Hi There! I'm Sami
I created the First Click to support you in finding ease in your digital marketing while increasing your impact!
For the last 15+ years I've worked for startups, established businesses with large teams, nonprofits, for profits and everything in between. Each experience led me to starting this business. I wanted to be able to impact more small-medium businesses and nonprofits. Your work is incredible and important and however we can support you in your vision is what lights us up.
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!
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.