Founder & President
Jonathan Boring is a digital marketing expert with more than a decade of proven success in corporate branding, sales and communications. With an extensive background in marketing, sales, and technology, Jonathan has created and carried out digital marketing campaigns that have resulted in greatly increased brand awareness, media attention, customer loyalty, and sales.
Jonathan founded Social Spice Media in 2012, with the vision of helping corporations bridge communications through technology and creative marketing solutions. His goal is to develop, improve and maintain powerful social media integration programs in order to increase awareness, brand loyalty, website traffic and sales. Jonathan has spent the past nine years immersed in digital marketing with an emphasis in social media, and has been a speaker on the topic at several social media conferences.
Prior to founding Social Spice Media, Jonathan served as Director of Sales and Marketing at The California Wine Club (CWC). His role included all aspects of social media engagement and marketing, as well as business development. Under Jonathan’s direction, CWC sponsored the 2010 and 2011 Taste of Camarillo, Bryan Brother’s Foundation Tennis Fest, Camarillo Art Council, and World Council Affairs Dinner.
John "Lou" Alexander
Director of Digital Marketing
John “Lou” Alexander is Director of Digital Marketing for Social Spice Media. Coming from a background in copywriting, search engine marketing, and technical SEO, Lou brings an analytical eye and a passion for compelling content to the team. He enjoys geeking out over new web technologies, Excel formulas, API integrations, and code audits.
Lou has a B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in Spanish Literature, which might explain the occasional reference to metaphysics or Don Quixote. He’s held a variety of positions, from insurance claims adjuster to driving forklifts in Alaska. When not crunching numbers or creating marketing strategies, he likes to play the guitar, ride his bike around Ventura County, read, make super-hot salsa or just hang out with his wife and their two pet rabbits.
Melanie serves as Office Manager, writes content for social media channels, and communicates with clients regarding their marketing needs. She completes monthly quantitative reports for all clients, and accounts receivable.
Melanie earned a B.A. in Sociology from California State University, Chico. Before joining the Social Spice Media team, she worked as a Project Manager in Market Research. On the weekends, she enjoys spending time with her two children and her husband. She loves wine tasting with family and friends, decorating, and shopping.
Director of Video Production Operations
Jesus Cardoso graduated from California State University, Northridge with a B.A. in Cinema and Television, with a major in Electronic Media Management. He was awarded the honors medallion for excellent academic performance. Jesus also is an alumni of Oxnard College where he obtained his A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences with a major in Communications.
Jesus directed the award-winning Bank of America Merrill Lynch video for UCLA and helped the university win a grant to build low-income housing for the city of Los Angeles. With more than ten years of multimedia marketing experience, Jesus dedicates himself to excellence with every project.
Karen specializes in brand identity and print design. Her formula for success is twofold — keeping her client’s design needs in focus and making herself easily approachable. Karen has a degree in commercial art and studied both graphic design and fine art at Wesleyan University, Paier College of Art, and Sacred Heart University. She has designed for many household brands, such as Nestlé, Citicorp, Pepsi, General Foods, Celestial Seasonings, Allegro Coffee and Google.
When not designing, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and her sidekick, Mattie. Her other interests include; fine art painting, paddle boarding, snowboarding, vegan cooking, and being a strong voice for all animals in peril — especially for elephants trapped in the circus.