Susan Blizzard is the CEO, owner and co-founder of Blizzard Internet Marketing, Inc. Susan graduated from Phillips Andover Academy, earned a BA from Duke University and an MBA from Columbia Business School, graduating with honors at each school. After Columbia, Susan spent 5 years working on “Wall Street” as an investment banker for Prudential and then Oppenheimer & Co. During this time, Susan developed an expertise in corporate finance and management that serves Blizzard well. In addition to all the various roles any small business owner must perform from time to time, Susan’s primary role was Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 2008. Susan volunteers as the Chairman of the Board for Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley, and sits on the Colorado Mountain College Advisory Board. She enjoys tennis, skiing and spending time with her 2 kids in the gorgeous Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado.
Sales & Marketing
Originally from Petersburg, Nebraska, Daniel Leifeld started with Blizzard in January, 2012. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008 and moved to Colorado. Daniel did audio and video production and sold radio advertising before coming to Blizzard. He enjoys spending time with his wife Erin and their dog, Summit. Daniel enjoys officiating football, basketball and baseball. His hobbies include his motor cycle, cars, music, country dancing and watching sports-especially the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Chicago Cubs.
Lisa Lilly first started at Blizzard Internet Marketing back in 2008, where after a 2 year stay, the ski industry called her back. Having been with Ski.com for the 10 years prior, Lisa took the position of Director of Sales with the Colorado Travel Company. After the company sold to Ski.com, Lisa went back as the Director of Affiliate Products, as well as the web team Agile Coach. Always keeping a close eye on Blizzard happenings and in close touch with many Blizz employees, she decided it was time this past July to settle back in to the Blizzard family. She prides herself in using her extensive background in the hospitality and web marketing industries to help create a comfortable, efficient, and effective experience for Blizzard clients.
A native of the Roaring Fork Valley, Lisa enjoys all the perks and activities of mountain living. Outside of the office you can most likely find her trying to keep up with her twin girls and their sports, skiing, hiking, or watching football. Go Broncos!
Marketing & Design Services
A native of the Northeast, Tammy was born and raised in New England; graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a BS in Environmental Design and ultimately ventured on a whim to Colorado. A love of adventure, sunshine and outdoor activities made the mountains of Colorado the perfect place to work and play. Tammy has a wide range of previous administrative experience: including hospitality and office management, as well as a 2 year stint as an equine therapy program director. In 2011 Tammy started work with Blizzard offering help with client relations in both the hosting and marketing departments and then promptly moved into a full time SEO Expert role. Now a project manager, Tammy still loves Search Engine Optimization and particularly enjoys teaching clients how to develop good website structure and content for users. Successfully applying years of research and process development skills, Tammy strives to simplify the sometimes daunting world of online marketing. Outside of work, Tammy, her husband and their six “kids” (three dogs/ three horses) spend a great deal of time traveling, hiking, camping, hunting and working on their ranch.
Jacquie is a Denver native. She spent several years in Los Angeles, working in marketing and radio promotion for various record labels, as well as being stuck in traffic. She returned to her native square state and decided to get her paralegal degree, however she soon realized that was NOT her calling and sought to find a less litigious path, one with a marketing emphasis. Jacquie loves learning new things and is thrilled to be absorbing so much from her new Blizzard family. When not working, Jacquie has gone to the dogs; she serves as president of the Roaring Fork Kennel club, even though her fur-kids are All Americans, and also as President of Heeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley, the local pet therapy group. Jacquie’s dog, Chauncey, is recently certified as a therapy dog. Her other dog, Karma, rules the roost. Jacquie is also interested in politics and, of course, the Denver BRONCOS!
Originally from Dillon, CO, Danielle holds a degree in Marketing from the Leeds School of Business at CU-Boulder. Danielle has been with the company since 2005, as both a Project Manager and Paid Advertising Manager. Danielle uses her knowledge of search engine marketing to deliver successful results to her clients, and strives to deliver excellent customer service. When not at work, Danielle enjoys spending time with her husband, Levi, her son, Hudson, and their pup Winnie.
Since 2004, Kathy has been with Blizzard as a Senior Account Manager and Marketing Project Manager. She combines her knowledge of SEO, SEM and User Experience with her understanding of the tourism market to help clients improve their online presence for more conversions. Having developed long-term partnerships with our clients, visiting their regions, and talking to vendors, she understands the challenges our clients face, thus helping them succeed. “Project Management is about the big picture, finding integrated solutions and reaching goals.”
Kathy has many outdoor hobbies related to living in Colorado where she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling, of course!
Amy moved to Glenwood Springs from Southern California in 1998 where she gained her professional experience working for a large insurance company as a Customer Service Manager and as a trainer for a software development company. As a Marketing Consultant, Amy utilizes her computer business and customer service experience to manage a variety of Blizzard Enterprise and Comprehensive clients. Amy enjoys spending time with family and friends and taking advantage of all the outdoor activities the Rocky Mountains offer.
A born and raised New Yorker, Maria moved to Colorado in 2012 from Sullivan County, NY. She has lived in Vail as well as Fort Collins and is excited to now call the Roaring Fork Valley home. Maria graduated Magna Cum Laude from St John’s University in NYC with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration. Upon moving to CO Maria began gaining experience with Content Management Systems and SEO within youth athletics and later moved to a full-time internet marketing position on the Front Range working with youth summer camps. Her diligence, efficiency and consistency shine through in all of Maria’s work. When working with client’s Maria’s goal is to not only help the client meet and exceed their goals but to establish a friendly rapport and working relationship. In her free time you can find her hanging with her family, fly fishing, Hulu binging, skiing and dreaming of skiing!
