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Darius Fisher is the president and co-founder of Status Labs, a premier online reputation management, digital marketing, and public relations firm with offices in Austin, New York, and Sao Paulo. Status Labs serves over 1,500 clients in 35 countries, including Fortune 500 brands, CEOs, politicians, athletes, and other public figures. As president, Fisher created the strategic vision of the company, built partnerships with agencies and influencers, and recruited their domestic and international sales and account management teams. Prior to co-founding Status Labs, Fisher worked as a political consultant and copywriter. Fisher graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University.
Jesse is an internet marketer with an unhealthy obsession with SEO, social media marketing, running, and his Spotify starred list (8,000 songs and growing). Based in NYC, he has a cat named Gracie and fights a constant battle with a major sweet tooth.
Lacy is a native Floridian that uses her Masters in Advertising and background in PR, marketing and branding to produce valuable client work. When she’s not correcting grammar or updating her font collection, she can be found outside. She enjoys exploring Texas with her fiance and dog, snuggling her unwilling chickens, and being the exception to crazy “Florida Woman” stories.
Alexa moved to Austin two years ago from New York City, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Merchandising Management from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Originally from Sarasota, Florida, Alexa enjoys the beach (shout out to Siesta Key), Americana music, thrifting, her two cats, people watching, running and Seinfeld. She is an Aquarius.
Nick works out of our New York office, helping to develop the team’s internal operations and taking on both internal and external marketing projects. Nick is originally from Webster, NY, and graduated from the University at Albany. Prior to joining Status Labs, Nick worked for FanDuel and helped manage one of the largest radio advertising budgets in the country. Nick is a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Grateful Dead. Rock on!
Clair is our Office Manager and Content Director. After graduating from the University of Texas, she joined the Status Labs team to kick start her professional writing career. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, she loves the Royals and when she isn’t at the office, you can find her fueling her addiction to sweets or walking off energy with her new puppy, Fiona.
Alexis Zumwalt is active in various community volunteer programs and is a founding member of the Young Professionals Board at the American Red Cross of Greater New York. She graduated from Baylor University, completing a bachelor of business administration degree in finance. She was routinely on Dean’s List and won multiple awards. She was a member of the Baylor University NCAA, Division 1 women’s Cross Country and Women’s Track & Field teams as well as The Baylor University Interscholastic Debate Team and the Baylor Pre-Law Society.
Asia Mernissi is a Business Development Director based in New York. Prior to Status Labs, she handled client development, private sales and managed several multi-million dollar auctions at Christie’s Paris and Sotheby’s New York. She has lived in France, Italy, and Morocco and is fluent in French and Italian. Asia graduated from Yale University. She loves soccer (Arsenal), progressive trance music, and crime novels.
A native Texan and graduate of the University of North Texas, David was commissioned as an officer in the Air Force and stationed in Japan and Texas. He spent his 20’s traveling to the world’s scariest places as a C-130 navigator. David transitioned to the civilian world, first as an account exec for Siemens Industry and is now at home in Austin at Status Labs. When not in the office, David enjoys a room with a view, a well made cocktail, and exploring the world with his wife Bex, his daughter Lulu, and his metal detector Frank.
Michael graduated from the University of Texas and loves his Longhorns. When he’s not competing in some team sport, he’s probably reading a book and enjoying a cup of coffee.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”
Courtney has over 5 years of public relations and crisis communications experience. When she’s not busy landing awesome media placements for her clients, she enjoys lifting heavy things, sewing, and tending to her backyard chickens.
Julia is the founder of Status Labs’ Latin American team and responsible for its development. A native Brazilian and a true world traveler, she’s lived in Brazil, Australia, London, Guatemala, San Francisco, Austin – and is now based in NYC. She has built strong political and corporate client relationships in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Panama, United States, and Dubai, all in the name of Status Labs.
A young professional with strong corporate ambitions but an artist’s heart, her free time is dedicated to drawing faces and painting abstract landscapes.
Luisa is our Latin America Business Development Manager. After a graduating with from NYU with a specialization in Communications, she began working at the Status Labs New York City office. She has recently relocated to our site in São Paulo, Brazil where she will continue building out the company’s second largest market.
Laura Jaffee is a Business Development Director based in New York City. Prior to Status Labs, she was a top sales performer and manager at SinglePlatform. Originally from Westchester, New York, Laura graduated from Barnard College with a BA in American Studies. Outside of work, Laura can be found exploring the City’s best food and fitness scenes.
Following an extensive career in financial services, Steve has chosen to hang up his finance cleats and make the jump over to the marketing world. When not in the office (and sometimes in the office), Steve dreams about spending his summers on the beach.
