About UpMyInfluence

We believe YOU deserve the chance to positively and profoundly influence the world with your message.

For too long, the path to authority and influence has been paved by traditional public relations firms– a great option for large corporations with huge budgets and plenty of time on their hands. Not nearly as effective for the millions of other businesses, brands and entrepreneurs that need more bang…. for less buck.

At Upmyinfluence, we’ve created an antidote to this old-guard model! Our system is designed to totally disrupt and democratize the PR industry, giving users a platform to gain influence and the guts to claim their own authority.

The UpMyInfluence platform harnesses the power of agency-level tools and allows influencers and their teams the ability to collaborate with us through our strategic PR framework.

The Upmyinfluence team is totally and utterly committed to empowering others to take charge of their narratives, building loyal audiences and profitable businesses.
Josh Elledge - we turn entrepreneurs and executives into media celebrities
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Core Values + Value Narratives

No good treasure hunt starts without a map. And no good business should start without one either! At UpMyInfluence, everything we do is guided by 5 core values designed to keep us on course no matter where we roam. We hope our “map” will not just resonate with you–but prompt you to think about what’s guiding your brand and business as well.


We aim to empower all to get their voices heard.


We coach our members own and grow their own expertise & wisdom.


We empower our clients to serve the world with their messages to create the biggest impact.


We are constantly challenging the status quo with everything we do.

Human Connection

We harness the power of relationships to create sustainable collaboration.

Want more Authority and Influence?

Picture of Josh Elledge on TV. Josh started UpMyInfluence to help startup entrepreneurs get more media buzz.Josh Elledge, Chief Executive Angel of SavingsAngel.com has…

  • Been on TV and radio more than 2000 times in more than 100 different cities
  • Owned a newspaper
  • Writes a syndicated column to 1.1 million readers
  • Has created more than $8 million in free advertising for his company.
  • Has taught tens of thousands of entrepreneurs how to do the same thing

UpMyInfluence.com (previously known as upendPR) is a platform that uses PR-related strategies to get our members lots of publicity and authority. Our members become high-authority experts that the media and other influencers seek after for partnerships and to promote. It doesn't matter if you are a tech startup, author, artist, or athlete. The rules are the same and they all equate to one thing:

When you get lots of great media attention and buzz, you become a media celebrity. High-authority celebrities attract more money, more traffic, and more sales for the products they represent.

The more your audience sees you, the more they will trust and like you. You'll gain an incredible digital reputation. Investors will pay more attention. Customers will respect your authority in your industry. Your segments, stories, and content will get shared far and wide throughout the web – all doing its job to increase your authority, traffic, sales, and profits.

What you'll learn

Success requires exposure

Have you ever felt that you would someday get on TV? Be quoted in major publications? Be talked about in households across the country?

I have something to tell you that celebrities and successful entrepreneurs know.

If you want to be on TV, radio, established press, and large digital media outlets, you can't just build a business from behind your keyboard and expect to be recognized. Entrepreneurs need to MAKE their publicity happen. We do this for our members.

Gaining authority through publicity is not incredibly difficult – but it takes tools, resources, relationships, and expertise to speed up the process. That's what UpMyInfluence has. We turn entrepreneurs into media celebrities. Their authority opens up opportunities to work with very successful entrepreneurs. As a result, marketing and attraction of customers feel as though it's on autopilot. New business opportunities regularly happen because of the value of our members' networks.

A vast majority of business owners fail at this – and are potentially missing out on millions in sales because their startup just isn't well known.

How Josh bootstrapped a 7-figure a year business.

Prior to Josh launching SavingsAngel.com, he laid the groundwork by making many friends in the media. Because he knew the rules of working with journalists and other influencers, 18 of 20 outlets he chatted with said YES to helping him launch his company with NO out of pocket costs on his end.

Bottom-line: If he didn't get the help from the media, his company would never have gotten off the ground.

This is what fuels us, here at UpMyInfluence. There are countless great ideas and budding entrepreneurs who have what it takes to become successful. The only thing missing is customers and sales. A successful, ongoing media campaign and regular connections to influencers can solve this at a fraction the cost of paid advertising.

