As a seasoned marketing and public relations strategist, Kayla built Starta Strategies with the sole goal of helping businesses succeed through strategic public relations and digital marketing campaigns. She helps brands identify their unique messaging, channels, and strategy to create a strong connection with their audience and get their products or service to the people that need them.
Prior to founding her own firm, Kayla has served multiple roles in the marketing and public relations space for companies across the nation, heading strategic public relations and marketing campaigns and acting as a trusted advisor to Fortune 100 companies, global brands, and public figures.
Kayla has presented for the Chatham University Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship on digital marketing strategies for small business owners, and was a speaker for the Brand Hero Summit, a virtual conference empowering entrepreneurs and business owners on branding. Kayla was awarded the Distinguished Young Woman Award through the YWCA in 2018, and is and sits on the advisory board for She Elevates, a non-profit creating a pathway for girls ages 8 to 14 to be confident leaders, entrepreneurs and CEOs.
Kayla was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a wine & food fanatic and enjoys being outside enjoying all four beautiful seasons.
Maya Goldstein is a graduate from Chatham University with an International Business degree and a minor in Asian studies. She has been working in marketing for several years, and specializes in website design, content creation, social media management, and SEO. She is passionate about trying new things, exploring the world, and corgis.
Leisa Anderson is an experienced Marketing and Sales Professional. With a work history in retail and restaurant sales and marketing, she is driven by results. As a reputable Social Media Specialist, Leisa’s goals include building an engaged and attentive social media audience.
She takes great pride in delivering growth and brand recognition for your company’s products and services. As a reputable Virtual Assistant, Leisa takes great pride in assisting in the day-to-day responsibilities, providing additional free time for business owners to focus on the big picture needed to grow their businesses.
Marketing Content Strategist
Savana Sameth, Sav for short, lives in Stow and was raised in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelors in Marketing. His favorite part about marketing is being able to assist people with their social media marketing to help the business grow. Marketing is something Sav is very interested in and passionate about. He would love to learn more about the industry and gain experience, in hope that one day he can start his own business.
Originally from Pittsburgh PA, Cassie is currently a Senior at the College of Wooster in Ohio. She is majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Global Media and Digital Studies. She adores food, wine, sports, books, and movies. She shows immense passion and works hard in everything she does, and brings vast marketing experience to the Starta Strategies team.
Anna is currently a rising junior studying marketing at The Ohio State University. Down in Columbus, you can find her cheering on the Buckeyes every Saturday or exploring the city during her free time. She’s an Akron, Ohio native with a fostered love for all Cleveland sports teams and all the awesome places surrounding her hometown. She values interactions and relationships with clients and is eager to learn about their passions and motives behind their business.