Full Stride Digital Media has an expert team that is passionate, dedicated, and focused on your success as a small business. Meet our team to see how we go beyond the post and deep into the digital strategy.

Megan Bethke

Megan is a digital marketing guru with a strong passion for helping businesses grow. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in communications and pursued her passion of analytics at Michigan State University, receiving her Masters Certification in Business Analytics. She currently works for Starkey on their Marketing Operations team. Megan loves using marketing and social media to tell a story and grow businesses in a way like never before - digitally of course! She is particularly passionate about analyzing results to make all marketing decisions so that the business is always doing what is best and getting the most bang for their buck! Outside of work, Megan spends lots of time socializing with family, friends, and her dog, Ralphie! She enjoys spending time up at her cabin whenever she can, and doing things outdoors like golf, hiking, volleyball, or drinks on a patio. 

Jenny Godfrey

Jenny is an administrative pro and specializes in social content building and scheduling. With her keen eye for design, passion for efficiency and organization, and full speed ahead mentality, she’s always ready to get things done! Jenny studied Photography at Brown College and has since split her time between portrait sessions and lending a creative and organized hand as an Administrative Assistant/Social Media Scheduler.
Jenny lives in the south metro with her wife, 3 sons, and two cats. She enjoys gardening with her kids, quilting, crocheting, endless DIY projects, and of course, photography. She loves spending time with friends and family and lazy football Sundays!

Lexi Huber

Lexi is a recent college graduate from the University of Wisconsin River Falls, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies. She is currently a small group leader at Hosanna Church where she mentors a group of Freshmen girls. Lexi loves anything digital media, where she can let her creative juices flow and tell a story that inspires others. She's particularly excited to get working with this amazing group of women and take a leap of faith in the workforce! Outside of work, Lexi loves spending time with her loving family, friends, and her adorable puppy Finn. She enjoys painting and drawing, spending time up at the cabin, and doing things with the family such as playing games, fishing, and relaxing.

Stephanie Patnode

Stephanie loves social media and the opportunities it brings to small businesses. She studied photography at Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, CT, and at the Edina Art Center in Edina, MN. She is a master researcher and likes to uncover the strategies that will work the best for digital strategies. Stephanie is our brand photographer and social media strategist. She helps us go beyond the stock photo to give our clients an authentic look on the social media platforms. Stephanie has always had a passion for photography, and she loves to explore new places and determine the best lens for the business brand. Stephanie and her husband Bob live in Maple Grove with their dog Abbi and two cats. Stephanie enjoys traveling to new places, being outdoors fishing, hiking, and kayaking. She is a BIG animal lover and likes going to the lake with her dog. She also loves to bake and cook for family and friends. 

Cathy Von Eschen

Cathy has a passion for all things marketing, especially branding, target markets, and communications. She uses her 20+ years of marketing experience to provide fully integrated marketing services to small businesses. Cathy has a BS in Marketing from St. Cloud State University and an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Cathy is our Digital Business Strategist assisting our small business clients in connecting their business goals to digital marketing activities. She is also a lead instructor in the Full Stride Academy.

When Cathy isn't helping clients with their marketing strategy you can find her hanging out with her husband and their two dogs Fonzi and Radar.  She also enjoys gardening, cooking, fishing, and other DIY projects around the house.


Sarah Patnode

Sarah is the owner of Full Stride Digital Media. She has worked on numerous social media campaigns from small businesses to corporate campaigns reaching a local and international audience. Sarah's focus is to create the success of small business social media efforts by aligning, maintaining, and training social media strategies.  Her goal is to assist businesses in presenting themselves online with an aligned social media strategy focused on making an impact.

Sarah has an MBA, MA in Organizational Management, and is a Certified Effectiveness Coach. Prior to creating FSDM she worked as the Director of Professional & Organizational Development for Minnesota State and Colleges. She partnered with wonderful small business organizations like SCORE, SBDC, and WomenVenture. 

Sarah LOVES her family. When she is away from her desk you can find her outdoors with her husband Andy and son Anthony. Bella is the love of her doggie life...and she lives for going to the cabin.

Sarah is also an Equine Coach, which is where the love of horses comes in. See the logo...we love going Full Stride Ahead!