Why there's never been a better time than now

More than ever before, if you produce great digital content, large influencers (particularly those in news departments) want to talk to you! However, it's critical that you know what to say and more importantly, what not to say!

UpMyInfluence.com is designed to find the right influencers for you and make it happen faster than most public relations firms. The secret to PR and influencer marketing is to not only act as an expert for your company – but as an expert for your industry as a whole. Influencers respect other influencers. This can save you from having to pay $30K+ to get a big social media star to mention your product to their audience. Influencers work together all the time. Our job is to help make you one – so that you get access to the same benefits.

Technology has improved. Business has improved. Access to journalists and influencers has improved. However, many entrepreneurs I've spoken with have expressed frustration with a PR industry who has not evolved to meet the needs of the lean startup and ambitious entrepreneurs. We created UpMyInfluence to be the service that we needed for nearly a decade but did not exist.

Be prepared BEFORE reaching out to influencers

This part is so critical. I cannot overemphasize how important it is that you are ready before you contact influencers or your local media. You will be judged based on what you are showing the world in terms of your authority. Sadly, most influencers will never tell you why they chose not to reply to your email. But it almost always comes down to what you are communicating. You need an experienced eye to help you shine.

As an UpMyInfluence.com member, you'll have the tools to gain the trust of journalists, influencers, writers, and producers. Trust us. They are looking for some very specific things and if you don't have them in place, don't even expect a reply. They don't have time to waste on amateurs. We want to make sure this never happens again.

UpMyInfluence is disrupting 'old school' public relations.

You can spend a lot of money to hire a public relations expert to get you placed in your local newspaper or TV news. I spent $25,000 in PR fees. PR people are some of the nicest people in the world. Most are excellent at what they do. As a small-business owner or startup entrepreneur, however, there is a major problem: you generally cannot afford to buy what you would truly need with the old-school PR agency model. And… a half-hearted PR attempt is a waste of money. A. Huge. Waste.

UpMyInfluence.com is disrupting this system for anyone looking to create lots of buzz and authority for their business. Our approach to growing connections and exposure through PR is based on what works best: efficient systems that instantly improve what you'll be judged on. These things are what will mean the difference between a ‘no' and a ‘yes.' You'll learn what you need to create the relationships and perceived authority that will grow your business. Our system has been working for hundreds of other UpMyInfluence members. It will work for you.

Meet the Team


Josh Elledge

Founder / Chief Executive Officer

Josh Elledge believes that every person has a message that can positively impact the world.
He's the Founder and Chief Executive Angel of SavingsAngel.com®, and is one of the nation’s leading experts on consumer savings.

Josh is a dynamic public speaker, the host of a very popular consumer savings podcast, a weekly syndicated columnist for nine newspapers (with more than 1.1 million readers), on a number of radio stations, and regularly appears on more than 75 TV stations across the country.

All told, Josh has appeared in radio, TV, digitial news, or print more than 2000 times. This media dominance led to more than $6 million in revenue – with less than $500 invested in advertising.

“With great power comes great responsibility,” said Uncle Ben, so Josh started serving local startups pro bono in his adopted hometown of Orlando, FL. The business owners Josh mentored started getting more publicity (and sales) and they started asking to hire him on a regular basis. That's how UpMyInfluence was born. Today, UMI is a global movement – equalizing the playing field for thoughtful entrepreneurs everywhere.

Josh is a U.S. Navy veteran, a dad of 3 awesome kids, a self-proclaimed fitness geek, and performs improv comedy. SEE JOSH'S MEDIA KIT


Alissa Nolan

Director of Operations

Alissa Nolan can best be described as a straight-shooting, direct, and to-the-point personality type. She has an aversion to spontaneity and plans her life down to the Nth degree, except this bio. She’s writing this completely unplanned and off-the-cuff.

Alissa likes to be in charge and she’s the most laid-back bossy person around. Her children say that mom’s disappointment is the worst punishment ever since she clearly strives for excellence and expects it in those around her.

