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!!

Duncan Morris

Duncan Morris

Duncan founded Distilled with Will in 2005. He built the, now defunct website CMS from the ground-up, and consulted for some of the company’s first clients. Today Duncan leads the management team and helps to steer...   read more

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14 Comments

  1. Boom! Great news, really happy to have Kate on board the Distilled international bandwagon :-)

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  2. Congratumalations!! Looking forward to checking out the new Distilled pad in June [Rob / Duncan, I'm going to need a desk for a day - is that ok?] :-)

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  3. Congrats, Kate (and Distilled)!

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  4. @Richard - No leaving forks in the office, k? ;)

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  5. Congrats Kate. I'm so happy for you.
    Duncan and Rob... take good care of my girl. She is most definitely a great asset to the company. aaaaaaaaaaand another one moves to Seattle. Guess I know where I'm visiting next. :D

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  6. Seattle just keeps getting more and more cool people. Congratulations Kate!

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  7. Great news for all involved; lovely people, lovely company, lovely news. Lovely.

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  8. Glad everything's going well over the water guys - excellent news.

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  9. Wow you guys snagged a great one! Congrats Kate! Now I'll definitely have to visit Seattle in the near future...

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  10. I'm late to the party today, but congratulations Kate! Hope you'll still be checking in with the Moz team from time to time.

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  11. YES!!!!
    I snagged Seattle another one. Err...well Distilled did. But I get to reap the benefits as well. Yeehaw!

    Congrats to Distilled on their new add and to Kate for making the BEST decision of her life ;)

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  12. Congrats Kate, Congrats Distilled. Wish you both the best.

    I am packing now, on my way to visit!

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  13. Congrats, Kate!!! Good luck in Seattle w/ Distilled!

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  14. Congrats, Kate!!! Good luck in Seattle and don't forget to pack crisps and marmite

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