Sterling Sky Inc was founded in 2017 by Joy Hawkins.  Joy has been working in the SEO industry since 2006.  She worked for 2 different online marketing agencies for a total of 11 years before starting Sterling Sky.  You may have seen us around online at:

Joy Hawkins
Joy Hawkins has been working in the Local SEO industry since 2006 and loves being a Google Top Contributor. She also loves spending time managing Google AdWords accounts and has been certified in both Google Search & Display. She is also a speaker at various search engine marketing conferences such as SMX & LocalU. Joy is a mother..
Colan Nielsen
VP of Local Search
Colan started in the local SEO world back in 2010 and is also deemed a product expert by Google as a Top Contributor on the Google My Business Forum.  He is a contributor to Moz’s famous Local Search Ranking Factors survey and is a former Google MapMaker Regional Lead. Like Joy, he is obsessed with everything related to..
Deborah Hickey
Search Engine Marketing Specialist
Deborah has been working with Google AdWords since 2010. She loves problem solving and is always up to the challenge of optimizing AdWords accounts for many types of industries.  She also enjoys baking and loves to challenge herself with any new or complex recipes. On her free time she loves having tea parties and playing..
Yan Gilbert
Senior SEO Specialist & Analyst
Yan has been creating websites since 2008 and now enjoys helping others grow their businesses through SEO. He is certified in many digital marketing products including Google Analytics, Google Mobile sites and Inbound Marketing through Hubspot Academy.  Armed with a psychology degree from McGill University, Yan is adept at finding ways to help businesses achieve..
Richard Hawkins
Chief Technology Officer
Richard has been running IT systems for over a decade and graduated from Liberty University in 2008 with his Bachelor of Science in Communications.  When he’s not working with his wife, Joy, he works full-time as a video editor & technician for Living Truth.
Josh Mallett
Paid Search Analyst
Josh has been working with Google AdWords since 2013. He enjoys doing the day-to-day maintenance, troubleshooting issues with accounts and doing keyword research. His parents are still trying to understand how he makes money; and some say he ages backwards. When he isn’t working, he is usually out climbing mountains. 🧗