Alissa has worked for Makita Power Tools and United Way. Most recently she was the Command Family Ombudsman for Riverine Squadron Three where she served as the family liaison for over 250 families. She has been with UpMyInfluence since October of 2017 and loves to serve their clients whenever she isn't holding the company together with her bookeeping and human resource superpowers.

In her spare time, Alissa is the genealogist for Clan Macneil USA, a Scottish heritage group. She travels frequently with her youngest daughter who dances competitive ballroom.

New Relationships / Exponential Growth Team

As seen on a Sussex Directories Inc site

Jenny Elledge

Head of Sales & Marketing Systems

Yes. Jenny Elledge is related to Josh. They’ve been married for close to 25 years. Jenny also happens to be a crazy-talented Marriage and Family Therapist.
So what is Jenny doing on this page – working with the UpMyInfluence team?
It turns out that Jenny is a MASTER of systems that directly impact relationships. As such, Jenny is one of the architects of our relationship-building systems with our potential clients and partners. She also runs about 80% of these systems day-to-day.
When you express a desire to work with UpMyInfluence in some way, you’ll get to experience her craft. Go ahead. We double-dog dare you to schedule an appointment. You will fall in love with how we do business. That’s mainly Jenny’s handiwork.
Jenny is also part of our leadership team – helping set direction while we’ve been experiencing massive growth. Jenny has a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy. She works primarily with couples over Zoom – where one (or both) of them are business owners.


Mianne C

Social Media Manager

Mianne was born and raised in the tropical country, Philippines, and struggles with its two climates. She wants to experience snow too.
She has been with the team since 2019 and manages Josh's social media accounts. It is her responsibility to make sure that his social media pages are updated and that his appearances and contents get out for his followers and aspiring entrepreneurs to read or tune in to.
Outside of work, she enjoys making arts, watching videos on minimalism and successfully failing to be a minimalist, self-studying whatever she could think of, traveling with her dad, annoying her cat, thinking of her next great idea, doing a K-drama marathon or fangirling over BTS, TXT or IU.


Marie Janel

Inbound Sales

Marie Janel is a professional Freelance Contractor for the past 10 years before she became Inbound Sales for UpMyInfluence. A go-getter, results-driven, free-spirited, straight-forward and truthful, Janel is hard-working and very dedicated to her craft and her profession.
Owing to her free nature and spirit, she makes friends across boundaries. Janel is a family-oriented person, very loyal, guided by a strong inner sense of right and wrong. She is very good at sales due to her extrovert nature. She loves earning and spending money too! A certified shopaholic!
As a freelance contractor, she works as a virtual assistant for clients in the US, Canada, and UK, doing mostly sales and marketing. She has also worked in a telecommunications company for 12 years as a customer service assistant, an executive secretary, and an international traffic operator.

Communications and Outreach

Jite Erus

Jite Erus

Communications & Outreach Supervisor

Jite is easy going and fun loving. She loves a good conversation and derives pleasure from crushing goals. She cherishes relationships and goes by the idea that we rise by raising others.

After years in corporate, she decided to ditch the commute and pursue a career helping businesses achieve operational excellence online. It's been a fulfilling experience and she's totally enjoying working with the UMI team.

At the weekends, you'd most likely her reading, trying out a new recipe or solving puzzles.

Diana Portman

Diana Portman

Podcast Blogger

Hi, I’m Diana. I’m 18 years old and about to graduate high school. I’m a blog post creator at UpMyInfluence and I love what I do! I also really enjoy the arts, painting, photography, and spending time with family and friends.

Eulilah Dayanan

Eulilah Dayanan

Client Services Support

Eulilah /yo͞o-lī-la/ works as a member of the Communications and Outreach team in UpMyInfluence. She lives on the second largest island in the Philippines that has been dubbed as the country's “Land of Promise” because of its promising natural resources. Her first dream was to become an Engineer and work in the manufacturing industry. However, she got an offer to work as a researcher after graduation and that started her journey in full time freelancing. She loves to learn about the culture and language of different countries. She travels alone most of the time.