Dani graduated from The University of Texas with a BA in English. Before she joined the Status Labs team, she held various odd jobs including fashion buyer, Kindergarten teacher, and a photographer’s assistant in Buenos Aires. With 6 years of content writing and SEO experience under her belt, she’s happy with the home she found at Status Labs.
She enjoys yoga, bourbon, and annoying her coworkers with stories about her pets. She’s a native Austinite and already knows how rare that is, so you don’t have to tell her.
Amy is a gamer geek who has decided real life is overrated. She graduated from Southwestern University and after some time working with children, she decided to pursue a job that included her love of technology. When she isn’t working on costumes for a Renaissance Festival, she is wondering why exactly she never got into D&D.
Steve graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a BA in English. Before joining the Status Lab team he held a variety of jobs including carpenter, bartender, and Mountain Safety team lead in Lake Tahoe, California.
Steve has a love/hate relationship with the Buffalo Bills. He enjoys ice hockey, skateboarding and searching for the perfect chicken wing.
Dana has enjoyed being part of the operations team at Status Labs for almost a year. She likes going to movies, gluten-free cuisine (tacos), and hanging out with her adorable weiner puppy, Charlotte.
PR & Marketing Specialist Manuela has worked in both the US and Brazilian Markets in multiple creative agencies and organizations. She is a passionate about photography, interior design and melted cheese.
Dani graduated from the University of the Cumberlands with a BS in Business Administration. She is originally from Kentucky (Go CATS) where she started her online marketing and SEO career with the Kentucky World Trade Center in Louisville. Before joining Status Labs she also worked as a photographer in Little Rock, an English tutor in Japan and finished up her schooling in Montpellier, France.
Dani enjoys traveling to far-flung destinations, finding ways to incorporate unicorn-adorned accessories into her wardrobe, Moscow Mules, thrifting and taking way too many pictures of her dog, Rocco.
Chance is yet another Austin transplant, hailing from the great pioneer state of Oklahoma. With a Nutritional Science degree from OK State under his belt, he rose to new challenges and swiftly adapted to our tech-startup culture upon joining the Ops team. With sarcasm on point and a pet cactus to care for, Chance surely does his part to keep everyone entertained and our campaigns performing ahead of schedule.
Claire is a native Texan who’s lived in the Austin area for the last 16 years. She graduated with a BA in Art History from the University of Texas, but don’t ask her who her favorite artist is (because she can never choose!). While she has a passion for art and culture, she has spent the last few years working in the tech industry and is excited to be a part of the Status Labs team.
She enjoys grabbing drinks with friends, seeing live music, hanging out with her cat Russell, and taking trips to museums.
Daniel is a graduate of Ohio University, where he also played baseball for the Bobcats. He has been working with different websites, focusing on internet marketing, SEO and content, for over eight years.
Currently based in Orlando, Florida, he enjoys staying active in sports and trying to still be halfway decent at piano.
Kayla relocated to Austin in 2015 after leaving the hospitality industry in Telluride, Colorado. At Status Labs she brings forward her communication and marketing skills as a specialist on the Operations team. Outside of work you can find her on the road or in the mountains.
James has 4 years in Sales and Account Management, working at Groupon in Chicago for 3 years in Business Development as well as developing sales strategy for an interactive software startup. Originally from Houston but spent most of his childhood in Lagos, Nigeria and Islamabad, Pakistan. This gives him a great, worldly perspective when working with clients all across the globe. He still loves to travel internationally any chance he can. Other hobbies include exploring Austin via bicycle in search of the perfect deli sandwich, attempting to learn every Motown song on guitar and solving Lone Star beer bottle cap puzzles.
Charlie is one of our dedicated account managers with 10+ years in customer service under his belt. A true Texan — he is a lifelong fan of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, but also bleeds burnt orange for his alma mater.
Where is Charlie when he’s not in the office hard-at-work keeping clients happy? You’ll probably find him cycling around Austin, kayaking down Lady Bird, playing basketball in the park, lost in a good book, or pursuing his aspirations in the field of juvenile literature.
Bailey grew up in Chicago and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She became simultaneously disagreeable to the cold and fond of traveling, which lead her all over Asia and India before she finally settled in Austin, TX. She has worked in a sales capacity in the tech industry for three years before finding a home at Status Labs.
When Bailey isn’t at work, she is practicing yoga, or researching the best place in town for dinner and drinks.
Jeff is a native Austinite who has experience in the audit, tax, and finance industries. Jeff was an auditor for the State of Texas. He then went into the private sector where he was a senior staff accountant at a large tax firm specializing in high-net-worth individuals and complex partnerships across multiple jurisdictions. Jeff then moved into the financial bonding market for Arthur J Gallagher Risk Management Services (AJG).
Jeff is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys time with his daughter, wife, and dog, Shadow.