 4.0 GPA every year of high school. In 2020, he built his own computer from scratch and figured out how to repair old computers his parents deemed useless and sell them online for extra cash. We’re pretty sure he’ll be a zillionaire in the not-too-distant future.

Bio

When high school junior Josiah isn’t completing coursework for his dual enrollment college-level classes, he lends his technological expertise to SizzleForce Marketing (and serves as our personal Apple Genius).

He says he only took the job to earn money to buy his first car and build his design portfolio for college, but we can’t help but notice that he’s got his mom’s passion for entrepreneurship and servant leadership. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree with this one.