Why Choose Our PPC Team?

  • We’re a team of experienced PPC managers who are strongly in tune with the ever-changing landscape of digital advertising.
  • We’re dedicated to constant optimization and learning.
  • We manage client PPC accounts as if they were our own.
  • Each one of our clients has real people behind them, not just software.
John Thornton Black Propeller

John Thornton

Founder & CEO

While John may be a marketing rock star, he thinks he’s an actual rock star, and a movie star too. These days, when he’s not obsessing over boring acronyms like ROI and CRO, you can find him drinking the worlds worst coffee and lamenting the fact that he’s the only person in the office who’s seen every episode of Saved by the Bell.

Annie Yeager

Account Director

Annie is the glue at Black Propeller, but we don’t tell her that. Glue is a sensitive topic for her. See, Annie loves horses, a lot. And they love her too. Especially Serene Harbor, who made her a famous Steeplechase Jockey. Unfortunately, Annie’s horse racing skills don’t really translate to most other sports, like ping pong. She’s awful at that.

Annie Black Propeller
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Brendan McKernan

Senior Account Manager

Brendan loves data – whether its analyzing a client’s digital performance or running numbers on who to start in fantasy football. When he isn’t knee deep in numbers he can be found searching for the next craft beer to enjoy or cheering on the Baltimore Os or Washington Football Team. (maybe not the best choice in winning teams).

Delaney Newhart

Account Manager

As an Account Manager at Black Propeller, Delaney does more than keyword planning and ad copy writing. She also makes sure to post regular boomerangs on the BP Instagram, a task she does not take lightly. You can thank her background in professional photography for ensuring she gets ALL the good angles!

Delaney Black Propeller
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Mary Morris

Paid Search Manager

Mary’s pride and joy is her dog Fred. He might be cross-eyed and scared of balloons, but she loves him just the same. She recently moved to Maryland and is already obsessed with crab dip. When she’s not crossing items off of her to-do list, she is staying up to date on the latest Tik Tok trends, and researching new marketing tactics.

Dalton Bowlin

Account Coordinator

When he’s not bragging about how great working in Glacier National Park was or listening to extremely heavy music (which he listens to nonstop), Dalton’s just a normal dude with a passion for PPC. He loves learning the latest digital marketing techniques, loves his awesome fiancée, and loves to say he can quote 95% of the movie, “The Other Guys”, but we have yet to verify if that’s accurate.

Dalton Black Propeller
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Kelsey Oliver

Paid Social Manager

Kelsey’s desk is home to the world’s smallest plant, while her foot is home to the world’s smallest tattoo. She says it’s a “wave”, but it’s a ripple at best. Aside from loving all things small, Kelsey has an unhealthy obsession with Christmas. Who listens to Christmas music in March? Kelsey.

Hannah Johnston

Digital Designer

Hannah may sit a lot for her job, but makes up for it with all the hiking she does out of the office. Although she’s not satisfied with east coast “hills” after living out west, she says they get the job done. She may be infamous for getting lost on the trail, but lucky for us she can map out an eye-catching design like a pro.

Hannah Black Propeller
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Bill Barbre

Project Manager

Meet Bill, National Staring Contest Champion and all-around technical guru. He’s also designed a few websites in his career, building his first website over 20 years ago using Microsoft FrontPage. And that just so happens to be the last time he smiled too.

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