Management Team

Karl Hindle


Karl Hindle founded Wellspring Digital in January 2017 and has extensive startup experience as well as advising C-suite and owner/founders on marketing and digital issues. Karl served as a paratrooper in the British Army before graduating from the University of Aston, and subsequently trained as an accountant with Arthur Andersen in London, UK. Karl emigrated to the United States in 2009 after holding several senior positions with several European companies.

His vision was and continues to be to develop a true, full-service digital offering for the SMB market with every digital marketing need covered. Under one roof, it is centrally managed and delivered by one team with consistent and strategic high-quality standards. Karl is a tried and tested business leader and in addition to his strong SEO skills, he also brings a wealth of digital team building experience working with organizations such as Adidas, Barclays Bank, ChildFund International and others. 

In addition to Wellspring Digital, he is involved as an equity partner in several business ventures in the digital space, acts as an advisor for a SaaS vendor in the Workflow Automation niche, and is on the board of the Save a Leg, Save a Life Foundation, an organization very close to his heart. When he’s not working, he can be found spending time with family and his seven rescue dogs, as well as playing guitar with several other frustrated, middle-aged rock stars.

Jon-Mikel Bailey


Jon-Mikel Bailey is the Chief Development and Marketing Officer for Wellspring Digital. Jon has worked in the digital marketing industry for 25 years. In his role here, Jon is responsible for marketing the firm and consulting with clients on content marketing strategies.

He also manages all business development and client engagement efforts. Jon is a writer, speaker, and consultant. He has been published in MarketingProfs, Business2Community, SpinSucks, {Grow}, Social Media Today, and more. He has spoken at the Digital Summit Series, MarketingProfs, ITE, Grant Thornton, and others. 

He is passionate about supporting business in his community and has served as Chair of the Board of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce. He is now serving a new term on that board as well as on the advisory committee for Tech Frederick and the marketing committee for the C&O Canal Trust. He has a beautiful wife and daughter who are nuts like he is. He loves to play the drums and ticker around his 30-acre farm in his free time.

Cory Runk

VP of Digital Marketing & Marketing Automation

Cory Runk joined Wellspring Digital in May 2019 and has served as the Senior Digital Marketing Manager. In his current position, Cory is responsible for managing current marketing automation and pay per click marketing clients as well as developing these services for Wellspring Digital.

Cory is certified in Google Ads, Google Analytics, HubSpot Marketing, HubSpot Sales, and SharpSpring Marketing Automation. Prior to Wellspring, Cory has been in the digital marketing field for the past 10 years and continues to hone his skills in PPC, SEO, Paid Social Media, and Marketing Automation. When Cory isn’t furthering his marketing career, he’s spending time with his family, chasing his toddler around the house, and when he gets a quiet minute, re-reading the Game of Thrones book series for the third time.

Jennifer Feeney

Vice President of Revenue & Sales Enablement

Jenn joins Wellspring Digital with over 20 years of sales experience primarily in technology spaces, Government, Fortune 500, and SMB. Jenn is a sales leader developing strategies and leading teams to top performance, including a nationally ranked #1 salesperson of the year for a Fortune 500 company.

She holds a BS in Business Management/Marketing and MS in Program Management. She officiates High School and youth football in her spare time.

Sammye Klein

Workflow Automation & Project Manager

Sammye specializes in operational processes and process improvements. She joined Wellspring Digital in May 2020. Her work background includes a major metro newspaper, a digital technology firm and one the largest printers in the US.

She has worked in production, technical, operations, sales, and advertising fields throughout her career. She builds on that experience to create custom solutions in Sailfish Workflows. When not buried in a workflow or keeping up with projects she’s on the pickleball court or golf course.

Everitt Chase

Senior Digital Manager

Everitt is an avid problem solver and product refiner with over 20 years experience as a digital producer focusing on web development, design, and marketing.

His production philosophy takes an integrated, wholistic approach to achieving excellence with a focus on thoughtfully-defined objectives, audience perception and user experience. In his role at Wellspring Digital, Everitt brings his experience with SEO, E-commerce, and running his own SMBs together with his design and technical skills to refine our client’s online offerings.  As an autodidactic lifelong learner Everitt has accumulated an eclectic set of superfluous skills ranging from sustainable systems design (as a certified Permaculture designer) to enforcement of international law (after recovering his son from abduction). His hobbies include hiking, macrophotography, and amateur pyrotechnics.

Alex Tsygankov

Director of Content and Social Media

Alex Tsygankov joined Wellspring Digital in March 2022 as a Director of Content and Social Media. Here, he works with clients to create compelling messages that help them build strong bonds with their prospects and customers. Alex believes that communication is the key to any business’s success — and well-written content is still an ideal format for companies to communicate with their audience.

He started his career as a radio reporter, eventually becoming a news anchor and talk show host. Over the next 15 years, he worked as a news outlet editor-in-chief, a press secretary, an internal communications specialist, and (surprise!) a content marketer. Among his former employers are a human rights NGO, SEMRush, a leading SaaS platform that achieved a public listing, and a transnational energy company. 

In his free time, Alex reads a lot. He is also a passionate soccer fan and spends a lot of time visiting stadiums all over Europe.

Digital Marketing Team

Max Fisher

SEO and Marketing Assistant

Max is an SEO and marketing assistant having joined Wellspring Digital in March 2022 having previously worked in telecom engineering in the UK. He works primarily with our Local SEO clientele and as a research assistant to our Head of SEO & CEO, Karl Hindle. When Max is not buried in keyword research and competitor analysis, you can find him on the rugby field, and he is a keen supporter of West Ham Football Club.

Liz Downing

Content Marketing & Ecommerce Consultant

Liz Downing is a writer and marketer with over 13 years’ experience in creating superior copy and marketing materials across a wide variety of industries. Currently, she is eyeball deep in ecommerce, but she likes to keep her mind nimble and her fingers moving on a keyboard.

Liz Schafer

Media Coordinator

Liz Schafer is the master of details and getting things done. She has over 20 years of delivering customer solutions in extremely challenging environments. Liz brings her Customer First expertise to support our client’s many needs in this fast-paced work environment. In her personal time, she can be found at the high school watching one of her kids in sports. Her favorite place to be is on the beach hearing the ocean roll in and feeling the sea breeze.