About Us

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.

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Featured Blog Posts

Ways to Customize your Website

Ways to Customize your Website

Have you had your website for a while and it's feeling blah?  Not ready to completely rebuild, but you know you want something different?  Or maybe you're looking to build a new site for you business, but want it to look different than everything else that's out there...

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Batching Tasks to Save Time and Energy

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Branding Elements You Shouldn’t Ignore

Branding Elements You Shouldn’t Ignore

Content Creation Email Marketing Organization SEO Social Media WebsiteCategoriesTake a minute and think about the brands that just come to mind.  Some that I always go back to are Target, Nike, Starbucks andPatagonia.  They are brands that are easily recognizable and...

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Monthly Website Checklist

Monthly Website Checklist

Content Creation Email Marketing Organization SEO Social Media WebsiteCategoriesYour website is done and beautiful and you feel so good to have it up and running.  But are you aware of what you should be doing monthly to maintain it and drive traffic and engagement?...

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Become a WordPress Wizard with Divi BETA

February 4 - March 30

Join our 8- week Beta Course all about building your WordPress Website with Divi!

FREE Masterclass: What’s New with Google My Business

February 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Monthly Masterclass! This month is all about how you can leverage your Google My Business page to get more results in search and convert your customers. This is such a powerful tool for 2019 and anyone wanting help with local search should definitely be a attend. The workshop will be held in the First Click private Facebook group.

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March 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0

Monthly Masterclass! Topic TBD The workshop will be held in the First Click private Facebook group.

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April 8 - April 12

Free 5-day Challenge! Does Search Engine Optimization overwhelm you? Don't let it!  Tackle the basics to help you increase your visibility in this 5-day challenge.

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