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

Chris Magdelain Austin TX

Leadership Coach

Matthew Urban

Performance Coach

Coaches, Instructors, and Mentors

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

John Griffin Design Director USAA

John Griffin

Design Director at USAA

Sean McNeal Austin Texas

Sean McNeal

Web Analyst at TATA Consulting Services


Jared Stephens

Senior User Interface Designer at USAA

Sara Helmy Tribu Marketing San Antonio

Sara Helmy

Founder of Tribu Marketing Agency

Nick Jones MedSpoke San Antonio

Nick Jones

Chief Marketing Officer of MedSpoke

Josh Salmons San Antonio

Josh Salmons

Social Business Strategy Consultant at USAA

Carlos Maestas Key Ideas San Antonio

Carlos Maestas

Founder and Chief Storyteller at Key Ideas

Jeremy Roberts San Antonio

Jeremy Roberts

Solutions Consultant at Adobe

Margot da Cunha Wistia

Margot Da Cunha

Customer Success Manager at Wistia

Jason Smith Holtcat

Jason Smith

Director, Customer Engagement at Holt Cat

Justin Sachtleben San Antonio

Justin Sachtleben

Lead User Experience Design Strategist at USAA

Scott Barrus Marketing Automation Austin TX

Scott Barrus

Marketing Manager at EBQuickstart

Allie Capitelli Marketing Automation San Antonio

Allie Capitelli

Marketing Automation Specialist II at Rackspace

Ryan Kelly Pear Analytics San Antonio

Ryan Kelly

CEO/Founder at Pear Analytics

Joel Stellner Tableauhelp.com

Joel Stellner

Founder of Tableauhelp.com


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

DCI Mentor Scott Harris Social Factor

Scott Harris

Founder of Social Factor

Dan Tyre HubSpot

Dan Tyre

Director of HubSpot

DCI Mentor


Managing Director at Helixx Partners

DCI Mentor

Pete Hayes

Chief Marketing Officer of Chief Outsiders

Pam Didner Marketing

Pam Didner

Senior Marketing Consultant at Relentless Pursuit

Jeremy Fair

Ian Karnell

GM, Audience Building & Monetezation at Phunware

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