Our dedicated, close-knit, multi-lingual team comes from a wide variety of backgrounds, including programming, engineering, graphic design, photography, sales, and tourism. Our strength lies in this diversity; we use our experience to create web solutions that are technically sound, artistically pleasing, and dramatically effective at reaching your target audience. And since PV Pulse Media covers every aspect of your project, you save time, money, and hassle.
Please see below to learn more about our team.
Meet Our Team
Mariano Montes de Oca
Director and Founder
Mariano Montes de Oca obtained a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of California Santa Cruz. Shortly after that, he worked for FriendFinder network in Palo Alto, California, where he was a site manager for amigos.com and germanfriendfinder.com. Next, he worked in education, where he taught high school mathematics, including A.P. courses and engineering. Mariano is the founder of M.D.I., a differentiated instruction model based on MAP scores. See more at: www.mapdirectedinstruction.com.
As Director Mariano oversees all projects in the stages of Development, Design, Q.A., and Optimization, as well as Customer and Corporate Training.
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Katy Montes de Oca
Katy Montes de Oca studied Photography at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco after retiring from a successful career in tourism, in which she worked for Tauck Tours for over eight years. As Creative Director at PV Pulse Media, Katy ensures that the site maintains a high level of aesthetics by bridging design specifications, customer's vision, and business profile with overall site composition.
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Keph Senett is from Toronto, Canada. She graduated with a BA in 1999 and went on to study web design and writing, earning a Journalism Certificate in 2008. An avid blogger with an interest in travel, soccer, social innovation and development issues, Keph went to South Africa in 2009 where she volunteered with various local organizations and wrote about her experiences. When the opportunity to live in Puerto Vallarta and work as part of the PV Pulse team presented itself, she jumped at the chance.
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Design and Content Specialist
Amanda Karns is also from Pennsylvania, and loves exploring the world with Shelby. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and has a degree in Applied Media Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design and a PA K-12 Art Education Certification. She’s worked for over seven years as a freelance designer, providing solutions for logos, corporate identity and branding, and various print and online projects. Her current obsession outside of the office is making sea glass jewelry and screen-printing, but she wants to know everything about everything, so that’s subject to change.
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Web Optimization and Internet Marketing
Well-versed in search engine optimization, social media and full-leaf green tea, with 7 years of experience in Internet Marketing, Alex is a Web Optimizer who cares more about user experience and driving conversions rather than gaining Toolbar PR.
Dedicated Web Developer
The most important thing Cecil taught himself was to learn. When he discovered he could do that pretty well on his own he quit school and became a full-time programmer/web developer. He is found mostly attached to a laptop in his office. Occassionally when he is successful in severing himself from it he goes to his farm and watches his mango trees grow.
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