Andrea Nelson was awarded “Advertiser of the Year” by Pepperdine University, her alma mater, in 1999. After 10 successful years as an Account Executive working at mid-large LA agencies on brands such as Pacific Life, Honda, Nestlé and Public Storage, she turned her specialty to the dynamic world of social media and marketing. Since 2008, Andrea has written for several prominent blogs, including her own and has counseled countless businesses on SEO and best practices of online promotion & networking. In 2001, she was awarded the Monty McKinney Award for Outstanding Advertising by AAAA and she was recognized as a SCV “40 under 40” recipient in 2010 for co-founding the popular local social network for families: SCV-Moms.com/SCV-Family.com. Andrea currently advocates for three local non-profits as an active board member: The SCV Family YMCA, Justin Time Children’s House and Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley.