What is the Dream Team?

We are a talented and dedicated group of students who bring individual skills and expertise along with a shared love of marketing to create informational consumer content.

Under Dr. Audrey Guskey, we work together to bring consumers the most up to date information on what is happening in the marketplace and the consumer world. 

Check out our bios below for more in depth information on each of our positions within the Dream Team and how we plan to use the skills and experience from Consumer Sense to achieve our long term goals.




ALYSON MAGUIRE | Content manager

My name is Alyson Maguire and I am a sophomore Marketing and major and Digital Media Arts minor at Duquesne University. On the Dream Team, I am the Content Manager, writing blogs and shooting videos for the website and YouTube page as well as delegating and overseeing any project. In the future, I hope to take my experience from Consumer Sense into the digital marketing industry. On the side, I am working to open an Etsy shop to pursue my hobby of crafting and creating. I hope to continue gaining knowledge of social media and marketing to help develop my shop and my career.

Daniel Thein |

Hi There! My name is Daniel Thein and I am a senior at Duquesne University pursuing a marketing major. This will be my first year working with the amazing Dream Team! Right now, im kind of a “jack of all trades” dabbling in almost anything the DT throws my way! When I am not engaging with school work or the dream team, I enjoy hiking, running, traveling,  or working on Jeeps (cars in general).

Joseph Conklin |Chief Social Media Marketer

Hi! My name is Joe Conklin and I am the Chief Social Media Marketer for The Dream Team. My job is to make sure all social media platforms run smooth, and ensure our viewers are educated and up to date on the top trends in the marketplace. My dream is to become a successful marketing professional. I love sports, movies, and video games. My Dream is to tie my passions, in with marketing.

JOELLA DANIEL | Production Associate

Hello! My name is Joella Daniel and I am the Production Associate for The Dream Team here at Consumer Sense. I am a junior at Duquesne University double majoring in Business Management and Supply Chain Management. For my future career, I hope to work in procurement, supply chain management consulting, or attend law school in order to be a Corporate Attorney. My tasks for being on The Dream Team include ensuring the video shoots run smoothly and according to schedule and to set-up / assist in the production of the videos posted to the Consumer Sense website. I also write blogs to keep consumers up to date on what is happening in the marketplace, and I am in charge of posting completed content to our social media platforms to increase awareness. 

Michael Backner |

My name is Michael and I am a Senior at Duquesne with a major in Marketing! This is my first year with the Dream Team. I help film videos, organize the website, and design graphics for Consumer Sense. When I’m not working on schoolwork or Consumer Sense projects I am probably working at Dean Honda, or with my family and friends. I am also working on obtaining my real estate license in Pennsylvania through Keller Williams which I hope to get soon!

Josie Ohler |

Hello! My name is Josie Ohler and I am a senior attending Duquesne University. My major was biology but I have transferred to the School of Business and am now studying Supply Chain Management! I’m new to the Dream Team and Consumer Sense, but I am very excited to assist in filming videos, editing, creating content, and being able to help in any way possible. I’m still undecided on what exactly I would like to do after graduation, but I absolutely love fashion and am hoping to eventually attend design school and create my own label. When I’m not on campus going to classes, I’m either at work or at home spending time with my dog, Buddy. 


Hi! My name is Natalie I am a Junior at Duquesne University. On the Dream Team I am the Web Designer here at Consumer Sense. I recently decided to declare my major as Marketing. My future dream is to be successful and happy with my future marketing job. I have not yet figured out what i would like to do exactly with my career but it will all work out! In my free time I like to spend time with my friends and family!


Hi! My name is Heather and I am a Senior Marketing major and Digital Media Arts minor at Duquesne University.  I am the Digital Media Coordinator for the Dream Team, in which I bring experience in video editing, graphic design, website development, and social media marketing.  My dream is to become a successful marketing professional and event planner. In my free time, I enjoy strength training, trying new restaurants and traveling.


Contact Dr. Audrey Guskey at guskey@duq.edu