Originally from Wisconsin, Nicole has called Colorado home for 15 years. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Colorado State University and has over 9 years experience as a Graphic Designer and Web Designer. Nicole is passionate about both web design and mountains, so Glenwood Springs is the perfect place for her to work and play. As a team member of Blizzard, it is Nicole’s goal to help create beautifully designed websites while maintaining a positive user experience by utilizing the most modern aspects of online marketing. Outside of work, Nicole, her husband Matthew and dogs Bella and Zeus, spend their time playing in the mountains of beautiful Colorado.
Nicole moved from Michigan to Glenwood Springs, CO in the summer of 1995 with her family. After just one visit to the gorgeous mountain town one winter the move was an easy decision. Since 2004 Nicole has worked for Blizzard in many departments of the company. First as a Marketing Project Manager, moved on to be the Email Marketing and Web Maintenance Manager soon after. And then in 2010, Nicole decided to take a leave in order to complete and attain her Graphic Design degree. Nicole is now where she belongs as a Web Designer and Marketing Assistant. With her background in internet marketing and graphic design Nicole is able to help in many areas of the company. Outside of work Nicole is the wife to a most awesome husband and a busy mother of three amazing boys and 6 year-old puppy dog! “I love being outdoors, I love being with my family and I love my job!”
A Colorado native, Todd has been in digital marketing for over 20 years. Todd has a degree in Environmental Conservation from the University of Colorado, Boulder. After college Todd worked as a Park Ranger at Rocky & Zion Mountain National Parks. As part of his job he went onto design and develop the first website for Rocky Mountain National Park and starting a website called the Colorado Guide. Todd managed to get AOL and the Denver Post to sponsor the website, and eventually sold the website to National Geographic. National Geographic brought him on board where spent 7 years as Director of eCommerce for National Geographic and consulting with several other clients along the way. In 2006, he and his Partner Corey took a year-in-a-half career break to travel; spending 10 months in Southeast Asia and doing an extensive 6 month road trip of the western U.S. In late 2007, they decided to settle here in Carbondale, Colorado. Outside of his passion for helping small businesses and nonprofits with their digital marketing and strategy needs, Todd enjoys hiking, rafting, skiing, traveling, theatre, volunteering for multiple causes and spending time with Corey and their dog Zeke.
Mellie moved to the area 3 years ago from the Front Range of Colorado by way of Philly and Washington, DC with nearly 20 years of experience in both print and web design and development. After spending most of her career in the D.C. area working with various federal government contractors and nonprofits, she felt the mountains calling and finally headed West to the open spaces and rocky peaks which she now calls home. Mellie has an insatiable thirst for knowledge and adventure (and calls herself a unicorn), which explains her wide variety and depth of skills. She loves animals, hiking, rock climbing, teaching herself to ski, and taking road trips to explore new places. She spends her time outside the office finding new adventures with her dogs and son, painting canvases encoded with special energetic frequencies, and teaching intuitive art online. She also loves to wear bright colors, even when they don’t match!
Lynn Santomo joined the Blizzard team in 2011 and serves as the Blizzard Reservation Engine (BRE) Project Manager. Her role as Project Manager encompasses a comprehensive array of technical assistance and organization of all aspects of the BRE product delivery. Lynn works closely with Blizzard developers and clients to provide program consultation, testing and training. Prior to joining Blizzard, Lynn has had a successful career as a marketing director and consultant in industries ranging from real estate, water park manufacturing and hospitality. With over 15 years of marketing experience, Lynn’s work has focused on building smart, cohesive communications strategies that integrate advertising, marketing, Internet and public relations, with a proven track record of giving sales teams the tools needed to be successful. Lynn prides herself on implicitly understanding the project at hand, listening to the needs of the client and assisting in the timely delivery of BRE products.
Greg is a Colorado native and has lived in the Glenwood Springs area since 2000. He has a degree from Mesa State in Information Technologies and over 20 years of IT experience. In his off time he enjoys spending time with his wife Julie, camping, hunting, fishing and hiking.
Colorado native (4th generation!) that grew up exploring the state. Terry earned a degree from Mesa College in Grand Junction, majoring in Geology and minoring in Mathematics. He started programming in 1979 part time and has been doing nothing but since 1982. His experience includes Civil Engineering systems, Doppler Radar DB’s, Process Plant CAD systems, Text Search & Retrieval, Financial Market Trading systems, CAD operator in steel fabrication shop, automotive dealership inventory systems… Joined Blizzard in 2012 as a contractor, and as an employee in 2013. Avid motorcyclist (part time tour guide), mtn biking, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, gardening, cooking. Spending time outdoors with my daughters as often as possible.
Raised in the local Roaring Fork Valley, Tish moved to Fort Collins, CO, to attend Colorado State University. Upon returning to Western Colorado, Tish worked as a Software Support Technician for an analytic software development company from 1994 – 2001 where she gained much respect and knowledge of the trading markets. As a member of the Blizzard Internet Marketing team since 2001, Tish now enjoys the challenges of managing the Hosting and IT services. Tish is a proud mother of four children. She and her husband enjoy the winter seasons coaching the area Buddy Werner Ski Racing Team at the local resort, Sunlight Ski Resort. Their summers are filled with rafting the Roaring Fork, Colorado, and Gunnison rivers. In her spare time, Tish enjoys reading, hiking, running, biking, and camping.
Born and raised in England, Ali moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2007 for just one ski season, where she met her husband, and decided to stay (“We don’t have much sun in England”). She has a background in Law Enforcement and Nursing, but over the years has developed a passion for Office Administration. Ali is currently studying Business and Accounting at Colorado Mountain College.
When she’s not working, Ali enjoys archery, and hanging out with her dogs, Jake and Lucky.