about us

Who We Are

The core of Pixel Fire Marketing is Dan DeSive and Angela Chaney. These two marketing professionals not only have a combined 40+ years of marketing experience, but they also have a deep commitment to their community and clients. Their various specialties combine to give clients a comprehensive marketing strategy that gets results.

how it all started

our history

Dan DeSive had recently started his own SEO company in 2014 when he met Angela Chaney in a networking group. Angela was working for a business magazine and the two of them began referring clients to each other. Angela soon started writing blogs for Dan part-time and Dan knew he wanted her to join him in expanding his business into a full service online marketing agency.

When Angela left her job in 2015, she joined Dan and one part-time employee to launch eSpark Media. They started with SEO and social media marketing, but soon branched out into web design due to the demand. The partners re-branded as Pixel Fire Marketing to incorporate their new core services and brand. The team has since brought on full-time specialists in social media marketing and web design to better service their clients on a variety of levels.

philosophy and

Culture

The team at Pixel Fire Marketing is committed to becoming an extension of each client’s marketing team. We learn about each client’s unique business and how we can best complement what they are already doing to ignite their marketing results. We believe in education as well as marketing and we want to empower each of our clients to learn and grow throughout our time together.

Our knowledgeable and talented team stays on the cutting edge of technology by attending ongoing education in all areas of online marketing. The landscape of online marketing changes rapidly and it takes constant vigilance to stay up to date and able to harness the power of new tech. Our team understands this and spends time each day learning how to incorporate changes and use them to our clients’ best advantage.

At the heart of our philosophy is Engagement Equity. We know that helping our clients means putting them first. We learn what they need, what they want, and what equals success to them. We strive to make deposits into the equity account of each of our clients and encourage them to do the same with their own customers.

meet the

Pixel Fire Marketing Team

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Angela Chaney
Partner

Communications

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Dan DeSive
Partner

Sales & Strategy

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Sarah Nelson
Designer

Web/Graphic Design

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Kali Brayfield
Lead Web Designer

Web Design

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Travis Payne
Business Development

Client Services

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Caitie Seaman
Account Manager

Client Services

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Courtney Murdoch
Account Manager

Client Services

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Olivia Watson
Social Media Specialist

Digital Marketing

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Amanda DeFazio
Digital Ads Specialist

Digital Marketing

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Ceyenna Kanne
Online Marketing Specialist

Digital Marketing

Angela Chaney

Partner | Communications

Angela has been in the marketing industry since 2001. She has experience in print media, blog writing, web content, and marketing strategy. As the head of content, Angela enjoys listening to clients to capture their unique voices and translating that into powerful written pieces that achieve unique marketing objectives. In her free time, Angela enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and writing a wide array of crazy fiction for a variety of markets and genres. Expect to see her on the best seller list any day now…(a girl can always hope).​

Dan DeSive

Partner | Sales & Strategy

With more than 20+ years of experience in marketing, Dan has worked with numerous business owners in growing their businesses and bottom lines. His deep knowledge of a broad range of platforms and tools gives Pixel Fire Marketing, and our clients, a competitive edge. Dan is an active board member of the Professional Remodelers Organization. When not helping our clients, Dan spends quality time with his family including his wife, Mary, daughters, Ashley & CJ, and two doggas, Silvey and Chester. Not to mention posting pictures of his BBQ on Instagram.

Sarah Nelson

Lead Designer | Web/graphic Design

Sarah grew up in a small rural community in Kansas, spending most of her time on her grandparents farm. In 1997 Sarah made the move to Nebraska where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1999 and has been a graphic designer since 2000. Sarah has many years of experience in print design, company branding, logo design, web graphics and now social media content and imagery. She loves what she does and enjoys meeting people to create a relationship with each customer, which in turn creates the best outcome for their project and ongoing design work. Sarah loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys traveling and can be found at the beach or on a nature trail when not in front of her computer.

Kali Brayfield

Lead Designer | Web Design

Originally from Elkhorn, NE, Kali graduated from Dana College and returned to Omaha to start her career. She has been designing websites for small to medium sized businesses for the past eight years. She enjoys working with a variety of clients and projects and loves the problem-solving aspect of web design. 

In her free time, Kali enjoys hanging out with her family and friends and her  Australian shepherd Kai. She also loves playing and coaching volleyball, traveling and exploring new places, and is a Husker volleyball and Kansas City Chiefs fan.

Travis Payne

Business Development | Client Services

Bio Coming Soon.

Caitie Seaman

Account Manager | Client Services

Caitie Seaman is one of Pixel Fire’s Account Managers. She works with new clients to help them get up and running and connects with current clients to ensure their strategies, goals, and assets are up to date.

Originally from Georgia, Caitie grew up in an Air Force family and was able to see the world as she moved around until the family settled in Nebraska. Though Caitie has lived here more than 20 years, she still tends to say y’all a lot.

In 2016, she graduated from UNO and discovered her passion for marketing and communications. She loves connecting with people and showcasing their different marketing components and helping them see how it can take their business to the next level. One of her favorite things to hear is a client saying, “Oh yeah! I can totally do that!”

Caitie has been married since October of 2020 and the couple enjoys raising their rescue pup Cici. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys watching movies, gaming, or adventuring with friends on the Dungeons & Dragons podcast she participates in.

Courtney Murdoch

Account Manager | Client Services

Bio Coming Soon.

Olivia Watson

Social Media Specialist | Digital Marketing

Olivia was born and raised in Omaha and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media communications. A right-brained, creative type, Olivia has worked in non-profit marketing and is excited to bring her passion for social media and advertising into the online realm at Pixel Fire. When she’s not working, Olivia enjoys golfing when the weather is nice, shopping, watching reality TV, and spending time with her friends and family.

Amanda DeFazio

Digital Ads Specialist | Digital Marketing

Amanda grew up in Omaha, attending high school and college in the area. She received her Bachelor’s in Studio Art with a K-12 teaching endorsement. After teaching high school pottery and art foundations for a year, Amanda sought another career to use her passion for creativity. She returned to college for an Associate degree in Front-End Web Development.

Amanda worked in internal communications and social media management before starting her role at Pixel Fire Marketing where she enjoys working with various clients in different industries, the relationships formed, and coming up with the best solutions for success. Outside of work, Amanda loves participating in CrossFit, spending time with her cat, Muffin, and quilting.

Ceyenna Kanne

Online Marketing Specialist | Digital Marketing

Ceyenna grew up in several small Nebraska towns before moving to Lincoln for college. She attended UNL, graduating in 2022 with a dual degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Digital Arts and Psychology. After working at a non-proft for a year, Ceyenna decided she wanted to utilize her love of social media and graphic design and joined the Pixel Fire Marketing team as a Online Marketing Specialist.

When she’s not working, Ceyenna loves to read, garden, take road trips and camp, go on walks with her husband Sam and two dogs, Eira and Mabel, and watch movies or TV shows.

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