Introducing Kate Morris - The “Yank” is Here

Its been less than two months since we announced that we were to open Distilled Consulting, our American wing.

Our new office is now open, and Rob has moved to Seattle where he's been busy with some great clients and with recruiting an expert SEO team. We're proud to announce our first new member: Kate Morris has joined the Distilled team as an SEO Consultant.

Kate joins us after a year on her own as an independent search marketing consultant. Kate is a speaker on the conference circuit with shows like PubCon, SMX London / East, and Affiliate Summit East / West under her belt. She brings with her a wealth of experience, bags of enthusiasm, and a sense of humour (humor!), all of which are incredibly important at Distilled.

We are super excited that Kate is joining our team, and look forward to the impact she will have on our clients. Kate shares many of our fundamental beliefs about how to define and execute online strategies and is already embedded in the SEOmoz way of life which saves us a job.

Kate had the following welcome to add.

Howdy Y'all.

The Texan has joined Distilled. In case you didn't notice, I am not a Distilled blog regular, yet. I'm hoping this is a first in a long line of posts. And it's April Fool's Day. There can't be a better time to announce my joining this awesome team right? I swear this is real.

First, let me say I'm not crossing the big pond. I'll be headed up to Seattle in June to work with Rob as an SEO Consultant. Until June, I will be working remotely from Austin.

So who am I? I'm not Duncan's long lost sister. Promise. My bio is there for anyone to read if you are so inclined. The more important thing is that I come to Distilled very excited about the opportunities put before me. I left my comfy home office (desk in my apartment bedroom) to come here because I have always had high respect and esteem for the entire Distilled team. Will continually amazes me with his presentations at conferences and with the questions he poses to the industry. And Will's brother (*ducks* from Tom), well let's just say I can't wait to pick his brain. Everyone here pushes the envelope in search marketing and I am hoping to join that tradition.

P.S. Why the title? Funny story. One day Tom Critchlow (not sure it was him, but I'm going with it) called me a Yank. Now, I'm from Texas, and to southerners like us, a Yankee is a northerner. No one calls a Texan a Yankee. Just ask Melissa!!

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Duncan Morris

Duncan Morris

Duncan founded Distilled with Will in 2005. Duncan was CEO of Distilled for just over 5 years before he handed the reins to Will in 2014. Duncan is now Chairman, a non-executive role that, amongst...   read more