Who We Are

About Us

If you’re like many of our clients, you’re bombarded by calls from local advertisers looking to sell radio commercials, newspaper and magazine ads, or even billboard space.

Digital marketing can be scary – but it doesn’t have to be.

Enter the Meerkat family. Like our namesake, we look out for each other here. One of the beautiful parts about family is we show up as we are and we celebrate the unique gifts we each have.

At Meerkats, we keep things simple. Jargon-free, sans the red tape often associated with working with large marketing agencies, and we grow your business simply through proven marketing strategies.

At Grow With Meerkat Digital Marketing Agency, we keep things simple. Jargon-free, sans the red tape often associated with working with large marketing agencies.

Marketing is made easy when it’s an all-in-one marketing solution like we offer at Grow With Meerkat.

We’re always a text away, but our clients are so busy taking care of their full client rosters that they rarely even need to touch base with us.

Grow With Meerkat is a product of the great state of Ohio. Specifically, the Toledo, Ohio area. And while local is our passion, we help grow businesses all over the nation.

We Build Lead-Generating Machines.

Do you want to spend time learning marketing or would you rather spend that time answering leads that we send your way?

Ready to learn more about Growing With Meerkat? Contact us by clicking the button below.

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digital marketing agency, grow with meerkat, cofounder Stephanie Solheim

Stephanie Solheim, Owner

Hi! I’m Stephanie Solheim, one of the fearless leaders of Grow With Meerkat, and I believe your business is only as strong as its weakest link. It’s incredibly fulfilling to be able to step into businesses struggling with marketing to help strengthen their business and take them to the next level.

I Play Hide And Seek With Google.
I’m a former “Gifted Kid” who read tech manuals for fun. Since 1993 I have had an obsession with learning how things work, especially things online.

I was quoted in The Toledo Blade in 1995 at age 11.

I think the Internet is really neat, and I’m going to try to get my mom to figure it out”

That life-long passion now informs my work – I get to nerd out while providing custom solutions for clients. My inner gifted kid still geeks out over the endless possibilities of the internet. That sense of wonder and excitement is what drives me every day.
SEO is my favorite game of strategy
Alex Brinkman and I Co-Founded Grow With Meerkat Digital Marketing.
We are 4 Time Winners of Toledo City Paper’s Best Of Toledo – Best Toledo Website Designer Award.
I have hosted internationally attended SEO Conferences, Built Social Media Communities of 75K+ Members, Helped Women-Owned and Minority Owned Businesses survive and thrive, especially during the Pandemic. Grow With Meerkat still has a mission of giving back and donates multiple websites and services to worthly causes and non-profits across the United States.
They say love what you do – and I am OBSESSED.
I love sitting in on Podcasts, like the Search Engine Journal, or the Aspiring CMO to chat about Local SEO, Community Building, Entrepreneurship, and running a business while being a mom.
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Stephanie has been into digital marketing since she was 10.

Alex Brinkman

Alex Brinkman, Owner

Hey there, I’m Alex Brinkman, lover of automation and making life easier. If there is reptitive digital task in your business that costs you time each week or month, I want to find a way to automate it. Our clients love the extra time we’re able create for them in their business and personal life and it’s helped us scale our agency.

Whether it’s website design or website development, watching a site come together fuels my creative fire. My background in development and design gave me creative license to start expanding my expertise.

I also develop custom WordPress plugins. That means if your WordPress website doesn’t have a certain functionality that you want it to have or need it have, I can likely develop a plugin that can make it happen.

Over the past 5 years I’ve helped business all over the world in almost 30 countries, thanks to my best-selling WordPress plugins for the Divi Theme.

Community Support

Together we’re a force to reckon with, and that’s great news for your business.

As much as we love our business, we love our families more. We structured Grow With Meerkat in such a way that we can sustainably and holistically grow it to spend as much time as possible with our families and we do the same for the clients we work with too.

Grow With Meerkat is dedicated to paying it forward by volunteering and donating to causes and organizations that align with our values and passions.

Some of the volunteer and donations we’ve made recently support:

  • Restoration of the Love Wall in downtown Toledo
  • REED Charitable Foundation
  • Girl Parts Publishing & Production
  • Women of Toledo
  • Sisters in SEO
  • Let’s Build
  • Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association

Our Fierce Meerkat Team



I am Fatima Lillah the head of Copywriting at Grow With Meerkat.
I am a fun loving, creative/artsy person.
When I am not fueling my soul with family time, I am in the kitchen whipping up a new dessert or cooking up a storm for my boys to devour.
Long walks on the beach, gardening and putting paint to a canvas bring me much needed peace.



When not working at Grow With Meerkat as the Project Manager, Danielle enjoys making terrariums in her free time and working for herself selling her handmade leather journals.


Hello! I‘m Rose Avellanoza, and I am the inbound marketing & multimedia manager at Grow with Meerkat. Sometimes, I enjoy reading books. It‘s not an everyday thing, but when I feel like it, I love getting lost in a good story. Besides books, I‘m really into podcasts, especially the ones about movies or books. It‘s fascinating to listen to someone else‘s take on the stories. It‘s also a fun way to discover new stuff I haven‘t checked out yet.


Hi I‘m Mona, I am the head of Off-Page SEO & Link Building at Grow With Meerkat. SEO and Graphic design are my favorite things. I also enjoy volunteering and helping other people to know about the Bible Truths. I‘m a Nature Lover and interested in traveling abroad.


Hi I‘m Wasim Sajjad, I work at Grow With Meerkat on Website Development and Off Page SEO. I have been working since 2010 so I feel that there are no shortcuts about success. I always try to do my best during working hours. I love to watch and play cricket. My daughters are my life.

Marketing Services

  • Lead Generation
  • SEO
  • Content writing
  • Copywriting
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Local SEO
  • Google My Business profile management
  • Reputation Management
  • Link building
  • All-in-one includes website hosting and security

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