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 180 | What Should You Do to Grow Your Organization?

Ep 180 | What Should You Do to Grow Your Organization?

So many people get stuck on what they should or shouldn't be doing when it comes to marketing in your business. The thing is, when you talk to different people they'll tell you something a little different, especially based on their specialty. So what do you do? I'm...

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Ep 177 | Creating your 2023 Big Picture Strategy

Ep 177 | Creating your 2023 Big Picture Strategy

I love to start my strategic planning by planting my big rocks and non negotiables. This is both personal and professional, because I want to have that healthy balance. I'm walking you through the simple steps I do each year to help me set big goals and figure out my...

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