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.

Featured Blog Posts

Ep 11 | What My Days Look Like

Ep 11 | What My Days Look Like

Content Creation Email Marketing Organization Social Media Website Digital Marketing Therapy PodcastCategories Do you really want to hear about my daily routine?  There are so many ways to go about it and I have learned so much from various people and wanted to share...

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Ep 10 | Ways to Increase your Visibility in Search

Ep 10 | Ways to Increase your Visibility in Search

Content Creation Email Marketing Organization Social Media Website Digital Marketing Therapy PodcastCategories Special guest Blake Denman joins today's podcast to talk about SEO and how to maximize your visibility.    We want to know what your biggest aHa moment...

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Ep 09 | Is it Time for a New Website?

Ep 09 | Is it Time for a New Website?

Content Creation Email Marketing Organization Social Media Website Digital Marketing Therapy PodcastCategories Before you go down the road of building a new website there are some things you should know.  This episode goes through some of those items.   Share in...

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