Coaches, Instructors, and Mentors

As a part of the 12-month apprenticeship, we bring in coaches, instructors, and mentors to guide the apprentices along in their marketing learning and professional development. Apprentices meet twice per week in cohort sessions with either a coach, instructor, or mentor.

These professionals lead the way locally and nationally in their respective industries and key skills areas. Cohort sessions are a workshop format, interactive, and project-based. These professionals give valuable advice and insight to apprentices for them to apply at their digital jobs.

Learn more about our team of marketing experts:

Coaches     Instructors     Mentors


The role of coaching in the apprenticeship is to facilitate personal and professional development. Coaches hold monthly group coaching sessions to cover topics such as Managing Up, Time Management, Goal Setting and Consensus Building. Apprentices meet with their coach one-on-one monthly to further refine their career development path. The coach, apprentice and apprentice supervisor also meet quarterly to review KPIs, goals and long term vision.

Aurora Geis Coach San Antonio Jason Michael Bryant Photography

Leadership and Performance Coach/Head Coach

Chris Magdelain Austin TX

Leadership Coach

Matthew Urban

Performance Coach


Performance Coach


Performance Coach


Performance Coach


DCI brings in top local and national talent to train apprentices in technical marketing skills. All our instructors are professionals leading the way in their field and are on the cutting edge of new marketing trends. Topics covered include: Analytics, Content Marketing, Google AdWords, Marketing Automation, and Web Development. Cohort sessions are workshop format where the instructor facilitates work on projects.

Matt Pompa Austin TX

Matt Pompa

Inbound Marketing at Fahrenheit Marketing


Grace Steele

UX Designer at Security Service Federal Credit Union

Sean McNeal Austin Texas

Sean McNeal

Web Analyst at TATA Consulting Services


Jared Stephens

Senior User Interface Designer at USAA


Sara Helmy

Founder of Tribu Marketing Agency


Brent Klein

Master of Motion/ Director of Photography at Creative Leverage, Inc.

Josh Salmons San Antonio

Josh Salmons

Social Business Strategy Consultant at USAA


Stephen Pfister

Front End Developer Supervisor, Marketing Operations at Kasasa by BancVue

Jeremy Roberts San Antonio

Jeremy Roberts

Solutions Consultant at Adobe


Alan Ferguson

Digital Strategy & Analytics Manager at Airrosti


Courtney Byrd

VP of Strategy at Best Practice Media & Creative Director at Social Media Week Austin


Ryan Hobert

Program Director at Blue Moon Digital, Inc.


Mark Noneman

Professional Scrum and Kanban Trainer & Managing Partner, Enterprise Agilist at The Madison Henry Group


Ben Staley

Senior Manager, Marketing Programs at Rackspace


Randy Stark

SEM Account Supervisor at Adlucent


Giovanni Gallucci

Award-Winning SEO, Social Media Marketing, & Digital Strategist at search+social co.


Christy-Ann Weber

Consumer Marketing Director at Pipeline Success Inc.


Mark Barrera

Senior Director, SEO at Ziff Davis


Nelson Eisenmann

Marketing Director at NSR Holdings


Reid Connolly

Business Intelligence Manager at Indeed


Kelly Manalo

Digital Marketing Analyst at Digital Turbine


Alejandro DeHoyos

Independent Filmmaker


Mentors come in monthly to provide professional insight.  Apprentices are given the opportunity to ask bigger picture questions to the mentors about their marketing career paths and gain insight from these seasoned marketing experts.

DCI Mentor Steve Patti San Antonio

Steve Patti

CMO of Aston Martin Racing

bridging the talent gap in digital marketing

Bill Schley

Co-Founder BrandTeamSix


Scott Harris

Founder of Social Factor


Zak Cocos

Product Director, Growth at Indeed

DCI Mentor

Jim Van Eerden

Managing Director at Helixx Partners


Scott Rhodes

Head of Global Digital Marketing Solutions at Harte Hanks


Jed Jones

Chief Data Scientist at MindEcology


Dawn Johnson

Senior Operations Executive & Independent Consultant


Weston Woodward

Founder of Woodward Media & Co-founder of Agave Consultants

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