At the heart of Louder Marketing Group is

the husband and wife team of Steve and Sonja Petrik.

THE TEAM

At the heart of Louder Marketing Group is

the husband and wife team of Steve and Sonja Petrik.

THE TEAM

At the heart of Louder Marketing Group is

the husband and wife team of Steve and Sonja Petrik.

Sonja PetrikThe Boss

 

At first, I tried to write my bio in 3rd person, but it felt super fake.

 

I’d rather just write like I speak- hope you don’t mind.

 

My background is in sales and marketing as well as business coaching, but in all the roles I held, nothing felt quite right.  Each role contained something I loved and then a lot of stuff I couldn’t stand. I learned valuable skills working for others, but wanted more- including more flexibility to be with my family.

 

With a secret desire to work for myself, I decided to learn how to code.

 

Starting small with a Skillcrush course in html/css, my journey began.  I’d always loved to write and the awesome team at Skillcrush introduced me to Laura Belgray’s copywriting material.  I had no idea that writing and coding could go together- but they DO.  A website can be well-designed, but if the copy is off, so is everything else. I absorb everything Laura teaches.

 

Over the course of two years, I took online classes to learn Illustrator, Photoshop, WordPress and even Inbound Marketing principles from Hubspot.

 

It was time to leave my full-time job to focus on freelance client work and hone my new skillset.

 

In early 2018, (four years after taking my first html course), I joined Marie Forleo’s B School program to help me launch Louder Marketing Group. Everything I learned in B School trickles into how I help people just like you- business owners who want to be taken seriously online.

 

To beef up my copywriting skills, I joined Kevin Rogers Copy Chief program too!

 

I’m here to bring my full skillset to the table to help your business grow.  My motto?  Never stop learning. Ever.

 

On top of building in WordPress, I love to write, paint (in any medium) and craft with copious amounts of fine glitter.  When not meeting with clients, I wear yoga pants as much as possible…they’re usually splattered with some paint.

Sonja Petrik

The Boss

 

At first, I tried to write my bio in 3rd person, but it felt super fake.

 

I’d rather just write like I speak- hope you don’t mind.

 

My background is in sales and marketing as well as business coaching, but in all the roles I held, nothing felt quite right.  Each role contained something I loved and then a lot of stuff I couldn’t stand. I learned valuable skills working for others, but wanted more- including more flexibility to be with my family.

 

With a secret desire to work for myself, I decided to learn how to code.

 

Starting small with a Skillcrush course in html/css, my journey began.  I’d always loved to write and the awesome team at Skillcrush introduced me to Laura Belgray’s copywriting material.  I had no idea that writing and coding could go together- but they DO.  A website can be well-designed, but if the copy is off, so is everything else. I absorb everything Laura teaches.

 

Over the course of two years, I took online classes to learn Illustrator, Photoshop, WordPress and even Inbound Marketing principles from Hubspot.

 

It was time to leave my full-time job to focus on freelance client work and hone my new skillset.

 

In early 2018, (four years after taking my first html course), I joined Marie Forleo’s B School program to help me launch Louder Marketing Group. Everything I learned in B School trickles into how I help people just like you- business owners who want to be taken seriously online.

 

To beef up my copywriting skills, I joined Kevin Rogers Copy Chief program too!

 

I’m here to bring my full skillset to the table to help your business grow.  My motto?  Never stop learning. Ever.

 

On top of building in WordPress, I love to write, paint (in any medium) and craft with copious amounts of fine glitter.  When not meeting with clients, I wear yoga pants as much as possible…they’re usually splattered with some paint.

Steve PetrikNot The Boss

 

My professional background is in sales/marketing and business development.  You learn a lot about what works when you’re managing budgets responsible for driving $5-10M in revenue annually.  It’s a pressure cooker, and you aren’t afforded many mistakes.  So in the interest of self-preservation I set out to learn everything I could about business management, sales/marketing and social media.

 

Shoutouts to Gary Veynerchuk, Lewis Howes, Carol Dweck and Tim Ferriss for their gifts of insight, and their ability to broaden anyone’s view who is looking to better themselves.  There are others, but these are my top 4 influencers when it comes to business and personal growth.  Thank you all.

 

You can absorb a lot of podcasts, interviews and keynotes during a 4-hr round trip commute from San Antonio to Austin (something I used to do 3-4 times/wk).  I gained a lot of perspective during those drives and I came to the realization about 2 years ago that, while I loved my work, I was building someone else’s dream, not mine.  That’s the kind of epiphany that never stops eating at you, and so earlier this year I took the plunge, walking away from a safe and rewarding job (and salary) to come alongside my wife and help her carve our own niche with Louder Marketing Group.

 

Sonja and I have two amazing kiddos, Emma and Ethan, and the world’s coolest cat, Othello.  Everything we do centers around providing them with a safe and happy life.

 

When we’re not working or hanging with the kids, music is my passion (thanks Mom!).  In my spare time I do pro bono work in the independent music scene, helping several emerging artists with their social media campaigns, as well as coaching them on how to build, connect with and manage their fan bases.   We’ve seen some amazing shows and met some amazing people in the music community, people who’ll be friends for life.

Steve Petrik

Not The Boss

 

Where to begin.  In my heart of hearts I’m a people person.  There’s nothing I love more than helping someone out.

 

My professional background is in sales/marketing management and business development.  You learn a lot about what works when you’re managing budgets responsible for driving $5-10M in revenue annually.  It’s a pressure cooker, and you can’t make too many mistakes.  So in the interest of self-preservation I set out to learn everything I could about business management, sales/marketing and social media.

 

Shoutout to Gary Veynerchuk, Lewis Howes, Carol Dweck and Tim Ferriss for their gift of insight, and their ability to broaden anyone’s view who is looking to better themselves.  There are others, but these are my top 4 influencers when it comes to business and personal growth.  Thank you all.

 

You can absorb a lot of podcasts during a 4-hr round trip commute from San Antonio to Austin (something I used to do 3-4 times/wk).  I gained a lot of perspective during those drives and I came to the realization about 2 years ago that, while I loved my work, I was building someone else’s dream, not mine.  That’s the kind of epiphany that never stops eating at you, and so earlier this year I took the plunge, walking away from a safe and healthy salary to come alongside my wife and help her carve our own niche with Louder Marketing Group.

 

I’m the company go-to guy for all things graphic design related.  I started tinkering with graphic design back in 2007 for fun.  The digital medium affords you so much space to make mistakes, learn and re-create fast, making the creative possibilities endless.  Anytime I need to decompress, I always turn to a combination of music and graphic design.  It’s pretty cool that I get to go to my happy space at work.  It’s easy to turn out great work, when your work is also your hobby.

 

Sonja and I have two amazing kiddos, Emma and Ethan, and the world’s coolest cat, Othello.  Everything we do centers around providing them with a safe and happy life.

 

Music has always been my passion (thanks Mom!).  In my spare time I do pro bono work in the independent country music scene, helping several emerging artists with their social media campaigns, as well as coaching them on how to build, connect with and manage their fan bases.   We’ve seen some amazing shows and met some amazing people in the music community, people who’ll be friends for life.