About the Strella Social Media Team

We have the expertise and experience to make Social Media work for your business

At Strella Social Media, we have a skilled, capable team of staff members and project partners who know how to help business owners and managers get more from their social media presence. We bring in-depth knowledge of social media strategy and online marketing to clients of all sizes in a variety of industries.

We think you’ll find our enthusiasm refreshing! We are driven to help you overcome the challenges you’ve faced with social media. By aligning your social media efforts with your business goals and objectives, our team helps you successfully incorporate social media into your overall marketing plan. We not only provide strategic direction and we also offer ongoing social media management services so you don’t have to worry about fitting time for social media into your already jam-packed business day. Our mission is to make sure your social media efforts move you toward the results you want to achieve rather than distract you from them.

The Strella Social Media team has diverse and well-rounded professional strengths and areas of expertise that include: social media strategy and management, relationship marketing, search engine marketing, blogging, content development, online reputation management, social media coaching and training, and social media metrics and tracking.

Feel free to read the Strella background story and check out our individual team members’ bios below to get to know us better. If you’d like more information about what we do and how we can help your business, visit our Services page. And we’re always happy to answer your questions, so contact us anytime!


The #Strella Team! Center: Rachel Strella, Owner; From Left to Right: Lauren Galli, Creative Director; Stephanie Rice, Administrative Support; Jim Ryan, Video Production; John Webster, Internet Marketing Specialist; and Nathan Smeal, Operations Director.

Rachel Strella

Social Media Strategies

Rachel Strella is the owner of Strella Social Media, specializing in social media coaching, management, and educational presentations. Rachel holds a degree in communications from Penn State University, where she was also a reporter for the Harrisburg campus’ student newspaper. In just a few years, Rachel has grown Strella Social Media from a part-time venture into a successful company that serves more than 25 full-service clients worldwide and provides coaching to many others. In addition, Rachel has delivered dozens of well-received social media presentations to businesses, college students and trade groups.

Lauren Galli

Creative Director

Lauren joined the team in April 2013 as a web writer. In June 2013, Lauren was promoted to Creative Director, which has her not only writing for Strella Social Media clients, but also creating and executing creative strategies. Lauren holds a degree from Central Penn College in Legal Studies, but her talent spans both the medical and communications arenas. She’s currently a nursing student at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) and a scheduling coordinator for a local surgery center. She is also actively pursuing a career as a published author. Yes, this girl does it all!

Stephanie Rice

Administrative Support Specialist

Stephanie joined the #Strella team in September 2013 as an Administrative Support Specialist. In that role, she executes tasks such as timing messages, monitoring social media accounts, and completing quarterly accuracy reviews for clients. Stephanie is a Southern girl born in Tennessee and raised in the Carolinas. She currently resides in Inman, S.C. with her husband, Chris, and daughter, Jillian. The sister of #Strella team member, Lauren Galli, Stephanie is pursuing a surgical technician degree and plans to graduate in 2014.

John Webster

Website Consultant

John loves technology. He’s passionate about harnessing it for business owners who want to use it in their marketing, but who don’t have the expertise and skill set in-house. His areas of expertise include: marketing, tracking and data analysis, website design, blog design, traditional and search engine marketing, and marketing consulting. John sums up his approach to business this way…``I am a simple man, really. I don’t build junk and I don’t believe in taking shortcuts, I value quality over quantity, I believe the best things in life don’t come easy, and I offer superior service that speaks for itself. I’m a straight shooter who is willing to work hard for those who are invested in long-term growth.``

Nathan Smeal


Nathan spent over 14 years in retail management. This experience has allowed him the opportunity to improve business efficiency and operations, implement optimal systems and procedures, and ultimately increase bottom line sales. Nathan joined the #Strella team in August 2014 as the Director of Operations. He also assists with design and team development. Nathan is a 2001 graduate of King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA with a degree in communications.

Jim Ryan

Video Production

Jim is a freelance journalist with skills in writing, photography, video production, social media and content management tools. His work has appeared on PennLive/Patriot-News, the Reading Eagle Business Weekly, the Centre Daily Times, and Harrisburg Magazine. Since January 2014, Jim has served as the video manager for #Strella Social Media. In this role, he helps clients produce video of their business as part of their social media plan.