About Wordflirt®

laptop coffee cup wordflirt3 - About Wordflirt

Founded by Claudia Loens in 2002, Wordflirt® began as a hobby writing business. As an author of several novels and nonfiction titles, Claudia helped small businesses and individuals with their writing projects, such as bios, resumes, newsletters, web content, and more.

In 2008, the company added Social Media Marketing for business, Internet Marketing, and Custom Website Design. Today, they are a global, boutique marketing agency with experience in a variety of industries, including real estate, mortgage, radio, sports, book authors, business and therapeutic coaching, retail, private school, restaurants, and more.

Our Mission

To make the power of a strong digital presence available to every size business.

To help our clients grow, and pay it forward by adding value wherever possible.

And to have fun doing it!

Meet Your Wordflirt® Team

  • claudia square pic - About Wordflirt

    Claudia Loens

    Excited to help you grow!

Claudia Loens

Founder & Chief Wordflirt® Officer

Connect with Claudia

LinkedIn with shadow 50x50 - About Wordflirt

After working as a High Tech Recruiting Consultant in Silicon Valley for over 20 years, Claudia naturally embraced social media when it became mainstream. As an early adopter of LinkedIn for networking and recruiting, she became well versed in applying social networking for business. She has studied all of the platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram.

In 2012, Claudia left her corporate cubicle to focus on Wordflirt® full time. As a lifelong writer of stories, poetry and articles, Claudia was able to incorporate her love of writing with her passion for networking to morph Wordflirt® into the company that it is today. It has become her personal passion to help individuals and small businesses succeed in creating a powerful digital presence.

Claudia lives in Silicon Valley in Northern California with her husband and four daughters. She enjoys cooking, traveling, long walks on the beach, reading, and a good cup of coffee.

Dave is the Technical Guru behind the scene at Wordflirt®! With his technical ability, tenacity, and passion for learning, he makes certain every design is functional, optimized, and looks great!

Prior to Wordflirt®, Dave worked at a semiconductor company for almost 30 years, led teams across multiple continents, and holds six patents. He also has co-created several iPhone apps and developed multiple websites under his company, Pro App Creators, LLC. Dave joined Wordflirt® in 2013, and has been the leading technologist behind every site the team has developed.

Dave enjoys spending time with his wife, working out, attending Journey Christian Church in Irvine, CA, is a certified John Maxwell team coach, and is very passionate about the non-profit he serves in, www.onefleshawakening.com.

  • Dave Braun from Dallas 2010 Convention smaller - About Wordflirt

    David Braun

    Give me a good challenge!

David Braun

Chief Operating Officer/Development Guru

Connect with Dave

LinkedIn with shadow 50x50 - About Wordflirt
  • head shot 2 - About Wordflirt

    Melissa Nielsen

    I love to create!

Melissa Nielsen

Social Media Manager

Connect with Melissa

LinkedIn with shadow 50x50 - About Wordflirt

Melissa Nielsen joined Wordflirt in 2012 to help create and curate content on a freelance basis. She enjoys coming up with new ideas for content, and creating custom images for our clients. Armed with a great sense of humor, Melissa can see the light in every situation.

Located in Portland, Melissa held the position of Wardrobe Coordinator and Catalog/Art Department Assistant at Hanna Anderson for over 10 years.

In her free time, Melissa is married and is the mother of two active and adorable children. They recently adopted their latest family member, Henry from a local animal shelter. Claudia and Melissa are life long friends, having met in Middle School.

Christie is a welcome addition to the Wordflirt team! Her experience with developing a strong customer base, with long term relationships is important to our company’s goals and culture.

Christie has over 5 years of experience as a Realtor in the Silicon Valley area. She also held various sales positions throughout her career. Now, though, Christie is excited to meet business owners and managers, who are struggling with their online marketing. She is passionate about helping them find the RIGHT solution to help them grow their business.

Christie is active in the San Jose community, and enjoys raising her 10 year old son.

  • christie graber headshot - About Wordflirt

    Christie Graber

    I love meeting with businesses!

Christie Graber

Business Development Manager

Connect with Christie

LinkedIn with shadow 50x50 - About Wordflirt
  • Bryan headshot - About Wordflirt

    Melissa Nielsen

    I love to make websites look cool!

Bryan Valentino

WordPress Web Developer

Bryan started his career in the BPO industry and has worked in different areas, such as customer service and mentoring agents. He then transitioned to working as a freelance web developer who primarily focuses on building websites using WordPress. Upon joining Wordflirt, Bryan has grown in terms of skill and has been helping in looking and providing solutions to meet the needs of our clients. (He’s taught us a bunch too!)

Outside Wordflirt, Bryan lives with his funny and adorable grandmother. He loves spending time with his grandma and taking her on walks. He also spends quality time with his girlfriend and they are planning to marry soon. He likes reading books, eating in different restaurants and collecting stuff. Bryan is very happy to have found Wordflirt.

And we at Wordflirt are thrilled to welcome Bryan to the team!

In addition to the team members above, Wordflirt® employs a variety of partners, and part time specialists to augment their skill sets.