Meet the Team

Digital Marketing Team


Erik Bunaes

President & CEO

Erik is a corporate-trained business consultant and recognized expert in email and digital marketing. With 3+ decades of experience in financial services, management consulting and start-ups, he has provided strategic and digital marketing to clients nationwide, especially with professional services/IT, distributors, contractors and non-profits. As a professional speaker, he has taught 300+ classes on digital marketing.

Erik earned a B.A. in English from St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY and an M.B.A. from the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Connect with Erik on LinkedIn.

See Erik's ebook: Get More Sleep by Seeing the Financial Future of Your Business

Alison Donovan

Digital Marketing Specialist/Account Manager

Alison is a digital marketing specialist and account manager. She specializes in creating content, email marketing, social media marketing, digital marketing, and other marketing tools that help clients expand their marketing capabilities. Alisons responsibility’s include creating content, and helping clients with developing and managing campaigns. 


Alison graduated from Siena College in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, and a Minor in Management. She started off as an undecided business major, but once she took her first marketing class she fell in love. Her favorite class was digital marketing, and she’s excited to use what she learned in the classroom and apply it to her work. She currently lives in Grafton, NY and in her free time loves to spoil her two Maltese dogs, Bella and Mollie. 

Madeline McDermott

Digital Marketing Specialist/Account Manager

Maddie is a digital marketing specialist and account manager. She specializes in website design, creating content, email/social media marketing and digital marketing. Maddie’s responsibilities include creating content and helping clients with developing and managing campaigns. 


In May of 2019, Maddie graduated from The College of Saint Rose, graduating a year in advance with her Bachelors degree in Marketing. Along with this, she was a member and a captain of the Women's Swimming and Diving team. 

Maddie’s love for Marketing started when she was a Senior in High School. Her family created a business called Honey Drone. The business concept was to raise awareness about how vital bees are to humans. Some of her favorite classes during her Undergraduate studies were E-Commerce Marketing, Intro to Photoshop, Consumer Behavior, and Creative Writing. 


In her free time, Maddie enjoys traveling up to the Adirondacks to spend time out on The Great Sacandaga Lake. She also has an interest in photography and writing.

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David Fearheller

Chief Financial Officer

Management responsibility for all financial, accounting, tax, human resources and other strategic planning areas of Endorphin Advisors LLC. Now based in Southern California, David has had a strategic relationship with the firm since 2008.

David is a Certified Public Accountant and started his career at Ernst & Young. He is a Corporate Finance Professional with a track record for development of successful public debt offerings, direct equity and debt placements, IPOs, M&A, including SEC reporting.

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Brian Mertik

Branding & Graphic Design

Brian has brought to life the visions of those in the public, entertainment, cooking, business, education and additional industries. His experience has spanned clientele including those local to national with subjects including technology, consumer products, healthcare and international business.

Brian has had decades of experience defining and perfecting the use of many mediums. These have included video, print, web, online and offline presentation and brand identity. 

He graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a B.S. in Graphic Design.

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Sharon Schanzer

Graphic Design & Web Design

Design and development services include: marketing collateral design, web/WordPress design and development, design and production of corporate identity, PowerPoint presentations and templates, trade show materials, environmental graphics, signage, books and eBooks, white papers, magazines, and point-of-purchase displays and signage.

Software expertise includes: InDesign, Photoshop, WordPress, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Acrobat, CSS, HTML, WPML (multilingual WordPress), WooCommerce, Hubspot, Adobe Presenter, iSpring Presenter, Constant Contact. Sharon is based in NYC.

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Donna Cosmato

Professional Writer & Copy Editor

Donna is an experienced, professional writer and copy editor.


Her skills include: Copy edition, content writing (web content, ebook, etc.), blogging, social media management, ghostwriting, proofreading, web content management, content/social media design and development, editorial consulting, website writing and marketing. Donna is based in Virginia.



Head of Security & Snacks

Norway is our head of security and snacks.

Her skills include: eating snacks, finding snacks, jumping on people and sleeping. She doesn't really do much to help our clients, but she's entertaining and lovable. Norway is based in the Albany area.