Our Core Values
We are Content Garden, Inc., a small digital marketing agency in Greenville, NC that helps small businesses and non-profits reach new customers and donors. We have over 20 years combined experience helping organizations from non-profits to startups to established businesses to effectively market themselves online. We create high-quality, searchable content, engaging marketing campaigns, and beautiful websites. We bring not only expertise, but also passion for helping people from all walks of life to reach their personal and professional goals through digital marketing.
- Client-Centered: Our clients are the entire focus of our organization. As we help you grow and adapt to new challenges, we get to grow with you.
- Team-Oriented: We believe in cultivating vibrant team cultures within organizations. That’s the way we work. That’s the way we encourage our clients to work, whether you’re a solopreneur working with us as a long-term partner or a large regional non-profit looking to build cross-functional skills wthin your organization.
- Innovative, but Focused on Sustainability: Innovation is the lifeblood of successful organizations, but without the resources and processes to sustain innovation, it falls flat. We will help you stretch beyond what you thought you could do without overextending yourself.
- Attentive to Growth and Learning: We can help you learn how to do things for yourself. We treat clients more like business partners than customers. We want to extend what you can do, not make you dependent on us.
- Pragmatic: We design products and services that integrate seamlessly with your core values. We can help you skill up so you don’t feel overwhelmed. We can help you develop realistic goals that fuel your passion and propel you forward.
Our Content Gardners
Guiseppe Getto, Ph.D., President and Founder
Guiseppe is a college professor who also consults with small businesses and non-profits from a variety of industries. His clients are people who want to develop better content, better SEO, better user experiences, better writing, better designs, and better reach for their target customers. Based on 8+ years of research and consulting with organizations ranging from non-profits to startups to established businesses, he recently founded Content Garden to help collect other consultants who are as passionate about helping small organizations as he is. When he is not content gardening or professing, he is probably writing poetry, watching reruns of sci-fi shows, working out, or playing video games. Visit him online at: https://guiseppegetto.com/.
RJ Thompson, Creative Director
RJ Thompson is a practicing graphic designer, graphic design educator, and entrepreneur currently teaching graphic and interactive design as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at Youngstown State University. In 2012, RJ merged his startup, Zola Design, LLC, into a new marketing, public relations, and advertising agency named Shift Collaborative, where he was co-principle and creative director for a year before selling his share in the company. Before entrepreneurship and education, RJ was a graphic designer for the H.J. Heinz Company – a Fortune 500 worldwide company. RJ, his wife Erin, and daughter Amelia live in Bellevue, PA where they can be found building Lego cities in the basement of their house. Visit him online at: https://iamrjthompson.com/.
Jack Labriola, Vice President of User Experience and Content Strategy
Jack is a Ph.D. student at Texas Tech University who does freelance technical writing, social media, and content strategy. He enjoys working with a variety of organizations to help build and grow their online presence, including hospitals, startups, and universities. Jack received his Master’s degree in Technical Communication from Texas Tech and is working toward his lifelong goal of becoming a college professor. Visit him online at: http://www.jtlabriola.com/.
Jessica Getto-Rivait, Vice President of Writing, Editing, and Project Management
As a 2011 Ph.D. graduate from Michigan State University’s Rhetoric and Writing program, Jessica has a diverse portfolio of experience with technical writing, health communication, and project management. Along with her academic training and experience, she also has an extensive record of working with nonprofit organizations on communication projects (such as how-to videos, grants, brochures, and WordPress websites). She recently completed her BSN at East Carolina University and is now a nurse at Vidant Medical Center. Visit her online at: https://jessicarivait.com/.
Joe Corcoran, Web Design, WordPress Development, and Sales
Joe has a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Design and Development with a concentration in web development from DeVry University. He also has an Associate’s Degree in Advertising and Graphic Design from Pitt Community College. In addition to working as a WordPress designer/developer and sales associate for Content Garden, he is also a Functional Business Analyst for Vidant Health. At Vidant he works in the Information Systems department doing assessment, implementation, and upgrades for PeopleSoft applications.
Thomas Rusconi, Web Development and IT
Thomas Rusconi is a professional Computer Programmer with a Degree in Computer Engineering and over ten years of experience in computer programming, website development, system administration, databases, software application development, and network and server support. He graduated from the University of Milan Bicocca with a Juris Doctor Degree in 2011. He has served in Italy as an expert in Information Technology Legal Transaction for several major corporations and institutions. Thomas currently works for East Carolina University and is responsible for the IT infrastructures at The Coastal Studies Institute located in Wanchese, NC. Previously, he was the systems administrator for the Geography Department at East Carolina University. Thomas and his family recently relocated to the Outer Banks of NC and when he is not working, he enjoys time with his family and new adventures, including water sports and surfing.
Marshall Lambert, Graphic Design and Web Design
Marshall is a curious designer with an investigative body of work who has a passion for color, smells, culture, the real and the surreal, the known and the unknown. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Boston University and has ten years of experience in creative and art direction, graphic design, and web design and development. Marshall enjoys working intimately with small businesses and individuals to provide design solutions customized to client’s needs. Through a process and research-rich approach, Marshall’s work combines both traditional and conceptual graphic design practices yielding well-considered, experiential solutions. She believes design should be a great, unexpected, and considered experience. Visit her online at: http://studioskiffle.com/.
Jess Boren, Graphic Design and Digital Marketing
Besides designing and marketing for Content Garden, Jess is a Digital Marketing Communication Specialist with Red Hat in Raleigh, NC. She has three Bachelor’s of Arts degrees in Marketing, Event Management, and Business Administration from Grace College, a small school in Northern Indiana. When she is not busy working, she dreams of visiting space, works on her science fiction novel, or attempts to paint.
Jalen Fair, Social Media Marketing and Sales
Jalen Fair is currently a senior at East Carolina University where he is studying Business Marketing. Jalen has interned at Community Crossroads Center, a non-profit organization in Greenville, NC, where he supplied content for their social media pages as well as helped establish a Google Ad Campaign of $10,000 per month through the Google Ad Grant for Non-Profits program. When he is not busy with school or work, he enjoys catching up on pop culture and musical theater news.
David Young, Content Strategy and Technical Writing
David is a Ph.D. student at Texas Tech University who studies engineering and scientific communication and does freelance technical writing. As a former chemical engineer, he enjoys engaging with technical content and helping to translate this content to usable forms for the public. He received his Master’s degree in Technical Communication and Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He also has experience authoring and editing help and service documentation for organizations, ranging from petrochemical to information security industries.