Employee Spotlight: Karyn Lanthois

Ellen Horton

By Ellen Horton

Published June 21, 2019
Updated July 29, 2019

1 min read


The fun, ambitious team at Smile Marketing brings the company to life. In this week’s Digital Marketing Minute, we’re spotlighting Karyn Lanthois, one of our expert Digital Marketing Specialists.

Get to know a little about Karyn…

What led you to Smile Marketing?

After a decade of freelancing as a website designer and providing digital marketing for my home state in China I was yearning to put down some roots and be part of a team. I still wanted to be able to work flexibly and grow my digital skills, so I couldn't believe my luck that I found this opportunity with Smile Marketing! It suits my life perfectly, I love the job variety and the relationships I have built with our customers and my team over the last 3.5 years.

What keeps you busy outside of work?

I spend a third of the year in a sleepy outback town in Central Australia called Andamooka. With my partner Conan, I am in the process of building a stargazing observatory. To raise funds we run a secondhand bookstore and host stargazing nights. Away from the city the stars are so beautiful. I watch and read anything science fiction and also like photography and art. I love hanging out with my grown-up kids, 24, 22, and 19.

Where is your favourite place to travel?

So far my favourite cities are Hong Kong, Shanghai and Qingdao, but road-tripping around Australia with friends is just as fun. My biggest regret is that I've never been to Europe. It's on the list.

What is your favorite thing about working at Smile Marketing?

I love all things internet and genuinely nerd out over web design, conversion, SEO and paid traffic. I love mastering skills which are relevant to the modern century. I feel so satisfied to bring my clients great digital marketing solutions that I know help their practices in meaningful ways. Being connected to a remote team across continents and our yearly company meetups are very rewarding.

List five hashtags that describe your personality

#geeky #helpful #memequeen #sincere #quirky

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