Maryellen Garasky stumbled across affiliate marketing while she owned and operated a business with her husband. Taking the reins of all marketing initiatives (both traditional and online), Maryellen started a hyper-local blog about things to do in her beautiful resort hometown of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Quickly outranking the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau on select relevant terms, Maryellen landed a spot at an agency where she managed programs such as philosophy.com, philosophy UK, Charlotte Russe, Plastic Jungle, DownEast Basics, David’s Cookies, Roots Canada, Roots USA and more. Always a goal to work inside at an advertiser, Maryellen left the agency for Restaurant.com where she led the channel for both networked and direct affiliate partners. Maryellen is now with Jane.com and was a finalist for the Pinnacle Award for Affiliate Manager of the Year in 2017. Maryellen is, also, on the Board of Directors for the PMA and is Chair of the new Merchant and Retailers Council.