Eulilah’s life goal is to make an impact to the next generation by helping them better understand digital transformations. She wants to use her privilege to help the children in her place to be exposed to technology at an early age.

Jacareya Thomas

Jacareya Thomas

Client Services Support

Hi there,

My name is Jacareya. I am a huge animal and taco lover I have two dogs and 4 rabbits. In my downtime, you can find me at the racetrack eating tacos or working on my car. My future goal is to be a social media influencer and show off my talents. I have a passion for helping people whether it be in person or virtually.

Account Managers


Amanda Kroll

B2B Sales System Manager

Hi, I am Amanda, and would best be described as an adventure-seeking, go-getter that has recently transitioned from corporate life to working in the online world. After years of coffee and conferences, I am looking forward to bringing my skills and business experience to helping my new team here at UMI while working the remote dream.

I love to volunteer and recently joined the local 4H Foundation board to help the local youth. I also love spending time hiking with my dog and exploring the world, with the goal of making it to all seven continents (after travel restrictions are lifted of course). I am curious by nature and love to find fun ways to learn and have taken classes on beekeeping, winemaking, and mushroom growing to name a few. I am looking forward to meeting and learning about the businesses that I will be working with here at UMI!

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Rosemary Nickel

Account Manager

Rosemary Nickel is an account manager here at UMI. She has hosted over 100 of her own podcasts and created a community for entrepreneurial moms to come together for support and encouragement, .
When she isn’t working with our clients, you will find this crunchy mama in the kitchen creating healthy recipes, road tripping with her kids, and leading women out on the trails – teaching them how to dig poop holes in the woods and selling them off to other campers like prime waterfront real estate.

While she has swum with sharks in the Bahamas, walked on fire with Tony Robbins, and walked on glass at a video creation conference, she says those are tame challenges compared to taking on the role of Homeschool Teacher/Advocate/Facilitator for her two kids, now teenagers.

Rosemary’s biggest goal is to survive motherhood and reap what will be her biggest reward in life: Watching her teenage grandkids drive their parents nuts.
Her second language is fluent sarcasm.

Briana Graves

Briana Graves

Account Manager

Briana is a college student studying Graphic Arts at Holyoke Community College and is planning on becoming a graphic designer or digital illustrator. She is considered to be an industrious, creative, warm hearted, and driven woman. Briana loves to be in nature whether it be long boarding or taking her dog on a walk! Music is also one of her many passions that brings her true joy and she plays with singing and instruments frequently. Briana began working for UMI April 2021.

Devan Ingram

Devan Ingram

Account Manager

Hi, my name is Devan, I'm pretty much just a foodie who loves to travel and is a HUGE dog lover! In my downtime you can catch me playing volleyball, videogames or doing some weird crafts I found online. I graduated cum laude from Texas Southern University as a student athlete and quickly realized I had a passion for skincare and makeup! I plan to get my aesthetician license soon and help people feel like their most beautiful selves. I began working for UMI in January 2021.

Aundrea Boyland

Aundrea Boyland

Account Manager

Aundrea Boyland is a city girl from the great city of Arlington, Texas. She loves to spend time with loved ones and friends and to try new foods. She loves to learn and share her knowledge with those around her. Aundrea is a college student-athlete who currently attends South Carolina State University. Afterwards, she will be going to graduate school at Winthrop University to earn her MBA in Human Resources Management. While at Winthrop, she will be working as a graduate assistant for the campus’ Small Business and Development Center as well as the Women’s Volleyball team. Go Eagles Class of ‘23! Aundrea began working for UMI in May 2021.

Ajita Perry

Ajita Perry

Account Manager

Hiya! My name is Ajita and I am an Island girl, I’m from the Caribbean. To describe me, I would say that I am a very ambitious and driven person with a very positive attitude. I am very adventurous and always open to trying new things. I also love experimenting in my kitchen and curling up with a good book.

