About Us

headshot of Sami Bedell-Mulhern, Founder ofThe First Click

Meet our Founder

Sami Bedell-Mulhern

The First Click was founded by me, Sami Bedell-Mulhern. In 2017, I started my freelance business, H & E Marketing Solutions, helping small business owners, entrepreneurs and non-profits create and execute their digital strategies in Bend, OR.  

While I enjoyed working with clients one-on-one, so many people came to me needing help, but they were in a place in their business where paying a consultant just wasn’t an option. 

So, I decided to create an education hub to give them access to FREE resources as well as courses for a deep dive!

I believe in the business you’re trying to build, and the impact you can make in your community – so let’s do this!

Berkley Bedell

My life as a storyteller began at a young age, returning from family trips with excited stories of worlds much different than that of my home in small town Iowa. After high school I moved to Colorado where I began casting out on my own adventures, exploring the state with friends at every opportunity – sometimes even venturing outside Colorado’s borders.

Photography became an aspect of my stories in 2004 – while living in Aspen, CO. Inspired by the beauty of the landscapes; I began shooting with a digital camera my mother had given me as a high school graduation present – my first camera. My passion for photography exploded, leading me to enroll at the Art Institute of Colorado. I graduated from the photography program in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts, winning the Portfolio Excellence Award. Following graduation, I continued my travels, seeking out projects around world, including: the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, Tanauan City, Philippines and the Masai Mara National Reserve in southern Kenya.

My work is an ever-growing collection of the experiences and adventures I’ve been fortunate enough to embark on. From the complex relationships that form Earth’s natural systems to the distinctiveness of our cultures, I am constantly seeking out the opportunity to create compelling stories about our world. By creating and sharing these stories I hope to not only to understand more about our planet, but also to inspire others to cast out on their adventures.

Berkley Bedell

Featured Blog Posts

Ep 63 | Time to Jump Into LinkedIn

Ep 63 | Time to Jump Into LinkedIn

My favorite feature on LinkedIn has got to be their lead forms that they have. So a lot of our campaigns use the lead forms, they're very similar to the Facebook lead forms. But you know, the value of LinkedIn is that everyone has their company name and job title...

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Ep 62 | Staying In Front of Your Audience

Ep 62 | Staying In Front of Your Audience

How will you stay in front of your audience so that they're ready to buy when you're ready sell? If you're short on ideas, I'm giving you 3 in this quick episode. Staying in front of your audience is so important, even if you aren't selling right now. And these three...

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Ep 61 | Getting Started with Instagram Stories

Ep 61 | Getting Started with Instagram Stories

Instagram stories are a great way to get to know your audience better and for them to get to know you. Don't be scared - just get started! And in this episode we're sharing how. Creating Instagram Stories doesn't need to be scary or complicated but you just need to...

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Ep 60 | Getting Your Schedule Organized

Ep 60 | Getting Your Schedule Organized

Don't let your calendar take hold of you. You're in charge. And here's how I do it. I haven't been that consistent with my content lately - and it's been driving me nuts. Going into week 5 of staying at home, with the whole family, has had its ups and downs. And now...

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