Meet the Team

Introducing Propel Digital's rag-tag team of digital marketing mavericks...
Say hello to the core members of the Propel Digital team. We also collaborate with a number of talented freelancers so we can widen the scope of the awesome work we do for our clients and bring on the best people for the job at hand.

Founder & DirectorLauren Begley

When starting Propel Digital, Lauren wanted to create something that spoke to the true effect that digital marketing can have on a business of any size.

Whether you're a hairdresser, electrician, real estate agent or big brand - digital marketing can change the trajectory of your business, helping shoot you into the stratosphere of success. And for over eight years, Lauren has helped businesses all across Australia do just that.

Lauren has a Bachelor of Media Studies (from way back in the day), specialising in Film and Television. After tireless internships following her graduation, she found herslef in the world of social media marketing. And the rest, as they say, was history. After many years on the agency scene in Melbourne working for big brands like Coon Cheese, Goulburn Valley, Movenpick, Liptemper and Burbank Homes (just to name a few), Lauren had truly learnt the transformative power of what digital marketing can do for a business.

After making the tree-change back to her home town of Wangaratta, it seemed only natural for Lauren to take all of that knowledge she had acquired and apply it to the many small businesses she knew and loved around town.

Outside of work, Lauren is a mum to two human kids, Reid and Mae, and one fur kid, Archie. She enjoys exploring the beautiful North East Victoria region with her husband Ben and stopping into the occasional cellar door during their travels.
Love of bold colours90%
Ability to read maps50%
Ability to get the weather forecast wrong80%

Account ManagerEmily Perri

Em has lived, studied and worked in Wangaratta for the past 28 years - so you may have seen her around! Working a range of jobs in the hospitality & customer service sector, she loves having a chat & providing clients with a positive experience!

Known as our resident creative genius, Em studied Graphic Design and has an uncanny eye for detail. Her ability to capture a brand's vibe or personality and turn it into a visual identity is second to none.

Beyond her creative prowess, Em's infectious personality has earned the moniker of 'bestie' by many of our Propel Digital clients. Just another reason while you'll love having Em on your account.

When she’s not hanging out with the Propel Digital team, Em currently owns & operates Basil's Wood Fired Pizza, is binge-watching New Girl again & listening to Loose Units: The Podcast & Australian True Crime.
Love of initiating mid-work dance break70%
Love of pups named Basil100%
Likelihood of having a chinwag95%

Account ManagerSarah Portolesi

Born and bred in Griffith, NSW (and recently moved to Albury) Sarah has experience within the travel and advertisement industries. She’s a people person and LOVES having a chat!

Since joining the team, Sarah has shown her incredible go-getter attitude - always willing to give any task thrown her way a crack (a sign of a TRUE Propel Digital team member).

As part of her role, Sarah is responsible for supporting the wider team and clients in moving projects forward as well as lending her content creation skills to help brands level-up and make maximum impact with customers.

When she’s not in the office, you’ll find Sarah hanging out with my two dogs Lily and Gavin, at the gym or indulging in true crime documentaries.
Scary similarities to Emily80%
Love of Japan90%
Hatred of smashed avocado100%