When I realized that living the 9 to 5 life was not for me anymore, it was time to take action. Working online seemed impossible to me as someone from the Caribbean. In January 2021 I started working at UMI as an Account Manager. Bringing skills that I already had, and the virtual skills I learned along the way, my goal was to bring value to the UMI team.

There are so many things that I still wish to learn, but I’m taking it all one step at a time.

IT & Website Development Team


Nino Mas

Graphic Designer

I'm Nino Mas, a 13-year graphic artist residing in Manila, Philippines. I am also a professional musician/songwriter and member of Filscap.
“Always give 100% — unless you’re donating blood.”



Admin Assistant

My name is Ritu, and I'm an SEO expert from India having more than 6 years of experience in Search Engine Optimization/Digital Marketing. I'm working here @ UpMyInfluence as a Digital Marketing Specialist.


Arti Garg

WordPress Developer

I'm Arti Garg. I am a WordPress developer. I have 9 years of experience in WordPress development. I am residing in Chandigarh, India. Before starting my freelancing services I have done Masters's in computer application.

Podcast/Video Production Team

Sorcha Nolan

Sorcha Nolan

Podcast Production Supervisor

When Sorcha was a 3 year old, she would sit atop the desk and doodle on Microsoft Paint, working one pixel at a time to create massive and detailed images. This patience and artistry has followed her into adulthood, so it's no surprise that she's now editing audio.

While Sorcha still paints and illustrates, audio production has become a new passion to go with all her many other creative passions. A huge goofball and ardent in every task she takes on, the gears in Sorcha's head are always turning for her next big art project.


Megan DeCuypere

Podcast Production Assistant Supervisor

Megan DeCuypere is often described as passionate go-getter. She is currently enrolled as an honors student earning her undergraduate degree in anthropology. She is committed and dedicated to always getting the job done right. Megan has worked for UpMyInfluence since September of 2019.

Megan has a love for travel and adventure and is always willing to try new things. She has a love for food and is always experimenting in the kitchen.


Aoife Nolan

Podcast Manager

Hello, I'm the youngest daughter. Aoife has been ballroom dancing since 2012 and dancing competitively since about 2013. She's had multiple regional first place championships, international second place wins, and even holds a Bronze Medal from the International Olympic Committee-recognized World Dancesport Federation Games.

Her stubbornness and determination to keep trying is what got her those wins and those traits follow her in everything she does, including being assistant to the Managing Director and as Podcast Manager.

Her ultimate goal is becoming a Computer Engineer with a focus on Cybersecurity.
When she's not working or studying she's playing her favorite computer game, World of Warcraft. For The Alliance!

David Nolan

B2B Sales System Video Editor

David Nolan has been an avid chef since he was 12 years old, refining his skills and spoiling his mother nearly every day. He specializes in Asian and Mexican cuisines. David is a gamer-extraordinaire playing on a multitude of platforms.
At UMI, David works in video post-production producing video clips intended for social media use and client edification videos for the B2B Sales Systems.


Talha Yeasin

Youtube Manager

I am Talha Yeasin. I have been a YouTube Marketing Expert since 2014. I have endured the ups and downs of YouTube algorithm changes. I am also an SEO Expert in WordPress and Shopify. I have great experiences in these fields. Additionally, I have other skills such as Video Editing, Photo editing, Facebook Marketing. Even when I sleep, I dream I'm on a computer.


Joseph Simon

Podcast Video Editor

Hi, my name is Joseph Simon. I'm currently a high school senior in Orlando, Florida. I like to play basketball every chance I get and I'm in love with the sport. I'm a hard worker who can balance out school and work.
I currently take dual enrollment classes at the local community college and

I'm an honors student. I plan to pursue my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Central Florida. I always like to be around people and talk, and I love everything about the interaction you can have with people and the relationships you can build.

Mandeep Saiwal

Mandeep Saiwal

Video Editor

Hi, I am Mandeep Saiwal. I started learning video editing back in 2014. I've loved editing videos for a diverse clientele these last 6 years. I have vast knowledge in tools like Adobe Premiere Pro and Camtasia, I also do audio editing and Google ads. It's been great working here at UpMyInfluence as a podcast video editor.

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